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General Election result – what it means for the sector

Thu 28 May 2015

Comment from Garry Jones, Chief Executive, Support Staffordshire

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Celebration of Volunteering Event, 18 June

Thu 28 May 2015

Organisations from across the Lichfield District are attending a Celebration of Volunteering Event at The Guildhall - to celebrate their successes, recognise the contribution of volunteers and attract new volunteers.

Download Celebration of Volunteering Event Poster

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Volunteering Fair, 5 June, Tamworth

Thu 28 May 2015

As part of Volunteers Week – 1-7 June 2015, Volunteer Centre Tamworth will be holding a Volunteering Fair on Friday 5th June Tamworth Castle Grounds (upper lawn) from 10am – 3pm. Volunteering Fair Poster Volunteers are central to the work of countless charities and organisations. They are a valuable presence in many communities, helping out in places as diverse as sports clubs, libraries, schools and hospitals.

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Training events in June

Wed 20 May 2015

Volunteer Management Programme, start date 16th June 
A 2 day course for those who wish to gain knowledge and skills to run an effective volunteer programme covering policies; recruitment & selection; support & supervision and retention.

Introduction to writing good funding applications, 9th June
A one day comprehensive guide to constructing good funding applications.  Suitable for those with little or no experience.

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Consultation: Staffordshire's Food Landscape

Tue 21 Apr 2015

Staffordshire County Council has f3 Local Food Consultants with the aim of gaining an overview of the breadth of Staffordshire’s food landscape and its current value to the local economy whilst also identifying sustainable growth opportunities in order to maximise the social, environmental and economic benefits.

To inform the early research phase of this project f3 have launched a selection of surveys tailored to include producers, processors/manufacturers, distributors, trade buyers, public sector, community initiatives, food waste and consumers.

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Foxlowe Films

Mon 20 Apr 2015

The community group behind the successful programme of films held Tuesday evenings at Foxlowe Arts Centre in Leek is keen to find champions in the Moorlands villages who can help to promote future film programmes. Support Staffordshire is helping with this promotional work and anyone who is interested in getting involved can contact Village Agent, Dave Banks on 07964 824045.

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South West Peak

Mon 20 Apr 2015

Support Staffordshire is a member of the partnership which was successful in reaching the development stage of a Landscape Partnership bid with the Heritage Lottery Fund for the South West Peak.

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Support Staffordshire: A new era

Mon 20 Apr 2015

Support Staffordshire formally merged into a single organisation, operating across the whole county in January this year and we have been busy reorganising ourselves ready to offer the Right Support to Staffordshire’s diverse and vibrant voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. I am delighted to introduce our Operations Managers with over 30 years’ experience of supporting the VCSE sector locally, Sandra Payne heads up our Operations across Tamworth, Lichfield, East Staffordshire and Cannock; Jill Norman across Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands and Newcastle.

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Stafford: New Team, New Office

Mon 20 Apr 2015

Following the smooth transition of many Support Staffordshire members from the former North Walls Centre to a variety of new accommodation in the county town, Support Staffordshire have themselves packed up (in time for the site’s demolition and redevelopment) and moved to the Stafford Civic Centre.

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New Local Nursery and Local Police Scrutiny

Mon 20 Apr 2015

We’ve been busy working with Little Treasures Nursery and Entrust to secure a new early years nursery in Cannock, based at Support Staffordshire premises, Coniston Hall in Chadsmoor. Entrust provided a grant to the Nursery for the necessary upgrade of building work and this is now almost finished.

Ofsted are expected to visit during April to confirm that the nursery can commence their service with expected opening during late April for 2-4 year olds.

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