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Contact the Elderly's Local Tea Parties

Contact the Elderly has been bringing friendship to lonely and isolated older people for over 50 years now, with over 700 groups across the UK.  We bring together small groups of lonely older people and kind hearted volunteers, who meet together each month in a local volunteer’s home, enjoying cups of tea, cakes and sandwiches together in a warm and friendly environment. This free door-to-door service is a vital lifeline of friendship for older people within the community.

Great Charity Bake-off in South Staffordshire

South Staffs CVA is holding a Great Charity Bake-off as a Celebration Event for 2017 at Codsall Village Hall on Saturday 17th June 2017 10am – 1pm.  There are categories for Under 11s, 11-16 years, and over 16s with cakes to be registered by 10.30am. Take part by bringing a lovely cake or come and enjoy those made by others. It costs £1 to register a cake with all proceeds going to Midlands Air Ambulance.  

GP online service volunteers

NHS England’s Stakeholder Forum is looking for patient and public volunteers (PPV) to help shape its GP online services.  The main role of PPV partners is to ensure patient voice is heard and to keep the programme to its core purpose of improving outcomes, safety and efficiency. PPV partners will have an opportunity to influence the direction of the programme and the associated systems and products.

 

Small Charities Week 19-24 June

Small Charity Week is a campaign which was first established by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) in 2010 to celebrate and raise the profile of the small charity sector.

The week is organised as a series of activities and initiatives to support and raise awareness of the hundreds and thousands of small charities that, every day, make a huge difference to vulnerable communities right across the UK and the rest of the world.

The objectives of Small Charity Week are to:

STP Ambassador Event

An event has been organised to bring together the STP ( Sustainability and Transformation Plan) Ambassadors and members of the STP workstreams’ Community Reference Groups on Wednesday 24 May in Stafford.

If you have been considering becoming an Ambassador or a member of one of the workstream’s Reference Groups, you would be very welcome to attend. Details of this event are below. Please note that you will need to register in advance.

Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017

Venue: Oddfellows Hall, 17 Greengate Street, Stafford, ST16 2HP

DEADLINE APPROACHING: Pink Ribbon Foundation

Application Deadline: 26 May 2017

The Pink Ribbon Foundation funds breast cancer charities that support people suffering from breast cancer, in the form of financial assistance, care, advice, emotional and practical support.

It also seeks to promote awareness and understanding of breast cancer, primarily by funding research into causes, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Funding is available to registered charities in the UK.

Priority will be given to:

Programmes that work to promote a positive view of breast cancer.

DEADLINE APPROACHING- Cash 4 Clubs

Application Deadline: 26 May 2017

Cash 4 Clubs is a charitable fund provided by internet gambling company Betfair in partnership with SportsAid.

Grants are available for local sports clubs across the UK to provide additional opportunities for sporting activities, for example through the purchase of new equipment, improving facilities or providing training for coaches. Funding is available for both mainstream and minority sporting activities, providing that the sports club plays an active role in their local community.

DEADLINE APPROACHING- Veolia Environmental Trust

Application Deadline: 25 May 2017 at 12 noon

The Veolia Environmental Trust, originally known as the Onyx Environmental Trust, was set up in 1997 under the Landfill Communities Fund (formerly the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme) and awards monies derived from landfill tax to support a wide range of environmentally focused projects throughout England and Wales.

The Trust is a charity and an Environmental Body registered under the Landfill Tax Regulations established to protect, preserve and improve the environment for the benefit of the public.