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YMCA Burton launches Sleepout 2019!

Thu 8 Aug 2019

Local charity, YMCA Burton have set the date for their 11th annual Sleepout this week – Friday 8th November 2019.

Last year’s Sleepout saw 240 people take part in their Sleepout which was held over two venues, Pirelli Stadium – where people chose to sleep in the concourses or outside the ground and St Modwens church in the graveyard.

The youngest person to ever take part in Sleepout was 3 years old and the oldest was 83 so age is no barrier to signing up for this event!

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FREE courses for Parents, Carers and Adults

Tue 6 Aug 2019

We are pleased to announce that Dyslexia Association of Staffordshire (DAS) are offering a FREE 12 hour course for parents, carers and adults called 'Dyslexia and Maths, Dyscalculia and Anxiety around Maths'.  Please see attached information leaflet (bottom half) for further details on course content.

This informative and useful 4 week course begins on Monday 16th September from 10am to 1pm at Tamworth Community Fire Station, Belgrave, Tamworth. Booking is essential!

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Burton & District Wildlife Group Twin Reserves Walk between Tucklesholme and Branston

Fri 2 Aug 2019

We are incredibly lucky, in the Burton area, to have two new and developing Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Nature Reserves on our doorstep.

Branston Leas and Tucklesholme Reserves, will create a massive nature area, running from the brook alongside the Riverside Hotel, to the Barton/Walton interchange, on the A38, between the Burton to Birmingham railway and the River Trent.

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COUNCIL PLEDGES VOLUNTARY SECTOR SUPPORT

Thu 1 Aug 2019

A commitment to work shoulder-to-shoulder with the voluntary sector in Newcastle-under-Lyme has been signed by the Borough Council.

Cllr. Simon Tagg, the Leader of the Council, put pen to paper on the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Pledge outside the Guildhall in Newcastle town centre.

He was joined at the signing by Garry Jones the Chief Executive of Support Staffordshire.

The Borough Council has become one of the first district authorities in the county to sign the pledge.

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Carers Support - potential bidding partnership call

Mon 29 Jul 2019

As many of you will be aware, the county council and partners currently invest in a service delivered as the Carers Hub, by People Plus.

We believe this service will be reshaped over the next year and anticipate a new service being awarded, to be delivered from September 2020. It’s not yet clear which funders will be investing in the service in the future, but we do understand the county council we continue to invest in a service.

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British Ecological Society - Outreach Grants

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Grants 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.

The deadline for applications is 9 September 2019

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Time to get recognised and financially rewarded?

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Financial awards recognising grassroots charities and social enterprises that are working to prevent and tackle poverty across Britain.

Six winning organisation will be awarded with a grant of £10,000.

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Awards seek to recognise and reward voluntary sector organisations, charities and other projects in the UK that are working to advance social justice and tackle issues of poverty.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation Grants are available for charities that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Masonic Charitable Foundation Grants are available for charities in England and Wales that support disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people (up the age of 25 years) to overcome the barriers they face in order to achieve the best possible start in life.

There are two funding levels:

Large grants of between £10,000 and £150,000 for up to three years are available to charities with an income exceeding £500,000. The average large grant will range from £20,000 to £80,000. Occasionally, large grants of up to £150,000 are made for outstanding projects.

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Residents in Lichfield can have their say on the changes to Trauma and Orthopedics, and Gynecology services

Tue 23 Jul 2019

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust are considering reorganising some of its adult services across Solihull, Good Hope and Heartlands hospitals to improve outcomes and reduce waiting times for patients. The specific services that the Trust would like to make changes to are Trauma and Orthopedics, and Gynecology services.  They have identified that residents within the Lichfield locality could be affected by this as patients of one of the above hospitals.

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Trustees wanted for Emmaus North Staffs

Thu 18 Jul 2019

Do you want to help support a new, exciting and developing charity in North Staffs?

Emmaus North Staffs (owner of Furniture Mine in Hanley) is seeking business-minded people to join their ever-growing board of trustees and help drive the charity forward.

Do you have a passion to help people who are suffering at the margins of society?  Could you share this passion with us? 

Do you have essential business skills that could help a local charity that is part of a 350-strong global movement of homelessness charities?  Could you share your business skills with us?

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