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Tesco Community Funding – now available

Dear Residents

We have been provided with the following information about Tesco Community Funding.

How it works:

The Tesco Community Grant Scheme is a rolling funding programme open to any not-for-profit organisation. Three applications from each local area will be shortlisted to go to the public vote every three months. Tesco customers will be able to vote for the group they want to see funded every time they shop in store. The project with the highest number of votes will receive £1,500 (or the amount that was requested up to this value), the second placed project £1,000 (or the amount that was requested up to this value), and the third placed project £500.

What type of project will receive funding?
Tesco Community Grants will fund up to £1,500 towards local good causes whose focus is on supporting Children and Families and, being a supermarket, Tesco are particularly keen on applications for food related projects (for example cookery clubs, food banks, gardening projects, youth projects giving out food to participants etc.).

Who can apply?
Applications will be accepted from a wide range of not-for-profit organisations including: voluntary/community organisations, charities, schools, health bodies, Scouts/Guides, sports clubs, Community Interest Companies (please note, CIC’s must have been running for a minimum of two years and we can consider CICs limited by guarantee but not those limited by shares), local authorities, housing organisations, other not for profit organisations.

Application form:
The application form as well as further guidance information can be found online:
https://tescocommunitygrants.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/

Can I re-apply?

Any past recipient of Tesco funding are eligible to apply again provided they have completed their previous Tesco funded project and filled in their end of project report.

Groundwork staff are available to support applications; for example, we could give you advice on what to apply for, answer any questions about what to include on the form, or give feedback on a draft application. If you need any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Road Closure – B5027 Stone Road, Bramshall – 14th August 2021 – Overnight closure

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED)
ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC

B5027 Stone Road, Bramshall

NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 10th August 2021 made an Order the effect of
which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of B5027 Stone Road in Bramshall in the vicinity
of the Level Crossing 25 metres either side, unless the vehicle is being used in connection with the works, or unless
the vehicle requires access to premises on the length of road.

An alternative route for traffic is available and will be signed on site. For more information,
visit: https://one.network/?tm=122075492

The order will come into operation on 14th August 2021 and the said works (which will take place
overnight from 21:00) will commence on or as near as practicable to that date. It is anticipated that
the works will be completed the following day (at approximately 15:00).

The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months, or until the drainage renewal works, which it is proposed
to carry out on or near the road have been completed, whichever is the earlier.

Date: 11th August 2021
John Tradewell, Director of Corporate Services,
No. 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2DH
Ref: PTTRO 4238510
Enquiries: Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0300 111 8000
https://one.network


Road Closure – Bennetts Lane, Bramshall – 8th August 2021 – overnight closure

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 (AS AMENDED)
ROAD TRAFFIC (TEMPORARY RESTRICTIONS) ACT 1991
DIVERSION OF VEHICULAR TRAFFIC

Loxley Lane/Bennetts Lane, Loxley

NOTICE is hereby given that the Staffordshire County Council on 5th August 2021 made an Order the effect of
which will be to prohibit any vehicle from proceeding in that length of Loxley Lane/Bennetts Lane in Loxley in the
vicinity of the Level Crossing for a distance of approximately 25 metres either side, unless the vehicle is being used
in connection with the works, or is being used for police, fire brigade or ambulance purposes.
An alternative route for traffic is available and will be signed on site.

For more information,
visit: https://one.network/?tm=122111937

The order will come into operation on 8th August 2021 and the said works (which will take place
overnight between the hours of 21:00 and 07:00) will commence on or as near as practicable to that
date. It is anticipated that the works will be completed the following day.

The Order will remain in force for a period of 18 months, or until the jetting and cleaning works, which it is
proposed to carry out on or near the road have been completed, whichever is the earlier.

Date: 6th August 2021
John Tradewell, Director of Corporate Services,
No. 2 Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford. ST16 2DH
Ref: PTTRO 4239016
Enquiries: Customer Contact Centre Tel: 0300 111 8000
https://one.network


See Saw for Play Area – Stramshall

Dear Residents

Following the residents questionnaire last year and the request for a see saw for the play area in Stramshall, the Councillors are delighted to announce this has now been installed. .

Covid delayed the installation.

 


2021 Community Fund – details

Dear Residents,

Please see details about the 2021 Community Fund below, plus a leaflet attached.

The 2021 Community Fund is now live until the end of October, and applicants can see the detail and apply at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/2021CommunityFund

This year the fund is aimed at groups who have got going already, and need to think about what next – what will their offer be in future? How will they fundraise? How will they grow? What plans did they have before Covid-19 that they can now revisit?  This is where this funding comes in, as an investment to speed this up.

2021 Community Fund Rules

What the fund is for

  • Projects to get Staffordshire’s voluntary and community sector back to thriving, including initiatives that will help groups to develop or restart their own fundraising; or
  • Projects to help paused community activities get going again in a safe way; or
  • Projects looking to build on the community energy of the past year and keep it going, e.g. by transitioning new community networks into more formal community groups or Good Neighbour schemes

Deadline for new applications – 31 October 2021.

Deadline for spending granted funding  – 31 March 2022.

Match funding

Only required when the application comes from a parish council or a business, in which case the expectation is for 50/50 match funding. For any other applicant, there is no minimum financial match, but they will need to put in their application something about what they are bringing to their community table.

While the Community Fund is about getting community activity back to where it should be in a thriving voluntary and community sector, there are also other funds which may be more suitable.

Covid support funding – Doing Our Bit Covid 19 self isolator grant scheme

This grant is about the direct Covid-19 ‘support’ activities that we saw a lot of in early summer 2020 – e.g. it can be used to help local people who are self-isolating with:

  • Accessing food
  • Accessing medication
  • Accessing daily essentials
  • Tackling loneliness / emotional wellbeing support / etc.

The scheme will close when all the funding has been allocated or 30 September 2021, whichever occurs earliest.  Applications are made online at the link above and colleagues in Public Health administer this – it is not a fund you control, but are welcome to signpost to.

Covid Recovery funding – Support Staffordshire

For Covid ‘recovery’, the simplest and best place for small-scale support is Support Staffordshire’s funding and training offer.  Working with our Public Health team, Support Staffordshire have funding to distribute of up to £200 for groups who need it, alongside free training.  This is specifically about groups who need to get going again – funding to get re-started, get back to face to face, and costs clearly associated with re-start: PPE, venue hire, staffing or volunteer expenses, etc.

You should know about this so you can be aware of when to signpost applicants to Support Staffordshire instead – for small scale or really ‘opening up’ focused projects, this is the right route, and comes with training alongside it.   People can find their Support Staffordshire Locality Officer for details at https://www.supportstaffordshire.org.uk/contact

2021 Community Fund – Flyer

2021 Community Fund – Guidance document