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Older people living in care are twice as likely to experience loneliness as those in the community.We are looking for friendly volunteers with an interest in helping others to gardening, to support…Continue

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Can You Help Combat Loneliness?

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Growing Support are looking for friendly volunteers with interests in gardening and supporting people, to help older people and people with dementia take part in gardening activities.  You will…Continue

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We're looking for friendly volunteers to join our team working hard to enable people with dementia to stay physically and socially active.Join us and make a valuable contribution to your community,…Continue

Using Gardening to Address Social Isolation

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How You Can Help Tackle Social Isolation in Your CommunityRecent research shows up to 50% of older people living in care never go outside and they are twice as likely to experience severe loneliness…Continue

Grants for films that focus on local community issues (application deadline 4 May)

Grants for films that focus on local community issues (application deadline 4 May)

The Community Film Unit is a social enterprise film company.

Through its Speak Up Film Fund, it offers 50% match funding towards the cost of making a film that focuses on local community issues in 2013.

Grants can cover 20% to 50% of the project costs, and range from a minimum of £724 to a maximum of £2,225. The average grant is £1,120.

Not-for-profit organisations, including charities, social enterprises and voluntary organisations, in the UK can apply for funding support to help make a film about one (or more) of the following:

  • Supporting young people and/or vulnerable people.
  • Preserving local history and educating residents about their area.
  • Providing and documenting opportunities for disabled people.
  • Providing information which improves the quality of life for residents in their local community.

Applicants must have the capacity and resources to complete the project during the 2013 calendar year.

Funding is only available for the following packages:

Amethyst Package which include: 1 filming day. 2 editing days. CFU library music. 5 copies packaged in plastic wallets. Maximum of 6 minute film.

Emerald Package which includes: 3 filming days. 5 editing days. Original music. 50 DVDs with on body print. Packaged in 50 card sleeves.

Ruby Package which includes: 5 filming days. 8 editing days. Original music. 100 DVDs with on body print. Packaged in 100 DVD jewel cases or card digipacks.

Applications will only be accepted electronically and can be found at http://www.communityfilmunit.co.uk/fund.html

The application deadline is Saturday 4 May 2013.

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