£500K Windrush Community Fund opens for bids

first_img£500K Windrush Community Fund opens for bids AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Voice4Change England (V4CE) have announced a £500,000 Windrush Community Fund. The Fund is now open to bids from charities, community organisations and grassroots groups that are raising awareness and supporting engagement among those eligible for the government’s  Windrush Scheme and Windrush Compensation Scheme.Organisations across the UK that work with affected communities can bid for an award from £2,500 up to £25,000 to be used to help raise awareness of the support and compensation available.The Home Office fund has been designed with the Windrush Cross-Government Working Group and will be administered by Voice4Change England. V4CE says it has no role or connection with the Windrush Scheme or Windrush Compensation Scheme, but is focused on assisting community groups who apply for the fund. Final decisions on funding will be made by the Windrush Cross-Government Working Group and the Home Office.SEE ALSO: Cross-sector report calls for new social contract to support community development (4 August 2020) Tagged with: Funding Howard Lake | 21 December 2020 | News Promotional and outreach events within a communityProduction and distribution of marketing materialsCommunication campaigns, both online and in personAccessing and using communication channels such social media or the local radio.” The closing date for Phase 1 applications is 12 February 2021. Find out more on their website. Image: Royal Navy official photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commonscenter_img V4CE stated: “The successful organisations will raise awareness of the Windrush schemes, and support engagement of victims of the Windrush scandal in several potential ways including: Advertisement  248 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 The Fund particularly encourages applications from organisations that are “led by affected communities or work mainly with affected communities.” Affected communities are those that faced difficulties in demonstrating their lawful status in the UK, depending on when they arrived, and those who therefore suffered losses in proving their right to work, finding a place to live, accessing healthcare or some other impact. 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

“Gift from Krk” is a great project for encouraging and developing local authentic souvenirs

first_imgA gift from Krk is a stamp awarded to a souvenir as a kind of present of the city, thus reflecting the continuity of its artistic, cultural, cultural-historical or cultural heritage, while presenting its tangible, intangible and natural heritage. Take a look at all previous souvenirs with the “Gift from Krk” stamp HERE, while more details about the competition find out HERE Guided by the most recent Krk event Camino Week, which in early October last year, following the medieval pilgrimage routes of the island of Krk, began marking the official Croatian Camino route as part of the European network of pilgrimage routes of St. Jakov, the emphasis is on accepting creative challenges that can stimulate the lives of saints who touch the city and the island of Krk, their specific iconography and related symbolism, emphasize the Tourist Board of Krk. “Gift from Krk” is a project of the Tourist Board of Krka, which has proven to be the most successful in our market when we talk about defining and encouraging the production of our own souvenirs of a tourist destination. It is important to emphasize that this is a selection of all applications and that the focus is on quality, not on plastic souvenirs from China. Registered souvenirs can be works of art and art objects, arts and crafts and gastronomic products, clothing and utility items, as well as graphic materials and multimedia [photographs and video materials]. When it comes to works of art, art objects and handicrafts, it is important that there are solutions quality workmanship made of environmentally friendly, ie characteristic of the island climate materials, is emphasized in the tender. This year’s competition will give priority to souvenirs that interpret the cultural, cultural and tourist values ​​of the city of Krk in different ways, taking into account its historical heritage, richness of architectural, sculptural, painting and archaeological heritage and special natural environments.  This year, the Tourist Board of the City of Krk announced the ninth competition for the application of the official souvenir solution, which will be marked with a stamp A gift from Krk.last_img read more

North vs. south: Where Brisbane home values are rising and falling the most

first_imgPeter and Sarah Bradnam, with their two sons, Harry, 4, and Theo, 18 months, at their home in Bardon. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.BRISBANE’S property market has become a tale of two cities, with homeowners in the western suburbs revelling in higher home values and a buyer’s market emerging in the south.Brisbane’s west was the best performing capital city region over the past 12 months, with home values rising by 4.8 per cent, according to new data from property researcher CoreLogic.Houses in Fig Tree Pocket jumped in value by more than 10 per cent, while in the less affluent suburb of Moggill, they also rose more than 7 per cent.GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HEREThis house at 681 Jesmond Rd, Fig Tree Pocket, recently sold for $1.14 million.But on the south side of town, home values declined the most in the past year — falling 1.9 per cent.Units in Yeronga are now almost 5 per cent cheaper than they were a year ago.The change in home values in Brisbane’s east and north is less pronounced, with both regions increasing in value by around 1.2 per cent.With spring selling season just around the corner, the data shows parts of the city are a clear seller’s market, while other parts provide an opportunity for buyers to grab a bargain.LIVE WITH THE QUEEN FOR FREEOver the 12 months to July 18, home values across Queensland rose 0.7 per cent — made up of a 1.2 per cent rise across the greater Brisbane region, while values across regional Queensland gained 0.2 per cent.CoreLogic senior research analyst Cameron Kusher said the change in home values in Queensland — and within each individual region — in the past year was diverse when compared with the NSW and Victorian markets.“Even looking at Moreton Bay, you’ve got home values in the south of the region climbing 3 per cent whereas they fell a tenth of a per cent in the north,” Mr Kusher said.Unit values in Banksia Beach in Moreton Bay North shot up 15 per cent in 12 months, while units in Griffin in Moreton Bay South fell almost 4 per cent.This five-bedroom house at 20 Beagle Ave, Banksia Beach, is for sale for $469,000.Even though Brisbane’s west recorded the biggest jump in home values overall, the western suburb of Chelmer saw the largest drop in values of any suburb in greater Brisbane — shedding 9.6 per cent.And while Logan experienced solid growth in home values of nearly 2 per cent in the past year, dwelling values in Ipswich fell half a per cent, despite both being about the same distance from Brisbane’s CBD.“You are definitely finding some disparity between the different regions of the city,” Mr Kusher said.QLD RICHLISTER’S $20M RENOVATION“I think it comes down to the fact the market’s not overly strong (in southeast Queensland), so people are more discerning about where they’re going to purchase.”Mr Kusher said it painted a picture of the so-called territorial divide between Brisbane’s north and south.“The south does tend to be a bit more affordable than the northside, so maybe people are looking at the weaker housing conditions and targeting higher value properties in areas where values are a bit higher,” he said.“We are seeing interstate migration picking up, and right across Brisbane, what you get for your money is an awful lot more than what you get for your money in Sydney.”CoreLogic’s senior research analyst Cameron Kusher.Agent Benjamin Smith of Brisbane Real Estate said he was not surprised home values in the city’s west had increased in the past year, particularly in the suburbs of Fig Tree Pocket and Moggill.“Certainly Fig Tree Pocket has moved up a bit in value, no question,” Mr Smith said.“The riverfront really hasn’t moved a great deal but then you’ve got the properties between $800,000 and $1.3 million which have seen a lot of action.”Mr Smith said Fig Tree Pocket had a high retention rate, but there had been plenty of activity among sellers downsizing and upgrading lately.“A very high percentage stay in the suburb and upgrade or downsize,” he said.This five-bedroom house at 47 Salubris Plc, Moggill, is for sale for $595,000.Mr Smith said he thought Moggill land values had gained at least 10 per cent in the past year, but that was from a low base.“There’s a lot of land development out there, and new houses going up, and that’s helped lift those prices,” he said.Mr Smith said Kenmore was another suburb in Brisbane’s west that was growing in value.“It’s an old area rediscovering itself,” he said.“It’s sitting on the coat tails of Indooroopilly because it’s become expensive now.”New data from realestate.com.au shows demand for houses in Brisbane’s west has also increased in the past six months, while demand for houses in the south has fallen almost 7 per cent.Views per house listing in the western suburb of Chapel Hill are up a whopping 42 per cent since the beginning of the year.Brisbane couple Pete and Sarah Bradnam bought their home in Bardon, in Brisbane’s inner west, in 2013 and have raised their two children, Harry, 4, and Theo, eight months, there.Mr Bradnam said he had lived in the western suburbs for the past decade — in Paddington, Ashgrove, Auchenflower and now, Bardon.NEW DEVELOPMENT MORE LIKE A RESORTPeter and Sarah Bradnam, with their two sons, Harry, 4, and Theo, 18 months, at their home in Bardon. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.He said the most attractive thing about the western suburbs, particularly Bardon, was the proximity to the city and accessibility to other parts of town.“It is really easy to get to the city from this side of town,” Mr Bradnam said.“It’s close to Paddington’s cafes and Rosalie Village, and it’s also really easy to go north and south.“Bardon is a good spot because the majority of people around here are families, and.there are still quite large block sizes.”Bardon’s median house price has grown 6.6 per cent in 12 months to hit $948,350.Mr Bradnam, who recently sold a home he renovated in the same suburb, said he believed Brisbane’s west was a safe place to invest in property.“You’re pretty safe in these areas to spend money renovating a house, provided you do it wisely,” he said.BEST SUBURBS FOR BUYERSMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoSuburb Property type Median value Yearly growthBRISBANE SOUTHYeronga Unit $419,719 -4.7%Fairfield Unit $420,178 -3.7%Greenslopes Unit $370,858 -3.5%BRISBANE NORTHKedron Unit $370,172 -5.6%BRISBANE INNER CITYSouth Brisbane Unit $445,741 -8.7%West End Unit $482,508 -7.4%East Brisbane Unit $393,975 -5.1%BRISBANE WESTChelmer House $987,629 -9.6%MORETON BAY NORTHCaboolture Unit $214,939 -5.8%Morayfield Unit $257,455 -5.3%BEST SUBURBS FOR SELLERSSuburb Property type Median value Yearly growthBRISBANE WESTFig Tree Pocket House $1.0527m 10.3%Moggill House $566,113 7.4%Indooroopilly House $911,636 6.7%BRISBANE EASTOrmiston House $666,217 9.5%LOGAN-BEAUDESERTUnderwood House $592,170 19.5%Jimboomba House $496,186 6.8%IPSWICH Karalee House $532,542 7.8%MORETON BAY NORTHBanksia Beach Unit $436,101 15%MORETON BAY SOUTHEverton Hills House $557,543 9.5%(Source: CoreLogic)last_img read more

Meet Pinto, the imprisoned football hacker, whose evidence led to Man City ban

first_img Read Also: Guardiola’s future in doubt after Man City hit with UEFA ban “It wasn’t the prison guards who did it, but the Portuguese prosecutors. They do anything they want. “It was a month before they returned the notebook to me.” Pinto is still awaiting a date for his trial. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I knew that Portuguese authorities prosecute whistleblowers, so I had to be ready for that. Pinto is currently in a Lisbon jail and awaiting trial for his alleged crimes Loading… “The Portuguese authorities are afraid of what I know and that’s why it is important that I not lose my mind. “In the beginning, I wrote notes related to the case in my notebook, but then it was taken from me. “My lawyer was present when they searched my cell and said it was illegal to take my notes from me.center_img As Man City are banned from the Champions League for two years, it’s easy to forget one man’s tireless work in exposing their Financial Fair Play breaking. Rui Pinto – a Portuguese hacker who worked out of his modest home – sent shockwaves through the world after gaining access to club emails and handing them to the media. Rui Pinto (centre) is escorted by guards as he is extradited from Hungary to Portugal The Football Leaks scandal has seen the 31-year-old sent to prison, where he remains to this day awaiting a court case for his alleged crimes. On Thursday, he was denied an appeal and will face trial for 90 different counts after exposing top sides and players from around Europe. Pinto, who is accused of hacking sabotage and fraud, has been in jail since last March, while awaiting a verdict by the Lisbon Court of Appeal. But it was his action that has forced Uefa into the unprecedented ban for the Etihad side, while also fining them nearly £25m. Football Leaks whistleblower Rui Pinto arrives at the Metropolitan Court in Budapest, Hungary, for his trial in March As news of City’s punishment stunned football, #freepinto started to trend on social networking site Twitter. Fans came together in a show of solidarity, as he sat in his tiny cell in a prison in the middle of Lisbon. It comes nearly a year on from Pinto being extradited from Hungary, where he was living in downtown Budapest, to Portugal. Football Leaks was created back in 2015, and has done more good than harm, while exposing everything from tax fraud to clubs breaching FFP. Dortmund fans hold up a banner in support of Pinto after the Football Leaks scandal Pinto – who worked under the name John – is claimed to have got hold of 70 million documents and 3.4 terabytes of information, including personal emails. He sat down with Der Spiegel, where he leaked a lot of this info, in December last year, in a tell-all interview about his time inside. He said: “I was aware that anything could happen. Promoted ContentWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouUnderappreciated Movies You Missed In 20197 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes10 Actors That Started Their Careers On Soaps10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?last_img read more