Sunday, 8 February 2015

Less is More...

“So I am now in the curious position of looking towards some life beyond treatment at the same time as doing a coda on my life through palliative care…” Catch up with the as-ever erudite Mike White on his new blog, as he discusses his journey “into a sub-atomic wonderland.” Click on the Incredible Shrinking Man above to link to Mike's absorbing and deeply personal blog.

New Arts Council England Research Grants (England)
The Arts Council England has launched a new Research Grants Programme to help build collective knowledge and deepen understanding of the impact of arts and culture; and to also promote greater collaboration and co-operation between the arts and cultural sector and research partners. In the first round (2015-16) organisations can apply for funding of between £50,000 and £100,000 for projects that last for up to three years. A total of £700,000 is available for 2015-16, with indicative budgets of £900,000 available for 2016-17 and 2017-18. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 12th March 2015. Read more by clicking on the filthy lucre below. 

Comic Relief Care Home Challenge Fund (England)
Comic Relief has announced that its Care Home Challenge Fund is open for applications. The aim of the fund is to improve the conditions for older people and staff in not for profit care homes and hospitals. In particular, the fund wants to support projects in not for profit care homes and the wider voluntary sector to develop and try out innovative ideas. Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 will be provided for up to 12 months to try out new approaches to creating communities of care and strengthening relationships between all people living and working in the not for profit care home environment. Comic Relief want to provide a range of grants of different sizes and welcome partnership bids. Applicants must be working either directly in or in partnership with a not for profit care home in England and they are particularly interested in applications from care homes that have been rated as good or requiring improvement by the CQC. The closing date for applications is the 28th February 2015. Read more by clicking on Scoopy the Clown! 

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