Chelmsford CVS: E-Update #289 Funding, Food & Friends

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Sophia’s Assembly

An afternoon of delicious food and inspiring conversation about women and women’s rights: Saturday 27 October, 11:30am – 3pm at Essex Records Office Chelmsford

Essex Cultural Diversity Project invites you to this special event for women, inspired by Princess Sophia Duleep Singh: Suffragette, women’s rights campaigner and daughter of the last Maharajah of the Punjab who lived in East Anglia.

Come along and find out more about this remarkable women and her role in the history of women’s empowerment. Meet and talk to others over delicious curry, hosted by the Essex Multicultural Activities Network. Be inspired and take part in conversations about issues still effecting women today: what brings us together, what holds us back and how can we generate change and move forward together?

For more information and to book your FREE place, click here.

Chelmsford City Council Grants and Schemes

Chelmsford City Council offer two community grant schemes: The Corporate Aid Scheme and the Equality and Diversity Grant. Both schemes are open to non-profit making groups who work in Chelmsford or for the benefit of its residents.

Both schemes are currently open for new applications and the deadline is 4:30pm, on Wednesday 31 October 2018.

For more information click here.

Embracing Risk Management

All charities, large and small, are exposed to risk. Trustees are ultimately responsible for managing these risks and for deciding how much risk their charity should take.

Never forget that with risk comes reward! Risk management is about getting the right balance between innovation and change on one hand and the avoidance of shocks and crises on the other – this is not always easy!

We’re hosting this learning event during Trustee Week on Tuesday 13 November from 4:30pm, in short session we will explore:

  • The role and responsibilities of Trustees for risk management
  • A simple ‘How to…’ guide for managing risk in your charity
  • The benefits of ‘embracing’ risk management – making it work to your advantage
  • Where to go to learn more

The session will be delivered by Colette Dark, Director ALARM.

For more information and to book, click here.

Aviva Community Fund Competition – Vote for SAFE

SAFE (Supporting Asperger Families in Essex) has entered the Aviva Community Fund Competition to secure funding for The Hub Club.

Please consider voting for SAFE and ask your friends and family to do so too as it could make a real difference to SAFE.

“The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding for causes important to your community. It’s open to everyone, whether you have a connection with Aviva or not. We want you to enter a project for your community and tell us what a difference these funds could make”.

To vote, click here.

Tampon Tax Community Fund

The Tampon Tax Community Fund uses the money generated from the VAT on sanitary products to award grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 to charities and community organisations.

To be eligible to apply, projects must demonstrate how they meet one or more of the three priority areas:

  • Building skills and confidence: This could be giving women the tools needed to apply for jobs and/or return to the workplace
  • Improving health and well-being: For example, educating women how to look after and improve their own mental or physical health
  • Creating social networks: Such as, connecting women to others they can share similar experiences with and support them to feel less lonely

Please call the ECF grants team on 01245 356018. More information and how to apply can be found on the button below. The deadline is Monday 5 November.

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