“Promoting, Supporting and Developing voluntary activity within the community”




VANL invites local charitable organisations to attend our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, to be held between 10am and 1pm on Thursday, 18th October 2018 at Westcliff Community Centre, Newbolt Avenue, Scunthorpe DN17 1PE

There will also be A FUNDING FAIR, at which you can meet representatives of funding organisations The Big Lottery, Heritage Lottery, The Key Fund, Tribune Trust, Lincolnshire Community Foundation, North Lincolnshire Community Grants, CLLD, SSE/SDF funding, and Lincs Lotto.

The funders will explain whether your community project is eligible for their fund, and if so, what you need to do to apply.

Members of VANL will be eligible to vote in the AGM and to nominate trustees (i.e. Board members). Nominations are requested for up to six vacancies on the Trustee Board, and any member organisation may nominate one representative.

To ensure that the Board reflects the diversity of the groups that we seek to serve, we are looking for people who have experience of strategic development, or an in-depth understanding of the needs of groups within the Black and Minority Ethnic communities, rural and urban communities or who have worked with other disadvantaged communities.  Please consider joining our Board.

All nominations must be submitted on the enclosed form and returned to the Chief Executive no later than Wednesday, 29th August 2018.  Nominations received after that date will not be considered.

The venue is accessible for people using wheelchairs. However, if anyone wishing to attend has special requirements to enable them to participate at the meeting, please let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to make individual arrangements.

We look forward to seeing you on 18 October 2018.

To book a seat or to find out more, contact our Scunthorpe office.


Clearing out your wardrobe to make way for new winter clothes?

Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire is accepting donations of secondhand clothing on behalf of the Working Girls project and for homeless people.

Don’t just throw clothing in the bin – drop it off at our office at 4-6 Robert Street, Scunthorpe and we’ll make sure it goes to people who really need it to keep warm in the coming cold months.


Family Foundations needs caring people

The Family Foundations Needs people who:

  • Are positive about difference e.g. culture, religion, social status
  • Have a ‘can do’ positive attitude to working with people no matter what their life circumstance
  • Have a sensitive, non-judgemental and caring attitude towards others
  • Are clear about confidentiality and able to decide when disclosure of a confidence is essential to the well-being of a child
  • Are reliable and understand the importance of reliability to the family, with good communication skills including an ability to listen
  • Are willing to learn and grow as a result of your volunteer role
  • Understand the need for and importance of support
  • Are patient, with a warm and open personality and a sense of humour, and prepared to keep records if requested.

Overall, this exciting and rewarding voluntary activity requires energy, commitment, reliability, creativity and a sense of humour.

It will give you:

  • the feeling you are making a positive life-changing difference to children and their families, by breaking the cycle of harm that substance addictions can bring
  • a range of transferable professional skills which can support further career pathways for volunteers who wish to pursue a professional career in health and social care.
  • Counselling experience
  • Social work experience

This is a Big Lottery Funded project. The next 9-week course of training starts in early October 2018 and we are recruiting more Volunteers, so contact Debbie, Simon or Carole now for a registration form, or for more information, or a no-obligations chat about the project.







Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire, 4-6 Robert Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6NG
01724845155, enquiries@vanl.org.uk
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