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Thursday, March 15th, 2018

13 July: Out of Africa Charity Ball

Raise money for good causes in Solihull and have a great time. All proceeds go to Solihull charities and voluntary groups. Sponsorship opportunities also available.

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Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Ending FGM Conference – sharing key messages and research

Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid’s recent conference on FGM gave key messages from local research that addressed the impact of local work on ending FGM.

The study can be downloaded below. The key messages from the research and the conference are summarised in the following paragraphs.

We had a very successful conference on FGM on Monday 12th February 2018 at Tally Ho. 60

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Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Bridging the Access Gap in Solihull – Signs4Life

A new initiative to encourage more staff and volunteers, to take up sign language as an extra language and skill is now available in the West Midlands and surrounding areas. Award winning Signs4Life are showcasing this local initiative to help staff and volunteers to communicate and engage with their colleagues, service users, and members of

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Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Armed Forces Covenant newsletter: February 2018

AFC News for Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire: Family Day on 8 April

The 5th edition of the Armed Forces Covenant Newsletter for Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire is out now!  This includes details of the Forces Family Day at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park on Sunday 8th April when serving personnel and veterans, and up to

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Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Solihull Together Fund Grants Awarded

An independent panel comprising three champions of our local VCS, Fidelis Navas of Xoserve, Matyn Garner of Solihull School and Sharon Gray of JLR, met to consider the 2017 Solihull Together Fund Grant Awards. They awarded a total of £3,000 to nine of the organisations which applied.

Some of the things that will be funded are

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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Fraudsters offering fake Government grants

Action Fraud is warning people to watch out for emails and cold calls from fraudsters who are asking people to apply for Government grants in return for an advance fee.

Action Fraud has received 85 reports of this type of fraud since January 2017 with a total loss of £255,724 and an average loss of £3,000.

Bogus companies

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Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Government unlocks £330 million from dormant accounts for good causes

The UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that the Big Lottery Fund will be involved in the distribution of up to £300 million pounds released from dormant bank and building society accounts.

The money will be used to help the homeless, disadvantaged young people, local charities, social enterprises and other

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Thursday, December 21st, 2017

Events at Auckland Hall, Smith’s Wood

There’s plenty going on at Auckland Hall, Smith’s Wood.

Their calendar for the start of 2018 is here. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for more up-to-date details.

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Friday, November 24th, 2017

Blowing Our Own Trumpet and Changing Face

We don’t often blow our own trumpet. After all there is barely time for putting the bugle to the lips when there is constant demand from people needing help and support. And, anyway, it doesn’t feel right to pull the spotlight away from them.

However, Wednesday night’s celebration of the Colebridge Trust’s 15th Birthday providing the opportunity

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Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Free debt help now available in Solihull – CAP

Free Debt Help now available in Solihull

Local debt counselling charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP) has recently launched its new project in Solihull in partnership with Dickens Heath Church – a service aiming to help people begin their journey towards financial freedom.

CAP differs from other similar services, as the volunteers visit clients in the comfort of

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