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Big Lottery Fund launches “Reaching Communities Fund”

The Big Lottery Fund has launched its Reaching Communities Fund. The programme provides grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive. The grants are awarded to voluntary and community organisations or social enter...

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GUAC members in the running for success at ERSA Employability Awards

Five GUAC members have been shortlisted in the 2018 Employability Awards, led by ERSA. Torus, Monmouthshire Housing, Sovereign and Thames Valley have all been shortlisted for the Team of the Year, sponsored by Jobskilla and IEP, whilst whg have been shortlisted for Innovation, sponsored by Forwar...

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GUAC talks with New York

This week, GUAC will be co-hosting the first ever housing and employment roundtable, between New York and London. GUAC, L&W and New York based think tank, MDRC are bringing together leading stakeholders from both cities to discuss how we can learn from each other's experiences and improve the...

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Financial Inclusion programme to receive funding from dormant accounts initiative – ideas sought from BLF now

January, the Government announced its intent to use £55m of funding from dormant bank account and building societies in the UK to improve financial inclusion. The government has now set out a statement of intent, to set out its plans for designing the programme to increase the use of fair, af...

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GUAC welcomes new Board Members – Meet them here!

Give us a Chance is delighted to welcome three new board members to the GUAC leadership team. Speaking of the recent appointments, GUAC Chair Jayne Entwistle said: "On behalf of Give us a Chance, I'd like to welcome each new Board member.  By joining our Board, now with its full complement of...

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Welcome to our latest GUAC members

Give us a Chance welcomes two new members today - Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) and Plus Dane. By joining GUAC, NCHA and Plus Dane have become part of the largest network of housing organisations - and their supporters - who provide employment and training support to resident...

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Coming soon in 2018: The GUAC Network

Working with our designer and tech lead Allen Tullett, GUAC are building a new service – The GUAC Network, to help bring members closer to GUAC’s services and to other members. The new service, which will launch in Spring 2018, will provide a secure database of employment and housing profess...

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New year – new changes

The recent government reshuffle that took place last week sees a raft of new, and not so new, faces filling the housing and employment space. Rt Hon Esther McVey, MP for Tatton, becomes new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, replacing Rt Hon David Gauke who makes his move to Justice Secre...

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