New guide to defending local grants in the recession

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. New guide to defending local grants in the recession AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Local Grants Forum, a partnership of national organisations which campaign to protect grants for local third sector organisations and community groups, has published a guide to show them how they can defend the local grants still available to them.The amount of grant funding made available by local authorities has fallen since 2001 and the economic recession threatens to exacerbate this problem. Already in Gloucester and Hastings, the local authority has proposed cuts to the local third sector.‘Defending Local Grants’ is designed to help local groups convince councillors, commissioning officers and procurement professionals that grants should continue to be used to fund local organisations and groups.It wiill enable local groups to quote government ./guidance which supports use of grants; challenge the myth that grants are no longer possible because of competition law and European regulations; and explain what grants can achieve for local communities that contracts cannot.Kevin Curley, Chief Executive of NAVCA and a member of the Local Grants Forum said: “Research from the Finance Hub last year showed that local authority grant funding fell by 13% in just three years.“With an economic recession and tighter budgets we are worried that grant funding will suffer even more as local authorities make budget cuts, even though grant funding is vital to many of the groups that support communities who suffer most in a downturn. This includes groups providing debt advice, credit unions and organisations that help get people get back into employment.“That’s why the Local Grants Forum has produced this guide now. We want to equip local groups with the resources and evidence they need to argue the case for grant funding. Local grants are vital for a healthy third sector and we must defend them.”The four-page document can be downloaded at no charge as a 2.3Mb Tagged with: Funding Law / policy recession Howard Lake | 26 January 2009 | News  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

100 new jobs announced in Limerick

first_imgNewsBreaking news100 new jobs announced in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – December 1, 2014 701 Twitter Print Email Linkedin SOME 100 new jobs have been announced in Limerick by Information Technology Shared Services, a Division of Johnson & Johnson Services.The company plans to create the new jobs through the creation of a Development Centre at the National Technology Park, Plassey, Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Recruitment for the information technology positions will start immediately, and the positions are expected to be filled over the next two years.This investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, through IDA Ireland.Making the announcement Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, who has met Johnson &Johnson a number of times in Ireland and the USA since taking office, said:“Today’s announcement that Johnson &Johnson, one of the biggest names in thecorporate world, is creating a further 100 jobs in Limerick to add to the 2000 people they already employ across Ireland, is a great boost. Multinational investment plays a key part in our jobs plan, and in recent years we have seen a very strong performance in this area.”Welcoming the announcement, IDA Ireland CEO, Martin Shanahan said:“Limerick is a great place for foreign companies to locate – IDA Ireland will continue to work hard to make sure that the city continues to enjoy investments like this in the future.”Commenting on the announcement Finance Minister Michael Noonan TD said jobcreation is a priority for the Government.“Today’s announcement is another welcome boost for Limerick and further proof that the Governments strategy in relation to job creation is working”.center_img WhatsApp Advertisement Facebook Previous article#Video Seasonal cheer at Lough Gur Christmas villageNext articleIRFU target talent with sevens X Factor Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img read more