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

Time 4 You – Grants for Carers

Over six million people in the UK are carers, looking after a rela-tive or friend. Regardless of how much care you provide or the type of support you give, caring can impact on your health and well-being. 

Caring means something different to everyone; one thing carers tell us all the time is that they cannot keep going without a break.

Essex Carers Support are inviting carers (18+) who live in the Essex County Council area to take part in our project. They would like to talk to you about the importance of self-care and assist you in planning some positive and rewarding time for yourself; something that reflects your own interests and is of your choosing. This can be done individually or, if preferred, can include the person/persons you care for.

Grants up to £100 are available to help you achieve Time 4 You. See Below for examples:

Find more examples on the Essex carers Support website or get in touch for a chat about what you’d do with some ‘Time 4 You’:

Contact

01255 474410 

[email protected]

www.essexcarerssupport.org.uk 

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Project Co-Ordinator job vacancy – Rainbow Services

Do you have experience in community development and a good knowledge of the social prescribing agenda and landscape, in particular across West Essex?

Rainbow Services (Harlow) is leading an exciting NEW 12 month cross sector partnership project across West Essex which will build on the opportunities available to residents and social prescribers supporting them, working in
particular with arts, culture, environment, and advice organisations to pilot innovative activities.

If you feel you could jump straight into this creative post go to our website for more information:

Current Vacancies – Rainbow Services – Harlow

To apply email your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the job specifications to [email protected]

For more information please contact:
[email protected]
Deadline: 5pm 23rd June 2021

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Positive Remote Working – Online Conference on Thursday 1 July

In these unconventional times, we have all had to adapt our working strategies to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible. Added to our increased workloads is the need to keep on top of our mental and physical wellbeing, manage unpredictable IT issues and create an effective space to make working from home comfortable.

This conference will provide you with the latest skills and information you need to manage your time during the pandemic. You will come away from the event with:

  • Tricks on how to boost your productivity remotely
  • Techniques to help you deliver a presentation online, including how to make the most of technology
  • Skills towards building a positive and open culture for your organisation
  • Advice on how to support and supervise your remote working team

And much more!

 

Register here.

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Free Online Reflective Practice Sessions for Senior Managers

On Tuesday 15th June 2pm, Dr Leon Fletcher-Tomenius and Magnus Irvine of the Here for You service will facilitate a reflective practice session for managers during a 50 mins to an hour online reflective space.

This will be a space for managers to talk about their recent experience of working through the pandemic and how this has impacted on them.

This is an additional session being offered after a previous event was well received. It will revisit conversations and themes and is open to anyone with an interest in sharing their experiences and benefiting from peer support

Further training needs, or the need for other interventions may be identified, which would also be fed back and discussed.

Book your place https://reflective_session.eventbrite.co.uk

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Volunteer Support and Communications officer – Maldon & District CVS

Maldon and District CVS are looking for a part time (15 hours pw) Volunteer support and Communications officer. The post holder will take a lead in the management of the Volunteer Centre including driving forward steps to create a more online and digital experience for both volunteers and volunteer involving organisations. You will be responsible for promoting volunteer roles and volunteering experiences on a range of media including websites, social media and in print.

Deadline for applications is 5pm 2nd July 2021

Click here for job spec and more details on the role.

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Third Sector’s Essential Volunteer Management

Volunteers are at the heart of every successful organisation in the third sector. But what are you doing to manage your volunteers effectively and make the most of their skills? Third Sector’s Essential Volunteer Management briefing will bring together leadership, HR and volunteer professionals from across the sector to develop, upskill and engage their volunteers.

Join us to immerse yourself in case studies from leading not-for-profit organisations, thought-provoking panel discussions on volunteer management and a masterclass on best-practice digital tools and online management.

The Breakfast Briefing will take place on the morning of 10 June 2021, online from 9:30am – 12:00pm.

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Social Prescribing Link Worker aka Life Changer Wanted – Thurrock CVS

Social prescribing is a means of enabling primary care services to refer patients with social, emotional or practical needs to a range of local, non-clinical services. This service is provided as part of a model of partnership between the voluntary and community sector (VCS) and GPs within Primary Care Networks.

This role is to develop a high quality customer care service to Multi-Disciplinary Teams and Patients within the Grays PCN (Thurrock) and responsible for liaison and the development of effective working relationship with health professionals and GP’s. You will also work alongside voluntary and community groups to provide patient support for GP practices.

 

Grays Primary Care Network are looking for a part time Social Prescribing Link Worker to work alongside their existing Full-Time Link Worker.

 

17.5 hours per week 

Needs to be flexible to meet the needs of the service, could involve some evening/weekend working

Salary £10,907 

 

Based within GP practices in the Grays area of Thurrock.

Car drivers with the use of a vehicle are preferable.  

This post will require an enhanced DBS.

 

Thurrock CVS is based at the Beehive, West Street, Grays, RM17 6XP with excellent links to the C2C trains and bus routes.

                                                            

Closing date for completed applications is

Friday 2nd July 2021 – 5:00pm

 

Information pack and application packs can be accessed from our website

www.thurrockcvs.org 

(Application forms must be submitted – we are unable to accept CV’s)

Please return application forms by email or post to:

Viv Nunn, Executive Officer/Office Manager, 

Thurrock CVS, The Beehive Voluntary & Community Resource Centre, West Street, Grays, Essex. RM17 6XP 

[email protected]  

 

Social Prescribing is a project of Thurrock CVS.

Thurrock CVS is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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Team Leader – Thurrock CVS

Thurrock CVS are recruiting within their Health and Social Care Projects. If you have an interest or background in either Health or Social Care, are a good talker, but more importantly a good listener and are passionate about people being heard then please take a look at our current vacancy.

Healthwatch Thurrock 

Healthwatch Thurrock is the consumer champion for health and social care in Thurrock. It gives the community a strong voice to influence and challenge how local care services are designed and run and has the power to hold providers of local health and social care to account.

Team Leader Healthwatch Thurrock £27,000 Pro rata  

 28 Hours per week

(Flexible to meet the requirement of project, some weekend and evening work may be required) 

The role will involve managing the day-to-day running of Healthwatch Thurrock, leading on specific projects, and providing research and public reports on findings. To attend meetings locally, regionally and nationally when required, to represent and feedback on the work Healthwatch Thurrock are undertaking. To ensure Healthwatch Thurrock’s profile in the community is maintained by outreach, social media and events and to lead on recruitment of Ambassadors, Volunteers and Focus Group members. To supervise 2 staff within the Healthwatch team.

If you are interested in this role, please contact Thurrock CVS or download the packs from the CVS website www.thurrockcvs.org

(Application forms must be submitted – we are unable to accept CV’s)

Please return application forms by email or post to:

Viv Nunn, Executive Officer/Office Manager, 

Thurrock CVS, The Beehive Voluntary & Community Resource Centre, West Street, Grays, Essex. RM17 6XP

[email protected]  

Please contact Kim James for further information or an informal chat on 07775 367359

Closing date for applications Friday 11th June 2021 5:00pm

Download the job description here.

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Nationwide Building Society urges charities to apply for £22m community grants programme

The Nationwide Building Society has opened applications for its community grants programme, which aims to make £22m funding available to housing charities and organisations within the next two years.

The grants programme is aimed at supporting vulnerable people with housing issues by awarding grants to charities, community land trusts and housing co-operatives.

The focus is on preventing homelessness, supporting to people in finding a home and to “support people to thrive within the home environment”.

Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are being made available.

Since 2018 the building society has funded 350 projects and awarded £14m. By 2023 it aims to take that total to £22m.

Nationwide is to cap the amount of applications it will accept with the aim of ensuring that one in four applicants will be successful.

If the cap isn’t reached applications will close at 11pm on June 21.

“The last year has been exceptionally challenging for many of us, but if there’s one thing it’s taught us, it’s the value and importance of community,” said Nationwide Building Society senior social investment manager Rachel Smith.

“Since 2018, our Community Grants Programme has supported charitable organisations seeking to make a difference to vulnerable people facing housing challenges across the UK.

“Everyone should have a place fit to call home which is why our Community Grants Programme is so important to us. As a member owned organisation, we have always seen it as our place to help facilitate positive changes in local communities, and we are encouraging charities to apply to our Community Grants programme.”

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Grants of up to £350,000 available through final round of Tampon Tax Fund

The government has made grants of up to £350,000 available through the final round of Tampon Tax funding.

For this final round of funding £11.25m has been made available for charities working with disadvantaged women and girls.

The threshold for applications reduced from £1m to £350,000 and takes the total funding to £90m.

“This means that more organisations will be able to apply, increasing accessibility to organisations that support this vital work,” said a statement from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Office for Civil Society.

The Tampon Tax was introduced following VAT on sanitary products by the EU. The funding is to end following Brexit, as part of wider measures by the government around the affordability of sanitary products.

“The support provided through this final round will ensure specialist charities who receive grants can support women and girls in need and help to become more sustainable and plan for the future,” said charities minister Baroness Barran.

“We remain as committed as ever to ending violence against women and girls which is why this category is a priority for this round of funding, and we will continue to tackle the issue as a priority.”

The grants are for 12-to-18-month projects, to finish by the end of March 2023.

The deadline for applications is 4 July this year.

Scotland minister Iain Steward added: “The UK Government’s Tampon Tax Fund has supported charities right across the UK, including Rape Crisis Scotland, with vital work to help women and girls.

The lower grant threshold for this final round of applications will ensure that even more charities can access funding. I’d strongly urge Scottish charities working to support disadvantaged women and girls to apply.

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