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More than 800 organisations receive funding from DCMS to tackle loneliness

More than 840 organisations across England have received a share of a £4m government fund to tackle loneliness. The charities, community groups and grassroots organisations will use the money to tackle social isolation. This comes one year on from the … Continue reading

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Bridging the Access Gap in Shropshire through a pandemic

Bridging the Access Gap in Shropshire A NEW initiative to encourage more members of the public to take up sign language as an extra language and skill, is now available to residents of Shropshire. The Signs4Life scheme is to help people to communicate … Continue reading

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Becky Slack – The next stage of feminism must be more inclusive

On International Women’s Day, Becky Slack argues that gender equality campaigners are doing women a disservice by not being more inclusive of men. When I was growing up, my dad told me I could be anything I wanted to be. … Continue reading

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BAME-led social enterprises face barriers to social investment

Black and ethnic minority social entrepreneurs face “clear structural barriers” to accessing finance, an event heard yesterday. Speaking to the Commission on Social Investment, Henry Baptiste, director of Pathways Housing Solutions, said that investors need to be more flexible when … Continue reading

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Gallery owner teams up with artist to donate ‘Superman’ NHS art to SaTH as thank you for relative’s treatment

A gallery owner has teamed up with an artist to donate an incredible piece of art to Shropshire’s acute hospitals as a thank you for the treatment given to a family member. The artwork, donated by Jonathan Soden and artist … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunities

Macmillan Support Grants, up to £5,000 All applications are welcome to support people living with and affected by cancer in response to Covid-19, in particular those that are supporting all communities to help overcome the social effects during this time. … Continue reading

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How to enter the Business Charity Awards

Early Bird Deadline: Tuesday 9 February Open to UK based companies of all sizes and across all industries, the Business Charity Awards recognise and reward outstanding examples of corporate social responsibility. If you have corporate charity partnership which has achieved … Continue reading

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Winter Support Service **now live**

Wellbeing and Independence Shropshire (WIPS) Winter Support Service Shropshire Council, in partnership with its health colleagues has commissioned a Winter Support Service that will work with vulnerable, and potentially vulnerable Shropshire residents. The service will support people to avoid a health and care crisis situation … Continue reading

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Shropshire Social Enterprise Network – Social Heart CIC

Join the Social Enterprise Network for a special Social Enterprise celebration get together on 19th November with key note speaker Dr Phill Gittins from Generations for Change CIC. To mark Social Enterprise Day 2020 a networking event has been organised … Continue reading

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Domestic abuse briefing

Domestic abuse briefing Domestic abuse has an impact on many lives. The effects are often felt across the family, especially in children who live with the experience. When domestic abuse is experienced by adults with care and support needs there may … Continue reading

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