Press Release:Voluntary sector grants hit the mark in support of vulnerable city people

Posted in: News on April 15, 2014

Charities from across the city have become the first to receive new style grants that will see more NHS money going directly to support vulnerable people.Nearly £250,000 of grants has been awarded by Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).The grants replace contracts that were previously awarded on a 12 month basis. The new system allows voluntary groups to secure NHS funding for approved projects with far less bureaucracy, allowing them concentrate resources on the front-line rather than paperwork.Recipients are:• Staffordshire Housing Association, to provide short-term support to vulnerable, frail and older people leaving hospital• Beth Johnson Foundation, to support older people to stay active and live healthy and independent lives Steve Robinson, Chief Executive said: “As a long established local and trusted charity we are very excited to be awarded the CCG grant which will directly benefit the people of the Stoke-on-Trent. We look forward to working with our partners, extending our services and providing much needed support” The full press release can be read here


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