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Macmillan Coffee Morning in Leek

On Friday 28th September, to coincide with Macmillan’s ‘world’s biggest coffee morning’, Borderland Voices participant Marlene Hogg organised a coffee morning/bring and buy in aid of the national cancer charity.  In the attractive surroundings of Borderland Voices’ base in Bank House, Leek, friends, trustees and other participants gathered to share a coffee, chat and enjoy Marlene’s delicious, freshly-made scones with jam, cream and strawberries.

Creative People and Places funding event for Cannock and Tamworth

An information event is being held in Cannock Chase on 24th October to invite community organisations to find out about a new funding opportunity for the local community called Creative People and Places. 

Who is the funding for? 

There’s considerable funding available and they are looking for community organisations or groups that can partner with cultural organisations to apply. They want to ensure that local people have a real say in the decisions about the activities on offer.

Festive Grants For Tamworth

Councillors are hoping to spread some festive cheer again this year by handing out cash to support events, schemes or special projects that bring Tamworth residents together during the Christmas period.

As part of the Festive Grants scheme, £300 will be allocated to voluntary or community groups in each of the borough’s 10 electoral wards towards projects which boost community spirit and tackle loneliness.

Big Lottery Fund to change its name and rebrand

The Big Lottery Fund, the UK’s largest funder of charities, will change its name in the new year to the National Lottery Community Fund.

The fund distributes 40 per cent of the good cause money raised by the National Lottery, which last year involved giving £508.5m to 11,000 projects. However its funding has fallen in the last two years, prompting it to cut £130m from future budgets.

The name change will take effect from 30 January next year. The fund will also launch a rebrand at the same point.

Pathway Patrons Present an Evening with Charles Hanson

Pathway Project one of our member organisations are holding a charity evening on Tuesday 25 September 2018 at Swinfen Hall Hotel Lichfield WS14 9RE.

Charles will entertain you about life as a renowed auctioneer and what it's like behind the camera. Plus you will see Charles in action! Help to raise funds for Pathway by bidding in their exciting auction of amazing and extraordinary items, and experiences money can't buy.

Community grants of up to £2500 to highlight patient and public involvement in the voluntary sector – apply now!

NHS England’s ‘celebrating involvement in healthcare’ community grants scheme is open for applications for the fourth year.

Grants of up to £2500 are available to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to showcase how they have been involving patients, service-users and the public in improving health services.

Please share this opportunity with your networks. Full details of the eligibility and how to apply can be found on the NHS England’s Involvement Hub.

Last few days of People Power Fund and Proceeds of Crime Act Fund

Commissioner’s People Power Fund – for grants between £100 and £3,000

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 the Commissioner’s People Power Fund.

The fund empowers local groups to find solutions to community safety problems through smaller grants of between £100 and £3,000.