Fortnightly Update From ERVAS – 14.05.21



Fortnightly Update from ERVAS – 14.05.2021

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 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; or  if you would like to know more.

Digital Inclusion and Cyber Awareness Survey
We are currently undertaking some research to hear the voices of people who are digitally excluded. We know the VCS sector has expertise on the levels and complexities of digital exclusion and ideas and real-world examples about what works to tackle it. East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) and our partners Voluntary Organisations Network North East (VONNE), and Humber and Wolds Rural Action (HWRA) are working together across the North to build a picture of activity in the region.

To help us do this, we have created a survey we are asking organisations to take part, the survey can be found here.

The findings will be used to highlight to local, regional and national partners what is happening on the ground, what works, and what more needs to be done.

The closing date for the survey is Monday 31st May.

Take part today

Raise donations as things return to normal
As lockdown eases, everyone is booking those days out, holidays and experiences we’ve all missed out on. Did you know National Trust, Go Ape, Legoland Holidays,, Alton Towers Holidays,, TUI, trainline, Groupon, Thorpe Park (& many more!)! will all send your organisation free donations when your staff, volunteers and supporters use the easyfundraising website to book with them?

Find out more and get your organisation involved with the scheme.


Competiton: Our funding partner easyfundraising will donate £50 to an organisation in our region this month. To enter the free draw to win it, simply create a free easyfundraising page for your organisation between 1st and 31st May. The winning organisation will be announced in the first week of June.

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:

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’.


Volunteers’ Week 2021 is almost here!
ERVAS will be celebrating the difference volunteers make to their organisation and thanking them for all their time and dedication during this year’s Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June.

Volunteers at East Riding Voluntary Action Services will be celebrating along with staff and supporters during the week to mark the occasion.

As the Volunteer Centre for the East Riding, we will also be releasing our newly updated volunteer toolkit during the week, which will be full of resources for organisations that work with and support volunteers.

Charities across the UK will also be holding events to thank their volunteers and celebrate the power of volunteering. Last year there were over 600 events across the country, from award ceremonies to tea parties and barbecues.

For many charities the week will be a chance to showcase the range of volunteering opportunities on offer. Volunteer fairs and other events will encourage people to try volunteering for the first time and help people find out how, through volunteering, they can make a difference to a cause they are passionate about.

Be sure to share the details of what you are doing this volunteers week, tag ERVAS or Volunteer Centre East Riding in your social media posts so we can share what you are doing!

Find out more about volunteers week at

Voluntary Sector Updates

Healthwatch East Riding Update
It all starts with YOU! If you’re aged between 16-25 and want to make a DIFFERENCE to the Health and Social Care Services in the East Riding for Children and Young People then follow the link to the Survey and let’s start on making CHANGE!
Find out more:


Young People Count Update
Pocklington youth charity, YPC, has elected six new trustees as it prepares to open its first dedicated building for young people.

YPC held its seventh annual general meeting at the end of April where the six were voted in to officially form a management committee alongside existing Chair, Claire Reading, co-founder and Vice-Chair, Les Slow, and Dawn Stone, YPC’s Secretary. They are local residents Richard Knill, Adam Lea, Jon Pack, Helen Stephenson, Jo Summers and Gerry Wareham.

YPC is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to open its new facility on Railway Street in Pocklington Town Centre, providing the first long-term investment in youth services in the area since 2013.  The YPC building will be a place where young people aged 11-18 can “chat, chill and create” from 4-8pm initially on weekdays, with regular activities planned and a café bar available for refreshments. There is the potential to extend opening hours, which will be subject to enough volunteers staffing the building.

YPC Chair Claire Reading says: “Our new trustees bring a superb range of skills and experience to our charity and they have all become involved in different aspects of our new facility at Railway Street, from creative design to advising on our café bar.”

Meanwhile, the first sessions of outdoor activities organised by YPC’s volunteers have been a big hit. Some 25 young people joined in rounders for the second weekly Wednesday session at West Green, almost double the number from the week before. The session starts at 6pm and details can be found online at or at YPC, 17 Railway Street. People can follow the charity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

YPC is relying on volunteers to help run its activities. For details of how to become involved, please visit, or contact Tony Barker, Project Manager, on 07910 187028, email

Part 2 Designing a Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust Youth Board

A workshop for young people (aged 11-25) to continue working on designing their voice platform, creating the opportunity for young people to to share their ideas and get involved in activities with the Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust.

You will be asked to register for this workshop, with your name, date of birth, email, if you’re in education, have a disability, if you have permission to be online and which youth group you attend and the worker you’re coming with.

If you are not coming with a youth worker / adult, please contact the organizer for a consent form.

A link to the zoom session will be sent prior to the meeting to the email address provided.

Register Today!

COVID-19 Recovery and Support Workshops
The Health and Wellbeing Team at East Riding Council would like to invite you to attend our Covid-19 Recovery and Support Workshops.

These will provide you with valuable information on restarting your community group/venue safely and funding opportunities available as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

If you would like to attend or find out more information, please use the booking link provided in the attached document or use These session will be available to attend online and in person.

If you also know of any other community groups or venues who would be interested in attending these events, please forward this information onto them.

We are looking forward to seeing you on the day.

Find out more

Parenting Support Needs Survey
Children’s Services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council want to better support parents to develop effective parenting skills.  To achieve this, we need to understand a little more about families, what support parents feel they need and how they want to receive support. This information will enable us as a service to develop and provide the best support to families in the future.

This survey can be made available in other languages or formats if required. To request another format, please contact us at:

Find out more

Co-op Update
Co-op Local Community Fund
Applications to the Co-op Local Community Fund are open from 4 May 2021. The Co-op Local Community Fund supports projects across the UK that our members care about.

Every time our members buy selected Co-op branded products and services, we’ll give local causes a helping hand. If your project helps people access food, improves mental wellbeing or provides opportunities for young people, apply on our website from 4 May.

Co-op Member Pioneer vacancy
Co-op is currently recruiting for a Member Pioneers for the Hornsea area. Member Pioneers are focused on bringing people together to make a difference in their community. That means talking to Co-op members, colleagues and community groups to increase collaboration. By building relationships with and connecting these people Member Pioneers are the catalyst for new ideas, initiatives and projects. Member Pioneers work for 4 hours per week for £9.18ph + benefits. To apply, visit

There is also a vacancy for a Member Pioneer in the Hessle, North Ferriby & West Hull area, find out more.

National Voluntary Sector Updates

NAVCA Update

Join NCVS to explore Volunteering Responses to Loneliness
One of the feelings many of us have experienced during the pandemic is loneliness. Isolation and loneliness can affect anyone at any age, but through our combined efforts to stay safe and save lives, this feeling has been exacerbated.

Join Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) this Volunteers’ Week (June 2021), for a free online workshop to discuss the topic of loneliness, explore how people in Nottingham have been affected during the pandemic and how volunteering has played an important role in helping to tackle this issue.

This one-off partnership session on Thursday 3 June, from 10am-12pm, is being delivered by the NCVS Volunteer Centre and Practice Development Unit (PDU) and will include talks from a range of guest speakers about their personal experiences of volunteering or working in the voluntary sector during the coronavirus crisis.

The workshop will be of interest to anyone working or volunteering within the VCSE sector, who would like to explore the topic of loneliness in more detail and develop a greater awareness of how to support those affected, through volunteering. Click here to register.


Charities Bill and Dormant Assets Bill announced in Queen’s speech

In her speech this week, the Queen announced two significant new pieces of legislation for the charity sector, as she outlined the government’s policy priorities for the coming year. In a speech in the House of Lords, the Queen confirmed plans to roll out the Dormant Assets Bill and Charities Bill. She said: “Legislation will support the voluntary sector by reducing unnecessary bureaucracy and releasing additional funds for good causes.” Read more here.


Power of Youth Day

Power of Youth Day is an annual celebration of the contributions children and young people make to society through volunteering and social action. It’s a chance to spotlight the achievements of children and young people in the #iwill movement and beyond – through volunteering, mentoring, peer education, campaigning, and fundraising. This year Power of Youth Day will take place on Wednesday 2 June, during Volunteers Week, which is led by NCVO, Volunteer Scotland, WCVA and Volunteer Now.

If you currently work with young people and are planning events around thanking them in Volunteers Week, or if you’d just like some more information about #iwill, please
do get in touch with


Christmas Challenge 2021 applications opening soon!

Applications for the Christmas Challenge 2021 are opening on Wednesday 19 May. The Christmas Challenge is a week-long match funding campaign that launches on #GivingTuesday, 30 November. Last year, the Christmas Challenge raised a record-breaking £20.1m for 764 charities. The median income of last year’s participants was £500k.

Up to £25,000 of match funding is available per charity. There are millions of pounds of match funding available for a wide range of charities.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 2 July (although the Big Give may be able to accept late applications). For more information and to apply visit the website.

If charities would like to find out further information about the Christmas Challenge, the Big Give is hosting two webinars on Thursday 27 May from 12pm – 1pm and Monday 7 June from 12pm – 1pm to give further details on how the Christmas Challenge works and the opportunity for charities to ask the Big Give team their questions.

Civil Society and Youth Update

Covid-19 Vaccination Communications to Share

This week, in another milestone for the Government’s successful vaccination programme, those aged 42 and over have been asked to come forward for their jab.

One in four adults have now had both doses of the vaccine. The Government has also secured 60 million new doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine to support the UK’s booster programme.

A single dose of a Coronavirus vaccine can reduce household transmission of the virus by up to half, says research by Public Health England.

How you can help:

  • Post this Department of Health and Social Care video about vaccines.
  • Let your networks know that people aged 42 or over, or if they’ll turn 42 before 1 July 2021, can now book your COVID-19 vaccine. Post this NHS tweet with the details.
  • Post videos via this link to trusted community leaders to help tackle the spread of false information about the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Post a link to the NHS web page showing where people can get rapid tests on your social media channels or in your email updates.
  • Post these NHS videos in community languages explaining how to take a rapid test. Also available in English//BSL.
  • Post this video by Dr Amir Khan with his niece, Haleema, showing how to do a rapid Lateral Flow Test.
  • Post this Tweet sharing the news that 10 million people are now fully vaccinated.
  • Post the announcement of the COVID-19 Antivirals Taskforce set to roll out innovative home treatments.

Association of Charitable Foundations Publishes Report on Funders’ Commitment to Climate Change
The Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) has published the first progress report from signatories to the Funder Commitment on Climate Change. The report shows signatories are committed to addressing the challenge of climate change but that the impact of Covid-19 has put pressure on organisations’ climate work.

The signatories to the Funder Commitment have committed to taking action on climate change in five areas:

  • Educate and learn about climate change impacts and solutions
  • Commit resources to tackling and adapting to climate change impacts
  • Integrate climate considerations within existing programmes
  • Steward investments for a post carbon future
  • Decarbonise operations

For more information and to read the report visit:

Free Checklist & Guide: Holding ‘COVID-safe’ charity meetings

With the UK gradually emerging from lockdown restrictions, charities, voluntary organisations and community groups may soon be returning to the workplace and holding face-to-face meetings.

While the option to hold trustee meetings virtually is still open for charities, many will be starting to think about returning to some form of ‘normal life’ in the coming months – which will include returning to the workplace and holding physical meetings again.

To help with this, BHIB Charities Insurance have produced the below checklist for charities to plan and host meetings in a way that limits the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

Download the FREE checklist


We have also produced a free guide to help charities organise and host COVID-safe meetings, as well as several other risk assessment templates and guide to help charities and voluntary organisations return to ‘normal’ operations safely.

Visit our website now for more details by clicking here.

National Youth Agency Update


Safeguarding and Risk Management Hub
The Safeguarding and Risk Management Hub (The Hub) is a freely accessible online resource providing guidance, support, advice and access to training resources in relation to safeguarding and risk management for organisations and individuals working with young people.  The Hub provides a comprehensive risk management framework that can be applied to the diverse activities across the youth sector, and is intended to be a ‘go-to’ place with content drafted and maintained by safeguarding and risk experts.  

The Hub aims to promote good safeguarding and risk management practices across the youth sector.  The Hub relates directly to the delivery of youth programmes and services and does not cover occupational health and safety considerations. Organisations should ensure they have access to separate competent advice regarding occupational health and safety matters.  

Fraud, Scams and Digital Updates

NTS Scam Alert

Bogus caller and scam warning for Selby residents
Police in Selby are urging residents to be vigilant after reports of cold callers and scams targeting vulnerable and older people.  There have been several reports of suspicious activity involving people calling at properties and offering to buy the motorhome parked outside – even if they are not for sale. more

Warning after scam letters sent to businesses offering “Covid air purifiers”
A warning has been issued after reports of letters advising businesses that ‘Covid Safe air purifiers’ must be purchased as a legal requirement. The letters claim to come from a ‘Covid Safe Taskforce’ as part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. more

Roofer fined for “unfair trading”
A recent magistrates’ court trial resulted in a local roofer being found guilty of an offence under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations. All Seasons Roofing Contractors Limited of Sandycroft, and its Director Patrick McDonagh, were ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £4,800. more

Fake Asda and Morrisons delivery texts sent to public
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) received evidence of a text scam involving supermarket delivery messages. One of the phoney texts states that “your Asda order is out for delivery” and links to a webpage supposedly allowing the recipient “to track your order and view your delivery note.” more

Android users warned over dangerous scam text message
A new scam text message is doing the rounds in the UK, and it’s so serious that UK mobile networks have issued warnings to their customers.

The scam text in question claims to be from DHL and suggests you have a package arriving. You’re then asked to click a link which will take you to a genuine-appearing website where you’ll ask you to download a ‘tracking app’ to help you track your parcel. more

Scam warning over tickets, travel and insurance fraud
Criminals are poised to bombard people with ticketing, travel and health insurance scams as lockdown restrictions ease, a trade association has warned.

With many people looking to book holidays and tickets to concerts or festivals, criminals are advertising bogus tickets at low prices as well as for events that have already sold out, UK Finance said. more

British Gas scam sees hundreds receive fake refund emails ‘designed to steal’ bank details
Worryingly, Action Fraud has received 537 reports within 48 hours relating to fake emails purporting to be from British Gas. The emails claim the recipient is due a refund, as a result of overpayment. more

Woman loses nearly £113k in dating site romance scam
A woman says she is facing bankruptcy after losing just under £113,000 to a criminal she met on a dating site.
Rachel Elwell, from the West Midlands, said the man, who claimed he lived nearby, told her he had gone abroad for an engineering contract in Ukraine. more

Which? Scam Alert

Do you ever worry your loved one is being scammed?
Whether it’s a parent or friend, it can be concerning if you believe someone you care about is wrapped up in a scam. Our handy video shows five warning signs to look out for, whether it’s an increase in phone calls from strangers or a change in their behaviour, talking to your loved one can help.

Banks are routinely putting the blame on victims
Industry data shows that 77% of bank transfer fraud victims were told by their bank they were partially or fully to blame for losses, making them ineligible for reimbursement. It’s clear that the current system is simply not enough to protect victims of these types of scams.

Banks must publish their own reimbursement rates so you can clearly see how your bank treats victims of crime and how well they are tackling bank transfer fraud. Read more about reimbursement rates and how to get your money back if you’ve been a victim of a bank transfer scam.

Insights from our Scam Sharer tool
Last month, we launched our Scam Sharer tool. We had an amazing response with many of you informing us about your experiences of phishing emails, fake texts, cold calls and other types of fraud, so thank you.

What does the data show so far? We reveal which scams are rife, ones that you reported to us and which brands are impersonated the most.

FluBot spyware
You might have already heard about ‘FluBot’ – the spyware that’s affecting Android phones and devices across the UK.

A recent FluBot victim, Connor from Birmingham, unknowingly installed spyware after wanting to track his parcel delivery from DHL. Something about the app he downloaded through the link in the text didn’t look right to him and the app didn’t seem to work. But when he tried to uninstall it he couldn’t.

Here’s how he resolved the matter and what you can do if you’re affected by malware.

Scams and the Online Safety Bill
Following the Queen’s speech on 11 May, measures to tackle user-generated fraud will be included in the new Online Safety Bill. But does this truly stamp out criminal content and activity online?

We explain exactly why scams must be considered as part of the Bill in order to ensure people’s safety online. Stopping scams online

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:

Community Safety Updates

Humberside Fire & Rescue
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Have Your Say on Our Delivery Plan

The Prevention and Protection Delivery Plan identifies the key areas of focus which will be delivered to achieve the objectives of our Strategic Plan 2021-2024.

We want your views to help develop our plan and the services we provide from a customer-led point of view.

We aim to directly deliver outcomes to support the following strategic objectives:

  • We will understand our community and the risks they face.
  • We will help our communities and businesses to stay safe.
  • We will effectively deliver activities to prevent fires and other emergency incidents.
  • We will protect our communities from fires and other risks by delivering fire regulation, legislation and protection activities.

Click here to visit our consultation page

Our delivery of Prevention and Protection activities will continue to help people to prepare for emergencies; working hand in hand with our partners to reduce risks and demands. We will help keep our communities safe and make them a better place to live, travel and work.

Our enforcement role supports our education role and we will continue to target those businesses that put our communities at risk by not complying with fire safety standards. Whilst achieving the above strategic objectives, we will also contribute towards managing the Service in other outcomes connected with Prevention and Protection, including people focussed objectives.

Our consultation is open from 29 April to 21 May 2021.
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Child Exploitation Training

(This training replaces the previous one-day course and has been split into two parts)

Part 1 (3 hours) – Awareness of Child Exploitation and the impact on children and their families
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course participants will;

  • Understand the risk and vulnerabilities relating to extra familial risk
  • Know the signs that may indicate a child is being exploited
  • Understand methods used to groom a child
  • Recognise the impact of child exploitation on children and their families

Part 2 (3 hours) – Procedures used to identify, assess, respond, and disrupt child exploitation in the East Riding
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course participants will be able to describe the processes used to prevent, disrupt, and respond to exploitation & trafficking in the East Riding

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

Date / Time
Part 1 Wednesday     9 June         13:00 – 16:00
Part 2 Thursday       10 June         13:00 – 16:00

To apply click on the link below which will take you to our application page (please do not email your application for this training).
*  It may take up to 7 days for your application to be processed so please allow this time before contacting to check if you have been allocated a place.
If you have any queries email us at

Safer Recruitment Training 2021

(Virtual Delivery – This 2 session course replaces the one day face to face Safer Recruitment training whilst covid restrictions are in place.)

Who is this for?
Keeping Children Safe in Education (2020) reminds us that the School Staffing Regulations (England) 2009 requires governing bodies of maintained schools to ensure that at least one persons who conducts an interview has completed safer recruitment training.  Therefore this training is aimed at anyone involved in the recruitment of staff across the Education Sector.

Learning Objectives
Based on an understanding of offender behaviour participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key features of staff recruitment that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people
  • Consider policies and practices that minimise opportunities for abuse or ensure its prompt reporting
  • Help participants begin to review their own and their organisations’ policies and practices in recruitment with a view to making them safer

NB: this is not a comprehensive workshop on staff recruitment and selection

Dates (please note both sessions must be attended to complete the training)

To apply for this course please complete the box below and email to


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

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
Tuesday 25 May 15:45 – 16:45
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 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.

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 – contact details 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
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.

Find out more

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