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Communities are at the very heart of all VCS work. The VCS is formed from and works with communities of place and identity in varied ways, tackling issues, providing specialist support and filling in gaps that may not be met by mainstream service providers. This section will keep you up-to-date with policies that affect communties ranging from social inclusion to citizenship and community empowerment.

Our Place to support 100 communities

Communities Minister Stephen Williams has announced that a consortium led by Locality, will be working with the Department for Communities and Local Government to support at least 100 communities to tackle issues at a neighbourhood level.

Know your local economy to..... Access EU funding – Post event page

The Reach & Impact project ran two half day workshops on Tuesday 5 November in Derby, designed to help VCS organisations, funding/support advisers and development workers start to prepare and think about how they may take advantage of opportunities in the EU Structural and Investment Funds 2014-20 programme.

Locality Brokers pilot project

The Locality Brokers pilot project is offering two new services for community groups seeking property professionals with a track record of working with the community sector.

University of Nottingham request for community partners

The University of Nottingham is trialling an experiment in 2014 to take a series of lectures and research out of the University and into public venues and events.

Community Life survey

The 2012-13 findings of the Community Life survey show that levels of both formal and informal volunteering have increased on 2010-11,

Queens’ Birthday Honours List 2013

One East Midlands would like to congratulate to all those individuals in the East Midlands who were honoured in the Queens' Birthday Honours List 2013 for their services to their communities and the voluntary sector.

Community Partner network between universities and the community

The National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement is working to develop a UK Community Partner Network between universities and the community.

Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning

Locality’s Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning programme is now open for applications.

£9.5million funding and support to create neighbourhood plans

Locality is opening a new programme of support and grants, with £9.5million funding available to help communities create neighbourhood plans, on 1 May.


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