‘Are you proposal ready? If not, what do you need to do to get there? As fundraisers, we are all faced with two main constraints: our budget and time. This can lead to feeling overwhelmed and the need to rush and churn out proposals. However, the art of proposal writing is not just in the narrative but is in the preparation, planning and research that needs to go beforehand…’ Read more here.
Workshops are held online via Zoom 10.00 to 12.30 on a single date. Multiple dates shown are alternative dates. Each workshop costs £95 per participant. There are no discounts available. Workshops consist of talk, discussions, questions and answers. There are no power points or audio visuals used. Participants receive full notes by email after the workshop.
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Corporate Fundraising: 10.03.23, 18.04.23, 06.07.23
Who are these companies? Why do they get involved? What do they like? What can you get from them? What can you offer them? What are the differences between donations, sponsorship, advertising and cause related marketing? Are companies just like trusts? How do you find these companies? How do you research them?
How do you contact them? How do you pitch to them? How do you negotiate with them? When should you say no? How do you draft contracts? How do you manage the relationships? What could go wrong? What are the tax issues? What are the other considerations?
On Tuesday 14 March from 11am to 12pm, we will be joined by London Catalyst at our Meet the Funder event, taking place online via Zoom.
London Catalyst grants are available to charities and voluntary and community organisations across Greater London to fund initiatives that will tackle the effects of poverty and ill health and make a difference.
Project Grants: £1,000 – £5,000+ depending on purpose, outcomes, and budget for all relevant project costs. This can include salaries, training, volunteer expenses, management, supervision, and evaluation. ‘Catalytic’ projects that are improving a service or responding to emerging needs are prioritised.
Samaritan Grants: A hardship fund which frontline advice and welfare agencies can use to assist people in immediate need by providing one-off emergency hardship grants of between £100 and £2,000.
Partners for Health 2023: A collaborative programme normally launched in March. Grants can be up to £10,000 to fund a new approach or a thoughtful development. The aim is to encourage partnership between registered charities and expert health agencies (including NHS and specialist services).
This online session will consist of a presentation from the funder, followed by a Q&A session.
Priority will be given to questions organisations submit by email in advance. Please send any questions you would like to ask to email@example.com by 1pm on Friday 10 March 2023.
This meeting is for representatives of local voluntary and community organisations in Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster. On this occasion, representatives from the NHS and specialist health services are welcome to attend. It is not open to members of the public.
Here are the Zoom joining details for people who have registered to attend.
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Hybrid working has accelerated at pace since the pandemic. Executives are grappling with how to set a hybrid working policy that delivers maximum benefit to end users and staff. But big questions remain…
How to maintain culture? Ensure staff are trained and have suitable home working environments? And how to utilise space most efficiently?
As many organisations seek to reduce operational cost and further embrace hybrid working, we are seeing many charities downsizing office accommodation.
Join our experts for a virtual update on the office market – addressing the various strategies to right-size your office whilst also predicting future workplace trends.
- Market overview
- Strategies to right-size
- Predicting office occupation trends in the short term
- Workplace strategies in action
- Future workplace trends
Congratulation to all the organisations in our area that have just received a share of £1.2m in easyfundraising donations!
Through easyfundraising, 7,000 online brands will donate money to your organisation when your volunteers, supporters, trustees and staff shop with them. It doesn’t cost the shopper anything extra as the free funding comes directly from brands like Tesco, eBay, Amazon, John Lewis, Booking.com, Sainsbury’s. Wilko, Asda, Just Eat, trainline and thousands more. It’s the brand’s way of giving back to local groups and communities.
Funds raised through easyfundraising are helping third-sector organisations to fund exciting projects, maintain facilities, pay for day-to-day running costs, and more. As it’s unrestricted funding, you have the ease and flexibility to spend your funds on whatever your organisation sees fit.
To receive funds in the next payout, register your organisation with easyfundraising – it’s quick and easy to get started. You can even book a call with the easyfundraising team for advice and tips to get you off to a great start. Find out more here: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/hammersmith-and-fulham/
The Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill seeks to tackle issues around exempt accommodation. The new Bill is designed to prevent exploitation through provision of unsafe and inadequate housing and support for vulnerable people.
Much exempt accommodation is well run, however. So how do we ensure that reforms close dangerous loopholes in the law, whilst protecting good providers who supply essential support and good quality housing? How de we ensure new regulation is efficient and targeted, not burdensome?
Join Westminster Insight’s timely Supported Housing Conference, and hear from Bob Blackman MP, who will keynote our conference, sharing his insights and updates on the Bill and its intentions. You will also hear best practice examples from leading supported housing providers, including around housing quality, value for money, and social value.
Experts from across housing, local government, and health will spotlight successful models of provision and schemes for multiple needs, including learning disabilities, mental health, complex needs and for older people.
Chaired by, Neil Revely, Chair ADASS, Housing Policy Network and LGA, Care & Health Improvement Adviser. Attend to hear how providers are making strategic and financial decisions to ensure compliance in building safety, energy efficiency, workforce development and care quality.
The Magic Little Grants programme for 2023, which provides funding to local charities for projects that promote social inclusion and improve health and well-being, will be accepting applications from 1st March to 31st October 2023. The programme offers a simple application process with quick responses, making it easier for small organisations to obtain funding. To be eligible, organisations must be in their first year of operation or have an annual income below £250,000. Grants can be used to support new or existing projects, or to cover core costs associated with ongoing work. The programme is open to organisations and projects located in England, Scotland or Wales, including schools that can apply if they are a registered charity. However, groups in Northern Ireland are not eligible to apply. Magic Little Grants Programme to Re-open in March (England, Scotland and Wales)
Are you struggling with your emotional or mental wellbeing? The Wild Mind Project offers a safe, confidential space in nature for you to share your thoughts and feelings with other young people from the LGBTQ+ community.
The programme is free, runs for 4 weeks and will be held in Twickenham. Programmes are suitable for young people aged 15 to 25.
A typical 2-hour session might include a nature walk, some light conservation work or gardening. This is combined with a range of creative activities such as painting, felting, lino cutting, bundle dyeing or cooking on an open fire. There will be time to talk and share collective struggles, and the group form a supportive network of new friends that last beyond the life of the programme.
” It has been amazing to do the sessions as it is really calm and relaxing. Being in nature has allowed time to unwind and socialising with fellow LGBTQ+ people has been lovely”
” I experience homophobia and transphobia at work so it’s nice to have a place where I feel safe and accepted. The activities are fun and the meditations really help“
quotes from young people who have attended our programmes.
The programme runs on Sunday 19th Mar, 26th Mar, 2nd April and 16th April 2023, from 11.00-13.00 at Marble Hill Park and Heatham House in Twickenham.
For further information please visit our website, contact us by email or phone 01273 230102.
To book a place on the programme, please complete our online Booking form
‘Charities have until 5 April to search for any unclaimed Gift Aid for this tax year – an amount HMRC has estimated is as much as £564m. While Gift Aid declarations for this tax year can be collected after this date, it then becomes a more complicated process. Swiftaid has launched the ‘Great Gift Aid Hunt‘ to encourage charities to make sure they don’t miss out…’ Read more here.
‘Charities that took part in the world’s largest four-day week trial have said they are now considering making the change to working patterns permanent. The initiative, which was piloted in the UK between June and December 2022 by 61 organisations with around 2,900 workers, published its results today. Around seven charities piloted the scheme, whereby employees received 100% of their pay for 80% of their usual hours and a commitment to deliver 100% of their normal productivity…’ Read more here.
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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.