2020 GSK IMPACT Awards – funding opportunity for health charities

The King’s Fund are delighted to announce that applications are now open for the 2020 GSK IMPACT Awards which provide funding and free training for charities that are working to improve people’s health in the UK. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training and development valued at a further £9,500. Organisations will …

Lifeworks Staffordshire – Befriending Project

Empowering Individuals on the Autistic Spectrum Lifeworks Staffordshire is a registered charity supporting people aged 14+ with High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Conditions in North Staffordshire. Some of our people struggle with social interaction and are very isolated affecting confidence and making daily life tasks difficult. Lifeworks has recently received National Lottery funding for a Befriending project and is looking for …

Healthwatch launch their report on the NHS Long Term Plan

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire residents seek more help to prevent future illness. Local health watchdog Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent has been asking people how best to spend the £20.5bn promised for the NHS over the coming years.  This is happening as details of the NHS Long-term are slowly being released. Simmy Akhtar, Chief Officer, Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent said, “We certainly got the sense that …

Digital Health Summit 2019

You are cordially invited to the second Digital Health Summit, providing you with the opportunity to demonstrate, share and learn from colleagues across the West Midlands who have been successful in making changes to improve care via the implementation of digital health solutions with support from the Digital Health West Midlands service. Thursday 12th Sept  I  9.30am – 3.30pm Birmingham …

Safeguarding & Oxfam

The Charity Commission report on the safeguarding incidents at Oxfam was published in June. The full report can be found here. There has been much comment in the sector press as a consequence. For an interesting and balanced perspective we would strongly recommend you read: NCVO – Lessons for Trustees Andrew Purkis – Let’s not learn the wrong lessons Sayer …

Charity Commission: protect your charity from fraud and cyber crime

As around 70% of all fraud is now committed online, the Charity Commission provides in-depth guidance on how to protect your charity from fraud and cyber crime – which you can read in full here. They have now also recommended a training package provided by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) which explains why cyber security is important and how …

Staffordshire VI Services – Engagement Events

Beacon has successfully been supporting the sight loss community across the Black Country for over 140 years. They recently expanded into Staffordshire and need your help to shape sight loss services across the County which is why we are holding three public engagement events Asda, Stafford – 25th July 10am-2pm South Staffs District Council, Codsall – 1st August 10am-2pm Tesco, …

Volunteer Opportunities – British Ceramics Biennial Festival

“Dear past, present and future British Ceramic Biennial volunteers, We are currently looking for volunteers to help us deliver the sixth British Ceramics Biennial festival, which is taking place in Stoke-on-Trent this year. The five-week long festival presents work from the UK’s leading contemporary ceramic artists in a series of new exhibitions and special events in the city, embracing the …