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Canoe Foundation grant funding

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Grants for clubs, community groups and regions across the UK with an active interest in wider canoeing participation.

The principle functions of the Canoe Foundation are to raise money; inform and educate; and allocate funds, in line with its main purpose to “support all to enjoy and benefit from the experience of paddling on our water in a sustainable manner”. The Foundation does this through grant making that facilitates improvements to suitable landing and launching points and by promoting the conservation of inland waterways for the benefit of all sectors of the community.

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Home Office - Anti-Knife Crime Community Fund

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Grants are available to voluntary and community sector groups for community projects in England and Wales which reduce knife crime and have a positive impact on young people who are at risk of carrying a knife and committing a crime.

The maximum grant available is £30,000 for single projects that are completed by 30 March 2020.

Voluntary and community sector groups and organisations in England and Wales can apply, including:

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Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme 2018-2022

Wed 17 Jul 2019

Grants and technical support are available for town and parish councils, neighbourhood forums and prospective neighbourhood forums to draw up a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order in England.

The following support is available:

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Garry Jones's blog

Tue 16 Jul 2019

As I write we are in the depths of discussions with PCNs (Primary Care Networks – clusters of GPs, working together) about the opportunity provided by national funding for social prescribing link workers. Ourselves and VAST have pitched a bold proposition to place this service at the heart of the local voluntary sector, by employing the workers through a consortia approach. This would mean generalists working for ourselves and VAST, able to signpost and support patients to access the broadest range of community and voluntary sector services; instead of drawing upon medical services.

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Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund

Mon 15 Jul 2019

The Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund (CLTRF) offers local grants for the delivery of adult learning programmes which address the identified needs of local communities. The CLTRF is funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

The funding is for the delivery of education and training for adults returning to learning (aged 19+ as of 31st August 2019).

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People Helping People Fund

Fri 12 Jul 2019

Despite dramatically reduced funding which means that Staffordshire County Council cannot do everything it once did, or would like to do, we can still make Staffordshire a great place to live and work. This means the county council and all of our communities need to work together differently, where the county council continues to focus on fulfilling its legal obligations and supporting the most vulnerable people in our communities, and communities do more for themselves and others.

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Introducing TURN Education CIC (who are talking to the animals...)

Thu 11 Jul 2019

If I could talk to the animals………. well now you can! ( and learn with them too)

TURN Education C.I.C has launched in Stramshall, Staffordshire with a flurry of feathers,  a clatter of hooves and a whole host of activities designed to develop confidence, resilience and responsibility in young people of school age.

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Open afternoon at WELLIES

Wed 10 Jul 2019

Everyone is invited to attend - no need to book for the WELLIES project (Wellness, Education, Learning, Laughter, Inspiration, Environment, Skills) on Friday 19th July 13.00 - 16.00 hrs.

WELLIES is 10 years old and they are having a celebration afternoon. Why not join them and see what they do?

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New Transport Scheme launches in the Staffordshire Moorlands

Wed 10 Jul 2019

A newly established voluntary and community transport scheme is now up and running in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Moorlands Voluntary and Community Transport (MVCT) was set up following funding cuts from the County Council which meant that Support Staffordshire were unable to continue to run the schemes. Over 60 volunteers give their time helping those who are struggling to access appointments, meet friends and attend activities; most of the people who use the schemes are some of the most vulnerable members of our local community, often older, frail and isolated. 

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