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Stoke-on-Trent City Council Fund

Closing date: 1st May 2020

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has pledged £100,000 of financial support to community groups and voluntary organisations who are providing critical support to those impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) living in the city. 

The money will be available for community groups and charities to bid into to help them continue to support those who need it most during the pandemic. It will also help to ensure that those organisations that have seen usual funding or fundraising reduce are still able to access additional financial support. 

Stoke-on-Trent City Council pledges £100,000 for community and voluntary organisations

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has pledged £100,000 of financial support to community groups and voluntary organisations who are providing critical support to those impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) living in the city. 

The money will be available for community groups and charities to bid into to help them continue to support those who need it most during the pandemic. It will also help to ensure that those organisations that have seen usual funding or fundraising reduce are still able to access additional financial support. 

The Chief's Blog - April 2020

It has been the most testing, bizarre, emotional, challenging, tiring month, but I have also never been more proud to be part of our local voluntary and community sector.

In a matter of weeks, we have seen our members dramatically reorganise themselves to respond to the pandemic, undertaking new and challenging tasks, recruiting more volunteers, spending their own reserves, forging new relationships, supporting the vulnerable and marginalised, to stay at home, to protect the NHS, and Social Care, and ultimately to save lives.

Charity isn’t ‘gentle’ - it’s messy, hard, difficult and painful

Blog by Caron Bradshaw for Charity Finance Group

Four weeks ago we started lobbying the Government for the help that only it can provide at the scale the sector needs to ensure that the most vulnerable in society are not left to shoulder the greatest burden in this crisis. Yesterday Rishi Sunak announced an unprecedented, grant-based, injection of cash into the sector. I was asked immediately for my reaction; was I pleased or disappointed? For me, the answer is not binary and I have wrestled with it all night.

Risk crucial services will be lost in Stoke-on-Trent as charities under immense pressure due to coronavirus

Fears that people in need will be unable to find support in Stoke-on-Trent are mounting as more charity and voluntary organisations face substantial losses of vital funding, says VAST.

The coronavirus crisis has led to massive drops in fundraising income for charity and voluntary organisations, with many now having to make hard decisions about whether they can continue to operate.

Police Contact for Volunteers

Some general advice for the voluntary organisations on Police contact:

  • If the volunteer believes a person is in imminent danger they should call 999.
  • If they believe a person is a victim of domestic or elder abuse but not in imminent danger they should call 101.
  • If they have general concerns about non urgent vulnerabilities they should report direct to Adult Social care on -

                         •   If the adult lives in Stoke-on-Trent: 0800 561 0015