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the leek work club allotment project

Tue 4 Aug 2015

The Leek Work Club has set up an allotment project to give anyone who attends the club the chance to grow their own food. Rob Arnold, Employment Officer at Support Staffordshire said “The project provides a valued green space in Leek for unemployed people who attend Leek Work Club. They can come together to grow healthy, wholesome food. In doing so, it raises awareness of healthy eating while providing the opportunity for improving physical and mental well-being through gentle exercise in the open air.”

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Police and Crime Commissioner’s People Power Funding

Tue 4 Aug 2015

Great ideas for community safety solutions come from local people – which is why Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to bid for money from his People Power Fund.

As part of his commitment to local communities, the Commissioner is providing £500,000 in 2015/16 through the fund in the form of grants of between £100 and £3,000.

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Future of Cannock Chase - Partnerships Communication Strategy 2015

Tue 4 Aug 2015

Cannock Chase Council and the Chase Community Partnership have released their 'The Future of Cannock Chase - Partnerships Communication Strategy 2015'.

Please see attached.

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Mental Health Engagement Public Launch Events (9th and 17th September)

Tue 4 Aug 2015

Engaging Communities Staffordshire are running a series of public engagement events to promote the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy. Following the success of their earlier event in Tamworth on the 6th July, they are now coordinating a further two events in North Staffordshire and Stafford.

North Staffordshire

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HEALTHY AGEING IN STAFFORDSHIRE - A CALL TO ACTION

Tue 4 Aug 2015

Staffordshire County Council's and Age UK's Healthy Ageing in Staffordshire - A Call to Action event will take place on Wednesday 30 September 2015 at Central Conference Centre in Stone.

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend a number of workshops and network with other organisations.

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Volunteering Spotlight - Walton Hall, Eccleshall

Tue 4 Aug 2015

The Shaw Trust is seeking volunteers to help out at their new horticulture social enterprise based at Walton Hall Special Needs Academy School in Eccleshall. The project is due to launch in September and they are looking for volunteers who have an interest in:

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Signpost Centre, Highfields – Five Years of Funding, Five Years of Hope!

Tue 4 Aug 2015

 The Signpost Centre has recently received news that it has secured a £370,000 grant from the National Lottery's Reaching Communities Fund to provide support to Stafford residents dealing with employment, debt, mental health, family and older person issues, over the next five years. Staff can continue to be employed, volunteers managed and clients served in the community cafe on Highfields.  The new project will start in September 2015 and will concentrate on achieving the following outcomes in four main areas:

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Support Staffordshire's July e-bulletin

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Our July e-bulletin has been distributed. Containing a roundup of the latest news, subscribe today to ensure you receive the latest updates on important issues concerning the third sector: http://eepurl.com/bsAeF9

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Government - Local Sustainability Fund (LSF)

Mon 20 Jul 2015

Charitable organisations given £20M boost by Government - Local Sustainability Fund (LSF) launched - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/charitable-organisations-given-20-million-boost-by-government

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EUROPEAN FUNDING NEWS UPDATE - 1st JUNE 2015

Mon 20 Jul 2015

The next meeting of the Stoke and Staffordshire LEP ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) Committee is 28th July 2015 so if you have any issues you want raising, or any questions about its activity, please contact your VCSE sector rep, Jill Norman at our Leek office on 01538 381356 or email her on jillnorman@smcvs.co.uk

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