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Social Enterprise Start-Up programme & Grant.

Expressions of interest are being sought from Social Entrepreneurs who are starting or recently started a Social Enterprise in the Midlands. The programme, sponsored by Lloyds Bank is free to attend and comes with a grant of £1000.

The programme comprises 14 study sessions over a 12 month period from October 2019 to October 2020. The application window runs from February 2019 through to mid-April 2019 but interested parties can obtain an application pack and sign up for reminders by visiting

https://www.the-sse.org/lbsep/

Staffordshire Village Halls Network Meeting: Energy Saving in Your Building

The first Staffordshire Village Halls Network meeting, organised by Support Staffordshire, will be held during Village Halls Week and Big Energy Saving Week. A chance to learn about saving energy costs in your village hall, meet the new Staffordshire Rural Officers and network with other village halls.

Stowe-by-Chartley Village Hall is being used as it received a significant grant to improve the insulation of the building (roof and walls) and upgrade the heating system; its also conveniently central to the county for our first meeting.

Save the Date - Next Local VCSE Forums

We know from feedback we receive that one of the most popular benefits of being a member of Support Staffordshire is the opportunity to network with other local charities and community groups in the locality at our qualrtley Local Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Forums.  Although open to anyone interested in the sector they are primarily attended by our members and an excellent way to find out what's happening in the area as well as make useful connections.

Get Ready for the ’New Year New You’ Campaigns

Dougie Mac are excited to start the New Year with our fresh campaigns, celebrating many different types of Volunteering Opportunities… Look Out for our new Billboards ‘New Year New You’.

Can you spare sometime to help our busy Shops? Great for building confidence, Customer Service skills and retail experience. Take a look at our website and click on ‘How you can help us’. Please call to hear more about these roles.

T 01782 344332                 

W www.dmhospice.org.uk

Healthwatch Chair and Board Members Recruitment

Engaging Communities Staffordshire (ECS) were successful in winning the Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent contract that is due to commence on 1 February 2019. Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent, was established in April 2013 with the primary aim of improving the services offered to local people in the areas of health, adult and children’s social care in conjunction with a wide range of partners and stakeholders.

To support this new service, ECS are currently undertaking a recruitment process to recruit a Healthwatch Chairperson and Board members.