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Media Trust opens small grassroots grants for digital inclusion

Media Trust opens small grassroots grants for digital inclusion
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Media Trust opens small grassroots grants for digital inclusion1

Fundraising | Celina Ribeiro | 16 May 2011

The Media Trust has opened a grassroots grants scheme, offering cash, training and support to communities isolated and disempowered by age, long-term illness or disability.

The Community Voices grant scheme, now in its second run, offers grants of £500 to up to seven grassroots groups representing these communities. Successful applicants will also be offered advice and training from the Media Trust in an effort to empower and make a difference in the lives of the socially excluded via the use of digital media.

Media Trust’s marketing and communications director Gavin Sheppard, said that the scheme had been very successful in its first round. “The Community Voices scheme has already been a huge success, enabling us to support 48 disadvantaged and isolated communities and touching the lives of more than 60,000 people," he said.

"We are extremely happy to be able to continue the scheme and help even more communities to get their voices heard, learn new skills and pass these on, creating a lasting legacy where the communities can teach and empower others in true big society style.”

Applications for funding should be made to the Media Trust by 13 June, 2011. 

Rev. CLAY LUAMBA
CHAIRPERSON
HOPE
10 Jun 2011

Hi, We are very happy to hear about you and get your details from CVS Rochadle. We are a non-profit organisation, working on voluntary sector, based in Middleton, Manchester and are actively working with the disadvanted people from BME Community from African and Caribbean background for their integration in the UK, by the provision of various activities, such as I.T trainings, Digital Media trainings, Musical trainings, etc. We would love to apply for grant of £ 500 that you are offering in order to extend our activities. Your suggestions are more than welcome to enable us not to miss this opportunity.
Kind regards,
Rev. Clay LUAMBA

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