As the ‘ping-demic’ disrupts services across the country and the furlough scheme comes to an end, it’s more important than ever that charities are supported and can continue to provide their vital services. Pro Bono Economics are eager to uncover how your charity is feeling about lockdown lifting, complete their survey here.
Free funding webinar: unrestricted funding for voluntary organisations & groups
Come along to an informal lunchtime session to find out how your good cause can benefit from unrestricted funding via eayfundraising.
easyfundraising is a free to use fundraising platform which enables good causes to benefit from free donations from leading retailers. In the session, you’ll find out how easy it is to raise funds this way, and you’ll get all the information you need to begin doing so.
easyfundraising is already trusted by 170,000
voluntary groups, CICs, social enterprises, schools, grassroots sport clubs, churches and charities.
Places at the event are limited, so please register below if you’d like to join us:
When: Monday 16th August
Duration: 30-45 mins
Book you place here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErduGurzMoH9JYDL3iks5yGQUWfTjAcjLB
The 2022 GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards, run in partnership with The King’s Fund, are now open to applications from community-based charities across the UK. Up to twenty awards ranging from £4,000 to £50,000 will be made to recognise and reward charities working in a health-related field (operating for at least three years, with an income between £120,000 and £3 million) that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Award winners will also be offered training and development, have a film made about their work, receive help with press and publicity, and be given a set of promotional materials. Charities do not need to present a new project, and can decide how to spend the award money. The deadline for applications is 5.00pm on the 20th September 2021. GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Awards (UK)
The Centre of People, Work and Organisational Practice (CWPOP) have released their latest Respond Report for July 2021. Read the report here.
Black Heroes is a living exhibition telling the stories of our heroes. This Pop-Up exhibition supported by Westminster Council, launched on Windrush Day 22 June and runs through to 27 July, with DSC Trustee Joyce Fraser as an artist-in-residence. Click here to find out more.
Media Trust has teamed up with Facebook’s Community Partnerships Team to offer a free masterclass at 10am on 15 September on building communities through Facebook groups. The trend towards online connectivity and community has only accelerated during the pandemic. Today, 35 million people in the UK are part of Facebook groups. Many charities and mission-driven enterprises are already building and leveraging online communities to support their work and further their causes.
This masterclass will unpack the power of community and outline the key skills necessary for how charities can effectively manage online communities. In the second part of the masterclass, the Facebook team will give an overview of their new Certified Community Manager Programme, which will be offered pro-bono to all charity participants interested in starting, growing, or sustaining their online communities. Attend our masterclass on building online communities and get free access to Facebook’s Community Manager Certification Programme
Charity, In Kind Direct is distributing over 100,000 products to children as new research from Save the Children and Beano Brain shows how the pandemic has drastically changed their social and physical interactions, with 51% playing outside less* and 34% playing alone more than before. Find out more here.
Grants of up to £4,000 are available to support groups across the UK to help them establish a new Community Fridge. Applications close at 9am on Monday 16 August. For more information click here
The charity leaders body ACEVO is hosting a survey to find out more about people’s experience of grants from central government departments. If you’ve had a grant that was bureaucratic and terrible to manage, or flexible with good partnership working, or anything in between – take a few minutes to complete it today (or before 6 August when the survey closes). Your evidence will feed into discussions with Ministers and officials. Complete the survey here.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council are working with the local youth activity provider LMP Action and the Holiday Activity and Food Programme to offer a summer of food and fun activities and events for children and young people. The activities are spread in parks across this borough and run for 5 weeks, starting on 26 July and through to 27 August 2021.
We have more than 25 different providers delivering across H&F and there will be something for everyone! Sport, music, arts and crafts, drama, dance and family fun for four to 18-year-olds – or up to 25 for those with additional needs.
The most important thing, this summer, is that every event is free. This year, we are ensuring that families can have access to a regular source of free nutritious meals over the summer holidays, whether at a local club or event and /or join an array of community activities.
Summer in the City is also about enrichment, learning and wellbeing. We think of it as a ‘big learning tent’ and wherever you go will be warm, welcoming and offer a range of unique and exciting opportunities for children and young people.
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Sobus is a new Community Development Agency for Hammersmith & Fulham. It has been created through the merger of the Community and Voluntary Sector Association Hammersmith & Fulham (CaVSA) and the Fulham Community Partnership Trust (FCPT). Building on the strengths of both organisations, sobus aims to provide a wider range of support services for local charities, community groups, social enterprises and start up businesses.