Category Archive: Portfolio

Double Accreditation Success for Voluntary Centre Services

Voluntary Centre Services has received notification of its successful re-accreditation under the prestigious Investing in Volunteers and Matrix awards schemes. 

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Find out about Smart Meters

Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters which will replace the traditional meters in our homes. Every home in England, Scotland and Wales will be offered a smart meter by their energy supplier, at no extra cost, between now and 2020.

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What is Greater Lincolnshire MOVE?

MOVE is a 3-year project, funded by the Big Lottery and ESF, aiming to help people into paid work.

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Discover Your Potential

Funded by ESF, first through Enable (first delivery, April – July 2014) and then by Futures (second delivery, October 2014 – February 2015), Discover Your Potential was a programme of intensive employability training and support delivered through group sessions and working 1:1 with tutors. The course was designed to help learners to think differently about …

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ERDF 3rd Sector SME Support Programme

The 3rd sector SME support programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) provides direct one to one support to community and voluntary sector SMEs to develop, grow and increase their effectiveness locally. The support can take a number of forms including developing networks, workforce development activity, business planning & developing services. The project …

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National Youth Volunteering Programme

Between 2008-2011 we were the lead partner delivering Lincolnshire’s successful vinvolved youth volunteering programme. vinvolved was part of the £75 million Cabinet Office funded youth volunteering initiative which made it easier for young people to volunteer by creating a national network of youth experts, innovative projects and volunteering champions. Working in partnership with Lincolnshire Council …

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Work-based Learning Advocates Network – Give it a Go Day

Voluntary Centre Services is part of the Work-based Learning Advocates (WLA) network in the county, which comprises of a variety of cross sector organisations and exists to promote and develop the concept of learning in all its forms, providing information, advice and guidance in the workplace delivered by specially trained, volunteer staff. The message they …

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Employer Supported Volunteering

The Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) programme aimed to increase the number of volunteers in the county by encouraging employers to support their staff to volunteer. The programme, funded by the Health & Wellbeing Fund, was delivered between April 2012 and March 2015 in the three local authority Districts of Lincoln City, North Kesteven & West …

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Supported Volunteering

Voluntary Centre Services are currently delivering a Supported Volunteering project across all three district areas. Funded by the Mental Health Promotion Fund and Trusthouse Charitable Trust, the focus of the project is to provide support for people who want to volunteer, but that may need a little extra help in getting started. It could be …

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 Adult Safeguarding: Everyone’s Responsibility

Commissioned by Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB), Voluntary Centre Services led this countywide third sector engagement programme which aimed to: Highlight and promote effective safeguarding arrangements to prevent harm and reduce the risk of abuse and neglect Increase awareness of adult safeguarding legislation, procedures and how to recognise signs of abuse Provide information advice and training …

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