Festival Fund; Meet a Scientist; Volunteer Managers Forum; Camden Dementia Action Alliance; Voiceability Peer Mentor Training; Laamiga Training and Mentoring; Talking for Wellbeing + funding, training, events, jobs, volunteering, trustees and more
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.
Talk to a Crick Scientist on World Cancer Day
February 4th 12-2pm, Meet a Crick Scientist session
Ever wondered what life is like as a scientist? At the Crick there are more than 1,000 scientists working to expand what we know about how life works. For World Cancer Day, two Crick scientists will be in the Living Centre to share behind-the-scenes insights into how they make science and cancer research happen. Bring your curiosity and have a chat.
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
Camden Dementia Action Alliance
Next meetings of Camden DAA is 10-1pm on 3 February and 1pm to 4pm on 30 March at the Camden Crowndale Centre, 218 Eversholt Street, NW1 1BD
Free 60-minute information session available to groups.
For more information on the Camden Dementia Action Alliance and booking a free information session contact: Miles Maier – email@example.com Tel: 020 7428 8950. Mobile: 07966 743095
Voiceability Camden Peer Mentor Training
The course will take place over 4 days and attendance on all days is required –
Monday 10th, Tuesday 11th, Monday 17th, Tuesday 18th February
From 10am until 4:30pm, venue tbc
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, have a good empathetic listening ear and can spare around 4 hours a month to support others contact Lucy firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0203 3557113.
Training Programme for Migrant & Ethnic Minority Women
Laamiga are recruiting unemployed women aged 18+ from Black, Asian, minority ethnic refugee and migrant communities to join their Aliyah Project.
Call 0208 257 7317 and leave your name and telephone or email email@example.com.
The project will deliver workshops February-July 2020 every three weeks on Saturdays in Euston with one to one support from a woman mentor and July to December 2020 more follow-up workshops.
Talking for Wellbeing
It’s important to take care of our emotional wellbeing. One way of doing this is to connect in a truthful and empathic way with others.
Come to a Taster session. Mon 3rd 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
Kentish Town food co-op inspires nationwide movement
A food co-op project launched on a Kentish Town estate has sparked a nationwide movement in the wake of the General Election result. Full story in the Ham and High.
See the Funding pages on VAC’s website for all the latest information.
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. email@example.com or 020 7239 1390.
Clarion Futures Community Grants Programme
Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 will be available to organisations seeking to deliver innovative, well designed projects that support Clarion residents and the wider community to deliver local initiatives and projects to improve their neighbourhood.
Find out more at the website or for further information or enquiries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aviva Community Fund
The Aviva Community fund has re-launched as a crowd-funder.
Aviva want to support projects in the following areas:
• Community resilience: Tackling inequality and improving environments to build more connected, more resilient communities
• Financial capability and inclusion: Giving people the tools to become more financially independent
Full deatils on the website.
Summer Give 2020
The Summer Give campaign raises funds for projects taking place during any school holidays between Summer 2020 – May half term 2021 (inclusive). Closes 21st February 2020.
You must be registered charity, have a year of accounts and £25k income.
See website or email email@example.com.
Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Grassroots Fund.
The £3m fund will focus on supporting existing VAWG-specialist grassroots organisations operating deep in London’s communities.
The Fund will formally launch in early March, but LCF will be holding a series of engagement events in January and February. Express your interest in attending these engagement events here.
Any queries email VAWGGrassrootsFund@londoncf.org.uk.
The Mayor of London’s Shared Endeavour fund
This fund will support civil society organisations in London who are standing up against hate, intolerance and extremism.
Core objectives of the fund will be to support groups that
– are countering extremist narrative and offering positive alternatives
– are encouraging others to stand up to hate, intolerance and extremism
Find out more about the fund here.
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. The first sessions will run on the 21st and 29th January and look at website planning and design, and getting started with new IT Systems. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org email (Mon – Wed)
Wednesday, 5 February, 4:30 – 5:30
Real Talk Debate for 15 – 21 year olds in Camden: Once Choice Many Lives
LABS, Camden Lock Market, NW1. Book at Eventbrite
Meditation and Reiki Healing
Have a stress free, focused and relaxing time at a Meditation and Reiki Healing session on Saturday 25 January 2020, at the Hpod, 11.00am – 12.30pm. Black Dog Theatre
Join the new weekly theatre group designed to help build confidence, self-esteem and positive well-being. Come to the next session on Tuesday 28 January 2020 at the Hpod, 1.00pm – 2.30pm. Study Support
Help with homework and studies for young people aged 11 plus, providing extra support in subjects such as Maths and English, during term time on Tuesdays, at the WEP office, 5.00pm – 7.00pm.
For more information call 020 7388 7932 or email email@example.com.
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.
Lartin American House is starting Salsa classes for beginners Wednesdays 6:30 -7:30pm. at £6 per class or 6 classes for £30
Latin American House, 10 Kingsgate Place, NW6 4TA. Tel: 0207 372 8653
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Reserve at: email@example.com.
Camden Town Air Quality Breakfast
Are you a located in Camden Town? If you are interested in:
~ Improving indoor air quality and internal environmental conditions
~ Reducing pollution and improving outdoor air quality
~ Cutting carbon emissions
~ Lowering your energy bills
~ Learning about low-emission deliveries and freight
Free breakfast workshop on Wednesday 29 January hosted by Camden Climate Change Alliance at the Roundhouse Bar & Café.
The British Library’s next Family Workshop: Brave & Bold!
Sunday 26 January, from 11.30 – 13.00 and repeated from 14.00 – 15.30.
Storytelling event inspired by the free family-friendly exhibition Marvellous & Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels.
Also Family Day during February half term that is based on the Marvellous & Mischievous exhibition. Free Tickets can be booked here
Training in London: 4th & 5th February 2020
The FSI is offering 300 delegate training places, so that all small charities can access the skills they need to become self sustaining.
Training sessions cover a wide range of fundraising techniques and back office skills delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers.
Venue: Amnesty International, 25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA
Time: 9:45 – 16.30 (registration 09.15-09:45) Full 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. The women here have fled to refuge due to experiencing Violence Against Women and Girls who also have additional barriers to accessing other services such as significant mental health support needs and/or problematic alcohol and/or substance use. This is a varied role based on the principal that plants and gardens can provide people with skills and is beneficial to their mental, emotional and physical and health.
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.
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
Ageing Better Camden is looking for a male Outreach Worker to contribute to a Men’s Outreach project within the ABC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: 9am Wed 19th February. Interview date: Fri 28th February
Opportunity to join Governing Body of the future North Central London CCG
Closing Wednesday 29 January 2020
The five Clinical Commissioning Groups in North Central London (NCL CCGs) – Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey and Islington – are merging to form one CCG from April 2020.
A new Governing Body will be in place to lead the new CCG – consisting of elected and appointed Board Members. Three Lay Members will be recruited. More information on the NHS Job Website.
Social Prescribing Link Worker
£28,752 to £29,796 pa inc. Fixed term to March 2021.
The Social Prescribing Link Worker will assist in the support of those with long term conditions and their carers to access timely care and community support services. Close work with the Care Navigation and Social Prescribing Service Manager, GPs and the primary care network is required, as is accurate record keeping and using IT systems.
For further details and an application form visit our website www.ageukcamden.org.uk or email email@example.com or telephone 020 7239 0400. No CVs, no agencies please.
Closing date:Tuesday 4th February 2020 at 9am. Interview Tuesday 11th February 2020
Camden new estates management service jobs
A number of roles available in the new service and LBC are keen to receive applications from Camden residents with good local knowledge. Full training is provided for all customer-facing roles. To find out more about the opportunities available in the estates management service:
visit camden.gov.uk/jobs. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come along to our recruitment open morning from 9.00am to 12.00pm on Monday 27 January at 5 Pancras Square, N1C 4AG. Book your place at camden.gov.uk/estatejobs or call 020 7974 4444.
Caretaker £25,880 – £27,904 (over 20 posts)
Window cleaner £21,231 – £22,891 (3 posts)
Safer housing caretaker £25,880 – £27,904 (5 posts)
Safer housing caretaking team leader £36,630 – £42,490
Caretaking manager £36,630 – £42,490 (4 posts)
Community Connectors/Volunteers Recruiting Now
Elfrida Rathbone Camden is looking for volunteers (18+) to support parents and carers living in Camden. No qualifications necessary, just bags of enthusiasm and encouragement, plus a desire to help others. Out of pocket expenses paid.
We offer practical support at our drop-in and 1:1 sessions and organise occasional low-cost/free activities for parents and their children.
Join our next 2 day FREE training on Friday 7th and 14th February from 10am-2.30pm. Lunch will be provided.
Contact Jill now to find out more by email Jill@elfridacamden.org.uk or call 07939877745 for an informal 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
Camden Supplementary Schools Consultation
YCF would like to learn more about supplementary schools’ challenges and opportunities and 2020 plans. Your views and opinions will inform any future grants programmes that YCF might develop in 2020/2021.
27 February 10am to 12pm
At Triton Café, next to 20 Triton Street at the back of Regents Place
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