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This is where we’ll post third sector news and important updates that are useful for your organisation.

United in Kind

Monday 23rd September will see the launch of #UnitedInKind, which seeks to tackle social isolation and loneliness in Essex.

“Working together to make Essex the kindest county in England”

This social movement enables you to promote your events and activities by working together with others across the county. Through kindness, the aim is to develop personal connections within our communities, our families and our friendship groups. With this movement we hope to combat loneliness, connection by connection. You will continue to have complete ownership of everything you do for any United in Kind activity.

How we can make an impact together

We all know there is no quick and easy solution to tackling social isolation and loneliness. United in Kind believes that Essex communities have a crucial role to play in bringing people together and providing support to those in need. They want to connect with what the third sector is already doing and spark new ideas to create one United in Kind movement across Essex.

How you can be involved

There is already a wealth of activity and individuals tackling these issues within Essex. By using the United in Kind brand, together we can collaborate, amplify messages, share resources, encourage greater communication and reach more people across Essex communities.

How can I find out more?

Follow the conversation online using #UnitedInKind

If you’d like to get involved, click here to view the partner’s toolkit and click here to open the Google Drive folder and find the assets available for your event or activity.

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Last Chance to Join our Steering Group!

This is an exciting time for us, as we look to publicly launch The Essex Map and review how we work with charities, social enterprises, and community and voluntary organisations across the county.

To help us maximise our effectiveness, we are currently looking for people with a passion for connecting communities in Essex to join our Steering Group.

If you’d like to join us, and help shape how we build our community of communities, please complete the form below. Once completed, this will be reviewed by our existing Steering Group members at our next meeting on 6th August 2019.

Application Form

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Discounted Office and Window Cleaning for Charities

Priority Support Services are proud to offer discounted office cleaning and free window cleaning to registered charities based in Essex.

Their services include:

  • Window Cleaning

  • Daily Office Cleaning​

  • Carpet/Hard Floor Cleaning​

  • Washroom deep clean programs​

  • I.T. Cleaning programs​

  • 28 years of experience and continually high standards

They offer planned cleaning programs which include carpet and upholstery cleaning, washroom deep cleaning, IT work station cleaning as a preventative system as opposed to a reactive response when problems occur.

For more information, please either click here to view the brochure, call 01702 810015 or email [email protected] to arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements.

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Join our Steering Group!

This is an exciting time for us, as we look to publicly launch The Essex Map and review how we work with charities, social enterprises, and community and voluntary organisations across the county.

To help us maximise our effectiveness, we are currently looking for people with a passion for connecting communities in Essex to join our Steering Group.

If you’d like to join us, and help shape how we build our community of communities, please complete the form below. Once completed, this will be reviewed by our existing Steering Group members at our next meeting on 6th August 2019.

Application Form

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Breathing new life into dormant trusts

Original content from Essex Community Foundation


Community Foundation’s across the UK are working with the Charity Commission to reinvigorate trusts that may have become dormant or are not achieving their full potential.

Trustees are encouraged to contact their local community foundation if they are struggling to spend their income, find beneficiaries or recruit new trustees.

To read the article, click here. To discuss how ECF can work with trustees of existing trusts to award grants in line with original objectives, please call us on 01245 355947.

Author: Steering Member
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Join our Steering Group!

This is an exciting time for us, as we look to publicly launch The Essex Map and review how we work with charities, social enterprises, and community and voluntary organisations across the county.

To help us maximise our effectiveness, we are currently looking for people with a passion for connecting communities in Essex to join our Steering Group.

If you’d like to join us, and help shape how we build our community of communities, please complete the form below. Once completed, this will be reviewed by our existing Steering Group members at our next meeting on 6th August 2019.

Application Form

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Add Your Listing to The Essex Map

The Essex Alliance are proud to announce that we have launched The Essex Map – a community asset map of our county.

The Essex Map is designed to give our local residents a better understanding of the services available across our county, and help them to connect with these services. Users can search by location, category, and keyword tag to discover the wide variety of charities, social enterprises, community groups, and venues available to them.

As a member organisation of The Essex Alliance, we would like to invite you to add your listing(s) and showcase the work you are doing in Essex. You can add as many listings you like, and manage them from a single login – meaning it’s easy to keep all of your details up-to-date.

To add your listing, please visit The Essex Map website and follow the steps below:

Add Your Listing

  1. Go to www.EssexMap.co.uk/register
  2. Enter the details of your service, including up to 15 keyword tags that people might use to search for your service (e.g. ADHD support)
  3. Click “Save and Preview” to see how your listing will look
  4. If you would like to alter any details, click “Edit Listing” to go back to the previous screen
  5. If you are happy with your listing, click “Submit Listing”
  6. Your listing will then be reviewed by one of our team, and you will receive an email once your listing is live on the website

If you have any questions regarding The Essex Map, including advice on how to make the most of your listing, please do not hesitate to email us.

We hope that you will find The Essex Map to be a useful promotional tool for your organisation, but if you have any suggestions on how we can further improve this service please email us.

 

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OPFCC Delivering Through Partnerships

Original content from Essex Future News


The recent Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Conference – Delivering through Partnerships – shone the spotlight on the breadth of partnership work making communities safer.

A focus on gangs and vulnerability, community safety and diversionary programmes provided hard-hitting insight for the more than 200 delegates attending.

The PFCC for Essex, Roger Hirst, told emergency service personnel, MPs and representatives from local authorities, town and parish councils, health, education, voluntary, the business sector and community organisations that by working together on intervention programmes, they are making a difference.

Exhibition stands, and an array of lightning talks introduced a number of partnership interventions taking place; The Essex Centre for Data Analytics; The Horizon Project by Phoenix Futures; Challenging Myths / Changing Attitudes in Thurrock; Street, Rail, School Pastors; Sensory Services; and Safe, Well and Secure by Essex County Fire and Rescue Service.

Delegates had the opportunity to take part in a programme of workshops, including a Designing Out Crime session – delivered in partnership by Essex Police and Essex Partners as part of the Essex Communities programme. Delegates were challenged to take a whole system view to the decisions made as part of the planning process now, that would reduce crime for future generations.

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Essex Assembly: A date for your diary

Original content from Essex Future News


The next Essex Assembly will take place on Tuesday 17 September 2019.

We’ll be exploring how together the Essex system can unite behind a sense of identity and strengthen communities through participation.

Citizens from across Essex will share their views on; how they identity with Essex; relationships within their communities; and building trust with the public sector. Their views will be captured by the ‘in conversation with…’ programme that is taking place this Summer when senior leaders will be out and about in Essex talking to citizens.

Attendees at the September Essex Assembly will also shape plans to celebrate the county’s rich history of achievement through the lens of Essex 2020 and engage citizens in the Future of Essex narrative.

Hold the date 17 September, 12-4.30pm Chelmsford City Racecourse. Invitations will be issued shortly. For more information email [email protected]

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