The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them.

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. The fund is open to projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes:

Skills: Growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities

Employment: Developing pathways to increase the number of people in work

Health: Supporting activities that improve the health and wellbeing of all age groups

Our offer is now live for the Skills Theme only and all the information on registering an enquiry relating to a project is on the following page: Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England)

Please read all the information and the guidance notes carefully before deciding whether to complete the Eligibility Survey.



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Win £5K for your charity!

We wanted to let you know that the Charity Governance Awards 2017 are now open for entry. The Charity Governance Awards 2017 are the UK awards that recognise and reward good charity governance in charities both large and small.

By shining a spotlight on the best of the sector, the awards will demonstrate how effective governance can transform a charity and even more, the lives of its beneficiaries.

Entry to the awards is free. Each of the seven categories offers a £5000 cash prize.


The award categories are:

Board Diversity & Inclusivity
Embracing Digital
Embracing Opportunity & Harnessing Risk
Improving Impact – charities with 3 paid staff or fewer (including charities with no paid staff)
Improving Impact – charities with 4–25 paid staff
Improving Impact – charities with 26 paid staff or more
Managing Turnaround

How to enter

You can enter online for free until 23.59 on 13th January 2017. The winners will be announced at the free awards ceremony drinks reception on 24th May 2017. You can follow the conversation via #charitygov17 .

Looking for inspiration for your entry?

Hear from the winners of the 2016 awards in our podcast interviews, with representatives from the winning charities talking about governance at their organisation and what it meant to win an award. You can also read about all the 2016 shortlisted charities.

About the organisers

The Charity Governance Awards are organised by The Clothworkers’ Company– a City Livery company that supports trusteeship initiatives – in partnership with charity think tank and consultancy NPC (New Philanthropy Capital), charity recruitment specialists Prospectus and volunteer matching charity Reach.

£49.6 Million #iwill Fund Launched (UK)

The Big Lottery Fund, together with the Government, Comic Relief, Pears Foundation and UK Community Foundations have announced a new A £49.6 #iwill Fund to help increase the number of young people taking part in social action.

Managed by the charity Step Up To Serve, the #iwill Fund we will be releasing different waves of funding, delivered and distributed by the partners. The first three partners to release funding will be the Pears Foundation who will be supporting activity within education, health and social care as well as scaling and supporting successful models to grow or sustain.

More information here: http://www.pearsfoundation.org.uk/partner/the-iwill-fund.

The UK Community Foundations will create small grants for local social action opportunities through their network of 43 Community Foundations across England.

More information at:


Comic Relief will develop opportunities for young people from areas and backgrounds currently least likely to participate; working in co-production with young people over the next few months to design the initiative to launch in Spring 2017.

More information at:

https://www.comicrelief.com/news/comic-relief-announces-partnership-to-support-iwill-campaign .


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 Night Concierge and Security Assistant

Burton upon Trent & District YMCA requires two night concierge and security assistants at a Homeless Project to work and deliver a high quality service to our clients.  You will be primary point of contact for telephone or personal enquiries, attending to any queries in a prompt and professional manner.

You will also implement night security systems as well as monitoring and responding to any faults that may arise.  We invest in our employees and want you to develop within the organisation and offer training and developments opportunities.

Working night hours are 33 per week on a rota basis.

For more information contact Lynn on 01283-538802 or E-mail – lynn.groves@burtonymca.org.  Closing date for applications: Monday 12th December 2016. Registered Charity No. 1077798

‘A brief guide co-produced by The Dementia Policy Think Tank (member group of DEEP) & Innovations in Dementia CIC,’ this booklet addresses the issues such as: is dementia a disability? Why do rights matter, understanding and communicating, decision making and planning ahead and much more.

If you would like to know why it can be helpful to know about your rights, and how to stand up for them – to deal with discrimination for example, plus all the other topics which are explored, this booklet is certainly worth a read and can be found by clicking on the link below: Our Dementia, Our Rights


“Headway Derby aims to improve the quality of life for people with a brain injury, and also the quality of life of their families and carers.”


 2 part-time roles: 13 hours per week; £8.59 per hour

Can you make a difference to the lives of people with brain injury?

Due to the ongoing development of our services we are looking for two exceptional individuals to join our small team of support workers at Headway Derby.

You will work alongside paid and volunteer staff, providing social and rehabilitative activities to individuals with an acquired brain injury.  We are looking for individuals who work well within a team, but who are also able to demonstrate initiative, enthusiasm and the ability to work independently.

The Headway Centre operates on Tuesdays and Fridays, however, flexibility is vital as you may also be required to provide 1 to 1 outreach support in the community on other days.

These positions are fixed-term, ending 31st March 2018, with a possibility of extension dependant on funding.

For an application pack please contact our Service Manager on 01332 986350 or email paul.clarke@headwayderby.org

Closing date for applications Monday 12th December

Interviews take place on 21st & 22nd December