Monthly Archives: June 2016

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Funding bids – Hints and tips

Funding bids - Hints and tips In the voluntary and community sector we are always looking for different funding streams, when funding does become available there are thousands of people just like ourselves going for the same pots of money. While I can’t guarantee that you funding bids will be successful what I can offer [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:34+00:00June 28th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Funding bids – Hints and tips

3 Top Tips on how to engage with your community

What do we really know about our communities? We hear a lot in the news about community engagement, ‘let’s involve our communities’, ‘communities are important’ remember the famous saying Mr Cameron ‘we are all in this together’. Well while that is all well and good, often when trying to involve communities people fall at [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:34+00:00June 22nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on 3 Top Tips on how to engage with your community

I am not an imposter…

I am not an imposter… Growing up I always had an underlying feeling that I was going to be caught out. That sounds like a really weird phrase to use and without an explanation very confusing, but what I mean if I am brutally honest is, I never recognised my skills/talents/things I was good, I [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:34+00:00June 15th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on I am not an imposter…

What does the word ‘community’ mean to you?

What does the word 'community' mean to you? I went to collect a prescription today, only to find I’d lost my bank card. I was 7 pence short on the prescription charge and a kind lady behind me said “Don’t worry, here’s the money you need”. In reply the pharmacist assistant said “Don’t worry, [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:35+00:00June 9th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on What does the word ‘community’ mean to you?

I’m not just a volunteer

I'm not just a volunteer “I’m just a volunteer” is a common phrase heard thousands of times over, but there is no just about it. Let’s get ourselves familiar with the facts like how volunteering services deeply impact the overall development of communities.Over 20 million people across England volunteer every year, contributing over 100 million [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:35+00:00June 2nd, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on I’m not just a volunteer