Funding & Fundraising
To coincide with the arrival of their new wind turbine to Curborough Sewage Treatment Works, Lichfield, Severn Trent has awarded a £4,500 community fund to three local community projects. The 500kW capacity turbine stands 50m tall to its hub or 74m to the tip of its blades and will contribute to Severn Trent’s target of providing 50% of its energy needs from renewables by 2020.
New funding is now available from The England Illegal Money Lending Team, to be used to benefit local communities.
For the year 2015-2016, organisations will be able to apply for up to £5,000 to directly target an area affected by, or believed to be at risk of, illegal money lending. This is to promote the England Illegal Money Lending Team and the message that loan sharks should be avoided at all costs.
Submitted project ideas will need to target illegal money lending. The deadline for submission is 31st March 2016.
Great ideas for community safety solutions come from local people – which is why Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to bid for money from his People Power Fund.
As part of his commitment to local communities, the Commissioner is providing £500,000 in 2015/16 through the fund in the form of grants of between £100 and £3,000.
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The next meeting of the Stoke and Staffordshire LEP ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) Committee is 28th July 2015 so if you have any issues you want raising, or any questions about its activity, please contact your VCSE sector rep, Jill Norman at our Leek office on 01538 381356 or email her on email@example.com
Round 2 of funding is now available to apply for!
Four local public sector organisations, the District Council, the County Council, the Clinical Commissioning Group and Staffordshire Police (via the Police and Crime Commissioner) have brought together their funding and are using a single process to fund services and projects. As well as being able to bring together funding, this means that those wishing to apply for funding won’t have to complete multiple applications.
In round 1 of the Locality Grant Funding Process 13 projects were awarded funding totalling £331,600.
Following an extensive series of workshops and consultation briefings across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire, organisations interested in taking a lead role in developing a consortium to bid for grant funding from the Building Better Opportunities Fund were invited to participate in a capacity building programme in order that we could help develop the necessary understanding of the role of lead organisations, of partners and of the ways in which partners might work together to develop consortia.
Jill Norman has taken her place as the VCSE sector rep on the Stoke and Staffordshire LEP ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) Committee, attending its last meeting on 28th April. The next meeting is on 23rd June so if you have any issues you want raising or any questions about its activity please contact Jill at our Leek office on 01538 381356 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org