ERVAS E-Bulletin 20th March 2019

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ERVAS E-Bulletin - 20th March 2019
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Help to Make Things BettER Survey
East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd are carrying out a survey across the area to find out what things could make a positive difference to people living and working in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

This will help us to make sure that our current services and resources are being used in the best way possible, and also may help us to bring in additional funding to meet the needs that you tell us about.

Therefore it would be very much appreciated if you could complete the following 4 questions by the 15th July 2019.

Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund

Use the link above to enter the survey.

Events & Training
Details of all events and training taking place within the East Riding of Yorkshire are listed on our website above, however here is an overview of this month's events.

Financial Modelling Workshop 
26 March 2019 - 9.30 am to 3.30pm 
Britannia Royal Hotel, 170 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UF 
This full day workshop will cover a number of key financial issues project applicants will need to consider before applying for ESIF funding. 
The event will cover ESIF funding models in relation to ESF and ERDF including category of region and general principles with delegate activities to help apply these in practice.   

An Introduction to Funding - 2nd to 3rd April and 9th to 10th April
Carol Ideson provides a comprehensive and professional bid writing service to charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire using her extensive experience and success in producing funding applications to Trusts, Foundations, and Charities, Big Lottery, European Funding and contract tenders.

The Course will cover;

  • Type of funding – What are the different types of funding available?
  • Funder’s eligibility – What is the criteria they look for and are you eligible?
  • Funding applications – What are the different types of funding?
  • Searching for funding – How do you find the funding you want, where to look and how to keep informed.
  • Applications – What are the different types of application processes and what should a good application include?
  • Application content – What will applications ask and where can you get the information needed?
  • Research and evidence – How and where to research?
  • Supporting documents – What are these?
  • Budgets – What does good budget look like?
  • Case studies and funding application examples
Please note this is a 2-day course

Local-Links Website
Please follow the link above to direct you to the Local-Links website.

For more details about these events please visit our website

Local-Links is a platform that you can use to find out what organisations are running events and clubs around your local area. Find out who is running a book club that you have been wanting to find or maybe you just want to find a coffee morning to go to and meet some new friends.

Funding News
Funding Portal
Please see the link above for more details on funding news and charitable grants around the east Riding.
Here are a few 

Roos Wind Farm Community Benefit Fund - Deadline 1st April
RES, the British independent renewable energy company that developed the nine turbine wind farm,  has established a Community Fund  to provide £36,000 per year (index linked) to support local community projects during the lifetime of the wind farm. 
Completed applications to the Fund must demonstrate that their activities will benefit the communities living and working within 5km of Roos Post Office. This area includes the parishes of Burton Pidsea, Rimswell, Halsham and Roos.

Routh Wind Farm Community Fund - Deadline: 31st March 2019
POTENTIAL FUNDING for: Charitable, Educational, Community, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Activities and
Community Amenities in the East Riding of Yorkshire with a preference for applications for projects within the proximity of the wind farm. 
For further information contact:
Telephone: 01482 391655
Address: Routh Wind Farm Community Fund, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Burnby Hall, The Balk, Pocklington, YO42 2QF



To see all vacancies within Hull and East Riding areas then visit our website at

Please find details of legislative updates such as information from and any safeguarding news or articles.
Find weekly bulletins from Hull Safeguarding Children's Board and NSPCC. 
Community News
Details of news resources and articles taking place within the East Riding of Yorkshire are listed in the above link , however here is an overview of this month's news.

R-Evolution Programme

Horticultural Skills
Teaches trainees a broad range of horticultural skills including working on
formal gardens, allotment sites and nature walks. The public gardens will
be open to the community, allowing the trainees to share their successes.

Bike Maintenance 
Teaches trainees to service, repair and build a variety of cycles. A large
majority of the bikes produced, are then donated to children in schools.
Life Coaching Skills
Life coaching is a part of all our programmes. It helps people identify and
work towards realistic goals, increasing confidence, self esteem and


Find an Opportunity
Youth Opportunities
If you have any queries on volunteering pleases contact us on 01482 871077 or email us at .

Please follow the top link (light blue) above to take you to the nationwide Volunteering website 'Do-It'. This website hosts a huge array of volunteering opportunities around the nation. Just type in your postcode, location or activity you are searching for and it will bring up all the volunteering opportunities relating to your search criteria. 

Follow the bottom link (dark blue) to be directed to the Volunteen website where you can browse volunteering opportunities for young people. just like the Do-It website key in your search criteria see your results.

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