Reinstated lockdowns and the ongoing pandemic continue to pose difficulties for charity fundraising and vital service delivery. Pro Bono Economics is now running a very short survey to understand how charities have been impacted by Covid-19 over the winter period. This data continues to provide key evidence to support the #NeverMoreNeeded campaign, so please take a minute to take part before it closes on Sunday 17 January!
In NCVO’s monthly round-up you will find:
• recommended approaches to measuring personal wellbeing
• a new podcast full of inspiring impact
• new resources to help funders measure their effectiveness
• plus check out some of our upcoming training and events.
Click here to read this month’s impact round-up
The national campaign for single parent equality is conducting a survey into single parents’ experiences of discrimination. It’s the first of its kind to collate experiences from single parents to directly influence the government for change. Please take ten minutes to complete the survey, all results are anonymous unless you choose to share your details. The findings will be shared with MPs and the media. https://tinyurl.com/SingleParentDiscrimination
If you would like to find out more click here
The Association of Chairs has launched a survey for Chairs and Vice-Chairs of non-profit organisations. It includes questions on Chair motivation/morale; changes in board and CEO relationships and on time spent on chairing pre and post COVID-19. All of the data will be analysed and shared to provide another perspective on the impact of the pandemic on charities. Complete the survey here.
What is Make Your Mark?
Make Your Mark is the largest consultation of young people in the UK. It’s aim is to identify the top concerns of our young people to:
- Inform the UK Youth Parliament national manifesto campaign, which in recent years has included campaigns on mental health and improvements of mental health services, as well as Sex and Relationship Education and a Curriculum for Life.
- To inform the Hammersmith and Fulham’s Youth Council manifesto and extended engagement and consultation with young people in the borough, on the issues that matter most to them.
- Help schools and youth projects to identify the top issues of concern for their students/young people, to inform projects, initiatives etc.
There are 2 votes on the ballot paper this year (1 vote on UK/Devolved topics and 1 on Local topics). Young people literally choose 1 of 10 options for the both votes, it’s as simple as that!
Usually we have paper (and exceed 4000 votes), but, given the current situation, we wanted to offer as many flexible options as possible for you to support the young people you know and work with to vote on the issues that matter most to them! So do use whatever option/or range of options that will work best for you at this time!
Options and Resources for Voting
Make Your Mark explainer video including the topics. This has been added to a youtube playlist, along with a BSL interpreted video and subtitled versions of the ten videos which are presented by the young people who suggested each topic: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLT6IPYyVXYWa5Y1et9_WhFtVOxl8iN3uB
A tally sheet to capture votes – Click here. If there are any opportunities to show the video in assemblies, form or other sessions then this is the easiest option. Young people can watch the video and hand vote for their issues. Votes can be collated on the tally sheet. Please send completed tally sheets to Brenda.Whinnett@lbhf.gov.uk by 27th November 2020. Happy to accept a photo or whatever works for you!
Online voting- young people can vote individually online- if you are not seeing young people/students in person. Are there any options for this to be sent out to them? Online voting runs until 1st December. Here is the link: https://www.ukparliamentweek.org/en/make-your-mark
Every year, SMK publishes a snapshot of what the world is like for campaigners. In 2020, as we imagine the UK post-pandemic and post-Brexit, it’s critical that we understand the campaigning environment. Whether you’re a campaigner, activist, organiser, volunteer or trustee… if you work to create social change, this survey is for you. Closes 16 November. Complete the survey here.
The Suzy Lamplugh Trust is the UK’s leading personal safety charity and managers of the National Stalking Helpline. The trust are keen to hear about your experiences and the impact stalking has had on you by Monday 2 November. Please find the short survey here.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council are in the process of recommissioning the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme. This currently consists of two services; health visiting and school nursing.
We want to hear views from parents, carers and young people as well as health, social care, education professionals and other stakeholders on how you think the school nursing and health visiting services are working currently and what they should look like in the future? Your views will help us better understand and inform the design and delivery of these services going forward. Please use this opportunity to help us to better understand and inform the design and delivery of these services in the future.
Please click on the link below to access to consultation. There is a set of questions for professionals and for the users of the service. The consultation will be running until 11 Nov 20.
Spread the word! – We are keen to hear from as many professionals, families and young people as possible. You can help us by sending the link to other professionals, staff, parents and young people you know: https://0to19healthychildprogramme.commonplace.is/
Tell the government how your charity has been affected with Pro Bono Economics’ (PBE) latest Covid Charity Tracker Survey. With charities left out of official statistics, the PBE Covid Charity Tracker has been the sector’s leading source of economic analysis throughout the coronavirus crisis. They have helped calculate the £10 billion funding gap charities are experiencing, as well as to estimate that 60,000 jobs may be at risk. Take part in the survey here (closes 18th October).
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Sobus is a new Community Development Agency for Hammersmith & Fulham. It has been created through the merger of the Community and Voluntary Sector Association Hammersmith & Fulham (CaVSA) and the Fulham Community Partnership Trust (FCPT). Building on the strengths of both organisations, sobus aims to provide a wider range of support services for local charities, community groups, social enterprises and start up businesses.