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Funding, Training and Services Newsletter - January 2021

In this issue

Governance Services Workshops and Training
Marketing Services Funding
Bespoke Training

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Governance Services

Strategic away days are important when your organisation is considering planning for the future

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Away days are an opportunity to assess your strengths and successes as well consider what opportunities are on the horizon.  At Support Staffordshire we are experienced in facilitating away days and using us has the following advantages:-

  • An external facilitator enables the whole board and senior team to actively participate in the session
  • The nature of your work is evolving
  • Your strategic or business plans need updating
  • You have come through a tough patch and need to regroup as an organisation, build morale and promote positive relationships
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Marketing Services

Need help with marketing?

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In need of some marketing support?  Support Staffordshire's Consultancy team offer a number of marketing support services.  

  • Logo design

  • Business Stationery Starter Packs

  • Poster, leaflet and Banner Design

  • Social Media Development and Support

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Bespoke Training

Bespoke Training

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Support Staffordshire offers a suite of training courses and workshops including bespoke training.  We can cater for any organisations needs and come in to you, whether that be for in-house ‘Safeguarding’, ‘Trustee’ training or some of our more bespoke courses like ‘Professional Conduct and Boundaries’.

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Workshops and Training

Supportive Communities: Clear about Covid

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28 January 2021 | 13:30 - 14:30 | ONLINE

Clear about Covid: What the guidance means for you, your family and your community.

In this session you’ll discover where to go for up to date information, what the science means in simple terms and some tips about personal safety and risk. We will also cover common myths about the virus and find the facts behind the big headlines.

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ONLINE TRAINING: Befriending Skills

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2 February 2021 | 11:00 - 12:30 | ONLINE

Do you provide a befriending service? Have you got volunteers who are telephoning or staying in contact with vulnerable or isolated people?  This course is aimed at staff and volunteers who are providing a befriending service to anyone in the community and wish to gain further knowledge and skills.   It is also suitable for managers and supporting staff.

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Supportive Communities: Mental Health Awareness

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2 February 2021 | 13:30 - 14:30 | ONLINE

In this session we cover common mental health problems and symptoms, how to support someone who is struggling and where to look for professional support. We will also look at wellbeing tools and practices that we can all use to improve our mental health during these difficult times.

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Supportive Communities: Clear about Covid

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3 February 2021 | 11:00 - 12:00 | ONLINE

Clear about Covid: What the guidance means for you, your family and your community.

In this session you’ll discover where to go for up to date information, what the science means in simple terms and some tips about personal safety and risk. We will also cover common myths about the virus and find the facts behind the big headlines.

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Supportive Communities: Mental Health Awareness

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8 February 2021 | 13:30 - 14:30 | ONLINE

In this session we cover common mental health problems and symptoms, how to support someone who is struggling and where to look for professional support. We will also look at wellbeing tools and practices that we can all use to improve our mental health during these difficult times.

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Supportive Communities: Clear about Covid

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12 February 2021 | 11:00 - 12:00 | ONLINE

Clear about Covid: What the guidance means for you, your family and your community.

In this session you’ll discover where to go for up to date information, what the science means in simple terms and some tips about personal safety and risk. We will also cover common myths about the virus and find the facts behind the big headlines.

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WEBINAR: Beat Social Isolation & Live Safely

Tuesday 16 February | 18:00 - 19:30 | ONLINE

For leaders in the NHS and social care, any clinicians, social prescribers or social carers, members of voluntary group organisations or community leaders. Learn more about how any vulnerable person stuck at home can use a range of digital aids for reducing their social isolation or living more safely with assistive technology.

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Supportive Communities: Clear about Covid

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22 February 2021 | 11:00 - 12:00 | ONLINE

Clear about Covid: What the guidance means for you, your family and your community.

In this session you’ll discover where to go for up to date information, what the science means in simple terms and some tips about personal safety and risk. We will also cover common myths about the virus and find the facts behind the big headlines.

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Supportive Communities: Signposting, Safeguarding and Assistive Technology

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24 February 2021 | 11:00 - 12:00 | ONLINE

This is aimed at anyone who is working with or supporting older people within their communities and is a summation of the longer sessions that were delivered in the autumn of 2020.

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Supportive Communities: Mental Health Awareness

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24 February 2021 | 13:30 - 14:30 | ONLINE

In this session we cover common mental health problems and symptoms, how to support someone who is struggling and where to look for professional support. We will also look at wellbeing tools and practices that we can all use to improve our mental health during these difficult times.

Read more

WEBINAR: Beat Social Isolation & Live Safely

Thursday 25 February | 12:30 - 14:00 | ONLINE

For leaders in the NHS and social care, any clinicians, social prescribers or social carers, members of voluntary group organisations or community leaders. Learn more about how any vulnerable person stuck at home can use a range of digital aids for reducing their social isolation or living more safely with assistive technology.

Read more

Supportive Communities: Clear about Covid

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2 March 2021 | 13:30 - 14:30 | ONLINE

Clear about Covid: What the guidance means for you, your family and your community.

In this session you’ll discover where to go for up to date information, what the science means in simple terms and some tips about personal safety and risk. We will also cover common myths about the virus and find the facts behind the big headlines.

Read more

Supportive Communities: Mental Health Awareness

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3 March 2021 | 13:30 - 14:30 | ONLINE

In this session we cover common mental health problems and symptoms, how to support someone who is struggling and where to look for professional support. We will also look at wellbeing tools and practices that we can all use to improve our mental health during these difficult times.

Read more

Supportive Communities: Clear about Covid

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9 March 2021 | 11:00 - 12:00 | ONLINE

Clear about Covid: What the guidance means for you, your family and your community.

In this session you’ll discover where to go for up to date information, what the science means in simple terms and some tips about personal safety and risk. We will also cover common myths about the virus and find the facts behind the big headlines.

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Befriending Skills

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10 March 2021 | 13:30 - 15:00 | ONLINE

Do you provide a befriending service? Have you got volunteers who are telephoning or staying in contact with vulnerable or isolated people?  This course is aimed at staff and volunteers who are providing a befriending service to anyone in the community and wish to gain further knowledge and skills.   It is also suitable for managers and supporting staff.

Read more

Supportive Communities: Mental Health Awareness

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12 March 2021 | 13:30 - 14:30 | ONLINE

In this session we cover common mental health problems and symptoms, how to support someone who is struggling and where to look for professional support. We will also look at wellbeing tools and practices that we can all use to improve our mental health during these difficult times.

Read more

Supportive Communities: Mental Health Awareness

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16 March 2021 | 11:00 - 12:00 | ONLINE

In this session we cover common mental health problems and symptoms, how to support someone who is struggling and where to look for professional support. We will also look at wellbeing tools and practices that we can all use to improve our mental health during these difficult times.

Read more

Supportive Communities: Clear about Covid

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18 March 2021 | 13:30 - 14:30 | ONLINE

Clear about Covid: What the guidance means for you, your family and your community.

In this session you’ll discover where to go for up to date information, what the science means in simple terms and some tips about personal safety and risk. We will also cover common myths about the virus and find the facts behind the big headlines.

Read more

Supportive Communities: Clear about Covid

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22 March 2021 | 13:30 - 14:30 | ONLINE

Clear about Covid: What the guidance means for you, your family and your community.

In this session you’ll discover where to go for up to date information, what the science means in simple terms and some tips about personal safety and risk. We will also cover common myths about the virus and find the facts behind the big headlines.

Read more

Supportive Communities: Signposting, Safeguarding and Assistive Technology

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23 March 2021 | 13:30 - 14:30 | ONLINE

This is aimed at anyone who is working with or supporting older people within their communities and is a summation of the longer sessions that were delivered in the autumn of 2020.

Read more

Supportive Communities: Mental Health Awareness

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26 March 2021 | 11:00 - 12:00 | ONLINE

In this session we cover common mental health problems and symptoms, how to support someone who is struggling and where to look for professional support. We will also look at wellbeing tools and practices that we can all use to improve our mental health during these difficult times.

Read more

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Funding

The Matthew Good Foundation

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No closing date specified


Grants for Good is our first fund that invites charities, community interest companies and social entrepreneurs to apply to us directly for funding.

Every three months, we’ll share £10,000 between 5 shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people or the environment.

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Emergency Covid Winter Support Grants

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Emergency covid winter support is available to help keep residents warm at home.

Staffordshire residents who are struggling to heat their home could get up to £200 worth of emergency support to keep their home warm.

We have a limited budget of just over £400,000 to help residents. This budget is limited, and residents will be helped on a first come, first serve basis.

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Aviva Community Fund

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Closing date: 26 January 2021 for first round


Right now, community is more important than ever as the Covid crisis continues to hit charities hard, both in terms of fundraising and manpower. That's why the Aviva Community Fund is still committed to backing the clever ideas that move communities forward, and helping worthwhile causes make it through the pandemic.

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Community Grants from Transforming the Trent Valley

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Closing date: 25 February 2021


Funding of up to £2000 is available for community groups within the Transforming the Trent Valley scheme area (50% match funding is required).

Projects which promote awareness and engagement with the natural, built and cultural heritage of the area among different groups of people are welcomed.

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Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund

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Closing date: 12 February 2021 |12 noon


Smart Energy GB, the national campaign for the smart meter rollout, launched the five year Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund in May 2016 with the aim that every home in Britain would be offered a smart meter within five years at no additional cost.

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Nuffield Foundation Research, Development and Analysis Programme

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Closing date: 15 March 2021


The Nuffield Foundation's Research, Development and Analysis grants portfolio is central to the delivery of their mission to advance educational opportunity and social well-being across the UK. It is expected that funded projects will work to improve the design and operation of social policy, especially in those areas which the Foundation have always identified as underpinning a well-functioning society: Education, Welfare and Justice.

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The Hospital Saturday Fund

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Application deadline: 23 March 2021 for Large Grant applications | 20 April 2021 for Standard Grant applications.


The Hospital Saturday Fund is a registered charity which has been operating since it was founded in 1873.

It offers grant funding to registered health charities such as hospitals, hospices and medical organisations for medical projects, care, research or support of medical training taking place in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland.

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Youth COVID-19 Support Fund

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Applicatoion deadline: 12 February 2021 | 5pm


The Youth Covid-19 Support Fund is provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and administered by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

The fund will focus on enabling the struggling, but most impactful, youth organisations in England to continue operating, where they may have scaled back service provision or temporarily closed due to reductions in their income as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Tech For Good Build 2021

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Application deadline: 12 February 2021 | 12 noon


The £1 million Tech for Good Build 2021 programme is provided by Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation. This is the final funding round in their three-year Tech for Good partnership which was developed in response to the need for charities to use technology to explore different approaches to delivering better services.

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Local Connections Fund

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Closing date: Round 1 - 26 January 2021


The Local Connections Fund is a new £4 million fund to help charities and community groups in England that are working to reduce loneliness by helping them build connections across their communities.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund are investing £2 million each.

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British Ecological Society Outreach Grants

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Application deadline: 19 March 2021


Grants of up to £2,000 are available to organisations to support projects that promote ecological science to a wide audience.

The British Ecological Society (BES) is providing grants through its Outreach Grants programme to help promote ecological science to a wide audience.

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DISRUPT Online Digital Arts Festival Grants

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Application deaadline: 30 January 2021 | midday


Grants are available to support the showcasing of new or existing creative work at the online digital arts festival 'DISRUPT' in July 2021.

The programme offers three funding strands:

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Cameron Grants for Innovation in Mental Health

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This is a rolling programme


Seed funding grants are available for UK based charities and other not-for-profit groups and organisations to trial new and innovative ways to support people in the UK who are suffering with poor mental health.

Grants of between £100 and £2,500 are available.

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ESBC Councillor Community Fund Deadline

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Application deadline: 4 February 2021


There is still some funding left in the pot for this funding period. The Councillor Community Fund can be used to support small community activities and projects within East Staffordshire, the guidance notes are available on the website.  

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NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund

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Application deadlines: 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 30 November 2021


Grants are available for community initiatives and charitable events that are local to the business operations of NFU Mutual across the UK.

Grants of up to £1,000 are available.

The Community Giving Fund is provided and administered by NFU Mutual, a UK registered mutual insurance composite.

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Help the Homeless Grant Scheme

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Application deadlines: 15 March, 15 June, 15 September, and 15 December


Grants for capital projects are available to small and medium-sized charities registered in the UK working to assist homeless people to rebuild their lives and return to the community.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

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Windrush Community Fund

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Application deadline: 12 February 2021 


Grants are available for charities, community or grassroots organisations for projects in the UK which raise awareness of the Windrush Scheme (documentation), the Windrush Compensation Scheme or both.

Projects awarded the minimum funding of £2,500 must be delivered within six months of receipt of funding.

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Volant Charitable Trust - COVID-19 Response Fund

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Application deadline: 31 July 2021


Grants are available to UK charities that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Dan Maskell Tennis Trust Grants

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Application deadlines:  23 March 2021, 29 June 2021, and 12 October 2021.


The Dan Maskell Tennis Trust is a tennis charity raising funds for people with disabilities.

The Trust provides funding for groups and clubs within the UK to purchase wheelchairs and tennis equipment to support disabled people play tennis.

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The Support Staffordshire Member Bursary

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Are you seeking advice and support, but need more than our usual 3 FREE hours, or have already used it up?

Our Member Bursary could be for you.

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