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  • Young People’s Alcohol, Tobacco and E-cigarette Survey

  • Halton SEND Carers Forum

  • Use of Banner Advertisements

  • Young Epilepsy

  • Community Shop Session

  • Young Addaction newsletter

  • Second Round of ESF Community Grants
  • Training Opportunities – Bid Writing and Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Grant Training Course



Young People’s Alcohol, Tobacco and E-cigarette Survey


Applies to – All schools

Young People’s Alcohol, Tobacco and E-cigarette Survey can help you to design your Statutory Health Education (2020) Curriculum to meet the needs of your students.

Click on the link to complete the survey


Halton SEND Carers Forum


Applies to- All schools


Halton SEND Carers Forum next Event is on 19 September click on  link  for more information

Further details about the group can be found via Halton’s Local Offer for:


Help, Support & Advice section


Events section



Use of Banner Advertisements


Applies to- All schools


The Council Planning Department have set out terms for the display of advertisement banners on school property.

If you have any questions please call Glen Henry on 051 511 7584.

The display of advertisements fall under the Planning Regime of Acts and Regulations. Banner advertisements require advertisement consent. The use of such forms of advertisement are contrary to the aims and aspirations of the Council as set out by the Council’s planning policy documents. However, it is recognised that such advertisements have a useful purpose of conveying public service messages. As a result the following exemptions apply.

  • School/college enrolment or recruitment
  • Health drive initiatives
  • Charity events


The above exemptions are fulfilling social good and can be justified on the basis that they are temporary. Please note that exemptions listed above will have to follow the temporary advertisement decorum of being displayed no more than two weeks prior to an event and to be taken down within two weeks of the event having finished. Such display is based upon a fair usage approach, where an advertisement should be displayed once only.




Young Epilepsy


Applies to – All schools


Young Epilepsy has just launched a free online guide for schools on supporting young people with epilepsy:

The guide includes information on seizure first aid, epilepsy’s impact on learning and behaviour and the key elements of support that should be in place at school.

The guide includes template documents, including a policy on supporting pupils with medical conditions, an Individual Healthcare Plan (IHP) and a seizure record form.

The guide also features Young Epilepsy’s ABLE tool (Assessment of Behaviour and Learning in Epilepsy). This is a simple questionnaire that can be used by staff and parents to flag any potential areas of concern.





Community Shop Session


Applies to – All schools 

Dear Partners

Community Shop is coming to Halton later this year, you may already be aware of the initiative and the arrangements for it coming to Halton. For those of you who aren’t – community shop provides three elements to its delivery:-

Community Store

Space to buy high quality food, drink and household products from well-known brands at deeply discounted prices. Surplus products, donated by top retailers, manufactures and brands mean residents can feed their families for less and help make sure perfectly good products don’t go to waste.   

Community Hub

The money made in the Community Store helps to provide all sorts of services through the Community Hub. The services cover everything from debt advice to home budgeting and are designed to help people feel inspired, improve confidence and become the best version of themselves. 

Community Kitchen

Good food always brings people together and the Community Kitchen café spaces are great places to grab a decent meal, hold a family event or meet with friends to chat and share stories. The bonds made in this space extend beyond their doors and out into communities.

 There is further information available on the website

 The store in Halton will be located adjacent to Shopping City, Runcorn and the plan is to be open by Christmas.  We would like to invite you to have the opportunity to hear more about it, meet the team and explore opportunities for referrals and joint working. 


A networking session will be held on Friday 6  September 2019 at 1:30 pm at Murdishaw Community Centre.  A light lunch will be available from 1pm if you wish to arrive earlier, the session will close by 3:30pm.  The full address for the venue is Barnfield Avenue, Murdishaw, Runcorn, WA7 6JW. 

If you are able to attend if you could confirm your attendance by email to by Monday 2nd September 2019 please.




Young Addaction newsletter


Applies to – All schools

Please find attached the July edition of the  Young Addaction newsletter




Second Round of ESF Community Grants


Applies to – All schools


Dear colleagues,

There is £77,000 up for grabs for Halton groups in the current round of ESF Community Grants; the Halton pot was underspent in the last round, so please think about whether you have a project that is eligible for funding.

We can offer support to help you pull a high quality bid together; please contact or telephone 0151 511 7214 to discuss your project.

The deadline is midday on Wednesday 18 Sept so please don’t leave it too late to contact us for assistance.

Let’s get the Halton budget spent! Please share with your networks as appropriate.




Training Opportunities – Bid Writing and Monitoring & Evaluation

Applies to – All schools

Dear Colleague,

Please find below the details on the next series of Basic Bid-Writing Training and Monitoring & Evaluation Courses run by Halton Borough Council’s External Funding Team. If you wish to attend please complete and return the attached booking form or complete it online.


Basic Bid Writing Training

Tuesday 3 September 2018: 9.30am-1pm, Upton Community Centre


Tuesday 3  December 2019: 9.30am-1pm, Castlefields Community Centre Subjects covered in the course include: Essential requirements of a strong bid (‘Top-Tips’); Basic bid-writing skills to meet the funder’s essential requirements; Common reasons for bid failure.Monitoring and Evaluation Training


Tuesday 5  November 2019: 9.30am-1pm, Murdishaw Community Centre Subjects covered in the course include: To understand what Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) involves; To learn why it is necessary; To understand where and how Monitoring &Evaluation should be used in grant-funded projects; To learn best practice (‘top tips’) for producing good quality and effective data and reports.


If you require any more information, please get in touch.

Jonathan Patten





Grant Training Course

Applies to – All schools

Dear Colleague,

Please find below the details on a new course being run by the External Funding Team which might be of interest. If you wish to attend please complete and return the attached booking form or complete it online. Please email  for more information.


 Now You Have Your Grant Course

Wednesday 25 September 2019, 9.30am – 1pm,  Castlefields Community Centre, Castlefields, Runcorn, WA7 2ST

 This course will offer a basic introduction to the responsibilities of managing grant funding for those of you who are new to this, or would like to improve your skills in this area.


Course Objective:

  • To enable delegates to have a clearer understanding of their responsibilities when accepting grant funding.
  • To consider best practice in financial management of grant funding, including basic book keeping
  • To consider compliance with procurement, recruitment and publicity


Delegates will have the opportunity to review practical examples and discuss their specific project paperwork, such as their offer letter, claim form or monitoring forms. Delegates are encouraged to bring their own project paperwork with them on the training day.