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Community Family Learning
ACL Essex offer FREE interactive courses to help you negotiate these tricky times. If you are a parent, grandparent or caring for a child or young person living in Essex they have support for you.
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The Gas Safe Charity
The Gas Safe Charity is offering a free, on line Zoom workshop aimed at front line staff and volunteers who visit or work in the homes of vulnerable people. The workshop lasts about an hour and explains the sources, signs and symptoms of high and low level carbon monoxide risks in the home and includes relevant scenarios to explain what steps to take if carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected. To find out more and book one of the 15 workshops taking place before the end of March 2021 use the link below.
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Plant Pots & Wellies
Plant Pots & Wellies have a number of items for sale, made by their gardeners.  For more information please view their Facebook page.
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HeadsUp provides support and advice to people in Essex, Southend and Thurrock with common mental health problems to help them get back into the workplace after a period of unemployment. They are still offering their services during the current Corona Virus situation, and have adapted their methods to keep staff and participants safe.
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Healthwatch Essex
Healthwatch Essex is recruiting for volunteer ambassadors to attend crucial meetings and represent Healthwatch Essex and local people.Please contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.
Open Road
Open Road are launching the 30for30 campaign. They want to encourage as many people to get involved and support them with the challenge of raising £30,000 for the 30 years they have been providing the communities of Essex with specialist drug and alcohol support.
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STEM Activities
Following a successful Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) workshop back in February 2020 Harlow Town Centre have made and pulled together a range of interesting and exciting virtual activities that children and families can try at home over the Christmas and winter period.
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Changing Futures
Prospectus setting out the aims and core principles of the Changing Futures programme, and inviting local areas to submit an Expression of Interest.
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Communication Access

Communication Access means supporting people with communication difficulties more effectively.

Once an organisation commits to the free training and standards to become Communication Accessible, they will be included in the national directory.

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Grants of up to £10k are available from the Provide Foundation, which is managed by Essex Community Foundation (ECF). This is to help local charities and groups with links to health and social care to adapt their work during the pandemic and support the vulnerable, and socially isolated. These grants can support core and operating costs, project costs or capital items. Provide are particularly interested in projects that improves digital and technology for people to access projects and services. 
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Each Probation region has been given funding which can be made available to Voluntary and Charity sector organisations who work with/ led by Black, Asian Minority Ethnic members of the community involved with the criminal justice system. The purpose of this funding (up to £10,000 per successful applicant) is intended to strengthen the capacity of those organisations who engage with BAME service users but may need some additional help to further develop their work.If you are interested in applying for this funding, please contact the Regional Equality Manager for your area. Bill Rossi- East of England region - covering Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex-  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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