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Impact Bulletin
7 March 2017

Welcome to your weekly bulletin for
Haringey's Voluntary & Community Sector


About Community Impact Haringey

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.
  • Representation - getting your voices heard. 

Read more about Community Impact Haringey here

Funding & Tenders

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.

Healthy London Partnership - invitation to tender - (Deadline for proposals - 14:00, 10 March 2017)
Healthy London Partnership are looking for one or more supplier(s) to host and moderate a wiki for resources on social prescribing and self-care, created by the programme team and a wide range of stakeholders. 

Further information, including the opportunity to arrange a time to direct questions to the project team, is available from Charlotte Owen Proposals should be submitted to Shaun Crowe, Personalisation and Self-Care Lead, Healthy London Partnership by emailing 

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 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.

Nesta Early Years Social Action Fund - (Deadline for expressions of interest - 12:00, 29 March 2017)
The Fund aims to help more children aged four and under achieve their developmental milestones through social action. Value: £150 - £250k. Nesta particularly wants to support social action through:

  • Mentoring models
  • Peer to peer models
  • Models which mobilise digital technologies.
Click here for further 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 Fund is 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.

See more Fundraising Opportunities here 

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Training & Events

HAIL Carers Support group meeting - (18:30 - 20:00, 9 March 2017) 
The next HAIL Carers Support group meeting will take place at Tottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach Road, London N15 4RY. The guest speaker will be Gordon Peters from the Haringey over 50s Forum. Gordon will be talking about the work of the Forum and also about loneliness and social isolation among people over 50 years of age. Further details from    

uLearn Naturally Science Week 2017 - (10 - 19 March 2017)
A number of child and family friendly events are being organised as part of the British Science Week celebration by Abundance Centres (UK) Development Trust in partnership with the Bridge Renewal Trust and the support of the British Science Association. The programme of science enrichment is focused on engaging more diverse communities into science learning and the realisation of the unity of science and the arts (STEAM). Events will include the Principles of Africa's Culture in Astronomy explored through a pop-up (community built) Planetarium on 16 March at the Chestnuts Community Centre, 280 St Ann's Road, London N15 5BN. Click here for the full programme.

Managing Poor Performance Through Capability - (10:00 - 1:00, 10 March 2017)
This free session is part of a programme of HR training for London for All and will focus on managing employees who are underperforming due to lack of capability. This workshop will help you:
  • Understand the meaning of capability and when it may apply
  • Deal with poor performance through capability and give you some options
Venue: LVSC, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP. Click here for more information.

A Call for Action for Community Development Across London - (9:30 - 16:30, 17 March 2017)  
This event will consider a regional approach and agenda for raising the profile of Community Development across London, including building an independent, critical and influential movement; and to network, seek out peer support and learning, challenge and inspire. Venue: LVSC, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP. Click here for more information.

Handling Workplace Investigations - (10:00 -13:00, 22 March 2017)  
There are many occasions when an employer may wish to undertake an internal investigation. This free workshop will help you to understand the legal requirements of conducting an investigation and when it may apply; consider the practical aspects of conducting an investigation; structure an investigation plan and a framework investigation report; prepare for an investigation interview; and consider difficulties that may arise. Venue: LVSC, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP. Click here for more information.

Hate Crime training sessions - (14:00 - 15:00, 4 & 5 April 2017)  
In Haringey, as in the rest of England and Wales, there has been marked increase in reported hate crime. The council is working with strategic partners such as the Police and voluntary and community sector organisations to increase opportunities to report hate crime through the introduction of locally based community Third Party Reporting Centres. These centres will enable people to report incidents to people they may be either familiar or comfortable with, while allowing the police to start the investigation.
The Hate Crime training session will allow your organisation to become one of Haringey’s Hate Crime Third Party Reporting Centres. Sessions will be held at the Professional Development Centre, Downhills Park Road, London N17 6AR. To book a place please email Christina Andrew with your name and how many people will be attending from your organisation.

Markfield Easter holiday play schemes - (Week 1: 10:00 - 15:00, 4 - 7 April, free play scheme for ages 7 to 14)
(Week 2: 10:00 - 15:00, 10- 13 April for disabled children aged 8 to 16 who qualify for a short breaks personal budget)
Markfield is an inclusive community hub in Haringey that runs free holiday schemes for children and young people across the year. Young people can socialise, relax and choose activities they enjoy. Markfield’s highly trained staff are experienced in including young people with a wide range of disabilities. For more information and to book, email Play & Youth Service Manager Bex Large by Monday 20 March 2017 or call 020 8800 4134.

If your organisation has a training or event to promote, please email for a free advertisement in our weekly Impact Bulletin.

Information & Resources

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.

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Representation & Campaigns

Wood Green's future
Based on community feedback, Haringey Council has announced proposals for the transformation of Wood Green, N22. Public Voice is collecting the views and comments of local people. Make sure you have your say. The consultation runs until Friday 31 March 2017. To make a comment and to find out more visit:
  • Public exhibitions
    Morrisons, High Road, Wood Green, N22 6SU
    Thursday 9 March 2017, 5pm to 9pm
    Saturday 11 March 2017, 11am to 4pm

    Wood Green Library, 187-197A High Road, Wood Green, N22 6XD
    Tuesday 14 March 2017, 10am to 2pm
    Thursday 16 March 2017, 4pm to 7pm
    Saturday 18 March 2017, 11am to 4pm
  • Community workshops
    Public Voice will be running a series of community workshops. For more information email or call 020 8888 0579.
City Bridge Trust Strategic Review - Consultation
In early February 2017 City Bridge Trust (CBT) launched its draft strategy, which is available on itswebsite, as well as all of the latest information about the strategic review process. CBT would like your feedback on its strategy and is hosting a series of meetings at its offices in the Guildhall (ECV2 7HH) as follows:
  • Tuesday 14 March, 13:00 - 15:00
  • Wednesday 15 March,10:30 - 12:00
  • Thursday 16 March, 12:00 - 14:00
  • Friday 31 March, 14:00 - 16:00
Please email if you would like to attend. Alternatively, you can fill out the online survey here

Call out for White Ribbon Ambassadors
White Ribbon UK is an initiative that mobilises boys and men to take a stand against violence against women and girls. The message behind the initiative is to pledge not to commit, condone, or remain silent about abuse. As part of this initiative, local authorities and their partners can apply for the White Ribbon Award once they demonstrate their commitment to mobilising against violence against women and girls. It is awarded when the following objectives are met:

To drive this work forward, the Haringey White Ribbon Steering Group is recruiting ambassadors who would like to take the actions of this initiative forward. The role involves being a champion in ending violence against women and girls and supporting us to achieve the White Ribbon Town Award by November 2017. Anyone interested in being a White Ribbon Ambassador, should contact Shabana Kausar at or download the application form.

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National News & Policy

The Road Ahead 2017
Each year NCVO publishes The Road Ahead, a report that builds a picture of the challenges and opportunities coming up for the voluntary sector, and helps it navigate the best way forward. As in previous years, NCVO has considered the key drivers shaping the sector in four areas: political, economic, social and technological. Here are some of the key issues identified in each section:
  • The impact of Brexit
  • Austerity extended
  • Regulatory challenges
  • Decreasing social mobility
  • The rise of automation
A common thread throughout the report is the power of volunteers and voluntary organisations, and the fundamental role they can play in facing up not only to their individual circumstances but also to the wider societal challenges that Brexit, globalisation and demographic change will pose. Download The Road Ahead summary here

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News About The Bridge

Haringey Voluntary Sector Forum - (14:00 - 16:00, 10 April 2017)
The next meeting of the Haringey Voluntary Sector Forum will take place on 10 April 2017 at 2pm at The Lordship Rec Eco Hub, off Higham Road, London N17 6NU. To register click here

We would very much welcome your contribution to the meeting. Please send any items you would like to include on the agenda to by 5pm on 31 March 2017. We look forward to seeing you there.

Haringey Voluntary Sector Forum meetings 2017 - save the dates
Future meetings of the Haringey Voluntary Sector Forum will take place at 2pm on the following dates:

  • 10 July 2017
  • 9 October 2017

Venues and further details to follow.

Voluntary Sector Thematic Forum meetings 2017 - save the dates
Future meetings of the Haringey Voluntary Sector Thematic Forums will take place at 2pm on the following dates:

  • Children and Young People Thematic Forum - 27 April 2017
  • Health and Wellbeing Thematic Forum - 15 May 2017
  • Growth and Employment Thematic Forum - 22 May 2017
  • Housing and Communities Thematic Forum - 26 May 2017
  • Health and Wellbeing Thematic Forum - 16 October 2017
  • Housing and Communities Thematic Forum - 11 December 2017

Venues and further details to follow.

Haringey Volunteering Fair(12 April 2017)
The next Haringey Volunteering Fair will take place on 12 April at the Lordship Rec Eco Hub, off Higham Road, London N17 6NU. More details to follow, but if you would like to book a stall or for further information please email

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

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

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Employment Opportunities & Volunteering

Marketing Volunteer for Markfield
Are you keen to help Markfield promote its services, vision and purpose? Do you enjoy using social media? This role is to support Markfield’s Deputy Director to ensure the organisation’s Marketing Strategy is implemented. Markfield are looking for someone to start as soon as possible and to offer at least one day a month, but the hours can be flexible. To find out more please contact

Inspiring Families Programme
Catch 22 are partnering with SERCO and G4S  to deliver the Inspiring Families Programme. This is a three year project aimed at assisting participants with their job searches and applications, interview preparation and coaching to build up their confidence. The scheme is funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and is free to join for up to 65 weeks.
Those joining the Programme will be allocated a personal adviser who will identify the current situation of their family and create an action plan which will outline the necessary steps to get a job that is right for them, stay on track and achieve their desired goal. The personal adviser can also help with other concerns such as housing, health, debt problems, childcare issues and more. For more information visit the website, email or call 0203 700 0383.

Haringey Volunteering
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

If your organisation has a job or volunteering opportunity, please email for free advertisement in our weekly Impact Bulletin.

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