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Applications for the Weston Charity Awards open

Pilotlight and the Garfield Weston Foundation would like to announce that the Weston Charity Awards are now open for applications.

Established to celebrate and support ambitious charities working in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community, we are looking for charities who would like mentoring and coaching support to get their organisation to the next stage in its development. This year the Awards are will support 20 charities across the North, the Midlands and Wales.

CCGs meeting on Future of Local Health Services in Northern Staffordshire

Time: 2.30pm Tuesday 4 December 2018 

Place: The Tony Waddington Suite, Bet365 Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EG 

North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs’ governing bodies meeting in common will be held in public on Tuesday 4 December at the Bet365 Stadium. 

There will only be one item on the agenda, the future of local health services.  

Garry Jones's blog

Taking back control

In these uncertain times many in the voluntary sector will be feeling nervous. So I’m borrowing a soundbite and taking a moment to suggest how we might all reduce our anxieties by taking more of our future into our own hands.

Staffordshire Safer Neighbourhood Panel News

Staffordshire Safer Neighbourhood Panel Autumn Newsletter is available now and can be downloaded below.

Safer Neighbourhood Panels, set up by the Police and Crime Commissioner, are made up of local resi-dents who meet regularly with their area’s local policing commander.

The panels shape local policing and community safety and shine the spotlight on the work done by po-lice in their area to ensure greater transparency and help build public confidence. They examine the im-pact of policing, community resolutions and restorative justice, on their communities.

Coalfields community investment programme has reopened for enquiries

January 2019 Committee – The Eligibility survey opens on 24 September and closes on 7 December. The deadline for applications is 14 December.

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them.

Autumn Statement - NAVCA's Analysis

Please find attached a briefing paper on this week’s Autumn Statement, outlining some of key spending promises in the Budget and their implications for VCSE organisations. 

As always, I hope you’ll find this interesting/useful and am keen to hear your thoughts on what the chancellor had to say in the Autumn Statement.

Amanda Stevens 

Policy & Research Lead 

NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action)

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