W12, London (Hybrid)
Contract, Until 31 March 2024, with the possibility of extension, Full-time

Grant and learning support for Black and Minoritised charities and social enterprises looking to become more enterprising

Support from the Enterprise Development Programme enables organisations to grow financial resilience and impact by providing a mixture of grant and learning support to help get enterprise ideas off the ground.
If accepted onto the programme, participating organisations will work collaboratively with The Ubele Initiative throughout the programme journey to best identify support needs (both learning and grants).

Stage 1 applications close on Monday 13th June 2022, 12 noon  

Find out more and apply

The Royal British Legion’s Network for Carers has been set up for people like you who want to meet other carers


An allocation of £9 tickets from Sadler’s Wells for acclaimed Canadian circus company, Machine de Cirque. The tickets are for performances from Wed 1 to Sat 11 June at 7.30pm.

Machine de Cirque
Peacock Theatre
Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HT

An acclaimed Canadian circus company, Machine de Cirque stage poetic and humorous productions combining circus, spectacle and live music. Their namesake piece is a friendship story where six guys find themselves alone in the world. They embark on a quest to contact other survivors with the help of a strange machine. Will they succeed? Demonstrating impressive acrobatic skills and masterful handling of a teeterboard, juggling clubs, a drum kit and even a bath towel, Machine de Cirque present a witty performance that promises to be a blast for both children and adults, and one not to be missed.  

Click the link below to get £9 tickets or use promo code BIDMDC9

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Pre employment course at the Earl’s Court Skills Centre

The programme is fully funded and it’s a great introduction to working in construction to include: 

  • Health and safety L1 qualification 
  • CSCS training, exam and card
  • Level 1 Certificate in Basic Construction
  • First Steps into Construction
  • Personal Wellbeing in Construction
  • Introducing Environmental Awareness and Sustainability
  • Introduction to different trades
  • Work placement onsite 
  • Support from our tutors and job coach
  • Access to employment opportunities 
  • Practical trades workshops with contractors
  • Employability sessions with employers
  • Access to employment, apprenticeships and work placement opportunities
  • Site visits
  • Guaranteed interview with employer


The new radio station, Great British Radio (GBR), is launching a regular slot for charities called Shine a Light. Actress Linda Lusardi will interview charities and other non-profits about the work they do. Click here to read more.

We’ve looked around the internet and put together a handy list of awareness days and weeks for you to get involved with. Click here to see.

I’m getting in touch from the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in regards to our START theatre programme for NEET young people aged 16 -25:

 –          A FREE 6 week course for NEET West Londoners from w/c 6th June

–          All travel and lunch provided

–          Accredited Arts Award qualification for all participants who complete the course

–          Referral based only, spaces limited

If you are in touch or work with any NEET young people with an interest in the arts/theatre, please do get in contact with me directly or use the referral form below.

Referral form: https://lyric.co.uk/young-lyric/inclusionandpathways/targeted-work-form/

Below is more information about the project:


The Lyric Hammersmith is a theatre with a national reputation for delivering life-changing programmes for young people. Our flagship programme for 16 to 25 year olds is START, an accredited six week training course for NEET (not in education, employment or training) young people with the aim of re-engaging them in education, employment or training. Throughout the six weeks 10 young people will broaden their perspectives by developing a range of characters and scenarios and rehearsing alternative behaviours in a safe environment. With two professional directors they explore issues which are relevant to their own lives and foster a group ethic of inclusivity, accessibility, encouragement, respect and affirmation whilst creating their own original piece of theatre which they will perform at the end of the course. For many this alternative form of engaging with skills development and the responsibilities of team work is the first time they have been willing to learn. This project is underpinned by an Arts Award accreditation.

I look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to contact me on 020 8741 6822 ext 434 or email participation@lyric.co.uk

Move to the music in a Lyrical and Contemporary free dance class for adults living with Dementia, and their carer’s, led by DanceWest at Sands End Arts and Community Centre. Build confidence by learning exercises and fun routines that increase your strength and balance. Our classes will enable you to get fit whilst having fun!

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Here’s a list of marketing tools that you can use to improve your digital output, we use them, so we know how valuable they are. Click here to see the full blog post.