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SDVS provides support and development for local voluntary, community, charity, faith, social enterprise and similar not-for-personal-profit groups (often called "Voluntary and Community Sector" or "Civil Society" organisations). We work primarily in Stafford Borough and Staffordshire in the UK, but if you need our assistance or advice and you're outside that area, contact us to see if we can help. We are members of the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Consortium of Infrastructure Organisations (SCIO) and The Transforming Local Infrastructure partnership (TLI). SCIO and TLI members work closely together to ensure voluntary & community organisations receive the support they need.
We have served voluntary, community, faith, social enterprise and other not-for-personal-profit groups in Stafford & District for over half a century. First set up in 1954, today we provide services and support to around 140 members and to many more not-for-personal-profit organisations. We provide accommodation in the SDVS Centre for several organisations including the Citizen's Advice Bureau, Home-Start, CCPA, Bereavement and Loss Services, John Young Foundation, South Staffs Family Mediation and Mencap. The Centre also has conference and training facilities which are available for hire. SDVS provide a wide range of services including Funding and Development Advice, Payroll and Financial Accountancy Services, Meeting Rooms, Photocopying, Facsimile, Colour Printing & Scanning, Laminating, as well as some Equipment hire. We manage the Volunteer Centre Stafford, the SkillBase training service and Signposts Centres. Increasingly, we are working closely with statutory and private sector bodies to foster the important links between these organisations and the Third Sector.
"The principal activity and objective is to promote any charitable activity for the benefit of the community in Staffordshire and the West Midlands, with particular reference to the Borough of Stafford"
(from our Charitable Objects, in our Memorandum & Articles of Association, our governing document).
SDVS does this by bringing together organisations within the Voluntary and Community Sector and by linking the voluntary, community, statutory and private sectors with the five functions of:
Services and support,
that all local support & development organisations try to undertake. To find out more about the services we can provide for your group or to discover how we may able to help your organisation please use links in the menu above.
If you require any further information, please contact us on 01785 606670 or use the CONTACT FORM.