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South West Peak Project and Funding Workshop

Are you a community group based in the South West Peak and do you have a community project you want to develop but don’t know where to start? If you would like help with this and want to know more about funding then join us on Thursday 27 September 2018, 9.45am-2.30pm at Warslow Village Hall for an informative, interactive and useful workshop. The South West Peak Community Grants Scheme can allocate grants of between £500 and £10,000 to a variety of community groups that want to enhance, protect or celebrate the South West Peak.

Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership - Funding available

Alcohol misuse and mental health intervention project

Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership has allocated up to £14,100 for this project for the period 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019. There may be an option to extend the funding agreement for a further 12 months upon satisfactory performance and evaluation and subject to available funding. 

Pot of money available for local infrastructure

Do you have an infrastructure project that will benefit people from across the district?

Lichfield District Council is inviting organisations to bid for £300,000 of Community Infrastructure Levy funding, in the first funding round.  

This is the levy, known as CIL, that developers pay the council to support infrastructure projects across the district.

This could include improvements to roads, local parks, schools and sports and leisure facilities, as well as flood mitigation, health facilities, social and community venues, and low carbon initiatives.

Newcastle Funding Fair - 20th September

A funding fair is being held at St James Church, Clayton from 4.30pm to 7.30pm Thursday 20th September.

Jointly organised by SCVYS (Staffordshire Council for Voluntary Youth Services) and Support Staffordshire, this 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.

Red Street Beer Festival

Red Street Community Centre is hosting a beer festival in August which will raise funds for Chesterton A.F.C and partners (all charity commission registered). Why not drop in for some good cheer?


Friday 3rd August 5pm to11pm

Saturday 4th August 12pm to 11pm

Sunday 5th August 12pm -10pm.

There will be twelve ales and four ciders on offer as well as a gin and prosecco bar. Also the Friday night features a quiz and during the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday there will be rides and inflatables for kids, an ice cream van and food available.

Celebrating our new Bridal Wears Shop!

Dougie Mac is proud to celebrate the recently launched Bridal Wears store in one of our two Longton Shops. Why not join our team of Shop Volunteers, helping customers to find only the best for their special occasions. This is a unique opportunity to learn and develop your customer service skills. Come along and see for yourselves the amazing ranges of dresses, waistcoats, hats and shoes, helping customers to find only the best for their special occasions.

If you would like to find out more about our Shop Volunteering and the roles that you, or someone you know could get involved.

West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit offering FREE Bid Writing Course

West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit are offering free places on a bid writing course, which is aimed at charities and community groups. The course will help you to identify opportunities while providing advice on writing successful applications and exploring the common mistakes made by applicants. The sessions will provide delegates with an insight into the processes of grant makers to understand how grant applications are assessed and improve their chances of success.

The day-long courses will be held in Birmingham city centre, and the dates are : 

•    17th July