Local children’s groups and organisations such as playgroups and sports classes providing services to support disadvantaged and disabled children can apply for grants of up to £2,000. The funding is being made available through the Little Lives UK Children’s Community Support Programme. There is no minimum grant that groups can apply for, and Little Lives […]
News in general:
Below is a selection of the latest news from Sobus and the organisations that we work with. Click on the news article for more information.
If you would like to promote your event or service, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the deadlines and frequently asked questions please click here.
For information about COVID-19, please visit: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19
Message from London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham for the 3rd sector
13th March 2020
I’m writing to you about the work we’re doing to support vulnerable residents in the borough. We are currently coordinating a borough-wide approach involving organising welfare calls, meals for residents, shopping trips and other ways that we can help people at this time of uncertainty and worry.
We have a great network of voluntary sector partners in the borough, and are really grateful for the support your staff and volunteers can offer to supplement the work we are doing to look after our residents. Please get in touch with on email@example.com, LBHF’s Strategic Commissioner in Adult Social Care if you can offer any additional support.
The council is also sharing all Public Health England’s current guidance and information with frontline services to explain how to reduce and delay the spread of infection. To view the latest information, which is updated live, go to the home page of the council’s website, and below. www.lbhf.gov.uk
We have a large supply of A5, A4 and A2 posters covering NHS advice on handwashing and sneezing, which we are very keen to share across the borough. You can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to receive a supply.
No doubt you are all also updating your Business Continuity Plan in respect of this virus. Please could you send your updated plan Lisa so we can record and review – we’re here to help.
PHE guidance which will assist professionals in providing advice to the public on how to prevent spread of Covid-19 infection, what symptoms to look for, and what to do if they become unwell in a variety of settings – are here:
Thank you again for all your assistance.
Lisa Henry, Strategic lead – commissioning, Adult social Care
Translated information is available, which has been approved by Public Health England and London Councils:
Business continuity planning for Coronavirus/COVID-19
The continued increase of UK residents developing COVID-19 is a high concern, and will present a challenge if the spread of the virus expands as it has in other locations. Organisations should have a robust business continuity plan in place, which considers the impact of a reduced workforce – both paid staff and volunteers, on their ability to deliver their services and how they would ensure particularly vulnerable residents will cope should the service be unavailable, reduced or provided in a different way.
For information on what to consider in business continuity planning, please take a look at this guide. COVID-19 business continuity planning
Additional advice and resources for the charity sector are available from NCVO: http://www.ncvo.org.uk/practical-support/information/coronavirus
Changes to local services
If you are introducing temporary changes to your services as a result of COVID-19, please let us know . We will post information on this page from local 3rd sector organisations about these changes, and circulate the information to groups and organisations in the borough.
It is anticipated that the impact of COVID-19 will have a significant impact on all local services, including the local authority, health services, emergency services, shops, services, and of course local community and voluntary sector organisations. The Council has a robust and detailed business continuity plan in place, but it may be that volunteer help would be sought to help support and protect the most vulnerable residents. If such help is sought, information will be emailed to local groups registered with Sobus, and the council will also have information on their website: http://www.lbhf.gov.uk
The Volant Trust has still accepting applications through its Covid-19 Response Fund. The Trust is accepting applications from registered charities, community interest companies, community organisations or social enterprises in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. […]
UK registered charities, or those affiliated with a registered charity working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply to the Leeds Building Society Charitable Foundation for support. Grants of between £250 – £1,000 are available to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, […]
The next 3SIF Co-production meeting will be held on 11th July 2022, this time at Shortlands, near Hammersmith Broadway. Please follow the link below to book your place. H&F Council 3rd Sector (VCS) Investment Fund co-production event #4 Tickets, Mon 11 Jul 2022 at 13:00 | Eventbrite Documents and notes from previous meetings can be […]
Do you work with people experiencing homelessness? The Frontline Network is putting on a free conference just for you. Cathy Shimmin, DSC Senior Training Consultant, will be leading a workshop called It’s About Time; throughout this session, you’ll discover a range of techniques for achieving your goals through time management. Click here to learn more and register. […]
Dozens of charity leaders were among those who received awards in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Birthday Honours list, including DSC trustee Joyce Fraser, click here to see.
The award is the highest given to local volunteer groups and is given in recognition of outstanding community service. Read the full UK Fundraising article here.
Discover how to bring volunteers into your organisation with these top tips from Rob Jackson. Click here to see. How can we reach out and find fantastic volunteers throughout the year, even in a post-pandemic world? Click here to find out.
Join us for a weekend of free events for all ages in South Kensington to celebrate trailblazing ideas in science and the arts! The Great Exhibition Road Festival Saturday, 18 June 2022 & Sunday, 19 June 2022 12pm-6pm Exhibition Road, South Kensington SW7 2QG Find event and registration information here; Great Exhibition Road Festival 2022 […]
Need to record a professional video from home? Here are some top tips for recording professional looking content. Click here to see.
Worry has surfaced throughout the sector about inflation and how it will impact charities. Click here to read the full article. Is inflation affecting your charity? Have your say and fill in this short survey by The Civil Society Group. They will use this information to advocate to government and to provide support to the […]
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Sobus is a new Community Development Agency for Hammersmith & Fulham. It has been created through the merger of the Community and Voluntary Sector Association Hammersmith & Fulham (CaVSA) and the Fulham Community Partnership Trust (FCPT). Building on the strengths of both organisations, sobus aims to provide a wider range of support services for local charities, community groups, social enterprises and start up businesses.