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The New Online Voluntary Sector Resource

To celebrate Small Charities Week we have launched the VAST Vault which allows voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises to access information on a range of subjects.

Click here to access the VAST Vault



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About VAST
Established in 1920, VAST is a registered charity in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, providing services and support to the Voluntary and Community Sector in Staffordshire and also offer Corporate Social Responsibility services to local businesses.
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A gift from us to our members!

The VAST Bursary Fund allows organisations the opportunity to apply for £500 which can be spent on the business services offered at VAST:

Bookkeeping, Payroll, Accounts,
Graphic Design, Website Design, Marketing Support,
Training, CRM & Monitoring Outcomes Databases.

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VAST is a charity providing services and support to Voluntary and Community Groups, Charities and Social Enterprises in Staffordshire. Our key aim is to develop, advance and promote the professional development of Staffordshire’s Voluntary and Community Sector.

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VAST offers support and advice in all aspects of volunteering in Staffordshire. Thousands of people volunteer for a huge range of different charities, community groups and voluntary organisations.  Volunteering can be really good fun and you can make a real difference to your local community and develop your own skills.

VAST can also support your business volunteer and give something back to the local community via our Corporate Social Responsibility services.

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Staffordshire Voice

Staffordshire Voice is the Voluntary Sector Assembly for Staffordshire, set up and delivered by VAST. We represent Staffordshire’s Voluntary and Community Sector to make sure the voice of the sector is heard and influences local decision making. Our aim is to keep you updated and engaged in the latest developments locally, regionally and nationally.

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Our Creative and Technical departments offer a range of services to help you with your design, marketing, efficiency and reporting.

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VAST offer a comprehensive range of professional, prescribed, bespoke, accedited and legislative Training Courses which are available throughout Staffordshire.

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Our professional and qualified staff provide an affordable Accounts, Payroll and Bookkeeping services and dedicated 1 to 1 support and training to the Voluntary and Community Sector in Staffordshire.

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“I am writing to thank the accounts and payroll team at VAST for all their work and support they have given to us this past year, leading up to our AGM we very much appreciate it.

I wish to send a special thanks to Laura, for all her hard work and professionalism in the preparation of our accounts and all the additional support Laura has given to us when called upon, her delivery of the report at our A.G.M was very impressive and informative, she’s a credit to you.

Thanks again from everybody at Headway North Staffs.”

kindest regards
Sandra Hall – Chief Officer, Headway North Staffordshire

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