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World Autism Awareness Day – 2nd April 2020

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.

There are around 700,000 people on the Autism spectrum also known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the UK.

Project Aspie will be hosting a Special Event – Celebrating World Autism Awareness Day at Somerset House between 18.00 pm – 20.00 pm.

This event will be focusing on People’s Stories Celebrating Asperger’s and Autism Awareness and Autism Lived Experience and The Positives of Mental Strength and Neurodiversity and Inclusion in the Work Place.

This event will feature Special Guests and Special Guest Speakers who do amazing work within the community.

Details of Special Guest Speakers for this event will be announced very soon.

Somerset House has a relaxed environment and has easy accessibility for people to attend.

Tickets Required on Entry. Please Register via Eventbritehttps://project-aspie-2-april-2020-celebrating-world-autism-awareness-day-tickets-93568669409

Somerset House is situated 5 minutes from Birmingham New Street Train Station and Grand Central.

Address for Somerset House is 37 Somerset House, Temple Street, Birmingham, B2 5DP.

For more information on this Special Event to Celebrate World Autism Awareness Day please feel free to contact Project Aspie on 0121 312 0587 or 07821548904 or e-mail graeme@projectaspie.org.uk


Project Aspie – Open Space Initiative meetings in March 2020 Copy

Project Aspie is an award winning organisation geared towards raising the profile of people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism within the community.

Project Aspie was created and developed to improve and inspire people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism to live healthy and independent lives within the community.

Project Aspie also delivers Campaign Events and Community Projects including the Community Initiative The Open Space Initiative, which is geared towards offering Confidence, Motivation and Opportunities for people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.

National Lottery Community Fund kindly funds The Open Space Initiative.

The next TWO Open Space Initiative events are open for bookings:

18th March 2020 – visit – https://projectaspie.org.uk/news/project-aspie-mid-week-open-space-initiative-even-18-march-2020 – for more information.

28th March 2020 – visit – https://projectaspie.org.uk/news/project-aspie-open-space-initiative-event-28-march-2020 – for more information.


GM2LF – Community Party and AGM

Come and join the fun at the ‘Community Party and AGM’ of the Grace Mary to Lion Farm Big Local Partnership.

Taking place on Wednesday, 18th March from 6pm – 8pm at Oakham Evangelical Church, City Road, Tividale, Oldbury, B69 1QZ there will be:

  • Live entertainment
  • Dance performances
  • An opportunity to find out what’s been happening where you live (across the GM2LF Big Local area)
  • Hear about the NEW Big Local Plan
  • Free buffet and refreshments.

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/gm2lf/ for more information about the Big Local Partnership and to drop them a line to let them know you’re planning to attend.


Project Aspie – Open Space Initiative meetings in March 2020

Project Aspie is an award winning organisation geared towards raising the profile of people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism within the community.

Project Aspie was created and developed to improve and inspire people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism to live healthy and independent lives within the community.

Project Aspie also delivers Campaign Events and Community Projects including the Community Initiative The Open Space Initiative, which is geared towards offering Confidence, Motivation and Opportunities for people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.

National Lottery Community Fund kindly funds The Open Space Initiative.

The next TWO Open Space Initiative events are open for bookings:

18th March 2020 – visit – https://projectaspie.org.uk/news/project-aspie-mid-week-open-space-initiative-even-18-march-2020 – for more information.

28th March 2020 – visit – https://projectaspie.org.uk/news/project-aspie-open-space-initiative-event-28-march-2020 – for more information.


Vision 2030 Community Grants – now open for applications!

SCVO Vision 2030 Community Grants – Vision 2030 sets out the ambitions towards making Sandwell (in 2030) a thriving, optimistic and resilient community. Central to this vision is the message of closer partnership working between all sectors and communities across the borough. The aspiration is for Sandwell (now and in the future) to be where we call home and where we’re proud to belong – where we choose to bring up our families, where we feel safe and cared for, enjoying good health, rewarding work, feeling connected and valued in our neighbourhoods and communities, confident in the future, and benefiting fully from a revitalised West Midlands.

SCVO is delivering this grant programme, on behalf of and in partnership with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, to enable voluntary and community groups to deliver activities in Sandwell, and to Sandwell residents, to support the following priorities:

      • Building Social Connections (tackling loneliness/social isolation)
      • Youth Activities (tackling loneliness/social isolation amongst young people)
      • Healthy Lifestyles (promoting / supporting healthy living)

Paperwork for the programme is available as follows:

PLEASE NOTE: it is an integral part of the application process to discuss your project ideas/proposals with SCVO PRIOR to submission of an application – you can email: grants@scvo.info or call 0121 525 1127.

Applications are now being taken and MUST be received at SCVO by 12 noon on Monday, 24th February 2020 for consideration in this first round.


Project Aspie – Open Space Initiative meetings in February 2020

Project Aspie is an award winning organisation geared towards raising the profile of people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism within the community.

Project Aspie was created and developed to improve and inspire people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism to live healthy and independent lives within the community.

Project Aspie also delivers Campaign Events and Community Projects including the Community Initiative The Open Space Initiative, which is geared towards offering Confidence, Motivation and Opportunities for people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.

National Lottery Community Fund kindly funds The Open Space Initiative.

The next TWO Open Space Initiative events are open for bookings:

19th February 2020 – visit – https://projectaspie.org.uk/news/project-aspie-mid-week-open-space-initiative-event-19-feb-2020 – for more information.

29th February 2020 – visit – https://projectaspie.org.uk/news/project-aspie-open-space-initiative-event-29-feb-2020 – for more information.


Youth Social Action – Opportunities Required!

Young people accessing Nova Training are looking for ways to make a positive impact on Sandwell communities.

As part of the organisation’s Youth Social Action programme, they’re asking for local voluntary organisations to set them tasks that will be of benefit to their community.

In small teams of young people aged between 16 and 24, they’re willing to tackle a variety of challenges such as gardening and clearing, and can offer anything from a day’s work to a six-week programme.

Co-ordinator Kelly James is keen to build up a list of opportunities, particularly in Oldbury and West Bromwich where courses are based, so that young people have a choice of where they go.

“Having that choice means they do something they’re interested in, which in turn means they can be inspired to do more in the future and develop further skills,” she said.

If you have any opportunities please email kellyjames@novatraining.co.uk


Fundraising Manager Vacancy at Creative Black Country.

Creative Black Country (CBC) on behalf of Black Country Together is looking to appoint a Fundraising Manager.

This is an exciting time of development for Creative Black Country as it expands its programme beyond Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton into the borough of Dudley following a four-year funding award from Arts Council England. The successful applicant will be part of small, dynamic, talented and well-networked team delivering high impact projects to a region of 1.1 million people.

CBC is led by a Core Consortium of Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations, Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council,  One Walsall and Dudley Council for Voluntary Service (working as Black Country Together CIC) Multistory, Black Country Touring and Black Country Living Museum (which are all Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations). This consortium brings together the community and voluntary sector and the expertise of professional arts producers with a long-standing commitment to the Black Country’s creative and cultural ecology and a depth and breadth of knowledge of leading contemporary arts practice.

Key principles of the role:

To work with Creative Black Country to develop and increase its fundraising activities, identify further opportunities to grow its work for 2020 and beyond, and to raise the profile of the work that CBC delivers.

Salary :

  • NJC spinal points 20-31 (£32,029- £33,799 per annum) pro rata at 3 days a week and depending on experience; 6% employer contribution pension

For an informal conversation, contact Jenny Smith (Creative Director – Maternity Cover) 07967 187 822 or Sajida Carr (Director of Operations and Development) 07793 244 031.

Timeline:

  • Closing date: 12th February 2020 at 12 noon.
  • Interviews : 27th February 2020

Downloads:

We request no contact from recruitement agencies. Previous applicants need not apply.


Help make Sandwell a Place of Sanctuary

Join Brushstrokes and Bearwood Action for refugees to find out more about making Sandwell a ‘Borough of Sanctuary’ and how you can support a local community sponsorship project – welcoming a refugee family into our local community.

When: Tuesday, 28th January 2020 from 6pm

Where: Brushstrokes, 253 High Street, Smethwick, B66 3NJ

For more information and to register your interest, please email: bearwoodactionforrefugees@gmail.com


Can You Help Mesty Croft Allotments?

Mesty Croft Allotments are wondering if there’s anyone out there who might be able to help them with some ‘building’ requirements?

They’re looking for some roofing materials to construct a roof on their steel-structure gazebo, together with  an outdoor-type table(s) – for example, like a wooden picnic table (or similar).

If you’re able to help, then let us know and we’ll put you in touch with the relevant person at the allotments – ‘thank you’.


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