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Emotional Wellbeing of Children

Are you a Sandwell based organisation delivering mental health and emotional wellbeing services to children and young people? Are you able to scale up capacity to provide additional support over the next 12 months? If so, you may be interested in the Emotional Wellbeing Grant Programme Autumn 2021.

You must be a not-for-profit organisation, delivering services to support residents of Sandwell and your organisation must meet the stated requirements for working safely with children and young people.

If you meet the criteria, then please contact Barbara Murphy on 07859 913363 or barbara@scvo.info to check your eligibility and receive an application form and guidance notes.

The closing date for submission of applications is 9 am on Monday, 4 October 2021.


Social Media Health Check Sessions

If the pandemic has taught us anything it is how effective social media can be to mobilise and engage with our community, but is your organisation using their social media platforms to their full potential? Do you know who your audiences are and when they are most active?

SCVO has teamed up with Digital Impact Consultant, Madeleine Sugden to provide a two hour social media session designed to be an organisational mini health check. The session will enable your organisation to consider and review what your organisation is already doing or would like to do better moving forward.

Our Social Media session will take place on Tuesday 19th October 2021, 10am till 12pm via a Zoom conference call. Booking onto the session is essential via Eventbrite by clicking here, as there are a maximum of 30 places available for this virtual session.

The session will ask you to consider:

  • Who your audience is?
  • What social media platforms do you use and what do you use them for?
  • The use of videos and photos
  • How to tell if what your doing is working by looking at metrics, time of day, content, etc.
  • Are your communications accessible?

Taking our online social media session can help your organisation broaden your understanding of these platforms, sharpen your skills and understanding and have a better understanding of how to use, target and engage with audiences on social media.

Tickets are available at the subsidised price of £10 per delegate – click here to book.  A refund policy will apply – details on confirmation of your booking.

Please note, an email invitation to join the virtual session will be send out by SCVO in advance and prior to the commencement of the session. For more information about this session please contact Libby Mahoney, SCVO’s Small Groups Development Officer by email at libby@scvo.info


Meet the Funder: National Lottery Community Fund

SCVO are delighted to invite you to our October Meet the Funder session, being delivered in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund’s Grants Officer, Donna Adams.

Donna will be joining SCVO on Thursday 14th October 2021, 10am via a Zoom Conference Call, to discuss their current grants programmes.

Our FREE session will enable you to connect directly with the funder, ask any questions you may have and receive tailored advice. This is a fantastic opportunity for your organisation to learn more about the funds available, eligibility to apply, the assessment process and the different options available when applying to the fund prior to submitting your application.

Booking onto the session is essential via Eventbrite by clicking here, as there are a maximum of 40 places available for this virtual session. Please note, an email invitation to join the virtual session will be send out by SCVO in advance and prior to the commencement of the session.

Did You Know?

Did you know that Donna is also available for Sandwell based organisations, on the last Monday of every month, for a 1-2-1 timed-slot?

For more information click here or get in touch with Libby by email at libby@scvo.info with details of the project in the first instance.


Events Calendar

Did you know that SCVO has an Events calendar where we share information on SCVO training opportunities, SCVO events, awareness campaigns and local one-off activities?

The events page can be found under the resource tab on our website at www.scvo.info or click here to view.

Would you like to put an upcoming event or one-off activity in the calendar? Then please contact Support by email support@scvo.info with details about the event, dates, time, location, any links to additional information and with an image.


Creative Corner Forum

SCVO are keen to establish an arts, creativity and community forum that explores ‘How creatives and communities can work together in Sandwell?’

We are looking to hold our first Creative Corner Forum on Friday 2nd July 2021, 10.30am via an online platform (Zoom or Microsoft Teams).

The forum is open to anyone interested in the arts and creativity including individuals, community organisations, arts practitioner’s charities, community interest companies and businesses, who want to share information, make new connections and develop creative projects within Sandwell.

Creative Black Country’s Arts Advisor Rich Franks will be at hand to share insights and information on what is happening via Creative Black Country.

We’ll be encouraging:

  • both community and creative organisations to share their experiences and / or examples of successful arts projects in the community,
  • information sharing on potential funding opportunities available for creative projects,
  • participants to network with other like-minded attendees and
  • opportunities to collaborate on new projects.

Anyone wishing to attend will need to reserve their FREE place via Eventbrite by clicking here. Once registered SCVO will email the joining instructions nearer the time. So be sure to pencil the date into your diary.


Introduction to the Voluntary Sector (SCVO)

This session is informal and open to anyone who feels they have a limited knowledge of the VCS in Sandwell or would like to improve their knowledge and also find out about SCVO’s support offer.

To book your place please view – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-the-voluntary-sector-4th-may-2021-tickets-145843946169

This is the fourth session we have held and feedback has been extremely positive “I’ve increased my knowledge about the services out there and how SCVO can help to support me to find out more”.

The session will cover:-

Information about the range of VCS organisations in Sandwell

What is Sandwell Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)?

How can SCVO support your organisation grow and thrive into the future?

How you can keep up to date with local developments and help to shape and influence local decisions.

The session is taking place on 4th May 2021 through Teams from 11.00am – 1.00pm. Once you have secured your place through Eventbrite, a separate e-mail with joining instructions will be sent to you nearer the date of the briefing.

If you need any further information please contact Leona Bird, Strategic Engagement Officer at SCVO leona@scvo.info


Let’s Go…

There are more than 80 volunteering opportunities now on display at www.letsgosandwell.info

Latest additions include calls for a minute-taker at Sandwell Churches Link; a trustee for the homeless support charity SHARP and Champions to further the work of an organisation building better futures for blind children.

If you know someone who would like to make friends, build confidence or boost their CV through volunteering, steer them in the direction of the site.

To chat about volunteering and get your opportunities listed email kim@scvo.info


FREE Virtual Meet the Funder: BBC Children in Need

We are pleased to invite you to our June Meet the Funder session with BBC Children in Need’s Grants Officer Christine Jobes. Christine will be joining SCVO on Thursday 24th June 2021, 2pm via a Zoom Conference Call, to discuss their current grants programme. This is your opportunity to learn more about the funds available and their funding criteria prior to submitting your application directly to them.

Our FREE session will enable you to connect with the funder, as you’ll have the opportunity, to ask questions directly and receive tailored advice from them, as you learn more about the BBC Children in Need programme. There has never been a greater need for fundraisers to get-together to share knowledge and experience.

Booking onto the webinar is essential via Eventbrite by clicking here, as there are a maximum of 30 places available for this virtual session. Please note, an email invitation to join the virtual session will be send out by SCVO in advance and prior to the commencement of the session.

Subscribe for free to SCVO’s e-bulletin by going to our website at www.scvo.info to receive our weekly e-bulletin filled with e-updates, training, funding, jobs and so much more. By subscribing to our e-bulletin you risk never missing a Sandwell opportunity again as you get this information automatically into your inbox.


Introduction to Business Plans Free Webinar

Business planning has never been more important than now, for organisations wishing to navigate around the challenges of the pandemic. A well written business plan will support clear goal setting and provide a road map moving forward ensuring continuity of service at a time when it matters the most.

SCVO’s informative and free webinar will provide a basic understanding of how to develop a business plan that will work for you! Taking place on Thursday 20th May 2021, 10am – 12pm via a Zoom Conference Call.

The aims of the webinar are:

• To define what a business plan is.
• To explain the purpose of having a business plan and the different uses.
• To provide a better understanding of what should be included in a business plan.
• Resources, hints and tips.

There is a maximum of 30 places available for this virtual webinar. All places must be booked through Eventbrite by clicking here. Once you have registered to attend the webinar we will email you with joining instructions nearer the time of the webinar.

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. We’ll be announcing further funding and training webinars via our e-bulletin in coming months such as Introduction to Business Planning Webinar so be sure to subscribe or you risk missing out!


Meet the Funder: Enovert Community Trust

SCVO are pleased to announce a fantastic opportunity to speak to Angela Haymonds from Enovert Community Trust, about their latest funding opportunities, how to apply, eligibility criteria and the assessment process for each of these funds. An opportunity to discuss any questions you may have prior to making your application will be made available during the online session.

The virtual Meet the Funder session will take place via a Zoom Conference Call on Thursday 27th May 2021, 10am – 11am. To register your FREE attendance at the session please visit Eventbrite by clicking here.

This is a unique opportunity for organisations across Sandwell to find out more about this grants programme, enabling your organisation to develop a stronger case for funding based on what you learn about the fund at our Meet the Funder Session.

There is a maximum of 30 places available for this virtual session. All places must be booked through Eventbrite by clicking here. Once you have registered to attend the webinar we will email you with joining instructions nearer the time of the session.

Save the Date!
Our next Meet the Funder session will be with Christine Jobes from BBC Children in Need taking place on 24th June 2021, 2-3.30pm via a Zoom Conference Call to ensure you don’t miss out make sure you subscribe for free to our weekly e-bulletin at www.scvo.info.


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