Fortnightly Update From ERVAS – 28.05.21



Fortnightly Update from ERVAS – 28.05.2021

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

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

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

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

For further information and to discuss presenting, please contact Claire Thomas at EYPCF:

Book your place today!

Save the date – Safeguarding Week 21 – 25 June


We are pleased to confirm that a virtual, online conference will take place between 21-25 June to mark Safeguarding Week 2021.

Partners from Safeguarding Adults Boards, Children’s Safeguarding Partnerships, Community Safety Partnerships across at North Yorkshire, the City of York and East Riding have come together to develop an extensive programme of learning events, seminars and interactive sessions. The programme of events will be delivered virtually throughout the week providing ease of access for all attendees.

Developed for both professional and public audiences, the conference offers a packed schedule of sessions which will be delivered by inspirational and motivational speakers, all of whom are experts in their field. The professional sessions will cover key safeguarding areas and have been designed to stimulate discussion, share best practice, spark innovation and support continuing professional development.

Public-facing sessions will raise awareness of key issues and provide insight into how every member of the public can play a key in safeguarding themselves, their families and the wider community – reinforcing the key message of the week that ‘Safeguarding is everybody’s business’.

The full conference schedule will be published shortly allowing participates to register for individual sessions.

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

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

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

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

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

Please respond to this survey by: Friday 11th June.

Take part today

Youth Coalition Evaluation survey
As you may be aware, the East Riding Youth Coalition Support Service established by ERVAS in 2018 with funding from the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside, is coming to an end in August 2021.

Therefore, ERVAS would like to understand what has worked well for members of the Youth Coalitions, also known as Youth Networks, and what the benefits have been to professionals, both paid and unpaid, and for the young people they work with.  We would also like to know what could be improved, should additional funding become available in the future to continue our work.

The aim of the service is to encourage and support collaborative working across the East Riding’s youth sector, identify needs for young people, as well as for groups, organisations and services, including voluntary, community, non-profit making, statutory and private sector, and to work together to share information, increase resources, and support each other for the benefit of young people living in East Riding.

Therefore it would be very much appreciated if you could spare a few minutes to complete our short survey, which you can find here:

Take Part: Youth Coalition Support Service – Evaluation Survey

This will help us to evaluate the project and plan our exit strategy more effectively so we can put things in place to help the East Riding youth sector from September onwards.

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.

Community groups are receiving their easyfundraising donations
Community organisations using easyfundraising to raise money are receiving their latest donations this month, totalling over £900k. If your organisation is one of them, well done! Look out for an email telling you how much you’ve raised.  If you haven’t registered with easyfundraising yet, give it a try. Your organisation will receive free donations when your supporters shop online with leading online retailers like Amazon, John Lewis, Just Eat, Argos and over 5000 more. Its free to register and use and it’s an effective way to keep funds coming in as people shop online more and more.

Find out more 


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.


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

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’.

Voluntary Sector Updates

Each month, a dedicated group of volunteers come together to produce a round-up of stories and previews, from amateur shows to professional theatre, as well as the worlds of literature and music.

In East Yorkshire this month, we talk to some of the young cast of Moby Dick, the outdoor production by the John Godber Company, and meet the composer of the East Riding song which was chosen for the national “A Song for Us” initiative. There is also a round-up of other East Yorkshire highlights.

We try to cover as much as possible but invite you to submit video content and press releases to help. The deadline is around the 10th of the month for your contribution.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us this month.


Young People Count Update

Pocklington youth charity, Young People Count is in its seventh year and has just opened its first dedicated building in Pocklington Town centre to provide a place where young people aged 11-18 can “chat, chill and create” from 4-8pm weekdays, with regular activities planned and a café bar available for refreshments.

We are looking for 1 or 2 Qualified Youth Worker/s with experience of working with young people to cover 20 hours each week from 4-8pm Mon – Fri.  This could be managed on a part time or job share basis. There is the potential to extend opening hours, subject to enough volunteers staffing the building. The role/s are currently being offered on a fixed term basis whilst we seek further funding.

YPC provides young people with the opportunity to participate in a range of arts and crafts, music and drama, sports-based activities, competitions, games, and trips throughout the year.  The successful candidate will work with volunteers and Trustees to develop the Club by planning each session, setting up equipment, arranging the occasional trip, keeping records and buying in items for the café.

What we are looking for:

  • Level 3 Youth Work Qualification would be desirable but not essential.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience of working with young people or managing youth projects.
  • The ability to engage with young people and their families, understanding issues relating to young people.
  • To be enthusiastic and motivated to help develop our young people in a weekly session.
  • A successful DBS, First Aid & Safeguarding Qualification

The rate of pay is £11.00 per hour.
For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Claire Reading, Chair of the Trustees, on 07818 207478.  To apply for this role please email with a copy of your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for this role. The closing date for applications is Friday 11th June 2021, however, we are interviewing on a rolling basis and early applications are welcome.

Further information can be found: – or at YPC, 17 Railway Street, Pocklington YO42 2QR during opening hours.

Thank you for your interest in Young People Count.                                                   

Volunteers Praised for Supporting Pocklingtion Charity
The Pocklington youth charity, Young People Count (YPC), has paid tribute to the volunteers who have helped launch and support its new service.

As Volunteers’ Week (1-7June)  gets underway nationally to celebrate unsung heroes, some 20 local people have signed up to give their time to YPC, which has just opened its dedicated youth building on Railway Street. This is in addition to six trustees who were elected to the charity’s management team at its Annual General Meeting in April.

The new building is a two-storey venue where young people aged 11-18 can “chat, chill and create”. Already, YPC has hosted creative activity sessions including DJ-ing sessions and weekly games at West Green. Much more is being planned including a photography competition, which will take place this summer.
One of the volunteers is James Sayer, who says: “I currently supervise the Wednesday evening outdoor sports activity session. This is only made possible due to the engagement of the fantastic volunteers who work together to make YPC so successful.

“As a volunteer, I have developed exceptional communication and problem-solving skills in a fun and structured environment. My role enables me to develop my own skills whilst supporting the on-going development and progression of children and young adults in Pocklington. I am incredibly proud to be part of such a positive movement in our town!”

Claire Reading, who chairs the Board of Trustees, says: “It’s an ambitious project to operate a youth venue but we’ve been overwhelmed by offers of support from the Pocklington community, not least of all the people of a wide variety of ages who want to give their time. We are staffing the building from 4-8pm weekdays and still welcome further help. Everyone involved is playing an important part in a remarkable story for Pocklington.”

For details of how to become involved, please visit, or contact Tony Barker, Project Manager, on 07910 187028, email
You can follow the charity on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

National Voluntary Sector Updates

NAVCA Update

#SmallCharityWeek: #ILoveSmallCharities day – 14 June
This year #SmallCharityWeek begins on 14 June and we, NAVCA, are kicking off this fabulous week by hosting a whole day where we can all say – #ILoveSmallCharities!

So let’s use our collective, voluntary sector voices to raise the profile of small charities by telling the world why we love them so much and why they are so vital to our communities.

To get involved in this campaign, please take a photo or a video of yourself holding up one of our signs (available here on our website and modelled to your right by our Head of Comms and External Affairs – Clare Mills) and tell us why you love small charities. Then post your photo or video to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (or all three if you like) at 9:30am on 14 June using the hashtags – #ILoveSmallCharities #SmallCharityWeek #SmallbutMighty – and we will be retweeting all that comes in!

For more information on Small Charity Week visit the campaign’s website.

#SmallCharityWeek: Small charity policy day – 16 June
Webinar: How to influence local elected officials; 10am, 16 June

Also as part of #SmallCharityWeek, NCVO and Small Charities Coalition are hosting Policy Day on 16 June.

For this they are holding a webinar which aims to support small charities to build relationships with and influence local MPs and councillors. There are only a few places left so book quickly here.

Thank You Day: 4 July 2021

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on so many people, and it’s tested us in ways we never expected. But for many of us, it has also bought us closer together. Closer to our families and to our communities.

As a country we aren’t always great at saying thank you to each other. But this year, we want to be part of changing that. To choose one day where we all pause to say thank you to each other. To remember what binds us together, not just what pushes us apart.

We all have different people to thank, from family members to key workers, good neighbours to volunteers.

So please join in with your friends, neighbours and communities and take part in the country’s first ever national Thank You Day on the 4 July. And let’s say thank you together. Click here to find out more.


Pandemic has sparked a digital volunteering boom, research indicates

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a rise in digital volunteering, according to new research.

It comes in the latest data from the seventh monthly Covid-19 Voluntary Sector Impact Barometer (coordinated by NCVO, Nottingham Trent University and Sheffield Hallam University), which asked 579 organisations across the UK questions about the impact of the pandemic on volunteering within their organisations.

Click here to read more.

Civil Society and Youth Update

Charities Bill announced in the Queen’s Speech 
The Queen’s Speech sets out the government’s policies and proposed legislative programme for the new parliamentary session. In the Queen’s Speech during the State Opening of Parliament (11 May 2021), the Queen announced legislation to support the voluntary sector by reducing unnecessary bureaucracy.

The Charities Bill will address a range of issues in charity law which hamper charities’ day to day activities, by implementing the majority of the recommendations in the Law Commission’s 2017 report ‘Technical Issues in Charity Law’. The Bill will be introduced in due course.

For more information, please see pages 121-122 of the Queen’s Speech 2021: background briefing notes.

Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace
As restrictions ease in England outbreak management will be vital in helping to keep venues open. Therefore, as your organisation prepares to reopen, you must follow the Contact Details Regulations in England.

You must both display an official NHS QR code poster and have a system in place to request and record contact details of customers, visitors and staff and do the following:

  • ask every customer or visitor aged 16 and over to scan the official NHS QR code, or provide their name and contact details;
  • keep a record of all staff working on your premises, their shift times, and contact details;
  • offer a method for individuals to check in which does not require that person to own a smartphone or another form of technology;
  • keep these records of customers, visitors and staff for 21 days and provide data to NHS Test and Trace if requested, and securely destroy them after 21 days in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR); 
  • If all visitors supply their contact details in advance (e.g., through booking system) they don’t need to sign in again at the venue, but they can still scan the official QR code poster if they want to;
  • Only hospitality spaces (for example, a café with seating on site) should take reasonable steps to refuse entry to people who refuse to provide their details or scan the official hospitality NHS QR code poster using the NHS COVID-19 app (except where exemptions apply). This does not apply to takeaway service.

For a list of venues in scope and for more information, please click here.

Below are a number of assets to support your communications of the Regulations’ requirements to staff and customers:

Fraud, Scams and Digital Updates

NTS Scam Alert

Rogue traders fined for scamming Herefordshire pensioner
Two rogue traders have been fined for conning an elderly Ross-on-Wye woman into having unnecessary and expensive roof repair works. A Bournemouth company, its director and salesman, who targeted the 78-year-old were all fined in court for unfair trading offences. more

Rogue builder in Milton Keynes jailed after scamming homeowners out of thousands of pounds
A rogue builder who scammed Milton Keynes homeowners out of thousands pounds for work he didn’t complete has been jailed for two and a half years. more

Elderly woman conned into handing over safe containing cash by fake police officer
Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Economic Crime Unit are warning the public to be extremely vigilant following reports of criminals posing as police officers. Detective Chief Inspector Wilson said: “In an incident which was reported on 10th May, an older woman was contacted, by telephone, by a man purporting to be a police officer. more

Two criminals found guilty of defrauding £36 million from vulnerable victims
Two criminals have been convicted for conning vulnerable victims out of £36 million in a ‘boiler room’ fraud operation. Paul Seakens, 60, and Luke Ryan, 33, were found guilty at the new specialist court, Prospero House, Southwark, on charges of running a business for fraudulent purposes. more

Your meal delivery kit SMS might also be dropping off malware
Criminals are spoofing popular meal delivery kit services to trick victims into giving away their details, security experts have warned. The likes of Gousto and HelloFresh are among those used by the criminals, who according to Tessian are using a mixture of phishing and smishing SMS attacks to target victims awaiting their delivery. more

Government moves to tackle scams in online safety bill
In the Queen’s Speech on May 11th, a new version of the Online Safety Bill was introduced to include financial fraud and user-generated online scams but not fraud via advertising, emails or cloned websites. more

How a gambler scammed his own father out of life savings of almost £400,000
A gambler who scammed his retired father out of almost £400,000, forcing him back to work, has been jailed. Peter Simmons, 27, stole his dad’s life-savings by inventing a fictitious investment banker called Paul Newman while acting as administrator for the family tree surgery business. more

Pet scam: ‘I was conned out of a £300 deposit for kittens’
Between March and April 2020, Action Fraud warned that 669 people lost £282,686 from pet-related scams and frauds, which mainly involved paying deposits for animals advertised on social media and online selling platforms. A loveMONEY reader lost £300 when he tried to buy kittens via Pets4Homes. more

Fake missing child reports used to scam Facebook users
Posts reporting the disappearance of a girl called Ellie Morrad have been circulating on Facebook.
One post says she went missing in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. But another says she went missing in Porthmadog in north west Wales. more

Which? Scam Alert

Investment scammers stole at least £55.2m in the first half of 2020
Scammers can easily use paid-for adverts on search engines such as Google and Microsoft’s Bing to target victims. They also repeatedly pose as legitimate companies, creating convincing websites and application forms to trick investors.

The latest financial firms being spoofed include online investment platform Interactive Investor and global bank ING.

Update: National Insurance number phishing emails
A few weeks ago we informed you about fraudsters pretending to be from the National Crime Agency or ‘National Office for Serious Crimes’ cold calling members of the public trying to convince them that their National Insurance number has been compromised.

This time it’s in the form of phishing. Here’s an example of the email, how fraudsters may pressure you into giving up your details and how you can protect yourself.

Monzo spoofing scam
Two good news stories we could all use.

The last thing Scott wanted to hear while furloughed was that £12,000 vanished from his account. After no response from his bank for weeks, despite following up several times on his complaint, Scott turned to Which?.

Another victim had £8,000 wiped out of his account.

Monzo eventually reimbursed both individuals in full. We explain the scammers’ tactics, why we helped and why banks have a responsibility to protect your money.

NatWest introduces new measures to beat scammers
To reduce the risk of fraud, NatWest Group customers can now set their own daily bank transfer limits. By giving customers more control it hopes to reduce authorised push payment (APP) scams – where victims are convinced to move money to an account controlled by a criminal.

We explain how this works and what other banks are doing to combat fraud.

Fake WhatsApp verification
Hackers are trying to obtain access to WhatsApp accounts after stealing the identities of their victims’ contacts.

You’ll receive an unexpected but genuine text message from WhatsApp containing a verification code. The text is triggered by fraudsters entering your number into WhatsApp in an attempt to log in to your account. Next, one of your ‘contacts’ will message you via the app to try and persuade you to give them the code you’ve just received.

Here’s how scammers have tricked people into passing on the verification code and steps you can take to further protect your WhatsApp account.

Say No To Fraud Campaign
The Office of the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner for Humberside has launched a Fraud awareness campaign designed to assist you in how to spot the signs and avoid becoming a victim of Fraud.

In the Humberside Police area alone £13.8 million was stolen from 7471 victims between 2019-2020 and impact on a victim of fraud can be considerable from both a financial and wellbeing perspective.

The new campaign, Say No To Fraud, features the real stories of local victims of fraud and aims to reduce the number of victims by committing to increase knowledge of the types of fraud, the methods used by the criminals and advice on how to protect yourself and those you love from becoming a victim of these crimes.

It is encouraging you to ‘Say NO to Fraud’.  That might mean closing the door on a person while you check their credentials, putting the phone down mid-conversation to ring your bank yourself, saying NO to anyone asking for money or bank details that you may have befriended online.  It may seem rude at first, but these are serious organised criminals who will be pretending to be someone or something they are not, they are ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ at your door, on the phone or online and it won’t matter if you offend them.  Genuine agencies will always understand and appreciate your caution.

You are also being asked to take 5 minutes to talk about fraud with people you care about.  Some victims of fraud are embarrassed and might find it embarrassing to tell anyone, because they feel they have been duped, victims often blame themselves for being ‘scammed’. This belittles Fraud which is a serious crime. It is never the victims fault, they have had their money stolen by unscrupulous criminals who will target those again and again using different methods.

People need to stop feeling embarrassed about becoming victims and take back our right to say no to fraud! Close the door, press delete or hang up on these criminals.

More information can be found on social media #SayNoToFraud and online at

The new Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner has spoken about the campaign HERE.

CyberSprinters – a new teaching resource for primary schools and clubs
Introducing CyberSprinters, a new online game to help primary schools, clubs and youth groups teach children about cyber security from an early age. It is a free interactive game, developed by the National Cyber Security Centre – a part of GCHQ, aimed at 7 to 11-year-olds, and is available.  It is designed to make learning about cyber security fun and interactive at a time when children begin to seek more independence online.

The online game sees players become a ‘cybersprinter’ who races against its depleting battery power. Users win battery power by correctly answering questions about cyber security but face losing it if they bump into ‘cybervillains’.

The game sits alongside a pack of educational resources which illustrate what good cyber security practice looks like, from creating strong passwords to being vigilant about receiving messages from unknown senders. The content is based on expert cyber security advice provided by cross-governmental Cyber Aware campaign, which helps people protect themselves from common cyber threats.

CyberSprinters materials, accessible from the NCSC website, also include educational presentations and activities for children to complete. The resources support school curricula across the UK’s four nations by linking with key learning objectives.

Website links
Game and resources:

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Advice Regarding Online Holiday and Travel Fraud

Following a year of travel bans, quarantine, uncertainty and missed holidays, many of us are desperate to get away for a break, whether it’s a holiday in the sun or a weekend by the sea in the UK.

But cybercriminals are busy thinking about holidays and travel too … not taking them but exploiting your desperation for a break, with fake websites, advertisements, emails, social media posts, texts and phone calls for holidays, flights, accommodation or pilgrimages that don’t exist.

Avoid disappointment and financial losses when booking a trip: start by reading our expert tips on searching and booking holidays and travel safely and securely. Our latest leaflet is attached but if you’d like to read more then visit

Many thanks
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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

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

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
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.

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

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

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

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

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