Camden Strategic Partnership Fund; Hearing Loss Drop in Sessions; Secret Picnic; Gymsick; Community Development Event; Wellbeing Activities at WEP + training, events, funding opportunities, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Camden Strategic Partnership Fund – applications now open (South West zone only)
The Strategic Partner Fund for Neighbourhoods has now reopened for applications in the South West zone only, information about the Strategic Partnership can be found here The first stage of the application process closes at Midnight on the 29th July 2018
If you would like to request an application pack or if you have any queries about the fund please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Joleene.email@example.com 020 7974 4214 (South West)
Camden Council & St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre drop in sessions
Offering residents of all age ranges practical support to deal with hearing loss
Drop in sessions 9.30am-12noon Once a month on Fridays:
6th July, 3rd August, 7th September
Delivered by Asif Iqbal, Adult Social Care, Camden Council. Support and advice around options and adaptions to aid.
Held at The St Pancras & Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, Kings Cross, London NW1 1DF
For more information, please call Asif Iqbal: Tel: 020 7974 2837 or Email: asif.iqbal@Camden.gov.uk
We Are Ageing Better & Hopscotch Secret Picnic
Meet at 11.30am at The Living Centre, 2 Ossulston NW1
Come along for a picnic in hidden gem within Regents Park. Please bring some food to share. There will be a chance to show off your sporting skills too
Full schedule of activites and events at http://weareageingbetter.org.uk/
Gymsick is a pop-up gym-like space for young people, offering an array of free activities for body and soul that fuse art, sport, music and film. Including: boxing sessions with Action Youth Boxing trainers (AYBI), sessions with boxing and drumming and boxing and poetry, a film program, banner-making, the opportunity to learn to edit films, a Cumbia music event on Sunday 12 August and loads more!
The space will function as a drop-in environment except during workshops (timetable and sign up sheets tbc – on our FB page in late July).
An initial meeting will be held on 8 Aug in Chalton Gallery from 10:30 to plan the program of films and install the gym (with vegan energy balls for sustenance). Activities will begin on 8th Aug.
8 – 17 August at Chalton Gallery, 96 Chalton St, London. NW1 1HJ UK
contact – firstname.lastname@example.org
more info coming soon – https://www.facebook.com/gymsick Hosted by artist Lucy Pawlak in collaboration with AYBI boxing & Chalton Gallery
Empowered Communities 20/20: supporting community development across London
18th July 2018: 1300-1730 @TMG-58, Tower Building, London Metropolitan University, 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB
Event organised by Community Development Network London
Purpose of the event:
• To understand the findings of the Empowered Communities 2020 research
• To contribute to Local Trust plans for future support
• To build an independent, critical and influential movement
• To network, seek out peer support and learning, challenge and inspire
Register here: Venue fully accessible
Free wellbeing activities at West Euston Partnership
Monthly Health Walks. Get active and join our free and friendly Health Walk in beautiful Regent’s Park. Meet lovely people, get fitter, enjoy a cup of tea and a chat. Feel refreshed in body and mind. 20% discount at Benugo café in the park. Meet on Wednesday 18th July at 9.45am at West Euston Partnership, One Stop Shop, 29-31 Hampstead Road, London NW1 3JA (next door to Sainsbury’s). The walk will take about 80 minutes. More dates coming soon! No need to book. For more info contact Ann Wolfe email@example.com or call 020 7388 7932. Silver Cycling in beautiful Regent’s Park. Are you 50+ and fancy cycling with others? Join us for a free one-hour session. Electric bikes and specially adapted bikes including tricycles available, so if you don’t know how to cycle you can still join us. 20% off in the park café! Bike pick up point is at St Mary’s Yard, Inner Circle, Regent’s Park NW1 2NR (near entrance to Queen Mary’s Rose Gardens). For more info and to book please contact Ann Wolfe firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7388 7932.
Camden Disability Action
Catch up with the latest news from Camden Disability Action.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
£100k funding will help small charities’ digital marketing
Nisa is offering 10 small charities the chance to be awarded £10,000 each to help expand digital marketing and other promotional activities.
Nisa Locally’s charitable funding arm Making a Difference Locally has launched a competition in which the ten charities can apply to win the prize funds. Any UK charity with an annual income of £100,000 or less is eligible to enter the competition.
This is a two-year rolling programme, so you can apply at any time for funding between £1,000-£5,000.
The new grants will be used to support community-led cultural projects in every London borough and will support not-for-profit, small or informal organisations and groups as well as individuals as it is often harder for them to access funding. Full details at the Mayor’s website.
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.
Healthy Minds Activities – Try something new this summer
Zumba – 9th July
Have fun and keep fit at the same time. Zumba is a fusion of Latin American dances and simple aerobic and fitness steps. Paper Jewellery – 16th and 23rd July
Learn to make beautiful paper necklaces and bracelets with this fun technique that uses decorative papers and beads. Sessions run from 10:00 – 11:00am.
Zumba – St Pancras & Somers Town Living Ctr, 2 Ossulston St
Paper Jewellery – Charlie Ratchford, Belmont Street, London, NW1
For more details contact Mandira 0207 284 6573 or Erica 0207269 6035
Further events on the VAC events calendar.
Talaado Bisha 17th July 10.30 – 12.30 at Tavis House, 1-6 Tavis Square, WC1
Iska waran! Join us for our Somali coffee and information morning with a speaker from Camden Carers. If you would like to find out more about this free event then call us on 020 7239 0400
The British Library Windrush Family Day Sat 7 July, 2-4pm
Explore the stories, lives and history of the Caribbean community. Inspired by our Windrush: Songs in a Strange Land exhibition, enjoy storytelling with dynamic singer-songwriter Lánre and play board games from across the world with Games without Wires from the Caribbean Social Forum. This is a free event for all the family to enjoy, with singing, board games, dance, storytelling, crafts and poetry throughout the day. Further information at https://www.bl.uk/events/windrush-family-day
Inspection of UCL NHS Foundation Trust
The Care Quality Commission anticipate undertaking an inspection of UCLH before the end of 2018 and so is inviting public stakeholders to an event to hear your views of this provider.
Tuesday 10 July, 10am to 1pm at Friends House, 173 – 177 Euston Road, London, NW1.
rsvp to UCLHevent@cqc.org.uk
Saturday 21st July 12 – 5pm. In the Mix music stage, world food, animal shows. Live Music and Arts just added from Roundhouse and Wac Arts. A family festival. Contact email@example.com tel 020 7267 6635.
British Library Events
Community Eid Show and Tell Tuesday 10th July at 2:30pm
Get up close and personal with the British Library’s collection celebrating ‘Eid’ we’ll have experts on hand to answer your questions. If you are a local resident and would like to attend, please contact Amber or Emma. Contact Amber Perrier firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 7412 7250
How to Be Self Employed
Tuesday 10th July, 10am – 2pm at West Euston Partnership, 29-31 Hampstead Road, London NW1 3JA
This is a very useful beginners’ guide for people interested in the idea of working freelance. You will receive tips on:
~ Marketing and Promoton
~ Securing Finance
~ Knowing Your Competitors
~ Drafting A Business Plan
~ Registering Yourself as Self Employed
To book contact David Hermanstein on 07908845154/020 7388 7932 or email email@example.com
Promoting Community Cohesion and Celebrating Diversity with music, stalls, funfair, dance and instruments
Sunday 15th July Coram’s Fields 93 Guilford Street WC1N
Mela 12-6.00pm. Parade from 2.30-3.00pm
To participate in the parade on the day please meet by the stage in Coram’s Fields at 2:00pm.
For further information and stall bookings please contact:
Nasim Ali Tel: 07852 223403 or Email: Nasim.firstname.lastname@example.org
Castlehaven Community Centre seeks Marketing & Social Media Co-ordinator
Key responsibilities include:
Support Operations Manager to deliver public communication for all charitable projects, community initiatives & social enterprises. In particular:
– Manage the marketing requirements of Community Association and maintain all social media platforms related to it.
– Work alongside the Operations Manager to create and implement offline and online creative strategies.
– Co-ordinate the marketing of internal and external Community Associations activities, events and projects.
– Create photographic and video content plus an ability to edit. Full details here. Closing date 10th July.
National Pensioners Convention seeks Office Administrator
Part time/permanent (subject to six month probation)
£11,232 (18 hours a week to be arranged) plus 7.5% pension contribution
Britain’s biggest campaigning pensioner organisation, the National Pensioners Convention, is seeking to appoint an experienced Administrator to provide an effective administrative service and support to NPC members, staff and Officers. The successful candidate will have the ability to work as part of a small team, contribute to the organisation.
We are seeking an efficient, enthusiastic and engaging individual with excellent communications skills and the ability to deal with a broad range of older people, members of the public and officials from other organisations.
Submit your CV and supporting statement, (in word) to email@example.com.
Closing date for applications: 12 noon 3 August Interview date: 6 August
Latin American House is recruiting 3 posts
Supporting the delivery of Latin American House’s projects and services, strengthen their sustainability and developing new projects and services following income generation and fundraising strategies.
The successful candidate will possess:
● A minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience
● Proven experience of writing successful funding applications.
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English and Spanish.
30hrs per week. £32,000 gross per annum pro rata.
Closing date for applications 5pm on 16th July. Interviews w/c 23rd July Frontline Reception officer
● Ensuring that everyone contacting LAH is made to feel welcome and that they receive information about LAH’s services and other relevant services.
● Identifying service users’ needs so as to signpost them internally, externally, or provide them directly with basic frontline support.
● Promoting all of LAH’s events and activities to service users, and the Latin American community and general public through our website and social media.
30hrs per week. £21,840 gross per annum pro rata.
Closing date for applications 5pm on 9th July. Interviews w/c of 16th July Building and Facilities officer
● Being the first point of contact regarding day-to-day matters relating to the building and facilities.
● Ensuring the maintenance of a safe working environment
● Engaging contractors in relation to maintenances, repairs and security
21hrs per week. Salary: £20,020 gross per annum pro rata.
Closing date for applications 5pm on 9th July 2018. Interviews w/c of 16th July
Latin American House is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Applications forms and more information available at www.casalatina.org.uk
Camden Carers Centre is recruiting a Chair
Camden Carers Centre’s wonderful Chair is stepping down after 5 years in the role and we are looking for a new Chair. You would be joining the organisation at an exciting time; we have just secured a three year contract from Camden to continue to deliver services to carers in the borough.
To find out more please contact Allegra Lynch CEO for an informal chat on 020 7428 8950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. A discussion with the current Chair to find out more about the role can also be arranged. Applicants will need to submit a CV and supporting statement by end of June.
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