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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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
The bank, led by chief executive Richard Wilcox, announced the plan in its annual report, published yesterday.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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 >>>>>>