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European Social Fund Community Grants

European Social Fund (ESF) Community Grants are financed through the European Union and are designed to develop the capacity of the community and to meet local needs.  Part of this strategy is to help people increase their chances of finding work.

Applications are open to organisations based or working within the county of Staffordshire.

Grants of up to £20,000 are available.

Please click on the link below for further information

Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards 2019. Nominations deadline extended!

Closing date for nominations has been extended to 24th May 2019.  Those who are shortlisted will be invited to the celebration event on Wednesday 10th July 2019 where winners will be announced and presented with their prize.

Do you know someone who makes a difference? Do you know someone who stands out and acts as an example to others?

Then nominate them for a Staffordshire Dignity in Care Award 2019.

CQC have recognised the Awards in some of their reports of Outstanding Staffordshire Care Providers.

Carers' Strategy Engagement

Every day, thousands of people across the county provide unpaid care for someone who matters to them.

Staffordshire County Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Staffordshire have put together a draft strategy for carers, which sets out our priorities. We would like to hear from carers and professionals what they think of the proposed strategy, and if there is anything else we need to consider.

Rural Economy Inquiry Report Supports the Call for a Rural Strategy

The Rural Economy inquiry report was published on 27 April 2019, in it the Committee have called for a comprehensive national-level rural economic strategy, to be delivered locally via communities, councils and businesses.

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Rural Economy was appointed on 17 May 2018 to consider the rural economy, and while there have been studies of particular aspects of the rural economy, such as agriculture, and digital connectivity, the ad hoc inquiry sought to bring these issues together, considering the rural economy as a whole.

Staffordshire Village Halls Network Meeting – Succession Planning and widening Engagement within your communities

The 2nd Staffordshire Village Halls Network meeting, organised by Support Staffordshire, will centre on the theme of Succession Planning, wider engagement and recruiting volunteers. The format will be 2 -3 hours of talks, presentations and networking time with refreshments.


The agenda will be circulated before the event.  Places are limited, so to guarantee your place book now.


Please note: Derrington village hall has a small car park, and car parking on the road will be necessary.

Effective Bid Writing

This training is funded by Staffordshire County Council. To access this session for FREE you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services. Support Staffordshire reserves the right to charge you for your booking if you are not a member.

100% of previous participants said they would recommend this course.  This is what they said:

Hints and tips extremely valuable.

Generally a good course, very informative.

Very interesting - Tutor very pleasant and knowledgeable.