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Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership Strategic Board – Call for VCSE Representative

A VCSE rep is being sought for the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. This was set up to enable a collaborative approach to be taken across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to reduce the number of incidents on the roads where people are killed or seriously injured. Please see the attached document for more information and a nomination form.

Nominations should be sent to Jill Norman by email to jill.norman@supportstaffordshire.org.uk by the end of Wednesday 31 August 2016.

Lloyds Bank Foundation Opens £1m Fund for Charities Tackling Abuse

The Lloyds Bank Foundation has launched a £1m grants programme called 'Transform' for charities tackling domestic and sexual abuse.

The programme, will offer grants of up to £100,000 over two years to 10 charities with the intention of strengthening policy, practice and infrastructure in the domestic and sexual abuse sector.

To be eligible, charities must have an income of between £25,000 and £2m a year and partnership bids are being encouraged.

Commissioner’s People Power Fund – Now Open for Applications

Great ideas for community safety solutions come from local people – which is why Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to bid for money from the Commissioner’s People Power Fund.

The fund empowers local groups to find solutions to community safety problems through offering smaller grants of between £100 and £3,000.

The Contribution Women Make to a Safer Community Conference

‘The Contribution Women Make to a Safer Community’ will shine a light on the inspirational work being carried out by women and its impact on people’s lives.

Presented by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, this free event will also look at the diverse ways women work, the obstacles they may face and the coping mechanisms they utilise.

A mix of inspirational speakers and interactive workshops will deliver a thought-provoking day for women and men alike.

Speakers include:-

Cannock Residents Invited to Join Police 'Watchdog'

Cannock, Hednesford and Rugeley residents are being invited to join a new panel to shape the work of local policing in their community.

The Cannock Safer Neighbourhood Panel launched in March 2015 under plans by Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Ellis, to shine the spotlight on local policing and make Staffordshire’s Police Service the most open, transparent and ethical in the UK.