Chelmsford CVS: E-Update #30 Dedicated, Environment, Family, Grant & Hero

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Centre Supporting Voluntary Action

Mayor’s Award for Voluntary Service

Nominations for this years prestigious Mayor’s Award for Voluntary Service close at 10am on Friday 29 March.

The Awards raise awareness of the thousands of local people who give their time to help others by volunteering and in particular those who have made an exceptional contribution to local voluntary action in the city, its villages and South Woodham Ferrers. Have you got a volunteer that you just couldn’t operate without?

Make your nomination now by clicking here

Be sure to get your nominations in soon!

Think Family Network

The ‘Think Family’ Network is for frontline workers from any agency (for example health, social care, housing, local authority, education, voluntary and community sector) who work with parents and families in Braintree, Chelmsford or Maldon Districts. Mid Essex Children’s Partnership is hosting numerous networking events across Mid Essex this spring. This is a great opportunity to network, hear updates from invited speakers, participate in a facilitated discussion, share ideas and improve outcomes for families through developing your professional knowledge and contacts.

Chelmsford Wednesday 6th March 9:30 -11:30
Galleywood Youth Centre, Watchhouse Road, Galleywood CM2 8PT

Braintree Monday 11th March 9:30 – 11:30
Greenfields Community Housing, Charter Way, Braintree CM77 8FG

Maldon Wednesday 27th March 9:30 – 11:30
Maldon Activity Centre, Carmelite Way, Maldon CM9 5GF

Please email to book. All events are free, with tea, coffee and biscuits provided.

Attendees at each session are welcome to have a short agenda slot, to share any information or updates relating to your work locally. If you would like to request a slot on the agenda, please email Rachel as above.

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Who’s your Winter Hero? Who do you know who has gone the extra mile to provide exceptional care this winter?

Winter Heroes Week (4-10 March) is your chance to give a little back by saying thank you, it gives everyone in mid and south Essex the chance to acknowledge NHS, social care, council or voluntary sector staff that have been their heroes this winter.

Nominate your Winter Heroes by using the hashtag #WinterHeroesWeek across social media this week!

Thank Your Winter Heroes #WinterHeroesWeek #ThankYouNHS #BeAWinterHero

Will you stand up for wildlife?

There is going to be a new Environment Act this year, the first in over 20 years. This could really help wildlife in our country. It could improve people’s access to nature, create new wildlife corridors, stop our soils washing away, improve air quality and reduce carbon emissions.

It’s our chance for nature to be allowed to thrive again. Essex Wildlife Trust along with the 46 other Wildlife Trusts are standing up for wildlife, because they want a wilder future. You can help too.

By talking to your local MP you can help them to understand the part they play in protecting our environment, because they will be voting on the new Environment Act.

We’ve made it simple for you to do so, find out more information here, then click “Yes, I’ll speak to my MP”.

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Funding to Promote Swimming within the Community

The Swimathon Foundation has announced that its Community Grants Scheme has opened for applications. The Swimathon Foundation Community Grants Scheme offers funding of between £500 and £2,500 to groups who provide and promote swimming in their local community; in particular to groups that would otherwise not take part.

Applicants must be a representative of, or have the support of, a pool participating in Swimathon.

The closing date for applications is the 3rd April 2019.

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