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Carers Support - potential bidding partnership call

Mon 29 Jul 2019

As many of you will be aware, the county council and partners currently invest in a service delivered as the Carers Hub, by People Plus.

We believe this service will be reshaped over the next year and anticipate a new service being awarded, to be delivered from September 2020. It’s not yet clear which funders will be investing in the service in the future, but we do understand the county council we continue to invest in a service.

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British Ecological Society - Outreach Grants

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Grants up to £2,000 are available to organisations to support projects that promote ecological science to a wide audience.

The British Ecological Society (BES) is providing grants through its Outreach Grants programme to help promote ecological science to a wide audience.

Ecology is defined by the BES as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment.

The deadline for applications is 9 September 2019

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Time to get recognised and financially rewarded?

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Financial awards recognising grassroots charities and social enterprises that are working to prevent and tackle poverty across Britain.

Six winning organisation will be awarded with a grant of £10,000.

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Awards seek to recognise and reward voluntary sector organisations, charities and other projects in the UK that are working to advance social justice and tackle issues of poverty.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation Grants are available for charities that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Masonic Charitable Foundation Grants are available for charities in England and Wales that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people (up the age of 25 years) to overcome the barriers they face in order to achieve the best possible start in life.

There are two funding levels:

Large grants of between £10,000 and £150,000 for up to three years are available to charities with an income exceeding £500,000. The average large grant will range from £20,000 to £80,000. Occasionally, large grants of up to £150,000 are made for outstanding projects.

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Residents in Lichfield can have their say on the changes to Trauma and Orthopedics, and Gynecology services

Tue 23 Jul 2019

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust are considering reorganising some of its adult services across Solihull, Good Hope and Heartlands hospitals to improve outcomes and reduce waiting times for patients. The specific services that the Trust would like to make changes to are Trauma and Orthopedics, and Gynecology services.  They have identified that residents within the Lichfield locality could be affected by this as patients of one of the above hospitals.

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Trustees wanted for Emmaus North Staffs

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Do you want to help support a new, exciting and developing charity in North Staffs?

Emmaus North Staffs (owner of Furniture Mine in Hanley) is seeking business-minded people to join their ever-growing board of trustees and help drive the charity forward.

Do you have a passion to help people who are suffering at the margins of society?  Could you share this passion with us? 

Do you have essential business skills that could help a local charity that is part of a 350-strong global movement of homelessness charities?  Could you share your business skills with us?

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Canoe Foundation grant funding

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Grants for clubs, community groups and regions across the UK with an active interest in wider canoeing participation.

The principle functions of the Canoe Foundation are to raise money; inform and educate; and allocate funds, in line with its main purpose to “support all to enjoy and benefit from the experience of paddling on our water in a sustainable manner”. The Foundation does this through grant making that facilitates improvements to suitable landing and launching points and by promoting the conservation of inland waterways for the benefit of all sectors of the community.

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Home Office - Anti-Knife Crime Community Fund

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Grants are available to voluntary and community sector groups for community projects in England and Wales which reduce knife crime and have a positive impact on young people who are at risk of carrying a knife and committing a crime.

The maximum grant available is £30,000 for single projects that are completed by 30 March 2020.

Voluntary and community sector groups and organisations in England and Wales can apply, including:

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Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme 2018-2022

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Grants and technical support are available for town and parish councils, neighbourhood forums and prospective neighbourhood forums to draw up a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order in England.

The following support is available:

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Garry Jones's blog

Tue 16 Jul 2019

As I write we are in the depths of discussions with PCNs (Primary Care Networks – clusters of GPs, working together) about the opportunity provided by national funding for social prescribing link workers. Ourselves and VAST have pitched a bold proposition to place this service at the heart of the local voluntary sector, by employing the workers through a consortia approach. This would mean generalists working for ourselves and VAST, able to signpost and support patients to access the broadest range of community and voluntary sector services; instead of drawing upon medical services.

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