New Year! New Goals! Healthwatch Central West London is hosting a one-day training to help you to learn how to achieve your goals and be your own life coach! This one-day training will give the learners all the tools they need to achieve their goals. At the end of the day, they will be equipped with the tools to coach themselves and others.


Saturday 11th January 2020, 10am-5pm


Bay 20 Community Centre,

71 St Marks Road,

W10 6JG

Please click here to register.


The UEFA EURO 2020 is coming to London. As part of the Mayor’s strategy for sport and social integration, the Mayor of London UEFA EURO 2020 Grants Programme will see up to £525,000 invested into community events and projects around our city. Please click here to apply and for more information.

Deadline: 20th January 2020 @ 9am 

Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enabling them to resume a normal life.  Typically, such organisations may operate small or medium-sized residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £1million and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six months.  Previously funded projects include the Booth Centre, an advice and activity centre for homeless people in Manchester, which received a grant of £1,500 to transform the centre with new lighting, a new water heater and new decoration; and a grant of £3,000 to the Amber Foundation to enable the Foundation to buy new bedroom furniture for their residential centre in Devon, where every year over 60 unemployed, homeless young people are able to rebuild their lives and gain the motivation, confidence, self-esteem and skills for independent living.

The closing date for applications is the 15th March 2020.

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, support special educational needs; address behavioural problems or promote citizenship; and parenting or life skills. Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches where the outcomes will be disseminated to a wider audience. The funding is being made available through the Ironmongers Company’s grants programme. Although the grants are available within the UK preference is given to projects in inner London.

The next closing date for applications is the 31st July 2020.

If you are interested in learning about our Office Volunteer and Dignity Champion opportunities, you can check our website here , or email for more details. – register your interest now!

We have two opportunities for experienced, independent Lay Members to join Hammersmith & Fulham CCG’s governing body. Local individuals with strong links to public and patient engagement are sought.

For full details, click here

Young Healthwatch has selected its project focus, which is on local mental health services.

If you know young people with an interest in this area, they can get in touch by emailing Alex at ,or go on to the website for more information here

Here at DSC we want to see the voluntary sector flourish into next year and beyond. We have a medley of 2020 training courses that will help you improve the service you deliver to your beneficiaries and keep you up-to-date with the trends and techniques. A small selection of courses coming up:

February courses

Essential Presentation Skills

Support and Supervision of Staff 1

March courses

Fundraising with digital marketing

HR for Non-HR Specialist

For all upcoming courses for 2020 click here now

Please take a look at this article and YouTube link. It is about Bubble and Squeak and produced by Echo Friends, both of which registered with Sobus. It’s really great to see Echo Friends finding its way after lots of discussion and thought and this could be something to help groups share their successes ….

We all need to take a short break from shopping for gifts and think about some of the problems occurring this time of the year. We particularly talk about food waste and social isolation, but this time we don’t focus only on the negative part, we are here to show you an inspiring story of young food waste warriors tackling these issues in their local communities

We’ve just produced our first video for our first charity, Bubble & Squeak, and our mission is to be able to produce story videos that will raise the profile of the groups we can help, and (especially) create, at the least, an initial new funding round – but we want our videos to be more than just one-off appeals; we want to create cornerstone (legacy) content that a charity can use for months if not years.

It is my pleasure to invite you to watch our video, and if you’ve any thoughts about it (, it would be great to hear them.

Also please help us to amplify the voices of these amazing young Changemakers by Sharing the video with your Friends, Family and Colleagues; that would be an invaluable help for us to “#SpreadTheWorld“.

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