2016-Nov-08 Do You Need Funding? Here's Some Opportunities



Voluntaryworks Luton

8 November 2016

 

This week is Trustees' Week (7-13 November), a chance to promote the vital work that trustees do and encourage more people to get involved.

If you have any trustee vacancies and would like Voluntaryworks Luton to help you promote any roles, please provide details to reena.mistry@voluntaryworks.org, or share posts on our social media:

 

 Events and Training Opportunities

 

NOAH Enterprise is working with Luton Adult Learning to deliver a Government funded mental health research project. The project is investigating whether short courses help people to develop strategies to manage mild to moderate mental health problems. All courses aim to help clients identify practical steps to managing their mental health which can be applied in a range of situations. Courses start every month and run for 3 hours a week for five weeks. For more information click here.


SEMLEP will be hosting ESF Information and networking events to provide information and support to potential applicants for the European Social Fund.

  • Tuesday 22 November at University of Bedfordshire (Bedford Campus) - click here.
  • Tuesday 29 November at The Hat Factory, Luton - click here.

The events will take place between 10:00am and 14:00pm with refreshments and lunch provided. Spaces are limited so please book your place ASAP.


Introduction to PQASSO and the PQASSO Quality Mark - Wednesday 14 December, 10.30 - 12.30, Bedford. This free NCVO workshop will tell you everything you need to know about the PQASSO Quality Mark. Hosted by CVS Beds. Click here.

 

 Funding

 

ESF Community Grants - Grants between £5,000 and £20,000 for organisations with a turnover of less than £300,000 per annum that 'support people who need help preparing for work or training'. Applications open for funding on 7 November and close on 28 November. Briefing sessions are being held in Luton and Milton Keynes on 10 November. For more information click here.

BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for up to £10,000 for one year only. They give grants for children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through:

  • illness, distress, abuse or neglect
  • any kind of disability
  • behavioural or psychological difficulties
  • living in poverty or situations of deprivation

Next deadline is 1 December. Click here.


The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund is looking to help small, local community projects and groups throughout the UK. From November 7 until February 26, they are seeking to award a total of seventy, £300 donations to help community groups and people across UK and Ireland. Click here.


Greggs Local Community Projects Fund - grants up to £2,000 to smaller not for profit organisations that improve resilience within communities of interest, such as people who are:

•    disabled or suffering chronic illness
•    living in poverty
•    voluntary carers
•    homeless
•    isolated older people
•    other demonstrable significant need
The next deadline is 3 March. Click here.


Spaces 4 Change is an initiative from Young Unltd, offering grants up to £5,000 and support to help young people aged 16-24 to start and run social ventures that develop unused or under-utilised spaces for the benefit of the local community, especially other young people. You can apply as an individual or an informal group. Click here.


Baily Thomas Charitable Fund give grants only to registered charities and their priorities are learning disabilities and autism. Research grants are usually for £100,000, and large grants for care around £20,000 - the next deadline for these is 1st December 2016. A large number of smaller grants up to £10,000 are also made and applications up to £10,000 will be considered at any time. Click here.

 

 Other News and Information

     

 

Does your group need goods? In Kind Direct redistributes goods from companies to charities and other not-for-profit organisations. Click here.


The Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Sustainability and Transformation Plan has been released by Bedford Borough Council 'In an attempt to tackle major local concerns and on-going secrecy from the NHS'. Click here.


Bedfordshire Stop Search Scrutiny Panel - Does your organisation operate in Bedfordshire? Bedfordshire's Stop Search Scrutiny Panel is looking for organisations to help provide community input and oversight on policing tactics across the county. Meetings are held four times a year alternating between Bedford and Luton. Panel members give their views on issues such as how tactics are used and input on body worn video cameras, and feedback to their communities, to ensure residents of the county are well informed. Click here.


Free accounting software for not for profits - Sage Accounting is offering free licences for its accounting software to registered charities, social enterprises or non-profit organisations. They have three different products, suitable for different sizes of organisations, from start-ups to those employing large numbers of people. Click here.

 

 Vacancies
 
 
Finance Officer, Autism Bedfordshire, a part-time post working 15 hours per week spread over 3 days between the hours of 9.00am and 3.00pm. Salary in the range £17,706 – £19,750 pro rata, plus stakeholder pension. Deadline 21 November. Click here.

Youth Worker, Teenage Advice and Information Centre (TACTIC), Leighton-Linslade, part-time (27 hours a week), £26,556-£29,033 pro-rata.  Deadline 29 November. Click here.


Chief Executive, Citizens Advice Luton, full time, circa £40,000. Deadline 22 November. Click here.

 

     

 



Trustees’ Week Aims to Build Stronger Charities through Good Leadership

What Is Trustees Week?

Trustees’ Week is an initiative run throughout the UK by Charities Commission, which this year has a focus on Stronger Charities through Good Leadership.  The objective is to showcase the great work that trustees do, and to highlight the opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference in their local community. This is an open invitation for anyone who would like to volunteer in a trustee role, or is wondering what it might involve, to come along and see what roles are available.


When Is Trustees Week?

Trustees’ week runs from 7th to 13th November this year.

Community Voluntary Service are looking to help organisations by supporting trustees, helping to recruit new trustees, and raising the profile of the valuable work done by hundreds of volunteers for charities and voluntary groups in Bedfordshire.  Their first ever trustee recruitment session will take place on Thursday 10th November between 4pm and 7pm at 43 Bromham Road, Bedford, MK40 2AA (location map).


What Do Trustees Do?

Trustees have the overall legal responsibility for a charity – whether they are known as governors, or councillors, directors or committee members, they are the decision makers and retain the overall legal responsibility for an organisation.


Who Gets Involved?

Get into conversation with a Trustee or Executive of a local organisation and you will soon find that the role is both rewarding and demanding.  Alison Fisher, Chief Executive of Mind BLMK, has years of experience working with Trustees and knows that it is important to get the right team to steer safely into the unknown future.  She says that when seeking a new Trustee, her Board "looks for motivation, a team player, a belief that the person can make a difference at the strategic level and a questioning mind”.


CVS know that hundreds of their local small charities and the bigger ones too, are reliant on volunteers from all walks of life, with a passion for their cause and some business skills, to ensure that they have good governance.

Through the month CVS will be taking an insider look at Trustees from the view point of volunteers, organisations and staff to highlight some of the great work that is being done locally. Look out for posts on their website and twitter accounts https://twitter.com/VolunteerBeds and https://twitter.com/CVSBeds– They will be raising awareness of the value of trustees to organisations, and supporting trustees by providing information and sign-posting to resources.


Community Voluntary Service is a voluntary and community sector support organisation, offering a range of services in Bedfordshire, enabling local organisations and communities to make a difference.


Sample Events

CVS will be running some training during November that would give existing trustees some useful grounding to help support their organisations.

Safeguarding Awareness: On Monday 14 November, 10am - 1pm, in Biggleswade - a free session to enable those working or with small voluntary organisations and community groups to understand what is meant by safeguarding.

Fit for Funding:  On Tuesday 15 November, 2pm - 4pm, Bedford - a free two-hour workshop covering all the basics that will get an organisation to the stage where they will be able to apply for funding.


Who Do I Contact?

If you are a trustee looking for some advice, or if you want to find out more about becoming a trustee, contact CVS on 01234 354 366 or info@cvsbeds.org.uk or find them on social media - @CVSBeds | @VolunteerBeds.


   

Parent Puzzle: A Brand New Course For Dads! Starts 7th Nov


What a huge and challenging task bringing up children can be! Parent Puzzle sessions start 7th November from 5-7pm for dads and males carers. Please ring the centre and speak to Sue or Elaine for more details. 01582 86786792 ask for Sue or Elaine.

Bedfordshire Employment & Skills Service Open Day Thursday 3 November

Bedfordshire Employment & Skills Service

Open day Thursday 3 November

9.00 through to 15.00

 

Come along to the Bedford Square Community Centre in Houghton Regis to find out about the wide range of training on offer.

We can help you:- 

  • improve your English, Maths and *IT skills
  • learn / improve your  English with *ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)
  • gain a qualification
  • develop your skills and confidence for work and everyday life
  • learn in small, friendly classes

 


For further information please contact

Bedfordshire Employment & Skills Service 0300 300 8110

Email Claire Quinlan at Central Bedfordshire Council

*Free subject to funding eligibility (evidence may be required)









Big Friendly Read Is Coming To Town !


There are only four weeks to go until the start of the Summer Reading Challenge 2016, which launches in our libraries on Saturday 16 July. The theme for this year's challenge is the Big Friendly Read, celebrating 100 years of the world's favourite storyteller, Roald Dahl. 

Last year well over 5,000 children took part in the Summer Reading Challenge, and this year we're hoping that even more children will take part. 

Children can read whatever they like - fact books, joke books, picture books, audio books - just as long as they are borrowed from the library. There are special rewards and a certificate for everyone who completes the Challenge. 

The Summer Reading Challenge is open to all primary school aged children and is designed for all reading abilities.

Don't forget that if you're aged 14-17 you can join in as a Central Bedfordshire Libraries Summer Reading Challenge volunteer. 

You can encourage children to read by handing out rewards and finding out all about what books the children are enjoying. You can also help with library activities and events in our libraries. For more information visit the virtual library for Bedfordshire.
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Community Engagement Day Thursday 2nd June



Residents are invited to a community event in Houghton Regis where they can get everything from health and crime advice to information about improving their local area.

The Houghton Regis Community Engagement Day is taking place from 9.30am to 3.30pm on Thursday, 2 June with advice stalls and other attractions in the Town Centre (in the atrium outside the library) and in Bedford Square.

The event is being run by Central Bedfordshire’s Community Safety Partnership, in partnership with Houghton Regis Town Council, and follows on from the previous successful events in Biggleswade.
A number of different departments from Central Bedfordshire Council will be at the event including Environmental Protection, Waste Services, Trading Standards and Community Safety.

The Community Engagement Day will focused on crime prevention, personal safety, and health and well-being.

So, as well as representatives from Bedfordshire Police and Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service, there will also be a stall from Healthwatch offering advice about social care, health and housing.

People attending the event can also experience what it is like to be involved in a car crash in Amey’s crash car simulator Oscar – a modified Ford Fiesta which will be parked up in the town centre.

At the event residents will be able to find out about the local strategy to develop Houghton Regis and Houghton Hall and what is being done to reduce the number of off road motor cyclists in Houghton Regis. Residents can also get involved in the good neighbour schemes, fire safety, volunteering within the local community and have their say on improving road safety. As part of the day there will also be environmental clean ups.

Summer Reading Challenge - ​Aged 14-17? Volunteer during the summer holidays


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Aged 14-17? Volunteer during the summer holidays

​Central Bedfordshire Libraries are
 looking for volunteers aged between 14 and 17 to help children take part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge
​. It's called​
the Big Friendly Read,
​and 
runs right through the summer holidays from 16 July to 10 September
. Last year over 5250 children took part in the Summer Reading Challenge in Central Bedfordshire, and this year
​they
're hoping for even more. 

As a volunteer you'll be signing children up to the Summer Reading Challenge and giving out incentives

​. You'll
 talk to children about the books they have been reading, and help out with library activities, events and promotion. It's a great opportunity to make a positive contribution to your community, and to gain experience and skills. 

You'll need enthusiasm for books and for working with children, and the ability to communicate well with children and their families. You'll get plenty of support and training from

​the 
library staff in a friendly and safe library environment. 

If you're interested just talk to staff at your local library, who will be happy to give you more information and an application form. Volunteers aged 14 and 15 will need a parent or guardian to sign their volunteering form, and volunteers aged 16 and 17 will need a referee.  




Houghton Regis Children’s Centre Spring Programme 11th April —22nd July



The times of Well Baby Clinic have changed from 9.30am to start from 10am and finishing at 12noon. The clinic runs on a Wednesday at Tithe Farm Neighbourhood Centre and Thursday at Parkside Neighbourhood Centre.

Contact Details
Tithe Farm
Neighbourhood Centre
Tithe Farm Road
Houghton Regis, Beds
LU5 5JB
Tel: 01582 867692

Parkside Neighbourhood Centre
Parkside Drive
Houghton Regis, Beds
LU5 5QN
Tel: 01582 758023

probertj@hawthornpark.beds.sch.uk

Age 13-19? Become a Wildlife Ranger !


A local Wildlife Trust is looking for volunteers aged 13 to 19 to get involved in real practical conservation work. The work includes recording wildlife. Real skills will be taught that could improve your CV, and volunteers will work towards the nationally recognised John Muir Award.

The North Chilterns Chalk Wildlife Rangers are a small friendly group for all young people in South Bedfordshire.

This year there will be several opportunities to join in.

On Wednesday 1st June, there will be practical conservation work and a Butterfly Survey taking place in Houghton Regis Chalk Pit.

On Wednesday 17th August there is Hay Raking on the Hay Field at Blow's Downs. Meet on Half Moon Lane, Dunstable.

On Wednesday 24th August, there will be practical conservation work and a Wildlife Survey taking place at Houghton Regis Chalk Pit.

A further date will be arranged for October half term, probably to do with Gardens and Bats.

For more information, and to book, contact Wildlife Rangers, Education and Community Officer, Sarah Cowling. Email sarah.cowling@wildlifebcn.org
Facebook: wildlifebcn
Facebook: North Chilterns Facebook group


MAY 7th: FREE Tickets for Shakespeare's Hamlet At Houghton Regis Library


Houghton Regis May 7th

May 07 2016 19:30
to May 07 2016 20:45

Librarian Theatre Presents: The Book's The Thing

Step into Hamlet’s Library
Where the Book’s the thing…

to catch the conscience of the King.

“The Book’s the Thing” is Hamlet by William Shakespeare, but not as it’s ever been seen before! The show will tour UK libraries in Spring 2016, coinciding with the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. A fast-paced hour long play performed by a cast of 3, newly adapted from the original text by Tom Cuthbertson and Kelly Eva-May, “The Book’s the Thing” will make a great introduction to Elizabethan Text – and seasoned Shakespeare fans will love this refreshing new take on a classic too.

GET TICKETS

Magic at May Fayre on 7th May : Noon to 4PM



Peter Gardini, Magician, will be putting on a magic show for children from 2-3pm on the Village Green in Houghton Regis on May 7th.

Teas and coffees will be served in the Village Green Pavilion from 12 Noon by Houghton Regis Helpers.

The Free event is organised by Houghton Regis Town Council.

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Funding E-Bulletin

 

Newsletter

 

May 2016

 

Voluntary and Community Action

 

 

Welcome to the May 2016 issue of the Funding E-Bulletin from Voluntary and Community Action.

The Langdale Trust

The Langdale Trust offers grants to charitable organisations active in the UK.

The grant is intended to support charitable organisations working in the following areas:

·         Medical care.

·         Youth projects.

·         Social welfare schemes.

·         Poverty relief.

The funding is intended to support charitable activities and projects. Applications may be submitted with their most recent accounts at any time. The Trustees meet in or around June each year to consider applications. Successful applicants normally hear in November.

Miss Jaime Parkes, Langdale Trust, Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP, Second Floor, 3 Brindley Place, Birmingham, B1 2JB, Tel: 0121 227 3705, E-Mail: poneill@vwv.co.uk

MVM Charitable Trust

Grant for voluntary and community sector organisations undertaking projects for people in need. The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking general charitable projects, including those supporting young people and children deprived of normal care or support, elderly people (over 65) who are physically or mentally infirm and people with a disability.

 

Jennifer Vernor-Miles, MVM Charitable Trust, 5 Mountfort Crescent, London, N1 1JW, Tel: 0207 700 1144, E-Mail: jennifervm@lineone.net

 

Peter Beckwith Charitable Trust

The Peter Beckwith Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations and the scheme is intended to support general charitable purposes. Most grants are for less than £1,000 for Costs associated with eligible projects, applications must be made in writing.

 

The Trustees, Peter Beckwith Charitable Trust, Hill Place House, 55a High Street, Wimbledon Village, London, SW19 5BA, Tel: 020 8944 1288

 

Robyn Charitable Trust

Grant for charitable organisations undertaking projects for the welfare of children. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Enquiries, Robyn Charitable Trust, Harris & Trotter, 64 New Cavendish Street, London, W1G 8TB, Tel: 020 7467 6300

The Scotbelge Charitable Trust

Grant for charitable organisations undertaking general charitable activities to support organisations undertaking general charitable projects.

The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Enquiries, Scotbelge Charitable Trust, Farries, Kirk and McVean, Dumfries Enterprise Park, Tinwald Downs Road, Heathhall, Dumfries, DG1 3SJ, Tel: 01387 252127, E-Mail: info@fkmcv.co.uk

 

The February Foundation

Grants are available to charitable organisations for a wide range of charitable projects. The average grant awarded is £5,000. In particular, funding is available for the relief of those in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage, the advancement of education, the advancement of the arts, culture, and heritage.  Applications may be submitted at any time and will be considered monthly.

The February Foundation, Spring Cottage, Church Street, Stradbroke, Suffolk, IP21 5HT, E-mail: rps@thefebruaryfoundation.org  Website: http://www.thefebruaryfoundation.org/

The Wyseliot Charitable Trust

Funding is available to charitable organisations for general charitable purposes. Previous grants have been for between £2,000 and £5,000.

Jonathan Rose, The Wyseliot Charitable Trust, 17 Chelsea Square, London, SW3 6LF, E-Mail: charity@friend-james.co.uk

 

Variety Club – Equipment Grants

Funding is available for specialist equipment for the direct use of children up to the age of 18 years who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged. In principle there is no lower or upper limit on the level of grant which may be awarded, but most grants are for between £100 and £6,000.

 

Julie Thomas, Variety Club, Variety House, 93 Bayham Street, London, NW1 0AG, Tel: 0207 428 8120, E-Mail: julie.thomas@variety.org.uk  Website: http://www.variety.org.uk/section.php?id=38

Variety Club - Youth Clubs Grant

Grant for youth club organisations that work with young children between the ages of 8 and 18. Grants are made between the values of £800 and £1,000, however, grants of higher and lower values are also made. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

Grants, Variety Club, Variety Club House, 93 Bayham Street, London, NW1 0AG,Tel: 020 7428 8100, E-mail: grants@varietyclub.org.uk, Website: http://digbig.com/5bjjpb

Woodland Trust Tree Planting Packs

The Woodland Trust is the UK's leading conservation charity dedicated to the protection of the UK's native woodland heritage. The Trust campaigns to protect ancient woods, improve woodland biodiversity, increase native woodland cover and increase understanding and enjoyment of woods.

 

Woodland Trust tree planting packs are available to community groups, schools and youth groups to help them to plant more trees, hedges and copses in their local shared spaces.

Enquiries, Woodland Trust, Kempton Way, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6LL, Tel: 01476 581135, E-Mail: communitytrees@woodlandtrust.org.uk Website http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/in-your-community/

The Wixamtree Trust

Grants are available for charitable organisations, including registered charities, for projects and services that benefit the people of Bedfordshire. Grants are also available for church restoration projects in Bedfordshire for project costs.

Applications must be submitted at least 21 days prior to their meeting dates, ie the deadlines for applications are: Tuesday 27 January 2015. There will be more dates for next year - watch the website.

Paul Patten, Administrator, The Wixamtree Trust, 148 The Grove, West Wickham, Kent, BR4 9JZ, Tel: 020 8777 4140, Email: wixamtree@thetrustpartnership.com Website: http://www.wixamtree.org/

 

Truemark Trust

The Truemark Trust Grant is available to registered charities. The scheme aims to fund small, local organisations undertaking innovative projects in the community. Previous grants have been for between £1,000 and £10,000 associated with eligible projects.

Mrs Clare Pegden, Truemark Trust, PO Box 2, Liss, Hampshire, GU33 6YP, Tel: 07970 540015, Email: stuart_neil2004@yahoo.com

 

The Steel Charitable Trust

Grants are available to registered charities, with a local preference for Luton and Bedfordshire, in the following categories: arts and culture; environment; health; education; and disadvantaged. Grants range from £1,000 to £25,000 and applications may be submitted at any time.

Enquiries, The Steel Charitable Trust, E-mail: administrator@steelcharitabletrust.org.uk
Website: http://digbig.com/5bjjpd

CHK Charities Limited

The charity annually awards grants to charitable organisations involved in a wide range of activities. Applications can be made at any time.  Applications are considered by the Trustees approximately every two months.

The Secretary and Administrator, CHK Charities Limited, 14 St George Street, London, W1S 1FE, Tel: 020 3207 7232, Website:
http://www.chkcharities.co.uk/index.htm

 

R G Hills Charitable Trust

The R G Hills Charitable Trust offers grants to charitable organisations. The scheme is intended to support organisations undertaking projects in a range of charitable areas, including:

·         Young people.

·         Ex-service members.

·         People with sensory disabilities.

·         Medical issues.

·         Environmental conservation.

Previous grants have ranged between £750 and £3,500 for costs associated with eligible projects. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.  Applications must be made in writing.

Mr Harvey Barrett, R G Hills Charitable Trust, Furley Page Solicitors, 39-40 St Margaret's Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2TX, Tel: 01227 763939

Rachel Charitable Trust

Grant for charitable organisations undertaking social welfare activities, particularly the relief of poverty and the advancement of religion and religious education.

Grants are for costs associated with eligible projects. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time. Applications must be made in writing.

Mr Robert Chalk, Rachel Charitable Trust, 5 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1PB, Tel: 020 7016 3549

 

The Rest-Harrow Trust

The Rest-Harrow Trust provides grants to charitable organisations, for general charitable purposes.

 

Previous grants have been for between £100 and £2,000. The application process is ongoing and interested applicants may apply at any time.

 

Judith Susan Portrait, Rest-Harrow Trust, 21 Whitefriars Street, London, EC4Y 8JJ, E-Mail: sarah.hovil@portraitsolicitors.com

 


This funding bulletin is provided by the Information Service at Voluntary and Community Action. We are committed to strengthening the effectiveness of the voluntary and community sector in Bedfordshire by developing, enabling, promoting and supporting voluntary and community action. We seek to achieve this through advocacy; capacity building activities; enhancing the provision of volunteering opportunities; the exchange of information; the provision of training; advice and consultancy; and by working in partnership with others. To find out more visit our website at http://www.action-centralbeds.org.uk 

 

Bossard House, West Street, Leighton Buzzard LU7 1DA , Tel: 01525 850559, Fax: 01525 376281

Registered Charity No. 1108879. Company limited by guarantee. Registered in England No.5386570

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Young Actors and Musicians Wanted For Local Performances


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Full House Theatre are creating a new young performer's company. Actors and musicians aged 13 to 19 are invited to join, to help create a new performance for younger children.

An experienced team will direct and help create a set, and the show will tour local libraries in Bedfordshire. A Bronze Arts Award will be up for grabs.

Rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 17th May in Houghton Regis, with the performances happening between 25th and 26th July.

The is no charge to join in, and travel for touring will be paid.

To audition email addie@fullhouse.org.uk or call 01525 630 783 for more details.

Twitter @HoughtonArt
#MakeItHappen
Facebook - HoughtonRegisArtTown






Houghton Regis Central Design Unveiling Event


On Saturday, 9 April 2016
Between 1pm - 3:30pm, with presentations at 1pm and 2:15pm
Visit exhibition stands on the scheme and talk to people involved.
At Bedford Square Community Centre, Tithe Farm Road, Houghton Regis LU5 5ES
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Creative Writing Workshops for Children at Houghton Regis Library 6 & 7 April


Children aged 5 to 10 who would like to learn more about creative writing are welcome to come along to a free Explore Learning creative writing workshop at Houghton Regis Library. They will have a chance to join in with this years exciting National Young Writers` Competition. 

The theme for this year's National Young Writer of the Year is 'The Mash-up'. Children are encouraged to write no more than 500 words and tell stories that 'mash-up' two genres. This could see a spaceman transported to Roman times, an alien in the lost city of Atlantis or a Victorian gentleman in the outback!

You can find out more about the competition on the Explore Learning website. 

Judging this year's competition is author of the hugely popular 'Charlie and Lola' books, Lauren Child. It's a fantastic opportunity to encourage children to think creatively, spark their love of writing and inspire as many young authors as possible.

There are two free creative writing workshops at Houghton Regis Library run by Explore Learning, one for 5-6 year olds, and the other for 7-10 year olds:
  • Wednesday 6 April, 3:00 to 4:00pm, ages 5 to 6 
  • Thursday 7 April, 1:00 to 2:00pm, ages 7 to 10

For more information or to book a place pop in to Houghton Regis Library or call them on 0300 3008058. 
 







Latest Projects and Opportunities

Dear All,

 

Please find links to Projects and Opportunities in YOUR town coming up over the next few weeks.

 

https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B2a5pG0CRhTbYXF4RGtuWC04aU0&usp=sharing

 

 

Have a good weekend!!

 

 

Kind Regards

 

CEngland

Chantel England (Mrs)

Administration Officer

 

Houghton Regis Town Council

Peel Street

Houghton Regis

Bedfordshire

LU5 5EY

Tel: 01582 708 540

Fax: 01582 861 102

Email: cengland@houghtonregis.org.uk

Website: www.houghtonregis.org.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/houghtonregistc

Pinterest:  www.pinterest.com/hrtowncouncil