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Healthwatch Request Feedback via Experience Exchange

Healthwatch Staffordshire would like to hear your views!

Have you accessed any health or social care services throughout January or early February 2016, such as visiting hospital, attending a GP Appointment, or visiting your local dentist or pharmacy? If so Healthwatch Staffordshire would really appreciate it if you could share your experiences on our Experience Exchange feedback platform.

Music Grants for Older People

The registered charity Concertina makes grants of up to £250 to charitable bodies which provide musical entertainment and related activities for the elderly.

The charity is particular keen to support smaller organisations which might otherwise find it difficult to gain funding.

Concertina has made grants to a wide range of charitable organisations nationwide in England and Wales. These include funds to many care homes for the elderly to provide musical entertainment for their residents.

Holiday Grants for Children

The Henry Smith's Charity has announced that Holiday Grant for Children Programme is due to re-open for applications on 1 July 2016.

Schools, youth groups and not for profit organisations can apply for grants towards holidays or outings within the UK for children aged 13 and under who are from deprived areas or have a disability. Applications can be considered for holidays or outings that have the objective of providing children with a break they would not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.

UK Parliament’s Outreach & Engagement Service Release Three Short Films About Race Relations & Equalities Legislation

Announcement from The UK Parliament’s Outreach and Engagement Service:-

We have released three short films, called Your Story, Our History, about how race relations and equalities legislation have affected the lives of three different people.  We’re really excited about these films and have shared them on social media, and we would love it if you could share them with your social media accounts too.

Commissioner’s People Power Fund – Now Open for Applications

Great ideas for community safety solutions come from local people – which is why Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to bid for money from the Commissioner’s People Power Fund.

The fund empowers local groups to find solutions to community safety problems through offering smaller grants of between £100 and £3,000.

Arts Council England - NEW Celebrating Age Funding Programme

The 'Celebrating Age' programme is all about supporting cultural spaces and other organisations to be open, positive and welcoming places for older people; and taking high quality arts and culture into places where older people will find it easier to engage.

The programme will support cultural spaces and other organisations working collaboratively, in a partnership or as a consortium, to do one or more of the following:

1.  Support arts and cultural spaces to be open, positive and welcoming places for older people

New Morrisons Foundation Grants

Grants are available to registered charities for new projects which directly improve the lives of local people or communities, especially those that are vulnerable or disadvantaged, in England, Scotland or Wales.

The Foundation is offering grants (£20,000 max) to help get new projects off the ground that will benefit the local community.

The funding is for specific projects which make a difference to people’s lives, with special consideration for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.