Youth Safety Fund; CDA CEO Opportunity; Festival Fund Workshop; New CDA Advice Service; Music Industry survey; Age of Creativity Festival and Get Creative Festival; Maiden Lane Family Fun Day; Latest Camden Magazine + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Youth Safety Fund to Support Projects Aimed at Preventing Youth Violence
Opens Monday 18 February until Sunday 31 March.
Bids to the fund must be made by partnerships of at least two bodies, which can include public sector bodies, schools, charities, voluntary and community organisations.
Local young people will be among those joining the panels to assess applications, which can be made for projects running for one or two years under two categories:
• Under £5,000 per year (£10,000 total)
• £5,000 to £25,000 per year (£50,000 total).
This is the first of two opportunities to apply to the Youth Safety Fund, with another due in late 2019 / early 2020. The fund will help to act on the recommendations of the Youth Safety Taskforce, which called for a whole community approach to tackle youth violence.
To find out more and download an expression of interest application form please visit www.camden.gov.uk/youthsafetytaskforce.
If you have any questions about Youth Safety Fund or application process please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Camden Community Festival Fund – Deadline Soon!
Don’t miss out! Camden Council’s community festival fund closes soon.
See Grants section below. Also the Events Team are running a Workshop about the fund on 20th March (see below).
You must be deaf/disabled or have a deep understanding of the lived experience of deaf/disabled people. You will also have excellent communication and business skills in order to engage CDA’s key stakeholders (deaf/disabled people, trustees, staff, volunteers, funders and partner organisations) and to develop the charity. Experience with finance and change management are also required. More details at www.camdendisabilityaction.org.uk Closing date 5th March, 9.30. Application is by completed form – no CVs, no agencies.
Camden Community Festival Fund Workshop
Everything you need to know about applying to the fund.
20th February 5.30pm to 7.30pm at 5PS, Kings Cross.
What will be covered:
~ Grant applications and process
~ General info on criteria and consultation.
~ Commercial sponsorship ideas
~ Advice for applicants
~ Chance to meet Camden Events Team and ask questions
Please RSVP to – email@example.com if you are able to attend.
Find out more, read the guidance and download the forms here.
Camden Disability Action secures partnerships to deliver advice service at the Greenwood Centre
CDA has secured partnership arrangements with the Mary Ward Legal Centre, Camden Law Centre and the Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD) to deliver Advice and Advocacy services at the Greenwood Centre. These sessions will be either by appointment or by a drop in arrangement. The services will start in early March, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A chance for you to change the music industry.
The Next Stage Artist project, led by Attitude is Everything, is connecting with artists who have impairments or long term health conditions that impact on their music making. Share your experiences and ideas, to help labels, studios, venues, funders and promoters make their activities as accessible as possible.
The findings of this survey will be shared at The Great Escape in May 2019.
Age of Creativity Festival and Get Creative Festival
The new Age of Creativity Festival runs for the entire month of May across England. Not only does this overlap with the Get Creative Festival (the biggest ever celebration of everyday creativity) but it also coincides with similar festivals in other nations (Bealtaine in Ireland, Gwanwyn in Wales and Luminate in Scotland) creating – for the very first time – a massive month-long celebration of creativity and culture in later life across the UK & Ireland. Get involved and list your events by 1 March to meet the festival promotion deadline.
Maiden Lane Community Centre
Free family fun Day Sat 16th Feb, 1pm – 4pm
Face painting, arts and crafts, air hockey, massage, smoothie bike, bouncy castle, soft play, music, food.
Take a look at the latest edition of the Camden Magazine. Details of CDA and the Greenwood Centre/Centre for Independent Living. Youth Safety, Dementia Friendly Cafe at Highgate Newtown Community Centre and much more.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Crowdfund London 2019
Up to £50k for community crowdfunding projects this spring
Find out more at the Mayor’s crowdfunding website.
Camden Community Festival Grants Are Open For 2019-20
Camden Council’s community festival grants, administered by Voluntary Action Camden, are now open. This annual grant scheme adds brightness, culture and diversity to all areas of Camden, thanks to the local communities that work tirelessly to put these festivals together. Last year Camden Council funded just over 50 community events and are looking forward to the 2019-20 applications.
Application forms: please read the grant criteria guidelines first to see if your event is eligible.
~ Grant criteria guidelines
~ Application for small scale events under 500 attendees
~ Application fro large scale events over 500 attendees
For all application inquires please contact Voluntary Action Camden on 0207 284 6550 or email email@example.com
If you have any event related enquiries, for example road closures, health and safety or anything else event related, contact Camden Events Service on 020 7974 5633 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date Thursday 28th February. See the VAC website for full details.
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.
The sessions aim to provide an opportunity to explore your creative side and build self-confidence through a series of simple writing exercises using prompts to help you with reflection and recall. Students are encouraged to share their writing and offer supportive and constructive feedback on each other’s work.
Thursdays 10:30am – 12:30pm 28th February and 14th March
Charlie Ratchford Resource Centre, Belmont Street, NW1 8HF
To book your place, please contact Mandira Manandhar on 020 7284 6573/6550 or email@example.com
Or Mind on 020 7241 8996 firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn the technique of hand coiling textiles, using cotton, wool and ribbon to explore shape and form and produce flat mats and coasters
This is a free five week course for Camden Residents.
Thursday 28th Feb – 28th March 1:00 – 3:00pm at The Haven, Castlehaven Community Centre, 23 Castlehaven Rd, NW1 8RU
For more details contact Mandira 0207 284 6573 or Erica 0207269 6035 or Elisha 020 7241 8996
Safeguarding Courses from VAC in 2019
Safeguarding Advance: Developing knowledge and understanding.
Tuesday 19th February 9.45am – 3pm (Includes lunch)
If you work frequently with children and their families, it is essential that your organisation has up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding legislation and child protection procedures. This Advanced course is designed to develop existing understanding of the safeguarding process through a variety of written text, case studies and interactive exercises.
Suitable for anyone who has attended safeguarding training previously and would like to update their knowledge and skills further, including volunteers and workers of all levels.
Please contact: Dianne Carlton Ogunyemi, our Community Partnership Advisor Lead for more information and to book your place, as well as customised Safeguarding training enquires.
Tel: 020 7 284 6575 | Email: email@example.com email (Monday – Wednesday)
More safeguarding courses coming soon. Contact Dianne for information.
Need a Meeting Room near Chalk Farm?
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.
Are you interested in fostering? Information evenings are held regularly throughout the year for people interested in fostering. These give an overview of fostering, different types of placements, what fostering for Camden is like and gives you a chance to speak with a fostering social worker.
Open evenings start at 5pm and finish at 6.30pm. These are held on the first Thursday of the month at Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt street, NW1 camden.gov.uk/fostering E: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 028 1436
What’s on at WEP
West Euston Partnership have a full calendar of activities taking place every day of the week. All at Hampstead Rd, H-pod or Regents Park.
Free trip for 11-16 yr olds to Somerset House
“Good Grief, Charlie Brown!” exhibition and Augmented Reality Workshop
Saturday 16th February, 10.30-4.30pm. Somerset House (meeting at 10.30am outside 1A Centre, 1A Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4SR.)
Run by Holborn Community Association. Book here. For more information email Chloe Plumb email@example.com or call 02074052370
LGBT+ Hate Crime Training
As part of LGBT History Month, Camden LGBT Forum are delivering “Hate Crime Awareness Training” at L&D (Crowndale) on Monday 25th February, 1pm-3pm. The training will provide an overview of all forms of Hate Crime and how to support victims. There will be a particular focus on raising awareness of LGBT+ identities, promoting LGBT+ equality and tackling homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. Book through Camden L&D here. For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Understanding Domestic Abuse and Coercive Control
An introductory course to domestic abuse, this course is aimed at individuals who may come into contact with survivors, but do not play a front line role. This will enable people to develop their understanding of domestic abuse and its impacts, and build their confidence around identifying signs of domestic abuse and the skills to respond and signpost to appropriate services.
Date: 6th March 2019 – 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: St Pancras Community Association, 67 Plender Street, London, NW1
Cost: £55. Book places here
Hate Crime Drop In Surgery
Are you being targeted with verbal, online or physical abuse because of your disability, religion, race, sexual orientation or transgender identity? If so you are a victim of hate crime. To get support please attend our drop in service. The sessions will be run with Metropolitan Police, Camden Council and partners.
Crowndale Centre, NW1 1BD Time: 12-2pm, Room: C, D (Ground Floor)
13 March, 10 April, 8 May
Nafsiyat Cultural Competency Workshops
These are aimed at counsellors/therapists who would like to strengthen their practice in this area.
The workshop will draw on clinical examples and work as well as the intercultural experience to put forward the processes involved in working at the juncture of the client’s inner and outer experiences.
Sundays 17/2, 16/6, 8/9, 10/11
TCost £68.71 Book here
Opportunity to Break into Fundraising for Working Class Applicants
12-month salaried job and professional development programme, giving talented people from working-class communities who have experience working in frontline community-focused roles the tools and experience to develop in grant-giving positions in foundations and trusts.
The ultimate aim of the programme is that by 2027 we want to ensure 40% of grant-giving decision makers are from working-class backgrounds, having deep community ties and real experience of the issues affecting those communities. Applications close on 30th April. Apply by visiting 2027.org.uk/
Caraf Centre seeks Nursery Staff
The Caraf Centre’s Sunshine Day Nursery is fully committed to the care and safeguarding of children. The successful applicants will work with children aged 1 to 4 years old. Diploma in Childcare Level 2 or 3/Children and Young People’s workforce – Level 2 or 3 or any equivalent required. Experience in childcare is a must for a minimum period of 1-2 years. DBS checks required.
Job type: Bank Staff (variable hours) Starting now based nr Queens Crescent
Contact Indira Vyas or Juma Akter on 0207 284 0030 Ext: 203 E: email@example.com web:www.thecarafcentre.co.uk
SLYC seeks Youth Worker
Samuel Lithgow Youth Centre (SLYC) is now hiring a qualified Youth Worker to join our team in the Senior Youth Club (13 – 19). Gross salary £6,601.92 (£15.39 per hour); three evenings per week, from 6:30pm to 9:15pm (Monday / Wednesday / Thursday), initially on a fixed term 12 months contract.
Please, do not apply unless qualified at a minimum of Level 2 in Youth Work and having five years experience in this field.
Closing Date: Friday 8th March 2019. Interviews: Friday 29th March 2018
Candidates can apply on the Charity Job Website: www.charityjob.co.uk
Clean Break Theatre Company seeks Female Gardener Volunteer
Clean Break are currently looking for a female volunteer to maintain the garden area. Working as part of a team, help with the upkeep development and protection of the garden, so it can be enjoyed by everyone
Contact Samantha McNeil- Volunteer Coordinator Tel: 020 7 482 8600 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.cleanbreak.org.uk
Latin American House seeks Volunteer Book Keeper
Travel expenses up to £7 per day covered
Flexible hours – minimum 4 hours per week between Monday and Thursday
Working alongside the Finance Officer and Director, the role involves full responsibility for entries in Sage, and assisting in the internal and external financial and operational transactions of the charity in accordance with guidelines established by the Director and Trustees Board.
To apply, please e-mail a one page cover letter and your CV to Latin American House at email@example.com with the subject “Volunteer Book Keeper at Latin American House” or call 020 7372 8653 for further information.
Young Camden Foundation seeks Clerk to the Trustee Board
£14.50 – £16.30 an hour Part-time
YCF are looking for someone special to join our growing charity. You will be responsible for:
~ Provide effective administrative support to the Board
~ Ensure the Board of Trustees is properly constituted
~ Manage information effectively in accordance with legal requirements
~ Provide procedural and governance advice to the Board of Trustees
Please send your CV with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date: 8 March 2019
Camden Arts Centre seeks Trusts and Foundations Manager
Permanent contract; Part-time, 16 hours p/w
We are seeking an experienced trusts fundraiser to join our dynamic Development Department. This new part-time role has responsibility for researching and preparing written applications to UK or international grant-giving trusts and foundations, corporate foundations, public-sector or other statutory funders and grant-making bodies. Full details here.
Closing date: Monday 25 February at 10.00am. Interviews Thursday 7 March
Older People Project Coordinator
£24,500 pro-rata / £14,700 actual.Part-time
To lead the successful delivery of the project, working with staff and volunteers from the 3 partner organisations. This is an Ageing Better in Camden funded consortium project run by Kentish Town City Farm (KTCF), Queen’s Crescent Community Association (QCCA), Castlehaven Community Association (CCA). You will support older people to achieve greater independence, positive mental and physical wellbeing and social inclusion; promoting independence and quality of life approaches to develop activities and programmes that will reduce isolation and loneliness amongst older people in Camden.
Closing date: 23 February 2019. Full details here.
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 Health Advocates for Community Links, part of a new Care Navigation and Social Prescribing service in Camden. Community Links Health Advocates 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
4 offers of pro bono support:
Fighting Precarious Housing Situations
Law for Life, the Foundation for Public Legal Education is launching a new programme supporting community groups to work with London residents dealing with precarious housing issues and homelessness.
Law for Life will support community groups working directly with people experiencing housing problems. Find out more at the Law for Life website.
Rothschild & Co. pro-bono advice offer
Pro bono support for organisations with a turnover over £500k. Examples of support include financial modelling and assistance in creating high impact presentations, as well as advice on human resources, marketing, PR.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year and you can apply for support at any time. For more information, please contact: UKCommunity.Investment@RothschildandCo.com
Volunteering support from Lendlease
Lendlease is redeveloping Euston station. The Graduate Action Learning Programme is a scheme supporting local charity partners to work with a small team of Lendlease graduates on a defined capacity building project over a three month period. Business skills include marketing, IT, business planning, project management, financial management, events management and building management. The scheme runs for 3 months from May to July.
Apply by Friday 22 February. Contact Shaparak Rahimi, Shaparak.Rahimi@lendlease.com
Pilotlight is an award-winning charity that connects the charity and business worlds to create positive social change. The programmes enable organisations and their leaders to develop the strategic business skills needed to become more effective and sustainable. Our programmes are free of charge.
Deadline for applications is 28th February. More details at the website.