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#COVID19 VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SUPPORT

#COVID19 VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SUPPORT

#TeamDVSC are working from home and are available via the phone 01824 702 441 or email covid19@dvsc.co.uk or via online chat www.dvsc.co.uk/home from 08.30-16.30 (16.00 on Friday). 

DVSC are mobilising #DenbighshireVolunteers across the county
to provide practical support where it is needed most.

 

Those interested in volunteering as part of the Covid-19 response in Denbighshire can register with DVSC in order to be matched to an appropriate volunteer opportunity. Volunteers can register online at the Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council (DVSC) website: http://bit.ly/Covid-19VolunteerRole.

 

Online registration is the preferred option, but if you are unable to access the online registration, please email your details to covid19@dvsc.co.uk or call DVSC on 01824 702441.

 

DVSC can also support you in finding and accessing emergency grants and funding.

NEED TO TALK?

We can chat live online

Mon - Fri - 9am - 4pm

Our team has been busy preparing an interesting training and get together offer for the first months of 2021:
 

  • Join Open Doors online for an interesting talk every Friday.

  • Brush up your IT skills in partnership with Digital Communities Wales and Wales Coop, every first Friday of the month.

  • Sign up for one of our interesting and diverse Dementia Aware Denbighshire training courses.

  • Or book a place on one of the open Dementia Friends awareness sessions we have set up, every second Tuesday of the month in the evening and every 4th Wednesday of the month in the morning.

​Take a look at our Eventbrite page and book your place for one of these free online courses: DVSC Events | Eventbrite

We have also been working on two new grant rounds which will be launched on our website.

  • Our Dementia Aware Denbighshire grant will be available for charities, community groups, town and community councils, third sector organisations, small businesses and individuals working to spread dementia awareness across Denbighshire.

  • The Youth-Led grants will be open to organisations which helps young people within six priority areas set by the Welsh Government: early years, better mental health, housing, skills and employability, social care and decarbonisation.

 

Both grant rounds will be operated through a rapid grant decision-making process with applications being considered on a rolling basis until funds are disbursed. Keep an eye on our socials for the announcements and the link to the grant application form.

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UPDATE FROM #TEAMDVSC

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We are also using the socials as a way of delivering our services, reaching out to and engaging in conversations, and not just to broadcast our news and that of our members and partners.

Our Network meetings - #DenbighshireVolunteers, Wellbeing and Dementia Aware Denbighshire - are all organised to the year end, allowing for great conversation, inspiration, peer learning and partnership opportunities. You can register to attend these here and also find out about all the other FREE learning courses available.  

 

Our low cost online learning credits are also great for individuals, groups, social enterprises and small business.
Email Rhys@dvsc.co.uk if you want to know more. 

Since 23 March when the PM announced the national Lockdown, the iconic Naylor Leyland Centre, our community hub in the heart of Ruthin has been closed to the public. It still is.

Behind the scenes, we have been really busy planning the refurbishment and refresh of this beautiful building and we continue to innovate and adapt our services. We are also delivering our bilingual services remotely.

We are available by the phone, online chat or email and on occasion will pop up in places around Denbighshire where necessary and as conditions allow, subject to social distancing and following Welsh Government guidance.  

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We are also working behind the scenes to kickstart some exciting new projects that had to be postponed briefly during Lockdown. So follow us on twitter, @DVSC_Wales to get the news hot off the press.  

 

With these, as with everything else, we are having to improvise, think creatively, and imaginatively about how we can deliver these projects, work with and support you. Together I know we can catalyse positive change in our communities. If you're a change maker, join us and help to build a positive movement for change.

Let’s use this period of change to test and learn, to Build Back Better and to keep on Innovating! 

DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS?

If you are an organisation looking to recruit volunteers during the crisis and beyond then please advertise your roles via the button below.

DO YOU HAVE A #COVID19 STORY TO SHARE

Share your positive news with us so we can inspire others to stay strong, stay safe and stay positive during this public health crisis 

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DO YOU WANT TO HELP?

Our small team is working in partnership with all stakeholders to mobilise a #COVID19 Volunteer Community Response that is safe, effective and bolsters community spirit. Let's work together to meet the #COVID19 challenge. 

 

If you are healthy and inspired to volunteer please register, email or call us.

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BECOME A MEMBER

Sign up and join a movement for change by clicking the links below. Network with other change makers, access FREE and low cost online learning and development opportunities, access our digital resources, and apply for our grants to catalyse change in your local community.

 

Join as a Member (volunteers, voluntary and community groups, third sector organisations, social enterprises) or as a Partner (public and statutory sector organisations, small and large businesses).

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UPDATES & RESOURCES

 

LOOKING FOR HELP GETTING ONLINE?

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DVSC is a member of the UK wide Online Learning Centre network and we work closely with our partner, Wales Cooperative Centre.

 

For those who are now looking for help to get online, from the basics of how to use a computer to using video calling tutorials you can register to use the free Learn My Way platform. Click on the link below to register from home using Centre number 8005103 to access the training.
 

If you need any help accessing the Learn My Way platform, give us a call on 07917 764 877.

Are you a digital hero or heroine?

If you have digital skills and are willing to provide advice (by telephone or email) to help people get online please register your interest below.

DVSC will pay all volunteer expenses linked to telephone support.  Get in touch below.

If you want to discuss further before registering please call Gareth, DVSC's Digital Champion on 01824 702 441.

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DVSC Grants 

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DVSC has local roots and national reach thanks to our involvement in Third Sector Support Wales, a partnership involving the 19 County Voluntary Councils and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action. We work closely with Welsh Government and other strategic partners, including Trusts and Foundations. 

 

We can bring you the latest news about #COVID19 Emergency funding opportunities and other funding sources. Follow us on social media for the latest updates and to find out about other emergency funding initiatives. 

As part of our #COVID19 Volunteer Community Response, we are working closely with Denbighshire County Council.  Together we can provide support and advice for small, medium and large sized grant applications. Contact us if you need assistance. 

You can register on Funding Wales by clicking the button below.  You can search hundreds of grant and loan finance opportunities from local, national and international sources.  From small grants to large capital projects we can help you find the funding you need.

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Voluntary Services Emergency Fund 

Due to the COVID19 pandemic there is a continued need for voluntary and community support throughout Denbighshire to support a COVID19 Volunteer Community Response that is safe, effective and supports local communities to thrive.

 

The aim of this funding will be to contribute towards a fair and just recovery in Wales, for example, addressing inequalities that have become more apparent/exacerbated through the pandemic. In addition it will be focussing on helping voluntary organisations continue emergency support to communities, as well as addressing new needs like mental health and social well-being.

Our Voluntary Services Emergency Fund has been enabled by Welsh Government. We have £20,000 to distribute to support voluntary community action in Denbighshire! 

We are operating a rapid grant decision-making process with applications being considered on a rolling basis until funds are disbursed. Apply as soon as possible to ensure your initiative or project receives funding! 

 


 

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