Fortnightly Update From ERVAS – 01.04.2022



Fortnightly Update from ERVAS – 01.04.22


ERVAS Services Update


Want to find a new role in the Voluntary Sector?
There are a number of voluntary sector organisations recruiting for new staff members within our area. We have details of some of these roles on our website.  You can view the roles, or even add your own role.

View and apply for jobs in the voluntary sector

At ERVAS we are recruiting for the following roles:

  • East Riding VCSE Safeguarding Adult’s Development Officer (Closing date:- 26 April)
  • East Riding VCSE Safeguarding Children Development Officer (Closing date:- 26 April)
  • East Riding Senior Detached Youth Worker (open recruitment)
  • East Riding Assistant Detached Youth Worker (open recruitment)

Events & Training
We have a number of events and webinars taking place (you can click the date or time to book a place):

You can find full details of events and training on our dedicated websites:


Bridlington Youth Activities Network

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd would like to invite you to our steering group, who are interested in helping or volunteering with the running of a new Bridlington Youth Action.

Our youth outreach workers have been engaging with different groups of young people in all areas of Bridlington, and the conversations show that young people would like a space to go for activities and things to do.

We are now looking for people that would like to be trustees and volunteers to help set up and run the new organisation.

Register today!


Support for managing your charity – Are you fit for funding? (Governance, Funding & Budgeting Workshop)

Come and see the new Community Hub, learn a little more about what you need to do to manage your VCS organisation better, and what resources are available to help you do this. This is open to trustees, management committee members and anyone else involved in running a community based organisation in Bridlington.

This workshop will cover:-

  • An introduction to ERVAS and the Bridlington Community Hub support function
  • Guide to governance (an overview of charity governance, the role of a trustee and things to consider when running a charity, this section will be delivered by our Bridlington Community Hub & Training Centre Coordinator, Devan Witter BEM, AMInstLM, ALPI, ACIPR)
  • Guide to funding (an overview of charity funding, securing and planning for funding and writing a winning bid, this section will be delivered by our HR and Funding Manager, Judith Leech BA Hons. Assoc. CIPD)
  • Guide to budgeting (an overview of budgeting for a funding bid, this section will be delivered by our CEO, Sian Broughton ACMA, CGMA, DChA, MAAT, ASET)
  • Links to further training

If you would like to discuss the session further, please do not hesitate to contact us directly on 01482 871 077 (option 3) or email

NOTE: This is a free training course; however cancellations must be made by emailing five working days prior to the start date otherwise a £30 administration fee will be charged. This applies to all applicants and includes non-attendance.

Register today!


Opportunity for Charities and Community Groups

Launch of the Roos Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund 2022
The Fund is open for applications until Friday, 29th April 2022.

The decision-making panel, made up of representatives from the area of benefit, will then meet in June 2022

RES, the British independent renewable energy company that developed the nine turbine wind farm, has established a Community Fund to provide £36,000 per year (index linked) to support local community projects during the lifetime of the wind farm.

Applications from charitable and community organisations are now invited for the 2022 fund, which is the eighth year of the funds.

Completed applications to the Fund must demonstrate that their activities will benefit the communities living and working within 5km of Roos Post Office. This area includes the parishes of Burton Pidsea, East Garton, Rimswell, Halsham and Roos.

Application forms and guidelines can be obtained from East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) and are available on the ERVAS website. You can also obtain an application form from, or telephone 01482 871077 or write to: Roos Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund, ERVAS, Morley’s Cottage, Morley’s Yard, Walkergate, Beverley, HU17 9BY.

Find out more and apply!


£4,000 is ready to be won

Our weekly lottery rollover has now hit £4000! ?

Make sure to get your tickets for just £1 per number to support ERVAS and our projects, whilst being in with the chance of winning this rollover prize:

Players must be 18 or over.


Fancy a course for just £5?

Here at ERVAS we have reduced the price of our courses from £30 to £10 per course, and we are also giving you a further 50% off, meaning that you could get our CPD Courses for just £5 per person, per course.

Our CPD certified courses are available today, to get a course at £5 be sure to use the code  ERVAS50 at the checkout stage.

Visit our dedicated portal online at today!


Charity & not-for-profit insurance
Are you looking for insurance for your charity / organisation?

We have teamed up with PolicyBee to get you covered.

Protect your organisation with insurance for not-for-profits. Get reliable cover for your events, your people and your services – easily and quickly. Quote online in minutes or speak to a friendly adviser.

Find out more at:


Spin to Win – easyfundraising
Fundraising website easyfundraising is giving your voluntary organisation, charity, or CIC the chance to win up to £50 every day between 4 – 17 April 2022 – just by spinning the wheel!

When anyone connected to your organisation Spins the Wheel, they could win you anything from 10p – £50 every day.  To take part, your organisation needs to register with easyfundraising first – as well as being able to play Spin to Win, your organisation can also access free funding from thousands of online retailers, through the easyfundraising platform.

Make sure your organisation is registered with easyfundraising so you can take part, visit:


Are you looking to volunteer?
As the only accredited Volunteer Centre within the East Riding, we have plenty of volunteering vacancies available for you to choose from.

Opportunities range from supporting people and animals to looking after your local environment or helping a local charity to fundraise, we are sure you will find something of interest to you.

View and apply for roles in the voluntary sector today!

Voluntary Sector Updates


Survey for adults and young people in East Riding of Yorkshire
We have been commissioned by East Riding Council to do a piece of scoping work looking at the provision of community activities and support for young people in some of our most rural areas. This work will contribute to potential future commissioning decisions around additional services and activities for these communities.

Please see below for a link that will take you to the short survey, we would like as many young people and trusted adults working in the East Riding to fill this in as possible. The closing date for this survey is noon Tuesday 12th April.

Survey for Adults:

Survey for Young People:

A Club for Everyone – (Free online workshop) 


On Wednesday 20th April, Active Humber and North Yorkshire Sport are running a free online workshop to help clubs become more welcoming, friendly, accessible and inclusive!

All the data shows us that stubborn inequalities exist in sport, and certain groups of people face more barriers than others to participate. We know that the huge disruption of 2020 has further reinforced or exacerbated these inequalities, particularly for people with disabilities or long term health conditions, people from lower socio economic groups and people from ethnically diverse communities.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Identify the barriers people face in accessing club opportunities as participants and volunteers.
  • Understand the need for positive action.
  • Outline the building blocks of an inclusive club.
  • Identify how your club can create a more positive environment that would enable a diverse range of people to be engaged and retained as participants and volunteers.

Workshop Information:
Online (computer, laptop or tablet recommended)
Wednesday 20th April 2022
6.30pm – 8.30pm


Click here to book your space!
Discover more about Active Humber on our latest Blog Posts



We’re starting a BRAND NEW creative group in Bridlington and we’d love for you to join us. We’ll be doing weekly workshops involving writing, performing, and just generally developing your creative skills. Our first project to work towards is something pretty special, so you don’t want to miss out! You don’t need any previous experience or to be a performer. You just need a positive attitude and a willingness to have a go.

Our first taster session will be Wednesday 20th April 6pm-8pm, location TBC. Come along and give it a go, what’s the worst that could happen?! It’s going to be a great experience in a friendly, welcoming, non-judgmental environment. Oh, and it’s FREE!

If this sounds like something you or someone you know may be interested in, email just to say hi! More details to follow.

Can’t wait to see you there ?

Supported by Bridlington Spa and East Riding Voluntary Action Services .


Home Start Goole & District – ‘Prep Course’
Home-Start is a charity that supports families when they need that little bit of extra help. A family can request the support if they have a child under 8. The support can be for anything from financial worries, routines, relationship breakdowns, illness, multiple births, or just because being a parent can be really tough and tiring sometimes!

We have been well-established in Goole for over 26 years and in recent years we are really pleased to have started to cover areas in and around Selby.

We support families with home-visiting volunteers who offer support, friendship and practical help, and we are now recruiting for the next Volunteer Training Course which is running in May. We currently have a lot more families needing support than we have volunteers, if you could spare a few hours a week, you could really make a difference!

For more information about support or volunteering call 01405 769966, text 07534 369783 or email


British Red Cross – Local Coordination Service 
The British Red Cross have released details of their new Local Coordination Service.

We help empower individuals to make positive changes to their lives.

  • Our staff and volunteers are skilled and dedicated in helping people to live independently and confidently in their communities
  • We have the time to get to know and understand the challenges you may be facing and get to know what you would like to change for your future
  • Our Aim is to support you with your needs and ambitions to improve your well-being and aid recovery
  • We will work with you to establish what you would like to achieve for yourself

Pocklington Neighbourhood Plan Consultation Request

Pocklington Town Council is running a public consultation on the draft of its Neighbourhood Plan from Saturday 12th March to midnight 1st May.  The consultation is being run under Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning regulations.

The two documents being consulted on are the Neighbourhood Plan itself and its associated Design Code for the town. These and other documents relating to the Neighbourhood Plan are available on the Pocklington Town Council website

How can you view the Consultation Documents?
The two consultation documents are available on the Pocklington Town Council website  where they can be viewed and downloaded if wished.  The two documents are:

  1. Pocklington Neighbourhood Plan Consultation draft Feb 2022
  2. Pocklington Design Code draft Feb 2022

Need more information or help?
If you have having difficulty accessing the consultation documents, submitting your response or need help with anything else please contact the Town Council office on 01759 304 851 during office hours (Monday to Thursday 9:00am – 12:30 am) and someone will be happy to assist.

 Save the Date! – Active Humber Annual Conference

We are delighted to announce that we are hosting our Annual Conference on Friday 6th of May 2022, this has been a long-awaited reunion for us all and we are looking forward to seeing you all there.

Early Bird registrations for the event are now open. Limited spaces available so grab yours while you can.

Please visit the link here to register today!

The event will be held at the Aura Innovation Centre, Bridgehead Business Park, Meadow Road, Hessle, but details around the event are to follow.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

National Voluntary Sector Updates

NAVCA Update


How charities and civil society can support Ukraine

We have all been horrified by the current events in Ukraine, and are looking at the ways we can most effectively help people that are affected by the conflict. Donating cash, rather than items, is the best way to help people in humanitarian crises such as this. This means that charities and local organisations can choose the resources that will be most helpful to them.

NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) have posted a guide on ‘How charities and civil society can support Ukraine’, which you can access here.

London Plus has created a list of organisations to signpost support for those affected by the crisis in Ukraine. This includes charities and community groups. You can access the list here.


New research published on integrating digital volunteer systems
A report on integrating digital volunteer platforms in the Liverpool City Region has been published, drawing on the experiences of NAVCA members in the region, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.

NAVCA members One Knowsley, Liverpool CVS, Community Action Wirral, Sefton CVS, Halton and St Helens Voluntary and Community Action, with VS6 and VSNW, have recently taken part in some important research on the relationship between the NHS Volunteer Responders programme and other digital volunteer services.

The NHS Volunteer Responders Scheme was established by the NHS and Royal Voluntary Service during the Covid-19 pandemic, to provide much needed support to individuals isolating and staying at home. The new report explores why and how local Liverpool City Region volunteering systems could be integrated into a single platform that offers the most sustainable and resilient service for the people of the Liverpool City Region.

To read the full story and to access the report, click here.

‘Get the Jump’ skills for life campaign

‘Get the Jump’ is a new Skills for Life campaign from the Department for Education, which aims to help every young person understand what their post-16 and post-18 education and training choices are, and to ultimately help them land their dream job.

For a 14-19-year-old, making a decision today that they think could affect the rest of their life can be overwhelming. With either too much or not enough information about their choices, many young people find it hard to move forward confidently, either taking the ‘safe’ and tried and tested routes such as A levels, BTECS and university, or settling for a path they perhaps wouldn’t have, had they known what else is out there for them.

Get the Jump provides everything they need to know about the education and training choices available, turning what young people see as a giant leap of faith into smaller, more manageable next steps.

To find out more and to benefit from this campaign, visit the new webpage: and use the new Get the Jump toolkit.

Keeping People Safe Updates

Safeguarding Support

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd, in partnership with East Riding of Yorkshire Council, the East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership and the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board, offers additional support to all voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) groups and organizations working with children, young people and adults, in order to ensure they are able to meet their safeguarding responsibilities and keep people safe.

ERVAS offers a range of support to the VCSE sector in regard to developing safeguarding policies and procedures, as well as providing access to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks, (formerly CRB checks), which are processed on line using our umbrella body U-Check (can you put a direct link to U-Check here so they can check them out themselves) and priced at a competitive rate, as well as providing a variety of policy templates, including those related to safeguarding and links to reputable insurance brokers who specialise in voluntary activity. (can you put the insurance company link here that you sent around the other week)

ERVAS are also able to provide the VCSE sector with the following –

  • Access to our policy templates and related information, including explanatory videos, here: (can you put the link to the policies and procedures page in here, does this also include the videos about being fit for purpose, I think Sarah did one before she left)
  • Access to a range of appropriate safeguarding related training (link here)
  • Regular information from a variety of safeguarding sources via our fortnightly E-bulletin, and social media (put info here as to how they do that)
  • Access to Information events and conferences covering a range of safeguarding topics, both face to face and online
  • Partnership developments, particularly in regard to working more closely with the East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership and the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board
  • Membership of useful networks, including the East Riding VCSE Safeguarding Forum (I might like to have a link to a page about this, where I can share minutes and papers and other info related to the forum as it progresses)

If your group or organization doesn’t have all the essential criteria in place, we are more than happy to send you our toolkit containing all safeguarding children and vulnerable adult policy documents and accompanying information, or we can arrange a one to one visit with your group if you would prefer, to discuss your specific needs.
If you would like further information as to how your VCSE group or organisation can ensure it’s doing all it can to keep people safe, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the ERVAS team on 01482 871077 or email

For further information on the local safeguarding partnerships, please visit the following:
Find out more about Safeguarding Adults
Find out more about Safeguarding Children

East Riding Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector Safeguarding Forum
Calling all Voluntary, Community and Faith sector groups in East Riding

Do you support children, young people or adults?
Do you want to find out more about local safeguarding issues and work being carried out locally and nationally?
Do you want to be able to influence safeguarding policy and practice in the East Riding of Yorkshire?

If the answer to these questions is YES, then YOU are invited to the next

East Riding Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector Safeguarding Forum on Thursday 7th April 2022 1 – 3pm. 

The session will take place on Zoom, please register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you would like further information please email: or contact Detty Tyler 01482 871077.

Partnership Matters
Spring 2022

Welcome to the Spring 2022 edition of the East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership (ERSCP) Newsletter.

This document outlines the work of the Partnership, business priorities 2020-25, recent changes to its governance arrangements and new multi-agency learning opportunities.

Access the newsletter

Independent Advocacy Change in provider as from 1 April 2022

Changes to advocacy services in East Riding of Yorkshire:  
VoiceAbility will become the new advocacy provider from 1 April 2022 for people in East Riding of Yorkshire.

They will support people to have their views heard and rights respected. Their services are free, independent and confidential.

From this date, you and the people we support will be able to use their single set of contact details for referrals and enquiries about all their advocacy services:

You can also make a referral online at:

VoiceAbility have been working alongside the current provider Cloverleaf to communicate the changes with clients and where ongoing advocacy support is required clients will be transferred over to the new provider VoiceAbility as of the 1st of April.  Please see the attached communication letter that is being discussed with existing clients.

Who can VoiceAbility support across East Riding of Yorkshire?   
VoiceAbility will be offering specialist advocacy support to adults with mental health issues, learning disabilities, dementia, acquired brain injury or other disabilities as well as supporting carers.

You can visit their website to check eligibility for each statutory service. If you’re unsure or have questions about advocacy types, you should contact them.

Your duty to refer for advocacy   
Advocacy is about making sure that people’s thoughts and opinions are heard, especially when decisions are being made about their lives.

Independent advocacy is a statutory right for people who, without independent support, are unable to be involved in making important decisions about their lives.

Professionals have a duty to refer eligible people for advocacy under the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Children Act and the Mental Health Act.

For more information  
Visit to find out more about their advocacy services or to make a referral.

Become a Safeguarding Champion

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council is committed to raising awareness and promoting the responsibility to help protect and safeguard adults from abuse or neglect.

As part of the Safeguarding Adults Team redesign which launched on 1st February 2022, we are developing a Safeguarding Champion Model.  We are looking for a number of ‘Safeguarding Champions’ from across the East Riding to work collectively and individually in their own teams, service areas or organisations to promote the safeguarding agenda of the Council and the East Riding Safeguarding Adult’s Board, learning from each other, disseminating good practice, and strengthening understanding of safeguarding across the region.

This is where the role of the Safeguarding Champion is essential in ensuring that the basic principles of safeguarding remain a regular feature within their teams agenda so that ‘safeguarding’ becomes embedded into core business, and all staff know who to talk to and what to do should they have a concern.

We are asking for teams, service areas and organisations to nominate an individual who will act as a “Safeguarding Champion” who become a member of an MS teams’ group, expectations of the role of the Safeguarding Champion are detailed below:

  • To act as a resource and a point of contact for colleagues who require support and guidance with safeguarding issues. However it is not the role of the Safeguarding Champion to be responsible for the submission of referrals on behalf of the service area.
  • To cascade/disseminate safeguarding information received on the MS teams platform to colleagues within their team, service area or organisation.
  • To maintain safeguarding as a standing agenda item at team meetings.
  • To support staff in identifying those in need of protection and assist in their understanding of the action they need to take.
  • To maintain an awareness of the Council’s policy and procedures in relation to Safeguarding including the referral processes to be followed internally within the organisation.
  • To encourage colleagues to recognise and be aware of trends and themes within their area and communicate these as appropriate to their line manager and safeguarding leads.
  • To support awareness around Safeguarding by participating in activities around Safeguarding week in June and November
  • To raise awareness around Safeguarding themes such as Modern-Day Slavery/Domestic Violence and campaigns and events which will be shared via the MS teams group

All Safeguarding Champions will be able to access the East Riding Safeguarding Adults Board Safeguarding Level 1​ training which contains basic safeguarding awareness information and outlines the reporting pathways should you or your team or service have concerns. Further training events are currently being developed.

If you are interested in becoming a Safeguarding Champion on behalf of your team, service area or organisation please register your interest by emailing by Friday 22 April 2022. 

The MS teams platform will be launched from Tuesday 3rd May 2022.

Fraud, Scams and Digital Updates

NTS Scam Alert

‘Nottingham Knockers’ going door to door in Dorset selling low quality products
Residents are being warned of door-to-door sellers offering lower quality products for high prices. Dorset Police have received recent reports of Nottingham Knockers in the Sherborne area of Dorset. Police said Nottingham Knockers is a term referring to persons going door to door selling household items, such as cleaning products, which are often of lower quality and higher price. more

Cowboy builder who scammed elderly people out of thousands of pounds banned from door-to-door sales in UK
Alan Fitzgerald, 53, has a prolific history of preying on vulnerable pensioners, including a 94-year-old woman who was tricked out of £6,000. He was originally jailed for six years in 2014 for conning 39 elderly victims out of £300,000 by posing as a builder. more

Trading Standards warning over NHS Test and Trace text scam
Heart of the South West Trading Standards Service is warning residents of a series of scam text messages claiming to be from NHS Test and Trace. One of the texts tells the recipient that they’ve ‘been in close proximity with someone who has been contagious.’ more

Companies fined for marketing calls targeting elderly
Five companies who made thousands of unwanted marketing calls to “older, vulnerable people” must pay fines totalling £405,000. Some of those targeted suffered from dementia, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) said. One of those who complained to the watchdog described the cold-call as “threatening and coercive”. more

Scams, fake news and rip-offs lurking in sponsored ads
Targeted sponsored ads impersonating news articles contain nasty scams, rip-offs and fake news, Which? finds. When scrolling through news websites, you’ll probably have noticed lots of ‘sponsored’ articles with attention-grabbing headlines peppered amongst the stories of the day. Ads can link you through compelling fake news stories, copycat pages of trusted news websites. more

Scam ads to be included in the Online Safety Bill after calls from campaigners including Martin Lewis and MoneySavingExpert
Scam ads are to be included in the Government’s Online Safety Bill, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced. It’s a win for campaigners, including (MSE) and its founder Martin Lewis, who had called to get fraudulent advertising included in the new rules. more

Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok and Twitter users targeted in tax scam
Criminals are asking users on Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter and other social media platforms to “borrow” their identities with the promise of a “risk-free” tax refund in return. People from teenagers to pensioners have been approached by criminals seeking to use their details with the aim of committing fraud. more

Scam alert: ignore these fake Currys emails
Two emails purporting to have been sent by Currys PC World have been confirmed as fakes by the business. The first uses recognisable brand colours and logos in an attempt to deceive people into ‘winning’ a £500 gift card. more


Which? Scam Alert

Fake Cadbury ‘Easter Chocolate Basket’ message
A fake message posing as Cadbury is spreading quickly on WhatsApp. It’s inviting people to grab a ‘Cadbury FREE Easter Chocolate Basket’ by clicking through to a site that has nothing to do with Cadbury.

We have an example of the WhatsApp message you need to watch out for.

Shoppers targeted with a fake Tesco refund email
An email claiming that you’re due compensation from Tesco ‘because of a system error’ has been confirmed as a fake. Unlike other phishing attempts this message didn’t have any branding and used random employee names to try to appear real.

Find out what the email looks like and what to do if you receive one.

12 emerging fraud threats to watch out for
A recent Office for National Statistics report shows that fraud now accounts for 40% of all crimes recorded.

Scammers have exploited our fear and confusion, whether by impersonating the government to offer fake Covid-19 grants, setting up fake NHS websites to steal card details, or posing as delivery companies to target online shoppers.

We reveal what the latest data from Action Fraud tells us about fraudsters’ tactics and the 12 emerging threats we all need to watch out for.

A WhatsApp message asked for money, but it was a scam
One parent was conned out of £3,600 in the WhatsApp impersonation scam. Even after several weeks spent investigating, their bank initially refused to refund them. But we thought that shouldn’t be the end of the matter.

This story shows what a lottery the reimbursement process can be for scam victims, even with the voluntary code designed to protect them. We also explain how to get your money back from your bank if you’ve been deceived.

Health Updates

Have You Got The NHS App?

The NHS App gives you more control over your health and care. Use it wherever you are, at any time of the day or night.

It puts information about your health and treatments at your fingertips. This means you can see it when speaking to a health and care professional, for example.

You can use the NHS App to:

  • book and cancel appointments;
  • find out how the NHS uses your data.
  • register your organ donation decision;
  • find trusted NHS information on hundreds of conditions and treatments and get instant advice;
  • order repeat prescriptions;
  • access your medical record securely;

Get the NHS app

Funding News

Dynamix Friends Fund 
Dynamix began in 2013 as an inclusive youth club for young people aged 8 to 24, where disabled young people and those with additional needs came to have fun, gain some independence, make new friends and develop practical skills too. It would now like to leave a legacy to other young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities who live in East Riding by providing small grants to VCS groups offering similar activities, as well as individuals in receipt of Education Health Care Plans. If you would like to know more about how you can be part of the legacy please contact ERVAS and email either: Detty Tyler or Judith Leech Tel: 01482 871077

There is still funding available and the guidance and application form can be found here:

Lloyds Bank Foundation – Unrestricted £50,000 over 2 years available.
If you are a registered charity with income between £25,000 and £1M you may be able to access a grant to help you support helping people overcome complex social issues. The grants are entirely unrestricted and worth £25,000 per year.

We pride ourselves on listening, understanding, and responding to charities, through the grant as well as providing developmental support where we can help you grow stronger and more sustainable.

You can check your eligibility in less than five minutes on our website and we’ll aim to give you a decision within four months of you submitting your application.

For an informal chat contact the Regional Manager
Tel:      07734 973060

Biffa Partnership Grants Scheme
Biffa Award has now opened its Partnership Grants Scheme for the next round, accepting applications for either of the following themes:

  • The Built Environment theme aims to restore, modernise and improve facilities such as cultural, heritage or visitor centres to engage and encourage tourists and/or day visitors. The facility should be inclusive and inspire and promote learning, creativity and participation.
  • The Natural Environment theme aims to restore or improve the environment and the natural systems or habitats that support it. Projects must be working to Biodiversity 2020: a strategy for England’s wildlife and ecosystem services , its successor, or a Local Biodiversity Action Plan target.

The fund is open to not-for-profit organisations in either England or Northern Ireland, providing they are located within 15 miles of a significant Biffa operation or active Biffa Landfill Site and also within 10 miles of any licensed landfill site.

Grants of between £250,000 and £750,000 are on offer for work that starts in February 2023 and finishes within one year.

Applications can be made for 100% of the projects costs; however, only 90% of the grant can be paid by Biffa Award using Landfill Tax Credits. The remaining 10% needs to be provided by another source.

Grants should be used for site-based improvement work, with the majority of costs expected to be direct capital delivery work.

Project sites must be open for a minimum of 104 days of full public access to the project per year.

Preference will be given to projects:

In which Biffa Award is the majority funder.
Which work in partnership with other organisations.
Which engage with people through improving their knowledge of the asset.
Applications must not cross the two themes.

The deadline to apply is 1 June 2022.

.Biffa Award
The Wildlife Trusts
The Kiln, Waterside
Mather Road
Newark, Notts
NG24 1WT
Tel: 01636 670000

Asda Foundation’s Empowering Local Communities Grant programme is currently accepting applications for funding for projects under the following four themes:

Building Resilient Communities – supporting community groups with the equipment, essentials and facilities to enable activity to take place. This might be enhancing what is already available, providing core items or enabling an activity to continue.

Active Lives – supporting participation in group physical activities. Whether low or high impact, regardless of age or ability, encouraging people to lead more active lifestyles and for everyone to feel able to participate.

Seasonal Celebrations & Festivals – enabling communities to celebrate what matters to them. Helping to bring people together to share experiences and encouraging everyone within the community to be together, eg Easter, Holi, Passover, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, community garden party etc
Leading Healthier Lives – from cooking and education classes to enabling positive mental health. Asda Foundation is seeking to support health in body, mind and soul in UK communities.

Applications will be accepted from local community groups and not for profit organisations based in the UK. Project activities must start or take place before 5 June 2022.

Groups may apply for one Empowering Local Communities grant per year of between £500 and £1,500.

The deadline for applications is 15 April 2022.

Find out how to apply here

Roos Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund 2022
The decision-making panel, made up of representatives from the area of benefit, will then meet in June 2022

RES, the British independent renewable energy company that developed the nine turbine wind farm, has established a Community Fund to provide £36,000 per year (index linked) to support local community projects during the lifetime of the wind farm.

Applications from charitable and community organisations are now invited for the 2022 fund, which is the eighth year of the funds.

Completed applications to the Fund must demonstrate that their activities will benefit the communities living and working within 5km of Roos Post Office. This area includes the parishes of Burton Pidsea, East Garton, Rimswell, Halsham and Roos.

Application forms and guidelines can be obtained from East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) and are available on the ERVAS website. You can also obtain an application form from, or telephone 01482 871077 or write to: Roos Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund, ERVAS, Morley’s Cottage, Morley’s Yard, Walkergate, Beverley, HU17 9BY.

The Fund is open for applications until Friday, 29th April 2022.

Find out more and apply!