With support from Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the FSI is delivering a heavily subsidised three day training event in London from May 15th – 17th offering small and local charities and community groups full & half day courses and workshops on key fundraising & governance skills. A sampling of training courses include GDPR Essentials, Telephone Skills to Maximise Corporate Relationships, Creating and Delivering a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign, Legacy Fundraising and Demonstrating your Impact.

Places fill up fast, so book your place today to access this fantastic training opportunity: https://bit.ly/2DYF6cE

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What we do

Standing Together Against Domestic Violence is a UK charity bringing communities together to end domestic abuse.

A Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference (MARAC) is a regular local meeting to discuss how to help victims at high risk of murder or serious harm.

No single agency has a complete picture of the life of a domestic abuse survivor, but many will have insights that are crucial to their safety.

The MARAC is both a forum to share these insights with other local services and to develop a joined-up safety plan.

In 1999, Standing Together pioneered the first multi-agency group to implement safety measures for victims of domestic abuse in Hammersmith and Fulham. MARACs have since been recommended by successive governments and are now prioritised in every Local Authority area.

Today, Standing Together coordinates MARACs across five London boroughs:

  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Westminster
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Ealing
  • Haringey

Job Opportunities

MARAC Team Manager – http://www.standingtogether.org.uk/news/multi-agency-risk-assessment-conference-marac-team-manager

MARAC Coordinator – http://www.standingtogether.org.uk/news/multi-agency-risk-assessment-conference-marac-coordinator

Pathfinder Project Manager – http://www.standingtogether.org.uk/news/pathfinder-project-manager

From 1 August 2018, changes to the Charity Commission rules mean there will be more restrictions on who can run a charity.

There are two key changes and actions you may need to take if you are disqualified.

The above is an extract from this document on our website.

For more information go to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/automatic-disqualification-rules-for-charity-trustees-and-charity-senior-positions

Or if you want to discuss this further, then please contact Nigel Jacques on nigel.jacques@sobus.org.uk

Have your say on how government can work with and for civil society to tackle challenges and unlock opportunities to build a stronger society now and in the future. This consultation closes at 9am on 22 May 2018.

Link to consultation page for more info and documents: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/civil-society-strategy-have-your-say

We know that the leadership of our charities in the UK is not sufficiently ethnically diverse.

It’s confirmed again this year with ACEVO’s Pay and Equalities Survey 2018. Published at the beginning of February, it found that only 3% of charity chief executives who took part were from BAME backgrounds, and that this percentage has actually fallen over the last ten years.

It’s the case that “a shamefully small number of civil society CEOs are from a black and minority ethnic background”, according to Vicky Browning, Chief Executive of ACEVO. She calls on us to “collectively prioritise action to break down the barriers and bias that exist within the voluntary sector.”

And it’s not only CEOs. Senior management teams and trustee boards are not diverse enough also, with the 2017 edition of Third Sector’s Diversity Report finding that 10% of senior management teams and 10% of trustees of the 50 charities they surveyed were  non-white.

Please see the Diversity Report here.

Join us at the first in our series of breakfast briefings exploring the opportunities and challenges facing charity IT leaders. These interactive seminars provide a unique forum for open debate and an opportunity to connect with your peers.

The first event will seek to answer the question ‘Is blockchain the future for charities?’

To understand a little more about that question and to help you decide if this briefing is for you, Click Here

This event is run in partnership with Charity IT Leaders.

This event is designed to provide space for charities to debate with other charities. As a result, there are no corporate spaces available and we will withdraw places booked by non-charity delegates. We will issue a refund minus an administration fee of 15%.  

Click here for more information including; the programme, speakers, prices and venue.

Get your Charity Ready 
There are a range of opportunities available on the Small Charity Week website for your small charity to take advantage of, with many more opportunities and activities to come.

Today we have launched our I Love Small Charities Day Competition information and our Celebration Day toolkit to give you enough time to gear up and prepare your charity and your supporters in advance.


Shared Lives is a community based service for adults with learning disabilities, mental health needs, or older people that runs across Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.  The scheme is being delivered by Grace Eyre, a charity whose name is taken from Grace Eyre Woodhead, who not only founded the organisation in 1898 but also formed the first Shared Lives scheme in the UK.

Our carers are regular people who want to make a difference and can share their home with someone who needs extra support – in return, they are paid, receive training and ongoing support, and become part of an active, supportive network of carers across the UK.

There are over 150 Shared Lives Schemes across the UK.  The schemes are managed by experts in this field, funded by local authorities and regulated by the Care Quality Commission.

We are looking for more people to become carers.  As one of our current carers says, “It’s a highly rewarding job and I’ve really benefitted too – I’ve made a firm friend!” – so why not get in touch to find out more?

If you would like to know more about this extraordinary paid role, maybe as a career change or back to work idea, or if you know someone who would be interested, contact us on sharedliveslondon@grace-eyre.org or 020 7924 0631.

We recruiting for:

  • Adviser
  • Project Management
  • Training roles

Who are we – Citizens Advice Hammersmith & Fulham is an innovative service, delivering generalist and specialist advice services via our pioneering projects and through multiple channels both locally and nationally.

We are one of the first advice agencies to secure 10 years funding for our core service and its associated specialist projects. We are now looking to recruit to a variety of roles to support this service.

Opportunity – We are looking for individuals who are interested in working with a high achieving, innovative and award winning service and to be a part of its continued success.

If you think you have what it takes, a high level of motivation to achieve results, the ability to work efficiently and to high quality standards, why not come to our Open afternoon event to learn more about the opportunities to work in a supportive environment which will develop and enhance your advice and project management skills, delivering a service with 99% satisfaction rate and which 81% of our staff would recommend CAHF as a place to work or volunteer.

Come and MEET us – at our event to learn more about us, our impact in the community, and the roles on offer and meet the CEO and Senior Management Team who will be on hand to answer your questions. All of which will help you to complete your application more effectively.

Open Afternoon      Wednesday 14th March       Time: 16.00 – 18.00pm

Venue:                       Avonmore Library and Neighbourhood Centre, W14 8TG

To book your place at the Open Event, please contact  ivy.lewis@cahf.org.uk  by Tuesday  13  March 2018.  (please note spaces are limited and will be allocated on first come basis).

If you are unable to attend the Open Day, want more information about the roles please contact ivy.lewis@cahf.org.uk

As you may be aware, Ian Lawry has stepped down as Sobus CEO to pursue a new and exciting business opportunity closer to his home in Oxfordshire.  Ian achieved a great deal at Sobus, including delivering two fantastic Hubs at Dawes Road and Freston Road, and his enthusiasm and professionalism will be very much missed.

However, we are delighted to report that Sue Spiller has been appointed as the new CEO and will be joining Sobus from early March.  Many of you may remember Sue from her previous role as Head of Community Investment for LBHF, and she comes to Sobus with a wide range of experience and knowledge about the sector in the borough.  Sue told us, “I’m really excited to be joining Sobus, an organisation that I have known and admired for many years, and the opportunity to work with voluntary and community organisations in the borough who do such fantastic work to support our local residents.” 

If you would like to get in touch with Sue, please contact her at: sue.spiller@sobus.org.uk