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Stafford Borough Council - Small Capital Grant Scheme

Mon 18 Apr 2016

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The Stafford Borough Council Small Capital grant scheme provides small grants ranging from £200 – £1000 for small community organisations, with a specific need for a purchasing captial equipment.  Organisations must be based within Stafford Borough and benefit residents of Stafford.

For the purposes of this grant a small organisation is classed as:

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Job Centre Plus Seeking Work Experience Hosts in Stafford

Mon 18 Apr 2016

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Is your organisation interested in supporting young people who are looking for work? Are you committed to engaging with your community and developing local talent and skills? Could you provide young jobseekers with a positive experience of the working world? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes,’ you could consider becoming a Work Experience host.

What is Work Experience?

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Spring into Volunteering in the Staffordshire Moorlands

Mon 18 Apr 2016

As the days lengthen and new life is all around us, why not put a spring in your step and start volunteering? Support Staffordshire’s volunteer centre in the Moorlands is keen to hear from you and can show you a wide variety of volunteering opportunities that can fit with your lifestyle and aspirations. Volunteering is a great way of trying out something new, getting experience to enhance your CV, making new friends and giving something back to your community.

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Moorlands Branch of Staffordshire Chambers Visit Buxton & Leek College

Mon 18 Apr 2016

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The first AGM of the Moorlands branch of Staffordshire Chambers was held on Thursday 7th April at the Leek campus of Buxton and Leek College.

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Moorlands Radio Offering Radio Time to Voluntary Groups

Mon 18 Apr 2016

Support Staffordshire is continuing to match up local voluntary groups with Moorlands Radio to take advantage of a Thursday morning slot to promote volunteering opportunities.

Any group that has not yet taken up this chance can book a slot through Moorlands Locality Officer, Ryn Bentham on 01538 398240 or emailing kathryn.bentham@supportstaffordshire.org.uk

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Pals Supporting Pals (Leek)

Mon 18 Apr 2016

This small group of carers, who support people over 18 years of age with a disability, is looking to get together on a regular basis in Leek to socialise and take part in activities and outings. They want to provide mutual support for each other and maintain friendships for the people they support.

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LEP News - Growth Deal Capital Funding Available

Mon 18 Apr 2016

Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire LEP Chairman David Frost CBE is inviting organisations across the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire LEP area to submit Expressions of Interest for future funding opportunities for “delivery-ready” infrastructure projects that will help drive economic growth.

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European Funding Update - April 2016

Mon 18 Apr 2016

The outcome of the bids for Building Better Opportunities should now be known by the end of April. This is likely to mean a delay to stage 2 applications until November with delivery on the ground for the successful provider in December at the very earliest. All those involved in the Team Staffordshire applications will be notified directly when there is any news.

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Government Seeking Feedback on Draft Enabling Regulations on Converting to Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO)

Mon 18 Apr 2016

The government is seeking feedback on a draft enabling regulations on converting to Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIO).

In 2013, the Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) was introduced as a new legal structure to meet the needs of small charities in England and Wales. Since then it has proved popular with over 6,500 new CIOs registered by the Charity Commission.

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Invitation to Join Live & Local Network: Promoting the Arts

Mon 18 Apr 2016

Announcement from Live & Local:-

Have you ever thought how great it would be to see top class professional performers or new or classic films in your own village hall or community centre?  There’d be no need to get the car out of the garage, it raises awareness of your fantastic venue and you’d be able to catch up with all your friends and neighbours too.  

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