This second fund will be passed onto NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations), which will use the money to improve human resources within the voluntary sector through focusing on issues such as diversity and governance. £15,000 is guaranteed for the Community Donation Fund, and the Customer Donation Fund level will depend on the number of organisations taking out an account and the gross deposits.
Decisions about which customers will get grants from the Customer Fund will rest with the managers of the current Co-operative Bank Customers Who Care programme. Customers Who Care is part of the Bank’s ethical programme and involves campaigns mounted in consultation with customers. One of the latest is Campaigning for Safer Chemicals, which seeks to ensure that man-made chemicals should be safely designed, manufactured and used.
Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, North West, and in support of their cultural diversity priority, Business in the Arts:North West is pleased to announce Skilling Up, a fund to provide short-course management training bursaries for Black and Minority Ethnic managers working in the arts and creative sector in 2003/04. This fund acknowledges the underrepresentation of Black managers across the sector and lack of training as one of the major barriers to advancement.
The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has started to take applications for 2003-04 under the grant programme launched in April 2002. There are some material changes from the guidelines that were published then, partly because the trustees have the experience of running the programme last year. The focus of the programme is on improving the finances, governance and infrastructure of small to medium-sized charities. click here for details : Perth Property Valuers