Described by a previous host as ‘our own mini Pride of Britain Awards’ these events aim to publicly recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements and commitment of volunteers and organisations who go the extra mile to support our communities.
Stafford and District
A number of sessions are being organised by the Time to Change Cannock Chase Partnership in January and February.
Time to Change Champions are people with lived experience of mental health problems that sign up to the Time to Change National Campaign.
Speaking Out Training 15th January 10 - 3 Rugeley Community Centre, Burnthill Lane, WS15 2HX
Village Halls Week 2020 launches in January 2020 and we want to take the opportunity to bring it to your attention and explain the importance of the celebration.
Village Halls Week, taking place from 20th January 2020 to 26th January 2020, aims to celebrate England’s Village Halls. This includes their volunteers, their history, and the vital services they provide for rural communities. This year Support Staffordshire, as one of 38 members in the country of the ACRE network 1 want to help to make it the biggest celebration yet.
Grants are available to support a wide range of community groups, organisations, charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations with capital improvement projects for local community greenspaces in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every three months (prior to 2020 it was every other month).
Following the vote, grants will be awarded as follows:
First place - up to £2,000.
Second place - up to £1,000.
Grants up to £20,000 are available to support the growth and development of sculpture across historical, modern and contemporary registers and to fund research that expands the appreciation of sculpture.
The Foundation offers funding in the following categories:
Grants are available to UK-based not-for-profit organisations with proposals that will help young people build a positive future, building the skills necessary to live with dignity and be able to access basic housing and create a happy home in which they feel safe and secure.
An opportunity for local people to tick off a possible bucket list item and support a local charity whilst doing it!
The need to raise £100 has now been dropped and any possible participants only need to pay their £25 fee.
Approach are holding Informal Carers Dementia Awareness sessions in South Staffordshire.
Please note these training sessions are for UNPAID carers i.e. husband, wife, son, daughter or friend of someone with a diagnosis of dementia and not for professional carers.
• WOMBOURNE – Wombourne Community Fire Station, Giggetty Lane, Wombourne WV5 0AX Friday 17th/ 24th/31st January 2020 1.30pm – 4.30pm.
This starts next Friday and there are still places available – please contact Beckie if you require one (details below)
CELEBRATING VILLAGE HALLS
For Village Halls Week 2020, join us in celebrating village halls; the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats we regularly face:
The six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent want the views of the patients across the area as they plan services for the future.
Altogether the six CCGs commission over 800 different services and treatments, but availability of these varies across the area.
Together they have been spending around £2 million more per week than they receive, and that means some difficult decisions now need to be made.