local charities

#LocalCharitiesDay: stem4 is tackling teen mental helath

Nihara Krause

, December 5, 2017 — local charities

Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Founder and CEO stem4

Our aim at stem4 is to support teenage mental health, raise awareness, build resilience and encourage early intervention. Founding stem4I founded stem4 in 2011, after the death of a 16 year old who had anorexia nervosa and whose school I became involved with in my clinical capacity. Since then we have extended our scope to…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Sport in Mind

Neil Harris

, November 28, 2017 — Civil Society

Founder, Sport in Mind

Sport in Mind is hugely passionate about #LocalCharitiesDay as it offers small charities the chance to showcase the amazing work they do and celebrate the unsung heroes out there that dedicate their time to improving the lives of those in need. Sport in Mind is a small Berkshire mental health charity, unaffiliated to Mind, which…

#LocalCharitiesDay: MAD Weekend gets people out volunteering for Snowdonia

Claire Holmes

, November 14, 2017 — Civil Society

Events and Publicity Coordinator, Snowdonia Society

The Snowdonia Society’s 50th anniversary event, the 2017 MAD (Make a Difference) Weekend, in September saw more than 80 people take part in two days of intensive conservation activities  across Snowdonia National Park, with overnight camping and live folk music on the Craflwyn Estate.Volunteers came in all shapes and sizes, and included pupils from a local…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Malvern Special Families celebrates the positive impact of small charities

Cassie Zoro

, November 7, 2017 — Civil Society

Community Fundraiser, Malvern Special Families

Malvern Special Families strives to improve lives and provides safe and engaging social opportunities for children and young people with disabilities.At Malvern Special Families (MSF) we understand that everyone is different. That is why we provide the best individual care, support and social opportunities that we can at our clubs and play schemes. Our vision…

World Heart Beat Music blogs for #LocalCharitiesDay 2017

James Gero

, October 30, 2017 — Civil Society

James Gero, Executive Director World Heart Beat Music Academy.

World Heart Beat Music Academy is a ground-breaking organisation that accelerates social change and transforms lives through music in London.  Many of our students come from a range of challenging backgrounds. Some are the main carer for parents or siblings; some come from households with a history of drug addiction and alcohol abuse; some are classified…

Introducing the Dorset Devils!

Sandra Budd

, December 16, 2016 — Civil Society

I belong to a wonderful group of people called Dorset Devils (157 volunteers with an age range of 5-85), founded by Peter Ryan just over three years ago. We all love Bournemouth, but hate the litter that gets deposited all along our streets and our spectacular beaches. We therefore go out and voluntarily clear the rubbish when…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Rhythmix Wishing Well

Mark Davyd

, December 12, 2016 — Civil Society

Chief Executive of Rhythmix

When you think of hospitals, what are the sounds you remember?The beeping machines?The alarms at night?The scurry of nurses?The sobs of families?As a child, I spent a lot of time in hospitals. It was a deeply unsettling experience, both the actual time I spent there and later the isolation and distance it had created between…

Could your museum or gallery benefit from #DCMSWolfson funding?


, August 10, 2016 — Culture

As previous recipients of the Wolfson Fund illustrate, DCMS Wolfson grants can really help drive a museum forward, enhancing their collections for their visitors.That’s why we’re calling for museums and galleries nationwide, big and small to apply before the deadline of 26 August 2016.Recent grant recipient Compton Verney’s  Chinese galleries are home to one of the…