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What’s happening in Cornwall’s VCSE sector

Funding 14 August

Funding update – CRCC’s wellbeig community grants, for children with special needs, the environment, social enterprises, BAME-led groups, the arts and heritage, literacy & employment skills, and news about VAT on digital advertising.

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Summer activities for families

For a list of free or low-cost activities to do this summer, visit @TFFCornwall or click here & download their free booklet. Families living in Cornwall can apply for funding. Get outside and meet new people.

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Alliance agreements – updated

How can the VCSE sector in Cornwall capitalise on the wonderful collaboration and innovation that has taken place during the crisis? Cornwall VSF is working on plans to create alliances, both geographic and thematic. Where could you fit in?

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London Marathon announcement

The London Marathon, postponed from April will take place in October as an elite race, with other runners urged to take part where they live. Keep up to date with what this means for charities.

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Two health surveys

Please complete these surveys, if applicable, and share. NHS Kernow is finding out about people’s experiences of GP & pharmacy services during the pandemic, and National Voices wants to hear about long term health conditions & mental health.

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Funding 6 August

Funding with short deadlines for community led organisations, challenging discrimination, fighting poverty and promoting human rights, Heritage organisations, and Arts for mental health. Plus health charities and energy advice. Plus news around SME grants, and a funding call for start-up business training/support.

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Burnout in the Voluntary Sector

Burnout in the voluntary sector is increasing, as people have been in ‘crisis mode’ for so long. Make sure you take time out for your own mental health and check on your colleagues. Click here for more resources.

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Charities and what lies ahead

The Government held an inquiry into the funding challenges faced by the charity sector at this time – see the findings, and the Government’s response to them, with commentary from the Local Government Information Unit.

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Transparent face masks

Hearing loss and face masks aren’t a good combination – find out where you can purchase transparent masks, and the other steps that are being taken to help ensure people with hearing loss are not left isolated.

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