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Citizens Advice have started a series of monthly briefings on the impact of the cost of living crisis on their clients and the issues they are presenting with. CA are using these data to monitor the full effects of the crisis and to use it as evidence to Government. The second meeting in the series [17.08.2022]: existing inequalities are being amplified by the crisis. You can access a dashboard with all the information via:

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The Invisible Café is celebrating our First Year Anniversary (represented by Paper) on Thursday 15th September and we are inviting you to join us.  As well as, celebrating our Anniversary, we would like to say a massive thank you to 245 Hammersmith, who have kindly supported us over the past year. Plus, it will be a perfect opportunity to mingle with some of the amazing support groups and workshop facilitators within Hammersmith & Fulham. 

This is going to be an afternoon of fun, workshops, music and networking.  We will be holding a very exciting raffle, with some pretty awesome prizes to be won.  Raffle tickets are £5 for 5 and, all proceeds will go straight back to The Invisible Café. This will enable us to continue to provide support and services to the local community.

Light refreshments will be available.

Untold Stories and hosting information events

We have now added some bookable 15-minute one-to-one sessions where potential applicants can talk with a GLA Officer and get some advice on their project. Everyone should have read the Untold Stories Grants Prospectus and Frequently Asked Questions before attending. To make the most of the session, participants should think about questions in advance.

Sessions can be booked via our website and Eventbrite:

The deadline for applications is 4pm on 5 October 2022.

The Big Get Together is a celebration of interracial families. It is an open event mainly for those of biracial Irish decent (African, Caribbean, Asian with Irish ancestry and their family and friends.)

Join us for a day of community , unity , fun , food and vibes ! All you need to bring is yourself, a good attitude and if you can some food to share. Cant wait to see you there!

The IamI team

-Hyde Park 1pm-5pm






The first ever North End Road Festival takes place on Saturday 24th September.  The event offers not only a fantastic family day out for all ages, but also provides foodies and music fans with a voyage of discovery.  The traffic free street will host 5 live music locations, a Battle of the Bands competition,150 stalls, street entertainment and children’s activities along with the popular daily market. Start at one end and work your way down the street, stopping off at stalls and shops packed with arts, crafts, jewellery, vintage goods, candles, home accessories, fashion and gifts, along-side seasonal produce, fresh fruit and veg. Enjoy street food from around the globe including Caribbean, Ethiopian, Filipino, Italian, Korean, Middle Eastern and Thai, there’ll be treats for every taste. Be entertained by music from all genres including Rock, Neo Soul, Reggae, Ska, Funk, Classical, Grunge, along with Brazilian and a Steel Band. Plus comedy, dance, street theatre, children’s games, sporting activities and more.

Funding is being made available to genetic disorder charities working to make a tangible difference to the lives of those living with a genetic condition in the UK. The Jeans for Genes Grant Programme will be comprised of two funding strands: grants of up to £3,000 will be available towards core costs to help genetic condition charities become stronger, more resilient and sustainable; or project grants of up to £5,000 will be awarded to a wide range of not-for-profit organisations working within the genetic condition community so that people living with a genetic condition and their families can access the right support when needed. Organisations can only apply to one funding strand. The fund opens to applications on the 1st September 2022 and closes on the16th October 2022. Funding to Support Genetic Disorder Charities (UK)

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to registered charities to fund equipment and services to support disabled and disadvantaged children under the age of 13 across the UK. The Toy Trust fund helps disadvantaged children and their families to alleviate suffering; support children through awful experiences; encourage achievement through adversity; purchase vital equipment; provide care; bolster existing initiatives; initiate brand new projects; and satisfy basic needs. Groups that have carried out some form of effective fundraising by themselves are particularly encouraged to apply. The next deadline to apply is mid-November 2022 for the December meeting of Trustees. Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children (UK)

Registered charities and exempt bodies in London undertaking building projects of less than £200,000 can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £10,000. The building work can include general refurbishments or a specific scheme; repairs; creating disabled access; or fulfilling of Health and Safety requirements or fire protection. The funding is being provided through the Rose Foundation and the next closing date for applications is the 31st March 2023. Funding for Charity Building Projects (London)