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.
Soft market event - Development of Ermine Road and the Haynes Day Centre - (14:00 - 16:00, 27 February 2017)
Haringey Council is inviting interested suppliers to a soft market event for the development of two of its day centres. The hubs will benefit and support adults in the borough living with learning disabilities including those with autism at Ermine Road Day Centre in Seven Sisters, and residents living with dementia at The Haynes Centre in Hornsey.
The purpose of the event is to seek input from interested parties and help shape the service before it is brought to market. Venue: Haringey Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green, London N22 8LE. To express an interest in attending this event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 1.00pm on Friday 24 February 2017. Due to limited space, places will be allocated on a first come first served basis and limited to one person per organisation. Click here for more information.
Funding opportunity in Northumberland Park ward
A unique opportunity has arisen for funding that will enable small, pilot projects to be provided by local people in Northumberland Park Ward. Some of the applicants may not be able to meet our eligibility criteria for funding and may need to work through a Sponsor Organisation to access funds. 'Sponsor organisations' will provide support enabling projects to deliver innovative outcomes for the communities in which they live. Sponsor organisations will:
Manage the funds on behalf of the applicant e.g. room hire, materials (as money cannot be given directly to individuals but can pay for expenditure items)
Manage and account for the money (keep records in line with the budget outlined in applications for funding)
A 10% administrative fee is available for Sponsor Organisations to claim (e.g. £300 on £3,000).
VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance 2017-18 -(Deadline: 22 February 2017)
Funding of up to £60,000 is available for not-for-profit voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations that are working in England to improve the health and care system, particularly addressing the needs of those who are most disadvantaged and excluded, and have become an Alliance member. Click here for more details.
London Work and Health ProgrammeMarket Engagement Event - (23 February 2017, 13.30 - 16.30)
The Work and Health Programme will be launched in London in spring 2018. This programme is intended to support participants with a health condition or disability, those who are long term unemployed and other groups who are disadvantaged in the labour market into sustainable employment. It has been co-designed with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), with funding being devolved to four sub-regional groups of London boroughs. Funding may also be provided by the European Social Fund.
London sub-regions are inviting potential bidders to register their attendance at a market engagement event to explore aspects of the four London Work and Health Programme contract package areas. Please note that this is the second market engagement event for the London Work and Health Programme. It is intended for individuals who were not able to attend the first event on 13 February. Please click here to register. Venue: The Drum, Brent. Further information from Jenny Gulliford email@example.com
Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund -(Deadline: 26 February 2017)
The Galaxy Hit Chocolate Fund is looking to help small, local community projects and groups.
It will award a total of 70 £300 donations to help community groups and people across UK and Ireland.
Five donations will be awarded each week, four by the panel of judges and one through the People’s Choice award to the organisation with the most weekly votes. Click here for more details.
National Vegetarian Week 2017 - event grants -(Deadline: 26 February 2017)
Grants of up to £200 are available for local groups and not-for-profit organisations in the UK to hold activities or events that are exclusively vegetarian or vegan to celebrate National Vegetarian Week, from 15 - 21 May. Click here for more details.
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.
Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund: Integration of Third-Country Nationals Grant -(Deadline: 28 February 2017)
The total budget for this call is estimated at €17 million. The grants awarded for individual projects will be between €450,000 and €750,000. The EU will cover 90% of the total eligible costs of the action. Click here for more details.
Inman Charity -(Deadline: 28 February 2017)
Grants are available for registered charities in the UK carrying out medical, social welfare or general welfare activities. No minimum or maximum level of funding is specified, however most grants have been between £2,500 and £6,000, with some larger grants of £10,000. Click here for more details.
Baily Thomas Charitable Fund - (Deadline 1 March 2017)
Grants are available from £250 upwards to voluntary organisations in the UK for research into learning disability or to assist with the care and relief of those affected by learning disability in the UK. The recommended maximum limit for funding is £5,000. Click here for more details.
Rowing Foundation - (Deadline 1 March 2017)
Grants from ~£500 to £3,000 are available to support rowing in Britain, with a preference shown to encouraging participation in rowing by the young or disabled through the provision of equipment. Click here for more details.
Youth Social Action Fund - (Deadline 6 March 2017)
Step Up To Serve, Big Lottery Fund and the government Office for Civil Society have invested £2 million this year across the UK to fund groups delivering youth social action opportunities. The programme aim is to increase youth social action by 50% by 2020 taking the percentage of young people that volunteer from 40% to 60%. The Youth Social Action Fund will provide funding of between £1,000 and £10,000 for activities such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of which enable participants to make a positive difference to their communities. Click here for more details.
The MOPAC Victims Fund - (Deadline 17 March 2017)
The MOPAC Victims Fund will benefit victims of crime across London. The aim of the Fund is to maximise the potential of voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations to help ensure the continued and improved provision of vital services to support victims of crime and help them cope and recover. A portion of the fund will be ring-fenced for both hate crime victims and victims of violent crime. Grants of between £10,000 and £35,000 are available. Partnerships of three or more organisations applying together can apply for up to £100,000. Click here for more details.
Comic Relief - Tech v Abuse - (Deadline 17 March 2017)
Grants are available to a maximum of £50,000 for not-for-profit organisations in the UK to develop tech support solutions to improve the safety of women and girls affected by domestic abuse within the UK. Click here for more details.
Peabody Community Fund - (Deadline 24 March 2017)
The Peabody Community Fund awards grants to charities, residents and community organisations working for the benefit of people living in areas in which Peabody operates.Grants of between £500 and £5,000 will be available. Click here for more details.
Big Lottery Fund - Reaching Communities Fund
The Big Lottery Fund has simplified its Reaching Communities Fund application process. Through Reaching Communities the fund provide grants between £10,000-£500,000 for voluntary or community groups making a positive change to their community. This includes projects that support:
Lasting and sustainable changes to places and spaces
Communities to develop happier and stronger relationships with each other
Taking action to focus on the root causes of social problems to tackle them at the earliest possible stage
Sport England Community Asset Fund
This is a new capital fund dedicated to enhancing the spaces in your local community. As well as traditional sports facilities, there are thousands of outdoor spaces up and down the country with great potential to be used and enjoyed as part of an active lifestyle. Sport England is keen to hear from any sports club or community organisation with a great idea that will make a difference to the places where people play sport and get active. Click here for more information.
Big Issue Invest – Impact Loans England
Big Issue Invest has launched the new £5 million three-year Impact Loans England fund, which is funded by Access - The Foundation for Social Investment. The Big Lottery Fund and Big Social Capital, its partners, are providing the finance. Loans of up to £150,000 are available for social enterprises and registered charities in England to help them grow and continue the good work they are currently doing. Click here for more details.
Building a Stronger Britain Together
UK Community Foundations is partnering with advertising agency M&C Saatchi to deliver grants and in-kind support as part of a major Home Office initiative to counter extremism. The 'Building a Stronger Britain Together' programme will support civil society and community organisations who work to create more resilient communities. The programme offers 2 forms of support: in-kind support and grants. The deadline for grants has passed, but there is no deadline for in-kind applications, which are open all year. Click here for more details.
#GFESTbytes Waltham Forest LGBT History Month - (13 - 24 February 2017)
#GFESTBytesin Waltham Forest celebrates LGBT History Month 2017 with a programme of performances, films, music, dance and events, in partnership with Schools Out. The event is organised by arts charity Wise Thoughts, producers of Gaywise FESTival – London’s LGBTQI cross-arts annual November event. Click here to download the programme flyer.
Engagement Day at the Community Hub - (22 February 2017, 12:00)
Haringey Community Hub is holding a community engagement workshop with the Police on crime prevention and building confidence in policing in relation to hate crime, which increased on transport networks after Brexit. At the workshop police officers will give advice and provide material on how to tackle hate crime on London's transport network. They will also engage with the local community to find out their difficulties in reporting crime and their personal experiences. Venue: The Community Hub,8 Caxton Road, London N22 6TB. Further information from Philip Matthew Philip@tchub.org.uk
Haringey Mental Health Services - Consultation Event-(12:30 - 15:30, 28 February 2017)
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust are reviewing the way they deliver their services.
This may change where and how residents receive care. Before this happens a consultation event has been organised by the Trust, Healthwatch Hringey and HAIL. Venue: Chestnuts Community Centre, 280 St Ann's Road, London N15 5BN. Luch provided. To find out more or to register contact Healthwatch Haringey firstname.lastname@example.org, HAIL email@example.com or call 020 8888 0579.
Air Quality Community Workshop -(17:15 - 19:00, 28 February 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: Council Chambers, 1st Floor, Civic Centre, High Road, London, N22 8LE. To attend please email Pollution@Haringey.gov.uk
Violence against Women and Girls - Experiences and Emerging Issues in Turkish-Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish Communities - (9:00 - 17:00, 1 March 2017)
IMECE Women's Centre and Derman are organising five full-day training sessions for health and social care practitioners in Haringey. The aim of the training is to support developing cultural competence to overcome cultural differences in health and social care service provision around VAW&G for Turkish,
Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish communities and to raise the level of understanding of gender roles in targeted communities. Venue: River Park House, 225 High Road, London N22 8HQ. To register for this course please sign up here
Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence in Turkish-Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish Communities - (10:00 - 17:00, 1 March 2017)
The aim of the training is to support developing cultural competence to overcome cultural differences in health and social care service provision around FM and
HBV for Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish communities in Haringey and to
raise the level of understanding of gender roles in targeted communities. Venue: River Park House. To register for this course please sign up here
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Raising Opportunities - Fundraising methods in arts, mental health and wellbeing - (10:30, 13 March 2017)
Age Action Alliance and Flourishing Lives are holding a free workshop providing practical support for services for older people. This is the latest in a popular series of talks exploring ideas and
sharing knowledge across the sector. The workshop is for organisations who want to enhance their
understanding of fundraising strategy and develop closer relationships with funders. Venue: Claremont Bulding, 24-27 White Lion St., London N1 9PD. Click here to register. Further information from David McDonagh email@example.com or call 020 7837 3402.
UCLPartners masterclass: Working with the Voluntary and Community Sector - (14:30 - 16:30, 14 March 2017)
UCLPartners will also be hosting a master class on working with the voluntary and community sector, based on the summary document produced by UCLPartners and the London Voluntary Services Council. This summary was produced because we believe that working in partnership with our community and patients is the way to transform our best research and ideas into sustainable improvements in health. Click here for further information and registration.
Supporting Male Victims of Domestic Abuse in Professional Practice - (10:00 - 17:00, 14 March 2017)
Uomini is running this free workshop for professionals from all services offering them the opportunity to learn more about the experience of male victims of all forms of domestic abuse from a professional and therapeutic perspective, as well understand more about what can be done to address all types of abuse. To book a place on the workshop or find out more email firstname.lastname@example.org. Venue: St.Pancras Conference Centre, 4 St. Pancras Way London, NW1 0PE.
Understanding of mental health - suicide issues in Turkish-Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish Communities - (10:00 - 17:00, 24 March 2017)
The aim of the training is to support developing cultural competence to overcome cultural differences in health and social care service provision around mental health and suicide for Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish communities in Haringey and to improve health and social care outcomes for these communities. Venue: River Park House, 225 High Road, London N22 8HQ. To register for this course please sign up here
Me First - Children and Young People Centred Communication Training - (9:00 - 16:00, 27 March 2017)
Me first aims to improve health outcomes for children and young people by enhancing the knowledge, skills and confidence of healthcare professionals in communicating with children and young
people. The Me First master classes, which are co-delivered with young people, support healthcare professionals to apply the Me First communication model to their practice. Venue: Whittington Education Centre. To register, please pass your details including your name, job title, organisation and email address to Nojmul.Hussain@thecommunitymatters.co.uk
Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence in Turkish-Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish Communities - (10:00 - 17:00, 28 April 2017)
The aim of the training is to support developing cultural competence to overcome cultural differences in health and social care service provision around FM and HBV for Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish communities in Haringey and to raise the level of understanding of gender roles in targeted communities. Venue: Haringey Professional Development Centre. To register for this course please sign up here
Understanding of mental health - suicide issues in Turkish-Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish Communities - (10:00 - 17:00, 12 May 2017)
The aim of the training is to support developing cultural competence to overcome cultural differences in health and social care service provision around mental health and suicide for Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish communities in Haringey and to improve health and
social care outcomes for these communities. Venue: River Park House, 225 High Road, London N22 8HQ. To register for this course please sign up here
Understanding of physical health issues in the Turkish-Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish Communities - (10:00 - 13:00, 12 May 2017)
The aim of the training is to support developing cultural competence to overcome cultural differences in health and social care service provision around physical health for Turkish, Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish communities and to improve health and social
care outcomes. Venue: River Park House, 225 High Road, London N22 8HQ. To register please sign up here
Experience of Ageing and Elder Abuse in Turkish-Kurdish and Cypriot Turkish Communities - (10:00 - 17:00, 22 May 2017)
The aim of the training is to support developing cultural competence to overcome cultural differences in health and social care service provision for Turkish, Kurdish and
Cypriot Turkish elders, to raise the level of understanding of gender roles in these
communities and how elder abuse are perceived and addressed, and also to increase the
confidence in responding elder abuse appropriately. Venue: Haringey Professional
Development Centre. To register please sign up here
Since 2000, Punchdrunk has pioneered a game-changing form of theatre in which roaming audiences experience epic storytelling inside sensory theatrical worlds. Punchdrunk is now able to offer a range of workshops in the village of Fallow Cross, its new R&D space in Tottenham Hale. These include performance and design masterclasses, workshops for secondary schools, colleges and university students, and INSET opportunities for primary and secondary school teachers. To find out more please visit the website or email email@example.com
Updated version of Who's Who guide for London
Each of the regional networks that comprise Regional Voices, including The London Voluntary Service Council, have produced a Who's Who guide of key people working in health, wellbeing and care in each region. The guides include relevant contacts from clinical commissioning groups, health and wellbeing boards, NHS England area teams, commissioning support units, Public Health directors and local Healthwatch. Click here to view the updated version of the guide. Please inform Sandra van der Feen, Health Policy Officer firstname.lastname@example.org of any changes in your area(s).
Working with the Voluntary & Community Sector
UCLPartners has worked with LVSC to produce this guide. The guide aims to help people make sense of the current VCS landscape, and understand what it has to offer the NHS and social care, and potential future ways of working. It covers six key areas:
The current state of the voluntary and community sector
The evidence base around VCS engagement
Stakeholders for the VCS in London and beyond
Challenges to realising the potential of the VCS to contribute to health and care outcomes
Principles of good practice
Recommendations for the future of VCS engagement
UCLPartners will also be hosting a masterclass on working with the voluntary and community sector on 14 March 2017. Click here for more details.
Health and homelessness round table - project findings and solutions
A breakfast round table for London health and homelessness leaders and providers in December last year explored the outcomes and recommendations for services from the City & Hackney Time Credits pilot, a project between St Mungo’s and Spice in Hackney. Recommendations include increased opportunities for participation and giving back; healthy activities; supportive long-term relationship development; addressing access barriers; and supporting self-management of conditions.To read the report click here
Public Health Glossary launched
Health Education England has developed a glossary of public health terminology. The aim is that these terms will help to inform investment in training and workforce development in prevention and population health. Click here to view the glossary. If you would like to receive a downloadable version please contact the population health and prevention team at HEE.PublicHealth@nhs.net
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 Shabana.email@example.com or download the application form.
Employment support for individuals off work for mental health-related reasons -(13:30 - 14:30 or 18:30 -19:30,Friday 24 February 2017)
Haringey Public Health are holding two small workshops, to try to better understand residents' experiences of being off work for anxiety, stress, depression and other mental health-related problems. They are inviting those with experience of these issues to attend one of the workshops.
The sessions will be open and informal, and refreshments will be available. Travel costs will be reimbursed. The first session will be held at the Winkfield Resource Centre (33 Winkfield Rd, Wood Green, London N22 5RP) and the second at the Civic Centre (265 High Rd, Wood Green, London N22 8ZW). To RSVP or for more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 020 8489 2938.
Are you currently offering activities for people aged 55 and over?
Haringey Council would like to hear from anyone who offers opportunities for people over 55 to take part in physical activity/exercise on a weekly basis, or offers a monthly activity such as a tea dance. Email Laura Greenfield (Laura.Greenfield2@haringey.gov.uk) with the day, time, type of activity, venue details and cost. Please include your contact details.
Fair Train is looking for your support
As the Group Training Association for the voluntary and community sector, Fair Train is leading the Trailblazer process for the formation of the new apprenticeship standards for the sector. Trailblazers are groups of employers (in this case charities and not for profits) committed to designing new and improved apprenticeship standards, with the aim of increasing UK productivity and offering young people brighter career prospects by providing a vocational entry route into the sector.
If you represent a charity or not for profit organisation and you would be interested in joining the Trailblazer group to help shape the future of apprenticeships in the VCS, please contact Fair Train here
The Way Ahead - Civil Society at the Heart of London
London Funders, working with London Voluntary Service Council (LVSC), Greater London Volunteering (GLV) and others has commissioned research to look into the future of civil society infrastructure in London. The next stage includes meetings of the five thematic sub-groups, to review existing knowledge and learning, seek out data, research, best practice, effective models and expertise. The groups will propose practical plans for moving to a new system, identifying barriers to new ways of working and opportunities to overcome them. You can find out more about the background to the groups in this short thematic groups summary.
London Fairness Commission Lecture
The Deputy Mayor for Social Integration, Social Mobility and Community Engagement, Matthew Ryder, gave the first London Fairness Commission lecture on 12 January, before a wide ranging audience. He outlined his thoughts on his role and what he hoped to achieve, who he would be looking to work with and announced that he would be launching an Equalities Framework Read his speech here
Future Proof: Britain in the 2020s
In a landmark report, leading think tank the IPPR has analysed factors shaping the UK up to 2030. It sets out the choices that must be made now if these changes are to lead to a fairer and more equal society. The report highlights key facts that will change the way we live in the 2020s:
As the population grows, the UK is set to age sharply and become increasingly diverse. The 65+ age group will grow by 33% by 2030
The global economy and the institutions that govern it will come under intense pressure as the Global South rises in economic and political importance
Due to demographic trends, a structural deficit is likely to re-emerge by the mid-2020s, with the adult social care funding gap expected to hit 62% of the expected budget in 2030/31
Up to two-thirds of current jobs – 15 million – are at risk of automation
The income of high-income households is forecast to rise 11 times faster than for low income households
Climate change, biodiversity degradation, and resource depletion mean we will increasingly run up against the limits of the physical capacity of the Earth’s natural systems
The UK has the richest region in Northern Europe but also 9 of the 10 poorest regions.
Government funding measures leave two thirds of councils worse off in 2017/18
Government funding measures will force more than two thirds of councils to find millions more in savings than expected to plug funding gaps in 2017/18, the Local Government Association warns.
Early analysis by the LGA also suggests 57 social care authorities will be worse off as a result. Local government leaders warn these inadequate measures fail to address the long-term funding crisis in social care and mean local government continues to face an overall funding gap of £5.8 billion by 2020. Click here to read more.
Social care spending has fallen below £554 minimum in most areas
Local authorities across the country are spending well below the £554 per week minimum amount recommended for the residential care of older people, new figures have shown. Statistics across the country for 2015/16 show that the vast majority fall well below a "floor price" cited by the Local Government Association (LGA). Click here to read more.
NHS England announces £101 million new vanguard funding
NHS England has announced £101 million of new funding to support and spread the work of the new care model vanguards. The vanguards are partnerships of NHS, local government, voluntary, community and other organisations that are implementing plans to improve the healthcare people receive, prevent ill health and save funds.
In addition, the vanguards will continue to receive support from NHS England and other national bodies to implement their plans. They are also receiving help to develop their workforce so that it is organised around patients and their local populations. Click here to read more.
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
A group of voluntary and community organisations and potential partners met last Thursday, 16 February 2017 at the Chestnuts Community Centre to explore how local residents, community groups and voluntary organisations, funders and businesses can work together to raise funds for good causes in Haringey. The meeting recognised the challenges ahead and agreed to apply for initial funding to help develop the initiative. Further information will be provided in due course.
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.
Housing Services Quality and Contracts Officer - £16.95 per hour
This is a temporary post until 24 March 2017 but could be extended. The role is .6 FTE of 36 hours per week. The officer will be based at 48 Station Road, London N22 but will be required to undertake lone working, visiting service providers to conduct service reviews. For more information contact John Egbo at NLPC Ltd email@example.com or call 020 8885 1252.
European Solidarity Corps
Anyone aged between 17 and 30 and looking for volunteering or paid work experience can register for the European Solidarity Corps (but you cannot start a project until you are over 18). After completing a simple registration process, European Solidarity Corps participants could be selected and invited to join a wide range of projects, such as helping to prevent natural disasters or rebuild afterwards, assisting in centres for asylum seekers, or addressing different social issues in communities. Projects supported by the European Solidarity Corps can last from two to 12 months. Click here for more details.
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.
Premises wanted by OK Foundation
The OK Foundation are looking for new premises with cooking facilities to run a ‘Food Power’ programme which includes a soup kitchen and cook and eat training sessions. The venue must be large enough to accommodate up to 50 people on Saturday evenings and 12 people on some weekday afternoons (flexible).