Community Response to Knife Crime; Major 3FF Event on Faith and Security; Living Centre Listening Event; Creating Connections; Leighton College; Wellbeing of Local Women Event; QCCA Open Evening; Camden Giving Drop-in session + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs and volunteering + more
Community Response to Knife Crime
The Camden community has come together to fight knife crime and create Camden Against Violence (CAV) a diverse group of local people. A number of meetings have been held in the Kentish Town and Queens Crescent areas including a large meeting at St Lukes in Kentish Town. CAV organised a silent march on Thursday and aim to make some clear political demands as they see political solutions as key to bringing about change. Follow CAV on twitter and their website for the latest news and updates, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Faith, identity and security – join the conversation
Sunday 22 April, 11am-6pm, 3FF, Star House, Kentish Town, NW5
Security matters to all of us. We all have a stake in the task of building a more secure society, both within the UK and in the wider world. Escalating violence and insecurity suggest that current approaches are not working. Part of the reason for this is that they do not adequately reflect the needs, concerns and hopes of a broad range of people.
On Sunday 22 April, 3FF will be hosting an event in partnership with Rethinking Security (RS): an organisation which promotes conversations about security in different communities.
We invite you to join with others for a conversation about security: what it means to people of different faiths and beliefs and how it can be improved, both here in the UK and globally. Find out more and apply here.
St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre Listening Event
How can the Living Centre support your community? We want to hear from you.
Tuesday 27th March 6 – 7.30pm at Basil Jellicoe Hall, Drummond Crescent.
Email email@example.com if you can come.
Creating Connections Tuesday 24 April 18.00 – 20.00
The St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, NW1
Topics will include: Homelessness and wellbeing; impact of construction on health; air quality; antibiotic use; social care integration.
The event is a short networking event for people interested in these issues – a starting point for finding like-minded people to collaborate with. Register here.
Leighton College Open Day
Thursday 29th March 1 – 3pm at 7 Dowdney Close, NW5.
Still a few places for new learners aged 16-24 with SEND to join the person-centred further education college in September 2018.
rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate International Women’s Day
Wellbeing of Local Women
Tuesday 27th March 2018, 10am – 2pm Tenants’ and Residents’ Hall, St Pancras Way Estate, St Pancras Way NW1 9EH
Henna, Head and Shoulder Massage, Refreshments, Stalls, Music
Speakers: Bushra Anwar, Mind in Camden; Jenny Headlam-Wells, Deputy Mayor; Angela Mason, Local councillor
RSVP by Fri 23rd March to M. omota For further information please contact Momota on 0740 029 3393This is a women only event.
Camden Disability Action
Catch up with the latest news from Camden Disability Action.
Queens Crescent Open Evening
An open event for young peole across Camden with careers advice, music and food. Friday 4th May, 6 – 8pm at The Dome, Weedington Road, NW5. info@qcca.
Summertime Starts on Sunday
Don’t forget – clocks go forward an hour on Sunday.
Camden Giving Drop-In Sessions
Come and find out about Camden Giving grants and how to apply.
16th (10 – 11.30am) and 26th April (6 – 7.30pm) at The Living Centre, Ossulston St, NW1. Just turn up – no need to book.
Major Localism Campaign Launched
The National umbrella body Locality has launched a major localism campaign ahead of the local elections in May. They highlight a number of areas where local authorities can have a major impact on communities, including asset transfer (transferring ownership of community buildigs to the community), social value and ‘keeping it local’ (taking social factors into consideration when awarding contracts) and a new report on a framework that local authorities can use to commission for economic resilience and community organisations can use to evidence their local economic impact.
The Latest Edition of the Council’s Funding Bulletin can be found here.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Looking for support to find funding? VAC has the full version of Grantfinder, an online programme that let’s you search for sources of funding.
A member of VAC staff will sit down with you for an hour to show you how to use it and make the most of Grantfinder. This is a free service for Camden voluntary and community sector groups. To book your slot contact Ricky at email@example.com or call 020 7284 6550.
To get an idea of what Grantfinder can do take a look at the simplified version available here.
Camden Giving have published the timetable for the various grants programmes they will be offering over the coming 12 months. There are 6 programmes in total. You can view the full timetable here. The KX Fund 2018 opens on 3rd April for grants up to £10,000.
Apply to be a Co-op local cause
The Co-op Local Community Fund gives money to local causes, helping to bring people together and make a difference. Find out more about how the fund works
We’ll give preference to projects run by small, local organisations that make a real difference to people in their community.
Deadline 8th April. Find out more at causes.coop.co.uk
Regents Place Community Fund
The fund has three priorities:Social Cohesion; Health & Wellbeing; Employability. Groups from Regent’s Park, Somers Town and Bloomsbury Wards are eligible to apply. Find out more here.
Comic Relief Launches £4m Fund for Young People Lacking a Secure Place to Live
Grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 are available to cover a period of between two and four years. The grant request should be appropriate to the size of the organisation that is applying. Details online here.
Clarion Futures – Community Grants Programme until Monday 9th April
Clarion is the largest housing group in the country. Through its Community Grants Programme – managed by Groundwork – it awards grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to charities, community organisations and voluntary groups for projects which primarily benefit its residents.
To get updated information on how to apply and to see the criteria, please visit Clarion Community Grants Programme or contact Katie McNie– Groundwork firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a full programme of activities taking place at the Living Centre as part of the Healthy Minds programme. Full details on the VAC training calendar.
Voluntary Action Camden working in partnership with Mary Ward Centre.
Governance in the Voluntary and Community Sector
VAC and Mary Ward offer this short course for members of governing bodies or anybody who is interested in developing the knowledge and skills required to be a member of a governing body in the voluntary or community sector. With the knowledge gained from this course you can become an effective participant in the governance of new and existing organisations. Full details on the Mary Ward Centre website.
Community Sponsorship of Refugees Information Session.
Guest speakers will talk about the scheme and the refugee crisis. Learn how to get involved. Refreshments provided.
Sat 21 April 2018 14:30 – 16:30 at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 4 Holly Walk, Hampstead. Book online here.
A 12 week therapy group for Somali speaking adult women from any borough who have survived FGM.
12 – 2pm Fridays. Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre. Contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Kentish Town Community Centre Healthy Families Day
Wednesday 4th April at 17 Busby Place, Kentish Town, NW5 2SP
In association with Maiden Lane Community Centre
Come and join us between 12noon – 4pm for lots of activities including; Free Taster Sessions; Martial Arts; Pilates; Hatha Yoga; Free Tea and Coffee
The Recovery College opens Summer enrolments
The college is open for enrolment for courses in the Summer term (April to July).
The Summer 2018 calendar can be viewed here – www.candi.nhs.uk/recoverycollege
Free Sports and Fencing at Handyside Sports Hall
Sundays, Boys and Girls 12 – 16 years from 1 – 2.30pm. At Handyside Sports Pitch. Free
Contact Mus Turay: 07500 421944 or email email@example.com
VAC is Recruiting – Community Partnership Adviser
VAC, in partnership with Camden’s Safeguarding Children Board and the London Borough of Camden, is seeking to recruit an experienced person to be responsible for the delivery of the Community Partnership Advisory Service.
You will be responsible for increasing the knowledge and awareness of safeguarding matters within BME communities and faith groups.This will involve the building of strong working relationships and the co-design and delivery of safeguarding training.
You must have experience of working with or in children’s services and/or child protection services, partnership working and a successful track record of working with BME, communities and faith groups on sensitive issues.
Further information and application packs can be downloaded from our website.
Closing date: Noon Friday, 23rd March. Interview date: Wednesday, 4th April.
Scale SO1 29-31 £29,424 to £31,141 pa pro rata – 21 hours per week. (6 month contract may be subject to extension)
Ageing Better Camden is looking for a Communications and Influencing Officer to work with the Programme Managers to create and deliver a narrative for the programme’s legacy including communications around learning products.
For more details, all documents can be downloaded from our website www.ageukcamden.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date – 9th April 2018 Interview – 25th April 2018
Asian Women Lone Parents Association seeks Director
Asian Women Lone Parents Association (AWLPA) supports Asian women who are lone parents, and their children, by providing services that enables them to improve their lives and wellbeing. We are recruiting a dynamic and confident Director to lead, manage and grow the Charity and its services.
If you are interested in applying please visit our website www.awlpa.org for further information, including job description. Applications will require a CV and supporting statement of no more than 2 pages outlining how you meet the criteria for the role. Applications should be emailed to email@example.com. Closing Date: Mo. nday 9am, 9th AprilOpen to women only
The Kids Network seeks Project Manager
The Kids Network provides a sustainable, scalable, and effective solution to the twin problems of poverty and isolation.London’s transient nature and gentrification means that we have young, compassionate professionals living side by side with some of the capital’s most vulnerable children. The Kids Network is a mentoring charity that connects these two groups for positive social change. Details at Kids Network website. Closing Date 12th April.
Little Village seeks Director and Referrals Manager
Little Village works like a foodbank but for clothes, toys and equipment for babies and children up to the age of 5 years. Since January 2017 Little Village has helped over 500 families living below the poverty line in Camden. We are now recruiting a Director and a Referrals Manager – both paid, part-time roles. Working largely from our HQ, based at Somers Town Community Association (NW1), the successful candidate will be an organised, creative and determined self starter, keen to help us grow and support as many families as we can. The roles are part of Little Village `Camden’s operating committee and are key in ensuring the effective running and sustainability of the charity.
Further information: https://littlevillagehq.org/camden-is-recruiting/
Closing Date: Midnight 26th March. Interview Dates: 9th April (onwards)
Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre is recruiting an Employment Development Advisor
21hrs per week for 2 years with a possibility of extension
£16,909.80 incl. ILW pro rata (FT equivalent £28,183 incl. ILW)
Closing date: 6th April 2018 at 5:00pm
For an informal discussion about the post, contact Nezahat Cihan, Director. For all other details and an application pack, please contact Ruksana Begum, HR Administrator: Tel: 020 7388 8198 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org web: www.hopscotchawc.org.uk
Please do not send CVs as they will not be considered. Hopscotch recruitment is carried out in line with the safer recruitment practices
Volunteer Cycling Buddies needed
Silver Cycling is a new initiative to encourage older people to cycle in Regents’ Park. It is particularly aimed at people 60+ who may be isolated and lonely.
Starting in April, it will be run on Tuesdays 11 – 2 pm in Regent’s Park. Anyone coming alone will be offered a companion cyclist to go with them. You will be helping to get the bikes ready and cycling with them in the park.
You need to be available on Tuesdays from 10.30 – 2.30 pm and will be required to have a DBS check for this role. Contact Diana Young: 020 7388 7932 x1203 or email@example.com.
Volunteer Opportunities with Solace Women’s Aid
Sessional Group Volunteer CHTSS
Availability Running 3-9 sessions per year on Tuesday mornings or Friday afternoons Sessional Group Volunteer Complex Needs Refuge
Availability Running 3-12 sessions per year currently on Tuesdays or Wednesdays Refuge Support Volunteer
Availability 1 – 3 days per week Children & Families Assistant
Availability 1 – 2 days per week
To apply please complete the application and monitoring form on the website. Deadline 4th April.
Please note that the volunteer opportunities are open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1), and that these volunteer roles are exempt from the rehabilitation of offenders act 1974 and subject to enhanced DBS checks.