acas – Holiday and leave during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Holidays & Leave during Coronavirus: As the weather starts to change and (hopefully) we get some sunshine, staff may be turning to you to request booking leave or even carrying leave over.

In most situations, employees and workers should use their paid holiday (‘statutory annual leave’) in their current leave year. This is 5.6 weeks in the UK.

This is important because taking holiday helps people:

  • get enough rest
  • keep healthy, both physically and mental

Click here for further guidance.

This Girl Can week

This Girl Can celebrates active women who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get.

Launched in 2015, they have successfully persuaded nearly three million women to get more active.

This Girl Can, funded by The National Lottery, believes that there’s no “right” way to get active.

From Saturday 12th June to Saturday 19th June, Sport England are placing the spotlight on women and exercise through a the ‘This Girl Can Week’.

Click here to find out more on how you can support.

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month 1-30 June 2021

From The organisation – Friends, Families and Travellers:

During Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month, we celebrate the unique and diverse histories, cultures and languages of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in the UK and also the remarkable and immense contributions Gypsy, Roma and Traveller individuals and communities bring to wider society.



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Co-op Community Dividend Fund

Deadline 31st July 2021

The Central England Co-operative serves local communities across England by putting 1% of its trading profit back into the community, making cash awards to help local causes and make a positive difference.

The funding is intended to support four broad categories of projects:

  • Fund-raising efforts of a school, college, community organisation or group, residential or day-care facility or hospital project.
  • Contributions towards a voluntary, self-help or ‘not-for profit’ organisation other than those listed above.
  • Donations to a local charity or cause, or the local branch of a national charity, that will benefit the local community, for example the provision of equipment, enhancement of the physical environment, training or education programme.
  • Contributions to environmental and social projects that will enhance the local community or raise awareness of environmental issues amongst local residents.

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available. The average grant is £2,000.

Click here for the co-operative website.

Enterprise Development Programme – Black and Minoritised Communities

Deadline for stage 1: 6th July 2021

The Enterprise Development Programme aims to provide business and financial support to charities and social enterprises in England that are thinking of exploring new enterprise models and require financial or business support to make the transition, with the ultimate aim of taking on social investment in the future. The programme is open to organisations working across a range of sectors, which will vary as the programme runs its course.

Currently applications are invited from organisations working in the following sectors:

  • Youth.
  • Mental health.
  • Equality.
  • Black and minoritised communities (covered in this entry).

Individual packages of financial and business support are available for successful applicants. These are likely to include some or all of the following:

  • Grants of up to £30,000 to research or test out new ideas, to launch new enterprises or grow existing ones (grants are likely to be subject to agreed milestones or evidence of growing income sources).
  • Extensive peer-learning and networking opportunities.
  • Training and learning opportunities tailored to needs.
  • Extensive peer-learning and networking opportunities.
  • Access to a team of pro bono legal experts to provide support with the legal considerations of trading.
  • Invitations to conferences on enterprise development and social investment within the wider charitable sector.

Click here for further information.

Do you need Prevent information for your building or offices?

As we all start to move back into offices The Multi Agency Prevent Group ask you all to have a look around your buildings to see what Prevent related posters are displayed on the walls.

The Multi Agency Prevent Group are planning to get some of the Tom series of posters printed to be displayed across buildings and for organisations to display. There are also Communities Defeat Terrorism posters that were due to go out March 2020 available too.

The Multi Agency Prevent Group will also be reiterating the run, hide, tell message – posted monthly on social media we would like this to compliment that with posters in buildings.

The Multi Agency Prevent Group ask you all to let them know what posters you have regarding Prevent (if any) and let them know if you would like/need any then.  The Multi Agency Prevent Group will then put together packs for groups/organisations for their buildings and offices.

Please get in touch with Victoria Henley, Community Safety Officer:

Domestic Support Fund

A new fund supporting the events industry recovery will provide financial support to not-for-profit organisations hosting domestic business events from 21 June to 17 December 2021.

The new Domestic Support Fund is designed to offer financial support to kick start the return of business events and to showcase that the UK is ready to meet again and has adapted to new ways of meeting in a COVID-19 secure environment.

Support available

Financial support is based on number of delegates attending a live event, or the live component of a hybrid event. The event organisation can apply for £30 per delegate (cash incl. VAT) attending an event. Approved applications will receive financial support, after the event has taken place, and submission of evidence to support total number of attendees.

Offered as a ‘Small Amount of Financial Assistance’ grant scheme, this support is available for events from 100 to 500 people, to a maximum value of £15,000 support. In applying for this fund applications must be clear on why support is needed.

All activities need to take place within the dates 21 June to 17 December 2021 and evidence provided by 1 March 2022.

Click here for further information.

Community Asset Transfer – possible opportunity

Welholme Galleries

Welholme Avenue/Hainton Avenue, Grimsby

North East Lincolnshire Council has advised Sector Support that a Community Asset Transfer (CAT) may be considered.

Full property details here Property Detail – PPH Commercial (

Find out more about the Community Asset Transfer Process here  Localism – NELC | NELC (

The first stage of the process is an informal conversation with NE Lincolnshire Councils, Estates and Business Development Team: Email:

Sector Support can support VCSE organisations through the CAT process  – contact / 07791 041459

Community Ownership Fund website here.

Carers’ Support Service – Service Delivery Manager

Deadline 13th July 2021

Post: Service Delivery Manager
Salary: £25,481 – £29,577
Hours: Full Time – 37 Hours per week, including occasional evenings and weekends
Location: 11 Redcombe Lane, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 8AU
Travel around North Lincolnshire, and occasionally North East Lincolnshire

Carers’ Support Service have been supporting clients in North Lincolnshire for over 30 years. They’re looking for a candidate with proven leadership ability to lead the North Lincolnshire team and to be involved in key decision making across their services in both North and North East

You will have responsibility for enabling your team to deliver a range of support services. You will need to have a keen interest in developing and supporting your team and be committed to delivering fair and equitable leadership.

To be successful you will be driven to achieve results, dynamic in your thinking and approach to work, and confident in your ability to manage a team going through a period of transition. You will need to have proven experience of working towards and achieving KPI’s.

This role gives the successful candidate the scope to build on and develop the services and support that we provide.

Click here for the Carers’ Support Service website.