Not-for-profit organisations led by and for under-represented groups within the LGBT+ community in England can apply for a share of £465,000 in funding to help them stay well resourced, sustainable and resilient. The LGBT+ Futures: Equity Fund will award grants of up to £25,000 to intersectional organisations for projects that prioritise: D/deaf and/or Disabled LGBT+ People; LBT+ Women; LGBT+ People from Black, Asian and Minoritised Ethnicities and LGBT+ People of Colour; Older LGBT+ People; and Trans and Non-Binary People. The funding is made available by the Consortium of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Voluntary and Community Organisations, in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund, and is intended to be as flexible as possible. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the 30th October 2022. Funding to Support Not-for-Profit LGBT+ Organisations (England)

Over the years, Bernard Ross has worked hard to secure millions of pounds worth of funding for different charities and organisations. Want to know how he does it? Click here to see.

The Government has launched a public consultation on what future good causes should benefit from £738 million of dormant assets funding in England. Currently, the funding is spent on three social and environmental causes: youth, financial inclusion and social investment. The consultation will be open for twelve weeks to review whether these remain the right causes for where funding from dormant assets can be allocated. The funding is made available through the Dormant Assets Scheme, which was recently expanded from bank accounts to include the insurance and pensions, investment and wealth management, and securities sectors. All those with an interest, including the public, community groups, and industry stakeholders, are encouraged to submit their views by the 9th October 2022. Consultation on Future of £738 Million Dormant Asset Fund (England)

Ray’s Playhouse is a local charity in the heart of Sands End providing services and support for families with children under five. Ray’s Playhouse provides daily stay and play sessions, family workshops, small group sessions, baby massage sessions and support for vulnerable families.

We are looking for, committed and enthusiastic Early Years Practitioners with a level 2/3 qualification in early years care and education and/or relevant experience and are recruiting for:

Permanent staff member for approx 28 hours per week, possible option to job share

Rates of pay depending on qualifications and experience but in the range of £9.18-£11.05ph

Bank Staff to work as and when required to support Stay and Play sessions

Rates of pay depending on qualifications and experience but in the range of £9.18-£11.05ph

Please forward a current CV to:

The Manager

Ray’s Playhouse

247 Stephendale Road


For further information contact Charlotte Cooper

Email: manager@raysplayhouse .org

Tel : 020 7371 9002

Interviews to be held WC 8/8/22






Hammersmith and Fulham elders can be seen on show this month at the Riverside Studios in “The Seven Ages of Us”, a reminiscence revue developed by Cat’s Whiskers Community Arts in partnership with Riverside Studios Dive In Community programme.  

It’s taking place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 4th, 5th and 6th August – 7.30 pm with a 3 pm matinee on the Saturday.  

Details online here at   

If you’re a trustee or in charge of running a charity, we’re urging you to respond to the Charity Commission’s consultation on the next version of the Annual Return, which is open until Thursday 1 September. Learn more here.

Many people find it difficult to work effectively when having to juggle and prioritise a wide variety of activities. This can make their workload seem heavier than they feel comfortable with. This highly interactive course addresses how you can manage competing priorities more effectively and make the most out of your time. 

Our expert trainer will share best practice in time management, planning work, improving productivity, dealing with distractions, team working, time saving at meetings, and personal assertiveness.

Course Outcomes

* Gain tools and techniques to effectively manage a varied and diverse workload

* Improve your time management in remote and hybrid working contexts

* Be able to prioritise what really matters

* Explore the role of assertiveness in time management

* Understand how to improve productivity and personal effectiveness

* Quick wins and time management fundamentals

* You will develop a personal action plan to improve your time management.

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Discounts available

* Early Bird Discount – 20% off– available until Friday 22 July 2022 (Please enter the discount code EARLY3821 in the payment section when you book online)

* Please email us for group bookings of 3 or more –

* Pay online by credit card to receive a further 10% discount This will be automatically applied when you book online.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss multiple bookings and discounts or in-house training opportunities.

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The Serious Violence Duty has been introduced as part of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022, placing a statutory duty on local authorities and wider partners to collaborate and plan to prevent and reduce serious violence.

Westminster Insight’s Serious Violence Digital Conference focuses on how effective multi-agency partnerships can be formed to address serious violence at a local level. The event brings together local authorities, police, fire and rescue, health, education, youth custody and prisons.

Join us to explore partnership models to share data, intelligence, and knowledge, to generate evidence-based analysis of the local problem and develop a strategy to prevent and reduce serious violence.

Learn how to effectively collaborate with young people, learn from lived experience, and engage with communities most affected by serious violence.

Benefit from hearing how the long-running Scottish Violence Reduction Unit have assessed the effectiveness of their violence reduction programmes.  Gain insight on how to apply the Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) toolkit to inform evidence-based interventions.

Join live online or watch on demand:

This practical event will be broadcast live via an interactive digital platform, where you can enjoy:

  • Content accessible on demand for 14 days after the event
  • Online networking – meet your colleagues from across the country 
  • Virtual polls
  • Live Q&A
  • Technical support throughout the event

Discounts available:

  • Please email us for group bookings of 3 or more –
  • Pay online by credit card and receive 10% off (This will be automatically applied when you book online).

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  • Social Impact Apprentice, £18-21k at (multi location) – Job description
  • Level 2 and 3 Electrician Improvers, £12-£18p/h – a range of experience will be accepted as long as candidates have their L2/3 qualification
  • General Labourers, £10-£14 p/h – experience desired but not necessary as candidates can be supported to gain CSCS card Flyer


Support in Richmond

Are you feeling anxious or depressed, not sleeping or worried about relationships or body image, or maybe you are stressed about exams or assignments. Whatever you are emotionally struggling with, you are not alone. The Wild Mind Project, in partnership with The Otakar Kraus Music Trust, are offering free wellbeing support for young people aged 16-25, including a specific programme for the young LGBTQ+ community. 

Using a unique combination of nature based activities, including music therapy and creative activities, we can help you cope with life’s challenges. Importantly, you will form a group of supportive new friends.

These 5 week programmes run from: Sun 11th September 2022 to the 9th October 2022.

  • LGBTQ+ programme runs from 10.30am-12.30pm
  • General programme runs from 1.30pm-3.30pm

Sessions will be held at Marble Hill Park and Heatham House, Twickenham.

Support in Chiswick

Why don’t you join us for four weekly, free 2-hour sessions. Slow down and reconnect with yourself and your environment in this nature-based programme.

Typical activities include walks, some light conservation work or gardening. This is combined with a range of creative activities such as painting,  lino cutting, tie-dye or whittling. There will be time to talk and share collective struggles and the group form a supportive network of new friends that last beyond the programme.

The programme is for 16-25 year-olds, starts on Sun 6th November 2022 and runs for 4 weeks from 11.00-13.00 at Chiswick House & Gardens, Hounslow.

For further information visit our website,  contact us by email or phone 01273 230102.
To book a place on the programme, please complete our online Booking form