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Date: 26 January 2007 14:14:49
Subject: News from Voluntary Arts
Communication for the next generation: interactive
Media Trust, the charity that brings the media
industry and charities together, have launched 'Communication for the next
generation'. The interactive guide is aimed at charities and offers advice on
how to communicate with, and market to, young people.
A diverse range of top media industry figures have
written articles and features for the guide. Available free to charities, this
resource contains practical tips, straight-talking advice and also
de-mystifies some of the digital and online jargon which is second nature to
the increasingly savvy youth market.
Independent report into the level of fees for
The Independent Licensing Fees Review Panel was
commissioned to look at the Licensing Act 2003 fees to ensure they were set at
the right level for licensees and local councils. Following a close examination of the
fees and local authority spending during the first eighteen months of the new
regime, the panel has found that local authorities will have spent more than
they received in licensing fees during the first three years. It also found
that fee payers incurred higher costs than anticipated.
The panel also make a number of recommendations to
streamline the process. These include recommendations that:
all local authorities should accept electronic applications;
fees for exceptionally large events, such as music festivals and
country fairs, should be set locally;
the application forms and processes should be simplified
To read the full report visit www.culture.gov.uk
deadline - Friday 23 March 2007
Help Yourselves! aims to support adults and young
people working together.
Created by Save the Children and British Gas, the here to HELP Awards
want to get young people involved in dynamic and lasting community projects.
They have over 100 Awards of up to £1,000 to give away as well as a small
number of grants of up to £3,000.
They can fund projects and activities that help
children and young people who are excluded and isolated as well as those
living in noted areas of deprivation. They particularly welcome applications
from groups who may face discrimination and disadvantage in society because of
issues to do with, for example, gender, ethnicity, or disability.
The Foundation for Sports and the Arts
The Foundation for Sports and the Arts (FSA) was
established in 1991 to distribute income generated by the football pools
promoters. Grants can be awarded to a wide range of projects. The Foundation's
aim is to enhance the quality of life for the communities to encourage and
fund sports and arts at every level. The FSA consider promoting participation
and enjoyment by everyone is more important than promoting sporting or
artistic excellence or success.
Funding is available for capital and revenue
projects. Grants are available for a wide variety of sports and arts purposes,
such as play areas, museums, arts projects, drama centres, etc.
For more details:
0151 259 5505
source: VAN Newsletter
The B&Q You Can Do It Awards
deadline - Friday 30 March 2007
dates - Applications accepted from Monday 29 January
The B&Q You Can Do It Awards is an annual award
scheme that offers community groups such as local sports clubs, charities,
schools, disability, environmental and youth clubs throughout the UK the
opportunity to embark on projects that can make a difference to local
Applications for the 2007 awards will be accepted
from 29 January and the closing date is 30 March 2007. Further details are
available from www.diy.com/awards
by phoning 0845 301 1001.
Penny Allen - General Manager
Anthony John Allen - Chair of the board
SOUTH EAST FOLK ARTS
Charity registered in England and Wales No:
Company Limited by Guarantee No: 5114495 registered in
89 Hollingbury Park Avenue, Brighton, BN1
Tel. +44 (0)1273 541453
Fax. +44 (0)1273 554189