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Tadcrafters - Tadcaster drop off/pick up

Tadcrafters - drop in sessions and volunteers pick up

Tadcrafters Newsletter August 2020

NYCC Bulletin - 29 July

Defra Grant (Food Bank Community Food Projects) - Application Form

CAS alert - risk of harm from illicit or fake benzos

The Safer Selby Hub

First Ever National Impact Survey Launched By Neighbourhood Watch

We are delighted to launch the first ever Neighbourhood Watch Impact Survey. 
This is a survey open to all members of the public including our supporters and members and we are asking our partners to share across their public networks.  It will enable us to look at how Neighbourhood Watch impacts in our communities and identify the concerns surrounding crime, fear of crime and the increase in neighbourliness and community spirit.

We ask that you share the survey IMPACT SURVEY with friends, neighbours, colleagues and your partners, to ensure that we get a good mix of responses.  You can do this in various ways through email, using social media and any other methods that you may have.

We have included an image for you to use on Social Media

Facebook & Twitter: Neighbourhood Watch Network is excited to launch our first National Impact Survey and we want EVERYONE to take part. It doesn't matter if you are part of Neighbourhood Watch or not, we want your views.  It should take you less than 10 minutes to complete.  Click on the link

We have also included a poster for you to share on your emaiis.

To learn more about the background to the survey
Please click on the following link Measuring our impact

We look forward to receiving your responses on our survey which needs to be completed by 21st August 2020.

Withdrawal of Weian Type IIR Surgical Masks

Warm and Well in North Yorkshire

Nova Adviser – Community and Enterprise Development

Organisation: Nova Wakefield District Limited

Salary: £30,906 per annum

Location: Central Wakefield

Hours: Full time 37.5 per week

Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 19 August 2020

Link to job vacancy details and recruitment pack:


Do you want to make an impact across the Wakefield District?


Nova is the support organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector in Wakefield District and we are currently looking to recruit a Nova Adviser – Community and Enterprise Development, to join our small, highly motivated team.


This is a really exciting time to join Nova for someone with a passion for the sector to get involved - there's lots happening within the organisation, within the sector and within Wakefield District! Maybe you've worked for a charity, you might have experience of working within communities or maybe you've had involvement in a social enterprise. This position will be well suited to you if you're dynamic, resilient and hard working.


We understand the importance of diversity and we value it, we want Nova to be an appealing, exciting and enjoyable place to work, where people feel welcome, respected and included. Our aim is that Nova offers quality employment opportunities in the VSCE sector including competitive pay, pension and healthcare policy to promote the wellbeing of staff. We also offer flexibility in working practices.

Here's what people have to say about us...


Please contact us to arrange a chat by calling 01924 367418 or email


If you want to contribute to the development and growth of the VCSE sector, support our membership of organisations and in turn make a difference to the lives of people across the Wakefield District, please apply for the role.


For more information, and to apply, please see the Recruitment Pack at


Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 19 August 2020

Interview date: 28 August 2020

Get on Track Wellbeing Programme

Get on Track has successfully been able to move to virtual delivery and can therefore be used to support young people from all over North Yorkshire which is really exciting! We have a programme starting next week so any young people who might benefit are welcome to join us or even just come along to the first session, try it out and see if it’s for them!

  • Get on Track
  • 16-25 year olds
  • Starts 5th August
  • Virtual Get on Track uses the power of sport, physical activity and athlete mentors, combined with local knowledge and opportunities, to support and inspire a young person to improve themselves; to build their self-esteem and confidence, to be more focused and determined, to be motivated, to improve their resilience and improve physical and mental well being.

Any young person can sign up to the programme. We encourage young people to sign into the first session and try it to make a judgement whether the programme is right for them!

To sign up follow this link -

We hope you can support the recruitment of young people for this programme as we know it can create positive and lasting behaviour change

The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund

Please see information below.  We would appreciate it if you could distribute throughout your networks and in your newsletters.

The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund is a new fund to tackle food poverty. We have seen a significant rise over recent years in the coalfields of the number of projects providing food to those who cannot afford it. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated this problem with more people being referred to food banks, and tens of thousands of children skipping meals due to family income being too low.


The Coalfields Regeneration Trust, the only organisation dedicated to supporting the UK’s former coal mining communities, has joined forces with Company Shop to award fast track funds to projects responding to these growing challenges. Company Shop is the UK’s largest commercial redistributor of food and household products, and sells surplus food and household items from well-known retailers and brands at hugely discounted prices.


Projects can apply for up to £2,500 and if successful, will be granted a Company Shop membership to maximise their purchasing power. The discounts offered means for every £10 spent, a project will typically get £30 in goods (if they purchased these goods directly from the retailer). So for a £2,500 award a project could receive goods up to the value of £7,500.


For more information and details of how to apply visit our website here: Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund

AJ1 Project Road Safety Fund

I wanted to let you know that I have chosen to invest over £190,000 in safety projects across North Yorkshire to make the county’s roads safer for everyone who use them and the communities, like yours, they link.

The money comes from the sale of the AJ1 vehicle registration, the first number plate used in the North of Riding of Yorkshire when marks were introduced in 1903. It was used on the then Chief Constable’s car but was no longer in use. Alongside the Chief Constable, I agreed last year to sell it commercially at auction with the value invested for the good of North Yorkshire.

Part of the money has already been invested in improving the Memorial Garden in the middle of North Yorkshire Police Headquarters at Alverton Court. The remainder will be put into this new ‘AJ1 Project Road Safety Fund’ to fund community road safety projects.

A simple, one-off application process has been set up with a panel established to approve or reject bids and all the details can be found at

Members of the panel will include representatives of the 95 Alive Road Safety Partnership, which is made up of North Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, North Yorkshire County Council and City of York Council, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and Highways Agency.

Projects will be asked to focus on improving road safety for children and young people, cyclists, motorcyclists and older road users with bids invited from Councils and other community groups. One-off grants of up to £20,000 can be applied for and bids which include matched funding from other sources will be eligible to receive an additional 10 per cent on top of the amount requested.

Please consider what would make a difference to residents and road users in your community and make an application to this fund.

The deadline for applications is 31 August 2020.


Julia Mulligan

North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner




CEF Covid-19 community support grant funding

CEF - Covid-19

Community Group Support Funding

Updated 06.07.20


Offering financial assistance to local volunteer groups and networks who are responding to and recovering from the Covid-19 crisis.


Please note the funding should only be used for such associated costs.


Aim of the funding

The aim of The CEF Covid-19 community support funding is to provide a ‘community float’. This will enable local voluntary groups to access financial assistance to support their activities that help communities to connect again.

This funding is available until 30th September 2020.

How do community networks access the funding?

The funding is held by the Community Support Organisations (CSO) to administer on behalf of Selby District Council. 

The CSO will be responsible for coordinating and supporting a network of local voluntary community groups. Under this agreement the CSO will agree a simple payment system with each group across the CSOs network can access the fund.

Each group that receives funding will need to produce proof of expenditure (i.e. receipts/invoices.)

What expenditure is eligible?

The funding can be used flexibly to enable groups to operate smoothly without financial barriers. How the funding has been used will be reviewed / discussed at each reporting stage but it is reasonable to conclude that this is likely to be:

§  Volunteer expenses (might be mileage, refreshments) in relation to covid-19 response/recovery activity

§  PPE (gloves, sanitisers etc)

§  Cleaning/sanitary equipment/items

§  Administrative/marketing supplies (printing, stamps, stationary etc)

§  Equipment to enable delivery of services (i.e. phone credit, games, social distance signage)


What is not eligible?


§  Personal payments or financial assistance of any kind. (The North Yorks Local Assistance Fund Covid-19 Scheme is available for this purpose).

§  Payment to businesses working in a voluntary capacity except to cover justifiable expenses (i.e. mileage)


Funding Limits


To ensure equity the CSO will apply limits to payments as follows (subject to further review with SDC):

  • Mileage expenses should be in line with usual volunteer expense costs – 45p per mile.
  • Up to £500 to any given group within the CSO network.

Which CSO to apply to?







Central CEF area

Barlow, Brayton, Barlby Bridge and Selby.


Eastern CEF area

Barlby; Cawood; Cliffe; Escrick; Hemingbrough; Kelfield; Lund; North Duffield; Osgodby; Riccall; Ryther; Skipwith; South Duffield; Stillingfleet; Thorganby; and Wistow.





Southern CEF area

Balne; Beal; Burn; Camblesforth; Carlton; Chapel Haddlesey; Cridling Stubbs; Drax; Eggborough; Gateforth; Heck; Hambleton; Hensall; Hirst Courtney; Kellington; Kirk Smeaton; Little Smeaton; Long Drax; Newland; Temple Hirst; Thorpe Willoughby; Stapleton; Stubbs Walden; West Haddlesey; Whitley; and Womersley.



Contact: Selby District AVS

Chris Hailey Norris 01757 291111 Mon – Fri 08.30 – 17.00








Tadcaster and Villages CEF area

Acaster Selby; Appleton Roebuck; Barkston Ash; Biggin; Bilbrough; Bolton Percy; Catterton; Church Fenton; Colton; Grimston; Healaugh; Kirby Wharfe with North Milford; Lead; Little Fenton; Newton Kyme cum Toulston; Oxton; Saxton with Scarthingwell; Steeton; Stutton with Hazlewood; Tadcaster; Towton and Ulleskelf.



Contact: TVCSA (Tadcaster Volunteer Car and Services Association)

01937 835600 Mon-Fri 0930-1600









Western CEF area

Birkin; Brotherton; Burton Salmon; Byram cum Sutton; Fairburn: Hillam; Monk Fryston; Huddleston with Newthorpe; Sherburn in Elmet; and South Milford.


Contact: Sherburn Community Support Organisation

01977685988  Mon-Fri 0900-1700




Other Frequently Asked Questions


When will the Community Engagement Forums re-commence?

The Council is currently reviewing how it conducts public meetings during this interim period. The CEF funding support identified above is aimed at providing community groups with a flexible approach to supporting communities whilst we continue to respond to the current situation. Where CEF forums and Partnership Boards recommence we will circulate information through the Community Support Organisations and via the Selby District Council communication channels (website, social media).

Can we submit an application to the CEFs for funding outside of the Coronavirus support fund?

Selby District Council is not currently accepting funding applications.

Where else can we look for funding?

There continue to be a range of funding options available however as you will expect, some of these continue to be focused on Coronavirus response and recovery.

NYCC Stronger Communities continue to support through grants up to £500 and also have a range of supporting information for communities. To access please visit: or contact Tom Jenkinson at

Two Ridings Community Foundation – to access please visit:

Tesco Bags of Help:

For support with a range of community support and development you can access Community First Yorkshire at:

Or Selby District AVS at:

For community sport and activity support you can access North Yorkshire Sport here:

The National Lottery Community Fund is one to watch for the future but again is being very strict towards covid recovery at the minute.

Don’t forget, you can always encourage your own crowd funding and there are a number of ways to do this. quite a few local groups do this (i.e. for playgrounds/play schools etc). If you don’t raise the full total it can help support match funding and also demonstrate community desire for your project.

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