News & Opportunities

Here you will find all the latest news and opportunities from around the region and nationally. Just click on the 'show tags' button on the left under the calendar to filter the information to your requirements.

Security Review 'sharing day'

Accredited museums must obtain expert and objective security advice for collections at least every five years and plan to implement any recommendations.  We are interested to find out if there are museums in west Kent who are due a review of their security arrangements and would benefit from a 'sharing day' with a consultant security advisor to help meet the Accreditation requirement. Please contact to register your interest.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Community and Voluntary Sector Grant Award Scheme

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Community and Voluntary Sector Grant Award Scheme  is now open for applications for programme grant funding, for projects that will:

  • Take place between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2021.
  • Continue for between one and three years.
  • Require funding of up to a maximum value of £20,000 per grant, per annum.
  • Deliver specific, relevant activities that respond to identified local need.
  • Have monitored outcomes that will impact positively on council priorities.
  • Demonstrate partnership working, including involving communities in the design and delivery of services.

Priorities for funding

Clearly defined projects which can demonstrate that they will help to build communities where people thrive and feel they belong. Funded programmes should support communities to become more resilient by delivering sustainable activities that meet identified local needs.

All programmes should support the Council Plan priorities 2016-20:

  • Preparing for controlled and sustainable growth.
  • Improving residents’ quality of life.
  • Supporting those that need it.

Full details and how to apply