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August 2013 Newsletter

We produce an edition of this newsletter each month. If you have an item for the next edition, please send it to by Wednesday 21st August 2013.  This newsletter also appears on our website.
Richard McKie
Chief Executive Officer, Cornwall Youth Work Partnership
CYWP Project News

Taster Day: Thursday 1st August. Programme: 12th -  16th August 2013 
Join our five day music programme and you could:

  • Learn how to write lyrics, MC, compose and arrange a track. 
  • Gain an opportunity to record, mix and master in a professional recording studio using cutting edge software and contemporary production techniques
  • Gain N.C.F.E Level 1 – Introductory Award in Music Technology 
  • Enjoy a fun week improving your teamwork, communication skills and confidence; - plus your travel reimbursed
  • Three months support after the programme to help you move into education, training or employment

Interested? For more information contact Lea on 01752 831555 or text 07939 857559 

Cornwall Circus Camp

Circow Kernow can now offer those who have trained with them in the past the opportunity to attend the camp. There are 10 places for volunteers .

Click Here to see the event details:

CYMAZ Music….has made a few changes, including the new logo above....
And revised e-mail addresses are now
Remember the name!

Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change (CN4C) is delighted to be able to offer a new dedicated skills support service that can help you with staff training and taking on Apprentices at a reduced risk and cost. You can now qualify for a free training plan review which specifically focuses on supporting the skills needs of small businesses and voluntary sector organisations.
This new opportunity is the result of an important partnership with the Cornwall Apprenticeship Agency (CAA), with financial support for specialist skills advisors who can broker solutions that meet your workforce needs. The CAA is a nationally-approved Apprenticeship Training Agency (ATA), with funding from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. Its provision is unique in that it specifically focuses on helping small organisations to grow. Should you wish to take on Apprentices, the CAA can employ them on your behalf and administer the payroll, tax and National Insurance. The Agency handles the recruitment and interview process and brokers financial incentives and specialist training packages, allowing you to get on with day-to-day business. For further information, please contact or telephone 0797 003 4664

The sun is Shining, the Quarry water is warm and its good news all round at BF Adventure. Read about their latest success story, some great fun summer activities and new additions to the site here

A wide range of grants of up to £3,000 are available to help support and promote the wellbeing of people in Cornwall, via groups, organisations or for individuals
Cornwall Rural Community Council’s Health and Wellbeing Service is administering the grants on behalf of Cornwall Council and NHS Kernow and in partnership with Cornwall Community Foundation. Grants are now available for things like short breaks for carers, activities that promote wellbeing in individuals, running a Self Help Group or Memory Café.
CRCC’s Health and Wellbeing Service can offer telephone and email advice on any aspect of the grants and help people to complete the relevant forms. They are also looking for volunteers to help assess grant applications. In particular, they are interested in hearing from carers, people who have memory loss/dementia or professionals who work in Health and Social Care in these areas.
To find out more about the grants available, click here or call the team on 01872 243532. 
The PROGRESS scheme offers up to €250,000 European funding for UK organisations to inform the debate about discrimination
The Government Equalities Office is asking for proposals from non-profit-making organisations who want to receive funding to run anti-discrimination programmes.
They can choose one or two projects to be eligible to share up to €250,000 from the European Commission’s PROGRESS scheme.
According to the European Commission, PROGRESS’s aims are:
Raising awareness, disseminating information and promoting the debate about the key challenges and policy issues in relation to discrimination and the mainstreaming of anti-discrimination in all Community policies, including among the social partners, NGOs and other stakeholders.
Funding Applications for Beginners 
Where to Start?
Thursday, 5th September 2013
9.45 am—1.30 pm in Wadebridge
Targeted at those who have never applied or are just about to start applying for funding.
To book a place please contact Rosey Sanders or tel. 01872 274351

Meet the Funders - Follow Up Event
Training and Qualifications
Conflict Management Awareness Training
Venue: YMCA Cornwall in Penzance or at your premises 
Duration: 4 hours with tea/coffee break 
·        £50.00 plus VAT per person to deliver the course at YMCA Cornwall
·        £35.00 plus VAT per person to deliver the course at your organisation premises. A minimum of 20 people required, per course, this will include one person free. 
Training dates: We can work with you to arrange suitable dates for you 
Contact: Our Learning Support Manager, Michaela Pearce for any further information you may require
The new South West Safeguarding and Child Protection Procedures site is now live at

We Say No to Hate!
Safer Cornwall would like to invite you to one of 7 local launch events across Cornwall throughout August for our We Say NO to Hate campaign, on:
 7th August 2013 13:15 -14:00hrs Penzance One Stop Shop, St Clare, Penzance
(email : or Tel: 01736 336587) 
12th August 2013 13:00 at The Chestnut Centre for Young People, 83 Fore Street, Bodmin
( Tel: 01726 223509) 
13th August 2013 11:00-11:30, at the Fountain in Liskeard Town Centre (or if it is raining in the Town Council offices, 3-5 West Street Liskeard )
(   Tel:  07951 934103) 
14th August 2013 11:30 – 12:00, St Austell One Stop Shop, 39 Penwinnick Road St Austell 
(   Tel:  07951 934103) 
19th August 2013 1300 at Newquay Youth Centre, Whitegate Road, Newquay ( Tel: 01726 223509)
 20th August 2013 12:00 – 13:00 Camborne One Stop Shop, Dolcoath Avenue, Camborne, 
( Telephone: 01872 323736)

 THREE LINKS YOU MUST HAVE!! for an updated map of youth provision in Cornwall; beware – this will change in the future!
- Cornwall VSF have moved the existing Children and Young People mailing list onto a new system and this seems to be working well BUT there are currently only 16 contacts on the Children and Young People list – which is an essential daily bulletin from the best  local  sources - the link to sign  up is
- The Institute for Youth Work is a membership body for youth workers, providing a voice for their views and supporting members to reach the highest professional standards. It will engage all those in the youth sector who work to enable young people to develop holistically and to reach their full potential. The Institute for Youth Work will launch in September 2013. Before then, you can register your interest in joining by visiting

Wednesday 18 September 2013
at Bishops Hull House, Taunton.
The aim of this event is to draw on the learning from the recent Ofsted survey of youth work with young people with disabilities, exploring what works and the strategic implications for commissioners and providers. Participants will be able to consider the challenges for the sector arising from the survey. The event will showcase the learning from two organisations which have responded to specific challenges set by the Ofsted report.
Who should attend? Managers and practitioners from local authority, voluntary and independent organisations involved in youth work with young people with disabilities; commissioners and those with strategic responsibility for work with young people with disabilities.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Jane Shipton 
A new pilot project is being launched in September to raise awareness of and to explore the practicalities of measuring social value amongst VCS providers and commissioners.
The project aims to:
• Raise awareness of measuring social value amongst VCS providers and commissioners.
• Explore the practicalities and potential measures of social value amongst VCS providers.
They are looking for up to eight providers who are looking for opportunities to add value around work that they are already doing with clients.
To take part, the providers will need to already be:
  • Providing advice to individuals in any of these areas; welfare, debt, housing or employment
  • Working with offenders and/or ex-offenders
  • Already be a partners in the Safer Stronger Cornwall Consortium (SSCC) and/or Big Lottery Advice Services Transition (BLAST)
Participation in the pilot is free of charge, but there is an expectation that providers will commit to  a variety of activities to deliver the project 
Interested providers should complete the Expression of Interest form and return to by 5pm on Monday 19th August 2013.

If you are a charity working with young people and are interested in becoming a member of CYWP, please click here for more details.

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