#COVID19 VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SUPPORT
#COVID19 VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY SUPPORT
#TeamDVSC are working from home and are available via the phone 01824 702 441 or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com or call DVSC on 01824 702441.
DVSC can also support you in finding and accessing emergency grants and funding.
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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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?
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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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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New Grants Are Now Available
We manage grant distribution to support voluntary action and social enterprise in Denbighshire in ways that enhance individual and community wellbeing.
The new rounds of both the Dementia Aware Community Led Grants and the Youth Led Grant are now open for applications
Grants of between £250 - £2,000 are available for Voluntary and Community Groups, Third Sector Organisations and social enterprises and individuals in Denbighshire to initiate community led activity to raise awareness about dementia in their local communities. For more information and to apply click here
The aim of the Youth Led Grants is to support a range of small volunteering projects and activities, led and carried out by young people with grants of up £2500 are available. To apply for this grant click here
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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Do you want to step up?
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the vulnerable and isolated?
#TeamDVSC are working in partnership with all stakeholders to develop a #COVID19 Volunteer Community Response that is safe, effective and bolsters community spirit.
We are looking for people to deliver food supplies and other provisions to the elderly and vulnerable in the community. If you're at home and self-isolating you can still help by being a phone buddy or a digital hero or heroine.
Let's work together to meet the #COVID19 challenge.
If you are inspired to volunteer please register via the button below. Sign up today!
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Register on Infoengine, the online directory of third sector services, to let your community know how you can help them
in these difficult times. Infoengine is the place for all services provided by charities,
voluntary organisations and community groups.
Use time working from home to register and promote your services online so we build a comprehensive online directory of services in Denbighshire.
Download the poster and share with friends and colleagues.
Help us to share your services by registering below.
#COVID19 is a public health emergency.
We can all play our role in containing and delaying the spread of the virus.
We all need to play our part and follow Public Health guidelines on maintaining hygiene, reducing risks, practising social distancing and self isolating if we are experiencing symptoms.
Read Public Health Wales' latest guidance by clicking on the button below
Download, print and post their posters at home, at work and in community venues
Share on social media and check that your friends, family, neighbours and co-workers are as informed as you
Let's work together to reduce transmission, contain and delay the impact of #COVID19 in our communities!
We all need to play our part and reduce the strain on health services where we can.
DVSC receives grant funding from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board to support individual and community wellbeing.
Looking after our individual and community wellbeing will become vital iduring the #COVID19 pandemic.
Visit the Health Board's website to find out how services are affected by the #COVID19 pandemic
Access the Health Board's weekly #COVID19 Bulletin for partners by clicking the link below
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