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Big Energy Saving Network

Marches Energy Agency, a Midlands-based charity has funding to deliver a Big Energy Saving Network programme this winter.

Consumer Outreach: sessions for vulnerable consumers who might need help with tariff switching and other issues related to fuel poverty and staying warm in their homes over winter. These work especially well for existing groups (e.g.: carer’s support groups, luncheon clubs, coffee mornings, social groups etc). They consist of a short, informal presentation, a chance to ask questions and then an opportunity for anyone who wants it to have some 121 help. Marches Energy Agency can help people to switch tariff or apply for other help (e.g.: Warm Homes Discount, Priority Service Register, debt relief) right there and then if they want to. If you would a visit to your group please contact Caroline Harmon at the address below.

Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training to continue

In 2017, 341 people in the East Midlands took their own life and many more may have experienced suicidal thoughts.  The tragedy of suicide affects many people, not just immediate friends and family.

In October this year, the Government appointed Jackie Doyle-Price as Minister for Suicide Prevention, highlighting the importance of suicide prevention nationally.

Chief Officer Vacancy at High Peak CVS

Do you have the skills to be an effective leader, plus a passion for the community and voluntary sector, integrity and the ability to work with a diverse range of people from all sectors?

If so, High Peak Community and Voluntary Support seeks to appoint a Chief Officer.

The main purpose of the job is to ensure and deliver the co-ordinated and sustainable operation and future development of High Peak CVS as the infrastructure organisation for the voluntary and community sector in the High Peak of Derbyshire.

Shaw Trust – Partnership Opportunity

Shaw Trust is a charity helping to transform the lives of young people abe adults across the UK and internationally.

They offer a specialist service to help people gain an education, enter work, develop their carrers, improve their wellbeing or rebuild their lives.

The organisaiton is interested in hearing from local youth organisations in the East Midlands that might be interested in working with them and who are able to provide a locally focused service, whose community links, local knowledge and networks would be able to recruit, engage and deliver to young people who would not normally engage with the National Citizens Service programme.

City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Education and Training 

If you’re interested in becoming a trainer or you already train people but would like a recognised qualification then you may be interested in Community Action Derby’s City & Guilds Level 3 Awards in Education and Training.

The next course runs on Tuesdays from Tuesday 8 January to Tuesday 12 February 9:30 am to 4 pm.

For more information visit the Community Action website.


Project, core cost and development grants available

The Lloyds Bank Foundation invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives and promote practical approaches to lasting change. To apply you need to be registered as a Charity or a CIO and have income between £25,000 and £1 million in your previous accounts.