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

For further information please visit

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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.

Social Enterprise

VAST can support you to develop, set up and develop your Social Enterprise in Staffordshire. Our team of SFEDI accredited experts are here to help you with everything you’ll need from supporting you to test your business idea and developing your first business plan, through to providing tailored workshops and one-to-one mentoring and advice sessions to help your social enterprise grow and succeed.

What is a Social Enterprise?

A Social Enterprise is an organisation or group that is established to tackle social problems, improve communities, people’s life chances, or the environment. However they can be very different than a charity. Social Enterprises are businesses but when they make money it’s not the businesses but it’s society that profits. They can be straight forward businesses set up to provide a product or service for the local community they take on many forms such as banks, bars, coffee shops, bus services, etc.

VAST’s Social Enterprise support includes:

  • Support to assess the feasibility of your Social Enterprise business idea.
  • Advice and guidance on market research.
  • One-to-one mentoring to support you to develop a business plan for your Social Enterprise.
  • Guidance on choosing the most suitable legal format for your Social Enterprise.
  • Support on incorporation of your Social Enterprise.
  • Support to access funding for your Social Enterprise.
  • Support to develop a marketing plan for your Social Enterprise.
  • Provision of tailored workshops to support growth and sustainability.

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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