RECENT funding from The Community Foundation for Staffordshire, is allowing Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT) to increase the amount of work currently being delivered across the local community.

The Community Foundation for Staffordshire is an independent charity dedicated to strengthening local communities across Staffordshire and Shropshire. They aim to tackle issues of disadvantage and exclusion through the building of permanent endowments and the allocation of grants. The Foundation is one of more than 40 Community Foundations throughout the United Kingdom, and they are a member of ‘UKCF‘, who promote closer working and opportunities for all Foundations throughout the country.

BACT’s Health and Wellbeing Team have been proactive in using the funding, creating activity packs that will be distributed across the community, to those that are currently most vulnerable and in isolation.

The booklets contain home work-outs to keep people physically functioning, activities to keep people mentally active, as well as a number of fun challenges for people to take part in.

Every county in England has access to a local Community Foundation, although some Foundations will cover 2 counties, such as Lancashire & Merseyside, and Staffordshire & Shropshire.  There are national Community Foundations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

John Widdowson, Community and Partnerships Manager, said: “We’ve used the funding to put the activity packs together and will be sending these out across the local community to hopefully spread a bit of joy and to help those that are in need of a lift.

“We’re really grateful to The Community Foundation for Staffordshire for their support and to allow us to increase our delivery during this time.

“We’d also like to thank the local county councillors for East Staffordshire, who’ve also provided us with grant funding that’s also going to help us deliver even more community outreach work during the current pandemic.”

You can download the activity pack’s below. Alternatively email to receive a hardcopy of issue 1 or any of the other issues.