Post Office branches in England (excluding Crown branches) can now apply to receive up to £10,000 to support a new scheme or service for their local community.
These could include:
•Classes in key skills such as reading, languages or the Internet
•Mentoring and advice service for local small businesses, or display space for local producers
•Partnership with a local charity to provide a meeting space, notice board and other forms of support
•A hub or meeting space for community groups involved in local issues, such as neighbourhood planning
If you have an idea you’d like your Post Office to support, download and print the PDF, write down your idea, take it into your Post Office and have a conversation with the sub-postmaster or branch manager about what you could do together to benefit the local community.
Sub-postmasters can find out more including how to apply on subspaceonline.co.uk. Deadline for applications is Friday 18 October 2013.
The Fund is a result of a partnership between the Department for Communities and Local Government and Post Office Ltd. It is limited to supporting a maximum of 20 schemes across the country (England only) in 2013/14.
Winning bids will be selected by a panel compromising Post Office Ltd, Department for Communities and Local Government, and others. Judging will take place in autumn with the successful schemes announced shortly after.
If you have any questions, email email@example.com
Your views needed on Leicestershire's Future.
Like all councils, Leicestershire County Council has had to make savings over the last few years, as part of the Government’s drive to reduce public debt.
So far, we have succeeded in making major efficiency savings, limiting the impact on key services. But faced with further reductions in Government grant and rising demand for care and other services, the council will have to save more and may have to stop some services. It will also need to look at new and different ways of delivering services, including even closer working with other public service agencies, including Parish & Town Councils. More »
The challenges we’re facing are complicated. We need to plan ahead for the next five years and we would like your help in thinking through the issues and coming up with possible solutions.
A resident’s survey which will be available on-line from today until 15th September via www.leics.gov.uk/future.
A hard copy of the resident’s survey will be circulated door-to-door via the August edition of Leicestershire Matters. We would be grateful if you could help us in encouraging residents and service users to respond to this survey.
There is also a stakeholder survey for service providers, Parish & Town Councils, charities, voluntary organisations and community groups. Please visit www.leics.gov.uk/future/future-stakeholder.htm to access our on-line stakeholder survey. The stakeholder survey closes at noon on Monday 19th August.
If you or others require any help in completing the surveys, or would like alternative versions such as easy read, large print, Braille or help in understanding it in different languages, please contact 0116 305 0002 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org » Less
The PCC Grant is a newly created funding stream to support the achievement of the priorities within the Commissioner's Police and Crime Plan. A number of the Police and Crime Commissioner's intentions are solely reliant on this Grant to support the delivery of his Plan, examples include:-
• identifying children at risk of child sexual exploitation
• identifying individuals/families at risk of domestic violence, and equipping them with the skills, confidence and knowledge to recognise when they are at risk and take appropriate action
• support for those affected by burglary, vehicle crime, hate crime, domestic abuse, serious sexual assault
There is indicative funding of £100,000 available between October 2013 and March 2013. The maximum amount of funding that will be awarded per application will be £10,000. The allocations of this grant will be distributed between successful grant applications received in July and November 2013. The deadline for round one is 29th July 2013. More »
The Grant is available to any organisation. However, the Police and Crime Commissioner is keen to support smaller organisations with a turnover of less than £100,000.
Application Forms and Guidance Notes can be found at: PCC Grant
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CHARNWOOD VOLUNTARY & COMMUNITY SECTOR FORUM- WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE 2013, 10AM-1PM @ QUORN VILLAGE HALL
The Charnwood Voluntary and Community Sector forum is for groups to come together to share, learn and influence. The focus of this particular forum will be the impact of Welfare Reform and will include an interactive workshop.
FORUM DATE: Wednesday 19 June 2013
VENUE: Quorn Village Hall, 64 Leicester Road, Quorn
FOCUS: Welfare Reform
Groups will have a chance to:
Network - Meet with others working in your area to share ideas.
Development - Attend workshops to learn from others and explore opportunities to work and collaborate together.
Influence - Engage decision makers, access local VCS representatives and form a collective voice. More »
Free Training Course - Managing Volunteers, 2pm-4pm
1:1 Support - Book an appointment at a forum with a VAL support officer for help on areas such as funding, planning and governance.
Please click here if you would like to attend the forum, book on the training course or book an appointment with a VAL support officer.
Contact the VAL Helpline on 0116 257 5050 for further information. » Less