Funding opportunities:

 

Places of Worship scheme open for expressions of interest

Since its inception in 2016, the Places of Worship scheme has awarded over £1.5 million through 134 grants to places of worship from all major religions for additional protection and security measures. The fourth year of the scheme will not only provide up to £1.6 million of funding but will also be easier than ever to apply for. Applicants can register an interest in the Places of Worship scheme via email.

 

Portsmouth Lottery Small Grants Fund

Does your good cause, charity or social enterprise operate within Portsmouth city limits? Are you and your team working to shape our great waterfront city? If the answer to those two questions is yes – apply today for a small grant from the Portsmouth Lottery! You can apply for support for a whole range of projects. Application deadline for next funding panel is Friday 17 May by 5pm. The closing dates for applications for the rest of the year are Friday 9 August and Saturday 26 October. Further information

 

Tesco Bags of Help Centenary Grant

Tesco created the Bags of Help Centenary Grants scheme to celebrate 100 years of doing business. The Grants are two special voting rounds of the Tesco local community grant scheme and offers a unique opportunity to benefit more people. To be eligible to apply, projects must be in England, Scotland or Wales and provide a significant benefit to communities across the voting region. Three community projects in each region will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, in July/August and November/December 2019. Following the vote, the project that receives the most votes in the voting region will receive a grant of up to £25,000, second place receiving up to £15,000 and third place up to £10,000. More information

UPDATE Places of Worship scheme open for expressions of interest

 

Since its inception in 2016, the Places of Worship scheme has awarded over £1.5 million through 134 grants to places of worship from all major religions for additional protection and security measures. The fourth year of the scheme will not only provide up to £1.6 million of funding but will also be easier than ever to apply for. Applicants can register an interest in the Places of Worship scheme via email.

Telephone Fraud

 

When this happens with a call made to your mobile phone – it can even show the name as ‘Bank’ if that is how you have it stored in your mobile,  leading you to think it’s a genuine call from your bank, when it isn’t.  Do not confirm anything and do not start any process. Simply hang up.

The Telephone Preference Service cannot protect you from these types of calls, as they are there to ensure genuine companies do not make contact if you have registered to opt out of receiving unsolicited calls.

The advice is simple, never enter into any business – especially financial with unsolicited telephone calls.

Family support project workshops

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The family support project is running a workshop for families.

The workshop will:

  • help increase understanding of alcohol parental alcohol use impacts children;
  • help improve relationships;
  • teach where to seek additional advice and support.

The workshop is for anyone interested in understanding more about how alcohol can impact families; this could be someone who is drinking or a partner, friend or other family members.

The workshops are held on the first Tuesday of the month starting on 4th June at the Somerstown Family  Hub, Omega Street.

FREE Creche facilities and refreshments are available.

Please call 0800 1380 355 or text 07584 563 004 to book your place.

Communities Against Exploitation Event

Thursday 11th April 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Parents are very welcome to come along to Somerstown Adventure Playground from 1.30pm

Young people are very welcome to come along to  Somerstown Hub/Brook Club – from 1.30pm for free Sports, Workshops and Food .

Come along and learn more about Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE ) and Child Sexual Exploitation  (CSE) from a range of professionals.

The event is for both parents and young people. The aim of the event is to empower parents and young people to recognise and understand the signs and symptoms of exploitation and how to keep safe reducing the risk of exploitation.

There will be workshops, discussions and activities to join in with.

6th Hampshire Social Inclusion Cup

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6th Hampshire Social Inclusion Cup,  will take place on Wednesday 22 May, 9:30am-4:00pm, at Goals Soccer Centre, Tangiers Road, PO3 6QA

Organised by Victory Hants, this is a football tournament for up to 20 teams to play 5-aside football, promoting diversity in our community via social inclusion through sport and leisure. Email to register your interest.

Magic Little Grants Fund 2019

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This fund gives local charities and community groups the chance to apply online for a £500 grant to deliver projects across the country that encourage people to be physically active. Successful projects will support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise with the primary aim of improving the physical health of participants. Preference will be given to projects that encourage social cohesion and help vulnerable people to overcome barriers to participation in physical activities. Deadline: 30 November 2019. More information

Letter from Home Secretary to all Faith Communities

 

Please find attached a letter addressed to all faith communities about the steps being taken by the Home Office following events in Christchurch. It confirms an uplift of funding for the next year of the Places of Worship Protective Security Fund to £1.6 million.  The fund will provide financial support to places of worship for the purchase of physical protective security measures such as fencing, lighting and access control.

The Government is also announcing a new £5 million fund over 3 years to provide security training for Places of Worship and will be working closely with communities and faith leaders to develop this new scheme.

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