Stafford and District
The Disability Solutions West Midlands and Macmillan Cancer Support partnership are seeking to recruit into two positions.
Scoping Lead for the LGBT Cancer Services Pilot for Staffordshire
A Scoping Lead is required to shape and undertake a scoping project to determine the support needs of people who are lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender (LGBT) whose lives have been affected by cancer.
A new work club is starting in the bright and welcoming new Stafford Library at Place 1. Support Staffordshire is running the work club on Monday mornings from 7th December between 10am to 12pm.
Sport Across Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent is pleased to announce the next round of Sportivate funding is now open.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 11th December 2015. Please read the Briefing Note and contact your District Local Lead for more information.
If in South Staffordshire Chris Wood has set aside Tuesday November 17th 8- 6pm and Friday December 4th 8-4pm to discuss Sportivate with potential projects at Cheslyn Hay Sports & Community High School. Please contact Chris to arrange.
Staffordshire Rural Forum is pleased to announce the date of the first Staffordshire Food Summit which will be held at Rodbaston on 1st December 2015.
This all day event will be looking at all aspects of food from farming and food production through to community food activity and food banks. To book a place go to:
Update from ESIF Committee
The Stoke and Staffordshire LEP ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) Committee next meets on 18th November. An update will be given after that meeting. If you have any issues you want raising, or any questions about its activity, please contact your VCSE sector rep, Jill Norman at our Leek office on 01538 381356 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
Stoke-on-Trent City Council would like to invite you to a ‘workshop-type’ event with a focus on the ‘Support for Neets’ proposal – the first of the SFA opt-in tenders to be tendered. There may also be a chance to touch on the IAG tender.
I would therefore like to invite you to one of two development meetings on Monday 2nd November:
IMPORTANT NEWS! There is to be a briefing session at the Dudson Centre on 26 November re: the North Staffordshire and Stoke CCG VCSE Strategy Development. Support Staffordshire and VAST will both be present.
You can book your place here.
If you wish to receive a copy of the draft Strategy please register, even if you cannot attend the actual event.
New grant funding for capital projects has been launched by Tesco, who are using proceeds of their carrier bag surcharge to invest in communities (administered by Groundwork). Details aren't readily available online yet, but enquiries can be made with Groundwork.
Groundwork are keen to encourage the use of green spaces and community-led activities in the District.
A tender opportunity notice for 'SCHLD00112 The Provision of Self-Advocacy for Young People and Adults with LD and/or Autism and/or SEND' has been published on the Staffordshire County Council website.