Place Based Giving in Stoke-on-Trent
Totally Stoked : Communities Giving Together is a Place Based Giving scheme for Stoke-on-Trent. It’s an ever-growing partnership led by VAST. Totally Stoked is an exciting new opportunity for the city to explore a new way of resourcing local social action in a sustainable manner. The scheme will add value to the wealth of activity already underway within our City, stimulating new ideas and partnerships to make a real impact upon communities and the lives of our residents.
Totally Stoked is not a replacement or rival to existing excellent work already being undertaken by our colleagues in the VCSE sector and the communities they serve, in fact it aims to work alongside these and help to create strong links to benefit the work of all.
We firmly believe that everyone has something to give . We want to encouraging people into thinking about how they may be willing to share their time, skills, knowhow, facilities, resources and equipment - so we can match their offers to the requests for support from the community.
A Richer Local Voluntary Sector
Encouraging business, public and funders to turn their sponsorship, donations and investment inward towards our city to support local community groups and charities.
A Sharing & Caring Environment
Creating bonds within communities via simple acts of sharing, collaboration and communication. Accessing skills, knowledge, equipment and resources, volunteers time and accessing funds
Hear All About It!
Raising aspirations through greater awareness of the good work in our communities, showing local people, businesses and the rest of the world that Stoke-on-Trent communities are great places to live, work and invest in.
Healthy & Happy Communities
Supporting people in our city, towns and neighbourhoods to experience life enhancing opportunities and access good quality support and services. to lead more actively involved, connected and happy lives.