Calendar

Nov
27
Wed
2019
Volunteer Managers Network meeting @ Grimsby Central Hall
Nov 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

NORTHERN LINCOLNSHIRE VOLUNTEER MANAGERS NETWORK

Wednesday 27th November 2019 – 9.30am – 12noon

The Grimsby Central Hall, Duncombe Street, Grimsby DN32 7EG

A G E N D A

The Volunteer Development Service & the Managers Network are all here to help you.

So please bring along your ideas and challenges for discussion!

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Update:  On new Safeguarding Resources shared by NCVO and others
  3. Update:  NCVO have shared lessons learned from Volunteers’ Week and are planning 2020

Our Plans for Volunteer Week 2020

  1. Volunteer Handbooks: Good Practice Discussion. We’ve all got Volunteer Handbooks (Hopefully)

There are some national good practice versions. We’ll look at these and compare them to our own.

What can we learn, or what can we change. Ideally bring a copy of your own along to share.

  1. 2020 Meetings: What topics/ideas/issues does everyone want to discuss at meetings in 2020?

Networking break

  1. Open Forum – Your opportunity to share news
  1. AOB
  1. Future meeting dates 
Cyber Security Training for Small Charities and Community Groups @ tbc Grimsby
Nov 27 @ 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm
“Cyber Security Training for Small Charities and Community Groups”

VANEL is running this free training created by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) specifically catering to small charities and community groups to help you understand cyber security and apply practical solutions that will keep you safe online.

The venue for this session is tbc – probably central Grimsby.

Background details are here:

or download the flyer here.

Contact Karl Elliott to discuss or to book – karl@vanel.org.uk / 01472 361043

Dec
2
Mon
2019
Cyber Security Training for Small Charities and Community Groups @ BLNC offices
Dec 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
“Cyber Security Training for Small Charities and Community Groups”

VANEL is running this free training created by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) specifically catering to small charities and community groups to help you understand cyber security and apply practical solutions that will keep you safe online.

This session will be held in the Big Local North Cleethorpes Offices at 82 Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes.

Background details are here:

or download the flyer here.

Contact Karl Elliott to discuss or to book – karl@vanel.org.uk / 01472 361043

Dec
6
Fri
2019
Closing date for round 3 of Crime Reduction Fund
Dec 6 @ 5:00 pm

The Crime Reduction Fund (CRF) is open for applications now and the third round closing date is

6th December 2019

All the information about the fund and how to apply is here.

Dec
10
Tue
2019
Cyber Security Training for Small Charities and Community Groups @ VANEL tbc
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
“Cyber Security Training for Small Charities and Community Groups”

VANEL is running this free training created by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) specifically catering to small charities and community groups to help you understand cyber security and apply practical solutions that will keep you safe online.

This session will be held at VANEL offices, Bargate Grimsby.

Background details are here:

or download the flyer here.

Contact Karl Elliott to discuss or to book – karl@vanel.org.uk / 01472 361043

Dec
15
Sun
2019
Grimsby Philharmonic Christmas Concert
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Christmas Concert.

Here it is! Our Christmas concert, featuring children in the DRET All Stars Choir, aged 9-13 years old. There’ll also be chance for the audience to sing carols, we know you want to!
Thank you to Hi-Lite Signs for another fabulous poster.
Tickets on sale from Grimsby Central Hall, in person, by telephone or online

See Grimsby Philharmonic website here

https://www.grimsbyphilharmonicsociety.co.uk/441741604

Jan
10
Fri
2020
“Better Bid Writing” training course @ tbc, Grimsby
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Better Bid Writing Training”
Full day training session aimed at people writing funding bids or grant applications within the voluntary sector.

when: Friday 10th January 2020
10am
start. Arrive & refreshments from 9.30am
finish by 4pm.

where: venue tbc – Grimsby/Cleethorpes

light buffet provided at lunch break.

Places are very limited – booking essential and may be restricted to max 2 people per organisation.

Costs:
Places are £50 per person. £90 for two people from same org.
Ideally full payment is due before Friday 25th October. VANEL will invoice. Payment can be via BACS, cheque or cash. Please ask for alternative payment arrangements if necessary.

CONTENT OF THE DAY.

There are three main sections to the day:
1. context of funding bids
2. practicalities of grant applications
3. writing better bids

In outline:
Context: Setting the context of funding and grants. Where do grants come from? local, regional, national etc. Types of funder and types of grant. where and how to find funders.
Types of funding application process.

Practicalities: the process of applying and how to get this right. coordinating your efforts. avoiding pitfalls. managing your applications.

Better Bids: Pitching your needs. Providing evidence. Building your argument. Budgets and finances. Project management. Outputs, outcomes, milestones and more. Good writing skills.

Wrapping up: tips and advice, Q&A etc

book via Karl Elliott, 01472 361043, karl@vanel.org.uk