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Communities Against Crimes of Hate (CACH) is recruiting a new Board

We are recruiting to a new Board of Trustees!

CACH has been running projects in the community for a number of years as a partnership; now we are becoming an independent charity to secure the future of the project - and we need your help to make that a reality!

This is a unique opportunity to join a new charity that is building on the success of a well-established service.  CACH has an exceptional reputation for creating a positive impact on people’s lives and the community.

HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) Grants Programme 2020-22

One-off grants are available for voluntary sector organisations for the piloting of new services and approaches or the extension of current programmes that support offender rehabilitation.

Grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 are available over two years (between April 2020 and March 2022).

Voluntary organisations can apply for funding. They should be a registered charity, an exempt charity or a social enterprise.

Applications can be submitted by:

British Science Week Grants

The British Science Association is committed to supporting community groups across the UK.

They have launched British Science Week grants, which offer up to £1,000 to community groups to help them run events during British Science Week, taking place between 6-15 March 2020.

The deadline for applications will be 5pm on Monday, 11 November 2019. For additional information, you can read the grant guidelines, which are available on the grant website.

Moorlands Voluntary and Community Transport receives funding

A newly established voluntary and community transport organisation is celebrating after being awarded four grants within two months. Moorlands Voluntary and Community Transport (MVCT) received £9,500 from the National Lottery Community Fund, along with grants from Biddulph Town Council, Leek Town Lands and Leek Town Council. Moorlands Voluntary and Community Transport began operating in May this year in response to funding cuts by the County Council; it offers voluntary transport to individuals in need and community transport for local voluntary groups.

Call for Evidence for the Statutory Guidance Review

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has opened a consultation to inform the upcoming Statutory Guidance Review for Local Authorities on providing youth services 

The government is revising the guidance relating to Section 507B of the Education and Inspections Act, which sets government expectations of (upper tier) local authorities when they are securing services and activities for young people, and want evidence from young people, local authorities, youth sector organisations and other interested parties before the closing date of 23:59 on 30th November 2019.

Another successful Staffordshire village hall network meeting

Village hall representatives from around Staffordshire came to Colton Village Hall last Thursday (3rd October) to network with each other - sharing experiences and ideas over coffee and cake - and also to find out more about village hall insurance issues. Gavin Mitchell of Allied Westminster gave a very informative presentation including the pitfalls on under-insuring with a couple of case studies.