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Staffordshire Village Hall Network

The 4th Staffordshire village halls network meeting was held on 20th January 2020 in the Staffordshire Moorlands district at Blythe Bridge Village Hall.  The theme of the event was to celebrate village halls with the launch of Village Halls Week; a national recognition of the 10,000 village halls in the country, and the people who volunteer their time to run them.

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).

Although there are no set funding limits, the average grant is £5,000, and Hilden will consider funding projects for more than one year.

Resource Action Fund

Grants are available for businesses and not-for-profit organisations in England to support resource efficiency projects, with the goal of diverting, reducing and better managing waste, in the areas of food, plastics, textiles, recycling infrastructure and litter.

Value from Food Waste

These grants will fund both revenue and capital expenditure costs with project values between £20,000 and £100,000.  

Citizen Food Waste Behaviour Change Grant

This scheme will award grants between £25,000 and £100,000 for both capital and revenue project expenditure.

One Stop Carriers for Causes Grants

Grants up to £500 are available to local non-profit organisations and groups for projects within two miles of a One Stop store in Great Britain that benefit local communities by helping to improve lives and local places.

The grants will cover the direct costs needed to deliver the project which must meet at least one of the programme's outcomes:

Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK for projects that relate to the delivery of financial skills to different defined groups.

The MSE Charity, the charitable fund of financial advice website MoneySavingExpert.com, is dedicated to supporting UK voluntary groups deliver financial life skills, which make a lasting impact on the way people think, behave and manage their money.

The charity operates a themed approach for each funding round.

Swimathon Foundation Community Grants scheme

The Swimathon Foundation's annual Community Grants Scheme offers up to £2500 of funding to groups and individuals who provide and promote swimming in their local community. The scheme is operated in partnership with Swim England and the Swimming Trust.

The funding aims to encourage and support organisations which increase access to swimming and provide activities aimed at helping individuals and communities enjoy the benefits of swimming throughout their lives.

National Village Hall Census Launched

Rural Charity Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) releases a comprehensive survey to 10,000 village halls once every ten years.

ACRE will use the data collected to help secure funding for halls, to ensure that advice and information adapts to the challenges facing volunteer hall committees and that the ACRE Network can continue to provide the very best support.

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