We are having our annual Volunteers Fair on Thursday 4 October between 1pm to 3.30pm at the Stowe Centre. Please find poster and flyer attached. Last year 38 voluntary organisations had a stand at the Volunteers Fair offering a wide choice of volunteer opportunities. This is the biggest annual Volunteers Fair open to the general public in the borough.

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Welcome to your NHS North West London September newsletter.

In this issue we bid farewell to Dr Ethie Kong and welcome the next Brent CCG Chair Dr Madhukar Patel. You will find out about our upcoming annual general meetings across NW London, as well as our upcoming Stoptober campaign and how you can get involved.

Click here to read the full newsletter

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Recruitment, Training & Apprenticeships.

WorkZone, located in Westfield London on the Southern Terrace, is a one stop destination for your jobs, apprenticeships, and training needs. WorkZone works in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council and Westfield London, to provide a free recruitment service that helps local people into work.

Click Here for the link to the Jobs List

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The Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation are seeking a part-time (16 hours p/w) Office Manager to provide general office management support for a small, friendly and flexible team.

Young Hammersmith & Fulham Foundation (YHFF) is a local charity that has been set up to work with organisations providing services focused on children and young people aged 0-25 in the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. We are into our second year of operation and have grown in the last 12 months, and therefore are looking to recruit a number of new staff to join our team.

Click here to go to the job site for more information and details about how to apply

Closing date: 18-10-18
Start date: 29-10-18

Reaching Communities make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive.

The Big Lottery wants to make it easier for smaller organisations to apply, so have done away with the two-stage application form process. In its place, applicants need to contact the Lottery, to give them a brief outline of what you want to do, either through an online form, a phone call, a video, or an email.

Nicholas Timms, Big Lottery Funding Officer for Central London, will outline new guidelines and process of this important funding programme and answer your questions.

NB. Please read the funding criteria  before registering for this event to check your organisation eligibility.


When October 16th, 2018 10:30 AM   through   12:00 PM

Location    One Westminster
37 Chapel Street
London, NW1 5DP
United Kingdom


Advance LogoAdvance is a well-respected, award-winning and innovative women-only organisation, established in 1998, providing emotional and practical support to women experiencing domestic abuse and supporting women with custodial and community sentences to reduce offending. Our values are to listen and support, to empower and respect, to collaborate, innovate and be accountable. We have expanded our services significantly over the past 2 years, with annual income to over £3m and 75 staff, reaching over 3000 women and their children.

Current Opportunities

  • Treasurer – volunteer trustee. Click Here for the link to the Job Advert and information
  • Female* Peer Mentor- Voluntary position. Click Here for the link to the Job Advert and information

Click Here to go to the Advance Job website and to download the application form and Job Description for the above and other current roles.

Even in this modern era men still do not share how they are feeling which can lead to the breakdown of relationships with family and loved ones and in extreme cases it can lead to even more devastating consequences. For example, suicide remains the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK and Ireland. Support exists to help men deal with the initial trauma but the next step in what to do with their lives is often missing. We aim to provide a support network with coaching for men who have been through counselling and are struggling to find direction on the other side of this change

Unless more is done to reach out and encourage men to talk about their feelings instead of internalising them then the above will continue to happen.

The future does not have to be like this. It is our vision to offer a voice of support and reason by providing coaching and mentoring to men who believe little or no hope exists and help transform a hopeless situation into the opportunity of a life worth living.

For more information contact Niall Flynn
Mobile: 07856269199
Email: niall.flynn5@gmail.com

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In celebration of Trustee Week 2018 this November, we’re offering 10 free places on our upcoming Charity Leader training days.

As a small charity leader, it is vital that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to steer the direction of your organisation and ensure sustainability. These courses will enable CEOs, Trustees and Senior Managers to meet the challenges facing their charity.

Free places are available on a first come first serve basis – so book now to avoid disappointment.

Manchester – 16th October 
Charity Leaders: Risk Management (PM Half Day)

London – 20th-22nd November
Charity Leaders: Fundraising (AM Half Day)
Charity Leaders: Risk Management (PM Half Day)

York – 6th December 
Charity Leaders: Fundraising (AM Half Day)
Charity Leaders: Risk Management (PM Half Day)

The Octavia Better Lives Community Fund (OBLCF) provides grants of £2,000 – £5,000 to fund work with residents of the following boroughs:

  • Westminster
  • Kensington and Chelsea

Our aim is to award grants to a wide range of organisations and projects.  Our expectation is that we will award a mix of smaller and larger grants.

There is one grant fund for distribution in the 2018/19 financial year; this will be distributed in either one round, or two rounds, dependent upon the number of eligible applications received.

The closing date for applications is: 11 November 2018.

Our criteria

Our aim is to tackle the effects of loneliness through these grants and help build social connections for those who are most in need.  The effects of loneliness are increasingly recognised as being detrimental to emotional and physical health.

Our grants will support local charities and voluntary groups that are working with communities, groups and individuals experiencing loneliness.

Grants will be given to organisations that clearly demonstrate outcomes and impact and specifically how they reach local people, how many they reach and what difference they expect the project to make.

Click Here for a link to the full details on the Octavia Foundation’s website

Masbro are very keen to spread the word about two new classes for the over 55s, a singing group and an art class, starting at the Masbro from 27th September.

Click the images above to see the full posters

For all queries and to register for either of the courses please contact Tina Wood using the details below

Tina Wood
Masbro Elders Project Coordinator
Urban Partnership Group

Masbro Centre | 87 Masbro Road | London W14 OLR (click here for a map)
Email: tina@upg.org.uk | Tel 020 7605 0194