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FREE 'Supportive Communities' Training

Wed 9 Sep 2020

Do you support older people in your community?

  • If someone needed information and advice on staying healthy and independent, could you point them in the right direction?
  • What if someone wanted to learn how to video call their friends or family, could you help them?
  • If you were concerned about someone’s safety and wellbeing, would you know what to do?

Not sure?  Then the ‘Supportive Communities Training’ is for you!

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Joining the Concrete Dots

Wed 9 Sep 2020

Pill box

Have you ever seen a pillbox? If you’ve driven around the country the answer is probably yes. Many roads pass these little concrete bunkers left over from the wall.

Do you know what pillboxes are? Many of us know these were places for soldiers to shelter from gunfire while being able to shoot back.

Do you know why they were built? Often the clue is in the location of a pillbox, overlooking a road or abridge, even a river or railway; the pillbox would have been to stop the enemy from going any further.

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£200k Cash Boost for Voluntary and Community Sector

Wed 9 Sep 2020

Dozens of groups and organisations working with vulnerable communities in Staffordshire are set to benefit from a new county council fund.

The new #DoingOurBit Community Grants Scheme being made available by Staffordshire County Council is available to voluntary and community organisations based in the county.  

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Horninglow and Eton Parish Council COVID-19 Grant

Tue 8 Sep 2020

As an emergency response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided by Horninglow and Eton Parish Council (HEPC) to implement a specially convened committee to respond to grant requests received from community groups or organisations seeking financial support but only specifically for their response to the pandemic.

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Introducing MHA Communities

Tue 8 Sep 2020

MHA’s community-based service for older people has changed its name and the way it provides services to support members who live independently in their own home.

MHA Live at Home has become MHA Communities to better reflect how it works across all the charity’s services and with people and organisations in the communities it serves.

The first scheme was formed more than 30 years ago and the pandemic has meant many of its traditional services for its 11,800 members such as lunch clubs and activity groups haven’t been able to be run.

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Horninglow Learning Centre to Reopen 14th September

Tue 8 Sep 2020

Horninglow Learning Centre will be re-opening on Monday 14th September 2020. They will open as per normal operating hours which are Monday 1000hrs to 1600 hrs and Tuesday 1000 hrs until 1230 hrs.

To ensure your safety, desks will be positioned 2 metres apart. which given your seating position in the middle of a table, means you are actually 2.5 metres apart from any other individual.

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Adult Contemporary Dance Burton-on-Trent (suitable for beginners and improvers)

Mon 7 Sep 2020

Contemporary dance provides an invitation to connect to your breath and body ,what moves you and how you move.  Its an opportunity to improve your health and well-being and spend time with others while being creative.  This contemporary dance class draws from different styles and techniques.  Exercises include building strength and conditioning, learning and improving technique,and expolring choreography,improvisation and performance skills(in class).

Facilitated by Community Dance Artist Samantha Bosworth through Creative Pathways.

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Free Confidential Help and Advice in Lichfield, Burntwood and Tamworth

Fri 4 Sep 2020

People in Lichfield, Tamworth and Burntwood can get free and confidential advice and support on welfare benefits, money management, housing, employment and more by contacting Citizen's Advice South East Staffordshire (CASES).

To speak to someone about this or for more information phone 0300 330 2110 or email evolve@casestaffs.org.uk

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Positive Pathways Programme - Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

Fri 4 Sep 2020

Application Deadline: 30 November 2020


Maximum Value: £35,000

The Veterans' Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund is provided by the UK Government and is delivered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust on its behalf. The Fund aims to give veterans more choice and control over their own personal recovery journeys, enabling veterans to take part in activities that are personally meaningful, while receiving good support with their mental health and wellbeing needs.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation - Later Life Inclusion Grants Programme

Fri 4 Sep 2020

Application deadline: 31 October 2020


Maximum Value £60,000

The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) offers grants to local and national charities in England and Wales as part of its work to help thousands of disadvantaged and vulnerable people to live happy, fulfilling lives and participate actively in society. Over the last 40 years, the MCF has provided more than £130 million to charities. The MCF’s work is funded solely through the donations of Freemasons under the United Grand Lodge of England, their families and friends.

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