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£5m awarded in grants by Thames Valley community foundations!

£5 million boost to Thames Valley charities Small local charities across the Thames Valley have received almost £5 million from four community foundations following a record breaking year. Berkshire, Heart of Bucks, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire Community Foundations are celebrating this great achievement, with Berkshire and Oxfordshire each granting over £1 million for the first… View Article
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Nominations are open for the Bucks & MK Sport Awards!

Nominations are open for the Bucks & MK Sport Awards which celebrate the people and organisations who make grass-roots sport happen in Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes, with 9 categories the awards celebrate all aspects of community sport. Can you help Leap identify the people and organisations that make sport happen in order that we can… View Article
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Community visit: Empower to Cook

Empower to Cook (E2C) is a non profit organisation working towards inspiring and motivating people to cook nutritious and affordable meals. Heart of Bucks supported their food education project, aimed at primary schools in areas of deprivation.   It was an absolute pleasure for me to attend one of their sessions at Foxes Piece School… View Article
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Volunteers’ Week thank you’s

Volunteers’ Week takes place on 1-7 June every year as is a great opportunity for us to say thank you for the fantastic contribution our volunteers make: Our board of trustees who contribute to the success of the foundation Our grants panel who meet throughout the year to consider and make decisions on all of our… View Article
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Impact stories: SV2G steelpan workshops

Organisation: SV2G Project: Steelpan music workshops Grant: £4,800 This grant was used to purchase additional instruments to enable young people in High Wycombe to take part in steel-pan music workshops. The project aimed to reach those who face barriers to music-making and prevents them from participating (ie by being inaccessible or unaffordable). “This grant has… View Article
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Join our team – Grant Programmes Administrator

This is a great opportunity to join our small, friendly and enthusiastic team, and contribute to our growth and expand our reach into communities county-wide. If you understand the importance of the voluntary sector in making a difference to so many lives then this could be the role for you. Job title: Grant Programmes Administrator Job… View Article
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Ecobrand win Excellence in CSR at BBF awards

On 22nd May, businesses from across Buckinghamshire came together for the 2018 Buckinghamshire Business Awards. There are 13 awards up for grabs, one of which was proudly sponsored by Heart of Bucks: Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility. This award recognises those businesses who have a strong track record of playing their responsible part in society… View Article
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Community visit: Workaid

Organisation: Workaid What they do: Collect unwanted tools and equipment from across the country and refurbish and distribute them to people in need. Helping them to learn a skill and earn a living. Written by Mahuya Kanjilal As a the Community Development Advisor for Heart of Bucks, I enjoy visiting groups, workshops and events. One… View Article
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Impact stories: Age UK Bucks

Project: County-wide befriending services Grant: £15,000 (Prevention Matters grant) Age UK Buckinghamshire (AUKB) were awarded this grant to develop and sustain their Befriending services, with a focus on volunteer recruitment, as they desperately needed more Befriending volunteers. AUKB have provided a countywide Befriending service for over 20 years. The primary aim of this service is… View Article
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UK Community Foundations successful in bid for Tampon Tax Fund

UK Community Foundations has been awarded £3.4m from the Tampon Tax Fund to support women and girls in local communities. This is the largest grant awarded to any organisation from this fund. UK Community Foundations will lead a programme called ‘TribeWomen’ with all 46 Community Foundations across the UK to fund projects which will help… View Article
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Impact stories: Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust

Project: Exercising your mental health Grant: £4,980 Wycombe Wanderers Sports and Education Trust were recently awarded funding to carry out their ‘exercising your mental health’ project, which aims to use the power of sport and physical activity to aid the prevention and recovery of ill mental health. They are running sessions which will provide a place… View Article
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Impact stories: Princes Risborough Youth Club

Grant amount awarded: £2,000 Princes Risborough Youth Club aim to help young people advance in life. Their grant from the Kop Hill Climb fund has helped enable the club to provide a safe and inclusive environment for 85 different young people over the year. The club aims to support young people through: – The provision of recreational… View Article
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Get involved with Goalball; a fast-paced sport for the visually impaired

The Paralympic Sport of Goalball is Launching at The Cazenove Sports Hall, Stoke Mandeville Stadium, on Saturday 3rd February 2018 BucksVision, Visual Impairment Charity based in Aylesbury, is working with Goalball UK to launch a Goalball Club at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury on Saturday 3rd February 2017, 9am to 1.00pm. BucksVision is encouraging potential players,… View Article
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Impact Stories : Aylesbury Youth Action Grant

Grant amount awarded – £8,346.13 Since the Heart of Bucks awarded Aylesbury Youth Action a recent grant, they have engaged with and recruited 69 young people to volunteer on a project, giving them training on issues the older people face daily, communication, listening skills, dementia awareness, and safeguarding. They have continued to work with them… View Article
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General Funding Advice – new events

Funding advice – Chiltern & South Bucks District Councils Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council are hosting two information events covering the funding available from HS2 through their Community and Business funds as well as covering general funding advice. You can download full details and a programme for the events here – Chiltern District… View Article
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