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Hackney CVS e-newsletter goes out weekly with news relevant to
Hackney's voluntary and community sector (VCS).
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Tuesday 20th June 2017

Training and Events

  • The Mayor’s Office for Police and Crime (MOPAC) is undertaking consultation with key stakeholders to help inform the development of a Victims’ website for London, and they are seeking input from VCS organisations. Fill out their survey here.
  • Join Elatt at their very first OpenEd Mind event to gain insight into the integration of mental health education in their institution. They want mental health to be at the top of their agenda and to embed this awareness throughout learning experiences. > Read more
  • The Yard are looking for 15-19 year olds to come on a journey to
    investigate Hackney through storytelling and theatre. > Read more
  • Passion for Parenting is an event which has been created in partnership with Hackney Safer Schools Police Team for parents of year 6 pupils who are due to transfer to year 7 and onwards to year 8. These teenage
    years are crucial in preparation for adulthood. The focus of these events will be on risk and protective factors in the teenage years with a clear emphasis on the importance of positive activities and how to
    access opportunities available in Hackney.> Read more
  • Register for People as Partners: Co-production Conference (6 July, 12-5pm, Hackney Empire) to help create co-production principles for Hackney and the City and make sure health and care services are designed in equal partnership with residents. Participants will hear about examples of effective co-production, discuss how co-production can work in our local areas, and influence how services are designed and reshaped in the local area.
  • After Lunch is a brand new series of great music specially programmed for charities / voluntary organisations/schools /etc to bring their clients, participants and staff along to. The concerts are free and if you would like to attend and/or bring a group please contact to reserve your place(s).
  • Aim4Work is a free specialist employability programme for people with common mental health conditions living in, South London, North London and East London. > Read more

  • Integrated community equipment service-resident involvement. The Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES) is responsible for delivering community equipment such as handrails on stairs. The equipmet provider tests and repair equipment when needed. The Council wants to work with residents to choose the new provider. For more information and to get involved e-mail:
  • Hackney CVS Talent Scouts presents: Creatin the Creativ. This event aims to empower young people to fulfil their potential through creative pathways. > Read more
  • Hackney Council, Hackney CVS and Parent Champions are working in partnership to come up with solutions that will eventually close the gap between services offered an those accessed by parents from BAME communities. These sessions will be facilitated by Voyage CEO and our young leaders on the 24th June and 29th June 2017.> Read more
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. This course assists participants to identify when someone’s liberty may be restricted or deprived. > Application form | Read more 
  • Mental Capacity Act Awareness. This course is for staff who need to assess people who lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and safety. > Application form | Read more

Community News
  • Following the recent  terrorist attacks at Manchester, and Southwark Bridge/Borough Market, and last night at Finsbury Park, Mayor Glanville is calling a meeting of the Faith and Community Forum to take place on Tuesday 20th June, 6.15pm – 7pm at the Town Hall. > Read more
  • The Connect Hackney media group is recruiting for the summer programme – computer and media training for Hackney residents aged 50+. Includes using the internet, email, word processing, photography, and writing articles for Hackney Senior magazine. No previous experience necessary as full support is provided. > Read more
  • Are you looking for office space to let in in Hackney? If so, Unit 6 situated in Gillett Square is available. > Read more
  • Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes have increased fivefold since London Bridge attacks. Also months after BREXIT, racist and religious hate crimes and incidents are still on the increase. According to ‘Tell Mamma’, religious hate crime against Muslims has increased 300% since last year. This is the time to unite against hate crime and offer help and support to victims and potential victims. > Read more
  • Hackney Council has updated its E-Learning module on Welfare Reform, which covers information on under occupancy Social Sector Size Criteria (Bedroom Tax), Personal Independence Payments and more. > Read more
  • Does your organisation need furniture for free?  If you need new chairs, desks or filing cabinets then, a new online service, could provide you with them for no cost. is working with businesses in London to distribute high-quality items they no longer have a use for to local good causes.  Have a look at what is available here and if you see anything you want please  email

  • The British Red Cross is stepping up its involvement and is co-ordinating support for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, after the Prime Minister admitted that the initial response to the tragedy was “not good enough”. > Read more

Jobs and Funding

  • Christ Church Gipsy Hill are looking for a Dementia Support Hub Co-ordinator with proven experience of community development. > Read more
  • Barking and Dagenham CVS is a long established provider of support services to the community, voluntary and faith sector. After a period of internal change, they are looking for three creative, confident, clever individuals to capacity build, communicate and create opportunities locally.> Read more
  • ReachOut is a mentoring charity based in East London supporting young people to improve Maths and English skills and develop character. They are looking for sessional workers to take part in their Leadership Programme and deliver mentoring projects for young people. > Read more
  • London Community Foundation - Deutsche Bank Small Grants Fund: Funding is available for projects that help society's most disadvantaged communities in Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Haringey, Lewisham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Westminster, Camden and Brent. > Read more
  • For more funding opportunities please click here.

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    • To have your news items included in our weekly newsletter, please send in your content by the end of play on Friday each week to Thank you!



Ava Vidal will be performing
Award winning comedian Ava Vidal returns to Hackney Giving Live to help raise funds for local charities

Hackney Giving Live, a charitable dragons’ den style crowdfunding event, is taking place on Thursday 22 June at the stylish offices of Capco in Great Eastern Street. During the evening three pioneering local charities will pitch to the audience to raise funds for their grassroots community projects.
In addition to live crowdfunding, the audience will be treated to an exclusive performance from brilliant stand-up comedian and Hackney Giving Supporter, Ava Vidal - a regular presence on the comedy circuit and TV.

The three charities pitching are:
The Huddleston Centre who are seeking funding to support young people with disabilities to create their own employment opportunities. The Hackney Giving event will help to fund their pilot scheme; Huddleston Juice!

Storeys are seeking funding for their art projects that support the emotional wellbeing of care leavers and children at risk of exclusion. Storeys work through group sessions, and encourages participants to explore their creativity and produce a portfolio of work to be proud of. This is then showcased in a celebratory exhibition.

Vital Exposure – a production company operating under the creative leadership of disabled artist Julie McNamara. They are pitching for funds to recruit an Associate Writer to initiate work with four disabled playwrights. They will train disabled writers through a structured programme of coaching, mentoring and staged productions. The programme will be delivered at Hackney Empire and will impact on the participants’ future professional prospects.

Tickets are £10 and include drinks and canapes. Space is limited so book below to guarantee your place for the event.

Book here.

For further information, please contact Samson Osun:


The deadling extension is the 20th June 5pm 

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