Fortnightly Update from ERVAS – 27.11.2020

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Fortnightly Update from ERVAS - 27.10.2020

Contents
ERVAS Services Update
Voluntary Sector Updates
National Voluntary Sector Updates
Fraud, Scams and Digital Updates
Health Updates
Community Safety Updates
Funding News
GOV.UK Updates
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ERVAS Services Update


 
Volunteen Mentors & Champions Training Workshop

As part of this workshop, you can expect to:

  1. Understand the work of Volunteen, VYPER and ERVAS
  2. Know how to recruit and support young people to volunteer or find an opportunity
  3. Learn how to encourage groups, organisations and communities to spread the Volunteen message amongst staff and young people
When?  Wednesday 2 December at 10 am
Where?  Via Zoom

Book your place online

 
 
Trustees – roles & responsibilities
This course will cover the roles and responsibilities for Trustees.

It is aimed at both trustees and the people that work with them and provides a basic understanding of their duties and the different roles they have.

Course aims:
  • To provide an overview of the responsibilities and duties of a trustee
  • To help you understand your governing document
  • To explore the different roles, such as Chair
  • To provide hints and tips for ensuring a successful governance
This training is delivered as part of the Beyond Our Four Walls project (in partnership with the HEY Smile Foundation – Funded by The National Lottery Community Fund).

When?  Thursday 3 December at 10 am
Where?  Via Zoom

Book your place online
 
Exploring current East Riding Youth Provision and future needs and partnerships
This meeting is an opportunity for groups/services working with young people in East Riding to come together and explore the current youth provision, the needs of young people across the area and future partnerships.

When?  Tuesday 8 December at  2 pm
Where?  Via Zoom

Book your place online
 
Your Guide to Grants
The emphasis of the training is to allow participants to get ready to apply for funding from Trusts and Foundations and to deliver a successful project.

Course aims:
  • To provide an overview of the types of grant funding
  • To show you where and how to look for grant funding
  • To help you get ‘fit for funding’
  • To outline the basics of applying for grant funding
  • To look at the management and monitoring of a successful project
When?  Wednesday 9 December at  10 am
Where?  Via Zoom

Book your place online
 
Fraud & Cyber Awareness Webinar – SJP Law
Join us for another webinar with Devan Witter BEM from ERVAS.

This workshop covers all you need to know, to stay protected from fraudsters and cyber criminals during this time.

We will discuss the art of how criminals manipulate people to obtain confidential information. It’s definitely better to be aware of these tactics.

The session will be run using the Zoom software (www.zoom.us), so your laptop, mobile phone or tablet device will need this downloading before the session. This session will be made available after via our e-learning platform.
When?  Wednesday 9 December at  1 pm
Where?  Via Zoom

Book your place online

 
Keeping Young People Safe Online
Join us for another webinar with Devan Witter BEM from ERVAS and PC Alistair Kennedy from the Humberside Police Cyber Crime Unit.

This workshop covers all you need to know, to stay protected from fraudsters and cyber criminals during this time, this session will also focus on: Keeping Young People Safe Online.

We will discuss the art of how criminals manipulate people to obtain confidential information. It’s definitely better to be aware of these tactics.

The session will be run using the Zoom software (www.zoom.us), so your laptop, mobile phone or tablet device will need this downloading before the session. This session will be made available after via our e-learning platform.
When?  Thursday 17 December at  7 pm
Where?  Via Zoom

Book your place online
 
Fraud & Cyber Awareness Webinar
Join us for another webinar with Devan Witter BEM from ERVAS and PC Alistair Kennedy from the Humberside Police Cyber Crime Unit.

This workshop covers all you need to know, to stay protected from fraudsters and cyber criminals during this time.

We will discuss the art of how criminals manipulate people to obtain confidential information. It’s definitely better to be aware of these tactics.

The session will be run using the Zoom software (www.zoom.us), so your laptop, mobile phone or tablet device will need this downloading before the session. This session will be made available after via our e-learning platform.
When?  Saturday 19 December at  11 am
Where?  Via Zoom

Book your place online

 
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.

For further information about how to apply for the grant, please see the guidance notes and application form available on our website and feel free to contact Detty Tyler: detty@ervas.org.uk or Judith Leech: judith@ervas.org.uk if you would like any support with the application.

Find out more

January 2021


We have a number of events coming up in January too. These can all be found on our website or click the relevant headings below: 

Training:
Monday 11 January - Fraud and Cyber Awareness
1pm   and   7pm
Thursday 14 January - Managing your Charity
Thursday 14 January - Your Digital Footprint, Social Engineering and Staying Safe Online Webinar
1pm   and   7pm
Sunday 17 January - Keeping Young People Safe Online
Wednesday 20 January - Your Guide to a Winning Bid
Thursday 28 January - Business Planning

Events:
Tuesday 19 January - Bridlington Virtual Youth Coalition
Monday 25 January - Working with Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities Network Meeting

East Riding of Yorkshire Council – COVID-19 Tier Announcement
 
Residents of the East Riding are being urged to follow new COVID-19 safety guidance from next Wednesday (2, December) with the news that the area will move into Tier 3 (Very High) when the national lockdown restrictions end.

The Government has today announced that the East Riding, along with the Humber area, will all be in the highest of the three-level restrictions system, Tier 3.

Ministers have made decisions on which areas are in which tiers based on factors such as how quickly infection rates are rising or falling, the ratio of positive tests and the current and projected pressure on the NHS.

Some of the key aspects of Tier 3 restrictions are:
  • No mixing of different households indoors or outdoors, including hospitality venues and private gardens
  • The rule of six applies in outdoor public spaces such as parks
  • Pubs and restaurants closed, except for take-away and delivery services
  • Indoor entertainment venues closed
  • Accommodation such as hotels, B&Bs, campsites, and guest houses must close. There are several exemptions, such as for those who use these venues as their main residence, and those requiring the venues where it is reasonably necessary for work or education and training
  • Guidance against travelling in and out of Tier 3 areas
  • Personal care, such as hairdressing, is allowed
The Tier restrictions will come into effect from the beginning of Wednesday, 2 December (00.01). Until then, the national lockdown restrictions will remain in place. The Government has said it will review tier allocations by 16 December.

Further information about the Tier 3 restrictions and what you can and cannot do, along with advice about helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and what support is available to residents and businesses, is available at www.eastriding.gov.uk/3stepstosafety 

Voluntary Sector Updates


Bridgit launches Carer Support Service for struggling unpaid carers 

Bridgit launches a new carer video call support service Your Time, designed to support the 6.5 million unpaid carers across the UK.
 
Bridgit, a carer support organisation based in East Yorkshire, are launching a new Carer Support Service called Your Time, designed to provide personalised support and guidance to the 6.5m unpaid carers across the UK through arranging video calls between unpaid carers and trained Bridgit Care Coaches. This service goes live from the 26th of November.
 
Carers tackle challenges everyday such as loneliness, financial issues, struggles with their mental health, and confusion about what the best course of action is for them and their loved one. The needs of carers are frequently overlooked; often they are so focussed on caring for others that they forget to care for themselves.
 
Carers no longer have to struggle alone.
 
 They can go onto the Bridgit website and book telephone or video calls with a trained Care Coach, who will talk them through any difficulties they are having and will help the carer come to a practical solution. Bridgit’s Care Coaches will also help carers set achievable goals so they can feel confident about their future.

For any queries relating to this service, get in touch with natalie@bridgit.care.

Visit website


Beverley FM Update

Listen out to Beverley FM’s Breakfast Show at just after 8am on weekdays from 1st December  to hear who is joining in the two giant Advent calendars in the town. Both Beverley Minster and St Mary’s Church are giving space outside their buildings to the artwork of community groups and schools, in the run-up to Christmas Day.
 
Meanwhile, charities and organisations including ERVAS are taking part in radio Christmas cards on Beverley FM. Listen out for their festive messages as they thank local people for their support over a difficult 2020.
 
Volunteer-run Beverley FM also broadcasts local news on weekdays at 7 & 8am , 4 and 5pm, and on Saturdays at 8 and 9am. Listen on 107.8FM, online at beverleyfm.com or on smartphones and smartspeakers.
 
Send any stories to studio@beverleyfm.com.


BillboardTV - November 2020 Edition

Once again, I attach the link for the latest edition of BillboardTV, which marks its third anniversary covering arts and culture in the eastern counties. The show was premiered last night on YouTube.
 
Watch now
 
East Yorkshire content in this edition includes features on two local writers – Nick Quantrill and Val Wood. We also preview pantomime at Junction Goole.

The show also covers reviews of literature, music, film and the arts from across East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
 
Please share the link to give wider coverage to our work as dedicated volunteers from Hammond House Publishing, promoting the regional arts scene in a unique video show.
 
The East Yorkshire reporter is Tony Barker: billboardtvuk@gmail.com.
 
Best wishes,

Tony Barker
BillboardTV


ReFresh Update

ReFresh, Hull City Council’s confidential drug and alcohol support service for under 19’s and their families is now available online.

The service always had a presence on the council’s website but now has its own dedicated site.  www.refreshhull.org.uk

The accompanying press release to mark the launch is below:
ReFresh Hull goes online to support city’s young people - Hull CC News


Make Your Mark Vote

East Riding Voluntary Action Services is a registered link for young people living in East Riding to be able to participate in the Make Your Mark survey, please share with your young people or support them to do this so that they can have their say on national and local issues.  This will then help us to take forward actions with them via our youth voice and influence work.
 
The survey asks them if they are completing this as part of their school/youth organisation, they can put East Riding Voluntary Action Services in here if they like, and their votes will form part of our East Riding wide response.  Alternatively they can put another registered group/school or say they are completing it on their own.
 
If you would like to have any further information or support in regard to Make Your Mark, please feel free to contact Devan Witter or Detty Tyler.

Make Your Mark today

National Voluntary Sector Updates


NAVCA Update

Spending Review 2020
On Wednesday 25 November Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered his Spending Review to Parliament. Click here to see the full documents published by the Government.
 
Handily for us, two lovely people in the shape of Jay Kennedy, DSC and Richard Sagar, Charity Finance Group put together their thoughts pretty much straightaway and you can read them below:

Ndidi Okezie: ‘We have to give young people hope’
In this recent Third Sector article Emily Burt talks to Ndidi Okezie - the chief executive of UK Youth - about a turbulent first year in post, actively listening to young people, and her ‘strange’ OBE.
 
“Problems with digital inequality, health and safety and online safety, mental health – none of these things were new to us, but there was a broader societal awakening to them, and all of those issues were most certainly exacerbated by Covid.
 
“We did not have the option to close shop and figure out what we were going to do, because we exist for the youth sector, and needed to be there for these organisations.” 
 
Click here for the full article.

The new social value framework: taking the social value act one step further
Webinar: 2pm, 9 December

The Social Value Act requires consideration of how procurement can help improve social, economic and environmental wellbeing. The government is introducing a new framework to take greater account of the additional social value suppliers or providers bring to delivery of services.
 
This event will help your organisation to prepare for the implementation of this framework, which will apply to central government procurement exercises from 1 January 2021.
 
Click here to register

Care2's toolkits and guides
Care2 creates and curates a bunch of free guides each year. Download and discover these latest strategies in nonprofit fundraising and communications.
 
They include topics such as:
 
  • Online fundraising
  • Email marketing
  • The power of images
  • Online advocacy
Fundraising Regulator publishes evaluation of the Fundraising Preference Service
The Fundraising Regulator has published an independent evaluation of the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS), the service that allows members of the public to stop direct marketing communications from fundraising organisations registered in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
Click here to view the report and the recommendations.

Office for Civil Society Update

Coronavirus Community Support Fund awarded to 8,250 charities
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden today confirmed that the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF) has been fully allocated, with 8,250 small and medium organisations receiving grants.
 
The money has helped a wide range of causes working on the front line of the pandemic, from FC United’s project to help vulnerable families in Manchester, to Re-engage, a charity supporting older people at risk of social isolation across the country.
 
Distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, it is part of the Government’s £750 million support package for charities announced earlier this year. Since its launch in May, the Coronavirus Community Support Fund has directed cash to organisations who provide key services and support vulnerable people.
 
Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said:
 
“Charities are there when we need them the most, and this emergency funding has kept their doors open during the biggest crisis for a generation.
 
Our £200 million Coronavirus Community Support Fund has reached thousands of worthy causes in communities across the country, ensuring they can be there for millions of vulnerable people and families.”
 
To find out more, click here.


Children England Update

Inquiry into home education
The Education Select Committee is holding an inquiry into home education, which is becoming increasingly popular as a choice for families. Committee Chair Robert Halfon MP has shared a summary of some questions and answers from its oral evidence session, as well as a link to the parliamentary recording, on Twitter.

Safer internet resources 
With just over two months to go until Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 9th February), the UK Safer Internet Centre is delighted to announce that they have launched the Safer Internet Day Educational resources. This year their educational resources are focussing on the theme of reliability online and how we can work together to create #AnInternetWeTrust. The free resources explore how young people can separate fact from fiction and are tailored for 3-7s7-11s, 11-14s14-18s and parents and carers, along with guidance for educators. 


NYA Guidance remains at Amber level

** Following the Prime Ministers statement on 31 October 2020 we can confirm that the youth sector moves into RED on the readiness framework. **

RED

  • Online and digital youth services
  • Detached/outdoor local youth services
  • 1-2-1 sessions with high-need young people (indoors)
  • Small group work session indoors with high need young people (consistent with social distancing guidelines)

(Version 3.2)

The NYA has not been funded to provide this guidance to the youth sector. Please support us by donating here.

Fraud, Scams and Digital Updates


NTS Scam Alert

Pensioners targeted and held down by Black Country burglary gang
Elderly people have been targeted by the gang in at least 15 distraction burglaries committed last month across the Wolverhampton, Sandwell and Walsall boroughs, West Midlands Police said.

The men have been posing as police officers, water board engineers and gardeners to trick their way into the people's homes. more

Dodgy North East fish seller placed behind bars
Cumbria Trading Standards and Cumbria Constabulary have helped the National Trading Standards North East Regional Investigations Team put a fraudulent cold calling fish seller behind bars.

John Mills, aged 50 of Chester-le-Street was sentenced on Friday 30 October at Teesside Crown Court to 60 months in prison, reduced to 40 months for an early guilty plea. more

Amazon Prime customers warned of scam phone calls
Consumers have been warned not to fall prey to criminals who are targeting Amazon Prime customers, many of whom became members for the first time during the Covid-19 crisis.

Victims are being tricked into downloading software that lets criminals access their bank accounts. more

HMRC smishing tax scam targets UK banking customers
An advanced HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) tax rebate scam is targeting UK residents via text messages (SMS).

The smishing campaign is concerning as it employs multiple HMRC phishing domains and tactics, with new domains added every day as older ones get flagged by spam filters. more

Clone firm scam: ‘I lost £50,000 days before criminals were flagged by FCA’
Penny was looking for better returns at the beginning of June, so she looked around online and put her details into a site.

She received a call a few days later from someone who claimed to be calling on behalf of a firm called Maxagon Kapital.
“I did check the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) register and there was no warning at the time,” said Penny. more

Warning of fake social media post targeting Gloucestershire residents
Police are warning of a fake social media post that is targeting those living in Gloucestershire.

It's a link circulating on social media which claimed that a 10-year old girl named Majka was abducted in Cheltenham on Sunday 8th November. more

'Free' Cadbury’s chocolate hamper warning as thousands of sweet-toothed Brits tricked
Researchers at Parliament Street uncovered a dodgy Facebook group called "Cadbury Rewards" with a message from someone calling themselves "Anna Burton" claiming to be a regional manager at the chocolate company.

The post claims Cadbury's is offering the giveaway to celebrate its 126th birthday, but almost everything about it is wrong. more

New guide - Could you spot a romance fraudster?

A new romance fraud e-booklet has been developed by Thames Valley Police’s Economic Crime Unit alongside Dr Elisabeth Carter, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Forensic Linguist at the University of Roehampton.

You can view the full details and get a copy of the booklet on the FraudWatch website. 

Visit FraudWatch

Citizens Advice Cold Calls

We are aware that people have received cold calls claiming to be from Citizens Advice. The caller claims that “the government” has notified CitA that the person concerned has debt issues and is therefore being contacted. The caller then tries to obtain personal information.
 
We would never cold call and are updating our website to reinforce this.
 
If anyone is aware of clients/contacts receiving this sort of call please let us know as we are keeping national Citizens Advice in the loop.

Message from:
Citizens Advice Hull and East Riding
01482 328990
 
 
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Get Safe Online
 
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  Safe Online Christmas Shopping

 
 
Good afternoon,

This Christmas more of us than ever before will be shopping online for our presents. 

Attached is a useful guide to provide helpful tips on how to avoid being a victim of online fraud whilst online shopping. 

We hope this is useful - for more useful tips on staying safe online simply visit getsafeonline.org 

All the best, 
The Get Safe Online team
Attachments
Safe Online Christmas Shopping.pdf - 728.0 KB
Message Sent By
Get Safe Online Admin (Get Safe Online, Content Director, National)

The North East Business Resilience Centre (NEBRC) Update

With non-essential shops still closed, are you ordering items online for your business? Online shopping is likely to become a regular procurement process in your organisation if it’s not already. But would you know what to do if something went wrong while shopping on the internet?
 
The Citizens Advice service have launched their #SafeShopper campaign for National Consumer Week. Their aim is to educate us all on what our rights are and how we can resolve things like a refund not being processed or an ordered item turning out to be fake.

You can view their advice page here

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday taking place soon, this is a timely reminder to be vigilant with cyber security and be aware of the help that is available if there’s a problem.

Be mindful of which sites you place your orders with, choosing only trusted brands and website which display the padlock icon next to the URL. Avoid clicking on links in unexpected emails and take the stance that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.

Protect your organisation by staying alert when ordering online and cautious when making the most of deals on these special shopping days.

You can read our recent blog post with guidance for Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping here

Catalyst Update

How to get staff on board with digital
We look at some tried and tested techniques that digital leads can use to help inspire other staff members to become champions for digital. 

Join us for a free digital networking session 
Next Wednesday (December 2nd) at 4pm, Chris Thorpe (CAST's Technology & Digital Strategy Lead) will facilitate 'Ways of Working: Developing for openness and reuse'. Chris will share a presentation and then lead a Q&A session. Open to all digital, data and design experts - book your free place here.

The best webinar platforms for charities
With traditional seminar formats off-limits at present, charities are increasingly turning to webinar formats in order to share information and knowledge. Charity Digital takes a look at some of the best platforms for charities and other non-profit organisations, listing pros, cons and pricing for each. 

NAVCA Digital Update
 
The New Rules for Email Deliverability
Internet Service Providers are cracking down on high-volume email senders, such that even legitimate organisations are suffering. The best practices of the past few years are no longer sufficient. To prevent plummeting inbox rates - or to begin recovering from a recent penalty - you will need to quickly embrace the new rules of email deliverability.
 
Click here to download a paper that will help improve the health of your email list and stop your messages going straight to spam.
 
Canva's design elements and principles
The helpful folks at Canva have created an infographic (of course they have) to outline the 20 most important design principles.
 
This will be of great use to design beginners but also those of us who have been doing it a while and maybe need to refresh our thinking.
 
Click here for an article about the importance of lines and colour.
 
TikTok for charities
Is Tik Tok the right space for your charity?
 
How do you create relevant, engaging content in a seemingly exclusive culture such as Tik Tok?
 
This article looks into the latest social media hotspot and addresses the questions that charities want and need to know the answers to around this platform.
 
Click here to read.

Health Updates


East Riding CCG Update

 

Join the PRINCIPLE trial
COVID-19 has affected the lives of everybody within the UK and the rest of the world. Finding safe and effective treatments has been the drive of researchers at the University of Oxford and right now, you have an opportunity to help. PRINCIPLE is a national priority trial to find treatments for COVID-19. They are looking for volunteers aged 65 or over, OR aged between 50 and 64 with an underlying health condition.

To be eligible to take part, you must be unwell with Covid-19 symptoms, and have had them for less than 14 days. No face to face visits are needed.

Visit the website www.principletrial.org.

Community Safety Updates

  
Launch of new counter terrorism website actearly.uk
Radicalisation is the process by which a person comes to support terrorism and extremist ideologies. If you are worried someone close to you is becoming radicalised act early and seek help. The sooner you reach out, the quicker the person you care about can be protected from being groomed and exploited by extremists.  
 
Police forces across the country have specially trained Prevent officers who work with professionals in health, education, local authorities and charities, as well as faith and community groups to help vulnerable people move away from extremism. They are here to listen and offer help and advice. Receiving support is voluntary.  
 
Friends and family are best placed to spot the signs, so trust your instincts and share your concerns in confidence.  
 
They can help if you act early. You won't be wasting police time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.   
 
To find out more about how to help someone close to you visit actearly.uk
  

We want your feedback
We are always trying to find new ways to improve how we communicate with our communities and we know that many of you use Facebook to get information about your local community and to socialise online with others in your area.

Below is a link to a very short questionnaire which should take 1-2 minutes to complete.  It’s about which local Facebook community groups you use, that our local policing teams could access to share information about your local area.

COMPLETE SURVEY HERE

I would be really grateful if you could spare the time to help us so that we can make sure we continue to provide relevant and timely information to our communities.

Thank you.
Message Sent By
Michael 8366 (Police, Communications, Humberside)
  
Awareness of Fabricated and Induced Illness on-line training

Aims:

  • To increase knowledge of safeguarding children roles and responsibilities in relation to fabricated and induced illness.
Objectives of the course:
  • To understand what is meant by FII and the ways in which children present symptoms to health professionals and others
  • To understand the impact of FII on children and young people
  • To understand the motivation and beliefs that underpin FII
  • To be aware of the way in which FII could present in their work setting
  • To know how to respond to suspected cases of FII
* This training course will be delivered via Teams so you will need to have access to technology that allows you to participate with screen, sound and microphone. If you’re new to using Microsoft Teams, please follow the links for guidance on how to:
Join a meeting without a Teams account https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/office/join-a-meeting-without-a-teams-accountc6efc38f-4e03-4e79-b28f-e65a4c039508  
Join a meeting with a Teams account https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/join-a-meeting-in-teams-1613bb53-f3fa-431e85a9-d6a91e3468c9
_____________________________________________________________
Course Date and Application
Date / Time Wednesday 2 December 09:30 – 12:30
 
Name  
Role  
Agency  
Email  

Please email to ERSCP.training@eastriding.gov.uk
A link to the Teams Meeting will be emailed to you and this will be confimation of your place.
  
Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) - A briefing for key learning and practice improvement around the process for allegations

This briefing will explain how allegations of abuse made against individuals who work with children and young people in any setting is managed, how and when to make a referral and what the LADO criteria is.

As an authority, we need to ensure Managers and Designated Safeguarding Leads are aware of their statutory duty in line with this process.

We strongly recommend attendance at these meetings for all invited, as this will strengthen our ability as an authority to be consistent in our approach to allegations of abuse.  All participants will receive an email with a link to access the briefings.

This briefing will be certificated.
The briefings will be held over a number of dates and times on Microsoft Teams:
 
Thursday 12th November 1.00pm - 2.00 pm
 
Wednesday 18th November 9.30am - 10.30am
 _____________________________________________________________

Course Date and Application:
Name …………………………………………………………….…………………….
 
Job Title ………………………………………………………….……………………
 
Department …………………………………………………………………………………
 
Tel no …………………………    E-mail ……………………………………………
 
Date Time – Microsoft Teams
Thursday 10th December 2020 9.30 - 10.30am
 
Please return completed form to:
Email: stephanie.regan@eastriding.gov.uk (Subject heading: LADO Briefing)

Funding News

 
Voice4Change Covid-19 Grants Programme
Applications for round 2 of the Voice4Change Covid-19 Grants Programme open today (Wednesday 25 November) at 1pm. The fund supports Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) led community groups and organisations that work primarily with BAME communities. To be considered for support, organisations should have an annual income of under £200,000, although organisations with larger incomes will be considered in exceptional circumstances. Grants of between £5000 and £10,000 are available to organisations that deliver the following services:
 
COVID 19 services. Groups can apply for help with current costs if their funding has been affected by the pandemic.
Mental health and well-being services, particularly to those who have been further impacted by COVID 19
Sports activities to tackle BAME inequalities and help with the impact of COVID 19
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday 3 December. Find out more https://voice4change-england.com/covid-19-grants-programme/

2021 Positive Activity Grants Launched
The Youth & Family Support (YFS) service  of the East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) are very pleased to announce the 2021 Positive Activity Grant (PAG) will be opening for applications on noon 2 November 2020.
 
This year we have three bands of grants available: -
  • Band A – For Voluntary Youth organisations that have delivered face to face Positive Activities for young people during Covid-19 in East Riding.
Maximum of three awards of £5,000 each
  • Band B – For Voluntary Youth organisations that have delivered online/digital youth work or the occasional youth event during Covid-19.
Maximum of two awards up to £3,000
  • Band C – For Voluntary Youth organisations that have not been able to deliver
any provision during Covid-19 but need funding to re-open when able to.
Maximum of nine awards up to £1,000

Since 2013 the Council has provided £375,000 to nearly 200 different youth groups across the East Riding helping to create new youth projects and support existing youth groups.
 
Kevin Allen – YFS Service Manager commented: “2020 has been an unusual year with Covid-19 changing how we all work and provide services. Youth projects across the country have been hit hard, so it my pleasure to announce the £30,000 PAG award for 2021, that will play a part in supporting the valued projects that offer positive diversionary activities to young people aged 9 to 24 across the East Riding.”
 
We particularly welcome applications from organisations that can deliver provision for targeted and vulnerable young people from areas of urban and rural deprivation within the East Riding.
 
All organisations applying for a PAG award must be registered with Beecan at www.beecan.org  and contact the team at hive@heysmilefoundation.org to organise and complete a Development plan by the 31 January 2021.
 
For further information please contact from Darron Lawer - YFS Community & Partnership Officer – Mobile  : 07796697940 or  
email darron.lawer@eastriding.gov.uk

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.

Find out more

GOV.UK Updates

 

Commission finds trustees failed to protect charity from founder who misused funds
The Charity Commission has disqualified the founder of Kenya Community Support Network

Regulator issues Official Warning to poverty relief charity over failures to manage conflicts of interest
Inquiry into Combined Funds Limited leads to improved governance

Charity regulator criticises Buddhist charity for putting students at risk of harm
Inquiry found former trustees failed to recognise seriousness of allegations against spiritual leader

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