Sobus offers high quality, flexible and affordable desk and meeting room space at our hubs in Dawes Road (Fulham) and Freston Road (North Kensington). To find out more, please see the “space” section of our website. To find out more about Dawes Road Hub, visit http://dawesroadhub.org.uk
www.rics.org/charitypropertyhelp Charity Property Help is a pro-bono service for charities and voluntary organisations, offering you support and guidance on all property matters, from an RICS-regulated firm.
The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
LBHF vision and priorities:
LBHF strategies and plans
Local facts and figures
The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham produces regular data on the profile of the borough. These are available as a ward profiles, and whole borough data. The data covers: population, local economy, housing, social conditions and crime, education, health and social care, environment and leisure, and transport.
The 2021 Census data will not be released until 2022. In the meantime, the 2011 census data can be found here https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/about-hammersmith-fulham-council/census-information/key-statistics
Health & Wellbeing
Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)
The JSNA provides really useful, up to date data on local health and wellbeing stats that groups can use to inform service design and funding bids
Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS)
https://www.lbhf.gov.uk/councillors-and-democracy/about-hammersmith-fulham-council/strategies-and-plans/health-and-wellbeing-strategy The Health and Wellbeing Board is responsible for improving the health and wellbeing of the Hammersmith & Fulham population and must have a plan that explains how it will do this. This plan, known as the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWS), must be based on evidence of local need found in the local Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) and set priorities for action that will make a real impact on people’s lives. The outcomes the board wants to achieve will inform the buying (“commissioning”) of health and social care services that will address needs identified in the JSNA.
A range of information is available to help you get your organisation started, and manage yourself well.
https://www.acevo.org.uk/ advice and support for CEOS of charity organisations
Charities and community groups, like all businesses, should carry insurance. Whether this is buildings, contents, public liability, trustees liability etc., you need to safeguard and protect your organsiation, your staff, your clients and your assets https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/charities-and-insurance-cc49
There are many insurance providers and brokers who can offer your organisation insurance products. We would recommend that you get quotes from at least three different companies before selecting the right provider for your organisation.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact
Inspiring Impact – a UK-wide, ten-year collaboration (between NCVO Charities Evaluation Services and others), which aims to improve impact measurement in the non-profit sector. Impact practice is what an organisation does to plan, understand, communicate, and improve the difference it makes in the world.
NPC (New Philanthropy Capital) provides guidance on using the “Theory of Change”, a tool to identify the impact organisations want to achieve and measure.
Trusted Charity from the NCVO has replaced the former PQASSO quality mark.
Investing In Volunteers (IiV)
Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management. https://investinginvolunteers.co.uk/
Leaders in Safeguarding
This is an award that has to be renewed every two years and is for organisations that have safeguarding policies and procedures for young people or vulnerable adults.
If your organisation runs a supplementary school, useful information can be found here: http://www.supplementaryeducation.org.uk
Youth and young peoples’ organisations
If you are a young peoples’ organisation you may want to seek advice from The Young Hammersmith and Fulham Foundation about how to seek a quality mark.
There are other quality marks such as Investors in People that are used across the private, public and third sectors: https://www.investorsinpeople.com/
LBHF Safeguarding Adults
If you are being abused or you suspect that someone is being abused, please tell us.
- 020 8753 4198 – Option 3
- 020 8748 8588 (out of hours)
To tell us about any concerns you have, known as ‘raising a safeguarding alert’, please complete the safeguarding adults alert referral form (doc 64KB) and return to us.
If you have a concern about a child or young person, contact Family Services:
- callus on 020 8753 6600 or out of hours on 020 8748 8588
- emailus at firstname.lastname@example.org
- walk-into Ground Floor, 145 King St, Hammersmith, W6 9XY.
If you have an immediate concern for the well-being of a child or young person, call the police on 999.
Disclosure & Barring Scheme (DBS) Checks
Sobus Funding Bulletin
Don’t forget to sign up for the Sobus monthly funding bulletin, which includes information on local, regional, national and international funding opportunities. Also if you contact Sobus we may be able to do a thorough search using Grantfinder.
My Funding Central
The NCVO’s funding database, Funding Central, closed on 31 March 2021.NCVO’s technical partners, Idox, are offering an alternative solution to smaller organisations with an annual income below £1m.
My Funding Central is a new database of grant funding and social investment sources. This service is available to organisations with an annual income below £1m and is free for organisations under £30k.
https://fundsonline.org.uk the online funding database from the Directory of Social Change (DSC) will help you discover funding opportunities suited to your organisation’s needs so you can plan ahead for the rest of 2021. With Funds Online you can access 8,000 funders giving over £8bn.
https://beta.ncvo.org.uk/funding-income/ NCVO’s newly updated funding section has a wealth of information on grants, fundraising and public services.