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Changes to eye referral unit, New Cross Hospital

Mon 6 Apr 2020

Please be aware Monday 6 April 2020 the Wolverhampton and Midlands Counties Eye Infirmary referral unit at New Cross Hospital will be temporarily changing its opening hours to:

Monday to Friday – 9am-3.30pm

Saturday, Sunday, Bank Holidays – 9am-2pm

For emergency or urgent eye concerns outside of these hours, that cannot wait until the unit re-opens the following day, patients will be seen in the Emergency Department (ED).

 

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Council coronavirus operation underway

Fri 3 Apr 2020

An operation to get supplies to people in need is underway after charities, community groups and volunteers in Stafford Borough joined forces with the council to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Stafford Borough Council is working closely with Support Staffordshire – the county-wide organisation that brings members of the voluntary sector together – to recruit helpers and identify vulnerable households across the area. 

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Together We're Better Stakeholder Update 30th March 2020

Fri 3 Apr 2020

As you will all be aware, we are now facing unprecedented times in the NHS, social care and as a country with the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. We want to make sure that everyone is kept as up to date as possible with what is going on locally in health and care, including any temporary service changes. As a result, Together We’re Better will be releasing weekly updates, like this one, with the latest information from across the health and care system across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

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COVID-19: CLOTHWORKERS' EMERGENCY CAPITAL PROGRAMME

Thu 2 Apr 2020

There are no application deadlines which means you can submit an application at any time.


The Clothworkers’ Emergency Capital Programme (CECP) will award small capital grants of up to £5,000 for essential capital items to adapt or increase services in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Priority will be given to organisations supporting vulnerable and ‘at risk’ groups within our programme areas during this period.

Key features of the fund:

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Severn Trent creates £1m emergency fund to help communities and charity groups affected by coronavirus outbreak

Wed 1 Apr 2020

With the coronavirus crisis leaving many communities and customers struggling badly, Severn Trent has moved quickly to release £1m of emergency funds to offer support where it’s needed the most.

Liv Garfield, Severn Trent CEO, said: “Even though we’re out there on the frontline keeping water flowing and taking waste water away, we knew we could do more for our communities by going above and beyond the support we already offer. 

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Persimmon Community Champions Fund

Wed 1 Apr 2020

Persimmon Community Champions re giving away up to £2000 each every month – that’s a whopping £64,000 a month available to fund local community initiatives.

From 1st April for the foreseeable future, they want to focus on organisations that support the over-70s - a vulnerable group in our society that we feel need our support at this time.

It’s really simple to apply for a donation. All you need to do is complete the online form, telling them why your group or charity, which works with or supports the over-70s, deserves their donation.

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£300M National Lottery Funding to help Communities Tackle Covid-19 Crisis

Wed 1 Apr 2020

There are no application deadlines which means you can submit an application at any time.​


The funds will be used to support the most vulnerable in communities across the UK during these difficult times. From next week, hundreds of millions of pounds will start benefiting those projects that are at the forefront of the Coronavirus crisis - from supporting food banks, to causes that combat loneliness and isolation, help for the elderly and projects that support health in the community.

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The Yapp Charitable Trust

Wed 1 Apr 2020

There are no application deadlines which means you can submit an application at any time.


We offer grants only for core funding to registered charities with a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000 who are undertaking work that focuses on one of our priority groups:

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Supermarket vouchers to be offered to families of children eligible for free school meals

Wed 1 Apr 2020

Low-income families whose children are eligible for free school meals will be offered vouchers, food or meals to make sure they continue receiving this support, even if they are no longer attending school due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Government published guidance for schools giving them the flexibility to provide meals or shop vouchers to the 1.3 million disadvantaged children entitled to free school meals if they are no longer attending school, either due to closures or as a result of self-isolating at home.

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Support from your Community Foundation during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Tue 31 Mar 2020

These schemes are usually open all year, but tend to run in rounds, and so please make sure you check the individual cut off dates on each scheme. 

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