Camden Can Innovation Fund Deadline soon; Extra date for GDPR Workshop; CPPEG Meeting; Heath Hands activities; Camden Carers Voice; Recycled Furniture; Intergenerational Week video; Action Youth Boxing + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs and volunteering + more
Camden Can Innovation Fund – closing date – 13th February 2018
The closing date for applying to the Camden Can Innovation Fund is Tuesday 13 February 2018.
The fund offers grants of up to £25,000 to projects that will help tackle the complex issues behind obesity. It will support the development of innovative projects created by Camden organisations and residents that will help people across the borough stay a healthy weight. Each project must be able to be put into practice and have a direct benefit to people who live in Camden.
For more information or to apply, please visit camden.gov.uk/camdencaninnovationfund
Get Ready for GDPR: Extra Date Added
Due to popularity we have arranged a second GDPR workshop on Wednesday, 28th February 1 – 3pm.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is an EU regulation which will come into force on 25 May 2018.
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.
Camden Patient and Public Engagement Group (CPPEG) open meeting
Tuesday 6 February 2018 2pm – 4pm at The Camden Centre, Judd St, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9JE
Chair: Hilary Lance, Adelaide General Practice PPG member
Rapids and admission avoidance strategy/action plan (acute care)
Presenter: Karen Derrick, Commissioning Manager, Camden CCG
Annual Health Checks – Learning Disabilities
Presenter: Dulwinder Jandu, Strategic Commissioner – Learning Disabilities
CPPEG and PPG Forum Forward Planner
Presenter: Martin Emery, Communications and Engagement Team, Camden CCG
Medicines Management Consultations (over the counter and items not routinely prescribed)
Presenters: Dr Philip Taylor, GP, Parliament Hill Medical Centre/Camden CCG & Rachael Clark, Head of Medicines Management, Camden CCG
Our PPG newsletter shares all our latest news and opportunities for patients and the public to be involved in our work. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe.
Community Heath project offers FREE activities to community groups
As part of our Community Heath project, Heath Hands are delighted to offer free activities on Hampstead Heath, Kenwood, Highgate Wood and Golders Hill Park to local community groups who would like to access our green spaces but might need a bit of support to do so. We can run guided walks, help you organise a social event, offer nature-based activities or volunteer taster sessions etc. More information here: http://heath-hands.org.uk/cms/community-heath
The first Camden Carers Voice meeting of 2018
Taking place on 8th February from 10:30 – 12:30pm at Argenta House, Aspern Grove, NW3 2AB. We will be finding out about redevelopment plans for Charlie Ratchfords and CCS. For more information please email: email@example.com
How to Measure Your Impact on Wellbeing
The organisation What Works Well have produced a free online resource to help you show outcomes and impact on wellbeing using recognised Office of National Statistics criteria and standardised questions.
Recycled Office Furniture
National organisation Reyooz has free used office furniture for voluntary organisations. Usually there is a delivery charge to pay. Find out more at https://www.reyooz.com/
Camden Intergenerational Week
Camden Intergenerational Week works across Camden’s diverse communities to forge and strengthen long-lasting, intercultural and personal relationships, with a focus on intergenerational connections.View a video of this year’s event here.
Action Youth Boxing
Action Youth Intervention Project and the AYBI- Action Youth Boxing Intervention Program have a new webiste: www.aybi.co.uk
Camden Disability Action
Catch up with the latest news from Camden Disability Action.
A community development approach to empowering communities affected by gang violence
Paul Bragman and Sian Penner, two Big Local reps, offer four key ways that community development approaches can help empower communities affected by these issues. Read the full article here.
Why it’s time to tell a new story about UK poverty
‘Conservative MP Ben Bradley apologised last week for his remarks about a “vast sea of unemployed wasters” and for suggesting benefit claimants should have vasectomies.
Bradley also faced criticism for saying public sector workers should quit if they don’t think they’re paid enough.
It’s natural to feel outraged by news stories like this. They tap into a deep – and justified – concern about the demonisation of people experiencing poverty. The fact that Ben Bradley has recently been tasked with improving the Conservative Party’s image adds an element of farce. It’s a story that’s ripe for indignant social media sharing.
But why does this story make us feel the way that we do and why did Bradley feel that these were appropriate remarks to make?
While many of us feel that Ben Bradley’s views are offensive and upsetting, he is far from alone in holding them. At some level, we all hold ideas that his underlying message taps into.’
Full story and project details at the JRF website.
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
Comic Relief – Core Strength
This 12-month programme is responding to the growing need of small locally-led groups to cover their day-to-day costs. The aim is to provide funding for groups’ core costs – meaning expenditure that is not connected to delivering projects but focusing on investing in the organisation as a whole, such as basic running costs. We know securing core funding can be tough and want to use this programme to help support those doing much needed work in their local communities.
Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available for organisations with an annual income of £100,000 or under in the last financial year.
Deadline for Round 2 applications is 26th February 2018 by 5pm.
Round 3 opens on 16th April 2018, deadline for applications 28th May 2018
For more information contact 020 7582 5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the LCF website.
Kitchen social is changing
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 (email@example.com / 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.
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.
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 (dates 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
WEP AGM 15th February
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
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
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
SHAK seeks Chair and Trustees
Shak (South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership) is a resident led charity based on the iconic Alexandra and Ainsworth estate* in the Kilburn ward of Camden NW London.
The new chair will be required to lead the current board in its role as a governing body: setting strategy and ensuring exemplary governance and fiscal control.
The chair must have previous experience as a trustee, ideally would also have chair experience, and be looking for the next challenge. Most importantly they will have leadership experience gained in the private or charity sectors, and an understanding of good charity governance
They will need to be able to inspire and motivate whilst showing sensitivity. They will need to understand the external environment and be able to identify opportunities for Shak to grow and develop.
The charity is also planning to appoint two new trustees to complement the current board in its role as a governing body: setting strategy and ensuring exemplary governance and fiscal control.
The charity is keen to bring additional skills to its board through the appointment of individuals who ideally have a background in one of the following areas:
~ Marketing, PR and Communications
~ Health and Wellbeing
~ Youth Work
Ideally the candidate would be someone with an understanding of charities and the voluntary sector.
Most importantly they will have strategic expertise and understanding of good governance.
Candidates will need to have or be willing to undertake a DBS check and child protection training.
The deadline for applications is: Friday 23rd February
Interviews will be the week beginning 5th March.
If you would like further information or wish to apply for one of these roles contact Jo Simpson by email
at firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to send you the Information Pack and Job Description.
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com. 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 discounted rates on rehearsal and meeting spaces. Contact Rachel firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org . Abbey Community Centre, NW6 4DJ.