Funding for Sustainable Food Projects; More #BuildBackBetter resources; Elfrida Rathbone Camden AGM; Brain in Hand; Funding news, deadlines and new funds + news + Resources + funding + jobs + volunteers and more
Edward Harvist Trust – Sustainable Food Support
This fund is aimed to scale up the capacity of sustainable provision and offers an opportunity to others to start a creative food offer that encourages independence, healthy eating and improves wellbeing.
Projects may include ideas around food clubs, using enhanced food parcels to highlight additional needs, provision of programmes to support communities to cook, use different or cheaper ingredients, develop growing programmes etc. These are a range of suggestions; the fund is to promote innovative ideas to combat food instability. View the Fund criteria. VIew the Application.
Proposals should be submitted to Phillip.Vaughan@camden.gov.uk, with the subject line <EDWARD HARVIST TRUST GRANT APPLICATION>. Please provide your organisation’s name and your contact details
The deadline for receiving proposal is Wednesday 5th August at 23:59.
We’ve added more resources to our #BuildBackBetter/ Planning for the Future pages including Camden specific guides, risk assessment templates and downloadable signs. Find it all on the VAC website here.
Wave 3 of the London Community Response closes soon. You must have started your application by 5pm TODAY (you can finish it later). The main lottery emergency response fund closes on 17th August. A new Lloyds Bank fund opens on Monday (see Funding section)
Elfrida Rathbone Camden AGM
Elfrida Rathbone Camden invites service users, supporters and Camden colleagues to their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 5 August from 3:30pm. Come along to find out more our services and how we have worked with Camden residents over the last year.
The meeting will be held by Zoom, and everyone is welcome. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Catherine@elfridacamden.org.uk and we’ll send you the joining instructions on Wednesday morning.
Brain in Hand App
Brain in Hand is an app f that can support people to live more independently, and to get their day back on track in situations that they may find challenging. The app provides reminders of diary events or routines (such as when to take medication) and personalised coping strategies.
Camden Adult Social Care are looking for people in Camden who would benefit from using the app.
If you would like to discuss Brain in Hand further, please contact Shallom Sithole on 020 7974 3352 or email@example.com
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
COVID Recovery Fund from Lloyds Bank foundation
Lloyds Bank foundation is to launch a £7.4 million fund to supporting charities to recover beyond the immediate crisis on Monday 3rd August.
Organisations can apply for a two-year unrestricted grant of £50,000 and will get a Development Partner to help charities navigate a tumultuous future.
Power to Change
Power to Change, Locality, The Ubele Initiative and Social Investment Business on behalf of the National Lottery Community Fund Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme for community organisations in England who are facing difficulties caused by Covid-19. Up to £100k.
New funding round is now open. This fund is open to all groups that are working towards systemic change, and whose work is in line with Edge Fund’s values.We are giving out 30 grants of £750, and applications close at 5pm on Tuesday, 25th of August. Some of the money is ring-fenced for anti-racist groups, and groups fighting for Black liberation. Details here.
YCF Summer Opportunities Fund is Open
Camden-based YCF members are encouraged to apply now. Summer projects must aim to achieve at least one of the following outcomes:
~ Children and young people will have increased confidence
~ will have access to new activities and/or opportunities
~ Organisations work in partnership to deliver their activities
Applications will be considered if received by or before midnight on 2 August 2020. Please go to YCF’s website to access the application, which includes additional information about the fund, eligibility and background. Please send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Impacts – Social Action Fund
The Social Action Fund is a partnership between Camden Council and Camden Giving and is part of the Community Impacts programme.
The fund will support a broad range of local organisations and Camden residents to deliver activities that increase social action and support community cohesion and resilience. Providing funding directly to residents and grassroots groups supports the generation of initiatives and activities best suited to the needs of the local community.
Organisations can apply for small grants of £500-£1,500 for projects lasting up to 12 months. See Camden Giving website. The fund is open until 12th Aug.
London Community Response Fund – vulnerable young Londoners
Grants to provide positive opportunities and a package of focused support for vulnerable young Londoners who have been most impacted by the COVID-19
Funding will be available for activities starting in the summer and autumn to deliver for up to 6-months. Activities may include:
~ Mental health and wellbeing support, to tackle isolation and loneliness
~ Educational attainment catch-up; transitions support; employment & training
~ Activities to inspire & motivate young Londoners & support for families
~ Diversion and prevention opportunities for vulnerable young people in need
~ Holiday and after-school sport and physical activity Small grants up to £10,000 or large grants up to £50,000
Apply now as applications are considered on a first come first served basis with a deadline at the end of July.
London Community Response – 3rd Wave
Closing soon! You must have started your application by 5pm TODAY!
Grants to cover up to six months of your costs for the work you are seeking funding for (from the time the grant is awarded), though it can be for a shorter period (e.g. activities over the summer). Where possible we will offer unrestricted grants, though this is more likely if you are applying for a small grant.
Three strands to the current funding programme – crisis, enable and adapt.
Small grants up to £10k. Large grants up to £50k. Full details here.
Coronavirus Community Support Fund
A £200m fimd aimed at small to medium organisations:
~ To increase community support to vulnerable people affected by the COVID-19 crisis, through the work of civil society organisations.
~ To reduce temporary closures of essential charities and social enterprises, ensuring services for vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 have the financial resources to operate, and so reduce the burden on public services.
Full details on the National Lottery Community Fund website.
Ubele Fundraising Support for BAME Organisations
Every Thursday at 3:30pm Ubele host fundraising webinars on a variety grant funds that are available with techniques on writing better applications. These webinars are free of charge and the presentations/resources are uploaded on our website. Registration for Fundraising Webinars here.
Voluntary Action Forums: (web page here)
Follow ups to the Opening Community Buildings event and the BAME disproportionality events coing in September. SPLN (Social Prescribing Learning Network) Venturing Out (date tbc)
Keep in eye on our Events Calendar to book and for more info.
Camden Voluntary Action Forum
The forum is open to all Camden voluntary and community groups and organisation, community activists, social entrepreneurs, volunteers and anyone interested in local voluntary action.
VAC is working with funders so that safeguarding courses can continue online. Further details to come. There are some basic safeguarding videos on the home page and on the COVID19 Update page.
Tel: 020 7 284 6575 | Email: email@example.com email (Mon – Wed)
Public Health England has launched an updated Psychological First Aid (PFA) digital training module, aimed at all frontline and essential workers and volunteers.
The course aims to increase awareness and confidence to provide psychosocial support to people affected by COVID-19. The course is free, and no previous qualifications are required. It takes around 90 minutes to complete and the learner can complete it at their own pace.
ApArt Club,Holborn Community Association online projects for 8-12 year olds
Use online 3D graphics and design tools to create your own fantasy worlds and interactive adventures! Zoom sessions: 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th August 2.30 – 4.30pm
Virtual Gallery Project for 8-12 years
Experiment with different media, such as collage, drawing, photography and video to create your own digital artwork for the HCA Virtual Gallery! Zoom sessions: 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th August, 2.30-4.30pm
Healthwatch Camden Hosts Online Q+A Meeting with Royal Free Hospital and University College Hospital
Join an online Q&A event with Kate Slemeck, Chief Executive of the Royal Free Hospital and Marcel Levi, Chief Executive of University College Hospital.
Tuesday 4th August 5.30-6.30pm.
A chance to ask questions about how routine hospital services are returning after the Covid-19 lockdown, what changes patients will experience when accessing services and how we can all keep safe.
Register now: Via Zoom or register or by calling: 020 7383 2402
Support for Volunteer Managers from VCC
Volunteer Manager Cafes continue through the Summer, on Tuesdays to Thursdays 10am-5pm to the end of August you can book a free online video or telephone chat with our Best Practice Manager Shafia.
The next online Volunteer Managers’ Forum is on Tues 18 Aug. Details soon.
Camden Safeguarding Children’s Board Training
10 September 2020 — 9.30am-4.00pm
Designated Safeguarding Lead — New DSLs
18 September 2020 — 9.30am-1.00pm
Early Years and the Impact of Abuse
18 September 2020 — 9.30am-12.30pm
Designated Safeguarding Lead — Refresher Session
24 September 2020 — 10.00am-11.30am
Counter Extremism and WRAP Full details and how to apply here
Introduction to Office 365 from VAC
The Covid-19 crisis has seen an unprecedented number of organisations needing to move their back-office operations and services online, providing staff with access to emails and files remotely. Many have struggled with this as they lack the resource or know-how to get started.
This workshop will introduce you to the Office 365 platform (O365) and some of the key applications that facilitate remote working and collaboration. 4th August. Sign up on the VAC website.
Bloomsbury FC Holiday Football Camp
3 locations: Acland Burghley, Kings Cross Academy, Castlehaven.
10am – 3pm (staggered drop off/pick up) throughout the summer.
Ages: 7-11 (school years 2 – 6)
Full price from – £40 per day to Full bursary rate – £8 – varies by location.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org M: 07561 705 232
Book now: www.bloomsburyfootball.com
Women+Health online group classes via Zoom
Aiming too help people feel calm, grounded, & centred during lockdown. We are currently running 4 online classes per week:
~ Tuesdays at 1pm, ‘Mindfulness for Women’ with Camilla (women only)
~ Wednesdays at 6:30pm, ‘Yoga Nidra’ with Lina (men & women welcome)
~ Thursdays 6:30pm, ‘Gentle Hatha Yoga’ with Diana (men & women welcome)
~ Fridays at 1pm, ‘Sound Healing’ with Catherine (men & women welcome)
All classes are donation classes – and all money we receive goes towards helping Women+Health survive while our doors are closed. The classes are FREE if people cannot donate.
All info to join classes and to donate can be found on our JustGiving page:
Respect online domestic abuse training
Respect has secured funding from the London Community Response Fund to offer free online training to Frontline Workers who support or have an interest in service users with domestic abuse issues.
Adolescent to parent violence and abuse 15-28 August Apply here. Any questions, please email email@example.com
Students’ Union UCL’s Volunteering Service has a vacancy for a Student-led Projects Coordinator to cover a period of maternity leave until June next year.
Duties include supporting a caseload of student-led volunteering projects, providing guidance & supervision for leaders, developing and delivering training to students, and ensuring compliance with policies and procedures. Starting salary is £29,089. Full details on UCL’s vacancies page Closing 10 August.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org
Fitzrovia Youth in Action seeks Trustees
FYA is recruiting some new trustees. We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in supporting the work of our great local charity. You don’t need board experience. We’re looking for people who reflect the community in which we work and who have a range of skills and experiences. In particular, we’d love to hear from Camden residents or people who work in Camden.
For more information and a job description, please visit http://www.fya.org.uk/join-us/. If you have any questions, or would like to talk about the role, please contact Andre Schott, our Chief Executive email@example.com. We’re asking applicants to submit a CV, including a paragraph explaining why you are interested in the role. The deadline for applications is 31st August.
CDA seeks Welfare Benefits Caseworker
Camden Disability Action are seeking a highly motivated Welfare Benefits Caseworker to join the new Advice service. You will have excellent specialist knowledge of all health and disability benefits and be excited about working for an organisation which is run by Disabled people for Disabled people.
This is a full-time (35 hours per week), permanent position funded by Camden Council until 2023, with a possible extension until 2027. £30,000 – £33,000
To apply, complete an application form and return this, along with your Equality and Diversity Monitoring form, to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 10am on Monday, 24th August
The Kids Network seeks Trustees
Looking for up to five new trustees with skills and backgrounds:
~ Legal / HR
~ Safeguarding in the not for profit space
~ Fundraising with strong networks
~ PR and communications
~ Governance and Administration
The Kids Network is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS check. We particularly encourage applications from Black candidates and People of Colour to apply for this role as we continue to build our culture of inclusion and representation within our organisation. Rolling closing date. To apply please send your CV and a cover letter, no longer than two pages, to the Founder, Sarah Woodcock email@example.com
Opening Doors London seeks Community Engagement Coordinator
Permanent, Scale SO1: £32,063 – £33,229pa incl. LW
Closing date: Monday 17th August 9am
As Community Engagement Coordinator, you will lead on delivering Opening Doors London’s community engagement activities, events and programmes.
To apply download the full application pack here.
The Council of Somali Organisations is recruiting 5 part time posts:-
~ Digital and Information Development Officer London
~ Training Coordinator London
~ Membership Coordinator London
~ Executive Assistant to Director London
~ Somali Speaking Mosques Outreach Officer London
For an application pack, please visit our website: www.councilofsomaliorgs.com
Closing date for applications: 5th August 2018 1pm all applications to be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews w/c on the 10th of August 2020
CAMISH Network Young People’s Inclusivity Outreach Worker
Brandon Centre, on behalf of the Camden & Islington Network (CAMISH Network) is looking for an innovative and experienced outreach worker for this new project. Closing date is 30 July 2020
The aim of this project role is to enable us to trial innovative and effective ways of delivering services to young people who are at greatest risk of poor sexual health. Full details and how to apply on the NHS Jobs website.
London Irish Centre seeks Service Development Manager
Permanent Full Time – 35 hours per week Up to £35,000pa
The Service Development Manager is a key role at the London Irish Centre (LIC) as the postholder will be responsible for influencing and managing relationships with staff and external stakeholders to drive quality improvements as a part of the overall leadership of the LIC.
Application packs are available online
The deadline for applications is 9am Monday 27th July.
Interviews on Tuesday 4th August by Zoom.
Shak seeks Treasurer
Shak (South Hampstead and Kilburn Community Partnership) is a resident led charity based on the iconic Alexandra and Ainsworth estate* in the Kilburn ward of Camden NW London, which is an area of high rates of deprivation and poverty but big potential. Due to the local nature of our organisation we are looking for a trustee who is resident to the area where we operate.
Candidates will need to have or be willing to undertake a DBS check and child protection training.
The deadline for applications is: Monday 31st August.
If you would like further information or wish to apply for this role please contact John Boyle by email at email@example.com enclosing a current CV and cover letter explaining why you are interested in the post.
Somers Town Community Gardener
Reports to Story Garden Manager
3 days a week. September start date. Initially 1 year contract with possibilities for extension based on funding. Salary £24,000 per annum pro rata
Applications deadline Monday 3 August at midday Interviews Friday 7 August
To apply Email your CV and a separate covering letter (maximum two pages) explaining why you are best suited for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org
Calthorpe Project Treasurer Wanted
Calthorpe Community Garden is currently seeking an enthusiastic individual who understands the importance of strong governance to help enhance the lives of vulnerable people in the community. The Treasurer is an important and valuable part of the Trustee Board assisting in monitoring, understanding and communicating the accounts and budgets to the Board. The Treasurer should be able to highlight any improvements or risks for the financial wellbeing of the Calthorpe. Full details and how to apply on the website.
Director of Kentish Town City Farm
£30,000 – £40,000 per annum +pension
KTCF are seeking a visionary, strategic and courageous leader to realise our ambitions for the next exciting chapter at Kentish Town City Farm. The Farm Director is the key figurehead for the farm, providing leadership to an experienced and inclusive team of staff and volunteers, and ensuring financial growth. You will share our passion for changing lives by bringing people together, and our belief that every person has a positive contribution to make to the farm. Full details and how to apply here. Closing date: 6th August.
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.
Camden Social Prescribing and Care Navigation update
Social Prescribing and Care Navigation delivered by Age UK Camden, Voluntary Action Camden and Wish+ is operational, and adapted, as a point of access to services and support during the COVID 19 emergency. Referral form can be found here. Minimum requirements are contact details and permission to contact the person needing support.
Freephone: 0800 193 6067 (please leave a message if no answer)
Secure NHS email (referrals only): email@example.com
Community Links email (enquiries and referrals): firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancer Awareness Survey
We want to know how aware people in Camden are of cancer, and how the coronavirus pandemic has affected how you feel about screening and seeking help for health concerns. We’ll use what you tell us to help improve awareness of cancer in Camden – including causes, signs, symptoms and screening.
CSKX Studios– Art Bag
CSKX are gauging interest from local groups, organisations and individuals, who would be interested in art kits for older and younger people – who they think would benefit from access to a selection of art materials. The kits would be put together based upon participants interests and could include, or have access to, work plans or project ideas.
The aim is to facilitate the vulnerable or those who may not have access to art materials during the pandemic. Contact: Leo email@example.com 020 8001 5357
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.