The journey back to ‘normal’, things that employers need to think about from an employment law perspective when starting on the journey back to ‘normal working’
Deadline 1st July 2020
Funding is available for local communities in England, Scotland and Wales to help create a society without health inequalities.
You can only apply for funding from the Active Communities programme if:
- Your organisation supports people to create or shape local projects that will help their community or neighbourhood to become even better
- You are a not for profit organisation or group (for a full list of eligible organisations, click here)
- Your income is less than £350,000 a year, or an average of £350,000 or less over the last two years
- You have less than six months’ annual running costs in savings (with no restrictions on the money) after you have deducted the grant you wish to request from us
- Your organisation has been constituted for at least three months
the link below is the the Police Crime Commissioners weekly blog:
East Coast Community Fund have awarded over 120 local projects, community groups and charities a share of over £1.5 million from the fund.
This comes as eleven deserving local organisations are celebrating the news that they have been awarded grants from the seventh round of Ørsted’s East Coast Community Fund.
Ethical Property Foundation are offering FREE advice to not-for-profit organisation, including lots of online support on their resource hub and also free 1:1 advice with a property professional, accessible through filling in a short form on their website
They have also just launched their Post Covid back2work Risk Assessment service as part of their affordable consultancy. This has been designed to help charities get back to work safely – particularly useful for those working with vulnerable service users.
Also available at:
Harbour Place update and newsletter:
“Our Spring Newsletter is our first in this new format and the content was put together in February when the world was very different to the times we are currently living through. Unfortunately, issues with software formats and then our focus on reacting and adapting to COVID-19 delayed release of this newsletter, so we are circulating now alongside our COVID-19 update.”
Update from Nick Gregory – Employer and Partnership Manager for Department for Works and Pensions:
As you will no doubt have seen, the NHS has had a fantastic response to its NHS Volunteer Responders scheme which is facilitated through the Good Sam app. The NHS Volunteer Responders programme was set up to complement care and support at a local level. NHS Volunteer Responders are a new group that are carrying out simple, non-medical tasks, including delivering medicines, shopping and other supplies as well as making calls to check in on those isolating at home. Whilst of course this service is not designed to replace the fantastic support that is provided by health, social care and voluntary organisations, the government want to ensure anyone who may benefit from this support at this time of crisis is aware of the support available to them and how to access it.
Further information can be found about the programme here. Alongside this, charities that wish to directly support their clients who are vulnerable and may need support at this time, can become approved referrers so that they can make referrals on behalf of their clients / members. If you would like to become an approved referrer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like any further information on the service please contact email@example.com
Deadline for feedback: 5pm, Wednesday 3rd June
OnSide Youth Zone Grimsby – online consultation
The following information relates to proposals by national charity, OnSide Youth Zones, for a new, state-of-the-art Youth Zone in Grimsby – on the West Haven Maltings and Migar House site on Garth Lane.
Prior to the submission of a planning application to North East Lincolnshire Council, OnSide will be consulting on our plans with stakeholders and the local community. Due to COVID-19 we are conducting this consultation online via the OnSide Youth Zones web page
with specific details about the design proposals. The proposals will be published from 27th May to 3rd June 2020 (5pm) to allow local residents, community organisations and businesses to view the proposals and comment on them.
Grimsby Youth Zone is a centre for young people but one that the whole community can be proud of. It will provide high-quality sports, arts and general recreational facilities for thousands of local youngsters in a safe and secure environment. The centre is based on the award-winning OnSide Youth Zone network of facilities across the country which are used by thousands of young people every week.
The Youth Zone is designed to respond to the clear, ongoing demand from young people, parents and wider communities for more and better places for young people to go in their leisure time.
The proposals include:
- a 4-court indoor sports hall
- Indoor climbing wall
- a fully equipped fitness gym
- a performing arts studio
- music suite with instruments and recording equipment
- a boxing and martial arts gym
- a large open plan recreation area
- project rooms, including arts, crafts and fashion
- film and multi-media facilities
- a teaching/mentoring kitchen
- a café serving hot nutritious meals costing no more than £1
- a lit outdoor skate park
- multi-use games area/kick pitch with flood lights
- a breakout room to include activities such as employability workshops, general and gender specific health/youth issue topics/projects and youth participation
The Youth Zone will also create a wide range of employment opportunities. The scheme will create up to 15 full time and circa 40 part-time employment opportunities for local people and generate a minimum of 100 volunteering opportunities.
Grimsby Youth Zone will be open whenever local schools are closed: seven days a week, all day Saturday & Sunday and all-day during school holidays. Entry fees will be only 50p for a typical four-hour session, with a wide range of leisure, sporting, artistic and cultural activities available.
Youth Zones are designed to give young people aged 8–19 years old, or up to 25 for those with additional needs, Somewhere to go, Something to do and Someone to talk to – occupying their bodies and minds with engaging activities, helping them develop new skills and socialise in a safe, positive and accessible environment.
More than 50,000 members make around 600,000 visits to Youth Zones every year.
The iconic, inspiring buildings house high quality services and facilities open to all young people. Located in neutral spaces, they are a safe, non-threatening environment to spend time with friends, enjoy a nutritious hot meal, take part in group activities and learn from adult role models.
To young people, a Youth Zone is something truly their own. It is their place to escape the pressures of normal life and focus on their own development. Youth Zones are packed with inspiring group and individual activities, overseen and supported by paid experts and an ‘army’ of volunteers.
The Humber LEP announced (on 22nd May 2020) that it will be developing a new model to secure long-term economic collaboration across the Humber Estuary after changes to LEP boundaries come into effect.
North Lincolnshire Council and North East Lincolnshire Council have confirmed that in future they will only be full members of the Greater Lincolnshire LEP, in line with their decision to pursue devolution on a Greater Lincolnshire footprint, but that collaboration across the Humber will continue.