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Slides used in a briefing for elected members in Dudley about the Community First programme and support to the programme offered by Dudley CVS

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  • Jim Dyers - was a CO in Seattle. Government inspired by his work.
  • Explain our understanding of how the wards were selected Community First not England wide - focused first on 30% most deprived SOAs. No robust data on areas with poor social capital, so looked at JSA claimant rate increases, if risen then area got put in - resulted in some of the usual areas not making the cut. Need 2 qualifying SOAs for a ward to be in the programme. The grant making and the doing should happen locally. The accountability and the action.
  • CDF promoting and publicising through networks at national level so they cascade to local eg to CVSs through NAVCA. Collectives apply to be a panel, if more than one in a ward they need to become one. The ward applies through CDF website. In about a year the ward needs a plan - identified issues, opportunities and assets. Could lead to usual and commonplace activities and ideas get funded. Could be other things e.g. starting a social enterprise. One estate mapped that it spend £1.1million out of the estate on fast food from multi-nationals. Set up social enterprise with someone to grow food that could be used in local fast food outlets - keep some of the money in the area.
  • CDF promoting and publicising through networks at national level so they cascade to local eg to CVSs through NAVCA. Collectives apply to be a panel, if more than one in a ward they need to become one. The ward applies through CDF website. In about a year the ward needs a plan - identified issues, opportunities and assets. Could lead to usual and commonplace activities and ideas get funded. Could be other things e.g. starting a social enterprise. One estate mapped that it spend £1.1million out of the estate on fast food from multi-nationals. Set up social enterprise with someone to grow food that could be used in local fast food outlets - keep some of the money in the area.
  • Panel Partners will:  Confirm to the Community Development Foundation that they believe that the panel is acting accountably and in a non fraudulent manner  Confirm that the panel is recommending projects for funding in accordance with the rules of the programme  Hold a small pot of funds to cover reasonable expenses for panel members to participate, such as travel costs for those with limited mobility  Work with the panel to check that projects being proposed for funding fit in with the list of local priorities for the community  Attend panel meetings  Encourage and support the panel to use the internet to record and share what grants they make and how the projects progress NB Dudley CVS will not be a panel partner for any panels (we have already been approached)
  • How can LA support? Supportive cllrs, officers etc. Accountability - use blogs and Internet etc. Lewisham Council do something through council website - know what each group is doing, how they spent their money, what on. (they spent lots of money to set this up). Levers re changes Funding - amounts and approach Provisions in Localism Bill and opportunities it provides - government not pushing and shoving, just saying it's there if you want it. Dudley is responding to the challenge with Our Society - grab the opportunities
  • Community first briefing

    1. 1. Community First briefing Lorna Prescott Senior Development Officer Dudley CVS [email_address] twitter.com/dosticen
    2. 2. Community First <ul><li>Communities coming together to identify their strengths and local priorities </li></ul><ul><li>Communities planning for their future and become more resilient. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Community First <ul><li>£80m government-funded initiative (Cabinet Office) </li></ul><ul><li>Runs until March 2015 </li></ul><ul><li>Two elements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a £30m Neighbourhood Matched Fund programme  allocated to some wards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a national £50m   Endowment Match Challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Managed by the Community Development Foundation (CDF) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Community Organisers <ul><li>Aims to link to the Community Organisers programme wherever possible to further support social action in communities. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s probably up to us locally to make the links </li></ul><ul><li>The Community Organiser programme is managed by nationally by </li></ul><ul><li>Locality, local host is CfED </li></ul>
    5. 5. Eligible Wards <ul><li>Belle Vale  £33,910 </li></ul><ul><li>Brierley Hill £67,820  </li></ul><ul><li>Brockmoor and Pensnett £84,775  </li></ul><ul><li>Castle and Priory £67,820  </li></ul><ul><li>Cradley and Wollescote £33,910  </li></ul><ul><li>Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews £84,775  </li></ul><ul><li>Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood £33,910  </li></ul><ul><li>St James's £118,685  </li></ul><ul><li>St Thomas's £84,775  </li></ul><ul><li>Allocations are for the whole 4 year period </li></ul>
    6. 6. Getting started <ul><li>People, groups and organisations in the eligible wards need to register with the Community Development Foundation (panel set up guidance available). </li></ul><ul><li>Work together to set up a local panel </li></ul><ul><li>Set up a website. </li></ul><ul><li>Asks people in the ward to suggest priorities for action. </li></ul><ul><li>Decide upon projects for funding in the ward. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Panels must… <ul><li>Be 4 – 8 people in number, aged over 18 years </li></ul><ul><li>Be people who live in the ward or an existing group/organisation based or working in the ward </li></ul><ul><li>Take on Community First responsibilities and agree a Terms of Reference </li></ul>
    8. 8. Panel partner <ul><li>Each Community First Panel is required to nominate a Panel Partner to provide support to the panel. </li></ul><ul><li>Panel Partners hold and distribute expenses. </li></ul><ul><li>They help to unlock funding to their area, and allow projects to begin to benefit the community. </li></ul><ul><li>The panel partner should be a local registered charity or voluntary organisation, preferably (although not necessarily) in the ward the panel where the panel is based. </li></ul>
    9. 9. The funding <ul><li>Can fund both new and existing community groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Every £1 provided in Community First funding must be matched by a similar amount of in-kind donations - this means donations of cash, services, free products or volunteer time. </li></ul><ul><li>Funding given directly from CDF to the funded organisations (not through the panel). </li></ul>
    10. 10. What’s not on offer in the national programme <ul><li>Support other than a phone line at CDF </li></ul><ul><li>Resources to buy in support or training </li></ul><ul><li>Activity to bring panels together to share ideas, information, issues and concerns </li></ul><ul><li>Support around social media, engagement, influence … </li></ul>
    11. 11. Our local offer <ul><li>Promotion of Community First </li></ul><ul><li>A shared blogsite and other online networking </li></ul><ul><li>Free face-to-face networking events for interested groups and emerging/formed panels </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitating links between Community First Panels and key partners, including new community organisers </li></ul>
    12. 12. Our local offer <ul><li>Access to free training sessions in community engagement, facilitation skills, working in inclusive ways, focus groups, survey design </li></ul><ul><li>Support developing and maintaining online presence (community website or blog) </li></ul><ul><li>Access to free support in setting up blogs and other online sharing through Social Media Surgeries </li></ul><ul><li>Free workshops on community </li></ul><ul><li>influence (using the Voice framework) </li></ul>
    13. 13. Event on 15 December <ul><li>Community First Information and Networking event  </li></ul><ul><li>Give information about Community First, Neighbourhood Matched Fund and 9 wards in Dudley are eligible for. </li></ul><ul><li>Enable people interested in being part of Community First Panels to meet each other face-to-face and find out what they each have to offer. </li></ul><ul><li>Show people ways they can share and keep in touch online </li></ul><ul><li>Find out which offers of support from Dudley CVS are likely to be taken up, and by which areas. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Websites <ul><li>www.cdf.org.uk/web/guest/community-first </li></ul><ul><li>www.dudleycommunityfirst.posterous.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.cocollaborative.org.uk (Community Organisers) </li></ul><ul><li>Panel websites/blogsites will develop. CDF are providing guidance on using Posterous. Council officers will be blocked from these sites as they are web 2.0 </li></ul>

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