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Newsletter 23 May 2024
Community funding deadlines approaching. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF) community grant schemes offer funding for projects that aim to make a difference in local neighbourhoods. Read about the community infrastructure fund and the community capacity building grant on the Talk Community website. Applications for the Community Capacity Building grant close on Monday 3rd June at 9am and Expressions of Interest for the Community Infrastructure Grant must be submitted by 9am on Monday 3rd June. If you need help developing your project ideas for the Community Capacity Building Fund you can contact the Talk Community team by emailing lady celebrating at her computer
Join Herefordshire Council’s Webinar on Climate Adaptation. As climate change brings more intense and frequent extreme weather events, such as flooding and heatwaves, adaptation becomes crucial. Herefordshire Council, in partnership with Sustainability West Midlands, has developed the county’s first Adaptation Plan.Town and Parish Councils, Public and Private Sector Enterprises, Community Groups and Leaders are invited to attend a webinar to find out more about the plan, get the opportunity to engage with experts, gain insights, and discover how to work together to reduce the detrimental impacts of climate change on our communities.The webinar is on Friday 14th June, 11am – 12pm. Tickets are free, and can be reserved via Eventbrite.
Refresh your Mental Health First Aid skills with a free course. Are you an Orange Button wearer, Health Champion, or someone whose MHFA certificate is pre September 2022? Now is the time to refresh your skills with a four-hour refresher course. Valued at £150, but available for free to people who have previously completed the Adult MHFA course (bargain!), this interactive, face-to-face session will help you stay confident and effective in your role as a mental health first aider. Spaces are limited, so book while you can. The course will take place on Friday 14th June at The Old Library Centre, Droitwich. More information and tickets can be found on the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Wellbeing and Recovery College website.a man being supportive towards another man
Keep on walking….into JuneWith just one full week until we wave goodbye to the month of May, here’s your reminder that it’s National Walking Month. Walking is a great way to stay active and boost your wellbeing; it’s free and an exercise that can be enjoyed at your own pace.As we stride into June, why not keep up the pace and try a free five week Nordic Walking course in Hereford? Find out more on the Talk Community Directory.A walking path sign in the Herefordshire countryside
Leominster Warm Welcome this FridayTalk Community, together with partners will be at the Leominster Community Centre this Friday, 24th May for the regular Leominster Warm Welcome between 11am-2pm. Pop by for a cuppa and a friendly chat,  access information and advice, or see the Talk Wellbeing team for a heart health check (we’ll get the kettle on).
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What’s new on the Talk Community Directory?With half term just around the corner, we’ve compiled a list of activities and events taking place throughout the holidays next week. Visit the Talk Community Directory to explore what’s happening near you! As per usual, there are plenty of activities for people of all ages on our website every week, and since the kids have a half term activities list of their own, we thought that we would highlight some upcoming events for grown-ups! Here’s what’s on:
Creative Café Events
Leominster Warm Welcome
St Martins Church Bingo Evening
Stitch With Kate Sewing Workshops
Ross Community Gardens – Talk Community Stall
Look Parent Support Group
Garrick Singers
Citizen’s Advice appointments at The Hub @ St Peters
Singing Mamas Herefordshire 
Our socials are a great way to keep in touch with what’s on too, whether you’re
• a Facebook fan
• tuned in to Twitter
• or instantly on Instagram
Herefordshire Cares Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives every day? Working in social care is a rewarding career – to find out more about a career in adult social care, visit the Herefordshire Cares website.