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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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Matching Volunteers
with Opportunities

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

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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.

Project Management

Project Management is a discipline which enables you to plan, manage and deliver your project outcomes effectively within agreed timescales and budget. Good Project Management is critical, particularly for organisations that rely on grant or project funding for their sustainability.

Our PRINCE 2 Practitioner trained staff or VAST can provide you with support and advice on all aspects of Project Management, including support to:

  • Design and plan your project effectively
  • To effectively and accurately plan and profile your project budget
  • To establish effective project management controls
  • Develop and up-skill project teams
  • Develop communication plans
  • Develop meaningful and effective milestones
  • Assess and manage risk
  • Manage issues
  • Monitor and performance management
  • Write exception plans
  • Manage projects in difficulty or projects that are not meeting their outcomes
  • Assist record keeping and project audits
  • Internal project evaluation
  • Undertaking of independent project evaluation

Our bespoke support is tailored to meet the specific needs of your project; however big or small we are here to help. Click here to take a look at all Support Services available.

Case Studies …

Take a look at case studies of VAST working with voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises across Staffordshire. Click here to view case studies.

Looking for advice online?

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Click here to visit the VAST Vault and to access information on how to start a new voluntary and community group.

Want to meet an Engagement Officer?

Please click here to contact your local Engagement Officer. Alternatively please click here or call 0300 3038606


VAST is supported by:

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This project is provided in partnership with:

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