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The power of your voice – International Youth Day 2019

Harry Twohig

, August 12, 2019 — Civil Society

Since February this year, I have been privileged to be involved in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s Youth Steering Group, led by the British Youth Council. So far, this group has worked with Policy Lab to understand the policy making processes within government, with the ultimate goal of developing a digital solution to…

Everybody needs Good Neighbours!

Min Marshall

, June 20, 2019 — local charities

My name is Min, I’m 89 this year and I live in sheltered accommodation in North Shields in the North East of England. I’ve been coming to the Voluntary Organisations Development Agency’s (VODA) Good Neighbour Shopping Scheme for several months now, ever since my Warden noticed how much trouble I was having with my shopping.…

Speak With IT and Aphasia – a problem with words

Hattie Foreman

Hattie Foreman, June 4, 2019 — Digital

Volunteer and Fundraising Coordinator, Speak With IT

What is Aphasia?Aphasia is a word that 85% of our population are unfamiliar with, which is remarkable considering the disorder affects over 350,000 people in the UK. Following a stroke or brain injury, aphasia impacts the survivor’s ability to utilise and understand language, meaning every word can become as foreign as “aphasia” is to many…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Inspire Suffolk supporting young people onto a positive future

Sarah Rowe

, December 15, 2017 — Civil Society

Marketing and Communications Manager, Inspire Suffolk

Inspire Suffolk is a charity dedicated to supporting young people in Suffolk and North Essex onto a positive future. Each day, we work at the forefront of helping young people (16-25 years) to overcome multiple challenges and work to break down the barriers which they face into next steps in employment, education or further training.…

#LocalCharitiesDay: Kent charity CXK gives young people practical skills

Pauline Smith

, December 13, 2017 — Civil Society

CXK Chief Executive

At CXK, we deliver a range of programmes to enhance young peoples’ skills, designed to help 16-25 year olds and particularly those who are vulnerable and not in education, employment or training (NEET). The aim if for participants to develop the vocational skills and confidence they need to progress into meaningful and sustained education or…

#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…

Grow Your Tenner fundraising campaign helps local charities grow

Chris Dormer

, December 16, 2016 — Civil Society

Head of Business Development at Localgiving

As part of plans leading up to #LocalCharitiesDay, the Government’s Office for Civil Society (OCS) backed two fundraising campaigns that encourage giving to local charities and community groups. OCS gave £250,000 to the campaigns, both run by Localgiving, to match online donations from the public.The Grow Your Tenner campaign matched donations from the public up…

Morrisons Foundation – making a difference to people’s lives

Sam Burden

, — Civil Society

Morrisons Foundation Specialist

Morrisons believes in the power of local charities to make a difference to people’s lives. In 2015 we set up the Morrisons Foundation to help more local charities access vital funding and today we are really pleased to be supporting the first ever #LocalCharitiesDay.  We’re taking this opportunity to encourage local charities to find out…