SLAY YOUR FUNDING DRAGON THIS ST. GEORGE’S DAY

In celebration of our national saint’s day, Tees Valley Rural Action and Redcar and Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency are delighted to announce the return of GrantFinder for voluntary sector organisations based and operating in Redcar and Cleveland.

Following the unexpected discontinuation of the previous GrantFinder portal, funded by the local authority, we have worked together since February this year with IDOX to find a route by which we could bring back this service to benefit the communities that we all support and serve.

The Redcar Fund Seekers portal, powered by IDOX GrantFinder, is an open, self-service grant portal that gives you access to the thousands of grant opportunities from national, regional and local funders from the public sector to private charitable foundations and corporate sponsors.

The portal is highly customisable to your needs and can be setup to find and send you funding opportunities that are just right for you, allowing you to slay the proverbial funding dragon and make sure that you’re only putting effort into those funding applications where you are most likely to be successful.

This is a free service, brought to you by a unique partnership of local infrastructure organisations, with the sole request that in order for us to continue to advocate for this free provision you share with us tales of your successful funding bids, as well as those that miss the mark, so we can advocate to funders as to how valuable this service is.

Sign up for your free account today by visiting www.redcarfundseekers.org.uk and access additional support by visiting either www.rcvda.org.uk/support/ or teesvalleyruralaction.co.uk/services/.

Best Wishes,

Peter Neal, CEO, RCVDA and Rita Lawson, CEO, TVRA

Rural Together 24 – East Cleveland

Calling all community groups in East Cleveland!!

On Thursday 21st March Tees Valley Rural Action will be hosting the first Rural Together event and you are invited!

Join us for an engaging and entertaining event, where you can create new connections, strengthen community bonds, and discover ways to promote sustainable change.

A full list of speakers supporting the theme Go Green for your community hall with market stalls for information and advice will be announced shortly.

One of the most exciting parts of our event is showcasing ideas and initiatives from the local community that you can participate in. Is your community group in need of a small amount of funding to kick-start your sustainable initiative? This could include organizing a litter pick, launching an environmental project, or implementing small-scale recycling programs. The opportunities are endless!
Click here to register your attendance at the network event or find out more information.

Funding Opportunity for Community Projects Based on Sustainability – Go Green

The theme is sustainability and we’re offering a unique opportunity to pitch your project in a “dragons den” style scenario. Only three spaces are available to pitch your project to the audience. The top three groups will receive funding as follows: 1st place £750, 2nd place £500, and 3rd place £250.

Please note that only three groups will be invited to attend on the day.  All 3 groups will be awarded funding. This funding is welcomed from East Cleveland Good Neighbours – Big Local

Click here to apply for one of three community groups who will pitch at the event.

Get involved in Village Halls Week 2024

This year’s Village Halls Week (18-24 March) is going green with a focus on promoting sustainability, energy efficiency and the environment. Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) is encouraging community venues to sign up for resources (including recyclable/reusable posters, bunting and badges) for the week. Campaign packs are limited so register your interest now.

We’d love to hear what village halls across Tees Valley, are doing to make your space more energy efficient or encourage your community to go greener. If you want to get involved with the campaign by sharing your story or submitting a blog, do get in touch

We’ll be sharing resources, tips and inspiring stories throughout the week. #VillageHallsWeek

Register Now

 

Job Advert – Deadline Extended – East Cleveland Community Development Officer – TVRA

Deadline Extended – East Cleveland Community Development Officer

Role

“Are you driven by community strength and delivery and have an interest or experience in making communities stronger, better places to live, work, volunteer, and visit? Do you think you have what it takes to project manage and liaise with our wider community, all for the benefit and development of East Cleveland?”

We’re seeking a passionate and driven person to ensure our rural area connections across East Cleveland are of value to the community.

Then this exciting opportunity may be exactly what you are looking for!

Join our team as the Community Development Officer and help make a real difference to East Cleveland.

Benefits:

  • 3-year Fixed Term Contract
  • 28 hours per week
  • Salary £24,958 (pro rata equivalent £19,958)
  • The standard paid annual leave entitlement
  • TVRA operates a workplace pension scheme

Purpose of the Post

To work with the TVRA team to develop a new National Lottery Community Fund initiative that responds to emerging needs using Asset Based Community Development.

We welcome applications from all sections of our community.

If you wish to apply for this position further job specification and post details can be found on the following links.

Job Role and Person Specification

Application Form

Application notes

For further information about the role, please get in touch on 01642 213852

Details of how to rerun the application are on the application

Closing Date for Applications: midnight Sunday 20th August 2023

VCO Training – Writing Better Funding Applications and Evaluate Projects

This is a programme of training and information sessions for voluntary and community organisations (VCOs) working in or across Cleveland who can support people affected by, involved in, or at risk of serious violence.

These sessions are aimed at developing VCOs to develop their skills at making funding applications. The training will also cover how to showcase their work and impact through a meaningful evaluation process. The aim is to help organisations to be more successful when applying for future funding opportunities from Cleveland Unit for the Reduction of Violence (CURV).

Book your place click on the following link here

East Cleveland Good Neighbours Big Local- Soup Funding Event

Calling all East Cleveland Community Groups 📢📢📢📢

East Cleveland Good Neighbours Big Local are sending a warm invite for community groups to come along to our next Soup Funding event on:

Friday 24th Feb at 12pm at Loftus Community Hub CIC

This is an opportunity for your East Cleveland groups to gain up to £500 funding, network or discover more about the new East Cleveland Good Neighbours – Big Local.  Walk away with funding for an up and coming community activity, find out on the day who has been successful. Think Dragons Den without the Dragons but a friendly group of likeminded people whose aim is to do great things in the community.
If you attended our first event please spread the word as the networking alone was beneficial.
Please see the photos below for more information about our people power event.
We will welcome you all to begin the event with a quick lunch before you use your people power to decide on the funding on the day.
Community Groups applying for funds. Your application for funds just click ➡️ here
Please apply under one theme only.
Deadline is 21st February for pitcher applications, we promise this is short and sweet.
Attendees at the event to network and use your people power to vote your event registration please click ➡️ here
Deadline is 21st February for attendee registration.
Please share with other local groups and projects.
For our People Power in Action Event. #PeoplePower #funding #eastcleveland

STAYING WELL FUND OPEN TO REDCAR & CLEVELAND APPLICATIONS

Redcar and Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency, in partnership with Tees Valley Rural Action is delighted to announce the opening of the Redcar and Cleveland Staying Well Fund on behalf of the Durham, Darlington and Teesside Mental Health and Learning Disability Partnership.

This is an opportunity for Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) organisations to apply for either revenue or capital funding to support new pieces of work from £2,500 to £5,000 that align to the NHS Community Mental Health Framework, which sets out its ambition and challenge to local providers to redesign and realign community mental health teams alongside primary care and voluntary sector services.

Funding is centred around the core community mental health framework principles of which we would welcome bids in line with the following ethos to support our local communities to stay well.  Funding applications will need to address one or more of the following:

  • Bids that support local communities to stay well; for example, this may include supporting individuals with conditions impacting their mental or supporting individuals who are currently in recovery.
  • Bids that enable individuals to contribute to their local communities and to become active participants.
  • Bids that support transitions between services to reduce waiting times and allow for warm transfers: actively supporting individuals to make initial links with, and access, other services where this would best meet their needs. Collaborative working across partners and organisations would be strongly welcomed.
  • Bids which promote individuals supporting their physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Bids which improve quality of life especially in underrepresented groups or those with health inequalities.
  • Bids which recognise the health inequalities of local populations and underrepresented groups in either accessing services or staying well within their local communities.
  • Bids which are people-led and demonstrate that they have spoken to and involved local communities within the design of the activities the applicant is proposing.
  • Bids that show that they have drawn upon the infrastructure and strengths of the area in which they propose to work within and how the proposed work can add value.
  • Bids that lead to a reduction in social isolation.
  • Bids which provide a proactive outreach offer as well as in-reach.

The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 13thMarch 2023 and applicants will be notified by the week commencing 20th March 2023.

Download the guidance notes Staying-Well-Application-Process and you can apply by clicking here: for the online application 

Village Halls Week 2023 New Year Round 2 of Nuts & Bolts Funding Training

The development of a grant application can be a tricky and overwhelming task. We have teamed up with Woodsmith Foundation and RCVDA to provide the background work that is required to start writing quality grant applications.

Our fun and interactive sessions will include a speaker from the Woodsmith Foundation (formerly Sirius Minerals Foundation) to ensure Redcar & Cleveland groups can produce quality applications to meet their funding guidelines.

This is your opportunity to meet the funder and develop your funding application skills. We will be detailing, tips and trips and do’s and don’ts. Giving you an opportunity to use case studies and develop your own applications on the day.

Over two separate dates and venues.  Each day is the same time. Registration from 9:30am, session is 10am-1pm. Lunch is provided.

24th January 2023  – FROG, Grange town United Community Hub, Derwentwater Road, Grangetown, Middlesbrough, TS6 7PY.

26th January 2023 – ECHO Building, Emmanuel Church Office, Macnay Street, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire, TS12 1LE.

Sometimes 1 day just isn’t enough therefore RCVDA will be offering 1 to 1 tailored sessions to support your future funding applications.  Once the face to face training sessions are completed an online highlight video will be available on our website.

To register your place please click to secure your spot numbers depend on venue so please don’t miss out.

Applications now open for Tees Esk and Wear Valley (TEWV) NHS Trust Resilience Funding – Round 2 – Staying Well

Following the success of the first round of funding from Tees Esk and Wear Valley (TEWV) NHS Trust, which focussed on the mental health challenges faced as a consequence of the Covid pandemic, we are delighted to announce a new round of one year funding for Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise, (VCSE) organisations in Stockton and Darlington to deliver projects which look to redesign and realign community mental health.

NHS England Community Mental Health Framework sets out its ambition and challenge to local providers to redesign and realign community mental health teams alongside primary care and voluntary sector services.

Funding for round 2 is centred around the core community mental health framework principles of which we would welcome bids in line with the following ethos to support our local communities to stay well.  Funding applications will need to address one or more of the following:

  • Support local communities to stay well. This may include supporting individuals with conditions impacting their mental wellbeing or those who are currently in recovery.
  • Enable individuals to contribute to their local communities and be active participants.
  • Support transitions between services to reduce waiting times and allow for “warm transfers”. By this we mean actively supporting individuals to make initial links with, and access, other services where this would best meet their needs.  Collaborative working across partners and organisations would be strongly welcomed.
  • Promote individuals supporting their physical and mental wellbeing
  • Improve quality of life especially in underrepresented groups or those with health inequalities.
  • Recognise the health inequalities of local populations and underrepresented groups to either access services or stay well within their local communities.
  • Projects and or services that are people led and demonstrate they have spoken to and involved local communities within the design of the activities the applicant is proposing.
  • Applicants can demonstrate they have drawn upon the infrastructure and strengths of the area it is working within and how it can add value.
  • Reduction in social isolation.
  • Provide a proactive outreach offer as well as in reach.

Deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday 29th September 2022 and applicants will be notified within 10 days of the closing date.

Download the application and guidance notes for Darlington here TEWV Application Form Darlington

For VCSE organisations in Stockton on Tees please visit HERE or email enquiries@catalyststockton.org using the title Resilience Funding – Round 2 – Staying Well.