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Unfortunately there will be no update next week, we will resume the week after.
ERVAS Services Update
S.E.N.D. Networking and Information Session
Do you work or volunteer in East Riding of Yorkshire with children or young people who have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (S.E.N.D.) or their families?
Do you want to find out more about how we can all work together to improve local services across the area?
If the answer to these questions is YES, then YOU are invited to this event.
FREE Workshop:- Understanding Validation, Mental Health and Resilience with Josh Connolly
Josh will talk through his journey from a childhood involving trauma, an unsettled early adulthood to where he is now. Recognising his strengths and building on them he has turned his life around. He will tell you his story, talk through what adults can do to help young people but also about the importance of looking after yourself too.
When? Thursday 3 September at 10am Where? Via Zoom
Save the date: FREE Workshop:- Understanding Charity Digital
Charity Digital was established in 2001 to help other charities accelerate their missions using digital technology. Before its rebrand in July 2019, the organisation was called Tech Trust.
They partner with leading technology providers to deliver the UK’s only software donation platform, Charity Digital Exchange. Their services improve digital awareness and access, connect charities to the digital expertise and talent they need, and raise the bar for digital skills and understanding for non-profit organisations of all kinds.
More information on this webinar will be released soon, please email us to express an interest in this workshop.
When? Thursday 15 September at 10am Where? Via Zoom
Seed are a team—we work together to provide a service to both sufferers and carers, to provide support in a non judgemental environment, with care, compassion and sensitivity. Seed now need your help to fundraise and give the sustainability to continue supporting YOU!
University study launched to explore perceptions of plastic amid COVID-19
People are being asked whether COVID-19 has changed their use and perceptions of plastics as part of a new University of Hull study.
The pandemic has seen people turn to protective equipment such as face masks, gloves and gowns – commonly made of plastic – as a way of keeping themselves and their loved ones safe.
Environmental experts, including the University’s Professor Dan Parsons, have recently warned COVID-19 could also have a dramatic effect on the usage and consumption of single-use plastic.
Now, a team at the University have launched a new national online survey to explore the subject, and how the pandemic has altered how people view the use and consumption of plastics across the country.
Barely a quarter of charities’ coronavirus fund for England allocated
Barely a quarter of a £200m emergency coronavirus fund for small charities in England has been allocated, and still less paid out, even though Rishi Sunak promised money would be distributed “at pace” when he announced the fund in early April.
More than 10,000 charities have applied for grants from the coronavirus community support fund (CCSF) for England, many of them struggling to survive the impact of the crisis on their regular fundraising.
Voluntary sector leaders who have grown increasingly alarmed at the delay in allocating the cash have reacted angrily to disclosure that the applications are also being privately vetted by consultants PricewaterhouseCoopers, which has been awarded a £1.4m contract for the work.
Food insecurity exposed by COVID-19
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s COVID-19 and Food Supply Report has found that the pandemic has exacerbated food insecurity for millions of people. The use of UK food banks almost doubled during lockdown, with a significant spike in demand from people with children.
Recognising that the situation is likely to worsen, a cross-party group of MPs has called on Government to urgently appoint a ‘Minister for Food Security’.
The new Minister would work across Government departments to collect robust data and deliver sustainable change. The report also urges the Government to consult on whether a ‘right to food’ should be put in legislation.
The #NeverMoreNeeded website is here and ready for you to use!
To fuel you all with content and activities to keep banging the #NeverMoreNeeded drum, the #NeverMoreNeeded website is now live. Click here.
We are adding new and sparkling content to it all the time – so if you think there’s something missing give us a shout.
The website – and the campaign – is a collaborative project – you can see who’s involved here.
‘Please give me space’ social distancing cards or badges
The Government has published badges that can be used to show that the person carrying them may have difficulties or concerns with regards to maintaining social distancing. They can be used to signal to others around them that they need to pay attention and be given space.
These products include images for your phone or to print and carry whilst you are in public.
Trustee Vacancies with The Institute for Voluntary Action Research
As an independent research charity that works closely with people and organisations that are striving for social change, IVAR is looking for people who bring life experience and a passion for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. They are hoping to build a board that reflects the diversity of communities that they seek to serve.
This questionnaire aims to understand cyber security adoption within Small Medium sized Enterprise (SME) with under 250 employees. Any SME owner or team member with responsibility for cyber security can take part. It will take around 6 minutes. This survey is voluntary and anonymous, no individual or company will be identifiable. All data will be stored in accordance with GDPR.
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is often asked, “is the cloud secure?”. This is a natural question, given how much we now rely on it both as individuals and as organisations.
In response to this they are participating in a free webinar from Charity Digital on 13 August to explain (with as little technical jargon as possible) what ‘the cloud’ really means.
They’ll delve into how the NCSC chose it’s cloud services and, critically, why the big security concern with moving to the cloud is not whether the cloud itself is secure, but whether you are using it securely.
29 Email deliverability tips you must know in 2020
No matter how many times you’ve sent out that promotional email, or how clean your list is there are a host of things you may not even know about that can prevent your email from ever reaching someone’s inbox.
With more stringent laws and increasingly sophisticated spam filters, it’s to your benefit to know everything that can affect your email’s deliverability.
Twitter surveys users on possible options for tweet subscriptions
Twitter has recently confirmed that it is working on “subscriptions and other approaches” as potential revenue opportunities, and some users have reported seeing a new Twitter survey asking them about a range of potential options that they might be willing to pay for.
Undo send – An option to recall your sent tweets within a 30-second window
Custom colour options – New ways to customise your Twitter profile
Advanced video publishing tools – The capacity to publish significantly longer videos in your tweets
Auto replies – The capacity to add auto-response options to use in your tweet replies
Messenger Rooms now available via WhatsApp Desktop
Ok if that headline means nothing to you, let me explain – Messenger Rooms is an app within Facebook which was launched this year as a video call for multiple users (like Zoom etc.).
Facebook – being the owners of WhatsApp and a few other things – has now extended this functionality to WhatsApp Desktop. This is something they are in the process of rolling out across different regions so keep an eye out for it as it may be useful for online community meet-ups.
10 Facebook Live tips to follow before, during and after your broadcast
I know from some discussions with our members that they and many of their members are using Facebook Live as a way to host local groups and networks that previously would have met in person. They also tell me that views of these live posts have exceeded the numbers they usually had at the physical meetings.
How Dingley’s Promise used digital to support families
Chief executive Catherine McLeod MBE tells us how the charity has used digital to respond to the pandemic – both during and post lockdown.
One year on…what is Catalyst?
Following the one-year anniversary of our launch, our latest blog explains how we came about, and shares information on our core mission and key services.
What COVID-19 means for the charity sector
COVID-19 has changed the way charities operate, and will continue to do so. Charity Digital explores what this means for the sector – past, present & future.
How The Carers’ Centre is approaching user-centred design
Janine Woodward-Grant explains how our free online Design Hop workshop is helping The Carers’ Centre fine tune their existing user research processes:
YoungMinds August Update
The august update from Young Minds is now available, in this update they provide information on:-
Sexual Health Report
This report documents the findings of research, which took place from during the last school year, which examined young people’s attitudes to issues relating to sexual health, and their experiences of sexual health services.
Manager Julie Dearing said ‘We were delighted to work with pupils in the East Riding again, the young people we worked with were extremely forthcoming with their views and were open and willing to talk about what could be a sensitive subject, which has helped to produce an insightful report’.
Provide your feedback
During this difficult time, many services are changing the way they are operating due to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthwatch want to hear your experiences of accessing Health and Social care at this time and if needed offer further information and support. We also want to hear about peoples experiences whilst shielding or self-isolating and if you have used the community hubs that have been established to offer alternative support to our communities. If you have an experience, good or bad, that you would like to tell us about, please complete our Covid-19 surveys.
This month’s theme is Crime Prevention and we have highlighted our launch of our new “Safety In Neighbours” campaign, which launched at the tail end of July. This has been a great campaign and we have received lots of positive feedback.
As well as continuing our theme across the newsletter, we are excited to launch our first ever Impact Survey, which we are pleased to say we have received over 21,000 responses. We would like to congratulate West Midlands and Hampshire, which we have received the most responses from their members and members of the public.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank those that have already completed the survey and for those of that haven’t, we ask you to fill in the survey and ask others to do the same.
Please continue to share our newsletter with your coordinators, members, supporters, and partners across your networks.
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East Riding Crime Reduction Fund
The East Riding Crime Reduction Fund has been established by the East Riding Community Safety Partnership, with funding provided by the Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner and aims to provide grants for projects that will provide sustainable solutions to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour in the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Projects must help to meet at least one of the three aims in the Police & Crime Commissioner’s Police and Crime plan:
To deliver increasingly self-sustaining and safe communities in the Humber area
To build public confidence in the agencies involved in creating safer communities
To provide services to victims and the vulnerable that meet their needs.
Size of grants: Grants are available of up to £20,000
When to apply?
Applications to this fund will be assessed on an ongoing basis subject to available funds. Decisions on awards in 2020/21 will be made in September 2020, December 2020 and March 2021.
Deadlines for applications to be considered at each meeting will be:
2021 GSK Impact Awards
Charities are facing significant challenges as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, while continuing to provide vital services to keep people healthy and connected.
This year, more than ever, we are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2021 GSK IMPACT Awards. The awards are funded by GSK and managed in partnership with The King’s Fund. Winning organisations will receive core funding of up to £40,000, plus access to excellent training and development to support their leaders.
To be eligible to apply, organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £80,000 and £2.5 million. Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £3,000 to £40,000; the training and development is valued at a further £9,500. Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity, and be given a set of promotional materials.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 14 September 2020.
Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities
Registered charities, churches, parish councils, local authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. This can include village halls and community centres, public play areas; publicly available multi use games areas, skate parks and BMX tracks; sport and recreation grounds including pavilions and clubhouses with full public access; churches – community spaces only; nature reserves; public gardens, parks, country parks and woodlands with at least dawn to dusk access; and Museums. The funding is being made available through the FCC Community Action Fund and is available to projects located within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment site.
The closing date for applications at 5pm on the 2nd September 2020.
Tackling Inequalities Fund – £30,000 invested into fantastic projects in the Humber
Active Humber opened the Tackling Inequalities fund at the beginning of June. The fund is in place to support organisations working with those in four target groups, which are Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, lower socio-economic groups, disability and those with long term health conditions to enable them to be active during this time. We know the people within these target groups are more likely to be inactive and also are significantly more affected by the Coronavirus and therefore we have a dedicated fund to support them. So far Active Humber has invested around £30,000, there is more funding still available to groups, the process is simple, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest and we can schedule a phone call with you to discuss your project.