Community 360 E-Bulletin – 15th August 2017

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Inter Faith Youth Trust Grants for Inter Faith Week Events

The Trust is providing a Small Grants Programme for events in the UK which are organised by and for young people and focused around the annual Inter Faith Week which will take place 12 – 19 November 2017.

UK based organisations are eligible to apply, and priority will be given to projects that are run by non-statutory organisations, including youth clubs, scout and guide groups, and local voluntary and community organisations.

For more information about Inter Faith Week go to: And for details of the funding to:

Inter Faith Youth Trust Offers Grants for Inter Faith Week Events

Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund

Projects must show how they would achieve the following:

  • Decreased social isolation.
  • Improved health and wellbeing
  • Improved resilience/coping mechanisms.
  • Improved life skills.
  • Improved opportunities

Any not for profit organisation can apply. However, larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £300,000 are unlikely to be successful.

The Foundation is more likely to make grants to organisations based near Greggs shops

Maximum Grant: Up to £2,000. Deadline: 29 September 2017

For further information go to

Marvels of Mid Awards

Do you know an individual or group that has gone above and beyond in helping local people Live Well? Have they had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of residents across mid Essex? The Marvels of Mid Awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of people, organisations and schools across Braintree, Chelmsford and Maldon who are transforming people’s lives, improving health services and putting patients, service users, carers and communities at the very heart of health and wellbeing in mid Essex. To find out more about the categories, criteria and how to nominate click here.

Ways to improve Maths and English Skills

Good maths or reading and writing skills can make your life better and will give you extra confidence.

Courses are run at all levels throughout the year and are free to applicants who don’t currently hold a level 2 or above in the relevant subject.

For further information go to: Tel: 0345 603 7635 or Email:

Rugby for the “Not So Young”

You don’t stop training when you get old, you get old when you stop training.

Why not try to keep active by taking part in Walking Rugby sessions. These are being held at Drapers Farm Sports Ground in Maldon every Wednesday in August.

For further information call Capt Pask on 07903 717329

Free Discovering Nature Event for the Whole Family

Friends of Hoppit Mead Nature Reserve invite you to join them on 2nd September at Marshalls Park, London Road, Braintree between 10am and 2pm.

Activities include mini-beast hunting, willow craft, bird and butterfly spotting.

Bring your own refreshments and suitable clothing for the weather conditions.

Braintree Mencap Cockney Night 19th August

£10 per person to include a hot supper of pie and mash. Entertainment from “The Strollers” and a good old fashioned sing-a-long.

7-10pm at Charles Leek House, Coggeshall Road, Braintree.

Call 01376 326302 for tickets.

Braintree Open Art Exhibition 19th – 28th August

Come and view work displayed by local artists at Braintree Community Centre, Bocking End, Braintree CM7 9AH.

Free Entry.

A picture by Grayson Perry, the world renowned artist who was brought up in Great Bardfield, will be on display.

Polish Day, George Yard, Braintree on 9th September

Experience a unique mixture of traditional and modern culture. From 10am to 2pm including:

  • Polish food
  • A dance display
  • Meet Polish professionals, master craftsmen and tradesmen
  • Find out about the Polish Children’s Club
  • See what is ‘in’ at the Polish literary scene

The Police and Crime Commissioner wants to listen to you

Do you care about the way your neighbourhood is policed? Do you want to learn more about crime in your area?

Do you want to have your say in making your community safer?

If so, here is your chance to have your say on 7th September 18.30 pm – 20.00 pm at Queen’s Hall, Chipping Hill, Halstead CO9 2BY

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