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Summary Report of District Pilots to Develop Children's Services

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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Staffordshire County Council have issued a summary report of district pilots to develop children's services.

If you would like more information, or have ideas for supporting further development, please contact Sandra Payne at Sandra.Payne@supportstaffordshire.org.uk or on 01543 303030.

Alternatively you can contact your local District Commissioner to ensure we are connecting current provision.

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Hustings for the Police & Crime Commissioner Staffordshire Elections

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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Save the Date: Hustings for the Police and Crime Commissioner Staffordshire elections will be held on the evening of 19 April 2016.

Booking will not be required.

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Announcement Re: Anti-lobbying Clause in Grant Agreements with Charities

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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The Cabinet Office has revealed that councils will not be required to include an anti-lobbying clause in grant agreements with charities if they have generated the money for the grants themselves. It is likely however that the government will recommend it as best practice.

Recent discussions have been conducted between Cabinet Office officials and the National Council for Voluntary Organisations following concerns raised by some charities about the anti-lobbying clause due to come into effect from 1 May 2016 as part of the new and renewed grant agreements.

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Moorlands VCSE Locality Forum Report (March 2016)

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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The Forum met on 1 March 2016 and had presentations on:

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Leek Arts Festival

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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Scottish songstress, Barbara Dickson OBE, is the headline act for the 40th Leek Arts Festival. Organised each year by an enthusiastic team of volunteers, the festival will start in mid-April and run through into June.

Further information and tickets are available from www.leekartsfestival.co.uk

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Community Libraries Seeking Volunteers

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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Staffordshire County Council has been encouraging people to take up volunteering opportunities in its 23 community libraries around the county through a series of “Find Out More” session at those local branches.

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Stafford Work Clubs Network

Tue 15 Mar 2016

The third meeting of the Stafford Work Clubs Network took place on 7th March at the Frank Jordan Centre in Stone, hosted by the Stone Community Hub. It provides a useful forum to exchange information and receive relevant updates.

One update was from Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) which is now operating work clubs at Holmcroft Library (2-4pm Tuesdays) and Rising Brook Library (10am to 12pm Thursdays) as well as jointly with Support Staffordshire in the new Stafford Library on Mondays 10am to 12pm.

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District Commissioning in Stafford

Tue 15 Mar 2016

With the reductions in public health funding for next year, the local commissioners have decided to use the 2016/17 budget to continue to support some of the current VCSE initiatives which have been successful and which best meet their priorities.

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Staffordshire LEADER Update - March 2016

Tue 15 Mar 2016

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The Staffordshire LEADER Call for Bids Round 2 is now open for bids under all six priorities.

This call for bids will remain open until 12:00 midnight on the 24th April 2016.

Please visit their website for more information.

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ESIF Update - March 2016

Tue 15 Mar 2016

The Stoke and Staffordshire ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) Strategy has been refreshed and can be viewed on www.stokestaffslep.org.uk.

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