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Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund 2020-21 is now OPEN

The Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund (CLTRF) for 2020-21 is funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

The purpose of the CLTRF funding is to enable organisations to deliver learning that meets local needs and contributes towards The Staffordshire Community Learning Services Commissioning Priorities 2019-2023.

Grants are for the delivery of education and training for adults returning to learning (residents of Staffordshire age 19+ on 31st August 2020)

Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund

Closing date: 31 August 2020


Grants up to £50000 are available for local charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies in England for projects that target illegal money lending.

Local charities, community and voluntary groups, schools, statutory agencies and local residents in England can apply.

Successful applicants will be expected to book free “Stop Loan Sharks” training which will be delivered by a member of the IMLT for staff and/or volunteers (if they have not already had this).

Smallwood Trust Community Grant Partnerships – Fund now open Closing date 19th June 2020

Closing date: 19 June 2020


We are looking to fund a range of specialist women’s organisations and services to become Smallwood Trust Community Grant Partners. Organisations will be able to use the funds to provide small cash grants (up to £1,000) for individual women to help them overcome personal and financial barriers, helping them to make changes in their lives. We will also fund up to 20% management costs to run the programme.

In this funding round we are accepting applications from:

The Chief's Blog - June 2020

Over the past 3 months we have faced unprecedented challenges as a voluntary sector. We might sum this up coldly as having seen, and indeed met, a massive surge in demand for our support, at the same time as having lost existing income from fundraising, trading and occasionally contracts or grants. At the same time we have of course faced the perhaps even greater challenge that the nation has largely shared, being cut off from family and friends, experiencing additional stress and anxiety and worrying about what the future holds.

Lichfield Coronavirus Support Fund still open for applications

The Community Foundation for Staffordshire will be awarding grants from the Lichfield Coronavirus Support Fund to organisations supporting those people and communities affected. The aim of the fund is to support organisations with the immediate and unexpected costs the Coronavirus pandemic has created.

The aim of the fund is to support organisations with the immediate and unexpected costs the COVID-19 virus has created. Organisations would need to be supporting members of the community. It is not intended to replace loss of income.