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Rolleston Rehoming Centre Summer Open Day

Rolleston Rehoming Centre is hosting its annual Summer Open Day Saturday 8th July, 10am to 3pm.

If you or anyone you know are interested in volunteering at the event please contact Claire.

If you know any keen bakers all non cream type cakes would be gratefully accepted to sell on the cake stall

If you have any items or vouchers that you would be able to donate towards the raffle please contact Claire: Tel: 03007771520 or email: rolleston@bluecross.org.uk.

The South West Peak Landscape Partnership (SWPLP) Launch Event

The South West Peak Landscape Partnership (SWPLP) held its launch event on Thursday 1st June. The event took place on a glorious day at Blaze Farm near Wildboarclough where visitors were able to find out more about the SWPLP projects, including the Community Grants Scheme which is led by Support Staffordshire. Younger visitors enjoyed looking closely at the creatures found in nearby freshwater with the SWP Slowing the Flow Project Officer (see photo), whilst a large group of visitors were taken along the nature trail by the owner of the farm, Marshall the farmer.

Grow For It 2017 Grants for Young People

Grow Wild is awarding £500 to young people aged 12–25 to lead projects that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wild flowers and plants.

There are two funding streams –

Transform a Space 

Grow Wild is looking for young people aged 12-25 who have a brilliant idea for transforming a communal space with native wild flowers and plants in their local area.  

Does somewhere come to mind? Great!

Greggs Foundation Environmental Grant

The environmental grants programme supports projects that improve the physical environment in a way that will improve people's lives. 

Any not for profit organisation can apply, preference will be given to small, locally based and community led organisations with a turnover not in excess of £300,000 per annum. Schools are also encouraged to apply and are given the same level of priority as small locally based organisations. 

Rural Forum Funding Event

Businesses in rural areas now have a number of different routes to find support for their growth ambitions. Funding from both the government and the EU is still available through a range of bespoke and general support programmes operated locally through local authorities, Chambers of Commerce and other organisations.

Churnet Valley Guide

The Churnet Valley Guide is a project (2016) within the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership (CVLLP), an HLF funded programme; Support Staffordshire is one of the partners.

The Churnet Valley Guide is developing into a community and visitor resource and you have an opportunity to contribute to building this site and to discover, share and enjoy everything that's on offer in the Churnet Valley.