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Links CVs - May Day Gala  {16 Apr 2015} shimAdd News1347 to Scrapbook

This years Gala is taking place on Monday 4th May, if you are interested in booking a stall (£20 each) for your organisation please contact Lynn Bagshaw from Derbyshire Unemployed Workers' Centre on 01246 231441.

 

Click here to view poster

Click here to view programme for the day.

 

South Derbyshire CVS - Community Forum  {16 Apr 2015} shimAdd News1348 to Scrapbook

The Community Forum is about to launch in 2 weeks!

 

Please find attached a poster for the launch of South Derbyshire Community Forum. The Forum is for South Derbyshire Voluntary and Community Groups and will take place on Monday 27 April, 10am - 12.30pm at Swadlincote Town Hall,

The Delph, Swadlincote, DE11 OAG.

 

This is a great opportunity for your group or organisation to come along and talk to Foundation Derbyshire about their range of  grant schemes for your project.

 

For more information or to book a place contact Kerrie Fletcher on Tel: 01283 219761 or Email: kerrief@sdcvs.org.uk.

 

Click here for flyer.

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You can view the April edition of our Volunteering Newsletter online here: http://goo.gl/5mmZ73

 

If you would like to share your opportunities with our students and graduates you can register on our new opportunities site here.

 

Please remember if you would like to nominate a student to be recognised for their volunteering please email around 100 words on their involvement with your organisation to volunteering@derby.ac.uk 

 

Don’t forget to join us on Twitter - @DerbyUniVol - to keep up to date with the latest news and see your opportunities being advertised to students.

 

As always, please do not hesitate to send us your opportunities, events and stories of our student volunteers.

HEN-KEEPING COURSE AT RHUBARB FARM  {9 Mar 2015} shimAdd News1345 to Scrapbook

HEN-KEEPING COURSE COMING UP


Have you thought about keeping hens? Do you know what it involves? Want to learn?


Rhubarb Farm is running a one day course on Hen-Keeping to help those planning to keep hens, or people who have got hens and feel they need to know more.

 

For more information see the events page.

 

 

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Social Inclusion Consortium Launch 

 

An exciting new voluntary sector collaboration for the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership Area - the Social Inclusion Consortium* - has just been launched.

  

Following last autumn's meeting of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire voluntary sector infrastructure organisations, a working group has turned the ideas for a consortium into reality. The Social Inclusion Consortium (working title) plans to increase in membership and will be bidding for the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership and Big Lottery's Building Better Opportunities Programme. The founding members had this to say:

  

Kim Harper of Community Action said " This launch is the starting point from which to build the membership of the Social Inclusion Consortium. The issues to be addressed are complex, our geography is challenging and we need a structure that optimises opportunities for collaboration and localised delivery. We are confident we now have this structure. Plans would see different lead organisations/networks taking forward three key projects within one overall Building Better Opportunities Programme. Our member organisations, our networks and our strategic relationships are the building blocks for growing the Consortium and for high impact work to address social, economic and financial exclusion".

 

Jill Pateman of Bassetlaw CVS said "We have taken the learning and developments within the Big Lottery Transforming Local Infrastructure programmes one step further. We now have the foundations across our Local Enterprise Partnership area from which to build a genuine voluntary sector led bid. We are committed to ensuring that the grass roots organisations that work with excluded groups in the D2N2 area have the opportunity to apply their local knowledge and expertise to achieve the positive outcomes that our Local Enterprise Partnership is looking for".

 

Sylvia Green of Rural Action Derbyshire added "Infrastructure organisations have a leadership and development role in a defined area. We have joined together to spearhead an approach that would ensure European and Big Lottery funds benefit those furthest from the labour market and maximise investment in delivery via local voluntary organisations. We are focussed on the five priority groups that experience the greatest challenges and are working to sustain the vital role that voluntary organisations play in improving the life chances of excluded groups".

Helen Kearsley-Cree of Nottingham CVS explained "We have been working to the D2N2 Social Inclusion Framework. This was a significant piece of work led by One East Midlands and they will continue to act as a communications, engagement and influence link with D2N2. Looking across a number of other Local Enterprise Partnership areas our approach is in sync with how collaborations are developing there too. It's good to see how voluntary sector infrastructure has really stepped up to the mark".

 

*This is the result of the work carried out by the four infrastructure agencies mandated at the joint (Notts/Derbys) infrastructure meeting last October. There will be a Partnership agreement for members to sign (under development) and for delivery agents there will be a due diligence process.  

 

Derbyshire Learning and Development Consortium will be part of the consortium, if you would be interested in helping us deliver against this programme please contact jenna.shaw@consortium.org.uk

 

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We still have places available to attend the South Derbyshire International Women’s Day event next Friday at Oaklands Village in Swadlincote. I would be grateful if you could help promote this event with your colleagues and service users by forwarding this email or putting up a copy of the attached poster.

 

The event will be held over lunch time and early afternoon and includes a free buffet lunch. The programme for the event is as follows:

 

12pm – 1pm – Arrival and Buffet Lunch with an opportunity to look around the stalls provided by local services (including Burton & SD College, Citizens Advice Bureau, Local Domestic Abuse Services, Derbyshire Fire and Rescue, Derbyshire Police, South Derby’s CVS, Health and Education and Training agencies).

1pm – 2pm – Guest Speakers including  Heather Wheeler MP, Eileen Banton MBE (Former long service Swadlincote Police Officer), Kate Allies (Rosliston Environmental Education Officer and recent recipient of a life time achievement award).

2pm – 2.30pm – Networking opportunity and further chance to speak to stall holders, other attendees and the speakers.

 

The theme for the International Women’s Day 2015  is ‘Make it Happen’ and the Colour purple has been adopted this year and in honour of this we will be having  a Purple based quiz for attendees to take part in.

 

Why purple?

From 1908, the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Great Britain adopted the colour scheme of purple, white and green to symbolise the plight of the Suffragettes. Purple symbolised justice and dignity - two values strongly associated with women's equality. The three colours were used for banners, flags, rosettes and badges to show solidarity.

 

Event Details:

 

When: Friday 6th March

Format: Buffet Lunch from 12.00pm; speakers commences 13.00pm am; event closes 14.30pm

Cost: This is a FREE event.

Venue: Oakland’s Village, Hall Farm Road, Swadlincote, DE11 8LH   

Parking: Available behind the Village Complex off  Hall Farm Road and elsewhere in the town centre (free of charge).

 

If you are able to attend this event could you please respond to this email (chris.smith@south-derbys.gov.uk) or tel: 01283 595 924 to book a place.

 

 

International Women's Day 2015 #Make it Happen  {26 Feb 2015} shimAdd News1341 to Scrapbook

What are you doing for lunch on Friday March 6th?

 

Why not join us and Make it Happen in South Derbyshire?

 

South Derbyshire is delighted to be offering a second International Women’s Day event following last years success - so make sure you are a part of it!

 

If you can join us please contact Chris Smith at  chris.smith@south-derbys.gov.uk to book a place.

 

Our first "challenge" to you is to think how you can contribute to our "Purple theme"

 

 This is a great opportunity for networking and celebrating South Derbyshire Women - do not miss it!

 

                       See you there!

South Derbyshire CVS VCI Passport Training  {18 Feb 2015} shimAdd News1340 to Scrapbook

Please find attached this new opportunity for you to obtain free training for your volunteers!

Please circulate this to your teams and any potential volunteers who might be interested in accessing this training.

Many thanks

Click here dates.

Open advice morning at DHA Derby  {17 Feb 2015} shimAdd News1339 to Scrapbook

Derbyshire housing providing FREE Saturday advice session to meet increased demand

Direct Help & Advice Derby, formerly known as Derbyshire Housing Aid, are holding a one off Saturday advice session to enable those who may face barriers to seek specialist housing advice outside of the normal weekly working hours.

The drop in will take place on Saturday 7th March between 9.30am-12.30pm.

About DHA

DHA are a locally based Not for Profit charity, providing FREE specialist legal advice to people who may face homelessness, possession action or eviction from their property or suffering serious disrepair. Increase in demand and customer feedback has suggested that some of our client groups have found it difficult to attend weekdays during office hours, especially working parents, carers or shift workers. We are DHA believe everyone should be able to access expert advice and support when it comes to housing and this is just one of the ways in which we are looking to extend our services in order to support the residents of Derbyshire and East Staffordshire. If the service proves popular, we may consider extending it. Further details about the Saturday session and our normal opening hours can be obtained by ringing our main office number 01332 287850 or visiting our website at www.dhadvice.org

Personal Development Matters Training  {16 Feb 2015} shimAdd News1338 to Scrapbook

We are soon to run a four day course called ‘Navigate’  from the Artcore premises off Charnwood Street.

 

Go to the Events page for further information. 

 

Volunteering Newsletter - University of Derby  {12 Feb 2015} shimAdd News1337 to Scrapbook

You can view the February edition of our Volunteering Newsletter online here: https://careerhub.derby.ac.uk/docs/47/Volunteering-Newsletter-February-edition.pdf

 

If you would like to share your opportunities with our students and graduates you can register on our new opportunities site here.

 

Please remember if you would like to nominate a student to be recognised for their volunteering please email around 100 words on their involvement with your organisation to volunteering@derby.ac.uk 

 

Don’t forget to join us on Twitter - @DerbyUniVol - to keep up to date with the latest news and see your opportunities being advertised to students.

 

As always, please do not hesitate to send us your opportunities, events and stories of our student volunteers.

  {10 Feb 2015} shimAdd News1336 to Scrapbook

Please see below the details for the SEN Network meeting on 18 Feb.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about Employment Law.

 

Social Enterprise Network Meeting

 

Employment Law session on 18 February – 3.00pm – 5.00pm at Community Action

 

Tracey Orton from Your HR Lawyer in Nottingham will be coming along to support voluntary/community organisations to improve their skills and knowledge relating to the following areas:

 

·         Employing a new person

·         Equality and Diversity

·         How to keep employees on track

·         Dismissal

·         New flexible working including shared parental leave

·         Employee engagement

To book a place email nila.exley@communityactionderby.org.uk

 

Community Action Newsletter  {10 Feb 2015} shimAdd News1335 to Scrapbook
Click here to view the latest Newsletter.
Community Partnership Scheme Grants  {5 Feb 2015} shimAdd News1333 to Scrapbook

Press release from South Derbyshire District Council regarding the Community Partnership Scheme grants. Applications are open until Wednesday February 18th.

 

Still time to get your grant applications together

 

A South Derbyshire District Council scheme offering financial support to community groups and the voluntary sector has received a positive response – but there is still time to get your applications in.

 

There has been a high level of interest in the Community Partnership Scheme, which provides grants to a wide variety of organisations and projects, from parish councils and sporting groups to arts, heritage and environmental ventures.

 

In the past the scheme has helped with improving facilities for those with disabilities, for purchasing major equipment and for refurbishing community buildings.

 

Grants of between £1,000 and £25,000 will be awarded as matched funding to support capital projects with a value of £4,000 upwards, and anyone who thinks they might benefit has until Wednesday, February 18 to submit an application.

 

Councillor Jim Hewlett, Chairman of Housing and Community Services at the District Council, said: “The popular Community Partnership Scheme was relaunched back in December and, as always, has received an excellent response.

 

“It has really fired the imagination of those who are working hard to better the communities of South Derbyshire and we’re only too happy to support them where we can.

 

“The scheme offers support and advice as well as money and has been designed to assist those seeking to attract external funding, such as Lottery money, to the area.

 

“Anyone who thinks they may be eligible shouldn’t hesitate to get in touch.”

 

Application forms are considered by a panel of councillors who make recommendations to the Housing and Community Services Committee, which is due to make the final decision on awards in March.

 

Organisations will normally only be allowed to receive one grant per financial year.

If a project is supported the applicant will be advised of the amount granted and any conditions attached.

 

More information is available by contacting Community Partnership Officer Ian Hey on 01283 228741 or by emailing ian.hey@south-derbys.gov.uk

 

February Community Fire Safety Champion Newsletter  {5 Feb 2015} shimAdd News1332 to Scrapbook

Please follow the link below to the February Edition of the Community Fire Safety Champion Newsletter.

 

http://www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/community-work/community-fire-safety-champions/community-fire-safety-champion-newsletters/2015-newsletters/february-2015-edition/
In Focus with One EM - January 2015  {5 Feb 2015} shimAdd News1334 to Scrapbook

Change for Good

Local infrastructure bodies in the social sector need to adapt to new technologies and find more creative ways of securing funding or risk being left behind, a Commission on the Future of Local Infrastructure report has found.

Review of Lobbying Act

The government has appointed Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to conduct a review into how the Lobbying Act is being put into practice.

Tool for third parties to submit charity accounts

The Charity Commission has launched a new digital tool to allow a third party, such as a charity’s accountant, to submit its accounts on the charity’s behalf.

How the Charity Commission reports on its regulatory work

The Charity Commission has produced a policy paper that seeks to explain its reasons for proactively naming some charities that are subject to its regulatory interventions, but not all.

Whose Society? The final Big Society audit report

A study by the think tank Civil Exchange has found that the Big Society has failed, and the voluntary sector’s influence over government has been reduced.

New Publicity to tackle Hate Crime  {5 Feb 2015} shimAdd News1331 to Scrapbook

New publicity for the Law Centre’s work to tackle hate crime.  This includes an A4 poster for you to print and display.  If you would like any copies sending by post please let me know.
 
If you would like any further information about the work we are doing or would like someone to speak to your group or team meeting, please let Sarah Roy know on 01246 550674 or email sarah.roy@derbyshirelawcentre.org.uk 

Please circulate to any contacts you think may be interested in the service. 

Click here for the poster.

Click here for the flyer.

New dates for Training with YMCA  {20 Jan 2015} shimAdd News1330 to Scrapbook

 

Award in Education and Training (was PTLLs) £320.00

Mondays 9.30am to 12.30pm February 23rd for 6 weeks Chesterfield

Thursdays 9.30am to 12.30pm May 7th for 6 weeks Chesterfield

Thursdays 5.30pm to 8pm August 6th for 8 weeks Derby

 

Training, Assessing and quality Assurance (TAQA) £190.00

Tuesdays 5pm to 8pm March 3rd for 4 weeks Derby

Tuesdays 9.30am to 12.30pm April 14th for 3 weeks  Chesterfield

 

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools (Teaching Assistants) £250.00

Mondays 2pm to 4pm February 23rd for 6 weeks Chesterfield

Tuesdays 5.30pm to 8pm April 7th for 7 weeks Derby

 

For further information email:

learning@ymcaderbyshire.org.uk

01332 579573

FREE Training for the Voluntary Sector - Dont miss out!  {14 Jan 2015} shimAdd News1329 to Scrapbook

Business Administration and Customer Service

 

 

Do you work in the Third Sector?  Do you need to up skill your members of staff?

If so, this workshop is for you!

 

Why not come along to our free taster session which could lead to accredited training for your staff and support your organisation to become more sustainable.  This great offer is available for Social Enterprises, Not for Profit and Voluntary Sector organisations with less than 250 staff.

 

By the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

 

  • Identify different communication methods
  • Provide administrative support in meetings
  • Develop working relationships with colleagues
  • Recognise the importance of customer service
  • Identify the different levels of customer service
  • Identify different ways to meet customer’s expectations

 

 

Date                                        Wednesday 28 January or 

                                                 Wednesday 18 February         

                                                  09.30am – 12.00 noon

 

Venue                                   Oddfellows Hall, 32 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GT 

 

How to Book                       contact info@consortium.org.uk or 01332 265960

 

 OR

 

 

Date                                      Wednesday 4 February 2015                                                                                                

09.30am – 12.00 noon

 

Venue                                     Masson Mill, Derby Road, Matlock Derbyshire DE4 3PY

 

Please note that the workshops could lead to FREE accredited training for your organisation.

 

 

 

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Please follow the link below to the 2015 January edition of the Community Fire Safety Champions Newsletter.

 

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

 

Your help in circulating the information contained within the newsletters is vital to the work of DFRS and your continued support is acknowledged as helping to make ‘Derbyshire a safer place to live, work and visit’.

 

http://www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/community-work/community-fire-safety-champions/community-fire-safety-champion-newsletters/2015-newsletters/january-2015-edition/