Latest Civil Society Almanac published; What are primary care networks; We Can Move; Consortia Learning Event; Faith and Belief Awards; Communities Together Fund + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
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What are Primary Care Networks?
Healthy London Partnerships have produced a short video about the new Primary Care Networks. Watch the animation to find out how working at scale supports primary care networks, benefits practices and their patients and strengthens general practice collaboration across London.
We Can Move
We Can Move is a brand new campaign to encourage and inspire Camden residents to be more active.
Lack of confidence, age, affordability and not knowing what’s available, are some of the reasons preventing people from being active. Find out more here.
Consortia Learning Event
London Plus delivered the first of a series of learning events focused on Consortia Development. Consortia can be a powerful way to bring together a group of voluntary organisations together that are then able to take on larger contracts and projects. There have been some notable consortia recenlty in Camden such as the Centre for Independent Living Consortium, the St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre Consortium and of course the Camden Community Centres Consortium. VAC was on the panel sharing our experience of setting up consortia in Camden.
Communities Together Fund now Open
Don’t forget – the ‘Communities Together Fund’ is open and closes 1st July.
Small grants of £500-£1,500 are available for community-led activities that bring different people and groups together. See Funding section below.
Nominations for the 2019 London Faith and Belief Community Awards are now open
The awards recognise the creative, generous and vital work of London’s faith and belief communities, by bringing together local heroes and shining a light on their inspirational works. Nominations from Camden are encouraged. Last chance to nominate someone here.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Communities Together Fund now Open
The ‘Communities Together Fund’ is designed to support Camden organisations and citizens to celebrate diversity and unite our communities. 10 Camden residents are at the heart of the decision-making for this fund and will choose which projects to support based on their own experiences.
Small grants of £500-£1,500 will be available to deliver community-led activities and events that that promote cohesion at a grassroots level and bring different people and groups together.
Find out more and apply at Camden Giving. Read the council press release. Closing date: 1st July 2019
Advance Notice: Young Camden Foundation launches Change in Action Fund
The fund will open on 27th June for grants up to £5,000 to tackle youth violence. Full details in next week’s edition.
Satellite Club Funding from London Sport
Satellite Clubs are focused on supporting an increase in the number of 14-19-year olds participating regularly in physical activity and sport.
Deadline Sunday 30 June. Find out more here.
Inclusive Community Fund
The Camden Giving ‘Inclusive Community Fund’ is a partnership with Camden Disability Action, funded by the London Borough of Camden’s Community Impacts programme. The Inclusive Fund exists to increase access to, and participation in, mainstream services, activities and facilities for disabled adults.
Grants from £2.5k to £20k are available. Deadline 15th July. Details here.
Shaping Young Londoners Future
The Mayor is looking for project applications that will provide activities that can make a real difference to young people so they feel positive about their prospects. More details on eligibility, grants here. Closes 12-noon on 12 July.
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.
3-day course: 1/8, 8/8, 15/8, Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt St, NW1
Developed in partnership with the internationally-renowned Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families and the Centre for Parent and Child Studies at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, this 3-day course will give you knowledge, skills and practical tools for helping children, families and adults.
To register, or for more information, contact email@example.com
Leighton College Events
Students are organising a skills fair on Wednesday 10th July 2019, 11.30am – 1.30pm showcasing a variety of skills, opportunities, events and arts and crafts. RSVP to Zoe/Josie on 0207 424 1601 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also there is a coffee morning for prospective parents and carers to find out more about the college on Friday 5th July, 10am – 11.30am. rsvp email@example.com 020 7424 1617
Childhood vaccination: What’s important to you?
Healthwatch Camden Community Forum Tuesday 2nd July, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at 37 Greenwood Place, London NW5 1LB
Take part in a discussion about childhood vaccinations
You do not need to have any medical knowledge to take part.
To register contact Shelly Khan, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 7383 2402 by 18th June.
Volunteer Opporunities in Somers Town this summer
Great opportunity to help on a creative project – a ‘Pop Up Museum’. If you can help with any of the below please get in touch.
Help needed around a Festival Exhibition at the British Library
– putting together an exhibition (July 11/12)
– installation (July 11)
– social media – from now on
– Festival – outgoing people on our stand
Expenses available. The Somers Town Pop up Museum
Contact us for an informal chat – more info or to tell us about your interest www.aspaceforus.club Email: email@example.com
Corams’ Fields seeks Sessional Play Worker
£10.55 per hour. full-time during holiday periods, up to 15 hours term time
Coram’s Fields Out of School Club (OSC) is looking for exceptional individual’s to become part of its dedicated team to help deliver its successful after school club and holiday scheme programmes for young people aged 4-12 years.
The roles themselves will be incredibly varied, providing opportunities to experience all aspects of the programmes’ work from initial planning to implementation and reviewing of the services that we offer.
Full job description and application form can be found on our website
Community Association for West Hampstead Seeks Project Worker
Enjoy working with children & young people in a community setting?
The Community Association for West Hampstead (CAWH) is seeking a Part-Time Project Worker to lead on our work with children and young people at West Hampstead Community Centre. 16 hours per week £10,816
This is a fixed term contract until May 2021 renewable after 1 year
For more information and a recruitment pack please contact 020 7794 3729, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline 12noon 19th July. Interview date: 23rd July
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors’ Election 2019
In order to stand in the election or to vote for a candidate, you must be a member of the Trust.
If you are not already a member, please join us. Register today at: www.candi.nhs.uk/get-involved/membership
Download a nomination form at: nom.ukevote.uk/candi
If you would like a hard copy nomination form, please contact: UK Engage on 0345 209 3770. Please register by Thursday,18 July 2019.
Camden Coding Club seeks volunteers
The Camden coding club is looking to recruit IT technical skilled volunteers for mentoring as well as general support volunteers.
If you are interested in applying either email email@example.com or apply directly here.
PENHA seeks 3 new Trustees
The Pastoral and Environmental Network in the Horn of Africa (PENHA) is an African-led and inspired charity, established for 30 years. Its mission is to reduce poverty among the pastoralists in the Horn of Africa
PENHA Board of Trustees are looking for three trustees to join the Board
Please send your CV and cover letter to our Company Secretary Mr. Bereket Tsegay, email firstname.lastname@example.org before September 2nd 2019.
WAC Arts seeks Philanthropy Officer
Full time, £22,000 – £25,000
An exciting opportunity to be part of a company whose mission is to change the lives of young people through the arts. You will be working with a small, experienced team of Philanthropy professionals helping to raise funds for Wac Arts from Trusts and Foundations and individuals.
To apply, please send a CV and a covering statement to Julie Weston. If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Laura Gray. Info@WacArts.co.uk Deadline Friday 5 July. interviews w/c 7 July.
Elfrida Rathbone are recruiting 3 Posts
Family Support Service Manager
35 hours/week, 12 months. £32,796 – £34,258
Elfrida Rathbone Camden (ERC) is seeking to appoint a family support service manager to lead and coordinate ERC’s projects and staff which help local families with multiple problems. uk. Family Development Worker – Families Together
35 hours/week, 12 months. £26,871 – £28,437
The Family Development Worker will provide direct hands on support to families who have multiple needs and who are not accessing services and support to help them increase their resilience and become part of a more connected community. Community Connectors Worker
21/week, 12 months. £26,871 pro rata
The Community Connectors’ Project Worker will be responsible for recruiting and supporting parents who want to act as Community Connector volunteers. These parents will support other families who need help to participate in community activities, access services and increase their resilience. Full details at www.elfridacamden.org.uk/work-with-us/. If you have any questions please ring Alexis Keir on 020 7424 1601 or email email@example.com.
Closing Date: Monday 8th July, 9am (interviews 15th, 16th or 17th July)
The Courtauld Institute of Art seeks Volunteer Assistant
£14,294 to £16,130 per annum including London Allowance
The Courtauld seeks to appoint a part-time Volunteer Assistant to support all volunteering activities across the Institute as we embark on the delivery phase of Courtauld Connects, an ambitious four-year project that will open-up our pool of resources to engage new and far-reaching audiences to realise Samuel Courtauld’s vision of, “Art for all. Closing Date: 3rd July 2019
To apply please go to http://jobs.courtauld.ac.uk/298 or contact Sarah.Way@courtauld.ac.uk for more information
Three Posts at Age UK Camden
35 hours per week. Fixed term until March 2020
SO1SCP23 – 25 £31,434 to £32,577 pa
Fixed term contract to March 2020 (may be extended subject to funding)
Closing Tuesday 9th July at 5pm. Interview – Tuesday 16th July Age UK Camden Service Administration Officer
16 hours per week , fixed term until March 2020
Scale Sc4 – SCP 7-10 £23,628 to £24,927 pa
Closing : Tuesday 9th July 2019 at 5pm Interview : Wednesday 17th July Office Co-ordinator
35 hours per week
Scale 5 Scp 12-15 £25,833 – £27,255 pa.
Closing date: Thursday 4th July – 9 am Interview date: Tuesday 9th July
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 as a Community Links volunteer, part of a new Care Navigation and Social Prescribing service in Camden. Community Links volunteers 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
VAC is recruiting volunteers to help us in our new building in Chalk Farm
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 email@example.com
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.
Got an item for the e-bulletin?
Send your item to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com 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.