The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust – funding available

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust awards grants through specific funding programmes. There are four current programmes available: Positive Pathways Programme – Part of the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, the Positive Pathways programme funded projects that develop and run activities supporting the mental health and wellbeing of ex-Forces. Force for Change programme – awarding grants up to £20,000 …

Groundwork West Midlands support for: Tesco Bags of Help Children and Young Person Fund

During October, November and December, Tesco will be providing grants of up to £1000 to support projects focused on local children and young people. Do you know a group in need of funding? Any not-for-profit community or voluntary organisation can apply and Tesco are welcoming applications from: Schools and LEA nurseries Uniformed groups / youth groups Local authorities and housing …

Kickstart – 100% funding for employers to create job placements for 16 to 24 year olds

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create job placements for 16 to 24-year-olds. The government has introduced a new Kickstart Scheme in Great Britain for businesses, including charities and social enterprises. Kickstart is a £2 billion fund which will create hundreds of thousands of high-quality 6-month work placements aimed at those aged 16 to 24 who are on …

North Staffs Communications Strategy – User Research Recruitment

In the wake of COVID-19 – and the expected long-term social and economic consequences for our region’s people  – UnLtd’s Resilient Community in North Staffs are undertaking some important work. As social enterprises working at the heart of local communities on globally relevant issues such as health and wellbeing, housing regeneration and environmental action, we’re working collaboratively to ensure all voices …

Workshop schedule for October – Changes Health & Wellbeing

Changes Health & Wellbeing have published their workshop schedule for October 2020. The schedule now includes some face-to-face delivery, together with the digital workshops delivered via Zoom. See the digital workshop schedule here: Digital Schedule September – October 2020 See the face-to-face workshop schedule here: F2F Oct-Nov schedule 2020

Transforming Communities Together – COVID Cash Recovery online event

Transforming Communities Together are delighted to be delivering COVID Cash Recovery: a free course which trains community leaders and organisations to deliver financial capability information remotely COVID Cash Recovery is a free 2-hour course which upskills churches, charities and community workers to help individuals recover from the financial problems that have arisen due to the coronavirus. COVID Cash Recovery is an …

UK Parliament launches free online workshops for community and youth groups across West Midlands

UK Parliament’s local outreach officers have now taken their community and youth group workshops online. Their sessions are designed to show groups in the West Midlands how the House of Commons and House of Lords work, as well as offering first-hand expertise on how to influence decisions made in UK Parliament, get their voices heard and campaign for change. The workshops are hosted by …

Staffordshire Parent Carer Forum Consultation – Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire County Council would like to invite you to a virtual meeting to discuss how parent participation could help ensure better services and outcomes for children and young people with SEND. The aim is to develop a Staffordshire Parent Carer Forum which will inform local decision-making, national government legislation and future SEND plans. Evidence suggests that services are improved when …

Staffordshire County Council News | Do It – Staffordshire launch

A new volunteer platform, ‘Do It – Staffordshire‘, has been launched by Staffordshire County Council and Support Staffordshire to make finding local volunteering opportunities easier than ever. Do It – Staffordshire enables: Local people to sign up as a ‘Staffordshire Volunteer’ and find local volunteering opportunities Local voluntary organisations, mutual aid groups and charities to share their opportunities digitally for free …

Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire LEP News | County council latest to sign up to the Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Fund

A scheme set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to fund apprenticeship training for small businesses has supported 1,000 local people – helping the region’s economy to recover from Covid-19 by boosting jobs and skills. More than 1,000 apprentices have now benefited from the Apprenticeship Levy Transfer Fund set up by the WMCA, in which large employers pledge …