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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.

Healthwatch Staffordshire - Online Survey Re: Priorities

What do you think Healthwatch Staffordshire priorities should be?

As the independent consumer champion of health and social care services in Staffordshire, they look into services and hear from the people that use them. Right now they're working on their plan of work for the next 12 months and they need your views about services in your area.

What do you think their priorities should be? They would be extremely grateful if you would take a few minutes to complete their online questionnaire.  

Funding Event (Venue: Lichfield)

This event will be an opportunity to discuss your funding needs with organisations including The Big Lottery. 

There is no need to book - just drop in anytime between 10-1pm.

This free event is open to any organisation or group looking for funding, working in either the voluntary or community sector, and to social or community enterprises.


Team Staffordshire – Call for VCSE Delivery Representatives

On 19 May 2016 Team Staffordshire agreed to formally extend and develop its remit.

The group was originally convened in December 2014 to bring together VCSE and other local partners in order to bid to the Building Better Opportunities Fund. This it did successfully in early 2016 and we have recently heard that we have been successful in the Stafford and South Staffordshire area (where the lead partner is Business Enterprise Support, BES).

Building on this success, Team Staffordshire will now seek to work across any appropriate local theme including but not limited to: