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BlueSpark Foundation

BlueSpark provides funding for projects that aim to improve the education and development of children and young people by means of educational, cultural, sporting or other activities. Particular consideration is given to projects that they believe will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.

BlueSpark provides funds for relatively small-scale projects which might not happen at all or would only happen on a smaller scale without their support. Funding provided by BlueSpark for any particular project must constitute a significant proportion of the costs of that project rather than being marginally incremental to its funding. If an organisation is able to raise part of the cost of a project itself, that will be a favourable factor in the assessment of a grant application, particularly where the application is for more than £2,000.

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Helix Arts call for volunteers

Helix Arts is keen to connect with 15 enthusiastic volunteers in North Shields who would like to enjoy a taste of arts and cultural volunteering on their doorstep. Whatever your experience to date working with the community and voluntary sector, they are certain you’ll enjoy some fresh and new volunteering in arts settings – and your health and well being will get a boost too. This arts volunteering taster programme is supported by the Lloyds Bank Foundation. If you’d like to know more contact Helix Arts Associate Colette Harrison, or call 0191 241 4931.

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