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LICHFIELD: Volunteering Opportunities

Fri 12 Mar 2021

BLAST - Supports young people with autism. They need a website designer, fund raiser, trustee.

Lichfield Waterworks – A Grade 2 historic structure that is being turned into a community hub. Help is needed for both physical and admin roles.

Burntwood be a Friend – The full works in helping others with practical and well-being demands in the local community.

Spark Children’s Centre – Mentors are needed to help support families.

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South West Peak Spotlight: Connecting and Celebrating South West Peak Communities

Fri 12 Mar 2021

Launched in 2017, the South West Peak Landscape Partnership is a group of organisations working together and with volunteers to restore, protect, and improve the landscape of the South West Peak area.

With the Peak District National Park as lead partner and the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund this 5-year partnership (with benefits reaching far beyond that time) works with local communities to build stronger connections with the landscape and with each other.

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Biffa Award - Partnership Grants Scheme

Thu 11 Mar 2021

Application Deadline: 01 June 2021

Large grants are available for not-for-profit organisations that are looking to improve a built or natural environment of regional or national significance and located within 15 miles of a significant Biffa Group Limited operation or active Biffa Landfill site in England or Northern Ireland.

Grants of between £250,000 and £750,000 are available for work that starts in February 2022 and finish within one year.

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FREE Preparing to Volunteer Training Sessions

Wed 10 Mar 2021

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This is a short course consisting of 1 weekly session for 4 weeks.  This course is NOT face to face and has been designed to make it accessible to all.  It will take approximately 10 hours in total to complete.  You can choose ANY of the following ways on a week to week basis:-

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STAFFORD: Volunteer Treasurer (trustee)

Wed 10 Mar 2021

Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands are looking to recruit a Volunteer Treasurer to join their Board of Trustees.

Home-Start Staffordshire Moorlands is a small local charity based in Leek, offering support to families living within the Moorlands area who maybe experiencing difficulties that are affecting their lives. A staff team and large group of volunteers deliver this service, managed by the Senior Organiser who is answerable to the management committee.

The progress of the scheme over the last few years has been outstanding and this needs to continue.

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STAFFORD: Could You Be a Puppy Parent? (Volunteering Opportunity with Dogs)

Wed 10 Mar 2021

Canine Partners are looking for caring family homes in Stafford to raise, socialise and train puppies and young dogs up to the age of 18 months old. Ideally with-in 45 minutes drive of ST18 9PR post code area.

If you can support Canine Partners by helping raise and train one of our puppies or dogs, we would love to hear from you. By volunteering at Canine Partners you contribute to something very special - ‘transforming the lives of people with physical disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs’

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Adult Carers COVID-19 Vaccination Advice

Wed 10 Mar 2021

Adult carers fall into the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) priority group six. This group is the biggest group to be vaccinated and it will take the NHS several weeks to offer these eligible people the vaccine.  

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EU Settlement Scheme - Are you an EU (but not British), EEA or Swiss citizen?

Tue 9 Mar 2021

Are you an EU (but not British), EEA or Swiss citizen? 

If you’re an EU (but not British), EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after Brexit beyond 2020 and you will get either settled status (SS) or pre-settled status (pre-SS).

There is no cost for the application.

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Government Community Ownership Fund

Mon 8 Mar 2021

The UK government has launched a new £150 million Community Ownership Fund to help ensure that communities across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can support and continue benefiting from the local facilities, community assets and amenities most important to them.

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Government guidance on enabling safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Mon 8 Mar 2021

The Department for Digital, Cultural, Media & Sport have updated guidance on volunteering during COVID-19.This guidance aims to help organisations and groups understand how to safely and effectively involve volunteers during the pandemic.

Read the guidance on the Government website here.

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