Enterprise Christmas Fair?

christmasDecoration66We are planning to hold a Christmas Fair this coming season.

Do you have talents as a card maker, jewellery maker, or with cakes or knitting?

Do you spend time in the autumn in the kitchen making pickles, chutneys or jam?

Why not sell them at the Community Enterprise Christmas Fair? Whatever your idea or items we can find space for you. Sell the things you have made, talk to other people who make things and who knows?

Maybe a new community service might emerge from your chat. Get enterprising and have some seasonal fun too.

To find out more contact Rita Broomfield on her usual number (ext. 7884) or send Rita a message from the contact us page on our main website here.

From the SEC team – making enterprise an all year season.

Could you be our Company Secretary?

typingPic44Sandringham Enterprise Centre Limited, our Charitable Company, specifically formed to manage the Sandringham Centre, develop support and training for our local voluntary groups and encourage the start up of community business – is looking for someone to act as our Hon. Secretary.

The volunteer role is interesting and varied, supporting and developing our social business systems, helping the main board and developing training opportunities for both the board and volunteers.

You will have the chance to help create some unique chances for volunteering, services and employment in our community.

As a family friendly, learning organisation you’ll be able to develop your experience and skills in charity governance and enterprise creation too.

You can read more about the post on our Volunteers page on the main centre website here.

You can have an informal chat with our Chair, Colin Mason or contact Rita Broomfield too, using the contactd details on the Volunteer page.

We look forward to welcoming you to our charitable company at an exciting time in its development.

The Board of The Sandringham Enterprise Centre Limited.

Norfolk Community Foundation!

moneyPicDid you know that the Financial Assistance Scheme for King’s Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council is administered by the Norfolk Community Foundation?

The current published deadlines for applications are…

Revenue grants – one annual deadline on 1 April

Capital grants – three annual deadlines: 1 April, 23 July, and 17 December

The funds available can be granted for a wide variety of uses…

  • Improving cultural understanding
  • Involving others
  • Better use of community buildings

You can find our more about the scheme and how to apply on the Borough Council website here.

The website of the Norfolk Community Foundation is here

Film and youth projects

We came across a great primer on how to make film in youth projects recently. Developed by Tim Davies of The Open University, and published under a Creative Commons licence, so that you can copy and share it.

The guidelines offer some great insights into how you should structure your film, the kit you need, how to keep out of hot water by using images of people and some great links on wider resources.

Shared Practice Through Video

Devised for youth workers, the publication is also a great starting place for any community group who is interested in using film as a medium to evidence their impact or just to share good work.

We like film – because we can publish the evidence and good news on the Centre web site!

YouTube is a perfect medium for developing a community project film – you need to register for an account, of course. Not only can you upload your films in a variety of formats – and YouTube will automatically convert them – you can now use the services of TestTube and edit your films on-line too.

To improve access, you can add captions and subtitles with the YouTube caption editor.

With your Shared Practice publication above and a YouTube account you are ready to get that community production on-line – an event, a celebration, a fashion show…whatever you see.

Remember to always think before you publish and to follow the YouTube community guidelines every time.

Norfolk Village Games

The application deadline for Norfolk Village Games is fast approaching – Thursday 19th August 2010 to be precise.

The Village Games programme is funded by over half a million pounds of lottery money from Sport England, designed to get communities active. A whole variety of sports are covered and entry registration is entirely free.

You can read more about the forthcoming programme and how to enter your community here, on the Norfolk Village Games website.

The on-line expression of interest form can be found here.

By the by, Garboldisham have just launched a new women’s cricket club – could we do the same?

Let the Centre know if you are interested?

See you on the green?

Creative Choices?

The Creative Choices web site is a great way to dip into further learning about the subjects that you are passionate about.

The site has 100 free, short courses you can access. Every month the site offers access to modules, that do not even require the simple registration form to be completed.

This month Creative Choices have a module on Thinking Creatively: Developing your personal creativity.

Simple and effective, the short on-line pages help you think about yourself, problem solving and how what others have done to achieve their goals can help you.

Whether it’s starting a new business, getting involved in drama or art, whatever your passion – knowing more about yourself is a great way to get the best from new opportunities.

Give it a try – developed by The Open University for you.

Get on yer bike!

Cycle picture - Tour of BritainThis year West Norfolk will be awash with people on bikes.

117 miles of the county’s roads will be used for the Tour of Britain Cycle Race. The teams will be heading across the county, starting at the Tuesday Market Place in Kings Lynn, on the Thursday 16th September, 2010.

The race will take place between Kings Lynn and Great Yarmouth, so there will be plenty of safe places to view the contestants.

You can find more about the race on the Kings Lynn Borough Council web pages or at the web site of the Tour of Britain.

You can even volunteer with the Tour of Britain Team to help in Stage 6, through Norfolk. You can find the online application form for volunteers here. (You get a Tour goody bag too!)

Welcome to our new blog!

If you have read our web pages you will know that The Sandringham Centre will be undergoing some changes.

Our weblog is designed to publish up to the minute news. Keeping you informed about the changes, new services that are being created and updating you about the groups who have always used our Centre.

You can subscribe to our blog news by using the ‘subscribe’ button on the top right of the blog page. Either for your rss newsreader or by email.

That way we’ll be able to send you our news automatically, as it is published.

Visit us again soon.

The Sandringham Centre Team.