Newsletter & Bids 10 2018

 In bids

Dear Members

This week’s newsletter bids, grants and Funds come to you in conjunction with our sponsors London Based Manley Summers Training who we are pleased to announce have agreed to sponsor us going forward for the next year. This week we have some 40 pages of information News, Bids Grants and Funds.  Full details can be downloaded from the link below:


A big fun filled Happy Mother’s Day to you Ladies out there.

The Department for Education have confirmed to the Mayoral Combined Authorities and the Greater London Authority (MCAs/GLA) implementation funding. This is to support associated costs in preparation for the devolution of the Adult Education Budget (AEB). The funds provided will match the level of expenditure of the MCAs/ GLA during the remainder of the financial year, allowing MCAs/ GLA to effectively execute all functions required in devolving the AEB.  The Mayoral Combined Authorities and the Greater London Authority’s Section 31 Demand Led Grant Determination Letters have now been published on GOV.UK Further updates on the devolution of AEB will be published on GOV.UK shortly.


Jack Mclean Marketing Manager The Social Selling Company

The Social Selling Black Book” which may be of interest to you.

Inside this 8000-word document you will learn how we built our business using social media and how you can begin to prospect your buyers directly online.

You will also learn

–          Our Social Selling formula and how you can apply it to your business

–          The 8 stages to social selling you need to deploy to make your campaign successful

–          How to create compelling conversations on social media which engage your buyer

You can access your free copy by following the link below:

hope you find the guide useful   PS: If you have issues downloading please check your spam folder for the e-mail, if this is still not working let me know and I can send you a link.


I just love this: I was making beats and a vocalist in my early teens and played my first live gig at 18 at The Scala in London. I wish I had a mentor from my community at the time. It was so good to hear from @aramiahmusic last week she’s 🔥🔥🔥 She’s got me excited for the future of desi kids in the industry. I’m hosting my first music industry mentoring session for young south asians in April. If that’s you or know any young south asian kids interested in joining please email me and tell me in no more than 150 words why they should attend My first session is for 20 young people ONLY. Please share with your network and young people 🙏🏾🙏🏾 Go follow my girl @aramiahmusic

A joy this week I knew he was there but never meet him but I was invited to an event by Bob  Noseda what a great event and Apprentices from all over for the Career Colleges Trust from Charlie Mullins Pimlico Plumber a young lady to the Female Crane Driver. A great event Built Environment Youth Summit at the Strand.


Ok the New Group just for Clients of EEVT on Linked In called 2020 Vision is now up and running, our other 2 groups EEVT Ltd and Peer meet Up will continue but this is just for clients only and also for industry specialist’s that bring value to the clients.  This can be found at


Independent safeguarding body for aid sector to be created

Major UK charities, the Charity Commission and the Department for International Development have agreed to set up an independent body to ensure the highest possible standards across the aid sector. At the Safeguarding Summit, it was agreed that an independent body would be created to promote external scrutiny. The summit agreed to explore an international safeguarding centre to support organisations to “implement best practice on safeguarding and maximise transparency in the sector”.  DfID announced yesterday that this could include conducting safeguarding reviews, offering guidance and support to organisations, and a “deployable team of experts on sexual exploitation and abuse who can advise organisations on the ground”.

The summit was put on jointly by DfID and the Charity Commission, and attended by representatives from aid charities, in response to concerns over safeguarding within the aid sector which has emerged since reports on safeguarding issues at Oxfam came out a few weeks ago.  The creation of the independent body was one of several actions on a shortlist of immediate short terms measures, and longer term initiatives, to be developed in the coming weeks and months. DfID’s statement gave no indication of any exact timescales for the initiatives it outlined.


Justice and Equality Fund to Open for Applications in Spring

Inspired by the campaigners of #metoo, TIME’S UP and others, a group of UK-based women from the entertainment industry have joined together to challenge the sexual harassment, assault and discrimination that persists across all industries and sections of society. The fund is currently accepting donations with a goal of reaching £2 million. Emma Watson kicked off the donations to the fund with £1 million just before the BAFTA awards. The fund now stands at about £1.6 million.

The fund will address priority needs, especially those of people in low paid, part-time and freelance employment, and those who face intersecting disadvantages related to their race, age, class, immigration status, disability or sexuality.

The Fund will support organisations and projects across three themes:

  • Advice, support and signposting: work to make sure people know their rights and can access good quality support for local and national issues. We want a society where everyone knows their rights and can access support to claim them.
  • Legal and policy work: support game-changing legal cases that can help improve laws and policies and create a safer future for us all.
  • Advocacy and prevention: create campaigns and alliances that protect women’s rights, promote equality and ensure safe environments.

Commenting on the new fund, Rosa’s Executive Director Samantha Rennie said:

“We’re delighted to have helped catalyse this new fund. Tackling these endemic injustices that hold women back is vital to making Britain a safe, equitable place for everyone to live, work and play. Women and their organisations have been battling these issues for decades, often isolated, underfunded and ignored. By joining forces with women in the entertainment industry, and across all sectors and professions, we hope to make 2018 a watershed year in creating a just, equitable society free from sexual harassment and violence.”

The grant-making element of the fund is expected to open in spring 2018.

Further information can be found on Rosa’s website.


 Also still looking for a lead Office Manager for Ilford Training Company and this need  is for a person to be full time.


Also another Post at a College doing the Tutor for and observations for Adult Education Qualifications two nights a week starts after Easter.


Businesses can use apprenticeship levy funds to invest in executives’ MBAs, government confirms. The way businesses use the apprenticeship levy has come under further scrutiny after the government approved an £18,000 funding allocation for higher-level skills, MBAs and degree apprenticeships.  Skills minister Anne Milton gave final approval for the funding band – which can be used by employers that have had higher-level apprenticeship courses approved by the Department for Education – on 1 March, following an initial approval from the Institute for Apprenticeships in August 2017. The move will prove controversial among commentators who have claimed ‘rebadging’ training for existing employees runs counter to the intentions of the levy. And People Management has also learned that one of the UK’s largest graduate employers has rebadged almost half its 2017 graduate intake as ‘apprentices’, allowing it to receive top-ups from the government for their training.

The apprenticeship levy applies to all UK businesses with an annual payroll bill of more than £3m. Since April 2017, they must pay an levy of 0.5 per cent into a digital account, recouped in training vouchers that are intended to fill skills gaps and provide new routes into the workplace. A target of three million apprenticeship starts by 2020 has been set by the government, and today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week, which will bring a renewed focus on the topic.  However, an early assessment report published by the CIPD in January revealed that more than a third of eligible organisations use or plan to use the levy to fund management or leadership training for existing employees. And 46 per cent said they would seek to rebadge graduate-level schemes rather than investing in apprenticeship starts. Professional services giant Deloitte has now confirmed that it has transferred “just over 40 per cent” of its 2017 graduate intake into an accountancy/taxation professional Level 7 apprenticeship scheme.


As National Apprenticeship Week got underway, the City of London Corporation celebrated breaking its apprenticeship target by achieving 102 starts in the last 12 months. And provider HIT Training last week scooped the national TES Further Education award for its ‘monumental’ hospitality and catering apprenticeships programme.


 Government Invites Views on New Civil Society Strategy

The Civil Society Strategy will be developed by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, together with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and other government departments. Groups have 12 weeks to submit their opinions, experiences and feedback via the online platform. In addition, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport will be holding events around the country where people can discuss civil society.

The consultation has four sections, and participants are free to respond to the sections they find relevant:

  • Our civil society: is about the big questions of what civil society is, how it is working well and what needs to change to strengthen it further.
  • People: explores how more people could take action on issues that matter to them.
  • Partnership: explores the best ways to work across different sectors to make a better society.
  • Places: explores how we empower local people to improve the places they live and work.

Commenting at the launch, Tracey Crouch Minister for Sport and Civil Society said:

“The civil society sector is incredible and works hard to deliver so much for people and communities. I want to bring these individuals and organisations together even more to improve communities and help tackle the everyday challenges that people face. The strategy will be important in our mission to build a fairer society and help secure a better future for the next generation. I encourage everyone with an interest in this important area to come forward and make their voices heard.”

The deadline for responses is 22 May 2018 (9am).

The consultation can be found on the GOV.UK website


In our spring sale, we’re giving away Premium VLE for free for a year. All you have to do is sign-up to OneFile’s eportfolio by the end of March.

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To take advantage of our special offer, book a demo with a OneFile expert. 

They’ll take you on a whistle-stop tour of the software and show you how you can use OneFile to deliver training, save money and ramp up your learning resources.


Hackney CVS – GDPR Compliance – Get Ready!

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018 and most organisations in all sectors will need to make some changes in order to comply.

This intensive workshop aims to provide you with in-depth knowledge on how to be GDPR compliant by May 2018. This includes how it should be applied in practice and the importance for data controllers and data processors holding personal information to ensure that correct frameworks and systems are in place in order to comply.

 Who is this aimed at? 

Anyone who has an overall responsibility for data protection within the organisation ideally Data Protection Officers and/or Data Protection leads. It is also recommended for senior staff members and/or decision makers who are tasked with ensuring GDPR compliance by 25 May 2018.

This workshop will be run by Mohammed Mansour, GDPR practitioner with over 10 years’ experience of corporate data management and designing personal information & security management systems for International NGOs and charities in the UK.

 What will I take away?

  • In-depth knowledge of the GDPR requirements and the new changes.
  • Knowledge of the current standards which meet the compliance requirements of GDPR.
  • Resources to support your compliance efforts including a GDPR audit and analysis.
  • Knowledge about handling subject access requests (SAR), incident response and data breach reporting.
  • Knowledge about legal requirements for a data protection impact assessment (DPIA)
  • Knowledge about how to demonstrate compliance with the GDPR

When March 20th, 2018 10:00 AM   through   1:00 PM

24-30 Dalston Lane, London, E8 3AZ
Phone: 02079231962

Event Fee(s)

Hackney Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Sector                                  £ 50.00

Voluntary, Community & Social Enterprise Sector (not based in Hackney)        £ 75.00

Private/Public Sector Organisation            £ 150.00


Tip of the week I: 20% discount at Holland and Barrett. Details


Tip of the week 2: Seven night holiday in Lanzarote from £339. Details


Tip of the week 3: Half price Sky Sports package for nine months. Details


From me Steve and from all the team have a great week and keep training






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