Fortnightly Update From ERVAS – 29.06.2022



Fortnightly Update from ERVAS – 29.06.22


ERVAS Services Update

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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!

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:


Over £1M has been paid to good causes & charities  
Community third-sector organisations are receiving just over £1m in free funding this month. This is funding that their volunteers and supporters have raised for them simply by shopping online with leading online retailers, through the free to use easyfundraising platform.  Your organisation can also benefit from this unrestricted revenue stream that complements existing fundraising activities – to ensure you receive funds in the next payout, register with for free.

Find out more at


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

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

These courses retail usually at £30, but due to funding available, we are providing them at £10 per course, and we are also giving you a further 50% off, meaning that you could get our CPD Courses for just £5 per person, per course.

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

Visit our dedicated portal online at today!

Voluntary Sector Updates


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

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

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

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

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

Book your FREE place here.


Antisocial Behaviour (ASB) Awareness Week 2022

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

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

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


Third Sector Trends in North Yorkshire and Humber England 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

All answers are securely stored completely anonymously.

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


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

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

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

Creative Transitions is funded by the National Lottery Communities Fund.

You can complete the survey here:

National Voluntary Sector Updates

NAVCA Update

#iwill ambassadors reflect on launching the Vision for Volunteering
Over a month on from the launch of the Vision for Volunteering, ambassadors from the #iwill movement reflect on its significance, and the future of volunteering.

”On reflection, all felt that delivering the Vision was an empowering and unique experience that sets an example for truly collaborative and equitable volunteering moving forward: “We need to fully live the Vision in a way that is intentional and we need to give everyone a chance, opening doors to let people in.”

Read more here:

Trustees and charity leaders wanted for focus groups on productivity 
The Law Family Commission on Civil Society is holding a series of online focus groups in early June exclusively for trustees and senior leaders of small charities (any registered charity with an annual income of less than £500,000).

They want to hear your perspectives on productivity, your experiences, the barriers you face and the solutions to overcoming them. This data will be used to bridge the current evidence gap that exists on the topic, so that they can develop recommendations for government and funders who can help the sector improve.

The Law Family Commission on Civil Society appreciates that small charities have limited resources, so they would like to compensate those who are offering their time.
Participating organisations will be given £50 per focus group they attend.

Click to find out more and register your interest.


Running a shadow board programme
An image of two women in a workplace looking at a laptop.

Did you know that trustees of charity Boards are predominately white, male, and that the average age of a trustee is 61?

One of the main issues preventing board diversity is the recruitment process for trustees. Dr Ambreen Shah, a trustee at the Smallwood Trust, has been championing a shadowing programming to provide people with lived experience the opportunity to shadow existing Board members at the charity. Based on this work, she has produced some useful resources to share with others who are interested in doing the same:


My Community: All the latest tools, tips and ideas to make your community an even better place to live

My Community is a website for people and organisations who are passionate about their communities. Whether setting up a foodbank or planning finances, we all need a little help at times. My Community is the go-to place for this support.

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

Check it out here.


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

Safeguarding Adult Board Update

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

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

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

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

All of these documents will be available on the ERSAB Website

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


Update from GOV.UK for:
The Charity Commission

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

Change made:
Updated links to external resources.

Time updated:
10:53am, 1 June 2022

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Fraud, Scams and Digital Updates

NTS Scam Alert

Energy meter scam warning as cold callers offer cheap top ups
Energy companies have warned those using pre-payment electricity meters of doorstep criminals offering to top them up at a cut price fee. Trading Standards Scotland said they were aware of recent reports of doorstep criminals and have urged people to not engage with cold callers who may be attempting to take advantage as the cost of living crisis has caused energy bills to increase. more.

Warning after ‘Nottingham Knockers’ visit homes in mid Suffolk village
A group of so-called ‘Nottingham Knockers’ have been reported visiting homes in Coddenham in mid Suffolk. Suffolk Trading Standards has warned the group are running a scam where they claim to be former prisoners who are on a youth offending scheme, attempting to mend their ways. more.

‘So convincing!’ Britons warned about sinister National Insurance scam phone call
A National Insurance scam is once again circulating as criminals try to get their hands on Britons’ hard-earned cash. A number of people have reported receiving a phone call, with an automated message informing them about an issue with their National Insurance number. more.

What is the Local Depot 27 scam? Royal Mail phishing text about a missed delivery
People have reported receiving Royal Mail scam texts from “local depot 27” claiming that they missed a package and need to reschedule a delivery. Anyone who receives this text message should be aware that this is a phishing scam. more.

WhatsApp scammers pretend to be daughter to steal money
2A woman who was scammed out of almost £16,000 on WhatsApp is warning others to be wary. Paula Boughton, from Paignton, Devon, thought she was making payments on behalf of her daughter, because the messages were “personal and genuine”. more.

Lloyds Bank issues urgent warning to customers over new scam
Lloyds Bank has issued an urgent warning to consumers as the number of ‘advance fee’ loan scams has surged recent months. Loan scams happen when a victim is asked to pay an upfront fee for a loan.They will typically reply to an online advert for a ‘fast loan’ from a company they have never heard of before, though sometimes the criminal will try to impersonate a genuine firm. more.

Email scam warning issued as criminals impersonate government and make enticing offer
A dangerous scam email circling the internet has come to the attention of the UK’s national fraud and cyber reporting centre. Action Fraud has received hundreds of recent reports about a fraud message said to be from HMRC that makes an irresistible offer. more.

Cost of living crisis sparks HMRC and holiday scam warnings – 4 scams to look out for
Brits are being urged to keep an eye out for scams as the cost-of-living crisis continues to hit households hard up and down the country. Fraudulent criminals are preying on hard-pressed households’ need for cash – and with living costs surging and people eager to save money or make a bit extra, some offers may seem particularly tempting. more.

Which? Scam Alert

Phoney BT direct debit email
BT is being impersonated by scammers in an email that asks you to change your direct debit details.

As fraudulent emails go, this is a convincing one. It includes BT’s branding, logo and even BT’s customer service phone number. But the link behind the button directs you to a fake website. If you receive a message out of the blue about payment details, please always check with your provider directly before you click.

See what the email looks like and what to do if you receive one.

New fraud measures announced
Hundreds of banks and building societies must soon introduce the name checking tool ‘Confirmation of Payee’ (CoP) to help prevent bank transfer scams. With victims losing £28,203 an hour, we have repeatedly warned that CoP is a crucial layer of protection.

But what is CoP? Well, it’s easy to assume that your bank will warn you if you make a mistake when sending an electronic payment. But this isn’t always the case. Only with CoP can your bank tell you if the name you’ve entered matches the account details held by the receiving bank.

Find out more about this form of payment protection and whether your bank offers it.

Carphone Warehouse scam call exposed
This scam is back, with fraudsters impersonating Carphone Warehouse to target would-be customers under the pretence of selling a new mobile phone. But this time, we’ve documented the whole elaborate scam journey.

While we recommend that you always hang up on a suspicious call, we’ve gone along with this scam to show you how it works, what to watch out for and how to report a call such as this.

B&Q Father’s Day WhatsApp scam
In time for Father’s Day, scammers are impersonating B&Q to offer you the opportunity to participate in a fraudulent contest.

The phoney WhatsApp message reads ‘B&Q Father’s Day Contest 2022’ and goes on to advertise 5,000 free gas barbecues to be won by entering a competition. See what the message looks like here.

And another fraudulent Father’s Day contest
It’s no surprise, scammers like to use seasonal events as a hook for their fake competitions. Promoted as a Father’s Day present, scammers are sending fake WhatsApp messages that advertise a hoax competition to win a beer cooler.

While coolers full of Heineken beers sound tempting in this hot weather, always act with caution with messages out of the blue. See what the message looks like here.

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Online safety
Online Nation 2022: Ofcom urges tech firms to keep women safer online

Real-world concerns about women’s safety and wellbeing are mirrored in the online world, according to figures from Ofcom’s major annual study into the nation’s online lives.

Our findings reveal that women in the UK are avid users of social media platforms, spending more than a quarter of their waking hours online – around half-an-hour each day more than men (4hrs 11 min vs. 3hrs 46min). But for many women, life online is not always a positive experience.

We found that while the majority of people say the benefits of being online outweigh the risks, women are considerably less likely than men to agree (63% vs. 71%). Similarly, fewer women are confident about their online safety (64% vs. 73% of men).

Female participants in our research say they feel less able to share their opinions and have a ‘voice’ online (42% compared to 48% of men). Women are also less likely than men to feel free to be themselves online (33% vs. 39%). For many, life online can replicate harmful discriminatory dynamics that exist in wider society.

As well as looking in detail at the harms people encounter online, Online Nation 2022 builds a comprehensive picture of the online landscape in the UK today. It delves into our broader online use, experiences and behaviours – everything from gaming to online dating – as well as the tech companies behind them. We also gaze into our crystal ball to predict what the future online landscape might look like.

A summary of the major online trends seen over the last year is available on Ofcom’s news centre, along with an interactive report.


Health Updates

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

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

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

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

Humber and North Yorkshire
Health and Care Partnership

“Self-care means giving yourself permission to pause”- Cecilia Tran
Come and join our upcoming health and wellbeing sessions hosted by Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership.  We have a variety of sessions open to all staff and volunteers and also a wide range of resources and recordings from previous sessions available on our webpage
To book any of the below sessions please visit our booking page
We will be adding to these sessions on a regular basis so if you would like to be added to our mailing list or have any queries please email

Menopause Awareness at Work- training for all colleagues including partners and family members
(Multiple dates available)
Our training is for everyone, those experiencing menopause and those playing a vital support role. Focuses on what menopause is, why and when it happens and ways of managing menopause, participants will also gain confidence in having supportive conversations around menopause and how to get the right support together including the important role a partner, team or family member can play in supporting someone through menopause.

It’s Time to Talk About Menopause- session for Line Managers
(Multiple dates available)
Aimed at line managers with interactive discussions on reasonable adjustments and conversations. We cover why we’re talking about menopause now, what it is, its symptoms and ways of managing them, reasonable adjustments, and how to have a supportive conversation. Includes line manager guidance booklet for all attendees

Menopause: Race and Cultural Differences
June 8th 1300-1345
Join Deborah Garlick as she chats with Dr. Tonye Wokoma on the important subject of race and cultural differences in the workplace. Dr. Tonye has been a British Menopause Society specialist for over 10 years and is an experienced Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Community Gynaecology. Do not miss this fascinating discussion where Dr. Tonye will share her insights and experiences on these important topics.

Sleep Support Sessions
All of our live sleep webinars have now taken place but you can still access all of the recordings and additional sleep support materials by going to our ‘Sleep Support Platform’. For access to the sleep platform we have set up a session called ‘Sleep Platform Access’ dated the 27th January 2023. If you book on to this session your booking confirmation will contain details on how to access the platform.

Trauma Recovery, Stress Reduction and Burnout Support Workshops
(Multiple Dates Available)
Rising levels of chronic stress, anxiety, PTSD/trauma, and burnout have been reported across health and social care in the last 18 months. We would like to recognise this and provide additional support to colleagues who are experiencing a negative impact on their wellbeing – whether that’s at work or at home. We are providing Trauma Recovery workshops, facilitated by trauma-integrated therapists and experts in their fields of mental health recovery.  Please visit our booking page for more information

Headache and Migraine Awareness Session
June 30th 1200-1300
Neurologist Professor Fayyaz Ahmed is joining us to deliver an information session on headaches and migraines- this session with cover things such as different types of headache, secondary headaches and how to recognise them, various types of migraines and impact of migraines on Activities of Daily Living.  It will also cover how to treat acutely, what preventive treatments are available and current recommendations for both acute and preventive treatments
This session is open to anybody and may be helpful to those suffering with headaches and/or migraines and line managers/ colleagues who want to understand how they can support those individuals

Humber and North Yorkshire Coaching Network Masterclasses
If you want to sharpen your coaching skills then this CPD programme of masterclasses is for you! Join the Humber and North Yorkshire Coaching Network to access any of the following sessions free of charge.
The masterclasses are for any coach either qualified at ILM level 5 or above or in training to advance their coaching practice. This training is open to all those working and volunteering in health and social care and is aimed towards those wishing to advance their coaching knowledge and therefore you will need to have previously engaged in foundational coach training.  Bookings can be made here through the schedule section.

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:


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 –


Lloyds Bank Foundation
From 29th July 2022 we will be closed to new funding applications as we prepare to launch our new strategy in October. We will be accepting new applications from eligible small and local charities up until 5pm Friday 29th July 2022. Should you wish to apply before that date you can do so here. We aim to give all charities a decision within four months.

We want to ensure all grants that are part of our 2018 – 2022 strategy Reaching Further can be made this year. This enables us to prioritise the assessment of these applications while developing our new funding programme which will open later this year.

We encourage all eligible charities to apply for an unrestricted £50,000 grant by 29 July. Alongside the funding, charities will have access to capacity building support from specialist consultants or colleagues from Lloyds Banking Group.

If you would like to hear from us as soon as our funding reopens, you can sign up for our email alert here.


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

For more information on the Armed Forces Covenant visit:

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

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

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


Other funding available:

Funding for Local Groups to Help With Cost-of-Living Rise and Refugees in the UK
Government Announces £3m Platinum Jubilee Village Hall Improvement Grant Fund
Grants for Children and Young People in UK
Versus Arthritis Announces Deadline for Funding Activities in England
Funding for Community Facilities and Environmental Improvements in Communities Near Veolia Sites in England
Grants for School Music Equipment
Applications Invited for Youth Investment Fund (YIF) Phase 2 Pilot
Business and Financial Support for Black and Minoritised Communities in England
UK Community Ownership Fund to Open for Round 2 on 10 June
Jubilee fund creates boost for village halls – GOV.UK (

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:

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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

Message Sent By
David Hudson
(OPCC, Communications and Engagement Manager, Humberside)


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.

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