Thursday 11 June 2020
Hello <<First Name>>
As many of you know, last week was Volunteers' Week. It was great to celebrate the hard work of the many volunteers across our network. Volunteers are the backbone to many community partners across the UK, helping to run organisations and support learners remotely at this current time. I’d like to share my thanks to each and every volunteer across the network. I am so proud of all the volunteers who help their organisations go from strength to strength.
I’d particularly like to say a huge congratulations to two of our community partners - Computer Friendly and First Asian Support Trust, who last week got the fantastic news that they have both been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. The award is an incredible achievement, given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in communities. Congratulations, and we look forward to seeing the pictures of your awards.
Also this week, applications are still open to provide support to individuals to complete the 2021 Census. We’re working with the Office of National Statistics to support the delivery of the next Census in England and Wales. We’re building a network of Census Support Service centres to ensure everyone has the chance to complete the Census. Successful applicants will be required to deliver the service between March and May 2021 for a set amount of hours each week.
Various contract sizes are available and you can find the full guidance document and more about this opportunity on the Good Things Foundation website. Applications close Friday 19 June at 5 PM.
Helen Milner OBE
Good Things Foundation