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London Festival of Ideas – 28 June – 23 July
Your Vision for strong communities. The Festival of Ideas is a month-long programme of events hosted by Londoners across the capital that explore Londoners’ collective visions for Building Strong Communities. Sign up to attend or take part in the discussion on Talk London.
Windrush Day, 22nd June
Windrush Day marks the anniversary of the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at the Port of Tilbury, near London, on 22 June 1948. The arrival of the Empire Windrush nearly 73 years ago marked a seminal moment in Britain’s history and has come to represent the rich diversity of this nation. Find out more here.
Men’s Health Week – Improving Men’s Health
Thursday 24th June 2-3pm in NW1
Guest speaker, Green Light partner and pharmacist Chao Wang will talk about key topical men’s health issues followed by questions.
Sign up at Third Age Project and get the zoom link: firstname.lastname@example.org
The COVID-19 community vaccination bus will be at Finchley Road and Regent’s Place.
• Friday 18 June, 3 – 7pm at JW3 (Call 0207 433 8988 or email email@example.com)
• Saturday 19 June, 10am – 2pm at Triton St, Regent’s Place (ring the council below)
This is a free service for anyone who is currently eligible for the vaccine. You don’t need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to be vaccinated. If you haven’t had your first dose of the vaccine yet, book your free appointment now by calling Camden Council on 020 7974 4444 (option 9). You can turn up at the bus during operating times but please try to book in advance.
Strengthening Deaf & Disabled People’s Organisations to combat Hate Crime against Disabled People
The London Deaf & Disabled People Organisation’s Hate Crime Partnership invite you to a showcase on the 23 & 24 June, 2pm to 4pm both days. Come to either or both. Full details and booking here.
Help shape a new ‘Camden Youth Offer’
Camden council is carrying out a major review of what is on offer for young people to do in their spare time covering:
~ Youth clubs
~ Leisure and sports
~ Arts and culture
~ Parks and green spaces
Young people’s ideas are at the centre of the review. Take the survey.
Art at Home
Free online programme of six multi-sensory creative activities for people living with dementia or mild cognitive impairment, alongside their carers.
Join our next programme starting on Thursday 8th July, and continuing for the five following Thursdays from 3PM – 4PM. This programme will be delivered over Zoom by artist and founder of Engage Here, Melissa Fry. Tools and materials will be sent to each participant prior to the start of the programme.
To sign up, either email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in this online form
Castlehaven Community Association Ageactivity 60+ Project is looking to support an older LGBTQ+ group who may be in need of a regular, safe place to meet. They could be an established group who may have lost a previous venue space over the last year or may be a new group waiting to start.
Castlehaven has recently been refurbished and is a welcoming, friendly and accessible centre located in the heart of Camden.
Contact Alison on 020 7692 2238 or email email@example.com
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Access the Idox Camden 4 Community grant search here.
Dementia Enquirers Grants
The aim of the project is to develop a new approach to research, or ‘enquiry’, that is led and controlled by people with dementia themselves. You can apply for between £5,000-£8,000.
You can use the grant for quite simple research – for example, you could run a survey, do some interviews or group discussions. The grant can also pay for people’s time – including group members and any supporters.
Full details from Rachael Litherland firstname.lastname@example.org Deadline 25th June
Funding and Support for Security at Places of Worship
Young Camden Foundation Supplementary Education Fund
Young Camden Foundation invites applications from supplementary schools and other organisations and out-of-school settings based in Camden who are able to deliver: Core Curriculum Subjects– an emphasis on the provision of core thematic learning to children and young people for example – extracurricular lessons, homework support, or weekend classes – in at least one or more of the following subjects: English, Mathematics and Science. To apply and for more information see here: https://youngcamdenfoundation.org.uk/funding/index
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales – Grant Programme Open
The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales funds small and medium sized local charities, funding work helping people overcome complex social issues across England and Wales. Aimed at registered charities with an annual income of £25,000 to £1 million with a track record of helping people on a journey of positive change through in-depth, holistic and person-centred support. The focus is on work supporting adults and young people aged 17+. Unrestricted grants of up to £50,000 over 2 years, together with development support for your charity. Our programme has two strands, Complex Social Issues and Racial Equity. For more information and to apply, visit the website
Lloyds Bank Foundation Racial Equity funding
Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales is to launch its Racial Equity funding for small and local charities that are led by and that support Black, Asian, and ethnic minority communities. Charities can apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 alongside development support. Full details here.
Windrush Community Fund Phase 2
Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 are available to:
~ Increase awareness and understanding of the Windrush Scheme and Windrush Compensation Scheme or both.
~ Reach more communities and those individuals who may have been affected because they could not prove their lawful status in the UK.
~ Ensure that individuals and communities know how to apply.
~ Build capacity at a community and grassroots level to support those affected to access the schemes. Full details here. Closes 30 June.
The forum is open to all Camden voluntary and community groups and organisations, community activists, social entrepreneurs, volunteers and anyone interested in local voluntary action. The Forum currently meets monthly online on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11am.
Next Forum is on Wednesday 21st July at 11am
Past Voluntary Action Forums: Resources
You can find presentations, recordings and resources from past forums here.
The Elfrida Rathbone Camden Leighton College is a specialist education provision for young people with a mild to moderate learning disability aged 16-24. Leighton College is based in Kentish Town, Camden and accepts students from any London Borough.
We are open for applications from students (who must have an Education, Health and Care Plan) for a September 2021 start date and we are able to support transitions from secondary school or other colleges to the Leighton College.
For more information contact Samantha Childs, ERC Education Manager, at email@example.com or on 07917/ 193 885 / 020 7424 1617.
Islington and Camden Keep Our NHS Public branches are planning to hold a picnic on Saturday 3rd July to celebrate the NHS 73rd birthday. It will be held in the St Pancras Gardens from 1pm to 4pm. Bring your own picnic and non-alcoholic drinks. Details at Eventbrite.
Uprising Stand Out
Uprising are running 4-week online employment support programme Stand Out. The programme will run from July 26th. The programme combines an intensive daily month-long online curriculum with up to a year of mentoring for each participant, designed to help young people in a competitive job market.
Further information and booking at https://www.uprising.org.uk/stand-out
Route into Work with London Transport Museum
London Transport Museum will be hosting a range of summer courses for young people. Find out more here.
If you have any questions, please contact RouteIntoWork@ltmuseum.co.uk.
Thriving Communities webinar
National Partnership Working across the National Academy for Social Prescribing – Who we are and what we do. Find out how the NASP partnerships build sustainability and legacy, Tuesday 6th July, 3-4.30pm Details and booking here.
Barnardo’s Nightwatch Child Exploitation Training
Monday 28th June 2021 14.00 – 16.00
Barnardo’s Nightwatch is delivering an online 2 hour training session to improve the ability of people who work in or with the Night Time Economy in Camden to recognise and respond to child exploitation.
Register your interest to Jerrie.Andrews@camden.gov.uk
Families, Food & Feelings
The Families, Food & Feelings group is FREE for parents/carers of children aged 5-17 who live or are registered with a GP in Islington or Camden. The group aims to support parents/carers in encouraging their children to live happy, healthy lives. The facilitators provide strategies and insight to help parents/carers feel confident. Find out more at the Brandon Centre website.
Sahaja Yoga Meditation (Free)
The method of Sahaja Yoga is unique: Through the experience of Kundalini awakening, the process of going into thoughtless awareness is completely spontaneous and does not require any kind of mental control. The effects of true meditation are long-lasting and increase with regular practice.
Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/Free-Meditation-Yoga-London/events/xfhrdsyccgbcc/
C&I Recovery College Summer term course guide
Recovery College runs until 16 July. Courses will be online using Microsoft Teams, with some courses also available as Youtube videos. Full details here.
VAC is seeking a new Chair to lead the organisation through a significant time of change in support of the borough’s voluntary and community sector as it emerges from, and continues to manage, the impact of the pandemic on the diverse communities we serve.
VAC is the strategic infrastructure organisation for the sector enabling it to influence policy, connect for collaborative strength and develop capacity.
The new VAC Chair will come in at a pivotal moment for the organisation as we embark on a new three-year strategy with a refreshed Board of Trustees, a growing membership and a highly committed staff and volunteer team. This is a stimulating opportunity for a candidate with voluntary sector leadership experience and an enthusiasm for Camden to lead VAC into this next key phase of its development.
Full details and how to apply here.
Sante Project seeks Befriender Volunteers
Sante Project provides support for refugees and mental health. Currently Sante is recruiting befrienders. Full training and support is provided. Knowledge of an additional language is desirable. Contact Ruth Appleton firstname.lastname@example.org
VAC is Recruiting a Communications Worker
I day per week £28k pro rata, pension, annual leave and flexible working
VAC is a small but high-profile local umbrella organisation for the Camden vcs – part of a network of sister organisations acros the country. The primary purpose of your role is to develop and implement the marketing & communications strategy for VAC, leading our communications such as our high-profile weekly newsletter, social media and web content. You will need to work with all staff as well as a range of external stakeholders and partners. As well as the VAC website and communication channels, we also run the general portal into the Camden voluntary and community sector – OneCamden.com and the @onecamden twitter. Apply with CV and covering letter. Full details here. Deadline 30th June.
Camden Mind Ventures Charity Shop Retail Manager
35 hrs pw Salary £22,000 pa 25 days A/L plus 8 bank holiday days
Camden Mind Ventures runs a busy charity shop located in the heart of Camden Town on behalf of Mind in Camden, a mental health charity.
The aim of the shop is to generate vital funds to continue the work of the charity which supports people of all ages who have substantial mental health issues.
We need a commercially aware manager with a passion for maximising income for the charity to take responsibility for managing the shop to ensure it meets its aim, ideally with experience of charity shops, though this is not essential.
Application packs are available from 020 7911 0822 or email@example.com or can be downloaded from www.mindincamden.org.uk/support-us/jobs
Closing Date: Monday 12 July 12.00 noon.
Old Diorama seeks Venue Manager
The Centre Manager is the deputy senior role in the charity, and will work closely with the new Creative Director & Chief Executive, Daniel Pitt, to help shape our next steps.
£30,000 per annum. Full time Permanent. Deadline: 10am, Thursday 24th June
We’re looking for someone who has a vision for how arts and community spaces should be. Someone who will care for the welcome we provide all of our visitors, as well as the team that enables that. Full details on the website.
Latin American House seeks Nursery Manager
Latin American House’s nursery Centro Infantil Menchú is looking for a nursery manager to join a small and established team. The Nursery Manager will be responsible for all aspects of managing and running the nursery, leading it to maintain high-quality standards, compliance with Health & Safety regulations and Ofsted requirements. Follow the link below for more information: https://casalatina.org.uk/get-involved/vacancies/
The deadline for applications is Thursday 24th June at 5 PM.
Healthwatch Camden seeks new Director
Healthwatch Camden is looking for a Director that can deliver on an ambitious agenda. The new Director will work with the Trustee Board to develop a new long-term strategy which navigates the organisation through the next stages of the pandemic, the new Health and Social Care legislation and beyond.
Applicants are asked to visit the Healthwatch Camden website for more information, and obtain an Information Pack for the role from Shweta Prabhakar at Harris Hill: firstname.lastname@example.org | 020 7820 7320. Closing 21/6
CAWH seeks Centre Administrator
Community Association for West Hampstead seeks p/t Centre Administrator. 21 hrs pw £13 ph plus pension
You must be a multi taking all rounder who wants to help involve the local community and contribute to a friendly welcoming atmosphere.
For an application pack email email@example.com Closing date 21 June.
Nafsiyat seeking Treasurer
North London based mental health charity, Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy Centre, is seeking a Trustee Treasurer to support the organisation and Trustee Board in the area of financial governance. Details here
Board of Black Girls Hike seeks Non-Executive Director
Black Girls Hike provides a safe space for Black women to explore the outdoors. We challenge the status quo and encourage Black women to reconnect with nature by hosting nationwide group hikes, outdoor activity days and training events.
Please note this role is voluntary and unpaid. Travel expenses will be supported. If you are interested in this role, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Solace Volunteering Opportunities
Solace Women’s Aid have a number of volunteering vacancies. See the website for full details and how to apply.
COVID-19 Health Champions
Join the COVID-19 Health Champion movement to get the latest advice and guidance about COVID-19 so that you can help and share the information with your community, and let us know what is and isn’t working. You can access trusted information through regular updates and weekly online drop-in sessions about the vaccine, testing and more.
If you work, live or volunteer in Camden, simply complete the form here to sign up! If you’ve got questions, email CHC@islington.gov.uk.
Hopscotch Homecare urgently need Care Workers.
Hopscotch Homecare are a very caring,well-established and expanding care agency that has been providing care workers to clients in and around Camden for 20 years. We are looking for care workers who would like to help our clients to continue living safely and independently in their own homes.
Day/Night hours available and must be able to work at least two late shifts a week and alternate weekends Contact:email@example.com
Paid work opportunities for people who have been laid off/ reduced income
Local Adult social care providers are still recruiting, and as they support the NHS to move vulnerable adults out of hospital to stay well at home, their need is growing. Contact Proud to Care.
We Make Camden Nominations
Nominate a Camden organisation, group of residents, business or team within the NHS or other public service to be recognised for their amazing efforts since the pandemic began. Email firstname.lastname@example.org before 21st June.
Supporting People with Long-Covid in Camden
The Camden team support people with signs & symptoms lasting for longer than 12 weeks (NICE) to be diagnosed as Long-Covid. They may occur in conjunction with other conditions. Referrals need to come from GP’s or the Post-Covid clinic at UCLH. They should be sent to, email@example.com
The Long-Covid team consists of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy with a Rehab Assistant to support and access to psychology if required.
Contact Rob Clarke on firstname.lastname@example.org for any information or enquiries.
Google Career Certificates
Camden, Google and Coursera are offering free professional training to 500 Camden residents.
There are four programmes to choose from: IT Support, Data Analysis, Project Management and UX Design. You don’t need any experience or a degree to take part in a course, just an interest in starting a new career.
Residents can register for the free courses here
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
Nominations for 2022 are now open. Find out more here.
Keeping The Community Directory Up-to-date
As we enter Autumn lots is changing. Buildings are starting to re-open, some activities are moving back into the real world, some food parcel deliveries have ended, while other food projects continue. Help us to keep the directory up-to-date by updating your details as they change.
If you would like to make a new entry in the directory use this link. If you would like to update an existing entry look out for an email from us early next week with a unique link for you to update.
View the Directory here. View the map here.
How to Volunteer and How to Recruit Volunteers in Camden
Send your item to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org 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.