Weekly email 22 October

RDA rider of 33 years and former trustee of Glasgow RDA Elaine Boyd has been voted on to this year’s Shaw Trust Disability Power 100 – a list of the top 100 influencers with disabilities in the UK. Elaine’s motto is: ‘Don’t be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.’ Many congratulations from all of us at RDA.

Find out more about aviator, accountant, charity trustee and adaptive sports enthusiast Elaine here: disabilitypower100.com/project/elaine-boyd-fcca/ 

COVID announcements

Our thoughts are very much with groups in those areas affected by new and tightened restrictions. I just wanted to reassure everyone else that if I don’t mention specific local or regional COVID updates in these emails, it’s because we are communicating directly with the regional teams in those areas.

CAF Resilience Fund for groups in England (with apologies to everyone else)

The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has opened a £20m fund to distribute its share of the government’s coronavirus support package. Small and medium-sized charities in England have until 10 November to apply to the CAF Resilience Fund, which will make grants of between £10,000 and £100,000.

Full criteria and details here: www.cafonline.org//charities/grantmaking/caf-resilience-fund 

Competition opportunities

The SEIB Search for the Start RDA class is open until 27 October. Details here: www.seib.co.uk/competitions/search-4-a-star-rda/

Horse Monkey and Lee Pearson are running an online Walk/Trot dressage test, to be judged by Lee during Your Horse Live. It is open to disabled and non-disabled riders so it’s not RDA specific, but you might know of someone who would like the chance to enter. Click this link here.  

Survey into activity levels
I promised you the report this week into activity levels. Please accept my apologies that it didn’t make it over the finish line in time to have here as a link. It will be on MyRDA as soon as possible and I’ll put the link in next week’s email.

Safeguarding training

A reminder that we are now able to offer a couple of options for renewals of safeguarding training. Although it is not practical to offer in person Face to Face Workshops, we do now have the option of using Zoom. And if you attended a face to face course last time you can refresh using the e-learning. More info here: myrda.org.uk/runningyourgroup/safeguarding-2/

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