Introducing the Voluntary Sector - free online course

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The Open University has produced a new free online course Introducing the Voluntary Sector. It covers the context and features of voluntary and community organisations including: the structure and history of the UK voluntary sector; values and beliefs; funding issues; understanding stakeholders and beneficiaries; power and empowerment; and the role of volunteering. The course is 8 weeks long, involves 3 hours per week of study and will be particularly suitable for learners working (or aspiring to work) as paid members of staff or as volunteers in voluntary or community organisations. It is available via OpenLearn:

http://www.open.edu/openlearn/money-management/introducing-the-voluntary-sector/content-section-overview

A second course, Working in the Voluntary Sector, will be available later this year

Please feel free to pass this message on to anyone you think might be interested

 

 

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SWCA is seeking proposals for the New Cafe at St Werburghs Community Centre

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director@stwerburghs.org.uk
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0117 955 1351
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St Werburghs Community Association is seeking tender proposals from interested parties to run a completely new cafe at St Werburghs Community Centre.  Please contact Goska Ong, Cente Director for more information. 

St Werburghs Community Association is seeking tender proposals from interested parties to run a new café at St Werburghs Community Centre.

 

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Wildly Different Programme Year Three

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charlotte@imayla.co.uk
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0117 924 0735
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Imayla is now recruiting to the 3rd year of the Wildly Different programme, an outdoor programme of activities, events and support or children & young people aged 7-16 in care or living in challenging circumstances funded by the BIG Lottery's Reaching Communities Fund.

Applications are welcome from across Bristol with priority given to children, young people and their families in East Central Bristol - Lawrence Hill, Easton and St Paul's.

The programme offers involvement on the Wildly Different Programme starting from the dates below and running to May 2016.

Introductory taster sessions will be taking place after school on:

Tuesday 7th July 2015 for children aged 7-12*

Tuesday 14th July 2015 for young people aged 12*-16

Both sessions are from 4.30 - 8.30pm at Boiling Wells near St Werburgh's City Farm. Further information will be available on acceptance to the programme. 
* Young people aged 12 will go into the group that best suits their needs. 
We would be grateful if you would forward this information to any other colleagues, partners and families that may have children and young people who would benefit from this opportunity.

 

For further discussion or if you would like hard copy of any of the information please get in touch.
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OpenSpace Bristol - Event Venue

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Welcome to OpenSpace, Bristol’s newest event venue, with 2,000ft² of flexible space designed to stimulate creativity and showcase new ideas. The floor-to-ceiling windows, locally-sourced event café, outdoor patio and 29m² magnetic whiteboard known as The Wall™ make us the ideal venue for pop-up events and workshops.

Where are we?
OpenSpace, St George's Road, Bristol, BS1 5EB

Phone Number:
0117 244 6989

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South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2015!

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bristolfairtradenetwork@gmail.com
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01179224916
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Call out to all ethical South West Businesses.

There is less than three months to go until the South West Fairtrade Awards so get your entries in!

 

The Awards are free to enter for all sizes of business in the South West region.

You can win a bronze, silver or gold level Award if your business meets the criteria, which will demonstrate to your customers that your business is fair and ethical.

All winners receive an e-logo to use on publicity material, a certificate to display and free tickets to the Awards ceremony.

 

There are 7 categories:

  1. Best Fairtrade Office
  2. Best Fairtrade Retailer –single product
  3. Best Fairtrade Retailer – multiple products
  4. Best Fairtrade Café or Restaurant
  5. Best Fairtrade Accommodation or Conference Centre
  6. Best Fairtrade University or College
  7. Best Fairtrade Advocate, sponsored by  SWTUC

 

The Best Fairtrade Business 2015, sponsored by Burges Salmon, will selected from the entries in the categories above.

Enter for an award at:  http://southwestfairtrade15.eventbrite.co.uk/

All businesses that meet the criteria for bronze level and above will receive an Award which will be a great boost to your business, an advert to customers and a boost to staff.

In 2014 the South West Fairtrade Business Awards were presented by journalist and author, Lucy Siegle. The event was attended by 160 business leaders in the region and attracted 26 media articles.

52 businesses across the region achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

 

The Awards Ceremony in 2015 will take place on Friday 6th March 12-2pm

at The Watershed, Bristol.

 

The Awards will be presented by Bristol heroes, Aardman Animations and Fairtrade pioneers, Divine Chocolate. They will share their business collaboration on the Shaun the Sheep Fairtrade Easter Egg, ahead of the Shaun in the City experience in Bristol in Summer 2015. Expect Fairtrade chocolate, sheep ears and more!

 

 

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vacant community building

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john.bos@bristol.gov.uk
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0117 903 6440
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Eagle House Youth Centre, Newquay Road, Filwood, Bristol BS4 1EF

This is an opportunity for voluntary/community organisations or social enterprises that are looking for accommodation in South Bristol.

The former Eagle House Youth Centre has been declared 'surplus' to the council's requirements and may be available for re-use from March 2015.

Until April 2014, the property was used as a Youth Centre, managed by the Bristol Youth Links service. It is no longer used for youth purposes.

The council is interested in hearing from any voluntary or community group, social enterprise, faith-based organisation or any other not-for-private-profit organisation.
The aim is to bring the building back into active use, so that it can continue to be of service to the local community and the people of Bristol.

At this stage, no decision has been made about the longer-term use of the building. The council is exploring alternative uses and is inviting proposals for any non-commercial use.

A reduced or 'peppercorn' rent may be available for organisations that meet the eligibility criteria.

Groups or organisations interested in taking over the building need to submit an Expression of Interest by Fri 2 January 2015.

Full details can be downloaded from:  www.bristol.gov.uk/property

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Creating Makes Me Happy

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steppingoutbristol@gmail.com
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Creating Makes Me Happy Workshops

Venue-Arts West Side Café, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol BS2OHB

Time 7pm-8.30 Dates Nov 12th,19th,26th & Dec 3rd. Costs-£5 a session

The Stepping Out team will run workshops for you to have a go and make; sculptures, poetry and stories, collages and a comic book.

We will also do lots of relaxing exercises to help us to be more confident

The workshops are co faciltated by  and for adults who have learning disabilities and enjoy being creative Please note this is not a drop in, we have limited amount of places and you will need to book a place.

Please contact-Jules, Stepping Out Coordinator to book your place                                             Email-steppingoutbristol@gmail.com 07950118200

For more info about Stepping Out- steppingoutbristol.wordpress.com. This is a Stepping Out Project and has been funded and supported by  Quartet, Wecil Peer Support Project and Arts West Side Café 

Creating Makes Me Happy Workshops

Venue-Arts West Side Café, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol BS2OHB

Time 7pm-8.30 Dates Nov 12th,19th,26th & Dec 3rd. Costs-£5 a session

The Stepping Out team will run workshops for you to have a go and make; sculptures, poetry and stories, collages and a comic book.

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New Futures for Families

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info@survivedv.org.uk
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0117 961 3065

Survive is a local charity to Bristol and South Gloucestershire working towards freedom from domestic abuse. We offer practical and emotional support, accommodation, information and education for women, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence and abuse.

New futures for families

·         Have you experienced domestic abuse and are worried about parenting after this?

·         Would you like to meet other parents who have been in similar situations and share your skills as a parent?

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Free Computer lessons at St Werburghs Community Centre

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office@stwerburghs.org.uk
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0117 955 1351
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Free Computer lessons at St Werburghs Community Centre

Every Tuesday we are running Easy-PC - FREE computer lessons for beginners. The course covers everything from scratch and includes a wealth of information including how to set up e-mail, use the internet, compose and print letters and much more. Appointments are both one-to-one and in groups, so you can be assured the classes will go at your pace and cover everything you need. The classes are held on Tuesdays between 10 am and 3 pm. Appointments and drop-in, join any time!

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Youth Education Service Oral History Project

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chris@youtheducationservice.org.uk
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0117 9739744
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New Oral History Project - YES we did!

The Youth Education Service (YES) is celebrating the award of £6,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund's (HLF) Sharing Heitage scheme for an exciting project 'YES we did!'.

This oral histroy project will research and document the history of the Bristol ROSLA Project and the Youth Education Servce through the vices of past and present users of the service, volunteers and staff.  

If you have been involved with YES over the years and would like to tell your story, please contact Chris ay YES (details below).

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