VCSA Newsletter Week of 26th September 2022

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Newsletter for the Week of 26th September 2022


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Photography by Tom Hull Photography 2019. The children and adults pictured are models

Member Feature: NSPCC Wants to Help Everyone Play Their Part to Prevent Child Abuse in Shropshire

For over 130 years, the NSPCC have had the vision that together we can stop child abuse and neglect.  Their new strategy launched in 2021 has 3 areas of focus aimed at making the most progress towards this on-going vision:

  • Everyone plays their part to prevent child abuse
  • Every child is safe online
  • Children feel safe, listened to and supported

As part of this vision and strategy, Kate Warner, Schools Coordinator for the NSPCC Schools Service in Shropshire, is continuing to work in partnership with the Shropshire Education and Inclusion Team to deliver the Speak Out, Stay Safe Programme for children aged 5-11 years old. Kate says that every primary school in the county has participated in this on-going safeguarding programme which schools are encouraged to use at least every 3 years, and in addition, the NPSCC are about to embark on a new secondary school safeguarding initiative.

But safeguarding children needs to be a much broader than in schools, Kate says: “we all have a part to play in safeguarding” and she is keen to encourage more voluntary and community organisations, as well as public sector organisations to take up the call for “everyone to play their part” in the effort to prevent child abuse in Shropshire.

While many VCSE organisations may be aware of the NSPCC’s Childline, a website and hotline for under 19s, they may be less aware that the NPSCC also hosts a Childline website and hotline aimed at under 12s, as well as a dedicated app – For Me – designed by young people for young  people and a Report Remove tool that allows young people to report an image or video online to see if it’s possible to get it taken down.

The NSPCC Helpline is staffed by trained professionals who can provide expert advice and support. If you’re concerned about a child, if you’re a parent or carer looking for advice, or if you’re a professional in need of information and guidance – call 0808 800 5000. 

Kate has also helpfully organised all of the NSPCC's resources into one list for organisations and parents to keep track of:

Perhaps most importantly for the VCSE sector, the NPSCC has incredibly detailed resources for organisations, including an entire portion of their website dedicated to materials and training for voluntary and community groups. 

Kate says:

“If we could get our local community and voluntary groups helping to spread the message with children, carers and parents about our helplines and other resources and about our preventative ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ programme (there’s also a version children can watch at home -Speak out. Stay safe assembly at home), we could have such a huge impact in Shropshire.”

If you have any questions, please email Kate Warner.

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New Rural Services Network Report:

Rural Households in 'Cost of Living Emergency'

A new report by Rural Services Network shows rural areas face ‘dual energy vulnerability’ of higher household and transport energy poverty, and lower wages.

The research found that homes in rural areas tend to be less energy efficient with 60 percent of rural homes having an EPC of D or below.

Rural households on average spend 50 percent more per week than urban areas on transport due to inadequate infrastructure.

The Rural Services Network, which represents rural councils and other rural service providers, examined the key differences in cost-of-living between rural and urban locations. It found that rural residents working in rural economies earn much less than urban residents, yet still face significantly higher costs across key aspects of living including heating, transport, house prices, rent, food prices, child-care costs and council tax.

Download the full report here.

The story was recently picked up by BBC news, and you can read their coverage of the report here.

Bev Baxter and Hugh Strickland

New CEO for ‘Next Chapter’ at Community Resource

Shrewsbury-based charity Community Resource, which supports people and communities facing challenges across the county, has welcomed its new CEO.

Bev Baxter has succeeded Julia Baron, who retired as Chief Executive at the end of August after 23 years at the helm.

Bev was previously Head of Operations and Deputy CEO of The Way in Wolverhampton and took up the position at Community Resource on Monday 5 September.

She brings extensive experience of the charity sector, overseeing the delivery of services to young people during her time at The Way, Wolverhampton Youth Zone.

Prior to that she worked for the Airplay Youth Support project, working for Action for Children in partnership with the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, which supported young people and families located at RAF bases across the UK.  

Bev said:

“I am truly inspired to have the opportunity to lead this amazing organisation and a team with great talent and deep passion for what they do.

I have the utmost respect for the history and tradition of Community Resource, and I am committed to building on past successes.

I am also excited to bring my own vision and ideas to the table, and to continue to grow the charity in the years to come.”

Hugh Strickland, Chair of Community Resource, said:

“We are thrilled to welcome Bev and believe she will continue the amazing work that Julia delivered in her 23 years as CEO.

Bev brings experience, energy and passion to the role and is the ideal person to lead the organisation through its next chapter, building on our work helping organisations and strengthening local communities across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin.”

Community Resource was established in 1961 to bring people in communities together and find practical solutions to rural problems.

Its current work includes supporting people to stay active and maintain their independence, working with voluntary groups to help meet the need in local areas and providing grants to organisations and individuals in need.

Its annual fundraising campaign, the Warmer Winter Appeal, helps local people facing fuel poverty and was launched last month.

For more information about Community Resource, visit their website.

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Post Office Card Accounts Ending in November

The Post Office's contract with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to provide the Post Office card account is set to end in November 2022.

Anyone who is still using a PO card account will need to arrange for their payment of pensions or benefits to be moved to a bank, building society or credit union account.

If someone is unable or unwilling to open an account for their benefits, they will be transferred onto the Payment Exception Service - this will happen automatically, the DWP does not need the claimant's permission to pay them in this way.

Before closing down a Post Office card account, the claimant should ensure that their benefits or State Pension is being paid into their new account, and that they have withdrawn any balance remaining on their account.

The DWP is encouraging organisations to direct their beneficiaries to the Money Helper website to find out more information and explore their options. 

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Current VCSE Engagement Opportunities

The VCSA newsletter will now contain a regular feature highlighting current open surveys and engagement opportunities that are relevant for VCSE organisations and their beneficiaries.

Flyers/materials for distribution will be made available for download as well as any relevant links. If you have engagement opportunities to share/list here please email Sarah Hampson, VCS Insight and Engagement Officer at Shropshire Council to have it included in an upcoming newsletter.


Shropshire Council Warm Hubs Questionnaire: Is your organisation planning to run a "warm hub" this winter, or are you thinking about doing so? Shropshire Council would like to help you get the word out about your hub. 

Access to Cost of Living Support Survey: Citizens Advice Shropshire and Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance put together this 10-min survey to understand access to cost of living support in the county. Individuals and organisations can take it. Closing date TBD

Shropshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA): Shropshire Council and partners are working to understand the needs of very local areas in Shropshire. They want to understand: what people think makes a good community; views on their health and wellbeing; views on their community. Closing date TBD

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for Shropshire: Shropshire residents and organisations are encouraged to provide feedback on experience of using pharmacy services, to help shape the future of pharmacy services in the county. Closing 30th September

ICS Public Engagement Sessions: The NHS Shropshire Telford and Wrekin are holding two upcoming public engagement sessions on palliative/end of life care. They are interested in hearing the views of the public, including VCS organisations in the interests of shaping local care in these two areas. 

DCMS Dormant Assets Scheme Consultation: The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is providing an opportunity for the public, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector and industry stakeholders to have their say on how to shape the direction of the Dormant Assets Scheme in England in the years ahead. Dormant assets are financial assets, such as bank accounts, that have been untouched for a long period. The Dormant Assets Scheme is led by the financial services industry and backed by the government with the aim of reuniting people with these financial assets. Where this is not possible, the Scheme unlocks this money for social and environmental initiatives across the UK. Closing 9th October 

Shropshire Healthy Weight Strategy Consultation: Shropshire Council and its partners are developing a Healthy Weight Strategy to help Shropshire residents achieve and maintain a healthy weight and this will be informed by the views of those who live and work in Shropshire. The consultation includes two short online surveys, one is aimed at members of the public and the other is intended for NHS, Council and staff from stakeholder organisations such as voluntary and community groups. Closing 31st October 

Open consultation Down Syndrome Act 2022 guidance:  This call for evidence will inform the development of the Down Syndrome Act statutory guidance. The Department of Health and Social Care are seeking your views on what should be included within the guidance. They will consider those views when producing draft guidance which we intend to publish for full public consultation. Closing 8th November

Healthwatch: 999 and ambulance services feedback. Healthwatch want to understand how the current strains on the ambulance service are impacting people’s health and lives. No closing date

Interested in having your organisation's stories of success featured in our newsletter, website or social media? We want to hear from you! Contact:


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Events and Training Opportunities

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Coop Foundation Launch New Funding Strategy

The Coop Foundation would like to tell you all about their future strategy and approach to funding online from 1pm on Wednesday 12 October.

Sign up on Eventbrite to join them via Microsoft Teams and share this link with others who you think may want to know more. 

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Shropshire Good Food Summit

15th October, All Day

University Centre Shrewsbury

The Shropshire Good Food Summit is a day of collaboration, planning and action to build the County's local Good Food Movement.

Please register through Eventbrite

Tickets are by donation, which is intended to cover the cost of lunch being provided by Community Kitchen and food rescue organisation OsNosh. Recommended donation is £10 per attendee, and for students and the un-waged on a pay-as-you-feel basis.

This event brings together Shropshire Good Food Members, Food Champions from across the county, Farmers, Growers, Councillors, food businesses and anyone interested in the building momentum for Shropshire's Good Food Revolution.

The Keynote speaker will be Emily O'Brien, who will be speaking about the National context of food system challenges. Emily leads on Partnerships and Development for the Sustainable Food Places Network UK. She is the Parliamentary Spokesperson for Lewes, District Councillor for Ouse Valley & Ringmer, as well as Deputy Chair of LGA People & Places Board and Convenor of Green Party Food & Agriculture Policy Working Group.

Guest speakers currently confirmed include:

Dr. Emily Fay, who works within Shropshire Council leading the Shaping Places for Healthier Lives initiative, focusing on Food Insecurity, Health, Wellbeing and Prevention. She will be addressing the Cost of Living Crisis and the impacts on both household food security and the food safety net provided by charitable organisations

John Ward of Pengwern Associates: A consultancy focused on the economics of climate change, the environment & international development. John will be presenting the business case for a Shropshire Good Food Strategy.

For additional information about the Shropshire Good Food Partnership, please see their website.

Download the full invitation and list of events for the day here. Contact:

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Cedar Education Offers Pet Death Cafe

Mayfair Community Centre, Church Stretton

27th October 10:30-12:30

Pet Death Cafe in Church Stretton with tea/coffee/cake at the Mayfair Centre, for people to come together and chat about their companion animal and pet losses to others who are compassionate about animals.

Young and old are often very affected by pet loss, but find it hard to discuss or are embarrassed that others may not take them seriously. The cafe is designed for everyone to share their thoughts and talk about their beloved pet with others in a positive and supportive environment. All are welcome.

£7 per person donation includes coffee, cake and conversation.

Download the flyer for more information and to help advertise this event.

Booking is required to insure appropriate space and food. To book, phone: 01694 722007

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Green Social Prescribing Workshops

Energize Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and the Shropshire Wildlife Trust would like to invite you to take part in a workshop to better understand Green Social Prescribing.

There is a lot of evidence that they want to share with you on the benefits of using outdoor spaces to improve mental health, general wellbeing, increase physical activity and connect with nature.

As part of the workshop, they also want to give you the chance to take some time out and experience being outdoors as well as the opportunity to discuss any barriers or difficulties you can see in referring your clients to connect with outdoor spaces.

There are several dates and venues to choose from in October, so have a look and choose the one that is most convenient to you. All events will be from 9am to 12 noon.

To see a list of dates and events, and to register, visit the Energize website.

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Interested in attending? Email Marinke Fontein, SSYN Infrastructure Support Officer, for details.

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Free Specialist Domestic Abuse Training

Stay Telford is offering a range of domestic abuse trainings in the coming months.

All sessions are FREE, delivered to Level 3 Safeguarding by their qualified specialist trainer Nina Gee, and counts towards ongoing Continuous Professional Development. 

Courses include Understanding and Responding to Rape & Sexual Violence, How to Understand and Use the DASH Risk Assessment, and Elder Abuse. Plus many more!

Download the full list of trainings available, including details of the training and the dates offered.

To book your place, email Nina Gee.  

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NCVO Members' Assembly West Midlands 

NCVO are hosting a free online Members' Assembly in October 2022 for organisations across the west Midlands. The experiences you share will help them understand the challenges you are facing, and tailor their government influencing and practical support to your needs
Date:  | Monday 17 October 2022
Time: | 09.30–12.00
Location: | Online

Free Energy Advice Sessions for Householders

Church Stretton: Stretton Climate Care host free energy advice surgeries are every Thursday 10-12pm at the Well-being Centre, Easthope Road in Church Stretton. Download flyer here

Bayston Hill and Broseley: Upcoming events at these libraries on 4th October and 20th October, respectively, are hosted by Keep Shropshire Warm, Marches Energy Agency and Shropshire Council. Download flyer here


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Would your organisation like to reserve a stall at this event? Complete this form!

Meet the Sector Event Date Change

The Meet the Sector Networking event originally scheduled for 1st November in partnership between the VCSA and Shropshire Infrastructure Partnership (SIP) will now be held on a new date - still to be confirmed - due to unforeseen circumstances.

Thank you to those who have shown interest - more details to come soon!

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Job / Volunteer Opportunities

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Age UK Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin: Communications Officer



Salary £20,739 pro rata

18.5 hours per week

BASED IN SHREWSBURY (and some home working)

The charity’s vision is for Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin to be a place where older people flourish. They are expanding our busy Income Generation team to raise awareness of their services, activities and their local campaigning and fundraising. Communicating the positive impact they have on the lives of older people is critical to us achieving their vision.

This is an exciting new role and the successful candidate will need to have excellent communication skills using a variety of mediums, with at least two years’ experience of working in communications and an ability to communicate well with older people.

For further information and an application pack (please note they do not accept CVs) contact

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin,

4 Bellstone, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY1 1QQ

Tel: 01743 233123  email:

Closing date: Tuesday 4 October 2022 Interviews: Wednesday 26 October 2022

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Mental Health Support Workers Needed

Shropshire Mental Health Support are looking for Mental Health Support Workers to work evenings and nights on a contracted basis in their multi-award winning service The Shropshire Sanctuary. Please get in touch if you would like to join an amazing team and work with some fantastic people.

Download advertisement here.

They are also recruiting for relief staff.

Hourly Rate between £10.20 and £11.40 with flexible working and the opportunity to be part of a supportive team.

SMHS is the leading mental health charity in Shropshire and they are growing at a fast pace, providing critical support to all members of the community.

If you are interested in joining their team, please email Heather or Katie or call 01743 368647.

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SSYN Seeks Part-Time Youth Worker

SSYN is looking for a part-time youth worker to cover youth activities in Cleobury Mortimer, Craven Arms and Ludlow, including outdoor street (detached sessions) and project based work.

Minimum 10 hours per week, more in school holiday periods.

The work would be helping to promote the work of SSYN and to assist with social media platforms. The work will mainly be face-to-face with some home working possibly involved.

Email Richard for more information and an application form.

Successful candidates would require a DBS check.

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Work or Volunteer With Girls Friendly Society

in Market Drayton

As part of Girls Friendly Society, the local GFS group comes from a long history of supporting girls and women across England and Wales. Today, that means creating a place to develop, strengthen and maintain girls’ positive traits to prepare them for life's challenges.

That’s where you come in.

GFS needs more women volunteers to support more girls. Volunteers are DBS checked and trained, making summer the perfect time to sign up, so you’re checked and ready to start working on resilience this Autumn!

Visit the GFS Market Drayton website or email to find out how you can get involved.

GFS Market Drayton is also looking for a part-time Group Coordinator. 5 hours per week; salary: £2,507 (£12,86 per hr). plus, holiday pay.

Download the full job advert here for more information and how to apply!

Joining GFS gives you the power to change the future for girls in your community, but you’ll also change your world too. As part of this local and global community, you will gain lifelong friendships, invaluable experiences and resources, which many volunteers use at work, in school and at home.

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Volunteer Engagement Officer, Maternity Cover

Oswestry based with Qube and a Northern Shropshire remit

Salary £23,484 pa (full time salary) + employer pension contribution

Hours: 37 hours per week

This role works very closely with the other members of the Shropshire Infrastructure Partnership Team (SIP).  This role, together with 3 others employed at Community Resource, delivers infrastructure support across Shropshire.

  • Job Purpose: To promote volunteering and encourage new volunteers to come forward for the benefit of Shropshire VCS organisations and communities. Provide advice, support, and guidance to local charitable groups/organisations, including support to volunteer managers on recruitment and retaining volunteers. Develop relations with community led based local groups to support future growth and sustainability
  • Key activities: To promote good practice in volunteer management in VCS organisations. To support and offer development advice to new and existing charitable groups/organisations through advice, guidance, and signposting. 

Download Job Description.

Please email Allison RichardsonTeam Leader for more information or if you would like to have an informal chat about the role. Closing 30th September.

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Citizens' Advice Shropshire: Projects Administrator /Trainee

Do you like to work as part of a team but also like being independent and resourceful? Are you passionate about working for an organisation that is committed to making a difference and making society fairer?

If so you can help.  CAB Shropshire are looking to employ a:

Projects Administrator /Trainee

Location: Shrewsbury

Hours per week: 27.5 hours over 4 or 5 days

Salary: £20,644 annual pro rata + Pension Contribution

(Trainee Salary: £19,842 increasing to £20,644)

Holidays: 28 days + Bank Holidays

Contract type: Permanent Position

In this role, you will be responsible to the Specialist Services Manager to:

  • Deliver administration of various projects
  • Working as part of a team, you will be the first point of access for clients into the service
  • Provide a triage service which directs clients towards the appropriate type and level of information and advice resources

The successful applicant would be based in their Shrewsbury Office

Further details and application form (no CVs) are available from the CAB Shropshire website.

Closing Date:  5pm Monday 3rd October 2022

Interviews:   Week Commencing: 10th October 2022 in the Shrewsbury office.

Do you have a job or volunteer opportunity you would like us to promote? Please send your information to and we will include it in our next newsletter!

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Grant and Funding News


Transfer of Shropshire Council's Apprenticeship Levy Fund 

Shropshire Council is offering voluntary, community and social enterprises, and other, non-levy paying organisations in the county a chance to apply for free training through apprenticeships.

The transfer of Shropshire Council’s unspent apprenticeship funds allows it to help smaller enterprises by covering the cost of apprenticeship training, enabling them to take on and train new staff or boost the skills of existing staff.

The council has approximately £140,000 available to businesses that are not currently subject to the Government’s Apprenticeship Levy, including:

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises
  • Voluntary, community and social enterprises
  • Voluntary aided and foundation schools.

There are more than 600 apprenticeship standards available for delivery to fit hundreds of roles suitable for all organisations.  Apprenticeships are key to investing in staff for the future and keep talent and skills within Shropshire.

To find out how to apply, please visit the Shropshire Council website.

National Deaf Children’s Society Offering Grants

to Support Young Deaf People

The National Deaf Children’s Society is offering grants of up to £1,000 to support young deaf people that wish to deliver projects and activities that benefit their lives.

Through the Make a Change Fund, young deaf people aged between 8 and 25 can bring their own ideas to life, such as improving their local area, addressing an issue they and other young deaf people may face, or pushing for greater inclusion. Creative projects involving art, drama, music, film etc, and projects that tie their ideas in with school projects or youth group activities will also be considered. 

Previously funded projects have included:

  • A sign language club to help deaf and hearing classmates communicate with each other.
  • Improve deaf awareness at local leisure centres.
  • Providing deaf awareness tips with bus drivers and emergency services staff.

Groups can be a mixture of deaf and hearing young people. A youth worker or an organisation such as a school or youth group must be involved to support and manage the funds.

Applications can be submitted at any time. Visit the National Deaf Children’s Society website to learn more and to apply.

Rosa Inviting Applications for Campaigning and Influencing Work

The Voices from the Frontline fund is a one-year programme supporting grassroots activism and awareness-raising of issues facing women and girls in the UK.

Grants of £500 to £7,000 are on offer, with the expectation that around 30 to 40 grants will be made.

Women's sector voluntary and community organisations in the UK are eligible to apply, providing they are constituted and run by, for and with women.

Priority will be given to organisations that are:

  • Operating in the top 20% of the most disadvantaged areas in the UK based on the Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD).
  • Based in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
  • Led by and for Black and minoritised women and girls.
  • Led by and for disabled women.
  • Led by and for LGBTQ+ women and girls.

The grants can be used for a broad range of activity that women's organisations undertake in order to raise women's voices and challenge inequality, including:

  • Campaigning for changes in policy and laws including activities such as petitions, social media campaigns and lobbying.
  • Influencing community leaders and power holders about issues that affect women in a particular place or community.
  • Gathering evidence or producing tools and reports which enable women and women’s organisations to campaign for change.
  • Mentoring or training for women on how to participate in public life and influence social policy.

There will be three ‘How to Apply’ webinars in the coming weeks, with interested groups encouraged to register for a spot.

The deadline to apply is 4pm on 3 November 2022. To learn more and to apply, visit the Rosa Foundation website.

Triangle Trust 1949 Fund Opens for Young Offender Employment Project Applications

The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund is currently accepting applications from across the UK for projects that work with young people with criminal convictions (up to the age of 25 years) to find meaningful and secure employment.

Grants of up to £60,000 over two years are available to groups with an income of less than £1.5 million over the past three years. A maximum of £30,000 per year can be requested.

To be eligible, projects must:

  • Have specific outcomes and targets related to securing employment for young people with criminal convictions.
  • Show that they will also work with employers and provide post placement support to both employee and employer.
  • Demonstrate that they understand the wide range of challenges and issues that will need to be addressed to help a young person succeed on their employment journey.
  • Show existing work with young people who have been in the criminal justice system is already taking place and can evidence a track record of helping them to achieve positive outcomes. Applicants might already provide employment support or want to add this focus to the current support they offer young people.

Priority will be given to proposals that provide specialist support to target those who are particularly disadvantaged, such as young people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, young women and girl, and young people who have been looked after.

The Trust particularly welcomes applications from organisations working in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The deadline for applications is 28 October 2022 (noon). Find out more and apply on the Triangle Trust 1949 Fund website.

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New Funding Available for Shropshire Community Organisations

Veolia UK and Shropshire Council have teamed up to offer £15,000 in funding to the county’s local community groups and clubs. 

The first ever EnviroGrant scheme in Shropshire enables clubs or groups to apply for up to £1,000 in funding for projects that benefit the local community or environment. The funding project is one of the many ways that Shropshire Council’s waste contract with Veolia goes to benefit the local community. 

Steve Mitchell, Regional Director for Veolia said: 

“We are thrilled to launch our very first EnviroGrant scheme in Shropshire and offer some funding and support to groups and clubs across the county. We all know how much we rely on those in our communities and we are looking forward to receiving applications and supporting some fantastic projects.“

Ian Nellins, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member with responsibility for waste management, said: 

“We’re delighted to be working with Veolia to help provide this funding to the local groups. This is a really good example of how the council works with our partners to benefit the local community and I encourage all eligible groups to apply.”

The EnviroGrant scheme is aimed at groups who are looking to improve areas, from planting wildflowers to clearing paths to enable access.  Whether you are doing a project that focuses on reuse and recycling, or a local school looking at developing a forest school, they want to hear from you.

The scheme opens for applications on Monday 5th September and closes on Monday 31st October. To apply just visit the Veolia Shropshire website. If you need any help with your application please email Engagement Officer Angela James. 

Asda Foundation Offers Cost of Living Grant to Local Groups 

Asda Foundation’s new Cost of Living Grant will provide grants of between £500 and £2,000 for activities taking place before 28 February 2023.

The funding is intended for local not-for-profit community groups who are facing an:

  • Increase in rent/utility bills: support to keep community buildings open to the public or increase opening times to help people stay warm (known as ‘warm banks’).
  • Increase in food costs: support for people most affected by providing meals, support community cafes, food parcels, delivered meals, soup kitchens, etc.

The Asda superstores each have a Community Champion whose role is to support groups and projects within the community, as well as manage Asda Foundation grant applications.

Groups must contact their local Asda Community Champion to discuss their proposed project. If the group and the project are eligible, the Community Champion will provide an application form. Please note, applications cannot be made directly to the Asda Foundation. They must be submitted to the Asda Community Champion who will sign and submit it to the Foundation.

Applications will be accepted by Asda Community Champions the week commencing 19 September 2022 until the budget cap is reached (estimated to be February 2023).

For more information, including how to find your local Community Champion and how to apply, visit the ASDA Foundation website.

Don't forget to check out the VCSA's latest funding roundup, which is now available to view on our website, or you can click here to download a copy now.

Don't forget to check out our list of grants with rolling deadlines as well!

Don't see something on this list that should be here? Please contact us and let us know.


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