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What can funders do to address digital exclusion? Reflections from the pandemic

Covid-19 pandemic has intensified social, economic and health inequalities. Many charities were forced to find new ways of operating and moved their services online, highlighted another challenge: digital inclusion. Through our grants management service and work with funders, we have seen how funders have responded. But are they doing enough? […]

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Climate justice and social justice: how poverty is impacted by, and simultaneously drives climate change

Tomorrow, Saturday 6 November, actions and demonstrations will take place in Glasgow, across the UK and the world for the Global Day for Climate Justice. Demonstrators are calling for more action to support disadvantaged communities to tackle the effects of climate change. The world’s most vulnerable communities are rapidly losing their livelihoods due to extreme […]

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NTCA VCSE Youth Employment Small Grant Programme 2021-23

Today, October 29th 2021, marks the launch of North of Tyne Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Youth Employment Small Grant Programme.  The programme, funded by North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA), is delivered by Rocket Science.  Read on to find out more and how to apply.  Who is the Programme for? The NTCA VCSE Youth Employment Small Grant […]

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Tackling health inequality – The critical role of the VCSE sector in tackling health inequality and what we are learning

Covid has accelerated the urgency in ensuring healthy equality. James Ward reflects on the ways in which health inequalities are being spotlighted and the plans to address them. It has come to be widely accepted that health is not solely determined by an individual’s behaviours, their inherent risk factors, or the function of the health […]

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Stronger Futures Programme 2021/22

Today, July 5th 2021, marks the launch of the Stronger Futures Programme The programme, funded by the Violence Reduction Unit is delivered by Rocket Science with the Black Training and Enterprise Group Read on to find out more and how to apply. Who is the Programme for? Launched today (5/7/2021), The Stronger Futures Programme will […]

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