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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
At its recent AGM at Westcliff Community Centre, Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire presented the Ian McPherson Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community for 2016 to Dorothy Fagge from Saxby All Saints.
Dorothy is a very active member of the Saxby All Saints Parochial Church Council as well as a Church Warden, member of the Saxby Parish Council, a Trustee of the charity Stroke Matters and a member of the Beverley and District Soroptimist Society.
Her involvement in the voluntary sector and in particular fundraising for good causes goes back decades. Dorothy was Chair of Fundraising for the Leonard Cheshire Homes at Barnetby and raising around £400,000 over 20 years. She was Chair of Fundraising for the local St John’s Ambulance.
As far back at the 1980’s she was Chair of Fundraising in this region for Great Ormond Street Hospital and raised sufficient funds to build a new head injuries unit which was originally called the ‘Barnetby Unit’. In recognition Dorothy was invited to its official opening undertaken by Princess Diana. Given this success Dorothy was asked to become the National Chair of the Consumer Advisory Group for Clinical Trials based in London.
More recent projects include her work for the local church. The Saxby All Saints Church is a building of national significance because it was designed and built by George Gilbert Scott who also built the Houses of Parliament. When the church wardens noticed mushrooms growing on a roof beam high above the organ loft it was obvious that not only was something seriously amiss, but it would take a great deal of money to put right. Fortunately Saxby had Dorothy in its midst who decided to approach English Heritage who described the church as a ‘little gem’. But that is not enough to secure funding to put things right, only dedication, selfless commitment, time, effort and skill can achieve that, which Dorothy has in abundance. The following are the grants Dorothy has managed to secure for the church and immediate surrounding area to top up the £10,000 raised through local events and traditional fundraising:-
Heritage Lottery – £112,000
Wren – £13,500
Awards For All – £10,000
Community Grant Fund – £13,500
Garfield Weston Foundation – £5,000
Marshall’s Charity – £10,000
Cemex – £5,000
SSE Windfarm – £75,000
In responding to her Award, Dorothy expressed delight and humility at being chosen, and thanked all of the amazing teams she has worked with and her family. She expressed her support for the incredible work of Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire, and in particular thanked Gary Allen, Funding and Development Worker from VANL for his support in funding applications.
The Ian McPherson Award was introduced following the untimely and sad death of Ian MacPherson who at the time of his passing was a Board member at VANL. Ian is much missed and was much loved by his colleagues in the Community and Voluntary Sector in North Lincolnshire. Ian gave his time and skills freely and without reserve or a desire to be recognised for his voluntary work, and in so doing made a real difference to the organisations, communities and individuals he had contact with. In short an unsung hero.
Dorothy is an amazing and inspiring community voice, and a worthy recipient of the Ian McPherson Award.