Summer Camps in Essex this Summer

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Barking and Dagenham AWSG Summer Playscheme 2017 Mystory Kulture Klub: Come and enjoy a fun packed week. Learn about the rich cultural diversity in East London and about your cultural heritage. Activities include; researching & drawing your family history tree, arts and crafts, drama, healthy ethnic cooking, black history tour of London, making T-shirts and more. Also includes […]

SAVS Weekly Update – Week Ending Friday 21st July 2017

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Highlight of the Week Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Do you know of a volunteer group that devotes it’s time to helping others in your local area and deserves a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service? The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups, recognising the outstanding work they […]

Trust Links Press Release – ‘Growing Together Shoeburyness’ is flying the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

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17 July 2017 Today, a record number of parks and green spaces collect Green Flag Award The Growing Together Shoeburyness project, run by local mental health charity Trust Links, has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the country. The garden is among a record-breaking 1,797 UK […]

BDVSA E-Bulletin – 18th July 2017

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Below are details of 4 funds which have deadlines approaching: The Braintree District and Greenfields Community Fund The fund, managed by Essex Community Foundation, provides voluntary and community organisations with the opportunity to apply for funding of up to £40,000 (distributed over a time period of up to three years) to support projects which help […]

Disabled Living Newsletter – July 2017

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Disabled Living is Celebrating! Disabled Living has been awarded  £58,400  from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project From Donkeys to Innovators that celebrates its rich and unique 120 year history. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on the charity’s history from its establishment as an organisation […]

Trust Links Press Release – Trust Links awarded £20,000 from Morrisons Foundation to Fund Minibus

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13 July, 2017 Trust Links awarded £20,000 from Morrisons Foundation to fund  minibus Local mental health and wellbeing charity, Trust Links, are celebrating being awarded £20,000 of funding from the Morrisons Foundation to purchase its first minibus.  The purchase will enable us to provide increased access for service users to wellbeing courses which run at […]

10 Ways To Make Your Event Accessible To All

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When running an event for the public, you have a legal and moral obligation to ensure the event can be accessed by all. If someone with a disability finds an event difficult to navigate and enjoy due to a lack of accessibility, not only will you have failed to meet their expectations, but they might […]

10 People With Disabilities Who Will Inspire You

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When it comes to great achievements, having a disability shouldn’t hold you back. Here are ten inspiring people who have achieved greatness: 1. Ludwig van Beethoven Being arguably one of the best composers in history is no small feat. What makes it extraordinary is that he was deaf for the last 25 years of his […]

SAVS Weekly Update – Week Ending Friday 14th July 2017

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Highlight of the Week Essex Social Investment Readiness Programme As you may be aware, SEEE is currently accepting applications for the Essex Social Investment Readiness Programme. The programme which is free to organisations that meet the eligibility criteria – seeks to raise awareness of social investment opportunities in Essex and increase readiness of organisations to […]

Trust Links Press Release – Family Friendly Gardening & Wildlife Workshops at Shoeburyness Hub

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PRESS RELEASE 6 July 2017 Family Friendly Gardening & Wildlife Workshops at Shoeburyness Hub A series of funded Gardening & Wildlife workshops will run at Shoeburyness Hub, every Monday, for six weeks, from Monday July 17th.  The course is being run by mental health and wellbeing charity Trust Links.  It will provide families and members […]