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National Village Hall Census Launched

Wed 12 Feb 2020

Rural Charity Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) releases a comprehensive survey to 10,000 village halls once every ten years.

ACRE will use the data collected to help secure funding for halls, to ensure that advice and information adapts to the challenges facing volunteer hall committees and that the ACRE Network can continue to provide the very best support.

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Dementia Action Week in Cannock Chase 11 -17 May

Wed 12 Feb 2020

A number of events and activities are being organised by partners involved in the Cannock Chase Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) in Cannock Chase for Dementia Action Week 11 - 17th May

Cannock Dementia Workshop

St Lukes Church Hall, Cannock

Thursday 14th May

18:30 – 20:30

Workshop led by Home Instead.  Advice and information available from dementia organisations

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J&O Lloyd Community Grant Scheme open for applications

Tue 11 Feb 2020

About Grants from the J & O Lloyd fund

You can apply for a grant of up to £10,000, but the panel usually makes awards in the region of £5000.

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Kendall and Wall planning to open service in East Staffordshire

Tue 11 Feb 2020

Kendall & Wall Charitable Trust is trying to combat loneliness and social isolation by organising outings for elderly and disabled people. They have a number of wheelchair accessible minibuses. They are based in Lichfield but provide a service to a much wider area, including Burton on Trent.

They are planning to open a branch in Burton on Trent and are looking for an individual to head up the new branch on a voluntary basis. He/she will take the lead in setting up the new office, which may initially be in the volunteer’s own home.

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Places of Welcome in Uttoxeter

Mon 10 Feb 2020

Places of Welcome logo

The Places of Welcome network is really taking off in Uttoxeter, with two venues relaunching for the new year.  

The first of these was St. Mary's Church in Uttoxeter town centre, which restarted as a Place of Welcome in January, after a short break.  It will continue to open every week going forward, offering a free cuppa and a chat on Thursday mornings between 9.30am and 12 noon.

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme for England

Mon 10 Feb 2020

Grants are available to voluntary and community organisations for projects taking place in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities in England and will make a positive difference in addressing the areas of skills, employment, health and wellbeing.

Grants of between £500 and £10,000 are available.

The Trust will now fund Core Costs up to 50% of the total costs requested from the Trust. This can include Operational Costs and Administration and Management.

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Spring for an Arts Grant and get involved in local arts activities

Mon 10 Feb 2020

A small grants scheme is again offering grants of up to £500 for arts activities that involve Staffordshire Moorlands residents.

The aim of the grants scheme is to encourage more people in the Staffordshire Moorlands to get involved in arts and cultural activities, as well as increase the diversity of activities on offer in the district.

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Ruby Hannah collects for Burton Foodbank

Fri 7 Feb 2020

When most of us set ourselves New Year resolutions, it usually involved quitting things and losing weight but one little eight year old has bucked that trend by deciding that her resolution would be to help people who were not as lucky as her.

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February Half term activities in Lichfield

Thu 6 Feb 2020

February half term activities available through Freedom Leisure, lots of things to keep the kids entertained!

Please note that the full day activities need to be booked in advance by calling Burntwood Reception (01543 672439)

The soft play sessions are just turn up and pay on the day!

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Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships

Thu 6 Feb 2020

Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships Programme (SDIPs) has been launched by Staffordshire University to enable local SMEs to develop and adopt new digital innovative technology that has the potential to transform their business.

The project is offering 36 fully-funded, 6 month Partnerships including Academic expertise and a full time student/graduate placement to drive digital innovation forward.

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