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‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ awarded £2.7 million National Lottery Funding

A revitalised landscape of wildlife-rich waterways and wetlands is being made possible thanks to the ‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ project successfully securing a grant of £2.7m from the National Lottery.

The ‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ (TTTV) project is a partnership of 18 organisations working together to restore and enhance the natural and cultural heritage of the Trent Valley, with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust - the county’s largest nature conservation charity - at the helm.

Could you help make the Staffordshire Moorlands a more ‘Creative’ place?

Would you and your group like to be involved in a collaborative project that brings more arts and cultural activity to the Staffordshire Moorlands?

Support Staffordshire is working with a small group of lead organisations to develop a bid to Arts Council England’s ‘Creative People and Places’ programme for a project in the Staffordshire Moorlands.

THE RIGHT START: Committee and Trustee Roles and Responsibilities

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.  

Who should attend:

This session is aimed at new or existing committee members and trustees who would like to know more about their role and responsibilities.

Running Effective Committee or Trustee Meetings


Who should attend:

This course is aimed at individuals responsible for leading or chairing meetings as well as those who attend them.


Are your organisation’s committee or trustee meetings too long? Is there a struggle to make decisions? Are there committee members who regularly cause difficulties and disrupt the flow of meetings? This course will provide the tools to better manage meetings, keep things on track and alleviate frustrations.

Minute Taking


Who should attend:

This course is aimed at anyone who takes minutes in committee or board meetings and administrators who need to record meetings.


Personal Independence Payment – Application and Challenging Decisions

Gain an enhanced understanding of the process and the main drivers and how to effectively and efficiently challenge DWP decisions at all levels; applications/form filling, understanding the descriptors, Mandatory Reconsideration, successful Appeals, Tribunals and Upper Tribunals. This full day of training will successfully equip staff enabling them to support customers with all parts of the claimant journey.

NEWS from Sherratts Wood CIC

Sherratts Wood has been in business for 9 years and we welcome customers from all over the county to our three sites. Sherratts Wood CIC offer services to individuals at the farm site, Burton-on-Trent or Lichfield with each setting offering different opportunities. We support individuals with learning disabilities, mental health disorders physical disabilities, Dementia and Alzheimer’s or individuals who have suffered with brain injuries. Individuals can choose to join us from 16 years of age with our oldest customer’s being in their 70’s.

Health consultation in North Staffordshire

There is a revised date for a specific voluntary sector consultation session being held on the proposals for the future of health services in North Staffordshire. It was due to be held on Monday 14th January but this has now been rearranged for Tuesday 26th February from 10am to 12pm at he Dudson Centre, Hope Street, Stoke on Trent, ST1 5DD. 

The governing bodies for North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs approved the consultation plans before Christmas and opened the consultation period on Monday 10th December to run for 14 weeks.