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Life-saving service awarded National Lottery Funding

Wed 25 Apr 2018

Big Lottery Fund

Brighter Futures’ unique self-harm support service Echo has been awarded £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund, meaning the ‘life-saving’ group can continue to provide a reduced level of support to local people for a further 6 months.

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Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund

Tue 24 Apr 2018

Are you looking for funding for a project? Are you based within 3 miles of a RED Industries licensed landfill (ST5 6SB) or treatment & transfer station (ST6 2DZ) ?

Projects considered:

Public Parks and Amenities

Providing, maintaining or improving a public park or amenity which directly benefits the general public, including community centres and village halls, public sporting facilities, and bridleways and cycle paths. 

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Call for Delivery Partner

Mon 23 Apr 2018

Building Better Opportunities (BBO) is a multi-million pound funding programme which matches money from the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund to to tackle poverty and social exclusion faced by the most disadvantaged people in England.

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Newcastle Networking Event in June

Mon 23 Apr 2018

The June Newcastle VCSE Locality Forum meeting will take the form of an early evening networking event giving Support Staffordshire members and partners an opportunity to promote their services and activities to other voluntary sector organisations but also to the general public. The event takes place from 5pm to 7pm on Monday 11th June at St George’s Church Centre in Newcastle town centre (Cherry Orchard, Newcastle ST5 2UB).

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Tesco Bags of Help Grants

Mon 23 Apr 2018

Tesco logo

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the carrier bag charge in Tesco stores is being used to fund thousands of community projects across the UK. The projects must meet the criteria of bringing benefits to the community. This can include:  purchasing items, improvements to a community building, developing an outdoor space, running a community event or activity etc.

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Staffordshire faces an important challenge

Fri 20 Apr 2018

How do we protect our health and care services against a background of an aging population and services already under considerable strain? 

Part of the solution is for more people to make lifestyle choices that will enable them to stay healthy and well for longer to help reduce the demand that our services are seeing.

Staffordshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board would welcome your views on what we can all do to help people make good lifestyle choices.

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Possible new grant scheme for enhancing the natural environment

Wed 18 Apr 2018

Is your organisation considering a project that could enhance the natural environment in an urban part of Staffordshire?

If so, we would like to hear from you.

Support Staffordshire and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, with Staffordshire Community Foundation, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council, are exploring the potential for submitting a bid for European funding which would be a grant fund for voluntary and community groups as well as town or district councils.

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Smallwood Trust Funding opportunity

Tue 17 Apr 2018

Women’s groups based in the Midlands are invited to apply for seed funding to trial and test new ideas and imaginative approaches to support women along the employability pathway. The Women First Innovation Fund is open to charities, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations who have ideas or projects that support our mission of enabling women to become financially resilient.

Organisations can apply for grants of £5,000 to £10,000. We expect to award 10-15 grants in this round.

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Services Best Delivered Locally - Report by Locality says

Mon 16 Apr 2018

Commissioning local community organisations to deliver services boosts local economies, Locality found in its Powerful Communities, Strong Economies report.

The pilot study found that together 10 local community organisations enabled approximately 1,400 jobs and £120m of gross value to be added to the local economy.

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Interested in delivering accredited training and qualifications?

Mon 16 Apr 2018

If your organisation would like to offer or already offers training to staff, volunteers or service users, but is not a centre with an awarding organisation, why not become a Satellite Centre with Support Staffordshire?

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