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Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards Postponed

Mon 15 Jun 2020

As the lockdown starts to ease there is still so much uncertainty around public gatherings.  We are continually monitoring the situation and we hope to be in a position to make a decision in July.  

In the meantime, NOMINATIONS WILL REMAIN OPEN until further notice so please continue to nominate individuals, groups, organisations or businesses.  You can find out more by visiting the awards information on our website.

We will provide updates as soon as we are able to.

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Five-year business recovery plan sees immediate investment in enterprise centres

Mon 15 Jun 2020

A five-year business recovery strategy to support the county economy in getting back on its feet following the Covid-19 crisis includes an £870,000 investment in two enterprise centres.

This is on top of the £860,000 already committed by the county council to support the local economy to recover.

Like the whole of the UK, Staffordshire’s economy will suffer a negative impact as a result of Covid-19 – however the strategy looks to build on the county’s established strengths and seek new opportunities arising from the crisis.

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Plans set out for life after Covid-19 in Staffordshire

Mon 15 Jun 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on Staffordshire and how the county will recover and shape a brighter future have been set out by the county council.

The council’s plans aim to help reboot the economy, support people back to work and education and help families rebuild their lives, while recognising too the legacy the coronavirus will leave on many areas for months to come.

As part of rebuilding the county, the council plans to detail its new priorities including the key areas of: 

•    Health and care

•    Families and communities

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Smallwood Trust Community Grant Partnerships – Fund now open Closing date 19th June 2020

Mon 15 Jun 2020

Closing date: 19 June 2020


We are looking to fund a range of specialist women’s organisations and services to become Smallwood Trust Community Grant Partners. Organisations will be able to use the funds to provide small cash grants (up to £1,000) for individual women to help them overcome personal and financial barriers, helping them to make changes in their lives. We will also fund up to 20% management costs to run the programme.

In this funding round we are accepting applications from:

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The Chief's Blog - June 2020

Mon 15 Jun 2020

Over the past 3 months we have faced unprecedented challenges as a voluntary sector. We might sum this up coldly as having seen, and indeed met, a massive surge in demand for our support, at the same time as having lost existing income from fundraising, trading and occasionally contracts or grants. At the same time we have of course faced the perhaps even greater challenge that the nation has largely shared, being cut off from family and friends, experiencing additional stress and anxiety and worrying about what the future holds.

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Act Now! Citizens Advice Mid Mercia are Here to Help

Thu 11 Jun 2020

Citizens Advice Mid Mercia provides free, independent, impartial and confidential advice.  They help with any issues such as debts, benefits, housing, homelessness, consumer and relationships.

In accordance to Government guidelines, Tamworth Borough Council has ceased all recovery action on all debts such as Council Tax, benefit over payments and rent arrears. However, this will not be forever and we do predict a surge of local Tamworth residents needing help and support. 

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Lichfield Coronavirus Support Fund still open for applications

Thu 11 Jun 2020

The Community Foundation for Staffordshire will be awarding grants from the Lichfield Coronavirus Support Fund to organisations supporting those people and communities affected. The aim of the fund is to support organisations with the immediate and unexpected costs the Coronavirus pandemic has created.

The aim of the fund is to support organisations with the immediate and unexpected costs the COVID-19 virus has created. Organisations would need to be supporting members of the community. It is not intended to replace loss of income.

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Tree Council - Branching out funding

Wed 10 Jun 2020

Closing date: March 2021


Grants are available to assist schools and community groups in undertaking well-planned tree planting projects across the UK, preferably during National Tree Week 28/11/2020 - 6/12/2020

Maximum grant £1500 

Funding can be awarded to:

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The Rank Foundation - Pebble Grants

Wed 10 Jun 2020

No closing date specified


Up to £1000 funding is available for charities and churches for projects that benefit UK residents in UK communities.

The funding can be used for either:

Capital costs – funding for fixed, one-time expenses incurred on the purchase of land, buildings, construction, and equipment.

Short break – funding is targeted towards respite breaks for children or adults, and short-term activities or programmes.

https://rankfoundation.com/pebble-grants/

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Nationwide Building Society Community Grants

Wed 10 Jun 2020

Closing date: 31 July 2020


The Nationwide Building Society Community Grants scheme is provided by the Nationwide Building Society.  Funding Value up to £50,000.

The funding is for local housing projects that will strengthen local communities to support the most vulnerable by:

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