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Small Charity Week next week

Are you a small charity or voluntary organisation?  You are? What a coincidence! It’s Small Charity Week next week, so get involved, using #ILoveSmallCharities and fill in the form on our website to promote your services.

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Criminal justice news roundup

Quick catch-up on changes to Probation, Youth Justice Board and Release on Temporary License, plus the Clinks State of the Sector Survey, and handbook to support someone in immigration detention.

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Healthy Start vouchers

Last year, 35% of eligible families failed to claim Healthy Start vouchers, which entitle them to free fruit, veg and milk, because the campaign was poorly publicised. Find out more, and take action, here.

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Stop Loan Sharks – fund and campaign

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) has funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending. The money available has come from the proceeds of crime taken from convicted illegal money lenders. Illegal Money...

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Health news updates

A quick roundup of health stories – patient transport eligibility, new NHS app, stroke deaths, antidepressant withdrawal, obesity risks, air pollution risks, and funding from drug companies to patient organisations.

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Cornwall Business Awards 2019

Cornwall Business Awards are coming up in June, and six representatives from the voluntary sector are finalists – and therefore eligible to be voted the Business of the Year – by you… You know what to do!

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The Rise of Gaming Philanthropy

Has your organisation considered the gaming industry as a source of funding? This article by Emma Beeston Consultancy (via GRIN) points out a selection of opportunities that might be worth investigating.

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Free support for vulnerable groups

Free items: Emergency Essential programme for families, hydration system for vulnerable people, Hidden Stories book, about living with invisible disabilities, and CEA card to get carers into the cinema for free.

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Benefits news

A quick roundup of news around benefits – looking at older people’s benefits vs younger people’s benefits, GPs and ESA ‘fit notes’, and the rising use of foodbanks.

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