Small Grants for Social Prescribing; Impact Workshop; Resilient Families Training; Royal Free Members Meeting; Safer Streets Screening; EU Settlement Scheme; Camden Mela; Report on Health Prevention; Change in Action Fund Details + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Small Grants for Social Prescribing
GLA’s Team London have released a small grants programme for groups tackling social isolation. VAC met with Team London officers whilst the grant criteria was being decided and emphasised the need to fund initiatives that were already working well but were coming under pressure from social prescribing referrals. This is one way we can use our social prescribing data we gather to influence decisions. Full details here.
Evaluating Your Impact
Thursday 18th July 2019 10am-1pm (plus free lunch)
At Kentish Town Community Centre, 17 Busby Place, London NW5 2SP
UCL and Camden Council evaluation workshop for VCS groups in Camden.
Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practice is vital to understand and demonstrate of the impacts of your work, but can feel daunting. This practical, interactive workshop, brought to you by UCL and Camden Council, will introduce a range of evaluation approaches and methods, and give examples of where and how they can be useful.
Places are limited. To book: Please reply to email@example.com
Resilient Families Training
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Annual members’ meeting
The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust annual members’ meeting will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 24 July 2019 in the Sir William Wells Atrium at the Royal Free Hospital, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG.
RSVP via email: email@example.com
Kentish Town Youth Project’s (KTYP) Safer Streets Screening
Regents Place on 24th July 2019 between 10am – 12noon
The screening celebrates ‘Safer Streets’ a project for young people, created by Kentish Town Community Centre in the aftermath of the appalling stabbings in our area in February 2018. Funded by the National Lottery, the project gave young people in our area the tools and information to feel safe and act safety in Camden
If you’d like more information and or RVSP please contact Jamie Weight (Youth Projects Coordinator) on firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0207 482 3212
EU Settlement Scheme support for vulnerable Spanish and Portuguese speakers
Latin American House in Kilburn offers free practical assistance to Spanish and Portuguese-speaking EU citizens and their families with applications to continue living in the UK after Brexit. Priority is given to the more vulnerable members of the community. We offer both a drop-in service (Mon-Tue, 11am-5pm) and appointments (Wed-Thu, 11am-5pm), as well as Saturday sessions and outreach. Contact email@example.com
The IPPR have released a report setting out the case for a new approach to public health and prevention. The report points out that often the most vulnerable in society are at the greatest risk of developing preventable conditions through personal behaviour which is influenced by social pressures, such as poverty or job insecurity. A compassionate prevention strategy understands the complex causes behind harmful behaviour – especially mental ill-health – and instead of ‘punishing’ people for bad behaviour, seeks to empower and support them to make better choices
One recommnedation is that everyone who displays ‘risky’ behaviour or is newly diagnosed has access to a personal care plan, social prescribing and a peer support network. 2 page Summary: or read the full Final report:
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Young Camden Foundation Change in Action Fund
YCF will award grants of up to £5,000 to support voluntary organisations in Camden deliver activities for young people.
The Change in Action Fund is the first of four grant programmes that we will release from our Community Impacts Fund programme.
Youth violence is rising and we know that inequality and wide-ranging social, cultural and personal experiences lie at the root of this pressing problem.
The Community Impacts fund provides a significant opportunity to mobilise the community, voluntary organisations and youth services to improve outcomes for children, young people and their families who are affected by crime. The Change in Action Fund is designed to enable organisations to deliver Youth led Social Action projects
Deadline: 12 noon Thursday 25th July. Decisions: W/C 12th August 2019 Access the information, guidance and application form here.
Please get in touch with the YCF team if you have any further questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative Awards Scheme
The SANE Creative Awards Scheme aims to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems, their carers and families by supporting their artistic aspirations and helping fulfil their creative potential.
Awards range from £75 to £300.
Contact Thomas Andrews 020 3805 1790 email@example.com
Places to Ride Grants Programme
The programme will fund the development of multi-use facilities to engage with a broad spectrum of cyclists and to encourage people who have never cycled before to get on their bikes. Applications can also be made to improve existing cycling facilities and support opportunities to ride in communities.
Small grants of between £1,000 and £50,000 are available. It is expected that the average grant will be much less than £50,000. Full details 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.
Safeguarding Advance: Developing knowledge and understanding.
Wednesday 17th July 9.45am – 2.30pm (Includes lunch)
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 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.
The training will cover the following:
• Department for Education’s updated statutory guidance for England and Wales.
• Myth Busting & Social Care: Exploring safeguarding attitudes in the community.
• Awareness of current issues / Understanding emerging forms of abuse.
• Safeguarding awareness and assessing need: Race, culture, gender and ability.
• Safeguarding in Camden, thresholds and the role of professionals.
details from Dianne Carlton Ogunyemi email: DOgunyemi@vac.org.uk
Saturday 20 July, 11:00 – 15:00
£5 | £3 | Entrance Hall | Suitable for all ages.
The British Library https://www.bl.uk/events/words-as-art
Take part in a fun-filled family day inspired by our exhibition, Writing: Making Your Mark
Relaxed Early Opening for Families
Sunday 11 August, 9:00 – 11:00
Free | Ticketed | Suitable for families with children on the autism spectrum and other sensory needs.
The British Library https://www.bl.uk/events/relaxed-early-opening-for-families
A free autism-friendly early opening of the British Library
An event for families with children on the autism spectrum and other sensory needs. Enjoy the Library free from the hustle and bustle of the general public.
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
Volunteer Opportunities in Somers Town this summer
Great opportunity to help on a creative project – a ‘Pop Up Museum’.
– putting together an exhibition (July 11/12)
– installation (July 11)
– social media
– Festival – outgoing people on our stand
Contact us for an informal chat – more info or to tell us about your interest www.aspaceforus.club Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Centre Camden seeks Best Practice Manager
£31,000 FTE (£18,600 pro rata, 3 days pw) Deadline Tuesday 16th July
This is a superb opportunity to join one of the best Volunteer Centres in the country to support and advise volunteer-involving organisations (VIOs) in Camden. Volunteer Centre Camden (VCC) seeks an expert Best Practice Manager who will be responsible for delivering their ‘Best Practice Plus’ service as well as supporting their volunteer brokerage service. Full details here.
Maa Shanti seeks Volunteers
Maa Shanti empowers single asian mums ( formerly known as AWLPA) and supports single Asian mothers who are fleeing domestic violence and is looking for volunteers to support clients, translate during activities, gather data, provide information, signpost and be champions for us in the community. We would like to hear from women who have an understanding of the issues affecting single Asian mothers fleeing domestic violence, good spoken language skills in any of the South Asian languages including Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu and Gujarati. Contact email@example.com or call 020 7700 0675 for more information.
North London Rape Crisis seeks Volunteers
Helpline volunteers needed to provide support to women and girls age 13+ who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. The volunteers will be required to commit to 12 months post training and to attend a 10 week training course on Fridays from 20th September to 22nd November.
Open Evening on Thursday 18th July from 4pm-7pm at our Head Office.
The information pack is on Solace Women’s Aids website.
Deadline for applications is 2nd August 2019 midday.
Volunteers wanted for Drummond Street Festival
Drummond Street is a truly unique cultural asset to Camden, and we will celebrate the with food, fun and entertainment on Thursday 1st August, 11.30am-6pm. This daytime outdoor festival is open to everyone to attend and we would like volunteers to help on the day.
Anyone interested can email or call Daniel Fulvio 020 7419 4841 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Association for West Hampstead Seeks Project Worker
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com before September 2nd 2019.
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.
Want to Run a Catering Stand in a Park?
The London Borough of Camden are currently looking to procure the services of small attractive mobile catering units to offer quality refreshments from a designated pitch in the following Camden parks and open spaces: Argyle Square; Bloomsbury Square; Brunswick Square; Cantelowes Gardens; Kilburn Grange Park; Talacre Town Green; Tavistock Square
Tenderers may tender for one or more of the sites for a three year licence.
To find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the request for quotation and draft licence documents.
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.