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Sport England Return to Play Fund - Small Grants Programme

Wed 21 Oct 2020

No closing date specified


Grants are available to not-for-profit community organisations for projects addressing the challenges coronavirus/COVID-19 has posed to people taking part in sport and physical activity in England.

Grants of between £300 and £10,000 are available.

The £16.5 million Return to Play Fund is funded with money from the Government and the National Lottery and administered by Sport England.

The Fund is divided into three strands.

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Isla Foundation - Tipping Point Grants

Wed 21 Oct 2020

Closing date: 12 November 2020


Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations that are offering creative solutions to homelessness in the UK.

Grants of up to £40,000 are available.

The Isla Foundation was founded in 2013 and over the last seven years has given grants to over 30 organisations across a range of sectors.

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Charities Aid Foundation - Resilience Fund

Wed 21 Oct 2020

Closing date: 10 November 2020 | Midday


The £20 million CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) Resilience Fund is provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as part of its Community Match Challenge funding scheme and matched funding provided by the Covid-19 Support Fund created by the insurance and long-term savings industry.

This is emergency funding to enable charitable organisations to continue their charitable activities in whatever way is needed.

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Get started with Computers for Beginner and Improvers

Mon 19 Oct 2020

Need help getting digital? 

Get started with the Computers for Beginner and Improvers.

Learn using your Computer/Tablet/Laptop or Mobile Smart Phone! Topics include: 

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The Gamesys Foundation

Thu 15 Oct 2020

No closing date specified


The main focus of the Gamesys Foundation is to preserve and protect the wellbeing of individuals suffering from mental health issues.  We do that through providing grants and funding to organisations who care for these individuals directly, as well as those who focus on research in the mental health field.

Gamesys Foundation will predominantly fund registered charities and NGOs. Should you choose to apply on behalf of an organisation, you will be asked for evidence of registration to verify the organisation's status.

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The Chief's Blog October 2020

Thu 15 Oct 2020

Last month I promised to give you an update on our Team Staffordshire meeting with MPs which finally happened on 29 September. You can view our follow up letter here which outlines our proposed next steps. We had good discussions with those MPs in attendance, particularly Theo Clarke (MP for Stafford) and Jo Gideon (MP for Stoke Central)  as well as the convening MP, Aaron Bell (MP for Newcastle-under-Lyme). Jonathan Gullis (MP for Stoke North & Kidsgrove) also attended the meeting.

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Covid-19 Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Sector Impact Survey - October 2020

Thu 15 Oct 2020

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When we first took a snapshot survey of the VCSE response to Covid in May we were pleased to report that 2/3 of the sector remained open and many of you had seen a huge surge in demand for your services. The picture a few months on isn’t so positive, with almost half of responders saying that services are now closed, mothballed or reduced in general.

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Extent of rural economic and social benefits from village and community halls revealed

Thu 15 Oct 2020

Published by Phillip Vincent, ACRE


Village and community halls in England offer extensive economic and social benefits to rural communities, a report from ACRE has revealed.

Just before lockdown 2,109 halls took part in the National Village Halls Survey 2020 which provides a detailed snapshot of the operations and management of community buildings across the country.

The survey found that village halls make a significant contribution to the economy.

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Keele Institute for Social Inclusion Grants

Thu 15 Oct 2020

Application deadline: 30 November 2020


The Keele Active Partnership Programme (KAPP) is open to the Institute’s network of partners including community and civil society organisations, charities, the public sector, political institutions, faith organisations, education organisations, businesses, creative practitioners. We offer funding of between £2-5k). Proposals should demonstrate a well-defined, deliverable project that examines issues relating to social inclusion or exclusion, explores possible solutions and/or works towards their implementation.

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Red Industries Landfill Communities Fund

Thu 15 Oct 2020

Applications are accepted all year round


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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