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  • #Speak Up Grant Applications Now Open

    #Speak Up Grant Applications Now Open

    This year Sheffield Healthwatch are looking for 5 voluntary or community sector groups or organisations to work with them on projects which will help take people’s views and experiences to decision makers in Sheffield. The scheme offers fewer grants than before, but each one has more funding ( £2,000) and a greater level of support from the Sheffield Healthwatch team.

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  • Household Support Fund

    Household Support Fund

    Now that funding has been used up for the Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant, this month sees the launch of a new Household Support Fund, established by the Department for Work and Pensions. The fund supports people most in need this winter during the final stages of economic recovery mainly with food and housekeeping costs, gas and electrity and white goods.

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  • Free Green Home Grants : Apply Now

    Free Green Home Grants : Apply Now

    Sheffield City Council has received funding and has partnered with the energy company E.ON to deliver the Green Homes Grant to improve the energy efficiency of homeowners’ households for free. This will help make your home cheaper to heat and reduce its ‘carbon footprint’. You do not need to be an E.ON customer to apply. Please note the scheme has funding for a limited number of installations only. It is operating on a first come, first served basis and if you are interested you should apply as soon as possible.

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  • Financial Impact of Covid-19 on Disabled People

    Financial Impact of Covid-19 on Disabled People

    The Joseph Rowntree Foundation, an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty, has issued this new report saying that disabled people on ‘legacy’ benefits (Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support) are losing out on government support during the Coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile Sheffield City Council has reported there is a low uptake for their Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant and is urging people to apply. If you need support to apply you can call the council on their dedicated helpline number on 0114 273 4567 .

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  • Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant

    Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant

    Sheffield City Council has received a Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant from the government through DEFRA intended to be spent within this financial year to support the people of Sheffield through these difficult times. You can apply for a Covid-19 Emergency Assistance Grant if you live in Sheffield and you are having difficulties paying for food and other essentials due to Covid-19. Find out how to apply.

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  • The Motor Neurone Disease Association Coronavirus Emergency Grant Scheme

    The Motor Neurone Disease Association Coronavirus Emergency Grant Scheme

    This one-off grant up to the value of £250 for people with Motor Neurone Disease can be used to cover additional living costs incurred as the result of lockdown, such as food shopping or bills. If you would like to apply, a simple form asks you to outline how COVID-19 has affected your income or finances. Other grants are available and the Association’s Benefits Advice Service can offer guidance about benefits and can assist with obtaining statutory funding or funding from other charitable organisations.

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  • #SpeakUp grant applications are now open

    #SpeakUp grant applications are now open

    #SpeakUp is back! Healthwatch have launched the third round of their small grants programme, designed for community, voluntary, and not-for-profit groups to help their communities to speak up about their health and social care. Applications are open until 27th February 2020.

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