ERVAS E-Bulletin 3rd April 2019

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ERVAS E-Bulletin - 3rd April 2019
Please note that all headings below are clickable links which will direct you to the appropriate pages.

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.

StereNotyping Event - Tuesday 30th April 9:30am to 12pm

This event is being offered in partnership with East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd and HeadStart Hull. A group of young people have come together and created a range of resources and information to address the issue of stereotyping.

You are invited to attend the StereNOtyping event at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hull, where the young people will take the lead and present to you their resources and encourage conversations about the 7 stereotypes they have chosen to raise awareness of.

An Introduction to Funding -  Tuesday 9th to Wednesday 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 

The ScrewFix Foundation
The Screwfix Foundation support projects that will fix, repair, maintain and improve properties and community facilities for people in need throughout the UK. Funding of up to £5,000 is available. 

The Masonic Foundation
The Foundation makes grants to registered charities in England and Wales working with people affected by poverty and disadvantage, sickness or disability, or barriers to education and employment. Current funding categories are:
  • Creating the best start in life for disadvantaged children and young people
  • Reducing isolation in later life
  • Medical research into degenerative disease
  • Care services in the hospice sector
 The above information was taken from Beware of the Bull Funding News


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.

Sewerby 'Have a Field Day' - Thursday 11th April

Get involved at the Sewerby 'Have a Field Day', where you can enjoy outdoor activities such as golf, nerf zone, football, dance, climbing wall and you can even get your face painted.

The Community Dance Project

Dance movement Therapy for all to enjoy, linking communities and improving health and well being. 

Sessions take place in a fun, friendly, warm & supportive atmosphere, helping to develop body awareness, self awareness, body confidence, self confidence, concentration, social interaction, communication skills, coordination, spatial awareness, rhythmic awareness,  increase mobility, flexibility, balance, breathing, efficiency, stamina and experience an increased sense of relaxation.

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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