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:
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.
East Staffordshire Voluntary Car Scheme provides a service to help the elderly and those living in East Staffordshire who are unable to use public transport to make those essential journeys.
Volunteer drivers, using their own cars, offer a door to door service and will wait up to 90 minutes for the return journey.
East Staffordshire Voluntary Car Scheme
Burton upon Trent MENCAP are delighted to announce the re-opening of their Coffee Shop on Friday 20th September 2019 from 9.30 till 12.30 at the Brewhouse, Union Street, Burton.
We are a local charity run by volunteers who fund raise to support people in Burton with a learning disability. We have been a registered charity since 1967 and ran a coffee shop at Crossley House until November last year. Thanks to the newly elected councillors we have now been given the opportunity to re-open the Coffee Shop which is our main fund raising activity.
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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