Party conference bursary scheme open for applicationsBecky Slack
Small charities wanting to attend the party conferences in the autumn can apply for an NCVO bursary.
Winning organisations get the chance to send a representative to either the Liberal Democrat, Labour or Conservative Party conference where they have the opportunity to speak to MPs, attend fringe events and discuss key issues such as the Big Society and impact of spending cuts.
The scheme is open to voluntary and community organisations with an income of less than £500,000. Applications must be received by Friday 20 May. Winners receive a two-day conference pass, one night's accommodation and reasonable travel expenses. Full terms and conditions and details on how to apply are available at: http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/partyconferencebursary.
Charity Insight's sister title, New Statesman, will be hosting a number of fringe events at the party conferences. Located outside of the secure area and free to attend, topics will include The Big Society, International Development, Education and housing among others. For more information, visit www.newstatesman.com/events
For coverage of last year's party conferences, visit: