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PATA Covid Response Fund

We know that things are incredibly tough and stressful right now and we want to continue to support our members in the best and most meaningful way that we can.  We are therefore delighted to launch a small Covid Response Fund from monies generously gifted to PATA recently, specifically to help small, charitable groups.

The aim of the fund is to provide small grants as quickly as possible to aid members during this challenging time. Our application process aims to be as simple as possible but we do ask for some supporting documentation in order to fulfil our own obligations to both the Charity Commission and benefactors. 

Find a full information sheet here which includes the link for the application form.

Our phone lines have re-opened

We are delighted that our phone lines have now re-opened as more of our office staff are able to return to the office. Some staff will continue to work from home at times to ensure our offices remain COVID secure, so please continue to be patient or email us if your call isn't answered in the first instance. 

Phone lines open: Monday - Friday 09.30 - 15.30

As always we will endeavour to reply as quickly as possible but please bear with us during this busy and evolving time. Many thanks.

Some of us continue to work from home

Due to the current situation regarding Covid-19 some of our office staff will continue, at times, to work safely from their homes around the county. This allows us to maintain a safe environment for all our staff when in the office. Please be aware therefore that you may at times still need to email the relevant person but will be advised of this when you get in touch. 


Coronovirus Emergency Response Funding

Since the start of the pandemic PATA has seen every part of our organisation dedicate itself to support services for our members, adapting and revising our own working practice to best guide our members through the significant challenges posed. We have helped members navigate Government advice and guidance for the education sector throughout the pandemic and given detailed support for groups bearing the practicalities of the fast evolving situation. 

We are delighted to have been awarded funding from Gloucestershire Community Foundation that will help us stay sustainable, adaptable and enable us to continue to develop vital training opportunities that support our members throughout this challenging time.

Thank you to Gloucestershire Community Foundation for these vital funds that will make a big impact.

GEM goes online in response to the coronavirus pandemic

PATA is a partner on the GEM Project. The aim of the project is to help people get back into education, training or work. During the current situation, where meetings are not possible, GEM has gone on-line! For more details visit our GEM page here

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