Compost Culture

St. Paul’s Community Development Trust are delighted to be part of a project called Compost Culture supported by funding from The National Lottery Community Fund Climate Action Fund. We will be working with a fantastic set of partners, led by Incredible Surplus, to continue our work developing a closed loop system on site, where our organisation will compost all of the food and other biodegradable waste we produce and use the compost to grow fruit and vegetables. The systems we develop here at St. Paul’s will be a place to look, learn and find out about composting and we’re looking forward to inviting you to events and activities where you’ll be able get involved in this important Climate Action activity.

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Volunteering Help Needed at the Venture/Farm

Would you like to volunteer at the Farm or Venture? We are looking for help in the following areas; Helping groups who visit the Farm After school and holiday clubs Help with cooking of meals for our weekly groups Admin tasks Help with Open Days and Events If you are interested, please contact Anita on 0121 464 1888 or email Anita.Moore@stpaulstrust.org.uk, we are looking for people who are keen to help keep the Farm going and who enjoy community events and want to make difference.    

Creative Workshops starting Wednesday 2nd March 2022

Free Creative Workshops starting soon at the Venture/Farm.

“Meet new people in a relaxed environment. Take inspiration from seasonal change and nature in the local environment”

Starting Wednesday the 2nd of March between 10:30 and 12:00. 

To book a place, please contact Anita on anita.moore@stpaulstrust.org.uk or call her on 0121 464 1888/07812 761218

Free Creative Workshops starting on the 2nd of March at the Venture

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Want to join a dynamic Board of Trustees?

St. Paul’s Community Development Trust has been on a long journey. From making significant loses for consecutive years the financial position is much improved and services are expanding an improving year on year. Having assessed strengths on our Board we are looking to increase membership by two and are looking for candidates with experience in the following areas;

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Upcoming DSL Training Feb/March 2022

We are running our DSL Training on the following dates,

  • Designated Safeguarding Lead 1 Day Refresher Training – Monday 7th February 2022
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead 2 Day Training – Friday 4th & 11th March 2022

Please be aware that all of our Training is now Online only.

To book a place please download, complete and return the Booking Form on our Training Page

For further details please visit the Training Page or contact Ruksana.Parveen@stpaulstrust.org.uk

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Joint Statement: TAWS will be leaving the Farm

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The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) and St. Paul’s Community Development Trust have been in partnership for two years working together to ensure the funding of the Balsall Heath City Farm, as well as working together on the site to bring support and services to the local community in addition to those already being provided there. This includes a community kitchen and a portable Share Shack.

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Healthy Start Scheme

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St. Paul’s is happy to promote the Healthy Start Scheme and encourages families to access their entitlement.

Healthy Start is a government scheme to improve the health of low-income pregnant women and families. Women who are 10˖ weeks pregnant and families with children under four years old qualify if they are on benefits and tax credits. The scheme offers eligible women and families, FREE vouchers worth £4.25 (or £8.50 for a baby in the first year) to spend on milk, fruit, vegetables and first stage infant formula milk. In addition, families also receive Healthy Start vitamin vouchers.

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