Community News January 2012
Community Impact Bucks are launching a County-wide heating oil purchasing syndicate. Members of the syndicate will take advantage of the cheaper price obtained by placing a large order with the best cheapest suppliers. If you would like more information about this you can see the information and membership leaflets on our Links and Information page here.
January 2012 Newsletter News from Community Impact Bucks Wishing you a happy 2012 from the Staff, Trustees and Volunteers at Community Impact Bucks  Community Impact Bucks Winter Impact Magazine is due out shortly Click here to view the online version, alternatively if you would like to receive a copy please send us an email. Warm Homes Healthy People Group win grant to help keep people well this winter Community Impact Bucks is part of a group of organisations that have successfully bid to the Department of Health for £125,000 to create a winter task force to help keep people well this winter  Code of Governance for smaller organisations A Code for the Voluntary and Community Sector – Version for smaller organisations  Training and Events ESF Community Grants 2011-2013 – 13th January 2012, Free Grant Application Workshop The main focus of the European Social Fund Community Grant programme in the South East Region is to award grants up to £12,000 to enable small Voluntary, Community and Not-for-Profit Organisations to put on activities and training that offer new skills and confidence building to unemployed and disadvantaged people to help them move towards employment. Making Local Health Watch Work in Buckinghamshire- 23rd January 2012 Local HealthWatch Bucks will be an independent consumer champion for anyone using health or adult social care services in Buckinghamshire. Understanding Outcomes Workshop (Grant Funding Information)  24th January 2012 This workshop will help people intending to apply to the Big Lottery and other 'Outcomes' oriented funders for project based grants. The intended outcomes of the session are to understand: What funders expect from applicants. What funders mean by need, project aim, outcomes, activities and milestones and how to measure progress. Make a difference in your community- A series of 4 workshops in Feb 2012 All over the county, communities are working together to improve services and the quality of life for their citizens through the establishment of community transport schemes, projects that care for the elderly and vulnerable and the development of community resilience plans for dealing effectively with emergencies Staff and Volunteers - Working together effectively- 2nd February 2012 This is a one day workshop, run by Community Impact Bucks, to improve the effectiveness of staff and volunteers working together to reach the business and strategic goals of your organisation Dignity Action Day in Bucks Awards event on 3 Feb 2012 It is not necessarily a day for the ‘grand gesture’ but more about taking the time to do something, however small, for people who too often feel isolated and of little value to society. Buckinghamshire Community Funding Fair- 16th February 2012 Funding Exhibition with local and national funders with funding advice available from Andrew Long and Sara Greenwood of Community Impact Bucks. Personalisation : Partnership working for better services - 29th February Partnership Working, Partnerships: promoting efficiency and cutting overheads, how to create the right partnership; potential issues, forming consortia – how they can work for you and creating a knowledge bank to link organisations    News from other Organisations South Bucks Community and Volunteering Awards 2012 What better way is there to recognise the volunteers  who help your charity by nominating them for this great award.  Jargonbuster - helping charities and funders speak the same language Jargon Busters is a new website from Charity Evaluation Service and the Jargonbuster group.  South Bucks District Council Budget Consultation Have your say on the proposed budget – deadline for responses 1 st  Feb Short-term internship opportunity with a local charity Are you enthusiastic about the work of the voluntary, community and not-for-profit sector In Buckinghamshire? Celebration toolkit for the Diamond Jubilee and the 2012 Olympic Games Bucks County Council have produced a toolkit compiled from numerous sources and packed with practical information to support you with your event. There is also more information on the website about Public Liability Insurance Grants and further links to the 2012 Events Calendar Community Impact Bucks Registered Office Address Unit B, The Firs Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP22 5DX Telephone 0845 3890389 Website Follow us on Twitter Registered Charity No. 1070267