Updated Forms & On-line Banking

As per the note on the last posts the forms have been updated on the website – and they should be being e-mailed around soon.

You can find forms for grants, and post evaluation forms here – Grant Application Forms and for joining and renewing your SDAC here Joining SDAC

We’ve also amended our banking instructions so we can now join the modern banking revolution and we can send grants by on-line banking. Please get in contact with our treasurer Rod

Meeting Notes – November 2017

Having not been able to hold a meeting in October due to not being quorate the Committee yesterday met for the first time since the AGM in October.

New Members

We’re excited to have Interact Arts join our members – and we look forward to helping them with their remit to provide fun, informal learning activities in the community, for vulnerable young people and adults, using drama and activity-based workshops and projects to develop individuals and their communities.”

Grants Awarded
Stafford Art Group – http://stafford-art-group.webnode.com/ to help develop their programme of arts activities. You can find their 2017/18 Programme here

Tree of Life Project in conjunction with Staffordshire Women’s Aid to engage artists Helen Wilson, Mark Uttley and Hollie Uttley in a outdoor based art project to enhance the children’s outdoor play area at ForWard House.


Keep an eye out for updated form with details of the new committee members on – grants applied for using the old forms will not be accepted – please check you’re using the latest ones available. Stewart our secretary will be sending them out soon. He’s also the person to contact if you wish to put yourself forward to join the committee, or about anything else to do with SDAC- he can be contacted at stewart.bishop@ntlworld.com

Grants Awarded – August 2017

Sorry for the delay in anyone waiting to hear from us in the last few months – but we’ve successfully had a meeting and can confirm the committee has agreed to fully fund the following grant applications:

  • Adbaston Choral Society’s Autumn & Winter concerts
  • Stafford Folk Dance Callers Forum
  • Konnektiv Arts

a further application is having to be considered by e-mail but will be resolved asap.

We now have a new complement of money for the support of arts groups in the Stafford Borough – details of how to apply for grants are on our website



SDAC Wardrobe Sale – £1325 raised

The council would like to thank the Sdub Cooperative (who have been working on the community wardrobe since 2014) in organising the sale that was held on July  8th 2017.


The sale attracted local community arts groups, school drama productions, inspiring maths teachers with plans to make the best algebra lesson ever, people hunting fancy dress items for parties, or dressing up boxes and general lovers of vintage clothes.

The sale worked on a pay-what-you-want donation system and raised £1325 that will be fed back to the SDAC funds to help future arts events in Stafford.


SDUB would also like to thank the Headmaster of the Chetwynd Center in her help with organising and preparing for this sale and the subsequent clear up.

SDAC Community Wardrobe – Public Sale

You may be aware that the Chetwynd Center in Stafford is being sold off in the near future – you may not be aware that the Stafford District Arts Council (https://stafforddistrictartscouncil.wordpress.com/) houses a community wardrobe in the building. With nowhere to rehouse the wardrobe SDAC have decided to sell as much of the clothes in the wardrobe to community groups as is possible

The Wardrobe is an eclectic mix of items of varying quality and use – we warmly invite you to come, browse the collection and pick what you wish to take – and pay what you want – with all proceeds being returned to the Stafford District Arts Council so we can continue out work in facilitating the arts in Stafford borough.

Any questions please contact us at staffsdub@gmail.com – You can see examples of some of the items on our social media sites:
https://www.facebook.com/pg/staffsdub/photos/ & http://staffsdub.blogspot.co.uk/

We hope you can make it. feel free to pass this invite onto other arts groups that you think might be interested.