Weekly Update will become Fortnightly Update – 08.10.2020



Weekly Update will become Fortnightly Update – 08.10.2020

** UPDATE ** 
We are changing our weekly update to a fortnightly update from this week.

We hope you have found the weekly updates beneficial, however due to the reduced volume of information we are receiving, we have taken the decision to move our weekly updates to fortnightly updates, to give your inboxes a break.

If you have any feedback or suggestions for our updates, or if you would like information featured from your own organisation, please do not hesitate to contact Devan Witter via email on devan@ervas.org.uk.

We will be back next week with our usual update, but for now, please see below some of the updates from ERVAS just in case you have missed them.

We are Recruiting!  
Food Bank Development Officer
To assist ERVAS in delivering our National Lottery Community Fund project to enhance and develop the East Riding Food Bank Poverty Alliance project. The role will include working with the food bank delivery network across the East Riding of Yorkshire to grow and develop services across the area, ensure support is provided to secure a robust sector going forward and through the Covid-19 crisis. The post holder will support the Food Bank Poverty Alliance to develop, create firm partnerships and grow local social supermarkets to meet the aims of the food banks and work strategically to combat food poverty within the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Closing date for applications: Friday 9 October 2020, 5pm.
Interviews will be held on: w/c 12 October 2020.

Find out more and apply

Practice Accountant
To provide financial management training, advice and information, and accounting services to external voluntary organisations companies and small businesses. Up to date knowledge and a flexible approach to service delivery is essential. To expand and market the Accountancy Service within the area.

Closing date for applications: Noon, Friday 9 October 2020
Interviews will be held on: w/c 12 October 2020

Find out more and apply

** NEWS ** 
Tackling Inequalities Fund

£649 of National Lottery funding awarded to East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd towards tackling of activity inequalities in East Riding of Yorkshire

East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) Ltd has been awarded £649 of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Tackling Inequalities Fund which aims to tackle inequalities in activity levels through working with its partners to reach those most in need as a result of the impact of COVID-19.

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National Lottery Community Fund
We would like to welcome our two new staff members working accross the East Riding on the new Beyond Our Four Walls project.

Sarah Hartley – Development Officer
Building resilience through COVID-19 and beyond.

Beyond Our Four Walls is a 6 month project of practical support to organisations in the East Riding of Yorkshire. We will provide free, individual, tailored support to organisations, community groups and charities with advice and guidance on governance issues, policies, business planning and much more. We can work with your group to help you identify what you need and provide you with the help and practical resources to ensure that your organisation is fit-for-purpose, funding ready and resilient for the future.

Contact Sarah on sarah@ervas.org.uk, to arrange an informal chat about what we can do together.

Paula Bielby – Funding Officer
I believe that individuals and communities are stronger when they work together to benefit everyone, and that has never been more true than during the pandemic. I have worked on both sides of the VCSE sector over the years, working and volunteering in roles dependent on securing funding and also in roles to offer, secure and manage funding to VCSE organisations. I therefore understand how to help organisations negotiate the funding maze in order to help them achieve their objectives. I am passionate about helping local VCSE organisations to source funding during these difficult times in order to survive, recover, thrive, and build resilience for the future.

If you would like help and advice on funding please contact me at paula@ervas.org.uk.

Local-Links & ERVAS AGM
An event for ALL voluntary and community groups,
  • 10am Introduce and promote your organisation
  • 11am ERVAS AGM
  • 11:15am Funding Update
  • 11:30am A focus on Bridlington & the Community Hub
When? Tuesday 13 October at 10 am
Where?  Via Zoom

Book your place online

Free Social Media Training
Would Your Organisation Benefit from an Enhanced Social Media Presence?
Would You Like to Learn More about How to Maximise your Social Media Output and Become a Social Wiz?

If the Answer is YES then Look No Further!!

You will learn the following topics;

  • How social media will benefit your organisation
  • Writing in Plain English
  • Maximising the use of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Making use of a social media calendar

When? Wednesday 14 October at 10 am
Where?  Via Zoom

Book your place online

Free workshop on Fraud and Cybercrime (Hull)
Join us for yet another webinar with Devan Witter from ERVAS and PC Alistair Kennedy from the Humberside Police Cyber Crime Unit, for a webinar on Fraud and Cybercrime.

This session will cover 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 personal information. It’s definitely better to be aware of these tactics.

When? Wednesday 28 October at 10 am
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? Wednesday 21 October at 2 pm
Where?  Via Zoom

Book your place online

We are looking for volunteer Fraud and Cyber Awareness Champions for the Hull and East Riding area.
We are looking for passionate individuals that would like to reduce the number of victims in our area. Full training will be provided virtually. This role is aimed at anyone who is able to help out in their local area.

Please email training@ervas.org.uk for more information about the role.

Cyber Awareness and Digital Inclusion Survey

Covid 19 has brought into sharp focus the gap in know-how and access to technology for some people / organisations at a time when more and more is moving online.

We want to get a better understanding of what organisations are already doing to address digital inclusion and understand cyber security, whether there are gaps and what we can do to fill any gaps.

The information will be used as evidence about next steps for a coordinated response to digital and cyber needs within East Yorkshire.

Cyber Security is everyone’s business, and we want to ensure our support is reaching the people who need it the most.

Complete the Survey

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