Funding! Additional Public Health Funding

A limited Public Health COVID 19 emergency fund is available for constituted and non-constituted groups which we work wit, that are providing COVID 19 support and require financial support. This fund will allow community and voluntary sector organisations to apply to public health for limited funding to enable them to maintain the work they have been doing in response to COVID19.

The public health emergency fund will support voluntary and community sector organisations with funding up to a maximum value of £2,000 for constituted groups and £250 for non-constituted groups, to allow them to play a key role in the local response. Organisations will be eligible to receive funding if they meet the criteria below:

To be eligible for funding, organisations must:

  • not have an existing contractual agreement in place with the Public Health department 
  • be supporting the response to COVID19
  • be known to the public health team through previous partnership working, be known to the Council's community response unit, or be known  to the network of district forum that support the work of the community response unit
  • provide a minimum level of detail, including geographic area covered, contact details for lead individual, and bank details for transfer of funding

Any proposed ise of the emergency funding must be linked to and existing Public Health work programme/theme, for example to support mental health and emotional wellbeing, increase social connectedness, or to prevent demand on statutory services.

To apply for emergency funding, organisations will need to return the attached application form to the Assistant Director of Public Health giving details of the funding they require, it's purpose, and confirmation that they meet the eligibility criteria.

 

Application forms to be returned by email only to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Funding! Release Financial Charity

Release Financial Charity (Release) gratefully thanks the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund for funding support to local people regarding money management, budgeting and debt issues. Also, thanks to the Government for making this possible.

This six-month project entitled 'Releasing - journey towards online delivery', aims to train and support the staff team (including volunteers) to provide support to local people remotely, developing our established Budget Buddies initiative, as well as improve our website and resources as we enter into a new 'normal'.

We are seeking new volunteers, in various roles, including administrators, money advisors, social media/website/YouTube development, and are open t receive referrals (either directly from people or supporting organisations) - please contact us for further details or to refer people:

Office: 01773 306289
Mobile: 07932 088331
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

News! Be #ScamAware

Could it be a scam?

Spotting a scam
It's important to always keep an eye out for scams. They can and do affect anyone.

People can be especially vulnerable at times like this when they're worried about their families, health, money and work. It might take longer than usual to realise something isn't right, so here are some of the main warning signs of scams to look out for:

  • It seems too good to be true - like an email saying you've won a competition but you don't remember entering 
  • Someone you don't know contacts you unexpectedly
  • You're being urged to respond quickly so you don't get time to think about it or talk to family and friends 
  • You've been asked to pay in an unusual way - for example by bank transfer or gift vouchers
  • You've been asked to give away personal information

If you think someone might be trying to scam you, get advice. You can contact the Citizen's Advice consumer service for help with what to do next, and report scams or suspected scams to Action Fraud.

www.actionfraud.police.uk/news.
www.fca.org.uk/consumers/protect-yourself-scams.

How to protect yourself from scams

If you're not sure about something, seek advice from a trusted source. 

  • Don't be rushed into making any quick decisions
  • Never give your personal details or money to anyone you don't know or trust. If someone pressures you for money or sensitive information, like passwords or bank details, it is most likely a scam
  • Before you buy anything, spend a few minutes checking the company or website you're using. You can read reviews from different websites, search for the company's details on gov.uk, and take a look at their terms and conditions
  • Pay by debit or credit card. This gives you extra protection if things go wrong
  • Be suspicious. Scammers may appear like a trusted business, have a professional website and say all the right things. Take your time to work out if they're genuine. Ask them for ID or contact the organisation on a number you know and trust.
  • Make sure your antivirus software is up-to-date
  • Make your online accounts secure. Make sure you have a strong password for your email accounts that you don't use anywhere else.

What to do if you think you've been scammed

1. Protect yourself from further risks
If you've been scammed, there are steps you can take to stop things getting worse. Contact your bank immediately to let them know what's happened. You should also change any relevant log-in details, and check for viruses if you were scammed on a computer.

2. Check if you can get your money back
If you've lost money because of a scam, there might be things you can do to get it back. Again, make sure you tell your bank what happened straight away. If you've paid for something by card of PayPal, depending on the circumstances they might be able to help you get your money back. 

3. Report the scam
Reporting a scam helps enforcement authorities track down and stop the criminals responsible, and protects others from being scammed.

 

Citizens Advice - 0808 223 1133

Report all types of scams to Action Fraud

News! Be #ScamAware

Could it be a scam?

Spotting a scam
It's important to always keep an eye out for scams. They can and do affect anyone.

People can be especially vulnerable at times like this when they're worried about their families, health, money and work. It might take longer than usual to realise something isn't right, so here are some of the main warning signs of scams to look out for:

  • It seems too good to be true - like an email saying you've won a competition but you don't remember entering 
  • Someone you don't know contacts you unexpectedly
  • You're being urged to respond quickly so you don't get time to think about it or talk to family and friends 
  • You've been asked to pay in an unusual way - for example by bank transfer or gift vouchers
  • You've been asked to give away personal information

If you think someone might be trying to scam you, get advice. You can contact the Citizen's Advice consumer service for help with what to do next, and report scams or suspected scams to Action Fraud.

www.actionfraud.police.uk/news.
www.fca.org.uk/consumers/protect-yourself-scams.

How to protect yourself from scams

If you're not sure about something, seek advice from a trusted source. 

  • Don't be rushed into making any quick decisions
  • Never give your personal details or money to anyone you don't know or trust. If someone pressures you for money or sensitive information, like passwords or bank details, it is most likely a scam
  • Before you buy anything, spend a few minutes checking the company or website you're using. You can read reviews from different websites, search for the company's details on gov.uk, and take a look at their terms and conditions
  • Pay by debit or credit card. This gives you extra protection if things go wrong
  • Be suspicious. Scammers may appear like a trusted business, have a professional website and say all the right things. Take your time to work out if they're genuine. Ask them for ID or contact the organisation on a number you know and trust.
  • Make sure your antivirus software is up-to-date
  • Make your online accounts secure. Make sure you have a strong password for your email accounts that you don't use anywhere else.

What to do if you think you've been scammed

1. Protect yourself from further risks
If you've been scammed, there are steps you can take to stop things getting worse. Contact your bank immediately to let them know what's happened. You should also change any relevant log-in details, and check for viruses if you were scammed on a computer.

2. Check if you can get your money back
If you've lost money because of a scam, there might be things you can do to get it back. Again, make sure you tell your bank what happened straight away. If you've paid for something by card of PayPal, depending on the circumstances they might be able to help you get your money back. 

3. Report the scam
Reporting a scam helps enforcement authorities track down and stop the criminals responsible, and protects others from being scammed.

 

Citizens Advice - 0808 223 1133

Report all types of scams to Action Fraud

Employment! Vacancy at Rhubarb Farm

Job Vacancy at Rhubarb Farm

Rhubarb Farm is seeking to find a suitably experienced and knowledgeable person to fill the new post of FOOD CHAMPION. The post will co-ordinate all the food work in response to the pandemic, and in the recovery period afterwards. This is a part-time post.

Job description, background information, advert and application form can all be accessed from the Rhubarb Farm website: https://rhubarbfarm.wixsite.com/rhubarbfarm 

Please note the requirement for all serious applicants to complete a days volunteering at the Farm before submitting an application. 

News! National Volunteers Week - Nominations Open!

National Volunteer's week is upon us and although all our original plans cannot go ahead we can still celebrate and thank our volunteers through digital means.

BCVS will be running a social media campaign all through the week thanking volunteers as individuals, as a whole and as corporate supporters.

How can I get involved?

You can either nominate a "star volunteer" who you would like to be thanked by sharing their name, a photo (if possible) and 2 short sentences on why you wish to mention them, or you can say a generic thank you to all your volunteers, or both.

Just send your nominations and/or your generic thank you messages by close of 30th May to - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Up to 10 individuals/messages will be "starred" on our social media pages each day that week. 

 

*Please make sure that you have asked gained all correct GDPR permissions before sending the nominations in.

If you are using a social media campaign yourselves please use the following hashtag: #ThankyouBolsoverDistrictVolunteers

 

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