13/08/2015 - Southampton Voluntary Services E-News & Information 
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Welcome to SVS' E-Newsletter
Welcome to the fifty-third edition of SVS' E-News & Information.

Find out about various events, dates for your diary and useful information: 

In this edition, you can find out about SO: To Speak, Southampton's free festival of words, Get started with Stewarding, and work towards a Level 2 award, and get the latest information on the Southampton Film Week 2015, including opportunities to meet an experienced producer and learn valuable skills.

Why not take a look at our News & Updates section to learn how to use YouTube's Non-Profit Program to your charity's advantage, find out what exciting changes are happening at No Limits and get involved with the Jubilee Sailing Trust and their sailing opportunities.

If you would like to feature in a future SVS E-News & Information then email us at mailing@southamptonvs.org.uk

Events & Significant Dates


SO: To Speak - Southampton's FREE Festival of Words

Over 10 days of top class and prize-winning writers, poets, and storytellers, together with theatre and songs will be appearing at central venues. There are half-term children’s activities, creative workshops, a Writers Day, competitions and exhibitions, and many free events.

SO: To Speak is celebrating Southampton: its creative talents, its history and its diversity - launching new works about Sir Bevis and the Spitfire, as well as a new Shakespeare production. SO: To Speak is a partnership of many Southampton organisations and volunteers, and their charity partner is Southampton Sight

For more information about SO: To Speak, or to book event tickets, please visit their website. If you would like to get involved, the visit the join the crew page here for further information
GroBrain Baby Course

Got a new baby? Then you’ll probably be getting lots of well-meaning advice! It can be quite confusing. GroBrain Baby Course is for mums and dads with babies aged 0-12 months. Hear the latest ideas, and make up your own mind about what’s best for your baby. There are currently 2 more sessions left for 2015, which are FREE for any parent with a 0-12 month old (or expecting their first baby) to attend.

What’s in the course?
  • Bonding and brain development
  • ‘Tuning in’ to your baby’s signals
  • Latest ideas on managing crying
  • How to get baby chatting!
  • Games to play with baby
  • What to look for in child care
  • Stress management for adults
Venue:
  • Princess Anne Hospital, Parent Craft Room, Level F
Dates
  • Thursday 22nd October 2:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Thursday 12th November 2:00 - 4:00 PM
How To Book: Donations are welcome for this course, which costs approximately £20 per person to deliver

SFW:15 Programme

Two exciting workshops announced plus more!

Have you checked the new Southampton Film Week 2015 website yet?  Screenings and activities are being added all the time so please pop back when you can and let us know what you think or if you can't find what you're looking for.

Here at City Eye we're really rather excited to announce two full-day workshops that won't break the bank. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment!  If you would like to attend both workshops then we are delighted to offer a 20% reduction on the total cost!  Click through for all the details.

And with everything now only a month away, SFW:Shorts, our short film competition, is about to close for submissions - this is your last call!


Budgeting and Scheduling: Producing Workshop with Alec Christie
To get SFW15 underway we're very happy to announce this producers workshop with Alec Christie, an experienced producer, line producer and production manager who also has delivered numerous workshops for Raindance.

Come along and learn how to:
  • Breakdown a script
  • Assess prices / budgets
  • Manage union vs non-union terms
  • Create a manageable schedule 
Visit the SFW site for more information and to book tickets.



From Me to Me: Directing Workshop with Patrick Tucker
On Sunday 1st November SFW15 offers this fantastic workshop from accomplished screen and stage director Patrick Tucker.

Patrick has over 150 screen credits and 100 stage credits and has taught workshops across the world, including a 10 year stretch of Directing masterclasses for Raindance.




For more information and to book tickets visit the SFW website.

SFW: Shorts closing for submissions Sunday 4th October 
You still have 2 days!  SFW: Shorts invites submissions of short films of all production styles and techniques including animation, documentary, drama, experimental and artist film. Films must be no more than 10 minutes long (including credits).



Click here and enter your short film now!

 

Training



Download a referral form here (PDF)
Weekly Wednesday Workshops

The Weekly Wednesday Workshops for up to January 2016 are available for viewing. There are a range of presenters and topics available in a multi-agency learning environment. Please see the links below for further details

Click here to download more information. 

 

Direct Payment Information - Drop-in Sessions

Spectrum are starting monthly drop-in sessions for Service Users, Carers and Adult Social Care staff to call in for advice and information on any aspect of setting up, managing and trouble-shooting issues around Direct Payments. This may include managing/calculating the budget, employment status, using payroll services, understanding/managing paperwork, payment of contributions etc.

If a Service user or Carer would like to know how to access direct payment support services online we can demonstrate on a tablet/laptop or they can bring in their own so we can help them to set up desktop icons/bookmarks for the sites required.

Sessions are on the first Monday of each month from 11:30 - 13:00 at Spectrum's offices in Unity 12 (address below). No booking required, just call in.

  • 2nd November
  • 7th December
  • 4th January 2016
  • 1st February 2016

Spectrum Centre for Independent Living CIC
Unity 12, 9-19 Rose Road,
Southampton SO14 6TE


Tel: 023 8020 2641 (direct dial)
Tel: 023 8033 0982 (reception)
Fax: 023 8020 2945
Minicom: 023 8020 2649
Text: 023 8020 2649

Email: teresa.burnage@spectrumcil.co.uk
Web: www.spectrumcil.co.uk



Visit www.southamptonlscb.co.uk/training/ for more information

Adult Mental Health - Free Workshop

You are invited to a free workshop to refresh or develop your knowledge on Adult Mental Health
 
19th October 2015
Civic Centre, Conference Room 3
9.30am – 12.30pm

Presented by Darren DeLint, Approved Mental Health Professional (Team Manager)

To book your space, please click here


 
                                        
Brief Interventions for Weight Management

Who can attend?
Professionals working in primary care, health improvement, community workers, leisure
providers, volunteers supporting health improvement.

What will I learn?
  • Understand the current evidence for providing brief interventions on weight management with adults.
  • Develop skills and techniques to use in short one-to-one conversations of a few minutes utilizing a client-centred approach.

Programme Details
This half-day course will introduce participant to an approach to delivering brief interventions on weight management with adults. It will build on the evidence-base of what are the most effective ways to approach behaviour change on this topic including:
  • How to raise the topic of weight management focusing on both diet and physical activity
  • How to apply motivational interviewing techniques in the context of a brief intervention
  • Enabling adults to self-monitor their behaviour and measure behaviour changes
  • Enabling adults how to seek support from other services.
(Maximum 15 delegates per training session)
 
DATE: Wednesday 25th November 2015, 13:00 – 16:30
VENUE: Royal South Hants Hospital


Click here to download a booking form

For details and bookings please call 023 8071 3342 or email the above linked booking form to: HPTraining@solent.nhs.uk

News & Updates

How charities can use YouTube’s Non-profit Program

One of the most limiting factors for non-profits is funding. Many small charities struggle to spread their message simply because they can't afford to. Google have addressed this issue and has created a program that allows non-profits to promote themselves for free.
This infographic from Eden Videos takes a look at how YouTube’s Non-profit Program can help boost a charity's marketing.

Click here for more information 

Do you want to make a difference to the quality of life for older people in Southampton?

If you are up for a challenge, want to work with a talented team and are inspired by enabling the older generation to love their later life, then this could be an exciting opportunity for you. This role requires an individual who is experienced in securing a variety of funding streams including local authority/NHS tenders and commissioned services, introducing new earned-income opportunities and has an understanding of fundraising. You must be mobile, a strategic thinker, a strong line manager, and a confident individual who is able to ‘muck in’, think on your feet and have a strong income generation background.
 
The Charity
After 50 years of supporting vulnerable older people, Age UK Southampton is entering an exciting new phase of development, building its capacity and sustainability.  We are responding to growing levels of need from the City’s increasing older population, playing a key role in the voluntary sector’s position in the new, integrated way of delivering health and social care services in Southampton. We are part of a national network of around 170 charities under the Age UK brand.
 
The Role
Business Development Manager - strategically manage and lead all business development activities
A Senior Management position, building the long-term financial stability of the charity through income generation, including fundraising, legacies, grant applications and sponsorship initiatives, development of paid for services, partnership development. This post requires someone who can lead on tenders for older people’s services, particularly within the health and social care sectors. As part of the Senior Management Team you will maintain focus, support and guide colleagues and work streams towards the organisation’s strategic objectives.
 
If you believe you have the skills, passion and commitment to make a positive contribution at this crucial stage  of our development, please visit  http://www.ageuk.org.uk/southampton/join-the-team for more information on the role and an application pack. 

Closing Date - 12.00 noon, Friday 30 October 2015.
Changes to National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage

The National Minimum Wage rates changed on 1 October. You can find out if you're paying the right amount with our free NMW calculator.
 
From April 2016, a new National Living Wage of £7.20 an hour is due to be introduced for working people aged 25 and over.
 
Acas has practical guidance and tools to help get pay issues right.
 
National Minimum Wage changes
 
New step-by-step guide on handling pay and wages
 
Calculating holiday pay
 
Pay deductions advice

 
 
Sign Up For Stoptober

Stopping smoking is the single biggest health improvement anyone can make for themselves. Can you commit to 4 weeks smoke free for Stoptober?
 
Helpful Links:
National Centre for Smoking Cessation Training's 'Very Brief Advice
 
NHS Stoptober
 
Please phone Quitters if you have any referrals for anyone wanting or considering stop smoking
023 8051 5221


 
Exciting changes at No Limits - October 2015

In August 2015 we moved our city drop-in centre to a new venue at 13 High Street, SO14 2DF. The new centre is well resourced with drop-in area, counselling and interview rooms, kitchen, training room and shower and laundry facilities. 
Young people have told us that:
  • They would like to be able to access drop-in services more often
  • That they would like us to have the same opening times every day to minimise confusion
  • That they want to be able to access No Limits support in their school / college
  • That they would like to be able to access No Limits through the phone, website and email.
In response to this, and in order to create some efficiencies, No Limits intend to close our Shirley and Sholing drop-in centres in December 2015. We will then be able to open the City drop-in centre daily from 10 - 5pm with additional evenings and Saturday opening times as well as extending the range of non-face-to-face ways that children, young people and families can access advice and support to include:
  • Email advice line
  • Online chat - advice and support via the No Limits website
  • Telephone
Children and young people will also be able to access advice and information through No Limits staff who now work in every secondary school and in Southampton’s three FE colleges. Group-work and counselling will continue to take place at our centre at 35 The Avenue, SO17 1XN. 
 
To all SVS affiliated organisations,

An INVITATION for YOU, your members, family and friends, the Jubilee Sailing Trust needs your help to achieve a balance of crew on the following voyages -

5th November 2015 - a 55 day sailing adventure on the tall ship Tenacious from Southampton via the Canaries, Cape Verde,the Caribbean, to Antigua.

26th October 2015 - 15 days with the tall ship Lord Nelson sailing from Southampton to Lisbon, an exhilarating challenge.

Join us if you can, help with funding is available, phone Jo or Sam at the voyage department on 023 8163 0648 or view -
www.jst.org.uk
 
 

Jobs and Recruitment

Fundraising & PR Manager

 
Job description:
This vital role with Simon Says will provide key element in sustaining and developing the service we provide to children, young people and parents in years to come. We rely on the goodwill and commitment of our volunteers to support people at a time when they need help. But without the necessary funding in place our long term future is uncertain.   It is our ability to convince individuals, groups and organisations that their financial contributions deliver a service that changes lives and that their help has a direct impact. The Fundraising and PR Manager will be responsible for managing our relationships with existing funders and potentially new ones enabling the Simon Says service to flourish in a secure financial environment.
 
Fundraising
As the lead for fundraising you will implement the Charity fundraising strategy to achieve significant contributions. We expect this will be achieved by:
  • Creating and implementing new fundraising initiatives and activities
  • Building on existing fundraising activities; look at what works and what needs to change
  • Attending fundraising events as our representative; make cheque presentations, prizes and promote the work of Simon Says at every opportunity
  • Identifying available trusts and grants conducive with Simon Says values, applying for grants and working with those bodies to ensure every possibility of a successful outcome
  • Organising traditional fundraising activities such as sponsored or promotional events; visits and meetings and represent Simon Says at face to face engagements
  • Raising funds from companies through their Corporate Social Responsibility. For example:
    • Staff fundraising
    • Payroll giving
    • Sponsorship
    • Cause-related marketing
    • Charity of the Year schemes
    • Gifts in Kind
  • Approaching individuals, schools, universities, local authorities, shops and commercial organisations for sponsorship and donations.
  • Organising a volunteer fundraising team.
 
Communications & Marketing
Your responsibility will be to develop a 3 year marketing plan that fits with Simon Says direction of travel. Within this there will be an expectation to:
  • Manage all available marketing tools and social media to generate revenue either via direct or indirect marketing.
  • Ensure that media coverage opportunities are maximised and the impact communicated clearly.
  • Build relationships with the Media – especially those who hold influence over our geographical area coverage
  • Develop relationships with patrons and fully utilise their influence
  • Promote Simon Says within Education / Health service etc via media / advertising / mailshots etc
  • Relationship building and account manage to encourage long term commitment to funding.

People management
Motivate, support and manage volunteers to deliver any fundraising events or presentations. To be a team player working with a flexible approach to problem solving.
 

Location
Based at our offices in West Wellow but must be able and prepared to travel around Hampshire.
 
Hours
Up to 18 hours per week.  You must be flexible and prepared to work some evenings and weekends. 
 
Fundraising Manager (Maternity Cover 9-12 Months)

Closing date: 2nd November 2015, 10:00am
Role: Fundraising Manager (Maternity Cover 9-12 Months)
Remuneration: £29,558 – £32,778 (APT&C 34-38) pro rata
Hours: 27 to 37 hours a week (some flexibility for individual candidates)


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Fundraising team at No Limits. We are a small team at a busy, fast-paced charity supporting young people in Southampton and across Hampshire. The team covers a wide range of fundraising and communications activities, so there is a lot of variety and plenty of scope to develop new and creative ideas.

We are recruiting a Fundraising Manager to lead the fundraising team in developing a range of income streams, including grant funding, corporate and community fundraising and individual giving. This role will be based at our Southampton head office.

We are looking for someone with wide experience of working across a range of fundraising activities and experience of managing a team. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills,  and the ability to be flexible and adapt your workload and that of your team to meet changing demands.

Closing date is Monday 2nd November at 10am.

For more information and to apply, please download an application pack

Applicants who are successfully short-listed will be contacted by Tuesday 3rd November to be invited to attend an interview on Friday 6th November.

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Fundraiser, Trusts and Community

Closing date: 10th October 2015
Role: Fundraiser, Trusts and Community
Remuneration: APT&C 26 to 30  (£22,937 – £26,293) pro rata
Hours: 21-30 hours per week (some flexibility for individual candidates)


We are looking for someone with experience of securing grant funding and who is able to put together compelling cases for support to local and national trusts, foundations, Big Lottery and statutory sources. The ideal candidate will also have experience in other areas of fundraising, such as corporate, community, or digital communications – however, we are flexible and the role can be tailored to the successful candidate’s skills and experience. We can offer flexible working hours and provide training and opportunities for staff development to help you reach your potential.

Closing date is Friday 9th October, 10am.

For more information and to apply, please download an application pack

Applicants who are successfully short-listed will be contacted on Friday 9th October to be invited to attend an interview on Wednesday 14th October.

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Business Support and Administration Officer (Maternity Cover)

Closing date: 19th October 2015
Role: Business Support and Administration Officer (Maternity Cover)
Remuneration: APT&C 20 to 24 (£19,048 to £21,530 pro rata)
Hours: 25 hours per week (some flexibility for individual candidates), Maternity cover for 9-12 months


No Limits are recruiting a Business Support & Administration officer to work alongside the Senior Management Team at our Southampton head office. With proven administrative experience and organisational skills, you will be able to multi-task and will be familiar with the use of MS Office, Internet and web-based tools. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential, as is the ability to constantly re-evaluate and re-prioritise your workload to reflect the ever-changing needs of a busy team environment.

Closing date is Monday 19th October, 10am.

For more information and to apply, please download an application pack

Applicants who are successfully short-listed will be contacted by Tuesday 20th October to be invited to attend an interview on Friday 23rd October.

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Floating Support Worker

Closing date: 19th October 2015, midday
Role: Floating Support Worker
Remuneration: NJC 20-25 - £19,048 - £22,212
Hours: 37 hours per week


We have an exciting opportunity available within our Floating support team for an enthusiastic and motivated individual. You will work as part of a dynamic team providing support to young people around maintaining their tenancies and improving their debt management whilst providing a holistic approach to their identified needs and supporting their access to other services.  A sound knowledge of rights, the benefits system, housing and budgeting or a willingness to learn is key to this role.

Closing date is Monday 19th October, midday. 

For more information and to apply, please download an application pack

Applicants who are successfully short-listed will be invited to attend an interview on Thursday 29th October.

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We are constantly updating our website with jobs and voluntary opportunities. For the latest on all our available opportunities, please see our website

Funding & Fundraising

Jephcott Charitable Trust Grants - Ongoing
Deadlines: Rolling programme; trustee meetings are held in April and October.

Who can apply?
You are a registered charity or properly constituted organisation. The purpose for which you are applying must be legally charitable and your constitution must allow you to carry out that work; your proposal falls within our funding prioritiesthe work for which you want funding has not already taken place, the work will benefit an individual
The Trust prefers to support projects which: Are pump-priming – helping to get an organisation up and running, or make a significant step forward.

How to apply:
  • Download and read the guidelines, (also contains the application form).
  • If you would like to submit an application to JCT, you will need to complete and submit the application form to The Secretary.
What happens next:
If your application is largely ineligible under our guidelines, we will tell you within a few weeks of your application being received. Others will be assessed by our Trustees, which may involve asking for further information, or meeting you.
Applications are considered at Trustee meetings which are held in April and October. You will hear shortly after these meetings whether your application has been successful or not.

Information to help you apply:

 
  • We make grants towards project costs – we prefer capital rather than running costs
  • It is not usual to make more than one grant to any organisation, preferring to help many new projects get started.
  • Grants are made in the range of £2,000 to £10,000, and in exceptional cases only, up to £20,000.
The diversity of appeals made to the Trustees make it difficult to provide specific guidelines in order to achieve selection. The Trustees are flexible in their approach, and take the following into account when considering an application:
 
  • The ability to evaluate plays a crucial part.
  • Involvement with a third party (e.g. NGOs) Whether the project is basic or palliative.
  • The financial situation of the organisation (85% of income should be directly applied to advancing the applicants’ charitable objectives).
  • Whether the project is one-off or ongoing.
  • The extent to which organisations have helped themselves.
Visit their website for more information
Denplan Community Fund - Ongoing

Denplan operate around Winchester, from Portsmouth in the east; to Basingstoke in the north; Southampton in the south and through to Bournemouth to the west. They have helped a large variety of organisations; anything from schools in need, scout clubs, sports clubs, and homeless charities, as well as local athletes, fundraising events, district choirs and hard-working individuals making a difference in their communities.

Here are just a few examples:
  • Local tri-athlete - Needed £1,615 towards new equipment for her 2013 season to keep competing in the Elite Level in Junior Triathlon. Denplan’s sponsorship of £500 helped ensure the 18-year-old from Chandler’s Ford could continue to compete during the season and be part of the World Championship trials
  • The Joe Glover Trust - A Hampshire-based children’s cancer charity, applied for sponsorship for raffle prizes at their annual dinner. This was granted and the dinner raised just over £17,000 for families and specialist children’s cancer units across Hampshire
  • King’s Somborne C of E Primary School - applied for £700 for an ‘Eglu’ project to hatch and raise their own chickens. This encouraged the pupils to learn about caring for animals, animal welfare, and business skills (from selling eggs) as well as the importance of the food chain
  • Homeless charity Two Saints - applied for £4,000 for their Day Centre in Southampton, which is used by up to 100 individuals a day. The funds have helped to supply soup and bread, hot meals, shower gel and detergent for those in need
  • Otterbourne Cricket Club applied for £1,450 for a replacement scoreboard, replacement netting and kit for use by the U15s at the Club
  • The Elizabeth Fund - A Portsmouth based organisation supporting deaf children and their families, received £1,250 towards the cost of providing daily snacks for the children
  • Hamble Brass Valley - applied for £500 towards providing adequate insurances for performances and instruments for members who could not afford to purchase their own
The Community fund assists the local area and local people supporting or promoting health and wellbeing, including the environment, sport, music and dance. The fund also supports those less able to support themselves and local charities.

Applications are normally not considered for Support outside the area, religious or political causes, heritage or restoration projects, marketing or promotional activity or money to pay salaries.
The application form is on the website and reasonably simple with the committee meeting on a monthly basis and its decision is final.
Fundraising Ideas

Popcorn Fundraiser
A popcorn fundraiser is an easy win time and time again!



Nothing beats the taste of fresh popcorn. Its one of those lovely things that you didn't know you wanted until you saw some being made, and smelt that lovely fresh cooked popcorn smell. And what works for you - works for everyone else too. That's why a popcorn fundraiser is a guaranteed way to make money for your organisation every time.

The advantages of getting the corn popping are:

Easy to do - You can invest in a proper popcorn machine or set up a simple DIY option.
Inexpensive ingredients - Raw materials are very cheap.
Popular product - Who can resist freshly cooked popcorn?
High profit margin - Popcorn will bring in serious amounts of cash for very little outlay.



How do you make popcorn?
It's very easy!
  • Heat a small amount of cooking oil - Either in a large lidded pan or the "kettle" part of a popcorn maker
  • Add some popping corn
  • Wait for it to pop - Usually takes about 2 minutes


D-I-Y set up for making popcorn
To cook the popcorn - All you really need is a large saucepan or stewpot with a lid. Use a hob stove or gas ring (large camping gas rings are ideal) if outside as a heat source.
To keep it warm - Either use another large pan, pot, or container that can be left on a heating element. The heating blocks that people use in the middle of the table to keep food warm at dinner parties are ideal.
To serve - Either purchase paper bags or cartons from a supplier or make you own cones from paper.
To season it - Some people always have popcorn with sugar. For others only salt will do.

 
 
Buy a popcorn machine
Another option is to invest in a proper popcorn machine. There are different models of these but the majority will usually have a metal popping kettle where the popping takes place and a clear glass / plastic stay warm cabinet for the popped corn.
There are plenty of companies who will sell you a popcorn machine. Prices start around £400 / $650.This may seem like a lot but a good machine will make you good money at every fundraising event you hold.
There are always lots of deals to be had so shop around and try several companies.



Buy a popcorn machine and hire it out
A common option to offset the cost of a proper popcorn machine is to hire it out to other groups and charities.
Simply charge a hiring fee and make a bit extra by also offering other popcorn supplies (corn and bags).
Groups who might hire your machine include:
  • Schools
  • Churches
  • Scout troops
  • Charity groups
  • Private parties
  • Sporting organisations
  • Summer camps
  • Car booters / market traders
Hiring is a great option to spread the initial cost. After your machine is paid for every time you hire it out its extra income. But you need to get out there and let people know.

Popcorn fundraisers are really easy and can be a nice little earner
Why not make your organisation top of the pops! 


 
Individual employer funding

People who employ their own care and support staff (individual employers) can apply for funding from Skills for Care to cover the full cost of care related training for both themselves and their personal assistants.
Whilst Skills for Care does not directly arrange the training, they can fund courses and qualifications that meet the learning needs of the individual employer and/or their personal assistant(s).

The training must be started by 31 March 2016.

Click here to for more information on Individual employer funding.
Are you interested in potential European Social Fund funding available in the Solent LEP partnership area?

If so please come to a meeting to discuss a possible local consortium bid for ESF funding via Solent LEP on Fri 16th Oct 9.30 – 11.30 am at SVS.

SVS is working with colleagues in the Co-operative and Social Enterprise networks to see how local voluntary and non-profit organisations can be supported and be part of a consortia bid for future skills and employability, local labour market initiatives and social enterprise development for Southampton. 

Currently the bidding criteria are unclear but the timescale is that they are due out imminently and it’s likely to be that bids are due in by end of October.  Chris Funnell from the Co-operative Assistance Network will give us an up to date intro to the world of Solent LEP and ESF funding opportunities followed by an opportunity to discuss a possible consortia bid and any future support or training that organisations might need in order to participate to ensure those furthest from the labour market are fully included and have access to future jobs, training and social business opportunities.

Please let us know if you are able to attend by booking your place by clicking here.
St George’s Grant 2016

Calling community voluntary representatives to be part of the St George’s Grant Panel!

SVS in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce (via Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation HIoWCF) are in the process of administering the St Georges's Grant 2016.

SVS are seeking community voluntary sector representation on this grant panel to ensure that the process is fair and transparent. The Grant panel will meet week beginning 30th November. Exact date and time to be confirmed dependent on registering interest. SVS are looking for 1 community/voluntary sector representative on the panel. The panel will be made up of a selection of experienced panel individuals from SVS, business and community/voluntary sector.

If this is something of interest to you or you have grant panel experience or are part of a community voluntary group that has been successful in obtaining a St George’s Grant in the past but would like to know how decisions are made at a panel meeting to see things from a funder’s perspective please contact Auran Sood, Funding and Fundraising Development Worker on:


Email: a.sood@southamptonvs.org.uk
Telephone: 023 8021 6013

Training/briefing will be given to undertake role. Time to be determined.
Dependent on the level of interest, the successful panellist will be picked from a hat.

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