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Enterprising community libraries – 5th March - Update

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  1st Feb 2013
We are pleased to reveal what is looking like a fantastic programme for our forthcoming event to explore the future of community libraries.

Enterprising community libraries – a national networking event - 5th March

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  8th Jan 2013
Organised by Locality, this event is a chance to learn about and influence the changing role that communities are playing in the provision of library services. It promises to be the UK’s largest ever gathering of community managed and supported libraries.

Olympic Games - ICT Going Cheap to Charities and Schools

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  21st Nov 2012
Econocom are managing the re-assignment of the Acer ICT fleet from the Olympic Games. This consists of some 12,000 PCs, 2,400 laptops, 1,000 servers and 2,300 touchscreens (ELO 1515L).

November News Round-up

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  21st Nov 2012
A lot has been happening in the world of community libraries in recent weeks so, here's a round up of: • National News • New Community Managed Libraries • News from the Network • Resources and Opportunities.

Feasibility Funds Available to Support Community Library Projects

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  12th Oct 2012
The Social Investment Business has launched the Community Ownership and Management of Assets (including Right to Bid) grants programme. Grants are available to organisations wanting to take up opportunities under the new Right to Bid or in relation to the pursuit of an asset transfer from a public body.

Speak Up For Libraries conference - 10 November

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  11th Oct 2012
The day-long event will pull together library campaigners and supporters from across the UK and give them the opportunity to build on their existing campaigning skills and tactics, share ideas and strategies, and focus on a way forward to make their local campaign as effective as possible, with the goal of ensuring library services are supported and protected, now and in the future.

Locality ’12 convention

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  9th Oct 2012
Join us at the Locality national convention 2012. With over 500 community enterprise and social action practitioners expected to attend, Locality ’12 will be the sector’s biggest and best event of the year. Guest Speakers include Nicky Morgan, the Director of Libraries for Arts Council England

One year on

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  9th Aug 2012
It's been almost a year since we launched the Community Knowledge Hub and began building a network of community managed and supported libraries. It’s fair to say that predictions that we would see a big increase in interest in community management were on the mark– with up to date figures expected this Autumn – and, looking ahead, more local authorities are expected to press ahead with plans to transfer the management of library services to communities over the coming year.

Arts Council England announces £6 million additional Lottery funding for libraries

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  28th Jun 2012
The Arts Council for England have announced an additional £6 million of National Lottery-funded Grants for the arts that will be available to libraries from September 2012. This fund will support projects that stimulate ambitious and innovative partnerships between libraries and artists and/or arts organisations, encouraging communities to participate in cultural activities.

New Heritage Funding Programme

Posted by Anton Schultz  |  25th Apr 2012
Have you ever wondered what your local area was like in the past? Or how people in your community used to live? The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is launching a new £1m small grant programme designed to help local communities answer these and countless more questions about their past.
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