Health and Wellbeing Neighbourhood Assembly; Youth Safety Week; Supplementary Schools Consultation; CPPEG; Speak Street Picture Dictionary; Satellite Club Funding Workshop; Landlord Licensing Scheme Consultation + funding, training, events, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
Youth Safety Week
Camden’s week of action on youth safety from 10 to 14 February will combine a series of events, performances and workshops to provide support for the borough’s young people and their families and raise awareness of what is being done locally to help keep Camden’s young people safe.
Youth Safety Week will kick off at Camden House on Monday 10 February with a market place event, bringing together youth services, schools and community groups to discuss how to improve youth safety.
More information available here and here.
Health and Wellbeing Neighbourhood Assembly – Final report and reflections
Camden Supplementary Schools Consultation-New Date
5 March 2020 10am to 12pm
All Supplementary Schools in Camden are invited to give their input on Young Camden Foundation’s recent grants programme (SSNF2019). YCF would like to learn more about supplementary schools’ challenges and opportunities. Your views and opinions will inform any future grants programmes that YCF might develop in 2020/2021. Please attend if your Supplementary School was successful in the first round of SSNF.
At Triton Café, next to 20 Triton Street at the back of Regents Place, 338 Euston Road, London, NW1. RSVP: email@example.com
Camden Patient and Public Engagement Group (CPPEG) open meeting
Tuesday 11 February 2020 14:00 – 16:00
Note change of venue: The St Pancras and Somers Town Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, London, NW1 1DF
The PPG newsletter shares all our latest news and opportunities for patients and the public to be involved in our work. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe.
The Speak Street Picture Dictionary
The Picture Dictionary will be a Camden-focused learning aid made freely available to help newcomers to the UK learn English.
The competition is open to all and has some great prizes on offer. Details here.
Satellite club funding workshop
The Physical Activity Team & London Sport are hosting a satellite club funding workshop next Wednesday from 16.00 – 17.30.
Satellite Clubs are focused on supporting an increase in the number of 14-19-year olds participating regularly in physical activity and sport for 1 hour a week for 30 weeks. Funding ranges from £3,000 – £5,000 and can include hall hire, coaching fees, equipment and admin. Register here
Have a say Camden Council’s landlord licensing scheme
Camden Council have launched a consultation relating to their proposal to renew the current borough wide additional house in multiple occupation (HMO) licensing scheme. The current scheme comes to an end on 8 December 2020. The consultation will run until the 8 March 2020.
More information is available at camden.gov.uk/hmolicensing
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
Change in Action
Do you have an idea for a project that is co-designed by young people? A project provides access to new opportunities; and promotes alternative, positive pathways? Are young people aged 11-25 in Camden involved?
Youth led social action can include a variety of projects such as:
– campaigning about a local issue
– tackling pollution
– fundraising for charitable causes
– organising events
– raising awareness about mental health
– combating racism and discrimination
If you have a suitable project please read the guidance notes and eligibility on Young Camden Foundation’s website.
Contact: email@example.com Deadline: 28 Feb 2020
Comic Relief and the Mayor of London: London Together fund
Third and final round of the three-year funding partnership. London Together invests in sport for change approaches that aim to improve social integration. The fund supports work in London.
There are two aims for this round of funding: reducing social isolation and strengthening relationships between and within communities. Details here.
Applicants can apply for a minimum of £25,000 and a maximum of £150,000.
The deadline is 12 noon on Friday 13th March 2020.
Camden Community Festival Fund
The fund is now open for applications. All community festivals and events that receive a grant will also receive a waiver of all non-statuary fees and charges which include road closures, trading licenses and parking suspensions. The process for grant applications will be managed directly by Camden Events Service.
Deadline for grant applications is 29 February. All funding decisions will be announced by 31 March.
Social & Community Capital Grants
A fund to enable social enterprises, charities and community businesses to make a positive impact in UK communities. Grants are aimed at organisations that are unable to access mainstream funding.
RBS are offering seven £20,000 grants to allow organisations to develop projects that create direct social impact on a community with need, and that have potential to become a sustainable product or service.
Right to Thrive small grants for community projects:
Have an idea to improve mental health and wellbeing at a community level? Thrive LDN has launched a grant scheme that is designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of Londoners who may experience higher levels of unfair treatment or discrimination. The scheme will award grants ranging from £500 to £10,000 in order to fund grassroots projects – by organisations or by individuals – that work with intersectional or marginalised communities.
Full details here
The deadline for applications is 9am, Monday 2nd March 2020. firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7239 1390.
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.
New IT & Digital Capacity Building Programme
VAC is pleased to announce the launch of our new IT and digital capacity building for the sector, delivered in Partnership with CITA and WCIT. Taking on your priorities from our recent survey, we will be delivering a series of FREE 2 hour workshops covering a whole range of topics from getting started with new IT systems, social media use and strategy, website and CRM development through to data protection, compliance and digital strategy. Please visit our website for more information, download the programme and book your place.
Successful Premises Management – Making the most of your property.
Want to rent out a room? Make the most of your venue? Earn income from an underused space? The Ethical Property Foundation is running a free property workshop for non-profit organisations in partnership with Voluntary Action Camden.
Wednesday 26th February at Charlie Ratchford Centre, Belmont Street, London NW1 8HF
10am – 1.30pm Workshop and Lunch (included)
1.30pm – 3.30pm Confidential 1:1 Advice Clinic
You will work with real life case studies from community organisations. Book at Eventbrite.
Safeguarding Introduction: Protecting Children in the Community (Level 2)
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.
Enquire for dates of next course.
Safeguarding Advance: Developing knowledge and understanding. (Level 3)
For those who frequently work with or deliver services to children and their families. Course provides essential information that your organisation / group needs to understands it’s legal obligations in regards to child protection procedures and up-to-date knowledge of safeguarding legislation.
Please contact: Dianne Carlton Ogunyemi, our Community Partnership Advisor Lead tfor future dates as well as customised Safeguarding training enquires.
Tel: 020 7 284 6575 | Email: email@example.com email (Mon – Wed)
Community Choir – Regents Park Singers
Singing with others relieves stress and releases endorphins. First Monday of the month, at the Hpod, 7.00pm – 8.45pm.
Help with learning… dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, dyscalculia or Autism
Contact David.Hermanstein@camden.gov.uk to book an appointment with our specialist.
Silver Cycling – Cycling in Regents Park
For more information call 020 7388 7932 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Chuks@westeuston.org.
Volunteer Managers’ Forum for Networking & Peer Support
Wednesday 19th February, 10am-12pm in Camden to discuss all things volunteer management with volunteer managers in Camden, and beyond. Get in touch with Shafia at VCC for the promo code
Voiceability Camden Peer Mentor Training
Mon 10th, Tues 11th, Mon 17th, Tues 18th February 10am – 4:30pm
Peer mentors use their own lived experiences of mental health to support someone else to achieve positive changes in their lives.
If you have lived experience of mental health, and can spare 4 hours a month contact Lucy email@example.com or call 0203 3557113.
Talking for Wellbeing
Taster session. Thursday 20th February, 4:00 – 6:00pm. Then you can:
• Come to Talk for Health cafes;
• Do our in-depth 4-day Talk for Health Programme.
• Follow these with ongoing groups for strong peer networks.
Register here to attend the next Taster or for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 02034 093201 Hargrave Rd, N19
Camden Resilient Families Practice Model Celebration
24th February 2020, 9.15am-11.30am at 5 Pancras Square.
The Resilient Families Framework is the name given to Camden early help’s way of working. Please book your place at the celebration at Eventbrite
Mental Health Matters event
How do LGBT+ people experience local services and what is the effect on their mental health and wellbeing? Speakers:
Monty Moncrieff MBE, Chief Executive of London Friend, a charity promoting the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.
Ben Hoff Ph.D, Clinical Lead for Mental Health at sexual health charity Spectra, where he heads up counselling and mindfulness provision.
Thursday 27 February, 6pm at St Pancras Conference Hall, St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way, NW1 0PE. Details here.
Therapeutic Gardener Volunteer
Solace are looking for volunteers to work with residents at a multiple needs refuge to maintain the beautiful and spacious garden.
For the full volunteer role description and the application forms please visit Solace Women’s Aid website. Deadline for applications is 17th February
Please note that our volunteer opportunities are open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010, Schedule 9, Part 1), and that these volunteer roles are exempt from the rehabilitation of offenders act 1974 and subject to enhanced DBS checks.
The St Giles-in-the-Fields & Bloomsbury United Charity Seeks Trustee
The trust are looking for a trustee who can bring their knowledge/experience of supporting older people to the charity to ensure meeting the needs of almshouse residents, thinking about now and into the future. The ideal Trustee is someone who has significant experience of social care services, whether that is in a professional capacity or as a carer themselves.
To find out more or apply please email Hazel Capper, Clerk to the Trustees, at email@example.com enclosing a CV and a covering letter outlining why you are interested in the role, by Friday 28th February.
Henna Asian Women’s Group seeks Chair and Trustees
Henna are looking for people from a range of backgrounds, with different experience and skills, who can give commitment and time to help us develop our future strategy and financial stability.
Please contact Rafat Kiani directly on firstname.lastname@example.org for further information alongside a Job Description.
LAWRS are looking for committed and motivated Latin American women to join our team
Please take a look at our current job vacancies and find the job descriptions, application and equal opportunities forms at CharityJob website: Operations Manager, Counselling and Psychotherapy Coordinator; Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Advice Caseworker – Spanish Speaker; Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Service Manager.
Coram’s Fields Out of School club
Senior Playworker: Salary £20,970, 35 hours per week during term time and school holidays.
Playworker Maternity Cover: Salary £19.201 pro-rata, working 20 hrs term time and 35 hrs during school holidays.
Sessional Playworker: Salary £10.55 per hour, 35 hours during school holidays.
If you are interested in applying for either of these roles, full job description and application form can be found on the website
Alternatively contact Kate Humphrey (OSC Manager) for further information on 02033842212. Closing date is 9am on Monday 17th February 2020.
Ageing Better Camden is looking for a male Outreach Worker
Men’s Sessional Outreach Worker £13.45 per hour
ABC is looking for a male Outreach Worker to contribute to a Men’s Outreach project within the Outreach Service, to reach, initiate contact and engage with significant numbers of older men across Camden.
Currently up to 24 hours per month with additional hours available for specific events. (Hours and days are flexible). Outreach activity takes place during Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm.
All documents can be downloaded from www.ageukcamden.org.uk or email email@example.com.
Closing date: 9am Wed 19th February. Interview date: Fri 28th February
Community Connectors/Volunteers Recruiting Now
Elfrida are always looking for enthusiastic people to become Community Connectors to support parents/carers and their families living in Camden.
ER offer full training covering the key skills for the role, so no qualifications needed. You will receive 1:1 support, out of pocket expenses and be a part of a local network. Next training course end of March/beginning of April 2020.
You can help by sharing parenting tips, offering practical support to those who need it and using your skills to help organise group activities for families and their children.
If you are interested, want more information or to reserve your place contact Jill Jill@elfridacamden.org.uk or call 07939877745 for a chat.
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
Reception and Greeting Volunteers in Chalk Farm
VAC 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
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.
Camden Climate Action Plan – Consultation Open
Following the Citizens’ Assembly on the Climate Crisis last year, Camden has recently published its new 5-year Climate Action plan for consultation. The plan responds to the assembly and outlines a programme of projects and activities towards a zero carbon Camden.
The consultation is at www.camden.gov.uk/climateplan Get in touch with James.Davies@camden.gov.uk if you would like a short presentation/meeting.
Need a Meeting Room near Chalk Farm?
VAC has 3 new rooms to hire out for Events/Training, etc. at 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.
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.