Council pledges support to a local voluntary organisation

Council Leader signs pledge to support local voluntary organisation following a grant approved by Council’s Cabinet.

Cllr Adamson and Garry Jones sign the pledge

Cannock Chase Council Leader Councillor George Adamson and Garry Jones the Chief Executive at Support Staffordshire have signed the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Pledge for Local Authorities. 

In November 2020, the Council’s Cabinet approved to give Support Staffordshire a grant for £8,350 for a 12 month period to deliver an additional 5 hours per week to support the voluntary sector within the District.

This follows Support Staffordshire’s work within the community during the first wave on the coronavirus pandemic.  Support Staffordshire has been working with Rugeley Community Church to enable them to support the residents of Rugeley.

Councillor George Adamson, Leader of the Council said “We are delighted to give this grant to Support Staffordshire.  They have been an invaluable organisation in our District during these unprecedented times.  Due to the current restrictions myself and Garry have signed the pledge virtually.”

Garry Jones Chief Executive at Support Staffordshire said “It has been great to work in closer collaboration with Cannock Chase District Council during the pandemic, ensuring we are all supporting one another for the benefit of residents. This 12 month grant will help us to consolidate that partnership and support even more of the vital community groups in the District.”

Support Staffordshire is the largest independent support agency for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Organisations.  They have been working with the voluntary sector in Cannock Chase for over 30 years and have helped hundreds of community groups and volunteers to make a positive difference to their communities.

For more information contact:

Kirsteen Miles – Communications Officer

Tel: 01543 464495

Email:  kirsteenmiles@cannockchasedc.gov.uk­

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