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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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Join our team – Funding Officer

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: Funding Officer Job… 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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Impact Stories : Funding for disadvantaged elderly people at Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway

Heart of Bucks Grant funded: £2,838.00 Thanks to the recent funding provided by Heart of Bucks, the Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway were able to invite various groups of disadvantaged elderly people, in different types of care situations, along with their support staff, to come and join them on a journey on a steam train. Full… View Article
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Impact Stories:1st Berryfields Scout Group

Grant Applicant: 1st Berryfields Scout Group Grant Amount Awarded: £3,993.00 We’re delighted to update you on the grant that we have been able to make available to 1st Berryfields Scout Group, partly funded from our Rectory Homes Fund 1st Berryfields Scout Group – what they bought: Trailer tents x5 Dining shelters x3 Silva ranger compass Dutch… View Article
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Funding for Youth Projects – Youth Concern Uptown Coffee Bar

Impact Stories – Funding for Youth Projects Read our latest report on the funding for the Youth Concern project in Aylesbury… Grant provided : £6000 We asked the Youth Concern community project to explain how the grant they received from the Heart of Bucks KOP-Hill Climb fund has supported their work. We’ll let them explain in… View Article
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Impact Stories: Funding for homeless charities – AHAG

Grant Amount Awarded £5,000.00 We were delighted to hear from Aylesbury Homeless Action Group (AHAG) recently on how their funding from the Heart of Bucks was used to provide case working hours for an experienced and trained caseworker to work with their clients – who are homeless or facing homelessness. 237 of their service users… View Article
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Funding now available – apply for a grant in South Bucks

The South Bucks Fund South Bucks Fund We’re delighted to announce that The South Bucks Fund is now accepting applications. Funding is available for projects based in the South Bucks area and if you’re interested in finding out how to apply for a grant in South Bucks, full details can be found here – The… View Article
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Youth Bank Grants – Funding for Youth Projects in Buckinghamshire

Heart of Bucks is delighted to be working in partnership with Bucks County Council to offer this funding opportunity to support young people’s projects in Buckinghamshire. The July grants round is now open and closes at  midday on the 28th June 2017. Is this something that would be of interest to you or someone you… View Article
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Lifting the Lid on Poverty this Lent – One Can Trust

Lifting the Lid on Poverty this Lent. As Easter approaches we’re delighted to hear from the team at One Can Trust in High Wycombe who we’ve been able to help with a grant for food bank funding. Over to them for more on their work… Foodbanks in High Wycombe “We’ve been thrilled to hear how many… View Article
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