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Resource Action Fund

Grants are available for businesses and not-for-profit organisations in England to support resource efficiency projects, with the goal of diverting, reducing and better managing waste, in the areas of food, plastics, textiles, recycling infrastructure and litter.

Value from Food Waste

These grants will fund both revenue and capital expenditure costs with project values between £20,000 and £100,000.  

Citizen Food Waste Behaviour Change Grant

This scheme will award grants between £25,000 and £100,000 for both capital and revenue project expenditure.

One Stop Carriers for Causes Grants

Grants up to £500 are available to local non-profit organisations and groups for projects within two miles of a One Stop store in Great Britain that benefit local communities by helping to improve lives and local places.

The grants will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project which must meet at least one of the programme's outcomes:

Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK for projects that relate to the delivery of financial skills to different defined groups.

The MSE Charity, the charitable fund of financial advice website MoneySavingExpert.com, is dedicated to supporting UK voluntary groups deliver financial life skills, which make a lasting impact on the way people think, behave and manage their money.

The charity operates a themed approach for each funding round.

Swimathon Foundation Community Grants scheme

The Swimathon Foundation's annual Community Grants Scheme offers up to £2500 of funding to groups and individuals who provide and promote swimming in their local community. The scheme is operated in partnership with Swim England and the Swimming Trust.

The funding aims to encourage and support organisations which increase access to swimming and provide activities aimed at helping individuals and communities enjoy the benefits of swimming throughout their lives.

National Village Hall Census Launched

Rural Charity Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) releases a comprehensive survey to 10,000 village halls once every ten years.

ACRE will use the data collected to help secure funding for halls, to ensure that advice and information adapts to the challenges facing volunteer hall committees and that the ACRE Network can continue to provide the very best support.

Kendall and Wall planning to open service in East Staffordshire

Kendall & Wall Charitable Trust is trying to combat loneliness and social isolation by organising outings for elderly and disabled people. They have a number of wheelchair accessible minibuses. They are based in Lichfield but provide a service to a much wider area, including Burton on Trent.

They are planning to open a branch in Burton on Trent and are looking for an individual to head up the new branch on a voluntary basis. He/she will take the lead in setting up the new office, which may initially be in the volunteer’s own home.

Places of Welcome in Uttoxeter

The Places of Welcome network is really taking off in Uttoxeter, with two venues relaunching for the new year.  

The first of these was St. Mary's Church in Uttoxeter town centre, which restarted as a Place of Welcome in January, after a short break.  It will continue to open every week going forward, offering a free cuppa and a chat on Thursday mornings between 9.30am and 12 noon.