Launch event – 15 October
On 15 October the University of Portsmouth will host the launch of the Hate Crime Third Party Reporting Centre Network. Superintendent Steve Burridge of Hampshire Constabulary will join Bernie Topham, Chief Operating Officer of the University of Portsmouth along with other organisations to sign a partnership agreement. If you would like your organisation to be involved and become a third party reporting centre please contact Freida.M’Cormack@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
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Portsmouth Black History Committee hosts an afternoon of African and Caribbean food, music, fashion, culture and art. The Festival will be held on 5th October 2019 at the University of Portsmouth Eldon Building to celebrate the heritage, culture and diversity of local African and Caribbean communities. Everyone is welcome.
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#SpreadLoveNotHate is the theme for this years National Hate Crime Awareness week taking place from 12-19th October 2019.
Join us on 21st September 2019 at Southsea Fire Station from 11am – 4pm for a fun filled community festival celebrating the UN International Day of Peace.
The day will include stalls, food vendors, performances and fashion, celebrating different cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles that are found in Portsmouth, as well as games and activities for all ages.
Please get in touch if you would like to run an activity, sign up to perform, prepare food or volunteer on the day! For further information please email Freida.M’Cormack@portsmouthcc.gov.uk
You can download a poster below to share in the community.
The event is also on Facebook if you would like to share it https://www.facebook.com/events/2329213733830144/
Volunteers from the FGM Operational Group, including PCC Staff, joined Police last week at the Portsmouth Ferry Port to raise awareness of forced marriage and female genital mutilation.
More information can be found here
The Home Office
is pleased to announce that year 4 of the Government’s Places of Worship
Protective Security Funding Scheme launched 5 July 2019, and is now open for
applications until 23:59 on the 31 August 2019. The team have made improvements
to this year’s scheme to make it easier for places of worship to apply. This
includes removing the need for applicants to find their own quotes for security
measures; instead applicants will benefit from a central supplier for
assessments, quotes and installation. This will save small and volunteer run
institutions significant mounts on administrative costs. In addition we have
opened the scheme to include faith community centres, and broadened the eligibility
criteria so that applicants no longer need to show they have already
experienced hate crime. Instead the test will be vulnerability to hate crime.
The scheme is open to places of worship and
associated faith community centres (we define this as a community centre run by
a place of worship or near a place of worship that is faith based, and where
regular worship takes place) across England and Wales. More
You can find the announcement at https://www.gov.uk/government/news/places-of-worship-protective-security-funding-scheme-open-for-applications
through social media;
Communities Network is offering a free workshop on 17 July 2019 to all
those who work with and support vulnerable children and young people to explain
what CCE / County Lines is and how it affects children, vulnerable adults and
our communities. This is a free event but spaces are limited so will be
allocated on a first come basis.
follow the link here
for more details and to book your place.
Jumping into the sea from walls or piers is called tombstoning for a reason. Since 2004, around 20 people in the UK have died from it. People who jump don’t know how shallow the water could be, or what’s under the water – like rocks. The shock of cold water may make it difficult to swim, and currents can sweep people away. Young children may also watch older ones and want to copy them.
Please talk to your children about the dangers of jumping into the sea.
Community Wardens and youth workers work to help keep young people safe. You
can report incidents or concerns to the wardens on 0800 085 3840. If you’re
concerned about crime, call police on 101. If life is in danger, or in another
emergency, call 999.
Portsmouth Pride is taking place on Saturday 22nd June.
The main event takes place on Castle Field, Southsea from 11am – 7pm, entry is free.
Isle of Wight Community Fund (hwicf) has just opened up its latest
funding round. There are three grants which could be particularly appropriate
to bids from schools:
- Small Grants Small Items: which provides grants of £250-£500 for one-off items or small items of expenditure which will benefit the local community. Examples given include a new cooker for a luncheon club, and sports equipment for youth clubs, so this might be an appropriate fund to pay for items that are shared with community groups using a school building.
- Better Start provides grants of £1,000-£5,000, for projects that help tackle childhood poverty for those aged up to 21 years old. The suggestions include those helping children with access to a nutritious meal or projects that help build family resilience, so this may be an avenue for securing additional funding for breakfast or after school clubs working with vulnerable children, or wide work with their families.
- #iwill awards grants of £1,000-£5,000 to encourage young people aged between 10 and 20 to lead change and make a positive contribution to their communities, particularly in less affluent areas. Grants should deliver opportunities for young people to get involved in campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference in their local area.
- The contact number at hwicf is 01256 776101, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If helpful I am very happy to look over draft bids – Alison.email@example.com Tel : 023 9284 1973.