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Village Hall Improvements Grant

In the first round, ACRE received 22 applications from eligible UK organisations to apply for funding from the Village Hall improvement Grant.


This grant follows the Autumn 2018 budget which announced: to mark the centenary of the Armistice, government would support several initiatives, including making available grant funding to support improvement projects for village halls.

This is in recognition of the important role that village halls play in underpinning local community life.

Citizens Advice celebrates its 80th Anniversary

Citizens Advice celebrates its 80th anniversary this year, starting in 1939, following the outbreak of the Second World War.

Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West (CASSW) was one of the first local bureaux to open, its first office opened in Tipping Street, Stafford in November 1939 and the service across Staffordshire has been available to people in our local communities for 80 years.

People Power Fund - Deadline 14 September 2019

Main Beneficiaries

Early Interventions, Supporting Victims and witnesses, Creating Public Confidence 

As part of his commitment to local communities, Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire Commissioner, is providing (through a bidding process) £300,000 for the current financial year in the form of the People Power Fund. In line with the priorities of the Commissioner’s Safer, Fairer, United Communities Strategy and the local Community Safety priorities, this money is available to improve community safety, reduce crime and disorder and increase public confidence.

European Social Fund (ESF)

European Social Fund (ESF) Community Grants are financed through the European Union and are designed to develop the capacity of the community and to meet local needs. Part of this strategy is to help people increase their chances of finding work. Applications are open to organisations based or working within the county of Staffordshire. 

Grants of up to £20,000 are available here

Let’s Work Together South Staffordshire - Reassuring our Communities

Let’s work together is a key part of delivering The Good Life in South Staffordshire, as it builds networks, up-skills the community, and the more people that are aware, the greater the impact and benefits for everyone.

This FREE training is for anyone living or working in South Staffordshire including:

Home visiting staff and front line staff (e.g. public and voluntary sector staff); Community including residents, parishes, volunteers and Members; Commercial including businesses shops and traders.

Steps to Business Success Conference 2019 by FSB West Midlands

Wherever your business is on its journey, this packed half-day full of inspiring and informative seminars will help you move further along. Plus, there'll be the opportunity for you to meet other local small businesses and grow your network.

The outline agenda is below, further information on speakers and exact timings of each of the talks will be available before the event.

2nd Annual TWB Suicide Prevention Conference 2019

This is the 2nd annual Together We’re Better Suicide Prevention Conference, hosted by North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust.

The day offers a unique opportunity to hear from a number of experts on topics such as Care of the Bereaved by Suicide, Young Peoples Mental Health and exciting updates about funding for Suicide Prevention across Stoke On Trent and Staffordshire.

The challenge for everyone working in public facing organisations will continue to be how do we work better together to prevent suicide?