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LankellyChase Foundation Theory of Change Grants (UK)

Thu 19 May 2016

The LankellyChase Foundation is seeking applications to its grant making programme.

Based on its Theory of Change (which advocates a radical new approach), the Foundations wants to fund new and innovative work to address the needs of individuals facing multiple and severe disadvantage. By this the Foundation mean people who are experiencing a combination of severe social harms such as:

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Support for Breakfast Clubs (UK)

Thu 19 May 2016

Kellogg's, Forever Manchester and Northumbria University have joined together to provide free online training to help you run a successful breakfast club.

The training includes information on the benefits of breakfast clubs, healthy eating and child nutrition, effective planning and handy hints on funding and marketing. Breakfast Clubs can apply for this training up until 31st May 2016.

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Lord Taverners Minibuses Grant Programme (UK)

Thu 19 May 2016

The Lords Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, has announced that its Minibuses grants programme will re-open for applications on the 1st December 2015.

Applications will be accepted from schools/ organisations that cater for young people under the age of 25 who have a physical/ sensory/ learning disability. Please note that the Lords Taverners are unable to support schools that cater for socially disadvantaged children, or mainstream schools for children with behavioural problems.

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OCS Update - May 2016

Thu 19 May 2016

     Cabinet Office Updates:

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Support Staffordshire Launch Online Directory

Thu 19 May 2016

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Support Staffordshire are pleased to launch our online Directory.

We are currently adding groups and organisations to the Directory and hope to build it into a comprehensive listing for the community over the coming months. 

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Chief Executive's Comment - May 2016

Thu 19 May 2016

Photo of Garry Jones, Chief Executive of Support Staffordshire

Building Our Movement - I hope you have all survived the year-end relatively unscathed, that new funding streams have come through with the start of a new financial year and that existing relationships and resources have been maintained. There is no doubt that the VCSE sector faces an uphill challenge, especially when it comes to the support receive from local statutory partners. In most cases diminishing resources are a fact of life for them and it’s through no ill will (in fact the very opposite) that they must pass on these ‘cuts’ to VCSEs.

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The Charity Property Matters Survey 2016 - Request for Feedback

Thu 19 May 2016

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The Charity Property Matters Survey 2016 is an important piece of voluntary sector research conducted every two years by leading property advice charity the Ethical Property Foundation in partnership with the Charity Commission. Whether your organisation rents or owns its premises, by completing the survey – which takes just 5 minutes – you will be contributing to a clear picture of the property challenges and opportunities facing the sector at this time of significant change.

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Asist & Reach Providing Self Advocacy Support & Information

Thu 19 May 2016

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The new Self Advocacy Service in Staffordshire started on the 1st April 2016. They are working with self advocacy groups in Staffordshire and will soon be meeting new people in schools, colleges and other places around Staffordshire.

Reach support young people (from age 14) and adults in Staffordshire to speak up together.

For further information please see the attached flyers or visit Asist's website.

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Shoebox Theatre - May 2016 Update

Thu 19 May 2016

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Update from Shoebox Theatre:-

Shoebox had a very successful outing to Lichfield over the May Bank Holiday at the beginning of this month. You can see the photos taken during Lichfield Mysteries on Flicker.

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Shape The Future of Policing in Tamworth

Thu 19 May 2016

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Tamworth residents are being offered the chance to shape the future of policing at the most local level in their community by Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis.

They are being invited to join a recently-launched Safer Neighbourhood Panel for Tamworth borough to examine and shape the work of policing, hold the Local Policing Team Commander to account and look at wider criminal justice and community safety issues in their area.

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