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Intu Shopping Centre (Hanley) Seeking Charities to Accept Project Based Donations

Wed 18 May 2016

The intu shopping centre in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent is looking for local registered charities to support through its 2016 community engagement programme.

They wish to hear from charities who are looking for a project based donation.

The closing date for applications is Friday 12 August 2016.

Further information can be found on their website

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Make the Most of Fundraising Day - Thursday 16th June 2016

Wed 18 May 2016

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Make the most of Small Charity Week’s Fundraising Day to raise vital funds for your small charity through the competitions, initiatives and resources available. Please see the attached the SCW How to Get Involved Toolkit.

Don’t forget to make a note of the deadlines so that you can ensure your small charity doesn’t miss out! Please keep checking the website for the latest news.

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South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health Awarded Big Lottery Funding

Wed 18 May 2016

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Starting Autumn 2016, the South Staffordshire Network for Mental Health has been awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to provide an emotional wellbeing and mental illness prevention service across the six districts of South Staffordshire.

1 in 4 people will experience mental illness at some point in their lives. This is regardless of job, income, gender, sexuality, age… It can happen to anyone and we all know someone who has been affected. Yet with some planning and some support, mental illness can be prevented.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Enable Programme

Wed 18 May 2016

Smaller short term grants are available to strengthen charities and CIOs in England and Wales which work with people experiencing multiple disadvantage at one of the critical points in their life.

Applicants must have identified specific organisational development, have a clear plan of activities and an idea of what they hope to achieve. They must also meet one or more of the outcomes.

Applications may now be submitted at any time.

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KEEN Funding Available for Charities Offering Responsible Outdoor Participation

Wed 18 May 2016

KEEN are committed to inspiring responsible outdoor participation to help preserve the places we all play. The KEEN Effect grant $10,000 grants to non-profit organizations around the world who are dedicated to responsible outdoor participation.

Projects must increase responsible outdoor participation as a way to work towards building a strong community.

Projects should be innovative and creative, and should have clear goals and measurable objectives.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation Invest Programme

Wed 18 May 2016

The Invest Programme is open to Round 3 applications from charities and CIOS in England and Wales.

Grants are available for between £10,000 and £25,000 per year for two or three years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for a further period of up to six years in total.

Round 3 deadline is 27 May 2016 (5pm).

Please visit their website for further information. 

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Postcode Community Trust - Community Grants

Wed 18 May 2016

The Postcode Community Trust's Community Grants scheme has opened to applications from registered charities and community groups for projects that advance community development.

It provides short-term funding to good causes in Great Britain that promote community development and demonstrate positive change through access and engagement. The Trust seeks to help groups participate more fully in activities within their community, especially for those who may feel isolated through disability or age.

Funding is available for activities that:

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Staffordshire Moorlands Council Congratulates Local Businesses on Number of Disabled Employees

Wed 18 May 2016

Staffordshire Moorlands has been recognised by the Office for National Statistics for its exceptionally high rates of employment of people with a disability – which rank the Authority in the top 3% of districts in the Country. Over 75% of people age 16 to 64 with a disability or health condition are in employment – compared to less than 48% nationally.

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New Scheme Launched: FareShare FoodCloud

Wed 18 May 2016

FareShare FoodCloud is a new scheme which helps charities and community groups access the unsold, surplus food at the end of each day from their local Tesco supermarket – for free! Using a simple mobile technology the project has already helped 750 charities across the UK access 300 000 meals worth of free food.

They are currently working with a number of stores in Staffordshire, so are looking to connect with local charities and not-for-profit organisations that provide food for vulnerable or disadvantaged people in the region.

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European Funding Update - May 2016

Wed 18 May 2016

Generally, there have been some applications from voluntary or social enterprise organisations for the various European funding sources including European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), European Social Fund (ESF); European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), and LEADER.

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