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Project Development News September 2015
 
 
 

 

September can be a busy month, with kids returning to school, students to university, and many of us to our work after some holidays over the summer. That busyness has certainly been the case for us at LCCT, so while there are many events and initiatives mentioned below it is perhaps appropriate that in our reflective blog this month Helen Reid explores the relevance of Sabbath.

 

This month we have information on funding, training and some interesting engagement and networking opportunities, however we'd particularly like to invite you to our LCCT Autumn Assembly which takes place on Thursday 8th October. LCCT has three Assemblies a year when our individual members and project members come together to share, learn and make decisions. If you would like to come along please sign up here - you would be most welcome to join us.

 

We would also like to highlight the 'Working with Volunteers' training that we are delivering with Livability on 14th October. This informative and interactive day is designed to help those who work with (or would like to work with) volunteers to better understand motivations and how to make volunteering work for your project and the individual. Please do sign up here if this training is for you.

 

As ever if you have anything you would like to submit for future emails or ideas for what could be included, please do get in touch.

 

With peace and blessings

 

Rhoda and Jon

LCCT's Learning and Development team

 
 
Reflective blog
 
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What does the Sabbath mean in Leeds?
 
What is the purpose of the Sabbath? What relevence does it have to our lives, our city and our culture? Dr Helen Reid Director of Leeds Church Institute reflects on what Sabbath could look like for us today...
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Hearing the Voice of Love
 
How do we do good better? How do we create transformation in the places that most need it? How do we join in with the work of God for a better world?   We start by knowing that we are loved. Not for who what we own, what we do, or for popularity, but simiply for who we are in God. If our activism is driven by anxiety led motivations, we will project those anxieties onto the people and projects with which we are involved.   This video from The Gravity Centre is a reminder that centring ourselves in Gods love, and loving ourselves is formost to being able to join in with God\'s work.  
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Funding & finance information
 
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Paul Hamlyn Foundation - Ideas and Pioneer fund
 
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) is one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK. The PHF\'s mission is to "help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives". Funding of upto £30,000 is available under their Ideas and Pioneers Fund to support people who have an idea with unusual promise to improve the life chances and opportunities of individuals and communities in the UK.  
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Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation
 
Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation makes grants of between £250 and £1000 for registered charities and groups affiliated to registered charities for community based projects which aim to provide relief of suffering, hardship or poverty, or their direct consequences.  
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Learning, training & development
 
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Working with Volunteers
 
LCCT are partnering with Livability to deliver this training on 'Working with Volunteers' on Wednesday 14th October. The training is designed for projects and churches that work with volunteers or want to develop their work with volunteers. It will be an interactive and practical day which will equip you to get the best out of your volunteers as well as help them get what they want out of the volunteering experience...
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Community Organising Taster Training
 
This Community Organising Taster Training takes place on Saturday 3rd October 2015, 10:30am - 4pm, at The Newman Centre (St Theresa's Church, Station Road, Cross Gates, LS15 7JY), and will give you a flavour of community organising and is being run by Leeds Citizens...  
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Networking & city engagement
 
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Building a Different Story
 
'Building a Different Story' is an event to bring together individuals and projects working to build the story a just and more sustainable world in Leeds and beyond.   Taking place on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October at Woodhouse Community centre, it will be an opportunity to connect with others bringing hope, challenge, justice and creativity in Leeds  
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Winter night shelter for destitute asylum seekers
 
West Yorkshire Destitute Asylum Network (WYDAN) are proposing a series of night shelters in churches over the cold winter months for asylum seekers who are destitute and would otherwise be sleeping rough on the streets. A meeting was recently held at Leeds Church Institute to discuss these ideas and churches and other groups with suitable buildings are now being sought to take part in helping make this happen. Below is a report from Helen Reid for the Headingley Churches Together group which gives more information. Anyone wanting to get their church or project involved should contact contact.wydan@gmail.com  
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'A Day in the Life' work shadow scheme 2015/16
 
A Day In The Life is a work-shadowing initiative that provides a unique opportunity for staff from government and voluntary organisations to step into each other\'s shoes for a day and learn about how the other sector operates.   As well as improving cross-sector understanding, the programme helps participants find out about the roles and responsibilities of staff within another organisation, and the operational environments and wider contexts in which they work.  
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Newsletters from other Capacity and Support organisations (September 2015)
 
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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