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Staffordshire County Council Coronavirus Update: Changes to rules and guidance from 8 March

On Monday 8 March, some of the rules on what people in England can and cannot do will be changing. 

It is vital that people in Staffordshire demonstrate caution as the first easing of lockdown rules come into place.

National lockdown is still in place across England and people must stay at home unless it is for a permitted reason, such as:

Support Staffordshire AGM

The AGM will be held in conjunction with our annual talk from Caron Bradshaw CEO, Charity Finance Group following the formal (and brief) business of the AGM and an update on Support Staffordshire.

Please book one voting member ticket per Member organisation only. Additional non-voting Member tickets are unlimited. 

You can find a copy of our Annual Report here

Postcode Local Trust - West of England

Application Deadline: 1 October 2021

Grants are available for smaller charities and good causes in the west of England.

Grants range from £500 to £20,000.

The following funding levels apply to specific applicants:

Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with the Charity Commission can apply for between £500 and £2,000 in funding.

Applicants that are registered with the Charity Commission and can provide a charity number can apply for between £500 and £20,000 in funding.

Golsoncott Foundation

Application Deadline: 08 May 2021

Grants are available to voluntary sector organisations in the UK for projects that promote fine arts and music.

The Foundation has a limited amount of money that it offers in funding. Last year, its income was around £80,000.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants tend to be between £250 and £3,000 with most in the £500 to £1,000 range.

They are normally given on a non-recurrent basis.

Effective Bid Writing

This is a one day course but split into a separate morning and afternoon session with time away from the screen for some individual work.

100% of previous participants said they would recommend this course. 

This is what they said:

Hints and tips extremely valuable.

Generally a good course, very informative.

Very interesting - Tutor very pleasant and knowledgeable.

Who should attend:

Public Sector Procurement and Person Centered Services

In January I wrote a blog that exalted the complexity and variety of our sector, in which I challenged the powers that be, not to tinker with things they don’t fully understand. Last month I talked Rainforests and Zoos as metaphors for our sector and how we can be (mis)treated by commissioners of public services in particular. This month I must continue the theme, but will keep it short in the hope that you might take the action I propose at the close.

Magic Little Grants

Closing date: 31 October 2021

The Magic Little Grants Fund is funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Localgiving and Postcode Community Trust are working together again in 2020 to provide small grants to small local charities and community groups in England, Scotland and Wales to help them deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation.