The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is providing a £1 million fund to support the development of new pocket parks and to refurbish existing parks that have fallen into disrepair where their restoration could have a significant positive impact on the local community and address a specific local need. The Government is inviting applications from community groups interested establishing a new pocket park or refurbishing an existing park.
All Capacity Building
An effective, supportive Board and an excellent working relationship between trustees, staff and volunteers are essentials for the successful operation and governance of a charity. Trustee recruitment and induction, defining roles and responsibilities, keeping up to date with regulation and business pressures, the vital role of the Chair and their relationship with the CEO or equivalent – these are among the key issues that will be explored at a Cranfield Trust Masterclass.
This training will help you develop an approach to train the young people you work with to support one another, whether you are interested in delivering a structured peer-support programme or simply developing peer support skills within an existing group setting.
You will gain resources and understanding to deliver the following activities with young people:
• What is peer support?
• Starting peer support relationships
• Communication skills
• Confidentiality and boundaries
• Goals and action planning
A new fund has been announced by the government to support VCSE organisations that help children and young people with their mental health. Applications are invited from existing schemes to trial a new approach to helping children and young people with their mental health.
The ‘Ageing Equally?’ research project is focusing on what makes a good place in which to grow older for people who belong to minority communities. Research from the Ambition for Ageing programme has shown that marginalisation is linked to the risk of social isolation.
This coming spring Grow Wild are giving away free wildflower seed kits to groups who want to add a splash of colour to their area. The kits include wildflower seeds, a growing guide and resources for people to get their neighbours and group members involved in activity, and would work for both growing in containers (e.g. around a community centre or library) or in existing spaces (e.g. borders in a park or a community garden).
Pilotlight and the Garfield Weston Foundation would like to announce that the Weston Charity Awards are now open for applications.
The Government has announced the launch of a new funding pot for projects that will celebrate and commemorate the Windrush Generation and their contribution to the country. Windrush Day, which will take place on 22 June 2019, will be the focal point of these projects.
The Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board (MSAB) and the Manchester Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB) are statutory bodies made up of organisations that work together to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults, children, young people and their families. Together they make up the Manchester Safeguarding Boards and their role is to coordinate and ensure effective safeguarding across the city of Manchester.
Our Manchester event will offer 80 delegate training places so that all small charities, wherever they are, can access the skills they need to become self-sustaining. This training day is part of the Small Local Charities and Community Groups Training Programme.
Training sessions cover a wide range of fundraising techniques and back office skills delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers.