Community Development & Infrastructure Support
The Community Foundation for Staffordshire can provide support, information and guidance to help you complete any application that you may wish to make. It is quite usual for applications to need to be accompanied by certain supporting documents, which could include a constitution, safeguarding policies, accounts or other information. Whilst The Community Foundation is not able to help you write or adopt these policies, there are several organisations who can. They also offer other sources of support to the community and voluntary sector.
More information about these organisations is available by contacting them directly, either by phone or through their website. The Community Foundation can not be held responsible for any information or support provided by any of these outside organisations.
Staffordshire Council of Voluntary Youth Services (SCVYS) is a charitable company limited by guarantee committed to supporting excellent outcomes for children and young people in the County since being established in 1982. Through a Service Level Agreement grant arrangement with Staffordshire County Council, SCVYS provides support services to over 130 voluntary youth organisations with over 800 delivery units.
Support Staffordshire was formed in 2014 following the merger of several Community and Voluntary Services across the county, and is the countywide service for voluntary and community organisations in Staffordshire. They can offer support to help your organisation to develop and grow, find support and volunteers, secure sustainable income and help to train your staff and volunteers. They have local offices based in Stafford, Burton, Cannock Chase, Leek, Lichfield, Tamworth. The Leek office also covers Newcastle under Lyme and Stoke on Trent.
Vast was established in 1920 as the community support organisation for Stoke on Trent. They now provide services and support to Voluntary and Community Groups, Charities and Social Enterprises in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Their key aim is to develop, advance and promote the professional development of Staffordshire’s Voluntary and Community Sector. They have offices and resource centres in Stafford and Stoke on Trent.