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Garry's Blog

So, I have avoided the topic for months, but it seems there really would be little point this month, in me talking about anything except….. Brexit.

However, I hope to give a different and perhaps more positive take, whilst also walking the political tightrope that Charity leaders must.

Good Finance LIVE Midlands: Birmingham

Are you a social enterprise, charity or community organisation who are trading and making an income from that activity?

Are you currently exploring ways to scale up that activity or finance new plans? If so, Good Finance Live is where you need to be...

Good Finance Live is a one-day event for charities, social enterprises, community businesses and local groups in the Midlands who are looking for repayable finance or interested in finding out more.

This is an opportunity to:

Calling all digital entrepreneurs

£10,000 fully funded grants available to Staffordshire SME’s looking to develop new digital products and solutions to social challenges across the region.

As part of the Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships project, Staffordshire University are looking for local digital entrepreneurs to develop prototype solutions to a series of social challenges identified by Staffordshire County Council.

These challenges include:

Village Hall Improvements Grant

In the first round, ACRE received 22 applications from eligible UK organisations to apply for funding from the Village Hall improvement Grant.

Background

This grant follows the Autumn 2018 budget which announced: to mark the centenary of the Armistice, government would support several initiatives, including making available grant funding to support improvement projects for village halls.

This is in recognition of the important role that village halls play in underpinning local community life.

People Power Fund - Deadline 14 September 2019

Main Beneficiaries

Early Interventions, Supporting Victims and witnesses, Creating Public Confidence 

As part of his commitment to local communities, Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire Commissioner, is providing (through a bidding process) £300,000 for the current financial year in the form of the People Power Fund. In line with the priorities of the Commissioner’s Safer, Fairer, United Communities Strategy and the local Community Safety priorities, this money is available to improve community safety, reduce crime and disorder and increase public confidence.

European Social Fund (ESF)

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. 

Grants of up to £20,000 are available here