Camden Community Festival Fund; PSiC launches new website; New Year New You; Consultation with Young Londoners; What’s on in Camden; Training from VAC; NW3 CLT; Lumiere Kings Cross; Healthy Workplace Breakfast Meeting; Chalcots Respite Space; Camden Disability Action newsletter
Camden Community Festival Fund 2018
Camden Council is supporting this grants programme in recognition of the contribution made by community festivals and events to strengthening Camden communities and in developing a rich culture and economy within the borough.
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. A copy of the application form can be downloaded 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. A copy of the application form can be downloaded here
A copy of the detailed guideline can be downloaded here.
The application process is open from Wednesday 3rd January 2018
The deadline for completed applications is: 23:59 on Wednesday 28th February 2018
Personalisation Support in Camden (PSiC) Launches New Website
PSiC is committed to providing support in setting up direct payments to fund services for all residents of Camden. Services include doing the start-up paperwork, organising the payroll nad recuitment.
Visit the site at www.psic.org.uk and send your feedback to email@example.com or phone 020 7383 4901. Full announcement here.
New Year, New You
The free quiz to help you make healthy changes in 2018
New Year is a time when adults across the country are thinking about healthy changes they can make in 2018 and the How Are You quiz is a great tool to help you get started. How Are You is a free online quiz which helps adults to identify changes they could make to their health as well as providing personalised recommendations of proven tools and advice to help them take action where they most need it. If you also work with local residents, why not make them aware of the quiz also?
To take the first step to a new healthier you in 2018, visit http://oneyoucamden.org/ and take the How Are You quiz today.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like One You health promotion campaign packs for your organisation in 2018.
Vision for Young Londoners: What’s the challenge for young Londoners? Consultations with Young People
Barriers to the creative industries
Partnership for Young London and the Roundhouse are conducting research into the barriers for young Londoners seeking a career in the creative industries. The creative industries are one of London’s fastest growing sectors, but how can we make sure that opportunity is afforded to all young people?
We are looking to speak to young people, with or without experience of the creative industries, 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. The aim of this research is to better understand the relationship between the informal sector and the development of young people’s literacy skills in London.
We are looking to speak to young people between the age of 14-25, especially those taking part in activities and programmes outside of school. We are hosting an event 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, or if you know of those who would like to be involved, please contact email@example.com
What’s On In Camden, 8th January 2018
Including the Wellcome Trust’s exhibition on how graphic design influences our perception of human bodies; sewing classes at Maiden Lane with run by the Working Men’s College. Or working with clay, run by the Camden Town Shed. Listen here.
Healthy Minds, Project Management, Business Start-Up, Peer Mentoring
See ‘VAC Training’ section for full details of forthcoming courses.
See King’s Cross transformed by the world’s most exciting light artists
Thursday 18th January 2018 – Sunday 21st January 2018. Full details here.
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.
The Winch is Running a Respite Space for Chalcots Estate Residents
Do you live in the Chalcots Estate and need a quiet space away from the building works?
You are welcome to come to the Winch for a cup of tea and a chat. We also offer a child-friendly space!
If you have any requirements please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 020 7586 8731.
Camden Disability Action
Catch up with the latest news from Camden Disability Action.
The NHS is in crisis. But it’s not up to volunteers to rescue it
Volunteers are not a source of cheap labour to patch up underfunded and under-supported public services. Dan Corry of think tank New Philanthropy Capital responds to recent moves in the NHS (and elsewhere in the public sector) including the setting up of new volunteering organisation Helpforce by top city financier with some controversial views. Full story in the Guardian.
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 Festival Fund – see maim feature for details
The Third Round of Rosa’s Woman to Woman Fund is Open
With grants of up to £25,000, local grassroots women’s organisations across the UK will be supported using funds from the ‘Tampon Tax.’ In celebration of the centenary of the women’s vote, this round of the Woman to Woman fund will have a renewed focus on leadership and representation and we are particularly interested in funding work that increases women’s representation, skills building and civic engagement.
Grants are available for groups with an income of under £100,000 per year, to support a wide range of charitable work that benefits women: from building confidence and leadership skills, tackling harassment and violence, to training in financial literacy and increasing engagement in decision-making – and much more besides.
As well as grants, Rosa will provide additional support that women’s groups tell us they need, including mentoring, training and networking opportunities. Find out more at the Rosa website.
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.
The Community Shares Booster programme
£3 million funding is available for local people wanting to put business into community hands.
If you’re a local group needing an extra boost to set up or grow a community business, you can access up to £10,000 to help launch your community share offer and up to £100,000 match funding when the share offer goes live. Find out more at locality.org.uk
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.
Business Start Up for Social Enterprise, Micro Enterprise, Sole Trader. 11th January – 08 February. 5 meetings.
Not your standard business start-up course. Straddle the social and business divide by using your own life experience in paid or voluntary work to set up a business enterprise with a social focus. This course covers the practical steps needed to set up as a sole trader and/or a micro enterprise and/or a social enterprise.
Thursdays. 17.30-20.30. £65. Concessions £23. 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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. email@example.com 020 7269 6042
The Recovery College is open for enrolment for Spring Term 2018
There are free courses running January to March for everyone 18+ in Camden and Islington including several new courses running next term, including:
· Anger management
· LGBT and mental health
· Eating for wellbeing
· Singing for health
· Understanding BME cultures and mental health
You can find our new course guide and calendar attached and online at our webpage: www.candi.nhs.uk/recoverycollege Hard copies are available at the College.
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
Family Support Volunteer
Are you a parent, grandparent or have parenting experience?
Can you give 3 – 4 hours weekly to visit a family with young children who may be going through a difficult time?
Enhance your skills with our training, supervision and fulfilling volunteer role
Next Preparation Course Starting 17th January to 14th March. Every Wednesday 9.45 am to 2.45 pm
Certificates awarded & expenses paid
For information pack ring 020 7424 1603. email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website: www.homestartcamden.org.uk
Next public meeting on 20 January at Crown Court Church, Russell Street, Covent Garden WC2. Speaker, Jo Clayton, will give a talk about her experiences of mental health disturbances caused by her thyroid condition and her return to wellness. The meeting will include a guided meditation and discussion of self care techniques we can all use to calm the mind at times of stress. www.thyroidtrust.org
One of the ways you can get involved is to come along to one of the local events in January held across the borough where you can share your ideas for what Camden should be like in 2025. Meet local councillors and staff from the council, and find out what other local residents and community groups are saying. Each event will start with some short talks, but feel free to drop in at any time.
If you would like further details about the events or if you require access needs to attend one of the events please contact Camden2025@camden.gov.uk.
Black Women, Womanist learning and Higher Education: the Politics of Representation and Community Activism
Menchú Nursery (Centro Infantil Menchú) is looking for a bilingual (Spanish-English) nursery nurse, to join our small nursery based in Kilburn, North West London. Menchú Nursery (Centro Infantil Menchú) is part of Latin American House’s Children’s Education Project
The ideal candidate will be qualified to a Level 3 in early years or equivalent, and will have experience working in a nursery environment.
Knowledge of EYFS is essential.
Closing date for applications: 26 January 2018, 5 pm. Interview date: week beginning 6 February 2018.
Full details of this position and application form are available on our website: www.casalatina.org.uk
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 living 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.
Lauderdale House is seeking a Marketing & Communications Manager
Following a major £2.3m refurbishment a year ago we are looking for a dynamic individual to help move the organisation to a new level and expand our reach and profile, increasing audience for arts and education, establish a new profile for heritage, support our individual giving programme and increase our hospitality hires. Closing date 15th January.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the full job description or look at http://www.lauderdalehouse.org.uk/page.asp?ID=2678&PID=51
Please send a current CV and tailored covering letter explaining how your skills and experience match the requirements for this to email@example.com
Evelyn Oldfield Unit (EOU) is recruiting a Development Co-ordinator (Full time)
EOU is looking for someone with proven experience of project management, events management, bid writing, providing frontline services to vulnerable individuals, volunteer management, and the ability to build relationships at all levels. Closing date 15th January.
Apply online at Charity Jobs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7482 8600.
DfE Consultation on Sex and Relationship Guidance
The Department for Education is considering how to update the existing Sex and Relationship guidance which, was last updated in 2000, and is therefore now out of date. The updated guidance will support schools in delivering the new subjects of Relationships Education at primary and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at secondary, as well as, potentially, Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE).
The link below would be of interest to parents or appropriate parent groups who would be interested in contributing on the statutory Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) guidance for primary and secondary schools. The consultation closes on the 12th of February.
To view click on the following link: https://consult.education.gov.uk/life-skills/pshe-rse-call-for-evidence/
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 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.