Enterprise & Skills
This 90 minute online session via Zoom is aimed at community groups, mutual aid groups and voluntary organisations across Staffordshire.
There are many challenges that charities are facing at the moment with the current pandemic. You may be struggling to see the future clearly and how you will adapt and recover.
This session will cover ways in which you can still engage with your beneficiaries and stakeholders, adapt your services and risk assess for the future. There will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout.
Dates Available: 21 May 2020
The charity sector is currently experiencing some of its greatest challenges in modern memory. However, adversity can also be the catalyst for change and a chance to do things differently.
Most of us know how to use Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as we generally use it in our personal life, but the one platform that contains the greatest number of high net individuals is on LinkedIn.
Over the last two months, the broad range of urgent responses across Staffordshire has taken many forms, from local authorities working with voluntary sector groups and businesses, to new mutual aid groups setting up in a matter of hours, to the fantastic neighbourly street level support response that has supported and sustained so many who have required it. This could be in terms of helping to get shopping or food deliveries for those unable to leave home, to medication collection from busy pharmacies, reducing loneliness and isolation or even walking a dog or cutting someone’s hedge.
Keele University is offering student interns to charities and not for profits - free of charge, no PAYE, working from home on a role or project of your choice (Keele will pay the students) - there are many talented students ready to work. Funding is kindly provided by Santander Universities.
Example projects could be research, helping to locate funding sources, administration, data analysis, social media (setting up, running and even training to your staff), Marketing, or help with fundraising
Your organisation may be eligible for two forms of award from your local Council:
Are you concerned about your cashflow? Will you have the money to pay staff in your April payroll whilst you wait to claim for furlough?
There are a number of things you can consider:
Creativity is the focus of Staffordshire Day celebrations and organisers Enjoy Staffordshire are looking to hear from artists, creatives, makers, performers, poets, writers, film makers, musicians and anyone who would like to share or showcase their skills and entertain and inform the public through a schedule of live performances, virtual gallery visits/ exhibits, readings, talks and demonstrations, or interactive workshops that people could get involved in from their living room.
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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.