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Pharmacy Support in Cheadle

During the current pandemic, the demand on local pharmacies has been huge, particularly in the early days. Recognising this, Staffordshire County Council asked Support Staffordshire to identify local voluntary and community groups which would be able to help out specific pharmacies where they needed volunteers to take medication to people’s homes or to help support people queueing outside their shops. 

ONLINE TRAINING: Writing Funding Bids

This 90 minute online session via Zoom is aimed at community groups, mutual aid groups and voluntary organisations across Staffordshire.

Are you an established or a new group that is starting to look at the future and considering writing funding bids? Are you wondering where to start?

This online session will look at the basics of writing funding bids covering what funders are looking for, jargon and common terminology, evidencing need and project planning. There will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout.


ONLINE TRAINING: Recruiting and Supporting Volunteers responding to Covid-19

This 90 minute online session via Zoom is aimed at community groups, mutual aid groups and voluntary organisations across Staffordshire.

Have you gained lots of volunteers to help you respond to the current situation? Have you thought about how best to support them? Are you ensuring the volunteers are suitable for the tasks?

This online session will look at safe recruitment, basic training and resources available to them. There will be an opportunity to ask questions throughout.


NCVO BLOG- The government’s covid-19 recovery strategy: Implications for charities

Posted on May 12 2020 by Elizabeth Chamberlain

Following the prime minister’s speech on Sunday evening, the government has published Our plan to rebuild: the UK government’s covid-19 recovery strategy. The document is intended to provide further details about the government’s proposed plan to ease the lockdown and rebuild the economy and society as we get through the worst of the pandemic.

Open Letter to All volunteers in Stafford Borough Councillor Jeremy Pert

Issued 7 March 2020

Good Morning,

In March the world as we knew it changed for so many people in the UK due to the coronavirus. During that month the country went into lockdown apart from those working to keep vital services going, in the NHS, in social care, in farming, food and distribution and in food retailing to name just a few of our key workers.

I am sure we all want to pay tribute to those who are so actively supporting the fightback against COVID-19, including all these people.

A Letter of Appreciation and Thanks to all Volunteers from the President and members of the Rotary Club of Stafford Knot 

On behalf of Rotary and the people of Staffordshire we offer a massive thank you for your kind hearted voluntary work in connection with the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Your kind efforts will be remembered by many people for many years!

Over recent weeks you will have enjoyed just giving something back to the local community.

And now, having found how enjoyable and rewarding voluntary work can be we can offer you an opportunity to continue with your worthwhile service to the local community.

Virtual Internships for charities and not for profits

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

NAVCA - Carry on Campaigning

The government cannot afford to overlook or undervalue the not-for-profit sector at the moment. As we navigate the worst impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, people across the country are relying on VCSE organisations, the essential support they provide and how they shape our society for the better. And we shall all continue to rely on their expertise and experience now, in acute crisis, and as we move on to the recovery effort that lies ahead.