‘Let’s Talk’ Network meeting notes

Let’s Talk Network Notes  14.9.22 10-11.30am

Special Item– Minute silence as a mark of respect to both the late monarch Queen Elizabeth II and Kristina Jackson CEO Thurrock CVS

  1. Introductions Blended meeting with some members taking the option of face to face and others on Zoom
  2. Spotlight New Child weight management service BeeZee bodies- presentation attached
  3. Funding Update David Nicolson Community Programmes Officer People’s Postcode Lottery

 Key Points

  • Opens 3rd October
  • Quick turnaround fund be prepared to submit when fund opens
  • New Vaccine Fund coming out soon
  • Upto 25k
  • Partnership programmes Magic Little Grants
  • Presentation attached
  • Violence and Vulnerability Community Grant 31/10/2022- Key aim is to reduce serious violence, the harm it causes, and to safeguard those at risk (relating to county lines, gangs and knife crime). We recognise that local organisations and groups are at the forefront of some amazing work that takes place to address these issues and we would like to support this work further as much as we can.
  • Training Update
  • Social media and marketing underway
  • Fire Marshall 18/10
  • Health and Safety and Risk Assessments 3/11
  • Trustees roles and Responsibilities 8/11
  • Safeguarding 15/11
  • Emergency First Aid at 11/1
  • CANVA– Short introduction to online design programme that makes it easy to create professional designs and to share or print them.  Free.  Website https://www.canva.com/en_gb/

If your group is a member of Thurrock CVS our Communication Teams can offer further support.

  • General discussion– Emerging issues and successes

Looking for Voice of the Community members want to hear from the voluntary sector as much as possible. Organisations who are interested in keeping young people safe from serious violence.

7-11 November Trustee Week If you have ideas how we can work together to work together to recruit more trustees across Thurrock.  Please forward onto vanessa.bennett@thurrockcvs.org.

  • AOB– None
  • Next meeting   23.11.22 10.00-11.30

General discussion including issues and successes