CareerTech Challenge Fund

Deadline 9th December 2019

CareerTech are offering funding for UK registered companies and charities working on innovative tech solutions which motivate people in England and support them to learn new skills and retrain.

Grants are available of between £100,000 and £250,000 for around 13-18 registered companies or charities.

Nesta’s CareerTech Challenge Fund has been established to support the development of innovative services that help people navigate the changing labour market and learn the skills they need for the future of work. Grants are being provided for innovative tech solutions that can help people adapt their career skills, retrain and/or help motivate those most vulnerable to workforce changes to learn.

To find out more, please click here.

Pocket Parks grants

Deadline 5:00pm on 31 December 2019

This fund is to help communities transform unloved, neglected or derelict areas into new green spaces

Invitation to community-led organisations in partnership with local authorities to apply for funding to create new pocket parks and refurbish existing parks.

Minastry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is making available £1.35 million to create new pocket parks or renovate existing parks that have fallen into disrepair where it can be shown that physical changes could have a significant positive impact on the local community and address a specific local need. This funding will help put communities and their partners in control of the management of green spaces of value to them; and contribute resource towards improving the condition of these spaces to ensure they are in good condition.

To find out more, please click here.

Community Development Worker for West Marsh Community Centre

West Marsh Community Centre in Grimsby has been offering sports, social and educational activities for more than 15 years in the heart of the community. We have recently received investment funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to secure the long-term future of the centre, and make sure it continues to meet the needs of its users, including newer and more diverse communities. We are now recruiting a Community Development Worker:

Post Community Development Worker
Hours Full time, 37 hours per week
Salary £25,000 plus pension
Term Fixed term for 12 months
Location West Marsh Community Centre, Grimsby DN31 2QH
Deadline for
5pm, Friday 22nd November

Interviews will be held at the Community Centre on Wednesday November 27th 2019

If you are interested in the role, you can download a job description and person specification here, and an application form here.

To discuss the role informally, please contact Neil Barber, Centre Manager, on 01472 269230.

Charging Policy Review – Adult Social Care

Can you help…. 

Would you be willing to let us come and have a chat with your group? 

The council is reviewing its approach to the way it charges for social care, and it would like to find out your group’s views so that they can be taken into account before the council decides whether to make any changes. 

If you can host a session then contact Emma Overton ( 0300 3000 662) or Sarah Savage ( 0300 330 2888) for a chat

NEL Safeguarding Children Partnership Learning, Development and Evaluation Strategy 2019-2021

The Safeguarding Children Partnership Executive Board will oversee what is done by the safeguarding partner organisations, selected relevant agencies and other organisations and agencies to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and to fulfil their responsibilities as set out in the Safeguarding Children Executive Board Local Arrangements Plan and the Memorandum of Understanding.

This includes duties set out In Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and Section 11 of the Children Act 2004.

North East Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership The Runaway and Missing from Home and Care Protocol

The Runaway and Missing from Home and Care Protocol (RMHCP), sets out how young people who go missing or run away will be safeguarded and monitored. Children who decide to run away are often unhappy, vulnerable and in danger. Recent studies have also highlighted the links between missing and child sexual and criminal exploitation.

Beatrice Laing Trust

Beatrice Laing Trust offer UK registered charities grants to undertake projects for the relief of poverty and distress in the UK and overseas.

Usually grants range between £2,000 and £10,000.

They will support organisations offering practical services to those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable, with a particular emphasis on Christian organisations seeking to express their faith through practical action to help:

  • the homeless
  • the elderly
  • ex-offenders
  • former Servicemen and women

To find out more, please visit the Beatrice Laing Trust website here.

Doncaster Pathways to Progression – Functional Skills, Employability and Vocational Skills for young people age 16-18

Deadline 26th November 2019

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust is seeking to commission providers to deliver training in the Borough of Doncaster to support the sustainable integration into the labour market of young people ageds 16 – 18 living in the borough of Doncaster. The provision will aim to support young people not in employment, education or training (NEET), including those at risk of social exclusion and young people from marginalised communities.

The provision for these young people will be offered through two lots as below;

  • Lot 1 – Delivery of Functional Skills Qualifications and Employability Skills This lot is a 10-week Functional Skills and Employability programme of 4 sessions per week lasting 3 hours per session.
  • Lot 2 – Delivery of BTEC (or equivalent) Level 1 Award Vocational Studies Qualifications This lot is for courses for 16 hours per week and delivered in 4 x 4 hour sessions per week, Monday to Thursday.

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust intend to enter into two contracts for the above lots with the applicant(s) who achieves the highest overall score following quality and price evaluation. The precise value and scope of the lots is still to be agreed. Timescales for the tender process are below;

  • Contract Finder Future Opportunity Advert is published w/c 23/09/19
  • Invitation to Tender is Published w/c 21/10/19
  • Tender Closes w/c 11/11/19
  • Tender Evaluation w/c 18/11/19 – w/c 02/12/19
  • Preferred Supplier Approval w/c 09/12/19
  • Standstill Period w/c 09/12/19 – w/c 16/12/19
  • Delivery Commences w/c 20/01/19

The Doncaster Pathways to Progression programme is part funded by the European Social Fund (ESF).

To find out more, please click here