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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:

Human Resources

Managing and supporting your people (staff) well is essential to the smooth running of your organisation. 

How we work with groups

Whether you are a new group just starting out or an established organisation looking at best practice, Support Staffordshire can advise and guide you. Common policies and procedures are listed below but we can also support you if you require something a little more bespoke

Lloyds Bank Foundation Launches National Domestic Abuse Programme (England & Wales)

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales has launched a £3m three-year national programme designed to improve responses to domestic abuse and strengthen the sector.

The programme will invest £3m in the domestic abuse sector over three years. An initial investment of £800,000 has been made to support and expand a partnership between Women's Aid and Imkaan to enable small and specialist charities tackling domestic abuse to better prepare for, adapt and compete for funding contracts across England.

Persimmon Community Champions Fund (UK)

Persimmon Homes Community Champions fund has up to £750,000 funding over the next 12 months to fund local community initiatives.

The charity match programme will give donations of up to £1000 to local UK groups and charities, which have already raised vital funds themselves. Up to £52,000 a month is available from Persimmon's 24 businesses. To apply complete the online form with information on why your group or charity deserves the donation, along with details of much you've already raised and how donation you want.

Funding to Help Disadvantaged Young People (UK)

Charities working with disadvantaged young people aged 13 or below can apply for funding of up to £5,000 from the Toy Trust.

Founded by the British Toy and Hobby Association, the Toy Trust- the industry's charity- exists to raise money predominantly from the toy industry, its suppliers and friends; and distribute the money raised to charities helping disadvantaged and disabled children within the UK and abroad.

Funding is available towards projects that:

Youth Clubs Grants Available (UK)

Variety has grants of £250 to £600 available for youth organisations that are affiliated to either Ambition or UK Youth. They can be used to buy equipment to provide challenging activities that engage young people aged 8-18 and provide them with alternatives to becoming involved in the anti-social behaviour that often stems from boredom and peer pressure. You'll have to raise some of the funds yourself and applications that have young people involved in the fund raising will be looked upon favourably.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.