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The General Election and its impact on the NHS in Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent

Wed 6 Nov 2019

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The General Election will take place on Thursday 12 December, with Parliament expected to dissolve during the week beginning Monday 4 November.

This signifies the start of the pre-election period known as ‘purdah’, which places specific restrictions on the use of public resources and the communication and engagement activities of public bodies, including all NHS organisations.

During the pre-election period, there should be:

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Tue 5 Nov 2019

Silver dale Methodist Church has just launched a new 'Place Of Welcome' at its Church in Earl Street (behind the Chiop Shop!), and is now offering an extra special welcome to all visitors, including free refreshments, friendly volunteers and lively chat every Thursday between 11am and 1pm.

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A Share of £5,000 for Newcastle Community Groups

Mon 4 Nov 2019

Prime UK grant participants

Is your community group based in or Newcastle-under-Lyme and do you meet any one of these aims? -

- Advance education outside the classroom.

- Promote good physical and mental health.

- Further the enhancement of social wellbeing through recreation.

You can apply before 29th November to the Prime Foundation for a share of £5,000, specifically for the Newcastle-under-Lyme (ST5) postcode.

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Lichfield City Council Grants

Mon 4 Nov 2019

Applications for grants to be funded from the City Council's 2020/21 budget are now being invited.

The closing date for applications from Clubs, societies and other voluntary groups in the City of Lichfield to apply for a grant is 6 January 2020

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New facilties at The Space Station

Mon 4 Nov 2019

Staffords newest cultural venture, the Space Station, aims to bring together creatives of all kind as a venue for activities, performances and exhibitions. 

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Housing in later life project - Lichfield District Council

Fri 1 Nov 2019

You may be aware that the Housing Learning and Improvement Network (LIN) has been commissioned to undertake a research project for Lichfield District Council to identify the housing needs and aspirations of people over the age of 60 across the Lichfield District. This piece of work will feed into the Council's wider Housing Strategy.

This project involves engaging with older citizens to explore their views and aspirations about housing in later life through a series of focus groups next week and a survey.

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Windrush Day Grant Scheme

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Grants are available for local authorities, charities and community groups to celebrate, commemorate and/or educate about the history of the MV Empire Windrush and the contribution of the Windrush Generation to British economic, social and cultural life.

Windrush Day (22 June) was established to celebrate the large contribution of the Windrush Generation to Britain's cultural, social and economic.

Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 are available.

Organisations are eligible if:

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Community Housing Fund

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Grants are available for a wide range of community-led organisations to support delivery of new affordable homes across England (excluding London) up to March 2020.

The Community Housing Fund is provided and administered by Homes England.

The objectives of the Fund are to:

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The Hilden Charitable Trust

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Grants for UK charities working in the areas of homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people (16-25), and projects in developing countries working on community development, education, and health (with particular interest in projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women).

Applications are accepted at any time, but the next closing date is 11 December 2019 for applications to be considered at the Main Grants meeting in January/February 2020.

Grants are usually in the region of £5000

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Pocket parks funding opportunities

Fri 1 Nov 2019

Pocket parks: helping communities transform unloved, neglected or derelict areas into new green spaces

One-off grants are available for community-led organisations working in partnership with their local authority to create new pocket parks or bringing existing green spaces up to a safe, usable and inviting standard.

£15,000 for new pocket parks.

£25,000 for refurbishment of existing parks split between capital and revenue.

The funding should be spent by 31 March 2020.

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