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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.

Recruitment Practices

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.

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) £5 million funding grant

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.

Climate Change Action Fund

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.

Armed Forces Day 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:

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

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.