Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities, community groups, and other charitable organisations across London and the South of England to support the mental health and well-being of young people, and encourage them to engage in youth social action. The SNG #iwill Fund 2.0 – Wellbeing Champions Programme will support organisations to upskill at least 15 young people aged 10-20 to become Wellbeing Champions, teaching them to look after their own mental health and wellbeing, support their peers, and raise awareness in their communities. Champions will go on to deliver their own youth social action project. The funding is made available by the Sovereign Network Group (SNG) in partnership with the Reverse the Trend Foundation, which will accept applications until midnight on the 19th November 2023. Grants to Support Youth Mental Health & Social Action Projects (London & the South of England)

Charities and community energy groups in England, Scotland and Wales can now apply for grants to support vulnerable households most at risk from cold homes and high energy bills, develop innovative products and services related to domestic energy use, or support carbon emissions reduction projects. A total of £14 million is available for grants through four funding streams. The funding is being made available through the Ofgem Energy Industry Voluntary Redress Scheme and is funded by energy companies who have breached Ofgem rules. Before applying, organisations need to pre-register by visiting the Energy Redress registration page. Applications for the sixth funding round close at 5pm on 14 November 2023. £14 Million Available to Support Vulnerable Households At Risk from Cold Homes (England, Scotland and Wales)

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 2023 for the December meeting of Trustees. Funding to Support Disabled & Disadvantaged Children (UK)

Individuals and families can apply for grants of up to £1,500 to clear domestic gas and electricity debts. The Individual and Families Debt Write Off Fund, administered by the British Gas Energy Trust, provides eligible customers with a grant to clear outstanding arrears with their energy supplier. Any British Gas and non-British Gas customer in England, Wales and Scotland who has sought money or debt advice, and not received a grant from the Trust in the past 2 years, is eligible to apply for the support. However, customers of Eon, Eon Next, EDF, Scottish Power, and Octopus should apply to their own respective funds. The Fund will close when all funding has been awarded. Grants to Help People Clear Domestic Gas & Electricity Debts (England, Wales & Scotland)

Zoe Amar from Third Sector talks through the charity podcast world and what’s out there at the moment for charity workers (including mentions for our very own Debra, Arthur and José) . Take a look here.

Workshops are held online via Zoom. 10.00 to 12.30 on a single date. There is a break 11.10 to 11.20. Multiple dates shown are alternative dates. Each workshop costs £95 per participant. There are no discounts available. Our website contains booking links allowing you to pay by debit card, credit card, PayPal or Google Pay. Google nfp workshops to go to our website. If you can’t book online we can accept BACS payments. Please send the workshop names, workshop dates, participant names, participant email addresses and your postal address to

Bid writing courses will held on Mon 30 Oct 2023, Mon 13 Nov 2023, Mon 27 Nov 2023 & Mon 11 Dec 2023

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The Harrow Club has been creating positive futures for marginalised young people in West London since 1883. Through general youth clubs and specialist interventions, we aim to empower young people to complete their education, avoid anti-social behaviour and become positive contributors to society. 

We have three new permanent roles. Please click the links below for full details.

Deputy Lead Youth Worker X 2

Club Lead Youth Worker

Application deadlines: 15.11.23

Charities and social enterprises working to support the UK’s most deprived communities can apply for a share of a new £4 million Cost of Living Fund from Social Investment Business and Access – The Foundation for Social Investment. Find out more here.

“Many charities that pay their employees the UK and London real living wages have said they will continue to do so, as the rates for 2023-24 increased by 10%…” Read more here.

The DSC research team has gathered new data on London’s HIV sector. Here’s our Senior Researcher, Chester Howarth, explaining what they’ve found. Take a look here.