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ESFA Community Grants funding programme

Futures is delighted to announce that the next round of the ESFA Community Grants funding programme, will be accepting applications from 3rd May to 4th June 2021. This initiative gives voluntary and community organisations with a turnover of less than £750,000 an opportunity to access funds to deliver projects that help engage and progress ‘hard to reach’ individuals towards the labour market.
Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for projects or initiatives that help people take steps towards a future career and reduce unemployment and inactivity.
Community Grants Coordinator, Ashley Wilkinson says ‘We have been able to support some really interesting initiatives in the previous rounds of and hope to be able to give further opportunities in this round.

Focused Walking – a Free Course!

CANDO, the Community Club, is offering free training in Focused Walking. This is a technique which is graded to suit all abilities (including anyone with mobility issues). The course is informal, friendly and run by experienced and mature coaches who specialise in making walking fun, effective and social.

The course is specifically designed for both Physical and Mental Health. Using well proven methods recommended by the NHS and Public Health England this programme suits all age groups and all fitness levels. In addition, it has the added value of developing social groups where you can make new friends.

Trustees for The Farming Life Centre

Rachel Metcalfe, Charity Manager says –

“We are seeking dynamic and committed individuals to work with our Board of Trustees who support our ethos, share our vision and can continue to build relationships with local partners and community networks.  Despite Covid 19 our board has grown over the past twelve months and we have adapted our meeting arrangements.  All our meetings are via ‘zoom’ making it much easier for us all to connect.

Trustees? What do they do?

Trustees are sometimes called Board Members, Committee member or Governors.

A Trustee plays a key role in a voluntary organisation.

You don’t run the day-to-day activities of the charity, but you do shape and support the organisation. Being a Trustee is a great way to give back to an organisation that you care about, helping to ensure it follows its aims and keeps financially sound.