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New opportunities:

DFID - Comic Relief fund for small or Diasporan-led organisations: we are awaiting news of the formal launch of this scheme - expected in May and first funding round starting in June or July 09. We will update when we know.

Baring Foundation:

New publication from the Baring Foundation
The First Principle of Voluntary Action: essays on the independence of the voluntary sector from government in Canada, England, Germany, Northern Ireland, Scotland,United States of America and Wales, edited by Matthew Smerdon.The Baring Foundationís Strengthening the Voluntary  ector grants programmeís current focus is on helping voluntary organisations to maintain their independence from government. For this publication academics in seven countries reviewed issues relating to independence. The resulting essays confirm that ndependence is fundamental to the principle and practice of voluntary action as they elucidate how independence can be threatened and power exercised over the activities of the voluntary sector. The writers share lessons on what voluntary organisations can do to maintain and protect their independence.

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Or for more information please contact or
telephone +44 20 77671402.
Sustainable funding Cymru:
Duration: 1 day
Price: £11.50
£11.50 Voluntary Organistion
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Venue: Bridgend
Trainer: Nicola Llewelyn

Finding the right funding mix is intended for those who wish to encourage others to adopt a more sustainable approach to their funding. It will provide an insight into helping others explore and extend their funding and finance options to work towards financial sustainability.

Topics covered will include:

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