Camden Giving Week; Supporting Muslim Colleagues during Ramadan; VCS Rents Meeting; Communities Together Cohesion Fund; Mental Health Awareness Week; Free Mental Health Training and Resources; British Library Takeover Day; Ageing Better Seminars; Human Jam + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Camden Giving Week
13-19 May Camden Giving Week is a week of businesses coming together to support the local community. Camden Giving connects people who live, work and play in Camden to end local inequality and supports local people to lead their own projects, anything from boxing clubs to resident newspapers and food banks to homeless shelters. Find out more at Camden Giving.
Supporting Muslim colleagues during Ramadan
Taking a few practical steps to support Muslim workers during Ramadan (5 May to 4 June) will help to create a workplace where everyone is respected and valued.See tiips from the TUC here.
Rents Review – Diary Date
The consultants (Snook) who have been looking at the VCS rents issue for the council will be feeding back their findings at a major event in the last week of May. Date and details to be announced soon.
Communities Together- Cohesion Fund
Up to £72K will be available to the voluntary and community sector to deliver activities that promote community cohesion. The fund will be open from 10th June to 1st July for small grant applications of £500-£1,500 with a very quick and simple application process.
Decisions will be made by a grant panel of Camden residents. Full details about the fund will be available soon.
Mental Health Awareness Week: research and resources
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year’s theme is ‘Body image – how we think and feel about our bodies.’
The Mental Health Foundation has published a report titled ‘Body image: How we think and feel about our bodies’, based on its research, which covers new statistics relating to body image as well as policy recommendations.
Mental Health Training and Resources for Small Charities
Mind has launched a free e-learning programme designed specifically for small organisations. Mental Health for Small Workplaces is made of three modules: Building your awareness, Looking after yourself and Supporting each other. Link to the eLearning and supporting resources here.
The British Library Family Takeover: Make and Create
Thursday 30 May, from 11:00 – 15:00. This is a free, drop in event for all the family to enjoy, with creative and multisensory activities inspired by our exhibition Imaginary Cities, as well as a range of books and learning resources to explore. The British Library, 96 Euston Road London NW1
Ageing Better in Camden’s Learning Seminars
Wednesday 12th June
10am-11am ‘An ordinary conversation’ – what works in street outreach?
11.15am-12.15pm ‘Connecting men to their communities’
Age UK Camden, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square WC1H 9NA
These free seminars explore the impact of outreach work with older people in Camden and/or the research we have carried out with men. The seminars aim to give you an overview of the research we have completed, followed by a QandA. RSVP email@example.com by Wednesday 29th May 2019. Spaces will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
To 25th May at Camden People’s Theatre.
The story of HS2’s exhumation of Euston’s dead. It’s a unique, docu-theatre using members of the community. Details at Camden People’s Theatre website. Enter the code HumanFam for a 20% discount!
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Supporting NEET young people in London
Grants of up to £10,000 per-annum are available to charities running projects that support disadvantaged young people, to help them move into meaningful work. Awards for three years of funding are open to consideration.
Full details here: www.skinners.org.uk/atwell
The Future Changemakers programme will work with 16-25 year old living in Camden to make decisions on which youth services we fund, putting power into the hands of those who understand the challenges best.
Have a chat with one of the team before starting your application, you can do this by coming along to one of the events or by booking an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org We have a range of flexible support available to applicants who need it, including ESOL support, applications via video or interview, just get in touch. Deadline: Mon 3 June Decision: Thurs 20 June
Mayor of London – Summer Sports Activities Fund
Grants are available for formal or informal groups and organisations based in Greater London to support projects that use sport over the school summer holidays to engage young people who are at risk of getting involved in crime.
Maximum value: £10,000. Deadline 20 May. Details here.
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.
Training Opportunity for Trustees – Governance in the Voluntary and Community Sector
13 June – 18 July. 6 Thursday evenings 17:30-20:30 in Camden
A short evening course for trustees/management committee members or anybody who is interested in developing the knowledge and skills required to be a member of a governing body in the voluntary or community sector. Ideal for new trustees as an induction, for experienced trustees who want a refresher and for those just starting out as trustees. The course is a partnership between Voluntary Action Camden and Mary Ward Centre.
To discuss the course content contact Kevin Nunan, tel; 020 7284 6557, Email: email@example.com
Full details at the Mary Ward website.To book email Rahul Miah, Rahul.Miah@marywardcentre.ac.uk tel: 020 7269 6042
Safeguarding Courses from VAC in 2019
An exhibition bringing the messages of Anne Frank into the 21st century
25 April – 20 May 2019 Swiss Cottage Library (every day except Sunday)
For more information, visit: www.annefrank.org.uk
Free English Classes through Gardening and Cooking
Fridays 10.30 to 12.30 until 12 July at Skip Garden, Tapper Walk, N1C
Book at firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 020 3637 9668
From almshouses to pensioners action groups: The history of voluntary action for and by older people
Saturday, 15th June 2019 10.00 – 5.00
King’s College London, Bush House, South East Wing, 300 Strand, WC2R
Registration fee: £25 for members of VAHS (2018-19 and 2019-20) and £30 for non-members. Register via Eventbright:
Baby Rhyme & Story Time
In partnership with the Manor Gardens Welfare Centre’s Blossoms team bringing a fun activity for both parents and children (0-2yrs). Meet new people whilst getting parenting well-being advice.
Thursdays 10am-12pm. 23 Castlehaven Road, Camden Town, NW1 8RU
To find out more call 020 7561 5297 or email email@example.com Web: www.castlehaven.org.uk
Art Therapy Group for Parents
A safe and supportive weekly drop-in group facilitated by an Art Therapist. Come and join us to express yourself with a variety of art materials
Friday mornings 9.30 – 11am (during Camden school term-times).
Elfrida Rathbone Camden, 7 Dowdney Close, NW5 2BP
Creative Therapist Rosanna: firstname.lastname@example.org / 020 7424 1639
Made of Money – Two Day Facilitator Training
Wed 10th and Thurs 11th July
Help people on low income talk about money and its impact on their lives. It is designed to improve people’s confidence, communication and control around money through interactive activities, discussions and resources.
More information and to book: http://tinyurl.com/y6he828q
Or contact: Mostofa – email@example.com or 0208 983 5046
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.
We would like to hear from both groups and individuals interested in taking part.
To register interest and receive more information email Leo Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org 020 8001 5357 / www.cskx.org
VAC seeks Treasurer
If you would like to lead on financial oversight and strategy at Camden’s umbrella organisation for the voluntary sector we would love to hear from you. In the first instance contact Kevin Nunan, Interim Executive Director, for further information: email@example.com
Elfriday Rathbone Camden has two Vacencies
SEN English and Personal Development Tutor
Hours: 16 hours per week TERM TIME ONLY (Tues and Wed, preferably)
Salary: £10,506 including holiday pay (£26,871 pro rata)
Elfrida Rathbone Camden (ERC) is seeking to appoint a tutor to work with learners attending our OFSTED registered Leighton College, a small and person-centered FE provision for young people aged 16-25 with mild to moderate learning disabilities. The tutor will be responsible for delivering English and Personal Social Development sessions which focus on developing social, communication and independent living skills. SEN Sports Tutor
Hours: 4 hours per week, 36 weeks a year only
Salary: £2426 including holiday pay (£26,871 pro rata)
Elfrida Rathbone Camden (ERC) is seeking to appoint a tutor to work with learners attending our OFSTED registered Leighton College, a small and person-centered FE provision for young people aged 16-25 with mild to moderate learning disabilities. The tutor will be responsible for delivering Physical Education sessions to 16-25-year olds with mild to moderate learning difficulties. The course focuses on introducing students to health and fitness routines to improve their outcomes for the future.
To apply and for either post and fo a full job description, please go to the website www.elfridacamden.org.uk/work-with-us/. If you have any questions please ring Sousan Luqman on 020 7424 1617 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing Date: Thursday 6th June, midday (interviews to be held 13th June)
Bi Lingual Nursery Worker Needed
Menchú Nursery, part of Latin American House (Casa Latinoamericana), is looking for a bilingual (English-Spanish) practitioner to join our small nursery based in Kilburn, North West London.
40 hours per week full time – or two part-time posts
Salary: £21,944 (pro rata if part-time), pension entitlement, 25 days holidays + bank holidays
Closing date for applications: Thursday 23 May 2019, 5pm.
Interview date: Wednesday 29 May 2019.
This is a permanent contract to start in June.
Full details of this position are available from: www.casalatina.org.uk
Volunteer with The Felix Project and help end food waste and food poverty in Camden
The Felix Project collects surplus food from various suppliers and delivers this food free of charge to charities who support vulnerable people in the community. We rely on volunteers to make this operation happen. You could directly reduce food waste and food poverty in Camden by volunteering in the evenings with The Felix Project as either a driver or co-driver.
Get in touch: email@example.com or 020 3034 4365.
LAWRS seeks Director
The Latin American Women’s Rights Service (LAWRS) is a human rights, feminist organisation led by and for Latin American migrant women in the UK. Our work is dedicated to support the immediate and long-term needs of Latin American migrant women exposed to violations of their fundamental human rights Full details here.
Fluency in Spanish and English, or Portuguese and English is essential.
This post is open to women only in accordance to the Equality Act 2010.
Closing date for applications: Monday 27th May 2019.
Interviews will take place 5th, 6th, or 7th June 2019.
Ageing Better Camden seeks Men’s Outreach Worker
18 hours per week 3 days per week, to include Friday Sc9 £24,486 to Sc13 £26,298 pro rata Fixed term to December 2020
Ageing Better Camden is looking for a male Outreach Worker to contribute to a new Outreach project with the ABC Outreach Service, to trial innovative approaches to reaching, initiating contact and engaging with older men across Camden. A key focus of the role will be to build knowledge of and test and learn approaches to creating and bringing isolated older men together through informal male social hubs such as pubs, cafes, and gyms.
For more details, all documents can be downloaded from our website www.ageukcamden.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date Tuesday 28 May. Interviews Monday 10 June
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 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
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.