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COUNTYWIDE: Crafts People / Practical Workers Required

Mon 8 Mar 2021

Are you a retired engineer, crafts person or keen DIY’er, etc?

Do you like designing and creating things? (Working with wood, metal or electrics).

Then join us and use your skills to make customised aids for people with disabilities.

We also require a secretary for (2-4) hours a month, plus someone interested in publicity who would like to help raise the profile of ‘The Staffordshire Remap Panel’.

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Staffordshire County Council - Services support residents as lockdown restrictions ease

Mon 8 Mar 2021

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Staffordshire County Council services are mapping a return to opening more as lockdown restrictions ease.

Libraries, household waste recycling centres and country parks are among those looking to restore services suspended or curtailed by lockdown in line with national guidance.

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Staffordshire County Council Coronavirus Update: Changes to rules and guidance from 8 March

Mon 8 Mar 2021

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On Monday 8 March, some of the rules on what people in England can and cannot do will be changing. 

It is vital that people in Staffordshire demonstrate caution as the first easing of lockdown rules come into place.

National lockdown is still in place across England and people must stay at home unless it is for a permitted reason, such as:

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Postcode Local Trust - West of England

Thu 4 Mar 2021

Application Deadline: 1 October 2021

Grants are available for smaller charities and good causes in the west of England.

Grants range from £500 to £20,000.

The following funding levels apply to specific applicants:

Applicants that are not formally registered as a charity with the Charity Commission can apply for between £500 and £2,000 in funding.

Applicants that are registered with the Charity Commission and can provide a charity number can apply for between £500 and £20,000 in funding.

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Golsoncott Foundation

Thu 4 Mar 2021

Application Deadline: 08 May 2021

Grants are available to voluntary sector organisations in the UK for projects that promote fine arts and music.

The Foundation has a limited amount of money that it offers in funding. Last year, its income was around £80,000.

Funding is at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants tend to be between £250 and £3,000 with most in the £500 to £1,000 range.

They are normally given on a non-recurrent basis.

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Volunteer Star Awards to go ahead Virtually in 2021

Thu 4 Mar 2021

Closing date for nominations: 30 March 2021 | 5pm


Support Staffordshire are delighted to announce, that despite the uncertainty that the pandemic brings at the present time, their prestigious 2021 Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards will go ahead in 2021 – virtually!

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Public Sector Procurement and Person Centered Services

Tue 2 Mar 2021

In January I wrote a blog that exalted the complexity and variety of our sector, in which I challenged the powers that be, not to tinker with things they don’t fully understand. Last month I talked Rainforests and Zoos as metaphors for our sector and how we can be (mis)treated by commissioners of public services in particular. This month I must continue the theme, but will keep it short in the hope that you might take the action I propose at the close.

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Magic Little Grants

Mon 1 Mar 2021

Closing date: 31 October 2021


The Magic Little Grants Fund is funded by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Localgiving and Postcode Community Trust are working together again in 2020 to provide small grants to small local charities and community groups in England, Scotland and Wales to help them deliver engaging physical activities, which help to overcome barriers to participation.

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CHADSMOOR: Fundraising and Bid-writing Support

Mon 1 Mar 2021

The parish of Chadsmoor are looking for fundraiser and  bid writer support.

Working from home and communicating with the Vicar and the Church Warden team by telephone, Zoom and email, the ideal candidate will help the Church to apply for and secure grant funding to be able to establish a community hub at one or more of the Churches in the Parish in Chadsmoor in Cannock.

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Apply now - Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership - Small Projects Fund

Mon 1 Mar 2021

No closing date specified


The Small Projects Fund is a small grants scheme offered by the Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership with funding from the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. We are looking to fund small scale projects which help support the delivery of our community safety priorities. Projects should promote community involvement, develop stronger communities and demonstrate a problem solving approach to reducing crime and disorder and the fear of crime. 

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