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Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund

Thu 7 May 2020

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This is a rolling programme with no closing dates specified.

Tesco Bags of Help is responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis by setting up a new short-term fund to support local communities.The fund will provide a single payment award of £500 to organisations who are supporting vulnerable groups. 

Eligible organisations are;

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Friends Against Scams

Thu 7 May 2020

National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team launched a new initiative last week called Businesses Against Scams (BAS).

It is a simple toolkit that businesses can use to help train their employees on how to spot certain types of scams that are more prevalent within businesses due to the current pandemic sweeping the UK. 

The initiative provides free online training modules that will help staff identify and prevent potential scams.

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Update on Transforming the Trent Valley

Thu 7 May 2020

Unfortunately due to the Covid 19 lockdown, Transforming the Trent Valley like many other organisations have had to cancel all face to face sessions until further notice. But that doesn’t mean you can’t join us for a daily dose of nature and heritage!

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Update from Your Library Service - 6 May 2020

Thu 7 May 2020

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak all Libraries in Staffordshire remain closed, and our service, with the exception of our online offer, remains suspended until further notice.

We are continuing to offer and develop our online service, eLibrary and resources and are active on social media so there are lots of ways to use the library from home!

If you’re not already a member follow this link to join. It's easy and it's free.

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A Letter of Appreciation and Thanks to all Volunteers from the President and members of the Rotary Club of Stafford Knot 

Thu 7 May 2020

On behalf of Rotary and the people of Staffordshire we offer a massive thank you for your kind hearted voluntary work in connection with the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Your kind efforts will be remembered by many people for many years!

Over recent weeks you will have enjoyed just giving something back to the local community.

And now, having found how enjoyable and rewarding voluntary work can be we can offer you an opportunity to continue with your worthwhile service to the local community.

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Youth Endowment Fund COVID-19 Grant Round

Wed 6 May 2020

Closing date: Wednesday 3rd June 2020 | 12pm

The Youth Endowment Fund launches new £6.5m COVID-19 grant round to support vulnerable children at risk of youth violence.

Social distancing and stay-at-home measures have seen access to schools restricted and the provision of youth services dramatically reduced. The result is that some of our most vulnerable children have both lost the support they relied on and become increasingly invisible.

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New Local Telephone Service Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West

Wed 6 May 2020

Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West are continuing to support the community through this coronavirus pandemic offering specialist local advice for debt and housing issues in addition to the general advice service they deliver.

A new telephone service has been launched where people who need specialist help with debt and/or housing issues can call or email a trained adviser who will call carry out a brief assessment and book an appointment with a specialist caseworker.

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South Staffs Water introduce temporary tariff of Assure scheme for people affected by Covid-19 outbreak

Mon 4 May 2020

South Staffs Water has introduced a temporary tariff of the Assure scheme for people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak (to identify this from Assure this is called Covid-19 Assure tariff) and who now find themselves on a low income as a result.

This is a temporary tariff providing a discount of 60% for 3 months and applicants can apply up to and including the 30th June 2020.

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Power to Change launches up to £12 million of emergency support

Fri 1 May 2020

Power to Change, the independent trust that supports community businesses in England, is launching up to £12 million of emergency support to provide both immediate and medium-term help for community businesses facing a loss of trading income during the coronavirus crisis.

The crisis has highlighted the vital role that community businesses play in reviving local assets, protecting the services that people rely on, and addressing local needs.

The new emergency support includes:

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