Funding for Projects that Tackle the Root Causes of Social Inequity (UK)

Not for profit organisations that work towards a just and democratic society and to redress political and social injustices can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000.

The funding is available to causes outside the mainstream that are unlikely to receive funding from other sources.

Examples of projects funded in the past include;

  • The Boaz Trust a Christian organisation serving destitute asylum seekers in Greater Manchester which received a grant of £2,000;
  • The Grandparents Association in Leeds which received a grant of £4,800.

The funding is made through the Scurrah Wainright Charity and the next closing date for applications is the 14th January 2019.

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Hilden Charitable Fund Announces Next Application Deadline (UK)

The Hilden Charitable Fund is open for applications. Within the UK, the Hilden Charitable Fund makes grants to projects that address disadvantage, notably by supporting causes which are less popular. In particular, the Fund wants to support projects that address homelessness; supports asylum seekers and refugees; support community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people 16 – 25; and penal affairs. The average grant awarded is £5,000 and preference is given to supporting small community organisations with an income of less than £500,000 per year. The Trust will consider funding project as well as core running costs of organisations. The fund also makes grants for projects in developing countries; working on community development, education, and health. Trustees will particularly welcome projects that address the needs and potential of girls and women. Trustees will be pleased to hear from UK Non Governmental Organisations/charities and hope that UK NGOs/charities will encourage their local partners to apply directly to Hilden for grant aid. The next closing date for applications is the 19th December 2018.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation Re-opens Grants Programme to Support Disadvantaged and Vulnerable Older People (England and Wales)

Local and national charities in England and Wales can apply to the Later Life Grant programme run by the Masonic Charitable Foundation. The Later Life Grant programme is open to charities working to reduce loneliness and isolation of vulnerable and disadvantaged people over 50. The Later Life Grant programme offers both small grants of between £500 and £10,000 to charities with an income of below £500,000 and grants of between £10,000 and £150,000 to charities with an annual income of above £500,000 for projects that support disadvantaged and vulnerable older people over 50 years. The small grants programme is currently closed for applications and the closing date for applications to the large grants programme is 5pm on the 2nd January 2019 for stage 1 application to the large grants programme.

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Advance Job Opportunities

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

  • Female* Finance and Business Service Administrator
  • Click Here for the link to the Job Advert and information

Closing date for the above position: Friday, 7th December 2018 10.00 am

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.

This post is open to *female applicants only as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010. 

Nationwide and MOPAC Grants available

Nationwide Community Grants is looking for local housing projects that will strengthen your local community under the following themes:

  • supporting the most vulnerable
  • finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing
  • reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords

MOPAC Victims Fund is open to organisations providing support to victims of crime to help them cope and recover from their experience.

Millie Brown
Programme Manager
The London Community Foundation
Tel: 020 7582 5117

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Freston Road Hub – Special Offers for 2018-2019

Are you a resident of Notting Dale, St Helen’s, Dalgarno, Golborne, Colville, Pembridge, Campden or Holland wards of RBKC?

Freston Road Hub is a modern, accessible, shared office space for enterprises, charities and social business.  This brand new, purpose built Hub located in Kensington and Chelsea, London, W10, is just minutes’ from Westfield with its many shops and places to eat, BBC and Imperial College.

The Hub is close to Latimer Road Underground Station, 295 or 316 Bus Stops and just 15 minutes away from Central London.

  • Sign up for a 3-month licence by 21st December and receive the 3rd month half price*
  • Hot desks for £10 per day

For more information email:info@sobus.org.uk

Click Here to see the flyer with the above information, please print and advertise it with your neighbours

Freston Road Hub offers:

  • 40 + workspaces complete available on a pay as you go or monthly hire basis
  • 4 high quality meeting and training rooms accommodating from 2-32 people
  • Registered Mailing address facility
  • High speed, secure internet & Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen and breakout area for networking or lunch
  • Bike storage
  • Full wheelchair accessibility
  • Lockable storage
  • Photocopying and printing facilities

 

The Freston Road Hub, 196 Freston Road, London, W10 6TT (Click Here for a Map)
Telephone: 020 7952 2610
Email: reception.frh@sobus.org.uk

A message from the Home Office: EUSS Grant Scheme

PRO FORMA FOR GRANT SCHEME
As the Home Office delivers the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), it is critical there are clear plans and arrangements in place to accommodate the broad needs of citizens that it expects will need to apply for the EUSS.

The Home Office has put a range of measures in place to ensure that the EUSS is accessible and that all applicants are handled with flexibility and sensitivity. However, ensuring that the most vulnerable EU citizens and at-risk communities are engaged and supported is essential.

The voluntary and community sector (VCS) plays a vital role in representing people who are unable to advocate for themselves, and engagement has been carried out with a range of VCS organisations to ensure that the right support and programmes are in place to protect those most in need.

The Home Office will soon be launching a full campaign, which will seek to create a network of eligible VCS organisations who can raise awareness of the EUSS amongst vulnerable EU citizens and their family members, and to provide EUSS application assistance to those who need it. Organisations will be provided with a tailored communications toolkit, to help inform vulnerable, at-risk and marginalised individuals around the EUSS. There will also be outreach events and training sessions organised to provide organisations with greater detail and support.

Grant Scheme
To enable organisations to support those most at-risk, a key first step in this campaign is a Grant Scheme. Today, the Home Office is pleased to announce notice of its Grant Scheme, expected to award between £5 and 9million to fund VCS organisations in delivering practical assistance to vulnerable or at-risk EU citizens and their family members, and to provide them with end-to-end support to apply.

Extensive engagement with VCS organisations has helped to shape the development of this Grant Scheme. However, the Home Office is seeking to refine the approach and assess provision for support services before formally launching the open competition, expected to commence at the end of November 2018.

Interested VCS organisations are invited to take part in an engagement teleconference to find out more information about the EUSS, the Grant Scheme process and the wider campaign, and to give organisations an opportunity to ask the Home Office questions. There will be several repeat teleconferences taking place on 7 and 8 November, to ensure as many organisations as possible have the chance to take part.

To sign up to attend a teleconference, and for more information on the Grant Scheme, please go to the Contract Finder Notice on GOV.UK. If you have any specific questions, you can email: EUSSgrants@homeoffice.gov.uk. For further information on the EU Settlement Scheme, please see below.

EU Settlement Scheme
EU citizens living in the UK and their family members will need to apply under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). The straightforward system is designed to make it easy for them to obtain their new UK immigration status.
The EU Settlement Scheme is in private beta testing and will be open fully by 30 March 2019. The deadline for applications will be 30 June 2021.
More details on how EU citizens and their families can obtain settled status in the UK is found in the statement of intent, which confirms that:

  • Applications will be via a short online process.
  • Most EU citizens will only need to prove their identity, demonstrate their residence in the UK and declare whether they have any criminal convictions (we will check that they are not a serious or persistent criminal).
  • It will cost £65 for those aged 16 years or more and £32.50 for children under 16.
  • It will be free for those with valid documented permanent residence or valid indefinite leave to remain or enter.

EU citizens can sign up with theFSI for regular email updates on EU citizens’ rights and the EU Settlement Scheme from the UK Government.

Opportunity for Asylum Seekers and Refugees to attend a free module on “Preparation for Higher Education Programme” at UCL Institute of Education (Central London)

Reconnect in partnership with Computer Aid International and working with UCL Institute of Education is currently providing a unique preparatory programme to the first group of refugees and asylum seekers who are keen to enrol into higher education or to participate in a Teacher Training (PGCE) programme at UCL Institute of Education – a world-leading centre for research and teaching in education and social science. The programme is being run by a team of highly experienced academics and practitioners.

The Module includes an introduction to:

  1. Critical Reading, Academic Writing and Academic Presentation in Higher Education
  2. Active, interactive and interpretive modes of learning: collaborative discussion, writing and presentation making use of:
    – Virtual learning environments – Moodle and associated applications
    – Computer labs for developing familiarity with PowerPoint (or similar applications)
    – Electronic journal articles and books via online resources accessible through the UCL library
  3. Intercultural learning and understanding, and the British education system

The programme covers fees and cost of travel and makes a contribution to learning materials.

The programme is being provided, over 10 weeks, during the autumn, spring and summer terms 2018/19. Enrolment is for one term only; each session will be 3 hours; there will be 3 cohorts, each of 20 students.

The first group of Asylum Seekers and Refugees is currently attending the first Module (autumn term 2018) and are due to complete the course on 5 December 2018.

There will be two more opportunities to attend the Module in either of the following two terms:

 2019 Spring Term, Thursdays, 1pm to 4pm, from 10 January to 21 March
                                                      or
2019 Summer Term, Wednesdays, 6pm to 9pm, from 24 April to 26 June

Those who are interested in joining the programme must refer to the attached Information Sheet and Application Form.

Please circulate the information to those who could benefit from this programme.

For further information, please contact theodros@reconnectonline.org.uk or call 0207 697 4065.

Click Here for the Publicity Leaflet
Click Here for the Application Form

Reconnect
Resource for London
356 Holloway Road
London
N7 6PA
Tel/fax: +44 (0) 20 7697 4065
Mobile +44 (0) 7984 195 361
www.reconnectonline.org.uk

Pregnant? There’s an app for that!

The NHS across North West London is today launching a new mum and baby app – a personal guide for pregnancy, birth and beyond.

The app was developed by mums, midwives and doctors in North West London and charity CW+ to provide women with a single source of trusted NHS information for all their maternity needs.

From the start of pregnancy to early parenthood, this app will support women and their families with:

  • Choice on where in North West London they would like to give birth and how they would like their birth to go
  • access to essential information every step of the way from being pregnant, to giving birth and looking after a new baby
  • personalised plans for their care during pregnancy, birth and beyond.

Leo Mead who lives in Ealing and is expecting her first baby in December said:
“I really like the app, the fact that all the information provided is from the NHS makes it feel very comforting. I never knew there was so much to know and this app helps to keep it all in one place. Being able to note my thoughts, questions and feelings also means it’s easier to remember things I want to discuss when I have appointments with my midwife.” 

The app aims to improve women’s experiences of maternity care and ensures that the information they receive is consistent no matter where they choose to give birth in the local area.

Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, Head of Maternity, Children and Young People for NHS England, said: “This new app shows what is possible when we embrace modern technology. It now also means that we are able to offer personal care to women and their families in North West London by ensuring they can access information quickly and easily which will help give women and clinicians their valuable time back’.

Baroness Julia Cumberlege, Chair of the National Maternity Review, ‘Better Births’, said: “The mum & baby app shows how we can harness digital technology to deliver innovation in the NHS. This maternity app supports women and families to understand their choices, especially around choosing their place of birth, which pregnant women have told us how important this is to them.”

“The NHS in North West London have shown the potential of ‘digital’ to enhance services which deliver choice and personalisation to women, and empowers women to make shared decisions and manage their own care throughout their pregnancy, birth and beyond.”

Doctor Sunita Sharma, Consultant Obstetrician from Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust said: “The North West London mum and baby app represents an innovative way in which these local maternity services have come together to provide women and their families with consistent NHS information on how to look after themselves and their babies in an easily accessible format. I think this is great step forward for our maternity services.”

 Download it!
This helpful new app is available for download on both Apple and Android just go to your app store and search ‘mum and baby’.

Image of mobile phone app

Click the image above for a short video with details on the apps features

Ask us anything!
If there is anything you are unsure about or you have a question that you haven’t been able to ask your midwife, ask us!

Post questions on Twitter with #askthemidwifenwl

Ayesha Baker
Communications Manager
North West London Communications Team
North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups
2nd floor, 15 Marylebone Rd, London, NW1 5JD

email: ayesha.baker@nhs.net
Direct line: 020 3350 4639
Mobile: 0773 3484 891
web: www.healthiernorthwestlondon.nhs.uk
twitter: @HealthierNWL

Health Conference 2018 – St. Mungo’s

The annual HHP (Healh and Homelessness Project) Health and Wellbeing Conference is scheduled for Thursday 13 December 2018 from 12-3.30pm. The Conference will take place in the Small Hall, LBHF Town Hall, King Street, W6 9JU.

Click here for the event poster.

Click Here for more info and links to book your place