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Welcome to SVS' May 2017 Newsletter


Friday Forum
Events and Diary Dates
News and Updates
Training
Jobs Recruitment and Volunteering
Funding

Friday Forum



Friday Forum July 2017
Jul 07, 2017 10:30 am
The next forum will be held at SVS on Friday 7th July 9.30 – 12.15. This month we have a great opportunity for the sector to come together to look at how we could work together to deliver the Community Navigation Contract for Southampton. The agenda is as follows: 9.30 Welcome, introductions and information exchange 
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Events and Diary Dates



Southampton Pride And Mettricks Art From The Heart Competition 2017
Jun 30, 2017 09:00 am
Southampton has such a rich cultural history and artistic talent abounds so we thought, to celebrate the creativity in the city and Southampton Pride, we would have a fundraising art competition. We would love for you to submit your art in digital format to vie@southamptonpride.org by 30th June 2017. Entrance fee must be paid with Find out more

Volunteer Drop In 6th July 2017
Jul 06, 2017 11:00 am
Come along to our weekly drop in every Thursday 10am – 12pm at Southampton Voluntary Services.   You don’t need an appointment just drop in and have an informal chat with us about how you can get involved. Find out more

The Workplace Wellbeing Open Day Southampton Central Library Thursday 6 July / Drop-in between 10am & 2pm
Jul 06, 2017 11:00 am
  Improving Workforce Wellbeing  Are you an employer or manager looking to increase staff wellbeing, productivity and engagement? Or an employee looking for advice and support on how to stay well inside and outside of work? Then come along to the free Workplace Wellbeing Open Day at Southampton Central Library. The following organisations will be Find out more

Workplace Wellbeing Open Day
Jul 06, 2017 11:00 am
Thursday 6 July / Drop-in between 10am – 2pm / Southampton Central Library, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LW Improving Workforce Wellbeing Are you an employer or manager looking to increase staff wellbeing, productivity and engagement? Or an employee looking for advice and support on how to stay well inside and outside of work? Then come along Find out more

Cafe Plus
Jul 06, 2017 11:30 am
” CAFE PLUS is a welcoming place where you can get a free cup of tea or coffee while meeting new friends. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age or background. It is open every Thursday from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm, Lunch is optional and is served from 11.30 and for £1.50 or £2.00 you Find out more

St Denys Actvity Group
Jul 06, 2017 12:00 pm
he St Denys Activity Group is a non-profit organisation which aims to improve mental health and wellbeing by providing activities which offer mutual support, good times and a listening ear. Find out more

Stroke Support Group
Jul 06, 2017 03:00 pm
We welcome people affected by stroke from the east of Southampton city as well as surrounding districts including Hedge End, West End, Botley, Bishopstoke and Fair Oak. The group provides social and recreational activities including art and gardening. There’s also communication support for people with aphasia and other communication disabilities caused by stroke, as well as Find out more

Singing for the Brain
Jul 06, 2017 03:00 pm
” Singing for the Brain is a group activity in a relaxed setting. People with dementia may find that music encourages positive feelings. The Thornhill group encourages movement through hand percussion and singing well known songs. They meet at Thornhill Baptist Church, Thornhill Park Road, Southampton, SO18 5TR from 2pm to 3.30pm on 1st and Find out more

Knit and relax
Jul 06, 2017 03:30 pm
” Creative Options and Bits and Bobs Crafts have joined forces to offer a Knit and Relax Group for people with lived experience of mental health problems. The group will run fortnightly on Thursday afternoons from 2:20pm to 4:30pm  at Central Baptist Church, Southampton, and include time to work on craft projects,chat, enjoy a cuppa and slice Find out more

Women support group
Jul 06, 2017 04:00 pm
Creative Options is launching a new fortnightly Women’s Support Group starting on Thursday 9th June from 3-5pm at Central Baptist Church, Devonshire Road, SO15 2GY. Find out more
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News and Updates



Would you like to perform in Guildhall Square this summer?
Jul 04, 2017 09:45 am
Culture Southampton, on behalf of Southampton City Council, are accepting expressions of interest from groups, artists and associations that might like to perform outdoors in Square throughout the school holidays. Please email admin@culturesouthampton.org.uk  with an outline of what you’d like to do and your contact details. Read more

Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving
Jul 03, 2017 03:15 pm
Please find information below on a small grant for community groups.  Please note this fund is not open to registered charities.  Please see the funder’s website or contact them directly for further information. Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving: https://www.skiptongrg.co.uk/ Deadline: 31 July 2017 Who can apply? Small community groups The grant is NOT open to Read more

The Chinese Association of Southampton (CAS) promotes Chinese art, culture and traditions to the wider community
Jun 28, 2017 01:54 pm
Chinese people came to live in Southampton city over 100 years ago. They came from all over the world including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Malay, Singapore and Taiwan. The Chinese Association of Southampton (CAS) promotes Chinese art, culture and traditions to the wider community. CAS members and volunteer have created an exhibition of main festivals Read more

RENT & BUSINESS RATES FREE property for Charities in and around Southampton
Jun 26, 2017 03:46 pm
  Opportunity for charities looking for additional space to use on a RENT & BUSINESS RATES FREE basis. Avire Charity Lets  are able to offer commercial office accommodation which can be used for meetings and administration, or even as a gallery. x3 Suites available: * Suite 1 = 6,500 – 13,000 sq ft approx * Suite Read more

July funding bulletin
Jun 26, 2017 11:20 am
Welcome to the Southampton City Council July 2017 funding bulletin, listing funds with deadlines in July and August. July 2017 funding September deadlines Ongoing funding – 2017 Have you used the funding bulletins to successfully bid for funding? Please complete our online survey to tell SCC about how you use the funding bulletins.  It’s quick Read more

Sholing Valley Newsletter
Jun 23, 2017 12:09 pm
NEWSLETTER June 2017 SPRING FAYRE Another extremely successful day! For the third year running, the weather was dry and sunny after early morning rain. All the stallholders had a successful day; we had some “first timers” such as Southern Water, YMCA Nursery, a sweet and china stall and Forest Schools. Click here to read more! Read more

New Baby Equipment Bank
Jun 23, 2017 11:40 am
  New Baby Equipment Bank The new Baby Equipment Bank at “Oasis of Life Church” is now taking donations of baby equipment ahead of opening for business in July 2017. It will work on the same basis as the SCM Basics Bank taking in equipment as donations and giving away for free to those in Read more

Top Tip to Help Keep You Safe From Cyber Attacks
Jun 23, 2017 11:23 am
Cyber attacks Anthony Collins Solicitors provide top tips to help keep you safe from cyber attacks. Read more

General Data Protection Regulation
Jun 23, 2017 11:20 am
  GDPR The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) has information online highlighting the key themes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to help organisations understand the new legal framework in the EU. Particularly useful for anyone trying to come to terms with GDPR is their ’12 steps to take now’ document and ‘getting ready for Read more

Trustees have ‘strong moral duty’ to consider mergers, peer tells conference
Jun 23, 2017 11:15 am
A member of the House of Lords select committee on charities has called on more trustees to consider the benefits of merging with other organisations. Lord Lupton spoke to delegates at Trustee Exchange, Civil Society Media’s governance conference in London, on the Lords committee’s recently published report on the charity sector. Lupton used the final Read more
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Training



The Workplace Wellbeing Open Day Southampton Central Library Thursday 6 July / Drop-in between 10am & 2pm
Jul 06, 2017 11:00 am
  Improving Workforce Wellbeing  Are you an employer or manager looking to increase staff wellbeing, productivity and engagement? Or an employee looking for advice and support on how to stay well inside and outside of work? Then come along to the free Workplace Wellbeing Open Day at Southampton Central Library. The following organisations will be Find out more

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING LEVEL 2 DEVELOPING YOUR SKILLS TRAINING
Jul 19, 2017 10:30 am
    MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING LEVEL 2 DEVELOPING YOUR SKILLS There are spaces left on this course on the 19th July, if you wish to book on  call us to reserve your space on 0300 123 3791 and we will book you on and confirm your spaces.   Time and duration 9:30am – 4:30pm, one day Find out more

Retaining Volunteers – Volunteer Management Training
Jul 20, 2017 03:30 am
Retaining Volunteers This session from the Volunteer Development Team at Southampton Voluntary Services aims to look at how to keep your volunteers engaged and current with your organisation. Topics will include: Why Volunteers Leave Developing Exisiting Volunteers Roles Auditing your volunteers skills Supervision Celebration Events & Ways to say Thank you. Places are just £5.90 per Find out more

LSCB – Recognising Physical Abuse
Jul 25, 2017 01:00 pm
This session run by Dr Hilary Smith will present information about injuries in children and the evidence base for distinguishing accident from abuse. Find out more

LSAB Multi Agency Safeguarding Adults Training
Aug 16, 2017 09:00 am
                This multi-agency LSAB course will develop and refresh your knowledge and skills, and best practice to safeguard adults in Southampton. This course has been designed to meet the requirements as laid out in the 4LSAB Learning and Development Strategy and the NHS Safeguarding Adults: Roles and competences Find out more
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Jobs Recruitment & Volunteering



COMMUNITY PLAYLINK Toy Library Support Worker
Post:    Toy Library Support Worker Salary:   £8.00 per hour Hours:  10 hours per week – term time only Length of Contract:   01/09/2017–31/07/2018   Any extension will only result in successful ongoing funding Accountable to: David Harper / Trustee Board   Experience/Qualifications:   Relevant children’s workforce experience plus DBS Enhanced Certificate. Relevant computing experience (use of Microsoft Office Read more

Training and Mentoring Officer with Positive Action
Training and Mentoring Officer with Positive Action 21 hours per week (flexible), c£23K pa pro rata + benefits Positive Action has been supporting people living with HIV in Surrey and Hampshire since 1995. Following a significant service review, the charity will now be offering education, information, support and advice to our members through workshops, education, Read more

Southampton Women’s Forum – Deputy Administrative Secretary
Deputy Administrative Secretary Southampton Women’s Forum are seeking applications for the Voluntary Post of Deputy Administrative Secretary. We are a small Voluntary Community Group for women, and our aim is to combat loneliness, embrace ethnic diversity and encourage friendships. We hold monthly Coffee mornings where we invite Speakers to talk about a variety of topics. Read more

Healthwatch Southampton Senior Community Development Worker
£24,500 Per Annum pro rata    18.5 hours per week   Healthwatch Southampton has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Community Development Worker to lead on the engagement and involvement of local communities to enable them to have a stronger voice in decisions about local health and care services.  Working with other team members the Read more

Healthwatch Southampton Assistant Engagement Worker Vacancy
  £21,000  Per Annum pro-rata 25 hours per week   Healthwatch Southampton has an exciting new position for an Assistant Engagement Worker to work with communities in Southampton to find out more about their experiences of local health and care services.  The role will include using digital and face to face methods to help gather Read more

Volunteer Development Worker Vacancy
  £22,000 per annum.                        37 Hours per week   Southampton Voluntary Services has an exciting opportunity for a Volunteer Development Worker within its voluntary sector support team.  This role includes working with the public to raise awareness of volunteering and brokering volunteers to organisations, Read more

Senior Trusts and Foundations Officer
We are a rapidly growing charity seeking to accelerate change for those affected by brain tumours, which kill more children and adults under 40 in the UK than any other cancer. Our five-year strategy is ambitious and sets out plans to double survival from brain tumours and halve the harm they cause to quality of life.   Read more

Community Café Assistant
Groundwork South is committed to transforming people’s lives and places through social, economic and environmental action. In terms of development and delivery of these projects we work across three business themes, Parks & Open Spaces, Youth & Employment and Greener Living & Working   This is an exciting opportunity to work in a friendly community Read more
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Funding



Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving
Please find information below on a small grant for community groups.  Please note this fund is not open to registered charities.  Please see the funder’s website or contact them directly for further information. Skipton Building Society Grassroots Giving: https://www.skiptongrg.co.uk/ Deadline: 31 July 2017 Who can apply? Small community groups The grant is NOT open to Read more

July funding bulletin
Welcome to the Southampton City Council July 2017 funding bulletin, listing funds with deadlines in July and August. July 2017 funding September deadlines Ongoing funding – 2017 Have you used the funding bulletins to successfully bid for funding? Please complete our online survey to tell SCC about how you use the funding bulletins.  It’s quick Read more

Social Finance Resource Released
Good Finance is a website developed as a collaborative project to support charities and social enterprises that are new to social investment. It features details of investment sources, capacity building funds, and tools & resources to support investment readiness (including those from Cass CCE). Read more
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