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COVID-19 Support from the Ethical Property Foundation

The Ethical Property Foundation is working hard throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic to support charities, across the UK, manage their property during this extraordinary period. Although, many of us are no longer working in our buildings it is vital, for the health of the sector, that we do not forget about the bricks and mortar. In order to support charities, the Foundation is offering for free:

 

  • Covid-19 Charity Property Webinar on 23rd of April covering how to manage your building, questions for your landlord and next steps. This webinar is free and will also have a Q&A session with our expert property advisors. Register for your place here.
  • The Foundation has also launched a Covid-19 Charity Property Survey which will help tailor the support we are offering and provide vital actions for Government and funders on how they can aid charities. This survey only takes three minutes to complete, please do so here.
  • The National Programme for Property Education is moving online. We are offering FREE workshops on Premises Management and Negotiating Leases in May and June. These workshops will help you manage your building and will again feature a Q&A session with a Property Advisor. Register for your place here.
  • Our Free Property Advice Service is open as normal for all of your charity building questions. Get in touch with us today.

All this support is available to you for FREE so please do utilise it today.


COVID-19 Financial Support Available to Small Charities

Martin Lewis (of Money Saving Expert fame) has set up a fund where small charities can apply for a grant of between £5-25k to help with specific Corona relief projects; examples could include foodbanks, financial help/advice and community aid projects – see below;

For more information on how to apply, visit:

https://blog.moneysavingexpert.com/2020/03/i-m-making-p1m-available-to-fund-urgent-small-charity-coronaviru/

URGENT – Deadline is  midnight Wednesday, 25th March 2020 to apply but the application form is a simple google form which gets submitted directly to Martin Lewis’ team


Free Workplace Presentations about Ovarian Cancer

Ovacome (the national UK ovarian cancer charity focused on providing support to anyone affected by ovarian cancer, and with a Regional Office based in Dudley) is offering FREE presentations for your staff and volunteers that will give them the information they need to know about ovarian cancer.   

Although cancer affects many people in the workforce either directly as patients or indirectly as carers there is little public understanding of ovarian cancer, what to watch for and how to get help.

Ovarian cancer is uncommon with around 7000 cases each year, but can be devastating because it is usually diagnosed late, when it has spread and when treatment is more difficult.

Ovacome wants to change this and is committed to educating the public about the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer, which can seem vague and non-specific and are often mistaken for less serious conditions.  This means women delay seeking medical help.

Presentations include an ovarian cancer survivor giving her story and information from Ovacome staff.  The sessions are informal and supportive so people are comfortable to ask questions and chat with us.  Very positive feedback has been received from employers and staff members

Quotes….

‘Thank you for sharing and raising awareness about the symptoms that too often are explained away as ‘oh that is just…’

‘Thanks for sharing this with us all, we often put so many of our aches and pains to old age / menopause etc. without even considering it might be something major serious, really good to have highlighted this.’

 

Ovacome can tailor the sessions to meet your staff’s needs and fit in with your business and are often asked to be part of health and wellbeing events or occupational health initiatives.

For more information and to book a presentation contact: Lee Priestly T: 020 7299 6651 / E: l.priestly@ovacome.org.uk 

 


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.


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.


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