Many of you reading this will be trustees of your local community building. 7-13 November 2016 is Trustees Week, recognising and celebrating the role such volunteers have in making their communities function more effectively. Here, we look at some ideas for recruiting trustees.
Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. There are approximately 165,000 charities in England and Wales.
There are just over 850,000 Trustees in England and Wales.
This year has seen a lot of activity with respect to tweaks and new provisions being introduced to neighbourhood planning in order to make the process more efficient and flexible.
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The Warwickshire County Council Localities and Partnerships Team has launched a grant fund to help local organisations to improve community buildings so that the services delivered from them reach more people and help reduce the pressure on Council services. Applications of between £6,000 and £12,000 are invited from Third Sector Organisations and Town & Parish Councils.
The closing date for applications is 16 December 2016....
The WPD Community Chest is a grant scheme that distributes awards to communities to reduce their energy use through improvements to village halls.
All sorts of energy-saving improvements qualify including roof or cavity wall insulation, boiler replacement, new heating controls, double or secondary glazing, draught proofing, smart lighting, and replacing of appliances like fridges or water heaters for more energy efficient models. It can...
Let's Talk is back
The ‘Let’s Talk’ roadshows have returned. They give the people of Warwickshire an opportunity to talk to Warwickshire County Council and have a conversation about what is important to them.
Read more about WCC 'Let's Talk' Roadshows - September & October 2016
Big Lottery is offering grants of between £300 and £10,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local community.
You could celebrate something from your community's history or a local hero. Or maybe it's a chance to bring people together to get to know their neighbours better.
Find information on Big Lottery's website....
Electric blanket testing - Free for over 50s
Warwickshire Trading Standards Service is providing FREE Electric Blanket Testing for over 50s in Warwickshire.
To find out more and see if there is an event near you, or to book a test, call the Trading Standards Service on 01926 414080 (9.00am – 5.00pm) or email: email@example.comRead...
Warwick District Council plans to adopt a new Housing and Homelessness Strategy from April 2017 and wants thoughts and ideas from as many people as possible as to the things it should be doing.
A wide range of background information has been collected to help inform this debate. To read this and for more information on this consultation please click on the link below:...
The Neighbourhood Planning (General) and Development Management Procedure (Amendment) Regulations 2016
Newly published Neighbourhood Planning Regulations on neighbourhood area designation come into effect on 1 October but will they address the previously identified problems ... or do loopholes remain?
Peter Edwards of Planning Progress wrote an interesting article for the Law...
Institute of Fundraising West Midlands Conference 2016
Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 9.00am - 5.00pm, The Mac, Birmingham
Do you value the opportunity to develop and hone your fundraising skills? Want to meet fellow fundraisers in a relaxed and informal environment? Then join the Institute of Fundraising at their annual conference in Birmingham this October.