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VYS YNL April 2011


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VYS YNL April 2011

  1. 1. Y OUTH N EWS L OCAL April 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 8LG Information/Events01392 Last month we reported that the Local Authority Youth was proposing to withdraw all of its funding to VYS, with effect from 1 July 2011, including the funding for the post of Manager.Devon Youth Service The VYS Executive has sent a detailed letter to DCC challengingQueens House these proposals. We expect a formal written response by April 6Little Queen Street and we intend to pursue the matter further if necessary.ExeterEX4 3LJ The VYS Executive is meeting soon to plan what services VYS01392 380261 can continue to provide post July 1 and what role VYS can play the future. We do have reserve funds that will ensure that we provide some service for a limited time (about a year) but not necessarily on the same scale as before.Local Youth ServiceContacts: We are starting to receive messages of support from individualsEast Devon and from member organisations, who are also making01404 813195 representations to the County Council about the potential impactExeter of the proposed cuts to VYS and to other parts of the sector and01392 662665 we would urge you or your organisation to do the same as soonMid Devon as possible. You should send your representations by post to01884 252642 Dillon Hughes - Strategic Lead Officer – Youth Services atNorth Devon County Hall, Exeter and send a copy for information to Cllr01271 343762 Christine Channon who is the Lead Cabinet Member for ChildrenSouth Hams and Young People’s Services also at County Hall, Exeter. Please01822 613522 contact VYS staff if you need any advice or support in this regard.Teignbridge This is a critical time for the future of VYS and the voluntary01626 369283 youth sector so your support would be much appreciated.Torridge01271 388169 Dartmoor Arts Project: Bursary Awards for young artists –West Devon Are looking for young talented artists age 18+ to join it at its01822 613522 summer school 24-30 July. They have a bursary award scheme to support young and emerging artists who would like to attendDuke of Edinburgh’s this event. Deadline is 18 April. To find out more ring 01647Award 281295 or email or visit2 Fore Street www.dartmoorarts.comMoretonhampsteadNewton Abbot School Lettings - Exeter’s secondary schools are taking overTQ13 8LL the management of their out of hours lettings from 1st April. See01647 440983 release.htm?id=3674
  2. 2. Information/Events cont’d North Devon Voluntary Services (NDVS) is offering free support to Voluntary andSported. Mentors Required - With the Community groups in North Devon through thesported. programme expanding rapidly in Facing the Future project. For details contactDevon, they are looking to expand the Lyn Winter CVS Development and Volunteermentoring team. As a mentor you will gain Support Worker 01271 866300 orexcellent experience in working within sport For more details see the mentorrecruitment fact sheet Circus Skills Workshops are offered by Bezerkaz Circus. These can be used in a range of ways, from one offs to a full day or week long projects with an objective such as‘Balloons’ is a charity providing support for producing a show. For more details ring 07866children, young people and families before or 261346, email or seefollowing the death of someone significant in lives. They are looking for people who willbe dedicated in supporting grieving children Community Newswire is a free news serviceand young people through the healing to help charities and voluntary organisationsprocess. Free training is provided to those gain valuable media coverage. Press releasescommitted to providing this service. For more can be sent by email toinformation see orand contact Deborah Butler on 01392 826064 uploaded at Theor e-mail familyworker@balloons- release is then written up into a news story a Press Association journalist - improving theFunding & Other Resources chances of a newspaper or news station picking it up. These stories are then sent outAndy Fanshawe Memorial Trust supports via the Press Association newswire toprojects that allow disadvantaged young thousands of journalists each day. As part ofpeople the chance to develop an existing this service, they offer help with press releaseinterest in the great outdoors. The Trust usually writing.supports programmes that are run by schoolsor youth groups, but also welcomes IT4Communities offers FREE IT consultantsapplications from individuals. and IT help to charities, community groups and social enterprises. They will help define your IT needs and put your projects onto their websiteBBC Children in Need are inviting not-for- for volunteers to apply for. Seeprofit organisations working with disadvantaged and young people 18 years and underto apply for grants. Two grant schemes are Training Informationavailable. It can only fund projects that focuson the differences made (outcomes) to the 11 May Creating Safety: child protectionlives of disadvantaged children and young and youth arts - One-day accredited coursepeople and grants can be used to cover both from Artswork being held in Plymouth. Thiscapital and revenue costs. Next deadline is the course is essential training for anyone working15 April. within youth arts, but especially those using more physical art forms, such as dance andants.shtml drama. For details contact Rachel Hall at or call 02380Ironmongers Company supports projects that 682535.provide opportunities for disadvantagedchildren and young people to fulfil their Youth News Local is produced by VYS Devon.potential. Next deadline for applications is 31 Contact Mark, Anthea or Juliet - 01392 250976August. e-mail: Or visit our website