Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) has been awarded over £100k from the National Lottery Community Fund to promote good safeguarding practice to village and community halls throughout England.
Stafford and District
All organisations and groups, whether large or small, have a responsibility to safeguarding people. Safeguarding means keeping people safe from abuse or neglect and we can do that in various ways.
All groups and organisations should be following good practice in recruiting volunteers and staff to positions where they will come into contact with children or vulnerable adults. This includes good role descriptions, matching individuals to roles and doing appropriate checks like reference and criminal record checks.
As most of you will be aware due to Covid-19 the countywide Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards which were due to be held in June 2020 have been postponed. They will now take place June 2021 and all dates have been rescheduled with the venues. HUGE THANK YOU to all our sponsors who are continuing to support the events next year, we couldn't do any of this without you!
Closing date: 27 November 2020
The Government has today (4 November) published guidance for voluntary and community sector organisations on how to apply for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) £5 million funding grant to provide tailored support to members of the public who need extra help in getting their tax and claims right.
Closing date: 29 January 2021
Tackling climate change is a priority for Staffordshire County Council. We are committed reducing our carbon emissions to zero by 2050. To help our communities do their bit towards a greener future for Staffordshire we’ve launched a new Climate Change Action Fund.
About the fund
Every county councillor has £1,000 to award to projects in their area and not-for-profit organisations who want to do something to protect the environment can apply for a grant.
Application deadline for Armed Forces Day 2021 is 1 March 2021
The Ministry of Defence offers a grant for Armed Forces Day events up to the value of £10,000, depending on the size and format of the event. This grant is match-funded and can cover up to half the total cost of the event. For example, If the total cost of the event is £10,000 and you raise £5,000, the grant could cover up to £5,000.
To apply for this grant, you must first register your event on the Armed Forces Day website.
Ministry of Defence funding cannot be used to pay for:
Applications accepted at any time
Grants are available to smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to fund community and family support projects in areas of extreme urban deprivation or deprived rural areas.
Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, founded in 1997, is an independent grantmaking foundation which makes approximately 150-200 grants totalling around £2.5 million a year with the aim of improving vulnerable lives in disadvantaged communities of the UK.
Applications are accepted at any time and decisions are usually reached within three weeks.
Grants are available for small to medium sized not-for-profit organisations in the UK who are struggling to manage the financial impact of COVID-19 either because of increased demand for their services or from loss of income.
There are no deadlines. Applications can be made at any time.
Grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 for activity lasting between 12 months and 4 years with an option to extend for a further period. Most grants are in the £60,000 to £250,000 range.
Pre-application access support and a bursary of up to £500 is available to help groups apply.