Future Meetings and Forums
Due to the current Government guidance around Covid-19, all Community Engagement Forum meetings (Partnership Boards and Forums) are postponed until further notice. Details of future meetings will be provided when known.
Recent projects supported by the Eastern CEF
Did you know that in the Selby and Ainsty Constituency, according to a report produced by Independent Age, there are an estimated 1,401 households not claiming pension credits to which they are entitled? The average weekly payment is £49.21, and it's thought that around £3.1 million pounds' worth of pensions credits are going unclaimed. For more information, the full study is available to view online here.
If you think this applies to yourself or someone you know, you can get further advice online from the government on how to claim pension credits here.
Historical project in Cawood will bring history to life
Life-saving defibrillator training delivered
School children benefit from eyesight workshop from Selby District Vision
Escrick & Deighton Social Club's new kitchen following grant from Eastern CEF
The Eastern CEF gave a £9,750 grant to replace the dated existing kitchen at the Escrick & Deighton Social Club. This has helped increase the club capacity and adhere to the latest catering standards.
Message from the Chair of the Eastern CEF - Bob Procter
I am delighted to have been appointed to Chair of the Eastern CEF.
I wish to see this group become more pro-active in the area, and to that end, would want Partnership Board members to become more involved in the projects we support with funding. Many groups come to us with projects which need our support, not only financial support but also to draw on the experience of the CEF members. I believe that site visits to relevant projects would be beneficial to all concerned. The Partnership Board has a wealth of talent and can help and assist applicants.
In terms of CEF Forums, I want to ensure that we engage relevant speakers who will benefit community groups in practical ways. I am aware that groups just starting out often have a need for straight and simple advice on how to progress, the pitfalls to avoid and their legal and social responsibilities. In some cases it may be that efforts are being duplicated and there may be merits in joining or amalgamating with other similar groups to achieve economics of scale and 'synergy'.
Let's make community engagement truly engaging with the community.