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Friday, March 13th, 2015

NHS England publishes guide for grants to VCS

NHS England has published ‘A bite size guide to Grants for the Voluntary Sector’, aimed at Clinical Commissioning Groups.

It “sets out the benefits and principles of providing grant funding for the voluntary and community sector and suggests some Practical Steps commissioners can take to use grants in the most effective way to support local priorities”.


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Friday, January 30th, 2015

The Future of VCS Infrastructure Services

The Independent Commission on the future of local infrastructure was set up in March 2014 to look at the provision local infrastructure support services in the voluntary and community sector and the challenges and opportunities it is likely to face in the coming years. The Commission has just published its report along with a summary

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Friday, January 30th, 2015

Get Involved in Early Help

In June 2014, Solihull’s Early Help Strategy was published setting out the vision, principles and the priorities for change to develop Solihull’s early help system. Work is now commencing to implement an operating model that brings together targeted, universal and community support in a needs-led, flexible and coordinated approach with the aim for families to

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Friday, January 30th, 2015

10 Jul: SUSTAiN and Age UK’s ‘Under the Sea’ charity ball

Friday 10th July 2015, 7.00pm

Download the Under The Sea Ball Flyer

Find out about opportunities for sponsorship:

Download the sponsorship details

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Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Revised Cold Weather Plan for 2014/2015

A new Cold Weather Plan has been published for Solihull for 2014/15.

It details the responses of key agencies to protect their clients during severe weather conditions.

Download the Cold Weather Action Plan 2014-15

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Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Can You Help with Trustee Recruitment?

SUSTAiN has launched an appeal for new charity trustees and community group board members (more details here).

We are now looking for public venues and other organisations to promote this appeal by displaying a poster. Can you help by displaying one on a noticeboard?

If so there are A4 and A5 versions available to download:

Download – A4

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Friday, December 5th, 2014

Keep a local child warm – donate a coat!

Any unwanted coats can be taken to Bosworth Community Centre, where they will go to a child who needs it this Winter. If you know of any children that would benefit from a coat you can use this referral form – or they can contact us directly.

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Friday, October 24th, 2014

HS2 Community and Business Support Funds (from 2017)

The Government has announced that communities and businesses near the new HS2 high speed railway will benefit from grants. The Community and Environment Fund (CEF) and the Business and Local Economy Fund (BLEF) will make up to £30 million available for residents and local communities between London and Birmingham to invest in public projects such

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Rough Sleeping – protocol for Solihull (October 14)

The updated Solihull Rough Sleeper Protocol has been published by Solihull Council.

The full protocol can be downloaded below. The appropriate responses to rough sleepers are:

children or young people sleeping rough – report via Solihull MBC’s Safeguarding pages:
adults sleeping rough – see Solihull MBC’s Sleeping Rough page for what to do

Download the protocol: Solihull Rough Sleeper Protocol

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Friday, October 10th, 2014

Talent Match Birmingham and Solihull

Talent Match is a five-year programme to support young adults who are long-term unemployed in Birmingham and Solihull

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