VAC GDPR Workshop; UCL Cancer Collaborative Workshop; Debt Advice Service; The Pavement Fundraiser; Citizen Journalism Competition; Wild Bunch Club; Camden Community Festival Fund; Chance to Chair the North Camden Zone; New MECC Training for Vol Orgs; Kitchen Social Funding; New Coaching and Mentoring Network; Resilient Families Training; Living Centre Manager job + more training, events, funding opportunities, jobs and volunteering.
Get Ready for GDPR: A Practical Workshop for Camden Community Groups
Wednesday, February 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Have you heard about GDPR? Do you know what you need to do to become GDPR compliant? Or what might happen if you don’t?
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is an EU regulation which will come into force on 25 May 2018. Any organisation that collects personal data will be affected by it and failure to comply with the new regulations may result in serious penalties. Nearly all organsiations will have some work to do!
This workshop will help guide you through the key points around GDPR. We will cover the key legal aspects but the workshop will take a more a practical approach to help you apply this to your situation so that you leave the session with the tools you need to help your organisation become GDPR compliant. Book here.
UCLH Cancer Collaborative Workshop as part of Highlight Cancer project.
On the afternoon on Tuesday 13th February. The Highlight Cancer training forms part of the UCLH Cancer Collaborative, where one of our main remits is to improve the earlier diagnosis of cancer in order for patients to get the best opportunities of having curative treatments.
Highlight Cancer is a free, practical, down to earth training programme that gives you more confidence to discuss cancer openly with people in your community. It’s not a lesson or a lecture, it’s a shared experience that leaves you ready to have simple, yet powerful, conversations.
Our Highlight Cancer project focuses on building a network of ambassadors within the community that can raise awareness locally. Sign up via Eventbrite
Are your service users suffering with the post-Christmas debt hangover?
People can fall into debt anytime of the year and for many reasons, but January/ February is the time when the Christmas spend begins to bite, with credit card bills, overdrafts and loans dropping through the letterbox.
Also our evidence shows us that more and more people are experiencing multiple and complex debts which are not easy to manage without some professional support.
Capitalise is a partnership of voluntary organisations led by Toynbee Hall that give free, professional, independent, accredited face-to-face advice on debt and money management and who are all FCA regulated.
To find out more please visit our website at www.capitalise.org.uk – we have a Freephone number 0808 164 2480 – and can also be found on twitter @CapitaliseLdn
The Pavement – a magazine for the homeless is holding a Fundraiser
At Groundswell on Feb 9th 3-6pm looking at changing perceptions of homelessness. They are looking for people who have had little or no interaction with the homeless sector to explore understandings of homelessness in a non judgemental environment.
Contact email@example.com web: http://www.thepavement.org.uk/
The London Voices Citizen Journalism Competition 2018
The competition is open to everyone over the age of 14 who lives, works or studies in London, and is not a full-time paid journalist.
Entry to the competition is free and easy. No experience is needed – just an interest in telling a story
The competition is open from now until 21st May.
Find out more by clicking here and sending a message, or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wild Bunch Club Valentines Party
We look forward to seeing you at Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ Wednesday 7th February for a 7pm start.
Over 18’s only, £5 on the door.
For further info contact email@example.com or ring the Elfrida Society on 020 7359 7443.
Offers from Camden Garden Centre
Camden Garden Centre Charitable Trust or offering £5 off voucher and a prize draw. Details here.
Camden Disability Action
Catch up with the latest news from Camden Disability Action.
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.
Camden Community Festival Fund 2018
The fund is to sustain and develop Camden’s rich culture, its strong communities and dynamic partnerships by supporting quality, creative events, projects and activities. This year the fund is managed by Voluntary Action Camden (VAC).
Applications are welcome for grants of £200 to £5000 for:
~ Small-scale events with a capacity of under 500 people, the maximum amount that can be applied for is £500. Download the application here
~ Larger-scale events with a capacity of 500 people or more the maximum that can be applied for is £5,000. Please note the average is £1,000. Download the application here
A copy of the detailed guideline can be downloaded here.
The deadline for completed applications is: 23:59 on Wednesday 28th February 2018
Kitchen social is going under a transformation,
No longer is it about ensuring children at risk don’t go hungry but the new model looks at changing behaviour which can assist families in getting out of poverty through a wide range of training modules, confidence and employment opportunities for parents, volunteers and teenagers 16 plus.
Kitchen social offers a grant of £1,200 each year for three years to support each hub to deliver 20 meals spread across the holidays.
Contact: Miguel Gonzalez, Kitchen Social Project Manager T: 020 7983 4254 M: 07706896741 www.mayorsfundforlondon.org.uk
Building a Stronger Britain Together Programme
There are both in-kind and grant funding opportunities available under the Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) programme. This is a Home Office funded scheme which supports projects delivering any of the following outcomes:
· Increased sense of belonging and civic participation at the local level
· More resilient communities
· Fewer people holding attitudes, beliefs and feelings that oppose shared values
The programme aims to help groups who work to create more resilient communities to expand their reach and influence. Two forms of supports are available:
1. In-kind support: examples include social media training; materials to help fund-raising drives; help building a website; making films; tools for groups to expand their reach; advice on PR and media strategies; communications training for staff.
2. Grants: targeted funding for specific projects with demonstrable outcomes which provide a positive alternative to extremist voices.
Please contact Nyree Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org / 07771572976) for further information and support with the application process.
BBC Children in Need Small Grants
Grants of up to £10,000 (per year, for up to three years) are available to not for profit organisations working to support children and young people who are experiencing disadvantage. The deadline for applications is Thurs 1st March. Go to the BBC Children in Need website for full details.
National Churches Trust
The following grants are available to churches, chapels and meeting houses that are open for worship and part of a denomination belonging to Churches Together in Britain and Ireland:
~ Community Grants – £5,000 – £20,000for projects with an estimated cost of at least £25,000 that introduce facilities to increase community use of places of worship. All types of community project will be considered but should include toilets and / or catering. The deadline for applications is Mon 5th March.
~ Micro Grants (or Community Grant recipients) – £2,000 grants are available to places of worship who have already received a Community Grant, to set up a social action project for the benefit of local people. The deadline for applications is Mon 5th March.
See the National Churches Trust website for full details.
Weston Anniversary Fund
To celebrate the Foundation’s anniversary and the vital role of volunteers and community charities, we are excited to launch a additional grants scheme that will be open to applications from 5th January to 30th June 2018 exclusively – the Weston Anniversary Fund (capital fund £30k – £150K).
This is a Capital grants scheme and applying is a simple one-step process. Please read About the Fund, its Application Guidelines and take a quick quiz to find out if you are eligible to apply. And if you are, good luck!
If this fund doesn’t fit your particular charity or project, then you may want to consider applying to our ongoing, regular grants scheme at garfieldweston.org.
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.
Healthy Minds Programme with Mind in Camden
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.
Coaching and Mentoring Introduction. 31st January – 14th February. 3 meetings.
This short course will give you an understanding of the difference between coaching and mentoring then illustrate the use of coaching and mentoring models and how to put theory into practice. Progression from this course is to the Award in Mentoring Skills course being held in May and June 2018.
Wednesday. 18.00 -20.30. £33. Concessions £11. Bursaries also available, on application, to meet part or all of the costs of the course and the course is free for anyone on JSA/ESA/Universal Credit or who is unemployed and on a means tested benefit and intending to use the course to find work. For further information and to apply please contact Rahul Miah. email@example.com 020 7269 6042
Project Management. Introductory Certificate. The APM Fundamentals Qualification. (www.apm.org.uk) 15th February – 29 March. 7 meetings.
This course is for people who want skills in project management that could be applied in business or other environments. It is for those wishing to gain a broad understanding of the principles of the profession. Final assessment is by a short multiple-choice online exam. The course syllabus details are available on the Association for Project Management website – www.apm.org.uk. Thursdays 18.00 – 20.30. £425. Concessions £173. Bursaries also available, subject to application, to part or all of the costs of the course. For further information and to apply please contact Rahul Miah. firstname.lastname@example.org 020 7269 6042
A Coaching and Mentoring Network
VAC, in partnership with residents and small businesses, has successfully set up a network of experienced and qualified coaches and mentors. This service is available free of charge, for up to six sessions, and is open to anyone involved in the voluntary and community sector in Camden.
The recruitment and matching process is about to commence. So, if you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, or you have staff, trustees or volunteers that may be interested, please contact Simone Hensby at VAC on 7284 6550. email@example.com
Free Making Every Contact Count (MECC) training for voluntary sector staff
If you work in Camden or Islington, you can access this FREE training to help you to signpost and support your clients to get the help they need earlier.
MECC training is about helping you to spot those opportunities in the thousands of conversations that you are already having with residents locally, having the confidence and skills to raise issues appropriately, and help you to signpost to further support MECC training is available for free for voluntary sector organisations in Camden. The training includes:
– An e-learning module which focuses on awareness of needs, brief advice and signposting (40 minutes)
– Face to face training focusing on recognition of needs, brief advice, signposting and practicing skills for having a MECC conversation (3.5 hours)
New training dates have recently been released: https://www.camdenmecc.org.uk/courses
We now offer bespoke MECC training for your teams, where we can deliver the training at your office, and tailor the training to suit your team’s needs. To book a bespoke session please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Resilient Families Training (aimed at front line professionals working with parents and young people regarding online safety, radicalisation and extremism)
Free training opportunities below () around online safety, radicalisation and extremism. The training will be delivered by ParentZone who specialise in training around digital safety and will run from 10am to 3pm. Topics covered include:
· Working with families to respond to the specific risk of online radicalisation and extremism, suitable for parenting practitioners and community leaders already working with parents.
· The day will give an overview of online risk and harm with specific information on supporting parents to respond to the risk of online radicalisation and extremism.
· The course will equip professionals with the skills they need to support confident digital parenting, raising both parents’ and children’s resilience online.
· Includes an introduction to the Resilient Families online parenting course and post-course access to the Resilient Families course as PowerPoint presentations.
Staff are also given PowerPoints, videos and handouts to enable them to deliver the Resilient Families programme to parents.
Two training dates available:
14th February 2018; training held in room 10.10 Kiln, 5 Pancras Square – 2 spaces left
22nd February 2018; training held in Committee Room 4, Town Hall – 10 spaces left
Please contact Karina Kaur to book: Karina.Kaur@camden.gov.uk
Measuring mental wellbeing to improve the lives of children and young people
The West Euston Partnership (WEP) cordially invites you to WEP’s Annual General Meeting. Taking place on Thursday 15 February 2018, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, at WEP 29 – 31 Hampstead Road, NW1.
There will be refreshments from 6:45 pm.
Please RSVP, as soon as possible to email@example.com
North Central London Workplace Health Business Breakfast
Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, London, 30th January 2018, 8.30 to 11.00 am
Organisations and local authorities in Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington are building on work to improve the health and wellbeing of employees and productive workplaces.
Join us at this breakfast event to sign up to the London Healthy Workplace Charter, get inspiration for your health and wellbeing strategy and network with staff from across the North Central London area.
Please sign-up via Eventbrite.
Vision for Young Londoners: What’s the challenge for young Londoners? Consultations with Young People
Barriers to the creative industries
We are looking to speak to young people between the age of 14-25. We are hosting an event Monday, 19th February 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, food and travel reimbursements will be provided. Literacy skills in non-formal education
Partnership for Young London and the National Literacy Trust are working together to explore the role of non-formal education.
Meeting for young people between the age of 14-25, especially those taking part in activities and programmes outside of school. Monday, 19th February 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, food and travel reimbursements will be provided.
For more information about the project, please download the research briefing.
To get involved please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Labelling and mental health stigma – Thursday 1st February 2018
Is the labelling of mental health conditions always helpful, or can it lead to additional stigma for service users?
For our next “Mental Health Matters” event, Tom Burns, C&I Non-Executive Director, Professor Emeritus of Social Psychiatry at Oxford University and Honorary Professor of Psychiatry at UCL, will suggest that competence and progress require the categorisation of knowledge.
Thursday 1 February 2018
Conference Centre, St Pancras Hospital
Doors open at 5.30pm, for a 6pm start
The Living Centre seeks Manager
30hrs per week £40, 000 pro-rata
Somers Town Community Association is in a very exciting phase of its development. We are an ambitious and well respected “go to”, charity based in the heart of the Kings Cross “Knowledge Quarter” in London. We have a very strong, relationship with our local community and stakeholders and are proud of our central role in many partnerships and consortia.
We are now recruiting for a Living Centre Manager to help make this happen.
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated person to make their mark and be part of one of the most amazing new facilities to be developed in Somers Town for generations.
The successful candidate will:-
Have at least two years’ proven experience of managing a front line community facility/building
Have a minimum of two years’ experience working directly with community groups in a paid or voluntary capacity; managing and developing community services, projects, or activities.
Have experience of fundraising inclusive of Local Authority, Trust & Foundation, Contract and CSR
Need to demonstrate the ability to work with and engage key stakeholders at every level, whilst understanding the complexity of diverse inner city communities
Have experience of developing and implementing strategies to achieve organizational objectives
Have excellent communication skills, oral and written and the ability to communicate effectively with and report to community groups and a wide range of stakeholders
Have experience of managing financial budgetsand successfully managed, developed and supported staff
Email: email@example.com for an application pack
Closing date 25th February 2018 at midnight. Interviews w/c 5th March 2018
Law Centres Network (LCN) are recruiting a Learning and Transformation Lead to work with the 45 Law Centres
LCN supports across the country. LCN is looking for someone to drive the on-going journey of learning, development and transformation within Law Centres so that they can continue to design and deliver legal and community services that support the needs of their clients & service-users. The post will also support Law Centres to manage a complex legal organisation, with multiple funding streams (including legal aid), a significant network of external relationships and regulators, and a growing number of clients and service users.
The vacancy is posted on the LCN website: or you can email Vicki Leaver
Hopscotch Asian Women’s Centre is recruiting for an Administrative and Finance Assistant for the Building Better Opportunities project (BBO):
Administrative and Finance Assistant
35 hrs per week £20,645 incl. ILW
Closing date: 4th February 2018 at midnight
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Isabelle Terrisson, Senior Operations Manager or Sachna Ali, Project Manager. For all other details and an application pack, please contact Ruksana Begum, HR Administrator: Tel: 020 7388 8198 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.
Helios Centre seeks Bookkeeper
The Helios Centre seeks a bookkeeper voluneer to take on data entry of cash sheets, writing cheques, reconciling bank statements, bookkeeping, general data entry. We need someone with a high level of bookkeeping experience and able to compile end of year accounts. Contact email@example.com
Elfrida Rathbone Camden seeks volunteers
Are you a parent or carer living in Camden? Have you ever thought of helping other parents by sharing tips, interesting activities happening in your community, and places to go with your family? Camden Futures is recruiting parent volunteers to become Community Connectors. Free training sessions for you to develop key skills for the Community Connectors’ role and responsibilities will take place on Friday 23rd February and Friday 2nd March. Travel expenses and lunch will be provided. For a full role description please go to our website: http://www2.elfridacamden.org.uk/work-with-us/volunteering-for-erc/.
To apply, please contact Myrvete by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 02074241639.
Coram’s Fields and London Wildlife Trust seek volunteers
We are looking for a team of committed volunteers to help to maintain and manage the space. Activities will include planting, composting, weeding and pond maintenance. No experience is required and we offer flexible volunteering opportunities with training and support provided.
If you are interested in volunteering or for further information, please email email@example.com or call 020 3384 2205
Citizens Advice Camden is seeking Trustees including a Treasurer
CAB are looking for a number of new Trustees, including a Treasurer, to be responsible for the overall direction, vision and strategy of Citizens Advice Camden. We are seeking people who can provide governance, leadership and enthusiasm to lead Citizens Advice Camden into the future.
To apply send your CV with a letter of application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is 16 February 2018. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 26 February. Please state if there are any dates that week you are not available.
North Camden Zone Seeks New Steering Group Chair
We are looking for a Chair of the North Camden Zone Steering Group who is passionate about improving the life outcomes for children and young people in Camden. You may be a community leader or senior professional with an in depth knowledge and /or experience of the issues that affect children and young people. You are interested in a collaborative approach involving the community and professionals, and implementing place based systems change.
If you would like to find out more please follow this link. The closing date is 23rd of February 2018.
Office Space to let at Clean Break in Kentish Town
Clean Break is inviting you take up residence in our North London studios to be part of our vibrant community of artists and facilitators working across theatre and criminal justice. We have a number of office spaces available for short term lease, as well as hot-desking space, meeting rooms, therapy rooms and studios for hire. We also offer women-only work spaces. Our building is in a prime location, situated just a short walk from Kentish Town station, Kentish Town West and Camden. We will provide broadband and phone lines, and can offer some office furniture and desktop PCs at your request, as well as regular discounted rates on rehearsal and meeting spaces. For more information or prices contact Rachel at email@example.com or call 020 7482 8600.
Desk Space to Rent
Bloom.space office is in Bloomsbury adjacent to University College London on Gower Street and provides a productive and calm environment in which to run your organisation.
The Office has 30 fixed desks with additional hot desks, lockers, breakout space, a meeting room, teleconferencing equipment, presentation equipment, bike storage and an on-site gym with saunas.
We offer workspace with a range of benefits including:
Full Time Fixed Desks
Lockers for secure storage
Registered business address
Free tea & coffee
200Mbps fibre option broadband with fast WiFi
Free colour printing & copying
Function rooms and meeting rooms available
Prices are £350pcm for each desk, £150pcm for hot desks (or a combination of these) with no VAT to add.
See www.bloom.space or contact firstname.lastname@example.org call 07711502041 for more information.
Cosy office to let in friendly Kilburn community centre.
Just £60 per week including fitted desks, internet access, two white/notice boards, and generous wall storage. Great for 2 people, and okay for 3. Near various tubes, rail links and buses. Interested? Please contact: email@example.com . Abbey Community Centre, NW6 4DJ.