Thank you to everyone who supported our applications for funding recently.

The good news is …. All the Small Things CiC have been given funding by three funders for 1000 Lives!

1 Stoke on Trent City Council have funded us to the end of March 2018 for three areas of activity:

  • Action For All – follow up from the Enabling Social Action event, sharing learning with partners and to support volunteering for everyone, led by people with disabilities and long term conditions
  • loneliness and suicide prevention, encouraging community conversations to support people to find help
  • support more people to get involved in their community working with My Community Matters, Libraries, Vintage Volunteers and other social action projects

2 Seedbed have given us funding to develop Got It Want It with an online internet based system for sharing our skills, knowledge and other resources.

3 Lottery Awards For All have funded us from February 2018 for a year to develop the 1000 Lives Network to reach more people across the city. We will hold drop ins, put up community noticeboards and buy a portable hearing loop for our Network events and meetings.

Unfortunately we did not get through the second stage with our applications to:

  • Aviva Community Fund – Thank you if you voted for the Action For All project led by disabled people. We had 230 votes which is very good. However the website was difficult to use and didn’t work on the first day or two. Some people were put off by having to register with their email address. Over 9500 projects applied to the fund and only 500 will be funded.
  • NESTA Connecting Communities Fund – We asked for funding to develop our Got It Want It resource exchange. Only 15-20 organisations will be funded

We are still waiting to hear back about two applications

  • Place Based Social Action city wide partnership bid to the Big Lottery
  • CHAD research centre bid to the Wellcome Trust in partnership with All the Small Things CiC for a Community Action Research Network