Don't forget! East Durham Trust members meeting will take place on Monday 25th July at Thornley Methodist Church Hall.
East Durham Trust's Chief Executive, Malcolm Fallow, is running the Great North Run this year and is looking for an East Durham community group to be the benefactor of all sponsorship money raised. Any group that is interested should contact Lindsey at East Durham Trust on 0191 5693511 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A research project is looking at how the people of Murton interact at a local level.
The project which has been commisioned by the University of Central Lancashire will give residents of Murton the opportunity to share their opinions on the local community and how they relate to other people within it. In return those who take part will be entered into a free prize draw.For further information download the attached flyer.
If you live in Murton and would like to be involved in the research contact East Durham Trust on 0191 5693511
24 month project (To be extended subject to funding availability)
The post holder will work to establish access to a credit union within the East Durham Area Action Partnership area. This will require the post holder to recruit and train community volunteers, develop new collection points and increase membership in East Durham
The IMPACT Awards from GlaxoSmithKline recognise and reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people's health. Up to eight winners receive £25,000, with up to seven commended/runner up awards. It is open to registered charities that are at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with a total annual income between £10,000 and £1.5 million. This year, shortlisted entrants for 2000 to 2009 can also apply as IMPACT Champions. Closing date 23rd September, http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/gskimpactawards.
In order to acknowledge the hard work and support that people provide - unpaid - to the sport of Rugby League, the Rugby Football League (RFL) annually recognise and reward their efforts through the Volunteer Award Scheme.
Congratulations to Peterlee Pumas who have this year won TWO awards, Volunteer Coordinator of the Year goes to Rob Laverick whilst League for All also goes to Peterlee Pumas ARFLC
The process involves Regional winners who are then forwarded to the National Awards where all winners (plus a guest) will be treated to a VIP day out at the 2011 Carnegie Challenge Cup Final.
This inspiring community engagement project is an opportunity for children and young people across East Durham to take part in Lumiere, a major international arts festival.
Working with professional artists, involvement will raise aspirations, enable children and young people to enjoy and achieve and help them to recognise their potential to contribute towards the wider community. Read More
Inspired Facilities is part of the Places People Play programme, which is to deliver a London 2012 legacy of increased mass participation in sport, and is investing £50 million of National Lottery funding in up to 1000 community sports projects between 2011 and 2014.
The scheme is designed to support voluntary and public sector groups to refurbish and improve existing facilities, or develop an existing building for sports use in the community.
The EEF is seeking applications for projects that address educational disadvantage. They are particularly looking for projects which can be developed, scaled up and replicated and which will have a measurable impact on attainment.
In the first two years funding will be focused on children eligible for free school meals attending primary and secondary schools targeted for EEF funding.
PNE Development is holding its next series of free webinars for people working in the voluntary sector. The sessions will cover a range of management topics. Join us for these live, interactive webinars where you can pick up top tips and network online with other like-minded individuals.
Tue 26 July 3.00-3.45pm Top tips for recruiting effectively
Thu 28 July 3.00-3.45pm Planning your project – essential tips for smooth delivery!
Wed 10 Aug 1.00-1.45pm Project management – delivering on time and on target!
Tue 23 Aug 1.00-1.45pm Managing in difficult times – keep those stress levels low!
CVL is holding a free skills development session is being held on Wednesday 24th August at the The Greenway Centre, Middlesbrough TS3 9PA. This practical one day session is open to any North East Third Sector organisation seeking to become procurement ready, bidding for the first time or wanting to refresh their skills.
SkillShare North East Ltd is a North East based social enterprise with 21 years experience of delivering accredited and unaccredited training to strengthen the voluntary and community sector.
With funding from the North East Third Sector Capacity Fund, SkillShare is able to offer a selection of its courses free such as Managing Voluntary and Community Organisations level 2 and 3, Income Generating and Copyright and First Aid.
Places are limited and courses commence soon! To book your place or for further information, please contact SkillShare North East Ltd
A Brief Intervention uses a 1:1 approach and involves making the most of any opportunity to raise awareness, share knowledge and gets individuals thinking about making changes to improve their health.
They can provide FREE Brief Intervention training for your team or organisation which lasts about 1.5-2 hours which covers smoking facts; effects on the body; quit products available; second hand smoke and how to refer. For more information contact Annie Pluse on 07788 565065 or email@example.com
Accent Housing are delivering a number of community events during the Summer School Holidays across Easington Colliery, Horden and Blackhall. To find out further details download the attached programme
Thursday 15th September 2011 at Bowburn Community Centre, DH6 5AT.
3 speakers have been invited to talk about Adult Obesity, Health & Physical Activity and and an update on 111 Service. Tea/coffee will be available from 10am with lunch to finish at approx. 12.15pm. To book a place, please contact Julia on 01325 327431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org If you require any communication support, please contact the Host team as soon as possible
Disability North is holding the North’s largest Independent Living Exhibition DNEX at Newcastle Racecourse on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September 2011. DNEX is open daily from 10.00am There is something for everyone including digital technology, aids and adaptations for independent living and accessible leisure facilities. DNEX allows you to view and handle the products on display to help you decide which best suits your needs.
Locality, the umbrella charity running the government’s community organisers programme, has announced it aims to recruit up to 200 organisations to act as "hosts" for trainee community organisers by September 2014.
The £15m programme will train 5,000 people to work in communities to create local networks and run projects to help local people. Of these, 500 will be paid "senior" organisers and the rest will be volunteers.
Host organisations will recruit between two and five senior community organisers from their local communities and will be responsible for providing office space and support. Each host organisation will be paid up to £3,000 to cover expenses.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has commissioned a study into the control of assets, such as buildings and land, by community organisations. This study examines the benefits that come from community organisations owning or managing assets, what makes for success and what the challenges are. It also provides key messages for practitioners and policy-makers in taking forward the community assets agenda.
Published by the Department for Communities and Local Government this toolkit offers tips for anyone interested in running local projects, organising community festivals and engaging local businesses. It draws upon real life examples highlighting the experiences and the important and creative contributions made by communities across the country.
Chief executives group ACEVO has produced Leadership in challenging times: a toolkit for CEOs, with case studies from voluntary and community sector leaders who have tackled a variety of challenges, along with practical management advice. The challenges include changing cultures, radical restructuring, reducing dependency and becoming more commercial.
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