£1m fund opened to protect outdoor recreational space

first_img Tagged with: Funding £1m fund opened to protect outdoor recreational space  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis SITA Trust opened the first funding round for its new £1 million grantmaking programme, the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Fund. SITA Trust will be making grants of up to £25,000 to support volunteers and in some cases bring in contractors to physically improve a selected space.The programme is part of the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge, a campaign to protect outdoor recreational spaces in communities all across the country as a permanent legacy of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, led by the Fields in Trust and HRH the Duke of Cambridge.Recreation spaces need first to be designated a Queen Elizabeth II Field. Then an application can be made to SITA Trust’s fund to help volunteers make improvements to the recreation area.Jools Granville of SITA Trust said: “We anticipate that our grants will support volunteers to improve site clearance, planting, fencing to make the field more healthy and sustainable or improvements to existing community buildings on the site such as refurbishing or creating better access”.SITA Trust has been providing funding through the Landfill Communities Fund since 1997, and has granted more than £80 million towards projects that enhance communities and enrich nature.The trust’s delivery partner for the Queen Elizabeth II Fields Fund is environmental charity BTCV, which is available to offer support including planning and risk management, volunteer engagement and management, and training.The first deadline for applications is 25 July 2011 with other funding deadlines scheduled until late 2012.www.sitatrust.org.uk/qe2-fields AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 July 2011 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Mahrez, Mane, Salah nominated for African Footballer of the Year award

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Liverpool pair Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah plus Riyad Mahrez from Manchester City were named as the three candidates for this year’s African Footballer of the Year award, to be decided next month. Senegal talisman Mane will be the favourite for the award ahead of his Egyptian club mate after Liverpool won the UEFA Champions League. However, he faces stiff opposition from Mahrez, who won the English Premier League with Manchester City and also captained Algeria to the Africa Cup of Nations title in mid-year. The nominees were named on Sunday after being selected by a panel of technical experts from the Confederation of African Football plus former players and media. The coaches and captains of the 54 African national teams will now vote for the winner, to be announced on January 7 at a ceremony at Hurgada in Egypt. Salah has been African Footballer of the Year the last two years while Mahrez was the winner in 2016. Sane was third in 2016 and runner-up to Salah the last two years. Reuters/NAN.Tags: African Footballer of the Year AwardLiverpoolManchester CityMohamed SalahRiyad MahrezSadio Manelast_img read more