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Local Contact & Opening Hours


01785 413160




Support Staffordshire (Stafford & District), 1st Floor, Civic Centre, Riverside, Stafford, Staffordshire, ST16 3AQ


We are open Monday to Thursday, 9.00am - 12.00 noon.


Core Services in Stafford & District

Support Staffordshire provides support and development advice to Voluntary Groups, Community Organisations and Social Enterprises operating for the benefit of those who live or work in Stafford and the surrounding area.


Support and Development Services to VCSE (Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise) Organisations

For further information on starting a new group, sourcing and bidding for funding, developing policies and much more, contact Barry Halls (Senior Locality Officer) or Natalie Shields (Locality Officer) on:

Tel: 01785 413155 or Email: natalie.shields@supportstaffordshire.org.uk

       01785 413163 or Email: barry.halls@supportstaffordshire.org.uk 


The Advancement of Volunteering for All      NCVO Accredited Volunteer Centre logo

Volunteer Centre Stafford aims to support volunteering for all and to promote volunteering opportunities in and around the district of Stafford (incl. Eccleshall, Gnosall and Stone). Our service includes:

  • Advising individuals on how to get started with volunteering and its benefits
  • Helping people to find local opportunities that suit their lifestyle and interests.  You can also have a look on the www.do-it.org website.
  • Supporting organisations to develop quality volunteering opportunities to enable them to effectively recruit and retain volunteers
  • Promoting best practice in volunteer management through training and development support

For further information please contact Sandra Grosvenor  01785 413160 or Email: sandra.grosvenor@supportstaffordshire.org.uk

If you are interested in volunteering, come and have a chat with one of our friendly volunteering advisors. To book an appointment Tel: 01785 413160 or Email: volunteer.stafford@supportstaffordshire.org.uk


Facilitating Collaboration, Voice and Representation (Forums)

We represent the sector on the Stafford Borough Strategic Board, Stafford Safer Communities Partnership and the Stafford & Surrounds Health and Wellbeing Group.  Details of the full representation on these strategic forums are as follows: PDF iconStafford Strategic Partnership Board representation July 2016.pdfPDF iconStafford Safer Communities Partnership representation July 2016.pdfPDF iconStafford and surrounds HWB representation list Aug 2016.pdf

We also administer and run the Stafford & District VCSE Locality Forum which is held on a quarterly basis throughout the year. 

For further information please contact Barry Halls Senior Locality Officer on Tel: 01785 413163 or Email: barry.halls@supportstaffordshire.org.uk 


Room Hire

We have a room available for hire and are pleased to offer our members preferential rates. To find out more about becoming a member please visit our membership page

Room Hire Charges





Meeting Room

First floor, lift available

Seats 6-8 people








Per hour



Full Day




Social Media

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Twitter logo Follow our Twitter List on Stafford & District for the latest news in the district.

Twitter logo Visit our District Forums Twitter List to see what Twitter Forums you can follow in your area (e.g. Chase Informed, Stoke News, Lichfield Live, South Staffs News, theburntwoodblog, Leekonline, Stafford Forum, Little Bit of Stone, Tamworth News, Staffordshire Forum...and more).

If you know of a district forum on Twitter please let us know so we can help to connect people.

Support Staffordshire (Stafford & District) is supported by Stafford Borough Council