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Community Health Melas

March 2019

Kevin Walsh | District Governor for Rotary Clubs throughout Cumbria and Lancashire 2013-14

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The concept is simple; give people the opportunity to have a Health MOT in a friendly, safe environment and provide them with the advice required to make appropriate lifestyle choices. This provides a framework for the NHS and local government to work with volunteers around priorities highlighted in the NHS Long Term Plan – particularly around early diagnosis and prevention.

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Freedom to report… visually

February 2019

Anne Dannerolle | CEO of Hull Community Church

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Anne Dannerolle, CEO of Hull Community Church, was part of a group of funded organisations and funders who developed the New Principles for Grant Reporting, which are currently being tested. She shares her experience of reporting to The National Lottery Community Fund.

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Helping funders commit to continuation funding

February 2019

Ben Cairns

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Following Dan Paskins' blog encouraging funders to develop their thinking about continuation funding, Ben shares four questions for funders to ask themselves.

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All funders owe it to the sector to continue to improve their thinking on continuation funding

February 2019

Dan Paskins | Senior Head of Portfolio Development at the National Lottery Community Fund

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What many charities want isn’t just a single grant for one, three or even five years, but some funding to try things out, and then more funding to keep their activities going and develop them further.

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Ben reflects that in recent years whatever our research question, the answers often included something about the need for core funding.

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3 things to notice from 'Slice and Dice' - a tool to explore GrantNav data visually

December 2018

Suraj Vadgama | Product Lead at CAST

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Suraj Vadgama, Product Lead at the Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST), shares three things that stand out from his data visualisation to explore themes in grant funding.

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How to embed youth volunteering - meaningfully

November 2018

Annie Caffyn

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The challenges of embedding volunteering are well-documented – from the shifting sands of voluntary services to staff perceptions and the need for regular communication and support. We've collated tips and tricks from hospital volunteer coordinators.

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It’s one thing to decide that you want to work with young volunteers, but where do you start and how do you keep new recruits interested? We've collated tips from hospital volunteer coordinators.

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'If not us, then who?'

November 2018

Katie Turner

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Senior researcher Katie Turner reflects on her conversations with small charities in Ealing, as part of research to understand what is distinctive and valuable about them relative to larger charities and public bodies.

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The national Building Health Partnerships programme is working with the Calderdale and Wakefield Health and Care Systems and the Voluntary and Community Sectors to establish a clearer picture of what is happening now, and what could be implemented in the future to improve the health of people across Calderdale and Wakefield.

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