Described by a previous host as ‘our own mini Pride of Britain Awards’ these events aim to publicly recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements and commitment of volunteers and organisations who go the extra mile to support our communities.
Tamworth & District
Grants are available to support a wide range of community groups, organisations, charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations with capital improvement projects for local community greenspaces in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every three months (prior to 2020 it was every other month).
Following the vote, grants will be awarded as follows:
First place - up to £2,000.
Second place - up to £1,000.
Grants up to £20,000 are available to support the growth and development of sculpture across historical, modern and contemporary registers and to fund research that expands the appreciation of sculpture.
The Foundation offers funding in the following categories:
Grants are available to UK-based not-for-profit organisations with proposals that will help young people build a positive future, building the skills necessary to live with dignity and be able to access basic housing and create a happy home in which they feel safe and secure.
Approach are holding Informal Carers Dementia Awareness sessions in South Staffordshire.
Please note these training sessions are for UNPAID carers i.e. husband, wife, son, daughter or friend of someone with a diagnosis of dementia and not for professional carers.
• WOMBOURNE – Wombourne Community Fire Station, Giggetty Lane, Wombourne WV5 0AX Friday 17th/ 24th/31st January 2020 1.30pm – 4.30pm.
This starts next Friday and there are still places available – please contact Beckie if you require one (details below)
CELEBRATING VILLAGE HALLS
For Village Halls Week 2020, join us in celebrating village halls; the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats we regularly face:
The Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards Tamworth will take place on Thursday 18th June 2020 at Bolehall Manor.
The six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent want the views of the patients across the area as they plan services for the future.
Altogether the six CCGs commission over 800 different services and treatments, but availability of these varies across the area.
Together they have been spending around £2 million more per week than they receive, and that means some difficult decisions now need to be made.
We’re really excited to share that applications are now open for our new Community Fund which will give away more than £10 million to charities and community groups over the next 5 years.
Organisations, charities and communities from across our region can now apply for funding for their projects.
In the past year (June 2018 to July 2019), Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula and Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) prescribed 16,023 prescriptions for gluten-free foods at a cost of more than a quarter of a million pounds. The prescription of gluten-free (GF) products is not a cure for coeliac disease, nor does it treat the symptoms. Medical advice given to patients who are gluten intolerant would be to avoid food products containing gluten.