Saturday, 28 November 2015

...short and sweet

After last weeks conference season frenzy in Sydney, (and my very moderate response to the good, the bad and the ugly) this week has seen a significant shift in pace and a visit to the Titjikala Community in the Northern Territory at the invitation of an extended family in the community - to whom - my deepest thanks. I very much look forward to our working together.

With plenty of time for ruminating on the excellent conference last week and my own work, I’ve had a the opportunity to refine and develop my ideas which I’ll be excited to share on Tuesday 1st December at the sold-out, Arts Development UK, National Seminar: Arts, Health & Wellbeing. 

So - a brief posting this week from Alice Springs as I embark on the monstrously long journey home, and straight to Cardiff.

For those of you who’ve emailed, it may be later in the week before I get back to you, but in the meantime, here are 2 very interesting funding opportunities, both very relevant to our field of endeavour.

BBC Children in Need Main Grant Programme 
BBC Children in Need has announced that the next applications deadline for its Main Grants Programme has been changed from the 15th to the 13th January 2016. Through the programme funding is available to organisations that work with young people who:
Are suffering from illness
Are in distress
Suffer abuse or neglect
Are disabled
Have behavioural or psychological difficulties
And / or are living in poverty or situations of deprivation.
The Main grants programme is open to applications for grants of over £10,000.
Read more at:  

Commonwealth Foundation 
The Commonwealth Foundation has announced that its grants programme will re-open for applications on the 1st December 2015. The Foundation provides grants of up to £30,000 per year for up to three years, to support projects that promote the inclusion of civil society in decision-making processes within Commonwealth countries, enabling citizens to exercise voice and vote, and engage in policy formation. To be eligible for funding, organisation's needs to be a registered Civil Society Organisation (CSO) and must be based is a Commonwealth Foundation member Country. Grant projects must focus on one or more of the following:
Strengthening the ability of CSOs to use creative expression for participatory governance
Enhancing the capacity of CSOs, networks and alliances to engage in participatory governance
Facilitating interaction and constructive engagement in governance
Building a culture of learning and knowledge sharing.
The closing date for applications will be the 5th January 2016. Read more at:


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