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Call for VCSEs to support the learning and development of Social Care students

Wed 3 Nov 2021

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Staffordshire County Council is opening up its degree level social care student placements to local VCSEs. This gives local groups a chance to experience the placements for a shorter period than if they took on a full placement, to give students a look at social work in the voluntary sector, and potentially open up future or ongoing placement opportunities for short or longer periods.

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Your Housing Group Funding

Thu 28 Oct 2021

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Community groups in the Staffordshire Moorlands area can now apply for up to £2,000 from our brand new funding programme.

It's in your hands is a pot of money - £50,000 - that we have made available for our community groups and organisations to support and help them make a real difference to their neighbourhoods.

Each year, groups who fulfill the criteria can apply for money to go towards something that will help to improve the outcomes in the areas where they live.

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The Matthew Good Foundation

Wed 27 Oct 2021

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Grants for Good is our first fund that invites charities, community interest companies and social entrepreneurs to apply to us directly for funding.

Every three months, we’ll share £10,000 between 5 shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people or the environment.

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Landscape Partnership Inspires and Enables Children and Young People to Benefit from Being Outdoors in the South West Peak

Tue 26 Oct 2021

South West Peak Landscape Partnership

Launched in 2017, the South West Peak Landscape Partnership is a group of organisations working together and with volunteers to restore, protect, and improve the landscape of the South West Peak area.

With the Peak District National Park as lead partner and the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund this 5-year partnership (with benefits reaching far beyond that time) works with local communities to build stronger connections with the landscape and with each other.

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Rugeley and Armitage Camera Club Join Support Staffordshire

Fri 22 Oct 2021

Jan Wilson Chair of Support Staffordshire is seen here with Carole Perry, Chair of Rugeley and Armitage Camera Club

Rugeley and Armitage Camera Club are the first camera club in Staffordshire to join Support Staffordshire.

Meetings are held each Monday evening in the Davy Suite of Lea Hall Miners' Welfare Club.  Anyone with an interest in photography from beginner to professional will find a warm welcome and a varied programme of events including guest speakers, competitions, and practical evenings.

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THE FA ANNOUNCES ‘FOOTBALL YOUR WAY’ A LANDMARK DISABILITY FOOTBALL PLAN

Thu 14 Oct 2021

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The Football Association has today announced an ambitious new three-year plan titled Football Your Way, to help develop, improve and raise awareness of Disability Football in England.

 

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Opportunity to deliver in HM YOI Werrington

Thu 14 Oct 2021

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service is currently inviting organisations to bid to deliver education services at four Youth Offending Institutions including HM YOI Werrington which is located in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The new arrangements will commence in September 2022 and last for up to seven years.

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Featured Volunteering Opportunities

Thu 14 Oct 2021

Beam Staffordshire – Trustee – Stafford

Beam wishes to recruit additional members onto our board of trustees. In the past few years some of our trustees have retired and we are looking to replace them. The role will be suitable for anyone who has a learning disability or has experience of working with or supporting a person with a learning disability.

https://www.vcconnectsystem.org.uk/SupportStaffordshireVMS2/VolunteerOpp...

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The Support Staffordshire Member Bursary

Tue 12 Oct 2021

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Are you seeking advice and support, but need more than our usual 3 FREE hours, or have already used it up?

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Fully Funded Suicide Prevention Training

Mon 11 Oct 2021

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Sadly, two thirds of people who die by suicide haven't accessed any mental health support.

That's why, we need ordinary people (like you!) to be more aware of the signs someone is at risk of suicide and able to help them get the support they need.

We're offering individuals and not-for-profit clubs, groups and organisations, who are active in our communities, a limited number of fully funded places on our suicide prevention training. 

The training will help you gain the skills and confidence you need to help someone who is at risk of suicide.

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