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Emergency FIRST AID at Work (EFAAW)

This one day course provides organisations and individuals first aid to an appointed person level and aimed at those personnel that are working in low level risk such as offices, voluntary organisations, shops and schools; or those that are volunteering or seeking employment. This is a Health and Safety Approved Centre workshop where the assessment is in the form of continuous assessment and oral questioning.

This course will cover:

5 takeaways from Spending Review 2020 for charities

Published on 25 November, 2020 By Jay Kennedy, Director of Policy and Research, Directory of Social Change

Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP gave his Spending Review on 25 November, setting out government spending for 2021. Due to the ongoing uncertainty around the pandemic and associated deep economic recession, this review had already been downgraded from the usual three years to just an annual plan.

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (England) - Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund

Closing date: 2 December 2020 | 1pm

Homelessness, faith, community and voluntary sector organisations can now apply for funding of between £10,000 and £100,000 to provide single room and COVID-19 secure accommodation for people experiencing homelessness this winter.

The £2 million Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund will award grants to support traditional, dormitory-style night shelter provision and will seek to produce a legacy for the future of winter homelessness support.

Asda Foundation (UK) - Feeding Communities Grant Scheme

Closing date: 6 December 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asda Foundation has created the Feeding Communities Grant Scheme to provide meals for those in need in the run up to Christmas.

Charities, community interest companies, unincorporated clubs or associations, and other not-for-profit organisations across the UK can apply for grants of up to £1,000 to provide meals costing £4 or less for individuals, families, and children’s healthy holiday clubs.

Powering Up! Capacity Strengthening Support Programme

Application deadline: 30 November 2020

Tailored support package of up to £3,000 to increase community business leaders’ knowledge, to provide wellbeing support and to build peer relationships to boost recovery especially in communities hardest hit by COVID-19.

A support package of up £3,000 is available. This is to be used by end of June 2021.

Successful applicants will receive:

An assessment of support needs with a Link Worker.

Link Workers will then support the organisation to connect with and access the agreed support package.

Community Business Reboot Fund

Next appliction round deadline: 6 January 2021

Grant funding and matched equity investment are available for existing community business, with charitable purpose, that are based in England to prepare a community share offer to support their recovery from coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

Development grants – between £3,000 and £5,000 to prepare a recovery community share offe and be awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark. The grant should be approximately 10% of the community share offer target.

Beat the Cold has a new number

Beat the Cold now has a new telephone number. As of the 15 November, the new number to contact Beat the Cold is 01782 914915.  The old telephone number will be phased out over the winter months. 

We Can still be contacted on our freephone number of 0800 389 2258.

We now deliver Warmer Homes Stafford on: 0800 677 1785

We Continue to Deliver Warmer Homes Greener District (Lichfield) on 0800 677 1543.

YESS Online Bereavement Support and Virtual Coffee Morning

Your Emotional Support Service is a mental health and wellbeing charity based in Uttoxeter and operating throughout the Midlands. 

YESS are holding two virtual meeting groups every other week. The Virtual Coffee Morning for Mental Wellbeing group meets every other Tuesday 9:30 - 10:30am.  Email glesni.prytherch@yess.uk for more information and to join.

The Bereavement Support Group meet every other Wednesday 10 - 11:30am, to register your interest email hello@yess.uk.