As we enter week six of lockdown, we are very aware that the coronavirus has been an unusual time for most people and has been distressing for many. People have been unable to see friends and family face-to-face and others are struggling with isolation, having been instructed by the government to shield/self-isolate for at least 12-weeks and not leave their homes.
Lichfield and District
Closing date: 22nd May 2020
Priority will be given to organisations that are delivering support services or have significantly adapted their services in order to respond to the current crisis and support vulnerable people. Awards of up to £10,000 are available.
To ensure your best chance of success please make sure to read through all of the information before you apply.
Please see below amendments to the application criteria:
Keele University is offering student interns to charities and not for profits - free of charge, no PAYE, working from home on a role or project of your choice (Keele will pay the students) - there are many talented students ready to work. Funding is kindly provided by Santander Universities.
Example projects could be research, helping to locate funding sources, administration, data analysis, social media (setting up, running and even training to your staff), Marketing, or help with fundraising
It is more important than ever to use digital health solutions to support our most vulnerable. To aid this Staffordshire County Council has recently procured a digital tool from the Organisation for the Review of Care and Health Apps (ORCHA) to make it easier for people to find good quality apps across different conditions and behaviours.
You can use the search to find top rated apps across different areas, such as stopping smoking, improving your mental wellbeing, keeping active and managing health conditions.
Closing Date: 5th May 2020
During the COVID-19 outbreak, have you had to shift your focus? Have you had to adapt the way you run your charity? Is it challenging to correctly equip your staff/volunteers to work remotely?
These are challenging times for many small charities.
Your service provider has changed
From 1st April 2020, humankind have begun to deliver Staffordshire Treatment and Recovery Services; this includes t3 stars the young person’s element of the service.
All Staff from the previous provider have been TUPE’d across; we felt that this was a necessity as the staff are the ones with the knowledge of Staffordshire and its services and it has been widely acknowledged by commissioners, partners and stakeholders what a great job the team have done over the years
These online sessions will take place via zoom. You can set up a free Zoom account here.
*** If you need to cancel your reservation we ask that you do so with as much notice as possible so the place can be offered to someone else. ***
The government cannot afford to overlook or undervalue the not-for-profit sector at the moment. As we navigate the worst impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, people across the country are relying on VCSE organisations, the essential support they provide and how they shape our society for the better. And we shall all continue to rely on their expertise and experience now, in acute crisis, and as we move on to the recovery effort that lies ahead.
In response to the Covid-19 pandemic there has been a noticeable increase in cybercrime and fraud.
The way in which we are living our lives has changed significantly, we are communicating with one another in new and different ways, and we are engaged with agencies and organisations which we may not have been before.
For these reasons, it is important to be vigilant, especially where personal and/or financial information is being shared, to ensure that you don’t become a victim of a scam.
The Stop Loan Sharks team are here to help. They are the only government agency in the UK who have the power to investigate and prosecute loan sharks and illegal money lenders.
The Stop Loan Sharks helpline service remains open and fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. To safely report a loan shark, call the 24-hour confidential helpline on 0300 555 2222. Or text a report to 07860 022116. Or complete an online report form.