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Support Staffordshire's Rural Service

Fri 14 Dec 2018

Since September 2018, Support Staffordshire has taken on the role of Rural Community Council for Staffordshire (previously done by the Community Council of Staffordshire) and is the local member of ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England).

Our Rural Officers offer an additional rural-focused service on top of our general range of services to voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations across Staffordshire.

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Extra event in Leek on NHS consultation

Mon 21 Jan 2019

Due to the high level of interest in the public workshop events, an extra event has been organised in Leek on Monday, 11 March, from 7 – 9 pm at St Edward’s Church of England Academy on Westwood Road.

People interested in attending can book via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/future-of-local-health-services-public-ev...

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Co-operative Community Funding now open

Mon 21 Jan 2019

Co-operative Community Funding is now open for groups in Staffordshire to apply for a grant of up to £2000.  

You must be a member of The Midcounties Co-operative and your group must be working in a community where there is a Midcounties store within 5 miles.

Community Fund opens for applications on Monday 21st January 2019 and closes on Friday 15th February 2019

Trustee's Sign off the grants by 29th of May and grants are paid by 30th June 2019

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South Staffordshire Local Village Transport

Wed 16 Jan 2019

We Need You!

Please help us to keep the 'Little Yellow Bus' on the road.

We operate two adapted buses for elderly, housebound and disabled groups from designated areas (minimum occupancy five passenger)

Without more drivers we might have to fold after 32 years.

Could you help?

If so, please contact or email:

Suzanne Edwards 01902 755482 contact@sslocalvillagetransport.co.uk 

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Support Staffordshire Volunteer Star Awards 2019 - Sponsors needed

Wed 16 Jan 2019

Every day thousands of individuals across Staffordshire volunteer in their communities.  Volunteers are the lifeblood of the community and voluntary sector, and in many cases are the only reason most community groups, start, flourish and persist.  More and more we are seeing volunteers giving their time selflessly to support activities and projects that benefit some of the most vulnerable people in our society including the bereaved, the elderly, the lonely and those reaching end of life. During 2019 Support Staffordshire plan to hold local events to celebrate the contribtion volunteers mak

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Event Sponsor confirmed for the Cannock Chase Star Awards 2019

Wed 16 Jan 2019

Support Staffordshire are pleased to announce Beau Desert Golf Club as the Official Event Sponsor and host of the 2019 Cannock Chase Volunteer Star Awards taking place on Tuesday 4th June.

Beau Desert Golf Club

Beau Desert “ Beautiful Wilderness” Golf Club is one of Englands finest golf courses (Ranked Top 50).

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Future of NHS Services in North Staffordshire

Wed 16 Jan 2019

This week sees the first of the NHS consultation events in North Staffordshire kick off. Lots of events are planned and you are encouraged to attend and pass on information to your colleagues, stakeholders, friends and family. 

The range of events include five public workshop events, local focus groups and stands at local markets and shopping centres where NHS staff will be available to talk to people and hand out more information about what the proposals mean and how they will help to transform the local health services to be fit for the future.

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’New Year New You’ Campaign is here!

Wed 16 Jan 2019

Dougie Mac are excited to kick 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’.

Roles available include:

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Garry Jones's blog

Wed 16 Jan 2019

Happy 2019.

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

Wed 16 Jan 2019

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.

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