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People Helping People

Mon 20 Feb 2017

People Helping People – a simple idea, a statement of the obvious perhaps? But one with which we and I suspect most of you wholeheartedly agree. This is the phrase that colleagues at Staffordshire County Council have adopted to explain their new approach to working with communities.

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Next Moorlands VCSE Forum to be held in Cheadle

Mon 20 Feb 2017

The next meeting of the Staffordshire MoorlandsForum will be held on:

Tuesday 7th March 2017 - 2pm to 4pm at:

Cheadle Fire Station Community Room

Ashbourne Road, Cheadle. ST10 1HF

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Website build grants available

Mon 20 Feb 2017

Are you looking to build a new website for your Charity?

Digital agency White Fuse is to give away a £5,000 grant each month to help a small or medium sized charities/nonprofits (turnover of less than £1m) to transform its website or get online for the first time. The funding covers setup costs of the website including content strategy, design, development and launch to a value of £5,000.

For more information see the White Fuse website 

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Adult Safeguarding Board Update and Transition

Mon 20 Feb 2017

Support Staffordshire have recently joined the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Adult Safeguarding Partnership (SSASPB) Board in order to ensure that the wider sector is connected with safeguarding policy, strategy and good practice and that statutory organisations take the sector into account when planning and making decisions. Healthwatch and Domestic Abuse service providers also have representation at this Board. Garry attended his first Board meeting in January 2017 and aims to improve awareness and engagement between the Board and the sector over the coming months.

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Grow For It 2017 Grants for Young People

Mon 20 Feb 2017

Grow Wild is awarding £500 to young people aged 12–25 to lead projects that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wild flowers and plants.

There are two funding streams –

Transform a Space 

Grow Wild is looking for young people aged 12-25 who have a brilliant idea for transforming a communal space with native wild flowers and plants in their local area.  

Does somewhere come to mind? Great!

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Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership Community Events

Mon 20 Feb 2017

 

The Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership (CVLLP) is hosting 3 community events to enable people to share their memories about the area. The events take place on Tuesday 7th March at Oakamoor Village Hall, Wednesday 8th March at Cheddleton Community Centre and Thursday 9th March at Denstone Village Hall, all events run from 3pm to 7pm. They will include:

Exhibition - People Who Shaped the Valley.

Tell us Your Stories - come and share your memories and facts about the area. Bring any interesting historical items to 'show and tell' with our archiving team. 

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Event Co-ordinator Job Vacancy

Mon 20 Feb 2017

EVENT CO-ORDINATOR (20 HOURS PER WEEK)

£19,500-£20,500 pro rata (depending on experience)

Location: Derby

This is an exciting opportunity to play an important support role to the Director and organising team of one of the region’s biggest sporting events, Ramathon, the Derby Half Marathon, and other associated events including the Derby 10 Mile, Wilne 10k and Carsington 7+.

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Lichfield Volunteer Centre extended opening hours

Fri 17 Feb 2017

So that we can reach out to more prospective volunteers we have extended our opening hours at the Volunteer Centre in Lichfield.

The Lichfield Volunteer Centre will now be open 5 days per week with late night opening on Wednesday evenings until 7pm.

We realised that some people who want to volunteer might  find it diffficult to come and see us during normal office hours so we have decided to trial late night opening to give these people an opportunity to find out more about volunteering.  Our new opening hours are detailed below.

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Small community grants which make a difference: Veolia’s new funding scheme

Thu 16 Feb 2017

Veolia in Staffordshire will be launching a new scheme in March which offers small amounts of funding (up to £1,000) to local groups.

The EnviroGrant Scheme is a community fund to which not-for-profit local organisations that includes charities, voluntary and community groups, forums, sports teams, societies and schools based in Staffordshire. 

The following types of projects and schemes will be able to apply to the fund but all applications will be considered:

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Healthwatch Staffordshire needs your help!

Thu 16 Feb 2017

Healthwatch Staffordshire logo

Have you accessed any health or social care services during January - February 2017 such as attending a GP Appointment, or visiting your local hospital, dentist or pharmacy? If so Healthwatch Staffordshire would really appreciate it if you could share any new experiences you may have had. 

As you know, Healthwatch Staffordshire needs to collect feedback on service provision, to ensure that it is aware of any and all issues throughout the county, as well as any experiences of good practice. Healthwatch Staffordshire cannot do this without your help and assistance.   

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