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Archive | May, 2018

Grant funding update from Voluntary Action Leeds

It’s been a while since we posted something like this (July 17 to be precise), so we thought it was about time we posted it again. Don’t forget, our fifth resource of the week was given over to www.fundingleeds.co.uk which we described as “an excellent site, and contains loads and loads of opportunities.” It’s still […]

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Resource of the week #24: Updated Briefing on DBS checks

Does your organisation complete DBS checks on staff and volunteers? If you do, you should make sure you show this excellent resource from Newcastle CVS to someone senior in your organisation – because the rules on who can and can’t be DBS checked are complicated.  The Government’s own “Find out if you can check someone’s […]

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Q1 2018 Asylum Stats

via Andrea at Asylum Matters The immigration statistics for the first quarter, January to March, of 2018 (Q1) were released on 24th May 2018. Key asylum figures are below and you can find the data tables here.  Applications:  In Q1 of 2018 there were 6,713 asylum applications, compared to 7,175 in Q4 of 2017. In the […]

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Community Iftars in Leeds

via David at LASSN There’s loads of community Iftars happening this year – and you may wish to spread the word about them. The Moltaka is  a network of middle eastern families based in Leeds who establish safe spaces for individuals of all sects, faiths and none, to share culture and food, fund-raise for various […]

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Anouncement of new ESOL provision in Leeds is imminent

Eagle-eyed citizens will have noticed that there’s been movement on LCC’s second bid to the Controlling Migration Fund – this paper from late March says  “In February 2018 Leeds City Council received notification from the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government that they had been successful in their bid to the Controlling Migration Fund […]

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Asylum Matters: Template for Local Groups’ Response to Government’s Integrated Communities Green Paper

via Andrea at Asylum Matters  Asylum Matters has produced guidance to support local organisations who are interested in submitting a response to the Government’s consultation on its Integrated Communities Green Paper. The strategy sets out the government’s vision for building strong and integrated communities, and proposes a number of actions to deliver this at a […]

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LMP Strategy Group Meeting Agenda 13th June 2018, 10:00

The next Leeds Migration Partnership Strategy Group Meeting is happening on Wednesday 13th June, 10:00-12:00 at Oak House. Please see the uploaded agenda and action plan. We’re looking forward to hearing about what’s been happening in relation to our three priorities.  Please come to the meeting prepared to feedback, share and contribute to our discussions.  Do […]

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