Community360 Newsflash – 3rd August 2018

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Police Leaflets

Community360 have been supplied with some Police leaflets in different languages which provide information on how to contact the police and how to be understood. There is also some information and advice on reporting hate crime. If you would like some of these leaflets for yourself or your community, or for anyone you think might find them useful, please let us know and we will arrange for them to be sent to you or collected by you.

They are available in the following languages:

Persian Arabic

Active Essex

Active Braintree District Sports

*Please note there has been a change in the web address*

It’s that time of year again to start nominating for the Active Braintree District Sports Awards to recognise our sporting stars.

Make your nominations online via the following link:
Nomination deadline is the 5th October 2018 so don’t miss out.

Livewell – Ageing Well

Livewell are in the process of creating a new website providing advice and support on Ageing Well

Further Livewell activities for older people can be found here.
Activities include:
Strength and balance classes
Walking hockey
Gentle years yoga
Music and movement sessions

For more information visit:


the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published the latest results from its Community Life Survey. This survey provides the most reliable data on volunteering rates in England. This blog presents some of the key findings from the 2017/18 data.
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University of Essex

Research Questionnaire

This questionnaire is investigating a need for the Young and Youth Wellbeing Project Management Support Service to Charities and Public Sector in Essex. The primary aim is to support charitable organisations in the Essex area and to be able to effectively manage demand for the service. The company mission statement is to be a voice of the young people in Essex and charities which helps them; empower those organisations and give them tools to deliver wellbeing services to 5-16 years olds in the Essex area.

It takes approximately 5 minutes to complete, participants are not going to be identified and there are only general questions. This survey will be taken approximately from 150-200 practitioners in Essex.

The questions are simple and the majority are tick boxes

Fundraising Regulator

New Website Launched

The Fundraising Regulator has launched a new website as it publishes its second annual review.

The website’s new strapline is: “Ethical fundraising, sustainable giving”. The site has been restructured with small charities and the public in mind to make navigating a large amount of information much easier. Fifteen new fundraising topics have been created to provide bite-sized information on specific areas of interest with links to relevant sections of the Fundraising Code.

Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust

This trust gives grants to further the advancement of horticulture in the UK and abroad, grants are available for projects in support of horticultural research, the creation, preservation and maintenance of public gardens, publication of books on horticulture, study visits, plant collecting expeditions and training schemes for gardeners.

The objectives of the Trust are:

  • to promote horticulture
  • to promote the conservation of the physical and natural environment by promoting biological diversity
  • to promote the creation, development, preservation and maintenance of gardens (preference will normally, but not exclusively, be given to gardens accessible to the public) and
  • the advancement of horticultural education.

Click here for more information.


Developing your theory of change

Date: 11 September 2018
Time: 09:45 – 16:30
Location: NCVO Conference Suite, London N1

A theory of change can help you plan new work, communicate the purpose of what you do to trustees, funders, donors and users, and decide what information to collect for evaluation. On this course you will learn about what theory of change is and how you can develop one to suit your organisation’s needs. Working with others, you’ll start building your own theory of change for a project, programme or your organisation. The course will also explore how theory of change can be used to develop your evaluation plans.

Click here for more information.

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