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St Helens Third Sector Consortium

Have you thought about making the most of your organisational capacity and increasing your fundability? Becoming a member of St Helens Third Sector Consortium could help you! St Helens Third Sector Consortium has been running for 2 years and in this short time has already been successful in several funding opportunities, including a large public sector contract, giving VCSE organisations the opportunity to work together to deliver services and access support from each other...

Deadline Nearing For £115,000 Community Fund

The deadline is looming for organisations who want a share of £115,000 to help make Merseyside a cleaner and greener place. The funding has been made available for Merseyside and Halton community and voluntary groups, schools, faith groups and not-for-profit organisations, who can reduce household waste, encourage recycling and resource re-use and prevent carbon emissions. The projects will also have to demonstrate wider positive impacts on the environment, health and education. Successful applicants can be awarded up to £25,000 for schemes which operate across all six districts in Merseyside and Halton, and £8,000 for projects which work solely at one local authority level...

Liverpool City Region (LCR) Apprenticeship Hub Newsletter - Halton Edition

This is the latest edition of the Liverpool City Region Apprenticeship Hub newsletter, outlining all Apprenticeships Hub activity in Halton since the project started in May 2017.  This is a new format, due to the vast amount of activity delivered to date by the LCR Apprenticeship Hub, they felt it would be useful for stakeholders in each of the LCR Authorities to receive information specifically relating to their own area... 

Sahir House Are Recruiting For A New CEO

Sahir House has been offering HIV support, information and training across Merseyside since 1985. It offers a wide range of services to people living with or affected by HIV; HIV training; HIV information; prevention and testing; and opportunities to volunteer. After a successful tenure securing existing, and sourcing new funding, their current CEO is moving to another role. The organisation has recently improved governance, recruited new trustees, gained ISO9001 registration and won the 2017 GSK IMPACT Award as one of the best small health charities in the UK...

Footsteps 2000 Ltd - New Email Addresses and Website

Footsteps 2000 Ltd have a new website and email addresses. The website and email addresses have changed due to some IT problems they were having.  Everything is as it was with .uk added at the end.  Please will you update your information on Footsteps 2000 Ltd as follows...

Job Advert - Volunteer Coordinator at Catalyst Science Discovery Centre

Catalyst Science Discovery Centre are looking for a passionate and empathetic individual with qualifications and/or experience in Volunteer Coordination to play a crucial role in the delivery of the project to bring more volunteers into Catalyst and support them with their training needs and to enhance their experience of volunteering. Fixed term contract for 6 months. P/T – 2 days equivalent per week (based on 8hr day). £150.00 per day (inc all expenses)...

Help Get Older Adults Active In Your Community

MSP (Merseyside Sports Partnership) are supporting social enterprise Oomph! to offer out a sustainable proposal to encourage community organisations across the Liverpool City Region to improve physical activity levels of older adults aged 65+. Oomph have received £914,000 from Sport England, as the largest recipient of their new ‘Active Ageing’ fund. Organisations in the Liverpool City Region can take up a heavily subsidised and sustainable package of support from Oomph in order to increase activity levels and outcomes for older adults. This opportunity is open to organisations who support groups of older adults in the Liverpool City Region (including Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and on the Wirral)...

Coalfields Community Investment Programme - Funding Support and Practical Help

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has reopened the enquiry survey for the Coalfields Community Investment Programme providing funding up to £10,000. They also offer practical help to organisations/groups operating in the former coalfield areas in England. The Coalfields Community Investment Programme – Funding Support is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. Funding of up to £10,000 is available for projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes: Skills, Employment and Health...

Are You Looking For Work? Do You Feel That Transport Is Limiting Your Job Search?

Cycling or walking can offer a free/low cost and practical solution, especially where shifts or location rule public transport out. St Helens Council's Sustainable Transport Team can help you get to a new job through cycling or walking support. 1-2-1 support and advice is available through the 6 Community Bike Hubs across the Borough, or to groups within a community setting. If you’re a job-seeker they can show you how to look after your bike and ride safely and with confidence. Eligible applicants could also receive £100 Halfords voucher towards a new bike or walking equipment (numbers are limited and eligibility rules apply). Support is available to job seekers or those within the first 6 months of employment. You could also volunteer and learn new skills that could lead to employment...

Heavily Subsidised Small Charity Training in Liverpool

With support from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the FSI is delivering a heavily subsidised training event in Liverpool on 25th April offering small and local charities and community groups four courses on key fundraising topics. Training courses on offer include Developing Your Fundraising Strategy, Fundraising from Trusts & Foundations, GDPR Essentials, Budgets, Management Accounts and Cash Flow Forecasting...

St Helens CDP Cycle Project

St Helens CDP (Coaltion of Disabled People) are proud to be working in partnership with Merseyside Police and the Liverpool Commonwealth Association to Service cycles and make them ready for shipment over to the Caribbean. In 2017 several small Caribbean islands were left devastated in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Due to the reduction in motorised transportation the urgent need for the population was to have delivered cycles. A shipment is due to leave in July of this year. The cargo will be loaded in the Merseyside area and shipped to the Port of Road Town which is located on Tortola, British Virgin Island. CDP members are proud to be involved in such a worthwhile project and are currently working on bikes donated by several police forces...


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