European Social Fund (ESF) Community Grants are financed through the European Union and are designed to develop the capacity of the community and to meet local needs. Part of this strategy is to help people increase their chances of finding work. Applications are open to organisations based or working within the county of Staffordshire. A full criteria can be found below along with a breakdown of the grants application process, which must be read and fully understood before making your application.
Stafford and District
Staffordshire County Council want your views on how they can develop their approach to supporting people with Autism and their carers.
There is 2 events that they are hoping you might be able to attend:
October 17th at Newcastle Day Service | Wilmot Drive, ST5 9AZ | 09.30 - 14.30
October 24th at Northfield Centre Stafford | Magnolia Drive, ST16 3BZ | 09.30 - 14.30
They would love for you to share your experiences, just email:
You may have attended and supported the events in the recent Together We’re Better 12-week listening exercise. The feedback is now being analysed and a Report of Findings is being produced. The final version will be reviewed by the CCG Governing Bodies in the Autumn.
Grants are available to public and professional UK-based organisations for activities that will reduce the risk of death and injury for all road users.
There are two levels of grants available:
- Major themed grants of up to £200,000 are available over a period of up to three years
- Small grants programme offers funding of between £10,000 to £30,000 over a two-year period.
The application deadline for the small grants programme is 20 December 2019.
Applications for the major themed grants open between February and May 2020.
Grants are available for listed and unlisted Christian places of worship of any denomination in the UK to support developing a church building project.
Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available.
The National Churches Trust supports church and chapel buildings open for worship throughout the UK. It funds urgent repairs and modernisation, provides expert advice on church maintenance and on how churches can continue to serve local communities and promote church heritage and tourism.
Grants are available for small grassroots groups and charities in England either to help them develop their organisation or to deliver projects that fit with Comic Relief's four strategic themes:
The GVC Onwards Grant Programme aims to support local communities and projects, with a focus on sports and healthy activity projects, and those which support men’s health.
You can apply for a grant of up to £5,000.
Like any good business, we need to grow, to learn and continually adjust to be ready for the future. Our job is to make sure everyone knows about the affordable homes that we let and sell, the repairs and improvements we make, the determination we have for people to sustain their home and the support and help we provide to keep people within homes safe, sound and secure.
The UK is set to leave the European Union on 31 October 2019. The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) have produced guidance and resources to help your organisation understand, and prepare for, the possible impact of Brexit.
No-deal guidance for charities
In September 2019 NCVO published No-deal Brexit and the voluntary sector: Preparing for change. This new guidance sets out the potential implications of a no-deal Brexit for charities, and suggests practical steps organisations can take to reduce the risks. It includes:
A group of influential local charities have written an open letter to MPs asking them to recognise the serious impacts of ongoing austerity on local services across both the voluntary sector and local statutory providers. The letter penned by Garry Jones, Chief Executive of Support Staffordshire is written with the support of other members of Team Staffordshire, a local representative body for the voluntary sector.