Your chance to study community development and youth work in London

Do you have a commitment to social justice for communities or to improving the life of young people? Do you want to develop new skills, and get a qualification that recognises your knowledge and abilities?

We are all facing new challenges, but we are also seeing signs of hope, with many people involved in campaigns to address historic inequalities, support local communities and invest in the future of young people.

You can now apply for courses in:
• BSc Community Development and Leadership
• BSc Youth Studies
• MSc in Youth and Community Work

Taking these degrees will give you a chance to develop your academic skills, but will also give you the edge in an uncertain jobs market, and there are options available for people at a range of different education levels. Our courses are also eligible for financial support.

Interested? If you would like an informal chat about these courses, you can book a 15 minute meeting with Head of Subject Chris Lane: http://met.ac/book-to-meet-chris-lane/

You can contact course leaders at the email addresses below:

Julius Elster: j.elster@londonmet.ac.uk (BSc Youth Studies)

Patrick Mulrenan: p.mulrenan@londonmet.ac.uk (BSc Community Development and Leadership)

Aine Woods: a.woods1@londonmet.ac.uk (MSc Youth and Community Work)

There are also links to further information about the courses here: http://met.ac/community-and-youth

📣 Last chance to sign up for our FREE International Women’s Month Festival!

The Ubele’s Young Emerging Leaders Collective is bringing you a jam packed online festival with practical workshops, talks and panel events exploring pertinent issues and experiences faced by Black and Minortised Women.

The sessions will cover a variety of topics ranging from Digital Activism to Women’s Health. Our headline event is an intergenerational panel event exploring the role of Women in social activism.
A great way to finish off March!

STILL TIME TO REGISTER – IT’S FREE, CLICK HERE.

FREE Courses Online: Mental Health Courses

With thousands of learners enrolling in our increasingly popular Level 2 courses, we are delighted to announce the arrival of our new Level 3 Mental Health qualification. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however, you may find it helpful if you’ve already achieved a Level 2 mental health qualification.

Level 2 Series

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A new level of fully-funded mental health online training

Our Mental Health Level 3 qualification (equivalent to 2 full A Levels) is now available at no cost to help support progression and the mental health and wellbeing of the millions of people currently affected by mental ill-health in Britain.

NFP Workshops: Bid Writing The Basics

Do you know the most common reasons for rejection? Are you gathering the right evidence? Are you making the right arguments? Are you using the right terminology? Are your numbers right? Are you learning from rejections?

Are you assembling the right documents? Do you know how to create a clear and concise standard funding bid? Are you communicating with people or just excluding them? Do you know your own organisation well enough?

Are you thinking through your projects carefully enough? Do you know enough about your competitors? Are you answering the questions funders will ask themselves about your application? Are you submitting applications correctly?

Online via Zoom, 10.00 – 12.30, £95. Click on the dates below:

MON 12 APR 2021

MON 26 APR 2021

MON 10 MAY 2021

MON 24 MAY 2021

MON 07 JUN 2021

MON 21 JUN 2021

MON 05 JUL 2021

MON 19 JUL 2021

 

DSC’s Roundup of Helpful Information Regarding Operating in the Current Pandemic

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we have been posting and sharing a wide range of support and advice for the sector. As a result, we have collated this information into an easy-to-navigate page where you will find a roundup of helpful information regarding operating in the current pandemic.

This page includes our most recent Covid-19 funding update pages, as well as specific sector news and more!

Click here to have a browse of the page and explore the useful content.

New Event Venue & Co‐working Space in Shepherds Bush for Charities & Social Enterprises

I am excited to share that we have recently developed a versatile, well‐equipped event venue and co‐working space for charities, superbly located in Shepherd’s Bush that can be hired at a competitive rate.

The Anti Tribalism Movement is seeking tenants for our spare office facility and use of the ATM’S Culture House. This is a spacious office complex at basement and 1st-floor level.

Find out more here

Third Sector Awards – Small & Micro Charities

Ahead of the 2021 Third Sector Awards, Third Sector are offering a batch of 30 free entries to the Talent Awards to charities with an annual income of less than £100,000. Eligible organisations can register their interest in entering, and the category they would like to submit an entry to. Following the registration deadline, entries will be randomly allocated to interested applicants. Early Bird Deadline 20th May 2021.

Click here to find out more and register.

Charity Commission Seeks New Chair

Do you know the difference between ‘charity’ and ‘charities’? Have even the vaguest understanding of charity law? Think the National Trust is awesome? Then you’re probably the breath of fresh air we all need. Closes for applications 09/04/2021 at 23:00.

Find out more and apply here.

Find out what we’re really hoping for from the next Charity Commission Chair here.

In-House Services to Suit Your Organisation’s Needs

Over the last year, the workplace environment has changed dramatically for many. From managing teams remotely, to wellbeing, governance, fundraising (plus more!) and helping your staff with working from home, our In House team can help you with whatever your training needs may be. Find out about our bespoke support here.