Charity and Voluntary Sector

CO: The government’s Behavioural Insights Team took its first step to becoming a profit-making joint venture last week, as the Cabinet Office launched a competition to find a commercial partner for the business.  

Less than 3 years after it was set up in the CO, the team is the first policy unit set to spin off from central government.  This has been employee-led as the staff of the BIT have driven the process and will continue to run the organisation.
Press release & links ~ IfG responds to decision to 'mutualise' the Behavioural Insights Team
 
BIG: A £4m fund set up to support Scots to celebrate their part in the Commonwealth before, during & after the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games opened recently. Celebrate is a joint scheme originated by the Scottish Lottery Distributor’s Forum (SLDF) offering funding for events & projects which celebrate Glasgow 2014 or that are inspired by Scottish links to the 71 nations & territories which make up the Commonwealth.
Press release & links
 
ACE: Brighton based charity, Creative Future, has launched a national literary award to ‘discover & celebrate writers from disadvantaged groups’, supported by an Arts Council England Grants for the art award. The winners will receive a cash prize as well as mentoring and will have the opportunity to present their work at an award ceremony in September during the Small Wonder literary festival.
 
The charity runs 2 other events that promote the work of marginalised & disabled artists & writers in the region.  The Impact Art Fair is the UK's only art fair solely featuring the work of disabled & disadvantaged artists.  The Tight Modern, a miniature replica of the Tate Modern highlights the work of 50 disabled artists.  The Creative Future Literary Awards will be their third flagship event.
Press release & links
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