Grants available for community projects!

If you know a community group in the ST5 postcode area which needs help with funding, then the Prime Foundation wants to hear from you! Grant available £5,000 Hurry, don’t miss out! Apply before the deadline: 29 November 2019 The Prime Foundation is a registered charity founded by Prime plc, which has recently developed the Belong Care Village on Lower …

Dudson Collection Re-opens to the Public

VAST have recently taken over management of the Dudson Museum and are delighted to welcome back Curator Alison Morgan and her team. Housed in the iconic bottle kiln in the Dudson Centre’s courtyard, the Dudson collection has been cared for by Alison and the team for many years. On 7th November, after several weeks of preparation, the museum officially opened …

What Trustees Need to Know about Campaigning and Political Activity

Many charity trustees aren’t fully aware that they have certain responsibilities in the run-up to a general election or referendum. And now that a General Election has been confirmed for 12th December, it’s time for charity trustees to think about their responsibilities around campaigning during an election period. The Charity Commission have published guidance on the responsibilities that charity trustees …

Food for life ‘Get Togethers’ – grants of up to £10,000

With the support of the National Lottery Community Fund, Food for Life “Get Togethers” bring people of all ages together through growing, cooking and eating good food. The Soil Association’s Food For Life ‘Get Togethers’ programme is offering up to £10,000 funding for innovative intergenerational work and Stoke-on-Trent is a target area. The programme is about bringing together people of …

Wear Red – World Aids Day

World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day. Globally, there are an estimated 36.7 …

Health Matters – Rough Sleeping

Read the new edition which focuses upon the scale, causes and consequences of rough sleeping in England. It also covers the public health challenges associated with rough sleeping, including the links with poor physical and mental health, prevention and effective interventions. Spread the word Download the free infographics to help make the case for commissioning and delivering services in your area.

Space to connect: food, art workshop and conversation – B-Arts

Join B-Arts and take part in free arts activities and enjoy a special free meal prepared for the whole community at their cafe. Thursday, November 7, from 4pm to 7pm (afternoon tea party and arts workshop) Saturday, December 14, from 11am  to 3pm (winter festival lunch and making lab day) Common Space at B-Arts is Stoke’s hub for art, culture …

Health and Care in Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent – Together We’re Better

Over the past month the feedback gathered during this summer’s listening exercise has been analysed to produce a draft Report of Findings, with the final version soon to be reviewed by the CCG Governing Bodies. Together We’re Better has now begun the next stage in this journey, by commencing the options appraisal process. Technical experts, including medical directors and clinicians, …

NSPCC – placed based initiative ‘Together for Childhood’

The NSPCC has set up a placed based initiative called ‘Together for Childhood’. Together for Childhood is all about bringing agencies and communities together to work in partnership to prevent sexual abuse in a defined geographical area or town. In Stoke-on-Trent, the area of focus will be Chell Health and Fegg Hayes. You can find more information about Together for …