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Community Easter event at Cannock Stadium in Chadsmoor

Wed 10 Apr 2019

A free community event takes place on Saturday 20th April at Cannock Stadium Park between 10am and 12pm. Join a variety of community and faith groups at this celebration event. Please see poster for details.

Support Staffordshire are helping to create an information stand for the event so if you have any information regarding your organisation or project that is relevant for Chadsmoor residents, please email them to james.flintham@supportstaffordshire.org.uk to be included.

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Dying Matters Week - information event in Wombourne

Wed 10 Apr 2019

A public information event is being organised on 15th May at Wombourne Civic Centre.  The purpose of the event is to share information with the public about funeral planning and bereavement and to encourage people to talk about the future and for dealing with what to do after a bereavement. 

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FREE promotion and hosting of event details

Wed 10 Apr 2019

BabaBaboon.co.uk is a promotional hub which helps people make the most of Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme and Staffordshire. 

It is a platform for communities to share, it is also a tool for businesses to not only reach out to their target audience, but also to connect with those hard to reach audiences.

BabaBaboon acts as a guide to show what is great – all in one place!

Voluntary and community groups are able to promote and host details of their events and activities on the Baba website for FREE

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Networking Event 8th July at Wolstanton Methodist Church

Wed 10 Apr 2019

Once again this summer we will be using our loality fas a networking event for organisations delivering services in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Organisations will have the opportunity to showcase their work and find out more about what other organisations in the area are delivering.

Due to the popularity of previous years early booking is advised. To book a table or for any questions contact natalie.shields@supportstaffordshire.org.uk

 

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Community space in Newcastle

Tue 9 Apr 2019

The Guildhall in the High Street, Newcastle is now open for bookings for events, meetings, and daily use. Since taking on The Guildhall from Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council in December, Support Staffordshire has been busy setting it up for use by a variety of voluntary and community groups and it is now a vibrant and busy community hub in the heart of Newcastle with free wi-fi available. 

The areas available for hire are:

- customer service desks (on the ground floor) @ £15 per day or £7.50 for half a day

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Deadline for Central England Coop Community Dividend Fund approaching

Tue 9 Apr 2019

Grants of up to £5000 are available from the Central England Coop Community Dividend Fund.

Central England Coop invest a percentage of their trading profit back in to projects that they feel will really make a difference.

If you’re part of a local community group, voluntary organisation or local charity, they could support your project with a grant of up to £5,000.

Since 2007, they have proudly donated over £1.2 million to help fund projects in their trading area through the Community Dividend scheme.

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Uttoxeter Together Day preparations are underway

Mon 8 Apr 2019

Uttoxeter Community Networking Group are planning a fun day to promote local charities and groups and their volunteering opportunities.

The event will take place at Uttoxeter Town Hall on Saturday 6th July 10am-1pm.

If you are a local group and would like to be involved, there is a cost of £10 per stall. You can use your stall to promote your services, fundraise or for community engagement. It’s a really fun morning to be involved with and they'd love you to be a part of it.

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Active Signposting in Cannock libraries

Mon 8 Apr 2019

The libraries service across Cannock are trialling out an ‘active signposting’ project.

Active signposting is a process through which people are directed towards support available in their community to help with needs such as befriending, being more active, socialising in general etc.

Libraries already do a lot of excellent signposting, and there is opportunity to do more of this to better support local people.

Library staff will be able to call residents and have a chat about what they would like to do and where they can access support in their local area.

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Magic Little Grants 2019

Mon 8 Apr 2019

Localgiving are delighted to announce that Magic Little Grants 2019 is now live -thanks to an award of £550,000 from Postcode Community Trust, funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund Launched by ACRE

Fri 5 Apr 2019

Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund is now live

The Autumn 2018 budget announced that, to mark the centenary of the Armistice, government would support several initiatives, including making available grant funding to support improvement projects for village halls.

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