WEEKLY NEWS FROM VOYC DEVON
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 the grant to be 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
YOUNG PEOPLE’S PRESENTATION AT THE VOYC 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 with me.
Best Wishes for the week ahead,
Mark Goodman firstname.lastname@example.org
- VOYC Training
- Local News
- National News
1. VOYC TRAINING
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 (email@example.com) and she will let you have the relevant information.
2. LOCAL NEWS
THE SEND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME MAY NEWSLETTER
This is now available
Services for children with Visual Impairments, Hearing Impairments or Multi-Sensory Impairments
A range of events have been held to gather the views of parent carers and children and young people affected by a sensory impairment. The next event is on 24th May 2018 at Café 55 in Exeter, and will bring providers and parent carers together to look at how services can be delivered in the future. Contact Lucy Brewer if you would like to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshops for Trustees Invitation
The workshops will cover topical issues affecting charities including:
- Charity Governance
- Charity Accounts
- Safeguarding Issues
- Protecting your charities reputation
Timings: All workshops will be 15.45 for a 16.00 start - 18.00
Dates & Locations:
Tuesday 26th June
Duke of Cornwall, Millbay Road, Plymouth, PL1 3LG
Tuesday 3rd July
Holiday Inn, Junction 25, Deane Gate Avenue, Taunton, TA1 2UA
Thursday 5th July
The Beehive, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
Tuesday 10th July
The Barnstaple Hotel, Braunton Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1LE
Wednesday 11th July
Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter, EX6 7UX
Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. There is no charge for the event however we would kindly request that attendees RSVP for seating and catering purposes.
RSVP - email@example.com or 01392 288 555
Friday 25th May 2018
Date of the General Data Protection Legislation (GDPR) implementation.
VOYC have provided GDPR guidelines for its members.
28th June 2018
VOYC Devon AGM
4. NATIONAL NEWS
YMCA CALLS FOR 'DRASTIC ACTION' TO PROTECT YOUTH SERVICES
The YMCA has called on the government to end funding cuts to youth services and for youth work to be given statutory status. The charity's call comes in response to analysis it has published that shows spending on youth services by English and Welsh councils has fallen by £750m between 2010/11 and 2016/17.
According to the Youth and Consequences report, spending on youth services by English local authorities fell from £1.18bn in 2010/11 to £448m in 2016/17. In Wales, annual spending has fallen from £45m to £31m over the same timescale. The figures represent a combined spending reduction of 61 per cent.
THE NCVO ALMANAC 2018 - THE LATEST VOLUNTARY SECTOR DATA
Individuals continue to be the greatest source of income for charities…both large and small. Check out more charity stats from the NCVO annual Almanac released last week.
WELCOME PACK FOR NEW TRUSTEES
The Charity Commission’s new welcome pack for new trustees will be sent to every newly registered trustee with an email to explain the main duties of the role.
Recently added funding streams include:
THOMAS WALL TRUST
Deadline 31 May 2018
The Trust will consider grants for smaller charities active in serving the social and/or educational needs of their communities, especially where a grant can make a real impact in improving the lives of local people. Registered charities with an annual income of less than £100,000 can apply for up to £1,000. More details.
HILDEN CHARITABLE FUND - SUMMER PLAY SCHEME GRANT
Deadline 1 June 2018
Each year the Hilden Charitable Fund awards grants of between £500 and £1,500 to enable community groups with an income of less than £150,000 to run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children aged 5 -18. Any costs related to the provision of the play schemes are eligible for grant support. The Fund will support:
- Summer play schemes for children aged 5 to 18 years;
- Local schemes lasting for two to six weeks; and
- Schemes with strong volunteer support.
Some priority will be given to projects that show they are inclusive of children from refugee families and show involvement of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.
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
You can find 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