The Coalfields Community Grants programme in England is aimed at organisations, community groups and social enterprises that can make a positive difference in our communities. The programme is now open for applications and grants are available between £500 and £10,000 (maximum of £5,000 on capital).
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust (JRCT) has recently reviewed its activities, and issued new guidance. As is the trend now, they are focussing on the changes they want grants to make, rather than specifying activities they might fund.
The Government has launched a £16 million Youth Engagement Fund that aims to help disadvantaged young people aged 14 to 17 to participate and succeed in education or training, improving their employability, reducing their long term dependency on benefits, and reducing their likelihood of offending.
NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group and Wakefield Council are jointly developing a mental health strategy and as part of this asked for views from members of the public in Wakefield. The feedback and results of the survey have now been published.
David Smith is currently on secondment from Voluntary Action Leeds to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in Wakefield. After the initial three months the secondment has been extended to the end of December, which is excellent news for the sector.
Mark Burns-Williamson has recently launched his refreshed Police and Crime Plan that sets out the key outcomes to make communities in West Yorkshire be safer and feel safer.
We've posted our first video on YouTube. It's called "Making Meetings Work" and is based on the sessions run by our communications manager Fiona Cooper
What has a spiders web got to do with delivery of services to older people? Read about our Ageing Better bid to find out.....
Are you a social enterprise or charity seeking investment? The Community Investment Fund invests between £250,000 and £1m in community based, locally led organisations which are providing essential support and services to improve the well-being of local residents, developing the local economy and creating positive social change for all individuals in the community.
Data from the VCS is often ignored in the development of strategic documents such as the JSNA. Nova has been involved in a new approach to VCS data capture.