Humber LEP – Incentives and drivers for connecting with skills programmes

Deadline 28th February 2021

The ESFA are undertaking an employer  survey to gather insight on the Plan for Jobs initiatives which includes apprenticeship and traineeship subsidies, Kickstart and also the Redundancy Support Services for Apprentices, T-Levels, functional skills and the impact of Lockdown 3 on apprenticeships.

The survey will be used to inform Ministers and future policy and as this particular link is unique to the Humber, the LEP will also receive feedback which will provide useful insight to inform the recovery strategy.

click here for the survey.

Together for Childhood programme in primary schools on East & West Marsh wards

From Together for Childhood:

Prior to the latest Covid lockdown, Together for Childhood were delivering groupwork support sessions in 4 of the targeted ward (East & West Marsh) primary schools (Weelsby, Strand, Macaulay and Ormiston South Parade). Find out more about the programme and feedback by clicking on the infographic link below;

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What is Together for Childhood?

The Together for Childhood (TfC) programme seeks to find ways to prevent child abuse and neglect, making communities safer for every child by bringing people together to develop and test effective place-based approaches to prevention. It is understood that child abuse and neglect are often predicated by multiple adversities and the aim is to draw on evidence and examples of best practice from around the world, in order to deliver what works. Locally, TfC is working with the East and West Marsh ward areas.

The partnership ambition is to develop a placed-based approach which will:  build local partnerships that can drive preventative activities and services, that are both innovative and based on the best available evidence; create sustainable change at a systems level; increase public and professional confidence in preventing, recognising and tackling child abuse and neglect.

The Together & Stronger programme is just one element of a Together for Childhood partnership approach

Where can I learn more/How can I be involved?

If you would like further information, please email GrimsbySCAdmin2@nspcc.org.uk or call NSPCC on 01472 803500 and ask for Lisa Smith or Bernie Taylor who would be happy to give you more information.

Why is Together for Childhood working in education settings relevant?

Improved mental health and wellbeing: Whilst schools are rightly occupied with supporting children’s learning (as well as health & safety and COVID-19 risks), offering additional support for a child’s health and wellbeing helps to put children and young people in a place where they are more ready to learn, which in turn can help schools achieve their academic outcomes. The TfC package of support helps children and young people to recognise and regulate their emotions, and supports schools staff too.

Meets new government guidance and requirements: The Together & Stronger package meets some of the Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) curriculum and, working with our partners, can fill more of the gaps. The updated KCSIE 2020 includes guidance which focuses on improving children’s mental health and wellbeing.

How might the package of support for schools help them? 

Sharing the load: We’re offering a one-stop shop of support, team around a school, partner links. Once a school have a named person to go to, they can get access to more support earlier. The support will help to identify available adults, across each child’s life 24/7, promote of other support national services such as Childline, and link local support mechanisms.  

Saves time: TfC works to reduce the need for referrals, which are time consuming and supports the identification and connection to community assets. Avoids the need for completing multiple forms and going to multiple agencies. Increases schools capacity to support children’s wellbeing.

Greater confidence: School staff might feel safer, have more confidence to know how the wider support network and community can help children and their families.

Links to the community: Sharing activities and events in the community – life outside of the school, linking school community with what already is happening in their local community.

What motivates schools to engage with the programme?

We asked CP-co-ordinators and local Heads about what they need, and what they would benefit from the most. We’ve listened and can help them through this programme of support which can be adapted to meet the unique needs of each school.

Funding Officers – Yorkshire and Humber Fixed Term until October 2021 x2

Deadline 25th January 2021

Salary: £25,282 per annum + generous benefits

National Lottery Community Fund:

We’re recruiting two part-time funding officers to join our Yorkshire and Humber team.

As a funding officer you will assess requests for funding and manage grants using local knowledge, best practice, thematic expertise, and the experience of customers and stakeholders to improve our grant making and inform our decision making. By working closely with people and communities from a defined geographical area, you will understand what matters to them and where our funding can make the biggest difference.

Being responsible for supporting local people and communities you will have a strong understanding of our vision, our commitment to equity and inclusion and our funding products. You’ll also need to support our stakeholders, helping them to make connections that will help them achieve their goals.

Being responsible for the pipeline of projects you will need to understand and respond to the different needs of our customers by providing advice and considered feedback and be willing to have challenging but constructive conversations.

Funding Officers will ensure our grant management and assessment play an effective part in contributing to the Fund’s knowledge and learning as a grant maker. You will manage your own caseload, liaise with grant recipients, undertake project visits, identify and manage risk, supporting organisations to deliver their projects and measure their impact.

You’ll also need to work within the Fund’s policies and procedures and the necessary legislation, and in a way that is in line with our vision and principles.

You will represent the Fund within Yorkshire and Humber including at funding fairs and external meetings and create opportunities for people to come together. You will share learning from your conversations, events, grant holder reports and evaluations with other colleagues so that we can maximise our impact.

You’ll be part of a team, led by a Funding Manager, and comprised of several other Funding Officers.

Contract Type: Fixed-Term until October 2021 

Hours: 30 Hours per week, flexible working considered

Interview Date: Week commencing February 1st 2021

The location of this role is as stated within the advert however due to the pandemic colleagues are temporarily remote working and this is under regular review in-line with government guidelines.

Click here for further information and job application.

Funding Officer – Yorkshire and Humber Fixed Term until February 2022

Deadline 25th January 2021

Salary: £25,282 per annum + generous benefits

National Lottery Community Fund:

We’re recruiting a full-time funding officer to join our Yorkshire and Humber team.

As a funding officer you will assess requests for funding and manage grants using local knowledge, best practice, thematic expertise, and the experience of customers and stakeholders to improve our grant making and inform our decision making. By working closely with people and communities from a defined geographical area, you will understand what matters to them and where our funding can make the biggest difference.

Being responsible for supporting local people and communities you will have a strong understanding of our vision, our commitment to equity and inclusion and our funding products. You’ll also need to support our stakeholders, helping them to make connections that will help them achieve their goals.

Being responsible for the pipeline of projects you will need to understand and respond to the different needs of our customers by providing advice and considered feedback and be willing to have challenging but constructive conversations.

Funding Officers will ensure our grant management and assessment play an effective part in contributing to the Fund’s knowledge and learning as a grant maker. You will manage your own caseload, liaise with grant recipients, undertake project visits, identify and manage risk, supporting organisations to deliver their projects and measure their impact.

You’ll also need to work within the Fund’s policies and procedures and the necessary legislation, and in a way that is in line with our vision and principles.

You will represent the Fund within Yorkshire and Humber including at funding fairs and external meetings and create opportunities for people to come together. You will share learning from your conversations, events, grant holder reports and evaluations with other colleagues so that we can maximise our impact.

You’ll be part of a team, led by a Funding Manager, and comprised of several other Funding Officers.

Contract Type: Fixed-Term Contract until February 2022 (maternity cover)

Hours:37 Hours per week, flexible working considered

Interview Date: Week commencing February 1st 2021

Click here for further information and job application.

Percy Bilton Charity

Rolling fund

Percy Bilton Charity offer to UK registered charities with primary objectives to assist one or more of the following groups: disadvantaged/underprivileged young people (persons under 25); people with disabilities (physical or learning disabilities or mental health problems); older people (aged over 60).

There are two grant programmes as follows:

  • Large grants – one off payments for capital expenditure of approximately £2,000 and over. The majority of grants fall within the range of £2,000 to £5,000.
  • Small grants – donations of up to £500.

Click here for the funders website.

2021 Windrush Day Grant Scheme

Deadline 10th March 2021

The Windrush Day Grant Scheme provides funding to communities looking to celebrate, commemorate and educate about the Windrush Generation and their contribution. 

Grants are available from £2,500 and £25,000. Bidders seeking funding below £2,500 should contact their local authority to request inclusion in a larger bid.

Click here for further information on the Windrush Day Grant.

Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

Deadline 5th February 2021

The Foundation supports projects that seek to influence values and attitudes, promote equity and social justice, and develop radical alternatives to current economic and social structures.

Grants are normally between £5,000 and £20,000 per year, for up to three years. 

What they Fund:

  • Peace and Sustainable Security: support work that addresses the underlying causes of violent conflict and the development of ways to prevent and resolve conflict
  • Environmental Sustainability: support work that addresses the pressures and conditions that contribute to global environmental breakdown.

Click here for the Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation website.

Cameron Grant Memorial Trust for Innovation in Mental Health

Rolling Fund

Cameron Grants offers seed funding grants to UK based charities and other not-for-profit groups and organisations to trial new and innovative ways to support people in the UK who are suffering with poor mental health.

Grants are between £100 and £2,500.

The Trust’s charitable objects include:

  • Raising awareness of young suicide
  • Urging all who are suffering in silence to speak up and ask for help.
  • Supporting all who are fighting to overcome poor mental health, especially young people, and especially where this can be done through outdoor activities like hillwalking and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Assisting in the provision of education and support that will help to increase awareness and knowledge of the issues around mental health and well-being for all and especially amongst young people”

Click here for the Cameron Grant Memorial Trust website.

CRASH

Rolling fund

CRASH is the construction industry’s charity. It primarily assists homelessness charities and hospices with their construction projects by sourcing, on their behalf, pro-bono or discounted professional expertise and materials from its patron companies and others within the industry. It also awards cash grants which are provided through donations from the construction and property industry.

Assistance is offered in the following three ways:

  • Free-of-charge professional expertise, which could include architects, engineers, quantity surveyors or specialists who can advise on the replacement or repair of existing building components such as damp-proofing, roofs or heating systems.
  • Sourcing free-of-charge or discounted building materials.
  • Cash grants (no minimum or maximum grant levels are listed). Cash grants are only awarded when CRASH’s patron companies are also involved through providing professional expertise and materials.

Click here for the Crash website.

VCSEs: A guide to working with government

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Cabinet Office have published a guide for VCSE organisations on how to bid and win contracts with government.

the following content included:

  • Foreword from Claire Dove CBE
  • Introduction
  • How do I work with the public sector?
  • How do I get ready to tender?
  • What are public sector buyers looking for?
  • 10 top tips for tendering

Click here for the guide.