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Mon 6 Sep 2021

Garry Jones

I’ve been lucky enough to take some R&R over the summer, spend time with my family and do a bit of reading, both fiction and non. It’s brought me back to work feeling a mixture of enthusiasm for the post-Covid possibilities and unease with the business as usual inertia that is so hard to shift, in ourselves and others. I’ve kept my blogs pretty practical over the last year, so, amongst the day to day and the ever evolving VCSE picture, I’m going to try and use my next few blogs to articulate some of the bigger picture thinking I’m grasping to hold onto after my holidays!

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Aspire Fund - New fund launching for Staffordshire!

Thu 2 Sep 2021

HiB is a major supplier to UK and Irish Bathroom Retailers and is a market leader in innovative bathroom products such as mirrors, cabinets, lighting and furniture. HiB are passionate about making a difference to the local community and have partnered with The Community Foundation to administer their grant programme. The programme provides funding to small community and voluntary groups across Staffordshire.

 

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Shenstone’s old Church Tower Update

Thu 2 Sep 2021

Well friends, plans are now progressing apace for the restoration of our old church Tower.  We have now set up the Friends as a charity, raised sufficient funds, obtained planning permissions and a lease, and have a start date of 16th August for the renovation and preservation of the Tower.  Of course, fund-raising will continue to loom large in our lives to provide for the future use and maintenance of the Tower.

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Allen Lane Foundation

Wed 1 Sep 2021

Allen Lane Foundation Logo

Grants are available to small registered charities, voluntary groups and charitable organisations in the UK for work that makes a difference to people's lives as opposed to simply alleviating the symptoms or current problems and should aim to reduce isolation, stigma and discrimination.

Fund Information

Maximum value: £ 15,000

Minimum value: £ 500

Application deadline: None specified

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Support Staffordshire launches Business Club

Wed 25 Aug 2021


Local charity Support Staffordshire who provide free support for over 1,000 charities, non-profit and voluntary organisations in our county, has recently launched a brand new and exclusive Business Club which will help to raise vital funds to enable them to provide even more support to Staffordshire’s community.

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International Tree Foundation - UK Community Tree Planting Programme

Wed 25 Aug 2021

International Tree Foundation Logo

Description

Funding is available to protect, promote and plant trees in local communities in the UK.

Fund Information

Funding body: International Tree Foundation

Maximum value: £ 1,000

Minimum value: Discretionary

Application deadline: 16/12/2021

Background

The International Tree Foundation, a registered charity, has promoted and funded sustainable community forestry projects in the UK and worldwide for more than 90 years and has been responsible for the establishment of hundreds of millions of trees.

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NHS 111 First Programme

Mon 23 Aug 2021

It is a national ambition to enhance the use of NHS 111 to help reduce the number of avoidable attendances in our Emergency Departments and other urgent care settings. This is especially important at the current time, as we are seeing unprecedented demand and at the same time need to keep patients and staff safe through social distancing measures.

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Policies and Procedures Review

Fri 20 Aug 2021

When was the last time you looked at your policies and procedures?  Are they fit for purpose and in line with current legislation?

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Carers Project Grant Scheme

Thu 19 Aug 2021

Staffordshire Together for Carers is delighted to announce that our Carer Project Grant Scheme is now live!

Do you have a great idea for a project that will support local Carers but need some advice or funding to get your idea off the ground? Maybe a new support group in an area that does not already have one or a new App that will help Young Carers to keep in touch with one another?

If so, we would like to hear from you!

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South West Peak Spotlight: South West Peak Nature Based Integration for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Tue 17 Aug 2021

South West Peak Landscape Partnership

Launched in 2017, the South West Peak Landscape Partnership is a group of organisations working together and with volunteers to restore, protect, and improve the landscape of the South West Peak area.

With the Peak District National Park as lead partner and the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund this 5-year partnership (with benefits reaching far beyond that time) works with local communities to build stronger connections with the landscape and with each other.

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