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Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Arts Access and Participation Fund

Fri 13 Nov 2020

There are no deadlines. Applications can be made at any time.


Grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 for activity lasting between 12 months and 4 years with an option to extend for a further period. Most grants are in the £60,000 to £250,000 range.

Pre-application access support and a bursary of up to £500 is available to help groups apply.

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Volunteering in Staffordshire has never been so easy!

Fri 13 Nov 2020

Do It – Staffordshire’ enables you to sign up to be a ‘Staffordshire Volunteer’ and find local volunteering roles that match your interests.

Here are some volunteer roles you could register your interest in today:

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The Chief's Blog: November 2020

Fri 13 Nov 2020

I’ve been in a few meetings recently where people have used a phrase approximating to ‘X group have been the worst affected by Covid’ quickly followed by something like ‘…so they should get more resources’.

I wince every time, for two reasons:

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Wheelchair users are being asked to have a say on the services in Staffordshire

Thu 12 Nov 2020

An online survey has been launched by the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs to try and find out what NHS wheelchair users (and their family and carers) across Staffordshire find is good, bad and what could be done better.

Programme Clinical Lead, Dr Mona Arora, of Moss Green Surgery in Stoke-on-Trent said: “Wherever we provide a service we need to hear feedback from users so we can make improvements where necessary. The wheelchair service is currently provided by Opcare who are specialists in mobility services.

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Extra Bank Holiday to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022

Thu 12 Nov 2020

Culture Secretary announces plans to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022.

  • Nation will come together over a four-day Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate The Queen’s 70 year reign
  • Extensive programme of public events will mix traditional pageantry with cutting edge technological displays 
  • Jubilee medal will be created and awarded to public services workers

The UK will celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th anniversary as monarch with a blockbuster weekend of celebrations, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced today.

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Regulator’s new “5-minute guides” will support charity trustees to meet duties

Thu 12 Nov 2020

The Charity Commission, the charity regulator for England and Wales, has launched a new set of simple, easy to understand guides, designed to help trustees run their charities in line with the law.

The new guides cover five key aspects of charity management - a ‘core syllabus’ covering the basics that the regulator expects all trustees to be aware of.

They explain the basics of:

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YMCA Burton Sleepout 2020 The virtual sleepout – together apart

Wed 11 Nov 2020

Last Friday Burton YMCA held their annual Sleepout. In a year where we have seen many changes and many cancellations of events, they were pleased to be able to offer their Sleepout in a virtual capacity and asked people to participate remotely – be it sleeping on the sofa’s, gardens, sheds, workplaces or a hillside in one instance.

130 people took up the challenge of “Sleep in or Sleepout – it’s your shout” 

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New Welfare Check Service in Stafford, Newcastle and Staffs Moorlands

Wed 11 Nov 2020

Revival has received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to deliver a brand new service

We are now taking referrals for our home welfare check service to vulnerable people, over 18 years old, throughout the winter period until 31st March 2021. We are particularly looking to help those unable or reluctant  to go out or whose usual support is not available due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

We can to do an initial ‘setting eyes on people’ visit and a holistic assessment with a view to supporting or signposting for:

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Together We're Better Workforce Recruitment Campaign

Wed 11 Nov 2020

Together We’re Better has launched the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Health and Care People Hub campaign. We’re looking for people already clinically trained but who could offer more hours; people who’ve left the sector but are interested in returning to help fight COVID-19; and also members of the public looking for paid work.

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Furniture and equipment available at Bank House

Wed 11 Nov 2020

Support Staffordshire in Leek is downsizing and has lots of spare office equipment and furniture – everything from staplers to desks and chairs, and including display boards and tables – to offer to local charities or other non-profit making organisations in the area. 

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