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It’s Back: HWB Day in Devizes

Devizes Rotary, working in partnership with the Devizes Area Health and Wellbeing Group, and supported by Wiltshire Council, is hosting the second DCA HWB Day from 11am – 3pm on Saturday 15th June 2019 on the Small Green in Devizes. Once again the aim of the day is to provide visitors with information about the health ...more

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Your starting point for grant fundin...

Every community group needs funding to deliver its local activities.  This can come from subscriptions, donations, membership fees, sponsorship, trading, fundraising and grants. Grants are a key source of funding and are available from a range of sources.  Funders are keen to support local community groups providing ...more

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Range of Active Communities activity packs to support people

Range of Active Communities activity...

A range of activity packs have been created by Wiltshire Council to support people during the current stay-at-home restrictions. The packs are suitable for everyone but have been designed with specific audiences in mind  –  adults, older people, those with a disability, young people, and individuals who previously took part in Wiltshire Council swimming and gymnastics sessions. Each pack contains tailored ideas for people to get active, ...more

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Shield Wiltshire – Covid Response

Shield Wiltshire – Covid Respo...

We are really keen to reach all front line workers who need our visors, whether that be care homes, doctors surgeries, funeral services, covid help groups, domestic abuse charities, pharmacies…. anyone at risk. As you know, all of our visors are free of charge to the end user. We are producing these visors in their thousands. Please can you share this post far and wide throughout Wiltshire so we can be sure to reach those in need? Anyone ...more

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Wiltshire Council welcomes money announced for the charity sector

Wiltshire Council welcomes money ann...

Wiltshire Council has welcomed the recent announcement from the Chancellor that charities will get access to £750m to support their work during these difficult times. The council has been working with charity and community organisations closely and providing support and guidance to ensure the most vulnerable in the county get the help they need. Through the council’s area board grants scheme, applications have been submitted for COVID-19 ...more

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Walkie Talkie initiative to support walking sports participants

Walkie Talkie initiative to support ...

Wiltshire Council’s sports development team has launched a session to support its walking sports participants during this difficult time. The Walkie Talkie initiative allows participants from the weekly walking football, netball and rugby sessions throughout the county to phone in from home and have a conversation with each other in a group environment – maintaining the social-element that many of the members find so vital. A walking ...more

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99% of Wiltshire families offered one of their top three primary school preferences

99% of Wiltshire families offered on...

99% of Wiltshire families have been offered one of their three primary school preferences for this September with 94% offered their first preference. Parents who applied online can see which school their child will attend by going to www.wiltshire.gov.uk Most parents now apply for places online with 96% of the 5,297 applications received doing so. Those who submitted a paper application form will be contacted by email to inform them how ...more

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Early years funding support

Early years funding support

Wiltshire Council is offering an incentive scheme to cover the additional costs incurred by the early years providers who have remained open for vulnerable children and children of key workers. In recognition of the challenges of continuing to provide childcare, the council will pay an additional £100 per eligible child, per week, to providers that have remained open since the beginning of April.  Those settings that remain open during ...more

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