Charities at Risk of Cyber Attack, Regulator Says

The Charity Commission has issued an alert to charities as regulatory advice under section 15(2) of the Charities Act 2011. The information contained within this alert is based on reports made during the past month to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud reporting centre.

 

 

Young Hammersmith and Fulham Foundation

Following last month’s article about the Youth Partnership this informs you about what has grown out of that piece of work. That is the Young Hammersmith and Fulham Foundation. Please click here for information on:

What the Foundation is?

What it means to you?

What stage of the process the Foundation is at?

What you can do?

Furthermore it asks you to get involved and to contact the Secretary to the Young Hammersmith and Fulham Foundation, that is Nigel Jacques at Sobus. His email is nigel.jacques@sobus.org.uk

The Who’s Who Guide for London Has Been Updated

Each of the regional networks that comprise Regional Voices including LVSC, 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, local Healthwatch, etc. The update now also includes information about Health Devolution and Sustainability & Transformation Plans.

As we have limited capacity to fully update the guide, we would very much appreciate it if you could inform me of any changes in your area(s).

For further information and access to the guide, click here

Sandra van der Feen, Health Policy Officer, LVSC. Email: sandra@lvsc.org.uk. Please note my working days are Tue and alternate Tue & Wed only.

Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme: Open Calls

New calls for proposals have been published under the Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme:

 

  • The call for proposals to educate and raise the awareness of girls and boys about gender-based violence (deadline 8th March)
  • The call for proposals promote the access to justice and support of victims of gender-based violence and the treatment of perpetrators (deadline 8th March)
  • The call for a pilot projects promoting diversity and unity in Europe (deadline 28th February)

 

Visit our website for more information on these and other open calls at Access Europe Network.

Free Stay Well Guide to Local Health Services in Hammersmith & Fulham

A guide to all the health services available in Hammersmith & Fulham can be picked up free of charge at local libraries, GPs, pharmacies, community centres and voluntary organisations across the borough.

 

Stay well: Your guide to local health services in Hammersmith & Fulham  is packed full of tips on how to stay well, take care of yourself and your family, and make the most of local NHS services.

 

It also includes useful health information such as how patients can get a GP appointment when their own GP surgery is closed, who is eligible for a free flu vaccine, how much alcohol is safe to drink, what painkillers are safe for children, the early signs of dementia, and much more.

 

The booklet also has full colour maps showing where walk-in centres, urgent care centres and hospitals are located across North West London.

 

Dr Tim Spicer, chair of Hammersmith & Fulham CCG, said: “Patients and members of the public often ask us to provide a guide to local services which advises them where to go and what to do if they need medical help outside of normal surgery hours. This guide explains the different services that are available, where they’re located and when they’re open. It also reminds people to visit their local pharmacy to ask for advice at the first signs of illness and that they can get a weekend or evening appointment with a doctor by phoning NHS 111.”

 

PEACE Project

After successfully applying to the Big Lottery Fund’s Celebrate programme, The PEACE (People, Ethnicity, Age, and Community Engagement) project; a cross borough partnership between Nubian Life Resource Centre and PLIAS Resettlement has been awarded £10,000 to create a PEACE Wall to be unveiled during PEACE Week in 2017.

The intergenerational project will work with communities from all cultural & faith backgrounds to create a Peace Wall consisting of Peace Quotes from residents of the two London Boroughs of Brent and Hammersmith & Fulham. The project will aim to  remind, inform, educate and raise awareness of the importance of peace at an individual and community level.

The exciting initiative will consist of:

  • 2 community Peace meals; residents, faith and community groups and prominent figures, will be asked to write a sentence/quote on why peace is important to them and how can it be achieved locally and maintained.
  • An intergenerational Expression of Peace Competition for schools, faith groups and community organisations
  • Unveiling of the PEACE Wall – a collection of all the quotes collected throughout the project

Norma Hoyte from PLIAS Resettlement & Jazz Browne from Nubian Life Resource Centre says: “By creating a Peace Wall where individual statements will be recorded, we hope that many lives will be affected by the creativity of the peace wall with the ability to learn from each other. We will also have discussion topics on how to create peace across the different communities; this will be an interactive session which will be videoed.   We will create an online short tool kit which can be distributed via social media to promote and champion the need for PEACE”.

To be part of this exciting project please contact Jazz Browne on T: 020 8749 8017 or by email: jazz.browne@nubianlife.org.uk

 Send your PEACE Quote (no more than 25 words) to peaceproject@plias.co.uk

About Big Lottery Fund

  • The total amount available across the UK for the Celebrate programme is £5 million. To find out more please visit: biglotteryfund.org.uk/celebrate.
  • *YouGov poll on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund with 2109 respondents, June 2016.
  • The Big Lottery Fund is the largest funder of community activity in the UK. We put people in the lead to improve their lives and communities, often through small, local projects.
  • We are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by National Lottery players for good causes. Every year we invest over £650 million and award around 12,000 grants across the UK for health, education, environment and charitable purposes.
  • Since June 2004 we have awarded over £9 billion to projects that change the lives of millions of people. Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £34 billion has been raised and more than 450,000 grants awarded.

The Towergate Care Awards 2017

Nominations are now open to celebrate unsung heroes across the care industry. If there is someone you know who goes over and above, now is your chance to say thank you – let them know they are appreciated and nominate now! Read on for more information and to make nominations.

 

With a wide range of nomination categories and as easy to complete nomination process, see https://www.towergateinsurance.co.uk/care-medical-insurance/care-awards for full details.

Providing Free Training to Small Charities

Providing Free Training to Small Charities

At the FSI we believe that if knowledge is not shared its value diminishes, so we share our knowledge with small charities. Our training courses cover a wide range of subjects from event planning to leadership. However, we know that what you need most is to secure funding, so the majority of our training courses are focused on helping you to learn the skills to raise and earn income for your charity.

Our extensive training programme, which is heavily subsidised by the FSI, is at the core of our support for small charities – in 2017 we will deliver training and workshops in 13 locations across the UK. Each year since 2007 we have built up both the number of training courses on offer and also the range of topics covered.

Our aim is to keep the costs to our small charity delegates to a minimum through our own fundraising efforts.

Full Day Training Courses: have an average market value of £300 but are delivered to our members for £15, to secure a place you will be required to pay a £50 deposit but on attendance and after completing the full day training course £35 will be refunded to you.

One Half Hour Workshops: have an average market value of £90 but are delivered to our members for £5, to secure a place you will be required to pay a £15 deposit but on attendance and after completing the full one and a half hour workshop £10 will be refunded to you.

Retained fees contribute to booking, administration and material costs.  Deposits will not be returned in cases of partial attendance.

For training in London please click here: London 21st-23rd February

Please click here to view our FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page.

We can also deliver our wide range of training topics in-house for your charity, contact us for further information or to register your interest in a future event at admin@thefsi.org.

Communities Fund

The Department for Communities and Local Government will provide funding up to approximately £70,000 to local authorities working with community groups to deliver solutions to entrenched social issues for example relating to:

  • Early intervention and high cost individuals- people falling through gaps in statutory services perhaps because they do not meet individual service criteria or thresholds
  • Adult social care– for example: tackling social isolation including via community transport schemes; projects aimed at safeguarding vulnerable people including rehabilitation and preventative work around domestic abuse; and/or; work aimed at increasing public health and wellbeing
  • Children’s Services– this could, for example, include work around disabled children’s support services or those aimed at helping children from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Employment Support– we are particularly interested in proposals working with those furthest from the labour market and/or where the training is tailored to reflect opportunities in the local employment market and so more likely to result in sustainable outcomes

This will be through £2.5m funding over the next two years. They invite proposals from local collaborations between local authorities and neighbourhood or community organisations to bid by 16 January. Bids should be for new projects or to extend an existing project into another area but not to prop up an existing approach.

Funding would be provided in the form of a direct grant to a local authority during the 2016/17 financial year. We expect that work would start in 2016/17 and continue until the summer of 2018.

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£5,000 Awards From Charity Governance

The Charity Governance Awards, organised by the Clothworkers’ Company, highlights how good governance can transform a charity and in turn improve the lives of its beneficiaries. The 2017 awards consist of seven categories, including improving impact (for small, medium and large charities), board diversity, harnessing risk, and digital. Each category offers a £5,000 cash prize.

The deadline for entry is 13 January 2017 and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 24 May 2017.

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