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British Red Cross Hardship Fund – funding update

From Maureen Allan, Interim Chief Officer, East Lothian Volunteer Centre The fund aims to address acute hardship and suffering to the those who are vulnerable, providing a short-term financial safety net for people most impacted by the pandemic. The Hardship Fund provides individuals or families with grants of £120 on a prepaid cash card. This can be individual one off grants, or … Continue reading British Red Cross Hardship Fund – funding update

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Newsletter from Soil Association’s Sharing Food for Life Get Togethers Project July 2020

From Bella Kerr, Intergenerational Development Officer, Generations Working Together Hello In this month’s newsletter, we share our learnings from our first virtual event, an inspiring story of how our funding generated an idea for an affordable community café, and expert nutrition advice for shielding older people.   Welcome to our new community members If you’re new … Continue reading Newsletter from Soil Association’s Sharing Food for Life Get Togethers Project July 2020

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Comment on "Great support from Neighbourhood Networks"

Good Morning Ian. We are always very happy to work in partnership with other agencies and we would be delighted to meet with you either in person, post COVID or via Zoom. If, as Jane has suggested you wish to find out more about Neighbourhood Networks please feel free to either email info@neighbourhoodnetworks.org or alternatively you can contact me directly, my email address is adrian@neighbourhood networks.org I would be very interested in hearing more about the work of Community Connections and the Resilience groups and exploring ways in which we might work in partnership to meet the needs of the people of East Lothian and Midlothian. I look forward to hearing from you.

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BBC Children in Need and the Youth Futures Foundation

From Maureen Allan, Interim Chief Officer, East Lothian Volunteer Centre Charities that work to improve the employment prospects of disadvantaged children and young people are being invited to apply for a share of £6m of funding.  The Inspiring Futures programme is being funded by £3m from both BBC Children in Need and the Youth Futures Foundation, and will … Continue reading BBC Children in Need and the Youth Futures Foundation

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