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Newcastle University Internship Schemes

 

 

The  Newcastle University Internships Scheme provides businesses and the VCS across the North East with the opportunity to utilise one of their talented students within a project based internship. They are designed to offer a cost effective, flexible solution to business needs, bringing a fresh perspective that will have measureable benefits to your organisation. The internships are open to all current Newcastle University students, of all courses and stages, so there are a huge range of internships they can advertise. They can facilitate the internship, providing all administrative support, so the student doesn’t have to be employed by you and funding may be available through the Careers Service to eligible SMEs to subsidise part of the student bursary. There is both term-time (100 hours) and summer (up to 10 weeks full time) internship options available.

The Santander Universities Internship Programme can provide funding to support the recruitment of a Newcastle University graduate for up to the first 10 weeks of their employment. To meet the National Living Wage, through the scheme the graduate must earn a minimum of £306.26 per week and you can claim back £1531.30 after their first 10 weeks.

With both schemes they can offer a recruitment service including shortlisting and arranging interviews.

Finally, any vacancies can be advertised for free by registering for the employer portal here, this will allow businesses to upload and manage vacancies directly. All current students and graduates from the last three years have access to this service.

If you would like any more information, please contact Kate Chambers, Internships Manager, kate.chambers@ncl.ac.uk or 0191 208 5183.

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Drummond Central Work Placement Opportunity


If you’re good with words, people, ideas, design, socials, UX/UI or making things move, this is your time to shine. You could bag yourself a two-week PAID placement with School of DC at Drummond Central, a 50-strong team creating all things advertising, marketing, design, digital and social.

The placement involves:

  • Working in a team on a live brief.
  • Receiving creative feedback from the pros.
  • Pitching your work to Account Directors.
  • Getting a portfolio review with senior management.

Sound like your cup of tea? Keep an eye on Drummond Central’s socials for the next intake of School of DC, or if you just can’t wait, join the mailing list.*

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*You must be 18 or over to apply.

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Association of Chairs Event: Strengthening your Organisation

Feel like you’re chairing in difficult times? Looking for more support?

As Chair you need to ensure your charity focuses on the right things, uses it resources well and achieves its purpose despite changing circumstances. For smaller organisations this can be a challenge, with reliance on a small staff team and or volunteers and minimal funds to pay for external expertise.

This workshop, from the Association of Chairs, aims to provide you with the knowledge and tools to ensure your charity has the strategy, resources and processes to succeed. The workshop will help you to be clear about what needs to be in place and ensure that it happens. It will support you to identify the boundaries between planning and overseeing the work and the separate task of carrying it out. You will have the opportunity to share learning and sources of support with Chairs of other smaller organisations.

Feedback from participant: ‘Highly useful session …. Excellent accelerated learning opportunity’  Tim Neuman, Chair, Pandemonium Drummers

By the end of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Understand the role of the board in strategy development and managing resources in a smaller charity.
  • Identify key threats to your organisation and how to manage them.
  • Discover further sources of support to strengthen your organisation.
  • Gain insights and top tips from other Chairs of smaller organisations.

Tuesday 12 March 2019, 1:30pm to 5:15pm 

£20 per ticket. Venue NE1, Newcastle (exact location confirmed on booking).

This workshop is only open to those who have registered with the Beacon Programme. The Beacon Programme is aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs of smaller charities in England with an annual income of under £1 million.

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Child Health and Wellbeing Survey – North East and North Cumbria

North East and North Cumbria Child Health and Wellbeing Network wants to gather views of those from all sectors involved with children and young people in a short survey, as part of their change programme starting in February 2019.

The Child Health and Wellbeing Steering Group’s key objective is: to achieve meaningful and realistic plans for engagement across the North East and North Cumbria to effectively design and deliver improved outcomes for our children. This work aims to include colleagues from local authorities, education, physical and mental health, voluntary sector organisations, community and faith groups and all other organisations involved with children’s services.

The steering group is part of a small, but growing piece of work in the North East and Cumbria that plans to make a real difference to children’s services.

Read here to find out more and complete the survey.

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The Archer Trust

The Archer Trust is a UK Christian charitable grant-making trust. They aim to support small charities, for whom the grant will make a big difference, who provide aid or support to a defined group of “needy or deserving” people (e.g. those with physical or mental disabilities or the disadvantaged).

The Trust prefer to support organisations working in areas of high unemployment and deprivation and favour charities that make good use of volunteers.

Grants between £250 – £3,000. Registered charities. No deadline (meetings usually March and November).

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RW Mann Trust

 

 

The Trust’s objectives are wide-ranging but it exists mainly to help improve the lives of people and communities in the North Tyneside, South Northumberland and East Newcastle area of the North East.

Grants made vary between regular annual contributions, small one-off donations and grants for capital projects.  The Trust makes grants of between £100 and £10,000, but the average size of grant awarded is £1,000.

Most of the beneficiaries in recent years have been youth groups (both uniformed and non-uniformed), children, people with disabilities, older people, schools, colleges, councils for voluntary service and other advice agencies.

There is a simple application process and a quick turnaround on decisions.

Read more and apply here

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The Catherine Cookson Trust

 

 

 

 

 

The Catherine Cookson Trust supports a wide range of activities including education and training, environment and conservation, arts and culture as well as general charitable purposes. The Trust’s principal aim is to identify and meet the local needs of the area in which Dame Catherine was brought up and resided. In particular the Trust supports work with young or disadvantaged people.

The Trustees funds registered charities and prefer projects and schemes which involve or are directed towards capital expenditure.

They do not generally consider applications for core funding or on-going financing, applications with a foreign element, individuals or applications for Sports Clubs/Associations.

There are no deadlines for applications.

Grant size: Although grants awarded range from between £250 and £10,000, the majority of grants are not above £1,000.

Application process: Catherine Cookson Trust website

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Community Foundation: Enviresearch

 

 

 

The Enviresearch Fund supports activities that inspire children aged 10 to 13 to learn about science by adding that extra ‘wow factor’ to the school curriculum through visits to museums, field trips, inviting scientists into schools and activities outside school.

This is a rolling programme, there are no deadlines for applications.

Grant size: Between £250 and £1,000, with one or two larger grants of up to £4,000 made

 

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