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Green Skills Course  {10 Apr 2014} shimAdd News1240 to Scrapbook

Chesterfield Community Care Farm have 6 Free Training places (Last Minute Funding) for their Green Skills Course

Trainees get a qualification, practical work and experience!! 

Their course is very inclusive and all Tutor's have experience in Teaching and making accessible course material to people with differing abilities, travel and lunch expenses are provided and also £100.00 on successful completion. 

This course is for 16 - 18 year olds who are NEET!

16 week courses, four days a week, 6 hours a day.

Plus you get expenses for travel & lunch, plus an £100 bonus upon

successful completion!

For more information regarding the course, please contact Chesterfield Community Care Farm on: 01246 859492 or email them: info@chesterfieldcommunitycarefarm.co.uk

Horse Care Course  {10 Apr 2014} shimAdd News1241 to Scrapbook
Chesterfield Community Care Farm still have capacity on their Horse Care Course

The course is adapted for people with special needs and differing abilities - for those clients who may be nervous around larger animals, they have a small and docile Shetland Pony for clients to gain confidence.

You will gain knowledge of Daily Horse Care, Stable Management Skills and Lead

Rein Riding all from only £25 per day!

All equipment to be provided: Riding Hats, Body Protectors, Riding Equipment, Grooming equipment, Mounting Step, etc.

This course is for 16 - 18 year olds who are NEET!

For more information, Please contact Chesterfield Community Care Farm on 01246 859492 or email them: info@chesterfieldcommunitycarefarm.co.uk 

Reach & Impact Prospectus 2014/2015  {10 Apr 2014} shimAdd News1242 to Scrapbook

One East Midlands’ Reach & Impact project has launched its 2014/2014 prospectus, containing details of workshops aimed at raising the awareness, capacity and knowledge of the VCS to access the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) programme.

The workshops, which are free for VCS organisations based and/or operating in the East Midlands and funding advisorssupporting the VCS, are designed to provide clear, comprehensive information and guidance to the sector.

The format and content of the workshops vary from basic introductions to more detailed technical issues, providing a range of support for ERDF novices through to those currently delivering a project under the current 2007-2013 programme or interested in accessing funding under the new 2014-20 ESIF programme.

The workshops, which are either half day or full day in duration, include:

  • Introduction to ESIF programme 2014-20 – A basic introduction and overview of the role of local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) and the structure of the next ESIF programme;
  • Introduction to understanding your local economy – Focusing on helping delegates to identify, develop and evidence the demand for a project that meets the economic needs of a community;
  • Understanding your local economy and measuring your economic contribution – Looking at how you set up a framework that will help you measure your economic contribution and impact;
  • How to apply for ERDF funding within the 2014-20 ESIF programme – Looking at the practical process of applying for ERDF funding;
  • Preparing to collaborate – Investigating the steps involved in developing models of consortia that could be funded by ESIF and highlights potential collaboration opportunities based on local LEP priorities;
  • Project management – Effective project management is essential in ensuring an ERDF project achieves its objectives, outputs and in meeting the requirements off the fund;
  • Marketing and publicity of an ERDF project – Providing guidance, hints and tips to effectively market your ERDF project and comply with the ERDF marketing guidelines;
  • Financial management – Covering the fundamental rules relating to eligibility of ERDF expenditure, project match funding and management of revenue and managing budgets through to claim preparation; and
  • Evaluation, monitoring and audit of an ERDF project – Providing an overview of the audit process and good practice guidance on how to keep prepared for an audit.

To download the full prospectus click here.

One East Midlands Weekly Jobs E-bulletin - 7 April 2014, Issue 1  {9 Apr 2014} shimAdd News1238 to Scrapbook

One East Midlands Weekly Jobs E-bulletin

13 March 2014

Welcome to our new weekly e-bulletin, which includes job vacancies with the VCS from across the East Midlands.

Job advertising by One East Midlands member organisations and unpaid positions is free. However, as an introductory offer until the 30th June, if you are a non-member organisation you can advertise your job vacancy through this bulletin, web page and Twitter will be only £25 per vacancy. Within one working day of receiving payment your vacancy will be on our website and it will be included in the next jobs e-bulletin.

For further information on advertising your job vacancy with One East Midlands visit www.oneeeastmidlands.org.uk/jobs. To submit a job vacancy email: clairechapman@one-em.org.uk.

If you are interested in becoming a member of One East Midlands and the benefits you would receive, including free job advertising saving £100 a vacancy, click here.

 Assistant Accountant vacancy at Whitwick Community Enterprises

Whitwick Community Enterprises are looking for a new Assistant Accountant for 25 hours per week at £8 per hour, to start as soon as possible.

Help at Home Gardening Support Worker - Belper vacancy at Amber Valley CVS - CLOSING DATE 9 APRIL

Amber Valley CVS’s Help at Home project, which provides practical gardening support to clients in their own homes which maintains their independence, is recruiting for a Gardening Support Worker.

Help at Home Gardening Support Worker - Long Eaton vacancy at Amber Valley CVS - CLOSING DATE 9 APRIL

Amber Valley CVS’s Help at Home project, which provides practical gardening support to clients in their own homes which maintains their independence, is recruiting for a Gardening Support Worker.

Education Projects Coordinator vacancy at Change Agents UK - CLOSING DATE 9 APRIL

Change Agents UK, a national sustainability and educational charity based in Oakham, is recruiting for a full time Education Projects Coordinator for nine months on a salary of £17,500.

Heritage Project Development Worker vacancy at The Signpost to Polish Success - CLOSING DATE 10 APRIL

The Signpost to Polish Success is recruiting for a Heritage Project Development Worker for 22.5 hours a week for a fixed a period of eight months and on a salary of £19,557 per annum pro rata.

Floating Support Project Officer vacancy at Lincolnshire Action Trust - CLOSING DATE 22 APRIL

Lincolnshire Action Trust are recruiting for a Floating Support Project Officer to join their housing team, based in the Boston and Skegness but travelling across the county, on a salary of £17,800 to £24,475 and initially funded to 31 March 2015.

Communications & Marketing Manager vacancy at Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust - CLOSING DATE 25 APRIL

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust are recruiting for a Communications & Marketing Manager to help them build their supporter base and increase unrestricted income to ensure we can meet our conservation objectives. The permanent, full time position has a salary of £24,000.

Financial Accounts Officer vacancy at The Renewal Trust - CLOSING DATE 28 APRIL

The Renewal Trust is seeking to appoint a Financial Accounts Officer, for 25 hours per week, to provide day-to-day responsibility for the book keeping function of the Renewal Trust and its subsidiaries.

Support Play And Recycling Centre  {9 Apr 2014} shimAdd News1239 to Scrapbook
Some of you will be aware that due to cuts in the Derby City Council budgets the Play and Recycling Centre lost our funding in April 2012, despite an appeal and consultation. So they need your help! . If you, your group or family have benefited from the Scrapstore or the Community Repaint scheme, they need your help in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Use the Scrapstore, re-join, spend money in the shop or hire a game
  2. Recommend The Play and Recycling Centre to your friends and families
  3. Give them feedback to help with funding applications OR help with funding applications
  4. Share their Facebook site and website
  5. Feed their pig on reception or do a fundraising event or suggest a fundraiser
  6. Suggest new suppliers
  7. Suggest ways to improve their income
The Play and Recycling Centre Management, staff and volunteers endeavour to keep the centre open and do not want to increase prices or reduce the services but without your help, they may have no choice.

Achieve Training  {4 Apr 2014} shimAdd News1237 to Scrapbook

Where do you want to be in your life?

Is there something stopping getting where you want to be?


Achieve offers training and one-to-one coaching - online and in the real world - to help you reach your goals.


You’ll combine face-to-face meetings either in person or via webcam. Online activities and exercises help you tackle your problems.

You will meet with your coach for an initial session to work out what you want to achieve. After that you agree a course of action. You’ll schedule more sessions with your coach to discuss your progress.

Many of the customers who took the course were extremely pleased and felt that they truly did achieve!

For more information about Achieve, please contact Goddard Consultants on 01629 760011.

Connect Issue 149  {24 Mar 2014} shimAdd News1236 to Scrapbook
The latest edition of Connect is here - Issue 149

Members can also view this issue (and previous issues) of Connect on the AELP website.

(You will need your member log in details, i.e. Username and Password, to access Connect. If you cannot remember your Username or Password please contact AELP Office via email for assistance – enquiries@aelp.org.uk)

Countdown Edition 663  {19 Mar 2014} shimAdd News1234 to Scrapbook
Countdown Issue 663 is also here! The articles include, the AELP National Conference - which is now open for bookings - the Apprenticeship Reform Steering Group Meeting and the cap on losses to funding for 18 year olds.

AELP are always interested in your views on these and other issues important to the sector so you can email them at enquiries@aelp.org.uk and they will get back to you as soon as they can.

EMFEC Spotlight Newsletter - Issue 24  {19 Mar 2014} shimAdd News1233 to Scrapbook
Issue 24 of the EMFEC Spotlight Newsletter is here! It includes information on Apprenticeship Week, Sponsor News and more!
Linksline Newsletter Issue 148  {12 Mar 2014} shimAdd News1231 to Scrapbook
The latest Linksline Newsletter - Issue 148 is out! Take a read for Free General Advice Sessions, Free Funding Surgeries and plenty more.
Artcore March 2014 Newsletter  {7 Mar 2014} shimAdd News1227 to Scrapbook

Artcore's March 2014 Newsletter is here! This spring they have lively new projects and opportunities for everyone. Don't miss out! Take a read.
Derbyshire Learning and Development Consortium March 2014 Newsletter!  {7 Mar 2014} shimAdd News1230 to Scrapbook
Our March Newsletter is here! Take a look for the latest news, job vacancies and upcoming events!

Happy International Women's Month!
DIAP Sound Advice Scheme  {7 Mar 2014} shimAdd News1229 to Scrapbook

The Sound Advice Scheme is an integral element of the innovative new Derby Integrated Advice Partnership (DIAP), involving local voluntary and community sector organisations, Derby City Council, and the community of Derby.

The Sound Advice Scheme award from DIAP is practical recognition of the quality of service for both the organisation, its client base, and partners. It builds on the Information and Advice Forum Level 1 quality standard.

The Scheme will be available to all voluntary, community, and statutory organisations across Derby City who are, or who become, DIAP members.

 For further details of how to get involved contact Matthew Allbones, DIAP Co-ordinator, at Citizens Advice & Law Centre Green Lane, Derby, DE1 1RS.


DIAP Training Modules  {7 Mar 2014} shimAdd News1228 to Scrapbook

DIAP (Derby Integrated Advice Partnership) is a new multi-agency partnership made up of advice, advocacy and information services within Derby’s Voluntary & Community Sector. The aim of the partnership is not to replace any existing organisations or existing services, but will be to improve links between partnership members, embed common principles and practice, raise the level of service standards, and provide a holistic, seamless service for our communal client base. The partnership will form the basis of a sustainable future network of services across Derby


What’s on offer?

Training modules in the following areas are currently available:

· Professional Boundaries

· Equality, Diversity, Confidentiality &

· Data Protection

· Communication Skills

· Info / Advice & CAB AdviceGuide

DIAP can also arrange introductory sessions for people who want an introduction to volunteering if they have not volunteered before or who are uncertain if volunteering is for them.

For more information, please contact Ian Thomas from the Citizens and Advice Law Centre at: ian.thomas@citizensadviceandlawcentre.org or on: 01332 228713.


March Volunteering Newsletter - University of Derby  {7 Mar 2014} shimAdd News1226 to Scrapbook

The University of Derby's latest Volunteering Newsletter is now available online and can be viewed here: http://www.derby.ac.uk/files/volunteering_newsletter_march_2014.pdf


Please do not hesitate to send The University of Derby your opportunities, events and case studies of their student volunteers.

Countdown Issue 661  {6 Mar 2014} shimAdd News1225 to Scrapbook

This week’s Countdown edition 661 is here! In this issue, AELP have reported on the result of the election to the AELP Board, the Deputy Prime Minister’s proposals on supporting young people and the importance of partnership working and involving providers in the delivery of successful IAG and work experience.         

There are also articles on the recent Member Review survey, concerns over Early Years Educator entry requirements and gathering data on excellence in FE governance.

AELP are always interested in your views on these and other issues important to the sector so you can send them an email at enquiries@aelp.org.uk and they will get back to you as soon as they can.

InTouch with One EM - 5 March 2014  {6 Mar 2014} shimAdd News1224 to Scrapbook

Welcome to our fortnightly news e-bulletin, which includes updates from One East Midlands and other news and job vacancies, which we hope will be of interest to VCS organisations from across the East Midlands.

If you are a member of One East Midlands and have any news or job vacancies that will be of interest  to the VCS from across the East Midlands, which you would like including in a future news e-bulletin, email details to information@one-em.org.uk. For information on what we are happy to promote on our website and in our e-bulletins click here.

If you are interested in becoming a member of One East Midlands and the benefits you would receive, including free job advertising saving £100 a vacancy, click here.

About One EM

Case study films celebrate ERDF funded projects

One East Midlands’ ERDF Reach & Impact project has launched three case study films showing the great work of ERDF funded VCS projects in the East Midlands.

Commercial Skills Masterclass, 8 - 9 April, Nottingham

Reaaranged from November last year, additional places have become available on this two day masterclass to build commercial skills for public service delivery, taking place in Nottingham on Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 April.


Chair and Non Executive Director vacancies at Ripplez CIC

Ripplez CIC, a social enterprise and NHS provider of the Family Nurse Partnership programme to vulnerable young parents in Derby City, Derbyshire and East Staffordshire, is recruiting for a Chair and Non Executive Director.

Project Coordinator - Mentoring vacancy at Carers Federation

The Carers Federation, which supports carers, the people for whom they care and the wider community, is recruiting for a Project Coordinator – Mentoring, for 28 hours per week, based in Nottingham on a salary of £19,297 pro rata.

Development Worker and Liaison Worker vacancies at NDVA

NDVA are seeking two enthusiastic and energetic people with excellent communication and organisational skills to develop and take forward a new service in northern Derbyshire, the vSPA (Voluntary Sector Single Point of Access).


Electoral Commission survey on Lobbying Act

The Electoral Commission has launched an online survey on the Lobbying Act to help it develop guidance for charities and other campaigners ahead of the general election in 2015.

£20million Community Investment Fund

The £20m Community Investment Fund, which will make loans of up to £1million, to community organisations has been launched by Social and Sustainable Capital.

£10million Big Potential Fund

The £10million Big Potential Fund, a Big Lottery grant fund, to help charities and social enterprises get ready to access social investment has been launched and will accept applications from Monday 10 March onward.

Understanding the UK third sector

The Third Sector Research Centre has published its final report, entitled Understanding the UK third sector, which summarises its research activities and the impact they have made between 2008 and 2013.

SMS giving rules relaxed

Rules around charities using regular SMS donations have been relaxed following a trial which found that few complaints and more money was generated by a more relaxed regime.

National Citizens Service  {18 Feb 2014} shimAdd News1223 to Scrapbook

Derby College are seeking to procure sessions for their National Citizen Service programme.  They are looking for organisations who can host visits of up to 15 young people, aged 16-17 years old, to talk about their organisations, issues they face, support with social action planning as well as delivery of interactive sessions on social issues, time and money management, fundraising, promotion and marketing, project management etc…They are also looking for innovative, different and inspirational motivational speakers to raise confidence, self-esteem and aims for our young people.  Please contact Rachel Hayward for more information and a short form to complete Rachel.hayward@derby-college.ac.uk

13/14 CPD Workshops  {14 Feb 2014} shimAdd News1221 to Scrapbook
The Derbyshire Network Calendar of Events  {14 Feb 2014} shimAdd News1222 to Scrapbook
Please click here for a calendar of events (January 2014-July 2014) from The Derbyshire Network.