£4m grants announced to boost volunteering by over 50s

first_img  46 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis40 The Office for Civil Society and Nesta have announced three new grant funds totalling £4 million to explore how more charities and public services can better tap into the skills and experience of volunteers aged over 50.The three grant funds are the first to be funded by government through the second phase of the Centre for Social Action and will be managed by Nesta.The three funds now open to application are:The Second Half Fund – Sharing Time and Talents for Life: Will provide grants of up to £250,000 to support the growth of new ways of mobilising the time and talents of people aged over 50 specifically in support of: children and young people, parents and families, ageing well, creating resourceful and resilient local places.Join In Stay In: Will award grants of up to £50,000 and significant non-financial support from behavioural science experts for organisations to undertake Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs) to understand what works best to encourage volunteers to continue to give their time regularly.Give More Get More – Exploring Intensive Volunteering: Grants of up to £100,000 to support organisations to trial intensive volunteering placements for people over 50 – approaching or in retirement – that work alongside public services. These might include ‘gap years’, such as those VSO offers for experienced volunteers to give their time abroad.More information and how to apply is via the Nesta website. The findings will be published in 2017 and 2018, and will be shared with policymakers and the public sector to help inform future volunteering programmes and initiatives.The launch of the funds follows on from the Centre for Social Action Innovation Fund, a programme of work from Nesta and The Office for Civil Society that mobilised volunteers to work alongside public services. The three-year programme rallied more than 70,000 people to help 176,000 people including helping the unemployed get back into work, peer mentoring for young people online and imparting emergency lifesaving skills to high risk young people.Vicki Sellick, director in Nesta’s Innovation Lab, said:“We know that many over 50s are already generously giving their time to help others. Given that those that do report far higher levels of wellbeing, and that more local communities could benefit hugely from their skills, we want to see how we can bring to bear the talents and experience that the over 50s possess to benefit even more people.” Advertisement Tagged with: Funding research Volunteering AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis40  45 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Melanie May | 29 September 2016 | News £4m grants announced to boost volunteering by over 50s 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 www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Paddy Power Betfair appoints legal leads for FanDuel buyout

first_img Alex Gersh returns to betting as Sportradar CFO   July 13, 2020 StumbleUpon FSB selects Glenn Elliott as new COO August 12, 2020 FTSE100 betting group Paddy Power Betfair (PPB), has confirmed the appointment of London law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as its lead legal advisor in its pursuit of US-facing DFS operator FanDuel.This week PPB governance confirmed industry rumours that the company was seeking to acquire New York-based DFS operator FanDuel, following the Supreme Court’s repeal of PASPA’s federal mandate.The betting group confirmed, to UK media that it had accelerated talks between parties following SCOTUS ruling, which will likely lead to the US opening state-sanctioned sports betting.As yet, PPB governance has no made its formal proposal for the outright acquisition of FanDuel and its associated assets.Corporate law news source, LegalWeek reports that Freshfields’ Senior Partner Oliver Lazenby will lead the FTSE betting group legal advisory on the proposed acquisition.Furthermore, PPB and Freshfields will be further assisted by Philadelphia-based law firm Blank Rome as US legal advisory.Deal counterpart FanDuel is reported to have recruited California law firm Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati working alongside Scotland’s Shepherd and Wedderburn as UK advisor. Related Articles Submit Share BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Sharelast_img read more