Featured image for “Your chance to get a closer look at a historic building right on our doorstep and meet the people who look after it”
October 5, 2021
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Published by Becky

Your chance to get a closer look at a historic building right on our doorstep and meet the people who look after it

If you know Gornal, you might have walked past Ruiton Windmill and thought it was someone’s home. Perhaps you’ve passed it many times and never got a closer look. Maybe you’ve always been curious about it. Well, now’s your chance
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September 1, 2021
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Published by Eileen

The countdown is on, but you still have time to nominate for this year’s Dudley CVS Kindness Awards 2021

It’s that time of year again and we are looking to celebrate, and recognise amazing individuals, groups and businesses.  We want you to nominate those who have made a difference to people and communities across Dudley borough for our Dudley
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August 11, 2021
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Published by donnacvs

Holiday Activity Fun!

The Government has allocated Dudley Borough with £1,200,000 from the Holiday Activities and Food Programme funding to be spent by the end of 2021 on activities and refreshments for income eligible, free school meals pupils for a week at Easter, 4 weeks in the summer and a week
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July 30, 2021
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Published by Becky

New Dudley CVS podcast: Why funding bids can fail

Martin and Becky talk about why funding bids can sometimes fail. Bringing together a list pitfalls and mistakes direct from funders and sharing their own experiences of what turns funders off, this episode will hopefully help you to improve your chances when you’re bidding for grant funding
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July 9, 2021
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Published by Martin

Riverside House successful funding application to the Severn Trent Water Community Fund

In February I met Clare Evans from Riverside House to discuss a funding application to the Severn Trent Water Community Fund. Following our meeting, Clare completed the application and sent it to me for review prior to submission. By way
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June 24, 2021
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Published by Melissa

June 2021 – Digitally excluded people’s experiences of remote GP appointments

Healthwatch Dudley joined forces with four other local Healthwatch to listen to local people about their experience of digital exclusion. We wanted to understand how the move to digital healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic has worked well for some but
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June 18, 2021
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Published by Becky

Spotlight on Moms Mindful Hub, a small group with a big heart

Moms Mindful Hub is a small, volunteer-led group that’s there for moms, their mental health and wellbeing. The group is brought together by Leonie McDonald, who has been an absolute pleasure to work with over the last ten years or
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Featured image for “We’ve never met in person: Spirit of Djembe and Partners With Industry, two not-for-profits supported during a turbulent year”
June 4, 2021
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Published by Becky

We’ve never met in person: Spirit of Djembe and Partners With Industry, two not-for-profits supported during a turbulent year

In March 2020, life as we knew it changed dramatically. As news of Covid-19 became increasingly concerning, Dudley CVS made the decision to suspend face-to-face meetings and we were faced with the task of pivoting to working remotely and holding
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May 28, 2021
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Published by Becky

Lots on offer during Small Charity Week and June’s Month of Community

Small Charity Week runs from 14-19 June and is a national campaign to raise the profile of small charities and the big impact they have in our communities. To mark the week, we’ve teamed up with our friends SCVO to
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May 20, 2021
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Published by Becky

Conversations with the funder – Black Country ESF Community Grants

Last week we held a third ‘Meet the Funder’ event for not-for-profit organisations across Dudley borough. This time we welcomed Ruth Burgess, Grant Manager at Black Country ESF Community Grants. We were also joined by not-for-profits from across the Black
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