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Dudson Museum receives Culture Recovery Fund Grant

The iconic Duson Museum in Stoke-on-Trent is to receive £18,900 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

• The Dudson Museum is among more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

• This award will ensure the museum can survive lockdown and re-open once restrictions are lifted

VAST in Stoke-on-Trent has received a grant of £18,900 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help The Dudson Museum recover and reopen.

Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund is now open for applications

The deadline for POCA applications is Wednesday, 30th June 2021.

Community organisations, charities and groups are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) for projects to help tackle loan sharks. Collaborative bids between multiple agencies are also welcome.

The funding comes from money seized from convicted loan sharks under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).

Projects must raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks, reduce crime and disorder and have a positive impact on communities.

South West Peak Spotlight: Re-Roofing the South West Peak

Launched in 2017, the South West Peak Landscape Partnership is a group of organisations working together and with volunteers to restore, protect, and improve the landscape of the South West Peak area.

With the Peak District National Park as lead partner and the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund this 5-year partnership (with benefits reaching far beyond that time) works with local communities to build stronger connections with the landscape and with each other.

Government announces easing of coronavirus restrictions for charity fundraising

Civil Society Minister Baroness Barran has hailed the “invaluable” role of Britain’s charities in the nation’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and urged the public to “support them however they can”, as she announced that public fundraising will be permitted to return from Monday 12 April, as part of the next phase of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

The move will mean that fundraisers across the country will be able to connect with people through door-to-door, street and private site fundraising, in line with Government guidance.

My Funding Central

My Funding Central from Idox is a subscription-based funding service helping charities, local communities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises search for funding.

This service will be available to organisations with an annual income below £1m and will be free for organisations under £30k.

Staffordshire Apprenticeship 500 Business Grant Scheme

In conjunction with Staffordshire’s district & borough councils, Staffordshire County Council has launched a fund to help support Small to Medium businesses (SMEs), that are located within Staffordshire.

Staffordshire County Council has pooled extra investment with the funding district and borough councils have received from government, called the ‘Additional Restrictions Grant, to reach more businesses who need it.

Football Foundation - Small Grants

Applications may be made at any time, preferably not more than once per football season.

Grants are available for purchasing equipment and items to enable grassroots football organisations in England to restart activities after the period of COVID-19 restrictions.

Grants of up to £25,000 can be awarded.

The grant size available depends on the type of investment that the club is applying for. Details on the grant sizes are available in the guidance notes that can be accessed at the website of the Football Foundation.