Author Archives: Sarah Nelsey

The Shrewsbury Ark

Update from The Shrewsbury Ark “We would like to share an important update with you. We have been working hard for the last few weeks, with partners to make sure that every person who is sleeping rough in our community … Continue reading

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Shropshire RCC Update

As a charity we support a large number of people face-to-face through our hearing loss support clinics, home visits, social groups and events. Due to the ongoing situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are suspending these activities for the wellbeing of … Continue reading

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New date and venue for VCSA Annual Assembly 18.05.2020

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Folk artists invited to bid for grants in memory of festival founder

The Alan Surtees Trust is a grant giving organisation that supports performers whose work is rooted in, or influenced by, traditional music and arts. It was set up 2017 in memory of Alan Surtees, the co-founder and director of Shrewsbury Folk Festival. … Continue reading

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Arts Grants 2020/2021 to support Shropshire’s cultural sector

The arts play a crucial role in the economic, educational and cultural wellbeing of the county, and are valuable contributors to Shropshire Council’s wider objectives. Their contribution makes Shropshire a unique and dynamic and a great place to live, work … Continue reading

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Over 100 MPs and peers back charity sector’s plea for emergency funding

More than 100 MPs and peers from across the political spectrum have urged the chancellor to provide emergency funding to frontline charities at risk of collapse. Stephen Doughty, Labour and Co-op MP for Cardiff South and Penarth, co-ordinated a letter … Continue reading

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Funding News

£6 Million of Extra Flood Recovery Funding for England’s Farmers The Government has announced new measures to help farmers in England recover from the recent flooding, including a £6 million pot of new funding through an extension to the Farming … Continue reading

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Indigo Trust pledges £2.5m to support charities during coronavirus crisis

The Indigo Trust is making £2.5m available through emergency grants to help charities respond to the coronavirus emergency. The trust responded to an initiative from charity think tank New Philanthropy Capital (NPC), which has published guidance for philanthropists on how to … Continue reading

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Regulator promises to be ‘flexible and pragmatic’ during outbreak

The Charity Commission will take a “flexible and pragmatic” approach to regulating the charity sector in light of the coronavirus pandemic, new guidance says. The statement comes after the withdrawal of previous guidance, which reminded charities they might have to make serious … Continue reading

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Important Reminders

Shropshire Council is delighted to present the draft Local Economic Growth Strategies for Oswestry, Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Market Drayton and Whitchurch. The development of these draft strategies was a key action from the wider Economic Growth Strategy for Shropshire. These documents … Continue reading

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