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- 20 Apr 2006
- Latest award date
- 05 Aug 2019
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Running a lunch club once a month and coffee mornings in the Hall to reduce the feelings of isolation.
What Allsorts does: Allsorts provides an inclusive, safe, stimulating and fun environment on a Saturday afternoon during university term times in which participants can try out new sports, build their confidence and social skills, develop teamwork and communication, and improve fine and gross motor skills, balance and coordination. Each session is a mix of three sporting activities run by our enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to a very high standard, and participants receive one-to-one support to allow them to participate regardless of their needs. Our expertise allows us to cater to people with very complex, wide ranging, and often profound disabilities, facilitated by the exceptional one-to-one support of our extremely capable volunteers.
Make A Difference Week 26 Jun 2018
MAD Week aims to get 40 Year 12 students (16-17) volunteering through work experience with 10 voluntary groups. OCVA and South and Vale District Councils are currently negotiating with schools, aiming to work with 2 schools (one per authority) with some students facing disadvantage. We have begun discussions with Larkmead School and Didcot Sixth Form. Through our partnership with council officers, we are confident that the schools we work with will be well-equipped to deliver, and well-positioned to benefit from, the week. We will link with local charities to offer increased capacity, using OCVA’s expertise to identify these. We will work closely to support their development of a week-long programme for 2+ students. Students will attend our volunteer fair to pique their interest. Students will actively shape their placements, selecting their match and communicating their skills via a CV and two initial meetings. During the week, students will use their strengths to work on areas of need within their organisations. Placements will include social media, marketing, and event management. Students and organisations will reflect with an awards event. Impact will be collated in a report to compare our implementation this project in South and Vale with our former project in West.
‘Making Music Together’ 25 Sep 2018
The ‘Making Music Together’ Project will bring together existing musical talent and latent skills within diverse groups so that everyone with an interest in sharing their cultural heritage has a voice. They will have opportunities to contribute to vibrant programmes in which they have pride and a sense of ownership
Parasol Youth Volunteering Programme 15 Oct 2018
We are seeking funding to support the expansion of our Parasol Youth Volunteering Programme for 40+ disabled and disadvantaged young people (10-25yrs) during 2019-20. Inclusivity and equal opportunities are key hallmarks and features of Parasol. Therefore, we also work with young carers, those in care, care leavers and refugees. The funding will enable us to (1) employ sessional staff (Youth Volunteer Enablers) to support the expanded programme and; (2) recruit a part-time Parasol Plus Coordinator to deliver our new Parasol Plus Programme for young disabled adults (19-25yrs). This new post will focus on supporting disabled young adults (Workforce Volunteers) to take part in work experience activities and training both in-house as well as out in the local community. This funding would effectively quadruple volunteering opportunities as it would extend the current programme (from 10 to 46 weeks a year) providing volunteer placements on all of Parasol activities: Choice Days, Play Schemes, After School Club, Youth Club, Dance Group and on our new pilot Workforce Volunteer Parasol Plus Programme. The programme will put scaffolding opportunities in place to help individuals build their capabilities, confidence, identity, self-worth which in turn, helps individuals develop positive relationships and support networks via volunteering.
BANBURY GROUP 26 Nov 2018
We will set up a group for children with a parent in prison. The group will run for 12 monthly sessions. It will be important for the group to also have volunteers who could potentially work with children individually outside of the group providing role models and mentoring. The grant will enable us to recruit, vet, DBS check, supervise and pay volunteer expenses. We will hire a central Banbury location (the Mill Arts Centre) which has facilities children may not normally access. The funding will finance a skilled empathetic, tenacious professional to assess the families and their needs and build a relationship that children/young people feel encouraged and supported to attend ,s/he, will identify and liaise with contributors for the project The funding will provide healthy refreshments to ensure the children/young people feel nurtured and cared for at the project sessions. It will also provide materials such as craft supplies for the groups and contribute to funding skilled sessional workers such as art or music workers.
Volunteer Recruitment 26 Nov 2018
This grant would cover costs to the charity of recruitment, training, resourcing, and support for one year 30 new volunteers who would support at least 90 children during the year
Incredible Edible Hooky 16 Nov 2018
We are a group of volunteers who live in and around Hook Norton. Our primary aim is to reduce the carbon footprint of the village by encouraging people to grow and buy locally sourced produce. We transform unused/unloved areas in the village into areas where produce is cultivated by volunteers and made available for everyone to harvest. We provide opportunities for residents to grow, cook and share locally produced produce, thereby building a more sustainable future. We also provide training opportunities and skill share workshops for our volunteers and local residents. Since 2015, we have established 7 raised beds with fruits and vegetables, as well as a herbal apothecary garden. Our dedicated group of volunteers won the ‘Best New Group’ award from the Oxfordshire Voluntary & Community Awards in 2017 With a grant we want to extend one of the growing beds which has proved very popular with residents, being well looked after and building a sense of community and neighbourliness. We also want to build a new bed in a different part of the village on an unused piece of ground. We already have funding of £200 towards this project, so are reassured the site will be well looked after by residents as well as increasing the popularity of the growing beds.
Mums Supporting Mums 20 Nov 2018
Fegans parenting is staffed by women and given the huge numbers of mums affected by domestic violence and maternal mental health issues we would like to run a female only parenting programme to encourage healthy relationships, build self-esteem and improve outcomes for women and their children. The 18-week programme is: 6 weeks intensive one to one in the home looking at key issues and then 6 weeks in a group looking at parenting techniques and supports. The final 6 weeks offers volunteer opportunities in the community such as foodbank. ‘Mums Supporting Mums’ would give opportunities to learn and improve parenting techniques and to help break behavioural patterns. We know many women are isolated because of their circumstances so the opportunity to meet with others would help them to become part of the community and build social networks. The programme coordinator will identify 3 volunteers who will each work with 3 women and their families. Volunteers will be trained and supervised by Fegans safeguarding processes. 9 families are looked after during18-week cycle. We have seen lives changed and families transformed through the programme. So many of Fegans staff are mothers who we have worked with in the past and we have seen around 1/3 of participants return to volunteer in subsequent courses. Delegates can identify with the struggles our volunteers have overcome and it gives them the confidence to look at making their own changes. Beyond the immediate operation plan our goal is to enable sufferers to become supporters.