A collection of news stories around prisons and probation, in and COVID-19, including a distance learning delivery opportunity (tender closing 30 October, info seminar today).
Boris Johnson has promised new college courses will be provided for people who do not have qualifications at A-level. More announcements to follow.
ESF funding to support recovery in Cornwall & IoS includes projects around upskilling individuals, support for unemployed people and vulnerable young people into employment, and breaking down barriers to access.
Inclusion Cornwall’s Village Works project is inviting tenders for two areas – a promo video and financial literacy courses. Deadline 18 Sept.
Funding bid writing is an essential skill for today’s small voluntary organisations. 2 days of training in writing funding bids, specifically for small organisations, organised by CRCC and VSF, coming up in September. Book quickly!
Free training from eBay for charities to learn how to use the platform to sell items, to help make up the deficit while charity shops are closed.
Training courses for organisations and trustees – for orgs working with women in the criminal justice sector, around energy poverty, and for trustees via the NCVO and Civil Society.
Reed is offering a range of free online training which would be ideal for people to improve their employment opportunities, while furloughed, or shielding, whether volunteers, staff members or people being supported in the community.
Digital inclusion – information for those trying to help people without the means, skills or equipment to access the internet.
A number of organisations are providing technical or digital support for voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations during the Covid-19 crisis.
During this time of isolation, The National Careers Service are offering confidential information, advice and guidance on work, skills and education, by calling 0800 100900.
Advice around the coronavirus in sign language, for trustees, first aiders, and those working in criminal justice sector, plus help for rough sleepers, and statements from the BBC and Royal Mail.
A free one-hour consultation with digital professionals is available to help charities to improve their in-house digital skills.
Cornwall Council has approved a budget that will improve social care provision, as well as climate change plans, rural transport, and waste, and introduce a Real Living Wage for Council staff.
Music Education Hubs are being given £85m in funding from Government to encourage children and young people to learn music in schools.
Fifteen Cornwall and Cornwall Food Foundation are to close, with immediate effect, following an independent financial review, it has been announced.
Child safety and care in the news: reporting child sexual abuse, school exclusions, counterfeit toys, smacking ban in Scotland, self harm on Instagram, care homes calling police, bullying, pneumonia, and gaming.
Might you be interested in free peer-to-peer leadership development for the health & wellbeing voluntary sector? #cascadingleadership
Fast track course for new recruits in the charity sector looking to develop their careers – online course starting soon – apply by 8 November.
Students are starting work this week on the first Social Change degree course to be offered int he UK, with 3-days-per-week placements at leading UK charities.