Our latest research, conducted in partnership with Fast Track Cities, helps us better understand how the needs of people affected by HIV have changed since the pandemic, and the resilience and readiness of the voluntary sector to meet these needs. Download the report for free here.

Small grants of up to £500 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. The funding which is being made available through the charity Friends of the Elderly assists individuals and couples who are of or over the state pension age, have savings of less than £5,000, and do not meet the criteria for other funders. The funding aims to assist with various needs such as purchasing a new fridge, paying unexpected bills, obtaining food and clothing, or covering gas and electricity costs. To apply for these grants, individuals must submit their applications through a third-party Referral Agent. Acceptable Referral Agents include charities, local authorities, housing associations, community organisations, Information, Advice and Guidance providers, as well as social services representatives. Applications can be submitted at any time. Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales)

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to schools, charities, community organisations and local authorities for small one-off projects lasting up to one year that promote the life-chances of children and young people through education and family support. The funding is made available through the John Lyon’s Charity’s and projects supported must be located in the boroughs of Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, City of London. Requests to the Small Grants Fund are considered at least six times a year and there are no deadlines. Grants Available for Projects Benefitting Children and Young People (London)

More than one in three children and young people are exposed to at least one potentially traumatic event by age 18. *

Attend Westminster Insight’s one-day interactive online workshop to learn how to implement a successful trauma-informed approach in your health, social care or education setting. Improve outcomes for children and young people in your care.

What does trauma-informed care look like and why is it important? How can you effectively respond to those suffering from trauma? The effects of trauma are personal and complicated and not limited to mental health. Learn how to identify the symptoms of trauma and provide appropriate support. Gain skills to communicate with young people who are affected by trauma and tailor interventions to meet their individual needs.

Our expert trainer, Dr Kirsty Hughes, Clinical Director for Beyond Psychology, will share best practice to help you to advance your approach to trauma-informed care. Take part in interactive sessions that will enable you to relate and resonate with people who have experienced trauma.

*UK Trauma Council, 2023


LBHF Community Safety Unit

Anti-Social Behaviour ASB – Reporting Hub stall

Date: Monday 3rd July

Time: 11am – 3pm

Vanston Place, SW6

Jessica Twomey, HF Council – Community Safety Officer who works closely with the Fulham BID will also be there. Do pop by and see her if you get time and have issues you wish to discuss.  

Not-for-profit organisations working with children and young people aged 18 or under can apply for grants of up to £40,000 per year for up to three years to support their core costs such as management and administration, HR, monitoring, evaluation and learning, etc. The funding is being made available through BBC Children in Need’s Core Cost programme and will support eligible organisations within the United Kingdom, the Isle of Man, or the Channel Islands. Whilst the programme prioritises smaller, local organisations, exceptions are made for certain cases. Organisations with an annual turnover exceeding £1 million can still apply if they fall into categories such as hospices (including children’s hospices), housing associations, or if their work has a nationwide or UK-wide impact. There is no closing date and applications can be made at any time. Funding to Support the Core Costs of Organisations Working with Children (UK, the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands)

Podcast expert, Vic Turnbull, presents three ways that not-for-profits are currently using podcasts to benefit the incredible work that they do. Take a look here.

Grants of up to £7,000 are available to charities in the U.K to support preventative and early community based intervention programmes that focus on helping older people stay in their own homes and maintain their independence. The funding is being made available through the Charles Hayward Foundation Small Grants programme. There are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time. Grants of up to £7,500 Available to Support Older People Maintain their Independence (UK)

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to charities, housing associations, schools and social services providing support for individuals and families across the UK who are in financial need. The Cosaraf Charitable Foundation’s Hardship Grants will support individuals and families who have exhausted all other sources of funding and are struggling with everyday costs, such as basic living expenses, household items and utilities, work- or education-related expenses, or rent arrears. Priority will be given to the most financially excluded people, families over individuals, those with caring responsibilities, and to items that will make the most difference to the individual/family’s long-term future. Applications can be made at any time and are assessed every six weeks. Grants to Support Individuals & Families in Need (UK)

We are delighted to give you advance notice of Westminster Insight’s Tackling School Exclusions Digital Conference, taking place online this Autumn. 

There is growing concern about the rising numbers of exclusions and off-rolling in schools in England.  Following the recently updated DfE guidance on suspension and permanent exclusion that comes into force on 1st September 2023, join us to explore how schools, local authorities and PRUs can provide high quality support for children most at risk of exclusion.

Working together to offer insight into effective intervention for helping vulnerable children remain in school, we will discuss how to equip and support schools and services to ensure that all children are given the chance to thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.Join with colleagues to explore the key challenges facing schools in managing persistent disruptive behaviour, inside and outside the classroom. Don’t miss this opportunity to network online and put your questions to schools having success in preventing fixed-term and permanent exclusions and leading voices in the sector.

We recommend early booking – 20% early bird discount available until 21st July*. We look forward to bringing you the programme and speaker line-up announcement shortly.

Information & booking