VANL UPDATE 3 August 2020

We are open again for appointments only, however we will be adhering to government guidance and maintaining social distance, implementing rigorous hygiene practice, limiting the numbers of staff and visitors in the office at any 1 time, to name just a few of the precautions we will be taking. Please do-not call at the office without an appointment to avoid any disappointment.

We are offering phone and email support for Family Foundations:

melissa.pheasey@vanl.org.uk  07796 478914, or lynne.rodgers@vanl.or.uk 07796 485352 

Move: helen.driffill @vanl.org.uk 07900 244031, or julie.cook@vanl.org.uk

For Winterton2022: kerrie.prowting@vanl.org.uk, or Sophie.manoury@vanl.org.uk

We have also suspended VANL  DBS services and office services, room hire and training for the time-being.

Payroll and Community Accountancy are currently unaffected. Please email finance@vanl.org.uk to access this service, or call 01724 845155 and leave a message.

For all other VANL services please email enquiries@vanl.org.uk, or call 01724 845155 and leave a message (please note that messages will normally be picked up daily) and for Carole Phillips email carole.phillips@vanl.org.uk

Keep safe and well

Best wishes from all at VANL.

Telephone Befriending advice from Robin on Vimeo.

Safeguarding tips from Robin on Vimeo.

Staying safe whilst volunteering from Robin on Vimeo.

Good afternoon all

I hope this email finds you well!

So a few things have happened this week which you might be interested in, but before I turn to those matters and I would really like to hear from you?

How are things going for your organisation under these difficult circumstances? I have heard from a sports venue which is predicting major financial pressures from closure for the foreseeable future and the same for a Preschool! Also the impact on visitor and arts venues run by the the sector.

In response to the loss of income reports I have written to all of our MP’s Andrew Percy MP for Brigg, Holly Mumby, MP for Scunthorpe, and Martin Vickers, MP for Barton and Eastern Parishes, requesting that they support a motion from many MP’s to include Charities in the grants that are being made to small businesses. See attached. I have received positive replies from Holly Mumby and an aid responding for Andrew Percy. Please feel free to use any part of the letter if you wish to write to your MP.

Click to view letter to MP

I am also using information I gather to help people know whats going on, including other agenciesso please let me know what you are doing and how it is going, including any issues.

So onto the update- VANL has created a Facebook page for the voluntary sector to share information and jointly work to solve problems. We would be very glad to welcome you to the page North Lincs voluntary sector – We are in it togetherhttps://m.facebook.com/groups/215000366225733?tsid=0.28055280890415224&source=result

Also the Council has released information on the Government small business grants which specifically mention sports venues and nurseries, so if you are a CIC it might be worth a try:

https://www.northlincs.gov.uk/32m-in-government-grants-to-protect-jobs-and-help-keep-business-going/

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