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The Support Staffordshire Member Bursary

Tue 5 Jan 2021

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Are you seeking advice and support, but need more than our usual 3 FREE hours, or have already used it up?

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Support Staffordshire wins Award for being the beating heart of the local community

Tue 5 Jan 2021

Support Staffordshire, which supports a membership of more than 1000 voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations across Staffordshire won the 2020 NAVCA Heart of the Community Award for being the beating heart of the local VCS and wider economy.

NAVCA is the national membership body for local third sector support and development organisations in England and alongside their members, they are part of the movement for local social action.

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British Ecological Society Outreach Grants

Thu 14 Jan 2021

Application deadline: 19 March 2021


Grants of up to £2,000 are available to organisations to support projects that promote ecological science to a wide audience.

The British Ecological Society (BES) is providing grants through its Outreach Grants programme to help promote ecological science to a wide audience.

Ecology is defined by the BES as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment.

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DISRUPT Online Digital Arts Festival Grants

Thu 14 Jan 2021

Application deaadline: 30 January 2021 | midday


Grants are available to support the showcasing of new or existing creative work at the online digital arts festival 'DISRUPT' in July 2021.

The programme offers three funding strands:

Community Commissions - grants of up to £5,000 are available for experimental and collaborative performance projects between communities and creative partners. The project should be a response to the COVID-19 pandemic or its consequences.

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Cameron Grants for Innovation in Mental Health

Thu 14 Jan 2021

This is a rolling programme


Seed funding grants are available for UK based charities and other not-for-profit groups and organisations to trial new and innovative ways to support people in the UK who are suffering with poor mental health.

Grants of between £100 and £2,500 are available.

The Cameron Grant Memorial Trust was founded in 2014 by Evan, Carol and Alastair Grant, whose son and brother Cameron took his own life aged 21 after silently suffering with depression for many years.

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Virtual Volunteers Fair

Wed 13 Jan 2021

Winter continues to blow in with cold weather and a feeling of ill ease. Did you know 18th January is reputedly the most severe 'blue day' for mental health. So, why not give Volunteering a good go - you will make a difference to others and to yourself!

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Virtual Volunteers Fair

Wed 13 Jan 2021

Winter continues to blow in with cold weather and a feeling of ill ease. Did you know 18th January is reputedly the most severe 'blue day' for mental health. So, why not give Volunteering a good go - you will make a difference to others and to yourself!

There are loads of opportunities available across the Lichfield area and there is a great new project being delivered from 18th January – a Volunteers Fair with almost 30 charities are delivering sessions in conjunction with South Staffordshire College.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Wed 13 Jan 2021

Published: 6 January 2021


The greatest hope at the start of 2021 is the promise of the new vaccine. An effective vaccine is the best way to protect people from coronavirus. The NHS and local authorities are working hard to deliver the vaccine, as supplies continue to be distributed.

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Office for Civil Society is Changing Name

Wed 13 Jan 2021

The Office for Civil Society is changing name to the Civil Society and Youth directorate of DCMS, a simple description of the policy work that we do. This name change reflects that we are a directorate within DCMS and is aligned with the names for other DCMS directorates. 

So, we will gradually change our name to Civil Society and Youth directorate. Please be aware that we will be making a gradual change over from now on and it is just a simple switchover to a name that reflects exactly what we do. 

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Let's Get Knitting Across Staffordshire

Tue 12 Jan 2021

Are you a keen knitter, or know someone who is?

AgeUK Staffordshire are asking you to help them raise money by knitting 60,000 little hats.  The first deadline is 7 May 2021.

They get 25p for every knitted hat as part of the Innocent Smoothies Big Knit!

There's more information in the attached poster or get in touch by calling 01782 200729, emailing big.knit@ageukstaffordshire.org.uk or visit the website here.

 

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