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  • Charity Landscape Report

    Every year, the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) surveys charity leaders to understand the challenges they face, and to assess the impact these challenges have on the sector’s ability to meet the needs of its beneficiaries. 

  • Launch party for new VALUES base in Leicester

    On Wednesday 10 April VALUES is holding a launch party to celebrate the opening of a second site at Danbury Gardens Extra Care Housing in Humberstone.

  • Association of Chair’s Beacon Programme Webinars

    The Association of Chairs is now running a series of free webinars as part of their Beacon Programme for Chairs / Vice Chairs of charities in England with an income under £1m.

  • Stephen Lawrence Day – Grants Open

    The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust has opened grant applications for community groups to deliver activities on Stephen Lawrence Day, 22 April 2019.

  • SHIRE Community Grants Programme 2019-20

    Leicestershire County Council's SHIRE Community Grants programme for 2019-20 will open for applications on 1st April 2019.

  • Have your say on how Leicester City Council supports local VCSE organisations

    Leicester City Council currently commissions support for local Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Groups in the City. The Council would like your views on how they support VCS Groups in Leicester.

  • VAL wins £18,200 Connect Fund bid

    Voluntary Action LeicesterShire (VAL) has been awarded £18,200 through the £3 million Connect Fund programme to promote social investment, a means of funding which could be vital to the future of the local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector.

  • What’s going on in 2019

    Happy New Year! Following a successful planning session just before Christmas, the Sector Support team are pleased to release the dates of upcoming Network and Learn Sessions, Training and Events.

  • £2.4M to tackle unemployment in rural Leicestershire for those most in need

    A partnership of 8 voluntary and public-sector organisations led by local sight loss charity Vista have been awarded £2.4m funding from the European Social Fund and Big Lottery Fund through the Building Better Opportunities programme.