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Coalfields Community Investment Funding - Health Theme Now Open!

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. The fund is open to projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes:

Skills: Growing the skills of people in order to increase their opportunities (now closed to applications)

NYAS Seek Adult Volunteers to Become Independent Visitors for Children & Young People

Are you that special volunteer? Do you have time and commitment to give? Do you relate well to children and young people?

NYAS is a national children’s rights charity working to recruit, train and support adult volunteers to become Independent Visitors for children and young people who are looked after by the local authority.

They need motivated, child focused volunteers to befriend and mentor children and young people. You don’t need special qualifications, but patience. Stamina and a non-judgemental attitude is essential.

Staffordshire County Council’s Public Health Commissioning Team Invitation to Participate in their Drug & Alcohol Review

Staffordshire County Council’s Public Health Commissioning Team would like you to invite you to take part in the Drug and Alcohol Review being held this month.

They would like to know your views on an outline proposal for potential changes to Drug and Alcohol services. This is an initial exploratory exercise and it would be helpful if you could submit your views by Wednesday, 27 July 2016.

Included below is a link to a short form which briefly outlines the proposal and includes a number of questions to capture your views.  Simply click on the link to take part.

National Crime Agency & Children's Commissioner Announce Two Programmes Ensuring Child Safety

The National Crime Agency and Children's Commissioner have announced two important programmes that are designated to help professionals keep pace with, and protect children from, the changing landscape of risk.

They are both free to use and will be valuable in helping schools and social care providers keep children safe.

Please see attached document for further information.

Bupa UK Foundation’s ‘Caring for Carers’ Grants

The Foundation's funding programmes will be developed around clearly defined themes and reflect important factors that underpin health and wellbeing. These include mental health, ageing well, managing long-term conditions, behaviour change and healthy living.

Each round will focus on a different theme. The theme of the second funding programme is Caring for Carers, and is now open to not-for-profit organisations, including social enterprises and community interest companies, based and operating within the UK.

Launch of Digital Arts & Creative Ageing Fund

Digital Arts & Creative Ageing is a collaborative grant funding programme developed by Nominet Trust and The Baring Foundation. This programme is all about improving engagement with the creative arts by older people across the UK, with the associated benefits to general health and wellbeing which such participation brings.

Funding and support is available to enable entrepreneurial organisations to demonstrate the potential of digital technologies to bring scale to service provision focused on extending access to the creative arts for those aged 65 and over.