Together We’re Better Update | week commencing 5th October

The current reality of COVID-19 is something that we still cannot escape. If you watched the recent briefing with PM Boris Johnson and Professor Chris Whitty, the consensus seemed to be that things are heading in the “wrong direction”. With national pleas for social distancing and the new restrictions not having the impact that we would all hope, cases are …

Totally Stoked to be tackling digital inequality in Stoke-on-Trent

A new tech-based project will tackle the city-wide digital inequalities in Stoke-on-Trent, focussing on improving digital resources within the city’s third sector. VAST’s Totally Stoked project, together with partners Beth Johnson Foundation, WEA and TPD Digital, will provide support to local VCSE groups across the city, who may not have the resources, skills, or confidence with the technology they need; …

#StokeFeels – Urban Wilderness CIC

Saturday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and local creative organisation Urban Wilderness CIC are inviting us all to connect over social media and talk about how we’re feeling. Be creative! The idea is for you to be creative with just one word describing how you are feeling – paint it, type it, collage it, make the word from leaves or …

Shaw Trust DPS Opportunity

Shaw Trust is launching a DPS for delivery of projects up to £150,000 value. They are particularly interested in hearing from providers that share the same ethos and values as Shaw Trust and welcome applications from Local, SME and VCS organisations. The DPS will cover our 5 main activity areas: Lot 1: Community Health & Wellbeing Lot 2: Learning & …

Pilotlight Partnership Funding

Pilotlight is now accepting applications for the Pilotlight charity partnership programme. As we settle into a post-Covid environment and approach the new year, Pilotlight feels that there is no better time for charities to receive support to get to the next step in their development. Pilotlight is dedicated to supporting charities and social enterprises as they build back and adapt …

Trustee Vacancies – Yasha

Yasha is a small but growing Christian outreach in Stoke-on-Trent, seeking to extend hope and freedom to women involved in prostitution and other forms of sexual exploitation. We believe that prostitution is rarely, if ever, a ‘lifestyle choice’ and is usually symptomatic of struggles with abuse, trauma and deprivation. As such it is frequently associated with addiction and shame. We …

Free supplies for your charity and beneficiaries – Giving World

Giving World helps charities access brand-new life-essentials for free With the impact of the coronavirus measures on community organisations and their vulnerable beneficiaries, Giving  World continues to operate, partnering with businesses and charities to get goods to where they are needed most. As we approach the end of the furlough scheme when we will all be supporting the newly vulnerable, …

Free distance learning opportunities – The Skills Network

As we embark on a new academic year The Skills Network has received funding in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent for Level 2 distance learning courses. The funding for this is limited and will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis. All of these courses are being delivered via distance learning and online enrolment. Below is a list of the courses we have …

Carers Bidders Day – Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Stoke-on-Trent City Council would like to invite you to the Bidders Day Event which will take place virtually on the 24th September 2020 via Teams. The Bidders Day is in relation to the current tender for the Stoke-on-Trent All-Age Carer Support Service. The Bidders Day is a follow on from our previous Engagement Event that was held at BerryHill Village …

Meet the people building resilient communities across the UK – Unltd

Unltd invite you to an Autumn series of online workshops where you can connect and share with other fantastic social entrepreneurs from across the UK. These workshops form part of our Building Resilient Communities programme, kindly supported by the Postcode Innovation Trust. Each has a different theme chosen as a priority by social entrepreneurs working in these areas. Hear first …