Communities Together Fund now Open; Help Make Camden a Healthier Place; Future Community Leaders; ABC Outreach Reports; Future Parks Launch; Ice and Fire Theatre Performance; British Library Family Day; Camden Magazine; Faith and Belief Community Awards; Voluntary Action and the Welfare State; Labour’s Civil Society Strategy + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Communities Together Fund now Open
The ‘Communities Together Fund’ is designed to support Camden organisations and citizens to celebrate diversity and unite our communities. 10 Camden residents are at the heart of the decision-making for this fund and will choose which projects to support based on their own experiences.
Small grants of £500-£1,500 will be available to deliver community-led activities and events that that promote cohesion at a grassroots level and bring different people and groups together.
Find out more and apply at Camden Giving. Read the council press release. Closing date: 1st July 2019
Help make Camden a Healthier and Happier Place
Come along to the co-design event to develop ideas for how health and wellbeing should be addressed in the west of Camden. These ideas will be taken forward by the council and partners and will have the support of other experts (including councillors, GPs, directors and community leaders).
We’re looking for residents who live in Kilburn, Swiss Cottage, Fortune Green or West Hampstead to come and get involved.
Friday 20th June 5:00pm–8:30pm at Sherriff Centre
Contact Henry Langford (firstname.lastname@example.org or 02079743219) or Tom Wastling (email@example.com).
Future Community Leaders
Civic Futures is a new project run in partnership with the Greater London Authority (GLA). Intended to support the urgent work of community leaders all over London. Civic Futures starts by asking how we best bring together some of the amazing people active across London to learn from and support each other in building a better future?
The programme is looking for 25 of London’s most rooted, determined community leaders to join a funded collective learning programme starting in September 2019. You can nominate yourself or someone you know online.
Future Parks Launch
Camden and Islington Public Health in partnership with Islington and Camden’s Greenspace teams have been successful in securing one of 8 grants nationally to the Heritage Lottery Fund and National Trusts Future Parks Fund. This is for the Camden and Islington Parks for Health Project, a two year funded project that will seek to transform the role of parks, re-commissioning them as public health assets for the 21st century.
The project on launches on Tuesday 18th June. We will be hosting an event at Caledonian Park (11.45am – 3pm) to invite key partners and showcase some of the principles that the project is seeking to achieve.Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
Ageing Better in Camden Outreach Project
The ABC Outreach Team proactively meet and engage with thousands of older people in the community, particularly those who are not already in contact with, or are reluctant to access, formal services or support.Two reports on the work have been relased. Read the reports here.
Fulfilling Lives Islington & Camden and Ice & Fire
People facing multiple disadvantage may experience several overlapping problems at the same time, such as mental ill health, homelessness, drug and alcohol addiction, offending and family breakdown. Fulfilling Lives Islington & Camden (FLIC) invites you to join them for a unique theatre experience on Wednesday 3rd July, St Pancras Hospital from 1.15pm. Brought to life by professional actors, the script is based on the powerful personal testimonies of people FLIC has worked with in Camden and Islington over the past four years.
British Library Family Day: Build a Story
Saturday 22 June Noon – 4pm. Suitable for all ages
Take part in an exciting family day inspired by storytelling. Join us to make, touch, sign and explore.
This is a Deaf accessible family friendly event. www.bl.uk/events/family-events
The latest Camden Magazine and handy Summer Guide is out. Filled with fun activities for the whole family – including community festivals, staying active, arts events and much much more. You can also read online here
Nominations for the 2019 London Faith and Belief Community Awards are now open
The awards recognise the creative, generous and vital work of London’s faith and belief communities, by bringing together local heroes and shining a light on their inspirational works. Nominations from Camden are encouraged. Find out how to nominate someone here.
Back to the future: What next for voluntary action and the welfare state?
2nd July 2019, Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
The boundaries between the state and the voluntary sector are being renegotiated, to the extent that some have called the 2010s ‘a revolutionary moment’. The same term was used to describe the establishment of comprehensive welfare services in the 1940s. At these two transformational moments, fundamental questions have been raised about who is responsible for the provision of welfare services. Full details at Eventbrite.
Labour’s civil society strategy met with positive response
The Labour Party’s new Civil Society Strategy contains a number of exciting provisions, including: The Right to Space, to ensure communities have a place to meet. A Community Innovation Fund using dormant assets and a new Public Right to Control.
Other committments include:
~ Using community-led/anchor organisations
~ The introduction of collaborative decision making in public procurement
~ More involvement of the sector in public service design and delivery
~ Strengthen the social value act
~ Ban gagging clauses
They also intend to put trustees on the same footing as school governors and councillors with a statutory right to time off work to carry out duties. There are a number of interesting examples in the report including the Preston model of Community Wealth Building.
Prevention: the new holy grail of treating mental illness
Investment in keeping people well could save many lives and much money, experts say. Far more attention should be devoted to preventing mental illness rather than simply treating it as it arises, health experts say, comparing the current approach to only treating heart disease after a cardiac arrest. Full story in the Guardian.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Advance Notice: Young Camden Foundation launches Change in Action Fund
The fund will open on 27th June for grants up to £5,000 to tackle youth violence. Full details in next week’s edition.
BAME Communities: Ageing in Place – call for research project proposals
GMCVO (the VAC of Manchester) is seeking organisations with strong links into Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and who can engage with the BAME-led organisations in Birmingham, Camden, Hackney, Leicester and Manchester.
Can your organisation:
• Engage with specific BAME communities in one or more of the areas and encourage community members to take part in the study?
• Interview BAME-led organisations to understand how they engage with members from their community and how this might have changed over time
• Analyse the data from the interviews and present in a report about the communities in that area
There are two parts to this research:
• Interviewing BAME-led organisations in a specified area (follow the link below for details) to understand how these organisations engage with members from their community aged 50 and over and how this might have changed over time.
• Carrying out qualitative interviews with individuals aged 50 and over from the stated BAME communities to identify and explore the places, organisations and services they use for social contact and interaction
Applications must be submitted by Friday 21st June, 12 noon. Contact email@example.com for the application pack. Or view online.
Satellite Club Funding from London Sport
Satellite Clubs are focused on supporting an increase in the number of 14-19-year olds participating regularly in physical activity and sport.
The clubs should be designed to meet the needs of young people and provide a positive fun experience, giving young people the confidence to take part.
DeadlineSunday 30 June. Find out more here.
Inclusive Community Fund
The Camden Giving ‘Inclusive Community Fund’ is a partnership with Camden Disability Action, funded by the London Borough of Camden’s Community Impacts programme. The programme puts people with disabilities at the heart of the decisions, empowering them to make informed choices on which projects to fund based on their own experiences.
The Inclusive Fund exists to increase access to, and participation in, mainstream services, activities and facilities for disabled adults in Camden.
Grants from £2.5k to £20k are available. Deadline 15th July. Details here.
Shaping Young Londoners Future
The Mayor is looking for project applications that will provide activities that can make a real difference to young people so they feel positive about their prospects; are informed by local knowledge, need and demand and shaped by those closest to the community; have involved young people in the design and delivery.
More details on eligibility, grants here. Closes 12-noon on 12 July.
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.
3-day course: 1/8, 8/8, 15/8, Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt St, NW1
Developed in partnership with the internationally-renowned Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families and the Centre for Parent and Child Studies at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, this 3-day course will give you knowledge, skills and practical tools for helping children, families and adults.
To register, or for more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Two Age UK Camden Events
Tickets are now on sale for a one off Age UK Camden Pop-up restaurant in the garden of Great Croft Health and Positive Living Hub in King’s Cross, Cromer Street, WC1H 8LE, on June 20th from 6.30pm -9.30 pm. Enjoy an elegant three course meal prepared by Michael D’Adamo, head chef at Marcus Wareing restaurant The Gilbert Scott, for just £30 a head. Buy tickets here:
Childhood vaccination: What’s important to you?
Healthwatch Camden Community Forum Tuesday 2nd July, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at 37 Greenwood Place, London NW5 1LB
Take part in a discussion about childhood vaccinations
You do not need to have any medical knowledge to take part. The research team wants to hear about what is important to you and why.
To register contact Shelly Khan, email@example.com Tel: 020 7383 2402 by 18th June.
Summer Film Project for 14-18 yr olds
At 1A Arts Centre, Holborn Community Association & Somerset House.
For ages 14-18. Saturdays – 15th June through to 20th July (10am-5pm)
Summer holidays – Mon 29th July through to Fri 9th Aug (10am-5pm).
To get involved go to the webpage or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free English Classes through Gardening and Cooking
Fridays 10.30 to 12.30 until 12 July at Skip Garden, Tapper Walk, N1C
Book at email@example.com tel: 020 3637 9668
Arts workshops for young people and older community members (May to September)
Arts workshops for young people and older community members across Kentish Town. Workshops will be happening at local sites and have been devised in collaboration with North London Cares, Free Space Project at Kentish Town Health Centre and Queens Crescent Community Association.
To register interest and receive more information email Leo Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8001 5357 / www.cskx.org
SHAK seeks Part Time Youth Worker – Female
£13.00 – £13.50 an hour – P/T Youth Worker (12-16 hours per week) female worker
Expected hours will be 3pm-8pm Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
This is subject to change during school holidays and may change for specific project requirements.
This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010)
Shak (South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership) is a charity based on the Alexandra and Ainsworth estate in Kilburn ward of Camden NW London. Our mission is to increase local community confidence and support disadvantaged young people and adults by increasing their life opportunities.
The post holder will be working at “The Alexandra Resource Centre”, a community youth centre with integrated music studio.
Closing date: Monday 24 June. Find out more and apply here.
Lauderdale House have two Vacancies
Marketing and Communications Manager
We are seeking a highly organised individual with three or more years’ marketing experience and an interest in digital and social media. This is an extremely varied role which includes the full marketing and communications mix. An exciting opportunity to build on a new brand, website and ticketing system to refresh the marketing strategy at this historic venue.
Applications close Monday 24 June.Details here. Fundraising Executive (Part Time)
An opportunity to raise funds to support Lauderdale House’s charitable aims. This is a very exciting time to join the team following ‘Lauderdale Transformed’, a major capital refurbishment and upgrade which started in September 2015 and was completed in October 2016 when the building re-opened. The Fundraising Executive will have the opportunity to:
Applications close Monday 24 June. Details here.
Opening Doors London have 2 Vacancies
Research and Policy Officer
21 per week, £28,752 to £29,796 pa pro rata
Closing date Tuesday 25th June 10 am (Interview date to TBC)
You will scope, collate and store relevant research and policy, identify current knowledge gaps and support the Training and Policy Manager in undertaking further research into the needs of older LGBT+ people to influence change. Ambassador Development Officer
21 per week, Scale 6 £28,752 to £29,796 pa pro rata
Closing date Tuesday 18th June 10am Interview date – Monday 24th June
Your role will be to ensure LGBT+ diversity of recruitment and to provide training, co-ordination and support to the volunteer Ambassadors.
If you are interested in either position, please see the application pack iat the following link in our website www.ageukcamden.org.uk / www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk or email Jobs@openingdoorslondon.org.uk
Are you a Qualified Teacher with Time to Volunteer?
The English Network is a Camden run project which links qualified volunteer EFL teachers with Camden residents who need to improve their English language skills. Lessons are taught one-to-one within libraries and other Council buildings in Camden for an hour a week.
This post requires a TEFL qualification, preferably a CELTA or Trinity TESOL certificate, but candidates with a TEFL certificate will be considered if they have previous teaching experience.
To apply contact Sheila Rahman, Sheila.Rahman@camden.gov.uk
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: email@example.com
VAC is recruiting volunteers to help us in our new building in Chalk Farm
VAC has recently moved to a new home at Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street, NW1. We are sharing the building with Camden Carers and Camden Disability Action. It is a very busy building with lots of visitors and events.
We are recruiting volunteer receptionists to be the first point of contact for visitors. I 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Need a Meeting Room near Chalk Farm
Special rates for Camden network events
VAC now has 3 new rooms to hire out for Events/Training, etc. at our new base in 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.
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.
Interested in the history of your area and people’s Camden stories?
Camden Alive are looking for volunteers who will be trained in how to interview people and how to make films about people’s stories.
Training will be two days: Monday 10 June 2019 and Friday 14 June
The project is looking for people to join in from Maiden Lane, The Sidings, Lismore Circus, Brunswick, The Bourne, St Silas & Southfleet, Alexandra & Ainsworth, Regent’s Park, Ossulston and Chalcots.
To find outmore email email@example.com
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.