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Waste Reduction Fund - Deadline 30th September 2019

Do you have a Staffordshire based project that inspires people to do the right thing with their waste?

Do you have an idea on how to help your community recycle, reuse or reclaim materials?

Does your community group or organisation encourage the reduction of single use plastics?

Safer Communities CIC are working in partnership with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service to help reduce waste and single use plastic within the county with the aim to help to reduce the ever growing waste fires problem.

Volunteer Management

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at volunteer managers and co-ordinators or anyone with responsibility for managing volunteers.

Overview:

This is an ideal course for busy volunteer co-ordinators who wish to gain knowledge of best practice and how to apply it. The day will also provide opportunities to network and share information. The course will cover:

RARE OPPORTUNITY TO LEASE FLEXIBLE TOWN CENTRE OFFICE SPACE

A golden opportunity has arisen for a charity or not for profit group to lease sizeable office space on the fully accessible ground floor of the Voluntary Services Centre in Burton from October 2019.  476 sq ft of flexible office space is available with dual aspect windows and an internal store room.  Parking is included within the rental price for up to 3 cars in a car park situated directly next to the building. 

Burton African Cultural Association Celebrate Eid

The Burton African Cultural Association held their Eid celebration at the Burton Caribbean Association on Sunday the 11th of August 2019. 

The aim of Burton African Cultural Association is to establish, promote and share their culture with the community of Burton-upon-Trent.  They came together to celebrate Eid as a community and to educate children about the culture and what it means to celebrate Eid.

It was a wonderful and well attended event which was enjoyed by all.

The Together We're Better Listening Events

"The Together We're Better, Staffordshire Health and Care Partnership has been out and about across the county listening to local people's feedback about their experiences of health and care services and how they could be improved.

Two webinars have been organised to offer an opportunity to people who could not attend our listening events to share their views. The webinars will include an expert panel, live discussions and an opportunity to ask questions.

Why is having good governance so important?

Voluntary organisations exist to have a positive impact on the communities they serve. Having a confident, diverse & skilled board that provides good governance is crucial for any organisation to fulfil its purpose.

Having good governance provides direction and supervision, whilst ensuring effectiveness and accountability for an organisation.

Direction. If you know where you’re going it’s much easier to get there.  The board should have the capacity to set the strategy and overall direction; providing leadership for everyone in the organisation.