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Funding for Staffordshire or Stoke-on-Trent.

People’s Health Trust is looking to invest in projects that support people living in the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods across Staffordshire. Active Communities is a funding programme for not-for-profit groups seeking investment of £5,000 – £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years.

Click here for further information.

Active Communities press release - HealthFair FINAL

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Build and Maintain Your Own Website

Our new one day training course will teach you how to build and maintain your own website.

You will follow step by step instructions from the tutor so only a basic understanding of using a computer will be required. During the day you will develop your website from an existing template and learn everything needed to maintain the site in the future.

For further information please click here.

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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.
For further information please visit www.vast.org.uk
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Matching Volunteers
with Opportunities

Volunteer in…Staffordshire is about matching volunteers with
volunteering opportunities across the Staffordshire region.

For further information please visit
www.volunteerinstaffordshire.org.uk

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The Dudson Centre

The Dudson Centre is a community resource centre for voluntary sector organisations in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The resource centre managed by VAST offers:

Click here to visit The Dudson Centre website.

Annual Conference 2013

Thursday 25th April at Keele Hall

This years Voluntary Sector Annual Conference will take on a similar feel to previous years with guest speakers, exhibition stands and workshops on a variety of topics.

We are delighted that Kevin Curley, Voluntary Sector Advisor and former CEO of NAVCA has confirmed as guest speaker of the day.

Conference Agenda

  • 09:30am – Welcome and Coffee
  • 10.00am – Opening Speech by Terry Crowe, Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent
  • 10.10am – VAST Chair of Trustees – Neil Dawson
  • 10:20am – VAST Chief Executive – Sajid Hashmi
  • 10:30am – Guest Speaker – Kevin Curley (former NAVCA CEO)
  • 11:15am – Coffee and Refreshments
  • 11:30am – Q & A Session (see below)
  • 12:30pm – Lunch and Networking
  • 13:30pm – Workshops (see below)
  • 14:30pm – Coffee and Refreshments
  • 14:45pm – Workshops (repeated)
  • 16:00pm – Close

Q & A Session

The Q and A Session at the conference is the opportunity to ask our panel questions relating to their field of expertise. The panel this year includes:

  • Kevin Curley – Former NAVCA CEO and Voluntary Sector Advisor
  • Jacqui McKinlay – Director for Customer Services and Communications Staffordshire County Council
  • Tony Oakman – Director, Stoke City Council
  • Dr Andrew Bartlam – Clinical Accountable Officer of Stoke-on-Trent CCG
  • Geraint Griffiths – Deputy Chief Executive, Staffordshire & Stoke Partnership NHS Trust
  • Gareth Snell – Leader of Newcastle Borough Council

Workshops

The following workshops will run twice throughout the afternoon so you will have the opportunity to attend two sessions.

  • Understanding Outcomes
  • Social Media (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Love thy Tender (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Funding
  • How to Attract Volunteers (FULLY BOOKED)
  • Your Health in your Hands – Lifestyle session (14.45 Session Available)

GetInTouch
For further information please contact our Marketing Department at marketing@vast.org.uk or by telephone on 01782 683030.