Charity and Voluntary Sector
BIG: The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) has appointed LGID to help deliver its £20m Improving Futures funding programme by providing advice & support to potential applicants. BIG’s IF programme will give vulnerable young children across the UK a better future by supporting their families, by offering families ‘a tailored individual support from local voluntary sector organisations working in partnerships with public services’.
LGID (Local Government Improvement and Development) will use its extensive expertise to help these organisations get involved in the programme and support them to develop their partnerships & projects. LGID will run a series of briefing events across the UK and offer a free support service to partnerships as they put together their expressions of interest. Advice will be offered between April 5 & May 12 in a number of ways, including a dedicated Community of Practice – an online resource.
BHF: A global alliance between leading scientists & health charities is proposing a 5-point plan that could save the lives of 36m people from non-infectious diseases such as heart disease. The alliance says that reducing tobacco & salt usage, improving diet & physical activity, reducing hazardous alcohol intake and ensuring universal access to essential drugs & treatments could drastically reduce the number of people dying prematurely across the globe.