Charity and Voluntary Sector

ScotGov: Voluntary adult learning organisations in Scotland are to receive a share of more than £685,000 from the Scottish Government to help maintain their Scottish headquarters & support training of their own staff. Eleven organisations will receive a share of more than £679,000 to help maintain their headquarters so that they can continue to promote & provide adult learning throughout Scotland.
To be considered for a grant, an organisation must be able to demonstrate its ability to address the learning needs of communities in relation to social inclusion, lifelong learning and active citizenship.  It must also be a national organisation in Scotland, in both its activities and membership.
Press release ~ ScotGov: Third Sector - Voluntary Issues ~ Workers Educational Association ~ Dyslexia Scotland ~ LEAD Scotland ~ Learning Link Scotland ~ Skill Scotland ~ World Development Movement's World-wise ~ Scottish Women's Rural Institutes ~ Discovery Award Association (Scotland) ~ Scotland's Learning Partnership ~ Scottish Pre-Retirement Council ~ Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC)
BIG: A project taking action to tackle knife crime in the community by bringing together young people, schools, police, youth services and the general public in South London has been awarded a grant by the Big Lottery Fund.
The project Action SE17 - Helping our community tackle knife crime together in Walworth in Southwark was awarded £481,433 and is led by Inspire At St. Peters in partnership with local Police, youth services, schools and community projects.
Shocked at the level of knife crime in the area and after the death of a pupil at a local secondary school, Inspire brought all parties together to pool their resources and knowledge.  Local young people themselves are also heavily involved and have been a driving force.
Press release ~ Reaching Communities programme ~ Action SE17 ~ Inspire At St. Peters
DCMS: A major new tourist attraction exploring the history of maritime Greenwich has been given the go-ahead, as Culture Minister Barbara Follett pledged the final £700,000 needed to make the 'Discover Greenwich' project a reality (opening in early in 2010).
'Discover Greenwich' will be housed at the Old Royal Naval College and the exhibition will tell the story of the historic site from Henry VIII's Tudor Palace and Wren's Royal Hospital for Seamen to its 20th century role as the Royal Navy's staff college.  It will tell the personal stories of many of the characters behind the buildings, from monarchs and admirals to architects and craftsmen.
Press release ~ 'Discover Greenwich' ~ Greenwich Foundation
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