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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.

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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.

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VAST offer support and advice to Voluntary and Community Groups, Charities and Social Enterprises in Staffordshire, enabling them to grow in skills and knowledge and better meet the needs of local communities.

How can we help you?

Starting a New Community Group, Charity or Social Enterprise in Staffordshire

Starting up a new community group can be a minefield, and most groups have no idea where to start. VAST can supply support to Staffordshire groups that are just starting out, assisting with areas such as legal structure, governance, business planning etc.


Funding Support for Staffordshire

VAST can support charities, community and voluntary groups in Staffordshire by creating fundraising strategies, assisting with their implementation and maximising their income generation through fundraising. We can support you with fundraising applications and searching for relevant grants.


Organisational Development for Staffordshire

Our SFEDI accredited business advisors provide help and support in areas such as governing your organisation, business planning, funding strategy, developing policies and procedures.


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.


Social Enterprise in Staffordshire

If you want to set up a social enterprise VAST can support you through set up or help develop an exisiting organisation. We provide support and advice on developing your Social Enterprise business plan.


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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