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Holiday Pay Calculations

Chris Moses, Personnel Advice & Solutions, advises parish and town councils on the implications of new holiday regulations that come into effect from April 2024. Read the full article

Funding News

Inclusive Communities Fund - The Fund aims to strengthen the achievements, prompted by the Games, offering community organisations access to new funding to make a difference for the people they work with. The webinars and word documents of all application forms are now available on their website, please visit Free Resources - United by 2022 - Games Legacy  You may also wish to read through their existing support for applicants here.

Women and Girls Fund - There is a gender activity gap!  Women are less active than men at every stage of life and we must take intentional steps to create the safe spaces, places & ways to be active. The Think Active Women and Girls’ Fund is aimed at providing opportunities to enable women and girls to be active, to promote mental wellbeing and physical health, now and into later life. They are looking for projects that are keen to grow their existing provision for women and girls or want to introduce and build new opportunities. Grants of up to £5,000 available, for more information and to apply, please click here. Closing Date: 31 January 2024.

Community Ownership Fund – 19 Parish and Town Councils nationwide have again successfully secured around £4.5 million from the Community Ownership Funds.  The fund aims to support local people in saving, developing, or restoring local community assets, such as libraries, town and village halls, pubs, nature reserves, and garden projects. Round three of the fund launched in May 2023 and opened to Town and Parish Councils. The funding will be opened in four windows. The third window is open and will close on 31 January 2024. Find out how to apply

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