VAST is a charity providing services and support to Voluntary and Community Groups, Charities and Social Enterprises in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Their key aim is to develop, advance and promote the professional development of Staffordshire’s Voluntary and Community Sector. VAST offer a range of business services to support the sector, such as accountancy, payroll, databases and graphic and web design. VAST also offer fully serviced offices and meeting facilities at the Dudson Centre in Stoke-on-Trent.


  • Accountancy – including Year End Accounts & Independent Examination, Payroll, Bookkeeping and, Training & Support
  • Consortia – Staffordshire Collective: VAST’s bidding consortium, our offer to act as a Lead Accountable Body for tenders, bids and commissioning opportunities on behalf of the VCSE in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent.
  • Creative & IT Services – including Graphic Design, Website Design, Marketing, Print, CRM Databases and Monitoring Outcomes Databases.
  • Training – The training department at VAST offers a range of courses covering subjects relevant to the sector, alternatively we offer a bespoke training service that can be tailored to your needs.
  • The VAST Bursary Fund – The VAST Bursary fund allows voluntary and community organisations the opportunity to apply for £500 which can be spent on a variety of the services offered by VAST.