Stumblers & Tumblers

Dec 4, 2018 | Grant News

Thanks to a grant from North Yard Community Trust, Colebrook SW was able to deliver a mums and tots group at the William Sutton Memorial Hall which the parents named Stumblers and Tumblers.

The project was set up in response to research which suggested that those parents under the age of 25 would like a group specifically for them as they often felt uncomfortable with older mums.

The project employed a Co-Ordinator and engagement worker initially to get the project off the ground with the long-term aim of training/upskilling some of the young parents to take the project on at the end of the funding to create a potential employment/business opportunity for a local resident.

During the project, it became clear that only 50% of those parents attending were under the age of 25 but the rest were under the age of 27 so we increased the age limit to ensure we met the needs of the local community. The group became very successful over the 12 months of the project with 56 parents and 65 children attending and 52% of parents also being local residents.

We initially had 6 parents who indicated they would be interested in undertaking training in childcare, first aid and food hygiene but found that gaining commitment was difficult and had to reassess this element of the programme with North Yard Community Trust.

However, at the end of the 12 months we handed over the reins to a local resident who was really interested in taking the group on and with continued support from Colebrook SW has built on its success and the group is thriving.
The hope is that it will become a sustainable business opportunity in the longer term.

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Trustee Vacancies

Trustee Vacancies

The Trust has one vacant Trustee position on the Board for St Budeaux. The role will require you to serve as an ambassador for the charity promoting the understanding and recognition of, and support for, the North Yard Community Trust CIO.

For the vacancy, the ideal person will need to live in the St Budeaux area. The ideal person will need to have good local knowledge and be active in the local community. They will need to be IT literate, a team player and be able to communicate clearly and sensitively and to take an active part in discussions.

The role will require attendance at one evening meeting per month and Trustees will be expected to take time to prepare in advance for those meetings. Trustees may be asked to attend additional meetings when required and to visit projects.

This is a voluntary role and there is no remuneration.

For further information, a full role description or to request an application form please contact the Office Manager at admin@northyardcommunitytrust.org.uk or on 01752 764455

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2021-22 Meeting Dates

2021-22 Meeting Dates

The North Yard Community Trust Board meets on the third Tuesday of the month. From September meetings will be held every two months.

September 2021: Application meeting on 21st September

Applications and all associated documentation must be received by 12.00 on Friday 10th September to be considered at this meeting

November 2021: Application Meeting on Tuesday 16th November

Applications and all associated documentation must be received by 12.00 on Friday 5th November to be considered at this meeting

January 2022: Application Meeting on Tuesday 18th January

Applications and all associated documentation must be received by 12.00 on Friday 7th January to be considered at this meeting

March 2022: Application Meeting on Tuesday 15th March

Applications and all associated documentation must be received by 12.00 on Friday 4th March to be considered at this meeting

May 2022: Application Meeting on Tuesday 17th May

Applications and all associated documentation must be received by 12.00 on Friday 6th May to be considered at this meeting

July 2022: Application Meeting on Tuesday 19th July

Applications and all associated documentation must be received by 12.00 on Friday 8th July to be considered at this meeting

September 2022: Application Meeting on Tuesday 20th September

Applications and all associated documentation must be received by 12.00 on Friday 9th September to be considered at this meeting

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