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Community Buddies - Castle Ward, Tamworth

NEW 12 month pilot  - Community Buddy scheme to support local residents that live in the Castle Ward in Tamworth. 

Support Staffordshire will be recruiting and training a team of volunteers to become community buddies to offer a friendly ear to local residents, signposting and supporting accessibility to voluntary, community and health services.

The purpose is to connect community members with community buddies to enable them to attend local groups and to encourage and assist people facing barriers to access support within their local community.

Blue Spark Foundation

Community groups can apply for grants to Blue Spark Foundation for a wide range of projects. The Foundation values academic, vocational, artistic and sporting endeavour in equal measure but are particularly keen to support projects which will help enhance the self-confidence, team working skills and future employability of children and young people.

Funding Opportunity Open 29 March till 16 April 2018

Let's come together to celebrate our communities.  The Mayor's Community Weekend is 30 June - 1 July 2018

To find out more and to apply for funding please click on the link below but be quick as funding window is 29 March until 16 April 2018

https://www.wmca.org.uk/who-we-are/meet-the-mayor/mayors-community-weekend/

https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/about-big/mayors-community-weekend

Good Grub Club

Good Grub Club is a FREE community cooking course run by the Community Council of Staffordshire and funded by Sodexo. 

The course is aimed at vulnerable and socially isolated members of our communities who wish to learn or would benefit from learning how to cook healthy and affordable meals.

A Burntwood sailing charity is aiming to double the number of young people it gets on the water during 2018

Youth Sailing @ Chasewater (YS@C), part of The Chase Sailing Club, will be scrubbing down their boats and boards in April before they start welcoming new members aboard to discover more about sailing and windsurfing.

The charity is part of RYA OnBoard – a national scheme aiming to make it cheaper for youngsters to participate.

One of the members, Daniel O’Connor, said his confidence and social skills had improved since taking part in sessions in May last year.

Group hoping to help tackle isolation in Lichfield and Burntwood through cycling project

A local group is hoping to help isolated members of the community to get out and experience – and remember -the joy of cycling.

Lichfield Re:cycle, which already reconditions used bikes, provides free long term loan bikes to those in need and organises community cycling events, has been touring Lichfield and Burntwood with a trishaw. Community groups have been invited to take a ride in the rickshaw style vehicle, to see whether there is any appetite for a ride service to be offered locally.

Fundraising by Lichfield and Burntwood nursery business helps charity create book for bereaved children

A book designed to support bereaved children under five has been launched, thanks to a partnership between a bereavement charity and a nursery business based in Lichfield and Burntwood.

Never Too Young to Grieve is aimed at people who support youngsters during and after the loss of a parent or carer.

 

The launch of the new book

It has been produced by the Winston’s Wish charity following a £90,000 fundraising effort by Busy Bees nurseries.