10 June 2019
Community Grants Information Event
Fundraising Regulator reveals brand new Code of Fundraising Practice
The Fundraising Regulator has launched a “new and improved” Code of Fundraising Practice which will come into effect in October 2019. The changes are said to be designed to make it easier for fundraisers, charities and third-party organisations to understand the standards expected of them when fundraising. The regulator added the new code is also easier for the public to navigate, so that they know what to expect from ethical fundraising. Read more
Room for improvement in workplace volunteering, new research finds
The experiences of people who give their time through employer-organised or employer-supported activities, known as employer-supporter volunteering (ESV), are positive but “lag behind those who arrange their own volunteering”, a new report from NCVO finds. Read more
Milton Keynes Council Open Consultations
- Should MKC implement a borough-wide PSPO to tackle the anti-social use of vehicles associated with car cruising
- Draft Mobility Strategy Transport Infrastructure Delivery Plan and Strategic Environmental Assessment
- Consultation on the proposed federation of Slated Row School and The Walnuts School
- South Caldecotte Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document 2019
- Milton Keynes Draft Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document 2019
- Milton Keynes Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document 2019
- Consultation on a proposal to create all through education provision at Glebe Farm
- Proposed 20mph speed limit along Walton Road, Wavendon
- Little Linford Lane and Pennycress Way, Newport Pagnell – Proposed amendments to parking and waiting restrictions
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Nominate your women leaders
This year’s Women Leaders prestigious awards event will take place at the Double Tree Hilton in Milton Keynes on Friday 11th October 2019. It’s time to nominate the talented, dedicated and inspiring women that you would like to celebrate.
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Volunteers Week 2019: Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who participated in Volunteers Week 2019! It was a fantastic week and a great to chance to celebrate and say thank you for the fantastic contributions of volunteers in Milton Keynes. Keep an eye on our website for an update from our activities of the week.
Volunteering opportunity of the week
Thames Valley Partnership: Project Crisis & Support Coordinator (Bucks)
Role: To provide prevention, intervention and crisis support to anyone who is/has experienced, or is deemed to be at risk of, any form of exploitation (e.g. modern slavery, criminal, financial) and those with complex needs. The post holder will identify and engage with these individuals on a one-to-one basis, enabling them to access services and make positive, empowering choices to change their lives.
Closing date for applications: 26th June at at 8am
Interviews will be held on: 1st July 2019 at the Partnership offices (Aston Sandford, Bucks HP17 8JB)
A full Job Description and Application Form can be download from the Partnership website at: www.thamesvalleypartnership.org.uk. Please note that applications will only be put forward for consideration if they are submitted on the Application Form supplied.
YMCA: Various Roles
In Autumn 2019, YMCA are launching a brand new campus in the centre of Milton Keynes which will provide homes to two hundred young people. We aim to support 75 young people each year out of homelessness and we will be helping 75 young people each year to move on, having secured a job and a new home.
Employment Manager: Salary £30,000
Deadline for Application: 28 June
Interview date: 12 July
The Employment Manager will oversee a team of staff who will be focussed on delivering employment related support to our residents, as well as developing relationships with employers and training providers in Milton Keynes. Find out more
Activities Coordinator: Salary £23 – £25,000 depending on experience
Deadline for Application: 28 June
Interview Date: 19 July
We need someone who can lead on a range of engaging activities that make the YMCA a vibrant place to live and to build up the confidence of our young people. It’s key that the post holder is able offer a varied programme of skills that collaborate with other areas of life including volunteering opportunities, independent living skills and a range of health & wellbeing activities. Find out more
Hostel Manager: Salary £32,500
Deadline for Application: 28 June
Interview Date: 9 July
The Hostel Manager oversees a team of hostel support workers in our Stage 1 accommodation. The priority is the wellbeing and support of the residents, who have often faced homelessness, family or relationship breakdown, or trauma. Find out more
The Scouts: Various Roles
Growth and Development Officer, South of England
An exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team working to create opportunities for more people to join the largest youth organisation in the county. Engaging with communities and young people to help set up new Scout groups, you will also support new and existing volunteers through workshops, one to one inductions and training across the South of England. Contributing to the Growth strand of the Skills For Life organisational strategy, this is a great time to be joining The Scouts!
Maternity Cover from July 2019. We foresee the successful candidate living in Berkshire/ Surrey area in order to respond to our current project demand, but the role will require regular travel beyond this geography : https://scouts.org.uk/about-us/jobs/growth-development-officer-south-(mat-cover)/
FTC until Sept 2020. We foresee the successful candidate living in Avon/ Gloucester/ Wiltshire area in order to respond to our current project demand, but the role will require regular travel beyond this geography.: https://scouts.org.uk/about-us/jobs/growth-development-officer-south/
Deadline 15 July 2019
Nesta has just launched the EdTech Innovation Fund as part of a new £4.6 million programme, in partnership with the Department for Education. We’d like to transform the UK education system through better use of tech in schools and colleges. We are now looking for 20 organisations to apply for grants of up to £100,000 to improve, evaluate and grow the reach of digital tools across four challenge areas. Find out more
Max. Value: £ 30,000
Cancer care: Applications should be submitted from June and by 31 AUGUST at the latest.
Grants are available to UK registered charities for activities in the UK that fall within the following categories: care of and services for blind people; long-term care of people with learning disabilities; and care of and services for people suffering from cancer. Find out more
Max. Value: £ 90,000
Grants are available for local voluntary organisations to support vulnerable children and young people (aged 8-14 years) in London, Birmingham, and the South of England to develop the life skills they need to thrive and make positive life choices. Find out more
Big Lunch at Conniburrow Orchard
Come and join us for our Big Lunch in Conniburrow.
Saturday 29th June 1pm, please bring your own lunch or a dish to share.
Charity Walk for Peace 2019
30 June 2019
This year this flagship event will be held in Milton Keynes, in association with MK DONS Football Club and the MK DONS SET Charity, on 30th June 2019. It is free to participate.
Find out more and register
Parade of Colours – Art at the Lake Festival
Get Involved with ‘Parade of Colours’. We are setting off for the best Multi-Cultural Parade as part of this year’s Art at the Lake Festival on Saturday 29th June 2019. If you wish to take part or require more info contact email@example.com