Charity and Voluntary Sector

ACE: Young people in Bromley will have the opportunity to get involved in music technology as part of the ‘Arts Train’ project, after the Arts Council England awarded £25,000 of Lottery funds to Bromley Mytime for the new scheme.

The Arts Train programme will run from September 2008 until July 2009 and offer young people drop in sessions in DJing and music production skills in North Bromley, the Crays in Orpington and at Marjorie McClure School.  There will also be an opportunity for young people to develop their talents further on an accredited course and produce a final showcase event.
Press release ~ Bromley Mytime ~ Arts Council’s Artsmark scheme
 
BIG: Celebrations went underway last week for the over 50s in Aberdeen with the news that the ‘Seize the Day!’ project has won the public vote and a slice of Lottery good cause cash from the Big Lottery Fund through the BBC’s Primetime programme.  Each week three groups from one of six regional areas across the country will go to the public vote with the opportunity to clinch up to £500,000 of Lottery funding for their project.
 
Seize the Day! won the hearts & minds of viewers across Scotland with their pitch to spend the winning cash on providing information, support and practical help for people across Aberdeenshire who have just been diagnosed with dementia (and their carers), especially in the early stages.
Press release ~ Alzheimer’s Scotland ~ BBC’s Primetime ~ BIG - Scotland
 
Cabinet Office: The Government's £130m Grassroots Grants scheme declared itself open for business last week and called on small local voluntary & community groups to come forward and get their hands on essential funding.
 
The programme, funded by the Office of The Third Sector in the Cabinet Office and administered by the Community Development Foundation, offers grants of between £250 and £5,000 to support activities that lie right at the heart of our local communities.
Press release ~ Grassroots Grants scheme ~ Office of The Third Sector
Adoption of Intelligent Automation in the Public Sector