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HDCC & Our Partner Rainbow Services bring the latest news

Heart 4 Harlow
The Heart 4 Harlow awards are now open for nominations.  The awards are intended to further develop a culture of appreciation in Harlow for the people and organisations who make a real difference to everyday life in our town.
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Lambourne End
The latest newsletter from Lambourne End
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Suicide Awareness
Do you belong to a group, club or organisation in West Essex  that reaches out to men?  Can you use up to £3000 to kickstart a project that could reduce suicide? If you're interested in finding out more  take a look using the link below.
The launch event is on Zoom on April 30th 10-12 - meet  successful projects from other districts in Essex - share your ideas , get involved, save a life .

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Pool Table
A local organisation has a secondhand pool table they would like to donate.  It is in good condition and would need to be collected from The Stow. If you are interested please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Dying Matters
Dying Matters in Essex (DMIE) CIC has launched to support residents of Essex who are impacted by death, dying and loss. This year they will be running a programme of events across this week from May 10th - 16th, this will be advertised on their website and social media.
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Harlow College
Supported Studies are looking for local organisations that are willing to take on learners as volunteers or supported interns to develop their existing employment skills. Learners have all completed previous work experiences, have mild-moderate learning needs and would be supported by a member of staff from the Supported Studies Team at Harlow College.
They currently work with lots of  local organisations and charities but are always looking for new opportunities.
Please contact Della GregoryEmployment Coach
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New Guidance for Fundraisers
The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising have published new guidance on fundraising in the coronavirus environment.
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After a brief pause the Tesco Bags of Help Programme has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme. Tesco offers this grants programme to make a positive difference in the communities where it operates: where Tesco communities thrive so do Tesco businesses and colleagues.
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Set up in 2015 by Persimmon, Community Champions is a national programme where charities and groups can apply for funding up to the value of £1,000 to match money they have already raised themselves. Groups and charities can apply every month for a donation.
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Community organisations, charities and groups are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) for projects to help tackle loan sharks. Collaborative bids between multiple agencies are also welcome.
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Current funding opportunities for local charities across England. The majority of the these opportunities are brought to you by Community Matters Yorkshire (CMY). 
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Covid-19 Information
Information about the Covid-19 vaccination
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A link to Step 2 COVID-19 restrictions posters.
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Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities.
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National Audit Office
Information on the investigation into government funding to charities during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Project in a Box
Project in a Box supports local communities through Community Payback. Your voluntary or community organisation can benefit from donations of cards and face masks which can be sold to raise money. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.
Changing Lives
Changing Lives are proud to announce they have been nominated for the Multi-Strand award at the National Diversity Awards. They would be grateful if you could put them forward for a nomination and also share the attached link below.
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