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Support Staffordshire Launch Online Directory

Thu 19 May 2016

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Support Staffordshire are pleased to launch our online Directory.

We are currently adding groups and organisations to the Directory and hope to build it into a comprehensive listing for the community over the coming months. 

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Chief Executive's Comment - May 2016

Thu 19 May 2016

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Building Our Movement - I hope you have all survived the year-end relatively unscathed, that new funding streams have come through with the start of a new financial year and that existing relationships and resources have been maintained. There is no doubt that the VCSE sector faces an uphill challenge, especially when it comes to the support receive from local statutory partners. In most cases diminishing resources are a fact of life for them and it’s through no ill will (in fact the very opposite) that they must pass on these ‘cuts’ to VCSEs.

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The Charity Property Matters Survey 2016 - Request for Feedback

Thu 19 May 2016

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The Charity Property Matters Survey 2016 is an important piece of voluntary sector research conducted every two years by leading property advice charity the Ethical Property Foundation in partnership with the Charity Commission. Whether your organisation rents or owns its premises, by completing the survey – which takes just 5 minutes – you will be contributing to a clear picture of the property challenges and opportunities facing the sector at this time of significant change.

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Support Staffordshire Job Vacancy: Volunteering For All Officer (Tamworth)

Thu 19 May 2016

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Support Staffordshire have a vacancy for a Volunteering For All Officer (Tamworth).

Hours: 20 hours a week

Salary: £22,000 per annum pro rata

Location: Based in Tamworth

If you have experience of working with under-represented groups and those with additional support needs to widen participation in volunteering, and you would enjoy working in an enthusiastic team, committed to the local community, then this could be the job for you.

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Asist & Reach Providing Self Advocacy Support & Information

Thu 19 May 2016

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The new Self Advocacy Service in Staffordshire started on the 1st April 2016. They are working with self advocacy groups in Staffordshire and will soon be meeting new people in schools, colleges and other places around Staffordshire.

Reach support young people (from age 14) and adults in Staffordshire to speak up together.

For further information please see the attached flyers or visit Asist's website.

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Shoebox Theatre - May 2016 Update

Thu 19 May 2016

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Update from Shoebox Theatre:-

Shoebox had a very successful outing to Lichfield over the May Bank Holiday at the beginning of this month. You can see the photos taken during Lichfield Mysteries on Flicker.

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Shape The Future of Policing in Tamworth

Thu 19 May 2016

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Tamworth residents are being offered the chance to shape the future of policing at the most local level in their community by Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis.

They are being invited to join a recently-launched Safer Neighbourhood Panel for Tamworth borough to examine and shape the work of policing, hold the Local Policing Team Commander to account and look at wider criminal justice and community safety issues in their area.

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Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board: Training - June & July 2016

Wed 18 May 2016

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The Staffordshire Safeguarding Children Board have a number of training sessions available throughout June and July. These include:-

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Comic Relief Fund: Grants Available for £1000 - £10,000

Wed 18 May 2016

Comic Relief logoThe next round of Comic Relief Fund is open until 1st June 2016 for grants between £1000 and £10,000.

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The M&S Energy Community Energy Fund is Back for 2016!

Wed 18 May 2016

M&S Energy logoWe’re pleased to announce that the M&S Energy Community Energy Fund is returning with £350,000 to distribute to community groups across the UK this summer.

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