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Funding for community and voluntary sector organisations from Lichfield District Council

Tue 23 Feb 2021

The deadline to apply is 29 April 2021.

Charities, groups and not-for-profit organisations that work to help the people of Lichfield District are being invited to apply for funding.

Lichfield District Council has £163,000 available each year, over the next three years, to award to community and voluntary sector organisations that can deliver projects to make a difference.  

From supporting older people to live in their homes to working to look after the local environment, the grants will help communities across Lichfield District.

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Age UK Staffordshire Big Knit 2020-2021

Mon 22 Feb 2021

Our Next deadline is Friday 7th May 2021.

Each winter, one older person dies needlessly every seven minutes because of the cold.

With over a decade of support from knitters up and down the country, The Big Knit has raised vital funds to support local and national winter projects to help older people keep warm and well in winter through befriending visits, emergency cold weather support, warm meals and other vital services.

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Staffordshire Libraries Launch IT Telephone Support Service

Mon 22 Feb 2021

Are you struggling with IT in lockdown, unable to get your e-mail setup, want to try online shopping or has social media got you all confused? Do you want to know more about how to get started with eBooks or eMagazines or find out about online courses to brush up your skills?

Maybe our new telephone support service can help.

Complete an online form here or contact our Call Centre on 0300 111 8000 or your local library to register for a call back.

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Ongoing funding for voluntary and community organisations

Mon 22 Feb 2021

As part of our aim to provide funding support to voluntary groups and charities across the County, Support Staffordshire is now working in collaboration with fundraising website easyfundraising. This partnership will enable voluntary organisations and charities to benefit from a source of ongoing income. 

How it works

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Stafford MP Theo Clarke visits Hearts & Hands Community Group

Mon 22 Feb 2021

Stafford MP Theo Clarke visited Hearts & Hands to meet the volunteers who set up the community group in October 2020. The locals saw a need in the area for those furloughed or self employed who needed a bit of short term help by offering free food boxes to those financially affected by COVID 19.  

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Charities call on government to create an Emergency Support Fund

Mon 22 Feb 2021

The #NeverMoreNeeded campaign has issued an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling for the creation of an Emergency Support Fund for communities and causes.

The letter comes as charities respond to growing need for their services while wrestling with an estimated £10bn funding gap caused by the pandemic. Many organisations are already spending their reserves, making redundancies and having to scale back or even close services.

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Telephone Befriending - A Story.

Mon 22 Feb 2021

Volunteering as a Befriender.

As an Employability Officer and a Volunteer Co-Ordinator, I have seen the benefits people achieve through volunteering.The hours may vary from a couple of hours a week, to a greater commitment of two to three full days, the roles too, vary greatly, from working outdoors on land projects, to supporting a mental health telephone support line.

But it wasn’t until I myself volunteered that I truly appreciated the benefits of volunteering.

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Tackling Inequalities Fund

Mon 22 Feb 2021

Closing date: Friday 12th March 2021

Together Active has launched a new round of their Tackling Inequalities Fund from Sport England for charities and community groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.



The fund is inviting groups to apply who deliver sports services or physical activities to one of four priority areas:

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Countywide Domestic Abuse Supporter – Helpline and Telephone Support

Mon 22 Feb 2021

This role will involve support with the helpline, incoming calls and proactively contacting victims by telephone to offer emotional support to help empower them to overcome the emotional, psychological and practical effects of domestic abuse. You will aim to identify individual support needs and complete needs and risk assessments. You will be helping people explore how their experience of domestic abuse has affected their lives and identifying ways to enable them to recover from the experience and promoting the rights of people you support and respecting diversity.

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Women Thrive Fund

Wed 17 Feb 2021

Application Deadline: 25 March 2021

Grants are available to grassroots and specialist women’s and girls’ organisations across the UK that are working to enable women and girls to improve their mental health and wellbeing and/or improve their financial resilience.

Maximum Value:

£ 40,000

A total of £1.79 million will be distributed across the UK as follows:

England - £1,496,964

Northern Ireland - £117,864

Wales - £116,548

Scotland - £61,032

Grants of up to:

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