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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.

Countywide News

HOW YOU CAN HELP THE NHS THIS WINTER

Wed 29 Nov 2017

It could be the toughest winter yet, so the people of Staffordshire are urged to get the best out of their local NHS services, to Stay Well This Winter

Here’s what you can do:

Funding boost launched on #GivingTuesday to support communities give children a great start in life.

Staffordshire communities are set for a funding boost with the launch of the Children and Families Fund. 

The Staffordshire County Council fund, launched on 28 November as part of #GivingTuesday, is making £50,000 available to those organisations looking to improve support some of our communities most vulnerable children and families.  

Any project using Crowdfund Staffordshire to fundraise for a project that helps families to face their challenges at the earliest possible stage could be eligible for up to £5,000.

Hollywood star Russell Brand hails 'wonderful' work of Burton Addiction Centre

Comedian and Hollywood star Russell Brand has dubbed the work of Burton Addiction Centre "wonderful" during his visit to the town.

The actor, radio presenter and author paid a visit to Langan's Tea Rooms, in George Street, this afternoon, Tuesday, November 21, before signing copies of his new book for fans.

Fans were queuing round the block to buy copies of his new book, have it signed by the star and have the obligatory selfie taken with him.

Get the best out of your local NHS services & Stay Well This Winter

It could be the toughest winter yet, so the people of Staffordshire are urged to get the best out of your local NHS services, to Stay Well This Winter

Here’s what you can do:

Make your pharmacy the first choice for help and advice – many pharmacies are open long hours including evenings and weekends and can help you deal with many conditions, such as if you have a cold, a sprain or strain, if you have small cuts and bruises, have indigestion, heartburn or diarrhoea. You don’t need an appointment to speak with the pharmacist.