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Voluntary Sector Safeguarding Resources Survey

Development of National Safeguarding Resources for the Third Sector

The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded funding to the Safer Social Sector Partnership (SSP) to fund the creation of a comprehensive suite of free safeguarding tools and advice for the voluntary sector.

Ann Craft Trust as members of the SSP have taken on the task of producing resources for the adult safeguarding element of the free resources and to that end they’ve asked if voluntary organisations and users of voluntary organisations could help to shape the resources by completing a survey. 

Successful Village Hall Network Meeting

There was a great turnout at the recent Staffordshire Village Halls Network meeting held at Derrington Village Hall. This second network meeting, held on Monday 20th May was attended by over 30 people representing 19 village halls around the county. Participants picked up some tips on succession planning, attracting new volunteers and widening the customer base, with a lively presentation from Vicky Green of Codsall Village Hall, sharing some of their ideas and experiences.  

SASSOT Launches New Logo

April 2018 saw the launch of SASSOT’s new three year strategy in line with Sport England’s ‘Towards An Active Nation’.  Our strategy challenges us as an organisation to develop new ways of working, supporting partners to engage new audiences and developing relationships with new agencies.  This change in focus has raised discussions as to whether our current brand, in particular our organisational name, is ‘fit for purpose’.  At this point in time we have opted to refresh our organisational logo rather than undertake a full rebranding process as we are confident that there is strong brand a

THE RIGHT START - Basic Marketing Principles

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:

Great information - was very good.

All friendly and useful.

All was thorough.

Thanks for the course.

THE RIGHT START: Writing Basic Business Plans

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:

Overall very good, all parts interesting.

Trainers were very friendly and approachable, lovely atmosphere.

In Kind Direct – spend more on support, not supplies

In Kind Direct is a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1997. It connects businesses and manufacturers with new products to donate, to charitable organisations that need them. These are goods that would otherwise end up in landfill. They have worked with 9,700 charitable organisations (not just registered charities) and members could each save thousands of pounds every year.