Category Archives: National News

Shropshire VCSA: Translating the Civil Society Strategy into local action – Workshop notes

Many thanks to all that attended our workshop on Translating the Civil Society Strategy into local action last week. We heard three interesting presentations from Chris Child, Mark Barrow and Nathan Yeowell and participated in lively discussions with attendees in smaller groups. The … Continue reading

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Civil Society News Update

Social care sector at ‘tipping point’, says charity boss Robert Longley-Cook, chief executive of Hft The social care sector has reached a “tipping point” after increasing financial pressures in recent years, the chief executive of learning disability charity Hft has … Continue reading

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Important Reminders

Free home energy checks for older people Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin are once again able to offer 100 free and impartial home energy checks for the over 60s, having secured funding to cover the cost for the third … Continue reading

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Lush Cosmetics – Charity Pot Grants

  Charity Pot grants provide targeted funding to small, grassroots groups.  Not just because they are often best placed to make a real difference with limited resources; but also, because they often struggle to find funding.  Almost all the groups funded by … Continue reading

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Regional social prescribing conference hailed great success

Regional social prescribing conference hailed great success Related topics: Adult services / Health / Health events / Partner organisations Over 120 health and social care leads and organisations from across the West Midlands and East Midlands came together at a … Continue reading

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Digital Inclusion

Last local paper shuts so elderly ring MP for news Elderly people are so starved of information after their last local paper closed, an MP has said, they are calling his office for news updates. Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow … Continue reading

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Funding News

National Lottery Heritage Fund (Heritage Lottery Fund) The National Lottery Grant for Heritage is an open programme for all types of heritage projects in the UK, including local, regional and national heritage. Heritage can mean different things to different people. … Continue reading

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National Association of Local Councils considers Loneliness

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) joint work with the Local Government Association (LGA) and The Campaign Company (TCC) is to continue with an initiative to tackle loneliness. The group recognises that loneliness doesn’t just impact on an individual’s … Continue reading

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NAVCA Awards 2019

Enter the NAVCA Awards now! The NAVCA Awards 2019 are now open for nominations! NAVCA members can nominate your organisation, your colleagues or even yourself in a choice of nine categories which are all about showcasing the stars of local … Continue reading

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Funding News

Business Basics 2 – SME Productivity (Business Led Trials) Competition The Business Basics Fund supports a range of projects that test innovative ways of encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to take up productivity-boosting ways of working and technology. This … Continue reading

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