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South Staffs Water Stakeholder Update

We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your customers as we adapt to new ways of living and working. During Covid-19, we don’t want our customers worrying about their water supply, bills and payments. We’ve pulled together the help and support we can offer our customers during this difficult time and are hoping that you help us to promote this in any way you can. More information can be found on our website.

Thomas Pocklington Trust: COVID-19 Emergency Fund for the Sight Loss Sector

No Closing date specified


Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has suspended its normal grant funding activities and set up an emergency fund for sight loss organisations.

£500,000 of essential support will be available to sight loss sector organisations which are providing critical services for the physical and emotional well-being of blind and partially sighted people in these uncertain times.

Grants will be available of up to £10,000 pounds or the equivalent of two months’ running costs (whichever is less) for use over the next six months.

Grant Scheme for smaller organisations affected by the virus outbreak

Applications for this round of funding are now paused


Charities Aid Foundation has launched a small grants scheme for smaller charitable organisations. It’s for grants of up to £10,000 for smaller organisations affected by the virus outbreak. 

Organisations with a charitable purpose and charitable activities, which had income of £1million or less in their last financial year.

This includes:

Police Contact for Volunteers

Some general advice for the voluntary organisations on Police contact:

  • If the volunteer believes a person is in imminent danger they should call 999.
  • If they believe a person is a victim of domestic or elder abuse but not in imminent danger they should call 101.
  • If they have general concerns about non urgent vulnerabilities they should report direct to Adult Social care on -

                         •   If the adult lives in Stoke-on-Trent: 0800 561 0015

ASDA Volunteer Shopping Card

Let’s make tough times that little bit easier …

Not being able to get to the shops for your essentials is hard. Especially in the current situation. That’s why we’ve created the Volunteer Shopping Card, the cashless - and less stressful - way for people to help get the shopping in. Ideal for those who might be self-isolating, older or medically vulnerable, the Volunteer Shopping Card provides a contactless, safe and secure way to allow others to shop for them.

If you have to stay at home

The Volunteer Shopping Card is great because it’s easy to: