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Home Office - Anti-Knife Crime Community Fund

Grants are available to voluntary and community sector groups for community projects in England and Wales which reduce knife crime and have a positive impact on young people who are at risk of carrying a knife and committing a crime.

The maximum grant available is £30,000 for single projects that are completed by 30 March 2020.

Voluntary and community sector groups and organisations in England and Wales can apply, including:

Garry Jones's blog

As I write we are in the depths of discussions with PCNs (Primary Care Networks – clusters of GPs, working together) about the opportunity provided by national funding for social prescribing link workers. Ourselves and VAST have pitched a bold proposition to place this service at the heart of the local voluntary sector, by employing the workers through a consortia approach. This would mean generalists working for ourselves and VAST, able to signpost and support patients to access the broadest range of community and voluntary sector services; instead of drawing upon medical services.

Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund

The Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund (CLTRF) offers local grants for the delivery of adult learning programmes which address the identified needs of local communities. The CLTRF is funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

The funding is for the delivery of education and training for adults returning to learning (aged 19+ as of 31st August 2019).

People Helping People Fund

Despite dramatically reduced funding which means that Staffordshire County Council cannot do everything it once did, or would like to do, we can still make Staffordshire a great place to live and work. This means the county council and all of our communities need to work together differently, where the county council continues to focus on fulfilling its legal obligations and supporting the most vulnerable people in our communities, and communities do more for themselves and others.

Open afternoon at WELLIES

Everyone is invited to attend - no need to book for the WELLIES project (Wellness, Education, Learning, Laughter, Inspiration, Environment, Skills) on Friday 19th July 13.00 - 16.00 hrs.

WELLIES is 10 years old and they are having a celebration afternoon. Why not join them and see what they do?

Uttoxeter: A very welcoming place.

Places of Welcome is a UK wide project, which aims to ensure that every neighbourhood has places where people may go to connect and contribute in a safe environment.  Over the past few months, Uttoxeter has been adding numerous places to this welcoming network, and recently the volunteers who help make this happen were able to come together for a chat over a cuppa and a cake of their own.

More Places of Welcome venues for Burton town centre

Burton is becoming an even more Welcoming Place!

Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute. Anybody can pop along to their local Place of Welcome and will be guaranteed a warm welcome, free hospitality and the opportunity to make friends in the local community. 

Since the article in the April ebulletin: