Weekly News Update from VOYC Devon



The latest edition of the Devon Children Safeguarding Magazine is out now

This valuable resource published by the Devon Children and Families Partnership is filled with information you need to help you keep children and young people safe in Devon. Each article covers a specific issue, has a brief definition and things to look for, then sets out what to do and where you can find more about the subject. Go to the magazine by clicking here.


Do you use sport as a part of your youth work curriculum?

If you do would you be interested in attending a fundraising workshop with the aim of looking specifically at funding within this area of work? The South West Street Games Coordinator Jamie Tresidder would like to hear from you as he is in the process of sorting out a location and dates.

Email: jamie.tresidder@streetgames.org

Mobile: 07867412956

For your information the StreetGames charity was set up by half a dozen organizers of neighbourhood sports projects. In 2005 they came together to make sport more widely available for disadvantaged young people and to maximize the power of sport to change young lives and to change disadvantaged communities.


Best Wishes,

Mark Goodman mark@voycdevon.org.uk


  1. VOYC Training
  2. Local News
  3. Diary
  4. National News
  5. Funding
  6. Jobs
  7. Resources


31st May 10am – 1pm Bideford, Group 2 Child Protection Training – full and there is a waiting list

29th June 9.30 – 13.00 Group 2 Child Protection Training is being held at the 100 Club in Exeter. This has just been arranged and bookings are now being taken, more details available from the VOYC Website.

6th July 9.30 – 4.30 Group 3 Child Protection for Designated Safeguarding Officers is being held at the Devon YFC Rural Hub at Cheriton Bishop. For more details please either go to the VOYC Website (www.voycdevon.org.uk) or contact Juliet at the Office (juliet@voycdevon.org.uk) and she will let you have the relevant information.



The small grants scheme helps groups who support specific disabilities and groups that help children to become involved in their local community, reduce social isolation and encourage peer groups.  The activities should, where possible, support inclusion into the community and allow children and young people to take part in activities alongside their friends. The scheme also covers funding for young carers to undertake activities with disabled siblings.

DCC would like to see the grant being used mainly for activities to support children and families but will consider other applications if appropriate. You can apply to the Small Grants Scheme if you are a:

  • Voluntary or community organisation (predominately parent led)
  • Registered or unregistered charity
  • Co-operative
  • Community Interest Company
  • Not for profit organisation


 3. Diary

Friday 25th May 2018

Date of the General Data Protection Legislation (GDPR) implementation.

VOYC have provided GDPR guidelines for its members.

28th June 2018


This year as a part of the VOYC AGM on the 28th June we are having presentations from young people on their work within their Voluntary and Community Organisations. We have got three and are looking for one more and so if you would be interested to give your young people the chance to showcase what they have been doing to support your organisation please get in contact with me.



New support for young care leavers starting an apprenticeship

Care leavers who choose to start an apprenticeship will receive a £1000 bursary to help the transition into the workplace. Care leavers will be boosted by a new £1,000 bursary payment if they choose to do an apprenticeship from August 2018, the Government has announced on the 17th May. More details.

Scouts to expand to further 500 deprived areas and trial early years’ provision

Efforts will be made to set up Scout groups in 500 more deprived areas, and trial provision for children under the age of six as part of a new five-year strategy, the Scout Association has said. The uniformed youth work organisation said it wants to focus on growing its numbers by 50,000 more young people by 2023, increasing access to Scouting for young people "from all walks of life". The aim to extend the movement to 500 more deprived areas follows the establishment of 834 units in deprived areas since 2013. More details.



Recently added funding streams include:


Deadline 14 June 2018
The Safe, Secure and Settled Fund a new £4 million grant programme that forms part of Comic Relief's Sport for Change programme. The programme aims to improve the lives of young people aged up to 25 years that lack a safe or secure place to live and help them gain the skills and resources to lead safe and positive lives. 

Projects should take a creative approach, using sport as a tool for social change in their approach and contribute to at least one of the following outcomes:

  • Children and young people increase and/or sustain their engagement with education;
  • Children and young people have increased pathways into training or employment;
  • More children and young people have a safe and supportive network or trusted place to go for advice; and/or
  • Children and young people increase life skills, for example money management, daily living skills, legal rights, problem solving, creative thinking, communication, interpersonal relationships, mindfulness, assertiveness, empathy, coping with stress, trauma and loss, resilience.


More details.


THE GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION 60TH ANNIVERSARY FUND – In 2018 the Weston Garfield Foundation is celebrating its 60th anniversary. As part of these celebrations Foundation have launched the Weston Anniversary Fund. This one-off grants scheme will fund Capital projects that provide new, or improve existing community facilities for people across the UK. The fund is open to UK registered charities, CIOs, state maintained schools and places of worship, where the project has a clear benefit to the local community and will provide grants of between £30,000 and £150,000 per project. Closing date 30 June 2018. More details.

See the rest of our funding pages HERE

 6. JOBS

DYS Space are wanting to recruit two, part time (10 hours a week) music peer educators to work in Exmouth. More details.

You can find more recently added jobs HERE



The A-Z of Youth Work

Have you got your hands on the fantastic A-Z of Good Youth Work? Its been produced by our partners Space You can access a PDF copy from the weblink below https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9Dgfanr_kvJdkYzX3Y0TlJPZzI3MzlXdUVsT1BTUTRLNVMw/view

General Data Protection Regulation May 2018 for VOYC Members

The VOYC Members Guide to the GDPR can be found at http://www.voycdevon.org.uk/news/general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr