E-Alerts

BCVS e-alerts are intended to serve two overall needs which have been identified at various meetings.

1. THEMED E-ALERTS

These are themed around the issues listed on the left and provide a means by which people involved in running voluntary groups can exchange ideas and information with others involved in related work. E-alerts have been established dealing with whatever theme the sector views appropriate. The E-alerts are open to representatives (either paid staff or volunteers) of any local Voluntary Sector organisation that works in Bournemouth or Poole. To join an e-alert please e-mail us and tell us which specific networks you wish to join (descriptions below). You will receive regular messages by email and you can unsubscribe at any time. Your email address is stored by Bournemouth CVS and will never be sold or shared with any other organisation.

The E-alerts that you can join are:

 

General

 

Information of relevance to the local voluntary sector such as notification of BCVS training, weekly jobs and events, service engagement feedback opportunities, offers of free equipment (eg office furniture, computers).

 

Bournemouth and Poole Funding Opportunities Group (BPFOG)

 

Funding opportunities available in the local area and nationally. Monthly edition of What Funds newsletter produced by Linda Maguire at Bournemouth Borough Council.

 

Trustees

 

Factsheets, news and information relevant to being a Trustee and a thrice-yearly newsletter.

 

Criminal Justice

 

Updates, information and news on local and national developments relating to offenders, ex-offenders and victims. Invitations to the thrice-yearly Criminal Justice Forum. Updates from voluntary sector representatives sitting on relevant boards.  

 

Children and Young People

 

Updates, information and news on local and national developments relating to 0-19s. Invitations to the twice-yearly Children and Young People Forum. Updates from voluntary sector representatives sitting on relevant boards.

 

Health

 

Updates, information and news on local and national developments relating to health and wellbeing. Invitations to the thrice-yearly Health and Care Forums. Updates from voluntary sector representatives sitting on relevant boards.

 

Volunteer Co-Ordinators

 

Information for Volunteer Co-Ordinators and invitations to Volunteer Co-Ordinator meetings. Notification of groups looking for one-off volunteering opportunties eg corporate offices seeking one day of volunteering as a team building exercise.

 

Older People

 

Updates, information and news on local and national developments relating to older people.

 

Tendering Network

Notifcation of contracts available for tender locally.

Future

Notifications about the proposed future local authority mergers in Bournemouth

 

2. GROUPS AND COMMITTEES CONVENED BY STATUTORY AGENCIES

There are a significant number of groups and committees on which the voluntary sector is represented. There is a need for the representatives to be able to communicate quickly and efficiently with those others in the sector who wish to have their views at that particular forum heard. These will be placed in the most appropriate themed group enabling representatives to send minutes of meetings to other interested groups and for people to discuss the issues raised.

 

OPERATION OF BCVS E-ALERTS

All of the e-alerts which arise from this correspondence will be hosted by BCVS but are sent on behalf of both BCVS and PCVS. The e-alerts are for staff, trustees and volunteers at voluntary sector organisations based or operating in Bournemouth and/or Poole. We will not add people to a group if it is believed they are inappropriate.

Only BCVS will have access to the email addresses and we will never sell them to a third party. Your email address will never be passed to another organisation without your prior permission. We will store your emails securely and you can rescind your consent to receive emails at any time at which point your contact details will be deleted.

Messages will be added to the particular e-group in question and an e-mail notification sent to all members of that group..

A note about accessibility:

Not everyone will have their own e-mail account. Whilst we do not wish to exclude anyone, the success of this type of group is based around the speed with which information can be shared. There are many free web based e-mail services which can be accessed from any computer on-line and which are suitable for the purposes of e-lerts.