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Aged Veterans Fund

A fund of £25million over five years is available to charitable organisations working in partnership for projects that support non-core health, wellbeing and social care needs of UK veterans over the age of 65 years who live permanently in the UK.  

Smart Energy Grants

Smart Energy is launching a new fund that will provide grants to not-for-profit organisations that can help engage people and communities across Britain with information about how to get and use smart meters.

The Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund is seeking applications from not-for-profit organisations that can reach those who may face barriers to getting a smart meter, including:

New Prevent Agenda Video Seeks to Inform

All Voluntary and Community sector providers are advised, as part of safeguarding responsibilities, to ensure that they familiarise themselves with their responsibilities under the government’s Prevent Agenda.

Prevent is part of the government’s national counter-terrorism strategy.  As the name suggests it focuses on preventing people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

To find out more about your duties under the act and on how to access further information, please view this short video

Grants Available from The England Illegal Money Lending Team

New funding is available from The England Illegal Money Lending Team to be used to benefit local communities.

The good news is that for the year 2016-2017 organisations will be able to apply for up to £5,000 to directly target an area affected by, or believed to be at risk of, illegal money lending to promote the Illegal Money Lending Team and the message that loan sharks should be avoided at all costs.

Your project idea will need to target illegal money lending and needs to be delivered by the 31st March 2017.

Current Partnerships

Support Staffordshire Brings People Together to create happy, healthy, meaningful lives for all.

In addition to our own work supporting volunteers and VCSE organisations we often work together in collaboration with other organisations of a similar ethos, to achieve shared aims. These partnerships change over time.

See the menu to the left for a flavour of our current collaborations and partnerships.

Speed Information Session in Burton: Promote your Organisation or Business to Our Work Coaches

We would like to invite you to book a FREE place at this session to enable you to promote your organisation/business to our work coaches and detail to them as to how you can make a difference by offering where appropriate work experience, training and support to our claimants in overcoming their barriers into work.

If you would like to take part please complete the booking form below and return it to Samantha.hinds@dwp.gsi.gov.uk or Jeanette.hines@dwp.gsi.gov.uk by 22 June 2016.

Workforce Development Funding (WDF) Open for Claims

The WDF is a funding stream from the Department of Health which is disbursed, in Staffordshire, by CareMatch.

It’s a limited pot of money which funds qualification units and supports the ongoing professional development of staff across adult social care in England.

The WDF can make a significant contribution towards the costs of workers completing health and social care qualifications, units and Apprenticeships.