Young Enterprise – Company Programme

Young Enterprise wish to recruit business advisers to help Ferndown Upper run 2 Company Programmes, as well as day employability programmes.
Volunteers will:

  • Meet with the students on a weekly basis for approx.. 1 hour, usually straight after school. (day and time TBC) Two people could like to work together to reduce commitment if needed.
  • Register on our volunteer portal so they can track their volunteering and access support: YE Gateway – Sign In (
  • Need to complete a DBS (police check) and a short safeguarding training. (this won’t take long and we’ll need to meet them to have a chat and check ID)
  • Would be provided with training
  • Have access to lots of online support

An impact report from last year is attached so potential volunteers can see the huge impact the programme can have. Ferndown Upper are offering this to year 10 and year 12, so it could be a great way for businesses to meet high aspiring young people. Contact Young Enterprise direct via the volunteer portal.

Click here to download CP Impact Report 2019 2020

Cyber Security – Website Safety

The South West Cyber Resilience Centre (SWCRC) IS a police/private not-for-profit partnership, funded by the Home Office, and covering the South West of the country. It offers free and inexpensive cyber services for local SME’s and third sector organisations.

It employs top-quality undergraduates from local universities who are checked, trained, supervised and monitored by national experts. They can provide a full First Steps Web assessment for only £150. This will identify the strengths any weaknesses in your website and to make it safer.

To see what a First Steps Web Assessment looks like and what it can tell you about your website please see the attached specimen report.
For any questions or help please contact the SWCRC to help you become more cyber secure.

CCTV – Support for New or Upgraded Systems

The BID Board agreed a budget for the implementation of this scheme at their meeting on Tuesday 16th November.

The scheme is therefore now open for applications to be made.
The programme can fund schemes within the BID area that:

  • Have been installed after receiving confirmation of a grant award
  • Provides images outside buildings of a quality for Court evidence purposes
  • Are submitted by a business that is not in default of its required BID levy
  • Are installed by a recognized installation company, and
  • Commits to providing Dorset Police with security contact details.

Approved schemes will be eligible for a grant of up to 50% of eligible costs ex VAT subject to a maximum of £1,000.
Prior approved grants can be claimed following agreed installation with evidence of the approved installers paid invoice. The programme budget is fixed so it is recommended that you proceed quickly if you intend to make an application.

The application form can be found here.

Completed application forms with attachments should be submitted to:

Any questions e-mail the above or call Kev on 07776 374292

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