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VAST receive National Lottery funding

Wed 3 Feb 2021

VAST are delighted to announce that our Totally Stoked project been awarded funding from The National Lottery Community Fund for a further three-years. This means that the project will now be able to expand beyond the boundaries of Stoke-on-Trent to support charities and community organisations across North Staffordshire to build their capacity to deliver services in the face of increasing demand from many areas.

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Your Family Hub Assistance Grant

Wed 3 Feb 2021

Information for Professionals: 

We don’t want anyone to go hungry in Staffordshire as a result of COVID-19. Our District Family Hubs are helping to support individuals and families who need food and essential supplies as well as providing ongoing information, advice, guidance and support around local support for children and families, in response to COVID-19.

What is the Family Hub Assistance Grant?

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Great Response to COVID-19 Vaccination Volunteer Recruitment

Wed 3 Feb 2021

The COVID-19 vaccinaton programme that is working hard to protect everyone is heavily reliant on volunteers in order to meet government targets. So it's great to know that the people of Tamworth have stepped forward, volunteering their time and exposing themselves to potential risk, to fill the vacancies at the Coton Centre where vaccinations are taking place.

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Staffordshire Libraries February Update

Wed 3 Feb 2021

There is still a lot available from your library online during the current lockdown.

You can follow us on Facebook for a range of activities and events including Story Time, Baby Bounce & Rhyme and Craft Time. You can also join one of our Adult Book Chat, Creative Writing or Wellness groups. Simply visit Facebook/Staffordshire Libraries to take part.

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Together We're Better Update: January 29th

Tue 2 Feb 2021

The UK has now passed the grim milestone of 100,000 COVID-19 related deaths, which is amongst the highest death tolls in Europe. Particularly moving have been the stories of those lost at the front line. This includes those who volunteered to return to the frontline, whether that be A&E, ITU, a COVID ward and died as a result. There’s also the long tale of those seriously damaged by COVID-19, many with a long road to recovery, some who will never fully recover at all. We know that many more people will still become ill from this virus, and many will sadly pass.

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Disabled Facilities Grants for Individuals

Tue 2 Feb 2021

What are Disabled Facilities Grants?

There is a range of options available which may make you and/or your carer's everyday life much easier and safer.  A Disabled Facilities Grant is funding to help a disabled person adapt their home to make it easier and safer to live in.  The works must be necessary and appropriate.  This will need to be discussed between the disabled person and an Occupational Therapist or Trusted Assessor.  It must also be reasonable and practicable to carry out the works - this often depends on the age, condition and layout of the property.

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Heath Hayes and Wimblebury Support Group.

Mon 1 Feb 2021

Lydia Worthing from the Heath Hayes and Wimblebury Support Group writes about the history and current activities of the group which was setup to help residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are currently looking for more volunteers in the area.

'I have included photos of our amazing volunteers,

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SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE: Bilbrook Parish Council Volunteer

Mon 1 Feb 2021

Bilbrook Parish Council is looking for volunteers to help as follows:

  • Open and close the gates of Bilbrook village hall.
  • Weeding and litter picking around the village.
  • Join the management committee of Bilbrook Village Hall.

If you think you can help please contact Karen Daker, Parish Clerk, Bilbrook Parish Council

Bilbrook Village Hall, Joeys Lane, Bilbrook, South Staffs, WV8 1JL

Tel: 01902 840007

Email: clerk@bilbrookparishcouncil.gov.uk

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Hilden Charitable Fund

Wed 27 Jan 2021

Application deadline: 16 April 2021


Grants for UK charities working in the areas of homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people (16-25), and projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health (with particular interest in projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women).

Although there are no set funding limits, the average grant is £5,000, and Hilden will consider funding projects for more than one year.

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Healthwatch Staffordshire January 2021 Update

Wed 27 Jan 2021

Healthwatch Staffordshire have some information and requests that we hope you will find to be of interest, and that you might be able to share with family, friends and colleagues.

Firstly we have a Primary Care survey where we are seeking feedback across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent of experiences of primary care in the last 12 months. As ever, the survey is completely anonymous, and access to the survey can be completed here. Your participation is very much valued and appreciated.

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