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Our next event – Building your brand with Kubi Springer – 24 April 2014

I’m pleased to announce our next event, with very special guest speaker Kubi Springer, and a special offer for members of Berkshire Black Business. Ever wondered how companies like Gap, Microsoft and British Airways convey a clear image of their brand? Athletes, politicians and entertainers attract us or drive us away depending on how we […]

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Getting funding using GRANTnet

One of the things that often comes up in our discussions is how to get funding for charitable or community groups. We’ve recently come across GRANTnet, which gives an online searchable database of possible sources of funding. If GRANTnet covers your area, it’s a great place to start looking for funding for community ventures.

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Dementia in BME communities

I’m sure all of us know someone who has suffered from dementia. Reports suggest that dementia is more prevalent in African, Caribbean and South Asian people compared to the white British population, and that it starts earlier within the UK African and Caribbean population compared with the white British population. That’s why I’ve been particularly interested in […]

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Institute of Fundraising bursaries

Have you heard of the Institute of Fundraising? The Institute is all about helping people working in charities and not-for-profit organisations get better at raising money for their charity or project. It’s well worth keeping an eye on their website. They put on regular conferences and training, and occasionally have bursaries to help with the […]

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Funding from Reading Borough Council – deadline 31 January 2014

One of the things we are often asked about is funding for small community ventures. Reading Borough Council has a fund of £20,000 for grants to local non-profit organisations, and there’s also some money available for improvements to premises. All the details are online here – but you’ve got to be quick, the deadline is 31 […]

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