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Support Staffordshire wins Award for being the beating heart of the local community

Support Staffordshire, which supports a membership of more than 1000 voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations across Staffordshire won the 2020 NAVCA Heart of the Community Award for being the beating heart of the local VCS and wider economy.

NAVCA is the national membership body for local third sector support and development organisations in England and alongside their members, they are part of the movement for local social action.

Apply now - Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership - Small Projects Fund

No closing date specified


The Small Projects Fund is a small grants scheme offered by the Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership with funding from the Office of the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner. We are looking to fund small scale projects which help support the delivery of our community safety priorities. Projects should promote community involvement, develop stronger communities and demonstrate a problem solving approach to reducing crime and disorder and the fear of crime. 

Ragdoll Foundation Grant

Application Deadline: 07 May, 2 July, 27 August 2021

Grants are available to support arts, cultural and youth-focused organisations working with children and young people in the UK through the arts, artists and creative media.

There are two strands to the Open Grants Scheme:

The Pixel Fund

Applications can be made at any time.

Grants are available for UK-based charities and community interest organisations to support projects that promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults.

The Fund generally offers first grants of between £500 and £5,000. However, no single grant is ever more than 5% of annual income.

The Pixel Fund is a small charity which distributes grants to other charities in its field of interest. Its focus is the mental health and wellbeing of children and young adults.

Funding for community and voluntary sector organisations from Lichfield District Council

The deadline to apply is 29 April 2021.

Charities, groups and not-for-profit organisations that work to help the people of Lichfield District are being invited to apply for funding.

Lichfield District Council has £163,000 available each year, over the next three years, to award to community and voluntary sector organisations that can deliver projects to make a difference.  

From supporting older people to live in their homes to working to look after the local environment, the grants will help communities across Lichfield District.

Age UK Staffordshire Big Knit 2020-2021

Our Next deadline is Friday 7th May 2021.

Each winter, one older person dies needlessly every seven minutes because of the cold.

With over a decade of support from knitters up and down the country, The Big Knit has raised vital funds to support local and national winter projects to help older people keep warm and well in winter through befriending visits, emergency cold weather support, warm meals and other vital services.