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Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work

This training is only available to members of SCVYS and Support Staffordshire and is free to member organisations. Spaces are limited to two per organisation, if you require more spaces please contact training@staffscvys.org.uk

Please note that even though the course is free to members of SCVYS and Support Staffordshire, if you reserve a place and then fail to attend on the day you will be invoiced for the full cost of the course (£25.00 per person).

THE RIGHT START: Income Generation and Funding

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.

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Excellent course.  Informative and tutor very knowledgable.

It was excellent!

Very informative. Thank you!


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Support Staffordshire Celebrates its Volunteers at 5th Birthday Event

Just as Support Staffordshire, promotes and supports volunteering; we also benefit from the help of our own bunch of volunteers; and they received a big thank you at our 5th Birthday Event a few weeks back.

The volunteers, were thanked by Humphrey Scott-Moncrieff, Deputy Lieutenant & an ambassador for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, and Mike Smith, Chief Executive of Stafford Railway Building Society, who kindly sponsored the awards.

Support Staffordshire delivers a £10m inward investment present for its 5th birthday

A leading Staffordshire membership and umbrella body for the voluntary sector is celebrating its 5th birthday in style after announcing it has secured more than £10m of inward investment over the same period – all going towards boosting local communities.

Support Staffordshire, which has assisted more than 1000 charities and organisations since it was formed, marked ‘helping its members to be the best they can be’ at a special anniversary party at Stafford Gatehouse.

Volunteer Star Awards Categories

Lifetime Achievement Award Recognising an individual who has been committed to volunteering for over 10 years (this does not have to have been for the same organisation for those 10 years)

Volunteer of the Year Recognising an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to volunteering- (must have been volunteering for 12 months minimum)

Volunteering Through Adversity A volunteer that through adversity has successfully managed and sustained a placement within an organisation

Community Safety and Knife Crime Survey

As part of a new contract, SCVYS has been asked to undertake research around Community Safety and Knife Crime (Youth Violence). Specifically, we are interested in knife crime and whether this is a growing issue around the county. 

Taking part in the survey is completely confidential and anonymous. We only ask for age and postcode to enable comparisons between different areas in the county and different age groups.

Staffordshire Day 2019

Staffordshire Day is fast approaching, but have no fear – it’s not too late to join the celebrations!

The big day, Wednesday 1st May, is now less than three weeks away, but Enjoy Staffordshire are still looking for voluntary organisations to host fundraisers and shout about the county on social media.

They have written The Great Big Staffordshire Quiz and can supply quiz sheets and posters to help you promote your evening – as well as including your event in the Staffordshire Day listings on their website and promoting it on social media.

Comprehensive voluntary sector safeguarding resources to be developed by new expert partnership

Unprecedented level of expertise as 13 national umbrella bodies and organisations join forces to help facilitate safeguarding improvement

A comprehensive suite of free safeguarding tools and advice will soon be available to the voluntary sector following the award of £570,000 by the National Lottery Community Fund to the Safer Social Sector Partnership.