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Council coronavirus operation underway

Fri 3 Apr 2020

An operation to get supplies to people in need is underway after charities, community groups and volunteers in Stafford Borough joined forces with the council to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Stafford Borough Council is working closely with Support Staffordshire – the county-wide organisation that brings members of the voluntary sector together – to recruit helpers and identify vulnerable households across the area. 

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Together We're Better Stakeholder Update 30th March 2020

Fri 3 Apr 2020

As you will all be aware, we are now facing unprecedented times in the NHS, social care and as a country with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. We want to make sure that everyone is kept as up to date as possible with what is going on locally in health and care, including any temporary service changes. As a result, Together We’re Better will be releasing weekly updates, like this one, with the latest information from across the health and care system across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

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COVID-19: CLOTHWORKERS' EMERGENCY CAPITAL PROGRAMME

Thu 2 Apr 2020

The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP) will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and ‘at risk’ groups within our programme areas during this period.

Key features of the fund:

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Severn Trent creates £1m emergency fund to help communities and charity groups affected by coronavirus outbreak

Wed 1 Apr 2020

With the coronavirus crisis leaving many communities and customers struggling badly, Severn Trent has moved quickly to release £1m of emergency funds to offer support where it’s needed the most.

Liv Garfield, Severn Trent CEO, said: “Even though we’re out there on the frontline keeping water flowing and taking waste water away, we knew we could do more for our communities by going above and beyond the support we already offer. 

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Persimmon Community Champions Fund

Wed 1 Apr 2020

Persimmon Community Champions re giving away up to £2000 each every month – that’s a whopping £64,000 a month available to fund local community initiatives.

From 1st April for the foreseeable future, they want to focus on organisations that support the over-70s - a vulnerable group in our society that we feel need our support at this time.

It’s really simple to apply for a donation. All you need to do is complete the online form, telling them why your group or charity, which works with or supports the over-70s, deserves their donation.

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COVID 19 Support Fund

Wed 1 Apr 2020

A huge, co-ordinated effort across community and voluntary groups across our county is making a huge difference to isolated and vulnerable people, and those in most need of help. Local people are also stepping up to put projects together make a difference.

Now the new COVID-19 Support Fund has been set up to help keep this happening. It’s rapid, flexible funding to support communities to do their bit and to make sure that the voluntary sector continues to thrive now and after the crisis.

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Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund

Wed 1 Apr 2020

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Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities.The fund will provide a single payment award of £500 to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups. 

Eligible organisations are;

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VocTech Now Fund

Wed 1 Apr 2020

With coronavirus (COVID -19) rapidly transforming the way millions of people across the UK work and learn, the Ufi VocTech Trust has announced a new funding call for 2020. VocTech Now has been prompted by the unprecedented situation vocational trainers and their learners are experiencing.

Funding is available for projects that will last no longer than three months. Ufi wishes to hear from vocational learning providers who have an idea for how they can use technology to deliver fast results for its learners online, but who need support to get their idea up and running.

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The Prince’s Countryside Fund Rural Response Emergency Grants Programme

Wed 1 Apr 2020

For farming and rural community support groups, who are providing assistance during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund (“the Fund”) will fund organisations operating in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland if they:

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£300M National Lottery Funding to help Communities Tackle Covid-19 Crisis

Wed 1 Apr 2020

The funds will be used to support the most vulnerable in communities across the UK during these difficult times. From next week, hundreds of millions of pounds will start benefiting those projects that are at the forefront of the Coronavirus crisis - from supporting food banks, to causes that combat loneliness and isolation, help for the elderly and projects that support health in the community.

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