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Volunteers' Week 1-12 June 2016: Register with NCVO to Receive Free Resources

Mon 25 Apr 2016

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Volunteers' Week 2016 is taking place between 1-12 June.

You can find out more about this event by visiting the NCVO website 

From the website you can also sign up to receive a digital resource pack containing everything you need to help plan your Volunteers' Week celebrations, including bunting, the logo and press release templates.

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Primary Medical Care East Staffordshire: Improving Local GP & Primary Care Services Survey

Mon 25 Apr 2016

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Announcement from East Staffs CCG Patient Board:-

Our World is changing fast. It is good to know that most of us will live longer in the future, but this will bring an increase in mobility problems and long term conditions such as diabetes and heart problems.

News headlines highlight problems of childhood obesity and chronic problems like type 2 diabetes brought on by unhelpful lifestyles and lack of exercise.

Advances in medicine and medical technology bring new opportunities while people’s expectations of GP surgeries are increasing.

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Spring into Volunteering in Stafford!

Mon 25 Apr 2016

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As the days lengthen and new life is all around us, why not put a spring in your step and start volunteering? Support Staffordshire’s volunteer centre in Stafford is keen to hear from you and can show you a wide variety of volunteering opportunities that can fit with your lifestyle and aspirations. Volunteering is a great way of trying out something new, getting experience to enhance your CV, making new friends and giving something back to your community.

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Agenda Items Required for Staffordshire Families Strategic Partnership Board

Mon 25 Apr 2016

The next meeting of the recently formed Staffordshire Families Strategic Partnership Board is due towards the end of April and a request has been made for agenda items.

For those of you not familiar with the partnership it is a multi–agency group that reports into the Health & Wellbeing Board. Its focus is on families rather than simply children and young people in recognition of the integral link between the two.

A paper that was presented to the Health & Wellbeing Board in March is attached which gives a full explanation of the remit of the Board.

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Funding Available from Tesco of up to £12,000 for Community Projects

Mon 25 Apr 2016

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TESCO are inviting local community groups and good causes to apply for their share of a £12MILLION carrier bag charge fund.

The supermarket teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative, which sees grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects.

Millions of shoppers voted in stores up and down the country for the last round of funding – with over £11.5MILLION being awarded to winning projects.

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Talent Match Staffordshire Secure Funding Until the End of 2018

Mon 25 Apr 2016

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Talent Match Staffordshire, a hugely successful programme for young people looking for work has secured funding until the end of 2018!

Talent Match Staffordshire, started in 2014 has been undertaking a review of its operations, as part of a formal 2-year review required by the Big Lottery, the main funders. This review process has now been successfully concluded, and the project is delighted to announce that the programme will continue until at least December 2018 as a result.

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Signposts' Quarter 4 Newsletter (January to March 2016)

Mon 18 Apr 2016

The latest edition of Signposts' quartlerly newsletter is now out! You can read the January to March 2016 edition online. 

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Staffordshire LEADER Programme – Call for Bids Round 2

Mon 18 Apr 2016

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Isn't Stafford a wonderful place to do business? We may know it, but a gap exists between this reality and our profile in the general public.

This funding can support small-scale business activities that support the needs and aspirations of the local community. Find out more here.

Staffordshire LEADER Programme – Call for Bids Round 2

Please note that the Staffordshire LEADER programme is now ‘live’ and the second ‘call for bid’ round has been issued.

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UK Parliament Outreach & Engagement Service: Free Conferences on Influencing Their Democracy

Mon 18 Apr 2016

The UK Parliament Outreach and Engagement Service is inviting community groups, voluntary sector organisations and campaign groups around the UK to attend a series of free conferences on how to effectively influence their democracy.

Parliament is keen to demonstrate how charities and campaign groups can communicate their messages, and diversify the voices and stories heard by Parliamentarians.

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Applications Welcomed for the ​Staffordshire Local Community Fund

Mon 18 Apr 2016

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The aim of this scheme is to respond to locally identified needs in a flexible way. Each county councillor in Staffordshire has £7,500 to spend on community projects in their area. So if you are looking for funding for a community project then you can apply for money to make your community ideas a reality.

Before you apply

  • You must read the criteria and rules.
  • You must contact your local county councillor to discuss your project.

When can I apply?

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