Latest Event Updates

Family Innovation fund information & networking session 2017

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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)

Cost? FREE!

Booking?  You must book your place if you want to attend. The Eventbrite link is

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

*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. 


Training Grant Round 3 2017-18

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The closing date for the next round of training grants is Friday 22 September 2017.

Letter TG Application Letter 2017-18    Application form  Training Grants Form 2017-18

THE ECVYS Conference 2017

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   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 socie­tyEffectively 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

Only £5 for ECVYS members & £10 for non-members (Including lunch if you book before the 6th October)

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We recently funded the Essex Boys and Girls clubs to run some training for their young leaders. Here are a couple of photo’s from the event

Don’t forget to click on our grants page to see if you qualify for funding too.

Great safeguarding resource for voluntary & community groups

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Click on the link to see the NSPCC’s resource to help groups implement and review safeguarding procedures. It is definitely worth printing out and having a copy in front of you- 


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Only 5 sleeps until our ECVYS AGM and 2 course supper (kindly provided by the Guides). If you are coming along then please email Sharon asap so that we can make sure there will be enough food.

If you are  member and are coming along then we would love you to bring a pop up banner and some promo with you too so that we can display the work of our members.

…..There will also be the chance on the night to win a signed David Essex shirt so don’t miss out!!

ECVYS New Constitution

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Dear Members, we are currently going through the process to become a charity- yayy! We hope that by becoming a charity we can open up more opportunities and developments for ECVYS and the voluntary youth sector in the future.

This means that our current constitution needs to change slightly so that it is in line with charity guidance. The constitution now looks like a very long document but our core aims have not changed. Our main purpose is still ‘To improve the quality of life and the personal and social development of young people primarily but not exclusively aged 11-25′.

As a member lead organisation we will need to vote on our new constitution at our AGM on the 14th June so please have a read of our NEW CONSTITUTION HERE and email if you have any comments that you would like to make.

Thank you once again for your support – Rachel, ECVYS Director

Training Grant Round 2 (2017-18)

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Closing date for the next round of training grants is Friday 23 June 2017.

Training Grant Application Letter 2017-18

Training Grants Form 2017-18

Training Grant

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Reminder to send in your applications for the training grant for volunteers by 21 April 2017.  Click here for explanatory letter Training Grant Application Letter 2017-18  Click here for the application form Training Grants Form 2017-18