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volunteer with IT 05 Mar 2018

This project will embed passing on digital skills to the existing project which aims to train peer supporters to access quality volunteering opportunities. We will use a variety of IT equipment to increase digital skills. train peer supporters from within the existing group or to recruit specific volunteers with the necessary skills to provide person centred IT and digital skills training - social media / internet / on-line forms etc. beneficiaries - people referred to the Volunteer Centre Dundee who have additional barriers to full participation for support to volunteer, who identify lack of IT skills as an additional barrier. work with the volunteers to ensure the co-production design and implementation of the project continues

Southminster Patio Project 09 Jan 2018

To set up a social gardening group for people in Southminster

Grant to Home-Start Colchester 15 Jan 2018

To provide a holiday for a Home Start family

Amount: £963
Funder: Essex Community Foundation
Recipient: Home-Start Colchester

Grant to One Community Development Trust 09 Jan 2018

Towards overhead costs of a Tilbury based charity supporting the local community in Thurrock

Conversion of Old shop to Adult Leader Facilities 09 Jan 2018

To update toilet and shower facilities at a Scouting campsite in east Thurrock, to comply with Safeguarding best practice and guidance

Grant to Calderdale Industrial Museum Association 22 Jan 2018

Towards a project manager to oversee volunteers and the transition of the Museum to full operation and as a key feature in Halifax's heritage-led regeneration.

Grant to Stroke Club Mid Essex 24 Jan 2018

Towards the running of the Stroke Café drop in service to support stroke survivors and their families in Mid Essex

Amount: £10,000
Funder: Essex Community Foundation
Recipient: Stroke Club Mid Essex

THE SPRUCE HUB 06 Mar 2018

The project will support the renovation an area in our warehouse to be used as an IT Hub where our volunteers can do job search and access It training. The skills development programme will augment current training and increase the all round skills of the volunteers.

Deliverance of Health and Wellbeing Awareness and Education throughout Essex. 09 Jan 2018

To deliver Health and Wellbeing Educational Roadshows and Events throughout Essex

Connecting Up Project 05 Mar 2018

The project will embed learning basic digital skills in the healthy eating community cafe. A total of 64 older people will benefit by being more digitally informed and connected by learning to set up and use email to keep in touch with family and friends and to learn internet skills to enable online shopping and general use. Project activity will be sustained by training three or four older people as digital volunteers who will be supported in the longer term. We would plan to continue the digital learning classes after the funding ends with the input from volunteers training their peers.

expenses and equipment 09 Jan 2018

To help purchase equipment and meet volunteer expenses of a service supporting the ambulance service in its response to emergencies

Amount: £2,250
Funder: Essex Community Foundation
Recipient: Dunmow First Responders

Grant to Helping Hands Essex 24 Jan 2018

To support a counselling service for people recovering from alcohol addiction

Amount: £5,288
Funder: Essex Community Foundation
Recipient: Helping Hands Essex

TransmIT (Training in Social Media and IT) 06 Mar 2018

To train community groups in East Ayrshire to have an online presence, widening their reach and increasing their engagement in their communities. Embedding digital champions within organisations to pass on their skills to staff members, volunteers and service users.

Supporting those in need to attend Germany 2018 trip 18 Jan 2018

To help subsidise six of the scouts taking part in the group's educational trip to Germany in summer 2018

Amount: £2,000
Funder: Essex Community Foundation
Recipient: 4th Braintree Scout Group

Strathmore Skills Centre 05 Mar 2018

The Strathmore Skills Centre will offer digital support to a range of older local people, delivered by volunteers through an intergenerational project. In addition to developing motivation and skills for the older people to get online the project will create a sense of team, break down barriers between younger and older people.

Get On In Life Workshop Projgramme: LinkedIn Works 06 Mar 2018

The project will support 6 LinkedIn volunteer workshops (part of Project Scotland's Get On In Life Workshop Programme) throughout 2015. For those young people who have not yet used the LinkedIn platform this workshop is an introduction to this tool for effective job-searching. It is also relevant for those who already have some knowledge, ensuring they are using it to its full potential.

Buying a secondhand minibus for the Squadron 25 Jan 2018

To purchase a minibus for air cadets in the Maldon Area to increase access to activities for young people

Digital Oasis 06 Mar 2018

In partnership with the Church of the Nazarene, Parkhead and Easterhouse Community Church we will operate weekly digital drop-ins in learning centres based in the heart of each community. The learning centres provide an informal and relaxed environment where adults with varying digital know-how are able to learn basic computer skills, improve their IT knowledge, write a CV, search for jobs, training and voluntary opportunities, learn how to safely use the internet, access email and use social media. The drop-ins are open to anyone from within the community and we expect that the majority of those that attend will lack or have no IT knowledge and skills, be unemployed, be living in poverty and have no access to a computer or internet within their own home. The drop-ins will be managed by each Church and a member their staff team. A Bethany Community Development Worker will jointly support and facilitate the running of the Digital Oasis programme. The staff team will be supported by local volunteers (some of whom will be from our Church partners) who will be on hand to offer group and 1:1 support to learners. This support will include writing a learning plan with each individual and identifying the goals each person wants to achieve and marking their progress towards these goals. The learning centres in Parkhead and Easterhouse will provide the community with more access to computer and the digital world. We expect that this increased access will see a greater number of job applications being submitted and will improve the chances of people securing successful employment opportunities. Additional outcomes of the Digital Oasis drop-ins include: Increase in participant's self-esteem and confidence. Decreased social isolation. Increased positive networks. Increase in training and volunteering opportunities. Increased knowledge and confidence in applying for online benefits. Increase positive life aspirations. Positively transformed lives. Revitalised communities. Our learning centre drop-ins include aspects of innovation which set us apart from other services and offer our participants increased access to further opportunities. The learning centres have a natural and organic nature which stem from the outreach of the churches. This results in a very relational service being offered to those who attend the learning centres. The initial contact is often established through refreshments and informal conversations which goes a long way in building relationships and opening pathways into helping service users in other areas of their lives. Bethany works in some of the most deprived areas of Glasgow in partnership with many churches, local authority departments and agencies. Through these partnerships we deliver befriending and mentoring support, family support and initial community engagement programmes that help reduce isolation and increase community cohesion. We can link learners from the Digital Oasis programme to other services and forms of support across the city to enhance the chances of people achieving positive outcomes and attaining their aspirations. The Digital Oasis programme will run from January 2015 to January 2016.

Get DigITal Clubs 05 Mar 2018

Get DigITal Clubs will target older people, people with disabilities and job seekers with little or no ICT experience. Participants will undertake a 4 week (2 hours per week) basic ICT course run by one of our Learning Centre Advisers and then be supported to practice their new skills by volunteers recruited from learners who have: completed one of our accredited courses; or who have declared an interest as a result of our advertising campaign.

Historical Connections @ Queens Cross 06 Mar 2018

“Historical Connections @ Queens Cross" will use Genealogy and Local History as a hook for older people in sheltered complexes the wider community of older people. It will provide mobile technology to group members and teach them how to research their own family history and that of their local area online. Staff and our volunteer Digital Inclusion Ambassadors will support the learners as they interview one another about their lives and histories and help them establish and curate a blog in which these stories and histories are shared online.