We are Haringey Council’s Strategic Partner for the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS). We work with the sector to ensure it is stronger, able to attract more external funding and deliver better services. As part of our service, we offer support to Haringey’s VCS organisations with:
Fundraising and bidding support– information regarding funding and tending opportunities including support with applications.
Social innovation – generating new ideas including earned income and social business models.
Organisational development – starting, growing or managing your organisation.
Collaboration and partnership working - linking you to a partner organisation.
Community facilities – access to affordable community space.
Volunteer brokerage – recruiting and managing volunteers.
Interested in accessing funding for your voluntary group? Here are links to some of the latest funding opportunities. For a full list please visit the Funding Opportunities page on our website.
Call out to apply for match funding - child poverty charities in London
The Summer Give is an online match funding campaign run by the Big Give in partnership with The Childhood Trust, London’s child poverty charity. The campaign is focused on alleviating the impact of child poverty during the summer holidays when children are particularly vulnerable.
Charities working with children in London over the school holidays are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications open on 27 February 2017. Please refer to the website for more information and to register an interest.
London Community Foundation - Skills for Life Fund- (Deadline:24 March 2017)
Grants of up to £12,500 are available to support projects that focus on lifelong learning and employment readiness with vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people in London aged between eight and 25 years. The Fund focuses on prevention, intervention and recovery. Click here for more details.
Nesta and Government £1m Early Years Social Action Fund - (Deadline:29 March 2017)
The Office for Civil Society and Nesta have announced a new grant fund of £1 million to help grow the reach and impact of existing volunteer-led initiatives that supports parents of 0-4-year-olds achieve their developmental milestones. The focus of the Fund is on supporting social action that will build the confidence and knowledge of parents, recognising the critical role parents and primary carers play in children’s development. Expressions of interests outlining key information are due by the deadline. Click here for more information.
Nesta and Government Announce £1m Savers Support Fund- (Deadline:29 March 2017)
The Office for Civil Society and Nesta have announced a new grant fund of £1 million to improve the money management skills and reduce debt for individuals and families in England. The Savers Support Fund is a £1 million fund to scale proven social action models that will assist individuals and families to better manage money and reduce debt. All projects must work with a majority of families who are just about managing, and/or young people aged 14-25. Expressions of interests outlining key information are due by the deadline. Click here for more information.
Veolia Recycling Fund for Communities- (Deadline:30 April 2017)
Veolia London has launched its Recycling Fund for Communities, a new community fund for 2017 designed to support small grassroots projects in London that inspire people to think differently about waste and resources, by making use of recycled or reused materials and/or helping to protect the local environment. The fund can provide a cash boost of up to £1,000 for equipment, materials and volunteers to help get projects off the ground.
The Fundis being managed via community crowdsourcing website, SpaceHive, which allows projects to fundraise from multiple targets and attract support from within the community at the same time. Click here for more details and to apply.
Using the Equality Act 2010 - two day training for organisations supporting Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BME&R) communities Day one: Complying with the Equality Act 2010 - (9:30 – 4:30, 6 March 2017)
Learn who is protected under the Equality Act 2010
Learn what types of behaviour and discrimination are unlawful
Review their own organisation’s policies and procedures and identify any changes needed in order to comply with the Equality Act 2010.
Day two: Using the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) - (9:30 – 4:30, 13 March 2017)
Learn to use the PSED to advance equality for BME&R people by holding public authorities to account
Explore different methods of obtaining and using data to identify inequality faced by BME&R people within public services
Learn to evidence the need for public authorities to work in collaboration with community organisations in order to meet the PSED.
This course is free for all voluntary/community sector organisations based in London and £30 for other organisations and private/public sector. Please note that if you fail to attend, you will be invoiced £25 (or £30 for private/public sector organisations). To book please click here For more information email email@example.com or call 020 7697 4066.
Air Quality Community Workshop -(17:15 - 19:00, 8 March 2017)
The aim of the workshop will be to engage with community groups to raise awareness and provide information on air quality issues in Haringey. It will set out actions currently underway to improve air quality in the borough and identify, in discussion with the community, ideas and potential actions that could be included in an updated Air Quality Action Plan, thus encouraging a collective approach to tackling poor air quality and reducing pollutant emissions in the borough. Venue: Tottenham Living Room, 639 High Road Tottenham N17 8AA. To attend please email Pollution@Haringey.gov.uk
Air Quality Public Meeting -(17:15 - 19:00, 9 March 2017)
The Public Meeting will also be an opportunity to find out more about air quality in the borough and learn about the actions being carried out by both Haringey and the GLA. Using the feedback from the community and internal workshops the council will present potential measures that could be included in its new plan. It is a chance for you to provide your opinions on the proposed measures in the emerging revision to the Air Quality Action Plan. Venue: Committee Room 8, 3rd Floor, Civic Centre, High Road, London, N22 8LE. To attend please email Pollution@Haringey.gov.uk
Safer Recruitment Training - (9 March 2017)
This training course will consider how offenders operate and the implications for recruitment and safer working practice; identify the key features of recruitment and selection that help deter or prevent the appointment of unsuitable people; equip participants with the knowledge and skills to put in place safer recruitment processes; explore policies and safer working practices that minimise opportunities for abuse; and help participants to be able to review their own and their organisations’ policies and practices. For further information and to register please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 March.
Team Noel Park community event - (11:00 - 15:00, 11 March 2017)
The Haringey Council and resident partnership project, Team Noel Park, is planning a community event on 11 March 2017 at St Mark’s Church Hall, Ashley Crescent, London N22 6LJ, in partnership with The Bridge Renewal Trust. The event will bring together service providers and local community groups to network with each other, to highglight achievements and to explore themes of interest to local residents including the environment, the built environment and community safety. If you are a VCO working in Noel Park ward who would be interested in participating, by having a stall or running an activity, please email email@example.com
Celebrate International Women's Day at the Community Hub - (11:45 - 16:00, 11 March 2017)
This free event will include speakers, information stalls, film, Indian classical dance, folk dance, DJ, food and the Hidden Achievers Awards. Special guest: Catherine West MP. Venue: the Community Hub, 8 Caxton Road, London N22 6TB. There is a supervised play room for children aged 5-8. Places are limited and booking is required - please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8889 6938/07761 833911 to book.
Fly a Flag National Commonwealth Day - (09:50 - 11:15, 13 March 2017)
Local authorities, civic dignitaries, community groups and charities throughout the UK are taking part in local flag raising events and ceremonies of dedication to mark Commonwealth Day. This initiative enables people in their local communities to become involved and join with others nationwide in associating themselves with a widespread public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, appreciation of the values it stands for, and the opportunities offered to its citizens around the world.
The Mayor of Haringey, Councillor Ali Gul Ozbek, invites you to join him outside the Haringey Civic Centre on 13 March for Haringey’s flag raising event, followed by tea and cake in the Council Chamber. For further information about the Fly a Flag event please click here
Mothers' Wellness Day - (11:30 - 3:00, 30 March 2017)
CARIS, in partnership with The Women's Therapy Centre, will be holding a wellness event for mothers atThe Lordship Hub, Lordship Recreation Ground, off Higham Road, Tottenham, N17 6NU. The day will offer therapeutic workshops, activities and information, and children are welcome. Click here to book. If you have any questions email email@example.com or Njomeza Kartallozi firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign up to My Account
My Account, Haringey Council’s digital service, is a quick and easy way to access council services. Residents can find information, manage their council tax account, check their housing benefit payments or report an environmental problem without having to wait in lengthy queues. My Account is quick and secure and once they register, residents can access services on a PC or mobile device. You can register here
National Youth Social Action survey
The National Youth Social Action survey from #iwill confirms the benefits to young people of taking part in activities that make a positive difference. Those who are involved in volunteering and social action have significantly higher life satisfaction than those who don’t, as well as having stronger personal networks. Involvement in social action is also shown to support confidence in gaining employment.
The study, carried out by Ipsos MORI, also indicates that just 17% of 10 to 20 year olds are reluctant to take part in activities like fundraising, campaigning and volunteering. However currently 42% of this age-group are shown to be participating – suggesting that appetite isn’t matched by the opportunities available. You can read the survey here
Team London Skill-UP
The Team London Skill-UP programme matches skilled business volunteers with staff from small charities to help them develop their skills and become more efficient in their roles. Skills gaps can be a problem for London's small charities. Staff often work in small teams across different areas of expertise. It is not possible to be an expert in all these different areas which means small charities need external support, advice and training.
The programme is unique as it offers high-quality free training combined with post-training support to ensure that the learning is integrated into the daily running of the organisation. This support will be mentoring or online support. Click here for more information.
I'm Inspired - engaging young people with local employers
Exposure has been awarded grants from Big Lottery Awards for All and Haringey Council to initiate a new ‘I’m Inspired’ project, introducing young people to local businesses to talk about careers. The project will enable local youngsters to explore, appreciate and then report on the realities of the world of work by interviewing a series of successful adults.
The work will culminate in a 16-page magazine, four short films, four podcasts and articles for Exposure’s website to educate/inform other young people. This will be made available as a learning resource to thousands of young people across Haringey, through established and safe networks, including local schools, colleges and statutory provision. For more information contact Luke luke@exposure,org,uk or call 020 8883 0260.
Suicide prevention in London - London Assembly recommendations
Every week, an average of 14 Londoners choose to end their own lives. Between 2014 and 2015, the number of suicides in London increased by 33 per cent from 552 to 735 incidents – the highest figure recorded by the ONS since records began in 2002. Three quarters of people who commit suicide in London are male and suicide remains the biggest killer of working-age men.
TheLondon Assembly Health Committee recently published its findings and recommendations to the Mayor of London on how he can provide better support for suicide prevention in the capital. The letter recommends:
London should become a ‘zero-suicide’ city (first adopted in Detroit), preventing suicide by creating an open environment for people to talk and find out where they can get help.
The Mayor should deliver on his manifesto commitment and take ownership of reducing suicide in London.
The Mayor should work with Public Health England and the Association of Directors of Public Health to collate all suicide data in London.
The Mayor should look into real-time data capture to identify trends and potential clusters and look to carry out a pilot in a London borough.
The Mayor should support the CALM helpline to remain open, as funding is due to end later this year.
Follow the discussion @LondonAssembly and take part using #AssemblyHealthand #PreventSuicide.
Rise in rough sleeping in London
According to the London Assembly Housing Committee, rough sleeping is on the rise in London with an increasing number of non-UK nationals among them.
In 2015/16, 59 per cent of London’s rough sleepers were not UK nationals
In 2015/16, 74 per cent of London’s rough sleepers had support needs relating to mental health, alcohol or drugs
In 2015/16, 32 per cent of those sleeping rough had been in prison, 10 per cent had been in care, and 8 per cent had been in the armed forces.
The problem continues despite more availability of first stage hostel beds, more funding and a number of other measures.
The London Assembly Housing Committee meets tomorrow (28 February 2017) to discuss the state of rough sleeping in London. The meeting will take place at 10:00 in Committee Room 5, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA.
Team Noel Park Community Open Day Saturday 11 March – 11:00 to 15:00
St Mark’s Church Hall, Ashley Crescent, London N22 6LJ
The Haringey Council and resident partnership project, Team Noel Park, is holding a community event on 11 March 2017 in partnership with The Bridge Renewal Trust.
The event will bring together service providers and local community groups in Noel Park to network with each other, to highlight achievements and to explore themes of interest to local residents including the environment, the built environment and community safety.
We welcome bookings from voluntary and community organisations working in Noel Park ward who would be interested in participating, by having a stall or running an activity that will involve the local community in making the area an even better place to live.
Volunteering opportunities for young people
The Bridge Renewal Trust is taking part in an exciting project that will enhance the life chances for young people across Haringey and help young people make better use of opportunities that already exist locally, regionally and nationally.
We are interested in finding out which voluntary and community organisations have volunteering opportunities for young people. These could be short, one-off roles that can be completed in a day, or a longer term role. Please also let us know if your organisation can offer a volunteer placement to someone aged 13+. Email Phedorah at email@example.com or call 020 8442 7652.
Volunteering opportunities available Do you have any potential volunteers? Community Impact Haringey has a wide range of volunteering opportunities available with VCS groups and organisations. Anyone wishing to volunteer should complete our enquiry form here
Does your group or organisation need volunteers?
Community Impact Haringey is also recruiting people into roles that enable VCS groups to help those in greatest need all year round. Please let us know the roles you need help with, so we can make sure you get the support you require. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Impact Haringey - VCS mapping survey
Community Impact Haringey is conducting a mapping exercise of all VCS groups and organisations in the borough. This is designed to give us an overview of the sector, to enable us to respond to identified needs and ensure the local voluntary sector is stronger, able to attract more external funding and deliver better services. We will also be sharing the survey data with other Haringey organisations including the A Team and women's groups. Please click here to complete the survey. Your participation is much appreciated.
Volunteer Silverfit Ambassador
Silverfit is a charitable organisation promoting exercise and healthier lifestyles for older people.They are currently seeking a Silverfit Ambassador in Lordship Recreation Ground, Haringey, for 3 hours every Tuesday. Silverfit Ambassadors need to be enthusiastic, highly motivated, enterprising individuals to help organise and share in the support of weekly Silver Tuesdays fun and fitness sessions for over 45’s. If you are looking for a rewarding volunteering experience email email@example.com or ring her on 07552 144199.
Community Impact Haringey can provide support to voluntary and community sector organisations to take on and work with volunteers as a means of enhancing their capacities and service provision. If you would like to find out more, call us on 020 8442 7652 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.