Would adult grant-givers be treated the same?


Ls£ash, Leeds’ brand of the Youth Opportunity and Youth Capital Fund looks like it will be an early victim of the new cuts. Over the last 2 years our Participation Team have done some fantastic work setting up and supporting panels of young people from across the city to assess and award grant funding for … Continue reading Would adult grant-givers be treated the same?

Commission warns of bogus telephone calls


The Charity Commission has been made aware of a scam involving people being telephoned by individuals claiming to represent the Charity Commission. In the phone calls these individuals claim to be from the “debt collection department” of the Commission and they demand payments for various services and advertisements. Some of the bogus calls have demanded payments … Continue reading Commission warns of bogus telephone calls

UK Youth’s Enterprise Challenge Programme


As part of a 3 year project funded by the Garfield Weston Trust to support youth workers to develop enterprise skills with their young people in non-formal education, UK Youth have developed an Enterprise Challenges Programme. With the generous support of The Garfield Weston Foundation, UK Youth has recently launched its ‘Creating a Can Do Culture’ … Continue reading UK Youth’s Enterprise Challenge Programme

UK Youth's Enterprise Challenge Programme


As part of a 3 year project funded by the Garfield Weston Trust to support youth workers to develop enterprise skills with their young people in non-formal education, UK Youth have developed an Enterprise Challenges Programme. With the generous support of The Garfield Weston Foundation, UK Youth has recently launched its ‘Creating a Can Do Culture’ … Continue reading UK Youth's Enterprise Challenge Programme

News/Jobs – Voluntary Action Leeds


New VA-L Facilitation Service Kathy Faulks, VA-L’s Small Groups Development Worker, is offering groups the opportunity to use her skills and experience in the sector to facilitate away days and workshops. Contact Kathy on 0113 297 7943 or email her on kathy.faulks@val.org.uk Coalition sets out “Big Society” plan The Prime Minister has launched a cross-Government … Continue reading News/Jobs – Voluntary Action Leeds

News – Vetting and Barring Scheme registration halted


Tuesday 15th June 2010 Registration with the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) will be halted to allow the government to remodel the scheme back to proportionate, common sense levels, it was announced today. Voluntary registration with the VBS for new employees and job-movers working or volunteering with children and vulnerable adults was due to start … Continue reading News – Vetting and Barring Scheme registration halted

The Brilliance of Bouldering


Oh what a way to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon in North Yorkshire- scaling around large stones and scurrying through gaps small enough to trap your average hamster. Bouldering… A complete and utter art form and I for one loved it. Not being the sportiest of individuals, I had serious apprehensions about running around a … Continue reading The Brilliance of Bouldering

Get Going Barnsley!!


The ‘Get Going’ training project in Barnsley is in full swing and great progress is being made even though we are only in the early stages. Being a step away from the traditional E2E course the GET GOING programme is designed to encourage personal development, motivational and confidence-building skills for young people. However it is … Continue reading Get Going Barnsley!!