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Funding Boost for ‘Green’ Community Projects in Lichfield and Cannock Districts

Southern Staffordshire Community Energy (SSCE) Community Fund

Grants up to £2,000 for energy saving, energy audits and general environmental work undertaken by community groups in Lichfield and Cannock Chase districts

Closing date: 15th February 2019

Grants can be made for contribution to the total cost of a project or to fund the whole project. Projectsust start after the 1 March and be completed by the 31 December 2019

 

Eligible projects include:

 

Staffordshire Village Halls Network Meeting: Energy Saving in Your Building

The first Staffordshire Village Halls Network meeting, organised by Support Staffordshire, will be held during Village Halls Week and Big Energy Saving Week. A chance to learn about saving energy costs in your village hall, meet the new Staffordshire Rural Officers and network with other village halls.

Stowe-by-Chartley Village Hall is being used as it received a significant grant to improve the insulation of the building (roof and walls) and upgrade the heating system; its also conveniently central to the county for our first meeting.

Support Staffordshire's Rural Service

Since September 2018, Support Staffordshire has taken on the role of Rural Community Council for Staffordshire (previously done by the Community Council of Staffordshire) and is the local member of ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England).

Our Rural Officers offer an additional rural-focused service on top of our general range of services to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations across Staffordshire.

Rural Service

Since September 2018, Support Staffordshire has taken on the role of Rural Community Council for Staffordshire (previously done by the Community Council of Staffordshire) and is the local member of ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England).

Rural Health and Well-being workshop

Dr Tom Kingstone is a researcher from Keele University. He is currently running an initiative called FRRESH, which stands for the Forum for Rural RESearch on Health & Well-being.

Through FRRESH we aim to bring rural stakeholders (e.g. health and social care workers, voluntary sector organisations, council members, members of the public, academics) together to discuss important health and well-being topics that impact people in rural areas. This discussion can then inform the research that we do.

Transforming the Trent Valley Landscape Partnership

Transforming the Trent Valley (TTTV) is a partnership of 18 voluntary and statutory organisations and quarry operators who are working together to restore and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the Trent Valley. By working with the communities that live, work and play along the River Trent, we hope to build a sustainable landscape that is enjoyed by all and protected into the future.

Community Led Housing Event

Shropshire Rural Community Council (RCC) is pleased to announce that it has secured an excellent line up of national and local speakers for their upcoming Community-led Housing (CLH) Conference. The event, aimed at the rural West Midland region, will take place on 19 September in Albrighton near Wolverhampton. It is part of a national programme of training events funded by the Nationwide Foundation and organised by Shropshire RCC on behalf of its regional ACRE Network partners.