Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire has signed up to the Wellbeing At Work campaign. Because the voluntary sector values its staff!
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.
We are delighted to be working again with QED Training, sector experts in training for the Voluntary and Community Sector to deliver a range of trainings which will support you and your organisation to be fit for purpose, and comply with all relevant legislation.
Compliance can be a nightmare, but QED Training and VANL have partnered to de-mystify elements of the law relating to your organisation including Data Protection, Dignity At Work, including Discrimination and Sexual Harrassment, and Mental Health and The Law.
All elements of the courses are suitable for anyone involved in managing or running a charity, community organisation or a business. Essential practice, best practice and great advice will be available along with the opportunity to work on your own policies.
For more information about these courses please see our training page here or call us on 01724 845155, email email@example.com
Our popular Learn To Meditate course is back in partnership with Behind The Clouds Meditation. For more information please see the flyer above and contact us on 01724 845155 or by using the form below:
Our new Funding Associate, Carol Thornton, starts her first surgery on 2018 at our Robert Street offices on 11th January 2018. To book an appointment please fill in the form below, or call us on 01724 845155.
Known to many in the sector from her previous role of many years with VANL, as a Community Development Worker, Carol brings a wide range of expertise and experience to this role, and we look forward to support many organisations to growth through her surgeries in 2018!
Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire (VANL) exists to develop and promote local voluntary and community groups in order to improve the quality of life for individuals, groups and communities. This requires us to work actively with other agencies to combat poverty and disadvantage which may exclude or constrain the opportunities of many individuals, groups and communities from full participation in civic life. We are a Registered Charity Number 1063019. Our accredited Volunteer Centre supports volunteer placements and can offer additional brokerage services.
In addition we work with some of the most vulnerable individuals and groups in our communities. We currently provide Street Outreach support for Street Sex Workers, Sexual Health Clinics for Young People and Family Support Volunteers for families affected by substance misuse as well as employability support for those affected by long term unemployment.
Traditionally our services have been funded through a combination of membership fees as well as statutory and non-statutory grant funding. Whilst our membership remains steadfast, our statutory funding no longer exists, and yet the need for our services is as great if not greater than ever. We need individuals to act as Ambassadors for VANL and our services, to actively promote and seek funding from different sources, including philanthropic groups, grant funders and businesses within our community who are concerned with social justice.
Main Tasks might include:
Letter writing to introduce the work of VANL and our projects and invite sponsorship/financial support
Representing Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire at local events
Giving presentation on the work of Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire and its projects
Assisting with the planning and implementation of events or organising events in local communities to raise funds for our work such as a charity ball, or other fundraisers or encouraging others to undertake fundraising events for us
Providing information about Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire where necessary
There are benefits to volunteers including the satisfaction that they are helping the community and indirectly helping other organisations.
A willingness to raise awareness of the charity and what it does in the local area to the general public and to encourage donations to be made.
You will need:
Excellent communication & written skills
Passion for the work, the organisation and the voluntary sector and determination
Ability to self motivate and work on your own
If you are passionate about our local area and would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Carole Phillips, Chief Executive at
Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire
4-6 Robert Street
Call us on 01724 845155
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a look at our new page by clicking here – we are promoting our Member Organisations! If you are a Member and would like to get advertising on our page FREE then please get in touch with us email@example.com!
If you aren’t a member then please download a form here, and join us – £10 a year and you will save lots more than that even if you just book a single training course!
Community Voice Column week commencing 30 October 2017
Data Protection Changes – what you need to know
Data protection law reform is coming with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect from 25 May 2018.
You should start preparing now for changes that GDPR will require to your current policies and procedures. GDPR is not just a tick box exercise and it needs all staff and volunteers to embrace new procedures.
To help you prepare for GDPR, VANL is offering training courses in December and early in the New Year to support you and your organisation. It is essential that you start preparing now.
Information and guidance
Data protection legislation covers everyone about whom you keep personal data. This includes employees, volunteers, service users, members, supporters and donors. The legislation:
Every organisation should have a written policy and procedure that is specific to their context about how they handle personal data and enact privacy principles.
Requirements for these policies and procedures will change when GDPR takes effect.
VANL can help with sample policies and we are booking for our next training on 12th December, 2017. This will offer you and your organisation to identify the issues that need resolving and develop a policy tailored to your organisation.
Our training plan is online to view at www.vanl.org.uk/training but should your organisation have additional training support needs, then we can tailor a training course to your needs. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01724 845155.