Good News Good News!!!

People or organizations can now bid for small grants from the council.  Hammersmith &Fulham Hive is open to communities wanting to raise funds for local events, make improvements to their environment or set up new services.

This is all about making it easy for people who want to make a positive change for their community. Local charities and community groups can use H&F Hive to tell people about their plans, and potentially unlock funding from both the council and other generous donors in the community.

Take a look at the link below

https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/articles/news/2017/09/hf-hive-offers-100000-funding-community-projects

Psychological & Emotional Support for Grenfell Fire Victims

People Arise Now (PAN) are offering the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire, emotional and psychological support.

Support available includes: One-to-one counselling, Group counselling and workshops.

If you know of anyone who may benefit from any of these services please contact

Alda@peoplearisenow.org

For more information please see our flyer here

Children’s Asthma Day

Address: Parkview Centre For Health, 56 Bloemfontein Road, W12 7FG
Date: Wednesday 1st November 2017
Time: 2-5pm

To mark Children’s Asthma Day, we would like to welcome local residents to an afternoon of events tailored for children with asthma at Parkview Centre for Health. The events will cover: inhaler technique, flu clinics, asthma review, fun games and sticker packs.

For more information click here

 

Free marketing training for your charity

Thanks to support from the Marketing Trust, we’re offering you the chance to win a free place on our expert-led Mastering Marketing Strategy course designed specifically for charities.

Led by a marketing expert, you will gain the skills and knowhow to reach your target audience; strategically market your organisation, cause and activity; as well as guidance on developing your online presence.
Choose your session 
Sessions will run from 10:00am-4:00pm:

  • 20-November 2017, London
  • 21-November 2017, London
  • 22-November 2017, London

How to enter
To win your place, all you have to do is tell us why you believe marketing is an essential skill for charities in the length of a tweet (140 characters or less) and how this training will benefit your charity. Entries must be received by 5:00pm on 20 October 2017. Find out more on our website.

Save the Date: Healthwatch Annual Meeting

On the 7th November, between 4.30 – 8pm, we will be holding our Annual Meeting. There will be:

  • Talks about our work from the past year
  • Voluntary organisations, including Carers Network and The Advocacy Project
  • Entertainment
  • Food and drinks
  • And more!

If you are interested in attending please could you RSVP so we will know how many to cater for. You can do so online by clicking RSVP (this will take to Eventbrite), emailing info@healthwatchcentralwestlondon.org or phoning 020 8968 7049.

Big Local Project Manager Vacancy -White City

Deadline: Sunday 15th October 2017 at Midnight
Interview:  Wednesday 25th October 2017
Contract/Salary: Permanent role. £36,183 including London Weighting  (NJC Scale PO3.38)
Hours: Full Time 37.5 with a fully flexible approach to working hours. Evening and weekend work necessary, for which toil leave is available.

For full job advert click here

For job description click here

Funding for small groups involved in sport and physical activities

Localgiving has teamed up with Postcode Community Trust to provide small grants of either £250 or £500 to small charities and community groups. Groups are able to apply for funding from today until 31st October 2017.

Our aim is to make accessing grant funding easier for small charities and community groups. The grant application should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and only a small amount of monitoring is required.

To be eligible for funding groups must:

  • Have an annual income under £50,000. Priority will be given to organisations with an annual income of under £20,000
  • Be running a physical engagement project – encouraging individuals to take part in some form of physical activity to help improve their physical and mental health wellbeing
  • Be based in Great Britain – groups in Northern Ireland are not able to benefit from this funding
  • Have completed the registration process to be a member of Localgiving

To benefit from funding, projects need to meet either of the following themes:

  • Overcoming barriers to participation in physical activities in creative ways
  • Increasing social cohesion through developing access to sports and other recreational activities

Grants can be used to support the general running costs of new and existing sports and physical activities. For example, this could include: facilities hire, kit & equipment, coaching qualifications, other volunteer expenses etc. Applications which will predominantly cover the costs of one-off events or trips must provide details of how they intend to deliver a longer-term impact.

How To Apply

For organisations who are not already members of Localgiving, they must complete the registration process to join Localgiving before completing the grant application form – this acts as a vetting process for the grant.  To do this they can register their interest here and start the registration process. All successful applicants will be eligible for a year’s free membership with Localgiving, using the promocode PCT2017. Once a group has registered we will provide them with the grant application form.

WALK for WAND

WAND is an independent charity that addresses the problems facing women in isolated and excluded communities through outreach services and regular networking events.

Why are we doing the walk? find out here

To register your interest and/or sponsorship for the walk please click here

GREENER CITY FUND

Groundwork London are working to administer the grant and can partner on projects with local organisations to develop and deliver them. Please get in contact with Paige on 07711897850, and/or 02087620321; or contact Martin on 02072391292. If you have any ideas or queries that we can help you with.

Further detail of the programme is on the City Hall website https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/environment/parks-green-spaces-and-biodiversity/greener-city-fund.

Grants of between £5k – £20k (small grants) and £20k – £50k (medium grants) are available. There are two strands to the grants programme:

  • Community Tree Planting Grants, to support community groups to plant trees and help improve access to nature through increasing and maintaining London’s Tree Canopy cover.
  • Community Green Space Grants, to give community groups and local people the chance to design and create new spaces, and improve existing spaces, by providing grants, advice and support.

The deadlines for the first round of the two strands are as follows:

  • Community Tree Planting Grants: deadline 29 September (just under one week), with decisions expected end of October for activities between November 2017 and February 2018;
  • Community Green Space Grants: deadline 20 October, with decisions expected November/December 2017 and delivery between January 2018 and January 2019.

For further information please see the prospectus here

Free Fully Funded Level 2 Online Short Courses

These courses are extremely straight forward and usually take up to 6 – 8 weeks. They can be completed either online or paper based. This is without the staff taking time out of their working day as they can access a laptop or complete this paper based anywhere. They are not required to attend any classroom sessions and can be completed in their own time.

For further questions, please call us on 0203 020 1529 or email admin@ktg.org.uk with your contact details so a member of our team can contact you.

Please click here to see the list of the qualifications available