Fortnightly Update From ERVAS – 27.05.2022



Fortnightly Update from ERVAS – 27.05.22


ERVAS Services Update


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

View and apply for jobs in the voluntary sector

At ERVAS we are recruiting for the following roles:

  • **NEW** Engagement and Development Officer (Closing date:- 5 June)
  • East Riding Senior Detached Youth Worker (open recruitment)
  • East Riding Assistant Detached Youth Worker (open recruitment)
To apply for the roles with ERVAS visit:

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:

Keeping Safe Events – June 2022

As part of the #MonthOfCommunity in June, the Bridlington Community Hub by ERVAS are hosting workshops to help you find out more about staying safe and seeking support when you need it the most.

We have a number of free training workshops covering topics such as:

  • Hate Crime Awareness – PC Carl Osler from the Humberside Police – Community Safety Unit will talk about his role and what Humberside Police are doing to tackle Hate Crime and support Victims.
  • Fraud & Cyber Awareness – The FraudWatch by ERVAS project will be delivering a workshop looking at keeping you safe from fraudsters, this will cover both online and offline tactics used, and how to #SayNoToFraud
  • Domestic Violence – The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) is an organisation that provides free fast legal support to those suffering domestic abuse who require a protective order. They will be delivering a session on the support they provide and how you can access their services.
  • Victim Support – Victim Support provides confidential and independent support to anyone affected by crime and trauma. They understand that everyone’s needs are different, so support is designed around you. This workshop will focus on the support they can provide to victims of crime and the way volunteers can provide support to this service too.

The Bridlington Crime Prevention Group will also be hosting regular drop-in sessions, every Wednesday from 10am while 2pm. Local Volunteers and PCSO’s will be on hand to listen to you and provide crime prevention advice and support and help you tackle issues within your community.

Full details of all of these sessions are available at

Safeguarding Week 20-24 June 2022

For this year’s summer safeguarding week there are 52 sessions offering a fantastic opportunity to share good practice on key safeguarding issues across the region. 

The programme provides great opportunities for CPD which we hope you and your colleagues will be able to take advantage of.

View the full programme of events by clicking the link below. the programme also includes a link at the top of the document which allows you to go straight to the line-up of sessions on Eventbrite All sessions are live on Eventbrite now.  

View the programme today!

Funding for your village hall or community building

As part of our aim to provide funding support to third sector organisations in our region ERVAS works with funding website easyfundraising. It’s something that can really work for your village hall or community building so we wanted to tell you about it.

With easyfundraising, 6,800 well known online retailers will donate to your building when your volunteers, staff and community supporters shop with them. Anything from a weekly grocery shop to a family holiday can generate a free donation for your building. Retailers include Amazon, eBay, M&S, Sainsbury’s,, ASDA, Trainline, Tesco, John Lewis Argos and thousands more.

All you need to do is start your shopping journey at the easyfundraising website or app and the retailer you shop with will send your building a donation based on how much you spend. This will not cost anything extra as the retailer pays the donation, not the shopper.

Every 3 months your building receives all the donations raised by your supporters which you can put towards a particular project; or keep for a rainy day.

The benefits:

  • Free to register and use
  • Open to halls and buildings of all shape and size – you don’t need to be a charity
  • Easy to set up and requires minimal management
  • Unrestricted funds so you can use your donations as you wish
  • With the cost of living going up, this is an easy way for supporters to raise money because it won’t cost them anything extra

What do other buildings think?
“It is fantastic! So easy to set up and lots of retailers are involved. Sign up today – it is so easy to set up and you have so many tools to help promote your charity. So glad we joined easyfundraising.” Ladybarn Community Hub

“Like many community organisations we are looking at a very difficult year financially, due to the pandemic. easyfundraising enables usto quickly and efficiently reach out to the public to support work and services. Quite often community projects have limited time and resources to gather funding and create fundraising opportunities. This is a great way of doing it with little fuss!” Kinlochleven Community Trust

Getting started
To get started, create an easyfundraising page for your organisation via our link here

If you have questions and would like to speak to someone about easyfundraising, please contact who will be happy to help you.

Sign up today here:


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!

Looking to grab a £50 experience days voucher?

If you sign up to the ERVAS charity lottery before Friday 10th June, you will be in with a chance of winning an extra possible prise of a £50 experience days voucher.

To be in with a chance to win, all you need to do is sign up to the lottery between 11 April to 10 June to be entered.

Tickets are £1 a week per ticket number. You will get the chance to win up to £10,000 every week.

The extra prize draw of a £50 experience days voucher can be spent on an array of experiences such as a spa day, afternoon tea, car racing or a theatre show.

To sign up visit:

Players must be 18 or over.

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

We have teamed up with PolicyBee to get you covered.

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

Find out more at:

How to create more positive change with your volunteers  
Volunteers should be celebrated daily, not just during Volunteers Week, and with so many continuously giving up their time, it can be difficult to ask any more of them. There is a way for them to continue their positive work without it costing them any additional time or effort. Every time they shop online, they can earn your third-sector organisation free unrestricted funding, which you can use to support yourself and the wider community. With many people online shopping, it’s an effortless way of raising much-needed funds; without infringing on your volunteers’ precious time. To get your organisation started, sign up to easyfundraising today. Positive change can come from online shopping.

Find out more at


Fancy a course for just £5?

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

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

Visit our dedicated portal online at today!

Voluntary Sector Updates

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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)


Anti-trafficking charities launch a new website aimed at keeping Ukrainian refugees safe and stopping exploitation

A coalition of anti-slavery and human rights groups has launched a new website for Ukrainian refugees in the UK, aimed at keeping them safe from trafficking and helping them adjust to their new home. is a “one-stop shop” of useful websites, helplines, and other information – anything from where to get basic travel and housing advice to opening a bank account and understanding your rights as a worker.

Says Andrew Wallis, CEO of anti-slavery charity Unseen, one of the groups behind the initiative: “There are millions of Ukrainian people on the move, many of them with no support network, who are vulnerable to all sorts of exploitation.

“The more information we can give them on how to stay safe in the UK and where to go for support for an entire range of issues, the better. It will stop exploitation.” is available in the Ukrainian, English and Russian languages.

It includes links to the Government’s information for displaced Ukrainians.

“It’s vitally important we get this information out there quickly as the situation gets more urgent by the day,” says Andrew Wallis.

“We are already receiving calls from Ukrainian refugees to our Modern Slavery & Exploitation Helpline. And we are also getting worrying signals from other organisations in Europe regarding the trafficking of displaced Ukrainian people.

“We are urging the main UK mobile network providers to work with us on promoting the website to Ukrainian refugees as they arrive in the UK.

“A straightforward way to do this is for the website to be part of the standard welcome text that any traveller receives when arriving in this country. Already any foreigner registered phone arriving in the UK will get a welcome text from their UK provider detailing charges. What can be so difficult about changing that text for anyone arriving with a phone that is on a Ukrainian network?”

The initiative is funded by The Freedom Fund and the website developed by Milk & Tweed.


Active Humber are excited to announce that funding through the Together Fund is now open for applications

The Together Fund is a continuation of the Tackling Inequalities Fund that was set up in April 2020 as part of our support package, to help the sport and physical activity sector through the coronavirus crisis.

The Together Fund is intended to help further growth and recovery of community organisations working with our target audiences, those who were identified as being disproportionately affected by the pandemic and it was significantly impacting their ability to be physically active.

The four key audiences remain as;

  • Lower socio-economic groups
  • Culturally diverse communities
  • Disabled people
  • People with long-term health conditions.

If you are interested in applying for the Together Fund please complete the expression of interest form

The form will be assessed by our internal grants panel and you will be allocated a member of the Active Humber team who will support you through the process.

If you would prefer to talk through the expression of Interest form please phone 01482 244344 and again we will allocate you to a member of the Active Humber team.

For further information please visit:

East Yorkshire Foodbank Trustee Vacancy

East Yorkshire Foodbank seeks an inspiring and visionary trustee who balances commercial acumen with an empathetic and collaborative approach. They will be passionate about the ethos of the food bank.

East Yorkshire Foodbank provides food parcels to those facing food poverty across the entire county. We hand out parcels at centres in Beverley, Bridlington and Hornsea. Trustees are also committed to helping those in rural areas where there is no public transport and those who are house bound. In 2021/22 we distributed food to cover 90,000 meals.

The ideal trustee will play a central role in the governance of the organisation. They will join an accomplished, engaged and collaborative board of trustees. A confident communicator with great interpersonal skills, they will be comfortable playing an ambassadorial role, have prior experience of board working and be able to demonstrate leadership.

The role includes attendance at monthly meetings at our Beverley office and is expected to involve approximately 10 – 15 hours per month.

The role is not accompanied by any financial remuneration although expenses may be claimed.

For further details please contact  or phone our office on 01482 772060.

East Yorkshire Foodbank is committed to safeguarding.  Appointment is subject to eligibility checks and suitable references.

Closing Date: 12 June 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed

Half-Term and Saturday Inclusive Children’s and Youth Group Sessions. 
Supported by the East Riding Council, the Endorphins Team are bursting with fun and inclusive activities for SEND children and young people to take part in on weekends and throughout the school holidays in the East Riding. 

Children’s and Youth Groups for 8- to 15-year-olds run on Saturdays and throughout the school holidays at various locations across the East Riding.  Packed with fun stuff to do for all abilities our sessions are exciting and great for making friends too.

From 10am to 1pm you can join us in Beverley, Bridlington, Hedon or Goole.
Our Youth Groups for 16- to 25-year-olds also run-on Saturdays and during school holidays and are a real opportunity to socialise, increase confidence and enjoy a number of activities.

From 2pm to 5pm our Youth Groups take place in Beverley, Bridlington, Hedon and Goole

All sessions cost £5 but if you haven’t been to one before you can join us the first time for FREE.

You can book online or call 0330 1332642 for further discussion or email:

Give Endorphins a try!  We can’t wait to meet you!

HEY Credit Union Spring Update

Spring Loan Sale
We have recently launched our Spring Loan Sale, with interest rates on new loans from £5,000 to £9,999 reduced for a limited period to just 4.9% APR (normally 8.9%). Here’s how this compares with some of the high street banks for quotes of £5,000:

  • Halifax – 9.9% APR
  • Barclays – 10.9% APR
  • HSBC – 6.1% APR

We are also temporarily reducing our rate on new loans from £2,000 and £4,999 from the usual 14.9% to 12.7.% APR.

We want to help people to ‘Beat the Squeeze’ this Spring with this fantastic offer. We know that these are tough times for many people in our area, with prices, energy costs and other bills all going up. Rather than adding to their burden, we are trying to help them by lowering our rates. We are keeping the cost affordable for items such as home improvements, family holidays, vehicle replacement, etc where borrowing is sensible to spread the cost over a reasonable period.

Other features of the Credit Union Difference include:

  • Flexible repayment terms tailored to when the member receives their income;
  • Interest charged only on the reducing balance (not front loaded as with some lenders);
  • Allowing early repayment in full without fees or penalties;
  • Helping members to save alongside their repayments.

See the Spring Loan Sale section on our website for more details, and feel free to help spread the word by sharing our posts on Facebook and Twitter!

Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund
The Stop Loan Sharks Team (England Illegal Money Lending Team) have made available grants for local charities, community and voluntary groups, schools and statutory agencies for projects that target illegal money lending.

The Stop Loan Sharks Team are able to fund these grants using money recovered from convicted loan sharks, and it is this funding that made possible the Christmas Bonuses we have paid out to new savers with the Credit union.

See here on their website for more details on the grants and details on how to apply – please pass this on to any groups or organisations that may be interested.

We are pleased to share that we a recruiting the below position at Active Humber. We would appreciate any help in sharing this advert far and wide across the Humber.

Active Humber
Development Manager (Disability and Long Term Health Conditions)
Full Time Position Tier 4 (£28,000)

Active Humber are seeking to recruit a new Development Manager (Disability and Long Term Health Conditions).

The role will be to support the development and organisation of physical activity opportunities specifically for people, including children and young people with a disability and/or a long-term health condition work across the Humber.

We are seeking individuals who can Identify, build and maintain excellent relationships across the disability and long-term health condition agenda whilst embedding the Activity Alliance inclusion principles across all work in the Humber.

For an informal discussion on the role contact in the first instance Nicola Massingham, Head of Development, Active Humber on 01482 244344 or 07860 954342 or email  or Kerry Conner, Head of Business Support on 07860 954337 or email

Deadline for applications is 12pm on Friday 3rd June 2022.

Active Humber is keen to increase the diversity of its members/ workforce and welcomes nominations from all sections of the community. We welcome applicants from black, minority, ethnic communities, LGBT and disabled people as they are currently under represented within our workforce.

CV’s will not be accepted. Please download the Job Description and Application Form below. All applications can be emailed to

Copies of this advert and the application pack can be made available in large print.


Job Description


Application Form

Summer HAF grant
The aims of the Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) summer grant is to provide free opportunities for children and young people eligible for free-school meals to enjoy a range of fun face-to-face activities during the summer holidays.  We are looking for constituted groups, charities, schools, Town and Parish Councils, faith groups and businesses across the East Riding who would like to provide a meal and deliver activities for children and young people aged 5-16 years, and/or sessions for the whole family to enjoy.

Providers will be asked to fill in a short expression of interest form to identify eligibility followed by an application form.  Whilst it is hoped that providers can deliver 4-hour sessions over 16 days during the summer, applications will be considered offering shorter or longer programmes.  Consideration will also be given to targeted groups who may find these sessions too long.  Those organisations who work in partnership with others to meet these expectations will be considered more favourable when assessed at panel, as will providing a hot meal for families and where extra support is given to improve children’s/families understanding of health, nutrition or offer signposting information.

The HAF fund can part-fund programmes for all children or fully-fund those solely for participants eligible for free-school meals.  A proportion of the funding will also support SEND, young carers, rising 5’s and those who live in the top 20% of deprived areas in the East Riding – Beverley, Bridlington, Driffield, Goole or Withernsea.

Organisations can apply up to £40,000, with the funding contributing towards staffing, equipment, venue, training, food, marketing, capital costs, transport, and volunteer expenses.

Extra free support is available this year from Barnardo’s to help HAF organisations be more inclusive.  This includes supporting children and young people with their mental health to get back into activities or those with SEND who are struggling to access mainstream provision.

With the rise of food poverty, living and fuel costs, HAF enables families to enjoy a healthy meal and enriching sport, play, art, music, drama, outdoor adventure and cultural activities on their doorsteps and hope families can continue to work with the provider to access support and activities throughout the year.  Good luck in becoming a HAF provider.

Deadline for the expression of interest form is Tuesday 28th June and the application form is Monday 4th July 2022 at noon.  To apply, please visit the below website

For more information about HAF, please contact Vicky Jude, HAF Commissioning and Quality Monitoring Officer at

Guide Dogs for the Blind Update

Guide Dogs for the Blind Hull Community Team are recruiting for 2 Volunteer Safeguarding Trainers and 2 Safeguarding Assistants.

In this role, you will support the team in delivering safeguarding training to our volunteers and staff members.

“I get to use my skills and experience, keep my brain active and feel that I am making a contribution to the fantastic work of this organisation.” – Heather, Safeguarding Trainer.

You’ll get
Volunteering is a two-way street, so in return for your time you will get a dedicated key contact who will help you settle in and support you during your time with us. You’ll also get:

  • The opportunity to expand your understanding of safeguarding particularly within a charity.
  • The opportunity to expand your skills in training others.
  • The opportunity to network with a variety of individuals at Guide Dogs.
  • The opportunity to attend further relevant training to expand your learning.
  • Expenses in line with our expenses policy

Training and support
You will have 6-8 hours of training .These modules include:

  • General induction to Guide Dogs.
  • Safeguarding training.
  • GDPR training.

This trainer role has equivalent to 1 day training in Safeguarding training.

If you have questions about the training requirements, we can answer these at your interview along with any other support or accessibility needs you may have.

If either of these roles interest you , please contact for role descriptions or further information.

National Voluntary Sector Updates

NAVCA Update
What should volunteering look like in 2032?
Nearly two weeks ago, the Volunteer Expo Live brought together hundreds of charities and individuals to celebrate the power of volunteering, learn more about issues facing society and the sector and, crucially, be part of the launch of the Vision for Volunteering.

The Vision is a project led by NAVCA, NCVO, Sport England, Volunteering Matters and the Association of Volunteer Managers, and more than 350 people from over 300 organisations contributed to it. The Vision encompasses five key themes – awareness and appreciation of volunteering; power; equity and inclusion; collaboration; and experimentation – and explores how volunteering must adapt and evolve in each area. We know that when people volunteer, communities are strengthened and everyone benefits, which is why it is so important that we all work to create the conditions for volunteering to thrive.

Go to to find out more, make your own pledge for the future of volunteering, and sign up for future information.

You can also listen to the Third Sector podcast on the Vision for Volunteering, featuring NAVCA’s CEO, Maddy! Listen here:


Launch of the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund
The Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Fund will be launched on 13 May 2022 with the aim to support VCSE organisations who can provide a holistic support offer to assist women experiencing reproductive health issues. The HW Fund is managed by Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Funding of between £200,000 to £600,000 per applicant is available over a period of three financial years to expand or develop projects or programmes in areas outlined in the information pack. Applications with a commitment secured for additional funding will be prioritised but all applications will be considered.

The closing date for applications is 9:00 Friday 5 August. Further information can be found here VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2022 to 2025: women’s reproductive wellbeing in the workplace – GOV.UK (

Meet the funder webinars are scheduled for 24 May, 14:00-16:00, and 25 May 14:00-16:00. You can register for your chosen webinar by emailing

The HW Fund is a joint fund by DHSC and NHS EI. 


What is the value of youth volunteering?
Since 2018, 32 NHS Trusts and their respective charities have been welcoming young volunteers into their hospitals. Funded through the Pears #iwill Fund, these Trusts joined a network to share, support and reflect during the course of their funding.

A new report, and accompanying webpage, shares insight across participating NHS Trusts to develop youth volunteering programmes and explores the meaningful contribution and impact of young volunteers – supported by statistics, stories and learning. It includes practical advice on how to embed and sustain youth volunteering programmes that would be useful for both health and voluntary sectors.

The power of youth volunteering is a 20-minute read; written by IVAR, learning partners to Pears Foundation and funding partners: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, #iwill and The National Lottery Community Fund; with a foreword by NHS England and NHS Improvement.


Fundraising Regulator May News

The Fundraising Regulator is committed to protecting the public, particularly people who are in vulnerable circumstances. We’ve recently made changes to the Fundraising Preference Service in response to an independent evaluation, to strengthen the service for both charities and the people that use it to stop direct marketing communications. Please familiarise your teams with the updated charity portal and make sure your contact details are up to date so you do not miss any FPS notifications.

As people continue to generously respond to appeals for Ukraine, please refer to the standards in the Code of Fundraising Practice and our accompanying guidance to make sure your fundraising is legal, open, honest and respectful.

Strengthening the Fundraising Preference Service
Recent changes to the Fundraising Preference Service include that people can now request that up to 10 charities stop sending them direct marketing in one online transaction and it is now easier for charities to see if a request has been made on behalf of someone else. We have introduced a way for people to submit an FPS request on behalf of someone who has died and are also working to increase awareness of the service.
Read how we are implementing the FPS evaluation recommendations and refer to the updated guidance for charities on accessing your FPS suppressions on our website.

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Is your organisation registered with us?
In the registered users’ area of our website, you can view your organisation’s current registration status, update your contact details and renew your registration. You can also download the Fundraising Badge – the logo that says, ‘registered with Fundraising Regulator’ – and guidelines on how to use it.

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

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Commissioner’s Update – May 2022

In this video update Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison talks about his role as the public representative on policing matters and how the number of Humberside Police officers continues to increase to better serve the public.

Jonathan also looks at the Proceeds of Crime Act and how money and assets recovered from criminals is being put to good use, the creation of a new Victims’ service which will improve outcomes for anyone affected by crime, and how violent crime will be tackled by a new partnership arrangement in our region.

Click here to watch the latest video update 

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David Hudson
(OPCC, Communications and Engagement Manager, Humberside)

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PCC asks for views on 101 and 999 services

Residents of the Humberside Police area are being asked to take a few minutes to tell the Police and Crime Commissioner about their experiences of the 101 and 999 services, as well as preferences for future modes of contact.

The Police Contact Survey runs until midnight on Sunday, June 26.

Participants are being asked a series of questions testing their understanding of emergency and non-emergency reporting systems, as well as newly emerging ways of contacting the police, like web chat, online forms and messaging over social media.

The national survey, run by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, will help inform police forces, the Home Office and local commissioners on any challenges around reporting to the police and assist in forming plans for the future.

Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Evison said: “Reporting to Humberside Police on 101 and 999 has seen major improvements to the service in recent years but still remains a challenging area of business for the force. The needs of people making contact must be understood and forces must prioritise those most in need, meaning contact about routine items is sometimes not responded to as quickly as people would like.

“In addition, new technology presents significant opportunities to speed up responses and open lines of communication with people who might not be comfortable using traditional methods. As the voice of the public in policing, I am very keen to better understand your views on these issues and I am urging as many people as possible to respond to the survey.”


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David Hudson
(OPCC, Communications and Engagement Manager, Humberside)

Current awareness for policy, practice and research (CASPAR)

Duty to refer
Source: NSPCC Learning

NSPCC Learning has updated its information on managing allegations of abuse to include more information about organisations’ legal duty to refer people who leave their organisation because they harmed or might have been at risk of harming a child to the relevant disclosure and barring agency. The guidance sets out the criteria for referring and explains that referrals should provide as much supporting evidence as possible without identifying any child by name.

Visit the website: Duty to refer unsuitable people to criminal records agencies

Health and Care Act

Source: Department of Health and Social Care

The Health and Care Bill was passed into law in England on 28 April 2022. The new Act establishes 42 Integrated Care Boards (ICBs), which will replace Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) across England from 01 July 2022. Under the new Act ICBs will have to report annually on how well they are delivering their duty to safeguard children and young people.

Read the press release: Health and Care Bill granted Royal Assent in milestone for healthcare recovery and reform
Read the NCB news story: New law puts children at the heart of NHS integrated care

Safeguarding inspection
Source: Ofsted
Ofsted has released a five-year strategy detailing its goals to raise standards in education and children’s social care. The strategy sets out the introduction of a more risk-based and proportionate approach to regulation and inspection to help keep children safer. The report highlights a number of areas of concern, including: online harm, the prevalence of peer-on-peer sexual harassment and unregistered settings where children may be cared for in unsafe environments. Ofsted aim to inform safeguarding practices through the measures outlined in the strategy, and identify systemic safeguarding issues.

Read the report: Ofsted strategy 2022-2027

Fraud, Scams and Digital Updates

NTS Scam Alert

Cost of living scam artists target pensioner in £7,000 con
A warning has been issued to residents across Glasgow to beware of criminals trying to take advantage of people worried about the rising cost of living. more

Homeowners urged to remain ‘vigilant’ after Nottingham knockers target town
Police have warned homeowners to remain ‘vigilant’ following reports of door knockers in Henley-in-Arden. Officers say they have been made aware that a number of individuals have been knocking on doors and offering small household products for sale. more

Cheshire criminal jailed for six years after conning caravan pensioners out of £240,000
A man who made £240,000 by conning pensioners has been jailed for six years.
William King was called a ‘menace to the public’ after cold calling pensioners with caravans and convincing them that work was needed on their park homes. more

iPhone and Android users issued urgent warning over scam apps used by criminals
Installing certain apps onto your phone could leave you out of pocket as experts shared a warning over phone apps used by cyber criminals to target your finances. more

Look out for Test and Trace scams
Merton Council is urging residents to be on the lookout for scam text messages relating to the COVID-19 Test and Trace service. In a text message seen by the council, the recipient was told they had been in contact with someone with Omicron and should purchase a PCR test. They were then directed to a website to submit their bank details. more

‘Sharing my screen cost me £48,000’ – half of investors would miss signs of screen sharing scam as FCA warns of 86% increase
New research from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has found that nearly half (47%) of investors would fail to identify a screen sharing scam, as it reveals an increase of 86% in cases in one year, with 2,014 cases and over £25 million in loses. more

Why we should shed the stigma of being scammed
Mental health is the latest aspect of our lives that is quite rightly being destigmatised, and next on the list should be being scammed. This isn’t a problem that only faces the old and vulnerable, this is something that can affect us all. more

Martin Lewis – the face of fraudulent Facebook crypto ads?
Scams featuring Martin Lewis, the popular British financial advice guru, have been spreading over the internet again. This time, it’s a crypto scam. more

Beware of fake E.ON refund emails, warns Action Fraud
Action Fraud – the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime – has said criminals are impersonating Eon in an attempt to steal the recipient’s money and financial details. more

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Ofgem scam emails

 Action Fraud has received 752 reports in four days relating to fake emails purporting to be from Ofgem. The emails state that the recipient is eligible for a rebate as a result of a newly announced government scheme. The links in the emails lead to genuine-looking websites that are designed to steal your personal and financial information.

Please view our tweet to see a screenshot of the fake emails reported to Action Fraud:

  • Remember, your bank, or any other official organisation, won’t ask you to share personal information over email or text. If you need to check that it’s a genuine message, contact the company using details from their official website or app.
  • Spotted a suspicious email? Forward it to the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) –

For more information on how to stay secure online, please visit:

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Which? Scam Alert
Fake Evri delivery text scam
Delivery company Evri, formerly Hermes, is being impersonated by fraudsters asking for bank details to pay a fake delivery fee. It asks the recipient to visit a website to pay a £1.45 shipping fee, and if they don’t pay, the parcel will be returned to the sender.

It’s likely that the scammers are mass targeting victims. However, it can be persuasive if you’re waiting for a package to arrive. We have screenshots of what the scam text looks like and what to do if you receive one.

Victims forced to wait more than 30 minutes to report a bank scam
If you need to speak to your bank about fraud, every second wasted on the phone is agony, yet our new investigation found that the worst bank typically takes more than 30 minutes to answer the phone.

Banks should make it easy for customers to report fraud at any time and on any day. Find out how your bank fared in our call-waiting test.

Our Scam Action group has 12,000 members
Our Scam Action Facebook group is a strong community of 12,000 members who are helping us tackle the scourge of scammers. For example, the fake Evri text scam mentioned above was first raised by several concerned members of the group and it was then investigated by our team.

Why not join the group today? Together, we can help outsmart the scammers.

Fake energy bill rebate scheme
It’s not taken too long for scammers to jump on the back of soaring energy bills. Emails using the logo of energy regulator Ofgem claim to offer an ‘energy bill rebate scheme’ worth up to £450 per household. The links direct recipients to a fake online portal where victims are urged to share personal and payment details in order to claim their refund.

The fake website was registered just days ago but has already prompted urgent warnings from the genuine Ofgem. We have screenshots of the email and website to look out for.

Santander impersonation text scam exposed
Most of us receive dodgy texts but it’s always worth knowing the latest one doing the rounds.

This scam begins with what appears to be a warning text from Santander about so-called suspicious activity on your account. The warning is then meant to lure you into clicking a URL to notify Santander if it wasn’t you.

Our investigation video shows you step-by-step how this works and the red flags to watch out for.

Bombarded by phoney ‘market research’ calls
A member got in touch to tell us they’ve been receiving at least one call a week from a ‘market research’ company requesting personal data. The aim in this initial call is to gather enough information about you to attempt further scam calls. It’s likely these would take the form of a fake alert ‘from your internet service provider’, claiming you have a virus on your computer or a problem with your broadband.

Read more about scam call centres and what to do if you believe you’ve been targeted.

Health Updates

News & updates from ERY CCG

Opportunities for members of the public
The National Institute for Health Research is inviting members of the public to join one of their national and regional committees who are responsible for making funding recommendations in health and social care research. The committees play an important role in helping us deliver our mission to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.  Funded by the Department of Health and Social Care, the NIHR is the nation’s largest funder of health and social care research.

We are looking for people who have a broad interest in health, social care and actions to improve public health and address health inequalities. You do not need to have a scientific background to help us shape research!  We are looking for people who are able to use their own experiences to improve the research we wish to fund. NIHR is committed to creating a supportive, inclusive and positive community. Membership is open to people from across the United Kingdom and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Public Committee Member – NIHR Programmes

We would be happy to answer any questions about these opportunities and provide guidance and support on the application process, please contact us by email:

Humber Youth Action Group
Working with young people to have their say in improving our services and get involved in Trust activities. The Humber Youth Action Group (HYAG) has been developed to bring those aged 11-25, together with the goal of helping our organisation improve its services for children and young people. To learn about our services for Children and Young People please click here.

We recognise that young people have an important part to play in improving NHS services for young people. We meet virtually around every 4-6 weeks for approximately 1.5 hours, as well as face-to-face workshops across different locations in Hull and East Riding within the year.

The virtual sessions are fun and friendly where you can meet other young like-minded people to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences of health and health services in your area.

Learn more about the Humber Youth Action Group from Haris, who helped the Trust to create the Youth Board.

To view in full please click here.

Patient and Public Involvement in research: ESCAPE Trial
We are looking for people with current or previous experience of having a mental health problem to provide advice on the delivery and design of a research project on e-cigarettes. Do you have current or previous experience of a mental health problem or are a carer for someone who is?
For more information please click here.

Telephone be-friending to help battle loneliness among LGBT+ older people
Re-engage, the charity dedicated to combating loneliness and social isolation, has launched a free telephone be-friending service for older LGBT+ people. The service is specifically for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender + people aged 75 and over who would like to speak to someone who’s also LGBT+. The same volunteer will phone each week to provide much needed friendship and conversation.

If you would like to be matched with one of our friendly rainbow call companions, or know someone aged 75 and over from the LGBT+ community who could benefit from a weekly chat, call 0800 716 543 (freephone) or email:

Further information can also be found on the CCGs website here.

Have You Got The NHS App?

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

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

You can use the NHS App to:

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

Get the NHS app

Funding News

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preference will be given to projects:

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

The deadline to apply is 1 June 2022.

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


New! Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Main Grants Applications Invited
We are pleased to be opening a new main charity grant funding round to support charities that, as their core purpose, are working to prevent the occurrence of and/or support recovery from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Applications received will be used for two rounds of consideration in autumn/winter 2022/23, and we do not anticipate inviting further applications for this funding during the 22/23 Livery year (August – July).

We will prioritise charities that

  • use a trauma-informed approach and evidence-based interventions
  • can demonstrate the effectiveness of their approach through evaluation or external research
  • are either lived-experience led or can show significant input from those with lived experience. Organisations should have an expected total income in the coming year of between £200,000 to £2million.

Charities that meet the criteria can apply for an unrestricted grant (core costs) of between £20,000 – £25,000 per year for up to four years

Applications must be received by 6pm on 30th June 2022.
Who can apply? Any charity that meets the criteria and is not in current receipt of funds from the Leathersellers (or in the ‘fallow period’ following a period of funding from the Leathersellers) can apply. This includes charities that applied but were unsuccessful in applications in autumn 2021. If you are not sure if you are eligible, please contact us at
Find out more: Further details, including a timeline of application dates, a word version of the application form for reference/to help you prepare your answers offline and more are available from our website –


ReNew Community Fund
Grants of up to £5,000 are available to third sector charities, voluntary and community groups and other not for profit organisations via our Community Fund.

The grants can be used to pay for items required to deliver activities or events that:
* Encourage people to feel supported throughout their recovery journey,
* tackle loneliness in adults and/or
* Promote alcohol free social activities.

The closing date is Friday 10th June 2022 and for more information or help about the fund please call my team on (01482) 324474 or email Leah our Funding & Grants Officer on
To apply click here


Other funding available:

Launch of £1m Fund to Boost Reusable Packaging
Launch of Government’s VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2022-25
Cultural Protection Fund Accepting Applications for Large Grants
Biffa Award Announces £2.5m Grant Opportunity to Mark its 25th Anniversary
ShooSmiths Foundation Invites UK Charities to Apply for 2022 Funding
Funding to Provide Security Measures for Places of Worship
Hilden Charitable Fund Reopens with Fresh Guidelines

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