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Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Treasurer – Solihull branch of National Pensioners’ Convention

The Solihull Branch of the National Pensioners’ Convention is looking to appoint a new Treasurer.

In existence for over 20 years, the objectives of the Pensioners’ Convention, a non-political organisation, are to promote the welfare of older people living in Solihull and the surrounding area and to ensure that the services and amenities provided by the

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Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Chairman – Solihull branch of National Pensioners’ Convention

The Solihull Branch of the National Pensioners’ Convention is looking to appoint a new Chairman.

In existence for over 20 years, the objectives of the Pensioners’ Convention, a non-political organisation, are to promote the welfare of older people living in Solihull and the surrounding area and to ensure that the services and amenities provided

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Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Funding available for community safety projects

Do you work with local community groups who could help make our neighbourhoods stronger and safer?

The Locality Working project, part of Solihull Together, has secured funding from the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, to support innovative community safety projects.

Local community groups are being encouraged to submit applications for up to £400 to support their work.  Please

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Thursday, November 29th, 2018

SWICDA training programme – Jan-Mar 2019

SWICDA, which supports the Solihull care sector) has published its training programme for January to March 2019.

It includes areas relevant to those working in care roles, such as First Aid, Health and Safety Awareness and Infection Control.

Download the SWICDA Jan-Mar 2019 training programme.

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Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Consultation on transfer of Police & Crime Commissioner to WM Mayor

The public are invited to have their say on proposals to transfer the role of the region’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) to the office of the Mayor of the West Midlands.

This first consultation will ask for views on the principle of transferring the PCC role to whoever wins the Mayoral election in May 2020.

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Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Projects to help young people with their mental health – central govt

Voluntary and Community groups and organisations in England are being invited to apply for funding to help children and young people with their mental health.  Applications are invited from organisations with existing mental health schemes that wish to trial new approaches.

Projects should:

adopt community and person-centred approaches to improving the mental health of children and young

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Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Projects relating to children and young people – A and H Pilkington Trust

The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust awards grants of £1,000 will be available to registered charities for projects relating the children and young people. During 2019, priority will be given to projects working with:

child exploitation
poverty
prisoners/offenders
refugees and asylum seekers

The Trust will particularly welcome applications that address Rehabilitation needs.

To be eligible to apply, the charity must have

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Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Canoeing and inland waterways – Canoe Foundation

The main purpose of the Canoe Foundation is to “support all to enjoy and benefit from the experience of paddling on our water in a sustainable manner”. The Foundation does this through grant making that facilitates improvements to suitable landing and launching points and by promoting the conservation of inland waterways for the benefit of

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Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Grants to smaller charities – ACT Foundation

Registered charities can apply for grant of up to £10,000 for work that enhances the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled. Priority is given to small and medium size charities making a significant impact in their community and who may lack the time and resources to be able

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Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Funding to improve the lives of people with dementia – Alzheimer’s Society

As part of its new programme, Alzheimer’s Society is looking to fund innovations and inventions that could help people affected by dementia live better. Anyone with an idea for a product or service that will improve the lives of people affected by dementia can apply including (but not limited to) engineers, designers, developers, innovators and

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