Do you know an individual or organisation who make a real difference to our community? Do they get the appreciation and the recognition they deserve? Why not nominate them for a Star Award! The categories are:
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.
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
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 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.
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.
Now open to Staffordshire residents
Want to save money on your heating oil? SO DO WE!
Shropshire Rural Communities Charity has been bulk buying heating oil for over 8 years, reducing the heating costs of those living off gas in rural Shropshire. We are delighted to announce that we have recently expanded our area and can now offer these discounts to Staffordshire residents.
BabaBaboon.co.uk is a promotional hub which helps people make the most of Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire.
It is a platform for communities to share, it is also a tool for businesses to not only reach out to their target audience, but also to connect with those hard to reach audiences.
BabaBaboon acts as a guide to show what is great – all in one place!
Voluntary and community groups are able to promote and host details of their events and activities on the Baba website for FREE
Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund is now live
The Autumn 2018 budget announced that, to mark the centenary of the Armistice, government would support several initiatives, including making available grant funding to support improvement projects for village halls.