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The Funding Challenge

Getting hold of money for projects is always a hot topic. Find out what we're doing to make it easier.

Blog: What's happening in faith-based social action around the world?

From the UK to South Africa to the USA, faith is motivating the common good. 

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Are we connected? Follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page to keep up with what we're doing, and tell us what's happening with you.

On the blog - Introduction to FbRN Survey results.

What you're telling us about what you're doing and how we can help you. The first feedback from the 2013 FbRN survey is now here.

On the blog - What you're doing - more survey results

Social action has always responded to need, and we asked you about the needs in your communities. What are you working on? Were any trends emerging? 

social action stories

The DSC Social Change Awards 2014

Nominations are now open for the DSC Social Change Awards, celebrating passionate individuals and effective organisations committed to making a positive impact on society.

Finance and Membership Officer

Community Matters

Join the team at Community Matters – we are enthusiastic and committed to be the voice of grassroots community organisations and to delivering tools and services that help them to make a difference in their local communities.

Job Reference CM-CSM2014/07

Finance and Membership Officer (21 hours per week @ £13+ per hour)

Community Matters (The National Federation of Community Organisations) is seeking an experienced administrator to work on

  • Finance: invoice and payment processing, payroll
  • Accounts: keeping QuickBooks up to date, downloading reports and assisting with the annual accounts
  • Membership: applications and renewals and the Access membership database

This is a part time post (21 hours) and our preference is for the hours to be spread over 4 or 5 working days, but we will also consider equally candidates who prefer to work 3 full days. 

The job is based at our London office at 12-20 Baron Street, London, N1 9LL, close to Angel tube station.  Salary £14,400 for 21 hours or about £13.20 per hour (based on full time annual salary £24,000) plus 3% pension contribution.

  • The closing date for applications to reach us is Friday 15th August. 
  • Interviews are planned for Friday 25th August.  Please confirm your availability for interview on that day when applying. 
  • Don’t forget to include details of two recent referees as requested on the application form.

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    Jewish and Christian approaches to social action

    Wed 30th Jul
    An evening of dialogue and discussion with input from Francis Davis and Rabbi Natan Levy. Aimed at younger adults from Jewish and Christian backgrounds but open to all ages and all faiths and none too.

    ‘Reclaiming the Public Space: Archbishop William Temple 70th Anniversary Conference’

    Mon 10th Nov
    ‘Reclaiming the Public Space’ will examine the role of Christianity, and other faiths, in developing a just society.


    Sat 12th Jul
    Hayes, Middlesex
    The event will invite people of different faiths to give insight on what approaches they take in tackling poverty followed by  a discussion at the end will focus on what can be done together, what can be networked and what can be learnt from each other. 

    How are faith communities responding to changing local needs?

    Mon 30th Jun
    Third Sector Research Centre and the Faith Based Regeneration Network UK are holding a workshop at the University of Birmingham on 30 June 2014.

    Tackling Domestic Violence & Abuse In Faith Communities

    Tue 24th Jun
    This event is creatively geared to empower faith communities to respond effectively and efficiently to  cases that occur in their environments. 

    'Writing Funding Bids – getting started in fundraising' workshop

    Wed 11th Jun
    Handsworth/Lozells, Birmingham
    An FbRN workshop for anyone new to fundraising, with Mohammed Mamdani, founder and director of Al-Mizan Charitable Trust.

    CPAG Welfare Rights Conference 2014 - North (4th September) & South (11th September)

    Thu 4th Sep - Thu 11th Sep
    Manchester / London
    This year's conference takes place in two locations and the theme is 'Social insecurity: debt and destitution' 

    London Borough Faith Network's Social Labs

    London Boroughs Faiths Network includes community organisations which are involved in many different areas of interest and are developing new ways to encourage problem solving.

    featured project


    Pecan is a Peckham-based charity changing the lives of long-term unemployed people, ex-offenders and the disadvantaged: we never stop believing in the potential for change in everyone.

    policy and information stories

    New resource from DCLG - Local communities and civil protection

    The Department for Communities and Local Government and Voluntary Sector Civil Protection Forum have been working together to develop a short guide for Local Resilience Forums and faith communities engaged in civil protection.

    'Welfare Benefits and Tax Credits Handbook' - new edition

    Written for claimants and their advisers, CPAG’s annually updated Handbook is the definitive guide to all welfare benefits and tax credits. 

    New postdoctoral fellowship - Ethical Monotheism

    The Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London announces a new three-year postdoctoral position and a PhD studentship in Ethical Monotheism, funded by the Exilarch’s Foundation. 

    The Intercultural Innovation Award - Call for applications

    Ten organizations with grassroots projects that promote intercultural understanding in new and sustainable ways will be awarded funding and strategic support by the BMW Group and the UNAOC. 

    The People's Millions - Funding news

    Running since 2005, the People’s Millions is an annual TV competition run by the Big Lottery Fund and ITV News which awards Lottery funding to community projects that improve the lives of local people.

    New resources from DSC publications

    Updated resources from the Directory of Social Change. 

    Theos launch The Future of Welfare collection

    Think tank Theos have curated a collection of 12 essays from the country's leading thinkers on welfare exploring the moral logic of and future hopes for the welfare 

    Supporting Community Housing

    Tue 18th Mar
    Free half-day seminar on supporting community housing for local authorities, other partners and community groups.

    News on the Lobbying Act

    Further information following the passing of the Lobbying bill.

    Lots of fundraising resources!

    Here are a few useful links to funding around the country, resources, skills training, grants and how to apply.