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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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Thursday 22nd March 2017


Training and Events

  • Looking to sharpen up your Project Planning skills? If so, East London Business Alliance are running a Project Planning workshop on 28th March, 2pm - 4:30pm. This is a free workshop, working alongside business volunteers. If you'd like to sign up email:
  • Don’t miss out on £1.00 Community Fitness Classes. They will include Box-fit and Zumba classes. > Read more
  • The Care Act and Your Rights to Support in Adult Life. Attend this seminar to find out the law on how young disabled people/adults (18+) are cared for and what the law means for young people planning for adult life. > Read more
  • What are our employment rights and how much of it is underpinned by EU law?  How do we prevent the erosion of employment rights post Brexit? This conference is aimed at voluntary and community sector organisations working with BAMER people. It is an opportunity to explore ways of collaborating, to ensure BAMER people are aware of their rights and have access to legal advice and representation. > Read more
  • Writing for the Web Seminar. This seminar will cover the principles of writing effectively online and explore the tools and techniques needed to put these principles into practice.> Read more
  • You are invited to the PROUD TO CARE event which is a free LGBT+ awareness training. This training day, organised by the LGBT Carers Project is aimed at people working in the public and charity sectors who haven't previously received any formal training in this area. > Read more

Community News

  • Hackney Council is consulting on the principles which will shape the development of what is called the ‘Dalston Quarter’. The ‘Dalston Quarter’ is a group of Council-owned buildings in the area around Ashwin Street and parts of Dalston Lane where Hackney CVS is based. Full details can be found here and you are able to respond to the consultation here. Hackney CVS will be hosting an event about this consultation, book your place here. > Read more

  • Nominate unsung heroes for Hackney civic awards 2017. Do you know an unsung hero whose remarkable achievements are helping make Hackney a better place to live, work or study? Then Hackney Council want to hear about them.> Read more
  • To quit or not to quit. Are you a Caribbean man or woman over 35 and want to stop smoking? Hackney Council's Public Health team want to hear your views on how effective their stop smoking message is. They will be offering a free voucher for your time. To be part of the discussion email: or tel: 07956 546110. Date: Tuesday 28th March Time: 6-8pm.

Funding and Jobs

  • City and Hackney Carers Centre seeks an enthusiastic team player to work on our project tackling isolation in carers of 50yrs +. Successful candidates should enjoy relating to and connecting with people from all backgrounds as peer support or befriending is a key aspect of the role. > Read more
  • City and Hackney Carers Centre seeks Reception / Administration & Training Assistant. The successful candidate will be the “front line” first point of contact for callers and visitors to the centre.  > Read more
  • Communications Officer role. This is an exciting post for someone organised, pro-active and able to change direction at a moments notice. > Read more
  • St Mary’s Secret Garden are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our committed team of staff and volunteers to provide financial support to all aspects of life at St Mary’s Secret Garden. The Finance Officer has an important role in supporting our management committee, particularly our Treasurer. > Read more

  • London Catalyst and the Hospital Saturday Fund have come together to launch the 2017 ‘Partners for Health’ grant programme. Grants of up to £10,000 will be considered for social action projects tackling the effects of poverty and health inequalities in London. > Read more
  • Hackney Council - Small Grants.
    Small grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 are available for projects that contribute to one or both of the two Hackney Grants Programme priorities. > Read more
  • Peer Support Long Term Conditions Grants Programme - APPLY NOW! > Read more

For more funding opportunities please click here.

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



Funding available for small charities groups
Funding Spotlight - latest funding opportunities for your charity and small group

Does your small charity need support to make a differnece in Hackney? Or do you need funding to help you deliver employability projects that will help people get into work?

In this week's newsletter we feature two funding opportunities that can help you achieve this.

Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme

Foyle Foundations Small Grants Scheme is designed to support smaller charities registered and operating in the United Kingdom, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.  Please note they are not able to support individuals.

Applications are welcomed from charities that have an annual turnover of less than £100,000 per annum. Larger or national charities will normally not be considered under their scheme. Nor will the Scheme generally support charities that are able consistently to generate operational surpluses or which have built up considerable unrestricted reserves.

To find out more click here.

East End Community Foundation in partnership with 20 Fenchurch Street - The 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund 

EECF has partnered with 20 Fenchurch Street to establish The 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund with  the aim of improving employment prospects and opportunities for people living in London’s most  deprived  areas.

Set-up  with  donations  from  EECF and  partners from  the  building,the 20 Fenchurch Street Legacy Fund is now seeking to use this investment to fund high quality projects that will make a positive and long -lasting difference to the people involved. Before applying for funding, please read the following guidance carefully. 

To find out more click here.



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