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Project Development News December 2015
 
Hello from LCCT
 

 

In this final Project Development Email of 2015 we have included a Christmas 'pre-tox' blog post written by Jon Kuhrt with daily reflections to lead you through Advent; a short video introducing the concept of community shares; details of funding from The Henry Smith Charity and Aspire-igen; a link to an online training library of resources run by the National Council of Voluntary Organisations; and a round up of regular newsletters from other voluntary, community and faith sector organisations.

 

We hope that as the year draws to a close you have much to celebrate from 2015 and much to look forward to in 2016. As ever if you have any items you would like including in future Project Development emails please do send them through to us, and if we can be of any assistance in terms of learning and development for you and your project please do get in touch.

 

With peace, blessings and wishing you a very merry Christmas,

 

Jon and Rhoda

LCCT Learning and Development Team

 
 
Reflective blog
 
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Christmas Pre-tox: Advent 2015
 
This months seasonal Reflective Blog is in fact an invitation to a join in with a reflective practice over the Advent period and is taken from the blog Resitance and Renewal written by Jon Kuhrt...  
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Community Shares - What are they, and how could they work for you?
 
This month's video is not strictly a reflective film, but one that we hope will spark ideas and thoughts of an innovative way to both raise capital for community ventures, but also to generate the involvement of the communities that you might be working with...   Community shares are a way to raise money by offering your community a chance to own shares in your organisation.   Community shares are usually about more than just profit - they work best for people who want to get involved and support a cause or a project they really care about – often because it has a positive social impact for the community it serves.   This type of shares have already raised millions of pounds of investment for hundreds of community enterprises across the UK including football clubs, pubs, heritage buildings, farms, energy companies, phone co-ops, community groups, shops and much, much more.  
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Funding & finance information
 
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Henry Smith Charity
 
The Henry Smith Charity is a large grant making charity, making grants totalling approximately £25 million each year to up to 1,000 organisations and charities throughout the UK for initiatives and projects that address social inequality and economic disadvantage.   Grants of £10,000 p.a. and above are available through the Main Grants Programme.
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Aspire-igen Community Fund
 
Aspire-igen is a social enterprise company committed to helping individuals, organisations and communities succeed through learning and work.   The company's vision is to change lives for the better through learning and work. Through the Community Fund, Aspire-igen would like to help projects which fit with this vision.
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Learning, training & development
 
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KnowHow Nonprofit - online advice, training and support for the voluntary sector
 
KnowHow NonProfit is an advice, support and training website run by the National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) - https://knowhownonprofit.org/ . The site is full of information and guides covering all areas of interest to developing and running your voluntary sector organisation. Much of the information is free, through there are additional training courses which can either be paid for individually or are free to NCVO members. NCVO membership is free to groups with a turnover of under £30,000.
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Networking & city engagement
 
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Newsletters from other Capacity and Support organisations (December 2015)
 
As well as picking out interesting pieces of information and resources to share in individual articles, in the different sections of this website and collated email, we also try to gather together the various newsletters from other capacity building, development and support projects and organisations that might be of use to LCCT connected projects and people. Click on the logos below to access the latest newsletter from each organisation...
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