Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency E-Bulletin – 18th August 2015

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Braintree District Voluntary Support Agency have issued their latest e-bulletin. This e-bulletin contains information on: NHS England Community Grants – Closing date 28th September BDVSA Annual Assembly 16th September Voluntary Sector Training E-Brochure for the Autumn Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection of Colchester University Hospitals Trust Royal Association for Deaf People launches the Deaf Achieve Project […]

Elderly encouraged to beat dementia by taking up sport

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Tracey Crouch, the Minister for Sport, says that a lack of exercise is a “hidden killer” and encourages older people to participate in sporting activities. She says regular exercise reduces the risk of cancer, “keeps older hearts healthy” and has a “positive” impact in warding off dementia. The government is warning that a lack of […]

Boma Summer Bulletin 2015

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It’s been a great summer Boma-wise; the weather glorious, the park resplendent! This past weekend we ventured out of the park to help in auditing the first NE section of the planned Colchester Orbital, a 13.5 mile walking circuit around the periphery of town. We were out over five hours in all, recording, measuring and […]

A wheelchair accessible beach in Essex

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There is a beach accessible wheelchair at Dovercourt beach that can be borrowed from Paul the beach warden at his hut near the Blue flag. Great for children and adults with mobility problems. It can even go in the sea!! Similar service also available at Clacton-on Sea, Walton-on-the Naze and West Mersea beaches. Many thanks […]

Gannett Foundation Funding Opportunity

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The Gannett Foundation, which runs the Echo and other Newsquest titles, has announced its latest round of funding. Charities are invited to apply work which bring lasting benefits to local communities.  Projects should be focused on improving neighbourhoods, youth work, helping disadvantaged or disabled people, or caring for the elderly.  Previous grants of around £4,000 […]

Inter Faith Youth Trust

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Grants of between £200 and £500 are awarded for proposals for inter faith activities by children and young people from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and co-operation. The age range for young people is 11-25 years. Projects should take place during Inter Faith Week […]