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Staffordshire Libraries - Help us to Shape out Future

Fri 5 Jun 2020

Staffordshire Archives & Heritage and the William Salt Library are working in partnership to create and deliver the new Staffordshire History Centre.

The project will transform the way the public engage with our services, our collections and create an exciting new visitor experience. We are interested in learning more about your personal experiences of Staffordshire Archives & Heritage (both in person and/or online), as well as some more information about how you spend your leisure time in general.

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'Staying Active' Resources

Fri 5 Jun 2020

Sports Across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent (SASSOT) have developed a dedicated 'Staying Active' section on their website where we have collated great online content for adults, children and families and those that want to take it steady.

It's still important to stay as active as you can. Even a small amount of activity will have a positive impact on your physical and mental health #StayinWorkOut

Visit the SASSOT website to find out more about staying active.

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NHS Track and Trace Service Launched

Fri 5 Jun 2020

The NHS test and trace service will help to control the rate of reproduction (R), reduce the spread of the infection and save lives. By playing your part through the actions set out below, you will directly help to contain the virus by reducing its spread. This means that, thanks to your efforts, we will be able to go as far as it is safe to go in easing lockdown measures.

You can help in the following ways:

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'My Community' Website

Fri 5 Jun 2020

NAVCA is one of 12 organisations that have contributed to the newly launched My Community website. 

The idea behind the new site is to create an online network to inspire and enable local people to act for themselves on the issues they care about in their community. 

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Together We're Better Stakeholder Update 29 May 2020

Tue 2 Jun 2020

Once again this week we have seen lots of developments nationally in the fight against coronavirus. The NHS Test and Trace service went live on 28 May. The Test and Trace service will help identify, contain, and control coronavirus, reducing the spread and saving lives.

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East Staffordshire Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund

Thu 28 May 2020

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East Staffordshire Borough Council has announced the launch of its Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund. The Discretionary Grant Fund will enable the Council to continue to support small businesses in East Staffordshire during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Government is making additional funding available to allow the Council to further support Small Businesses. The Discretionary Grant Fund, totalling £1.19m, is in addition to the Small Business Grants Funds and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grants Fund which are already available to businesses.

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Pharmacy Support in Cheadle

Wed 27 May 2020

During the current pandemic, the demand on local pharmacies has been huge, particularly in the early days. Recognising this, Staffordshire County Council asked Support Staffordshire to identify local voluntary and community groups which would be able to help out specific pharmacies where they needed volunteers to take medication to people’s homes or to help support people queueing outside their shops. 

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Housing Plus Group COVID 19 Grant

Fri 22 May 2020

No closing date specified


In response to the impact of Covid-19, Housing Plus Group in association with Jewson have made funding available to community initiatives supporting people affected by the crisis in our communities in Staffordshire and Shropshire.  Eligible organisations may apply for grants of up to £2,000. 

The following organisations are eligible to apply:  

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Independent Age - £5-15k grants to help older people hardest hit by Covid-19

Thu 21 May 2020

Independent Age have flagged a new grants scheme to us that I'm sure will be of interest to ACRE Network members.

Grants of between £5-15k are being made to charities to step up their work with older people in response to Covid-19 over the next 6 months.  You must already be helping older people living in particularly complex and challenging situations or older people in danger of being out of sight and out of mind.

Applications must be received by 4 June for the first round of funding 

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Coronavirus Community Support Fund

Thu 21 May 2020

We’re delighted to confirm that the Government’s new Coronavirus Community Support Fund will open for applications at 10am on Friday 22nd May.

This new funding stream makes available £200m in Government funding that will be aimed primarily at small to medium organisations in England.

The Fund has two key objectives:

To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations.

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