Leeds Christian Community Trust
 
 
Project Development Email June 2015
 
 
 

 

Welcome to the new look LCCT Project Development Email. A lot has been going on since the last one of these, and in conjunction with the revamp of LCCT's website we are now publishing information and resources on www.lcct.org.uk and are able to collate it into this email to send to you.

 

Though sporadic in the past, the LCCT Project Development Email has been intended as a source of information and resources to support people and projects connected to LCCT in your ongoing work and development. With the change to the look of this email we also wanted to review its usefulness, so we've set up a short questionnaire and are asking if you could take a couple of minutes to help us by answering the questions here. More info is below, but if you need additional enticement all completed questionnaires will be put into a draw and I (Jon) will bake a cake for the winner (you can even choose what type of cake you'd like on the questionnaire).

 

A couple of other items to draw your attention to are the articles about the LCCT Peer Mentoring training taking place on Wednesday 15th July (you'll be able to book online for this in the next few days), and the information on the Leeds Citizens founding assembly on 7th July (LCCT members voted to become a Leeds Citizens member at our Assembly this week).

 

I hope this information below is helpful, if you do have any information for future mailings then please do pass it on to jon@lcct.org.uk.

 

With peace and blessings to you all and for your work

The LCCT Learning and Development team

 
 
Reflective blog
 
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How useful is this email?
 
I often find my inbox cluttered up with 'junk' emails from lots of different organisations - websites I visited once and inadvertently got added to their mailing list, or companies I once bought something from who now think I need a new dishwasher every other week.   The other day when Rhoda and I were talking about the revamp of the LCCT website and the new format for the LCCT Project Development Email we began to wonder how useful the email was to the people it is sent to? Is it another bulk email that gets immediately deleted along with the offers of large sums of cash from the daughter-in-law of the former manager of an international bank in Lagos? or does it contain resources that help you to reflect on your work and calling in the city, and information to make that a reality?  
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Funding & finance information
 
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Morrisons Foundation
 
The supermarket chain Morrisons has established the Morrisons Foundation to support local good causes across Great Britain. The Foundation, a charity registered in England, Wales and Scotland, receives its funding from a number of different sources including the proceeds of the sales of carrier bags from its stores in Scotland and Wales. This income stream is ring-fenced, so money raised from the sale of bags in Scotland/Wales will be spent on charities benefiting people in Scotland/Wales. The funding is aimed at local groups who have a new project that will benefit their local community, but who have not been able to secure funding previously. There is no minimum or maximum grant level. Funding is at the discretion of the Foundation.
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The Yapp Charitable Trust
 
The Yapp Charitable Trust offers core funding grants to registered charities in England and Wales that have been established for more than three years and have a total annual expenditure of less than £40,000.
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Leeds Inspired Small Grants
 
Leeds Inspired Small Grants are provided by Leeds City Council. Leeds Inspired aims to promote access to culture and achieve a balance of creative opportunity across the city for the benefit of all communities. The scheme works with a wide ranging definition of culture that includes: contemporary visual art, music, theatre, dance, puppetry, craft, film, photography, radio, new media, digital art and writing. Activities which increase people\'s access to culture and enable people to take part fully and with greater confidence will be funded. Maximum Value: £ 1,000 The 2015 deadlines for applications are 12 noon on:  3 July, 4 September, and 6 November.
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Leeds Community Foundation - Third Sector Health Grants
 
DEADLINE : 30th June 2015   Two Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Leeds have invested a combined amount of over £1 million in their communities to improve health and wellbeing across the North, South and East of the city. NHS Leeds North CCG and NHS Leeds South and East CCG have launched the NHS CCG Third Sector Health Grants scheme, which will help to reduce the gap in life expectancy between the most deprived and most affluent communities and reduce health inequalities in Leeds. Funding is available to support various projects, such as developing or delivering services, establishing and maintaining partnerships, and involving local people in community activities surrounding health and wellbeing.
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Church and Community Fund
 
Previously known as the Central Church Fund, the Church and Community Fund (CCF) gives grants to community projects run by parish churches, deaneries, dioceses and other bodies connected to, or working in partnership with, the Church of England. The CCF is under the trusteeship of the Archbishops' Council and operates to support charitable projects that "promote, aid, and further the work of the Church of England or of any Diocese, Deanery or Parish thereof". From 2012, the fund\'s objectives are to help the Church of England to: Develop its capacity to engage with the whole community through supporting innovative use of resources. Help transform areas of greatest need and opportunity.  
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Learning, training & development
 
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Training on Issues around Novel Psychoactive Substances & Legal Highs
 
There are currently six available sessions of training available on Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Legal Highs running this financial year in Leeds. This course utilises the most current research and knowledge available to examine the rapidly changing drug trends in the UK. In particular the training will examine how New Psychoactive Substances, sometimes referred to as 'Legal Highs' have come to prominence and why they are so difficult to legislate against. Attendees will examine the increasingly important role that the internet is playing in relation to the supply, distribution and manufacture of drugs.
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Art of Hosting Training
 
The Art of Hosting is a participatory approach used worldwide to create the depth of meeting that transforms our relationships and gets the necessary work done.   The next UK training takes place in Nottingham on the 25th to 27th June 2015.   This three day training course will cover Tools, principles and methods for facilitating conversations that lead to collective action: Open Space - ProAction Cafe - World Cafe - Circle - Collective Story Harvest - Appreciative Inquiry Space to explore the relationship between personal change and system change Working with complexity, emergence and 'not knowing' Shifting our focus from problems to what's possible in our communities and organisations Designing from a living systems perspective: the ecocycle Applying what you are learning directly to a change project you are working with  
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Mentoring Scheme
 
 For projects and individuals who would like the support and guidance of a mentor, we are currently developing a mentoring network.   The mentoring network will draw on the wealth of experience and knowledge of people in LCCTs networks to help those with the passion and enthusiasm for transformative action to reflect on the work they are doing. We also hope this network will provide opportunities for 'buddying', where individuals may benefit from one-to-one peer support from others in the network.  
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Networking & city engagement
 
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Newsletters from other Capacity and Support organisations
 
As well as picking out interesting pieces of information and resources to share in individual articles, in the different sections of this website and collated email, we also try to gather together the various newsletters from other capacity building, development and support projects and organisations that might be of use to LCCT connected projects and people. Click on the logos below to access the latest newsletter from each organisation...
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Leeds Citizens - Founding Assembly 7/7/15
 
At LCCT's Summer Assembly on the 8th June our members voted for LCCT to become a member of Leeds Citizens (more information on this will be available to members in the Members area of the wesbite soon). Leeds Citizens' Founding Assembly takes place on the 7th July at the Centenary Pavilion, Elland Road. All LCCT members are welcome and encouraged to attend, so please do put it in your diaries, it is set to be a significant occasion. Details from Leeds Citizens are below and more can be found at www.citizensuk.org/leeds   Leeds Citizens Founding Assembly   Date: Tuesday 7th July 2015Time: 7:30pm—9:30pm (please arrive at 7pm for a prompt start)Venue: The Centenary Pavilion, Leeds United Football Club, Elland Road, LS11 0ESBuses: PR1, 51, 52
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