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Clinks Light Lunch Issue 202

IN YOUR WEEKLY LIGHT LUNCH…

 

CLINKS NOTICE

CLINKS CONGRATULATIONS: member wins award

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: US imprisonment

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: new domestic violence strategy

YOUTH JUSTICE SYSTEM: resource for practitioners launched

GOVERNMENT NEWS: opposition form voluntary sector group

GOVERNMENT NEWS: new awards launched

FUNDING: Transition Fund open

FUNDING: for Easter holiday activities

FUNDING: for children, young people and families

FUNDING: to work with young people in need

FUNDING: Television competition

FUNDING: for social inclusion

EVENT: Charity Christmas showroom open

EVENT: musical fundraiser

TRAINING: youth gang violence

PUBLICATION: greater involvement of victims

RESOURCE: setting up a social enterprise?

RESOURCE: new VCS network

OPPORTUNITY: share your success

OPPORTUNITY: to raise awareness of young people with a mum in prison

OPPORTUNITY: to promote your organisation

CLINKS MEMBERS VACANCIES 

TIPS OF THE WEEK

 

  

  

CLINKS NOTICE

The last Light Lunch of 2010 will be Friday 17th December, and the first of 2011 will be Friday 14th January. The deadline to submit articles for the last edition of this year is 5pm Wednesday 15th December.

 

 

CLINKS CONGRATULATIONS: member wins award

Clinks Member Prisoners Abroad has scooped the prestigious 2010 Guardian Public Services Award in the category of Carers, Families and Communities. The annual award is given to showcase innovation and best practice across Whitehall, local government, the NHS and beyond. Prisoners Abroad hope that this coverage and recognition will help highlight the plight of families struggling to maintain links with their loved one in prison hundreds if not thousands of miles away. Congratulations to Pauline and her team! Find out more at: Prisoners Abroad.

 

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: US imprisonment

The Unheard Voices project is a documentary of testimonies from prisoners, ex offenders, family members and experts looking at the consequences of the United States criminal justice system. Watch the video on youtube [Source: CCJS].

 

 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM: new domestic violence strategy

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, has revealed the government's new strategy for tackling violence against women and girls, including plans for 'go' orders banning domestic violence suspects from their homes. The 12-month pilots of Domestic Violence Protection Orders will take place in three police force areas from next summer - Greater Manchester, Wiltshire and West Mercia. Read more at: Home Office.

 

 

YOUTH JUSTICE SYSTEM: resource for practitioners launched

The Youth Justice Board has created a good practice resource for parenting practitioners. The fifteen minute film includes case studies of youth offending team practitioners and parents who have experienced parenting interventions. The film is available via the YJB’s YouTube channel broken into handy sections that allows it to be used easily as a learning and training resource. View it on youtube.

 

 

GOVERNMENT NEWS: opposition form voluntary sector group

The Labour Party has set up a voluntary sector policy group of MPs, provisionally called the Social Action Forum. The group will formulate the party's response to a wide range of the government's social policies. It will cover charities, social enterprise, social finance, mutuals and cooperatives. Hazel Blears will chair the group. For full details see Third Sector.

 

 

GOVERNMENT NEWS: new awards launched

The Government launched the Big Society Awards last week to recognise individuals, groups or organisations that are demonstrating the Big Society in their work or activities. Anyone, including people who benefit from the group, organisation or individuals activities, can make a nomination. Award winners will receive a certificate from the Prime Minister and will be invited to a regular Big Society Award Winners Reception at Downing Street. Find out how to nominate at: Number 10.

 

 

FUNDING: Transition Fund open

The Office for Civil Society's Transition Fund is now open to applications. £100 million is available to help voluntary organisations affected by public sector funding cuts adapt to the new funding environment and continue their work into the future. The minimum grant is £12,500 and the maximum is £500,000. The fund can potentially pay for up to 50% of the taxpayer funded income you have lost, and should be used to help your organisation become more resilient in future. There is a strict qualifying criteria, find out more at: Big Lottery. There are also a number of briefing events across the country in December, details here.

 

 

FUNDING: for Easter holiday activities

The Kirklees Young People's Holiday Activity Funding scheme aims to provide fun informal activities for 8-19 year olds or for disabled young people up to the age of 25 in Kirklees, West Yorkshire. There are no minimum or maximum levels of funding for each individual project. The scheme is open to not-for-profit voluntary and community sector organisations providing holiday time activities for young people in Kirklees. Activities need to be open access; taking place locally; free to attend; and fun. The Round three 2010/11 deadline for the Easter and spring half term holidays is 17th December 2010 at: Kirklees Council.

 

 

FUNDING: for children, young people and families

The Department for Education is inviting Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for grant funding for the following 6 themes: Families and Relationships, Early Years and Childcare, Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disabilities, Children in Care, Child protection and safeguarding, Young People. The deadline is 12 noon on 9 December 2010 at: Department for Education.

 

 

FUNDING: to work with young people in need

The Hilton in the Community Foundation is committed to supporting those most in need to have a brighter future. The Director of the Foundation considers grant applications of up to £5,000. Grants of up to £10,000 are reviewed by the Grants Committee and, if favoured, grant applications for more than £10,000 are recommended to the Trustees for final approval. Aside from disaster relief projects, grants are only awarded to schools and registered charities/causes working with young people that are considered to be most in need or who have special needs within the UK and Ireland. The next deadline for application is 15th February 2011 at Hilton in the Community Foundation.

 

 

FUNDING: Television competition

The Jubilee People's Millions will give communities throughout the UK the opportunity to win local public support and share in £3.6 million of Lottery funding, marking the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 will be provided for projects that transform local environments and offer opportunities or facilities for people to take part and enjoy their local area. This will include initiatives focusing on buildings, amenities, public and green spaces and natural habitats. Head-to-head competitions will take place in the local ITV regions in June, when the public will be able to cast their vote for the projects they want to win. The deadline for receipt of entries is 4th February 2011 at: Jubilee People's Millions.

 

 

FUNDING: for social inclusion

The Wingate Foundation Education and Social Exclusion Grant intend to support organisations that are innovative in their approach to alleviating social exclusion for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. In particular, the programme wishes to support projects with the following themes: Disabled people; Homeless people; Offenders and ex-offenders. Between £2,500 and £10,000 is available before the 10th December deadline at: Wingate Foundation.

 

 

EVENT: Charity Christmas showroom open

Clinks Member Fine Cell Work will be opening their showroom for a Christmas shopping event [8th – 10th December, Victoria, London]. There will be lots to see and buy including a new range of embroidered items such as bags, tea cosies and small animals, along with their ever-growing range of cushions and quilts, all handmade in UK prisons. More info at Fine Cell Work.

 

 

EVENT: musical fundraiser

Clinks Member The Mustard Tree will be holding a Music Night on [10th December, 7pm-11pm, Oldham Road, Manchester]. They have a guest performer, the first winner from the X-Factor, Steve Brookstein and his partner, Eileen Hunter who will be launching a single by Kate Bush “Don’t Give Up” on the evening raising money for Streetsmart and local homeless charities. Tickets are £10 for waged and £5 for unwaged. Please contact Lydia or Maria for tickets at 0161-2287331 or lydia@mustardtree.co.uk.

 

 

TRAINING: youth gang violence

'Working with youth Gangs ....The New Paradigm' is a one day training course [14th December, Birmingham, £199] for those working with young people in gangs. The training covers 'how to safeguard', 'is this a criminal justice or public health issue', 'early intervention', and 'the need for national standards'. For more details and bookings, contact Raymond Douglas.

 

 

PUBLICATION: greater involvement of victims

'Victims' Justice' is a new report from Victim Support that shows how victims and witnesses have been historically marginalised when it comes to sentencing, and shows that there is still a long way to go to reverse this trend. New analysis by Victim Support shows that only 16 per cent of victims feel that their views on how a crime affected them were taken into account by the court. The report concludes that victims and witnesses must be a part of a reformed sentencing agenda if the failings of the past, which have been costly both in financial terms and in public confidence, are not to be repeated. Download it at: Victim Support.

 

 

RESOURCE: setting up a social enterprise?

'Social enterprise - is it a good idea?' £4.99 by Jean Barclay, from Cass Business School’s Centre for Charity Effectiveness, explains how social enterprise can complement charitable work. The guide explores different types of social enterprise, customers, plus legal and financial viability. This could prove a useful resource for anyone thinking about starting up in social enterprise. Get it here.

 

 

RESOURCE: new VCS network

The Guardian's Voluntary Sector Network is a space where professionals working in and with the voluntary sector can discuss and debate the issues which affect their professional lives and get advice and insight from peers and experts. Get involved at: Guardian.

 

 

OPPORTUNITY: share your success

Works for Freedom (W4F) is a web resource about supporting empowering practice. They’re looking for short comment pieces on topical issues, or profiling innovative projects or research around meeting the needs of people vulnerable to capture by the Criminal Justice System. Works for Freedom has launched a poll to see what peoples’ opinions on prisoner voting are. To read, comment and cast your vote, visit W4F.

 

 

OPPORTUNITY: to raise awareness of young people with a mum in prison

BBC THREE are making a documentary about people aged 14 – 25 who have a mum in the prison system. The film will explore the challenges faced by young people in this situation in order to raise awareness about the estimated 160,000 children in Britain with a parent in prison. The production company are looking for young people with a parent in prison who are interested in talking about their experiences as part of the documentary. If you know of a young person in this situation who might be interested in talking to us please contact Mel Bezalel or phone her on 020 3375 5162.

 

 

OPPORTUNITY: to promote your organisation

The Fresh Outlook is a new daily newspaper with a current readership of around 20,000. The paper promotes itself as independent and impartial with a dedication to promoting the work of communities and charities. Submit your story at The Fresh Outlook.

 

 

CLINKS MEMBERS’ VACANCIES

Prison Advice and Care Trust are looking for an Internal Communications Officer [London]to support their service and project staff in communicating their key messages and to manage pact’s continually expanding internal communications network. Details at:Clinks Members' Vacancies.

 

 

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TIPS OF THE WEEK…

TIP OF THE WEEK I: Log onto www.pictora.org, where you can purchase offender art as photo prints, canvas prints, and mugs. Surprise someone this Christmas with a unique and different gift and at the same time contributing to the resettlement of offenders.  Light Lunch readers can quote discount code ‘1210’ for a 12% discount off the advertised purchase price.

 

TIP OF THE WEEK II: Tickets to Northern Ballet’s magical festive production of "The Nutcracker" at the Leeds Grand Theatre this Christmas are now available for half price. Seats start from as little as £5 per person. Details here.

 

TIP OF THE WEEK III:  The Britannia Country House Hotel in the leafy suburb of Didsbury, Manchester has rooms for £37 per person, per night. This includes breakfast, 3 course dinner, massage, glass of champagne, use of leisure facilities. Rooms are available every night from 6 December to 31 January and must be booked by 14 December at: Britannia Hotels.

 

TIP OF THE WEEK IV: Get a 50% off ticket for The Shakespeare Houses, Stratford-Upon-Avon, with this instant click 'n' print voucher.

 

TIP OF THE WEEK V:Write a message of support on the Kiwi website and they'll send a pair of shoes to Africa. Visit http://www.shoeaidforafrica.org/.

 

 

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Date Published:

03/12/2010

 

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