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Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund 2020-21 is now OPEN

The Staffordshire Community Learning Trust Responsiveness Fund (CLTRF) for 2020-21 is funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

The purpose of the CLTRF funding is to enable organisations to deliver learning that meets local needs and contributes towards The Staffordshire Community Learning Services Commissioning Priorities 2019-2023.

Grants are for the delivery of education and training for adults returning to learning (residents of Staffordshire age 19+ on 31st August 2020)

Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West Update

Staffordshire South West Citizens Advice is still here to help. If you need advice, information or support, our staff and volunteers are still here, working to help you.

Our offices in Stafford, Stone, Cannock, Rugeley and South Staffordshire (Wombourne) are closed but we are available on the telephone, email or web chat.

We can still offer you the information, advice and support to anyone who needs us.

These are difficult times for us all, but please contact us and we will do our best to help.

Apprenticeships - transfer of funds

Apply for apprenticeship levy funds transfer

The apprenticeship levy is already giving employers like us a real opportunity to invest in high-quality training, helping to grow our business and develop the skilled workforce we need to thrive and succeed. Government reforms have now given us the opportunity to work in partnership with other employers, supporting them in recruiting new apprentices and to develop the skills of existing employees.

Community Research Lichfield District Council 2020

This research is designed to find out what community members think about activity and exercise in general, their local leisure centres/facilities, and what would encourage them to use them to use these facilities in the future. It also identifies barriers to activity.

The online version has now been formatted into a design suitable for online interaction. This is the online survey URL:



TENDER OPPORTUNITY: Courses to Improve Mental Health & Wellbeing

This brief outlines the requirements of the Stafford and South Staffordshire Building Better Opportunities (BBO) Programme for a programme of courses to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our participants. The brief begins with an outline of the project followed by a description of the scope of the courses/services needed.  Finally, the brief includes the quotation submission form which needs to be completed and returned by the submission deadline.

MHA Over 50's Employability Club

Are you 50 years of age or over?  Do you need some support in finding employment, training, work placements or volunteering?  Do you want some support around applying for jobs on-line or just help in brushing up your interview skills? 

Our ‘Over 50’s Employability Club’ offers support in:

  • CV writing
  • Job searches
  • Interview skills
  • Skills development
  • Sign posting
  • Work placements
  • Volunteering
  • IT skills/training
  • Coaching
  • Group | 1 to 1 support


Talent Match Staffordshire will cease operations on 20th December 2019

A message from Talent Match Staffordshire December 2019

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Talent Match Staffordshire will cease operations on 20th December 2019.  Despite our best efforts, we have not been able to secure additional funding to sustain the project.

We would like to thank all our truly extraordinary and exceptional staff, volunteers, partner agencies, charities, Trustees and friends who supported Talent Match Staffordshire’s vision over the last 6 years.