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Tesco Bags of Help programme opens for 2020

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Grants are available to support a wide range of community groups, organisations, charities, schools and other not-for-profit organisations with capital improvement projects for local community greenspaces in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Three community projects in each local area will be voted on by customers in Tesco stores throughout the UK, with projects changing every three months (prior to 2020 it was every other month).

Following the vote, grants will be awarded as follows:

First place - up to £2,000.

Second place - up to £1,000.

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Henry Moore Foundation

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Grants up to £20,000 are available to support the growth and development of sculpture across historical, modern and contemporary registers and to fund research that expands the appreciation of sculpture.

The Foundation offers funding in the following categories:

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Comic Relief - Future Looking Good Programme

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Grants are available to UK-based not-for-profit organisations with proposals that will help young people build a positive future, building the skills necessary to live with dignity and be able to access basic housing and create a happy home in which they feel safe and secure.

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Informal Carers Dementia Awareness sessions in South Staffordshire

Thu 9 Jan 2020

Approach are holding Informal Carers Dementia Awareness sessions in South Staffordshire.



Please note these training sessions are for UNPAID carers i.e. husband, wife, son, daughter or friend of someone with a diagnosis of dementia and not for professional carers.

• WOMBOURNE – Wombourne Community Fire Station, Giggetty Lane, Wombourne WV5 0AX Friday 17th/ 24th/31st January 2020 1.30pm – 4.30pm.

This starts next Friday and there are still places available – please contact Beckie if you require one (details below)

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Day Opportunities Bidders Event

Wed 8 Jan 2020

Staffordshire County Council invites suppliers to join a Light Touch Regime Dynamic Purchasing System (LTR DPS) for the provision of Community Based Day Opportunities for Individuals with a Learning Disabilities, Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Mental Ill Health, Acquired Brain Injuries, Physical Disabilities, Sensory Impairments and/ or Behaviours that Challenge (aged 16+).

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CCGs are seeking views on five clinical policies - Difficult Decisions, share your experiences

Mon 6 Jan 2020

The six Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent want the views of the patients across the area as they plan services for the future.

Altogether the six CCGs commission over 800 different services and treatments, but availability of these varies across the area.

Together they have been spending around £2 million more per week than they receive, and that means some difficult decisions now need to be made.

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Applications for Severn Trent’s Community Fund are now open!

Mon 6 Jan 2020

We’re really excited to share that applications are now open for our new Community Fund which will give away more than £10 million to charities and community groups over the next 5 years.

Organisations, charities and communities from across our region can now apply for funding for their projects.

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Introducing Staffordshire Moorlands Climate Action

Mon 6 Jan 2020

Hello from Moorlands Climate Action!

This is our first post as an orgnisation registered with Support Staffordshire and it's main purpose is to introduce ourselves and update you all on what we have been up to since we formed as a group following the climate emergency declaration by Staffordshire Moorlands County Council. 

Now that the assembly and organisation of the group has for the most part been completed, our group is starting to plan projects within our different teams. They are: 

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Proposal to prescribe gluten-free staple foods to children and adolescents under the age of 18

Mon 6 Jan 2020

In the past year (June 2018 to July 2019), Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula and Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) prescribed 16,023 prescriptions for gluten-free foods at a cost of more than a quarter of a million pounds.  The prescription of gluten-free (GF) products is not a cure for coeliac disease, nor does it treat the symptoms.  Medical advice given to patients who are gluten intolerant would be to avoid food products containing gluten.

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CASS The Carers Association are looking for a Treasurer to join their executive team

Mon 6 Jan 2020

Silhouette of a stick person with their right arm in the air, their legs stood on the words "CASS" underneath this "Supporting Carers to Care"

THE ORGANISATION

CASS The Carers Association is a long standing and respected registered charity and a company limited by guarantee providing advice information and support to family members and friends (Carers) who may support a person, of any age, living with a long-term health condition or disability residing within southern Staffordshire. Carers of all ages turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives.

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