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  1. 1. Autumn NewsletterCASE Kent news Rave Reviews for ‘Dragon’s Den’In this issue ...... style funding eventCASE Kent newsFunding NewsAdvice andInformationTraining andEvents ‘What a great way to learn aboutNotice Board applying for money’ CASE Kent’s Dragon’s Den style funding event was a hit. Held at the Shepway Community Exchange at Romney Resource Centre - four different groups presented their pitch to the ‘dragons’ - Manjit Sohal from Kent Community Foundation, Kate Sawdy from the Big Lottery and Bill Ronan from KCC local members grants. CASE Kent’s Network Officer Michael James said ‘The ‘Dragons were just great and really got into the spirit of things as well as providing in- valuable advice. We had great feedback asking for ithis style event to be put on again. Many thanks to the brave organisations who pre- sented their pitches—they did an excellent job and really helped others to think about how they put their own bids together. We hope to roll this event out to all of our areas.’ Community Action South East Kent is a member of the National Association for Voluntary & Community Action (NAVCA) and IIP accredited. Registered Charity No. 1090806. Registered Company No. 4329944.
  2. 2. Autumn NewsletterCASE Kent news ‘Nearly 300 people attend CASE Kent’s Network Exchange Meetings’ 185 organisations have been repre- sented at the 7 Community Exchange events put on to date. CASE Kent’s Network Offi- cer Michael James says ‘on average we get 35 people to each meeting’ It seems the popularity of these events is the chanceCharlie Elphicke MP for Dover, Glenn Austin, Big Lot- for member’s to set the agenda and puttery, Sophie Hosking Dover Volunteer Centre, Commu- forward the topics and speakers theynity Development Worker at Community Exchange Do- want . Future Community Exchangever held at the Landmark Centre in Deal on the 20th meeting dates are set out below. Don’tSeptember. miss out –to book please get in touch with Michael James on michael- james@casekent.org.uk or telephone him on 01233 610171. Community Exchange Meeting DatesAshford Community Thursday 1st November Gateway Plus Ashford 2012ExchangeDover Community Thursday 20th November Aylesham Conference Centre 2012ExchangeShepway Thursday 29th November Hythe Youth Centre, Hythe 2012Community Exchange Return to Home Page Community Action South East Kent is a member of the National Association for Voluntary & Community Action (NAVCA) and IIP accredited. Registered Charity No. 1090806. Registered Company No. 4329944. 2
  3. 3. Autumn NewsletterCASE Kent newsJoin CASE Kent at the 2012 East Kent Funding FairCASE Kent’s Compact Officer,Sue Beer will be giving a presentation at the East Kent Funding Fair (26th October)which will help you to build better relationships with the public sector. So if you are stillconfused about Compact and not sure if it is relevant to you be sure to book in. CASEKent will also have a stall at the fair manned by Michael James our Networks Officerand Heather Biddles, Community Projects Advisor. Seek them out and find out howCASE Kent can help your organisation. To book onto the Fair please click hereHealth and Wellbeing discussions - Ashford DistrictCASE Kent, Ashford Volunteer Centre and the Ashford CCG (Clinical CommissioningGroup) invited voluntary organisations operating in the Ashford district to a meetingabout the Ashford CCG’s future plans. A range of opportunities for Voluntary andCommunity groups will be coming up …...CASE Kent AGM - 31st OctoberCASE Kent invite you to join us for our AGM on 31st October at the Singleton En-vironment Centre Ashford 11am to 12 noon. Danish pastries will be provided.We have two excellent speakers—Nigel Turley who will be telling us about hisnew venture—Funding for All. The second speaker will Andy Garrett from KentCommunity Foundation. Please email Liz on ashford@casekent.org.uk to let usknow if you are hoping to attend. Return to Home Page Community Action South East Kent is a member of the National Association for Voluntary & Community Action (NAVCA) and IIP accredited. Registered Charity No. 1090806. Registered Company No. 4329944. 3
  4. 4. Autumn NewsletterCASE Kent news ‘ Valued Partners: Making Best Value Meaningful’ is the theme for this year’s Compact Week, which is being held between Monday 5th November and Friday 9th November 2012. This na- tional awareness week is an annual celebration, which takes place across England to promote and recognise the Compact - the longstanding agreement that sets out shared commitments and guidelines for partnership working between government and the voluntary sector. The week engages voluntary organisations both locally and nationally, government depart- ments, local authorities and other public sector partners working with the Compact locally or nationally. Taking centre stage will be the announcement of the winners of this year’s Compact Awards. CASE Kent has applied for a Compact Voice award for our joint work with the public sector around the Health and Wellbeing agenda. Great efforts have been made by health profession- als supporting Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to engage with the voluntary and com- munity sector in 2011-12. Last year CASE was awarded a commendation for our work with the Fire Service. To find out more about Compact Week 2012, please visit: www.compactvoice.org.uk/compactweek2012. Free Compact Week conference A free conference is being held during Compact Week featuring CASE Kent’s very own Sue Beer as well as Chris White MP, who tabled the Social Value Act and David Brindle, edi- tor of Society Guardian. For further information and to register for your free place, please click here. Return to Home Page Community Action South East Kent is a member of the National Association for Voluntary & Community Action (NAVCA) and IIP accredited. Registered Charity No. 1090806. Registered Company No. 4329944. 4
  5. 5. Autumn NewsletterCASE Kent Funding NewsInside TrackInside Track is written and published by the External Funding Unit, Kent County Council. It is free to local vol-untary and community groups in Kent. We try to make sure that information is correct, but cannot accept re-sponsibility for errors or omissions. We always include contact details and it is important that you get full in-formation from funders before making any funding applications.Kent4CommunityThis is a comprehensive and well used site for funding sources. Free searches on-line for government, lot-tery and trust funding schemesAwards for AllWho can apply? Voluntary and community groups, schools and health organisations, parish and town coun-cils. A rolling grants programme set up to help small local groups and communities. It aims to make a differ-ence to communities and the lives of those most in need and will focus on social and environmental projectsthat benefit local communities. Grants available: £300-£10,000Be encouraged by a selection of recent successes from Awards forall. Could you be the next one?Parochial Church Council of St Michael and All Angels Ashford 10,000St Michaels and All Angels Parochial Church Council Ashford 10,000Sandwich Town Cricket Club Dover 4,425Dover Community Radio Community Interest Company Dover 10,000Relate North Kent Kent 8,540Creative Foundation Kent 9,925Folkestone Sports Centre Trust Limited Shepway 8,896Great Oaks Small School Thanet 4,218Ramsgate Arts Festival Limited Thanet 9,680 Return to Home Page Community Action South East Kent is a member of the National Association for Voluntary & Community Action (NAVCA) and IIP accredited. Registered Charity No. 1090806. Registered Company No. 4329944. 5
  6. 6. Autumn NewsletterCASE Kent Advice and Information Charities can take ownership of the internet Charities have a unique opportunity to take ownership of the internet for social good, ac- cording to marketing expert Bill Toliver.speaking to delegates at the International Fundrais- ing Congress in the Netherlands, Toliver said that as the internet is now reaching adult- hood, charities need to take leadership in shaping how it will be used in the future.Alternative to Big SocietyJoe Irvin, NAVCAs Chief Executive, has challenged the Labour Party to provide a viable alternative to the Big Society.Joe Irvin made the challenge during a fringe meeting jointly hosted by NAVCA and the think-tank ResPublica at the La-bour Party Conference in Manchester....Read the rest of this news item 15 lead partners chosen to bid for 100m of BIG funding The Big Lottery Fund has announced the 15 local partners that will lead the charge to bid for be- tween £4m and £10m to support people with multiple needs in their local areas Charity Commission launches podcast series New audio podcasts help charity trustees develop knowledge and skills. The Charity Commission has launched the first in a new series of audio podcasts, designed to help charity trustees develop their understanding of their duties under charity law. Described by the Commission as “informal audio guides to help charity trustees develop knowledge and skills”, the first episode is now available to download here. Return to Home Page Community Action South East Kent is a member of the National Association for Voluntary & Community Action (NAVCA) and IIP accredited. Registered Charity No. 1090806. Registered Company No. 4329944. 6
  7. 7. Autumn NewsletterCASE Kent Advice and Information Tesco badgered over cull hypocrisy as shield features the creatures An animal charity has hit out at supermarket giant Tesco for its support of farmers taking part in the badger cull when its own coat of arms features badgers. Young people will give if properly engaged Young people are donating less to charity because fundraisers are failing to engage with them, a fundraising director insisted. Catherine Miles, of blood cancer charity the Anthony Nolan Trust, was speaking at the Charity Finance Group members’ meeting in London, where she predicted three key trends in fundraising for the next three to five years. BHF is the sectors favourite brand, finds poll The British Heart Foundation has topped a poll of charity sector brands, with 41 per cent of the vote. More than 1,200 charity commu- nications professionals and supporters voted in the poll, which was run by CharityComms to mark the launch of a new guide to charity branding. Macmillan Cancer Support came second with 32 per cent of the vote and led the poll in the early stages With thanks to Civil Society e bulletin and NAVCA LINX for articles on pages 6 & 7 Return to Home Page Community Action South East Kent is a member of the National Association for Voluntary & Community Action (NAVCA) and IIP accredited. Registered Charity No. 1090806. Registered Company No. 4329944. 7
  8. 8. Autumn NewsletterCASE Kent Advice and InformationChoice in public servicesWould you like a chance to influence Government thinking? Choice is a frequently used wordin public services but what is your experience of the reality? Read the discussion then sendyour views on the barriers to choice in public services to the independent reviewer, DavidBoyle, in the Cabinet Office.FREE membershipFree membership of Urban Forum for all third sector organisations – if you are a voluntary or-ganisation interested in the bigger picture join now. For more details click here.Have your say about community health services at public meet-ings Kent Community Health NHS Trust has launched its consultation to become aFoundation Trust and as part of our consultation they are holding 12 public meet-ings across Kent. For more details click hereFree careers advice in Kent and MedwayTo find out how National Careers Service’s expert careers advisers can help youcall 0800 1954 700 to make an appointment. Remember it’s a government fundedservice so it’s free!Directgov has been replacedOn 17 October 2012 the Directgov website was replaced by GOV.UK. Return to Home Page Community Action South East Kent is a member of the National Association for Voluntary & Community Action (NAVCA) and IIP accredited. Registered Charity No. 1090806. Registered Company No. 4329944. 8
  9. 9. Autumn NewsletterCASE Kent Training and EventsNew CASE Kent training programme coming soon...Better together: Collaborative WorkingThis course will increase your chances of fundingCourse Date: Thursday 22nd November 2012, 10 am—1 pmTrainer/Speaker: Kathy RoddyVenue: St Saviour’s Centre, 130 Canterbury Road, Folkestone, CT19 5NRCost: £25Closing Date: Thursday 8th November 2012Submitting a Winning Tender -Maximise your chances of winning public sector contractsCourse Date: Tuesday 22nd January 2013, 10am to 4 pmTrainer/Speaker: NAVCAVenue: The Brave Room, Dover District Council, Dover CT16 3PJCost: £50Closing Date: Tuesday 8th January 2013 Community Action South East Kent is a member of the National Association for Voluntary & Community Action (NAVCA) and IIP accredited. Registered Charity No. 1090806. Registered Company No. 4329944. 9
  10. 10. Autumn NewsletterCASE Kent Training and EventsClick on the links below for other relevant training acrossthe sector.:CaDVASVoluntary Action MaidstoneVoluntary Action Within KentSwale VCS TrainingCharity FairKent CANKamsenHow to get ahead in... online training in the voluntary sector. A £1 minteractive online site, which aims to improve the skills of voluntarysector staff and help share best practice in workforce developmentis being launched. Links aims to improve the skills of voluntary sec-tor staff and share best practice in workforce development. Ensuring Quality,Valuing Difference’ Conference 24th October 2012 Herne Bay High School, Bullockstone Road, Herne Bay, CT6 &NS If you would like to attend, please request a booking form, by calling 01227 812042 or by email to kerry.rogers@kmpt.nhs.uk Return to Home Page Community Action South East Kent is a member of the National Association for Voluntary & Community Action (NAVCA) and IIP accredited. Registered Charity No. 1090806. Registered Company No. 4329944. 10
  11. 11. Autumn NewsletterCASE Kent Notice Board Volunteers with Criminal Convictions: an untapped Resource Friday 23rd November 2012, 9am—3pm Maidstone Community Support Centre,Marsham Street, Maid- stone, ME14 1HH. Please confirm attendance by con- Breaking Down tacting Sue Morbi on 01622 677 337 or of- Barriers fice@vamonline.org.uk ICU Babysteps, paediatric intensive care sup- port group are seeking a volunteer medical re- searcher. This would involve researching medi- cal conditions and speaking to various profes- sionals to gain a dictionary of conditions that would admit a child to a paediatric intensive care unit for our website. If you know anyone that would be interested or you yourself would be, please get in touch to find out more. We can be contacted at: E-mail at support@icubabysteps.org Telephone Michelle on 07811 953432 or visit our Facebook page Return to Home Page Community Action South East Kent is a member of the National Association for Voluntary & Community Action (NAVCA) and IIP accredited. Registered Charity No. 1090806. Registered Company No. 4329944. 11
  12. 12. Autumn NewsletterCASE Kent Notice BoardStop Press .... Check out CASE Kent’snew website at www.casekent.org.ukThank you for your contributions to this newsletter. We are sorry if wehave not been able to include your editorial on this occasion. Pleaseforward your articles to ashford@casekent.org.uk for consideration.Thank you.DisclaimerCASE Kent have taken every care in the publication of this newsletter. However, we cannot be responsible for any errors oromissions. Please also note that inclusion within this document does not infer recommendation. Return to Home Page Community Action South East Kent is a member of the National Association for Voluntary & Community Action (NAVCA) and IIP accredited. Registered Charity No. 1090806. Registered Company No. 4329944. 12

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