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The Pixel Fund

Wed 24 Feb 2021

Applications can be made at any time.

Grants are available for UK-based charities and community interest organisations to support projects that promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults.

The Fund generally offers first grants of between £500 and £5,000. However, no single grant is ever more than 5% of annual income.

The Pixel Fund is a small charity which distributes grants to other charities in its field of interest. Its focus is the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults.

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Community support scheme expands after helping thousands

Wed 24 Feb 2021

A community support scheme in Staffordshire is to be expanded after the huge success of its first year.

Launched in March 2020, Staffordshire County Council’s Supportive Communities Programme has attracted hundreds of new volunteers and worked with existing charities and groups to help thousands of adults in need of support.

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Princess Street Training, Education and Enterprise Centre

Wed 24 Feb 2021

Princess Street Training, Education and Enterprise Centre is situated in one of the most deprived and diverse areas in East Staffordshire.  The local population consists of numerous minority groups – each with its own traditions and cultures.  

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Overdue investment and further funding cuts risk leaving youth services stranded at crisis point

Tue 23 Feb 2021

New analysis by YMCA England and Wales shows that Local Authority spending on youth services in 2019/20 in England was £372.12m, a further reduction of 6% year-on-year. This means that since 2010/11 funding for youth services has been cut by 73%.

Not only do these continued cuts come at a time when demand for youth services has intensified, they come at a time when the crucial investment has been promised but not yet fully delivered.

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Grant Funding for Community Groups to Improve Facilities for People with Disabilities

Tue 23 Feb 2021

This is a rolling programme.

Did you know that funding is available for community groups and organisations in the Staffordshire Moorlands to help improve facilities for people with disabilities? 

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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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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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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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The Prospectory - Idea Fund

Wed 17 Feb 2021

Applications may be made at any time while funding remains available.

Grants are available to individuals or small groups or organisations based in the United Kingdom who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out.

Maximum Value:

£ 5,000

Minimum Value:

£ 250

The fund offers grants ranging from £250 to £5,000. Once the fund's allocation has been used, it will be closed for applications until the funding pot has refilled.

It is not the fund's normal practice to provide part funding to larger projects.

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