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Friends Against Scams

National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team launched a new initiative last week called Businesses Against Scams (BAS).

It is a simple toolkit that businesses can use to help train their employees on how to spot certain types of scams that are more prevalent within businesses due to the current pandemic sweeping the UK. 

The initiative provides free online training modules that will help staff identify and prevent potential scams.

Update from Your Library Service - 6 May 2020

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak all Libraries in Staffordshire remain closed, and our service, with the exception of our online offer, remains suspended until further notice.

We are continuing to offer and develop our online service, eLibrary and resources and are active on social media so there are lots of ways to use the library from home!

If you’re not already a member follow this link to join. It's easy and it's free.

A Letter of Appreciation and Thanks to all Volunteers from the President and members of the Rotary Club of Stafford Knot 

On behalf of Rotary and the people of Staffordshire we offer a massive thank you for your kind hearted voluntary work in connection with the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Your kind efforts will be remembered by many people for many years!

Over recent weeks you will have enjoyed just giving something back to the local community.

And now, having found how enjoyable and rewarding voluntary work can be we can offer you an opportunity to continue with your worthwhile service to the local community.

Youth Endowment Fund COVID-19 Grant Round

Closing date: Wednesday 3rd June 2020 | 12pm


The Youth Endowment Fund launches new £6.5m COVID-19 grant round to support vulnerable children at risk of youth violence.

Social distancing and stay-at-home measures have seen access to schools restricted and the provision of youth services dramatically reduced. The result is that some of our most vulnerable children have both lost the support they relied on and become increasingly invisible.

Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund

Closing date: 22nd May 2020


Priority will be given to organisations that are delivering support services or have significantly adapted their services in order to respond to the current crisis and support vulnerable people. Awards of up to £10,000 are available.

To ensure your best chance of success please make sure to read through all of the information before you apply.

Please see below amendments to the application criteria:

Virtual Internships for charities and not for profits

Keele University is offering student interns to charities and not for profits - free of charge, no PAYE, working from home on a role or project of your choice (Keele will pay the students) - there are many talented students ready to work. Funding is kindly provided by Santander Universities.

Example projects could be research, helping to locate funding sources, administration, data analysis, social media (setting up, running and even training to your staff), Marketing, or help with fundraising