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Stop Loan Sharks Community Funding

Tue 7 May 2019

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) has funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of hte issues of illegal money lending.  The money available has come from the proceeds of crime taken from convicted illegal money lenders.

The aim of the funding is to give groups the opportunity to raise awareness of the issue, in their community in a different way.

Useful link - www.stoploanssharks.co.uk or look at the attachments for further information

Funding that can make a real difference

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Staffordshire Market Position Statement Documentation

Tue 7 May 2019

The Council is very pleased to announce publication of Staffordshire’s suite of new market position statements (MPS) documents. 

The documents are designed to be easily accessible for providers to search by a specific market sector.  As well as the summary and overview documents there are individual commissioning intention documents for the following service areas:

         Home care services

·         Community equipment, assistive technology and adaptation services 

·         Care homes

·         Extra care services

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Macmillan Health and Wellbeing Days

Fri 3 May 2019

Macmillan Cancer Support are holding Health and Wellbeing Days at Pride Park stadium in Derby and Pirelli Stadium in Burton on Trent. The days in June, September and December are for anyone affected by cancer and will include sessions on Mindfulness, financial/benefits and healthy lifestyles. 

Contact the team on 01332 785486 more more details and to attend.

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Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership - Small Projects Fund

Fri 3 May 2019

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 and Crime Commissioner.  We are looking to fund small scale projects which help support the delivery of our Community Safety Delivery Plan.  Projects should promote community involvement, develop stronger communities and demonstrate a problem solving approach to reducing crime and disorder and the fear of crime. 

Who can apply?

You can apply if you are:

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Support Staffordshire Services from The Guildhall

Wed 1 May 2019

Members can now access Support Staffordshire services from The Guildhall in Newcastle and there is also a drop-in session available for people who are interested in volunteering in the Newcastle area.

If you are looking for advice or support on any aspect of running your organisation, why not book an appointment with our Newcastle Locality Officer, Natalie Shields? You can contact her on  07507 643187 or natalie.shields@supportstaffordshire.org.uk

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European Social Fund Community Grants

Wed 1 May 2019

European Social Fund (ESF) Community Grants are financed through the European Union and are designed to develop the capacity of the community and to meet local needs.  Part of this strategy is to help people increase their chances of finding work.

Applications are open to organisations based or working within the county of Staffordshire.

Grants of up to £20,000 are available.

Please click on the link below for further information

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Tamworth Funding Available

Wed 1 May 2019

Tamworth Borough Council logo

By working more closely with voluntary and community groups, we can meet the needs of the local community more efficiently.

Grants available from Tamworth Borough Council include: local arts grants, sports grants and voluntary organisations grants.

The closing date for the next round is 1 June 2019

Please see link below for further information.


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Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards 2019. Nominations deadline extended!

Tue 30 Apr 2019

Closing date for nominations has been extended to 24th May 2019.  Those who are shortlisted will be invited to the celebration event on Wednesday 10th July 2019 where winners will be announced and presented with their prize.

Do you know someone who makes a difference? Do you know someone who stands out and acts as an example to others?

Then nominate them for a Staffordshire Dignity in Care Award 2019.

CQC have recognised the Awards in some of their reports of Outstanding Staffordshire Care Providers.

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Carers' Strategy Engagement

Mon 29 Apr 2019

Every day, thousands of people across the county provide unpaid care for someone who matters to them.

Staffordshire County Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Staffordshire have put together a draft strategy for carers, which sets out our priorities. We would like to hear from carers and professionals what they think of the proposed strategy, and if there is anything else we need to consider.

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Mon 29 Apr 2019

On May 1 2019 AEDdonate Charity in Stone, Staffordshire (https://aeddonate.org.uk) are launching an ambition campaign to install 1,000 Community Access Defibrillators across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

There will be five new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) sites launched on the 1st across the County at:

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