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People Power Fund – Community Grants

Headlines - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 12:18pm

Great ideas for community safety solutions come from local people – which is why I’m inviting groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to bid for money from the new People Power Fund.  Read more below>>>>>>>>

Community grants

Tagged: community, finance, funding, information

New minister for civil society

Headlines - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 12:59pm

This week’s government reshuffle of ministerial positions saw Nick Hurd leave and Brooks Newmark, MP for Braintree, take his place as minister for civil society. This includes responsibility for youth services as well as the voluntary sector. Civil Society Media..   New minister for civil society

Tagged: Government, information

Getting your charity in the news

Headlines - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 11:45am
David Ainsworth, an editor at Civil Society Media, shares his simple five step guide to help you get your story in the news pages, http://www.civilsociety.co.uk/governance/blogs
Tagged: charity, community, information, publicity

Carers Association South Staffs

Headlines - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 11:31am

Please find attached a calendar of CASS activities for August.


Tagged: carers, charity, community, dependency, disability, information, wellbeing

Family Volunteering Days across the summer holidays

Headlines - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 3:13pm

Staffordshire Moorlands CVS are  delighted to be awarded a small amount of the Public Health funding for the Staffordshire Moorlands to pilot a series of Family Volunteering Days across the summer holidays. They are encouraging families of all make-ups, ages, abilities and backgrounds to get out and volunteer together for an afternoon or half day.

The aim is to encourage families to spend time together, get healthy together and have fun. Booking is essential – More information is available online via the website: www.nowvolunteer.org.uk , by phone on 01538 398240,  by calling in to our office 9 High Street, Leek or click on the attachment below

Family Volunteering Flyer Summer 2014

Tagged: charity, children, community, development, education, event, Family, information, volunteering

Age Uk SS Employment Opportunity

Headlines - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 4:19pm

This ia a  paid role for a full time Volunteer Organiser, based in Penkridge, access to a vehicle required with clean driving licence. Role is for the Eat Well Staffordshire project. Salary £16,646 plus travel expenses, pension contribution, free parking, rural surrounds. Access to formal and informal training and development. For more information click on the attachments

JD Revised Vol Organiser post        Application Form (electronic) (2)

Application Form Inserts lv (2) 



Tagged: charity, community, education, employment, health, information, wellbeing

Savana’s AGM

Headlines - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 11:24am

An Open Invitation to

Savana’s Annual General Meeting


Monday 8th September 2014 beginning at 10:00am


Rose Price Room, Dudson Centre

Hanley, Stoke on Trent ST1 5DD

Breakfast Refreshments are provided from 10.00am.

The meeting will commence at 10.30am

We expect the meeting to end by 12 noon

 Bookings are required for catering:

Contact:01782 221005 or elaine.berry@savana.org.uk

Tagged: AGM, charity, information, Legal Updates

Funding for radical social change

Headlines - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 9:49am


The new funding organisation Edge Fund, which supports grassroots groups aiming at radical social change, has raised its first quarter of a  million pounds. It supports work run by and for communities facing discrimination and injustice and work that aims read more .Funding for radical social change

Tagged: community, funding, information

Round up of employment law changes

Headlines - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 9:39am

Employment relations experts ACAS has updated its quick round up of recent, upcoming and proposed changes to employment law, at http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3909.

Tagged: employment, Government, Legal Updates

Unity Trust Bank and CDFA behind crowdfunding plan for local social enterprises

Headlines - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 9:11am

The bank, led by chief executive Richard Wilcox, announced the plan in its annual report, published yesterday.

Unity Trust Bank and the Community Development Finance Association are developing a crowdfunding scheme that will encourage people to invest in their local communities. Read more ……..The initiative

Tagged: charity, finance, funding, information

John Young Foundation

Headlines - Tue, 15/07/2014 - 8:48am

Please see below details for the Annual Lecture

JYF Annual Lecture Flier

Tagged: faith, information

Christian Food Help

Headlines - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 8:51am

A Big Thank you from Christian Food Help for all your donations. Please see below a graph of how your food donations have helped the people of Stafford

CHA 9-7-14

Tagged: assistance, charity, community, health, information, voluntary, wellbeing

Health & Safety in Care Homes – HSG220

Headlines - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 8:40am

Launch of revised guidance – Health and safety in care homes – HSG220

This guidance is intended to help those providing and managing care homes – to give them a better understanding of the real risks and how to manage them effectively. It has been extensively rewritten, with a number of new topics, and brings together key messages on risks to both workers and residents. It will also be of interest to others working in social care.

To download a copy visit: http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg220.htm?eban=govdel-health-services&cr=24-Jun-2014  

Tagged: disability, education, event, information

Disclosure & Barring Service update

Headlines - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 8:36am

The June edition of DBS Disclosure News is available for you to read. This month’s edition includes:

  • plan of action
  • update service: a year on
  • keep in the loop
  • Identity guidelines: a reminder of planned changes

Tagged: Government, information, Legal Updates

Outreach team for HMRC Charities section

Headlines - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 2:36pm

An article on accountancy body ICAEW’s charity forum reports that the Charities section of HM Revenue and Customs has set up a dedicated Outreach Team to offer help and support to charities to enable them to get things right first time.

More: Outreach team for HMRC Charities section…

Tagged: charity, finance, Government, information

Social investment support and perspectives

Headlines - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 2:34pm

Alongside its 2014 update on ‘Growing the social investment market’, the government has announced an investment fund to help more social ventures benefit from social finance. It is for social ventures who have high potential but struggle to access finance, and who could benefit from business capacity building support in preparing for bidding for social investment.

More: Social investment support and perspectives…

Tagged: charity, community, finance, Government, information, social care

Labour and the third sector

Headlines - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 2:28pm

The Labour Party has launched a consultation to review and strengthen the relationship between Labour and the third sector, and to understand sector priorities. It covers seven key issues: volunteering, people in the voluntary sector, supporting charities to grow, charities…Labour and the third sector

Tagged: charity, community, consultation, information, voluntary

Staffs County Council Warning – Counterfeit Glens Vodka

Headlines - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 10:40am

Trading Standards Officers are urging Staffordshire residents to keep a look out for dangerous counterfeit Glens vodka following investigations undertaken in Cannock. The public analyst has reported that samples recently seized by officers from a local retailer have been found to contain dangerous levels of Tert butanol and IPA (2-propanol). Click here for more information >>>>>> Fake Glens Vodka Warning


Tagged: health, information

Carers Association South Staffs July’s Calendar

Headlines - Mon, 30/06/2014 - 10:32am

To see the lastest what’s on where and when click on the link below


Tagged: carers, charity, community, development, disability, education, information, wellbeing

Tips on bidding for public services

Headlines - Fri, 27/06/2014 - 2:17pm

A former commissioner of public services gives some simple steps to stop bidding and tendering being overwhelming for charities. On The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network, ’10 things charities need to know to win a government contract’.Click here for more information >>>>>>

Tips on bidding for public services


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