The small trading tax exemption limits have been updated for 2019 to 2020

A charity can carry on a trading activity with no corporation tax consequences provided that activity is ‘primary purpose trading’ – examples could be charging fees for educational courses or where the trading activity is mainly carried out by the beneficiaries themselves. A charity can also carry on a trade which is outside its primary purpose, for example buying and …

Carers’ Strategy Plan

Every day, thousands of people across the county provide unpaid care for someone who matters to them. Staffordshire County Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Staffordshire have put together a draft strategy for carers, which sets out our priorities. We would like to hear from carers and professionals what they think of the proposed strategy, and if there …

The Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships

The Staffordshire Digital Innovation Partnerships (SDIPs) programme is a collaborative project between Staffordshire University and Staffordshire County Council to drive transformation through digital innovation in the region. The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014-2020 and will run until December 2021.   The programme will create 36 Partnerships between local SME businesses and Staffordshire University to improve business …

Tender Opportunity: Children and Young Persons Domestic Abuse Support Service

The Borough Council of Newcastle-under-Lyme are looking to commission a Children and Young Persons Domestic Abuse Support Service on behalf of the Newcastle Partnership. We are seeking a provider to work closely with key partners across the Partnership over a period of 10 months, with the option of extending for 12 months plus a further 12 months (dependent upon outcomes …

FREE Cyber Security Seminar – VAST, Prompt PC & Staffordshire Police

      Is YOUR charity is being targeted by cyber-criminals 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 …

Drop-in sessions at Beacon

Beacon has officially reopened the VI Hub in Hanley – previously known as RNIB Resource Centre – and is hosting a Drop-in session. We want to invite you to come along and celebrate and see our new look Hub at Albion Street, Hanley on Wednesday 1st May from 1pm. We will be providing free tea and cheesy oatcakes in honour …

Space available for community groups in Fenton

    Open Doors is a pilot scheme taking place in five areas matching landlords struggling to find tenants for their empty properties with community groups looking for space. The 5 pilot sites chosen are located in Bradford, Fenton, Kettering, Rochford and Slough and will be activated for a period of up to 12 months. The spaces are offered free …

Government announces survey for the NHS

The Government has announced extra money for the NHS to maintain its future.  In response, the NHS has produced a long-term plan, setting out all how it intends to address the challenges it faces and deliver further improved care. Healthwatch Stoke-on-Trent is working to find out what those changes should look like in our city. This has been described as …

Funding success for new homeless initiative – Stafford Borough Council

Nearly £60,000 has been secured from a Government fund to help tackle rough sleeping in Stafford Borough. Stafford Borough Council is already seen as one of the country’s leading authorities in preventing homelessness and reducing the numbers of people sleeping on the streets. Their work has been highlighted in the House of Lords, attracted parliamentary visits to the county town, …