Weekly Update from ERVAS – 17.07.2020
|Know a local group who need extra support providing #COVID19 relief?
You can now request support from the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership.
|Hackers, Social Engineering and Geolocation
Join us for yet another webinar with PC Alistair Kennedy from the Humberside Police Cyber Crime Unit. this new webinar has been added due to feedback from previous sessions.
This session will focus on Hackers, Social Engineering and Geolocation. We will discuss the art of how criminals manipulate people to obtain confidential information. It’s definitely better to be aware of these tactics, and this workshop is one not to be missed.
The workshop will take place on Wednesday 22 July at 10 am.
Book your place online
*** We will also be joined at this event by a local ethical hacker from the Armour Group. They will be providing an insight into what hacking is, and how it can be used for good and bad. Its a workshop not to be missed ***
The Armour Group is a Lincolnshire Cyber Security company with a passion to protect. Since 1997 they have been safeguarding the most valuable assets of their clients, establishing themselves as a leading provider of network security services across the digital world.
Digital Armour provides the training and accreditations needed for your organisation to develop a long-term commitment to protecting its data assets. Their approach aims to make cyber security awareness an intrinsic part of your business identity, empowering employees to propel this new company culture.
Change your mindset, change your game. Find out more today at digital-armour.com
East Riding Virtual Youth Network
Do you work or volunteer in East Riding or the surrounding area with young people?
Do you want to find out more about how we can all work together to improve local youth services?
If the answer to these questions is YES, then YOU are invited to this event.
The event will cover topics such as:
- Supporting future virtual meetings
- What are we doing to get young people active during these difficult times
- Updates from members
When? 23 July at 5:30 pm
Where? Via Zoom
Book your place online
East Riding Virtual Youth Conference
We are holding our youth conference again this year. We will cover the following at this event:
- Youth services and local issues update
- Working with young people and addiction
- Working with young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities
- East Riding youth voice update
When? 27 July at 1 pm
Where? Via Zoom
Book your place online
In the Loop – Youth Work Unit, Yorkshire & the Humber
The Youth Work Unit for the Yorkshire and the Humber have launched another newsletter this week. It’s full of all the news and information you need for the youth work sector. Be sure to check it out online.
We’ve had a request for support with a survey from the National Funders Group – (PHF, Pears Foundation, EFF, Lottery, BBC Children in Need, Co-Op Foundation, Youth Futures Foundation, John Lyons, Dulverton Trust.)
Funders want to hear from organisations working with young people, across the youth sector, on where and how you access the infrastructure support you need, with the aim to help Funders improve and fund the right infrastructure support for the youth sector.
Support might be at a local – such as partnerships, across a combined authority – such as a Youth Association regional – such as a network or source of information, or national – such as guidance, level. Do include all.
Please take a few moments to complete the attached survey, which closes on Friday 24th July.
Complete the survey
Beverley Community Lift
Local support helps give a safe re-start to Beverley transport charity
Donations from three East Yorkshire organisations are providing a huge boost to relaunching the work of Beverley Community Lift (BCL).
A plastic screen made for Beverley Roundtable has been given to the BCL’s shop, on Sow Hill Road in Beverley. It was donated to the Roundtable by Hull-based Greens Signmakers, whose managing director Lawrence Green fitted the screen onto the counter. The Roundtable invited Beverley-based causes to submit applications.
This measure and the benefit of a safety risk assessment through the HEY Smile Foundation means the shop is now scheduled to re-open on Tuesday 21st July, with limited opening hours initially of 10am-2pm.
Meanwhile, BCL has received £250 from the Beverlonian Masonic Lodge, with another £250 in matched funds from the Freemans Charity Yorkshire North and East Riding, which will be used to buy essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for the transport charity’s services. This includes 30 plastic face visors for shop and passenger assistants, 120 reusable face masks for drivers and passengers, as well as hand sanitiser, gloves and wipes.
More information on the charity is available at ww.bclift.org.uk or on social media: Facebook @BeverleyCommunityLift and Twitter @Bev_Com_Lift.
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Talking About Loss
Family memorials business turns to East Yorkshire charity for bereavement support
An established East Yorkshire memorials business has collaborated with a Market Weighton-based bereavement charity, Talking about Loss (TAL), to support its clients.
Anna Buckley from Melbourne-based Mindful Memorials (part of J. Rotherham Ltd) has teamed up with Talking about Loss founder, Jacqui Gunn, for a series of events to help people who have experienced loss.
Mrs. Buckley contacted Mrs. Gunn when she wanted to offer a more holistic service at her family memorial masons business that has nine branches throughout Yorkshire.
Mindful Memorials recently hosted an event with Talking about Loss at its J. Rotherham, Goole showroom on National Bereaved Parents’ Day. Future events include regular Friendship Fridays drop in at Goole and community gardening at Mindful Memorials’ base at Rossmoor Park, Melbourne.
Meanwhile, TAL is holding weekly wellbeing meetings on the Zoom online platform on Saturdays at 4pm. Follow TAL on Facebook or via talkingaboutloss.co.uk.
Co-op Member Pioneers
Our Member Pioneers bring together Co-op members, colleagues and local causes to make communities a better place to work, play, live and learn. They can put you in touch with like-minded people, offer practical advice, and help.
There will be 10 Member Pioneers across the East Riding and Hull.
You can find out more about Co-op community work and the Member Pioneer for your area by contacting Sophie, the Local Co-ordinator.
Sophie Hostick-Boakye, 07971 245625, firstname.lastname@example.org
National Voluntary Sector Updates
|National Helplines launch #ReadytoTalk campaign as lockdown eases
Find out more
Check, Change, Go! (other three word slogans are available)
The Government has launched its new public information campaign, ‘The UK’s new start: let’s get going’! This sets out what organisations and individuals need to do to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020. Click here to read the Government’s press release.
Campaign advertisements including the slogan ‘Check, Change, Go’ will direct people towards a checker tool which will identify the steps they need to take.
There is also a load of communication resources should you wish to use them, including draft social media messages and poster templates.
VCS Emergencies Partnership website launched
The VCS Emergencies Partnership has launched its website which includes a service to support local organisations and community groups to respond to emergencies, where needed. This is done by matching needs with resources locally, regionally and nationally.
Take a few minutes to look around the website and familiarise yourself with the services that are available, then please share it with your networks.
Click here to go to the VCS EP website
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.
Can you help with case studies and spreading the word? You can find information about how to involve your charity 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.
NAVCA Safeguarding Update
Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own
There has been a lot of discussions around face masks this week in England. Mandatory? Recommended? Encouraged? Mandatory recommendation encouraged?
Whatever the Government stance is today, one thing is for sure: wearing a mask, not touching the mask whilst wearing it, keeping 2m distance and regularly washing your hands is good guidance to follow.
So here we have the Government guidance on when you should wear a mask and how to make your mask if you wish to or need to.
Collecting customer and visitor details for contact tracing
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published advice for organisations that are asked by government to collect and retain customer and visitor information, for a limited time period, for the purposes of a COVID-19 contact tracing scheme.
Click here to see the details
Updated guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities
The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has updated its guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings.
The updates include reflecting the stance on face masks, maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace and guidance on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England.
Click here for more details
Proposals for regulating consumer smart product cyber security
The Government has published proposals that will help protect smart device users from cyber criminals.
The proposals, by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), aim to raise the security standard for all consumer smart products sold in the UK.
The proposals ensure devices adhere to three requirements:
- Device passwords must be unique and not resettable to any universal factory setting
- Manufacturers must provide a public point of contact so anyone can report a vulnerability
- Information stating the minimum length of time for which the device will receive security updates must be provided to customers
Full details about the proposals can be viewed here
Children England Update
Children England have launched another newsletter this week. It’s full of all the news and information you need for the youth work sector. You can find out more using the link below.
NYA Update – Readiness level Amber for the Youth Sector
The readiness level for youth sector has now changed from Red to Amber. This means several things have changed, some of the principle points are:
- Online and digital youth services
- Detached local youth activities, including pre-planned outdoor activities
- 1-2-1 indoor sessions with young people
- Indoor group sessions
Everyone should read the guidance and follow the recommended actions and requirements. This guidance is intended for use in England.
Read the guidance on the NYA website
Fraud, Scams and Digital Updates
NTS Scam Alert
Criminals targeting homeworkers via Zoom – 8th July 2020
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has received evidence of scams where homeworkers are receiving bogus texts and emails claiming to be from Zoom. more
Bogus tax officials target elderly – 8th July 2020
Bogus tax officials have been targeting old people across the area, Sussex Police have warned.
The criminals, who pretend to be from Revenue and Customs, have targeted potential victims in Brighton and Hove as well as the wider county over the past month. more
HSBC App phishing scam using SMS during COVID-19 -10th July 2020
UK workers are being targeted by a new SMS phishing scam designed to trick victims into handing over details of their HSBC bank account. more
Fake ‘Martin Lewis’ scam ads firm shut down in court – but victims lost £1.5 million – 30th June 2020
A scam online cryptocurrency trading company which falsely claimed it was endorsed by MoneySavingExpert.com founder Martin Lewis, and others, has been wound up – but only after it lost almost £1.5 million of its victims’ funds. more
Fake Currys PC World Facebook page – 1st July 2020
A scam Currys PC World page claims it’s giving away Samsung TVs for free, but the page is fake and just wants to draw you in. more
Criminals sending out fake National Insurance refund emails – 6th July 2020
The latest tactic employed by criminals is a very convincing-looking email purporting to be from the taxman, and promising the refund of National Insurance contribution, according to new warnings from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI). more
Streaming scams target live music fans – 8th July 2020
A host of new streaming scams have cropped up in the past few months, with criminals setting up phoney Facebook pages and listing non-existent live streams in a bid to access personal information. more
Social Media Scams
You’re probably familiar with some of the ways in which fraudsters approach victims – emails, texts, phone calls, letters and sometimes doorstep scams.
But did you know that social media is also a favourite place for scammers?
This month Get Safe Online’s campaign is all about Social Media scams – and the attached leaflet provides some great tips on how to avoid being scammed on social media.
For more tips on staying safe online then visit www.getsafeonline.org
The Get Safe Online team
July20_SM_Scams_Leaflet.pdf – 506.4 KB
Message Sent By
Get Safe Online Admin (Get Safe Online, Content Director, National)
NAVCA Digital Update
Charity Digital Skills Report 2020
This year’s edition of the Charity Digital Skills Report created by the Skills Platform is now available.
Key findings from the report include:
- 51% of charities still don’t have a strategy for digital
- Influenced by the pandemic, 66% are now delivering all work remotely
- However, 27% have cancelled services because either their charity or their users don’t have the necessary skills or tech
- 66% rate their board’s digital skills as low or having room for improvement
Click here to view the report and the key findings
Best tools for creating graphics and editing photos
Using great graphics to tell compelling stories helps to increase your reach and engages audiences. With graphic and editing software, charities can also build a resource bank of content at little to no cost.
In this article Charity Digital assesses some of the best free and paid for graphic design tools and editing software available to charities.
Click here to read their review
Twitter’s July events calendar published
There always seems to be an awareness day or event happening on Twitter – so its always good to be able to plan ahead for these things.
Twitter releases an updated version of their events calendar each month. Click here to see July’s. (Today is World Emoji Day… )
Everything you need to know about TikTok
TikTok is one of the most downloaded apps of the decade, despite only being available since 2016.
However the prospect of migrating your organisation’s social media presence over to the site has proved a little daunting to many.
So what we all need right now is an infographic so we can learn everything there is to know about this hit app. And that’s what we’ve found for you.
Click here to view this infographic
Listen again: How to optimise digital momentum created during COVID-19
Recently, Charity Digital held a webinar looking at ‘How to optimise digital momentum created during COVID-19’. It involved speakers from charities who had adopted a ‘internal digital mindset’ as a way to ensure their digital transformation was successful.
As we have all had to move towards a new digital way of working to varying degrees recently (see the Charity Digital Skills Report above), it is worth taking some time to listen to these experiences and see if there is any techniques or considerations that could be useful.
Click here to listen again
Ten principles for creating more human connection online
We share some early insights from Deepr’s pioneering project exploring ways to build more empathy and relational wellbeing into online service design.
Seven key findings from the Charity Digital Skills Report
Report author Zoe Amar outlines her key findings, explains what they mean for the sector – and shares some actions we can all take as a result.
How to embed collaboration into the design process
As Founders and Coders’ latest Collaborative Digital Training Programme concludes, Gregor Thomson explains why collaboration is so key to the sprint process.
How to run your own website accessibility audit
A simple – but very useful – checklist from Charity Digital, designed to help ensure that everyone who needs to access your site will be able to do so.
East Riding CCG Update
Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
The CCG’s Annual Report and Accounts for 2019/20 have now been published on our website, click here to read it.
It details the CCG’s performance, finances, priorities and key highlights from the year.
Urgent Treatment Centres – change of opening hours
The Urgent Treatment Centres in Beverley, Bridlington, Goole and Hull have now reverted back to their original opening hours of 7am – 11pm, as they were prior to the pandemic. You can find out more about the choices available on our Choose Well webpage.
Council calls for public support to keep East Riding safe
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is asking the public to get behind its plans for a COVID-safe East Riding.
The council has published its East Riding Outbreak Management Plan which is aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19 and quickly controlling any outbreaks which do occur.
All councils have been tasked by the Government to produce these plans and the East Riding’s has been developed in partnership with local health organisations and other partners.
The plan outlines how the council and its partners will provide localised support for the National NHS Test and Trace service and take other measures to help keep the public safe.
The plan’s success will depend on people following 3 Steps To Safety, which are:
STEP 1: Prevent:
- Keep your distance – always follow the latest social distance guidance
- Wash your hands – thoroughly washing your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds remains the best personal hygiene precaution
STEP 2: Notice:
- Be aware of COVID-19 symptoms – so you can recognise ASAP if you or someone close to you has them: high temperature; new, continuous cough; loss or change to sense of smell or taste
STEP 3: Act:
- Get tested – If there is any hint of the symptoms in your household, make sure the person with the symptoms is tested ASAP
- Stay home – Do the right thing if you and your household need to self-isolate:
– whether one of you has symptoms and you are waiting for the results
– whether one of you has tested positive
– or whether one of you has been in contact with someone who has tested positive
The plan will have a role to play in trying to prevent a potential second wave of COVID-19 later in the year, which could coincide with seasonal flu and make dealing with future outbreaks of the coronavirus more difficult.
Enjoy Summer Safely campaign
The NHS and government are encouraging people to #EnjoySummerSafely by supporting local businesses, while still being alert to the risks of coronavirus.
As more businesses open up across the country, it’s important we all still observe social distancing, wash our hands regularly and wear face coverings where appropriate. You can find out more about the guidance on the Gov.UK website.
New service launches to support local people who have been bereaved by suicide
A new service has launched to support local people who have been bereaved by suicide across Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire.
The new service, which officially launched in May 2020, has been launched by local mental health charities Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind. It offers free emotional and practical support to individuals who have lost someone to suicide.
There were 6,507 registered suicides in the UK in 2018 – which amounts to one death by suicide every 80 minutes. Yorkshire and Humber had some of the highest rates of suicide in England in 2018.
Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and North East Lincolnshire Mind are now offering a range of support such as talking with an experienced bereavement worker, as well as support creating memory boxes, funeral planning, attending inquests as well as help with financial matters. The support will be tailored to meet the needs of each individual at this difficult time in their lives.
If you would like more information, please call Hull and East Yorkshire Mind on Freephone 0800 1380990, local number 01482 240133 (between 8am – 8pm 7 days a week) or email email@example.com. You can also text them on 07520633477.
You can also take free suicide prevention training as part of Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership’s #TalkSuicide campaign. The campaign aims to reduce the stigma around talking about suicide by raising awareness in our communities and encouraging people to complete free training. For more information, or to take the training, please visit www.talksuicide.co.uk.
What’s on at East Riding Children’s Centres
East Riding Children’s Centres have put together a ‘What’s on’ guide describing their new virtual offer. Visit this link to view.
Healthwatch East Riding
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.
Survey for VCS Organisations
Survey for those caring for others
Survey to capture the experiences of the general public
Survey for those who have been Shielding
Survey for those with high risk conditions and those who have self-isolated
East Riding of Yorkshire Council – Active Withernsea Update
East Riding of Yorkshire Council have sent out the Active Withernsea Update, click the read more button to find out what’s happening.
2020 was always going to be a busy year for Active Withernsea. However, with the outbreak of the covid-19 pandemic we have had to adapt quickly in new ways to continue to support our community. This newsletter is the first in a series of regular updates to share information about the Active Withernsea pilot.
Leaders Unlocked – Policing the Pandemic
Leaders Unlocked published Policing the Pandemic – a report with the voices and recommendations of 3941 young people who told us what they thought about policing during lockdown. Thanks to youth panel members Ahmed, Nadine, Giosue, Amania, Georgia, Kieron, Louise & Jorawar who worked on the project.
Read the report
Youth Futures Foundation
This is a £90 million endowment from the Reclaim fund, (dormant accounts) wanting innovative grants programme that will form just one part of the ambitious strategy. They are on the hunt for cutting edge solutions and like-minded people to harness the potential of all young people missing out on meaningful employment.
Find out more
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 GSK IMPACT Awards are judged by a prestigious panel of judges and provide national recognition for the winning charities.
View the guidelines and access the application
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.
Find out more
New £10 Million Fund for Domestic Abuse Charities
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has re-opened the Domestic abuse safe accommodation: COVID-19 emergency support fund. A total of £1.85 million is available to support domestic violence charities to ensure that they can continue operating and keep bedspaces open for victims and their children fleeing from abuse during COVID-19 emergency. The fund is part of a wider £76 million fund promised to domestic violence and abuse charities to support domestic abuse safe accommodation charities. The fund will be allocated on a first come first served basis and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government will continue to accept bids until the funding has been exhausted or until 20 July 2020, whichever is sooner. Grants of up to £100,000 are available per individual bid. More may be available for consortium bids.
Find out more
Charity Survival Fund
Deadline: 27 July 2020 (17:00)
A one-off £10 million Charity Survival Fund has been set up by the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust. This is in response to their ongoing concern about the economic impact of COVID-19 on charities. The funding aims to help small and medium sized UK registered charities who are struggling with a loss of income in the current financial year. The level of funding for each charity depends on their annual income. Grants of between £1,000 and £250,000 are available. It is expected that around 200 charities across the country will benefit from this fund. Charities must be working within the Trust’s three key funding areas as follows:
- Health and Wellbeing – within the areas of disease and patient care; mental health and addiction recovery; disability, aged and palliative care.
- Welfare and Education – addressing poverty and disadvantage, especially in relation to young people; and also those working in areas such as food insecurity and criminal justice reform and rehabilitation.
Arts and Culture – the performing arts; independent museums and galleries; heritage sites and historic buildings.
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.
You can read more about the Tackling Inequalities Fund on their website.
East Riding of Yorkshire Community Tree Planting Fund
The East Riding of Yorkshire Community Tree Planting Fund has been launched this month, with the deadline for applications being 30th August. Grants of up to £5,000 are being made available to private and public landowners, town and parish councils as well as other community groups in a bid to increase the number of native trees across the East Riding.
The East Riding of Yorkshire Community Tree Planting Fund is looking to support projects that will include creating new areas of native woodland, planting new clusters of native trees and hedgerows or establishing new groups of individual native standard trees. For more information, please visit: https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/say/news/?entry=5ee34648a063462630dec19f
Funding updates from Neighbourhood Network:
Tesco Bags of Help
Screwfix Foundation Re-opens for Applications
The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust
Positive Difference Fund
Hull: Crime reduction funding available for projects that reduce crime or support victims
Co-op Local Community Fund
Duke of Devonshire’s Charitable Trust
Funding for Football Clubs in England and Wales to Prepare their Buildings to Safely Reopen
East Riding of Yorkshire Council Funding 4 Communities Update:
Funding to Support Grassroots Organisations in England Dealing with Impact of COVID-19
Defra’s Darwin Initiative Announces New Funding Round
Funding for UK Health Charities – End of July Deadline
Masonic Charitable Foundation’s Later Life Inclusion Grants Programme Accepting Applications
Community Justice Fund Accepting Applications for First Wave of Funding
COVID-19 Crisis Funding for Social Enterprises in England
Emergency Response Funding for Work with Migrants and Refugees in England
Second Round of Emergency Fund for Homelessness Charities
Funding to Improve Employment Prospects of Disadvantaged Children and Young People
Other funding opportunities:
The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust
The Schroder Charity Trust
Free DAB radio sets for over 70s