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Sustainable Merton
Other

MAKE A DIFFERENCEAt a time when concern about the climate crisis continues to escalate, we are inspiring local people to live a more sustainable lifestyle so that we can all be part of the solution. As a small charity with big ambitions, we rely on generous one-off and regular/monthly donations from our valued supporters. Your donation, no matter how big or small, will help us to improve our environment now, and for future generations. Why the community needs usWe are on a mission to clean up Merton's air, tackle food poverty and reduce our consumption of energy and resources across the borough. We want all residents to lead healthier, happier, more sustainable lifestyles - living in the present in a way that doesn't compromise the future of our planet. By working together we can make this happen. ................................................................MEMBERSHIPFor £10 a year, membership supports each of Sustainable Merton's core focus areas: waste; air quality; energy; and food. You can also make additional one-off donations, give monthly, or fundraise for us through Localgiving, every £ counts!Renew: Existing members can renew their membership via Localgiving. Simply make a donation of £10 (or more) and send an email to taylor@sustainablemerton with the subject 'MEMBER RENEWAL' to let us know that you have paid.Sign Up: Want to join us? Simply make a donation of £10 (or more) and complete our registration form HERE. Unsure if you are already a member? Send an email to taylor@sustainablemerton.org to check your membership status.Thank you!    

Expiry date: 6/30/23

Mission length: Long-term

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Worktree
Other

Virtual Career WorkOut is a one hour session in which groups of up to 30 students meet and interview five guests from the world of work about their experiences of work.Virtual Career WorkOut helps young people work out what different jobs exist and which jobs might suit them; also work out how to speak and listen effectively to adults they don't know.  Work guests also benefit by doing something useful for the community and feeling personally valued.In 2021-22, 7855 students met and interviewed 656 work guests from 269 companies in 342 Virtual Career WorkOut sessions.Since 2015, 25000 students met and interviewed 3000 work guests from 500 companies.           

Expiry date: 8/1/23

Mission length: Short-term

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Worktree
Other

Virtual Career WorkOut is a one hour session in which groups of up to 30 students meet and interview five guests from the world of work about their experiences of work.Virtual Career WorkOut helps young people work out what different jobs exist and which jobs might suit them; also work out how to speak and listen effectively to adults they don't know.  Work guests also benefit by doing something useful for the community and feeling personally valued.In 2021-22, 7855 students met and interviewed 656 work guests from 269 companies in 342 Virtual Career WorkOut sessions.Since 2015, 25000 students met and interviewed 3000 work guests from 500 companies.           

Expiry date: 2/24/23

Mission length: Short-term

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Kincardineshire District Scout Council
Other

<div>Kincardineshire District Scout Council are looking for a volunteer Social Media Manager who can enhance our presence and build strong online communities through our various social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram (for example, not necessarily an exclusive list).&nbsp; Currently we have a website (https://www.kincardineshirescouts.org.uk) and a private Facebook Group. &nbsp;<br><br></div><div>We are seeking an individual or individuals that will be responsible for developing and administering social media content that is designed to be engaging and create an interactive relationship between the public, our members, and our extended Scout community.&nbsp; You will also be required to collect and review social media data to help us develop more effective campaigns so that we can engage with the public and our local community in an interactive and conversational way.<br><br></div><div>We want to provide updates on our successes and for sharing links of great media coverage. We want people - our members and the public - to be able catch up on fun news and gossip. Our messages should be light-hearted in manner and presented in an upbeat and positive tone. Delivered through text, great videos and photos from recent events or simply through a quick reminder about an upcoming event to keep the energy and interaction high.<br><br></div><div>If a negative comment is made due to the public or a member misunderstanding a message or because they are not aware of all the relevant details, then it would be appropriate to ensure we have responded politely and cleared up any misunderstanding.&nbsp; We don’t want to stifle debate though, instead help issues be resolved by balanced argument whilst always ensuring that any information or comments made are appropriate and in keeping with the Scouting ethos.<br><br>No experience of Scouting is required and this role can be carried out remotely. working from home but still as part of a wider team. &nbsp;<br><br>We are open to informal conversations about this role. &nbsp;<br><br>Contact Robert Anderson (robert.anderson@kincardineshirescouts.org.uk) or Bob Forbes (bob.forbes@kincardineshirescouts.org.uk) if you are interested or would to discuss further.<br><br></div>

Expiry date: 12/31/25

Mission length: Long-term

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Abberton Rural Training (ART)
Online fundraising campaign delivery

ART has supported 100% of its vulnerable students (including wounded and injured service personnel) and o1250 vulnerable households during COVID19, and will continue to assist individuals and families most in need.Traditionally ART has a history of success, supporting people with mental health issues and/or physical/ sensory/ learning disabilities; and wounded and injured service personnel, but during the pandemic we have further extended support to low income families and vulnerable groups such as young carers through a new initiative called 'Stay at home, Grow your own'.ART has also put all its courses online so anyone can join in and learn while in lockdown, or shielding. Courses focus on supporting those who need help to improve their mental and physical health, well-being and reduce social isolation. At least 85% of our participants go on to get involved in community volunteering activities, get jobs, enter further education and/or do more accredited training.Why the community needs usDuring COVID19 ART has worked in partnership with Local Authorities, Volunteer Groups and worked with Public Health Teams to address the needs of individuals and families who are low income, isolated, vulnerable and most at risk.We have co-ordinated volunteers to deliver free Grow Your Own packs, seeds and compost, to households who need a bit of extra help during this difficult time. ART continues to support people growing their own to help with mental health, food security, promote being more active outdoors, and we even get people living in flats growing with windowsill kits!Our impact on the communityThis programme of support sees participants improve their physical activity, mental health and well-being; gain confidence; and improves self-esteem. ART is supporting the increasing numbers of people who are suffering increased mental health issues or no longer have employment because of the impact of COVID19 in their job security. We are helping people to engage and learn new skills that will support them much longer term.Supporting ART will make a huge difference to a wide range of vulnerable people across Essex - thank you in advance for supporting us!

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Sales

Expiry date: 1/4/23

Mission length: Long-term

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Abberton Rural Training (ART)
Video Content

ART has supported 100% of its vulnerable students (including wounded and injured service personnel) and o1250 vulnerable households during COVID19, and will continue to assist individuals and families most in need.Traditionally ART has a history of success, supporting people with mental health issues and/or physical/ sensory/ learning disabilities; and wounded and injured service personnel, but during the pandemic we have further extended support to low income families and vulnerable groups such as young carers through a new initiative called 'Stay at home, Grow your own'.ART has also put all its courses online so anyone can join in and learn while in lockdown, or shielding. Courses focus on supporting those who need help to improve their mental and physical health, well-being and reduce social isolation. At least 85% of our participants go on to get involved in community volunteering activities, get jobs, enter further education and/or do more accredited training.Why the community needs usDuring COVID19 ART has worked in partnership with Local Authorities, Volunteer Groups and worked with Public Health Teams to address the needs of individuals and families who are low income, isolated, vulnerable and most at risk.We have co-ordinated volunteers to deliver free Grow Your Own packs, seeds and compost, to households who need a bit of extra help during this difficult time. ART continues to support people growing their own to help with mental health, food security, promote being more active outdoors, and we even get people living in flats growing with windowsill kits!Our impact on the communityThis programme of support sees participants improve their physical activity, mental health and well-being; gain confidence; and improves self-esteem. ART is supporting the increasing numbers of people who are suffering increased mental health issues or no longer have employment because of the impact of COVID19 in their job security. We are helping people to engage and learn new skills that will support them much longer term.Supporting ART will make a huge difference to a wide range of vulnerable people across Essex - thank you in advance for supporting us!

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Social Media

Technology

Expiry date: 9/30/23

Mission length: Short-term

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Abberton Rural Training (ART)
Grants / Corporate Sponsorship

ART has supported 100% of its vulnerable students (including wounded and injured service personnel) and o1250 vulnerable households during COVID19, and will continue to assist individuals and families most in need.Traditionally ART has a history of success, supporting people with mental health issues and/or physical/ sensory/ learning disabilities; and wounded and injured service personnel, but during the pandemic we have further extended support to low income families and vulnerable groups such as young carers through a new initiative called 'Stay at home, Grow your own'.ART has also put all its courses online so anyone can join in and learn while in lockdown, or shielding. Courses focus on supporting those who need help to improve their mental and physical health, well-being and reduce social isolation. At least 85% of our participants go on to get involved in community volunteering activities, get jobs, enter further education and/or do more accredited training.Why the community needs usDuring COVID19 ART has worked in partnership with Local Authorities, Volunteer Groups and worked with Public Health Teams to address the needs of individuals and families who are low income, isolated, vulnerable and most at risk.We have co-ordinated volunteers to deliver free Grow Your Own packs, seeds and compost, to households who need a bit of extra help during this difficult time. ART continues to support people growing their own to help with mental health, food security, promote being more active outdoors, and we even get people living in flats growing with windowsill kits!Our impact on the communityThis programme of support sees participants improve their physical activity, mental health and well-being; gain confidence; and improves self-esteem. ART is supporting the increasing numbers of people who are suffering increased mental health issues or no longer have employment because of the impact of COVID19 in their job security. We are helping people to engage and learn new skills that will support them much longer term.Supporting ART will make a huge difference to a wide range of vulnerable people across Essex - thank you in advance for supporting us!

Fundraising

Income Generation

Sales

Expiry date: 6/30/23

Mission length: Advice/Skillshare

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Vision 4 Youth
Other

Vision 4 Youth is a charity based in Yateley, Hampshire, who provide Youth Clubs, Services, training, and employment in Yateley and the surrounding areas. Vision 4 Youth was set up to act as a resource for young people aged up to 25 to provide advice and assistance, educational programmes, employment, training, physical activities and sport. 

Expiry date: 12/31/23

Mission length: Long-term

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Camphill Wellbeing Trust
Other

About usEstablished in 1989, we are a Scottish charity which aims to support the wellbeing of patients, their families and the local community through an integrated approach to health, education and social care. We use individualised therapeutic programmes to:address illnessbuild resiliencemaintain wellbeingFind out more on our website.Our ServicesWe offer our medical services through outpatient clinics. Residential programmes are also available for those living at a distance. We have particular expertise in:learning disabilities, including autismyoung people’s healthchronic conditionssocial prescribing (at Compass)mistletoe therapyCamphill Wellbeing Trust also provides therapeutic and medical support to Camphill communities locally and throughout Scotland.Research & EducationCamphill Wellbeing Trust is involved in research, education and training. We publish in peer-reviewed journals and offer placements to medical students and other healthcare professionals. We also support learning in community at our new community-based Compass hub.Support usAs a charity, we rely on donations and fundraising to provide our services. Your donations help us to provide our extended approach to those who need it by offering equality of access to our services. At times we fundraise for specific projects. Help us to help others by donating today!        

Expiry date: 1/1/24

Mission length: Long-term

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Hindu Nari Sangh
Online fundraising campaign delivery

To make all communities of South Tyneside aware of the Indian Culture and Hindu Religion. Cultural activities for the children specially those from the deprived areas of South Tyneside. Provision of dance classes for children from all communities of the Northeast Multicultural events where all the groups from South Tyneside perform. Celebrate Diwali, (Festival of Light) where all communities get together and have an evening of celebration. Children of asian descent feel they have an identities.Why the community needs usAll the communities living in South Tyneside and indeed the Northeast come to our events they enjoy the programme and Indian food for a small expense Our dance classes are open to all and children from the deprived areas get a concession also some get to learn completely free We collaborate with the Customs House and many people specially from the refugees and asylem seekers get a chance to enjoy this wonderful facility The local groups who peform at our events and appreciate the chance to do soOur impact on the communityChildren taking part feel a sense of achievement Those who learn dance feel that they have a healthy activity and fun as well. Parents feel that their children are safe and have an activity to do on a saturday. Communities who attend our events and Diwali celebration have told us by word of mouth and questionnaires that they have a good time. Local perfoming groups fell that they have had a chance to showcase the work they do. Refugees and asylem seekers enjoy facility of Customs House theatre.

Expiry date: 12/26/22

Mission length: Long-term

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Sustainable Merton
Other

MAKE A DIFFERENCEAt a time when concern about the climate crisis continues to escalate, we are inspiring local people to live a more sustainable lifestyle so that we can all be part of the solution. As a small charity with big ambitions, we rely on generous one-off and regular/monthly donations from our valued supporters. Your donation, no matter how big or small, will help us to improve our environment now, and for future generations. Why the community needs usWe are on a mission to clean up Merton's air, tackle food poverty and reduce our consumption of energy and resources across the borough. We want all residents to lead healthier, happier, more sustainable lifestyles - living in the present in a way that doesn't compromise the future of our planet. By working together we can make this happen. ................................................................MEMBERSHIPFor £10 a year, membership supports each of Sustainable Merton's core focus areas: waste; air quality; energy; and food. You can also make additional one-off donations, give monthly, or fundraise for us through Localgiving, every £ counts!Renew: Existing members can renew their membership via Localgiving. Simply make a donation of £10 (or more) and send an email to taylor@sustainablemerton with the subject 'MEMBER RENEWAL' to let us know that you have paid.Sign Up: Want to join us? Simply make a donation of £10 (or more) and complete our registration form HERE. Unsure if you are already a member? Send an email to taylor@sustainablemerton.org to check your membership status.Thank you!    

Expiry date: 30/06/2023

Mission length: Long-term

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Worktree
Other

Virtual Career WorkOut is a one hour session in which groups of up to 30 students meet and interview five guests from the world of work about their experiences of work.Virtual Career WorkOut helps young people work out what different jobs exist and which jobs might suit them; also work out how to speak and listen effectively to adults they don't know.  Work guests also benefit by doing something useful for the community and feeling personally valued.In 2021-22, 7855 students met and interviewed 656 work guests from 269 companies in 342 Virtual Career WorkOut sessions.Since 2015, 25000 students met and interviewed 3000 work guests from 500 companies.           

Expiry date: 01/08/2023

Mission length: Short-term

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Worktree
Other

Virtual Career WorkOut is a one hour session in which groups of up to 30 students meet and interview five guests from the world of work about their experiences of work.Virtual Career WorkOut helps young people work out what different jobs exist and which jobs might suit them; also work out how to speak and listen effectively to adults they don't know.  Work guests also benefit by doing something useful for the community and feeling personally valued.In 2021-22, 7855 students met and interviewed 656 work guests from 269 companies in 342 Virtual Career WorkOut sessions.Since 2015, 25000 students met and interviewed 3000 work guests from 500 companies.           

Expiry date: 24/02/2023

Mission length: Short-term

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