Superhighways is offering some free training for voluntary and community organisations.

Topics include the following:

  • Microsoft 365 Admin Training
  • Branding basics – toolkit to create your own brand
  • CVS Development Workers Network

Web link:

Small grants of up to £400 are available to support vulnerable older people living on low incomes in England and Wales. Friends of the Elderly currently have four grant streams open for older people who are of/over state pension age, have savings of less than £4,000, and who do not fit the criteria for other funders. Whilst priority will be given to funding essential items including clothing, food, medicines, and books, the funding can also be used to help with the cost of replacing everyday items, small home repairs and mobility adaptations; help older people get online; and to help with unexpected bills. Applications must be made via a third-party Referral Agent such as a charity, local authority, housing association, Information, Advice and Guidance provider or social services representative. Applications can be made at any time. Grants for Older People on Low Incomes (England & Wales)

Registered charities and exempt bodies in London planning building refurbishment 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 applications can be submitted until the 31st March 2024. Funding for Charity Building Projects (London)

  • Location : London
  • Status : 3-year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £140 per day
  • Closing date : 03/01/2024
  • Interview date : 22/01/2024

Patient or Carer Representatives x1 London Division (

  • Location : London
  • Status : 3-year fixed-term contract
  • Salary : £140 per day
  • Closing date : 10/01/2024
  • Interview date : 26/01/2024

Patient or Carer Representatives x1 South Eastern Division (



Attend Westminster Insight’s Mental Health and Wellbeing in Schools Conference, taking place in Central London on Wednesday 28th February 2024.

With the growing prevalence of mental health problems in children and young people, this conference will be a timely opportunity to discuss next steps for improving mental health and wellbeing in schools and colleges.

Understand the current challenges facing young people and how schools can work with other services to provide appropriate support. We will discuss government plans to expand access to Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs) by 2025 and hear how schools can access training grants for senior mental health leads in schools until March 2024.

Learn from best practice case studies on developing a whole-school approach to mental health and wellbeing through early intervention, empowering staff and engaging parents and carers. Support staff to manage their own mental health, and embed mental health and wellbeing in teaching practices and RSHE curriculum.

NHS Digital has found that 18% of children aged 7-16 and 22% of young people aged 17-24 have a probable mental health disorder. There are particular concerns about issues including self-harmanxiety, and loneliness. Learn from practical and targeted initiatives to build pupil emotional resilience, create safe spaces and manage difficult conversations with students.

Some pupils with social, emotional or mental health needs face greater barriers to attendance than others. Hear from best practice case studies on reducing emotional based school avoidance.

Bringing together Headteachers and Senior Teams, SENDCOs, mental health support teams, CAMHS and more, take the opportunity to network and share learnings with peers from across the country.

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Ensure mental health is seen as a priority in your school.

Are you somebody who is organised, detail-oriented, a great communicator, personable and wants to make a difference in London!  If so, we’d love to hear from you!

Here’s a few things to know:

  • You’ll be supporting the Skilled Volunteering Delivery Team ensuring a smooth matching process and building amazing relationships.
  • It’s a part-time paid role working 3 days per week.
  • It’s hybrid – working in-person and remotely (at least 1 day per week in person)
  • You’ll be part of a friendly, small but growing organisation dedicated to bringing positive change to communities in London (yes that’s us!)  

Find out all about the role, person spec and application details on Charity Jobs here

Applications close on Monday 8th January 2024 at 5pm 

Registered charities (including Schools that are registered as charities for young people with disabilities) that work with disadvantaged children under the age of 25 can apply for funding of up to £10,000. Of particular interest are projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential and educational activities that develop learning, motivation and skills. Projects could, for example, support special educational needs; address behavioural problems or promote citizenship; and parenting or life skills. Preference will be given to projects piloting new approaches to disseminate the outcomes to a wider audience. The funding is being made available through the Ironmongers Company’s grants programme. The next closing date for applications is the The next deadline for applications is the 31st July 2024. Funding to Enable Disadvantaged Young People Reach their Potential (UK)

Organisations and charities in England, Scotland and Wales are invited to apply for grants from Utilita Giving, a charitable initiative associated with Utilita Energy, to support people experiencing fuel and food poverty. Grants can be used for a variety of purposes, such as providing new vans or transportation for food banks to collect and distribute food; funding additional staff to operate a fuel poverty advice helpline; and providing additional funds to feed disadvantaged families in welcoming spaces. There is no application deadline, and applications can be submitted at any time. In addition to the grants for organisings, Utilita Giving also operates the Helping Hand Fund, which provides grants to Utilita Energy legacy credit customers to help with energy debt. Utilita Giving is also in the process of launching a grant scheme to assist individuals and families with their energy bills. Funding Available to Support People Experiencing Fuel and Food Poverty (England, Scotland and Wales)

Registered charities that work to tackle family problems or problems facing one or more of its members can apply for grants of up to £5,000. Funding is available for both capital and revenue grants as well as grants for core funding and projects-based grants. The funding is being made available through the Kelly Family Charitable Trust which actively encourages applications from relatively new organisations to help them become established. The trust prefers to support charities whose income is below £500,000. However, larger charities with pioneering pilot projects will be considered. The next closing date for applications is the 1st March 2024. Funding of up to £5,000 Available to Tackle Problems within Families (UK)

Small Homeless charities can apply for capital grants of up to £5,000 for projects that aim to help homeless people return to the community and enable them to rebuild their lives.  Typically, such organisations operate residential or training facilities to assist homeless people. To be eligible to apply, the charity must have an annual turnover of under £500,000 and with ‘unrestricted reserves’ of under six months.  Previously funded projects include the Booth Centre, an advice and activity centre for homeless people in Manchester, which received a grant of £1,500 to transform the centre with new lighting, a new water heater and new decoration; and a grant of £3,000 to the Amber Foundation to enable the Foundation to buy new bedroom furniture for their residential centre in Devon, where every year over 60 unemployed, homeless young people are able to rebuild their lives and gain the motivation, confidence, self-esteem and skills for independent living.  The closing date for applications is the 15th March 2024. Grants of up to £5,000 Available for Projects that Help the Homeless (UK)