Rents Review; Citizens Assembly on Health; Finance for Trustees; 50 Years of the Brandon Centre; Scholarships for Residents; Half Term Food Larder; Muslim Charity Mingle; Resilient Families Practice Model Celebration; Kentish Town Healthy Streets Project; CCG Interpreting Changes Consultation + funding, training, events, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
The review into vcs rents in Camden is nearing completion and proposals will be finalized and go to cabinet soon. This presentation summarizes the proposals so far. Concerns have been expressed by the sector about the lack of detail in the proposals and that the final consultation event has yet to take place.
Shape the future of health and care in Camden
A Citizens’ Assembly is being held in Camden to look at the future of health and care in the borough and assembly members need your help to make their decisions. You are invited to share your own experience of health and care in Camden and what your priorities are for the future.
Please share your priorities by midnight on Wednesday 26 February here https://camdenhealthandcareassembly.commonplace.is/.
Financial Governance for Trustees
Tuesday, 3 March from 5:30 to 7:30
This 2 hour course is tailored for both experienced and new trustees who want better understanding of their charities finances and what to look out for. The workshop addresses key points in financial management and is a practical session whereby participants can look at reports and read and understand them. We’ll Cover
~ Management accounts and how to read them
~ Yearend accounts and statutory requirements
~ Cash flow
~ Procedures and good practice
Book online on the VAC Training Calendar.
Celebrating 50 years the Brandon Centre
Thursday 19 March 6:00 – 8:00 at Triton Cafe, 17-19 Triton Street, NW1
The Brandon Centre is an innovative and welcoming young people’s charity providing mental health, contraception and wellbeing services to local people and communities across London. Details and booking at Eventbrite.
The Government and the NHS have published a useful poster that can be put up in the workplace to remind people how to keep germs at bay. Further information about the virus is available on the government website.
University Scholarships for Camden Residents
Birkbeck, University of London, in Bloomsbury, is offering two scholarship places to Camden residents for any of their undergraduate courses starting in October. The deadline to apply is 31 May.
Hult International Business School, also in Bloomsbury, is offering Camden residents a fully-funded one-year intensive masters degree, which includes practical work experience. Start in September – deadline to apply is 26 April.
Full details at www.camden.gov.uk/scholarships
Half Term Food Larder
Cooperation Kentish Town is offering free vegetables and cupboard staples to cover one lunch a day, per child, this half term.
Saturday, 15 February, 2-6pm at Ingestre Community Centre, NW5 1UX
Plus a free homemade dinner at 5pm.
Tea, coffee and childcare provided throughout the day.
This event is organised by Cooperation Kentish Town, a new members-led food co-op on the Ingestre Road estate, providing members with extremely affordable food on a regular basis. CooperationKentishTown@gmail.com Support at PayPal.me/thetrimmings
Holborn Community Association – half term trip to Somerset House
All Ways Network (AWN) – Charity Mingle 2020 event
27th February, 6 – 8pm New Road Hotel, Whitechapel, E1
AWN’s first networking event for small muslim led charities. Bringing together charities and not-for-profits serving the UK Muslim community under one roof
~ Are you a small charity working with the Muslim community in the UK?
~ Do you have a turnover of less than £1m per annum?
~ Do you want to build on your current network of partners and stakeholders for your organsiation? Register here.
Camden Resilient Families Practice Model Celebration
24th February 2020, 9.15am-11.30am at 5 Pancras Square.
The Resilient Families Framework is the name given to Camden early help’s way of working. Please book your place at the celebration at Eventbrite
Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is considering restructuring language interpreting services. Please give your views and feedback so that the finalised service meet patients needs.
Thursday 20 February, 1.30pm to 3.00pm
Somers Town Community Centre, 150 Ossulston Street, London NW1
To attend please email Karen Derrick firstname.lastname@example.org
Or fill in the online survey?
London Gets a Valentine
The capital’s vast and varied voluntary and community sector can play a vital, bigger part in making the city better and fairer. Read the story here.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Grants from The London Marathon Charitable Trust
The London Marathon Charitable Trust have announced £5.2m new funding to maintain and increase participation in physical activity by building, renovating or modernising facilities in London and Surrey.
~ Small Grants £5,000 – £50,000.
~ Major Grants £50,001 – £250,000.
2020 grant application deadlines: 11 March, 27 May, 10 September, 10 December. www.lmct.org.ukwww.connectsport.co.uk/london-marathon-charitable-trust
Change in Action
Do you have an idea for a project that is co-designed by young people? A project provides access to new opportunities; and promotes alternative, positive pathways? Are young people aged 11-25 in Camden involved? Youth led social action can include a variety of projects.
If you have a suitable project please read the guidance notes and eligibility on Young Camden Foundation’s website.
Contact: email@example.com Deadline: 28 Feb 2020
Comic Relief and the Mayor of London: London Together fund
Third and final round of the three-year funding partnership. London Together invests in sport for change approaches that aim to improve social integration. The fund supports work in London.
There are two aims for this round of funding: reducing social isolation and strengthening relationships between and within communities. Details here.
Applicants can apply for a minimum of £25,000 and a maximum of £150,000.
The deadline is 12 noon on Friday 13th March 2020.
Camden Community Festival Fund
The fund is now open for applications. All community festivals and events that receive a grant will also receive a waiver of all non-statuary fees and charges which include road closures, trading licenses and parking suspensions. The process for grant applications will be managed directly by Camden Events Service.
Deadline for grant applications is 29 February. All funding decisions will be announced by 31 March.
Right to Thrive small grants for community projects:
Have an idea to improve mental health and wellbeing at a community level? Thrive LDN has launched a grant scheme that is designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of Londoners who may experience higher levels of unfair treatment or discrimination. The scheme will award grants ranging from £500 to £10,000 in order to fund grassroots projects – by organisations or by individuals – that work with intersectional or marginalised communities.
Full details here
The deadline for applications is 9am, Monday 2nd March 2020. firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7239 1390.
The HS2 Camden Fund
The Camden Fund aims to strengthen the sense of place and alleviate the disruption of the development of HS2 on local people. Aims:
1. A Happier and Healthier Camden
2. A Better Connected Camden
3. A Stronger Voluntary and Community Sector
Closing date: 14th May 2020. Full details at Camden Giving.
New IT & Digital Capacity Building Programme
VAC is pleased to announce the launch of our new IT and digital capacity building for the sector, delivered in Partnership with CITA and WCIT. Taking on your priorities from our recent survey, we will be delivering a series of FREE 2 hour workshops covering a whole range of topics from getting started with new IT systems, social media use and strategy, website and CRM development through to data protection, compliance and digital strategy. Please visit our website for more information, download the programme and book your place.
Successful Premises Management – Making the most of your property.
The Ethical Property Foundation is running a free property workshop for non-profit organisations in partnership with Voluntary Action Camden.
Wednesday 26th February at Charlie Ratchford Centre, NW1
10am – 1.30pm Workshop and Lunch (included)
1.30pm – 3.30pm Confidential 1:1 Advice Clinic
Book at Eventbrite.
Safeguarding Introduction: Protecting Children in the Community (Level 2)
Introductory course designed for all those who work directly with children, young people or their families. Open to all those who have had little or no safeguarding training before.
Enquire for dates of next course.
Safeguarding Advance: Developing knowledge and understanding. (Level 3)
For those who frequently work with or deliver services to children and their families. Course provides essential information that your organisation / group needs to understands it’s legal obligations in regards to child protection procedures and up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding legislation.
Please contact: Dianne Carlton Ogunyemi, our Community Partnership Advisor Lead tfor future dates as well as customised Safeguarding training enquires.
Tel: 020 7 284 6575 | Email: email@example.com email (Mon – Wed)
Camden Supplementary Schools Consultation-New Date
5 March 2020 10am to 12pm
All Supplementary Schools in Camden are invited to give their input on Young Camden Foundation’s recent grants programme (SSNF2019). YCF would like to learn more about supplementary schools’ challenges and opportunities. Your views and opinions will inform any future grants programmes that YCF might develop in 2020/2021. Please attend if your Supplementary School was successful in the first round of SSNF.
At Triton Café, next to 20 Triton Street at the back of Regents Place, 338 Euston Road, London, NW1. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
The GLA and Sponsor Refugees Community Sponsorship Scheme information session
City Hall, Thursday 20th February, 18:00 – 20:00
The Community Sponsorship Scheme is a practical way for communities to help transform the lives of a refugee family who is being resettled to the UK. Sponsor groups take on the responsibility of welcoming them into their new environment and supporting them on their journey as they build a new life. The scheme harnesses the generosity of local people, breaks down barriers and offers critical support to refugees. More information here.
Register for the event here. Questions to Ayham.Alsuleman@london.gov.uk.
Camden’s Annual CYP and Families Provider Event
Wed, 11 March 9.00 – 2.00pm at Lumen United Reformed Church & Community Centre URC, 88 Tavistock Place, WC1H
Each delegate will also have an opportunity to attend two workshops.
Lunch and networking 1pm. Book at Eventbrite.
Please confirm your dietary requirements by contacting Sandra Soteriou at Sandra.email@example.com.
Volunteer Managers’ Forum for Networking & Peer Support
Wednesday 19th February, 10am-12pm in Camden to discuss all things volunteer management with volunteer managers in Camden, and beyond. Get in touch with Shafia at VCC for the promo code
Free Carbon Monoxide Awareness workshop
24th April 9.30 to 12.30 at RCN, 20 Cavendish Square, W1G 0RN
The Gas Safe Charity is working with the Royal College of Nursing to deliver a free half day carbon monoxide workshop at their headquarters near Oxford Circus tube. The workshops are aimed at any front line staff and volunteers who deliver their services in the homes of vulnerable people. Greater awareness of the sources, signs and symptoms and what to do if you suspect there may be a carbon monoxide risk will help protect vulnerable people,
To book a free place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Talking for Wellbeing
Taster session. Thursday 20th February, 4:00 – 6:00pm. Then you can:
• Come to Talk for Health cafes;
• Do our in-depth 4-day Talk for Health Programme.
• Follow these with ongoing groups for strong peer networks.
Register here to attend the next Taster or for more information contact email@example.com or call/text 02034 093201 Hargrave Rd, N19
Mental Health Matters event
How do LGBT+ people experience local services and what is the effect on their mental health and wellbeing? Speakers:
Monty Moncrieff MBE, Chief Executive of London Friend, a charity promoting the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.
Ben Hoff Ph.D, Clinical Lead for Mental Health at sexual health charity Spectra, where he heads up counselling and mindfulness provision.
Thursday 27 February, 6pm at St Pancras Conference Hall, St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way, NW1 0PE. Details here.
Abbey Community Centre is looking for a part time volunteer coordinator
To ensure the efficient and effective co-ordination and development of the centre’s volunteer recruitment, recognition, and impact reporting.
Part time 38 hours per month (typically 8 hours weekly). Actual salary £6,156 (£24,570 F.T.E.). Pro-rata 30 days leave annually plus bank holidays. Annually renewable contract.
The successful candidate will have at least one full year’s experience in a similar role and be able to demonstrate that they’re appropriately skilled, motivated, and definitely a people-person.
This interesting and rewarding role is ideally suited to a well organised diligent professional with a desire to work in a small community-focussed organisation.
For more information: https://abbeycc-kilburn.org.uk/index.php/jobs/ closing date Monday 24th Feb 2020, 10am.
Lifting Limits is looking for a Development Officer
Lifting Limits, a charity with a mission to challenge gender stereotyping and promote gender equality in and through education, is seeking a passionate and entrepreneurially minded fundraiser with a track record in the small charity sector. Deadline for applications is 9th March. For full details and to apply visit our website https://www.liftinglimits.org.uk/job-opportunities/.
Bluebird Care Camden & Hampstead Carers careers event
Tuesday 3rd March 2:30pm to 4:30pm
St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston St, Kings Cross, NW1
Whether you are an individual looking for a new career choice or representing an organisation, all are welcome.
To book your place at this careers event please contact Michael Auton: 07862 253514 firstname.lastname@example.org/camden
The St Giles-in-the-Fields & Bloomsbury United Charity Seeks Trustee
The trust are looking for a trustee who can bring their knowledge/experience of supporting older people to the charity to ensure meeting the needs of almshouse residents, thinking about now and into the future. The ideal Trustee is someone who has significant experience of social care services, whether that is in a professional capacity or as a carer themselves.
To find out more or apply please email Hazel Capper, Clerk to the Trustees, at email@example.com enclosing a CV and a covering letter outlining why you are interested in the role, by Friday 28th February.
Henna Asian Women’s Group seeks Chair and Trustees
Henna are looking for people from a range of backgrounds, with different experience and skills, who can give commitment and time to help us develop our future strategy and financial stability.
Please contact Rafat Kiani directly on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information alongside a Job Description.
LAWRS are looking for committed and motivated Latin American women to join our team
Please take a look at our current job vacancies and find the job descriptions, application and equal opportunities forms at CharityJob website: Operations Manager, Counselling and Psychotherapy Coordinator; Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Advice Caseworker – Spanish Speaker; Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Service Manager.
Ageing Better Camden is looking for a male Outreach Worker
Men’s Sessional Outreach Worker £13.45 per hour
ABC is looking for a male Outreach Worker to contribute to a Men’s Outreach project within the Outreach Service, to reach, initiate contact and engage with significant numbers of older men across Camden.
Currently up to 24 hours per month with additional hours available for specific events. (Hours and days are flexible). Outreach activity takes place during Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm.
All documents can be downloaded from www.ageukcamden.org.uk or email email@example.com.
Closing date: 9am Wed 19th February. Interview date: Fri 28th February
Community Connectors/Volunteers Recruiting Now
Elfrida are always looking for enthusiastic people to become Community Connectors to support parents/carers and their families living in Camden.
ER offer full training covering the key skills for the role, so no qualifications needed. You will receive 1:1 support, out of pocket expenses and be a part of a local network. Next training course end of March/beginning of April 2020.
You can help by sharing parenting tips, offering practical support to those who need it and using your skills to help organise group activities for families and their children.
If you are interested, want more information or to reserve your place contact Jill Jill@elfridacamden.org.uk or call 07939877745 for a chat.
Volunteer with VAC and develop experience and skills in public health
VAC provide training, and work opportunities for Camden volunteers who can commit 2 hours per week.
We offer free Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) training to volunteer as a Community Links volunteer, part of a new Care Navigation and Social Prescribing service in Camden. Community Links volunteers signpost residents to community based activities and help with formal referrals where community based activities are needed alongside clinical care.
Contact: Mandira Manandhar, Community Links Co-ordinator (Mon, Tues and Thurs) 020 7284 6550/6573 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reception and Greeting Volunteers in Chalk Farm
VAC are recruiting volunteer receptionists to be the first point of contact for visitors. You will be an important member of the VAC team of volunteers and staff and will have access to training and ongoing support.
Contact Kevin Nunan at VAC on 020 7284 6557 or email@example.com
Want to Share a Skill, Space or Equipment?
Simply add your request to Comoodle Camden, the new local online sharing platform which facilitates sharing for community benefit.
Need a Meeting Room near Chalk Farm?
VAC has 3 new rooms to hire out for Events/Training, etc. at the Charlie Ratchford Centre in Chalk Farm.
There is a large room for up to 60 people, ideal for large events.
The training room can hold up to 20 people comfortably for training/workshops
The Lounge is a open area for anything that is not confidential and can hold up to 20 people. Smartboard, level access throughout, reasonable prices.
Rates and full details on the VAC website. Special rates for Camden networks.
Got an item for the e-bulletin?
Send your item to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by noon on Thursday for publication in the following day’s edition. The e-bulletin comes out every Friday. Submissions should be 50 – 75 words. Please send plain text or a format that can be copied (ie not embedded in an image). Send links to documents rather than attachments. Make sure to include contact details.