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Communities Against Crimes of Hate (CACH) is recruiting a new Board

Mon 14 Oct 2019

We are recruiting to a new Board of Trustees!

CACH has been running projects in the community for a number of years as a partnership; now we are becoming an independent charity to secure the future of the project - and we need your help to make that a reality!

This is a unique opportunity to join a new charity that is building on the success of a well-established service.  CACH has an exceptional reputation for creating a positive impact on people’s lives and the community.

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Garry Jones's blog

Fri 11 Oct 2019

I recently celebrated 5 years with Support Staffordshire, 7 as an employee in the CVS world and 14 overall (previously as a volunteer/trustee) but you might not know my first career was in nature conservation. I have worked with 3 Local Wildlife Trusts and worked and volunteered for the RSPB twice as well as short spells in both the private and statutory sector – what’s that got to do with anything I hear you say?

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The Charity Commission is losing the 'trust and confidence' of charities

Fri 11 Oct 2019

The current leadership of the Charity Commission seems unwilling or unable to recognise that it needs the confidence and respect of the sector it regulates - but this is ebbing away.

Since Baroness Stowell took over as Chair of the Charity Commission in early 2018, the public messaging from the regulator has become increasingly unmoored from its various statutory duties and everyday administrative procedures.

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HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) Grants Programme 2020-22

Thu 10 Oct 2019

One-off grants are available for voluntary sector organisations for the piloting of new services and approaches or the extension of current programmes that support offender rehabilitation.

Grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 are available over two years (between April 2020 and March 2022).

Voluntary organisations can apply for funding. They should be a registered charity, an exempt charity or a social enterprise.

Applications can be submitted by:

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Community Grants to Transform the Trent Valley awarded

Thu 10 Oct 2019

The Transforming the Trent Valley (TTTV) Landscape Partnership Scheme is pleased to announce the first successful applications to our Community Grants scheme funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Four organisations providing opportunities within the scheme area have between them been awarded a total of £5,750 in the first round of applications.
Our congratulations go to FISH 2013 who have been awarded £975 to support four angling taster days to promote the sport of fishing on the River Trent at Burton Upon Trent.

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Getting Muddy and Wild with Transforming the Trent Valley

Thu 10 Oct 2019

Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership Scheme are now running regular children's activities in Burton upon Trent, giving your child the chance to be a Wildchild!

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British Science Week Grants

Thu 10 Oct 2019

The British Science Association is committed to supporting community groups across the UK.

They have launched British Science Week grants, which offer up to £1,000 to community groups to help them run events during British Science Week, taking place between 6-15 March 2020.

The deadline for applications will be 5pm on Monday, 11 November 2019. For additional information, you can read the grant guidelines, which are available on the grant website.

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Fun Club Hub - Autumn Programme

Thu 10 Oct 2019

Fun Club Hub Youth Provision

Fun Club Hub are an award winning youth provision for young people aged 8-16, offering a variety of activities from open youth clubs, schools work, community family days & volunteering opportunities.

They have released their Autum Term Programme of events, taking place across Burntwood and Lichfield.  Full details are on the attached poster and entry is £1.

More details on the group can be found on their website:  www.funclubhub.co.uk/  

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Volunteers needed for Donna Louise Shop in Burton

Thu 10 Oct 2019

Donna Louise Hospice

The Donna Louise Hospice are opening their first shop in Coopers Square, Burton and are looking for volunteers to help with sorting stock and assisting customers.

If you would like more information or would like an application form, drop by the store (next to Boots), email shop@thedonnalouise.org or phone Dominique on 07785 743263.

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Elford Hall Garden Project

Wed 9 Oct 2019

Why not become a volunteer at this amazing community garden?

We need volunteers....

to help keep this garden looking cared for. Could you and your family lend a hand occasionally? We really need your help!

What kind of work do the volunteers do?....

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