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Call for Bids from Environmental Orgs

The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust has announced that it has allocated a further £1 million to grant aid to environmental programmes — and bids are now open. PDHCT has a long history of awarding grants to the environmental sector, in particular supporting the work of various Wildlife Trusts, the John Muir Trust and peatland conservation. For guidelines on how to apply, click here.

IdeasTap Legacy Continues through Hiive Partnership

IdeasTap today announced a final pledge of £100,000 to continue supporting creative people after it closes its doors in July. The charity will launch a series of funds, competitions and mentoring opportunities on Hiive, a networking site for creative people. Read more.

Conservation continues in Leicestershire

We continued to support Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust this year. “PDHCT has supported us in delivering a huge variety of practical nature conservation tasks, enabling a wide range of volunteers from local communities, organisations, and businesses to protect and enhance Rutland Water and other key nature reserves,” said director Simon Bentley.

200,000th member joins IdeasTap

IdeasTap’s membership has now grown to more than 200,000 young, creative people, making it the largest creative network in the UK. Despite pending closure being announced in March, thousands of artists have continued to sign up to take advantage of the charity’s final funding schemes, competitions, jobs and training events.

IdeasTap announces closure

IdeasTap announces plans for closure after failing to secure long-term funding. “We’ve worked tirelessly over the last 12 months to confirm future funding for our operations. It is with great sadness and reluctance that we have reached this decision,” said Peter De Haan, Chairman of IdeasTap. Download press release.

IdeasTap Launches Accelerator: Crowdfunding for Creatives

Arts charity IdeasTap today launched ACCELERATOR, a commission-free crowdfunding platform for creative projects. ACCELERATOR adds a new dimension to IdeasTap, giving young creative people an additional tool to raise funds to make their projects happen – without having to pay the usual fees.