As part of the council’s commitment to work with residents, we are looking for disabled residents to join our Library Accessibility Group. This is a paid position and further details are available here.

The Kiln have allocated £10 tickets for The Frogs, Spymonkey’s tragically funny attempt to pull off a classic Greek comedy.

Spymonkey are one of the UK’s leading physical comedy ensembles. The Frogs is a delirious trip through Greek theatre, monster-filled Underworld and classic vaudeville double act.

£10 tickets are available for all performances from Thu 8 to Sat 17 Feb.

Tickets must be booked by Fri 9 Feb

You can also get £5 off all tickets for performances from Mon 19 Feb to Sat 2 Mar.

Ticket must be booked by Sat 17 Feb.

To book please call Box Office on 0207 328 1000,or online and use my promocode, BID.

Please note that the Kiln would not like this offer to be shared on social media.

Small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable can apply for grants of up to £5,000. The funding is being made available through the Hedley Foundation. Each year the Foundation makes around 250 grants for initiatives that benefit the lives of young people, disabled people, elderly people, the terminally ill, and otherwise disadvantaged people and their carers. Occasional larger sums are given to charities where high impact can be achieved. Applications should be received at least 6 weeks before the next review meeting on the 24th April 2024. Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK)

Funding is available for grassroots, neighbourhood-based community projects that build happy, strong, resilient communities across the UK. Small, not-for-profit businesses can apply for funding to set up new groups and activities that improve mental health and wellbeing, inclusion, and learning and skills development in local communities. To be successful, applicants will need to indicate how the activity/group can become self-sustainable or be able to attract funding from other sources for the longer term. The funding is made available through Laughology’s Happiness Fund, which will make one award of £5,000 twice a year, allowing up to two different projects per year to be supported. The next funding round will open on the 29th January 2024 and close on the 29th February 2024. Funding for Community Health & Wellbeing Projects (UK)

UK charities, voluntary organisations and schools can apply for grants to help both children and adults suffering severe learning difficulties, together with autism. The funding is being made available through the Baily Thomas General grants programme, and can be used to purchase equipment, support capital works as well as covering project and core costs. Previous grants have been used to support capital works for residential, nursing and respite care, and schools; employment schemes including woodwork, crafts, printing and horticulture; play schemes and play therapy schemes; day and social activities centres; support for families, including respite schemes; independent living schemes; support in the community schemes; and Snoezelen rooms. The next deadline for applications seeking funding in excess of £9,000 is the 1st March 2024. Applications for £9,000 and below can be submitted at any time. Funding for Projects that Address Severe Learning Disabilities (UK)

Non profit cultural organisations in the US and UK can apply for grants of up to £150,000 to improve their digital infrastructure. The Bloomberg Philanthropies Digital Accelerator Programme offers two years of funding, technical support, and leadership development to help organisations to strengthen their operations, generate revenue, fundraise, engage audiences, and expand programming opportunities. The programme supports projects in content creation, CRM/ticketing, digital archives/asset management, and websites, covering costs such as hardware, software, vendors/suppliers, staff time, and training. Grants over £150,000 will be considered in exceptional circumstances. Organisations with an annual turnover of over £500,000 that have been in operation for at least three years have until the 13th March 2024 to submit their applications. Digital Infrastructure Grants for Cultural Organisations (UK)

We are delighted to give you advance notice of our new Volunteer Management Conference, taking place on 30th April 2024.

Join us for a full day of insightful discussions, networking and knowledge sharing as we discuss the key challenges and opportunities facing volunteer managers in 2024 and explore what the future looks like for volunteering in the UK.

You will learn how to adapt every aspect of the volunteer journey to challenging times, including; planning, recruitment, induction, support, and development.

Hear directly from expert speakers and take away advice on how to improve your advertising and recruiting to ensure you are reaching diverse audiences, overcoming any barriers to inclusivity and engaging the new generation of volunteers.

Minimise risk to your organisation by having your legal queries answered in our legal troubleshooting session covering issues such as safeguarding, data protection, health and safety and equality.

We recommend early booking.We look forward to bringing you the programme and speaker line-up shortly. Receive 20% off until Friday 1st March 2024 with discount code early4203.

Book now

DSC’s Research Kalli Jayasuriya explains everything you need to know about the Civil Society Groups latest report – Dismantling Racism. Take a look here.

Cancer Workshop for Somali Women by Somali Doctors

6th February 2024 at 11-12.30pm

Further details

Funding is available to support vulnerable families during the cost-of-living crisis. The Cash for Kids Cost of Living Fund 2024 will support families in the South of England who have a genuine need for help and are suffering from disadvantage due to the crisis, allowing them to apply for grants of £50 per child which can be used for basic essentials such as food, heating, clothing, and school uniform. Service providers who support vulnerable children, including schools, social services, health professionals and charities, can apply on behalf of the families they work with. Applications will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Funding to Support Vulnerable Families During the Cost-of-Living Crisis (South of England)