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.

Sustainability Project Sharing Day

28th March 2018, Kelmscott Manor, Lechlade, GL7 3HJ

Kelmscott Manor invites museums from around the area to come and find out more about their Arts Council England Resilience funded sustainability project and the Manor's plans, and to hear about what they have learnt.

In a time of political and economic uncertainty and an ever increasing demand on resources, Kelmscott Manor is looking for innovative ways to increase its profile and become more sustainable so that the Manor and its heritage will continue to attract visitors and be maintained for future generations. The day will feature talks about the project and also a talk by a professional fundraiser with a specialism in museums.

Lunch will be provided and a tour of the beautiful property will also be offered. The manor, famed for their cream teas, has been described as an 'utterly beautiful slice of heaven', and this is a day not to be missed! 

Better Community Business Network grant initiative Term 3 deadline: August 21st 2017

Launched in September 2014, BCBN’s Grant Initiative aims to provide small third-sector grant awards to empower charities and local community projects.

This initiative will distribute a one-off grant award of up to £3,000 per charity or to small but credible community projects, which are able to demonstrate their positive impact on the communities they aim to serve.

Applicants are welcomed from groups including: local community, self-help or voluntary groups and charities (including local branches of national charities) or individuals acting for the benefit of the local community. Some of the causes we support:

  • Education (e.g. schools, extra-curricular clubs)
  • Health (e.g. hospitals, cancer research, healthy eating)
  • Ex-Offenders (e.g mentoring, rehabilitation)
  • Homeless/Poverty (e.g shelter projects, food banks)
  • Arts & Culture (e.g sport activities, library funds)
  • Enviroment (e.g natural disasters, regeneration projects
  • Elderly (e.g befriending, social clubs
  • Disability (e.g help lines, inclusion)
  • Social Cohesion (e.g. committee programmes)

Term 3 deadline: August 21st 2017

Full details and how to apply