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Funding Community Events – info from the Area Manager

by danielbarker on 12 June, 2017

I hope that you will find the following information useful.

Willenhall Memorial Park

• Wednesday 16th August is Italian day at the Pavilion (Memorial Park) in Willenhall
• Salvation Army Events Start at 2 pm (see previous Information for Communities email Draft 1)

The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust team programme is now in a position to support the young people of Willenhall and the surrounding areas.

Working in partnership with the City of Wolverhampton College we will be based at Willenhall Chart Centre.
The first programme will start on the 26th June 2017.
If you know of any young person aged 16 – 25 years of age who is looking for personal development opportunities and a chance to gain some qualifications please call or text
Helen Fenton 07917084410

The Rough Hay Residents Association Summer Fair

• Saturday 24th June
• 11am to 2pm at
• Rough Hay Community Centre. Hall Street East, Wednesbury, WS10 8PL
• There will be a raffle, tombola, crafts, cakes and more. We will serve refreshments and pork baps.
• All are welcome to come and have some fun.

Charity Concert – In aid of St. Giles Hospice, Goscote featuring Shelfield Male Voice

Shelfield Male Voice Choir and Rock Choir will be holding a charity concert on
• Saturday 17th June
• at Central Hall, Ablewell Street, Walsall WS1 2EQ
All proceeds are to go to St Giles Walsall Hospice.

Please see flyer for more details tickets are £10pp. Ticket Line: 07778 674300

European Social Fund
This is to make you aware of an opportunity for grant funding via the European Social Fund.

Mr Inderjit Nijjer manages the Black Country ESF Community Grants programme and there is grant funding of up to £10,000 available for eligible organisations to deliver suitable projects.

Some of the key facts are set out below.

Eligible organisations
• Not for profit – Community organisation or CIC
• Turnover of less than £150,000
• From the Black Country
• Not in receipt of direct DWP or SFA funding

Eligible participants
• Aged 18+
• Right to live and work in UK
• Live in the Black Country
• Not working

Eligible projects
• Maximum of 6 months,
• Maximum of £10,000

Examples include:
• Engagement activity – including sports
• Informal training in key skills such as English / Maths / ICT or job specific
• Workshops
• Taster sessions
• Confidence-building activity
• Job Clubs
• Volunteering projects
• Something that prepares people for work

If you are interested at all please contact Inderjit Nijjer for further details.
Please feel free to circulate as widely as possible and encourage organisations who may wish to put in a bid to get in contact.

From: Inderjit Nijjer | External Funding and Community Grants Manager, Programme Management, Economy and Environment Directorate
Walsall Council | Civic Centre, Darwall Street, Walsall WS1 1DQ Email: Tel: 01922 654351 Mob: 07584275763

One Walsall

Join the ‘One Voice’ voluntary network in your locality
Join the ‘One Voice’ voluntary network in your locality
One Walsall are pleased to launch the first meetings of its new ‘One Voice’ voluntary sector network.
‘One Voice’ will operate on a locality basis and enable local voluntary and community sector organisations to come together on a regular basis to:
· Network with each other to share: contacts, information, resources and good practice.
· Connect with other sectors to find out about, and influence, relevant developments and initiatives.
· Voice their views, collectively or as individual organisations, but particularly to inform and mandate any sector representatives.
· Discuss, explore and develop collective solutions to local issues as they arise.
· To establish from within its membership bidding consortia that can access funding opportunities as they arise.
Taking a fresh perspective
To kick off the network, we want to take a fresh look at to how the sector sees itself; moving away from a negative perspective fuelled by austerity and cuts, to a perspective that recognises the assets we have at our disposal. As a sector, we draw on a wide range of resources such as individual and group skillsets, volunteer time, community venues and other physical resources. Recent years have led us to focus on the reduction in financial resources available to us, but we think we need to make more of the resources we do have, and take a fresh look at how we use them to benefit our communities.
We want to support you to become key players in supporting and influencing the development of your community and the services that support them.
Meetings are free to attend and will last no more than 2.5 hours. All you need to bring is an open mind and be prepared to contribute to the discussions.
The agenda for our initial meetings will cover
· Identify the good. What is good about where we work and our organisations? What are assets exist within our communities and how well are we using them?
· Activate! Using a simple toolkit, we’ll take a fresh approach to developing projects
· Collaborate. Considering how future meetings will take place and how we’ll work together.
· Capture the learning? How might we use the learning from today to develop projects that meet the needs of our communities?
To find out dates, times and venues and to book a place please click on the link below
Walsall – North covering groups working in Bloxwich, Leamore, Blakenhall, Birchills etc
Walsall – South covering groups working in Palfrey, Caldmore, Pleck, St Matthews, Paddock etc
Walsall – East covering groups working in Pheasy, Aldridge, Streetly, Brownhills, Pelsall, Rushall etc
Walsall – West covering groups working in Darlaston, Willenhall, Moxley, Short Heath, Bentley, New Invention etc
Please sign up directly for the One Walsall Newsletter – lots of exciting events happening in the area over the coming months

One Walsall
Jerome Chambers
16-16a Bridge Street
WS1 1HP 01922 619840
Please sign up directly for the One Walsall Newsletter – lots of exciting events happening in the area over the coming months

Hajj and Travel With Money Talk

Please pass this message on to anyone who you think may be interested in attending this event.

If you or someone you know is planning on travelling to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage this year, then this will interest you.
West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit have arranged for a representative from Birmingham Airport to talk about travel with monies/Hajj and why we can be stopped by staff at the airport.
When – 6:30pm Wednesday 5th July 2017.
Where – Masjid Al-Farooq – 4 Milton Street, Palfrey, Walsall.
There’s no mention of having to register in the email sent to me so as things stand just turn up. Please share.

If you have any questions please contact my CTU colleague PC Eammon Hall on
From: Kevin Pitt Walsall Police Partnerships Team Bloxwich Police Station Station Street Bloxwich WS3 2PD


Michael Greenfield
Area Manager:
Willenhall & Short Heath & Darlaston & Bentley
Change & Governance
1B First Floor, Civic Centre,
Darwall Street,
West Midlands,

Telephone: 01922 65 4684
Mobile: 07908 138489

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