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Grants for arts and cultural activities in Staffordshire Moorlands

Thu 17 Oct 2019

A grants scheme offering grants of up to £500 for arts activities is relaunching in Staffordshire Moorlands.

The aim of the grants scheme is to encourage more Moorlands residents to get involved in arts and cultural activities, increase the range of activities available to them, and enable participants to access training and workshops.

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A NEW PLACE OF WELCOME FOR BRADWELL

Wed 16 Oct 2019

The residents of Bradwell are being invited to enjoy a warm welcome at St Barnabas Church in Cauldon Avenue, Bradwell as they become a Place of Welcome. They launched their new venture on 5th November and will be opening their doors every Tuesday between 8.45am - 11am for anybody who would like to come along for a friendly chat and free refreshments including Staffordshire oatcakes!

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Festive grants will help spread some seasonal cheer as they make a return

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Festive Grants for community groups return to spread Christmas cheer in Tamworth

Councillors are hoping to spread some festive cheer again this year by handing out cash to support events, schemes or special projects that bring Tamworth residents together during the Christmas period.

The Festive Grants scheme is a pot of £3,000 cash waiting to be divided between voluntary or community groups in each of the borough’s 10 electoral wards, towards projects which boost community spirit and tackle loneliness.

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Your Chance to Apply for share of £2000 grant pot

Wed 16 Oct 2019

An historic Tamworth charity fund which was set up to help improve the lives of residents is inviting individuals and organisations to apply for a share of this year’s £2,000 pot.

Tamworth Borough Council has run Tamworth Municipal Charities since 1868. It was established by philanthropists who wanted to help relieve financial hardship for local people at a time when state assistance was non-existent.

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ACRE will undertake the 4th National Village Halls Survey during the Autumn of 2019

Mon 14 Oct 2019

Look out during the coming months for the link to this important national survey which will be shared with you through Newsletters, email and on social media. 

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Free safeguarding resources for all charities

Mon 14 Oct 2019

Every charity, regardless of type and size, should be a safe place – for all your beneficiaries, supporters, volunteers and staff.

Building strong safeguarding practices and a safe culture can be complicated though, especially for those organisations taking their first steps in tackling them.

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Chebsey Parish Hall and Live and Local

Mon 14 Oct 2019

RSVP in Concert - Friday 22 November 2019 – 8pm

Chebsey Parish Hall again welcomes back Live and Local and this time the Committee brings something completely new to the Hall, so get ready to party - Punjabi style !!!

From humble beginnings, as the music and dance of poor farmers celebrating the annual harvest, Bhangra has taken on its own British identity.

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Communities Against Crimes of Hate (CACH) is recruiting a new Board

Mon 14 Oct 2019

We are recruiting to a new Board of Trustees!

CACH has been running projects in the community for a number of years as a partnership; now we are becoming an independent charity to secure the future of the project - and we need your help to make that a reality!

This is a unique opportunity to join a new charity that is building on the success of a well-established service.  CACH has an exceptional reputation for creating a positive impact on people’s lives and the community.

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Garry Jones's blog

Fri 11 Oct 2019

I recently celebrated 5 years with Support Staffordshire, 7 as an employee in the CVS world and 14 overall (previously as a volunteer/trustee) but you might not know my first career was in nature conservation. I have worked with 3 Local Wildlife Trusts and worked and volunteered for the RSPB twice as well as short spells in both the private and statutory sector – what’s that got to do with anything I hear you say?

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The Charity Commission is losing the 'trust and confidence' of charities

Fri 11 Oct 2019

The current leadership of the Charity Commission seems unwilling or unable to recognise that it needs the confidence and respect of the sector it regulates - but this is ebbing away.

Since Baroness Stowell took over as Chair of the Charity Commission in early 2018, the public messaging from the regulator has become increasingly unmoored from its various statutory duties and everyday administrative procedures.

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