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Magic Little Grants

We are delighted to announce that Magic Little Grants 2019 is now live! This fund gives local charities and community groups the chance to apply online for £500 grants to deliver projects across Great Britain that encourage people to be physically active. Magic Little Grants 2019 is funded by the Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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Local Hero 2019

Local Hero 2019 was our most successful competition to date. 453 fundraisers raised £160k from 6,261 donors for 209 local groups. After a nail-biting finish, Ben Kane was crowned our Local Hero champion. Ben secured a phenomenal £10,000 for Park In The Past CIC. Another £4,000 in prizes have been awarded to the causes supported by the other top 19 fundraisers.

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  • Here NI

    We work to build the capacity of lesbian and bisexual women and their families. As one of the most invisible groups in NI society lesbian and bisexual women are often left out of the equation. We work...

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  • West London Welcome

    West London Welcome, is a free drop-in centre for Refugees and Migrants and the first of its kind in the area.  The Centre caters primarily to vulnerable displaced individuals and communities who have...

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  • St Petroc's Society

    Our mission is to provide accommodation, support and advice to the single homeless of Cornwall. Often falling outside the responsibility of statutory authorities, the single homeless often are sleepin...

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  • Baby Bank Network Bristol

    The Baby Bank Network redistributes baby items like clothes, slings and cots that have been used and loved by parents, but are no longer needed, to parents who cannot afford to buy these items new or...

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            6 Tips For Developing An Effective Charity Marketing Strategy

6 Tips For Developing An Effective Charity Marketing Strategy

27 Jun 2019

One question that we are frequently asked is how to develop a marketing strategy. To start with, we should be clear that a marketing strategy and marketing plan are different, albeit overlapping, things. Their relationship is similar to that of your vision and mission. Your strategy is about ...

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            Navigating life as a Queer Muslim woman

Navigating life as a Queer Muslim woman

13 Jun 2019

  NB. This blog was written by a colleague and friend who wishes to remain anonymous. The words “queer” and “Muslim” are a paradoxical association. You cannot be a good Muslim and be queer. Or partake in queer culture without giving up what is, effectively, an ...

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            Localgiving distributes £92k in Magic Little Grants

Localgiving distributes £92k in Magic Little Grants

29 May 2019

We are delighted to have distributed £92,000 in grant funding to 184 groups in the first round of our Magic Little Grants Fund 2019.   This round has seen us support a wide range of local organisations across Great Britain including walking groups, wheelchair ...

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We depend on a steady stream of smaller donations via Localgiving. These donations alone give us the assured income to meet our operational costs. Matched funding, sponsored by both Localgiving and the Community Foundation have further bolstered our funds to allow us to undertake capital improvements to the Shed.

Peter Gallagher, Men In Sheds - Milton Keynes