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Rainbow Services provides infrastructure support to local voluntary and community groups, holding regular meetings and publishing a weekly e-bulletin.

Voluntary Sector Forum
Road Safety Survey

Free Parent Course
My Support Space
Funding
New Hospital Website
Reimaging Help Guide
Compassionate Neighbours

 
Essex Community Foundation
Voluntary Sector Training
Changing Lives
Essex & Herts Digital Innovation Zone
VCSE Sector Survey
Roots Pod Academy
Contacts at Rainbow Services

 
Voluntary Sector Forum
The next meeting of the Voluntary Sector Forum is on the 23rd September via Zoom at 10am.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8349373746?pwd=ejF4dzhtT05qTGxKTWU4TDFmSFJVZz09
Road Safety Survey
The Government is currently reviewing roads policing, and what the future of traffic law enforcement may look like. You are invited to complete this short survey to help inform the Police and Crime Commissioner’s response to Government.
Survey
Free Parent Course
A new course for parents on Challenging Behaviour.
This will be a six week course for 1 hour and will be delivered online via zoom.  Times are yet to be confirmed but the course starts on the 28th September.  Please email: 
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for more information.
My Support Space
Victim Support have launched a new online support resource called ‘My Support Space’ for anyone affected by crime in England and Wales.
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Funding
Here to Help seeks to raise awareness of the help grant-giving charities could provide to those struggling financially as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and additionally raise awareness of the work of this often lesser-known part of the charity sector. 
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The Public Health Community Grant Fund offers funding of up to £3000 for health and wellbeing projects. The grant is open to community, voluntary and private sector organisations that provide services to the residents of Harlow.
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New Hospital Website
The website for the new hospital, the site contains information about the planning and progress of the new hospital project.
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Reimagining Help Guide
An evidenced-based approach to helping people reach their goals.
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Compassionate Neighbours
Join St Clare as a Compassionate Neighbour and help change lives.
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Essex Community Foundation
Essex Community Foundation is seeking new trustees to join their Board. As a charity for Essex, they would like to hear from people who live and/or work locally and are particularly interested in applications from people living in the south or west of the county. They would like to ensure that their Board reflects the diversity of those who form the communities that they support so particularly welcome interest and applications from people of colour, people under 40 years of age, and LGBT+ people. You do not need previous experience as a trustee.
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Voluntary Sector Training
The latest online training from Voluntary Sector Training. 
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Changing Lives
Early Intervention Activity Project every Tuesday and Thursday until half term.
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Essex & Herts Digital Innovation Zone
Essex + Herts Digital Innovation Zone (DIZ) has, following a public vote, received national recognition as one of the Top 3 Cross-Sector Digital Collaborations in the Digital Leaders DL100 2020 list. The DIZ had previously been announced as one of the ten finalists in the category. The final category winner will now be determined following a final round of judging and announced on 15th October as part of the Digital Leaders DL Week.
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VCSE Sector Survey
A survey for local voluntary and community groups to share the affect of Covid-19 on their organisation.
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Roots Pod Academy
Roots Pod Academy work with young people through business start-up workshops and they are looking for professional mentors to:
  • Have a one-off call to answer questions about your own career journey and your profession.
  • Offer 1-2 weeks of work experience, or
  • Facilitate a 45-minutes workshop.
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Useful links

  • Princess Alexandra Hospital has launched a new microsite where you can see all the latest information on plans for Harlow’s new hospital.

 

  • Essex County Council was one of the first local authorities in the country to launch a coronavirus test and trace system. This system will be part of the national NHS system and will be used to monitor complex cases such as workplaces, schools and care homes.

 

 

Rainbow Services an award-winning charity based in West Essex whose mission is to work for change to alleviate the effects of disadvantage, deprivation and social exclusion.

 
Family Fun Activity
Harlow Rugby Club are pleased to be offering free activity sessions for the whole family to enjoy together.  Active Essex and Rainbow Services would like to hear your views on when these sessions should take place.  Please complete this short survey, link below.
Survey
An Active Essex 
The purpose of this publication is to provide a position statement about the increased importance of physical activity since the Covid-19 pandemic, and to continue the conversations across Greater Essex about what the main priorities are for the future, and where resources are most needed.
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Virtual Workshops
Reconnecting with the Office. A workshop to prepare you for the return to office working and addressing healthy routines and coping strategies.15th September 10am-12pm
24th September 2-4pmTo book email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Uniquely You. A workshop to help you make the most of your working relationships.22nd September 10am-12pmTo book email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Funding
The LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Fund is funded by Comic Relief, and METRO is the lead intermediary partner distributing these funds to the sector.  The Fund is for LGBTQ+ community-led organisations and groups to support their vital role in supporting LGBTQ+ communities through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
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GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £80,000 and £2.5 million.
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Mothers and babies will benefit from a new multi-million pound fund to give people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) or poorer backgrounds the best chance at a healthy start in life.
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Charity Commission
The Charity Commission has launched its new online register of charities, which includes more details with the aim of increasing transparency.
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The Enterprise Wing
The Enterprise Wing is a seven week business development programme for young women, offering start-up advice, positive mentoring, and access to the tools and the right people to enable a successful business launch.
 
Participants will be helped to establish their initial business idea, understand customers and how to reach them, and how to pitch. 
 
WHEN: Thursday 24th September - Thursday 5th November @ 17:00
WHERE: Online through MS Teams
COST: Free
WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Women aged 16-25, NEET/at risk of exclusion based in London, East Herts and West Essex

 
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Covid-19 testing
Please see below information from West Essex CCG on booking a Covid-19 test.
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Coronavirus Outbreak FAQ's
From Monday 14th September the rules on social gatherings change.  Please check the FAQ's link below, as it will be illegal in certain circumstances to have gatherings of more than 6 people – but there are exceptions to this.
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Virtual Workshops

Virtual Workshops
Reconnecting with the Office. A workshop to prepare you for the return to office working and addressing healthy routines and coping strategies.15th September 10am-12pm
24th September 2-4pmTo book email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Uniquely You. A workshop to help you make the most of your working relationships.08th September 2-4pm
22nd September 10am-12pmTo book email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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