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Communities Against Crimes of Hate (CACH) Awarded Charity Status

Communities Against Crimes of Hate (CACH) has been awarded charity status as a CIO.  They are a long standing organisation who support victims of hate crime in a variety of ways including acting as an advocate as well as being a listening ear.  CACH also educate and raise awareness of hate crime as well as promoting tolerance in schools, colleges, workplaces and the community.  

Windrush Day Grant Scheme

Grants are available for local authorities, charities and community groups to celebrate, commemorate and/or educate about the history of the MV Empire Windrush and the contribution of the Windrush Generation to British economic, social and cultural life.

Windrush Day (22 June) was established to celebrate the large contribution of the Windrush Generation to Britain's cultural, social and economic.

Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 are available.

Organisations are eligible if:

National Churches Trust - Gateway Grants Programme 2019-2023

Grants are available for listed and unlisted Christian places of worship of any denomination in the UK to support developing a church building project.

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available.

The National Churches Trust supports church and chapel buildings open for worship throughout the UK. It funds urgent repairs and modernisation, provides expert advice on church maintenance and on how churches can continue to serve local communities and promote church heritage and tourism.

Burton African Cultural Association Celebrate Eid

The Burton African Cultural Association held their Eid celebration at the Burton Caribbean Association on Sunday the 11th of August 2019. 

The aim of Burton African Cultural Association is to establish, promote and share their culture with the community of Burton-upon-Trent.  They came together to celebrate Eid as a community and to educate children about the culture and what it means to celebrate Eid.

It was a wonderful and well attended event which was enjoyed by all.

Places of Welcome Opening Times between Christmas and New Year


Be Friends, Beacon Church, Burntwood (Tuesdays)– closed Christmas and New Years Days

Curborough Community Centre (Tuesdays) – open New Years Day 1st Jan 2019

Handsacre Methodist Church (Fridays) – open Friday 21st December, closed 28th December, reopens 4th January 2019

Martin Heath Hall, Lichfield (Mondays) – closed Christmas Eve, open New Years Eve

St Annes, Chasetown (Thursdays)  – will be open Thursday 27th December and Thursday 3rd January 2019

Nativity On The Move - a community festive celebration in Chadsmoor

See the attached poster for details of a community festive celebration event in Chadsmoor - Nativity On The Move - a joint celebration hosted by Bethany Church, Chadsmoor Methodist Church and St Chad's Church and supported by local community groups and individuals. It takes place on Friday 21st December between 6pm and 7:30pm.

It would be great to see as many people as possible along to the event, there will be refreshments at the end and spectacle along the way including fantastic oratory and a donkey on wheels!

Places of Welcome

Join our campaign for a Places of Welcome coordinator for Staffordshire and Stoke, so that there are recognised places in every neighbourhood where people can freely connect, contribute and belong.

We already have 1/3 of the funds required and a selection of imaginative rewards to support our crowdfunding.

To learn more, watch the video, and support us visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/places-of-welcome. And please encourage others to do so also.


Church Times - Green Church Awards

The Church Times, the world's leading Anglican weekly newspaper, has launched the new Green Church Awards to celebrate the efforts by individuals and congregations in recent years to offset the damage being done to the earth, and to set good examples before others who might be inspired to follow suit.

There are five awards in total, four to celebrate innovative work already ongoing or completed, and one designed to support exciting projects still in the planning phase.

Churches can enter one or more of the five categories, though a separate entry form is needed for each.