Takeover Tuesday – Warwickshire Pride

Each week, we’re inviting one of the many charities or community groups in Stratford to takeover our social media for the day with a series of posts outlining what they are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic to show our support. The full case study will appear here on our blog. This week, we hear from […]

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Better Together

What does it mean to belong? To be part of a community?   Community means different things to different people. Some people choose their communities; others are part of a community without choice. Many of us are part of multiple communities – defined by or interest, our geography, our characterises.   One of the communities in Stratford is Stratford Town Trust’s Membership. 2000 residents […]

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Takeover Tuesday – The Parenting Project

Each week, we’re inviting one of the many charities or community groups in Stratford to takeover our social media for the day with a series of posts outlining what they are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic to show our support. The full case study will appear here on our blog. This week, we hear from […]

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Volunteers Week – The Guild Chapel

Although The Guild Chapel is currently closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we know that when we are able to safely reopen its doors, we will rely once again on the valuable role played by our committed volunteers. We asked volunteer Pam Devine to share her experience of volunteering at The Guild Chapel for the […]

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Volunteers Week – helping others in a time of need

Rhiannon tells us about what it’s been like to get stuck in as a volunteer shopper for Stratford Support and how she’s found value in helping others. “I have been a volunteer for the last 2 x months and initially started out doing shopping for 5-6 people a week. My role has grown since and […]

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Volunteers Week – Adapting to help the community

To celebrate Volunteers Week, our Community Hub Manager, Fran Donnelly tell us how she has been helping to support volunteers who’ve stepped up to support those in need during the pandemic. “My main role at Stratford Town Trust is managing Foundation House, the community hub opened by the Trust to create a ‘home’ for local […]

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Takeover Tuesday – The Myton Hospices

Each week, we’re inviting one of the many charities or community groups in Stratford to takeover our social media for the day with a series of posts outlining what they are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic to show our support. The full case study will appear here on our blog. This week, we hear from […]

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Power and Trust in UK Grantmaking

I could write a long blog on it, but instead I wanted to point you all towards this great report by The Grant Givers Movement (GGM).   GGM conducted a great survey ‘to find out how those working within grantmaking organizations perceive their own power as individuals; the dynamics within grant making organisations; and most importantly  –  the  power  balance  between  […]

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Takeover Tuesday – Lifespace Trust

Each week, we’re inviting one of the many charities or community groups in Stratford to takeover our social media for the day with a series of posts outlining what they are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic to show our support. The full case study will appear here on our blog. This week, we hear from […]

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Community on our doorstep

COMMUNITY. It’s hard to put your finger on what we mean when we say that. What is it that brings people together? What I know is that its more than living in the same place, a shared interest, politics or set of values. Stratford folk have responded brilliantly over the last weeks with some truly […]

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