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Bupa UK Foundation’s ‘Caring for Carers’ Grants

The Foundation's funding programmes will be developed around clearly defined themes and reflect important factors that underpin health and wellbeing. These include mental health, ageing well, managing long-term conditions, behaviour change and healthy living.

Each round will focus on a different theme. The theme of the second funding programme is Caring for Carers, and is now open to not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises and community interest companies, based and operating within the UK.

Launch of Digital Arts & Creative Ageing Fund

Digital Arts & Creative Ageing is a collaborative grant funding programme developed by Nominet Trust and The Baring Foundation. This programme is all about improving engagement with the creative arts by older people across the UK, with the associated benefits to general health and wellbeing which such participation brings.

Funding and support is available to enable entrepreneurial organisations to demonstrate the potential of digital technologies to bring scale to service provision focused on extending access to the creative arts for those aged 65 and over.

SSNMH - Network News (Summer 2016)

Announcement from the SSNMH:-

Please find below the Summer 2016 edition of Network News and supplements. We have compressed these to get them as small as possible!

There’s two huge things to tell you…

From Autumn 2016, we will providing our Toolbox Project across the six districts of south Staffordshire, funded by Big Lottery Funding. This means we some Job Opportunities available. Please see the attached advert!

Music Grants for Older People

The registered charity Concertina makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly.

The charity is particular keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding.

Concertina has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide in England and Wales. These include funds to many care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment for their residents.

Holiday Grants for Children

The Henry Smith's Charity has announced that Holiday Grant for Children Programme is due to re-open for applications on 1 July 2016.

Schools, youth groups and not for profit organisations can apply for grants towards holidays or outings within the UK for children aged 13 and under who are from deprived areas or have a disability. Applications can be considered for holidays or outings that have the objective of providing children with a break they would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.

UK Parliament’s Outreach & Engagement Service Release Three Short Films About Race Relations & Equalities Legislation

Announcement from The UK Parliament’s Outreach and Engagement Service:-

We have released three short films, called Your Story, Our History, about how race relations and equalities legislation have affected the lives of three different people.  We’re really excited about these films and have shared them on social media, and we would love it if you could share them with your social media accounts too.

Invitation to Feedback on Obstetric-led Maternity-led Maternity Services in Stafford

NHS England is holding this listening event as part of its review into consultant-led obstetric maternity services in Stafford. Healthwatch Staffordshire will be providing an independent chair for the event.

Sponsored by NHS England, an Independent Review Panel comprising a lay member and independent experts from across the Midlands and East region, will review the evidence as to whether consultant-led obstetric maternity services could be sustained at Stafford’s County Hospital in a safe way in the future.