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ONLINE TRAINING: Writing Funding Bids

This 90 minute online session via Zoom is aimed at community groups, mutual aid groups and voluntary organisations across Staffordshire.

Are you an established or a new group that is starting to look at the future and considering writing funding bids? Are you wondering where to start?

This online session will look at the basics of writing funding bids covering what funders are looking for, jargon and common terminology, evidencing need and project planning. There will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout.

 

ONLINE TRAINING: Befriending Skills

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


Who should attend:

This course is aimed at staff and volunteers who are providing a befriending service to anyone in the community and wish to gain further knowledge and skills.   It is also suitable for managers and supporting staff.

Overview:

ONLINE TRAINING: Recruiting and Supporting Volunteers responding to Covid-19

This 90 minute online session via Zoom is aimed at community groups, mutual aid groups and voluntary organisations across Staffordshire.

Have you gained lots of volunteers to help you respond to the current situation? Have you thought about how best to support them? Are you ensuring the volunteers are suitable for the tasks?

This online session will look at safe recruitment, basic training and resources available to them. There will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout.

 

ONLINE TRAINING: Policies and Procedures for Covid-19

This 90 minute online session via Zoom is aimed at community groups, mutual aid groups and voluntary organisations across Staffordshire.

Are you a group that has recently set up in response to the coronavirus? Do you want to put good procedures in place to make sure you are acting safely and responsibly?

This online session will take you through the basics of safety, safeguarding and data protection and help you develop simple practices to keep everyone safe. There will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout.

 

ONLINE TRAINING: Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults during Covid-19

This 90 minute online session via Zoom is aimed at community groups, mutual aid groups and voluntary organisations across Staffordshire.

Are you supporting adults who are self-isolating or shielding due to the current crisis? Would you know how to spot the signs that someone is being abused or taken advantage of? Do you know what to do if you suspect something is going wrong?

This online session will take you through the basics of safeguarding adults and what you can do to best help someone. There will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout.

FREE Webinar: An introduction to LinkedIn for the charity sector

Dates Available: 21 May 2020 


The charity sector is currently experiencing some of its greatest challenges in modern memory. However, adversity can also be the catalyst for change and a chance to do things differently.

Most of us know how to use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as we generally use it in our personal life, but the one platform that contains the greatest number of high net individuals is on LinkedIn. 

Harnessing the power of the Covid-19 response for long term community benefit

Over the last two months, the broad range of urgent responses across Staffordshire has taken many forms, from local authorities working with voluntary sector groups and businesses, to new mutual aid groups setting up in a matter of hours, to the fantastic neighbourly street level support response that has supported and sustained so many who have required it. This could be in terms of helping to get shopping or food deliveries for those unable to leave home, to medication collection from busy pharmacies, reducing loneliness and isolation or even walking a dog or cutting someone’s hedge.

NCVO BLOG- The government’s covid-19 recovery strategy: Implications for charities

Posted on May 12 2020 by Elizabeth Chamberlain


Following the prime minister’s speech on Sunday evening, the government has published Our plan to rebuild: the UK government’s covid-19 recovery strategy. The document is intended to provide further details about the government’s proposed plan to ease the lockdown and rebuild the economy and society as we get through the worst of the pandemic.