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Karl Wilding Chief Exec Leaving NCVO

Tue 2 Feb 2021

Karl Wilding will leave NCVO at the end of March after 18 months as chief executive. He was appointed as chief executive in June 2019, and took up the role that autumn. Sarah Vibert, director of membership and engagement, has been appointed as interim chief executive. 

Karl, who has worked at NCVO for 23 years, said in a statement that new leadership was needed to "to lead the necessary cultural change NCVO is determined, rightly, to achieve". He added that he was sad to be leaving, but confident that NCVO is "in safe hands". 

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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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Windrush Day Grant Scheme

Wed 27 Jan 2021

Application deadline: 10 March 2021


Grants are available for local authorities, charities and community groups in England to celebrate, commemorate and/or educate about the history of the MV Empire Windrush and the contribution of the Windrush Generation to British economic, social and cultural life.

Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 are available.

Bidders seeking funding below £2,500 should contact their local authority to request inclusion in a larger bid.

The funding is for activities that will be completed by 31 December 2021.

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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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Big Society Capital - Ideas for Impact

Wed 27 Jan 2021

Application deadline: 1 March 2021 | 12 noon


Development funding and related support is available to charities, social enterprises and fund managers in the United Kingdom with ideas for how social impact investment can have a transformative impact on a social issue.

The Ideas for Impact development fund has a total budget of £150,000.

Successful applicants will receive development funding of between £15,000 and £30,000 (inclusive of VAT) for their project, depending on its stage of development.

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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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NORTH STAFFS: Drivers Required for "virtual" Lunch Club

Mon 25 Jan 2021

North Staffs Live at Home Service have a new volunteering opportunity for drivers based near Tunstall or Biddulph (or who are happy to drive in these areas).

The opportunity is for a "virtual" lunch club, where instead of diners coming to a central place once a week, the food travels to them. 

In short, the job involves picking up three to four meals from a central hub and delivering them safely to local residents.

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Bespoke Training

Mon 25 Jan 2021

Support Staffordshire offers a suite of training courses and workshops including bespoke training.  We can cater for any organisations needs and come in to you, whether that be for in-house ‘Safeguarding’, ‘Trustee’ training or some of our more bespoke courses like ‘Professional Conduct and Boundaries’.

For further information contact our Training team on 01785 413162 or email training@supportstaffordshire.org.uk.

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The Matthew Good Foundation

Mon 25 Jan 2021

No closing date specified


Grants for Good is our first fund that invites charities, community interest companies and social entrepreneurs to apply to us directly for funding.

Every three months, we’ll share £10,000 between 5 shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people or the environment.

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