Over the last couple of years there have been an increased number of enquiries from communities around Leicestershire seeking advice and funding to purchase and install accessible Community Defibrillators or Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) or sometimes equally referred to as Public Access Defibrillators (PAD’s)
Please use the links above to get advice on such schemes and see if you are eligible to obtain a unit for free or for a reduced price - or alternatively where & how you can apply for funding to cover the cost of purchasing and installing a unit. More »
Community awareness of the location and use of the AED is essential and awareness sessions should be considered as part of the overall scheme. » Less
Leicestershire and Rutland ProHelp – can we help you?
Leicestershire and Rutland ProHelp is a group of professional firms that offer advice and guidance for free to not-for-profit organisations across Leicestershire and Rutland.
We can provide:
• Accountants – business & strategic planning; tax; insolvency advice and more
• Marketing/PR Consultants – developing marketing strategies or promotional literature templates; logo design
• Architects, Structural & Quantity Surveyors – plans and costings to accompany funding bids and more More »
A list of example projects we can assist with is as attached.
Please note that due to a backlog of legal requests we are currently unable to accept applications of this nature at the present time.
The next deadline for returning application forms for support from Leicestershire and Rutland ProHelp is Monday 4th November to be presented the following week.
For more information and application pack please contact:
Community Development Team
0116 275 6469
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Leicestershire County Council has launched a £124,000 SHIRE Community Building Grant Fund to support Community Buildings across Leicestershire.
A maximum £6000 grant and or £4000 loan can be offered to constituted management groups who manage community buildings in Leicestershire.
There is a mix of funding available to cover both capital work – improvements for buildings – and support for business planning, advice and training - improvements in how the buildings are run.
Leicestershire County Council is looking to support costs of: More »
•Major repairs, such as new roofs and floors:
•Improvements that increase Community Building capacity or enable wider usage such as extensions and internal refits.
•Acquisition of buildings (via purchase or long lease) in order to provide a community facility.
•Construction of new Community Buildings.
•Training and development of the committee members, volunteers and staff running Community Buildings
•Support with strengthening governance, developing business plans and community consultation.
Applications will be considered by a Grants Panel. For applications to be considered by the next panel meeting in December, applications need to be submitted by Wednesday 20th of November.
For more details about the fund and how to apply, please visit
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Help us set our strategic priorities for Leicestershire
Come along to one of our consultation events and tell us about your experiences and issues on the health and social care services you receive.
Until the end of November 2013 Healthwatch Leicestershire (HWL) will be engaged in setting its priorities. These will be used so HWL can focus on the key concerns of your community about health and social care services, and ensure that the public has a voice in the planning and design of services.
Tell us about your experience of services such as:
• GPs and practices
• Mental health services
• Social care
• Community health services
• Carers services
• Children and young people’s services More »
We will use the information you give us to help identify five key local issues that matter to your community. These issues will be the focus of our work to improve health and social care services for people living in Leicestershire.
Book onto your local event:
Market Harborough - Friday 25 October 10am - 12pm
Or call 0116 2574 999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org » Less