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We live in uncertain times and for once such a statement actually means something, as since I last wrote we have a new government and a renewed promise to leave the EU. I’d like to focus on the former if I may and flag up a minor detail of the new government – the charities brief.

YMCA Burton launches Sleepout 2019!

Local charity, YMCA Burton have set the date for their 11th annual Sleepout this week – Friday 8th November 2019.

Last year’s Sleepout saw 240 people take part in their Sleepout which was held over two venues, Pirelli Stadium – where people chose to sleep in the concourses or outside the ground and St Modwens church in the graveyard.

The youngest person to ever take part in Sleepout was 3 years old and the oldest was 83 so age is no barrier to signing up for this event!

Burton & District Wildlife Group Twin Reserves Walk between Tucklesholme and Branston

We are incredibly lucky, in the Burton area, to have two new and developing Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Nature Reserves on our doorstep.

Branston Leas and Tucklesholme Reserves, will create a massive nature area, running from the brook alongside the Riverside Hotel, to the Barton/Walton interchange, on the A38, between the Burton to Birmingham railway and the River Trent.

Carers Support - potential bidding partnership call

As many of you will be aware, the county council and partners currently invest in a service delivered as the Carers Hub, by People Plus.

We believe this service will be reshaped over the next year and anticipate a new service being awarded, to be delivered from September 2020. It’s not yet clear which funders will be investing in the service in the future, but we do understand the county council we continue to invest in a service.

British Ecological Society - Outreach Grants

Grants up to £2,000 are available to organisations to support projects that promote ecological science to a wide audience.

The British Ecological Society (BES) is providing grants through its Outreach Grants programme to help promote ecological science to a wide audience.

Ecology is defined by the BES as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment.

The deadline for applications is 9 September 2019

Time to get recognised and financially rewarded?

Financial awards recognising grassroots charities and social enterprises that are working to prevent and tackle poverty across Britain.

Six winning organisation will be awarded with a grant of £10,000.

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Awards seek to recognise and reward voluntary sector organisations, charities and other projects in the UK that are working to advance social justice and tackle issues of poverty.

Masonic Charitable Foundation Grants are available for charities that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people

Masonic Charitable Foundation Grants are available for charities in England and Wales that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people (up the age of 25 years) to overcome the barriers they face in order to achieve the best possible start in life.

There are two funding levels:

Large grants of between £10,000 and £150,000 for up to three years are available to charities with an income exceeding £500,000. The average large grant will range from £20,000 to £80,000. Occasionally, large grants of up to £150,000 are made for outstanding projects.

Canoe Foundation grant funding

Grants for clubs, community groups and regions across the UK with an active interest in wider canoeing participation.

The principle functions of the Canoe Foundation are to raise money; inform and educate; and allocate funds, in line with its main purpose to “support all to enjoy and benefit from the experience of paddling on our water in a sustainable manner”. The Foundation does this through grant making that facilitates improvements to suitable landing and launching points and by promoting the conservation of inland waterways for the benefit of all sectors of the community.