UPDATE – w/c 6th June 2016

 

AGM/OPEN FORUM MEETING WEDNESDAY 15th JUNE 2016

You are invited to join us for our AGM/Open Forum meeting on Wednesday 15th June 2016.   
 
We have a very full agenda including opportunities for you to share information, meet our trustees and hear from our speakers. We also want to hear from you to help with our future planning.
 
The meeting is being held at Bromley & Downham Youth Club, 41 Valeswood Road, Bromley BR1 4RD from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.  Tea/coffee and slice of cake will be available on arrival.
 

 

Cutler Trust change of name

Cutler Trust

Judy and Gill attended a reception hosted by the Makers of Playing Cards in London on Monday 6th June.  The event was to mark the occasion of the Cutler Trust changing it's name to The Makers of Playing Cards Charity.  It was an opportunity for us to meet with the Trust who have awarded us a grant over the past 2 years and to share information about the work of the Forum and its members. 

 

EVENTS

 

Chislehurst Rocks Saturday 18th June 2016

Chislehurst Rocks! 2016 is now only a matter of days away.  We are busy doing the final bits of planning to make it the best one yet and fervently hoping we get a day of glorious sunshine - or at least no rain! We look forward to welcoming you to a fun day of great music, fabulous food, and fun things for everyone to see and do.

What's On?
We are pleased to announce our fantastic line up for the day with music to suit all tastes.  Check out the acts here: http://www.focrg.org.uk/chislehurstrocks/chis-rock-acts
..... and the workshops here http://www.focrg.org.uk/chislehurstrocks/chis-rocks-workshops

We also have a wide variety of stalls and activities.

Maypole Project Summer BBQ Fundraiser  - Sunday 3rd July

12 – 5pm
7 Kingsway, Petts Wood BR5 1PL
 This BBQ is being completed funded by the family and all proceeds from the day will go to The Maypole Project
Authentic Greek Barbeque, bouncy castles, DJ raffle, sweet shop, lucky dip, face painting and a petting corner and lots more
Tickets are just £14 pp includes all food and drinks - children under 14 free
They have a huge garden and are opening it up for the day and catering for 500 people so please if you are free come along and bring family and friends. I have flyers for the event if you would like me to send any in the post let me know.
We are all really looking forward to it and hope to see you there
Julia James
Fundraising Administrator/Volunteer Coordinator
t: 01689 851596 
e: juliacafferty@themaypoleproject.co.uk
 

Learning from Serious Case Reviews Lunchtime Briefing 2016

Wednesday 6th July 2016, 13.00pm – 14.00pm

Council Chambers, Bromley Civic Centre

This briefing will enable delegates to reflect on the findings of serious case reviews conducted at a national level.  They aim to help those working with children and young people at any level to strengthen their practice and to enhance their management of cases.

The focus will be on:-

Neglect: balancing parental needs with the needs of the child. 

This will be an opportunity to hear about learning from recent national Serious Case Reviews regarding the common theme of neglect and the training available from the BSCB.

If you would like to attend the briefing on learning from serious case reviews please come along to the session. (No need to book)

 

CASPA Summer Fair - Saturday 16th July
You are invited to CASPA’s autism friendly Charity Summer Fair on Saturday 16th July, 11am to 6pm, at Wilberforce Scout Centre, Downe Road, Keston, Kent BR2 6AD. The Fair will be opened by Darth Vader and there will be Zebadee Performing Arts, a chill-out sensory tent, face painting, a fire engine, dance performers, a BBQ, refreshments and lots more.
 

 

INFORMATION

CCG Project open for bids

Engagement work for children and young people - a project you and your services may be interested in bidding for

Please see below the link to the engagement exercise that Bromley CCG are seeking to undertake. They are looking for an organisation to bid to deliver the engagement and have this work completed by end of August. Value of the work is £25K.

http://www.bromleyccg.nhs.uk/news/want-to-help-us-engage-with-children-and-young-people/21759

  

ENGAGE LONDON SURVEY

During Engage London, we hear of the risk London’s children and young people face, failing to meet increasing thresholds for support. The voluntary and community sector faces challenges managing these safeguarding risks in the face of increased levels of demand, complexity of cases, all in the context of austerity and policy change.

In ‘Beneath the Threshold’ we will try to explore the impact austerity and policy change is having on the changing thresholds, and higher risk referrals experienced by young people. What is happening to the voluntary sector in terms of safeguarding? What are the implications of passing on, and displacing risk out to the sector? Are more children and young people at risk with inadequate levels of safeguarding support?
Please let us know in this quick survey (https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MV6C2CD), which will contribute to final research in autumn, alongside focus groups and case studies we’ll be conducting. Any information you provide will be confidential.
Alternatively, we are happy to speak anonymously on the phone to interview you if you prefer and have a spare ten minutes. Please email matthew@childrenengland.org.uk if you are happy to let us call. 

‘Beneath The Threshold’ builds on the work undertaken by Children England’s ‘Perfect Storms’, and also Partnership for Young London’s ‘25%, Reviewing commissioning of youth services across London.’

 

Bromley Third Sector Enterprise (BTSE)

A new and exciting venture has been established by some of Bromley’s key charities. It is called the Bromley Third Sector Enterprise (BTSE). The aims of BTSE is to:

  • Provide a single point of access and signposting to the voluntary and community sector (VCS) health and social care provision in the London Borough of Bromley
  • Enable the VCS to be a core provider of health and social care services in and around the London Borough of Bromley

As the current Chair of this venture, I am pleased to open up the opportunity for relevant voluntary organisations to consider becoming an Associate Member.
Please click here for further information and here for the application form. 
Colin Maclean, Chief Executive, CLB

 

VACANCIES/OPPORTUNITIES

GRANTS BID OFFICER:
The Maypole Project relies on funding from Grants and Trusts to be able
to continue to provide counselling and therapy to families who have
children with complex medical needs free of charge.

The basis on which we are looking to appoint is anticipated to be on the
basis of an agreed number of bids per month/year.

The applicant for this role will need strong skills in writing grant
bids with budgets and associated paperwork.  Proven ability of securing
funding from trusts, foundations, and sometimes corporate donors is
essential. An understanding of the small charity sector is also
necessary, alongside insight into the support needs of children with
disabilities and their families.

Please contact Sally Flatteau Taylor by email to sallyflatteautaylor@themaypoleproject.co.uk or telephone: 01689 851596
  

Vacancy: Chairperson of JusB youth Club

JusB is based in North Bromley and has been helping hard-to-reach young people for over 13 years. Our projects divert young people from unproductive activities to make the most of their potential. 

Due to other commitments and a well-earned sabbatical, and after 12 years as our Chair of trustees, he has now decided it’s time to hand the baton to someone else. We need a replacement for this key role to assist the management committee to fulfill their legal duties.

The management committee meets 6 times a year on a Wednesday or Thursday evening.

The role of the chair is:

Leader and figurehead of the organisation

Ensuring that the Management Committee is effective and operates legally. 

Supervision of Senior staff.

Assisting with the governance/management of the organisation.

It is important that the applicant has a knowledge of the voluntary sector and is experienced in how management committees are run.

If you are interested in this vital voluntary position and would like further details could you please contact:

Ned McWhirter

Project Manager

0208 464 2722 Ned.jusb@btconnect .com

www.jusb.co.uk

TRAINING

Free Information Session - Welfare Benefits

 Disability Living Allowance is ceasing for young people and adults aged 16 years to 64.

A new benefit called Personal Independence Payment is being introduced.

 You are invited to come along and hear about these changes:

 Date:  7th July 2016

Time: 10am to 12pm

Venue: Committee Room 2,  Civic Centre, Stockwell Close BR3 1UH

 For further information or to book a place, please call Gill Eldridge on 0208 466 0790

 or  email gill.eldridge@bromleymencap.org

  

AWARDS

British Small Business Awards
The above award scheme will give recognition to outstanding sole traders, micro businesses and small companies.
Deadline: 30 June 2016.

DSC Social Change Awards 2016
Nominations for the above awards are now open.  There are 6 categories.  These awards celebrate the passionate individuals and effective organisations committed to making a positive impact on society.
Deadline: 11 July 2016.

National Fundraising Awards
Nominations have opened for the above awards.  There are 14 categories.
Deadline:  5 September 2016, 5pm.

FUNDING

 New! Morrisons ‘Raise a Smile’ Charity Partnership
Morrisons are offering a three-year partnership to one charity registered in Great Britain that will have a national scope while making a real impact in the local communities served by Morrisons.
Deadline: 16 June 2016. 

Edge Fund
Grants up to £3,000 for grassroots groups fighting for social change - communities facing discrimination and injustice; work that challenges abuse of power.
Deadline: 3 July 2016

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF)
Grants of between £3,000 - £10,000 to support community projects which explore, conserve and share the heritage of the First World War.
Deadline: Apply until 2019

The Taylor Family Foundation

The objectives of the Taylor Family Foundation are to help and support children and young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, in the areas of education, health, recreation and the performing arts.

OneFamily Foundation Community Awards Launch for 2016This year the Foundation is making £560,000 available for community groups and causes through its Community Award.

 

The countdown to CHISLEHURST ROCKS 2016 begins!
 
 
Chislehurst Rocks! 2016 is now only a matter of days away.  We are busy doing the final bits of planning to make it the best one yet and fervently hoping we get a day of glorious sunshine - or at least no rain! We look forward to welcoming you to a fun day of great music, fabulous food, and fun things for everyone to see and do.

What's On?
We are pleased to announce our fantastic line up for the day with music to suit all tastes.  Check out the acts here: http://www.focrg.org.uk/chislehurstrocks/chis-rock-acts
..... and the workshops here http://www.focrg.org.uk/chislehurstrocks/chis-rocks-workshops

We also have a wide variety of stalls and activities.