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Split Infinitive

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The Trust’s main area of interest is in supporting live and performance arts, in general and in education. Applications with a Yorkshire or regional focus are favoured. Split Infinitive is a small trust with limited funds to distribute annually.

Average grants fall between £250 and £750 and are at the trustees’ discretion. They may be awarded to individuals or to organisations for specific projects. Grants for general running costs, for projects outside the UK, and charities seeking funds for their own grant disbursement, will not be eligible for support.

At the current time, the Trust’s efforts are focused on supporting students; the trustees feel it only fair to acknowledge that, given the increasing number of applications being received, worthwhile projects which meet the main remit may have to be declined in favour of the Trust’s priority area.

In terms of student applications, the Trust favours supporting performance arts courses (e.g. music, drama, dance) although it may consider other arts areas. If your arts course is not strictly within these categories please check with us first to see if your course might be eligible.

For more information go to the Split Infinitive website

Vacancies with HEY Mind

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Deadline 7th August

They are looking for individuals to strengthen their Fundraising and Marketing team in the areas of community fundraising and the coordination and writing of tenders and bids.

Community Fundraiser (full or part time)

circa £21,000 per annum (for 37 hours)

In this varied and exciting role you will be responsible for delivering Mind’s community fundraising plans, including planning events and activities, supporting fundraisers, working with volunteers and creating new ideas and strategies to help them reach their fundraising targets. Enthusiastic and confident, you will be able to encourage and motivate volunteers, as well as being reliable, highly organised, and have experience of community fundraising, ideally in a similar role, although this is not essential.

Funding Coordinator (full or part time)

circa £22,000 per annum (for 37 hours) The main focus of this post is to co-ordinate the submission of funding bids and tenders to secure funding for Mind’s work. You will also contribute to the content of bids or write a funding bid from scratch. The successful candidate will have relevant experience of planning and organising their work and be skilled at writing persuasively.

The hours for both posts are flexible and may be full or part-time by negotiation. Some travel will be required therefore applicants must have a full current driving license and access to their own transport for work purposes. Applicants must be empathic towards anyone who is experiencing mental health difficulties. The posts are subject to a DBS Disclosure.

For further information about Hull and East Yorkshire Mind please go to the careers page of the website where you will also find an information pack, application and Equal Opportunities forms. If you require an application pack in a different format please contact the Administration Office on 01482 240200.

Closing date: Tuesday, 07 August Interview dates 16/17 August

Homes that help: a personal and professional perspective on home adaptations

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This report from Ageing Better summarises the findings of a primary research project exploring the lived experiences of individuals who use home adaptations, and practitioners who work alongside them.

It shows, among other things, that people are delaying making vital changes to homes because of the clinical and stigmatising appearance of products like handrails and ramps.

You can read the report as an online pdf here

National LGBT Survey:  Research Analysis Report

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In July 2017, the government launched a nationwide LGBT survey, the survey asked for people’s views on public services about their experiences about living as a LGBT person in the UK.

This document from the Government Equalities Office, published on 3rd July this year, provides a summary of the key findings from the survey alongside the report is a more detailed analysis of the findings as well as a LGBT Action Plan

You can read the report and appendices here.

Charity Commission Annual Report published

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The Charity Commission has published its Annual Report and Accounts for the 2017-18 financial year.

The report sets out the work the Commission has undertaken in 2017-18 to meet its strategic aims to protect charities from abuse and mismanagement, enable trustees to run their charities effectively, encourage transparency and accountability, and serve as an efficient and effective regulator.

This report tells the story of a more confident, risk-led, proactive, and efficient regulator – a transformation that was recognised by the National Audit Office in November 2017 – but also highlights significant pressures on the Commission’s resources as demand on its services increases.

Charity Commission Annual Report and Accounts 2017 – 2018  (online pdf)

HM Chief Inspector of Prisons annual report: 2017 to 2018

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This is the annual report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, drawing on 77 individual inspection reports of prisons, young offender institutions, secure training centres, immigration detention, police and court custody and other custodial establishments, and thematic reports, published between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018.

Among its findings are highlighted:

  • Prisons need to do more to address safety
  • Poor living conditions and reduced staffing affect respect outcomes
  • Too much time locked up and poorer activity outcomes
  • Rehabilitation and release planning need to be more effective

You can read the report here

Sharp rise in under-19s being treated by NHS mental health services

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There were a total of 389,727 “active referrals” for people aged 18 or younger in April, a third higher than the same month two years ago, according to the latest statistics published by NHS Digital.

The number seeking help for conditions such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders is rising sharply.

Almost 50,000 children and young people a month are being referred, mainly by their GP, for mental health treatment. About 900 of those referrals are because of an eating disorder, mainly anorexia nervosa.

For more information go to NHS Digital

Key Worker with FiND

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Deadline 6th August

FiND is a charity providing day services meeting the needs of individuals with physical and learning disabilities and/or autism. The services are designed to provide stimulating, fulfilling and enjoyable activities throughout the day which are specially designed for each person. They encourage every individual to be as independent as possible by promoting positive and meaningful experiences based on a person-centered approach through choices, My Plans, one page profiles and staff matching.

FiND provides a range of activities which are important to the young person within a safe, supportive and friendly environment indoors, outdoors and in the community. FiND have a variety of different rooms, including art rooms, kitchens, sensory rooms and computer rooms. They also have a gardening area with a greenhouse. They provide opportunities to enhance the individual’s social and communication skills, to build positive relationships, confidence and self-esteem.

FiND are currently seeking individuals who are enthusiastic, dedicated, hardworking and able to join an established team. The successful applicant will work to ensure that the quality of care remains high as well as ensuring that FiND’s core values are implemented.

Previous experience of working in a caring role is essential.

If you are interested in applying for the position then please contact either Angela Colley (01482) 870785 , angela.colley@findcharity.org.uk  or Gayle Rea (01482) 640253, Gayle.rea@findcharity.org.uk for an application pack.

Closing date : Monday 6th August 2018 at 9am

Three Guineas Charitable trust

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The Trust is one of the Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts

The trustees will consider proposals in the field of autistic spectrum disorder. Wherever possible, projects are preferred which include people with ASD in decision-making. The trustees do not usually fund capital projects in this area of grant-making. The trustees do not make grants directly to individuals, or fund pure research.

The Trust also considers proposals in the field of disability, violence and access to justice. This is a developing field of interest. At present grants in this area mainly arise from trustees’ own research and that of their expert advisers.

The trustees have an annual small grants programme for play schemes run in the summer school holiday which support children with ASD.

For information on how to apply click here


Transforming British Tennis Together

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deadline  28th September

This  is the largest and most exciting capital investment programme the LTA has ever undertaken.

This is the chance for local partners like you to work alongside the LTA to transform tennis facilities in your local community and get more people playing this great game.

Whether you’re a club, a local authority, an educational institution, or some other body, we want to help you to come together with other local partners to create the right mix of facilities to get more people playing tennis in your community.

They’re working towards two ambitious goals:

  • To double the number children playing tennis
  • To double the number of times infrequent adults play tennis

For more information go to the British Tennis website