The EN:Able Community Investment Fund (formerly known as the Frameworks 4 Good Fund) is one of the consortium’s delivery vehicles for social and economic regeneration in the communities of its member organisations.
All Efficiency North frameworks have an integrated management strategy to deliver the consortium’s vision through its 4 strategic workstreams:
- employment and skills,
- social and economic regeneration and
- environment and sustainability.
Each theme has a measurable outcome and delivery vehicles are built into the frameworks to ensure that the outcome is achieved.
During the tender process prospective suppliers and contractors were evaluated on their responses demonstrating activities and projects they’d participated in which brought about social and economic benefit. Applying this approach has resulted in frameworks populated by contractors who understand the concepts behind social economic regeneration and can also contribute to the strategies which lead to its successful delivery.
The fund will open for applications again on Wednesday 19 August 2015.
For full information visit our website: http://www.efficiencynorth.org/what-we-do/community-investment-fund/
School’s out forever!
Now is the best time to find fresh talent for your business – by taking on an apprentice! Apprentices are aged 16-24 and apprenticeship training is 100% funded over a period of 12-18 months. Apprentice pay starts at £2.79/hour for all ages and they must be employed for 30 hours or more. Grants are available for businesses with less than 100 employees to take on an apprentice within the Sheffield City Region, from £1120 – £1800. If you are
thinking about taking on apprentice in Business Administration, Retail, Marketing, Warehousing, Hospitality or Customer Service, The Source Academy can help.
To register an interest, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Apprenticeshiprequest
Due to an increase in Enterprise activity, the Princes Trust has an urgent need for volunteers to support its young people. The Princes Trust is the UK’s leading youth charity. It supports thousands of young people every year into education, employment, training and volunteering.
The Trust delivers is its Enterprise Programme which helps unemployed young people between 18 and 30 years into self employment. In South Yorkshire there is an urgent need to recruit more volunteer Business Mentors. Business Mentors support young entrepreneurs on a one to one basis for up to two years. They act as a sounding board for young people and help them develop and grow their business over the longer term.
To be a Business Mentor for The Trust involves patience, tenacity and an ability to work with a variety of young people. Mentors need to be willing to meet their young entrepreneur monthly and have occasional contact by email or phone. Typically, the Trust is looking for volunteers who can commit to 5 or 6 hours each month. The recruitment process involves completion of an application form followed by an interview and training.
In return, the Trust can offer a great opportunity to individuals who want to make a real difference to young people’s lives. Mentoring for the Trust offers people the chance to develop themselves as individuals, build their confidence and give something back to their communities.
For further information about the Princes Trust please visit: http://www.princes-trust.org.uk/support_us/volunteer.aspx
Every year each of the four Wards that make up the Central area will produce Ward Priorities. Councillors are currently in the process of refreshing their Ward Priorities for 2015/16. The refreshing of the priorities may result in small changes, large changes or no changes at all. The Ward Councillors with the support of the Locality Officer will outline 3 or 4 local priorities that the Councillors agree they will work together on. The priorities have been informed by the local community, advice from service providers and local statistics, which all contribute towards outlining the Ward Priorities for each of the four wards in the Central Area.
The ward priorities will help to provide the legal justification for Councillors decisions about how they allocate the Ward Pot. They will also be used to inform local people about what their local Councillors and partners are working towards. Ward Priorities will be refreshed on an annual basis following local consultation.
Ward priorities 2015/16
Broomhill Ward Priorities 2015~16 Poster
Central Ward Priorities 2015~16 Poster
Hillsborough Ward Priorities 2015~16 Poster
Walkley Ward Priorities 2015~16 Poster
If you would like to view some of the statistics that have helped inform the priorities you can look at the Ward Profiles that are produced every two years. The following link provides access to the 2013 Ward Profile for each Ward in the City – https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/your-city-council/sheffield-profile/ward-profiles.html.
If you would like to comment on your ward priorities you can do so by either emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting your local Councillors: Central LAP Cllrs & Contacts
Sheffield Bus Partnership would like to hear your thoughts about their recommendations for a revised city-wide bus network. The public consultation runs from Monday 6 July to Friday 31 July.
To take part in the consultation please visit: http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/SBP/
Paper copies of the questionnaire are also available from customer service desks at Sheffield, Meadowhall, Arundel Gate, Hillsborough, Dinnington and Rotherham Interchange.
Please return paper questionnaires by Monday 27 July to a customer service desk drop-box or by post to: Sheffield Bus Partnership, 11 Broad Street West, Sheffield, S1 2BQ.