Good news for bees and trees, bad news for moths, and the climate change threat according to the National Trust – an environment news roundup.
Funding available to support people with LD to get online (Deadline 15 March), for marine conservation, good causes in the Newquay area, armed forces charities, programmes diverting young people from crime, and performing arts.
The 2021 Census is taking place on 21 March, and local VCSE organisations could have a vital role to play encouraging more people to take part. Find out how here.
Citizens Advice Cornwall are installing Digital Advice Hubs in local venues across Cornwall, to help connect people. Could you host one? Could you use one on days they’re not scheduled? Get in touch.
Reminder to the VCSE sector to encourage eligible people to apply for the COVID Winter grant – payments must be awarded by 31 March.
Funding to support people with complex social issues, to make a difference in local communities, participatory art and culture in Cornish towns and villages, youth music, new and existing social entrepreneurs, community support, big climate change and transformational change partnership projects.
Following the Budget on Wednesday, these are the highlights, as far as the VCSE sector is concerned, for us, and the people we support.
Carers UK and Virgin Media have entered a strategic partnership which will use technology and innovation to support unpaid carers, raising awareness, creating connections, and supporting carers in the workplace.
Reluv, a startup based in Falmouth, is helping charity shops sell their high-value items online, to reach a wider audience. 9% commission from April, so test it out for free during March.
More reports on the impact of Covid-19, including an increase in destitution, people falling behind on housing payments, and deaths among homeless people, plus the impact of homeschooling on children and parents.
Funding for human rights matters, to encourage angling, for homelessness, people with disabilities, women and girls’ mental health, environment projects, and various other charitable causes. Plus awards for museums and heritage.
The Citizens in Policing Team are now welcoming nominations for the annual Devon and Cornwall Police Volunteer Awards 2021. Do you know a team or group,
Awareness days, weeks and months in March. Get involved, jump on national bandwagons to raise awareness, of everything from cancers, eating disorders, neurodiversity, debt, no smoking, sleep, and more.
Cornwall Council has approved a new charging policy for adult social care, following extensive consultation, for implementation 21 April. Read the key changes here.
Better protection and housing for domestic abuse survivors, DBS changes, plus gambling & Human Rights Act calls for evidence
A wide range of smaller grants, from £200-£5,000, for smaller charities, covering young people, older people, heritage, equine, arts and more.
In an effort to create a best-practice guide for working with peer mentors, researchers are undertaking a the biggest ever UK survey of these special volunteers. Please share with any you work with.
Resources for the sector, around funding, sustainability, data sharing, and all things digital. If you need support in these areas, look no further.
Three reports highlighting the unequal impact of COVID-19, with disproportionate deaths among disabled people, women impacted worse economically, and on families in poverty.