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#iwill Fund

Wed 17 Oct 2018

#iwill is a UK-wide campaign that aims to make social action part of life for as many 10 to 20 year-olds as possible by the year 2020. Through collaboration and partnership it is spreading the word about the benefits of youth social action.

What is youth social action?

‘Young people taking practical action in the service of others in order to create positive social change that is of benefit to the wider community as well as to the young person themselves.’ Young Foundation

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The Little Forest Project Outdoor Learning Open Day

Tue 16 Oct 2018

Thursday 8 November 2018 11-2pm at The New Outdoor Learning area on Longhedge Lane.

You are invited to drop in and find out more about the vision for this new and exciting project, with potential for a range of outdoor teaching activities.

Schools, community groups and clubs welcome.

Fairetrade refreshments available

Shuttle minibus running from the Dove Campus of The de Ferrers Academy on the day

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Big Lottery Fund to launch new £15 million Digital Fund

Mon 15 Oct 2018

Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund has announced that it will be launching a new Digital Fund on 22nd October to offer dedicated digital funding support to the sector.

The £15 million Digital Fund will operate for two years and will award grants of up to £500,000. The first funding phase is open to applications from 22ndOctober to 3rd December and has two funding strands.

Digital Fund Strand 1​ - "Digital Pioneers"

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Charity Fraud Awareness Week

Mon 15 Oct 2018

22 – 26 October 2018 is the third annual Charity Fraud Awareness Week aiming to help Charities to increase resilience against fraud organised by the Charity Commission.

More than 40 charities, regulators, professional bodies and other stakeholders are joining forces to help combat fraud targeted against charities.

The main aims of the week are to:

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FREE CIEH Level 2 Award in Food Safety (ONLINE)

Mon 15 Oct 2018

To access this training course you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services.


Everyone who works with food has a special responsibility for safeguarding the health of consumers and ensure that the food they serve or sell is perfectly safe to eat.

CIEH qualifications have been developed to address the growing need to make learning more relevant to specific business environments and meet the National Occupational Standards. 

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FREE Overview - Safeguarding Adults at Risk (ONLINE)

Mon 15 Oct 2018

To access this training course you must be a member of Support Staffordshire or Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services.


This course has been updated in line with the Care Act 2014

This FREE course is suitable for workers in the health and social care sectors and has been mapped to the CQC Common Induction Standards.

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Save the Date - Next Local VCSE Forums

Mon 15 Oct 2018

We know from feedback we receive that one of the most popular benefits of being a member of Support Staffordshire is the opportunity to network with other local charities and community groups in the locality at our qualrtley Local Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Forums.  Although open to anyone interested in the sector they are primarily attended by our members and an excellent way to find out what's happening in the area as well as make useful connections.

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Garry Jones's blog

Mon 15 Oct 2018

Ok, so this month I’m tackling the not at all sensitive subject of money, pay to be exact, executive pay. I jest because alongside death and a few other more tricky subjects, what we earn remains a huge social taboo in Britain and I am a little puzzled as to why?

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Health and care leaders agree timeline for Together We’re Better public engagement

Fri 12 Oct 2018

The six Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have agreed a timeline for the next phases of engagement by Together We’re Better (TWB), the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).

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Staffordshire Day 2019

Fri 12 Oct 2018

Staffordshire Day is back on Wednesday 1st May 2019 and there are loads of ways to get involved!

Organisers Enjoy Staffordshire are looking for events on the theme of ‘Made in Staffordshire’ – could you organise something which celebrates Staffordshire products, food & drink, music, film, people or anything else which could be made in the county?

New for 2019 is the Great Big Staffordshire Quiz, a quiz based on our amazing county which could be hosted by a pub, school, charity or community group. A great way of raising funds for your organisation!

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