Community360 News 26th October 2018

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C360 Champions

“Care and Support in Essex wanted to become a Community360 Champion and raise money for a worthy independent charity formed in 1968 and celebrating 50 years and who are aiming to raise £50000 to donate to the voluntary and community sector. On the 28th September we decided to “Walk a Million Steps” along Southends Pier which at 1.34 miles is the longest pleasure pier in the world and a Grade II listed building. Over 70 staff and customers from various Schemes and Offices joined in decorating their shoes and making the 5660 steps to the end of the Pier and back again. The sun shone and the view was amazing. Prizes were given to the best “Decorated Shoes” and we raised a fantastic sum of £360.”

Thank you to all those that took part and for raising an impressive amount of sponsorship!

If you would like to become a C360 Champion too, contact us on 01206 505250 or email

It’s time to have your say about dermatology services in north east Essex

North East Essex CCG is calling on you to share your views about the NHS dermatology services offered in Colchester and Tendring.

Clinicians are eager to gather feedback so that they can listen and learn from what you have to say about the existing service and what you would like to see. This will help to inform what the dermatology service will look like in the future.

The CCG is keen to hear all feedback about dermatology in north east Essex.

To respond to our survey, please visit To request a paper survey, please call the PALS team on 01206 918730.

ME Link Group

Chelmsford CVS have been working with interested volunteers to try to set up a new Mid Essex ME Link group following the closure of the Chelmsford ME Link group. Your views are needed on how best to move forward.
Please click here to complete and submit a short questionnaire.

Voluntary Welfare Grant 2019-20

This funding is available to projects that serve Colchester’s residents providing comprehensive or specialist services to the local community and which compliment the Council’s own strategic aims.

Registered charities, constituted voluntary and community organisations, and not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply for this funding, requesting any amount between £5000 and £50,000.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 21 November 2018.

Click here for more information.

Please send your completed application form to

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

To Tackle Serious Stress in Veterans, Carers and Families

The programme will fund a small number of projects that will enable charities and health professionals to work together to develop and try new ideas that they have developed with veterans and their carers’ and families. The programme will support projects where there is good evidence to suggest that the idea might produce outcomes for veterans and their carers’ and families that are better than current sources of support on offer.

The programme is now open for applications. Click here to link to the full programme guidance.

The programme will make grants to lead organisations; who will then work with delivery organisations. There will be an overarching evaluation. You can read more about the roles of the lead organisation and delivery organisation, or do have a look at the diagram produced. If you are thinking of applying, perhaps think about how you might connect with other organisations.

Voluntary Sector Training

Upcoming Courses

Fundraising Tips and Tricks
5th November 2018 9.30 – 4.00 Chelmsford

Tender Bid Writing
12th November 2018 9.30 – 4.00 Chelmsford

Emergency First Aid
14th November 2018 9.30 – 4.30 Thurrock

Using QuickBooks to Create Financial Reports
16th November 2018 10.00 – 1.00 Colchester

Fundraising Tips and Tricks
20th November 2018 9.30 – 4.00 Colchester

Tender Bid Writing
26th November 2018 9.30 – 4.00 Colchester

Full Cost Recovery
30th November 2018 10.00 – 1.00 Colchester

Simply click on the link for the course you want to book to go straight to the booking page.

Visit to see what else is on offer.

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