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Small charities a fundraising training programme now open

Fri 8 Jan 2016

The FSI are offering small charities a fundraising training programme. The programme, worth over £100,000, will provide expert training to small charities from February to June 2016. It will help charities with an annual income of up to £1 million to generate more income to support their vital work.

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Support Staffordshire Membership Offer!

Thu 7 Jan 2016

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Calling all charities, voluntary and community groups in Staffordshire – do you know that you can access support, advice and training on how to set up and run your group, support for volunteers and discounted services such as printing/laminating/photocopying, room and minibus hire?

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Borderland Voices Receive Welcome Funds

Tue 5 Jan 2016

Borderland Voices, the Arts for Health and Mental Wellbeing charity based on Haregate, received a welcome present before Christmas. Leek North Councillor Dani Ogden presented participants with a cheque for £100 from the Councillors’ Community Initiative Fund. This money will help support the weekly, free Creative Writing workshops in 2016.

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Free help to local groups in North Staffordshire!

Tue 5 Jan 2016

Calling all charities, voluntary and community groups in North Staffordshire – do you know that you can access support, advice and training on how to set up and run your group, attract new volunteers, and access discounted services such as photocopying, laminating, meeting rooms and minibus hire?

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Support Staffordshire's Christmas thank you to volunteers

Tue 5 Jan 2016

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Support Staffordshire was delighted to have the chance to say a huge “thank you” to its volunteers at a special Christmas tea in Bank House, Leek on 18th December.

More than 20 of its volunteers enjoyed a buffet with festive treats and wine while enjoying fabulous music played by Cheddleton musicians, Judith and David Cowdy.

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New Community Fire Stations offer facilities for community groups

Tue 5 Jan 2016

Construction has now started on state of the art fire station facilities at Burton, Rugeley, Chase Terrace, Leek, Loggerheads, Penkridge, Lichfield, Kinver, Codsall, Stone and Longton.

All stations are due to be completed in 2016. This supplements the first phase which provided new Community Fire Stations at Rising Brook, Sandyford, Tamworth, Uttoxeter, Cannock, Hanley, Burslem, Newcastle and Kidsgrove. Alongside these, community facilities at Cheadle, Wombourne, Longnor, Biddulph and Gnosall were fully refurbished.

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Drop-in Hearing Aid Clinic in Hednesford

Tue 5 Jan 2016

Free drop-in hearing aid clinic 'Hear to Help' available in Hednesford on the second Wednesday of each month.

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Free Online & Computer Training From Support Staffordshire (Burton)

Tue 5 Jan 2016

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Support Staffordshire are pleased to offer free online and computer training at our Burton office.

We will teach you how to make the most of computers and the internet through guided tuition. Whether you are a complete beginner or already have some knowledge, contact us today.

The sessions run on Thursdays 9.30am - 11.00am.

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Cass Special Conference - 5 Feb 2016 (Dementia Friendly Strategy For Cannock)

Tue 5 Jan 2016

Announcement from the Carers Association Southern Staffordshire:-

"We would like to invite you to a special conference on Feb 5th 2016 at The White House, Marquis Drive, Cannock WS12 4PR. 9.30am – 2.45pm.

This is to gain your views to assist in the development of a Dementia Friendly Strategy for Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and an Action Plan to compliment The Cannock Chase Management plan 2014-19.

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Commissioner’s People Power Fund Grants

Tue 5 Jan 2016

Great ideas for community safety solutions come from local people – which is why Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to bid for money from the Commissioner’s People Power Fund.

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