Karen welcomes Funding opportunity for small charities in Staffordshire Moorlands

Karen Bradley, MP for Staffordshire Moorlands has welcomed the announcement of the Small Charities Challenge Fund that opened recently for applications for small charities based in the UK.

The Small Charities Challenge Fund is DFID’s first fund designed specifically for very small charities based in the UK. It provides grants for development organisations with an annual income of £250,000 or less working in some of the world’s poorest countries to deliver on wide-ranging priorities including Education and Health. Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects up to two years in duration (i.e. they can be for a shorter period than two years).

Karen wears it pink for Breast Cancer Now fundraiser

Karen Bradley, MP for Staffordshire Moorlands added a dash of pink in support of Breast Cancer Now’s wear it pink fundraiser, which takes place on Friday 18 October.

Since launching in 2002, wear it pink has raised over £33 million to date. Karen is calling for constituents to join her by signing up for wear it pink and helping to make possible life-saving breast cancer research and life changing support for those affected by the disease.

Karen visits Biddulph Grange Garden

Karen Bradley, Member of Parliament for Staffordshire Moorlands was delighted to visit Biddulph Grange Garden.

Karen was given a tour of the garden by the staff who showed her some of the trees that had been there for 180 years and explained what they are doing in order to address climate change issues and how some of the impacts of climate change are already affecting the garden.

Karen urges local community to get nominating for Countryside Alliance Awards

The annual Countryside Alliance Awards are now open to public nomination, and Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley is urging the local community to get nominating.

The Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, were borne of a need to support and promote rural communities. They celebrate people going the extra mile to ensure that rural Britain’s food and farming industry, small businesses, traditional skills, forward-thinking enterprises and, most of all, its people, can flourish.

Karen asks for debate on School Transport provisions in Staffordshire Moorlands

Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley today asked the Leader of the House, the Rt Hon Jacob Rees-Mogg MP for a debate on school transport provision in Staffordshire.
Karen has been contacted by many concerned constituents following communications from SCC that school transport provision will not now be available for those that have to pay due to a ruling about disability regulations.

Karen welcomes Spending Round

Karen Bradley, Member of Parliament for Staffordshire Moorlands has welcomed the Spending Round which ensures that all government departments have the funding they need to deliver on the public’s priorities – clearing the decks to allow them to focus on Brexit.

Weekly Column

One of the most regular issues that you contact me about is access to broadband and mobile phone connectivity, particularly in our most rural areas. The Government has made major progress since 2010 on upgrading and building new infrastructure, but that is a major task that needs to consider the benefits of more connections for everyone against the impact on the environment of new masts and pylons.

Karen pledges support for Local Pubs in Staffordshire Moorlands

Karen was pleased to show her support for the Long Live the Local Campaign at their Parliamentary event.

Long Live the Local is a campaign backed by Britain’s Beer Alliance. The campaign celebrates pubs whilst educating the British public about the challenges they face, specifically a tax burden which is set to grow year on year. The Alliance consists of over 120 members, and members range from individual publicans and microbreweries to the UK's largest pub chains and international breweries.