This just in from Haringey Council's socio-economic regeneration team:
COVID-19 Psychological First Aid Training
Public Health England is providing a free online training course to help people with different needs to cope with the emotional impact of COVID-19. The course will teach the key principles for giving psychological first aid in emergencies.
Complete the online course here.
Support is on offer to early-stage talented writers who are aiming for a career in scripting television dramas. https://www.c21media.net/script/
The C21 Drama Series Script Competition is designed to identify and nurture a new international drama. The funder is looking for pilots for a one-hour drama series from fresh writers who have the credentials to create a primetime series.
This year, the programme aims to uncover contemporary dramas imagined for a post-2020 audience and marketplace. This could mean post-COVID-19 pandemic, post #BlackLivesMatter, post popularism, or anything that came to a head in 2020.
One winner will receive development funding and assistance in taking their drama project to series, with access to the global television drama market. The prize is a £10,000 commission from Studio21. Each finalist will also receive a free consultancy session from Script Angel.
Aspiring writers from anywhere, who are not yet earning a living writing for television (screenwriters and playwrights), are eligible. The writer should not yet have had a TV script commissioned. Furthermore, anyone with a series idea and a desire and talent for writing may enter deadline for applications is 30 September 2020.
Sony Launches 2021 World Photography Awards
The best contemporary photography from the past year is to be celebrated, giving exposure, visibility and opportunity to photographers worldwide. https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards
The Sony World Photography Awards celebrate the best contemporary photography from the past year. The Awards give exposure, visibility and opportunity to photographers worldwide on an annual basis.
A total prize fund of $60,000 (USD) plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment is shared between winning photographers. Photographers are taken on a year-long journey, bringing exposure and providing a global stage on which to present their work.
The Awards are free to enter and open to all photographers operating in the photographic industry across the world.
Four competitions make up the overall programme:
Professional - Recognising outstanding bodies of work.
Open - Rewarding the world’s best single images.
Youth - Best single images by photographers aged 12-19.
Student - For photography students worldwide.
All category winners, plus many of the shortlisted photographers will be exhibited at the annual Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition and then toured internationally. The images will also be published in the annual Awards winners' book and all shortlisted and winning photographers are given global exposure via dedicated marketing and press campaigns.
Artistic interpretation, integrity and technical ability are the key factors for judges across all categories of the Awards.
The deadlines for applications to be received are: 30 November 2020 for the Student category; 31 December 2020 for the Youth category; 7 January 2021 for the Open category; and 14 January 2021 for the Professional category.
Screwfix Foundation Re-opens for Applications
The Screwfix Foundation, a registered charity, was created by trade retailers Screwfix in 2013.
After being closed for nearly three months, the Foundation is now open for applications from registered charities and not-for-profit organisations across the UK.
To be eligible, applicants must:
Be helping those in need by reason of financial hardship, sickness, distress or other disadvantages in the UK.
Be looking for funding to support projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings.
Grants of up to £5,000 are available for projects that relate to the repair, maintenance, improvement or construction of homes, community buildings and other buildings in deprived areas or for those in need.
This can include repairing run-down buildings and decorating the homes of people living with illness and disability. Projects should be environmentally friendly.
Applications can be made at any time and are reviewed on a quarterly basis. The next review will be in August 2020.
Co-op Local Community Fund – Applications Still Being Accepted in Some Areas
The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects across the UK that Co-op members care about. The funding is to help communities to come together, co-operate and have a positive impact on community wellbeing – physically and virtually.
To be eligible, projects must address at least one of the following:
Bring the community together to help those in need, providing access to life’s essentials such as community spaces, food and bereavement support.
Support the mental and physical health of others through community wellbeing activities.
Enable people to develop or share their skills to foster community spirit and build resilient communities for the future.
Applications will be accepted from:
UK registered charities.
Scout, Guide or Woodcraft folk groups.
Registered community amateur sports clubs (CASCs).
Churches or chapels that are ‘excepted’ charities.
Community benefit societies.
Community interest companies.
Any other organisation that can prove they are not run for profit.
Preference will be given to organisations with an annual income of less than £1 million a year.
No minimum or maximum amount of funding is specified. Most communities get £4,000 to £6,000 to share between three causes. The funding will be made in two payments: April 2021 and November 2021.
Before starting the application process, groups should use the post code checker on the Co-op website to find out if their area in the UK is still open for applications.
GSK IMPACT Awards 2021 Open to Applications
The GSK IMPACT Awards are an annual scheme, funded by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as part of the company's commitment to promoting community health and wellbeing. The Awards are organised and managed in partnership with the King's Fund, a leading independent health charity working to improve health and social care.
The Awards recognise and reward small to medium-sized charities in the UK that are doing excellent work to improve people's health. Charities must have an annual income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million.
Applicants must target community health needs in the UK and have a track record of achievement in this area.
The Awards recognise excellence in existing work and do not seek to fund new projects. The assessment is based on the work of the whole organisation and the assessment will focus on excellence in the six areas of IMPACT.
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
Innovation: Leadership, creativity and initiative in addressing current challenges in healthcare access and delivery.
Management: Efficient use of resources; quality of management processes; equality of opportunity; clear objectives and plans; strength and financial effectiveness of the organisation.
Partnership: Working effectively with others (members, users, voluntary, private and public sector partners, etc.); willingness to share 'best practice' and to learn from others.
Achievement: Measurable results achieved; numbers of people benefited; impact on access to healthcare; a reflective approach to evaluation of the work; measurement and monitoring of performance; being able to report on outcomes and impact.
Community focus: Involving and responding to users and the community; openness and provision of information; adaptability to changing circumstances and needs.
Targeting needs: Awareness of community issues and priorities and having a detailed understanding of the target community; ensuring services are accessible to, and focus on, people in need.
Up to ten winners will receive £30,000 unrestricted funding with one overall winner receiving £40,000. Winners will also receive free training and development valued at up to £9,500, a specially commissioned professional film and photographs along with publicity and press support. Up to ten runners-up will receive £3,000.
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