Fortnightly Update From ERVAS – 13.07.22



Fortnightly Update from ERVAS – 13.07.22


ERVAS Services Update

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:

Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire is seeking to recruit to the following posts:

2 x Capacity Builder Development Officer (25 hours per week)
Salary: £21,158 to £26,833 per annum pro-rata (£14,296 – £18,130) dependent on experience + Employer pension contribution
Fixed Term: 3 Years
Location: Principally North Lincolnshire with some travel outside of the area. The post will be based in Scunthorpe.


1 x Capacity Builder Development Officer – Youth (25 hours per week each)
Salary: £21,158 to £26,833 per annum pro-rata (£14,296 – £18,130) dependent on experience + Employer pension contribution
Fixed Term: 1 Year
Location: Principally North Lincolnshire with some travel outside of the area. The post will be based in Scunthorpe.

Job Roles:
Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire (VANL) are pleased to embark on a new and exciting project funded by North Lincolnshire Council.

If you enjoy making a difference in the community, have a passion for supporting charities and other voluntary organisations to grow and develop, this could be the job for you.  It is an exciting project that will make a real difference to the communities in North Lincolnshire.  It is working at grassroots level, working with people that also have a passion for what they do.

Working in the voluntary sector is a very rewarding role, it’s not many jobs that you can get a satisfaction of helping so many people and being part of that process.  Watching them grow and develop, to support other people in need is a fantastic feeling.  There are many charities out there that wouldn’t exist without support such as this.  Just think of the difference you can make in this role.

If you are passionate about your community, enjoy working with people and have great communication skills we would love to hear from you.

If you would like further information, and for a copy of the job description and person specification please go to

The application form can be obtained from the following link: or can be downloaded from and e-mailed to .

Closing date for applications: 10am, 18th July 2022.
Interviews will be held on:  w/c 25th July 2022


Free funding for your organisation
Funding is available for voluntary organisations, non-profits, charities and CICs in our region through fundraising website easyfundraising. Register your organisation as a good cause with easyfundraising to benefit from donations from leading retailers including Amazon, eBay, trainline, M&S, Waitrose and John Lewis. easyfundraising is completely free to register and use and is an easy and simple way of raising funds in the background while your organisation concentrates on its day-to-day tasks. You’ll also get free 121 support from a fundraising coach.

Find out more at


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

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

We have teamed up with PolicyBee to get you covered.

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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!


Fancy a business, leadership or management course for just £5?

Here at ERVAS we a number of courses in business, leadership and management, these include conflict management, leading and motivating a team, decision making, understanding leadership and many more.

These courses retail usually at £30, but due to funding available, we are providing them at £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!

Voluntary Sector Updates


2021/22 Evaluation
2021/22 has been a tremendous year for R-evolution and we have seen a huge rise in demand for our services. Several new projects have started and we have doubled our staff team to over 30, expanding into all areas of the Humber sub-region.

Read the R-evolution 2021/22 Evaluation report here


Not In Our Community; Summer 2022 Update
We all know that recognising the signs of exploitation and reporting concerns is important for everyone to understand and be a part of.

With films and session plans for all year groups (NIOC Connect) and our interactive e-learning platform (NIOC Interact), Not In Our Community is a campaign funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, targeted for those in the East Riding, Hull, North and North East Lincolnshire.

Our latest report (here) highlights our new focus to those who work within educational and youth engagement settings; we have a new film for educators and a pilot offer of in-person delivery for year groups, assemblies and also for teacher training sessions.

We’d like our ‘Introduction to grooming and exploitation for adults working in education’ film to be circulated and viewed as widely as possible by those working in Humberside within the education sector. Any help circulating the film and/or the update report across your networks would be hugely appreciated.

All links are embedded within the report however, if easier, the link for the new ‘film for educators’ is

Any queries please let me know, or for specific queries about the campaign contact


Third Sector Trends in North Yorkshire and Humber England 2022

This long-term study on voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises, cooperatives, societies and clubs (the ‘third sector’ or ‘VCSE’ sector) started in 2010.

A lot has happened in Yorkshire and Humber since we last did the survey in 2019. So it’s time to find out what has changed in the last three years.

Whether your organisation or group is big or small, flourishing, struggling or going on as normal, we need to hear from you.

It’s interesting, easy to do, and only takes about 10 minutes. You can do it on your phone, tablet, laptop or PC.

If you’re ready to start the survey, click this link: Join the Third Sector Trends survey here

We build a picture of how organisations and groups work and what they achieve. This helps funding organisations decide how to invest in organisations like yours.

All answers are securely stored completely anonymously.

If you want to know more about the study, contact Professor Tony Chapman, St Chad’s College, Durham University, 18 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3RH,


Free training from Mind
We are happy to be working alongside The Alcohol and Drug Service to offer up to 180 FREE places on a tailored Substance Misuse and Suicide Prevention Training course.

There is strong evidence that shows that substance misuse and poor mental health can lead to an increased risk of suicide, yet our research has shown that there is no training available for professionals working in this field that helps to raise awareness of this.

Our FREE training session will help to upskill professionals to have the skills and knowledge to identify thoughts of suicide at the earliest opportunity, how to have a conversation about it and know how to support someone in distress. It will also support professionals to discuss drug and alcohol use amongst those who they support to ensure these risk factors are further supported. Our bespoke training will also explore the relationship between substance misuse and suicide, raising awareness of both areas and creating a suicide safer community for all.

Training will be delivered online via Teams and we invite those working in (but not limited to) Health Screening teams, Education, Youth Offending Teams, Youth Workers, Social care working with vulnerable adults and any other organisations where substance misuse and mental health issues may be present.

The partnership is funded by the Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Suicide Prevention Programme.

Book your FREE place here.


Antisocial Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week 2022

Antisocial Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week 2022 is coming up on 18-24th July. The ASB charity Resolve is leading the Week, and they would love as much support as they can get from Neighbourhood Watch groups. Here is a pack outlining how to get involved:

In particular, please find more information in the pack on the World’s Biggest Community Safety Meeting on Thursday 21st July. On Thursday 21st July, Resolve want as many community groups as possible to hold a meeting about antisocial behaviour – and be part of the World’s Biggest Community Safety Meeting. You could change the date of an existing regular meeting or hold a special meeting in person or online. But the main thing is to get as many people as possible taking part and focussing on efforts to tackle ASB. Participating groups will be sent a pack including: a briefing note with information about ASB and suggested conversation starters; poster and flyer designs; social media graphics to use in the runup to the event and on the day; and a template press release to secure media coverage. If you’d like to support the World’s Biggest Community Safety  Meeting and receive your pack, please contact Resolve on

Please share this widely and let us know your plans. For more information, support and advice on ASB visit


Castaway Music Theatre Survey – SEND provision in Beverley and the surrounding areas

Our lottery funded Creative Transitions project would like to gather parent/ carer/ young person feedback relating to arts provision in the area and possible demand for further groups in Beverley and the surrounding areas.

We are committed to developing and improving SEND provision in the East Riding area (and beyond), developing SEND awareness and advocacy in the community, reducing social isolation, building confidence and access to the arts for young people with additional needs and their families. If you can take the time to complete this survey you will be helping us to assess what we can do to move this vision forward.

Creative Transitions is funded by the National Lottery Communities Fund.

You can complete the survey here:

National Voluntary Sector Updates

NAVCA Update

Pride Month at NAVCA

Rainbow pride flag
As Pride Month draws to a close, we wanted to reflect on the work that our members are doing to advance LGBT+ equality, as well as some work from the wider voluntary sector and from us here at NAVCA. We know that it is also important to keep the conversation going throughout the year, so do keep up to date with our blog and social media.

Read the full blog post here (featuring the work of our amazing members!)


Pro Bono Economics’ Data First Aid service is open for new applications
Is your charity struggling to tell a story with your data or to transform it into impactful visual designs? Do you need your data analysed or simply want to know how to make the most of your spreadsheets?

The good news is PBE could match your charity with a dedicated volunteer economist to help you with your ad hoc data needs – all free of charge. That might include data analysis or visualisation, spreadsheet task automation or short pieces of research. Our team will discuss your needs to create an advert which will be posted to over 800 volunteer economists, as well as on our social media channels.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch to find out if this service is right for your charity or visit their website to find out more and apply.


My Community: All the latest tools, tips and ideas to make your community an even better place to live
My Community is a website for people and organisations who are passionate about their communities. Whether setting up a foodbank or planning finances, we all need a little help at times. My Community is the go-to place for this support.

Importantly, these are resources you can trust. All the content on My Community has been curated, written, designed or hand-picked by leading voluntary sector organisations who truly understand what communities need to survive and thrive – including NAVCA!

Check it out here.


Neighbourly – connecting charities with businesses
Neighbourly is a community investment and engagement platform that connects 20,000 local charities and good causes across the UK and Ireland with local businesses that want to give back to their community. Through their three giving streams: food and product surplus, volunteer help or financial grants, our platform is free to use for charities, schools and good causes. Their focus is on helping small, local charities and causes receive tailored and targeted support to help build strong communities.

Civil Society and Youth Update
Implementation of the Charities Act 2022
The Charities Act received Royal Assent on 24 February 2022. The Act reduces or removes unnecessary bureaucracy and red tape, enabling charities to focus on their charitable work.

Changes include: making it easier to amend your charity’s governing documents; making it simpler to redirect money from a failed fundraising appeal; more flexibility over managing permanent endowment; simplifications to selling charity land, and improvements to processes for charities seeking to merge.

These changes will be brought over an 18 month period to give charities time to prepare for the new provisions, and to enable the Charity Commission to prepare new guidance, systems and procedures to support the sector.

For further information, refer to government’s implementation timeline published on GOV.UK.

Keeping People Safe Updates


Recording of Keeping People Safe in the VCSE session from Safeguarding Week.

The next East Riding VCSE Safeguarding Forum is set for 5 October, 1 – 3pm.

Register in advance for this meeting:

Strategy Discussion Training

This Strategy Discussion Course will enable participants to understand the threshold criteria relevant to Section 47 of Children Act 1989 and be able to correctly identify presenting risk which would require a Strategy Discussion to be convened. The ERSCP encourage all practitioners working with children and families to attend.

This course is mandatory for all team managers who chair strategy discussions and minute takers.

Course Dates

Date Room Venue Time
Tuesday 26 July 2022 Room One ERYC
County Hall
Cross Street
HU17 9BA
Registration 9.15 am
Prompt start 9.30am
Evaluation and Finish 4.30pm
Wednesday 24 August 2022 Rooms 2 and 3
Thursday 22 September 2022 Rooms 2 and 3
Tuesday 18 October 2022 Rooms 2 and 3
Tuesday 15 November 2022 Rooms 2 and 3
Refreshments will be provided on arrival and at breaks but please bring your own lunch

Course Aims
Delegates will learn the importance is that the child is at the centre of the discussion and that the focus of any investigation will include ascertaining their wishes and feelings alongside the families. The course will provide guidance on how the stages should be achieved if the child is required to be interviewed, medically examined, and assessed. They will also look at how the strategy discussion is recorded.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the Purpose of a Strategy Discussion and why they are held.
  • Identify all of the different types of harm
  • Identify what constitutes significant harm
  • Identify relevant types/sources of evidence required to establish each type of harm
  • What information is required to be shared at a strategy discussion and the key principles of information sharing where there are safeguarding concerns.
  • The role of the chair
  • Consideration of the Achieving Best Evidence Guidance, medicals, and child sexual assault referrals
  • Setting priority actions and Investigation planning

Booking a Place
To book onto this course, please email the ERSCP stating your preferred date:

Safeguarding Adult Board Update

The Safeguarding Adults Board is pleased to announce that the old ERSAB Consolidated Paperwork has now been reviewed and replaced with two new forms and guidance as follows:

  • Safeguarding Adults Concern Form
  • Guidance Notes on completing the Safeguarding Adults Concern Form
  • Safeguarding Adults Section 42 Enquiry Form
  • Guidance Notes on completing the Safeguarding Adults Section 42 Enquiry Form

Supporting documents are also available as stand-alone documents which are referred to in the Guidance Notes including the following

  • Making Safeguarding Personal Outcome Summary
  • Mental Capacity Assessment Form (MCA 2005)

All of these documents will be available on the ERSAB Website

The online Concern form which should continue to be used as the preferred method of reporting a concern is still the old version but is being reviewed to mirror that of the new Safeguarding Adults Concern Form.


Update from GOV.UK for:
The Charity Commission

Page summary:
What to do to protect people who come into contact with your charity through its work from abuse or mistreatment of any kind.

Change made:
Updated links to external resources.

Time updated:
10:53am, 1 June 2022

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Fraud, Scams and Digital Updates

NTS Scam Alert

Police arrest rogue trader suspected of roof repair con in Westgate
A suspected rogue trader has been arrested after a van was stopped by Kent Police officers in Thanet. The vehicle had been linked to an incident in Westgate in April when a resident paid a cold-caller £45 to repair a roof tile. She then handed over a further £1,650 after being told further work was required, which it is now suspected was not necessary. more

Crash for cash criminals targeting people in Nottingham, Insurance industry leaders warn
Crash for cash gangs are spreading out and targeting people in towns and sometimes even rural villages, the Insurance Fraud Bureau (IFB) is warning. The scams often involve criminals slamming on their brakes at busy junctions and roundabouts so the driver behind cannot stop in time, according to the organisation described as leading the industry’s collective fight against insurance fraud. more

South Warwickshire resident conned out of £93,000 by rogue trader from Dorset
A rogue trader who conned an elderly and vulnerable south Warwickshire resident out of more than £93,000 has been jailed for two years. Between 2017 and 2018, Alex Daniel Martin, 30, who traded as Ideal Home Systems Limited of Forest Heath House, Station Road, Sway, Dorset, made multiple visits to the victim’s home, despite being based 200 miles away. more

Carphone Warehouse cold call scam exposed
Criminals impersonating Carphone Warehouse have been targeting would-be customers under the pretence of selling a new mobile phone. Cold calling is big business for criminals. According to the latest scam data from the communications regulator Ofcom, 43% of people received a scam call in the three months up to September 2021. more

Beware text scams purporting to offer the £400 energy rebate, Action Fraud says
Text messages and emails claiming to be from Ofgem and offering energy customers a £400 rebate are a scam, and recipients shouldn’t reply, Action Fraud warns. Energy bill-payers will receive a £400 discount on their October bills, a policy announced by the Chancellor last month to offset the recent surge in gas prices. However, criminals are already taking advantage of the scheme to harvest victims’ personal details and gain control of their bank accounts. more

NHS warns of scam Covid-test texts
The NHS is warning about widespread scam text messages telling recipients they have been in close contact with a Covid case. “We’ve seen reports of fake NHS text messages about ordering Omicron Covid-19 test kits,” it tweeted. Close contacts of people who have tested positive are no longer advised to test. The aim of the messages appears to be harvesting financial and personal information. more

Lloyds Bank warns of surge in trainer scams
Purchase scams have more than doubled so far this year as criminals use designer trainers and offers of event tickets to dupe victims, according to Lloyds Bank. The high street bank said the volume of these reports made by customers had soared by 112% this year so far compared with a year earlier, with victims losing £152 on average. more

Insta-scam: how criminals are targeting younger users online
Criminals are deviously adaptable. From targeted phone-calls to vulnerable people, to phishing emails to online shoppers, there’s always a new kind of hustle being developed. Criminals are changing tack again. Where previously the elderly or uninformed were common targets, now younger social media users also need to be on the lookout or could risk falling victim. more

Beware of BP fuel card scams circulating on Facebook
A scam Facebook advert impersonating BP claims to give you the chance of receiving 200 litres of fuel for just £1.78. Rising fuel costs are on the radar of criminals, inspiring them to create new ways of tempting you to part with your money. more

Which? Scam Alert

Beware of fake BP fuel cards
Rising fuel costs are on scammers’ radars, inspiring them to create new ways of tempting you to part with your money. A scam Facebook ad impersonating BP claims to give you the chance of receiving 200 litres of fuel for just £1.78. It’s a sponsored post – which means the scammer is paying to get it in front of as many people as possible.

Find out how to identify, avoid and report this scam.

A new Apple Pay text message scam
Scammers are targeting iPhone users with a new Apple Pay text message scam. This latest text scam tells recipients that their Apple Pay – Apple’s mobile payment service – has been suspended and that they need to follow a link to reactivate the account.

See what the text looks like and what to do if you’ve already clicked the link.

Beware the cheap car insurance that’s too good to be true
In our latest investigation we found social media sites rife with ads for fake insurance. They seem professional, with reams of feedback from happy customers, so – as anyone would when getting any car insurance quote – you enter your details. Moments later you’re offered a price that undercuts everything else by hundreds of pounds.

Unfortunately, in this case, you might not be dealing with a real broker. The scam is known as ‘ghost broking’ – and it’s estimated to have put tens of thousands of motorists unwittingly onto the roads with fraudulent cover.

Read more about our latest research and how to spot ghost brokers on social media.

Dorset Council email scam
Fraudsters are impersonating Dorset Council in an email phishing scam. The scam emails, which were predominantly sent out on Friday 24 June, tempt you to click on a link and attachment by labelling it as an invoice to your account.

And while you might not live in Dorset, we’ve heard of people receiving these across the country. Find out more about the email here and please share with friends and family who live in the local area.

Scammers cash in on the energy crisis
Our latest podcast looks at how a 57% increase in energy bills since 2019 has led to scammers trying to exploit our desire to cut costs. From pretending to offer energy bill refunds to providing fake government grants, we look at how you can spot and avoid them.

Phoney job ads
We’ve found a number of text messages and emails all offering you sham work-from-home job opportunities. One of the most obvious signs this text is a scam is that it’s a text in the first place. Hiring managers will never send out random texts to find employees.

Find out more about sham job offers and how to spot the red flags.


Health Updates

Would you like to help shape mental health services in the East Riding

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group are keen to hear from people who have lived experienced of mental health issues or an interest in mental health.

We are inviting you to join our mental health chat to promote the voices of local residents who understand what is working well in mental health services, what could be better and what we can learn.

If you are over 18 and would like to be involved our next event will be on 14th July at: Waffle 21, Swinemoor Lane 6.00-8.00 pm Refreshments Included Beverley , HU17 0LS Please email: for further information.

Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership: update regarding changes from 1 July 2022
Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership comprises of NHS organisations, local councils, health and care providers and voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations.

The Partnership is one of 42 Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) which cover England to meet health and care needs across an area, coordinate services and plan in a way that improves population health and reduces inequalities between different groups.

We work across a geographical area of more than 1,500 square miles and serve a population of 1.7 million people, all with different health and care needs. Our area includes the cities of Hull and York and the large rural areas across East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire.

The Health and Care Act 2022 sets out plans to now put ICSs on a statutory footing, empowering partners to work closer together to better join up health and care services, improve population health, reduce health inequalities, enhance productivity and value for money, and help support broader social and economic development.

From 1 July 2022, each ICS will become led by an NHS Integrated Care Board (ICB) and an Integrated Care Partnership (ICP). Other important elements are place- based partnerships and provider collaboratives.

Integrated Care Boards will be accountable for NHS spend and performance within each ICS. They will take on NHS planning functions currently held by Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), as well as some held by NHS England.

NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board is due to be formally established on 1 July 2022 when its holds its first official meeting of the board. Details and papers regarding this meeting are available at

We have been working towards 1 July 2022 for some time now and much work has taken place to prepare for the establishment of the ICB. We have appointed a full Executive Team and two Non-Executive Directors to be a part of the board, along with Partner Members who will cover Local Government, NHS Trusts and Foundation Trusts, and Primary Care.

Further details on the Executive Team and board members for the ICB are available at

Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) will operate as a statutory committee, bringing together the NHS and local authorities as partners to focus more widely on health, public health and social care.

We envisage the ICP structure will build out from those we serve: our population, service users and patients, and we believe that their needs and health aspirations are best met locally, at Place.

Membership of the ICP will be established and agreed with partners over the course of summer 2022 and meet formally for the first time in October 2022. However, Place leaders are at the very heart of our Partnership and it is our ambition for them to come together to form the ICP.

During the Autumn of 2022, the ICP will co-produce with partners, particularly Health and Wellbeing Boards and the ICB, an Integrated Care Strategy for Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership to deliver.

Place-based partnerships between NHS, local councils and voluntary organisations, residents, people who access services, carers and families will lead design and delivery of integrated services in their local area.

Place Committees are being developed for each of the six places to enable increased autonomy and delegation of local decision-making to a formal joint committee.

It is anticipated that these place committees will receive delegated duties and resources from the ICB to make decisions about resourcing and services. They will also undertake joint decision-making at a Place level with Local Authority, VCSE and other bodies to improve local services and outcomes, using evidence such as practice/ward level population profiles.

A core member of each of these Place Committees will be an NHS Place Director appointed to the ICB, responsible for championing ICS strategies, policies and ambitions, managing staff locally in accordance with ICB policies and will also have delegated financial responsibilities.

Sector collaboratives bring providers and organisations from across Humber and North Yorkshire together, to work across the ICS with a shared purpose, set of priorities and effective decision-making arrangements. These collaboratives are an important part of ICS, working across a range of programmes and assist providers to work together to plan, deliver and transform services.

There are five sector collaboratives working together across Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership, these are: Acute, Primary care, Community health and care, Mental health, learning disabilities and autism, and Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE).

Have You Got The NHS App?

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  • order repeat prescriptions;
  • access your medical record securely;

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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:


Grants for Children and Young People in UK
Round 2 of the Asda Foundation U18 Better Starts Grant is now open for applications.
Not-for-profit organisations working to benefit children and young people under 18 years of age can apply for funding for a range of activities that address the following:

  • Provision of essential items eg, food, hygiene products.
  • Encourage physical activity.
  • Improve mental health.
  • Celebrations within communities eg, summer holiday events.

Application support and guidance are available from Asda Community Champions based in local Asda superstores. Completed forms should be passed to the Community Champion who will then submit the application to the Asda Foundation. The Foundation does not accept applications directly from organisations.

Groups may apply for grants of between £500 to £1,500.
The deadline for applications is 19 August 2022.
Click to view further information about this news alert


Health and Wellbeing Fund 2022 – 2025
In partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement and system partners are seeking applications from voluntary community and social enterprise sector organisations for the next round of the Health and Wellbeing Fund. The theme of the 2022 to 2025 fund is women’s reproductive wellbeing in the workplace. This guidance answers frequently asked questions and the closing date for applications is 9am on Friday 5 August 2022.


Are you an employer/business owner in the Hull and East Riding area?

East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Hull City Council have received funding from the Armed Forces Community Covenant Trust to raise awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant, the support available locally for the Armed Forces community and to promote the benefits of signing up to the Covenant for businesses. Local businesses can benefit hugely by employing reservists and veterans who have acquired a wide range of transferable skills and experience.

We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about how businesses can support our local Armed Forces community and would value your feedback, please take a few minutes to complete our short survey –

For more information on the Armed Forces Covenant visit:

If you have any questions or require any further information, please contact:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council – Kerry Hooley, Senior Policy Officer email –

Hull City Council – Maxine Hunter, Armed Forces Covenant Officer email


Other funding available:

Movement for Good Awards Accepting Nominations for September Draw
Pink Ribbon Foundation Announces Deadline for 2023 Applications
Home Office Launches Support for Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Fund
Power to Change’s Powering Up Programme Re-Opens on 4 July
Sea-Changers Launches Innovation Fund
Funding to Promote Opportunities for Youth Leadership
OVO Foundation Invites Applications for Climate Changers Fund

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Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner
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PCC launches £1m Community Safety Fund

Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison has announced a £1m grant fund to run over the next three years.

The Community Safety Fund will offer grants toward the costs of crime reduction and community safety projects and provide support for victims of crime. It is designed to kick-start local projects that will cut crime and anti-social behaviour and improve residents’ feelings of safety.

The fund can provide grants of between £500 and £35,000 and is open to non-profit organisations, charities, community groups and social enterprises together with Town and Parish Councils. Examples of projects could include:

  • Measures to improve the safety of outdoor public spaces, community buildings or assets.
  • Activities and support for groups of people who may be particularly at risk of becoming victims of crime, or have previously been victims.
  • Activities and support for groups of people who may be at risk of being drawn into criminal behaviour.
  • Community events and activities with a focus on crime and safety issues.

The first round of funding is open until the end of June 2022 with the second round closing at the end of September. A total of £1.1m has been allocated to the fund until March 2025.

Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison said:  “An important part of my role is to work with residents and businesses to make our area a safer place to live and work. For that to happen successfully it needs communities to play their part and work with the police, councils and other authorities to make a difference and find solutions to change things for the better.

“There are many excellent examples of community initiatives which are doing just that and it’s something I want to see more of, which is why I have launched this new fund to help local organisations. I’m looking forward to receiving applications so we can work together to cut crime and anti-social behaviour and make our neighbourhoods safer.”

Click here for more information on the Community Safety Fund and how to apply for a grant

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(OPCC, Communications and Engagement Manager, Humberside)