Digital Communications Manager Job Opportunity with St Mungo’s

Are you looking for an opportunity where your skills will make a difference in helping to end homelessness and rebuild lives? Can you help St Mungo’s tell the story of our work in compelling ways to a wide variety of audiences? Read more

Closing date: 10am on Monday 20 April 2020

Interview and Assessments will take place remotely on Wednesday 29 April or Friday 1 May

Mr Motivator Links up with Charity for Daily Workout Fundraiser on Facebook

St Barnabas has recruited the fitness expert to host workouts on Facebook to help improve people’s health during social isolation at home and to raise money for patient support. Learn more

Charity Digital: Information & Webinar

How charities can support beneficiaries with digital during Coronavirus

Charities are embracing technological solutions during this period of social distancing, letting people know they have their backs in a crisis. Learn more

 

How digital can help you manage the impact of Coronavirus

Join us for a webinar on 9th April hosted by members of the Charity Digital team as we chat through the digital tools, resources and strategies charities can put place to help manage the impact of COVID-19. Join for free

 

Coronavirus: Best practice for communication and outreach

We examine best practice for clear and calm communication in the midst of a pandemic. Learn more

 

Coronavirus: Charity guide to virtual onboarding

Over the coming weeks and months, some charities may need to hire new staff. How do you do this when your staff is working remotely? We examine successful onboarding practices from organisations with a history of remote working. Learn more

The Smile Brigade: Free Meal Delivery Service for Residents & Organisations Based in LBHF

If you are an individual enquiring about our COVID19 Relief – Free Meal Delivery Service then you can refer yourself or a friend via the following: click here

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please click here

If you work for a service and would like to refer a client who is vulnerable and in need; then please email with the following: Your clients name, age, address and contact number. Along with any allergies and dietary requirements they may have (Vegetarian, Halal, Soft Foods Only). Email: thesmilebrigade.org Tel: 07714621220

Please note that our COVID19 Relief – Free Meal Delivery Service is only available to residents and organisations based within the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. 

 

 

Volunteer Community Aid Network Launched by H&F Council

H&F CAN is the volunteer community aid network launched by Hammersmith & Fulham Council to support vulnerable residents during the coronavirus pandemic.

Working with the voluntary and charity sector, and alongside the ward and street-level mutual aid groups, H&F CAN offers support to residents who don’t have friends or family close by to help them. Our taskforce of volunteers will help those most in need at the time of their greatest need.

Do you need urgent support with food, medicines, loneliness and isolation?

Or are you worried about a friend, neighbour or relative?

Freephone: 0800 1456095 (9am to 7pm)

Email: can@lbhf.gov.uk

Click here

 

Important Guidance on Volunteering

Volunteering will be crucial in the response to coronavirus and people have not been stopped from doing this. However, volunteering that requires going out of the house is now only permitted in certain circumstances.  

Please check this latest government guidance on what you can and cannot do at the moment (section 7 in particular) – Guidance on volunteering

Latest Coronavirus Funding Update from DSC

Funders have been quick to issue statements on how they will support their grant holders in the coming months. Here’s our list of new, amended and soon-to-be-open funds.

Volunteers Needed to Support Local Business

Despite a raft of new measures announced by the government to support businesses through the Coronavirus outbreak, the national business helpline is stretched to its limit in responding to queries around the range of available options.

West London Business are gearing up to launch a dedicated business support helpline to field queries from local businesses that are struggling to navigate support from government and banks, as well as siginificant business change.  This will also offer more bespoke insight on support from our local authorities.  To deliver the project we are bringing together a team of skilled and experienced home-based volunteers.

This is a chance for you – or perhaps a friend or colleague – to make a real difference in supporting your local business community and provide business leaders with the information they need to make informed decisions at this testing time. If you have experience suitable for either of the two roles below and have time to help from home, please contact us today.  The first volunteer training session will be a webinar this Sunday evening.

WEST LONDON NEEDS YOU!  

Business Support Volunteer (Front-Line)
Are you an experienced business professional who can help answer business owners/ managers queries over the phone? Read more

Volunteer Information & Research Officers / Knowledge Manager
Are you able to help us identify and interpret the details of the latest government support in this fast-moving crisis? Read more

E-mail jacquie.wright@westlondon.com if you, a friend or colleague are interested in the Business Support Volunteer role and for Information & Research/ Knowledge Management e-mail andrew.dakers@westlondon.com

New £3 Million Fund to Boost Health in Disadvantaged Areas (England)

The King’s Fund in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £3 million Healthy Communities Together programme to empower voluntary and community sector organisations and the local health and care sector to work together to boost the health and wellbeing of their communities. The programme consists of two phases. In phase 1, a maximum of six areas will receive up to £50,000 funding and a package of learning and development support for up to nine months to develop their partnership and project plans. The closing date for application for phase 1 is the 27th May 2020 with projects for phase 1 projected to start in September 2020. At the end of this phase, each location will be invited to apply for phase 2 of the programme for further funding and support. Click here

Funding for Projects that Improve People’s Lives (UK)

Grants of between £20,000 and £60,000 per year for up to three years are available to charitable organisations that help people at times of crisis in their lives. In particular, funding is available when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available. The funding is provided through the Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives Programme. Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisations (including social enterprises) in the UK with a turnover of £50,000 – £2 million (in exceptional circumstances up to £5 million). Applications can be submitted at any time and decisions are usually made within 6 months. Click here