USTAIN – Volume 2 issue 4 May
Funding LatestO2 Think Big

O2’s Think Big social action programme is designed to empower young people (aged 13-25) who want to make changes to their communities. Through funding, training and support, O2 help turn their ideas into reality. Projects that only help one person will not be accepted. Beyond that, applicants can do everything or anything – in fact the more bold and creative the ideas, the better.

Maximum Value – £2500
Minimum Value – £300.

For more information Click here.

Skipton Building Society – Grassroots Giving

Skipton Building Society launched its award-winning Grassroots Giving programme in 2013 to help celebrate its 160th anniversary. That year they gave away 160 pots of £500 to deserving community-based organisations across the UK. In 2014 they went one better by giving away 161 pots to the winning groups. The winners were chosen by a public vote which attracted almost 28,000 votes! A list of the winning groups can be found on their website.

The fantastic news is that Skipton Building Society will once again be running Grassroots Giving in 2015 – and this time 162 groups around the country will win pots of £500 to go towards the fantastic work they do within their local communities. Applications are now OPEN! Apply here.

For more information and applications please click here. 

Training in Cheshire East

Training made available for you this month onwards.

If you would like it to advertise your training or would like further information about one of our advertised courses please contactAnn-Marie directly.



1 x Youth Worker
1 x Youth Advice Worker

Based in Congleton, Cheshire
20 hours per week
£25,900 pro rata

Visyon is looking for two workers for our exciting new lottery funded Creative Space project based in Congleton.
Working with young people aged 11 and over the postholders will work as part of a small team of staff and volunteers to offer a comprehensive range of services including advocacy, advice, mentoring and group work.
The use of creativity is fundamental to the project and therefore expertise in one or more of the following is required: drama, music, art, multimedia.
Knowledge and expertise in working with young people with emotional wellbeing issues is essential.
The post-holders will be subject to an advanced Disclosure and Barring Services check.
Closing date for applications:  Monday 1st June at 9 am
First interviews to take place on: Thursday June 11th 2015

For further information and an application pack please go to and go to Visyon Vacancies or telephone 01260 290000

Just Drop-In Youth & Advice Ltd

Just Drop-In was established as a Millennium project in 2001. We have been successfully providing information, guidance, and support and counselling for 12 – 25 year olds for 14 years. JDI continuously looks to develop our support of young people, particularly those with issues relating to emotional and mental health. We are a small dedicated staff team, fully supported by a host of skilled and highly valued volunteers and are looking to expand our team to include a :

Business Administrator 32 hours per week
To support a team of 3 Professionals
For an initial 12 month term

Salary £15,103 pro rata (£7.85 per hour)
Contributory Pension Scheme
33 days holiday per year pro rata (including bank holiday’s)

If you would like a chat about the role please speak to Ann Wright on 01625 665079

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than 2 sides of A4 explaining why you feel you meet the Person Specification – found on their website.

Applications should be returned to Just Drop-In by Monday 15th June at 1pm

Interviews will provisionally take place on Friday 3rd July 2015

Additional information about Just Drop-In is available on

Challenge Events

Throughout the year Youth Fed host a number of challenege events in association with a number of companies to raise much needed funds. Are you up for the challange? 

Ann-Marie YouthFed
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