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Delivering Accredited Training and Qualifications?

Wed 12 Apr 2017

If your organisation would like to offer or already offers training to staff, volunteers or service users, but is not a centre with an awarding organisation, why not become a satellite centre with Support Staffordshire?

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Stop Loan Sharks Workshop

Fri 21 Apr 2017

The Health and Wellbeing Team at Stafford Borough Council are linking up with the Illegal Money Lending team to help raise awareness of the dangers of becoming involved with Loan Sharks by hosting an awareness raising workshop. 

This workshop is suitable for members of staff or volunteers from Private, Public and Voluntary Sector organisations that work with vulnerable members of the community.

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Wellbeing Fair

Fri 21 Apr 2017

As a part of Mental Health Awareness Week and Dementia awareness Week in May the Health & Wellbeing Team, Stafford Borough Council and its partner organisations are organising a ‘Wellbeing Fair’. The Fair will take place at the following venues and dates-:

Monday 8th May at Stone Community Hub, Frank Jordan Centre, Lichfield Street, ST15 8NA

Tuesday 16th May at Holmcroft Youth and Community Centre, Newland Avenue, Stafford, ST16 1NL

Both days will be open to the public from 10.30-12.30pm.

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Deadline approaching: Scaling up Improvement

Thu 20 Apr 2017

Funding is available to health and social care provider organisations in the UK to help improve health care delivery and/or the way people manage their own health care.

The Scaling Up Improvement programme is looking to support a diverse range of up to seven projects, which address an identified problem or potential problem in health, or in health and social care.

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Deadline approaching: Theatres Protection Fund UK Small Grants Scheme

Thu 20 Apr 2017

Small capital grants are available to theatres in the UK that are run by charities and not-for-profit groups that can clearly demonstrate the value capital improvements to their theatres would make to their work with local communities.

Grants of up to £5,000 per organisation per year are available.

Applications towards specific items within capital projects or capital projects under £250,000 will be prioritised.

This scheme is currently open to applications with a deadline of 16 May 2017

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Deadline Approaching: Comic Relief - #iwill Youth Social Action Fund

Thu 20 Apr 2017

Grants are available for organisations based and working in the UK for projects that can show effective ways to build relationships with ‘reluctant’ young people in their own community and demonstrate how they will engage those young people in creative, innovative and meaningful social action.

Grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 per year for up to three years (with a maximum of £150,000 in total) are available.

As Comic Relief expects to see a range of applicant sizes, groups are strongly encouraged to apply for funding proportionate to their size and structure.

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Bupa UK Foundation Grants

Thu 20 Apr 2017

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK for practical projects that tackle critical challenges in health and social care, make a direct impact on people's health and wellbeing and address the Foundation's theme for that year.

The majority of grants are for £20,000 or less. A small number of grants may be awarded within the £20,000 to £50,000 range, and occasionally grants of more than £50,000 are awarded.

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Funding Central

Thu 13 Apr 2017

Funding Central provides unique access to thousands of grants, contracts and loan finance opportunities from local, national and international funding sources, all in one place.

With Funding Central you can:

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Member Benefits

Thu 13 Apr 2017

Did you know that Support Staffordshire members enjoy exclusive access to  a wide range of fixed price direct support services including 

Financial Services 

  • Independent Examinations (external review of your accounts)
  • Payroll - complete payroll information service including HMRC and pensions

Other Services

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Message from the Chief Executive

Thu 13 Apr 2017

In the next few weeks we will know the outcome of local elections which will set the direction of local government at a county level for the next 4 years. In combination with a majority central government the policies and investments up to at least 2020 will soon be known and it will be a critical time. A combination of Brexit-related economic change and an as yet unresolved crunch time for publicly funded Health and Care services, will mean the next few years are very likely to see significant change in our local economies and wider lives.

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