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Fortnightly Update From ERVAS – 11.06.21

 

 

Fortnightly Update from ERVAS – 11.06.2021



Contents
ERVAS Services Update
Voluntary Sector Updates
National Voluntary Sector Updates
Fraud, Scams and Digital Updates
Health Updates
Community Safety Updates
Funding News

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ERVAS Services Update

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

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

East Riding Summer Activity Fayre
East Yorkshire Parent and Carer Forum and East Riding Voluntary Action Services are hosting the East Riding Summer Activity Fayre on Thursday, 15th July 10am – 12, to showcase a range of services and activities provided for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) within the East Riding.

If you would like to present for 5 minutes about your services and activities to update parents and carers, as well as other practitioners, about what you are able to offer in the coming months, please can you book on via Eventbrite.

If you would like to promote your service and activities, but can’t attend on the day, you can send us a pre-recorded film beforehand.

The event will be run as a live webinar for presenters and will also be livestreamed on YouTube on the day and saved as a future resources.

For further information and to discuss presenting, please contact Claire Thomas at EYPCF: Participation@eypcf.co.uk.

Book your place today!

 

We are recruiting!
Are you looking for a job in the charity sector? We have a number of vacancies available to join our team at ERVAS:
  1. Volunteen Voice Support Officer (29.5 hours per week)
  2. Senior Detached Youth Worker (8 hours per week)
  3. Assistant Detached Youth Worker (8 hours per week)
  4. Caretaker/Cleaner (10 hours per week)
You can also view details of other jobs in the sector on our website too, just visit ervas.org.uk/current-vacancies.

Safeguarding Week 2021 – Free virtual conference programme announced

Between 21-25 June a week-long programme of online seminars will take place which are free and open to the public, sharing the key message that ‘Safeguarding is everybody’s business’

A virtual, online conference will take place between Monday 21 and Friday 25 June, to mark Safeguarding Week 2021.

Partners from Safeguarding Adults Boards, Children’s Safeguarding Partnerships, Community Safety Partnerships across North Yorkshire, the City of York and East Riding have come together and developed an extensive programme of learning events, seminars and interactive sessions which all underpin this year’s theme – ‘Safeguarding is everybody’s business’.

The conference boasts a packed programme of sessions, with the majority catering for both members of the public who want to learn more about safeguarding, and professionals wanting to develop their skills and knowledge.

Covering topics such as self-neglect, loneliness and isolation, babies in lockdown, modern slavery, domestic abuse and child exploitation, the sessions have been designed to stimulate discussion, spark innovation and share best practice. Each session will be delivered by inspirational and motivational speakers, all of whom are experts in their field.

The full programme of events is open for viewing and booking via the North Yorkshire Police Eventbrite webpage www.nypolice.eventbrite.com – early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment.

Take a look at the sessions and register today

VCSEP – Food insecurity and the impact of local delivery in the North
The VCS Emergencies Partnership has commissioned Selby District AVS, East Riding Voluntary Action Services and Cheshire West Voluntary Action as the thematic leads in the Northern region to gather intelligence on the issue of food insecurity. We are carrying out research to develop a deeper understanding of the activity, challenges, successes and priorities at a local level and disseminating case studies of best practice and innovation. In conjunction with the findings from other regions, this will be shared with the national Food Group to inform their Hunger and Hardship report and develop the national evidence base for tackling food insecurity.

We would really welcome your insights and experience to ensure we capture the breadth of activity and partnership working across our region.

This survey should take about 10 minutes to complete – thank you in advance for your contribution.

If you have any questions about the research or have trouble accessing the survey, please do contact me directly – alison@selbydistrictavs.org.uk or call 01757 291111.

Please respond to this survey by: Wednesday 16th June.

Take part today



Fathers Day £500
This month, your organisation could win a £500 donation from easyfundraising

All you have to do to enter this free prize draw is visit the Father’s Day competition page on the easyfundraising website and click any of the listed retailers. If your organisation isn’t registered with easyfundraising yet, just create your free account here firs so you can enter: http://efraising.org/NH4HklutpQ

East Riding Voluntary Action Services is recruiting Trustees
East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd is looking for new Trustees to help steer our organisation into the future.

This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in an engaging, decision-making role in a charity that is at the heart of the voluntary and community sector within the East Riding of Yorkshire.

As well as providing a wide range of valuable infrastructure support services across, the area and beyond, did you know that we also run a variety of other projects, including work with young people, youth voice and influence, environmental projects, volunteering and social action for all ages, Cybercrime and Fraud Awareness, training, accountancy and payroll services, as well as being the locally trusted organisation for the East Riding Food Poverty Alliance (ERFPA), helping our local foodbanks, to name but a few.

Over the next few weeks, we are also proud to be opening up the eagerly anticipated Bridlington Community Hub within the centre of the town, as well as launch our brand new Volunteen Voice project.

We would love to hear from you, whether you would like to find out more about what it means to be an ERVAS Trustee, or if you would like to know more about what ERVAS does and how else you can get involved, we have many volunteering opportunities to offer!

Please contact Sian Broughton or Judith Leech on 01482 871077 or via email; sian@ervas.org.uk or judith@ervas.org.uk  if you would like to know more.

Online CPD Learning Offer
Our new CPD training portal is now live, the portal brings us 47 new courses covering a wide range of topics from conflict management, personal money management, health and safety, food safety, GDPR, safeguarding, and so many more.

The portal can be found on the training website here: cpd.ervas.org.uk.

All of the courses are priced at £30 each, however we have made a discount code available which will provide 50% off, you just need to use the code ‘ERVolSec’.

Voluntary Sector Updates

Active Humber are pleased to announce we are the new Activity Alliance regional representative for the Yorkshire & Humber area.
The Activity Alliance is the national voice for disabled people in sport and activity with the aim of reducing the gap between disabled and non-disabled people’s inactivity levels. They have recently undertaken a review of their membership to support a new membership structure which provides the opportunity for localised key deliverers of sport and physical activity across the Country, or key stakeholders working with disabled people in local areas to help the Activity Alliance embed inclusive practices across various sectors and change attitudes towards disabled people in sport and activity for the better.

As the Yorkshire & Humber representative Active Humber will work with partners across the region to identify key stakeholders who will become local members and together we will feed into the Activity Alliance to embed inclusive practices across various sectors and change attitudes towards disabled people in sport and activity for the better.

We want to hear from you, whether you are an organisation that provides services and support specifically for people with a disability, and/or a sport and physical activity deliverer, and we will support you to become a local member and together work to provide more opportunities for disabled people to be active.

For more information please contact Nicola Massingham nmassingham@activehumber.co.uk / 07860 954342

Do it For East Yorkshire Community Grant

Please find attached details of the new Do it For East Yorkshire Community Grant which opened on 1st June.

This small grant fund is open to all communities within the East Riding. The fund, created from the Reimagining Market and Coastal Towns budget uplift, is intended to enable Town and Parish Councils, Voluntary and Community Sector organisations and others to hold events & festivals, organise COVID recovery community activity and extend access to services, all intended to encourage residents back onto high streets and to utilise arts, cultural and community facilities.

Applicants will be able to access grants from £500 – £5000. The total grant fund is currently £250,000 made up of £200,000 from the budget uplift and an additional £50,000 from the public health team. This additional budget is particularly aimed at supporting vulnerable residents to participate in planned activities, particularly those who have been shielding and might need additional support to get involved. Grants will be available until March 2023, or until the full funding is spent, whichever is sooner.

In addition, I have enclosed information on all current small grants available to communities across the East Riding, please contact the relevant teams for more information.

For more information visit www.doitforeastyorkshire.co.uk/#community-grant

To apply for Do it For East Yorkshire Community Grants please visit the Flexigrant website https://eastridingofyorkshirecouncil.flexigrant.com/default.aspx

For further information and advice on your application please contact the Local Growth Team via email localgrowth@eastriding.gov.uk

Congratulations to Bridlington Street Angels

Congratulations to Bridlington Street Angels who have won a £50 donation from funding website easyfundraising. Chairman Phil Gowland said: “easyfundraising has been everything it claims to be in its name. It was so easy to register, set up, use and requires very little time to manage.  We’ll use this donation towards our inclusion in the BridLink Radio system which gives us a valuable connection with Bridlington CCTV services and Humberside Police who direct us to areas of need on a Saturday night.”

easyfundraising can help your organisations with free funding too.

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#HaveYourSay East Riding Draft Local Plan Update
Residents are being invited to have their say on proposed plans for development that will shape the future of the East Riding for years to come.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is asking for people’s views and comments on the East Riding Draft Local Plan Update, which sets out revised planning policies, including housing and employment development targets for the East Riding to 2039.

The current East Riding Local Plan was adopted in April 2016 and the updated plan is proposing 20,900 dwellings to be built in the East Riding over the plan period with the draft sites for allocation also included in the proposals.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the extended consultation will take place over 10 weeks. The documents for people to comment on can be found at www.eastriding.gov.uk/localplanupdate where there is a series of interactive information pages which summarise key issues and will signpost readers to the various consultation documents.

Hard copies of the documents will also be available to view at the council’s libraries, customer service centres, multi-service centres and mobile libraries during normal opening times. Please consider accessing the documents online before travelling to an East Riding facility.

Councillor Gary McMaster, portfolio holder for planning, infrastructure and housing said: “The current Local Plan was adopted in 2016 and the council has now reviewed the plan and is now consulting on a draft update.

“I would urge people to take a look at the proposals and let us know their views on the proposed housing, employment and mixed-use allocations across the towns and villages in the East Riding”. Comments can be made online via www.eastriding.gov.uk/localplanupdate or by writing to Forward Planning (AS67), East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Cross Street, Beverley, HU17 9BA. All responses should be received no later than Friday, 6 August 2021.

National Voluntary Sector Updates


NAVCA Update

 

Free PPE for the voluntary sector

The Department of Health and Social Care is offering free PPE (personal protective equipment) for use by voluntary sector organisations.

You can express your interest in this free PPE by completing this short form with a few details and then a representative of DHSC will contact you to arrange delivery.

Please note that the details you provide will only be passed to DHSC, and the PPE and the delivery are both free of charge.

 

Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service 2021 – congratulations to 241 awardees!
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service has announced this years’ 241 winners.

The range of activities covered by the awardees includes volunteers making sure that older people, and those with health problems or facing personal crises, have someone to turn to. Also, volunteers that help young people get the best out of themselves through sport, youth groups and new skills. And it recognises volunteers who work to ensure that everyone can enjoy green spaces, the arts, our history and heritage. Click here to see the winners.

 

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month 2021
June is Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History month. It is reported that there are around 300,000 Travellers in the UK and they are one of the most disadvantaged groups. However the real population may be different as some members of the community do not participate in the census.

To celebrate #GRTHM2021, here is ‘Roads from the past’ – a short animated history of Britain’s Gypsies, Roma and Travellers.

 

Roads From The Past - Short Film - Travellers' Times Online
And to tie in with Pride month, here is the Romani Cultural & Arts Company (RCAC) with a text adaptation of the online Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) LGBTQ+ Spoken History Archive. The publication follows the launch of the audio archive which was compiled through research carried out by the RCAC with the support of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC). Click here to learn more.

 

Scouts begin volunteer recruitment campaign after 15,000 left during pandemic
Over 100,000 fewer young people took part in the Scouts last year and 15,000 volunteers left during the pandemic, the charity revealed. The Scouts launched a campaign, #GoodForYou, in a bid to attract at least 5,000 new or lapsed volunteers. Click here for the full story.


Civil Society and Youth Update

Final Round of Tampon Tax Fund Launched

A pot of £11.25 million has been made available to charitable organisations to bid for, with priority given to those working to end violence against women and girls, as well as organisations that support a network of charities.

The Tampon Tax Fund was introduced in response to VAT being imposed on sanitary products by the European Union, and following this round will have provided more than £90 million of funding supporting women and girls charities.

As per the government’s manifesto commitment, the Chancellor announced at the Budget in March 2020 that the tax would end on 1 January 2021 following the UK’s exit from the EU, as part of a wider government strategy to make sanitary products affordable and available for all women.

The fund is open to charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across the United Kingdom. Applications should be for £350,000 or more and grants may be for 12 to 18 month projects. Applications should focus on 1 of 2 categories:

  • violence against women and girls
  • the general programme

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 4th July 2021. For more information and to apply click here.

Digital Boost Offers Free Mentoring, Advice and Training for Small Business & Charities
Digital Boost Free Mentoring & Advice for SMEs and Charities: to help small businesses and charities recover and build back better, Digital Boost is offering free, personalised mentoring calls, advice, and workshops from digital and business experts. Over 1,800 volunteers from organisations including Google, BT, and Visa are on hand to help.

Digital Boost experts can help small businesses and charities with a wide range of issues, including business strategy, digital marketing, e-commerce, data protection, payments and money management. Help is given through one-to-one 60 minute virtual calls, scheduled at a time that’s convenient for the small business or charity. Workshops on topics such as SEO, Google Ads, and B2B Sales are also available.

Getting started is easy. Small businesses and charities simply need to register at www.digitalboost.org.uk Interested in volunteering to share your expertise? Sign up at www.digitalboost.org.uk/volunteers



National Youth Agency – National Census of Youth Services
The National Youth Sector Census is now open and accepting responses. NYA want to hear from all organisations and groups who deliver or support youth services and out of school activities to give us the essential information needed to invest in young people and out of school activities. The Census will inform policy-makers, service providers and funders as part of Covid-recovery and over the long term, to provide resources, training and opportunities across communities. Some organisations are pre-registered and will have received a unique link via email to fill in the census. If not, we are encouraging organisations to sign up.

The National Youth Sector Census and Why It Is Vital to Participate by Leigh Middleton, chief executive, National Youth Agency

Fraud, Scams and Digital Updates


NTS Scam Alert

Ludlow rogue trader gets suspended sentence for preying on elderly householder
A Shropshire man, who tried to scam an elderly victim out of thousands of pounds for home maintenance works, has received a suspended custodial sentence after being successfully prosecuted by a neighbouring council. more

Residents in East Renfrewshire urged to ask questions if offered chance to cut energy bills
East Renfrewshire Council has issued advice to help residents decide whether home energy schemes are genuine or “too good to be true.” more

Scam alert: WhatsApp verification message trick
Criminals are trying to get access to WhatsApp accounts after stealing the identities of their victims’ contacts. more

Census scam text messages target vulnerable public
While the deadline for responding to the latest Census for England, Wales and Northern Ireland was back in March, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) continues to receive evidence of a scam using Census deadlines as a means to steal financial details. more

HSBC UK launches fraud awareness app for businesses
HSBC has launched a fraud awareness app to provide businesses with up-to-the-minute news on emerging scams.

As well as sending users notifications on new scams and fraud tactics, the free app also includes advice and tips on how to avoid falling victim to fraud and provides real-life stories from customers. more

Criminals use Aviva name to target bond investors
Investors are being urged to be vigilant after an investment bond scam has emerged, whereby the criminals are pretending to be from Aviva Investors in order to dupe savers. more

Cryptocurrency scam warning: ‘Fomo’ leads to £63 million being lost through social media fraud
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies saw their prices jump as coronavirus hit the economy and investors looked for new opportunities.

According to Action Fraud, over £63 million has been lost nationally by victims of investment fraud they were referred to by a social media platform. more

Growth in number of middle-aged money mules
Cifas and UK Finance are warning of the increasing number of middle-aged money mules and businesses being recruited to launder money. The fraud prevention agency and banking trade body are warning that criminals are shifting the focus in their money mule recruitment strategies, now typically targeting 40 to 60-year-olds and business owners. more

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Over 5M Suspicious Emails Reported


Phishing remains the most successful attack vector for cyber criminals targeting individuals and businesses. 

Cyber criminals love phishing. Unfortunately, this is not a harmless riverbank pursuit. When criminals go phishing, you are the fish and the bait is usually contained in a scam email or text message. The criminal’s goal is to convince you to click on the links within their scam email or text message, or to give away sensitive information (such as bank details). These messages may look like the real thing but are malicious. Once clicked, you may be sent to a dodgy website which could download viruses onto your computer, or steal your passwords.

As of 30 April 2021, over 5.8 million emails were reported to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS). The tool, which was launched by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the City of London Police last April, allows the public to forward suspicious emails to an automated system that scans it for malicious links. Since its launch, over 43,000 scams and 84,000 malicious websites have been removed.

What are the most common phishing scams?
The most commonly spoofed organisation reported in phishing emails was TV Licensing, with victims of these emails reporting losses totalling £5.3m. The majority of losses occurred as a result of victims following malicious links in the emails and inputting their personal information into what they thought was the legitimate TV Licensing website. Shortly after, they would receive a call from criminals impersonating bank staff who was able to convince them that their bank accounts were compromised and persuaded them to transfer all of their money to a new ‘safe’ account. Some of the other most commonly impersonated organisations included HMRC and DVLA. We also received more than 40,000 suspicious email reports relating to COVID-19.

How you can protect yourself from phishing messages.
Fake emails and text messages can sometimes be difficult to spot and criminals are constantly getting better at finding ways to make them seem more authentic. Email address spoofing, for example, is just one of the tactics criminals will use to try and make their fake emails look real. Here are some tips you should follow to protect yourself, and others, from scam emails and text messages:

1: Be cautious of messages asking for your personal information. Official organisations, such as your bank, should never ask you for personal or financial information via email or text message. If you receive a message and you want to check that it’s legitimate, you can call the organisation directly using a known number, such as the one on a bank statement or utility bill.

2: Report suspicious emails. If you receive an email you’re not quite sure about, you should report it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) by forwarding the email to: report@phishing.gov.uk. Your reports will help government and law enforcement agencies to remove malicious emails and websites.

3: Report suspicious text messages. If you receive a suspicious text message, you can report it by forwarding the message to 7726. It’s free of charge and enables your mobile network provider to investigate the origin of the text and take action, if found to be malicious.

4: Report fraud. If you’ve lost money or provided personal information as a result of a phishing scam, notify your bank immediately and report it to Action Fraud.

For more information on how to protect yourself from fraud and cyber crime, please visit: actionfraud.police.uk/cybercrime

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Which? Scam Alert

Insurance fraud: ‘crash for cash’ hotspots
The Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) has released a list of postcode areas that it believes to be the worst affected by crash for cash insurance scams.

We explain how crash for cash works, the 30 most affected areas and how to avoid the scam.

Census 2021 phishing 
Scammers are continuing to tell people through fake texts that their Census submission either hasn’t been received or that information is missing, and because of this they risk being fined £1,000.

It essentially tries to panic you into proving you’ve already taken part in order to extract your personal information and target you with further scams.

Here’s how to deal with the fake messages

Is your bank protecting you from number spoofing scams?
Number spoofing is a valuable tool for scammers, and it makes consumers more vulnerable when phone numbers and caller ID can be manipulated to match the one on the back of someone’s debit card.

Ofcom worked with the banking industry body UK Finance to identify a list of Do Not Originate (DNO) numbers so fraudsters can’t copy banks’ outbound numbers, but not all are signed up to the scheme.

Health Updates


What Matters to You, Matters to Us

Help us to shape the future of your healthcare services
Across the Humber, the NHS and local partners are looking at ways to improve healthcare in our region and we want your input to help us make the best changes for you and your family.

The Humber Acute Services programme is looking at how to make healthcare work better for local people. It is looking at the types of healthcare and treatments that people typically receive from one of our five main hospitals in the region:

  • Diana Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
  • Scunthorpe General Hospital
  • Hull Royal Infirmary
  • Castle Hill Hospital
  • Goole and District Hospital

We are thinking about how these services could be provided differently in the future, whether in hospitals or GP surgeries, at home or on the high street.

Please take 5 minutes to complete this short survey to help us understand what is most important to you as we work to plan for the future.

You can find out more about why we need to make changes and keep up to date on the work of the Humber Acute Services programme on our website: www.humbercoastandvale.org.uk/humberacutereview.

Community Safety Updates


Effective Support for Children, Young People and Families In The East Riding of Yorkshire Thresholds, Referrals & Consent Briefing

Aims:
To introduce you to the updated Threshold of Intervention and Need Guidance and how to use it to help inform your decision making.

To inform you how to make requests for service to the new Early Help Locality Hubs (formerly Children’s Centres, Prevention & Education Team and Youth and Family Support) and the Child Safeguarding Hub (Children’s Social Care) when additional or intensive support is needed for children, young people and their families or you have a safeguarding concern.

To help you understand when consent is needed to discuss a child’s situation or make a request for service.
To Book a place chose a session below and apply by emailing your details to the ERSCP as detailed below.

Sessions: All will be delivered via Teams on the dates below.

Day Date Time
Wednesday 23 June 10:30 – 11:30
Friday 09 July 14:30 – 15:30
Thursday 19 August 09:30 – 10:30
Tuesday 14 September 15:45 – 16:45
Monday 11 October 15:45 – 16:45
Wednesday 17 November 15:45 – 16:45
Tuesday 14 December 15:45 – 16:45

How to apply:
Please email erscp.training@eastriding.gov.uk with the following information and a link to your chosen date will be forwarded to you.

Full Name Team Job Title Email Chosen Date

Funding News

Arnold Clark Community Fund
The fund is supporting UK registered charities and local community groups that are in need of financial support due to Covid-19. Each month until the end of May, 500 applications will be granted. If an application is unsuccessful one month, it will be rolled over and considered in the following month. The final date for applications is Monday 31 May, however applying earlier increases the chance of being successful.
Application forms and more information is available from Arnold Clark’s website. https://www.arnoldclark.com/community-fund

Humber Learning Consortium are pleased to announce the open call for applications to our ESF Community Grants 5 project.
ESF Community Grants are part of the European Social Fund (ESF) program which is distributing small grants in the Humber, East Riding, York and North Yorkshire region. The aim of the fund is to help unemployed people progress towards employment through access to learning and training opportunities. Applications would be welcomed from North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire.

Grants of between £5,000 and up to £20,000 are available.

For further details go to www.hlc-vol.org – contact details community-grants@hlc-vol.org or call Jacquie Newman on 07541626331 to discuss any potential applications.

All applications must be completed electronically. We will not accept any applications by post or email. To access the electronic application form please go to our website https://www.hlc-vol.org/2021/02/esf-community-grants-5-round-5/
When completing the Electronic application form – the form cannot be saved throughout completion. Therefore you must answer every question fully in one session before submission. It is strongly advised that you download the word template paper version from our website to enable you to cut and paste the written narrative answers onto the electronic form.

NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund Announces 2021 Deadlines
Funding for community events, charities, schools, and community group activities that are local to NFU Mutual’s business operations across the UK.

The Fund offers grants of up to £1,000 for projects that fit their main areas of interest:

  • Connecting the community; reducing social isolation, providing opportunities, and encouraging resilience.
  • Providing care and support to vulnerable members of the community.
  • Relieving poverty; improving the health and wellbeing of communities.
  • Advancing education and experiences for young people.

The grants are to be used for specific project costs, for example purchasing an item of equipment or furniture, or something else that will help people over a long period of time.
There are normally four application rounds in a year.

The 2021 deadlines for applications are 30 June, 30 September and 30 November 2021.

Find out more

Magic Little Grants 2021 Open on 1 March
Smaller charities and community groups across Great Britain can apply for a one-off £500 grant from 1 March until 31 October 2021.

Six funding trusts from the People’s Postcode Lottery and Localgiving will be working together to award more than £1 million in small grants to some 2,000 charitable organisations in England, Scotland and Wales over the next six months.

Unlike previous years when projects had to deliver sports or physical activities, this year (2021) the funding aims to support organisations carrying out projects that address the following themes:

  • Improving mental wellbeing
  • Enabling community participation in the arts
  • Preventing or reducing the impact of poverty
  • Supporting marginalised groups and promoting equality
  • Improving biodiversity and green spaces
  • Enabling participation in physical activity
  • Responding to the climate emergency and promoting sustainability
  • Increasing community access to outdoor space.

Organisations that receive a grant will also be awarded a year of free membership (funded by the player’s of the People’s Postcode Lottery). This means that the grant recipient will not have to pay the £80 + VAT membership fee, although they will still be required to set up a direct debit upon registration.
Also new for 2021, charitable organisations that are schools or connected to schools may apply. This is in addition to registered charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs), Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs, SCIOs) social enterprises, and other not-for-profit community organisations.

Applications will be accepted from 1 March 2021 to 31 October 2021.

Find out more


Emergency funding available for residents struggling financially due to COVID-19 pandemic

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s emergency assistance scheme aims to help residents of the East Riding who are in need at a time of crisis.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the government have made available a limited amount of funds for residents of the East Riding who are in need at a time of emergency or crisis. This money is to help support residents where they have had a reduction in their income as a result of coronavirus and urgently require assistance with food and essentials.

Awards will be made where there is no alternative means of meeting the need, this includes help from universal credit and other benefits payable.

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