Weekly update from ERVAS – 24.07.2020



Weekly Update from ERVAS – 24.07.2020

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

Know a local group who need extra support providing #COVID19 relief?

You can now request support from the Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership.

Request assistance

ERVAS Services Update

Hackers, Social Engineering and Geolocation
On Wednesday we held another webinar with PC Alistair Kennedy from the Humberside Police Cyber Crime Unit. The session had a focus on Hackers, Social Engineering and Geolocation. We covered the art of how criminals manipulate people to obtain confidential information.

This workshop is now available to watch again via our website.

View the workshop today

*** We were also joined at this event by a local ethical hacker from the Armour Group. They provided an insight into what hacking is, and how it can be used for good and bad. ***

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 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

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.

When? Monday 17 August at 2 pm
Where?  Via Zoom

Book your place online

Volunteen Project Update
The Volunteen Annual Report from April 1st 2019 to 31st March 2020 has now been published. This report covers the work we have been involved in.

Despite the challenges that have affected us all during the last weeks of March 2020, the 12 months covered by this report have been a busy and successful one for our young people in terms of volunteering and getting involved in social action.

You can view the full report on our website (its best to view using google chrome).

View the report

Voluntary Sector Updates

Hit cleaning TV show Filthy House SOS is back. They are looking for people to take part! Do you need help cleaning up your home?
Gobstopper TV, a Manchester based TV production company, are casting for series 2 of the hit cleaning show ‘Filthy House SOS’ and are filming in our local area in the upcoming few weeks.

The first series was a huge success of 5Star and Channel 5.

They are looking for people who need help cleaning up their home and getting tips to keep it clean for good. Please spread the word if you know anybody that may benefit from their help! Filming with take part in July, August and September.

For more info please email cleaning@gobstopper.tv

Or complete the online application form here.

The latest edition of the arts and culture video show for East Yorkshire and Lincs is now available to download free from YouTube:


Watch the July edition of BillboardTV

The July edition is another lockdown special, highlighting activities available online or via streaming services.

East Yorkshire features include the ERVAS competition, History in the Making, plans by Beverley Art Gallery to celebrate artist Fred Elwell, and an interview with one of the newest authors in East Yorkshire, Jamie Penn.

The East Yorkshire reporter for BillboardTV is Tony Barker, contactable on billboardtvuk@gmail.com.

If you have and arts and culture story, please send press releases and video clips. The deadline for the next show is 7th August. BillboardTV is produced by a team of volunteers. Please support it by subscribing and sharing.

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, sophie.hostick-boakye@coopmembers.co.uk

Informing the Future 

Calling all organisations working with young people: at a time of crisis (not just pandemic related) who do you turn to?

Funders want to hear from organisations working with young people – how can you make sure you get the support you need? Please complete this survey to support what infrastructure is needed across the youth sector.

  • Where do youth sector delivery organisations get their infrastructure support from? Complete this survey to help funders get it right.
  • What do you need and value? Who do you reply on? What’s missing?

Help funders improve – they want to hear from you so they fund the right infrastructure support for the youth sector.  The survey is open now and closes today (Friday 24th July).

National Voluntary Sector Updates

National Helplines launch #ReadytoTalk campaign as lockdown eases

Find out more

NAVCA Update

Reforming Commissioning – What’s Next?Over the last month Children England, NAVCA, Locality, NCVO and Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales have been gathering evidence from charities and social enterprises about commissioning responses.

You can add your experiences using the online form here.

Building a successful organisation – DSC training dates for July and August
DSC has adapted and developed some of their most popular courses and created some new courses for a series of online training days/half days.

‘Building a Successful Organisation’ is a collection of six half day courses in July and August, covering governance, marketing, strategy, fundraising, income diversification and leadership. The series of workshops act as a comprehensive guide to building, improving, or scaling a charitable, or other not for profit, organisations.

Click here to see a list of topics, dates and how to register.

Honours: how to write a nomination
During the pandemic there have been many, many amazing people doing selfless tasks to keep people safe and healthy – and they have most likely been doing that for many years previously as well.

Now is the time to say thank you to these people by putting them forward for a national honour.

The Government has recently updated the guidance on how to write a citation if you want to nominate someone for a national honour.

It includes:

  • how to show how a candidate has changed things, brought distinction to British life or enhanced the UK’s reputation in their area or activity
  • what to include
  • what language to use

Click here to see the guidance.

Business events and conferences given go ahead to resume from start of October
The Prime Minister has announced that business events, conferences and event centres will be given the go-ahead to reopen on 1 October, as long as users are adhering to social distancing.

New guidance to be published by DCMS and the Association of Event Organisers, will help event organisers, venue operators and participants understand how they can work and host business events and conferences and keep both their guests and staff safe.

Click here for more details.

National Children’s Bureau Update

The National Children’s Bureau have sent out another newsletter this week. It’s full of all the news and information you need for the youth sector. The newsletter also includes information on how the Children’s Minister welcomes principles that put children and families at the heart of recovery.

Access the newsletter

UK Safer Internet Centre Update

The UK Safer Internet Centre Insider update for July was also sent out this week.

The headlines within this update are:

  • Safer Internet Centre takes over Secretariat of APPG on Social Media
  • Winners Announced in Childnet Film Competition
  • Online Tutoring – Safeguarding Considerations for Schools
  •  Advice to Schools Responding to Online Challenges

View the update

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

National Fraud Intelligence Bureau unveils key cyber crime statistics

Important data on cyber crimes reported by Action Fraud is now available on a configurable, interactive online database.

Whilst using the system users can filter the results based on location and crime, and can easily find out the most commonly reported crimes and how these were reported.

To increase usability, the platform includes an “About the Data” tab which answers key questions about what this data shows and any limitations.

The data is updated each month and covers a 13-month period. Therefore the current month can be compared to the same month last year.

The NFIB is a police unit which is responsible for gathering and analysing intelligence relating to fraud and financially motivated cybercrime.

Find out more

NAVCA Digital Update

Lessons from lockdown: Four content types that users really engage with
Many organisations saw their social media engagement soar through lockdown and are keen to try and maintain that level of engagement as we go through this next phase.

This article – although primarily aimed at businesses – is worth reading to give you some ideas of how you would like to engage and what your audience may respond to. Keep checking those analytics too and don’t be afraid to try something new!

Click here to read the article.

How to conduct a social media audit
Audit sounds like a scary word, however in this instance it really isn’t.

An audit of your social media accounts helps to understand what’s happening on each network. You’ll be able to spot at a glance:

  • what’s working and what’s not
  • which outdated profiles you need to revive, repurpose, or shut down
  • new opportunities to grow and engage your audience

There’s even a free template to help you. Click here for all the details.

17 creative social media marketing ideas to energize your online presence
The folks over at Red Website Design have put together an infographic to give you some ideas on how to create engaging social media content.

Anyone who is in charge of an organisation’s social media account will know the feeling of trying to come up with something new and exciting to engage followers. So it’s always nice when someone gives you a nudge in the right direction.

Click here to view the infographic.

Catalyst Update

Should you start a podcast? And how to do it
Bex Rae-Evans, co-founder of Tech for Good Live, gives first-hand advice on how best to get your podcast up and running.

How Sense used video & email automation to tackle loneliness
Find out how the charity used video content and an email marketing automation funnel to take their users on a learning journey.

From service design to Donald Duck design…
…via co-production, consultation – and more! Our latest blog navigates the jargon to provide charities with a clear guide to seven different types of design.

Take the inclusive recruiting Shocking Statistics Quiz
Take Charity Digital’s quiz – based on figures compiled by Inclusive Recruiting – to test your knowledge on the current state of inclusion in the UK workplace.

Free workshop: MS Office 365 and document sharing
As part of ‘The Curve’ series, John Fitzgerald from SCVO will take a look at some of the most useful collaboration features. 3rd August; book your free place.

Health Updates

NHS Seek Views of Young People
The NHS in Hull and East Riding want to hear your views and experiences of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to improve services for the future.

You can complete a survey online by following this link. The survey will work on desktop computers, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.

If you would prefer a paper survey please request one by following this link

Or you can join us on a virtual focus group on:

Thursday 30th, 10am-11.15am sign up here
Wednesday 5th August, 1pm-2.15pm sign up here

Humber, Coast and Vale Update

The Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership’s summer stakeholder newsletter is now available. Please share the newsletter across your networks in any way you can, it would be very much appreciated.

The newsletter can be viewed here.

Healthwatch East Riding – 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’.

Read the full report

Community Safety Updates

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

Funding News

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.

Apply online

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 info@activehumber.co.uk 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

GOV.UK Updates

Half of all private and voluntary sector fostering placements offered by just 6 companies
Ofsted has published statistics on private and voluntary providers of children’s homes and independent fostering agencies (IFAs).

Priti Patel to give public greater say over policing through PCC review
A review of the role of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will help give the public a greater say over policing, the Home Secretary announced.

Government fund creates collaborative farming communities
Farmers participating in government-funded groups are creating close-knit, greener communities across England, according to a report published.

Families and friends to be reunited with loved ones in care homes as visits restart
Care home residents are set to be reunited with friends and family as visits begin again following the publication of new guidance on 22 July.

New law changes to bring better connectivity to the UK
The government has today set out new law changes it will make to boost gigabit broadband rollout and bring better mobile coverage to the whole of the UK.

UK reiterates concern over global cyber attacks
Alongside allies, UK condemns targeting of those working to respond to the coronavirus pandemic

Benefits fraudsters are shown the red light by government scheme
Almost £2 billion of fraud and overpayments detected since National Fraud Initiative launched.

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