Social Enterprise and Creative Care (BA Hons)
Are you interested in a career where you use your ideas and energy to help people to find solutions to social issues and problems? Perhaps you are already a volunteer in an important social project? Maybe you are looking for a challenging and rewarding role that has a positive impact in your community?
The University of Hull is launching a new degree in 2019 that aims to equip graduates to become successful social innovators and creative charity workers. This new programme, called Social Enterprise and Creative Care (BA Hons) will enable graduates to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence that they need to thrive in independent social businesses such as social enterprises or charities.
Much of the degree will focus on social care issues and solutions but our approach is wide. The course will help you to think about how creativity and innovation can enhance the lives of disadvantaged communities and individuals or people with other social and economic barriers in their lives. A key part of our approach will be to introduce students to some amazing innovators and pioneers who are keen to share their stories, insights and enthusiasm. One of the most exciting features of the programme will be the opportunity to work with a partner agency to develop a new initiative or project that will bring clear benefits to a group or a location. We will support you to put your enterprising ideas into action!
If this sounds interesting and appealing then please have a look at our website to find out more or get in touch directly and come and meet us – email@example.com
Come and join us – rent an office!
Quiet office on upper floor for hire, space for two desks. £65 per week, including utilities, cleaning, etc. Other office services available on request at reduced prices.
Groups looking for funding for local projects may be eligible for CLLD funding.
The Community Led Local Development (CLLD) Programme aims to support the unemployed and economically inactive, create new and support existing businesses, and get them into work.
CLLD will help unemployed people, young people and ethnic minorities within specific wards in Scunthorpe.
Examples of what the money could be used for:
- To help local individuals with potential health and disability barriers to access new training and employment opportunities within the region. The fund can be used to support outreach assistance for those individuals, enable local businesses to make their premises more inclusive and offer business mentoring for individuals looking to be self-employed.
- To support new and existing businesses grow and develop through small business grant schemes, to increase employment through growth or through financial support towards the development of new incubation units.
- To help support individuals who are not in education, employment or training raise their aspirations and remove barriers to ensure they are ready for the local labour market.
- To help ensure the positive partnership groups within the region become more sustainable to help deliver long-term support for residents.
This funding is available to the voluntary/community sector and businesses.
To find out more, visit Invest in North Lincolnshire website
So what are we doing?
VANL CEO represents the sector on the Local Action Group, promoting the role the voluntary and community sector can play in delivering meaningful projects for the benefit of our communities in Scunthorpe.
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.
Community Matters Yorkshire
Making Your Community Building A Success
Learn from the experiences of others. Find out what support is available for community buildings
Development Director, Youth Work Unit – Yorkshire and the Humber – involving young people
Plus a workshop on recruiting trustees
WEDNESDAY, 24th OCTOBER 2018
1 – 4.30 p.m.
Cost: £10 to include afternoon tea
To book a place, please contact:
Community Matters (Yorkshire)
Tel: 01134 504866
Or book places via Eventbrite at https://community-buildings-3.eventbrite.co.uk
A trustee of the Wharfedale Foundation will also be available to provide advice and information on what they can fund and how.
Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire is holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 28 September at our Scunthorpe offices, 4-6 Robert Street, Scunthorpe DN15 6NS. Drop in during the morning and have a chat, ask any questions you like – we can put you in touch with cancer support groups in the area, other voluntary groups or explain about volunteering and getting involved. And of course we can help you contact Macmillan.
Cakes on offer – we’re aiming to provide for most, if not all diets – vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free. If you have a special request give us a call beforehand – but give us time to make it!
Please do come – the staff will have to work if there’s nobody to entertain and/or feed!
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 including Big Lottery, Lincolnshire Community Foundation, Tribune Trust, North Lincolnshire Community Grants, CLLD, and more.
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.
Over the past nine months, local organisations have been
working together to gather evidence and stories about the
impact that local community groups and initiatives are having
on the health and wellbeing of people in our area.
Come along to hear inspiring stories, to learn about new ways of
measuring impact and to help us plan our next steps to ensure
we maximise opportunities to improve health and wellbeing in
our local communities.