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In this Together: Emergency Grants Fund

Wed 8 Apr 2020

No closing date specified


Crisis has established an emergency grants fund to support local groups who are financially affected by additional demands on their resources and who have expanded their provision to meet the current needs of those experiencing homelessness across the UK. 

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: COVID-19 Emergency Fund for the Sight Loss Sector

Wed 8 Apr 2020

No Closing date specified


Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) has suspended its normal grant funding activities and set up an emergency fund for sight loss organisations.

£500,000 of essential support will be available to sight loss sector organisations which are providing critical services for the physical and emotional well-being of blind and partially sighted people in these uncertain times.

Grants will be available of up to £10,000 pounds or the equivalent of two months’ running costs (whichever is less) for use over the next six months.

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The Prince’s Countryside Fund Rural Response Emergency Grants Programme

Tue 7 Apr 2020

Closing date: Wednesday 15th April at 12pm.


For farming and rural community support groups, who are providing assistance during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The Prince’s Countryside Fund (“the Fund”) will fund organisations operating in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland if they:

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Grant Scheme for smaller organisations affected by the virus outbreak

Tue 7 Apr 2020

Applications for this round of funding are now paused


Charities Aid Foundation has launched a small grants scheme for smaller charitable organisations. It’s for grants of up to £10,000 for smaller organisations affected by the virus outbreak. 

Organisations with a charitable purpose and charitable activities, which had income of £1million or less in their last financial year.

This includes:

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Eligibility for support from Government for village and similar rural community buildings

Tue 7 Apr 2020

This guidance is based on information that is available now; the situation is changing rapidly whilst Government and support organisations work together to understand what is needed by each sector.

 

ACRE will update it as information becomes available to them.

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Police Contact for Volunteers

Mon 6 Apr 2020

Some general advice for the voluntary organisations on Police contact:

  • If the volunteer believes a person is in imminent danger they should call 999.
  • If they believe a person is a victim of domestic or elder abuse but not in imminent danger they should call 101.
  • If they have general concerns about non urgent vulnerabilities they should report direct to Adult Social care on -

                         •   If the adult lives in Stoke-on-Trent: 0800 561 0015

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ASDA Volunteer Shopping Card

Mon 6 Apr 2020

Let’s make tough times that little bit easier …

Not being able to get to the shops for your essentials is hard. Especially in the current situation. That’s why we’ve created the Volunteer Shopping Card, the cashless - and less stressful - way for people to help get the shopping in. Ideal for those who might be self-isolating, older or medically vulnerable, the Volunteer Shopping Card provides a contactless, safe and secure way to allow others to shop for them.

If you have to stay at home

The Volunteer Shopping Card is great because it’s easy to:

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Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West - Update

Mon 6 Apr 2020

Staffordshire South West Citizens Advice is still here to help. If you need advice, information or support, our staff and volunteers are still here, working to help you.

Our offices in Stafford, Stone, Cannock, Rugeley and South Staffordshire (Wombourne) are closed but we are available on the telephone, email or web chat.

We can still offer you the information, advice and support to anyone who needs us.

These are difficult times for us all, but please contact us and we will do our best to help.

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SSASPB Learning Events

Mon 6 Apr 2020

The SSASPB held seven learning events on the topic of self-neglect, following the identification of lessons learnt from a Multi-agency Learning Review.

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Praise for volunteer army mobilised to help Tamworth’s vulnerable residents

Mon 6 Apr 2020

Tamworth Borough Council

An army of volunteers who have come together to support the most vulnerable members of Tamworth’s community during the coronavirus pandemic have been praised for their tireless efforts.

A huge taskforce has mobilised to ensure that help is available to those who need it most - and particularly those who have been asked to completely self-isolate for at least 12 weeks.

Around 100 volunteers are providing food and medicine deliveries, signposting to services, as well as help with befriending and loneliness.

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