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VYS Devon Youth News Local Feb 2011

  1. 1. Y OUTH N EWS L OCAL Feb 2011Useful Contacts: In this issue:VYS Devon ♦Events/Information ♦Funding/Resources ♦TrainingYFC Centre DEVON YOUTH SERVICE CONTACT LISTRetail Park Close This gives details of youth work staff and is available on the web atMarsh Barton Road http://www.devonyouthservice.org.uk/contact.htmlExeterEX2 8LG Information/Events01392 250976admin@vysdevon.org.uk Reflections on VYS Annual Conference 2011 - This year’swww.vysdevon.org.uk VYS conference was well attended and proved a useful networking opportunity for many as well as finding out aboutDevon Youth Service funding opportunities from The Big Lottery Fund and Sported. AQueens House report and presentations are NOW available on the VYS websiteLittle Queen Street www.vysdevon.org.ukExeterEX4 3LJ Devon Wheels 2 Work have 50 cc and 125 cc motorbikes01392 380261 available for loan. All young people need is a provisional licenseYvette.soukal@devon.gov.uk and a CBT to get on the road. Wheels 2 Work have also got thewww.devonyouthservice.org.uk workshop available should your own bike need a service and have fully qualified technicians and the facility to do motorcycleLocal Youth Service MOTs. Their shop in Halwill Junction has clothing and equipmentContacts: or there is a link to its e-bay shop from the web siteEast Devon www.devonwheels2work.co.uk For details contact Aprille on01404 813195 01409 220357.Exeter01392 662665 JOB HUNTING? Visit the VYS website which is regularlyMid Devon updated http://www.vysdevon.org.uk/page/jobs01884 252642North Devon Funding & Other Resources01271 343762South Hams Devon Community Foundation provides grants to voluntary01822 613522 grass roots community groups working to relieve the effects ofTeignbridge poverty and disadvantage in Devon. The highest priority is given01626 369283 to small-budget, community-based organisations and can be forTorridge capital and revenue expenditure. Applications for small grants01271 388169 can usually be made at any time and are assessed at quarterlyWest Devon meetings. See http://www.devoncf.com01822 613522 Garfield Weston Foundation provides funding for projects withDuke of Edinburgh’s no specific priorities for funding and a wide range of charitableAward activity being supported. The Trust looks for organisations to2 Fore Street have raised the majority of funding through local or statutoryMoretonhampstead sources before an application is made. It is highly unlikely thatNewton Abbot the Foundation will consider making a grant to organisations thatTQ13 8LL cannot demonstrate significant progress with fundraising. For01647 440983 more information ring 020 7399 6565 or seedofe.award@devon.gov.uk http://www.garfieldweston.org
  2. 2. Funding & Other Resources cont’d So you want to work with young people?Sir Francis Chichester Trust - this offers This is a new resource handbook from the NYAyoung people (16-24) who live in Devon, the for training and supporting volunteers. It is aopportunity to apply for a FREE place on a 3 compilation of over 50 activities that has beenweek Outward Bound course over the summer devised as an introduction for volunteers whomonths. Deadline for applications is 4th want to work with young people. EmailMarch. For details ring Anthea on 01392 sales@nya.org.uk or go to www.nya.org.uk250976, email info@chichestertrust.org.uk orsee www.chichestertrust.org.uk Active Villages is coming to a Village near you! If you live in the Rockbeare, Sowton orsported. is a charitable organisation which Colaton Raleigh area some new and excitingprovides funding and capacity building services sports/leisure activities will be coming to yourto the community and voluntary sports sector. If area. The project is about getting ruralyou provide sporting activity for young people communities active bringing the villageaged 11-25 then have a look at the sported. together in a social environment. There is alsoleaflet http://www.vysdevon.org.uk/news/2334 an opportunity for members of the communityand find out more. The regional manager is to come forward to work alongside qualifiedJulian Wills - 07901 339335, 01822 850454 or leaders/instructors and then be given theemail j.wills@sported.org.uk opportunity to train themselves to become a leader/instructor to enable the activities in theirWoodward Charitable Trust awards grant community to continue at no cost tofunding to small-scale, locally-based charitable themselves. If you live in any of the aboveinitiatives. The Trust is particularly interested in areas or would like to know more about thehelping smaller organisations which offer direct activities please contactservices. Potential applicants are encouraged jsharp@ledleisure.co.uk or call Jane Sharpto contact the Trust to discuss their work before 01404 814317making an application and applications for Training Informationlarge grants will be rejected unless applicationsare discussed with the Trusts administrator 19th March FREE VYS (Devon) Financeprior to submission. Workshop – Exeter (9.30am – 1.30pm) – ThisSee:http://www.woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk training is particularly appropriate to new/inexperienced treasurers. It will help themYHA Membership - The Youth Hostel to understand their role and obligations as wellAssociation is currently offering FREE as finding out what forms the basis of charityMembership to schools and youth groups. accounts. There will be a focus on recordinghttp://www.devon.gov.uk/sc-jan1050002.pdf and reporting financial information and what needs doing at year end. To book your FREECharity Commission has produced new web place just complete the attached booking formresources "for small charities and anyone or contact VYS 01392 250976 or e-mailthinking of setting up a small charity" (actually admin@vysdevon.org.ukuseful for any charity starting up).http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/Charity_r 19th April Improving Funding Applications -equirements_guidance/Specialist_guidance/S Make sure your organisation doesnt miss outmall_charities/default.aspx on the funding it deserves - learn to talk the talk and ensure your applications are relevantThe Little Activity Book is a collection of and compelling. This training is organised bypractical group challenges from UK Youth. It Torridge CVS and for details contact Kateguides leaders through 22 practical and Shanahan 01237 420130 or e-mailphysical activities and will increase young administrator@torridgecvs.org.ukpeoples ability to function within a group andbuild their sense of well-being. Youth News Local is produced by VYS Devon. Contact Mark, Anthea or Juliet - 01392 250976http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the- e-mail: admin@vysdevon.org.uklittle-activity-book/11775735 Or visit our website www.vysdevon.org.uk