Grants are available for small grassroots groups and charities in England either to help them develop their organisation or to deliver projects that fit with Comic Relief's four strategic themes:
Cannock & District
The GVC Onwards Grant Programme aims to support local communities and projects, with a focus on sports and healthy activity projects, and those which support men’s health.
You can apply for a grant of up to £5,000.
Like any good business, we need to grow, to learn and continually adjust to be ready for the future. Our job is to make sure everyone knows about the affordable homes that we let and sell, the repairs and improvements we make, the determination we have for people to sustain their home and the support and help we provide to keep people within homes safe, sound and secure.
The UK is set to leave the European Union on 31 October 2019. The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) have produced guidance and resources to help your organisation understand, and prepare for, the possible impact of Brexit.
No-deal guidance for charities
In September 2019 NCVO published No-deal Brexit and the voluntary sector: Preparing for change. This new guidance sets out the potential implications of a no-deal Brexit for charities, and suggests practical steps organisations can take to reduce the risks. It includes:
A group of influential local charities have written an open letter to MPs asking them to recognise the serious impacts of ongoing austerity on local services across both the voluntary sector and local statutory providers. The letter penned by Garry Jones, Chief Executive of Support Staffordshire is written with the support of other members of Team Staffordshire, a local representative body for the voluntary sector.
Further to the briefing that was issued on Friday, we are pleased to announce that Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) has been confirmed as the interim host provider for autism services in south Staffordshire.
The Trust will take responsibility for the interim service from Tuesday 1st October and will be working with Midlands Psychology to ensure as smooth a transition as possible for patients, carers and their families.
SASSOT’s Board recently met to discuss SASSOT’s long term future and its legal status as a body hosted by Stafford Borough Council (SBC).
Following careful deliberation, the decision was taken that SASSOT will transition to an independent charitable body during 2020.
This decision means the Board can plan for a more sustainable future and to capitalise on the many exciting opportunities independence presents.
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We understand this has been a very difficult situation for everyone involved and would particularly like to apologise for the concern and distress it has caused for patients, carers and their families.
Any period of change is naturally unsettling for those affected but we would like to reassure you that the provision of safe and effective autism services for children and young people in south Staffordshire remains our priority.
To access this training course you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services.
This course has been updated in line with the Care Act 2014
This FREE course is suitable for workers in the health and social care sectors and has been mapped to the CQC Common Induction Standards.
FREE Basic Life Support and Defibrillator Training delivered by AEDdonate in partnership with SAFER Communities CIC
The session takes about 2 hours to complete.