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Age UK Staffordshire Big Knit 2020-2021

Mon 22 Feb 2021

Our Next deadline is Friday 7th May 2021.

Each winter, one older person dies needlessly every seven minutes because of the cold.

With over a decade of support from knitters up and down the country, The Big Knit has raised vital funds to support local and national winter projects to help older people keep warm and well in winter through befriending visits, emergency cold weather support, warm meals and other vital services.

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Staffordshire Libraries Launch IT Telephone Support Service

Mon 22 Feb 2021

Are you struggling with IT in lockdown, unable to get your e-mail setup, want to try online shopping or has social media got you all confused? Do you want to know more about how to get started with eBooks or eMagazines or find out about online courses to brush up your skills?

Maybe our new telephone support service can help.

Complete an online form here or contact our Call Centre on 0300 111 8000 or your local library to register for a call back.

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Stafford MP Theo Clarke visits Hearts & Hands Community Group

Mon 22 Feb 2021

Stafford MP Theo Clarke visited Hearts & Hands to meet the volunteers who set up the community group in October 2020. The locals saw a need in the area for those furloughed or self employed who needed a bit of short term help by offering free food boxes to those financially affected by COVID 19.  

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Charities call on government to create an Emergency Support Fund

Mon 22 Feb 2021

The #NeverMoreNeeded campaign has issued an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling for the creation of an Emergency Support Fund for communities and causes.

The letter comes as charities respond to growing need for their services while wrestling with an estimated £10bn funding gap caused by the pandemic. Many organisations are already spending their reserves, making redundancies and having to scale back or even close services.

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COUNTYWIDE: Domestic Abuse Supporter – Helpline and Telephone Support

Mon 22 Feb 2021

This role will involve support with the helpline, incoming calls and proactively contacting victims by telephone to offer emotional support to help empower them to overcome the emotional, psychological and practical effects of domestic abuse. You will aim to identify individual support needs and complete needs and risk assessments. You will be helping people explore how their experience of domestic abuse has affected their lives and identifying ways to enable them to recover from the experience and promoting the rights of people you support and respecting diversity.

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The Prospectory - Idea Fund

Wed 17 Feb 2021

Applications may be made at any time while funding remains available.

Grants are available to individuals or small groups or organisations based in the United Kingdom who have a novel technical idea which they want to try out.

Maximum Value:

£ 5,000

Minimum Value:

£ 250

The fund offers grants ranging from £250 to £5,000. Once the fund's allocation has been used, it will be closed for applications until the funding pot has refilled.

It is not the fund's normal practice to provide part funding to larger projects.

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Sport England - Return to Play Fund for Flood Damaged Facilities

Wed 17 Feb 2021

Emergency flood relief funding is available for community sports clubs and not-for-profit organisations to help them restore flood-damaged sport and physical activity facilities in the areas worst affected by the recent flooding caused by Storm Christoph.

There are two levels of funding:

Grants of up to £10,000

Grants for £10,001 or more.

Sport England is providing special funding for local authorities, leisure operators and other not-for-profit organisations needing funding to repair flood damage facilities.

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Culture Secretary appoints Blondel Cluff CBE as Chair of the National Lottery Community Fund

Tue 16 Feb 2021

Blondel Cluff CBE has been appointed by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden as the next Chair of the National Lottery Community Fund.

The role will see her set the long-term strategic direction for the largest funder of community activity in the UK, working with charities to enable people and communities to thrive.

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Clare’s Law and Domestic Violence Disclosure Schemes

Fri 12 Feb 2021

Would you be interested in participating in a research project exploring victims/survivors experiences of Clare’s Law?

We are interested in speaking with women who have used Clare’s Law. This would involve an online video or telephone call for up to 60 minutes at a time and date that is suitable for you.

If you are interested in being involved in the project or you would like to find out more information, you can:

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South West Peak Spotlight: ‘Networks for Nature: Facilitating Collaborative Farming’

Thu 11 Feb 2021

Support Staffordshire member ‘White Peak Farmers’ is a group of farmers that united in early April 2015 with the aim of working together to deliver better environmental outcomes in the White Peak area of the Peak District.

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