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New funding available for local groups in Staffordshire, Shropshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities an even better place to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

People’s Health Trust has just launched Active Communities in Staffordshire, Shropshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Telford and Wrekin – a funding programme for local people wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age.

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Social Media Training Survey

Tue 14 Mar 2017

Social media is playing a more important role in our lives, both personally and professionally, and the ability to use social media to get people’s attention and build an engaged audience is becoming an essential digital skillset in the 21st century.

To help us to identify social media training requirements please take a moment to complete our short survey here before 5pm Friday 21st April 2017 when results will be collated.

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Finance Manager based in Lichfield

Wed 22 Mar 2017

30 – 37 hours a week, £27,500 - £30,000 (pro rata) based on candidate’s experience and fixed on appointment

Based in Lichfield

Are you a charity finance specialist or an experienced accountant with experience in running a small but varied finance team?  Want to apply your skills and knowledge to a not-for-profit cause and help your local community?  This could be the job for you!

If you are AAT Level 4 or with equivalent experience, highly organised, IT Literate and a good communicator we want to hear from you.

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Book Keeper/Business Support Officer

Mon 20 Mar 2017

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CASS The Carers Association, a small charity based in Stafford has a vacancy for a part time book keeper/business support officer.

An exciting new opportunity for the Carers Association has arisen.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, multi skilled person to help us with our administration and book keeping.  Duties will include a full range of clerical duties which will vary to meet the needs of the organisation.

This challenging role requires an adaptable person who is well motivated and shows good attention to detail and accuracy.

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Tamworth Advice Centre

Fri 17 Mar 2017

From Monday April 3, the debt and general advice service based at Marmion House in Lichfield Street will be renamed Tamworth Advice Centre and will be provided by Citizens Advice Mid Staffordshire.

The new provider will be bringing in a number of improvements, including a switch to an appointments system and more ways of access to the service for customers, including webchat and Skype.

Free digital skills workshops will also be on offer, giving customers the opportunity to gain new skills.

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South Staffordshire and Stafford Building Better Opportunities Programme

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Invitation to tender for the programme evaluation

Business Enterprise Support Staffordshire Ltd has been appointed the lead provider to deliver the £2.3m Lottery and European Social Fund Building Better Opportunities project in the South Staffordshire and Stafford Local Authority areas.

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Review of Heritage Lottery Fund

Wed 15 Mar 2017

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport is doing a review of Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), partly to decide what HLF’s funding priorities will be in the next cycle (from 2018).  This will include whether they want to continue to fund natural environment projects and the proportion of funding which goes to natural environment projects, which is relatively low compared to historical/ cultural projects.


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Contact the Elderley

Wed 15 Mar 2017

Contact the Elderly has been bringing friendship to lonely and isolated older people for over 50 years now.  We do this by bringing together small groups of lonely older people and kind hearted volunteers, who meet together each month in a local volunteer’s home, enjoying cups of tea, cakes and sandwiches together in a warm and friendly environment. This free door-to-door service is a vital lifeline of friendship for older people within the community.

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Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent VCSE Strategy and Policy Forum - Call for Nominees

Wed 15 Mar 2017

Support Staffordshire is now calling for nominees to be members of the Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent VCSE Strategy and Policy Forum.

The purpose of the Forum is to provide an opportunity for senior leadership representatives of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to discuss, debate, collaborate, coordinate and, where appropriate, to represent the sector in matters of high level, cross-cutting, strategic and public policy. Specifically to:

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Opportunities to Influence

Wed 15 Mar 2017

It can be easy to be down beat at present. Even this E-news contains sad news from some quarters as services are reduced or changed, often through a lack of resources. But I’d rather take an upbeat tone, and point out three new opportunities to influence as the public and private sectors reshape around us. The first is our new Health and Care forum, details below, where any group interested in the Health and Care arena and willing to take a big picture view is invited to join us.

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