Quick tips for earning income in January


In the absence of finding a money tree in 2020, here are 2 quick tips from MVA  for income generating opportunities in January...

As part of the Involving Medway programme, Medway CCG has agreed to fund a new ‘VCS Focus Group’ model of engagement that allows local voluntary and community groups to get their service users’ voices heard – whilst recognising the costs incurred by the sector to make engagement activities happen. This means that if you deliver a focus group session on behalf of the Involving Medway programme you can receive a payment between £100 and £150, depending on the number of participants.

So if you, or someone you know, organises or leads a group activity then you simply need to train as a facilitator (the training is online and takes about 60-90 minutes to complete), and then you can run a focus group session during/after that group session and earn between £100-£150.

To find out more about this opportunity click here, and to register your interest in participating in this initiative please contact MVA on 01634 812850 or email: involvingmedway@mva.org.uk. We will then send you a link for the online training and an invitation to attend a research briefing session.

Involving Medway's Community Small Grants programme is currently open and closes for applications on 31st January 2020. You can apply for a grant of up to £2,500 for a community-focused project that promotes better physical or mental health. For full details of the funding criteria and how to apply click here. If you need to discuss the grants programme in more detail you can contact Kent Community Foundation at bruce@kentcf.org.uk.

Why not give both of these ideas a try - maybe you can kick start 2020 with a little extra funding to help with your plans for the year?

Interested in Involving Medway? Then you may like to hear about other opportunities available through the programme:

Medway Time Credits - a scheme recognising volunteering and social action where people earn Time Credits for giving their time to support local organisations or groups and can spend them on a wide range of activities locally and across a national network. To learn more about Time Credits click here.

Community Health Researcher (CHR) - if you have volunteers or beneficiaries looking to learn new skills and make a difference in health and care then they could become a CHR. They will receive free training and additional ongoing support as part of the volunteer CHR team. For more information and to view the role click here or contact MVA on involvingmedway@mva.org.uk or 01634 812850




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