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The term Voluntary Organisation is in many ways quite confusing and sometimes a bit misleading, as it usually means an organisation that involves volunteers in its work, but probably is large enough to have at least some paid employees; i.e. it’s a bit bigger and often more active or organised than a traditional community group.

Cyber Security

Who should attend: - This course is FREE to the Voluntary Sector

Do you know how to protect your organisation against a cyber-attack? Have you thought about the risks to your charity if you were hacked, phished or your online presence crashed?

Well we have partnered with NAVCA and the NCSC to bring you an awareness session about how to protect your organisation and understand more aout what cyber security means to you.

The session will cover the following:

Lets Work Together Workshop

Who should attend:

This FREE workshop aims to equip individuals with the tools, training and skills they need to provide the 'eyes and ears' for partner organisations.

It offers a wide range of support and signposting to local people to help them live healthy, safe and independent lives.

The Workshop will cover the following risks:

Lets Work Together Workshop

Who should attend:

This FREE workshop aims to equip individuals with the tools, training and skills they need to provide the 'eyes and ears' for partner organisations.

It offers a wide range of support and signposting to local people to help them live healthy, safe and independent lives.

The Workshop will cover the following risks:

Lets Work Together Workshop

Who should attend:

This FREE workshop aims to equip individuals with the tools, training and skills they need to provide the 'eyes and ears' for partner organisations.

It offers a wide range of support and signposting to local people to help them live healthy, safe and independent lives.

The Workshop will cover the following risks:

The General Election and its impact on the NHS in Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent

The General Election will take place on Thursday 12 December, with Parliament expected to dissolve during the week beginning Monday 4 November.



This signifies the start of the pre-election period known as ‘purdah’, which places specific restrictions on the use of public resources and the communication and engagement activities of public bodies, including all NHS organisations.



During the pre-election period, there should be:

Windrush Day Grant Scheme

Grants are available for local authorities, charities and community groups to celebrate, commemorate and/or educate about the history of the MV Empire Windrush and the contribution of the Windrush Generation to British economic, social and cultural life.

Windrush Day (22 June) was established to celebrate the large contribution of the Windrush Generation to Britain's cultural, social and economic.

Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 are available.

Organisations are eligible if:

Community Housing Fund

Grants are available for a wide range of community-led organisations to support delivery of new affordable homes across England (excluding London) up to March 2020.

The Community Housing Fund is provided and administered by Homes England.

The objectives of the Fund are to:

The Hilden Charitable Trust

Grants for UK charities working in the areas of homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people (16-25), and projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health (with particular interest in projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women).

Applications are accepted at any time, but the next closing date is 11 December 2019 for applications to be considered at the Main Grants meeting in January/February 2020.

Grants are usually in the region of £5000