Additional Funding Through the Cost Of Living Crisis

Fundraising website easyfundraising turns the online shopping of your supporters into unrestricted funding for your organisation. They partner with leading online retailers including Amazon, Sainsbury’s, eBay, Tesco, M&S, Asda, Argos, Just Eat, Morrisons, Trainline, and 7,000 others – and whenever someone shops online with them, the retailer donates a percentage of what the shopper spent to your organisation – for free.

24% of people shop online twice a week now so this is a simple way for your community of supporters to continue to raise money for your organisation during the cost of living crisis without it costing them.

Find out more by clicking here.

Funding Available For Not-For-Profit Climate Start-Ups

Global climate accelerator and regranter Subak is offering £130,000 of grant funding to 14 not-for-profit climate early stage start-ups across the UK, Europe, and Asia Pacifica. Subak’s London team will support eight start-ups from the UK and Europe who will each receive £10,000 in unrestricted grant funding.

Subak will support the start-ups in 2023 through an intensive three-month accelerator. The selected organisations will each receive unrestricted grant funding and will be guided through a bespoke curiculum tailored to their needs across tech, data, impact policy, and business fundamentals.

Applications for the 2023 funding are now open and will close on 17th March. The programme is scheduled to begin on 15th May 2023. For details on how to apply, as well as information about other grant programmes which are currently available please click here.

Sandwell Local Plan – Issues And Options Public Consultation

Sandwell Council are in the process of preparing a new local plan for the borough and are looking for local people, community groups, stakeholders, and businesses to get involved in helping them to do so.

The first step in producing this plan is know as the Issues and Options stage. This is where the Council sets out what it thinks some of the main issues might be for Sandwell in terms of the use and development of land and invites people to comment on potential options for dealing with the issues.

In addition, the Issues and Options stage is accompanied by a Call for Sites, where landowners and others are asked whether they have, or know of, any land they think might be suitable for allocation as a site for new housing, employment or open space.

This consultation is taking place between 6th February and 20th March 2023. Details of  the consultation and how to take part in it care on Sandwell Council’s dedicated local plan web page

CEAL: Experienced Sessional Instructions

Community Education Academy of Leadership is running the Community Health and Wellness (CHaW) project to deliver a wide-ranging programme of activities based on eight dimensions of Health and Wellness: social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, physical, environmental, occupational and financial.

CEAL is looking for reliable, passionate, and experienced sessional instructors to deliver the workshops across Sandwell.

The two-hourly sessions will run once a week.  Rate of pay is £25 per hour.

Instructors should be reliable, friendly, professional, and creative.  You must be able to keep classes fresh and bring an element of fun and energy.  Strong communication skills are essential, as is the ability to build rapport, motivate and adapt to accommodate a wide range of ages and abilities, recognising everyone’s unique abilities as well as differences. Experience of working with diverse communities would be an advantage.

If you are interested and feel that you fit the match the above requirements, CEAL we would love to hear from you.

Please email an up-to-date CV and cover letter to

Applications close on Tuesday, 7 February 2023.


Froglife: Sessional Worker

Froglife is a national wildlife conservation organisation with a specific focus on the protection of amphibians and reptiles and their habitats.

The Coalface to Wildspace Midlands Project is focused on engaging new audiences with wildlife conservation, on spreading the conservation message of the decline of the UK’s common amphibians and reptiles, and how these species can be conserved.

Froglife is looking to recruit a Sessional Worker on the following terms:

Contract:  One year

Hours:      21 hours per week

Salary:     £24,000 per annum pro rata for 3 days per week

Office:      Remote home working and attending various sites

Click here for full job description and how to apply.

Applications close at 9 am on Monday, 13th February 2023.


Barnardos: Volunteer Co-ordinator

At Barnardo’s we believe in children – no matter who they are, what they have done or what they have been through. 

Barnardo’s is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce for staff and volunteers. We actively encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Barnardo’s.

Do you want a new role for 2023? Something that changes the lives of children and young people?

Do you want to be part of a team who supports you to develop and grow as a professional?

Do you want to be part of an organisation that puts children first?

Do you want to be the key person to support parent/carers/young people with steps to volunteering, training and employment?

If your answer is yes, then look no further!  Here at Barnardo’s, we are proud to be the sole provider of children’s centres across the borough of Sandwell and we want you to join our fantastic team.

For further information about this vacancy and details on how to apply please view –

The closing date for this vacancy is Monday 13th February 2023

Voluntary Sector Briefing – UK Shared Prosperity Fund

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) is a central pillar of the UK government’s ambitious Levelling Up agenda, replacing previous European Union funding streams, and is a significant component of government support for places across the UK. It will provide £2.6 billion of new funding for local investment by March 2025, with all areas of the UK receiving an allocation via a funding formula rather than a competition.

In Sandwell the Council are preparing for the commissioning of funds for the Communities and Place strand for year 2 delivery (Apr 23 -Mar 24) . SCVO, in partnership with Sandwell Council, are inviting voluntary sector organisations who deliver employment and skills or placed-based support to residents in Sandwell to attend a briefing event where they can find out more.

This briefing is a chance for Sandwell’s Voluntary and Community Sector to:-

  • Find out more about UKSPF.
  • Hear about the types of activity and priorities the local authority are looking to commission
  • Understand the process for how this funding will be commissioned along with relevant timescales

To book a place please view –

Looking Back……Springing Forward (Early Help Partnership Event)

The Sandwell Early Help Looking Back….. Springing Forward Event is on Friday 24 March 2023, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm at the Bethel Convention Centre, Kelvin Way, West Bromwich, B70 7JW

It’s been almost a year since we launched the Sandwell Early Help for Children and Families Strategy 2022-2024; and wow, what a year it’s been! So many of you have joined us and continued with us on our journey of support for children and families in Sandwell and have contributed to the positive changes made and seen in Sandwell’s approach to Early Help.

Our ‘year on’ event will reflect on the last year.   Sharing what our journey has involved, where we have reached and, more importantly, where we are heading.  It will give attendees the opportunity to hear from Partners about their contributions, developments and experience of Early Help processes in Sandwell.  The Event will look at what our children and young people know about Early Help, and how together we can ensure they know how to access the support available to help achieve positive outcomes for them.  Our event will also showcase some of the activities/services available locally for children and young people.

Booking is essential and you can book your place(s) here:

For further information, please contact Angel on 07587 136072 or email


Voluntary Sector Briefing – Midland Met Hospital

SCVO and Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust invite you to a Voluntary and Community Sector Briefing on the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH) which is due to open in Sandwell in the Spring of 2024.

The briefing will be a chance for you to hear more about the significant plans and developments around the new hospital, and in particular the key areas of focus for the Trust which can be strengthened through partnership with the voluntary sector in Sandwell.  The briefing will give you the opportunity to ask questions and also to indicate topics where you would like to have further conversations.

This will be the first in a series of discussions as we move towards the opening of the hospital.

The briefing is taking place online via Microsoft Teams on Wednesday 1st March from 11.00am – 12.00 noon.

When booking your place through Eventbrite you will be asked if you have any specific questions you would like to raise.

To book a place please view –

Voluntary Sector Briefing – Town Teams

SCVO and the Sandwell Health & Care Partnership would like to invite you to a Voluntary and Community Sector Briefing event focusing on the Partnership’s new ‘Town Team’ initiative. This new development will see services from a wide range of partners including health, social care, children services, housing and the voluntary sector co-located in buildings in each of Sandwell’s six towns.

Town Teams is one of the priorities/ workstreams created by Sandwell’s Health and Care Partnership to increase local accessibility for residents and to provide a more joined-up approach to health and wellbeing support. The voluntary sector will play a hugely important role in this and so this briefing is for any organisation working with the community and improving residents’ wellbeing in Sandwell, not just those with a health or social care focus.

At the briefing you will hear more about the vision and for Town Teams, why they are being developed and what they are hoping to achieve. There will be opportunities for you to ask questions, to learn and explore further the role that the voluntary sector can play and to find out how your group or organisation can play a part in future conversations to shape this initiative.

The Briefing is taking place on Wednesday 15th March from 10.00am – 11.30am at Wood Lane Community Centre, 157 Wood Lane, West Bromwich, B70 9PT

To book a place please view –

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