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Free Introduction to Fundraising Online Session

Are you just starting on your fundraising journey or career?
Need some guidance, hints and tips on how to go about raising money for your organisation?

SCVO would like to invite you to our ‘Introduction to Fundraising’ online session being held on Thursday 24th November 2022 at 10am via a Zoom Conference Call. This session is aimed at those community, voluntary and social enterprise organisations new to the art of fundraising and will present a basic understanding and knowledge of what you need to know to get started with raising money for your project, activities or organisation.

The session aims to provide you with:

  • An introduction to the basic principles of fundraising,
  • A better understanding on how to construct your responses within a funding application including some funding do’s and don’ts,
  • Hints and tips and
  • The most common reasons why some applications fail.

There is a maximum of 30 places available for this online session. All places must be booked through Eventbrite by clicking here. Please note, an email invitation to join the online session will be send out by SCVO in advance and prior to its commencement.

If you are having trouble booking onto the session via Eventbrite, please email Libby our Small Groups Development Officer at libby@scvo.info with your details and she’ll book you onto the session.

Why not go to our website at www.scvo.info to subscribe to our free weekly e-bulletin, so you get e-updates automatically on SCVO webinars and training opportunities straight to your inbox.


Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace: 19th October 2022

i-act will be presenting Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace on Wednesday, 19th October 2022.  The course is from 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, at the Independent Living Centre, 100 Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1JE.

Based on the i-act Model of

  • I – Improve wellbeing
  • A – Advocate and access help and support
  • C – Connect and communicate
  • T – Take tools and advice,

the course is aimed at supporting managers to improve workplace wellbeing and support employees who may experience a mental health or wellbeing issue in the workplace.

The i‑act course highlights what managers need to know regarding managing mental health in the workplace (for example regarding legislation and The Health and Safety Executive).

The i‑act course comes with a 168-page evidence-based course manual, toolkit and resource pack for each attendee, including over 50 tools to support managers and over 95 agencies/organisations to refer on to.

Light refreshments will be provided but participants are asked to provide their own lunch.  There is a general store next to the ILC building.

To book a place please email Paula on P.Constable@idealforall.co.uk or Jamie on J.Upton-Speed@idealforall.co.uk

 


New Free Safeguarding Guide

What should you include in your charity’s safeguarding policies and procedures?

Any organisation with safeguarding responsibilities has a duty to put in place appropriate policies and procedures to protect vulnerable people from harm.

Zurich Insurance have produced a detailed guide, which explains many of the key considerations when creating safeguarding policies and procedures.

Click here to go to Zurich Insurance website to download the guide.

 


West Midlands Community Flood Resilience – Free training

Communities Prepared is a national community resilience programme, run by Groundwork West Midlands, equipping community volunteer groups with the knowledge, skills and confidence to prepare for, respond to, and recover from flooding and other emergencies.

Communities Prepared has two free upcoming online sessions for people living in the West Midlands who are concerned about flooding and what they can do as a community in response to it.

  1. Thursday, 6th October; 6 – 7.30 pm. Introduction to Incident Management.  An introduction to emergency response. Procedures and planning for community emergency volunteers.
  2. Wednesday, 12th October; 6 – 8 pm.  Flood Volunteer. Understanding flooding and your role as a community emergency volunteer. Flood risk awareness and tips to help you carry out your role as a community volunteer in a safe and responsible

Register for each webinar at www.communitiesprepared.org.uk/westmids to receive the Zoom meeting link.

For further information, or if you have a question, please contact abi.rees@groundwork.org.uk

Facebook: @CommunitiesPrepared

Twitter: @CommunitiesPrep

More information

 


Citizens Advice free Budgeting and Saving training course

Citizens Advice Sandwell and Walsall will be running a budgeting and saving workshop from 10 am – 1 pm on Wednesday, 28th September.  The session is back for another round, after proving very popular in June.

The aim is to share sound advice and resources to “spread the word” to the people we work with and care about being more financially capable.  The training will be conducted face to face at the Training Room at Smethwick Citizens Advice, Unit 6, Tollgate Shopping Centre, High St, Smethwick B67 7RA

There will be an in-depth look at budgeting and savings to cover priority bills, budgeting, banking, savvy-shopping and energy saving advice.  The focus will be on practical ways of helping service users/families, including looking at the effects of the cost-of-living crisis.

The training will look at a range of free services available, using trusted local websites including Resilient Residents, Route2Wellbeing and Healthy Sandwell.

Please email cheryl.s@citizensadvicesandwell-walsall.org or call 07377 556395 to book a place, stating the course you wish to attend.

 


No Place for Hate in Sandwell Workshops

Help Sandwell Council to stop #HateCrime in YOUR TOWN alongside having a say in how we collectively tackle it across the region, including potentially influencing policy. Take your place in ending hate and join Sandwell Council at this innovative event next month.

A series of workshops will be taking place across Sandwell in September looking at developing a collaborative and community-led approach to preventing and tackling hate crime in the borough. Local people and organisations are asked to come together to discuss and learn more about hate crime and help inform future strategies aimed at stamping out hate crime.

There will be 6 workshops across the 6 towns in Sandwell with this also being a great opportunity for local organisations to upskill your staff and your partner organisations on fighting and reporting hate crime, just please make sure you and your colleagues sign up via the correct Eventbrite so we can keep an eye on numbers. The workshops are town based and you will only need to attend one of these.

The Eventbrite link is as follows:

West Brom: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/398222322687

Smethwick: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/398202092177

Wednesbury: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/398286805557

Cradley Heath: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/398290877737

Tipton: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/398298711167

Oldbury: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/398302853557


Free education to employment programmes for West Midlands residents, 19 to 29 years-of-age

Generation UK is a non-profit organisation, which run free education to employment programmes, recruiting motivated people, providing specialised training and supporting them to access life-changing careers by connecting them to employers who are seeking to access and recruit highly skilled and diverse talent.

No experience or qualifications needed.

Generation UK have funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority to specifically support West Midlands residents.  Further information on Generation UK.

For the eligibility criteria and details of the current programme, a career in Cloud Technology, for which the organisation is currently recruiting, please click here.

 


Free Introduction to Project Planning Online Session

No matter how big or small your community group is, project planning should be at the heart of your thought process, enabling you to effectively design, development and delivery your project. During SCVO’s online session, you’ll learn project planning techniques, principles and methods to support the creation of projects that run smoothly and more effectively.

Our informative and free session will be held on Thursday 22 September 10am till 12.30pm via a Zoom Conference Call.

The aims of the session are:

  • To define what project planning is and discover why it’s an important tool when considering or designing a new project or idea,
  • To enable you to explore the steps involved in creating a useful project plan, sequencing of activities, utilising resources and minimising risks.
  • To provide you with project planning tools and resources together with practical hints and tips to help you plan your projects in more detail.

Regardless of the size or scope of your project, these project planning skills and resources will equip you with the necessary tools your organisation needs to manage all kinds of projects.

There is a maximum of 30 places available for this online session. All places must be booked through Eventbrite by clicking here. Please note, an email invitation to join the online session will be send out by SCVO in advance and prior to its commencement.

If you are having trouble booking onto the session via Eventbrite, please email Libby our Small Groups Development Officer at libby@scvo.info with your details and she’ll book you onto the session.

Why not go to our website at www.scvo.info to subscribe to our free weekly e-bulletin, so you get e-updates automatically on SCVO webinars and training opportunities straight to your inbox.


Free Digital Skills Training From Home

Free Digital Skills Training from the comfort of your home with the Community Foundation.

They are a grassroots not for profit organisation who support people in inner-city areas to improve their lives by helping them to change their conditions and creating opportunities for people to reach their full potential.

Community Foundation is now offering free face-face and online digital skills training. You could also get a free Tablet with free data sim card if you are eligible!

Would you like to learn how to:

  • use a computer
  • surf the internet safely or shop online
  • send & receive emails
  • use Microsoft packages
  • meet friends and family on Zoom/Teams

To register, please contact:

Community Foundation-Quayside Tower, 11th Floor, 252-260 Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2HF

Tel: 0121 643 6490

Email: info@thecommunityfoundation.org.uk


Training sessions on How to Balance Your Budget and Scams Awareness

Citizens Advice Sandwell will be running two training courses on the 15th & 21st June 2022 to help your staff and volunteers be more aware of what is out there and the useful resources to get people talking about money and pass on good money management advice to service-users.

“A Week in Life of” the Doe family

  • Wednesday 15th June:  10.00 am – 12.30 pm, OR
  • Tuesday 21st June:  12.30 pm – 3.00 pm

Covering the main financial capability topics with focus on practical ways of helping families get to grips with their budget.  Looking at the current issues that are effect people at present and to get more specialised help from the range of free services, using several of our trusted local websites including Resilient Residents, Route2Wellbeing and Healthy Sandwell.

Scams Awareness Campaign

  • Wednesday 15th June: 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm, OR
  • Tuesday 21st June: 10.00 am – 11.30 pm

This annual campaign aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers who know what to do when they spot a scam.  This year’s campaign will take place from the 13th to 26th June.

Protecting people against scams is more important than ever.  Many people are facing multiple issues (rising energy prices, employment and debt, housing, and health problems) and therefore find themselves in vulnerable situations. Scammers are taking advantage of this.  It is vital people have the knowledge and tools they need to protect themselves.

All training will be face to face at the training room at Smethwick Citizens Advice, Unit 6, Tollgate Shopping Centre, High St, Smethwick B67 7RA

Places are limited so book early, stating the course, date and time. You can attend one training session or stay for the whole day and cover two courses. Please make your intention clear.

Send your email Chery Sewell, Financial Capability Trainer, at cheryl.s@citizensadvicesandwell-walsall.org or call  01384 634351 (Option 3)


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