Space for artists & arts groups to exhibit – Longton Exchange Shopping Centre

The Management of the Longton Exchange Shopping Centre is retaining a number of retail units for the sole purpose of engaging artists/arts organisations to re-purpose there use. The units can be used as studios, exhibition/installation spaces, cultural events, performance spaces and artists retail. The scheme is expected to run for a minimum of two years. If you’ve been looking for …

Voices from the Frontline now open for applications – Rosa UK

Rosa – the UK fund for women and girls, is pleased to open the fourth round of our flagship grants programme, Voices from the Frontline. The programme offers grants of up to £5,000 to women’s organisations of all sizes for advocacy, campaigning, and activism. We want to encourage applications from a wide range of women’s organisations from across the UK …

Giving World Launches New Website

Giving World have launched a brand new website to make it even easier for charities and other not-for-profit organisations to receive free resources, courtesy of businesses donating their surplus stocks. Giving World receives goods from businesses all over the country, and advertises the items on the website for charities to request to help pass on to their beneficiaries. The focus …

Cyber Security Seminars – VAST, Prompt PC & Staffordshire Police

  YOUR charity is being targeted by cybercriminals right now!  But why would anyone steal from a charity? Because cyber criminals don’t care whose money they take and charities look like an easy target. There are over 200,000 registered charities in the UK, with a combined income of around £48bn (and that’s not including CIC’s, CIO’s and community groups). Regardless …

We are Celebrating Social Prescribing Day

#SocialPrescribingDay Join us in celebrating #SocialPrescribingDay Listen – Support – Connect 14th March 2019 14th of March is an international annual celebration of social prescribing. This is a specific date in the calendar when we highlight the importance and significance of SP within healthcare. Your GP practice has a VCS Hub social prescribing link worker attached to it. Referral: you …

£100,000 of National Lottery funding up for grabs to celebrate community spirit in the West Midlands – National Lottery Community Fund

Following the huge success of the first Mayor’s Community Weekend last year, communities across the West Midlands are being given double the cash to host celebrations this summer. This is thanks to a partnership between the West Midlands Combined Authority and The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. This year, the Mayor’s Community …

Children & young people’s mental health engagement event – Stoke on Trent City Council

Market engagement event 21st March 3-5pm Windsor Room, Civic Centre, Stoke on Trent Stoke-on-Trent City Council is undertaking a market engagement event regarding children and young people’s emotional wellbeing and mental health. This is as part of the planning process for the provision of early support and intervention for children and young people experiencing low-level emotional wellbeing and mental health …

Preparing for your Independent Examination – New training from VAST Accountancy Services

FREE for existing VAST Accounts clients Tuesday 2nd April 2019 Registration from 9:30 10:00 – 12:00 Dudson Centre, Hanley VAST will be delivering a training session to explain how to prepare your charity’s accounts for an Independent Examination. The 2 hour session will help you to: gain an understanding of the Charity Commission’s Independent Examination Directions understand what you need …

Get Talking Hardship in Stoke on Trent – 1000 Lives

Join the Community Research team What do poverty and hardship mean to people in Stoke on Trent? What helps people deal with the effects of hardship? What can be done to make people’s lives easier and reduce poverty in the city? If these questions interest you, then read on to find out more. Staffordshire University wants to hear about local …

Local Representatives workshop session – Together We’re Better

Together We’re Better, the partnership of NHS, local government, voluntary and community sector organisations that is leading on the transformation of health and social care services in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is inviting local people to join its Local Representatives group. This group is comprised of volunteer patient and community representatives who are passionate about public participation and want to help …