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National Lottery Heritage Fund ensures South West Peak Village Hall/Community Centre Improvements

Thu 30 Sep 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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George Bryan Centre Consultation

Tue 28 Sep 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the conclusion of the exercise to determine the long-term solution for the services previously provided by the George Bryan Centre.

We are now re-starting the process and are holding two engagement events for stakeholders, staff, patients, and members of the public to tell us their views about mental health services and help us to understand what is important to them and what could be improved.

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National Allotment Gardens Trust

Mon 27 Sep 2021

National Allotment Gardens Trust Logo

Grants are available for registered allotment associations and committees for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites.

Funding body: National Allotment Gardens Trust (NAGT)

Maximum value: £ 2,000

Minimum value: £ 250

Application deadline: 01/10/2021


The National Allotment Gardens Trust (NAGT) was established in 2004, and was registered as a charity on the 17 February 2005. It awards funding for various allotment and garden projects in the UK.

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Fully Funded Training for Volunteers in the Adult Social Care Sector

Mon 27 Sep 2021

Developed specifically for volunteers in the adult social care sector

Specific course materials designed and provided by Skills for Care

Delivered via interactive webinar on a half day session with a live trainer.

Includes branded First Response Training certification as standard.

Fully funded Volunteer Programme

Skills for Care Covid-19 Essential Training


Delivered by Skills for Careendorsed training providers

Introduction to adult social care includes:


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Givers Gain Grants

Mon 27 Sep 2021

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The BNI Foundation gives grants by application only.


The grant monies should fund projects which:

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Volunteers with learning disabilities win special award for St Giles Hospice bereavement project

Wed 22 Sep 2021

Award winners Simon Cox and James Channon (left)

Two volunteers with learning disabilities have won a special award for their work on a pioneering end of life care and bereavement project at St Giles Hospice.

Simon Cox, from Lichfield, and James Channon, from Burton, helped to plan and deliver the “Living, Dying and Remembering: Supporting people with Learning Disabilities” project at St Giles, part of which trained people to discuss issues around end of life care and bereavement with people who have learning disabilities.

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Need some bespoke training for your team?

Wed 22 Sep 2021

Support Staffordshire offers a suite of training courses and workshops including bespoke training.  Whether you are an established organisation or a new group starting up, our experienced and professional team can provide you with a wide range of support and advice to help your group develop and succeed.  

If you are unsure whether an existing course will meet your requirements or you can't find what you're looking for, Consultancy by Support Staffordshire can design bespoke training packages tailored to your individual needs.  

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Bookkeeping for Charities

Wed 22 Sep 2021

Are you confused as to what is required in accordance with the Charity Commission and HMRC in relation to financial activities of your Charity? 

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Why is having good governance so important?

Wed 22 Sep 2021

Voluntary organisations exist to have a positive impact on the communities they serve. Having a confident, diverse & skilled board that provides good governance is crucial for any organisation to fulfil its purpose.

Having good governance provides direction and supervision, whilst ensuring effectiveness and accountability for an organisation.

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VCSE Leader Mentoring and Coaching

Wed 22 Sep 2021

It can be lonely at the top…

Would you value a one to one, confidential space to discuss and reflect your leadership priorities and challenges with an experienced, local VCSE leader?

Support Staffordshire can match you to one of its senior team for a one-off or series of mentoring and/or coaching sessions covering whatever subject matters you would most like to discuss.

They have significant leadership experience over a collective 50+ years, and offered tailored support a very reasonable prices.

Subjects can include:

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