EREWASH VOLUNTARY ACTION CVS LTD
Erewash Voluntary Action CVS works towards a caring and more inclusive society by developing and supporting individual and group voluntary action that responds to local community needs and wishes.
What we do:
We provide help, information and support to voluntary
and community groups operating in Erewash – ask for Stella Scott.
Volunteering – we help you recruit, train and support Volunteers - ask for Linda Brown.
We recruit from all sectors of the community including, Voluntary, community, public and private sectors. Volunteers from all walks of life and all ages who wish to support others in the local community.
We hold Bi-monthly Volunteer Organiser Forums with guest speakers, great for networking, good working practices and sharing your experiences with others regarding managing volunteers. – Call us for our next date.
We also provide other training events – let us know what you need. For the latest Training events download our current newsletter.
If you would like to volunteer for any of the below projects, please download our application form here.
Our projects include:
· Befriending / Sitting Service:
The sitting service was set up to allow carers to get out and have a well earned break. They may be caring for someone 24 hours a day without any respite and this service enables them to do whatever they wish for a while without worrying about their loved one.
Our volunteers also befriend people in their area who are lonely, isolated or housebound. calling in for a weekly chat and a cuppa goes a long way. Note:- Task is visiting in the home, not taking client out. Not for those people in Residential / Nursing Homes or in Warden Assisted Housing.
· Mental Health Buddy Scheme
The role of the Mental Health Buddy is to provide a befriending service to support people who are experiencing mental health issues. The aim is to enable and encourage the individual to join a local community group and participate in activities.
· Shopping Project
We provide a shopping service for people who are unable to shop for themselves and have no family or friends to help. Shopping can be carried out on a weekly basis by volunteers if available. Shopping project Referrals are received from Social Services, Health professionals, Call Derbyshire, or Voluntary Sector Single Point of Access
· Transport Project
We provide a transport service for people (paid for via groups and organisations) who are unable to access public transport.
· Home From Hospital
· Sensor Bulbs – operate
dusk to dawn. Bayonet fitting. Collect from us - FREE
· Winter Survival packs for vulnerable older people - FREE Download the leaflet download the leaflet.
We act as a voice for the local voluntary sector for voluntary and community groups
We attend meetings with:
Membership is Free for the First year!
Thereafter the cost is £10.00 per annum
payable on a rolling basis provides some discounted prices and a voice at our
Annual Meeting. Members can borrow equipment from us and use our colour
photocopying and scanning services. The best reason to become a member is to give your group or
organisation a voice.
The best reason to become a member is to give your group or organisation a voice.
We send out regular
emails and newsletters to groups and to volunteers. You do not even have to
be a member!
Our Annual reports can be downloaded from the Charity Commission website. Put our name or charity number in the search box.
Erewash Voluntary Action CVS registered Charity No.
Company Limited by Guarantee No 3537038
Please click on the picture below to see our YEAR in the LIFE of Erewash Voluntary Action.
Our AGM is on Wednesday 28th September 2016 at 6.30pm at our offices. With a “Market Place” with Information from Groups and organisations from 2pm.
UPCOMING EVENTS / TRAINING
There are a number of training events coming up soon to provide support, advice and information for groups, organisations and individuals.
Making Every Contact Count
- Wednesday 17th October 2016
Mental Health Information Day
- Wednesday 16th November 2016
For further information contact Catriona Paterson – Development Worker at Erewash Voluntary Action
Tel: 0115 9466740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Is your Group Looking for Funding?
Erewash Small Grants Scheme
Small grants are available through the Erewash Small Grants Scheme for local Erewash community and voluntary groups. Groups can apply for up to £1,500 as long as projects meet at least one of the health priorities of the scheme. The aim of the grant is to help improve services and opportunities for local people. Applications can be made at any time using the grant application form. For further details contact Catriona Paterson Development Worker at Erewash Voluntary Action email@example.com or telephone 0115 9466740. Erewash Voluntary Action manages the small grants scheme in partnership with Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group, Erewash Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council Adult Care.
Foundation Derbyshire manages an endowment fund of over £6 million. The average grant is around £1,000 and usually covers a 12 month period. Programmes may cover equipment (capital) and general running costs. Applicants are advised to seek confirmation from Foundation Derbyshire. Contact the grants team 01773 514860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
EREWASH BOROUGH COUNCIL SMALL GRANTS
Local voluntary and community groups now have even more opportunities to apply for grants to help them with their work after Erewash Borough Council relaunched its Small Grants support into a new eight-week ‘rolling’ scheme.
The small grants programme offers the chance for community groups to apply for grants of up to £2,000 for innovative projects that help and support residents in the borough.
As part of the changes, the council’s awards panel will now meet every eight weeks to discuss the grant applications that have been received and make the awards to those groups that have been successful.
The next deadline for grant applications is 5.30pm on Monday 25 July.
Hundreds of groups in Erewash have been helped in recent years thanks to successful applications for a small grant and for the next awards, the council is particularly keen to hear about new or ground-breaking projects that could be helped by the money.
Anyone wanting more information about the Small Grants Scheme can also contact the council’s Community Engagement Officer Colin Handley on 0115 907 2244 ext. 3575 or email EBCsmallgrants@erewash.gov.uk
MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT – BUDDY SCHEME
Action is leading a new mental health project which is funded through an
Innovation Fund obtained by Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group as part of
a project on behalf of Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group.
It is anticipated that the befriending role will be over a 2 – 3 month period of time.
The second edition of Erewash Engage the newsletter for the Erewash Mental Health Innovation Project. This is a new project aiming to develop opportunities for people who use mental health services to access local community groups and organisations. The project is also for those who feel joining a local group would help to improve their emotional health and well being.
Comments and feedback please send to Catriona Paterson Development Worker at Erewash Voluntary Action Catriona@erewashcvs.org.uk Tel 0115 9466740
Disclosure and Barring Scheme Check
As voluntary groups often support vulnerable people and children you may be asked to complete a DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check.
A criminal record does not necessarily prevent you from volunteering. Erewash Voluntary Action will process any DBS forms for their direct service volunteers.
Erewash Borough Council can act as an umbrella body for local voluntary organisations. The charities are responsible for checking their own applications which are then passed to the Personnel department at the Borough Council for further checking, processing and countersigning.
Volunteer Celebration 'Race
The Volunteer centre holds a monthly Tea Dance:
Come Along and Be Part of our Wednesday Afternoon Social Club
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month. 1.30pm - 3.30pm
£3 each - includes tea/coffee and cakes/biscuits
For those who wish, optional dancing to music from the golden era of tea dances will be available!
Inside our HQ building
MAIN ENTRANCE OFF CAR PARK
Erewash Volunteer Action has several fully equipped rooms for hire by community voluntary groups, suitable for either meetings or training events with catering for any event. Workshop space available.
All rooms are versatile for different layouts. Tea & Coffee can be provided.
Full Disabled Access. The premises were designed for use by disabled people and are used regularly by Derbyshire Adult Community Education and other training providers.
U3A Have various Interest groups that meet at Erewash CVS. Photography, Coffee Morning, Mixed Media, Dance, Quiz Group, Laptop Group, Gardening Group & Family History.
Rooms for 2 or 3
people to around 100. Wi-Fi, projector, screen, flipcharts etc. Day, evening
and weekends at reasonable rates.
We also may be able to offer long term office accommodation.
Car Park and on street parking.
Last updated: 7th July 2016
Erewash CVS is a Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England & Wales No 3537038 and a
Registered Charity (England & Wales) No 1069838.
We gratefully acknowledge support from Erewash CCG, Derbyshire County Council and the people of Erewash