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DLDC Revised Opening Hours
  {15 Sep 2014} shimAdd News1287 to Scrapbook

Dear all,

 

Please find attached the DLDC Newsletter for September. Please feel free to contact me regarding any of the articles included within the newsletter.

 

Click here to view.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jen

Women’s Work needs your vote in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund  {11 Sep 2014} shimAdd News1286 to Scrapbook

Women’s Work has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 in Derbyshire. By encouraging the public to vote, Women’s Work has a chance to be awarded a grant of up to £3,000 from Lloyds Bank to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.

 

Women’s Work is a National Award-winning charity based in Derby, that aims to improve the wellbeing of disadvantaged women with complex needs in the local community. Offering confidential support, advice, counselling and delivering workshops, drop-in sessions, street outreach, skills training and more, Women's Work primarily targets services at Women who are affected by substance misuse issues or domestic abuse, and their children. Working holistically to address the causes of certain behaviour, Women’s Work considers the whole person and not the presenting problem.

 

Your vote could help us to win the funding to enhance our essential skills-training sessions in IT, Maths , English, Assertiveness and Family-focused skills. This would enable us to help raise women's aspirations, support women suffering at the hands of an abusive partner, and help to improve the lives of their children. 

 

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to up to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities. Voting is open now, and members of the public can vote for their preferred community group on-line, by SMS or Twitter, or in a branch of Lloyds bank up to 10 October 2014. The local good cause that receives most votes in each community will receive an award of £3,000, with the other groups receiving £2,000, £1,000 or £500 depending on the votes received.

 

You can find out more about the Community Fund and Women’s Work and cast your vote for us by visiting https://lly-cf.com/GFL

 

Voting for the 2014 Community Fund is open until Friday 10 October.

Lloyds Community Fund - vote for local groups  {8 Sep 2014} shimAdd News1285 to Scrapbook

Four local voluntary organisations have been nominated for an award of up to £3,000 from Lloyds Bank Community Fund – but they need your votes.

 

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund helps local people to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to local good cause.  There are four good causes shortlisted in each community and Lloyds Bank is inviting everyone to vote for the causes they’d most like to support.   Members of the public can vote for their preferred community group on-line, by SMS or Twitter, or in a branch of Lloyds bank from 2 September to 10 October 2014. The local good cause that receives most votes in each community will receive an award of £3,000, with the other groups receiving £2,000, £1,000 or £500 depending on the votes received.

 

The four local groups shortlisted are:-

Me and Dee
We support children and adults with terminal and life-threatening conditions through respite and bereavement support. An award would allow 15 families to access our Special Memories seaside holiday scheme as part of the grieving and healing process, and help to create very special memories of their lost one.

P3 Midland Lodge
We work to build aspirations and offer long-lasting routes out of social exclusion and homelessness. We would use an award to buy equipment for structured sessions – to learn to cook, grow their own produce or use a computer to seek employment. Such projects lead to a brighter future. Help us to change lives.

Shoutout
We are a friendly, inclusive group for adults with additional needs.  Our members are increasingly keen to go out into the community and try new things. We would use an award for community-based social activities, outings and recreational opportunities to help them gain confidence, develop friendships and become more independent.

Swadlincote Villagers CFR Group
We are a community first on the scene response service. Our aim is to save lives before the emergency services arrive at scene. With an award we would be able to run our own vehicle, making our volunteers less reliant on their own and able to offer additional hours saving possibly more lives.

 

How to vote
Voting is open until 10 October 2014. You can find out more and cast your vote by visiting the Lloyds Bank Community Fund website at: www.lloydsbank.com/communityfund(enter a local postcode) or you can vote in your local Lloyds Bank branch.

Or to vote by text message:

·         Mee and Dee: Text VOTE TRY to 61119

·         P3 Midland Lodge:  Text VOTE TRP to 61119

·         Shoutout: Text VOTE TRT to 61119

·         Swadlincote Villagers CFR Group: Text VOTE TRW to 61119

In Focus with One EM - August 2014  {1 Sep 2014} shimAdd News1284 to Scrapbook

One East Midlands 2014 MEP Guide

Following the success of our first annual East Midlands MEP Guide, One East Midlands are now publishing our second East Midlands MEP Guide, featuring updated information following the May 2014 European elections.

Social value Hub

A new online portal, the Social Value Hub, aims to bring all resources relating to social value in the UK together in one place, making it simpler for those interested in delivering and commissioning for social value.

HMRC rules for bulk mail

Charities engaged in direct mail campaigns could be charged extra for postage following guidance from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs on how it will implement VAT rules for bulk mail.

New Direct Marketing Association code of practice

The Direct Marketing Association’s new code of practice, which comes into force on 18 August, will encourage charities to avoid calling people at anti-social times and urge them to take responsibility above and beyond compliance with the law.

Cipfa to provide secretariat to Sorp committee

The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy will now provide the secretariat to the committee, which advises on the Statement of Recommended Practice governing charity accountancy.

Social Investment Awards

The Cabinet Office has launched the Social Investment Awards scheme in partnership with the bank RBS.

Proposed EU data protection rules

Proposed EU data protection rules could destroy mailing lists relied on by charity fundraisers, and would present “the biggest challenge in fundraising for a generation”, according to a report published by marketing agency Medialab.


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  {12 Aug 2014} shimAdd News1283 to Scrapbook

Do you use, or know someone who uses, Homecare services? For example, help with daily tasks such as bathing and eating.  

Healthwatch Derbyshire are holding Coffee and Cake drop in mornings to talk to people face to face about their experience of Homecare services, or friends, family or carers of people who do, anyone can join them, wherever you are.  Details of the Coffee and Cake mornings are shown on the link below. 

Alternatively we are asking people who do to complete a survey which can be accessed by clicking here.  Hard copies can be requested by contacting the Healthwatch Derbyshire office on 01773 880786.

 

The survey is open until the 1st October 2014.  

 

 

http://www.healthwatchderbyshire.co.uk/news/homecare-services-coffee-and-cake-drop-mornings

 

DLDC August 2014 Newsletter  {7 Aug 2014} shimAdd News1281 to Scrapbook
Please find attached DLDC's August 2014 Newsletter.

 

Please feel free to contact me regarding any of the articles included within the newsletter.

 

Kind regards,

 

Jenna

 

In Focus with One East Midlands  {4 Aug 2014} shimAdd News1280 to Scrapbook

Nick Hurd steps down as civil society minister

Nick Hurd, the charity sector’s longest-serving minister, has stepped down from the role as part of David Cameron’s most radical reshuffle since he became Prime Minister.

Brooks Newmark appointed Minister for Civil Society

The Conservative MP for Braintree, Brooks Newmark, has been appointed minister for civil society in the government reshuffle and has promised to build on his predecessor’s excellent work.

Guidance for non-party campaigners

The Electoral Commission has produced guidance for individuals and organisations, including the VCS, which campaign in the run up to elections but do not stand as political parties or candidates.

New charity accounting framework published

Two new Statements of Recommended Practice (SORP) have been published by the joint SORP making body, the Charity Commission and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

Big Energy Saving Network

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has launched the 2014/15 Big Energy Saving Network, a £1million programme to support eligible third sector organisations deliver help and advice to vulnerable consumers.

Inquiry into society lotteries

The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has launched an inquiry into society lotteries, which will include looking into relaxing restrictions on the market.

Big Lottery development funding in LEP areas

Subject to approval from the European Commission later this year, Big Lottery Fund is planning to put up to £260millon of Lottery funds against a similar figure from the European Social Fund 2014-2020 in order to support communities and people most in need across England.

Compact Awards 2014 open for nominations

The Compact Awards 2014, which are designed to celebrate and showcase the most outstanding Compact working across England, are open for nominations until 5pm on Wednesday 1 October.

Artcore's Creative Summer  {31 Jul 2014} shimAdd News1279 to Scrapbook

Creative Summer 2014


Come join us this summer with Artcore!
Lots of creative fun and loads to learn. 
Keep Children occupied during the summer holidays.
All activities are free, booking is essential.
To book your place please email info@artcoreuk.comor call on 01332 384561.

This is the beginning, many more events to come,
for further updates visit our website
www.artcoreuk.comor Facebook.

Creative Summer 2014Creative Summer 2014

 

Volunteering Fair  {31 Jul 2014} shimAdd News1278 to Scrapbook

The University of Derby invites notfor profit organisations to take part in its 10th annual Volunteering Fair. The Fair will take place on the 12th and 13th of November 2014 between 10am and 3pm at the Kedleston Road site. This is a free event, the aims of which are:

 

- To promote your organisation to the University's staff and students and the local community

- Volunteer recruitment

- Opportunity for networking and partnership working

 

Organisations interested in taking part should fill in the application formavailable via CareerHub. If you do not have a CareerHub account you get one here. When you submit your form you will see a confirmation message stating your form has been received. Closing date for applications is the 10th of September. Final confirmation of date allocation will be confirmed to you on the 12th of September.

 

Please note that the Fair is not open to organisations providing overseas volunteering as a separate event will take place in 2015. Please contact usfor more information.

 

If you are unable to attend the Fair please let us know of any volunteering opportunities that you wish to promote at the event. We would appreciate any flyers, posters or literature relating to your organisation, which we can display on the day.

 

If you have any questions regarding the Fair please contact Dr Asia Alder or Lucy Dean on t: 01332 591316 or e: volunteering@derby.ac.uk
DLDC Revised Opening Hours   {30 Jul 2014} shimAdd News1277 to Scrapbook

Please note that from the 1st August 2014, DLDC's opening hours will adjust to Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm.

Community Group Showcase  {29 Jul 2014} shimAdd News1276 to Scrapbook

Event in Grassmoor on September 7th.

 

If you are a group that meets in Grassmoor or Hasland why not have a stall and tell everyone about your activities.

 

click here for further information.

Digital Derbyshire - Business Support Programme  {21 Jul 2014} shimAdd News1275 to Scrapbook

There is little doubt that today’s technology can bring about significant improvements in the way in which we work and thus facilitate business growth. A barrier for many Derbyshire based businesses though is the lack of fast reliable internet connectivity. The Digital Derbyshire project has been developed to remove this barrier and by working with the eBusiness Club businesses will be provided with the knowledge and skills to exploit the opportunities superfast broadband brings.

Digital Derbyshire is delivering the county's biggest ever broadband transformation. The first green fibre cabinet has now gone live at Markham Vale Enterprise Zone as part of a £27.67m contract with BT to make fibre broadband available to 95% of homes and businesses by 2016. Beginning in Buxton in May the eBusiness Club will deliver a range of FREE seminars, and workshops across Derbyshire which have been developed to help businesses understand, implement and manage Information and Communication technologies (ICT). The following services are available to all businesses based in Derbyshire will be delivered across across the whole County. Reserve your place or find out more here Digital Derbyshire - Events & Workshops

DLDC July 2014 Newsletter  {14 Jul 2014} shimAdd News1274 to Scrapbook

Please find attached DLDC's July Newsletter.

 

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the office.

SDCVS Training  {11 Jul 2014} shimAdd News1273 to Scrapbook

Here is the first wave of training information from South Derbyshire CVS in what promises to be a lively Autumn term!

 

Still to come confirmed dates for new Level 3 Education & Training Awards and Domestic Abuse Awareness... so watch this space!

 

Alongside this our highly successful ALICE project is continuing - this has proved a great way to engage individuals in a programme of Personal Wellbeing - leading to Volunteering and potential employment?

For more details contact Chris Wain:

Chrisw@sdcvs.org.uk / 01283 219761

 

We look forward to working with you as part of our exciting AIM Accreditation centre!

 

Click here for dates and information on L2 Understanding Emotional resilience.

 

Click here for dates and information on L2 Safeguarding Procedures for life and work.

 

Click here for Volunteer Passport Autumn programme aimed at volunteers who support children and young people held at Weston on Trent.

 

Click here for Volunteer Passport Autumn programme aimed at volunteers who support vulnerable adults held at SDCVS.

 

In Focus with One EM - June 2014  {1 Jul 2014} shimAdd News1272 to Scrapbook

 

One East Midlands MP Guide 2014

Following the success of our first three annual MP guides, we have now published our One East Midlands Guide to MPs 2014, which contains updated information on all 46 MPs covering the East Midlands.

D2N2 LEP update mailing list & consultation

One East Midlands has set up a mailing list to keep the VCS in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire updated on the work of the D2N2 LEP and opportunities for relationships with the VCS.

News

Consultation on £40million sustainability fund

The Cabinet Office has opened a consultation on its proposed £40million sustainability fund for charities and social enterprises, which are working with vulnerable and disadvantaged groups and are in danger of closure.

£60million investment readiness fund

A new £60million grant fund to support charities to get ready for social investment has been launched by the Office for Civil Society using money repaid from the Futurebuilders loan fund.

The Queen's Speech 2014

A draft bill to give more powers to the Charity Commission was among the measures announced in the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday 4 June.

Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations

Charities will no longer be able to automatically include a donation as part of a purchase when consumers buy from them online, according to new regulations which will take affect from Friday 13 June.

Zero hours contracts

Employees on zero hours contracts will have the freedom to find work with more than one employer after Business Secretary Vince Cable announced plans to ban exclusivity clauses.

Labour party consultation

The Labour party has started a consultation with the VCS, which seeks views on whether the current definition of a charity is fit for purpose and what can be done to support and protect frontline charity workers facing worsened conditions.

Charity Commission consultation on Annual Return 2015

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has launched a consultation on a number of proposals for changes to the Annual Return for 2015.

New guidance on setting up and registering a charity

The Charity Commission has published revised guidance on setting up and registering a charity.

New audio podcasts for trustees

The Charity Commission, the regulator of charities in England and Wales, has published two new audio podcasts, designed to help trustees understand their duties under charity law.

Review of sector finances

A review of charity sector finances has been jointly launched by the NCVO and a coalition of sector bodies including the Charity Finance Group, the Institute of Fundraising, Navca and the Small Charities Coalition.

Compact Awards 2014 open for nominations

The Compact Awards 2014, which are designed to celebrate and showcase the most outstanding Compact working across England, are open for nominations until 5pm on Wednesday 1 October.

InTouch with One EM - 25 June 2014   {25 Jun 2014} shimAdd News1271 to Scrapbook

One East Midlands news

EMVY Forum - Young People, Employment and Enterprise

Date:3 July 2014
Venue: Derby Enterprise Centre, Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LD

The purpose of this event is to analyse the current state of play in relation to youth employment and unemployment, the direction of travel in policy and interventions and the role that the VCS can play in achieving positive outcomes.

Queens’ Birthday Honours List 2014

One East Midlands would like to congratulate to all those individuals in the East Midlands who were honoured in the Queens' Birthday Honours List 2014 for their services to their communities and the voluntary sector.

News

Charity Commission consultation on Annual Return 2015

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has launched a consultation on a number of proposals for changes to the Annual Return for 2015.

£60million investment readiness fund

A new £60million grant fund to support charities to get ready for social investment has been launched by the Office for Civil Society using money repaid from the Futurebuilders loan fund.

Labour party consultation

The Labour party has started a consultation with the VCS, which seeks views on whether the current definition of a charity is fit for purpose and what can be done to support and protect frontline charity workers facing worsened conditions.

Two new impact measurement tools

Two new impact measurement tools, Measuring Up! and the Inspiring Impact Hub, have been launched by the Charities Evaluation Service at an event attended by Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd.

Public trust in charities and other institutions

The number of people saying they trust charities has fallen from 66 percent to 56 percent in 2014, according to research published by nfpSynergy.

Online donations service for small and medium charities

The Charities Aid Foundation has launched a new service to help small and medium-sized charities process donations by card and direct debit.

Community Shares Underwriting Fund

Big Society Capital has invested £1million in a project to underwrite community share issues, in a bid to encourage more communities to buy local assets.

Review of sector finances

A review of charity sector finances has been jointly launched by the NCVO and a coalition of sector bodies including the Charity Finance Group, the Institute of Fundraising, Navca and the Small Charities Coalition.

The Guardian Charity Awards 2014

The Guardian Charity Awards 2014 are now open for entries. The awards are aimed at small medium sized organisations that do great work on tight budgets and should get recognised and rewarded.

National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards 2014

The National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards 2014, which showcase excellence, recognise achievement and dedication, and celebrate the successes in Payroll Giving over the past year, have been launched.

National Citizens Service Project   {24 Jun 2014} shimAdd News1270 to Scrapbook

The National Citizens Service (NCS) programme will shortly be commencing in July 2014.

 

Derby College are inviting local organisations to attend a ‘speed chatting’ session during skills week to meet the young people on the programme and to talk about careers and life choices etc. If you would be interested to take part, please see below for further information or contact Rachel Hayward on rachel.hayward@derby-college.ac.uk

 

 

Background to NCS

National Citizen Service (NCS) is a UK wide Government supported programme for 16-17 year olds to become more involved and inspired by working with the local community during their summer holiday.  Delivered in Derby City by Derby College, in partnership with Derby County in the Community Trust, participants spend 4 weeks experiencing activities which take them out of the comfort zone, enable them to meet new people, learn new skills and ultimately raise funds and awareness of local issues that are important to them.  Last year 488 young people raised nearly £20,000 for local groups and spent 27,000 volunteering in the community.

It’s an amazing programme that transforms lives, and raises young people’s awareness of their local area, opportunities, develops life skills and supports the transition into adulthood.

 

 

Purpose

As part of our programme we have developed a skills week (this is week 2, out of a 4 week programme; the first week is spent team building at local outward bound centres), whereby our young people learn about Derby, the issues that voluntary organisations deal with on a regular basis, meet local community champions and visit charitable causes, as well as learn skills such as fundraising, body image and confidence, health & safety, project management etc. 

 

They are building up to choosing a cause that means something to them, designing and delivering fundraising activities for this cause and volunteering with that organisation to create a longer lasting impact and legacy.

 

As part of this week, we invite local business people, MP’s, Councillors, Community Champions, and so on, to meet the young people on the programme, to talk about careers, work in the community, life choices etc.  The purpose of this session is to raise awareness of opportunities in life and how to overcome perceived or real barriers, aiming to develop knowledge and resilience skills.  Our young people are often at a critical pint in their lives, where their immediate choices can impact significantly on their future….they may not have considered self-employment, or university, or that there are employment opportunities within certain organisations… and these sessions go some way to change these views.

 

I am looking for a varied range of people who can answer questions set by the young people in a “speed chatting” type environment. Each VIP will have 15 minutes per group, and they will be meeting at least 5 groups during this session, so be prepared for some similar questions, and some random ones too! It’s a great opportunity, particularly for CPD, and it really gets you thinking about how you arrived at your current location, and also future plans!

 

 

Dates & times – all at Broomfield Hall site

 

Tuesday 15 July                 2.00pm – 3.30pm             10 people required

Tuesday 22 July                 2.00 pm – 3.30pm            10 people required

Tuesday 29 July                 2.00pm – 3.30pm             5 people required

 

Tuesday 5 August            2.00pm – 3.30pm              5 people required

 

Tuesday 19 August          2.00pm – 3.30pm             5 people required

 

 

 

 

In 2013, 488 young people designed 39 projects & worked with 40 voluntary & community organisations to raise £19,524 for local causes, giving 27,000 voluntary hours – total programme value to Derby £117,744 –

it all starts with a YES!

Linksline Newsletter June 2014  {18 Jun 2014} shimAdd News1269 to Scrapbook
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View from the Peak  {18 Jun 2014} shimAdd News1268 to Scrapbook

Please enjoy the latest edition of View From the Peak, newsletter of the Small Group Project, High Peak CVS.

Click here to view newsletter.

CVP Independent Evaluation  {17 Jun 2014} shimAdd News1266 to Scrapbook

Bolsover District Council has commissioned an independent evaluation of Community and Voluntary Partners (CVP).  The evaluation will tell the Council what impact  CVP has had, and will also provide CVP with information that will help us in our work.

 

It would be a very great help to CVP if you would complete an online survey for the evaluation. It will only take 5 minutes. I do apologise in  advance if you get this email more than once.

 

Your responses will be anonymous - the evaluators will not tell CVP or the Council who made what comments.

 

There are two versions of the survey, one for our voluntary and community sector colleagues, and one for our statutory and private sector colleagues.

 

To complete the Voluntary and Community Sector survey, please click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/C9V53LX

 

To complete the Statutory and Private Sector survey, please click on the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SMYMPL8

 

Alternately, you can paste the appropriate link into your web browser.