Community News May 2

Make the most of In Kind Direct by following our top tips!

We are delighted that our new-look catalogue site is up and running to give users the best experience. Thank you to everyone who completed this year’s Impact Survey in March. We were pleased to see that almost 80% of respondents said they see In Kind Direct as either their first port of call for products, or where they come first when delivering their current services. The top tips you shared were also really helpful – and we have been sharing them in our weekly product updates for members. We look forward to sharing our Impact Report with everyone in the summer.

The Charities Team is regularly out and about, in particular visiting network members to understand how In Kind Direct’s services are helping and what else we can be doing! Having listened, take a look at our growing Affiliate partnerships below, as well as a new regular section signposting to national and regional resources and funding.

Products You Love

Goal for The Gambia works supporting education and healthcare in the Gambia. Sandra Sanyang, Founder and Trustee, said:

“One of our projects is period poverty. Some of our supporters make reusable sanitary wear as for many they are too expensive to buy. These Tiger bags were perfect for these kits which include reusable pads, holders for the pads, underwear, soap and a flannel. The photo shows some of the girls from the scout troop we support receiving them”.

Order your Tiger products today!

Star Photo

We received this great photo from The Brain Charity, who offer support and social activities to anyone with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers. We love seeing the difference our products make. Keep an eye out for our photo competition in May, your chance to share more of these moments with some great prizes up for grabs!

Affiliates - more great savings

Organisations that have registered with In Kind Direct for free can access more great savings than ever before with our trusted partners – including essential office supplies, photocopiers and so much more. Take a look today! Make great savings on resources and training direct with our newest partner, Directory of Social Change, by using the discount code in your Community News email.

If your charitable organisation hasn’t registered with us yet, you’re missing out! Register for free today.


Signposting: funding and resources

We are committed to helping charitable organisations keep on doing more, for less. We welcome suggestions for future Community News. Please note: all details are from external sources.

The Good Exchange – Connecting funders, fundraisers and donors across the UK with a single application form. Particular funds available for projects in County Durham and Darlington.

Groundwork – A variety of grants available to change places and lives right across the UK.

South East LEP Community Grants – Grants of £10k-£20k to enable targeted support in Kent, Medway, Essex, Thurrock, Southend and East Sussex.

New frontiers: the social sector through Brexit – following a successful London event in April, the second free event will be in Manchester on 11th July 2019.

Business & IP Centre Network – library-based spaces across England including free advice clinics.


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