Balsall Heath Christmas Fayre at our Malvern Street site on Saturday 11th December 2021 between 2pm and 6pm.
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.
St. Paul’s Trust would like to thank The Roger & Douglas Turner Charitable Trust (CIO) for the grant of £3,000 to enhance our offer to improve the lives of children.
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.
For the last few years, we have entered the Royal Horticultural Society’s Heart of England in Bloom – It’s Your Neighbourhood Awards and we are pleased to report that, this year, we have been awarded: Level 5 – Outstanding!
We are running our DSL Training on the following dates,
- Designated Safeguarding Lead 1 Day Refresher Training – Friday 24th Sept 2021
- Designated Safeguarding Lead 2 Day Training – Friday 15th & 22nd Oct 2021
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
We are currently recruiting for the following posts: Kickstarter School Receptionist/Admin Assistant Job Advert (PDF) Kickstarter Early Years Assistant Job Advert (PDF) Closing Date: On-Going https://www.stpaulstrust.org.uk/recruitment/
St. Paul’s are happy to support the Edgbaston jobs fair at Warwickshire County Cricket Club.
St. Paul’s is happy to support this event and encourages parents to donate unwanted uniforms to help families in need.
Did you know that connecting with nature can be good for our mental health?
We were able to provide 20 play scheme places per day for children most affected by Covid over the Easter holidays. We opened for 9 days and ran afternoon sessions offering children healthy snacks and fun activities including Easter art & craft, sports and games, an Easter Egg Hunt, activities on the farm and trips out to Moseley Bog.
All the children were referred by our local schools and they really enjoyed themselves. The scheme was fully funded by ‘The Grimmitt Trust’ who have supported our play schemes previously and kindly donated enough funding to enable everything to be free of charge for parents. We were also donated Easter Eggs from the YMCA that were well received!
Sir Josiah Mason Trust are running the following workshops in the coming weeks.
- Parent and Carer Voice – 6th May 2021 @ 6pm
- Imagination Space Workshops – 5th, 11th and 13th May 2021 @ 5pm
Please see the attached flyers for more information.
We are working with the Census Engagement Team, who will be hosting a workshop to help those who are yet to or need a little extra help to complete the 2021 Census.
The session will be held at Balsall Heath Children’s Centre (10 Malvern Street, B12 8NN, next to Balsall Heath City Farm) on Tuesday the 27th April between 11:00 and 15:00.
Please remember that you are required by law to complete the Census as soon as possible.