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The Support Staffordshire Member Bursary

Thu 25 Mar 2021


Are you seeking advice and support, but need more than our usual 3 FREE hours, or have already used it up?

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Compton Care Activities During Carers Week 7-13 June 2021

Mon 7 Jun 2021

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Compton Care are holding virtual talks and activities for carers during Carers' Week (7th - 13th June 2021). See the attached flyer for activity details and registaration.

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2021 Virtual Volunteer Star Awards

Thu 3 Jun 2021

Described by a previous host as ‘our own mini Pride of Britain Awards’ these events aim to publicly recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements and commitment of volunteers and organisations who go the extra mile to support our communities.

The events organised by Support Staffordshire are taking place throughout June to mark the UK’s biggest celebration of Volunteering; ‘National Volunteers’ Week’, 1st- 7th June. 

This year there will be 4 ceremonies:

Tamworth & Lichfield event will be live-streamed from 7:30pm on Thursday 10th June

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Ansvar Insurance Competition Grants

Wed 2 Jun 2021

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Ansvar Insurance are asking registered charities – big or small - to tell us about a project they’re either running or hoping to run, which could do with some extra cash.

We have £25,000 to give away – the first prize will be £15,000 and the two runners up will both receive £5,000 each.

All we’re asking for is 500 words or less about the project, which can be emailed to us at community.campaign@ansvar.co.uk

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Support Staffordshire Members win the 2021 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Wed 2 Jun 2021

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It is a fitting time that in Volunteer's Week the winners of the 2021 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service have been announced and the list of this years 241 awardees includes 6 Support Staffordshire members.

We are proud of all our members and having worked closely with the recipients through the Covid-19 pandemic we know that an extraordinary amount of tireless voluntary work has gone into supporting the communities of these 6 amazing groups.

The winners are as follows:

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Volunteering at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Tue 1 Jun 2021

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We’re looking for more than 13,000 spirited, dedicated and dynamic volunteers to be the heartbeat of the Commonwealth Games, a community of passionate people coming together to help deliver the biggest sporting and cultural event the West Midlands has ever seen.  

Birmingham and the West Midlands is a community of communities, home to more than 180 nationalities. The Commonwealth Collective will represent the vibrancy and diversity of our people at Birmingham 2022, a home Games for every nation.   

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Local means Learning from mistakes… instead of repeating them

Tue 1 Jun 2021

Garry Jones

I have spoken on several occasions over the years about the value of local. This month I want to pick out a specific reason that local is so much better than highly centralised, top down programmes: learning from mistakes.

But first I will say that I am prompted to write about this, at this time because of the recent start of Covid-19 inquiries and some of the associated revelations.  Reflecting on the explosive evidence given to MPs by Dominic Cummings last week, we learnt that:

1. Central Government didn’t have robust plans for a pandemic emergency.

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Library volunteers praised for making difference in their communities

Tue 1 Jun 2021

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More than a thousand volunteers from all walks of life are being praised for their unique contribution to Staffordshire’s library network.

Community groups, a health trust, and the first Rotarians group in the UK, plus many individual volunteers, are contributing the annual equivalent of around £1.2 million of their time to Staffordshire County Council’s library service.

Now 27 of the county’s 43 libraries are managed and run on a day-to-day basis by community managers.

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Retirement of YMCA Burton’s longest-serving trustee

Thu 27 May 2021

In June, YMCA Burton will bid farewell to one of their longest serving board members – Jill Lanham.

Jill will have served 32 years as a trustee and as the Chair of the Board on two occasions and has led the charity through some major developments in that time which included new housing site acquirements and opening the four retail stores. 

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Team Staffordshire Elections 2021 – cast your votes now!

Wed 26 May 2021

The nominations are in for Team Staffordshire – the only democratically elected VCSE representative body in the county.

We are delighted to have received an excellent set of nominations for the elected positions this year, giving great geographical coverage and in depth experience across a range of subject matters.

Now its time for you to do your bit and vote – just click here to have your say by the end of June.

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