VCSA Newsletter Week of 3rd July 2023

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Newsletter for the Week of 3rd July 2023


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NCVO Releases 'Time Well Spent' Report on Volunteering

Time Well Spent is NCVO’s research programme focusing on volunteers and their experience.

In 2018 NCVO conducted a national survey of over 10,000 members of the UK general public. The survey was conducted through YouGov and explored:

  • volunteer participation
  • motivations and barriers to volunteering
  • the quality of volunteers' experiences
  • the impact of volunteering.

At the end of 2022 they ran this survey again with 7,000 members of the public. They analysed the data and compared it to what they observed in 2018.

Key findings in the report include:

  • Volunteer recruitment and retention are in decline
  • Volunteer satisfaction is lower
  • Challenges remain around equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Practical barriers to volunteering need to be addressed

You can watch a video here about their five key findings. You can also access a summary of the report, or read the full report on the NCVO website.

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New Report Shows Impacts of Cost-of-Living Crisis on UK Charitable Giving in 2022

The 2023 UK Giving Report from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) tells the story of giving in 2022: the UK public’s generosity in response to the invasion of Ukraine in the first half of the year and of the impact of the subsequent cost-of-living crisis. And, worryingly, it suggests that levels of some charitable activity remain supressed from the pandemic.

March and April saw spikes in donations that helped to make 2022 the most generous year on record for giving with an estimated £12.7 billion in donations, up £2 billion on 2021. However, analysis by Pro Bono Economics suggests that inflation may have eroded the value of this generosity by more than £500 million*.

The UK Giving Report 2023 is CAF's long-running study of the people’s giving habits and trends in the charitable landscape for the whole of 2022. It is based on monthly interviews conducted online with 13,140 individuals.

Key findings from this year's report include:

  • Giving has not recovered to pre-pandemic levels
  • Volunteering levels have seen a sustained decline
  • The Cost-of-Living Crisis is impacting charitable giving

Read a summary or download the full report on the CAF website.

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Read Easy Telford and Wrekin Now in Shropshire

 “We offer free, confidential, one to one coaching to adults who want to learn to read and improve their reading skills. No cost, no classroom, no exams!

The Read Easy Telford and Wrekin group is now working in the Market Drayton and Whitchurch areas. They are affiliated with the charity Read Easy UK. Their aim is to help adults who are over 18 who want to learn to read or improve their reading.

Read Easy are recruiting Volunteer Reading Coaches and Readers (the adults who want to learn to read).  All coach training, resources and reading materials are provided free of charge.  Most of us take reading for granted, so it’s hard to imagine not been able to read a prescription, recipe, bus timetable, bank statement and so on.

If you know of someone who would like to join the group as a volunteer or know of an adult

who would like to learn to read, please get in touch.

For more information on Volunteering & Learning to read please contact Claire on 07941 515220 & You can also visit the Read Easy website.

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Have Your Say: Current VCSE Engagement Opportunities

People's Network - NHS Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin: The Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Integrated Care System (ICS) is looking for members of the public to join their people's network and share their views about health and care services. Closing date TBD

Health Needs Assessment for Shrewsbury: Shropshire Councils Public Health Community Wellbeing Outreach Team is collecting the views and wishes of all Shropshire residents regarding their current and future health and wellbeing needs. They feel it’s very important to make sure community voice is heard when decisions are made about where funding is allocated across Shropshire. Right now, they are surveying Shrewsbury residents only. Please help spread the word about this research. Closing date TBD

Healthwatch Shropshire - Diabetes Service Changes: To address the rising prevalence of diabetes in our community STW Integrated Care System wants to transform diabetic care pathways with a vision of improving the lives and treatment outcomes for patients affected by diabetes or those at risk of developing it. In order to do this, they would like to hear from people with diabetes or those who have been identified as being at risk of developing diabetes (pre-diabetic) about their experiences of diabetic care and support. They will then share the responses with the NHS and Public Health to help inform the transformation programme and ensure the patient voice is at the centre of developments. Closing date TBD

Rural Youth Survey: Rural Media have launched a follow up on their successful Point of View Youth Survey aimed at rural young people. This year for the first time it is being rolled out to Shropshire as well and organisations from Shropshire have had the opportunity to add questions. Data from the survey will be available to anyone and it will be possible to isolate data just for Shropshire. Please help spread the word with your service usersClosing 7th July

Shropshire Electoral Boundary Review: The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published draft recommendations for new divisions, division boundaries, and division names for Shropshire. If you represent a local organisation or community group in Shropshire, please pass this message on to your members or anyone you think who might be interested in the review. Closing 10th July

  • Website with information on the review and proposals
  • Link to feedback form to provide views on the proposals
  • Poster for sharing with communities

Bishop's Castle Community Hospital Survey: Due to staff recruitment and retention issues, the Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is considering withdrawing from the contract for inpatient services at Bishop's Castle Community Hospital. They are seeking views on inpatient services at Bishop's Castle to inform their future planning. Closing 17th July

Shropshire’s Great Outdoors Survey 2023: Annual user survey in order to identify how and where best to use the council’s resources to maintain and improve Shropshire's rights of way network, country parks and countryside and heritage sites. The survey also provides information to support the delivery of Shropshire’s Great Outdoors Strategy 2018-2028. Closing 6th August   

Shropshire Healthier Weight Strategy 2023-2028 Draft Consultation: Members of the public and other stakeholders are invited to give their views on Shropshire’s draft Healthier Weight Strategy. Reducing obesity is a priority for Shropshire Council and Shropshire’s Integrated Care System and the draft strategy describes how we will work together to promote healthier weight for people of all ages, tackling the broader factors that impact on people’s health and wellbeing. It reflects valuable feedback previously received from the public and stakeholders, alongside current evidence, national guidance and local data on the scale and impact of unhealthy weight in Shropshire. Please share with service beneficiaries. Closing 7th September

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Events and Training Opportunities

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This Wednesday!

VCSA Annual Assembly


5th July 9:30-12:30

Shrewsbury Town Football Club

Have you signed up to attend the VCSA Annual Assembly? This year's event promises to be even better attended than last year, and we are very excited to have you there!


This year's assembly theme will be promoting mental health and wellbeing for voluntary sector staff and volunteers.


9:00-9:30am Registration and Networking

9:30 - 10:30am Welcome, Annual Report, Survey Results and Review of VCSA Annual Priorities

10:20-11:00am "We're Right Here - a Campaign for Community Power" Keynote address and discussion with Charlotte Hollins, Community Trust Manager at Fordhall Community Farm

11:00-11:20am Networking and Tea/Coffee Break

11:20am-12:20pm Resilience Workshop with Clive Ireland, Chair of Shropshire Mental Health Support

12:20-12:30pm Closing remarks

Organisations with stalls at the event include:

In Kind Direct, Shropshire Mental Health Support, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Marches Energy Agency, The National Lottery Community Foundation, Severn Trent Foundation, Community Resource, Energize STW, Ready Easy Telford & Wrekin, Save Our Shropshire, ... and more!

Everyone is welcome to bring flyers or leaflets to share, but if you would like a stall for bigger materials, please email Sarah Hampson at just so that we can be prepared to accommodate you.

Register free here

Community Connectors Meetings July/August

Are you a local group or individual delivering activities that benefit and support the communities of Shropshire? Then please come along to one of the community connector network meetings throughout the county to connect with other local community services, groups and support organisations.

South West

Bishops Castle 19th July Online 2-4pm  

Ludlow 18th July Online 10am to 12pm

Please contact Clare Kennefick to book your place

South East

4th July Online 10am to 12pm

Please contact Lesley Jewell to book your place


3rd August Online 10am to 12pm Please contact Natalie Jackson to book your place


12th July Online 10am to 12pm Please contact Lou Woolcock to book your place

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Free and Subsidised Training for VCS Organisations in Shropshire

The Shropshire Infrastructure Partnership offers free and heavily subsidised accredited and specialist training for voluntary and community sector organisations in Shropshire. 

Upcoming training courses for July include (click on the links to learn more):

Check out the Shropshire Infrastructure Partnership Website to keep on top of all of the latest upcoming training available through this excellent service.

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Mental Health Courses for VCS Organisations

Remember to check out the list of mental health training courses offered through the Shropshire in Partnership Mental Health Project.

Courses for VCS organisations include:

Suicide First Aid

Resilience and Stress Management

and Managing Stress and Burnout.

Sign up here

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TRiM Reconnect: Bespoke Trauma Resilience Management

Shropshire Mental Health Support (SMHS) is offering a new mental health support service. Trauma Resilience Management (TRiM) Reconnect is a bespoke service designed to provide active listening support to those whose mental health has been affected by them being involved in or witnessing a traumatic event.

TRiM Reconnect is a model used in the early identification of the symptoms of stress. It can be used in an individual/one-to-one setting or within team peer support groups. SMHS has a team of highly trained non-medical practitioners who have undergone specific training allowing them to understand the effects that traumatic events can have upon people. They are not counsellors or therapists, but understand confidentially and are able to listen and offer practical advice and assistance.

How does TRiM Reconnect benefit your organisation?

It saves money - good mental health practices in an organisation can help to reduce sickness absence and presenteeism.

Shows a legal duty of care to employees.

Helps to break the stigma of mental health – this not only supports your people but can lead to early interventions thus reducing sickness absence as above.

Building a resilient workforce through TRiM Reconnect outside the time of a crisis can help during a difficult time or when crisis hits.

How can TRiM Reconnect be accessed?

Line managers, human resources, occupational health practitioners or self-referrals can make direct contact with the TRiM Reconnect team via telephone or email;

Tel: 01746 247 149


TRiM Reconnect is fully consistent with the traumatic stress management guidance issued by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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First Aid and Safeguarding Adults Training

Shropshire Partners in Care is a not-for-profit organisation supporting over 250 independent adult social care providers across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. Established in 2003, they exist to represent, upskill and champion our local adult social care providers and their staff. They offer quality and reasonably priced First Aid training at their offices in Annscroft, Shrewsbury, primarily to Members, but also to non-Members such as schools and community groups. All First Aid Training is nationally accredited by The First Aid Industry Body (FAIB). Safeguarding Adults Awareness training is aimed at all staff and volunteers working in social care, health, housing, charities and other areas of the independent sector.

In July 2023 they have spaces available on the following courses: 

Course Title

Course Date


Price per Person

Safeguarding Adults Awareness

4th July

Annscroft Office


1 Day Emergency First Aid

6th July

Old Vicarage


1 Day Emergency First Aid

10th July

Annscroft Office


1 Day Emergency First Aid

12th July

Old Vicarage


1 Day Emergency First Aid in Ludlow, Market Drayton or Telford

13th July

Spiro Clinic, Ludlow


Should you be interested in booking a place on any of these courses, please contact Non-Member Bookings on 01743 860011 or email

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About Health – In conversation with Our Windrush Nurses

Date: Thursday, 6 July 2023

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Location: Online

In celebration of Windrush day, Julia Clarke, Director of Public Participation for Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust is joined by retired nurses from One Voice Windrush Caribbean Community, to talk about what it was like to arrive in Shropshire and work in the newly established NHS.  

It promises to be an excellent evening and the ladies have a lot of stories of living in Shropshire in the 20th century which will tie into the work EDI teams are looking into now!

Register free via Eventbrite 

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Aico will be hosting a Family Fundraising Festival on Saturday 15th July 2023 in support of two amazing local charities, The Movement Centre and Little Stars.

The day will be a lot of fun with various activities and attractions for all ages, live music, circus acts, local food and drink suppliers and so much more.

It’s the perfect family day out! Register here

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Shropshire Mental Health Forum Meeting & Networking

Friday, 21st July 9:30-11:30am Shirehall, Shrewsbury

Register via Eventbrite

The next meeting of the VCSA's Shropshire Mental Health Forum will, as always, include an opportunity to network and learn about what others are doing. It will also have a short presentation from MPFT about their grants for significant mental illness prevention, and some forum business, including voting on leadership and the revised terms of reference.

  • Should you have feedback on the proposed refreshed terms of reference, please email this to ahead of the next meeting so that they can be collated for discussion.
  • Should you be interested in serving as chair, secretary, or VCSA Board representative, please email ahead of the next meeting so that the group can be ready to vote (please also feel free to get in touch with any questions about this).

If you missed the last meeting, you can download the notes here. If you want to be included on the forum's mailing list, please email

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Disability in the Workplace -

The Hidden Talent Pool

Online free webinar

20th July 10-11am

Register here

Why are 75% of businesses globally experiencing a talent shortage while 47% of disabled people in the UK are unemployed? That’s over 10% of the working-age population.

Disabled people are an untapped talent pool, often ignored by EDI strategies.

The disability employment gap is growing, currently at 29.8%, and businesses need to do more to support disabled colleagues present and future.

During this webinar, Alice Hargreaves, COO and Co-Founder of SIC will cover:

  • Disability in the here and now
  • The language of disability
  • Societal bias
  • How to appeal to disabled talent
  • How to retain disabled employees
  • The next steps to becoming an ally

You'll leave with some key changes you can implement now and a wider understanding of disability (covering physical disabilities, hidden disabilities, neurodiversity, mental health, and chronic illness).

SIC are a social enterprise that works to connect the dots between talent short organisations and talented disabled professionals. Founded at the beginning of 2021 by Alice Hargreaves and Rachael Mole, SIC provides training and support to both disabled professionals and businesses. Visit the SIC website to learn more.

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From Here to Diversity 2023 Online Conference

28th September

Increased diversity can offer so many advantages to forward-looking organisations, including; improved performance and better governance,
greater creativity, a wider perspective and increased legitimacy and accountability.

This event will help you and your organisation be inclusive in language, behaviour and processes. We have curated a variety of sessions with experts that cover:

  • Keynote on leadership and diversity
  • New initiatives, the latest talking points and helpful resources in diversity
  • Making your digital content more accessible
  • Inclusive recruitment
  • Committing to EDI (equality, diversity, inclusion)
  • How not to do EDI
  • Supporting neurodiversity as a leader
  • Themed discussion groups (you can suggest topics)

You will go away with tips that will enable you to make the changes within your organisation (and your own behaviour) that will help improve society for all of us.

View full session details here.

Register here

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Training: Teaching Young People about Death and Loss

Gain knowledge and skills to help young people cope with loss. This is a schools-based programme in teaching Death Education to young people, but is open to VCS professionals working with young people.

To book: Teaching Young People about Death & Loss

CEDAR EDUCATION is a registered Community Interest Company that provides death and bereavement education to teachers, young people, their families and professionals. In 2020, we received the Queen's Award for Volunteer Services for our Innovative Teaching and work with young people. We are now enrolling teachers for a new course for secondary schools. These teacher-training workshops are designed to help you develop death education for PSHE, RE or general lessons across the curriculum. This course will also be open to adults and professionals who need this information.

This is a 2-day workshop that will run from 9:30-4pm on Fridays. Part 1: Understanding Death, 13 October 2023; and Part 2: Understanding Grief, 20 October 2023.

10hours CPD certificate

The course will cover the following topics:

  • The nature of death and dying
  • Understanding grief
  • Helping young people cope with loss
  • Creating a supportive environment for bereaved students and those who are not bereaved, but affected by a death.
  • Developing lesson plans on death and dying

To be eligible for the course, you must:

  • Be a qualified secondary school teacher, head teacher or mental-health lead, youth-worker, and/or,
  • Have an interest in death education and bereavement support
  • Be committed to working with young people

If you are interested in registering for these workshops, please visit  Eventbrite for more information, terms and conditions of booking. Closing date for registration is 1st October 2023.

These workshops are subsidised and places will be limited. Registration is essential. Workshop fees include:

  • Workbook & activities
  • Good Grief Leaf
  • 10hrs CPD Certificate
  • Lunch and refreshments

Looking for Local Health-Related Events and Information?

Looking for health-related events and meetings local to your area? The VCSA recommends subscribing to the Community Connectors newsletter for all of the latest local event information, including classes, clubs and social groups that are related to health and wellbeing. You can subscribe by emailing

Download the Community Connectors Leaflet for more information on what they are and how you can get involved in social prescribing in Shropshire.

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Job / Volunteer Opportunities

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Health Engagement Coordinator

Lingen Davies Cancer Fund are looking for a Health Engagement Coordinator that will work closely with their Live Life lead, to deliver their health engagement work, with a primary focus on raising cancer awareness for early diagnosis, cancer screening and prevention.

You will be responsible for developing programmes of work throughout our region, using a range of activities and settings to effectively engage with the public. This will include making maximum use of the Lingen Davies Health Promotion Van to take engagement activities out into the community.

The role will be three or four days per week, and hours will usually be worked between 8am and 6pm to meet the needs of the organisation, however some evening and weekend work will be required. Flexibility is expected to ensure relevant public events are attended.

To be successful, you will need exceptional organisational skills and have the initiative to manage your workload.

Salary: £25,000 (pro rata)

Deadline to apply: 5pm 10th July

Full details and how to apply are available on the Lingen Davies website

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Sight Loss Shropshire Tech Coordinator

Sight loss, Technology, Communities. If these words strike a chord with you, we might have the perfect job for you!

Local charity Sight Loss Shropshire are looking for a Tech Coordinator to provide training and advice on smart phones, tablets and other devices that can help people with sight loss in their day-to-day life. Leading a group of volunteers you will be delivering tech support across Shropshire.

Hours: 12 hours per week, flexible

Salary: £12.50 p.h.

Location: Across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. All travel costs reimbursed.

Download the role description here or find out more on the Sight Loss Shropshire website.  

Application: CV and cover letter to

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Citizens Advice Shropshire is recruiting!

Are you passionate about making a difference, making society fairer and working for an organisation that values diversity, promotes equality and challenges discrimination?  

Citizens Advice Shropshire is recruiting an experienced Advice Session Supervisor or a Trainee Advice Session Supervisor.

They encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and will consider trainee positions.

Advice Session Supervisor / Trainee Advice Session Supervisor

Salary: £24,914 to £29,190 depending on experience

Contract: Full time 37 hours per week, permanent.

Location: The successful applicant would be based in Shrewsbury office and must be able to work flexibly across the county when required.

Start: As soon as possible

Post may be subject to a DBS check.

Further details and application form (no CVs) are available from their website:

Closing date:  Midnight on Sunday 23 July 2023

Interviews:     Thursday 3 August 2023 (If date isn't convenient another may be arranged, depending on availability)

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Work with the VCSA!

Insight and VCS Engagement Officer

Salary: £32,909

Hours: 37hrs/wk 

Location: Mix of home and office working

The Feedback and Insight Team at Shropshire Council are looking for someone who has experience of working in partnerships and/or with the voluntary sector, delivering partnership projects and gathering feedback. Applications are welcomed from those with well-developed organisational and project management skills. The post holder will lead on weekly communications designed for the voluntary sector and manage the VCS Assembly website.

Download the full advert, job description, and person specification

Apply via the Shropshire Council careers site.

Closing date: 9th July

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this role or the team. To arrange a phone call, please email Sarah Dodds, Feedback and Insight Team Leader

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

Expressions of Interest Invited for £1m Defibrillator Fund

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is inviting community organisations from across England to bid for funding for an automated external defibrillator (AED) for their area.

The £1 million fund which is not yet open for applications is expected to provide around 1,000 new defibrillators in community spaces across England.

Local community organisations, such as sports clubs, local theatres, community halls, etc., may register their interest now.

To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate that defibrillators will be placed in areas where they are most needed, such as places with high footfall, vulnerable people, rural areas or due to the nature of activity at the site.

Organisations who submit an expression of interest will be notified once grant applications open.

Expressions of Interest can be made via the DHSC website.

Funding for Community Hubs in the UK that Support Asylum Seekers and Refugees

The charity Migrant Help is currently accepting applications from not-for-profit organisations across the UK that need a small grant to start a new community hub, or expand an existing hub, in order to support asylum seekers, refugees and survivors of modern-day slavery in the UK.

Two grants are available:

  • Small bridging grants of up to £2,000
    • To help with things like short-term running costs whilst seeking further funding or to provide essential needs that cannot be met elsewhere. This may include essentials like covering unexpected increases in bills / venue hire, activity costs, material items or for costs of training and advertising.
  • Sustainability and start up grants of up to £5,000
    • To help start a new hub in an area of high need or to invest in an existing hub, creating sustainability, such as equipment, training for staff and volunteers, support in advertising opportunities or identifying partners, hosting launch days and community events etc.

Applications will be accepted from:

  • Registered organisations managing existing hubs.
  • Constituted groups.
  • Charities.
  • Faith groups.
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs).
  • Not for profit organisations.
  • Partnerships of not-for-profit organisations.

Priority will be given to individuals and organisations who have not previously received funding from Migrant Help.

Applications can be submitted at any time and will be assessed on a bi-monthly basis with deadlines to submit applications for each round.

There are four more opportunities to apply for funding before 31 January 2024.

The next deadline for applications is 31 July with a decision by 31 October 2023. For more information on the scheme, download the grant scheme guidance and apply via their online web application.

Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust to Reopen for Third Round of 2023

Registered or exempted charities in the UK will soon be able to apply for the next round of funding from Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust.

The Trust focuses on a different set of priorities each year, and round three will focus on projects relating to children and young people in care and care leavers.

During this round, charities can apply for grants of £1,000 provided their annual operating income is between £100,000 and £1 million.

Charities can only apply for one grant per calendar year.

The funders continue to recognise that Black Lives Matter has highlighted discrimination faced by the Global Majority. Across each grant round, applicants will be asked to detail how their project addresses these issues.

Deadline 31 July 2023. Visit the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust website for more information and to apply.

Wolfson Foundation Hospice Care Home Training Programme Opens for Applications

Hospice UK and Wolfson Foundation are working in partnership to deliver a grants programme that aims to:

  • Encourage increased collaboration, sharing of knowledge and good practice across hospice and care home.
  • Address unmet education and training needs cost effectively within hospices’ immediate region.
  • Have a direct impact on patient care for those with a diagnosis of dementia who have palliative care needs.

Funding of up to £2,000 is available to hospices registered in the UK. The programme will contribute towards the cost of courses and study days, focused specifically on dementia care, run by a hospice (or group of hospices) for local care homes.

Hospices are eligible for a maximum of two grants per year. A grant may be for a series of events, eg a series of workshops on dementia and palliative care in care homes.

Applications must be submitted at least one month before the proposed start date for activities to ensure sufficient time for assessment.

The fund is open to applications on a rolling basis. Visit the Hospice UK website for more information and to apply.

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MPFT Seeks to Sub-contract Grant Funding for Community Mental Health Transformation

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) are looking to Sub–Contract the management of its grant funding allocation and work in partnership with the Trust. 

The Provision of the service is required to support and achieve a number of key objectives, supporting community and voluntary organisations who are working with service users within the following geographical areas:

  • North Shropshire
  • South Shropshire
  • Central Shropshire
  • Telford and Wrekin

The Service is designed to: 

  • Provide funding to Grant recipients
  • Assist with application assessments and scheme management
  • Ensure grants are issued for delivery of the project aims.


The service aims to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Alliance building - To develop strong community networks and build thriving mental health eco-systems within communities
  • Co-production - To keep lived experience perspective at the heart of everything we do
  • Community Engagement - To build strong and deep links within communities and from the grass roots
  • Strengthen the local voluntary and community sector
  • Delivering a place based approach
  • Delivering funds to support community mental health transformation


The management of funding scheme(s) (Grants) to the local voluntary and community sector to support community mental health transformation. A place based approach focused on local needs, will under pin the delivery of the funding scheme(s).

The Management of the funding scheme(s) shall include the required process and administrative work needed throughout the grant life cycle this include but is not limited to;

  • Scheme set up
  • Review of applications
  • Award process
  • Dispersal of funds
  • Post award monitoring and reporting

Download the full guidance here. Submissions due 12noon 28th July 2023.

To be eligible to bid for this contract, your organisation must be registered on the MPFT Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS). A complete guide to registering on this system can be downloaded here.

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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