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Community Led Housing Event

Shropshire Rural Community Council (RCC) is pleased to announce that it has secured an excellent line up of national and local speakers for their upcoming Community-led Housing (CLH) Conference. The event, aimed at the rural West Midland region, will take place on 19 September in Albrighton near Wolverhampton. It is part of a national programme of training events funded by the Nationwide Foundation and organised by Shropshire RCC on behalf of its regional ACRE Network partners.

Finance Support Services

Support Staffordshire offers one-to-one support on a bespoke basis; either as fixed surgery sessions hour by hour or as part of a longer term piece of consultancy support.  Our financial support services include:

Funding Advice Consultancy

Do you require a funding search with tailored bid writing advice?  Are you looking at diversifying your income streams and want some support?  We can support with a one-to-one session to enable you to consider all types of funding.

West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit offering FREE Bid Writing Course

West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit are offering free places on a bid writing course, which is aimed at charities and community groups. The course will help you to identify opportunities while providing advice on writing successful applications and exploring the common mistakes made by applicants. The sessions will provide delegates with an insight into the processes of grant makers to understand how grant applications are assessed and improve their chances of success.

The day-long courses will be held in Birmingham city centre, and the dates are : 

•    17th July

Red Lion House Charity  -  Coffee and Cake morning

 10 – 11.30 am Saturday 30th June 2018

St John’s Parish Room (Rolleston Road)

£3.00 (includes the refreshments and entry to draw for small gift) proceeds go towards Red Lion House Charity development funds

Red Lion House will be a COMMUNITY CENTRE FOR HORNINGLOW with lots of exciting possibilities. This is an opportunity to find out more – bring friends ...

Please come and support this community project!

Let the Red Lion roar!



East Staffordshire Voluntary Car Scheme

East Staffordshire Voluntary Car Scheme provides a service to help the elderly and those living in East Staffordshire who are unable to use public transport to make those essential journeys.

Volunteer drivers, using their own cars, offer a door to door service and will wait up to 90 minutes for the return journey.

The scheme can be used for the following:

  • Hospital, doctors or dentist appointments.
  • Hospital patient visiting.
  • Social visits.
  • Collection of prescriptions.
  • Shopping trips.

The following fees apply:

VCSE Locality Forum, East Staffordshire - Funding Forum

VCSE Locality Forum - East Staffordshire

Funding Forum

Date:  Wednesday 27th June 2018

Time: 5pm - 7pm


Confirmed Speakers attending from:

  • The Community Foundation
  • Heritage Lottery Fund
  • The Big Lottery


To be held at:

Voluntary Services Centre, Union Street, Burton upon Trent, DE14 1AA


Who should attend:

All voluntary and community organisations that have local knowledge of the community and their service users.

Let's Work Together - Falls, Smoking, Weight Management, Dementia Friends and Carers

Everyone Health will be enabling people to spot the signs of people at risk of falling, obesity, smoking, loneliness and how to access a service that can help people live healthy, safe and independent lives.

The session will also include a Dementia Friends session where you can learn more about dementia and how you can help to create dementia friendly communities.

Finally, Andy will be giving a presentation on the services the Carers Hub offers and how to access

Opening of Borderland Voices new offices

All friends and supporters of Borderland Voices are invited to join them for the official opening of their new premises at Bank House in Leek on Tuesday 29th May from12 noon to 1.30 pm

Light refreshments will be available and a chance to admire recent artwork before Councillor Margaret Lovatt performs the official opening at 1.00 pm.

Bank House is at 20 St Edward Street, Leek ST13 5DS.