WEEKLY NEWS FROM VOYC DEVON
VOYC MEMBERS RECEIVE LOTTERY FUNDING
Big Lottery have recently announced that MED Theatre’s Moor Connections project was one of those that was successful in their recent funding round. The funding will be used by MED to support children and young people in rurally isolated communities in Devon. The project aims to bring people together to produce community theatre whilst increasing individuals’ self-esteem and aspirations. Activities will include drama, stage plays, films, puppetry, dance, music, and radio plays for groups of young people of different ages.
St Andrews Church in Cullompton were also awarded a small grant and this will be used by the youth club to provide more activities for young people, including transport for day trips and a summer fun day.
YOUTH TENT AT THE 2018 MID DEVON SHOW, SATURDAY 28TH JULY
Youth Groups are invited to be a part of the 25th Mid Devon Show and be a part of our brand new Youth Marquee. The Mid Devon Show have teamed up with Tiverton Community Radio to provide a space for Youth Organisations like yours. This will allow you to promote your organisation and its activities to up to 15,000 visitors to the Mid Devon Show. This is a unique opportunity for you to let people know and show what you do in Mid Devon. It the ideal opportunity for you to talk to potential new members and volunteers. There is even have an area in which you can demonstrate what you do, if it lends itself to a stage area. The best bit of all is its FREE for you to be part of our show, unless you need additional extras.
GROUP 2 CHILD PROTECTION TRAINING
It was good to be able to deliver a Group 2 Child Protection training session in Bideford at the base of the North Devon Display Gymnastics Club (NDDGC) last week. The majority of the participants were from the NDDGC but there were also workers from Seize the Moment, Holsworthy Youth Centre and BritSpirit Martial Arts. Remember that we can work with you to set up a Group 2 course in your area if you have a group of people who need training. Contact Juliet at the VOYC Office for more information (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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1. VOYC TRAINING
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
2. LOCAL NEWS
DCC SMALL GRANTS SCHEME FOR DISABLED CHILDREN More details
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
- Community Interest Company
- Not for profit organisation
28th June 2018: VOYC Devon AGM
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 the VOYC office (firstname.lastname@example.org).
28th July 2018: Youth Tent at the 2018 Mid Devon Show
4. NATIONAL NEWS
The NCVO CIVIL SOCIETY ALMANAC 2018
Some fast facts from this edition are:
- The Voluntary and Community Sector employs 3% of the total workforce within the UK;
- 59% of organisations have children and young people as beneficiaries;
- 11.9 million over 16’s volunteered at least once a month in 2016/17;
- 37% of people over the age of 16 formally volunteer with a club, group or organisation at least once a year in 2016/17;
ALL PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS LAUNCH INQUIRY ON THE ROLE AND SUFFICIENCY OF YOUTH WORK
Call for evidence
A new inquiry supported by cross-party MPs has been launched with a call for evidence on the role and impact of youth work. This will consider if there is sufficient youth work and services to meet some of the key challenges and opportunities for young people.
- What is the role of youth work in addressing the needs and opportunities for young people?
- Are the key issues and challenges faced by young people being addressed by current youth service provisions?
- Are there sufficient youth workers to support youth services and other delivery models for good quality youth work?
- What are the training and workforce development needs to secure and sustain youth work?
EARLY YEARS PROVIDERS 'FACE £500M CHILDCARE FUNDING SHORTFALL
Childcare providers face a funding shortfall of more than £500m for delivering government childcare initiatives, a study has found.
Recently added funding streams include:
COMIC RELIEF - SAFE, SECURE AND SETTLED FUND
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.
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
DYS Space have an opportunity for a part time senior youth worker at Okehampton Youth Centre 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