SCVO NEWS

Funding for Community Organisations to Support Children and Young People

09 Apr 2024 by Mazeline Hemmings

Funding for Community Organisations to Support Children and Young People

Do you know of children and young people in your community who would benefit from extra professional support to help with their emotional health and wellbeing?  Through Sandwell Council’s Covid […] Read more

Strong Local Partnerships Highlighted in Report

26 Mar 2024 by Mark

Strong Local Partnerships Highlighted in Report

A new report on the health of Sandwell’s Voluntary and Community Sector has highlighted close partnerships and improving working arrangements between charities, community groups and public sector agencies locally. SCVO’s […] Read more

Bite Size Introduction to SCVO Sessions

01 Feb 2024 by Leona

Bite Size Introduction to SCVO Sessions

SCVO supports the Voluntary and Community Sector across the six towns of Sandwell. Our popular ‘Introduction to the Voluntary Sector’ gives a broad overview of our work, but in these […] Read more

Working Together to Support Young People’s Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

19 Mar 2024 by Leona

Working Together to Support Young People’s Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

SCVO, in partnership with Sandwell’s CAMHS service, are inviting local practitioners to an event on Thursday 23rd May 2024 which will showcase local support for children and young people. Professionals […] Read more

Voluntary Sector Briefing – Midland Metropolitan Hospital

by Leona

Voluntary Sector Briefing – Midland Metropolitan Hospital

SCVO, in partnership with Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospital Trust, would like to invite you to a briefing where the Trust will provide an update on the work that is […] Read more

Introduction to the Voluntary Sector – 22nd May 2024

22 Feb 2024 by Leona

Introduction to the Voluntary Sector – 22nd May 2024

Did you know there are over 1,000 voluntary and community (VCS) groups operating in Sandwell? Are you in a new role and would value an overview of the vast range […] Read more

Creating Safe Communities – Serious Violence Briefing

05 Feb 2024 by Leona

Creating Safe Communities – Serious Violence Briefing

Join us for our fourth Creating Safe Communities session aimed at volunteers and community groups. Following the feedback from the last session we will be focussing on serious violence—what it […] Read more


VACANCIES

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust: External evaluation Consultant

08 Apr 2024 by Mazeline Hemmings

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust: External evaluation Consultant

Bumblebees are familiar and much-loved insects that pollinate our crops and wildflowers, but in the last 80 years our bumblebee populations have crashed: two species have become nationally extinct, while […] Read more


OTHER NEWS / ITEMS

West Bromwich Operatic Society Presents ‘Love Never Dies’ – 1st – 4th May 2024

02 Apr 2024 by Karen Tuckley

West Bromwich Operatic Society Presents ‘Love Never Dies’ – 1st – 4th May 2024

West Bromwich Operatic Society (WBOS) are delighted to be returning to The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton again this year with their production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘ Love Never Dies […] Read more

Carers Support Service Survey

03 Apr 2024 by Karen Tuckley

Carers Support Service Survey

Do you look after a family member, partner, friend or neighbour who could not cope without the support you offer? Does your job include supporting informal carers?  If the care […] Read more

Sandwell Youth Services Mapping Survey

25 Mar 2024 by Angel Lakha

Sandwell Youth Services Mapping Survey

As part of its duty to provide a sufficient youth offer for young people in Sandwell, Sandwell Council are carrying out a survey to find out what is available for […] Read more

Diabetes in Sandwell – The Healthwatch Sandwell report has been published

01 Apr 2024 by Leona

Diabetes in Sandwell – The Healthwatch Sandwell report has been published

10.1% of Sandwell adult patients are recorded as having diabetes, exceeding the West Midlands and National average figures, and is projected to continue to rise. The Diabetes in Sandwell report […] Read more

50forWM50 Project

28 Mar 2024 by Stuart Ashmore

50forWM50 Project

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the West Midlands county and the West Midlands Lieutenancy. To celebrate this special milestone, the 50forWM50 campaign has been launched […] Read more

CIS launches new project! – Wider Determinants of Health – Sandwell

26 Mar 2024 by Mazeline Hemmings

CIS launches new project! – Wider Determinants of Health – Sandwell

Join Communities In Sync for the exciting launch of WDH Sandwell and get all the essential service information you need in an online briefing on Monday, 29th April at 10am. […] Read more

Stand with us as we unite faith communities and fight against modern slavery

01 Apr 2024 by Leona

Stand with us as we unite faith communities and fight against modern slavery

In a world where modern slavery continues to lurk in the shadows, the power of awareness and action within our communities has never been more critical. This unique partnership between […] Read more

Free training to support harm caused by gambling

19 Mar 2024 by Kim Fuller

Free training to support harm caused by gambling

GAP is offering local organisations support to train staff and volunteers in recognising and signposting people suffering the effects of gambling. The Gambling Awareness and Prevention programme (GAP) is a […] Read more

Do you know a hero volunteer?

by Kim Fuller

Do you know a hero volunteer?

Nominate a local volunteer for a new campaign and they could have a tram named in their honour! 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the creation of the West Midlands […] Read more

Elections 2024 and Voter ID

by Stuart Ashmore

Elections 2024 and Voter ID

You may remember that in 2023, the UK Government introduced the requirement for Voter ID when voting at local elections. This year there are two elections taking place – local (Sandwell) elections […] Read more

Connecting Communities with Places of Welcome – Information Webinar

26 Mar 2024 by Mazeline Hemmings

Connecting Communities with Places of Welcome – Information Webinar

Places of Welcome is running a webinar, ‘Connecting communities with Places of Welcome’ on Friday, 12th April 2024, for anyone interested in joining the network. You may be thinking of […] Read more


FUNDING AND SUSTAINABILITY

Holiday Playscheme Grants Programme 2024-25 is now open for Applications

01 Apr 2024 by Leona

Holiday Playscheme Grants Programme 2024-25 is now open for Applications

Creating a Playable Sandwell Holiday Grant Programme 2024-25 is a small grants programme designed to support voluntary and community sector (not for profit) organisations and grassroot organisations that can offer […] Read more

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People

18 Mar 2024 by Libby Mahoney

Funding for Projects that Support Disadvantaged and Disengaged Young People

The Peter Cruddas Foundation provides funding for projects that benefit disadvantaged and disengaged young people. The Foundation gives priority to programmes calculated to help disadvantaged young people (16 – 30) […] Read more

Funding to Boost the Capacity of Charities

26 Mar 2024 by Libby Mahoney

Funding to Boost the Capacity of Charities

Capital grants of up to £250,000 are available to expand the capacity of UK registered charities and CIO’s working to improve the quality of life for people in need, particularly […] Read more

We Are Able CIC Successfully Secure A Grant Award From The Social Enterprise Boost Fund

02 Apr 2024 by Karen Tuckley

We Are Able CIC Successfully Secure A Grant Award From The Social Enterprise Boost Fund

We Are Able CIC have been successful in securing a grant award from the Social Enterprise Boost Fund which has been pivotal in initiating and expanding their business ventures. The […] Read more

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities

18 Mar 2024 by Libby Mahoney

Grants of up to £100,000 Available for Community Facilities

Registered Charities, churches, Parish Councils, Local Authorities and CASC registered sports clubs can apply for grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 for the provision, maintenance or improvement of community facilities. […] Read more

Lloyds Bank Foundation Racial Equity Programme

09 Apr 2024 by Mazeline Hemmings

Lloyds Bank Foundation Racial Equity Programme

Lloyds Bank Foundation Racial Equity Programme is open for applications.  This programme is for small local charities and CICs which are led by and working with people who are experiencing […] Read more