Social Prescribing Community Development Tender Opportunity
The Council is seeking a provider, or partnership / consortium of providers, to deliver the Social Prescribing Community Development across the whole of Shropshire Council’s area. The successful provider(s) will be responsible for the development of a range of resources such as directories and will support Community Connector networks to enable a wider pool of frontline practitioners and people working within the Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) to share knowledge and resources that will improve practice. Additionally, relationship building within communities will ensure that where applicable, support groups and volunteers can be connected to infrastructure support which will promote their delivery and longevity. As a consequence of the Covid pandemic, the successful provider(s) will enhance and bolster groups operating at a grass roots level which have formed to
support people and communities affected by the pandemic.
The funding available for this contract is fixed at £140,000 per annum. The successful provider(s) will enter into a contract with the Council for an initial period of 2 years plus an option to extend by a further 1 year. The contract will be effective from 1st November 2021.
Submission deadline: 1 October
Find out more here: View and apply for current tenders | Shropshire Council
Thomas Wall Trust Reopens Grants Programme for Charities
After a three-month pause, the Thomas Wall Trust is once again accepting applications. The Trust has made a couple of changes to its grants programme. The focus is now on proposals that provide communication skills to disadvantaged people aged 18 years or older (previously it was 11 years and over) to increase their prospects of employment.
UK charities that have been registered with the Charity Commission for at least three years and have an annual turnover that does not exceed £500,000 can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The Trust will support annual repeat funding for up to three years. Proposals are particularly welcome which target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups demonstrably facing major hurdles to employment, such as women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers.
Expressions of Interest are currently being accepted for consideration at the November 2021 meeting. Find out more here: Grants for Registered Charities – Thomas Wall Trust
Further Grants for UK Theatre Workers Impacted by Covid Restrictions
The Theatre Artists Fund has been set up for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK who need urgent and critical financial support due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the theatre sector.
The aim is to provide short-term relief for those from underrepresented groups disproportionately affected by the crisis.
First launched on 6 July 2020, this fund has raised £7.4 million to date and supported nearly 7,300 applicants. Under the current round, eligible applicants can be considered for a one-off emergency grant of £500, which they can use towards living costs.
Various freelancer roles are eligible, including actors, directors, producers, choreographers, comedians, composers, dancers, magicians, set and scene designers, wardrobe professionals, make-up artists and puppet makers.
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 21 September 2021 (12:00 BST)
Applications are to be made online at the programme website