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External Funding

There are many other sources of funding available to groups and organisations. 

Lottery funding

For every £1 that the public spends on Lottery tickets 28 pence goes to Lottery good causes. This funding is channelled through the following lottery distributors for allocating to local community projects: 

  • Arts Council England - provide grants towards local, regional and national arts projects
  • Big Lottery Fund - provides grants for improving communities and the lives of those most in need
  • Heritage Lottery Fund - provide grants to conserve heritage for present and future generations to experience and enjoy; help more people to take an active part and learn about their heritage.
  • Sport England - invests in projects that help people to start, stay and succeed in sport and physical activity at every level.

Voluntary & Community Sector- Infrastructure Organisations in Staffordshire

If you are aware of a local VCS organisation that requires further assistance in sourcing or applying for funding, your local VCS infrastructure organisation may be able to assist and support them.  Please find their contact details below:

VAST - supporting Voluntary & Community Sector

Head Office: The Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 5DD
Telephone: 0300 303 8606

Southern Office: The Hub 17 Eastgate Street Stafford ST16 2LZ
Telephone: 01785 283400
Email: shashmi@vast.org.uk

Support Staffordshire - Cannock Chase

Address: Coniston Hall Cecil Street, Chadsmoor Cannock WS11 5HG 
Telephone: 01543 500404
Email: cannock.enquiries@supportstaffordshire.org.uk 

Community Council of Staffordshire

Address: 1A/1B The Whitehouse, Chapel Street, Stafford. ST16 2BX
Telephone: 01785 242525
Email: communitycouncil@staffs.org.uk

Support Staffordshire - East Staffordshire

Address: Voluntary Services Centre, Union Street, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1AA
Telephone: 01283 543414
Email: eaststaffs@supportstaffordshire.org.uk

East Staffordshire Racial Equality Council

Address: Voluntary Service Centre, Union Street, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire DE14 1AA
Telephone: 01283 510456 

Support Staffordshire - Lichfield and District

Address: Mansell House, 22 Bore Street, Lichfield, WS13 6LL 
Telephone: 01543 303030 
Fax: 01543 303034
Email: lichfield&district@supportstaffordshire.org.uk

Newcastle-under-Lyme Community Voluntary Support 

Please note this organisation has now merged with VAST. Local support is still available in Newcastle Borough, however if you wish to access this please contact VAST who will be happy to help.  

Saltbox Christian Centre

Address: Bemersley House, Gitana St, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire ST1 1DY
Telephone: 01782 207200 
Email: email@saltbox.org.uk

South Staffordshire Council for Voluntary Action

Address: c/o South Staffordshire District Council Offices, Wolverhampton Road, Codsall, WV8 1PX
Telephone: 01902 851675 
Email: david.leese@sscva.org.uk

Support Staffordshire (Stafford and District)

1st Floor, The Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 3AQ

Telephone: 01785 413160
Email: stafford&district@supportstaffordshire.org.uk

Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services (SCVYS)

Address: 42a Eastgate Street, Stafford, ST16 2LY
Telephone: 01785 240378
Email: phil@staffscvys.org.uk

Support Staffordshire - Moorlands

Address: Bank House, 20 St Edward Street, Leek, ST13 5DS  
Telephone: 01538 381356
Email: staffordshiremoorlands@supportstaffordshire.org.uk

Support Staffordshire -Tamworth

Address: Tamworth Library, Corporation Street, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7DN 
Telephone: 01827 67255 

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