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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.

Support Staffordshire Connectors - Staffordshire Moorlands

Would you like to try something new; learn some new skills?

Are you a people person?

Do you like to help and meet people?

Do you have some spare time?

Are you passionate about your community?

If you have answered yes to all of these we think you’d be great as a Community Connector in your area of the Staffordshire Moorlands.

You are probably also the sort of person who likes to keep up to date with what’s available/happening within your local community.

Fundraising Fashion Show and Shopping Event

In Aid of Burton & Uttoxeter Live at Home and Support Staffordshire 

Join us for our Fundraising ladies Fashion Show and Shopping Event in aid of Burton & Uttoxeter Live at Home. All clothing follows the seasons featuring garments to suit all age groups, all sizes and all occasions. All clothing is brand new. Grab a bargain

You favourite brands up to 75% off

Dorothy Perkins, White Stuff, River Island, Next, Evans, New Look, Miss Selfridge, Top Shop, Wallis, Urnban Outfitters, Warehouse, Monsoon and More

The Connecting Communities Grant and the Local Innovative Community Fund Grant

Funding of £70,000 is now available for voluntary groups across Tamworth.

Organisations from across Tamworth are able to apply for grants of between £500 and £5,000 to support individuals, families and children in Tamworth, thanks to a new cash £70,000 boost.

Two new grant schemes will support voluntary and community social enterprise organisations (VCSE) with a total funding allocation of £70,000.

Connecting Communities Grant is a new Tamworth Borough Council funded scheme with an allocation of £40,000 aimed at VCSE groups that are supporting:

Co-operative Community Funding now open

Co-operative Community Funding is now open for groups in Staffordshire to apply for a grant of up to £2000.  

You must be a member of The Midcounties Co-operative and your group must be working in a community where there is a Midcounties store within 5 miles.

Community Fund opens for applications on Monday 21st January 2019 and closes on Friday 15th February 2019

Trustee's Sign off the grants by 29th of May and grants are paid by 30th June 2019

‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ awarded £2.7 million National Lottery Funding

A revitalised landscape of wildlife-rich waterways and wetlands is being made possible thanks to the ‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ project successfully securing a grant of £2.7m from the National Lottery.

The ‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ (TTTV) project is a partnership of 18 organisations working together to restore and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the Trent Valley, with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust - the county’s largest nature conservation charity - at the helm.

Effective Bid Writing

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

Feeling the Lichfield Love at Christmas

Good causes across the district are set to benefit after We Love Lichfield donated thousands of pounds in grants at its special Christmas presentation. 

The charity, which supports voluntary groups making a difference in our communities, invited recipients, civic leaders and guests to the event in Lichfield’s George Hotel on Friday 14 December 2018.

Just over £13,000 was given away to the following groups;