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Thomas Wall Trust - Digital Skills 2020 Grants Programme

Grants are available for registered charities to support specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills in order to increase employment prospects within the UK.

This year (2020) marks the Thomas Wall Trust's centenary, and to celebrate it is running a new grants programme throughout 2020 that offers funding to organisations working towards improving basic digital skills for people in need.

The funding is intended to equip adults with basic digital skills for work and life, helping them access the online world.

War Memorials Trust Grants

Grants are available to protect and conserve war memorials marking any conflict, in communities in the UK who could not otherwise fund the works required.

Grants of up to £30,000 are available for up to 75% of total eligible project costs.

Currently, the Trust considers awarding grants of up to:

Weston Charity Awards

Could you be an Award winner?

Established to celebrate and support ambitious charities working in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community, we are calling for charity leaders in the West Midlands who would benefit from mentoring and coaching support to steer their organisation to the next stage in its development.

This year the Awards will support 20 charities, across the North and Midlands of England, and Wales.

Could you be one of them?

Bowled Over by a Welcome in Tamworth

A new Place of Welcome has opened in Tamworth, taking place every Wednesday afternoon between 1.30 and 3.30pm.  You will be bowled over by its location, for the host venue is Tamworth Castle Bowling Club.  The green itself is closed throughout the winter months, but the doors are still open for people to come and enjoy a cuppa and a chat over a game of dominoes.  Why not pop along and say hello?

Professional Services

For some projects, challenges, opportunities or issues, there is nothing like having a personal support programme to advise, guide and sometimes cajole you through to successful completion.

Support Staffordshire offers one-to-one support on a bespoke basis; either as fixed surgery sessions hour by hour or as part of a longer term piece of consultancy support over a prolonged but defined period. Our team have specialist skills which enables them to work with organisations at a more in-depth level.  

Befriending Skills

Half Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at staff and volunteers who are providing a befriending service to anyone in the community and wish to gain further knowledge and skills.   It is also suitable for managers and supporting staff.

Overview:

Befriending requires specific skills in order to build professional relationships that are successful and don’t become dependent.  This course aims to teach techniques that will enable befrienders to effectively carry out their roles.

Befriending Skills

Half Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at staff and volunteers who are providing a befriending service to anyone in the community and wish to gain further knowledge and skills.   It is also suitable for managers and supporting staff.

Overview:

Befriending requires specific skills in order to build professional relationships that are successful and don’t become dependent.  This course aims to teach techniques that will enable befrienders to effectively carry out their roles.

Support and Supervision of Staff

One Day Course

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at those who are new to supporting or supervising staff or who would like to refresh their skills.

Overview:

Effective support and supervision of staff involves using many skills.  This course aims to equip new and existing line managers with all the tools they need.  The course will cover the role of supervising, holding one to one meetings including appraisals, how to listen well to staff and provide feedback, how to motivate and dealing with poor performance.