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Bereavement Help Points

Tue 17 Nov 2020

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the Beth Johnson Foundation has developed a new initiative called Bereavement Help Points. 

We run weekly groups via zoom and people join in via tablets, laptops and smart phones.  

Bereavement Help Points are free social groups open to people age 50+ living in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire who have experienced bereavement, the project offers support to people who may have been struggling to grieve in isolation. 

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New online tool to help people stay independent at home

Tue 17 Nov 2020

People who want to be more independent in their own homes are being urged to try out a new interactive online tool.

The innovative ‘Happy at Home’ house will help highlight the range of simple and affordable assistive technology equipment available to people who may be struggling with everyday tasks around the home.

The resource allows users to take a tour around a typical home, prompting them about difficult situations and day to day tasks they could encounter.  Users are then presented with a range of ideas and solutions that they can then easily compare and acquire.

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DON'T FORGET TO NOMINATE YOUR LOCAL STARS

Fri 13 Nov 2020

As most of you will be aware due to Covid-19 the countywide Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards which were due to be held in June 2020 have been postponed.  They will now take place June 2021 and all dates have been rescheduled with the venues.  HUGE THANK YOU to all our sponsors who are continuing to support the events next year, we couldn't do any of this without you! 

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Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) £5 million funding grant

Fri 13 Nov 2020

Closing date: 27 November 2020


The Government has today (4 November) published guidance for voluntary and community sector organisations on how to apply for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) £5 million funding grant to provide tailored support to members of the public who need extra help in getting their tax and claims right.

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Climate Change Action Fund

Fri 13 Nov 2020

Closing date: 29 January 2021


Tackling climate change is a priority for Staffordshire County Council.  We are committed reducing our carbon emissions to zero by 2050.  To help our communities do their bit towards a greener future for Staffordshire we’ve launched a new Climate Change Action Fund.

About the fund

Every county councillor has £1,000 to award to projects in their area and not-for-profit organisations who want to do something to protect the environment can apply for a grant.

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Mercia Park Community Fund - Open Now!

Fri 13 Nov 2020

Closing date:   8 February 2021


The Mercia Park Community Fund, managed by Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation round 2 is now open.

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Armed Forces Day Grant

Fri 13 Nov 2020

Application deadline for Armed Forces Day 2021 is 1 March 2021


The Ministry of Defence offers a grant for Armed Forces Day events up to the value of £10,000, depending on the size and format of the event. This grant is match-funded and can cover up to half the total cost of the event. For example, If the total cost of the event is £10,000 and you raise £5,000, the grant could cover up to £5,000.

To apply for this grant, you must first register your event on the Armed Forces Day website.

Ministry of Defence funding cannot be used to pay for:

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Apply now - Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership - Small Projects Fund

Fri 13 Nov 2020

No closing date specified


The Small Projects Fund is a small grants scheme offered by the Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership with funding from the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. We are looking to fund small scale projects which help support the delivery of our community safety priorities. Projects should promote community involvement, develop stronger communities and demonstrate a problem solving approach to reducing crime and disorder and the fear of crime. 

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

Fri 13 Nov 2020

Applications accepted at any time


Grants are available to smaller charitable and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to fund community and family support projects in areas of extreme urban deprivation or deprived rural areas. 

Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, founded in 1997, is an independent grantmaking foundation which makes approximately 150-200 grants totalling around £2.5 million a year with the aim of improving vulnerable lives in disadvantaged communities of the UK.

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Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK - COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Fri 13 Nov 2020

Applications are accepted at any time and decisions are usually reached within three weeks.


Grants are available for small to medium sized not-for-profit organisations in the UK who are struggling to manage the financial impact of COVID-19 either because of increased demand for their services or from loss of income.

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