Harwich Town Council

The Guildhall
Church Street

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e: info@harwichtowncouncil.co.uk
Hours: 9.30am – 1pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday

CVST Community Bulletin 5th August 2019

Welcome to the CVST community e-bulletin for week commencing 5 August 2019
**Funding opportunities *** Events *** Volunteering *** Advice *** Information**


Forthcoming events 
Tendring Older People’s Forum – Friday, 16th August, Weeley Council Offices 10am
Carers First Wellbeing Group – 1st Tuesday of each month 10am – 12pm
Tendring Diabetes Group – 1st Thursday of each month, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Macular Support Group – 4th Wednesday of each month, 1pm – 3pm
Epilepsy Support Group – last Tuesday of each month, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Walking Groups – most days, various locations (see CVST website for details)
Friendship & Bereavement Cafes – in Harwich, Walton, Clacton & Jaywick Sands (see CVST website )
Weight Management – Harwich, Walton, Clacton, Jaywick and Weeley (various times & days see CVST website )
Clacton Lunch Club – All welcome – lunches throughout the week (except Thursday) and various activities (See CVST website)
Dementia Café – Wednesday mornings from 10am at Imperial House, Rosemary Road
Wellbeing Football – Mondays 1-2pm, Clacton Leisure Centre

NEW! – Focus on Training
Dementia Friend – Thursday 8 August, 1.00 – 2.00 at the Dovercourt & Harwich Hub
Mental Health First Aid Awareness – Monday 19 August, 8.45 – 1.00 at Imperial House
Provides basic knowledge of some common mental health issues with an introduction to looking after your own mental health. The course is designed to give you the confidence to interact with someone in distress or who may be experiencing mental health issues.
Making Every Contact Count – Thursday 29 August, 1.00 – 3.30 at Imperial House
Use your day-to-day interactions with other people to support them in making positive changes to their physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Safeguarding (Adults) – Friday 30 August, 10.30 – 1.30 at the Dovercourt & Harwich Hub
Recognise different types of abuse, how to deal with the disclosure and know the process to follow.
For more details contact: Richard Perkins. Tel: 01255 425692.
Email: richard.perkins@cvstendring.org.uk

NEW! Mad About Theatre Summer School – 7th to 9th August-Clacton County High School
Join the fun at the Mad Theatre Clacton Summer school event. Three days of friendship, madness, theatre , imagination and discovery. Clacton County High school: 10am to 3pm. Just £20 for three days. Book your place now on 07709 315510

NEW! Realising Ambitions Funding Programme deadline: 9 August 2019 at 5pm
Essex Community Foundation has grants available for community and voluntary organisations working in Colchester and Tendring to improve the lives of local people. If you are in need of funding to support your work, please call the ECF grants team on 01245 356018.

NEW! Tendring Older People’s Forum – Friday 16th August, 10am to 12pm
Venue: Weeley Council Offices
Speaker: Anne Coupe-Harris, Admiral Nurses
Community groups, local charities and public or private sector organisations that work with older people are invited to the Tendring Older People’s Forum to exchange information, network and learn about new services.
ALL WELCOME. Email admin@cvstendring.org.uk to be added to the mailing list.

NEW! Colchester United Holiday Hubs:
The project aims to deliver sessions during school holidays across four venues (Clacton, Stanway, Townhouse & Vibe Youth Centres) aimed at young people aged 13 – 19. The sessions will run between 10:00 and 15:00. A number of sports and team building activities will be delivered and pre-prepared food will be freely available for attending young people. Additional activities around Knife Crime and Britain Stronger Together will be delivered. This project is a funded programme aimed at providing activities and food for young people in identified areas of need. Whilst the programme will be open to all it will run alongside the Food & Fun programme which specifically targets young people in secondary education who access free school meals.
Holiday Hub – Summer Delivery Dates:
Colchester Townhouse Stanway Youth Centre Vibe Youth Centre (Harwich) Clacton Youth Centre
No Session Tuesday 6th August Wednesday 7th August Thursday 8th August
Monday 12th August Tuesday 13th August Wednesday 14th August Thursday 15th August
Monday 19th August Tuesday 20th August Wednesday 21st August Thursday 22nd August
Monday 26th August Tuesday 27th August Wednesday 28th August Thursday 29th August

For further information or to book young people on to any of the days please contact:
Jake Ling, Community Development Officer, Colchester United Football Club

Reminder! One-to-one session with your local National Lottery Community Fund Funding Officer Tuesday 20 August – appointments available
Are you thinking about applying to the National Lottery for funding? If so, why not take advantage of the opportunity to have a one-to-one session with Jessica Leonard, our local funding officer. Jess is available for appointments on Tuesday, 20 August. Please email Jess directly to arrange an appointment: Jessica.Leonard@tnlcommunityfund.org.uk

Save the date! Town Centre Community Fair – Thursday 22nd August, 10am – 5pm
Venue: Clacton Town Square (opposite McDonalds)
Come along and meet local charities, groups and organisations at this local event. Find out what’s going on in and around your community.

NEW! – Are you looking for volunteers?
Did you know that over 20 new volunteers register on the Volunteer Essex website each month? We can promote and advertise your volunteer opportunities to ensure that they are seen by hundreds of potential volunteers – just click here to register your organisation. There are over 100 active volunteering opportunities on the Volunteer Essex website https://www.volunteeressex.org/ including the following:
eBay Volunteer at Open Road:
Baby and Toddler Rhymetimes Volunteer in Various Libraries:

Reminder! Sailship Open day – Saturday 10 August, 11am – 3pm
Venue: RGAT Allotments, Fairclough Avenue, Clacton CO16 7EG
Come and support your local charity. Sailship offers unique supported training and learning for adults with disabilities and/or additional needs and also those suffering dementia. Products, including preserves, bug hotels and hanging baskets, made by the trainees will be on sale in their enterprises – produce is sown, grown and harvested on site.
Sailship trainee vacancies available. Refreshments on sale for £1 and there are raffle prizes to be won.

Reminder! Clacton Carnival Update – Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 August
Clacton Carnival Week is fast approaching l0th – 18th August. Although we have cut out some of the events there is still plenty going on to help us raise money for local charities. For further details go to: www.clactoncarnival.org.
In this week we have our usual Fun Quiz, with question master Adrian Robinson, on Friday 16th. Please book in early to reserve a table.

Reminder! Breathe Easy Harwich – Tuesday 13th August
Venue: United Services Club, Barrack Lane, Harwich, CO12 3NS
A support group open to people with any form of lung disease, their carers, friends and family.
Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, starting at 11am prompt.
The group is free to attend. Any enquiries, you can contact our Helpline 03000 030 555

Reminder! Community Network Breakfast – Thursday 12 September, 8:45 – 12:30
Venue: The Dovercourt & Harwich Hub, 276 High Street, Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3PD
Guest Speakers will be from The London Bus Theatre Company and HeadsUp.
Join in our first Community Network Breakfast in Harwich! Come along and have breakfast with colleagues, friends, volunteers, trustees and staff from voluntary groups and the local community. You can find out about services you didn’t know existed, and enhance your own service. There will be the opportunity for all those attending to briefly promote their service!
Booking for this extremely popular event is essential with the cost for affiliated members just £5 per person or £6.50 for non-members. To book your place and to join us for a delicious breakfast, please email admin@cvstendring.org.uk

Reminder! Crucial Crew Event for Older Persons – Thursday 26 September, 10am – 2pm
Princes Theatre, Town Hall, Clacton
An initiative aimed at helping older people to keep safe is taking place again this September.
Run by the Tendring Community Safety Partnership (TCSP), Older Persons Crucial Crew sees a number of organisations give advice on a range of topics, from crime safety and fire prevention to what to do in the event of a power cut. The event is free, but must be booked in advance. A light lunch is included. Among the organisations taking part this year are Essex Police, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service and Ellisons Solicitors.
Reserve your free tickets by calling 01255 686359 or email croot@tendringdc.gov.uk

Reminder! People’s Postcode Trust
The Peoples Postcode Trust is the grant giving independent charitable trust of Peoples Postcode Lottery. They distribute funds to small organisations, community groups and registered charities. Funding is available for 3-month projects ranging from £500 up to £10,000 in Scotland and England, and up to £5,000 in Wales. Deadline 14 August.

Reminder! UK Power Partners fund
UK Power Partners fund was launched earlier this year and is administered in partnership with leading energy justice charity the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE). 16 recipients from across our distribution area of the East and South East of England and London have been selected. UK Power Networks has committed £254,452 of funding to the scheme to try and boost energy efficiency. We have also now just opened our second round of funding applications. Community groups and buildings can apply by visiting https://www.cse.org.uk/projects/view/1356
The deadline for applications is midnight on 18th August 2019.

NEW! Tendring Hundred Model Railway Club
Tendring Hundred Model Railway Club meets every Wednesday evening 7-30 til 10pm. Club room is the Annex, Clacton Conservative Club. 141 Old Road.
0, 00 and N gauge layouts. Plenty of car parking to the rear. Visitors and new members very welcome.

NEW! Victorian Christmas Market – Saturday 16 November
The event provides an opportunity for voluntary and community groups from around the Tendring district to promote their cause, network with other charities, and raise much needed funds for their organisation. This is an extremely popular event and we often have a waiting list, so to avoid disappointment, book your place now to secure your spot! Stalls cost from £22 for affiliated organisations, £33 for non-members. Email admin@cvstendring.org.uk to request a booking form.

NEW! InterAct Young People Team Activity Coordinator
Working within InterAct’s Young People Team, you will support the Young People Team and the wider organisation in the continuing development and delivery of activities aimed at enhancing the life chances and aspirations, social inclusion and emotional, mental health and wellbeing of young people with a range of disabilities and additional needs. You will lead/support the team in providing a high quality service which ensures that young people accessing services enjoy and achieve in a safe environment, enables parent/carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities, and which meets agreed objectives and targets, including those of funders. You can download full details from the interact website.

Reminder! Colchester & Tendring Youth Enquiry Service vacancy
Y.E.S. provides a confidential, non-judgemental and informal service for young people between the ages of 11 and 25 within Colchester and Tendring, who are facing difficulties in their lives. Community fundraiser and volunteer coordinator: https://www.indeedjobs.com/colchester–tendring-youth-enquiry-service/_hl/en_GB?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XWjLOi4YeVNLs_1WAXHb5RLSE-dtlSXVwM

NEW! We Are Digital IT Trainer Opportunity
We Are Digital are empowering people to enrich lives and communities. We are a social impact driven company dedicated to equipping people with digital skills to alleviate financial and social isolation, through our nationwide network of delivery partners, underpinned by expertise to seamlessly deliver all elements of a successful change programme, and holistically assess outcomes, allowing continuous learning, systematically improving outcomes. We partner companies, government and social housing providers to deliver positive and practical out of the box interventions, tailored solutions and ground-breaking new work with our most forward-looking clients, to break down the barriers to exclusion. Programmes specifically target: Digital Inclusion, Assisted Digital and Financial Inclusion
Service Requirements:
Looking for self-employed trainers to deliver basic IT training on behalf of We Are Digital on a one-to-one and group basis. Operational hours are Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 17:00. hourly rate will be £15.00 – £25.00 dependent upon mileage (inclusive of travel). We Are Digital cannot guarantee the number of hours offered as this is based on referrals. This means greater flexibility to work around current commitments.
You can download further details from the CVST website https://www.cvstendring.org.uk/support-for-groups/e-bulletin.html

Reminder! Impact Assessment Course – Wednesday 21st August, 9.30 – 3.00 p.m.
Venue: University of Essex Campus
Speak to leading researchers about how analysing and evaluating data can strengthen your grant applications, demonstrate your charity’s impact and improve the services you deliver.
Download further information from the CVST website https://www.cvstendring.org.uk/support-for-groups/e-bulletin.html

Reminder! Data-Driven Marketing – Thursday 5 September, 9am – 2pm
Venue: University of Essex Campus
Transform data into insight for high impact marketing, giving your company the competitive edge. A morning of workshops led by industry experts from the University of Essex. You will have the opportunity to network with renowned researchers and data analysts who specialise in marketing and business during a complimentary lunch.
Download further information from the CVST website https://www.cvstendring.org.uk/support-for-groups/e-bulletin.html

Don’t forget to check out the CVST website for more information about all of our services including:
Room hire in Clacton – http://www.cvstendring.org.uk/community-centre/view-our-venue.html
Our online local funding portal – http://www.cvstendring.org.uk/funding/funding-information.html
Or to spread your news – http://www.cvstendring.org.uk/contact-us.html