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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 16th February 2017


Training and Events

  • The Posh Club is an event for swanky senior citizens, elegant elders & glamorous golden girls. It features classic high tea and fabulous entertainment and the strict dress code is very posh. Over 60s + guests. > Read more
  • Boiler House Community Space's Annual General Meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 14th March from 5:00-6:45pm. The Boiler House is a small charity that manages community spaces. All are welcome > Read more
  • Choice In Hackney will be hosting a free training course. The course will be focused on disability rights, social care and support brokerage and will run for four sessions. At the end of the course there will be a three month placement where trainees will have the opportunity to gain more experience and improve their skills. > Read more
  • Connect Hackney Senior Media Group. Are you aged 50 or over? Would you like to develop your computer skills and learn photography, interviewing and writing skills? The media group is made up of a friendly group of local older residents who produce the Connect Hackney website content and magazine. No previous experience is needed as full training is provided. If you are enthusiastic about computers and telling stories, this is the project for you. We meet twice per week in Haggerston – come and join us! Contact Matt: 020 7923 8186 |
  • Wise Age - to help you back into work or become self employed. Wise Age are running a series of events where you can get support and training from the leading 50+ employment support specialists.> Read more
  • Hackney Play Association have play work training courses available, these include: Playwork, First Aid, Intro to Playwork Training and Safeguarding.
  • Wise Age invites you to become a participant in ROPES – the Resourcing Older People’s Employment Support Project. ROPES is a specialised training programme which aims to build or extend organisations’ expertise in providing practical advice and signposting support for older working age adults (50+) re employment, training and related needs. > Read more

  • What support can you access from Business? Are You a Hackney Based Charity with an income of over £50,000? Do you sometimes need specialist support? Come along and find out what support schemes are near you. > Read more

Community News

  • Off Centre have brand new space available in Hackney to let. > Read more
  • In this short film by Wonder volunteer Samantha Kanu, young people share their ideas on how to welcome refugees.
  • Find out how Hawa Trust Hackney are changing attitudes about FGM. > Read more
  • Finsbury Park Neighbourhood Plan. A group of local residents and workers are currently gathering support to develop a neighbourhood plan for Finsbury Park. The group, which welcomes new members, aims to meet each month to progress this. > Read more 
  • What is anger? Where does it come from and how does it affect us? TinDrum Pictures is developing a documentary about transforming anger and would love to hear your stories. If you think you have anger issues and you would like to share your experiences with them please drop  a line to, under the subject, Anger Documentary.  

  • Co-production with residents and London’s communities. Share your views. > Read more
  • Co-production is about working together to improve things for people and to make sure community groups, charities, and volunteers (those classed as being part of Civil Society) get the best support possible to improve how they work or influence decisions. We want to hear your views and experience of co-production through our Hackney survey. > Read more

Funding and Jobs 

  • The Old Fire Station is a thriving community building, run as a charity in central Stoke Newington, with ambitions to be at the heart of the local area. Their current building manager is moving on and they are therefore seeking a community-minded, dedicated person, to take over management, of the building, its users and their four staff. > Read more
  • Young Gamblers Education Trust, a new charity educating young people on the issues surrounding problem gambling and social gaming.They are seeking a Education Coordinator and a part-time QA Manager. > Read more
  • Connect Hackney need helping hands. We’re looking for Hackney volunteers aged over 50 to join us in our mission to collect older people’s views, challenge ageism, raise the voice of older people in Hackney and more. Attend the volunteer introduction session to find out more. > Read more
  • Grants are available to local charities, not-for-profit groups and community organisations for projects and activities that benefit the residents of Peabody estate and housing areas which are located throughout London. > Read more

  • Peer Support Long Term Conditions Grants Programme - APPLY NOW! > Read more

  • For more funding opportunities please click here.

Newsletter Submission Deadline!

  • 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!


                Hard at work - our training and workshop will offer new skills
 Hackney CVS
Training and Workshops
Case Study

Hackney CVS offer a wide range of training and courses to support small charities and local groups. Training is offered in Health & Safety, Microsoft Excel, support to apply for funding and much more.

In our recent annual survey 75% respondents agreed that Hackney CVS supports small charities and community groups well. This week we spoke to the  Founder of Creative Lifestyle, Oleander Agbetu who recently attended our training session on Communicating Impact through Infographics.

'The infographics training went very well for me as I was able to learn a new set of skills which will enable me to work on raising the profile of my organisation and how it communicates impact. The training offered free tools and websites to help with producing infographics, which is very useful.

I have attended many Hackney CVS workshops including Safeguarding children and adults, Big Lottery meet the funders, Microsoft Excel workshops, various financial training, user led training and most recently Delivering Change. The variety of sessions offered has benefited my organisation by upskilling my knowledge and enabling me to perform well in my role. It has also given me personal confidence to do so much better for my organisation.

As a result of attending courses and training sessions, Creative Lifestyle have been successful in applying for funding and collaborating and working in partnership with other groups to deliver much needed services within our communities.

I recommend Hackney CVS to a friends and colleagues because it will boost their confidence, raise their organisation’s profile and upskill them. It’s definitely worth doing'


To find out about the latest training and workshops on offer please check here.

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Have a look at some of the great work Creative Lifestyle are doing here.


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