Environment, Rural, Sustainability & Animals
Community Grants between £200 and £2,000 are available for heritage and environmental projects that benefit the Tame Valley Wetlands area. Local community groups and voluntary groups can apply.
Deadline for applications: 30th June 2016.
Support Staffordshire are involved in a number of projects both countywide and in individual districts:
- Community & Voluntary Transport
- Connecting Communities (C2)
- Get Together Groups
Support Staffordshire are represented on the following Boards and Networks:-
Working with the Environment Agency, the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership has enabled 17 angling and conservation volunteers to help monitor the quality of the River Churnet. At a number of workshops held over the last eighteen months, the volunteers have been trained to monitor the Riverfly population and will be sampling and recording data at various sites in the valley.
A new scheme, aimed at boosting the rural economy across Staffordshire has officially been launched.
The Staffordshire LEADER Local Action Group have secured £2.249 million of European funding through the LEADER Programme (2015-2020).
A wide range of different organisations – from the public, private and VCSE sectors- took part in the first food summit, organised by the Staffordshire Rural Forum, at Rodbaston on 30th November.
There were interesting presentations from Tom Andrews of Sustainable Food Cities and Kay Johnson of the Lancashire Local Food Partnership which showed the breadth of food issues which can affect all aspects of our lives from food poverty and health issues to food production and business impact.