In response to the decision announced by East Staffordshire Borough Council to make no voluntary sector grant awards in the coming financial year, the local voluntary sector would like to make the following collective public statement:
What is Team Staffordshire?
Team Staffordshire is a voluntary sector led partnership, who co-operate to increase investment into Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent; and also to influence public policy for the benefit of local communities. Specifically:
Cannock Chase district has topped the chart when it comes to the number of apprenticeships secured in 2015.
New figures reveal that 370 new apprenticeships began in the district between August and October 2015. You can read the full story on the Cannock Mercury website.
Announcement from Stafford and Rural Homes:-
'Jobseekers in Stafford and surrounding areas are being offered even more help in their efforts to find work thanks to a new partnership between Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) and Support Staffordshire.
The Mayor of Stafford Borough, Cllr Peter Jones, was amongst the first to offer his support for the new initiative when he helped to launch the ‘Work Club’ at Stafford Library.
Arthur Rank Centre started Computers for Rural People to provide rural communities, individuals and groups with high quality, fully-refurbished second hand computers at very low cost to encourage people to take the first step. If you live or work in a rural area they can supply a fully functioning computer for as little as £130.
Support Staffordshire are involved in a number of projects both countywide and in individual districts:
- Community & Voluntary Transport
- Connecting Communities (C2)
- Get Together Groups