Good Governance is critical, both in registered charities where the board is made up of trustees, and in other voluntary and community organisations, where a volunteer committee steers the course. VANEL works to support groups to improve their approach to governance, and this article discusses support and ideas that boards, committees and management might find […]
The VANEL Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place in September at the Parkway Cinema in Cleethorpes. A very different venue and an opportunity for us to try a different approach to our annual event. We’ve already reported back from that event and the “Valuing Volunteers” short film that we showcased at the event can be […]
English Devolution is coming. And as it does, and when it arrives, individuals, communities and the voluntary and community sector will all be affected. So there has been plenty of discussion nationally about English Devolution across our sector. A “Devolution and Voluntary Sector Summit” took place recently and below is a full report on that […]
For over 15 years, Voluntary Action North East Lincolnshire (VANEL) has worked tirelessly to promote volunteering opportunities, and provide support to volunteers and their host organisations. The quality of work we carry out is such that we are NCVO Quality Accredited and have received the NAVCA Quality Award. Over the past few months VANEL has […]
Earlier this year, VANEL successfully applied for funding from The Big Lottery’s ‘Reaching Communities’ Fund, for a three year Community Development Programme, which is now known as IGNITE. IGNITE aims to inspire, motivate and support young people between the ages of 16 and 30 to become leaders within their communities by giving them the opportunity […]
At VANEL, we pride ourselves on being able to provide our Members, Friends and Local Organisations with up-to-date information regarding funding opportunities that both they, and their communities, can benefit from. Over the last month we have been supporting stage one funding applications for community-based projects, from organisations and communities of interest, to the People’s […]
The Grimsby Philharmonic Society open their 165th Season with the popular ‘”The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace” by Welsh composer Karl Jenkins at Grimsby Central Hall on Saturday 15th October 2016 at 7:30pm. It promises to be a fabulous evening, supporting both the choir and the Central Hall. For tickets contact the Central Hall Box Office on (01472) 355 025.
Don’t forget, you are invited to attend the launch of the This-Ability initiative. This-Ability will showcase how people with a disability can make a major contribution to local business success and challenge the perception of potential negative attitudes to disability employment.
The This-Ability breakfast event take place on Friday 7th October 2016 at Hull Truck Theatre (Ferensway) from 8am until 10am.
Don’t forget, NEL Age UK are supporting an ‘Older People’s Advice Day’ this October. The event, which is being held at Cleethorpes’ Memorial Hall, is free to attend and will provide information about things such as benefits, health care, housing and much more.