v offers £10 million in grants to promote youth volunteering

first_imgv offers £10 million in grants to promote youth volunteering  47 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Youth volunteering organisation v is offering £10 million in grants to generate ‘enticing and imaginative’ opportunities for 16-25 year olds across England.Part of a Match Fund programme, the aim is to create a new wave of short term, full and part time opportunities which tap into young peoples interests and challenge preconceptions of volunteering.The organisation is also offering one day Innovation Workshops to help charities with funding partnerships to create new programmes that will make make volunteering more relevant and attractive to young people whatever their background.Constance Agyeman, head of Match Fund at v explained: “Being able to double the funding of a new volunteering project is an amazing boost for any programme. But to generate truly new and innovative opportunities that appeal to a wider audience of 16 to 25’s – funding is only part of the picture.“The Innovation Workshops aim to help charities make compelling applications by better understanding v’s assessment priorities and creating exciting new initiatives to produce high impact community benefit and change young peoples lives”.Match Fund can double the budget of youth volunteering activities ranging from local one-off projects to national high profile programmes. Funding is available until February 2010.www.vinspired.com/matchfund AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 February 2009 | News Tagged with: England Funding Volunteeringlast_img read more

NL West: San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers showdown preview

first_imgRHP Tim Hudson (9-12, 3.52) vs. LHP Clayton Kershaw (20-3, 1.80)This month: Hudson (0-3, 9.92); Kershaw (4-0, 2.17)GAMES REMAININGSan Francisco (7): 3 at Dodgers; 4 vs. San DiegoDodgers (6): 3 vs. San Francisco; 3 vs. ColoradoPLAYOFF SCENARIOSSan Francisco: Trails Dodgers by 4.5 games in National League West. Magic number is 3 to earn one of two NL wild-card spots.Dodgers: Has qualified for playoffs. Magic number is 3 to win National League WestINJURY UPDATESSan Francisco: 1B/OF Michael Morse (oblique) questionable; OF Angel Pagan (back) questionableDodgers: P Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder) day-to-day This month: Peavy (3-0, 0.93); Haren (2-1, 3.00)TUESDAYLHP Madison Bumgarner (18-9, 2.91) vs. RHP Zack Greinke (15-8, 2.76)This month: Bumgarner (2-0, 2.37); Greinke (2-0, 3.18)WEDNESDAY Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img NL west showdownSAN FRANCISCO GIANTS (84-71) at DODGERS (89-67)MONDAYRHP Jake Peavy (7-13, 3.82) vs. RHP Dan Haren (13-11, 4.14)last_img read more

Nike trainers at JD Sports

first_imgWhen the first edition of Nike Air Max appeared in 1987, Chelsea had just been relegated from the top flight, Gary Bannister was banging in the goals for Rangers and Fulham were in the bottom division.Times have changed, yet Air Max is still going strong.Nike trainers at JD Sports include the latest versions of the classic trainer.Some, such as Nike Air Max Sunset (pictured right) and Nike Air Max Command, are priced at £90 – only at JD Sports.Nike Air Max 90 and Nike Air Max Span are also available.Nike Jordans have been around even longer yet also remain among the most fashionable and comfortable trainers you can buy.For £85 you can buy a pair of Nike Jordan 1 Flight Mids, while other basketball-style trainers available from JD Sports include Nike Dunk (£67) and the outstanding Nike Lebron X ‘Black Diamond’ (£160).Some of the sleeker-looking trainers are also well worth checking out.These include Nike Elite (pictured right), Nike Air Force and Nike Blazer, which are available in a number of colours.Nike Blazer Low Suede in grey is £62 – only at JD Sports – and there is also a red and white version, which is pictured above this article.Another classic – again only at JD – is Nike Pegasus ’89 in blue and white, priced at £65. The company featured here paid to have this article included on West London Sport.For all advertising enquiries, please e-mail [email protected]last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs open playoffs with 3-set win over Mt. Shasta

first_imgLos Molinos >> The Los Molinos Bulldogs took a hard-fought win Tuesday night over the Mt. Shasta Bears in three sets, 25-14, 25-19, 25-15.The Bulldogs held a comfortable lead through the first set after going up 14-12, thanks to a stretch of serves from Henna Acevedo to put the Bulldogs up 19-12. After the Bears scored a couple of times, Kendall Williams went on her own service run including a pair of aces and the Bulldogs pulled away with the 25-14 win.The match tightened up in the second …last_img

Ramaphosa in Sri Lanka to help mediate reconciliation

first_img7 July 2014 South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Monday for his first visit as Special Envoy of the President. President Jacob Zuma appointed Ramaphosa as Special Envoy to Sri Lanka and South Sudan during his State of the Nation address in February, following a request from both countries for assistance in bringing about peace and reconciliation. Despite the official end of the decades-long civil war between the Sri Lankan state and the militant separatist Tamil Tigers in 2009, religious conflict continues to dog the south Asian island nation, against a backdrop of rising ethnic tensions between the largely Buddhist majority Sinhalese and minority Muslims. Senior delegations from the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil National Alliance visited South Africa in February and April respectively. Both delegations met Ramaphosa and invited him to visit Sri Lanka. “We are going to listen to the Sri Lankans,” Ramaphosa said ahead of his visit. “We have already met them a few times in South Africa, but this time around we are going to go to Colombo and meet the government, the president of Sri Lanka and a number of other government ministers.” He is also expected to meet opposition parties and travel to the north, where conflict in that country is at its fiercest. “We will discuss with people in the community. We will also try to help the Sri Lankans with the truth and reconciliation process, their own constitutional reform, and make sure Sri Lanka does indeed become a stable country where they will enjoy human rights.” Ramaphosa is being accompanied by Deputy International Relations Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo. He is expected to return to South Africa on Wednesday. SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more