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An Update from East Staffordshire Family Support Service (Harvey Girls & Dads4Dads)

Tue 9 Jun 2020

We wanted to share with our families, communities and partners an update on how we are doing, but more importantly how we think you are doing.

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BJF celebrate our wonderful volunteers in newsletter

Mon 8 Jun 2020

A volunteer is someone who freely gives their time to work with an organisation in a range of activities. Volunteering has mutual benefits. It allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place, and can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help.

Dedicating your time as a volunteer helps you to make new friends, expand your networks, builds confidence, and boosts your social skills. Simultaneously, it helps the organisation to expand its services to meet the needs of local communities.

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Sarac honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Mon 8 Jun 2020

Sarac, a group of volunteers based in Burton, have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. 

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Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

Fri 5 Jun 2020

No closing date specified


The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund has been expanded and improved to make more loans to charities and social enterprises affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It offers:

  • Maximum loan amount now £1.5m (minimum still £100k) 
  • Interest-free & fee-free for the first 12 months
  • Faster than applying for a standard loan

The first loans have been approved and we have received some very positive feedback:

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COVID-19 digital checklist for charities

Fri 5 Jun 2020

The Charity Digital Code of Practice has launched a COVID-19 digital checklist to support charity leaders during this difficult time.

The checklist aims to help charity trustees and leaders make the right digital decisions, evaluate key decisions, assess progress so far and create a consistent understanding of their charity’s digital goals.

The checklist is split into 7 categories which include remote working, fundraising and governance.

 

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Staffordshire Libraries - Help us to Shape out Future

Fri 5 Jun 2020

Staffordshire Archives & Heritage and the William Salt Library are working in partnership to create and deliver the new Staffordshire History Centre.

The project will transform the way the public engage with our services, our collections and create an exciting new visitor experience. We are interested in learning more about your personal experiences of Staffordshire Archives & Heritage (both in person and/or online), as well as some more information about how you spend your leisure time in general.

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'Staying Active' Resources

Fri 5 Jun 2020

Sports Across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent (SASSOT) have developed a dedicated 'Staying Active' section on their website where we have collated great online content for adults, children and families and those that want to take it steady.

It's still important to stay as active as you can. Even a small amount of activity will have a positive impact on your physical and mental health #StayinWorkOut

Visit the SASSOT website to find out more about staying active.

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NHS Track and Trace Service Launched

Fri 5 Jun 2020

The NHS test and trace service will help to control the rate of reproduction (R), reduce the spread of the infection and save lives. By playing your part through the actions set out below, you will directly help to contain the virus by reducing its spread. This means that, thanks to your efforts, we will be able to go as far as it is safe to go in easing lockdown measures.

You can help in the following ways:

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'My Community' Website

Fri 5 Jun 2020

NAVCA is one of 12 organisations that have contributed to the newly launched My Community website. 

The idea behind the new site is to create an online network to inspire and enable local people to act for themselves on the issues they care about in their community. 

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Together We're Better Stakeholder Update 29 May 2020

Tue 2 Jun 2020

Once again this week we have seen lots of developments nationally in the fight against coronavirus. The NHS Test and Trace service went live on 28 May. The Test and Trace service will help identify, contain, and control coronavirus, reducing the spread and saving lives.

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