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Local Connections Fund

Tue 19 Jan 2021

Closing date: Round 1 - 26 January 2021

The Local Connections Fund is a new £4 million fund to help charities and community groups in England that are working to reduce loneliness by helping them build connections across their communities.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund are investing £2 million each.

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Think CO - An introductory workshop to carbon monoxide risks in the home

Tue 19 Jan 2021

The Gas Safe Charity is offering a free, online Zoom workshop aimed at front line staff and volunteers who visit or work in the homes of vulnerable people. The workshop lasts about an hour and explains the sources, signs and symptoms of high and low level carbon monoxide risks in the home and includes relevant scenarios to explain what steps to take if carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected.

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Cheslyn Hay Table Tennis Club nominated for “Club of the Year”

Tue 19 Jan 2021

Great News - TABLE TENNIS ENGLAND announce: Cheslyn Hay Table Tennis Club have been nominated for “Club of the Year” in their Pride of Table Tennis Awards 2020. 

The awards celebrates and honours the immense efforts of volunteers, officials, coaches and personalities for their incredible contributions to table tennis in the last 12 months. Their nomination will now be considered in the Regional/National stages of the Pride of Table Tennis Awards.

John Quinn said: “I’m so proud to be a part of this fantastic club”

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Pathway Project Launch 'Teen Talk' Domestic Abuse Service for Children and Young People

Tue 19 Jan 2021

Pathway Project Logo

Pathway Project have a new service offering a safe space for children and young people to talk about domestic abuse. 'Teen Talk' is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays 16:00 - 20:00 from 19th January.

WhatsApp number 07513 088739

​Live Chat can be accessed via the Pathway Project website: www.pathway-project.co.uk 

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British Ecological Society Outreach Grants

Thu 14 Jan 2021

Application deadline: 19 March 2021


Grants of up to £2,000 are available to organisations to support projects that promote ecological science to a wide audience.

The British Ecological Society (BES) is providing grants through its Outreach Grants programme to help promote ecological science to a wide audience.

Ecology is defined by the BES as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment.

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DISRUPT Online Digital Arts Festival Grants

Thu 14 Jan 2021

Application deaadline: 30 January 2021 | midday


Grants are available to support the showcasing of new or existing creative work at the online digital arts festival 'DISRUPT' in July 2021.

The programme offers three funding strands:

Community Commissions - grants of up to £5,000 are available for experimental and collaborative performance projects between communities and creative partners. The project should be a response to the COVID-19 pandemic or its consequences.

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Cameron Grants for Innovation in Mental Health

Thu 14 Jan 2021

This is a rolling programme


Seed funding grants are available for UK based charities and other not-for-profit groups and organisations to trial new and innovative ways to support people in the UK who are suffering with poor mental health.

Grants of between £100 and £2,500 are available.

The Cameron Grant Memorial Trust was founded in 2014 by Evan, Carol and Alastair Grant, whose son and brother Cameron took his own life aged 21 after silently suffering with depression for many years.

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Virtual Volunteers Fair

Wed 13 Jan 2021

Winter continues to blow in with cold weather and a feeling of ill ease. Did you know 18th January is reputedly the most severe 'blue day' for mental health. So, why not give Volunteering a good go - you will make a difference to others and to yourself!

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Virtual Volunteers Fair

Wed 13 Jan 2021

Winter continues to blow in with cold weather and a feeling of ill ease. Did you know 18th January is reputedly the most severe 'blue day' for mental health. So, why not give Volunteering a good go - you will make a difference to others and to yourself!

There are loads of opportunities available across the Lichfield area and there is a great new project being delivered from 18th January – a Volunteers Fair with almost 30 charities are delivering sessions in conjunction with South Staffordshire College.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Wed 13 Jan 2021

Published: 6 January 2021


The greatest hope at the start of 2021 is the promise of the new vaccine. An effective vaccine is the best way to protect people from coronavirus. The NHS and local authorities are working hard to deliver the vaccine, as supplies continue to be distributed.

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