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FIRST PLACE OF WELCOME FOR STONE

Thu 3 Oct 2019

Following the recent unveiling of their refurbished kitchen, Stone Community Hub is the first community organisation in Stone to join the Places of Welcome network. The kitchen is used primarily on a Monday where a free two course lunch is provided to anyone in need, who is lonely or eats alone for the main part. The kitchen is also used daily when the Hub is open as a Place of Welcome for the provision of hot and cold drinks, biscuits and cakes free of charge every weekday (except Thursdays) from 10am – 1pm. 

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European Social Funding November Round - Deadline 7th November 2019

Thu 3 Oct 2019

European Social Fund (ESF) Community Grants are financed through the European Union and are designed to develop the capacity of the community and to meet local needs. Part of this strategy is to help people increase their chances of finding work. Applications are open to organisations based or working within the county of Staffordshire. A full criteria can be found below along with a breakdown of the grants application process, which must be read and fully understood before making your application.

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Grant Alert: Southern Staffordshire Community Energy Fund Closing date: 30th November 2019

Thu 3 Oct 2019

Southern Staffordshire Community Energy Limited (SSCE) is a social enterprise, which was founded in 2011 and run by volunteers. As a type of co-operative known as a community benefit society, it owns two solar photovoltaic panel installations on community buildings in Whittington, and an installation on roofs owned by University Hospital of North Midlands Trust (UHNM).

You can apply for a grant of up to £2,000.

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Autism Engagement Event

Thu 3 Oct 2019

Staffordshire County Council want your views on how they can develop their approach to supporting people with Autism and their carers.

There is 2 events that they are hoping you might be able to attend:

October 17th at Newcastle Day Service | Wilmot Drive, ST5 9AZ | 09.30 - 14.30

October 24th at Northfield Centre Stafford | Magnolia Drive, ST16 3BZ | 09.30 - 14.30

They would love for you to share your experiences, just email:

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Plan for Burntwood to become dementia-friendly town

Wed 2 Oct 2019

A plan has been drawn up to make Burntwood a dementia-friendly town.

Carers and those living with dementia will be the focus of the initiative drawn up by Burntwood Town Council.

Among the proposals are that mapping will take place to identify where affected residents are living across the area.

Discussions are also being planned with local businesses to find ways to make shops more dementia-friendly.

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Happy Moms Club

Wed 2 Oct 2019

Is it time to join the happiest club in town?

Join our 'happy group' learning how to 'mess with stress', cultivate kindness and support each other in our positive parenting journey!

1pm - 3pm on Friday's from 11th October 2019 until 13th December 2019, Charnwood Children's Centre, Lichfield.

Contact Jules Mitchell from The Big Happiness Experiment CIC for details, just text 'happy mum' to 07583 203 444

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Together We're Better - October Workshops

Thu 26 Sep 2019

You may have attended and supported the events in the recent Together We’re Better 12-week listening exercise. The feedback is now being analysed and a Report of Findings is being produced. The final version will be reviewed by the CCG Governing Bodies in the Autumn.

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Last decisions made on Staffordshire LEADER programme

Thu 26 Sep 2019

The Staffordshire LEADER Local Action Group met for the last time on Monday (23rd September) in the beautiful; surroundings of the restored Ingestre Orangery. Over the last few years the group has awarded almost £2 Million of European Union funding to help over 60 farm and rural tourism business and non-profit making organisations to support jobs and growth in Staffordshire.

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Road Safety Trust grant funding

Mon 23 Sep 2019

Grants are available to public and professional UK-based organisations for activities that will reduce the risk of death and injury for all road users.

There are two levels of grants available:

  • Major themed grants of up to £200,000 are available over a period of up to three years
  • Small grants programme offers funding of between £10,000 to £30,000 over a two-year period.

The application deadline for the small grants programme is 20 December 2019.

Applications for the major themed grants open between February and May 2020.

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National Churches Trust - Gateway Grants Programme 2019-2023

Mon 23 Sep 2019

Grants are available for listed and unlisted Christian places of worship of any denomination in the UK to support developing a church building project.

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available.

The National Churches Trust supports church and chapel buildings open for worship throughout the UK. It funds urgent repairs and modernisation, provides expert advice on church maintenance and on how churches can continue to serve local communities and promote church heritage and tourism.

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