#iwill fund open for applications – Community Foundation for Staffordshire

The #iWill Fund The #iWill Fund is currently open to applicants who are working with young people aged between 10 and 20 years in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. The programme aims to fund and promote Youth Social Action with grants between £1,000 and £5,000 available. Youth Social Action includes volunteering, fundraising and campaigning, as well as skills and confidence-building projects which …

The National Lottery Community Fund – emergency funding after 17 August 2020

If you’re planning to apply for the Government-funded Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF), you must apply by 12 noon on 17 August 2020. The fund will close on this date. We should be finished distributing these funds by the end of October 2020. After this, you can still apply for emergency National Lottery funded grants in England to help your community …

Tender Opportunity: Staffordshire Sight Loss Association

Tender Information: Staffordshire Sight Loss Association is a local charity based in Stoke-on-Trent; delivering community-based services for people with sight loss across North Staffordshire. This tender is for  specialist consultancy services to support Staffordshire Sight Loss Association in the following areas: Business planning and organisational strategy Business development and review Sustainability planning Project management Human Resources Financial Procedures and reporting …

Updated guidance for charity retailers

The Charity Retail Association have issued the latest version of their advice on re-opening (and operating) premises in light of Covid-19. This includes information on the reduction of quarantine for goods to 48 hours and guidance on face coverings. The pack can be found here

Business in the Community webinar on Food and Community Resilience

29 July, 11:00 – 12:00 BitC say: “To tackle hunger in the recovery, we need resilient communities. In this Food and Community Resilience workshop, those attending will hear from businesses that are part of city region food systems, which are working on nutrition and supporting schools as food hubs. Attendees can also discuss the issue with community organisations. The intent is to …

DSC Zoom Talks

Charities are navigating serious challenges relating to COVID-19 but also other long-term problems – such as racial inequality and racism not just in society but within our own sector. To help you meet these head-on, DSC are running a new series of free Zoom Talks, on topics ranging from dealing with racism, to how to set up your office in …

Coronavirus helpline number to change as demand falls, after making 100,000 calls to vulnerable residents: Stoke-on-Trent City Council Press Release

A helpline set up to support vulnerable people through the coronavirus pandemic has seen over 100,000 proactive welfare calls made to city residents. The #StokeonTrentTogether campaign was launched by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and voluntary sector partner VAST in March. In that time, the campaign has also received around 10,000 calls from residents requesting help. Now the telephone number for the …

Stoke-on-Trent City Council research: Carers and Technology

Stoke-on-Trent City Council, together with regional partners, are looking for contributions to a research project to identify the ways in which carers use digital technology in their everyday lives. This work is intended to capture the reasons why they may or may not use the internet in their everyday lives and the barriers they face, whether the problem is access …