National Lottery Community Fund to distribute £45m to vulnerable communities through five partnerships

first_imgNational Lottery Community Fund to distribute £45m to vulnerable communities through five partnerships Melanie May | 13 July 2020 | News The National Lottery Community Fund is to support vulnerable communities at risk from the impact of the pandemic with almost £45 million in funding.The National Lottery Community Fund will work with five partnerships to distribute £44.85 million. The partnerships will focus on supporting organisations that work with those communities disproportionately impacted by Covid-19, such as BAME and other communities experiencing health inequalities and people experiencing homelessness. There will also be a focus on support for social enterprises.Grants to the sector partnerships range from £5 million up to almost £20 million. The COVID-19 Social Enterprise Support Fund Partnership will receive the most, using almost £20 million to provide grants to social enterprise organisations that are best-placed to support local, vulnerable communities in response to the-19 crisis. The COVID-19 Community Recovery Scheme, which sees Power to Change working with Locality, The Ubele Initiative and Social Investment Business in a scheme to support community businesses and organisations in England, will receive £10m.Three partnerships will receive around £5 million each: The Barrow Cadbury Trust Covid-19 Support Fund for small and medium organisations supporting migrants and refugees, the Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund Homeless Link, to support small and medium sized homelessness charities and help them adapt their service delivery to respond to the crisis, and the Community Justice Fund, which will support specialist social welfare advice organisations.Dawn Austwick, Chief Executive of The National Lottery Community Fund, said:“These partnerships will extend the reach of National Lottery funding at a time when communities need it most. They are each experts in their field, which is why we’re delighted to be working alongside them. Their local knowledge, dedication and network of contacts will be critical in supporting the distribution of much needed funding at a critical time for communities. We’re grateful to them for working with us so closely and of course to National Lottery players for making this emergency response possible.”Further details and signposting can be seen on The National Lottery Community Fund’s website. Applications and questions about funding through one of the partnerships must be made directly with the relevant partner.On its £5.15m funding, Sara Llewellin, Chief Executive, at Barrow Cadbury Trust, commented: Advertisement “This is a very welcome boost to a part of the sector which is really struggling.  We will make sure every penny is used to support refugees and migrants at this very difficult time, when need is outstripping supply for these vulnerable communities. Ensuring a broad mix of user groups and a wide geographic spread will guide our decision-making, which will also be informed by people with personal experience on the ground. We are immensely grateful to The National Lottery Community Fund who have gone the extra mile to make this happen.” The National Lottery Community Fund has given out more than £200 million since the start of lockdown to help communities cope with the impact, while National Lottery distributors as a whole have distributed up to £600 million to support communities throughout the UK during the crisis. In addition to the funding announced today, the Fund also has other funding streams available with more information about this available on its site.  621 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6  620 total views,  2 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Tagged with: COVID-19 Funding National Lotterylast_img read more

Gage, 141 team earn regional promoter awards, national ARPY nominations

first_img“What an honor this is to be recognized for the contributions you have made to a major league sport,” said Gage, also the track manager in Roseville for four years. “It wouldn’t be possible without my family’s support and a great bunch of people who surround me.” “This is very cool,” said Kruse, also a nominated twice as promoter at Marshalltown Speedway. “The key thing we have always tried to do is make every night an event, whether through a race or sponsor or whatever. We want to give drivers and fans a reason to be there.” Gage becomes a first-time nominee for RPM’s Auto Racing Promoter of the Year award. Short track racing’s most prestigious award, the ARPY is given annually after voting by promoters. Recipient of the 44th ARPY will be announced Monday, Feb. 10 during the RPM Workshop in Daytona Beach, Fla.  “Dennis Gage and the promotional team at 141 are both extremely deserving of their regional awards as well as their nominations for the ARPY,” said IMCA President Brett Root. “It’s good to see them recognized for their years of experience in the industry, as well as for their successful race programs.” The team at 141 Speedway in Francis Creek, Wis., tied for top honors in RPM’s Northern Region. Toby Kruse, Dan Ratajczak and Scott Ratajczak also won that prize outright in 2016 and 2017 and become three-time ARPY nominees. center_img IMCA Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods run at both Silver Dollar and Marysville. Sanctioned divisions at 141 are the IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.  CHICO, Calif. – Dennis Gage, operator and promoter of California IMCA venues Silver Dollar Speedway in Chico and Marysville Raceway in Marysville has won the Southwest and Western Region promoter of the year award given by Racing Promotion Monthly.  Gage, who has managed Chico for 10 years and Marysville for five years, has been involved in motorsports for more than 50 years starting in 1962. He has crewed, raced, been a track official and ended up taking on track publicity and announcing in 1973. last_img read more

Post Columbia plane crash, reminiscing 5 Sports teams which died in tragic plane crashes

first_imgEverything went haywire on Monday night after a charted jet of LaMia crashed in Columbia carrying the entire Brazilian football team, Chapecoense. It was Brazil’s top league team and was flying to Medellin, to compete against team Atletico in the Copa Sudamericana finals.The plane was carrying 81 people along with the team out of which 76 people died during the crash. Flight LMI2933 crashed on the outskirts of a mountainous area near Medellin in Columbia when it was at an altitude of 15,500 feet, about 30 km from its destination.However, this is not the first time that an incident of this sort has occurred. In the past few decades, a notable number of sports teams have died the exact same way this airline crashed.Take a look at these 5 sports teams which went on board but couldn’t make it to the ground, sadly. 1. Superga Air Disaster (Torino Soccer Club, Italy) – May 4, 1949Photo: Twitter – @GaskellH_ During the summers of 1949, the team’s plane crashed into a mountain near Torino, Italy. The plane crashed on the retaining wall of Basilica of Superga killing 22 members of the Torino soccer club. After the horrific incident, the rest of the season was canceled and the Torino’s were declared the champions.2. The Death of eight team members of Manchester United in Yugoslavia – February 6, 1958Photo: Twitter – @alimentorock937 8 members of the English soccer team Manchester United were killed when their plane crashed in Yugoslavia while they were returning from Munich on February 6, 1958. The team was returning from a European Cup match which was held against the Serbian team Red Star Belgrade.advertisement3. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Football Team (C-46 Plane Crash) – October 29, 1960Photo: Facebook – calpolyvarsityclubAs many as 16 members were killed when the plane carrying the team members crashed on takeoff in Ohio. 22 out of 48 people who were on board were killed including the players of the football team, a student manager and a Cal Poly Football Booster.4. US figure Skating Team Crash, February 16, 1961Photo: Facebook – U.S. Figure SkatingThe entire team of 18 members of the US figure skating team was killed when they boarded Sabena flight 548 for the 1961 World Championship. The plane crashed near Brussels’ Zaventem Airport. 5. The entire football team of Marshall University, November 14, 1970Photo: Facebok – Asani EntertainmentThe airplane crashed into a hill in Ceredo, West Virginia near the Tri-State Airport. All the 75 people who were on board were killed including the 36 football players of the Marshall University. The 2006 film ‘We Are Marshall’ was a tribute to the flight and the members of the team showing the unfortunate aftermath of the tragic incident.last_img read more