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Community Action Wirral - Monthly News Bulletin

A collection of third sector news articles and events from across Wirral.

April 2017
In this issue:

New ‘Include-IT Mersey’ project aims to get people online

Include-IT Mersey Digital Inclusion project offers IT skills training and employment support for local, unemployed people, especially those aged 45 and over. Include-IT Mersey is a new project, jointly funded by the European Social Fund and the Big Lottery Fund as part of its 2014-2020 Building Better Opportunities Programme. The project will provide a personalised package of support to digitally excluded residents of the Liverpool City Region that are out of work to help improve their IT and online skills, confidence in using and practical access to digital technologies and, ultimately, support them towards and into employment.

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Introduction to Fundraising as a career’? – CANCELLED

Communty Action Wirral will be delivering for the Lifelong and Family Learing Service, an Introduction to Fundraising as a career. What will this course help you to do? Gain a general knowledge of fundraising types. Understand the regulations and regulatory bodies that exist. Gain in depth knowledge about grant funding and budgeting for events Exploring ways to gain experience and further learning leading to a potential career in Fundraising

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The Charity Social Media Toolkit

Social media is evolving by the week and for charities it can be hard to keep up with the dazzling new platforms while remaining effective. The good news is that there are some fundamental elements to success that are unlikely to change such as understanding your audience, setting your goals and defining your strategy.

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The Charity Digital Toolkit

Digital is a growing area for many charities, from strategy, to fundraising, to communications. Yet, we know from our work on The Charity Digital Report that digital skills across the sector must be raised if the sector is to become more sustainable and stay relevant to its audience. Our experience has shown that charities need to be bold when tackling digital and make sure it is fundamental to how they operate right across their organisations. Whilst this may seem daunting, done well it will open up a realm of exciting possibilities.

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New Volunteering Statistics Released

Last month saw The Office for National Statistics release some new volunteering data. While volunteering levels overall are still high and young people are highly engaged there has been a slight decrease in the actual time spent on volunteering.

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Volunteer Opportunity – Side by Side

HELP SOMEONE WITH DEMENTIA TO DO THE THINGS THEY LOVE Side by Side is a new Alzheimer’s Society service on the Wirral which helps people with dementia to keep doing the things they love - or try new things - with the support of a volunteer.

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Useful Resources

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Organisations in the voluntary, community and faith sector, whether large or small, young or old, thriving or only just surviving, all have certain things in common: Governance, Resources, Information, Projects and People. It can be hard to find the time to stand back and take stock of where your organisation is at and think about the things that could help it do better in the future. If you’ve got 10 minutes we’d like to offer you a helping hand! Click here to find out how.
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