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North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent CCGs Gluten Free Foods Survey

Thu 15 Sep 2016

North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent CCGs are undertaking a survey to seek the views of patients, the public and stakeholders on the prescribing policy for gluten free foods.  The survey will run until 12 noon on Friday, September 30th 2016.

A background briefing and survey are attached and available online by using the links below: Survey: https://www.elesurvey.co.uk/f/614103/1de8/

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ESIF Update - September 2016

Thu 15 Sep 2016

The next Committee is due to take place on 26th October 2016. If you have any issues you want raising at the committee, or any questions about its activity, please contact your VCSE sector rep, Jill Norman at our Leek office on 01538 381356 or email her on jill.norman@supportstaffordshire.org.uk 

Following the call for nominations to the position of VCSE alternate representative on the ESIF Committee, only one nomination was returned – from Andrew Thompson of VAST – so Andrew has now taken on this role.

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Brexit - European Funded Projects

Tue 13 Sep 2016

Advice has been given that European funded projects that have signed contracts or funding agreements in place will be fully funded, even when these projects continue beyond the UK’s departure from the EU. This includes the ESF opt in funding such as Building Better Opportunities. Further advice will be given after the Government’s Autumn Statement for any projects not contracted before the date of that statement (date not yet announced).

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Heritage Endowments Grants

Tue 13 Sep 2016

Heritage Endowments grants are available to organisations in the UK who we are currently funding or have funded in the past. This is a match funding scheme –  where the HLF grant matches every pound raised by grant recipients.

You can apply for a Heritage Endowments grant of £250,000, £500,000 or £1million, to be matched £1:£1 by private donations you raise. Payments of the award will be made when evidence of the matched funding can be shown.

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Richmond Fellowship - A Final Farewell

Tue 13 Sep 2016

Richmond Fellowship regretfully inform their current service users they were unsuccessful in their recent tender to continue to provide community based services in South Staffordshire but will continue to provide services until the end of the contract which is 31 October 2016.

Looking Ahead, Positive Change

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Community Facilities Available at Rugeley Community Fire Station

Tue 13 Sep 2016

Announcement from Rugeley Community Fire Station:-

Following the opening of Rugeley Community Fire Station, community facilities are now available for booking.

The free, spacious and modern facilities are ideal for meetings, community groups and training sessions and accommodate up to 20 people.

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South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have moved

Mon 12 Sep 2016

Staff at South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have moved to new offices in Tamworth.

 

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People's Postcode Trust - small grants programme open for 2nd round

Mon 12 Sep 2016

The Trust wants to make the world a better place through short-term funding for projects that help to prevent poverty, suppor

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Share your views on public parks

Mon 12 Sep 2016

Act now on public parks - Be part of the inquiry into public parks and help shape their future.

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Free Courses

Wed 31 Aug 2016

Steps to Work are offering FREE Employability and Maths courses from September and fully funded by Staffordshire County Council.

First Steps to Employability

This course will help you to:

  • Gain confidence and improve self esteem
  • Overcome barriers to work
  • Identify your strengths and skills
  • Create a CV and cover letter
  • Manage money more effectively
  • Improve interview skills

Maths Every Day

This course will help you to:

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