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We Love Lichfield submission deadline approaching

We Love Lichfield is an endowment fund, and provides funding to community and voluntary organisations across the whole Lichfield district, including in Burntwood and the surrounding villages.  There are 2 rounds of funding every year, one in May and one in November, and the deadline for application submissions is Friday 3rd May 2019.

You can apply for a grant of up to £1,000.

Stafford Funding Fair

This Funding Fair is an opportunity to meet with funders, consider a range of funding you may not have previously considered, gain an insight into a funder’s way of thinking and discuss your group or organisation’s funding needs.

The event is FREE to any charity or voluntary/community group operating in Staffordshire.

Refreshments will be provided.

Spaces are limited to two per organisation. If you require more, please contact matthew@staffscvys.org.uk to see if this is possible.

£100,000 of National Lottery funding up for grabs to celebrate community spirit in the West Midlands

Following the huge success of the first Mayor’s Community Weekend last year, communities across the West Midlands are being given double the cash to host celebrations this summer. This is thanks to a partnership between the West Midlands Combined Authority and The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. 

YMCA Burton launches Easter Campaign

YMCA Burton have launched their annual Easter fundraising campaign this week in a bid to raise £6,000 to refurbish the kitchen at their main homeless site Reconnect in the town centre.

This will enable them to increase the provision available, provide better facilities for clients and hopefully offer more opportunities for clients & volunteers to be involved in.

European Funding

Contrary to what you might think, funding from the European Commission is still being allocated to projects in Stoke and Staffordshire through the LEP's ESIF Committee. There is likely to be a final set of calls for bids under most of the priorities in April/ May with the Government guaranteeing to honour commitments up to December 2023.

Your voluntary sector rep, Jill Norman of Support Staffordshire, regularly attends the ESIF Committee and if you have any queries contact her on jill.norman@supportstaffordshire.org.uk

Calor Rural Community Fund

Calor offer rural off grid communities the chance to gain funding for projects that will improve local life.

Projects supported could be anything from redecorating your community centre or village hall; to new equipment for youth clubs, sports teams or scout groups. Calor are open to ideas

They offer grants of up to £5,000 for projects that provide an on-going service for local communities.

Rural communities with projects off the mains gas grid can submit their projects for funding.