White Ribbon Day and New Partnership to Tackle Domestic Violence; Changes to Hampstead Wells and Campden Trust Grantmaking; Integrated Care Systems Webinar; Sports Clubs Evening; Disabled People wanted for Focus Group; Youth Mental Health First Aid; Songhaven Winter Warmer; Wild Bunch Club; Winter Socktail; Winter Wonderland; British Library Christmas Lights; Meeting Rooms in Chalk Farm + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Camden secures funding to support women and girls affected by violence
A multi-borough bid led by Camden Council has successfully secured £599,135 of Government funding to continue and expand a programme supporting women and girls in London who have been affected by violence. Camden Council has announced that it will deliver the project in partnership with Solace Women’s Aid, Fulfilling Lives Islington and Camden, NIA, Hopscotch and IMECE. The project also works closely with Women at the Well, who support women whose lives are affected by, or are at risk of being affected by, prostitution and AVA, who lead on training and evaluation.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse call Camden Safety Net, on 020 7974 2526.
Webinar with NHS England on Integrated Care Systems
Attention voluntary sector colleagues working in health & care delivery: NAVCA are hosting a webinar with NHS England on Integrated care systems 26 November 2:30-3:30PM. Full details here. Book here
Information for Sports Clubs Evening
Wed 28 Nov 6.30 at Charlie Ratchford Centre. See Events section below.
Changes to Hampstead Wells and Campden Trust Grant Making Policies
The Trustees of The Hampstead Wells and Campden Trust have recently undertaken a review of its grant making policies and procedures.
For the next few years we will be awarding grants to reinforce the alleviation of poverty generally in the Trust’s Area of Benefit (AOB), with a particular interest in receiving applications which assist people with debt problems and/or for homeless people and encouraging applications for work in Kilburn, West Hampstead and Haverstock since there is evidence that deprivation, particularly for older people in those wards is greater than elsewhere.
Our application process will remain the same but we have a new application form which you can access via our website – www.hwct.org.uk
You can read the full text of the letter here. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact 020 7435 1570 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Mental Health First Aid
17th and 18th of December At VAC, Charlie Ratchford Centre.
Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are for everyone who works with, lives with or supports young people aged 8-18. They will teach you the skills and confidence to spot the signs of mental health issues in a young person, offer first aid and guide them towards the support they need. In doing so, you can speed up a young person’s recovery and stop a mental health issue from getting worse.
The price per delegate will be £180.00. Click here for full details.
Songhaven’s Winter Warmer
Dementia Friendly Concerts. Saturday 15th December at Lumen Cafe, to enjoy a music concert, seasonal singalongs and festive afternoon tea. Booking is essential, to book visit http://songhaven.co.uk For more information email email@example.com
Camden Disability Action seeks Focus Group Members
The focus group meeting is about disabled people’s experience using information and advice services in Camden. We are looking for 6-8 people and there will be refreshments plus £40 thank you from the organisers. Contact Brendan 07930 669 417 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in taking part.
Wild Bunch celebrates Votes for Women
‘A club night run by people with learning difficulties for everyone’
Monday 10th December, 7pm-11pm, at Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens Street, EC1
Over 18’s only, £5 on the door. More info call Elfrida Society on 020 7359 7443
The Kids Network Winter Socktail Party
5th December A £10 suggested donation on the door will get you your pizza fix, cocktails and an evening packed full of entertainment and the warm fuzzies. Contact email@example.com
December 2, 2017 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
The Living Centre in partnership with Somers Town Community Association
See Eventbrite for full details and booking.
British Library Christmas lights switch on
Community Event with carols and complimentary mince pies, mulled wine and hot chocolate. 4th December 3.30 – 4.30 followed by a Christmas Market 6 – 8pm.
The Kosmos Centre has an office to rent in their building in Kentish Town.
Catch up with the latest news from Camden Disability Action.
Civil Society Futures Report Launched
Civil Society Futures is a two-year independent inquiry into the future of civil society in England, the first major inquiry of its kind for over two decades.
It has engaged more than 3,000 people in debate about civil society and their hopes for its future through hundreds of workshops, meetings, events, blogs and academic research. Read the final report online.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Government Fund to Celebrate Windrush Generation
Launched today (22 November), new funding from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) will support local commemorative and educational events across England that recognise the arrival of MV Empire Windrush at Port Tilbury on 21 July 1948 with 492 Caribbean migrants and the contribution of the migrants who later became known as the Windrush Generation.
The minimum amount available is £2,500 and the maximum is £25,000.
The deadline for applications is 21 January 2019. Full details online.
MOPAC Victims Fund 2019/20 to benefit victims of crime
The Fund will build the capacity and maximise the potential of VCSE organisations to support the continued and improved provision of vital services that help victims of crime to cope and recover.
Grants of between £10,000 and £35,000 are available. Deadline 4th January.
Contact 020 7582 5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Full details online.
Nationwide Community Grants
The fund is looking for local housing projects that will strengthen your local community under the following themes:
• supporting the most vulnerable
• finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing
• reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords
Deadline: 5pm on 7th December 2018
Please contact The Programmes Team at The London Community Foundation if you have any queries about the Fund at email@example.com or 020 7582 5117.
Said Foundation – Amal Grants Programme
Grants to support a variety of high-quality arts and cultural activities that aim to further the objectives of increasing understanding of Britain’s Muslim communities among people of other faiths and none and fostering a stronger sense of belonging in the UK among its Muslim communities. 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 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.
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.
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. Smartboard, level access, reasonable prices.
Rates and full details on the VAC website.
Safeguarding: Developing existing knowledge and understanding.
Monday 10th December – 9.30am-1pm
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.
Full details from Dianne Carlton Ogunyemi: DOgunyemi@vac.org.uk
Computer Skills for Beginners
Fridays, 2 – 30 November at 10:30 – 12:30 at Training Link, Phoenix Rd, NW1
New to computers or like to brush up your skills? Come to this free 5 week course to get started. To book your place, contact Erica on 0207 269 6035 or Mandira on 0207 284 6573
Volunteer with VAC and develop experience and skills in public health
VAC can provide training, and sessional work opportunities for committed volunteers. Benefits include 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. See Jobs and Volunteers section below for full details.
A fun afternoon of music performance and sing along down memory lane.
At Queens Crescent Community Centre, 2.30 – 4.30pm. 22/11, 8/12, 31/1, 23/2.
For info and assistance call Julia 07960 550982.
Launch of Camden Community Foodbox
Camden tenants have come together with the help of the council in a collaborative project supporting residents. The new charity will be called Camden Community FoodBox and will operate as a resident led independent registered charity to be launched on 28 November 2018.
Tenant Participation email: TP@camden.gov.uk
Information for Sports Clubs Evening
Wednesday 28th November 6.30 – 8.30pm at Charlie Ratchford Centre,
Choose to attend mini workshops from:
· Funding and Sustainability
· Digital Technology and Marketing
· Engaging Women and Girls in Activity
· Mental Health and Physical Activity
Book your space here. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 14th December 2-8pm. On Hawley Road (Paved area) NW1 8RU. Free
A festive day for everyone, including ice rink, Father Christmas grotto, children’s rides & bouncy castle, local performers, food & drink and gift stalls.
For more information email email@example.com or call 020 7485 3386
Volunteering Course With City Lit In partnership with Sidings Community Centre
The course is 5 weeks and will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding needed to be a successful volunteer. It is suitable for those who want to take the first step into volunteering. There are limited spaces and we would encourage all applicants to apply online early.
For information and bookings follow this link to the college website.
Transition for a young person with SEND aged 16-25?
The Leighton College is a person-centred further education provider based in Kentish Town with 20 learner places a year. Now recruiting for Sept 2019, this is an opportunity for SENDCO’s, teachers, parents, carers and local authority members to come and see our college and find out more about our offer.
Friday 7th December 2018 / Friday 15th February 9.30 – 10.30am
Elfrida Rathbone Camden, 7 Dowdney Close, NW5
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with names and your chosen date.
‘Creating a Stronger Voluntary & Community Sector’
Monday, 10th December, from 5:30 – 7:30pm
Camden Giving has funding available through the HS2 Camden Fund for creating a ‘Stronger Voluntary and Community Sector’. We will share some tips and ideas about applications you could consider applying to us for under this strand so that you can begin to plan your project proposal.
This free workshop is aimed at not-for-profits with an income of less than £500k, whose projects/activities benefit Camden communities.
Click here to book a place 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. A number of other small community groups will also be using the premises. It is a very busy building with lots of people coming and going.
VAC is now delighted to offer a new Receptionist volunteering opportunity.
You will carry out reception work and be the first point of contact for visitors. Ideally you will be able to commit for a minimum of half a day per week for 3 months. 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 for further information.
Opening Doors London Trans Engagement Officer – Trans Engagement Sessional Worker
Currently 4 hours a month £15.49 per hour – Zero Hours Contract
Deadline: Friday 30 November 2018 9am.
Interview|: Tuesday 11th December
~ Understand the diversity and needs of older trans and non-binary people and LGBTQ+ people in general.
~ Have experience of setting up and running groups
~ Have experience of managing volunteers
~ Bring energy and fun to the role
You will be responsible for setting up and managing activities e.g. arranging venues and speakers, recruiting and supporting volunteers and providing local marketing.
If you are interested in being one of our LGBTQ+ sessional team, please see the application pack including the full job description and person specification below and by the following link in our website www.openingdoorslondon.org.uk or email Jobs@openingdoorslondon.org.uk
West Hampstead Women’s Centre seeks Female Sessional Creative Writing Tutor
To facilitate an evening writing group for Irish women aged 60+ and to provide encouragement and opportunity for them to write freely about whatever they would like, exploring different subjects and genres
2 hours weekly £30ph, Wednesday evenings 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Starting January 2019 for 40 weeks
To apply, please send CV and covering letter outlining relevant qualifications and experience. Post to above or e-mail to email@example.com
Closing date: Friday 7th December 2018 at 5pm
Interviews: Week beginning 17th December 2018
The post is subject to a satisfactory DBS checks and is open to women only in accordance with the Equality Act 2010
Child Mentor Volunteers Needed
The Kids Network is looking for fun, committed and passionate volunteers to make an impact to the lives of little Londoners. Our flexible year-long mentoring programme supports children aged 8-11 with their social and emotional development during the transitional period between primary and secondary.
As a mentor, you will:
~ Facilitate weekly 1:1 sessions of 1-3 hours.
~ Build confidence and resilience in your matched child
~ Connect with a community of mentors through peer to peer support.
~ Receive ongoing personal support from The Kids Network Team
Link to a more in-depth description and application form 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.
Voluntary Action Camden (VAC) is offering 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.
Volunteers will have access to other health related training, and will be part of a large multi-disciplinary team that meets monthly to develop the service and explore health related issues. After 3 months, active volunteers will have opportunities to take up occasional paid sessional work alongside volunteering.
Placements are in GP practices and other community locations. In return for your commitment to the project, we offer support, out of pocket expenses and other professional development opportunities.
Contact: Mandira Manandhar, Community Links Co-ordinator (Mon, Tues and Thurs) 020 7284 6550/6573 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a Hate Crime 3rd Party Reporting Centre
Concerned about the rise of hate crime? Want to support victims of hate crime? Then become a Hate Crime 3rd Party Reporting Centre! 3rd Party Reporting Centres are organisations that assist victims in submitting a hate crime report to the police and/or make a report on the victim’s behalf. Full training provided. Contact email@example.com.
St Pancras hospital redevelopment report
The findings report from the recent public consultation on St Pancras redevelopment (Transforming Mental Health Services in Camden and Islington) is available to read on the Islington CCG website.
The CCG welcome your views on the findings report. Please submit your feedback by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively you can call on 020 3688 2900.