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Lloyds Bank Foundation Announces Next Funding Round

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales, which provides funding to charities for projects to help people break their cycle of disadvantage, has announced that its grants programmes re-opened for applications. The Foundations operates two funding programmes. These are: "Invest" which is a flexible, long term core funding programme for charities helping disadvantaged people.

June & July 2016 SSCB Training

Spaces are available for the following June & July 2016 SSCB Training:-

Multi Agency Level 2, Working Together to Safeguard Children Training, 09:30 – 16:30

This event is for NEW members of the workforce (not to update) who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could potentially contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.

Refugee Awareness Training Sessions 2016

Staffordshire North and Stoke Citizens Advice Bureau (SNSCAB) and Refugee Action are working in partnership to roll out a number of free training sessions to raise awareness of refugee issues and the Syrian Resettlement Programme. Sessions will be running from June until the end of September.

This invitation is open to all voluntary sector, community organisations and statutory agencies who come into contact with refugees during the course of their work or for anyone who wishes to broaden their knowledge on the rights and entitlements of refugees in the UK.

Open Consultation - Big Lottery Fund Draft Directions: England, Isle of Man, UK-wide

The Cabinet Office and Big Lottery Fund are seeking views on proposed new policy directions for the sharing of Big Lottery Funds in England and UK-wide funding programmes:-

'The Big Lottery Fund receives 40% of all the good causes money generated through the National Lottery each year. This amounts to around £700m being distributed annually to tackle disadvantage and improve lives throughout the United Kingdom.

Ministers issue all lottery distributors with policy directions, setting out the priorities they must take into account when distributing this money.

Protect Your Business Data From Cybercrime

Are you really, really sure your business data is safe from cyber crinimals?

If you can’t answer that question with a definitive YES, then you need to come to this seminar!

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce are excited to announce an informative and thought-provoking Cyber Security seminar to help local businesses protect themselves from the growing threat of online crime against their organisations and the disastrous consequences that could then ensue.

The seminar addresses how to reduce the risk of cyber attack and covers:-

The Mental Capacity Act (2005), Communication Skills & Advance Care Planning in Practice  Training

Katharine House Hospice are hosting training for care home staff in Advance Care Planning and Mental Capacity Act run by National Council for Palliative Care. This training is designed to support staff to provide high quality, compassionate end of life care for people with dementia.

Please note a compulsory requirement of attending is the completion of two online questionnaires 1 & 3 months after the workshop.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Places are funded and limited to 20 per workshop given on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Charity Commission: Trustees Must Ensure Fundraising Reflects Their Charity’s Values

The Charity Commission (‘the commission’), the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has released its new guidance for charities trustees about fundraising from the public. Trustees have a key role in overseeing their charity’s fundraising and ensuring it reflects their charity’s values. The guidance states 'Many charities need to ask the public for money.