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Insurance for Your Charity, Not-for-profit or Village Hall

Thu 2 Dec 2021

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Zurich Insurance are proud sponsors of Support Staffordshire Village Halls Network.

Insuring your charity, not-for-profit or village hall is a big responsibility. At Zurich, we want you to feel confident when choosing your insurance, so that you can rest assured you’ve got the cover you need in the event something goes wrong.

We can provide insurance for public liability, buildings, contents, employees and much more. We insure over 14,000 not-for-profit customers across the UK, including charities, village halls, clubs, societies and community centres.

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Free of Charge Opportunities for Older People to Enjoy the Benefits of Nature and to be With Others.

Wed 8 Dec 2021

Thanks to a £10,700 grant from Postcode Community Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, earlier this year, Kingswood Trust can now provide a range of nature based activities both outdoors and indoors for older people.

We are inviting groups focusing on older people to take part in this funded project which seeks to combat loneliness, improve health and wellbeing and reconnect people with each other. This group might be from an organisation that supports older people, a local community group or a care home.

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Voluntary travel scheme backed for closure

Wed 8 Dec 2021

A suspended scheme, which lets pupils not entitled to free school transport take up spare seats on school buses, is recommended for closure.

Staffordshire County Council said in August that it was minded not to reinstate the non-statutory Temporary Vacant Seat Scheme, because new Government guidance and a lack of suitable commercial vehicles in the region had created an unfair, unworkable system.

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Staffordshire Councils agree collaboration programme and County Deal proposals

Wed 8 Dec 2021

Nine Staffordshire councils have pledged to work closer together and pursue a County Deal with Government under its ‘Levelling Up’ agenda.

Staffordshire council leaders are pledging to work closer than ever on the economy, skills and training, climate change and improved public services, building on their effective joint working to help residents and businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Stakeholder Database for Boundary Review

Mon 6 Dec 2021

We are currently working with the Local Government Boundary Commission on an Electoral Review of the District. This is to look at future electoral arrangements at Cannock Chase District. It is expected to see a re-drawing of some of the ward boundaries & potentially a reduction in the number of district councillors on Cannock Chase Council.

These reviews happen every so often & are necessary with local authorities growing; because of new housebuilding, the movement of people & population growth.

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Leading into 2022

Mon 6 Dec 2021

Garry Jones

Well where did 2021 go?

In September off the back of a small summer breather I speculated on what we are trying to achieve as a country and tee’d up: Personal fulfilment of all citizens, living in compassionate and convivial societies, within a flourishing biosphere.

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Rosa - Rise Fund

Thu 2 Dec 2021

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Deadline:

10 January 2022 (5pm). Rosa's office will be closed 23 December 2021 until 4 January 2022.

A limited number of grants are available to support organisational development for Black and minority-led women’s and girls’ organisations in the UK so that they are in a stronger position to survive, thrive and grow into the future.



Funds available:

Up to £40,000 available for two year funding.



Priorities:

Applicants need to be working across Rosa’s four pillars of work:

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ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND TO INVEST £7.8 MILLION IN THE MIDLANDS TO PUT CULTURE AT THE HEART OF MORE LOCAL COMMUNITIES

Thu 2 Dec 2021

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Arts Council England has today announced that a total of £7.89million will be invested in eight Creative People and Places projects in the Midlands over the next three years - made possible thanks to National Lottery players - to deliver more grassroots-led cultural experiences in areas across England where involvement in arts and culture is below the national average.

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Ocado Foundation For Good

Thu 2 Dec 2021

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Deadline:

31 December 2021. Applicants must first create a BizGive account to apply.

Available for registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities and other organisations to support skills development or sustainability projects that bring benefit to communities across the UK. 

The aim of this fund is to support projects that support skills and education development or promote sustainability in communities across the UK.

Funds available:

Up to £1,000 are available.

 

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Platinum jubilee funding launched

Mon 29 Nov 2021

Community grant opportunities are now open for community led events for the 2022 Queens Platinum Jubilee

All funding sources can be found here.

The National Lottery fund. For grants of up to £50,000 (including capital projects). Application deadline is 15 December 2021 at 5pm or once they receive 700 applications – whichever comes first

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