Latest Event Updates
Welcome to the ECVYS website
Here you will find updates on ECVYS activities, meetings, events, training and grants.
ECVYS exists to support the voluntary youth services in Essex and we are proud to represent, train and empower our members.
We currently reach over 107,000 young people through our membership and over 15,000 volunteers
Watch this space for future updates and exciting news, check out the blog pages above, and do let us know your thoughts too.
-Rachel, Sharon and Angela (The ECVYS team)
The closing date for the next round of the training grant is Friday 12 January 2018. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org or post to the office.
Don’t forget that ECVYS represents the views and opinions of your organisation into local youth issues, agendas and policies. Contact email@example.com if you are interested in getting more involved, want to know more or would just like bend her ear!
Thank you so much for everyone who attended our ECVYS conference on Saturday the 14th October. It was a really great day, with brilliant keynotes and workshops. If you have any comments on this years conference or suggestions of topics for our next conference then please comment on this post.
ECC’S Family Innovation Fund is opening for applications soon and we have agreed to run a session that will help support potential providers to network with the aim of exploring the practical elements around forming consortia or partnerships to work on bids, and deliver the Family Innovation Fund outcomes for families.
There will be input from ECC, a chance to hear some wise words from previous organisations that have accessed the fund, Q&A’s and a networking activity that will help identify groups that you might like to think about forming consortia or partnerships with.
When? 11th September 10am-12pm
Where? Anglia Ruskin University, The Lord Ashcroft building, room MAB111 (1st floor)
Booking? You must book your place if you want to attend. The Eventbrite link is http://bit.ly/2xvcq8j
The event is hosted by ECVYS, Chelmsford CVS, ECVS, ECC, and supported by Anglia Ruskin University.
Please pop Sharon from ECVYS an email if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note that the application process will only be briefly looked at as ECC are organising an event on the 18th September to go over this in more detail.
14th October 2017, 9.30am-3pm
At Saint John Payne school, Patching hall lane, Chelmsford, CM1 4BS
Come together with youth organisations & charities from across Essex to hear two challenging keynotes on hot topic issues affecting our young people
- Paul Secker, Head of safeguarding at Essex County Council
Paul will be speaking to us about C.S.E, sexting, online exploitation and much more; Sharing experience and encouragement for voluntary youth organisations who are trying to safely navigate the world of safeguarding.
- Gavin Mckenna, Director ‘Reach Every Generation’
Gavin will be speaking to us about the rise in gang culture within Essex, how voluntary youth groups can/should engage with them, and his own experiences of life in a gang.
Engage with workshops lead by some amazing organisations
Workshop choices: (You will have the opportunity to pick one morning workshop & one afternoon workshop)
- Essex boys and girl’s clubs– Young people and sports; why its works!
- Chelmsford Diocese– Young people, Spirituality and engaging them with the Church
- ECC youth service– How/what we should be measuring, recording & monitoring to help with future funding
- Scouts– Successfully training up and investing in young leaders
- Guides– Building self-esteem in young women in the modern age
- The children’s society– Effectively engaging with children and families living in poverty
- Interact– Engaging SEN young people in youth work- Breaking down the barriers
- Essex Safeguarding Children’s Board– Safe settings and safe youth work. What should we be doing?
Book in via http://bit.ly/2uI2Y46