Support Staffordshire would like to thank the following organisations and companies for so generously sponsoring awards at our Volunteer Star Awards which took place in Burton on Friday 26 February 2016:-
The Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership is offering a two day hedge-laying course at Tittesworth Reservoir on the 27 and 28 of February.
Through discussions at the Staffordshire Rural Forum Community Themed Action Group, it has been suggested that it could be useful to organise some workshops on the transfer of community assets covering such issues as:
Eleven bids were considered by the Local Action Group on 29 January with most being invited to progress to full application.
It was also decided that the 2nd call would be across all priorities (which include enhancing rural services, and cultural and heritage activity) and would probably go out mid- March with a deadline for bids in May.
More information can be found on www.staffsleader.org.uk
The Stoke and Staffordshire LEP ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) Committee met on 21 January 2016. There are 24 ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) bids progressing to full application stage but none have been approved so far.
In response to the decision announced by East Staffordshire Borough Council to make no voluntary sector grant awards in the coming financial year, the local voluntary sector would like to make the following collective public statement:
There are wide ranging services for children and young people (C&YP) available through voluntary and community organisations, from family support groups helping from birth, childhood and teenage years, activities for toddlers and young children, sports opportunities, counselling services, support for
Support Staffordshire recognises that it’s not easy being a volunteer, or working for a Voluntary, Community or Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisation. So, we try to make all our support available through a variety of formats and as near to you as we can. If we can improve our access, then please let us know and if we can, we will.