Network - Fundraising in the Sun
Network - Fundraising in the Sun
Network A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 E A S T L E I G H E D I T I O N Fundraising in the Sun Pictured above is a team from the National Citizen Service who ran a market stall for One Community on Thursday 26 July. Pictured right is the One Community Museum team’s table at the Eastleigh Car Boot Sale on Saturday 21 July, also raising funds for One Community - for our Museum Outreach work. Thanks to all concerned for the fundraising support.
O N E C O M M U N I T Y N E T W O R K : P A G E 2 Everything in life, in my experience, is a mixture of good and bad. I love the warm weather, wearing sandals rather than boots, ice lollies rather than soup, but I have to be mindful of applying factor 30, drinking more water and parking in the shade.
Running a charity is the same, the delight of seeing your clients enjoy the club or getting the help they need, against having to fundraise and review policies. Budgets are set in the autumn for the following year, so while you enjoy the summer sunshine please start thinking about resources for the year ahead. Start to plan and if you need advice our team is here for you.
We are very grateful for the support we receive with fundraising, as demonstrated on our front page this month. The NCS volunteers not only ran the market stall for us, they also did a day’s painting in the museum. We are also very grateful to the Locomotive Engineers Club in Eastleigh who took up one of our 40 challenges (see over page) and hosted a tea party for our Visiting Scheme—see report on page 6. Meanwhile we continue to develop our own services to reflect local requirements. Please be our ambassadors, tell people to contact us about any help they or their family might need. Remember we have wheelchairs at Shopmobility that can be hired on a temporary basis, not just for the hour while in Eastleigh town centre, in case you have family to stay this summer who would benefit.
Please come to our AGM on 18th September (details over the page), we would love to see you. Take care. Jean Roberts-Jones Chief Executive One Community News Green Tips There are a few things we can all do to have a positive impact on the planet, to avoid waste, conserve resources and fight climate change. Here’s our monthly tip from our environmental friend: Join in the Big Butterfly Count 2018 The big butterfly count is a nationwide survey by Butterfly Conservation aimed at helping us assess the health of our environment. It was launched in 2010 and has rapidly become the world's biggest survey of butterflies.
Over 60,000 people took part in 2017, submitting 62,500 counts of butterflies and day-flying moths from across the UK.
Why count butterflies? Butterflies react very quickly to change in their environment which makes them excellent biodiversity indicators. Butterfly declines are an early warning for other wildlife losses. That’s why counting butterflies can be described as taking the pulse of nature. The count will also assist us in identifying trends in species that will help us plan how to protect butterflies from extinction, as well as understand the effect of climate change on wildlife. How to take part Simply count butterflies for 15 minutes during bright (preferably sunny) weather during the big butterfly count.
The survey is planned for this time of year because most butterflies are at the adult stage of their lifecycle, so are more likely to be seen. Further information is available here: https://www.bigbutterflycount.org/about Download the handy identification chart to help you work out which butterflies you have seen. You can submit separate records for different dates at the same place, and for different places that you visit. Remember that your count is useful even if you do not see any butterflies or moths.
You can send in your sightings online at www.bigbutterflycount.org or by using the FREE big butterfly count smartphone apps available for iOS and Android. If you have information or events to share in Network, please send to Julia Allan on firstname.lastname@example.org
O N E C O M M U N I T Y N E T W O R K : P A G E 3 One Community News 1. Sponsor an Adult Carers Tea Party—£40 2. Put up 10 posters advertising One Community 3. Help us put up/take down our gazebo at an event 4. Have a One Community charity pot in your office 5. Sign up to volunteer through Volunteer Centre One Community 6.
Provide entertainment at a One Community Day Centre 7. Donate 40 gallons of diesel to One Community Transport 8. Open your garden and donate the admission proceeds to One Community 9. Leave One Community a legacy of £400 or more 10. Throw a tea party for our Visiting Scheme volunteers 11. Give us your used stamps 12. Give us your foreign coins/notes 13. Fundraise for an outing to the seaside for our Day Centre clients 14. Follow us on Facebook and share our posts 15. Follow us on Twitter and retweet our tweets 16. Donate a raffle prize 17. Set up a direct debit of £40 a year or £4 a month 18.
Hold a coffee morning/tea party in your office or street to raise £40 for One Community 19. Volunteer in our Fareham Information Centre 20. Organise a dress down fundraiser for our Visiting Scheme 21. Donate 40 second hand books/CDs/DVDs for us to sell at Eastleigh Museum 22. Donate 40 second hand books/CDs/DVDs for us to sell in our Fareham Information Centre 23. Collect 40 tombola prizes for One Community 24. Donate a new wheelchair to Shopmobility 25. Donate a new computer to One Community 26. Donate a new printer to One Community 27. Sponsor a Young Carers Trip or Activity—£400 28. Fund £40 worth of Day Centre equipment 29.
Sponsor a Visiting Scheme training session 30. Sponsor our AGM—£200 31. Get your employer to sign our Carers pledge 32. Become a One Community volunteer visitor 33. Sponsor the printing of a limited run of our memory book 34. Take part in a car boot sale and donate your takings to our Home Support Services 35. Buy our “Our Stories” DVD—£5 (£6.50 with p&p) 36. Put an article about One Community in your work staff newsletter—we’ll write it for you! 37. Make 40 cups of tea/coffee at home/work and charge £1 a cup towards our volunteer support 38. Organise a sponsored weight loss (combined loss of 40lb) for our Home Care Services 39.
Create an exhibition for our Eastleigh Museum gallery 40. Donate £40,000 for a new minibus Forty Challenges—Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of One Community Register to complete one of 40 challenges by contacting us on 023 8090 2400 or email@example.com The completion of your challenge will be certified! (You will receive a certificate!) Publicity will attend all challenges, corporate or personal, unless you expressly request anonymity which will be scrupulously respected One Community AGM 2018, Tuesday 18 September at 2pm One Community’s 40th Annual General Meeting will be held at The Point, Leigh Road, Eastleigh SO50 9DE.
Our presentations will look back over those 40 years, as well as looking forward to the next. Keep the date! To book your place call 023 8090 2400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
O N E C O M M U N I T Y N E T W O R K : P A G E 4 One Community News WHAT’S ON AT EASTLEIGH MUSEUM Eastleigh Museum 25 High Street Eastleigh SO50 5LF Open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-2pm. Admission Free Local history displays, temporary exhibition programme, family activities, local crafts and produce. SOUTHERN STEAM IN THE 1960’s: THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF TIME CARBURY 14 July-8 Sept at Eastleigh Museum This exhibition presents a selection of black and white photographic prints from the archive of the late Tim Carbury, now in the care of the Mid-Hants Railway Preservation Society at the Watercress Line.
In the mid-1960s the line from Waterloo to Southampton and Bournemouth, via Eastleigh, was Britain’s last main line to be operated by steam locomotives. All this changed in July 1967, when the line was electrified. A number of enthusiasts, of whom Tim Carbury was one, set out to record scenes of steam locomotives at work on the main line, and the infrastructure and people associated with them, before they disappeared for ever. The photographs in this collection show steam locomotives in the run-down surroundings of Nine Elms shed, outside Waterloo, and at work at Waterloo, Woking, Southampton Docks and elsewhere.
Today, steam (including some of the locomotives pictured in the exhibition) can still be seen in action at the Watercress Line and other heritage railways, and occasionally hauling excursions on the main line. However, these photographs will take you back to the days, not so very long ago, when steam trains were still a part of everyday life.
One Community News O N E C O M M U N I T Y N E T W O R K : P A G E 5 Summer Holiday Trail FREE summer holiday trail Steam Train Theme Eastleigh Museum 21 July-1 September Follow the clues to complete the trail and win a treat Eastleigh Museum Expands its Range of Local Produce Local crafts and local produce are a feature of the museum shop and the following items are now available at Eastleigh Museum: Eastleigh honey, available as either set or runny.
It’s so local, the beekeeper is a 10- minute walk from the Museum.
Hildon Water sourced from a 160-acre estate deep within the Test Valley countryside. Awarding winning Colden Common brown sauce, tomato sauce and savoury jellies. Bishop Waltham handmade gardeners’ hand cream, lip gloss and hive candles. Family owned and farmed rapeseed oil with a variety of flavours. Orchard apple juices from Droxford. Don’t miss our Local Produce and Craft Day 24 & 25 August—see poster on left hand page.
O N E C O M M U N I T Y N E T W O R K : P A G E 6 One Community News/Governance Guidance Governance Guidance If you are an Organiser or a Committee Member then you are most likely a Trustee for your organisation and you should be aware of your responsibilities and requirements.
At One Community we realise the complexities of your roles and this regular column is designed to support you with this. “Trustees have overall control of a charity and are responsible for making sure it’s doing what it was set up to do. They may be known by other titles, such as: Directors, Board Members, Governors, Committee Members.
Whatever they are called, trustees are the people who lead the charity and decide how it is run. Being a trustee means making decisions that will impact on people’s lives. Depending on what the charity does, you will be making a difference to your local community or to society as a whole. Trustees use their skills and experience to support their charities, helping them achieve their aims. Trustees also often learn new skills during their time on the board.” From: Charity Commission /Charity trustee: what’s involved (CC3a)/: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/charity-trustee- whats-involved#find-out-more-about-being-a- trustee We are here to help At One Community, we are always happy to offer direct, specific support and advice to you and your organisation, whenever you need it.
Please contact Carol Grant (pictured), our Community Development Manager on 023 8090 2460 email@example.com with any queries about being a Trustee or governance issues such as constitutions, policies, safeguarding, funding. Be confident that if we don’t know the answers, we’ll know someone who does!
Topic this month: Changes to automatic disqualification rules for people who run charities Locomotive Engineers Club Host Visiting Scheme Tea Party The Locomotive Engineers Club in Eastleigh held a tea party for our One Community Visiting Scheme— visitors and visited—on Wednesday 18 July. Sue Scott, one of our Visiting Scheme volunteers, is a member of the club and suggested the party—which is one of our 40th anniversary challenges. Hayley Malcolm, Home Services Manager at One Community, said: “Everyone enjoyed the party and said how lovely it was to get out and be in a lovely setting.” One Community would like to say a big thank you to the club for the party, and for keeping one of our fundraising pots on the bar.
Busy Day at the Mela We had a busy day at the Eastleigh Mela on Sunday 22 July, talking to people about volunteering and One Community services, running a tombola and selling museum items. We spoke to 300 people during a very hot day at a vibrant multi-cultural event with so much to see and do.
O N E C O M M U N I T Y N E T W O R K : P A G E 7 Governance Guidance/Information Changes to Automatic Disqualification Rules from 1 August 2018 From 1 August 2018 changes to the automatic disqualification rules mean that there will be more restrictions on who can run a charity.
For most charities, taking some simple steps to update recruitment and appointment systems is all that is needed. From 1 August 2018 there will be 2 key changes to the automatic disqualification rules: an increase in the number of legal reasons that disqualify someone from acting as a trustee. The new reasons include being on the sex offenders register, and certain unspent convictions - such as for terrorism or money laundering people who are disqualified from acting as a trustee are also disqualified from holding certain senior manager positions at a charity Relevant senior manager positions are both Chief Executive (or equivalent) positions and Chief Finance Officer (or equivalent) positions.
It is important to understand how the rules define the senior manager positions that are affected because it is the function (and not the title) of the position that matters. Your charity will need to check which, if any, posts qualify as senior manager positions under the new rules. The senior manager section of the automatic disqualification guidance explains what a senior manager is, for the purposes of the new rules. Under the new rules, there will be no change to the following: acting whilst disqualified will still normally be a criminal offence The automatic disqualification rules do not disqualify people from all involvement with charities.
There are other ways in which a disqualified person can be involved with charities, such as through appropriate employment in positions that do not count as ‘senior manager positions’, volunteering, or in advisory roles. You need to check that current trustees or senior managers will not be disqualified when the new rules come into effect. Your charity should also have systems in place so that, before it appoints a new trustee or relevant senior manager, it can make sure that the person is not disqualified under the current automatic disqualification rules. You should check that you are doing this.
It can be done by asking a prospective senior manager/trustee to sign a declaration to confirm that they are not disqualified. Further information and a template declaration are available here Your Park Eastleigh Borough Council’s SportWorks team is delighted to bring you their new Your Park summer programme. Your Park is a drive to get more adults and families active by making the most of Eastleigh's glorious open spaces and local parks. Getting active need not be expensive or dull. With sessions on offer at various times across the whole borough, there truly is something for everyone.
Activities on offer include Canoeing, Buggy Fit, Cardio Tennis, Family Yoga, Pilates, Boxercise, Family Fun, Tai Chi and even Jog with your Dog plus lots more! Thanks to funding from Sport England, adults (16+) can enjoy a range of activities for just £3 booking fee per person. Families with children aged 5+ can enjoy sessions for just a £5 booking fee for up to a family of four. All sessions will be run by qualified and friendly local providers and are tailored as introductory taster sessions, giving you the chance to try something new and get fit and active along the
O N E C O M M U N I T Y N E T W O R K : P A G E 8 Information Focus answers on the contract Make sure answers are relevant.
Focus on how you will deliver this contract not what you have done elsewhere in the past. Evidence Providers who are able to articulate how and why they work in a certain way achieve higher scores. Use clear examples or evidence. Clarification If you are unclear about what we are asking or looking for, use the clarification period to ask questions. Keep an eye out for clarifications we publish in answer to other Providers questions. Clarifications will form part of the final contract. Check and double check Proof reading is vital. Make sure your tender is complete, you have adhered to word counts, no sections missed out, all required signatures are in place and submit in good time.
Do not leave submissions to the last minute! Benefit Mythbuster - factchecking myths and misconceptions about universal credit Benefit Mythbuster (https://benefitmythbuster.net) is a new online web tool designed to help address commonly held myths and misconceptions about universal credit.
People can choose from three options – ‘Starting a New Claim’, ‘Managing your Claim’, and ‘Solving Problems’ to find out more about their rights, including information on job search, the claimant commitment, in-work conditionality, sanctions, and more. People can also get in touch to add a myth that needs busting. Or help to bust a myth! Benefit Mythbuster is one of a range of web tools from the advice and technology charity Lasa, who also deliver rightsnet – the social welfare law information & advice site for advisers. Find out more at: https://www.rightsnet.org.uk/resources/webtools Lasa is a social welfare law and tech charity.
Established in 1984, they're dedicated to supporting organisations in their use of technology and the delivery of social welfare law advice to the disadvantaged communities they serve. Find out more about their services: way.
Your Park will runs Monday 30 July to Sunday 26 August 2018. For more information visit www.eastleigh.gov.uk/YourPark or contact firstname.lastname@example.org Dance Performance for Mayor’s Charities A&L Dance Academy will be performing at The Berry Theatre in aid of the Mayor of Eastleigh’s Charity Appeal on Saturday 4 August. A&L Dance Academy is run and owned by Alex and Lisa Ivanets. Alex and Lisa are UK Professional Latin American Champions who represent England in the World and European Championships and all major dance events all over the world.
The Mayor’s Appeal is raising money for The Alzheimer’s Society, National Autistic Society (South Hants Branch), Wildern Opportunity Group, Hedge End and West End & Botley Scout Groups.
To book tickets please visit https:// www.theberrytheatre.co.uk/whats-on/summer-18/ summer-holiday/ or ring 023 8065 2333. “Top Tips” From Hampshire County Council’s Procurement Team The following points may sound obvious but are some of the biggest reasons for potential providers scoring badly and failing to win business.
Read and refer to the specification Ensure that you are demonstrating how the service you are offering fulfils the specification. Read the question and examine the criteria Providers who fail to specifically address the criteria will score poorly. We can only score against the criteria we have set. Make sure each of the points in the questions have been clearly and specifically addressed in line with what we have asked for in the specification. Do not assume we know how you work We cannot allocate marks based on anything other than what is written for the specific question. Our experience working with you and answers to other questions cannot be considered.
O N E C O M M U N I T Y N E T W O R K : P A G E 9 Information/Funding Website: www.lasa.org.uk Email: email@example.com Follow them: @lasacharity Call them: 020 7377 2748 FUNDING Hampshire County Council 0-19 Children’s Services Grant The 0-19 Children’s Services Grant supports projects delivered by the voluntary and not-for-profit sector operating within Hampshire. The key principles of the funding will be to: support local priorities set by the 11 Local Children’s Partnerships or equivalent groups targeted at levels 2 & 3, on the Children’s Trust threshold chart support the delivery of the Hampshire Children and Young People’s Plan 2015-2018 Grant applications will be received via In-tend from Tuesday 31 July (12 noon) and closing on Tuesday 25 September 2018 (12 noon).
This grant round will fund projects from 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020. For more information, visit Hantsdirect or contact the Children’s Services Grants team by phone 01962 833359 or LADIES WANTED Are you fed up sitting at home watching telly every night?
Feel you want to do something … but not sure what? Then why not consider … Joining a group of men and women (of various abilities) who enjoy singing and dancing for fun one night a week in Fair Oak. End results!!! For charitable causes. Not sure it’s for you? Well you don’t know if you don’t try! To find out more without obligation Call: Iris Price on 023 8184 3391