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Allen Lane Foundation

Tue 30 Mar 2021

Application Deadline: 12 April 2021

Grants are available to small registered charities, voluntary groups and charitable organisations in the UK for work that makes a difference to people's lives as opposed to simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems and should aim to reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination.

The Foundation typically makes around 150 grants in a year with a total value of between £750,000 and £800,000.

The Foundation makes single grants, or grants split over two or three years.

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Feedback on and help shape our CAMHS service

Mon 29 Mar 2021

The current contract for the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) in South Staffordshire, delivered by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT), is being refreshed.

We are contacting current and former users of their service and their families, as well as organisations that provide support to them. We are also interested to hear the views of stakeholders such as yourself.

What are we asking about?

An online survey has been created to enable people to share their views on the current service and to suggest ways it could be improved.

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SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE: Wildlife Recorder - Transforming The Trent.

Mon 29 Mar 2021

Image shows the Transforming the Trent Valley logo, made up of a cartoon of cooling towers

Transforming the Trent Valley The Transforming the Trent Valley (TTTV) landscape partnership is a National Lottery Heritage Fund supported project, with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust as the lead partner, and 18 other partner organisations working together to create “wildlife-rich waterways and wetlands at the heart of a resilient, accessible, beautiful and culturally rich landscape. 

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A Volunteer Case Study.

Mon 29 Mar 2021

Sean came to Support Staffordshire at the beginning of the New Year, looking for a voluntary position, he had been out of work for a while due to ill health, but felt he was well enough to volunteer for a few hours a week.

Sean has a passion and drive to volunteer in a first response organisation, and eventually sees himself working for an emergency first response team, for example the paramedics or as an ambulance driver.

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Alan White: Lockdown – One Year On

Wed 24 Mar 2021

Staffordshire County Council logo

As we approach the anniversary of the first Covid lockdown and reflect on the past 12 months, it is an opportunity to look back on all that we have achieved.

This has clearly been an intense and challenging time for us all. Many people have lost their lives, others have lost their livelihoods, and I want to extend my condolences to all those who have been affected in some way.

I would also like to recognise all those who have stepped up to support the Covid response, which has demonstrated all that is good about our county.

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Bookkeeping for Charities

Wed 24 Mar 2021

Are you confused as to what is required in accordance with the Charity Commission and HMRC in relation to financial activities of your Charity? 

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CCG Keyworker Consultation

Tue 23 Mar 2021

SCVYS is working with local NHS services to think about whether having a Keyworker would help children and young people with a learning disability, autistic children and young people and their families.

Who is the survey for?

This survey is for children and young people aged 0-25 who are either autistic, living with a learning disability or both autistic and have a learning disability. Parents and carers can help to fill this in, but we want to know your own views.

What is a Keyworker?

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Ongoing funding for voluntary and community organisations

Mon 22 Mar 2021

As part of our aim to provide funding support to voluntary groups and charities across the County, Support Staffordshire is now working in collaboration with fundraising website easyfundraising. This partnership will enable voluntary organisations and charities to benefit from a source of ongoing income. 

How it works

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Torus Wellbeing CIC Run Free Online Wellbeing Course

Mon 22 Mar 2021

Torus Wellbeing CIC

Do you or your service users want to build physical fitness, increase emotional resilience and make new friends?

Torus Wellbeing's 4-week course combines fitness, yoga, qi-gong, meditation and mindfulness to give you the support you need in finding the best version of you!

Join our fully funded online course to be part of an intimate but committed group of likeminded peers.

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Staffordshire Apprenticeship 500 Business Grant Scheme

Mon 22 Mar 2021

Staffordshire County Council logo

In conjunction with Staffordshire’s district & borough councils, Staffordshire County Council has launched a fund to help support Small to Medium businesses (SMEs), that are located within Staffordshire.

Staffordshire County Council has pooled extra investment with the funding district and borough councils have received from government, called the ‘Additional Restrictions Grant, to reach more businesses who need it.

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