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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! 

Postcode Community Trust Deadline: 28 August, for stage 1 expressions of interest

Postcode Community Trust:

Deadline: 28 August, for stage 1 expressions of interest

Who can apply?

  • Constituted Voluntary and Community Organisation
  • A Registered Charity
  • A Community Interest Company
  • Charitable Incorporated Organisation

How much?

  • Registered charities – up to £20,000
  • Not-for-profit organisations not formally registered as charities – up to £2,000

What for?

Communities are at the heart of Postcode Community Trust. PCT aims to fund projects that enhance community cohesion through activities that bring people together and enhance a community’s identity. Grass-roots sports, arts and recreation projects that help bring people together and relieve isolation are all things that PCT wants to support. In addition PCT wants to improve the overall health and wellbeing of communities through exercise, counselling and training.  Projects should help people gain better access to community facilities, community activities and strengthen communities in ways that are different, sustainable and reach a wide number of people.

Postcode Community Trust provides funding for activities that:

Promote team/group sports and activities at a grass-roots level;

Provide or enhance places for sports and recreation;

Promote community arts projects;

Work in innovative ways to relieve older or disabled people’s isolation within their communities;

Improve the health statistics of a community through, for example:

  • First aid courses
  • Exercise
  • Mental health awareness or counselling
  • First Responders

How to apply:   Apply online between 15 August and 28 August 2017. 

Full details and how to apply