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The Neighbourhood Fund (Dorset)
The Neighbourhood Fund is now accepting applications for projects that support Dorset's elderly population. Constituted community groups, registered charities and social enterprises can apply for grants of between £500 - £5,000. The Foundation are particularly interested in supporting projects that involve collaborative working between local groups in order to deliver cost effective projects and to reach out to more people in need. The deadline for applications is midday on 13th December 2017. For more information, please visit www.dorsetcommunityfoundation.org
Youth Social Action Fund (Staffordshire)
Registered charities, community groups and social enterprises in Staffordshire can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 through the Youth Social Action Fund. The Community Foundation for Staffordshire administers this fund which is part of the UK wide "#iwill" campaign. The "#Iwill" campaign aims to increase the number of people between the ages of 10 and 20 years (25 for disabled people) who take part in youth social action. The funding is available to organisations with an annual income of less than £500,000. The closing date for applications is 28th November 2017 For more information, please visit www.eastendcf.org
Dementia in BAME communities: London, Leeds & Birmingham events
FaithAction invites you to events about dementia in black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. This is part of a project we are working on with Race Equality Foundation and Friends, Families and Travellers, as part of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance. The aims of these events are to: raise awareness of dementia explore issues around risk reduction for dementia explore dementia support for these communities These events are aimed at practitioners, individuals and organisations working on dementia London Date: Wednesday 29 November 2017 Time: 12pm - 4pm Venue: Race Equality Foundation, Unit 22, Deane House Studios, 27 Greenwood Place, London, NW5 1LB For more information, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk Leeds Date: Tuesday 5 December 2017 Time: 1pm - 4.30pm Venue: St George's Centre, Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3DL For more information, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk Birmingham Date: Monday 11 December 2017 Time: 12pm - 4pm Venue: BVSC, The Centre for Voluntary Action, 138 Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DR For more information, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk
Annual coat collection campaign
City Hindus Network is working with Wrap Up London for their annual coat collection campaign to facilitate the collection of coats for distribution to London’s most vulnerable people during the winter months. Last year, over 20,000 coats were collected and distributed through various homeless charities in the run-up to Christmas. How can you get involved? 1. Donate a coat - visit www.wrapuplondon.org.uk for further information. 2. Volunteer at this year's coat sorting and distribution day on Saturday 25 November 2017 from 11am - 3pm at Safestore Chiswick. Please sign up at www.eventbrite.co.uk
WannaCry cyber attack lessons learned
A review is being undertaken to analyse key lessons learned from the WannaCry cyber attack on 12 May 2017, which affected the NHS and other organisations. The review will assess the actions required to manage the risk and impact of a future cyber attack and ensure this learning is widely shared and implemented across the health and care system. The review is keen to tell patients’ stories about the impact WannaCry had on them, for example where operations and appointments were cancelled or communication of test results was delayed. If you were affected by WannaCry as a patient and/or patient representative and would like to share your experiences (which will be anonymised), the review team would like to hear from you. Please contact Samantha.Pryke@dh.gsi.gov.uk (review lead) as soon as possible and ideally no later than 20 November 2017.