Black History Month; Ageing Better Learning Seminar; Prevent Community Engagement Officer; Working with Migrants Podcast; Talk for Health Super Cafe; London Zoo Community Access Scheme; Third Age Project Calendar; Thyroid Trust events + New Funding Opportunities + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
“What makes groups welcoming for older people and why does it matter? An older people’s perspective.”
An Ageing Better in Camden learning seminar
Wednesday 13th November 2019 | 10am – 11.45am
Age UK Camden, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square WC1H 9NA
ABC will present evidence collected from older people in Camden on how community groups can be made as welcoming as possible, and what difference this makes. The report explores the concept of a ‘warm welcome’, the impact it can have on an older person and offers advice from older people themselves on how providers can make groups as friendly and open as possible.
The session will also include a Q&A discussion with report author, Amanda Mainey, and Programme Managers, Corinna Hyman and Annabel Collins.
Please RSVP by Wednesday 16th October to reserve your space – email on email@example.com or call us on 020 7239 0400.
Prevent Community Engagement Officer
Camden are looking for someone with good understanding of and connections with Camden’s diverse communities. The post will be responsible for increasing knowledge, understanding, confidence, and support for the council’s approach to Prevent within the local community. See jobs section below.
Working with Migrants Podcast
What is secondary trauma and how can you avoid it? What can migrants bring to local businesses and startups? How can technology help people find their place in a new home country?
In the series practitioners from the UK and Finland will share their experiences and best practices. Interviewees include Maurice Wren, chief executive of the Refugee Council UK, Jussi Lehtonen, artistic director of Finnish National Theatre, and programme manager Amy Spiller from Coram. https://www.spreaker.com/show/working-with-migrants https://open.spotify.com/show/4N1mUH6TiP7Tyx6W23n73u
Talk For Health Super Cafe
Monday 28th October, 6-8pm at Base KX Camley Street
Talk for Health launch talking forn wellbeing programme in Camden.
You are invited to the first ever Talk for Health Super Café.
At this free event for up to 100 people, you will get a cuppa, relax and find out how to Lift your own and others’ wellbeing through good listening, truthful talking and empathic listening. Book at Eventbrite
London Zoo Community Access Scheme
ZSL London Zoo are opportunity local charities and community groups who work with local families on a low income, people with additional needs and/or disabilities and older people.
Groups can apply for tickets with prices from £3-£6.50pp and tickets are flexible so they can be used anytime within 12 months. Find out more and apply online at zsl.org/cas
The Thyroid Trust have a range of events in October, including get togethers, information sessions and a session for prospective volunteers. Full information on the Thyroid Trust website.
‘Urgent action’ is needed to understand charities’ value, says Charity Commission
More must be done to measure the value of the charity sector in order to help government understand the role it can play in solving deep economic and social divides, a Charity Commission paper has said. Full story at Civil Society.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
The Supplementary Schools Network Fund (SSNF)
The fund is available for one year from January 2020 and is designed to support supplementary schools in Camden to provide high quality educational programmes that are accessible, fun and engaging whilst ensuring the safeguarding of children and young people (6 to 18 years).
Young Camden Foundation invites applications from supplementary schools or out-of-school settings for grants from £1000 to a maximum of £2500
You must providing lessons in at least one or more of the following subjects English, Mathematics and Science. Information Session will be held on w/c 14 October 2019 (date tbc)
The closing date for applications is 17th November 2019.
For information and application form firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Grants Portal
London sport have a very useful funding search tool to help you find current funding opportunities across London for physical activity and sport.
Youth work grant funding
Camden Council is now accepting applications for the Camden Youth Work Grant. Check out the application form for details. The focus of this funding is for work with ages 13–19 in Camden and up to age 25, if working with young people with learning difficulties or disabilities. The deadline for submission of application is Monday, October 14, 2019 at 5pm. Contact email@example.com
Social Action and Young People
#iwill is a fund to deliver social action opportunities for young people aged 10 to 20 years old when (25 for disabled people). Social action involves activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering. Grants are £1,000 and £10,000 for each project. Deadline midday 14th October.
please contact The Programmes Team at The London Community Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7582 5117.
Young Camden Foundation launches the Pathways Fund,
The Pathway Fund is a new grant to tackle youth crime in Camden and from today are inviting organisations to submit their Expressions of Interest.
The Pathways Fund is part of the Community Impacts Fund and will invest in the delivery of a 2 year programme of services and activities aimed at reducing youth offending in Camden. YCF will support a partnership of youth-focused organisations to deliver innovative and impactful programmes between January 2020 – 2022.
The closing date for Expressions of Interest is 5pm on Friday 25th October. Youth-focused organisations are encouraged to develop partnerships and work collaboratively. Contact email@example.com
If you need help with making connections with other organisations in different parts of of Camden that deliver youth services or want to know who might be looking to deliver a similar programme idea to yours for the Pathways Fund then please contact Young Camden Foundation, who in association with Camden Council, will be able to help you develop partnerships.
Physical Activity Inclusion Fund and Community Foundation
PAIF offers local community groups in Camden the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £1.5K, to ‘kick start’ projects that aim to reach our inactive communities.
Full details are here: Or for contact – CamdenPAIF@GLL.ORG
GLL aslo run a Community Foundation offering funding for community groups.
Funding available for specialist community projects for vulnerable women and girls
Local groups supporting women and girls with issues like period poverty, domestic and sexual abuse, mental health and long-term unemployment can to apply for a share of £3.5 million for their vital work.
A further round of the Tampon Tax Community Fund is open to charities and community groups working with women of all ages and backgrounds to build their skills, confidence and self-esteem.
Young people and volunteering
In partnership with Thrive LDN and iWill Fund, the GLA are offering grants of £10-15,000 to groups and organisations who get young people involved in volunteering and social action. The fund is aimed at young people who face challenges. This is our third year offering these grants and the impact of recent years has been so incredible we have raised the funding from £5-10k to £10-15k. The closing date is 18 October 2019. Details here.
Inclusive Communities Fund
Camden Giving has funding available for organisations with an annual income of less than £500,000 whose existing services, activities and facilities are not easily accessible for adults with physical, learning, cognitive or mental health disabilities in Camden. Projects should bring together disabled and non-disabled adults by improving access to, and participation in their existing services, activities and facilities. Apply for up to £20,000 before 11th November.
Visit www.camdengiving.org.uk/inclusive-community-fund or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
Are you a charity trustee whose organisation delivers services to children and young people in Camden? Do you have the correct policies and procedures in place?
Trustees have primary responsibility for safeguarding in their charity, so come along to our free workshop & find out how the Charity Commission’s Guidance affects you.
Wednesday 6th November: 2.00pm – 5.00pm at Voluntary Action Camden, Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street NW1. contact: Dianne Carlton Ogunyemi, Tel: 020 7 284 6575 | Email: email@example.com (Mon – Wed)
Safeguarding Introduction: Protecting Children in the Community
Wednesday 16th October: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Protecting Children in the Community is an introductory course designed for all those who work directly with children, young people or their families. Open to all those who have had little or no safeguarding training before. Who Should Take This Course? Suitable for anyone requiring basic safeguarding training, including volunteers, play workers and new starters who have never had safeguarding training before. Safeguarding Advance: Developing knowledge and understanding.
Tuesday 22nd October 10.00am – 2.30pm (Includes lunch)
If you frequently work with or deliver services to children and their families, it is essential that your organisation / group has up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding legislation and understands it’s legal obligations in regards to child protection procedures.
This Advanced course is designed to develop existing understanding of the safeguarding process through a variety of written text, case studies and interactive exercises.
Who Should Take This Course? Suitable for anyone who has attended safeguarding training previously and would like to update their knowledge and skills further, including volunteers and workers of all levels.
Please contact: Dianne Carlton Ogunyemi, our Community Partnership Advisor Lead to book your place, as well as customised Safeguarding training enquires.
Tel: 020 7 284 6575 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email (Mon – Wed)
Courses for staff and volunteers in the Community and Voluntary sectors
Free for volunteers and at very reasonable rates for staff.
~ Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene –
~ Customer Care – such as reception, taking calls or in retail.
~ COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) –
~ Manual handling
There are many other courses available including Safeguarding and GDPR. If there is a particular topic you are interested in, please contact us on 020-7383-5405 or by email: email@example.com
We run the courses on Mondays and Tuesdays from 10am at Training Link, 54-56 Phoenix Road NW1 1ES (near Euston and St Pancras stations). apply via the website: www.traininglink.org.uk
MenFacilitate training on 26th October
You can check out some videos, and download the ground rules and check-in here
And find out more about the workshop here
Book and pay by 13th October for the early bird discount.
Any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Empower Yourself at West Euston Partnership
Wednesday 9th October, 11am – 1pm
Hpod – Cumberland Market (next door to Regent’s Park Practice), London NW1
During this free and friendly workshop, our experienced coach will offer excellent tips on confident decision making, turning words into actions and taking back control of your life.
Contact David 020 7388 7932 or email@example.com to book.
Camden Youth Action Showcase 2019
The annual Camden Youth Action Showcase will take place on Thursday 24 October at 2:30pm at the London Irish Centre.
The Showcase highlights the positive impact young people across Camden are making on their communities. Book here.
For anyone 6-14 years old. This session is aimed at children and young people with a disability and their siblings. Every Wednesday during term time, 5.00pm – 6.00pm. Coram’s Fields Football Pitch, 93 Guilford Street, London WC1N
Free inclusive football session run by Arsenal Football club and Coram’s Field. For more information or to register for the session, please contact Edel Maher- Sports Development Officer firstname.lastname@example.org or 02033842209
‘Overcoming Barriers: Neurodiversity in Autism’
ALAG (Asperger London Area Group) is a community organisation providing valuable social and practical support to high functioning but vulnerable adults on the autism spectrum across London.
ALAG invites you to the Autumn Conference on Thursday 17 October
Book at Eventbrite. Any questions contact Ethney at email@example.com.
Prevent Community Engagement Officer
Camden are looking for someone with good understanding of and connections with Camden’s diverse communities. The post will be responsible for increasing knowledge, understanding, confidence, and support for the council’s approach to Prevent within the local community.
The main purpose for your role is to build relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders in the community and engage with Camden residents. You’ll monitor community sentiments and build resilience to inform wider strategic understanding of the local issues relation to community cohesion and tackle/response to challenges. See the full details on Jobs Go Public.
Have Your Say on VAC’s Activities and Websites
We are surveying all our members and subscribers to get your views on VAC and how you we can work better in the future/ or what things you think VAC should be working on now and in the coming years. It’s a short survey and as a thank you everyone who completes the survey has a chance to win £100.
This 12 month internship with the British Library will give an opportunity to gain experience across a range of activities that the project is involved in to preserve audio collections and to make sound content available to the widest possible audience.
The role will involve working closely with the cataloguing team; learning about different analogue and digital formats and gaining practical experience in how audio recordings are prepared, described and digitally preserved for future access.
For information please go here. Deadline Sunday 6th October.
Are you a parent/carer living in Camden? Elfrida Rathbone Camden is recruiting parent volunteers to support other Camden parents by offering practical help at our drop-in and 1:1 sessions. We offer 3 days FREE training covering the key skills needed for the role. Lunch provided
Training will take place on Friday 15th, 22nd and 29th November 2019 from 10.00-2.30. Lunch will be provided.
More information email Jill@elfridacamden.org.uk or call 07939877745 for an informal chat.
Exploring chronic pain and other untold stories of hidden illness
Participant Call Out! Raquel Meseguer is creating a new installation based on stories of people’s attempts to rest in public. This is about everyday stories, and everyday acts of bravery, told with honesty and frankness.
If you’d like be involved in this amazing project or would just like to know more, please sign up here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Comms and Engagement Worker North Camden Zone
The North Camden Zone project aims to back community-led change on three local estates. The project is a partnership of local organisations and community members committed to working together to make our neighbourhood a great place for everyone to live and to grow up in. The North Camden Zone is a project of the Winch.
We are looking for someone to strengthen our engagement with residents to support community-led change by leading on our communication. Details here
Healthy Minds Volunteer training on Wed 17th October
The Healthy Minds Community Programme helps Camden residents reconnect with the community through a range of free courses, workshops and activities. With events hosted by the likes of British Museum, Roundhouse, Triyoga and more, we offer participants new opportunities to get involved in Camden life.
As a Volunteer Active Mentor, you’ll hold small group sessions to support members in engaging with physical activities.
Georgia Gideon, Mind In Camden Healthy Minds Sports & Fitness Development Worker tel: 02072418987 email: GGideon@mindincamden.org.uk
Over 50s Activities Programme Lead, Centre Volunteer Coordinator
£27,000 – £29,500 if full time 35 hours per week, depending on experience
6-9 month temporary contract
Abbey Community Centre. Duties include:
~ Coordinating centre’s Over 50s Activities Programme: daily social groups, activities and services for local people aged 50+
~ Supervision and day-to-day support of Over 50s workers
~ Recruiting, supporting, supervising, recognising centre volunteers
Full details here. Closing date 19th October.
Train now to join the emergency volunteer team in Camden
There are a number of training dates to choose from, with more to come. (18th and 25th September). This is your chance to be part of a new way of helping out as a volunteer in the event of an emergency in Camden or Hammersmith & Fulham. Full details here. More info at email@example.com
No specialist skills, qualifications or experience are required. Volunteer Centre Camden will provide you with all the training you will need.
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 building in Chalk Farm
We are recruiting volunteer receptionists to be the first point of contact for visitors. 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.
Camden and Islington Sustainability Awards 2019
There is still time to nominate in the category ‘Community Project/initiative’
Best community environmental project – Recognises the efforts of community groups working to improve their local environment.
Deadline Wednesday 23 October. For more info and to apply click here.
EU Citizens Rights Information Sessions
The website www.eurights.uk, allows a community group or community champion to book a lawyer to attend their event for free. Seraphus will: (i) give a presentation on the Settled Status scheme, (ii) answer any questions, and (iii) remain available afterwards for one-to-one questions with audience members. The one requirement to benefit from this free service, is for at least 40 members of the European community (EEA or Swiss nationals) and their family members to have confirmed their interest to attend.
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.
GamCare (Tampon Tax Funding)
Free suite of resources for staff and women/girls affected by problem gambling;
Free face-to-face training packages with an aim of upskilling staff around early identification, advice, signposting and referral;
Free Treatment to women affected by problem gambling;
A single point of contact for ongoing support and advice.
For more information about the programme please contact
Rebekka Hammelsbeck – Women’s Programme Outreach Officer London
T: 020 7801 7000 M: 07307 610091 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Got an item for the e-bulletin?
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.