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Our #digital future

After attending the recent CharityComms seminar on digital communication trends, we wanted to highlight and share just two of the many interesting and inspiring ideas discussed, about how we should be using technology now and in the (near) future to engage audiences, and make sure we’re not just talking to ourselves. 357 more words


Derby City Council : Clueless in the Chamber

Just who does the Derby City Council leadership think they are kidding when they speak of “consultations” with the public? Saying that you are “consulting” when in fact you are following a process to placate the lawyers, and have no intention of taking a blind bit of notice, is not consulting. 995 more words

Derby City Council

Cutting Voluntary Sector Grants: Imagine the Council were that stupid!

Imagine this being an empty room in the Indian Community Centre! Imagine that all of the elderly ladies stayed at home!

Imagine that they didn’t meet their friends, didn’t share a meal with each other, didn’t share life’s stories! 225 more words

Derby City Council

For the fourth year in a row, we’ll maintain our spending on voluntary sector organisations.

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Tackling Poverty: Reflections on the Prime Minister's Speech

Duncan Shrubsole, Director of Partnerships, Policy and Communications reflects on last week’s speech by the Prime Minister on the government’s plans for tackling poverty.

Last week the world was waking up to the shock of the seemingly sudden death of the master of reinvention that was David Bowie. 1,401 more words

Voluntary Sector

How about some collaboration round here?

I don’t know about you, but I’ve noticed the word ‘collaboration’ cropping up more and more recently. With less funding to go round, an increasing drive towards efficiency and more complex social problems that require more than one agency to input to support or solution, some organisations are starting to recognise that there are other options beyond regarding others simply as competitors. 411 more words


Introducing two new Scotland committee members

This month we are happy to introduce to you two new Scotland committee members at Big Lottery Fund, Scotland.  Iain Gordon and Grant Carson will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our committee and we looking forward to welcoming them to the Scotland team. 444 more words