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Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit Training workshop

A free Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit Training workshop will be run on 16th September 2015, from 1-3pm at the Tamworth Assembly Rooms.

Aimed at small to medium amateur arts and crafts groups it will give the necessary skills and experience to recruit, retain and support volunteers, whilst introducing them to the work of Voluntary Arts & Tamworth Volunteer Centre.

This event is held in conjunction with Tamworth Borough Council, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund, Tamworth Arts and Events, and the Tamworth Assembly Rooms.

Signpost Centre, Highfields – Five Years of Funding, Five Years of Hope!

 The Signpost Centre has recently received news that it has secured a £370,000 grant from the National Lottery's Reaching Communities Fund to provide support to Stafford residents dealing with employment, debt, mental health, family and older person issues, over the next five years. Staff can continue to be employed, volunteers managed and clients served in the community cafe on Highfields.  The new project will start in September 2015 and will concentrate on achieving the following outcomes in four main areas:

Community Resource Centre

East Staffordshire has launched a new service - the Community Resource Centre. The Centre will be offering advice and guidance for individuals in areas such as volunteering, employment and training, and support for community groups on topics such as governance, funding, project planning and delivery. Our newly elected MP Andrew Griffiths was on-hand to cut the ribbon at the official opening on Friday 5th June.