Violence Against Women and Girls Reduction Fund now open

The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has announced the opening of its latest grant funding round for applications. The Violence Against Women and Girls Reduction Fund is open to community groups, social enterprises and non-profit organisations working in South Yorkshire who are working on tackling Violence Against Women and Girls. Organisations are able to … Continue reading Violence Against Women and Girls Reduction Fund now open

National Insurance threshold rise to boost take-home pay

On 23 March 2022, the UK government announced at Spring Statement 2022 an increase in National Insurance thresholds for the 2022 to 2023 tax year. This means employees and self-employed people will pay National Insurance contributions on less of their income or profits. We will publish updated rates and thresholds before these changes take effect. 1. Class 1 … Continue reading National Insurance threshold rise to boost take-home pay

Access free online MoneyHelper tools from the Money & Pensions Service

Written by Jenny Wright, Regional Partnership Manager - Yorkshire & Humber, Money & Pensions Service The government's Money & Pensions Service is mindful that staff working/volunteering with people and supporting them into work may be struggling with their own financial wellbeing, especially in these difficult times. In Yorkshire and Humber we have the following information … Continue reading Access free online MoneyHelper tools from the Money & Pensions Service

Qualitas Sports Football & Education Programme for post-16 students

Written by John Knapper, Post 16 Scholarship Manager, Qualitas Sports Please see below the opportunity for Year 11 Students with this Unique and Bespoke Football & Education Programme. Please can I make you aware of the support Qualitas can potentially offer to students on Results Day who may have not quite got the grades for … Continue reading Qualitas Sports Football & Education Programme for post-16 students

Hundreds of youth groups across the country to benefit from £380 million Youth Investment Fund

Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Nigel Huddleston MP First recipients of fund targeting areas left-behind in youth services confirmed Hundreds of youth services, facilities and organisations for young people in areas with poor provision will benefit from a cash injection as the Government begins to deliver on its £380 million Youth Investment Fund. The … Continue reading Hundreds of youth groups across the country to benefit from £380 million Youth Investment Fund

Find out about Volunteers’ Week 2022: 1-7 June

Written by The National Council for Voluntary Organisations What is Volunteers' Week Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It's a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you. Volunteers’ Week is supported and celebrated by small grassroots organisations as well as larger, household-name charities, who together … Continue reading Find out about Volunteers’ Week 2022: 1-7 June

Employers uncover learning power for Learning at Work Week

Campaign for Learning and employers around the country are celebrating the 24th Learning at Work Week (16th to 22nd May) which starts today.  This year’s theme ‘Learning Uncovered’ is focused on raising the profile of lifelong learning at work, and helping everyone to uncover and share their learning powers.  Businesses this year will be empowering colleagues with thousands of … Continue reading Employers uncover learning power for Learning at Work Week

Find out about Learning at Work Week (16-22 May)

What is Learning at Work Week? Learning at Work Week is a unique annual event to build learning cultures at work. It aims to put a spotlight on the importance and benefits of continual learning and development. The Campaign for Learning coordinate LAW Week nationally and offer resources and ideas for learning & development colleagues … Continue reading Find out about Learning at Work Week (16-22 May)

Why Loneliness is the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Written by the Mental Health Foundation (reposted) Our CEO Mark Rowland shares his own experience of loneliness, explains the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week (9 to 15 May 2022) and invites you to share your stories, break the stigma and be part of the movement to tackle loneliness. Loneliness is something that we all … Continue reading Why Loneliness is the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Webinar: Exploring workplace design for neurodiverse employees (Tues 28 June)

Tue, 28 June 2022 11:00 - 12:00 Crown Commercial Service has partnered with SouthernsBroadstock to deliver this virtual training session via webinar. Understanding the needs of a neurodiverse workforce is a core requirement when developing a truly inclusive environment. SouthernsBroadstock will discuss the opportunities that are uncovered when neurodiversity becomes a key consideration in the … Continue reading Webinar: Exploring workplace design for neurodiverse employees (Tues 28 June)

Mental health and wellbeing plan: discussion paper and call for evidence

Reposted from the Department of Health and Social Care This discussion paper and call for evidence seek views on what we can do to improve everyone’s mental health and wellbeing. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 7 July 2022 Consultation description The government is committed to improving mental health and wellbeing outcomes, particularly for people … Continue reading Mental health and wellbeing plan: discussion paper and call for evidence

NVM’s Next Level Project to train BAME 18-25 females in video game design

The National Videogame Museum in Sheffield is launching a new project geared at 18-25-year-old females from a BAME background. The free course - the Next Level Project - will take place at Castle House in the city centre over a six-week period (2 hours per week). Participants receive travel expenses and 1:1 employment support advice … Continue reading NVM’s Next Level Project to train BAME 18-25 females in video game design