Funding update – CRCC’s wellbeig community grants, for children with special needs, the environment, social enterprises, BAME-led groups, the arts and heritage, literacy & employment skills, and news about VAT on digital advertising.
For a list of free or low-cost activities to do this summer, visit @TFFCornwall or click here & download their free booklet. Families living in Cornwall can apply for funding. Get outside and meet new people.
Nominate your favourite key worker (NHS and others) for a ‘thank you’ event, sailing in the Carrick Roads on the Sea Sanctuary’s yacht Winter. Who will you put forward?
How do you cope with a face mask when it triggers PTSD from a traumatic experience? See what the guidance says, get an exemption card, and find some coping strategies.
A House of Lords Committee has conducted a full review of Universal Credit, and made comprehensive recommendations for change. Find out more here – and we await with interest to see whether any are implemented.
How can the VCSE sector in Cornwall capitalise on the wonderful collaboration and innovation that has taken place during the crisis? Cornwall VSF is working on plans to create alliances, both geographic and thematic. Where could you fit in?
Managing your emotions is hard, but for a teen, during lockdown it can be almost impossible! Khulisa has produced a range of resources for young people, and parents, around coping during lockdown.
The London Marathon, postponed from April will take place in October as an elite race, with other runners urged to take part where they live. Keep up to date with what this means for charities.
Please complete these surveys, if applicable, and share. NHS Kernow is finding out about people’s experiences of GP & pharmacy services during the pandemic, and National Voices wants to hear about long term health conditions & mental health.
Promoting ‘Dial 111 for urgent care that’s not life threatening’ messages – films now available in British Sign Language, and Easy Read for people with learning disabilities. Please share!
Funding with short deadlines for community led organisations, challenging discrimination, fighting poverty and promoting human rights, Heritage organisations, and Arts for mental health. Plus health charities and energy advice. Plus news around SME grants, and a funding call for start-up business training/support.
The 2020-2025 strategy for Mental Health has just been published by Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Health and Care Partnership. Find out what they are aiming to achieve, and how they plan to do it.
Burnout in the voluntary sector is increasing, as people have been in ‘crisis mode’ for so long. Make sure you take time out for your own mental health and check on your colleagues. Click here for more resources.
The Government held an inquiry into the funding challenges faced by the charity sector at this time – see the findings, and the Government’s response to them, with commentary from the Local Government Information Unit.
Hearing loss and face masks aren’t a good combination – find out where you can purchase transparent masks, and the other steps that are being taken to help ensure people with hearing loss are not left isolated.
NHS Kernow has launched a survey to explore young people’s experiences of health and care online during the pandemic. Please share with anyone who could participate – young people up to age 18, or to age 25 with special education needs, who has accessed these services.
Fight climate change by planting trees – and get hold of trees and funding for tree-planting via a helpful list provided by Cornwall Council.
Find out more about the Our Safeguarding Children Partnership for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly – annual report newly published.
Add your voice to a campaign calling for a temporary rise in the gift aid amount, to 33%, to benefit charities as they struggle to operate at this time. #GiftAid
Children and young people news round-up – free school meals scheme to be expanded, Obesity strategy announced, new special school for Cornwall, risk of a ‘lost generation of teens’ and Smart Savings project supporting families in Cornwall.