Awards for All still “extraordinarily under-applied for”

first_imgLuke FitzHerbert, Senior Researcher at the Directory of Social Change, reports that, due to a lack of applications, charities stand a very good chance of getting a grant from Awards for All, but only if they act this month.In an article entitled “The Easiest Money Ever?”, Luke reports that “in most if not all English regions there is enough money for all eligible applications to be successful, so the ‘regional priorities’ are no longer being applied”. Indeed, he adds that some regions in the programme have received so few applications that their funding has been transferred to another region.Awards for All is the Lottery grants programme aimed at local communities.Why the lack of interest? It could be because Awards for All’s current maximum grant is for £5,000 in any 12-month period. Still there are plenty of charities for whom that is far from small beer.This maximum will double to £10,000 in April, but Luke advises charities not to wait for that for two reasons. First, just get the money now because you can, and secondly the new system might have change the funding requirements that means your organisation is no longer eligible.Now is the time to start taking advantage of this opportunity. You will need to supply original or certified copies of three months bank accounts, part of an attempt to tackle fraud. But as Luke commnts: “£5,000 is well worth a morning or two’s work for all charities, isn’t it?”  36 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Awards for All still “extraordinarily under-applied for” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 March 2006 | Newslast_img read more

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You’ve downloaded the CUAid app – now what?

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr We hope you have heard about the Foundation’s new, free CUAid Disaster Recovery app. In collaboration with PSCU, the Foundation launched a free CUAid Disaster Recovery app, generously funded by CUNA Mutual Group and FIS and developed by CU-APPS. In the true spirit of cooperation among cooperatives, the CUAid app was a collaborative effort with the common goal of strengthening our industry in the face of disaster.The app has four major functions:CONNECT to find and share needed resources with credit unions during times of disastersREPORT a disaster to the National Credit Union FoundationPREPARE a checklist to prepare your credit union for a disaster and the content for “connect” databaseDONATE to CUAid to help others recover from natural disastersIf you’ve downloaded the app, you might be wondering what’s next?last_img read more

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