Run the CIL Cafe; Coud 9 Festival; Holborn Community Fun Palace; ESOL at Training Link; Musculoskeletal Health Event; Air Quality Consultation; Camden Carers’ Voice Forum; Castlehaven Public Meeting + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Expressions of Interest Sought by Camden to run the Centre for Independent Living Café
Greenwood Place is currently under construction and is expected to be completed in October 2018, with services moving in during November 2018.
More information can be found here
For more information contact Christina.Smith2@camden.gov.uk
Cloud 9 Festival
Presented by West Euston Partnership, Old Diorama Arts Centre & Fantasy High Street. Sat 15 Sept 2018 12 – 4pm, Cumberland Market, NW1
A free outdoor festival for all the family, celebrating community life in Euston and King’s Cross. www.westeustonpartnership.org
Holborn Community Fun Palace
7th October 10.30am – 4pm, Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL
Create a piece of art, take part in a science experiment, or find out more about the history of the local area, the Fun Palace is a day to come along and try something new, whether you’re 4 or 94! There’s something for everyone.
More information here: or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Link has places on a free Level 1 ESOL course.
An opportunity to meet the Camden MSK management team and our partners.
Wed 17 October 11am to 2.30pm at Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street
Jonathan Hearsey – Camden MSK Clinical Lead – what is Camden MSK and how do we help the people of Camden?
Lorraine Patel – Camden MSK Programme Lead – what happens once a GP refers you?
Cristina Serrao – Camden MSK Patient Director – do you want to get involved with shaping the service?
Information stalls and Q&A session with local organisations including Connect, Camden Carers, iCope, IESO Digital Health, Women In Health, Age UK, VAC.
Fully accessible venue. Signed and STTR (speech to text reporter)
Register with Cristina Serrao, MSK Patient Director email@example.com
Have Your Say on Air Quality
Camden is seeking feedback from residents, schools and businesses in Camden on how to improve the air we breathe and would like to hear from you.
Read the full details and join the conversation by Sunday 30 September.
To take part click here.
Camden Carers’ Voice Forum
Thursday 20 September 2018 at Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street
10.30am – 12.30pm (Light lunch from 12.30pm)
Safeguarding and the caring role With James Reilly – Independent Chair Camden Adult Safeguarding Board
Carer views – relocation of Mental Health Services With Anna Wright – Policy Lead and Deputy Director HealthWatch Camden
Philippa on 020 7697 1336 firstname.lastname@example.org
Castlehaven Community Association Public Meeting: Keep Our Community Spaces Safe
On the 26th of September at 6.30pm, we host a public meeting on tackling ASB in Castlehaven Community Parks and surrounding streets. This is your opportunity to question local councillors and police on how they are helping protect your local community. For more info click here.
Camden Disability Action
Catch up with the latest news from Camden Disability Action.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
London Community Energy Fund
This Mayor of London fund is for exploring finance mechanisms and feasibility for community energy projects, including solar.
Deadline 2nd November. If you are interested please get in touch today to arrange a call or meeting to discuss the bid.
Taking Action on the Social Determinants of Health
A grant programme for UK Public Health Network organisations to work with partners from outside of public health to take action on the social determinants
This grant programme funds partnership projects between UK Public Health Network organisations and partners from outside of the public health community. Full details here.
Women’s Vote Centenary Small Grants Scheme
The Government Equalities Office established the £1.5 million Women’s Vote Centenary Grant scheme earlier this year to mark the centenary of women gaining the right to vote in England. The Fund has a small grant scheme, the third and final round of which is now open for applications.
Grants of between £300 and £2,000 are available for activities that start by 15 December 2018 and are completed by 31 December 2018.
The deadline for applications is 16 October 201. Full details here.
Grants for Remembrance Day Installations
Applications are now open for micro-grants of up to £500 for installations to support their Remembrance Day activities for the centenary of the First World War.
This programme will allow communities to remember and commemorate by accessing our silhouettes for benches and chairs free of charge thanks to the support of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.
These silhouettes can be placed within community halls, places of worship and places of education, bringing to mind those who went to war and did not return. You can apply for an award to purchase up to 10 silhouettes.
As part of the award, your organisation will need to hold a self-funded event to bring your local community together. Deadline 1st October 2018.
Sporting Capital invests in organisations that make a difference through sport.
The £3m Sporting Capital Fund provides loan funding of between £50,000 and £150,000.
The loan funding will be used to help organisations develop new projects, operations and revenue streams. The goal is to help develop more sustainable community sports organisations.
Call or email to discuss tour needs
Email: email@example.com or call 0203 637 8232
The HS2 Camden Fund
The Camden Fund aims to strengthen the sense of place and alleviate the disruption of the development of HS2 Ltd. on local people by achieving one or more of the following aims:
1. A Happier and Healthier Camden
2. A Better Connected Camden
3. A Stronger Voluntary and Community Sector
We aim to inform applicants of the result of their application within 16 weeks. Applicants can submit applications at any point between midnight on the 15th May 2018 and midnight on the 14th May 2020. Full details at Camden Giving.
Wednesday, 19th September 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Do you have responsibilities for health and safety where you work? Do you want to know your rights when it comes to health and safety? And know how to enforce your rights? You get a certificate at the end of the course. You will learn about: The main UK health and safety laws Who is responsible for health and safety at work Who enforces health and safety Basic risk assessment Sources of information and support The training is ideal for ideal for people new to health and safety or those wanting to refresh their knowledge. The course also covers all the requirements for running a community group safely. In particular, migrant workers or recent arrivals in the UK will gain important knowledge about their rights. Book on the VAC training calendar.
Basic Risk Assessment training
Wednesday, 26th September 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Do you want to know how to carry out a risk assessment? Do you have responsibility for managing health & safety? This 3-hour basic risk assessment training could be what you are looking for. The course is ideal for: People with health and safety responsibilities in voluntary sector organisations Staff and volunteers of community groups Recent arrivals and migrant workers who want to know the basics of risk assessment including how should risk assessments be carried out. Book on the VAC training calendar.
Saturday 22nd September 12-5pm
London International Gospel Choir. Live bands to get you dancing are: Absolute Bollywood – the JO Big Band with Catherine Lima – Cut-a-Shine Ceilidh Band – and to finish on a high, Coco Express Salsa band.
Basco & Jebb the Juggler – stilt walking, magic, sword and fire juggling show, and circus skills workshop, plus the ever popular Punch & Judy shows. Fun Fair rides, face painting and Henna hand-painting, and more than 50 stalls selling food and raising funds for local good causes.
Free Wellness Gardening Sessions at Castlehaven
The Horticulture Hub, Corner of Hartland & Hawley Roads, Camden Town, London, NW1
We host Wellness Gardening sessions on Tuesdays from 1PM. Next week you can learn how to make your own herb garden, including medicinal herbs.
Click here for more information on next Tuesday’s session, or contact Nichola on 020 7692 2241
Abbey Community Centre Festival
Late summer / ‘back-to-school’ festival at Abbey on Saturday 15th September, in partnership with Henna Asian Women and thanks to Camden’s Community Festivals Fund.
Games, food, prized, dancing, face-painting, stalls, henna, performances, workshops and more. Free. Food by donation.
British Library for the Festival of Treasures Family Day
Saturday 22 September, 12.00 – 16.00. The day will be full of FREE fun and creative activities. Families will get to make, see, touch, sign, learn and explore! Everyone is welcome, so do share the attached flyer with all your family and friends.This event is being run in partnership with Camden Family Learning, Frank Barnes School for Deaf Children and The British Museum. Plus there are lots of brilliant organisations running activities all through the day. You can read further information about the event here.
Reimagining Our Churches: Conservation to Co-operation
Tuesday 9th October. To bring together key people in the church, heritage sector, and those working in community economic development.
• Can church assets be a significant part of local wealth building approaches?
• Can a strategic funding mix of crowdfunding, community shares, and grants enable communities and funders to invest?
• What is the role of co-operative and community businesses in this sector and can this facilitate more conservation and care for church buildings?
• Beyond charity: Can churches become enablers? What are the cultural challenges and opportunities?
The conference will be held at St Ethelburga’s Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, EC2. Full details on the Stir to Action website.
Volunteer Managers’ Forum for Networking and Peer Support
Wednesday 19th September, 10am-1pm in Camden. Discuss all things volunteer management with volunteer managers in Camden, and beyond.
The topics will be varied, and can be anything related to managing volunteers – and will be decided by you on the day.
This event is open to volunteer managers everywhere. Book at Eventbrite.
October Volunteering Fair
Looking to recruit volunteers in Camden or Islington?
Bookings are now open for the Volunteer Centre Camden Supersized Volunteering Fair on Wednesday 31st October, 12-2pm.
This fair is co-hosted with Volunteer Centre Islington and takes place in King’s Cross at Voluntary Action Islington on Pentonville Road.
This is open to all voluntary organisations that have volunteering in Camden, Islington and their borders.
VAC is Recruiting a Community Links Coordinator
Voluntary Action Camden is recruiting a part-time Coordinator to lead on referrals data and information for a new Care Navigation and Social Prescribing project in Camden.
18 hours per week (flexible) £29,356 pro rata
The post requires good computer skills including proficient Excel.
For more information and to apply please go to the VAC website for the application pack.
The Winch seeks Library Manager for Belsize Community Library (Maternity Cover)
We want to appoint a dynamic Community Library Manager to grow and deliver our library service, based on the three key themes that reflect the core aspirations of our library; Belsize Reads, Belsize Creates and Belsize Connects.
The current post holder will begin maternity leave from mid-to-late October, so ideally you’ll be able to start in time to handover, get to know our work and be introduced to our local partners.
Find out more here: Closing date 10am, 20th of September.
Students’ Union UCL seeks Student Community Research Initiative Manager
Hours per week: 18.25 hours per week (50% FTE)
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £35,328 – £42,701 per annum
Closing Date: 23 September 2018
We’re looking for an experienced project manager to launch a new initiative connecting UCL masters students with organisations within the voluntary sector, with the aim of finding students enriching dissertation topics and producing useful research for our community partners.
The successful candidate will have the ability to engage and support staff and masters students within UCL’s academic departments, as well as people within London’s voluntary and community sector organisations. They will also have extensive experience of project management, the ability to build effective working relationships with a diverse range of people and the ability to plan and deliver good quality training.
For more details and to apply, visit UCL Vacancies Website
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 Training Starting
17th Sept to 10th Oct Every Monday & Wednesday 9.45am to 2.30pm
Certificates awarded & expenses paid
For information pack ring 020 7424 1603, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.homestartcamden.org.uk
The Winch is hiring a team of young researchers to look into the structural issues behind youth violence and look at what actions need to be taken. Positions will be paid and are open to people who feel affected by the violence that has happened locally in North Camden over the summer. Deadline 19th September. Contact email@example.com
Volunteers are needed in GP practices
Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) are training volunteers to become Community Health Advocates in local GP practices.
• Would you like to support people in your community to improve their health and their access to services that will help them to maintain good health and wellbeing?
• Do you want to develop experience and skills in the field of public health?
• Can you commit at least 2 hours per week?
VAC is offering free Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) Level 1 training to those who want to volunteer to become Community Health Advocates.
After completing the training, VAC will support local teams of volunteers to act as links between community based services and GPs. In return for your commitment to the project for 2 hours a week we offer support, out of pocket expenses and other professional development opportunities.
For more information, please contact Mandira Manandhar, Health Advocate Volunteer Co-ordinator (Mon, Tues and Thurs) 020 7284 6550/07930669417 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Could You Help in an Emergency?
CAMERA Emergency Volunteering Programme has officially been launched in Camden and Hammersmith & Fulham by the two Volunteer Centres and are looking for expressions of interest from local people, businesses and organisations that would be able to give time, skills, space or goods in the event of an emergency.
The experience of the Grenfell tragedy and the Chalcots Estate evacuation showed that there was a surplus of people with useful skills and experience, e.g. counselling, who offered to volunteer but were not allowed to help as they were not known by the local authority dealing with the situation.
The CAMERA response and recovery volunteer team aims to give an opportunity for local people to help in situations such as these.
Share your ideas and express your interest here.
VAC now has 3 new rooms for hiring out for Events/Training, etc. at our new base in the Charlie Ratchford Centre in Chalk Farm.
The Dining Room can hold up to 60 people, this can be useful for any large social events, AGMs, conferences, etc.
The Buffet 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
Rates and full details on the VAC website.
Do you have views on current bone & joint surgery, such has hip and knee replacements?
For information on the case for change and the opportunity to give feedback – click here.
North London Partners in health and care (NLP) is launching a review of adult elective orthopaedic care services (planned surgery of bones and joints) across north central London.
In the first phase of this review, the partnership is inviting responses to a draft case for change – a document which shares why the review is needed and early thoughts on how this kind of surgery might be organised in the future. This review will run through to Spring 2019 with this initial intensive engagement phase running until 19 October 2018
Want to Hire Meeting Rooms in Camden?
You can now access an easy to search database of community spaces for hire in Camden – vcs rooms. Search by room type, capacity, ward, postcode etc.
Find on the One Camden website.