The Voluntary and Community Sector Manifesto for Croydon is ready and was given a seal of approval by Mayor Perry, who assured us it will inform the Council’s future VCS Commissioning plans. Join us on 21 July at the next CVSA meeting.
Croydon Council is offering the opportunity for an organisation to take on the management of Harlow Community Hall, Norbury on a long (up to 25 years) full repairing and insuring lease by way of Community Asset Transfer (CAT)
Since 2018, the One Croydon Alliance has commissioned Age UK Croydon to deliver the Personal Independence Coordinator (PICs) programme. The clients were previously regular attendees at GPs or hospital services. The aim of this service to help clients become more independent.
Sayer Vincent have offered a series of webinars to help you manage your charity's finances covering tax, vat, gift aid, fraud, and much more. They are now offering groups an opportunity to watch the recordings of the sessions
The Oak Foundation and Trust for London are developing plans for a strategic initiative to strengthen advocacy by with and for people with experience of Temporary Accommodation (TA), and ultimately to make better use of TA.
Croydon Council Adult Social care is offering an opportunity to all suitably qualified local Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprises (VCSE) to support local residents by supporting the Winter Pressure Check Calls programme which will look to check on and help the most vulnerable residents within Croydon.
In her first annual report since the Covid-19 outbreak, Rachel Flowers praises Croydon residents, communities, schools and businesses for their continued strength and determination, while making a number of recommendations for Croydon to bounce back as a fairer place.
Funding for charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations from across England to continue, adapt or expand existing activity that reaches groups at higher risk of loneliness, especially those most affected by the pandemic.
The next meeting of the Croydon Voluntary Sector Alliance (CVSA) takes place on 21 October 2021 and is the sixth in the series of CVSA meetings meeting with the Council on Croydon's financial challenges and plans for inclusive sustainable growth
As a result of the pandemic, the Government has said it will provide free PPE to unpaid carers in England who are not living with the person they are caring for, to ensure they can continue to care with adequate personal protective equipment.
The European Mile is a campaign designed to reach out to those who have been inactive or less active during the last 15 months, is open to everyone to get involved in and can be used as a stimulus for getting groups active together and including everyone.
Frylands Wood Scout Outdoor Centre is located in the green belt in Croydon and has over 60 acres of ancient woodland. They are looking to link in with community groups, young and elderly to offer their resources.
The team has now vaccinated given over 320,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to Croydon residents and this is in no small part down to the hard work of our fantastic GPs and their teams in our six GP-led vaccination centres.
As part of efforts at reducing knife crime among young black people and to promote education, YOUNGevity UK LTD is organising a free online tuition to support children and young people during the summer holidays.
Charities have until 14 June to apply for one of 500 grants to support environmental and community belonging projects that will inspire people across the UK to get together and create positive change as the nation emerges from the pandemic.
To provide people with the very best mental health care and support, South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Foundation Trust are developing a new five-year strategy and would like partners, stakeholders, service users, their carers, families and friends, to have their say by getting involved and shaping it.
The above offers: free training on flexible employment for all staff; free consultancy to help you develop family friendly and flexible working policies; information on how to access childcare support for your team; free monthly networking sessions for you to join
Following an announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care, Public Health Croydon are asking residents who live in the New Addington and Fieldway area to get a Covid-19 test, whether they are experiencing symptoms or no
An update on the above from Matthew Kershaw, Chief Executive and Place Based Leader for Health for Croydon, and from Dr Agnelo Fernandes, GP Borough Lead for Croydon, NHS South West London Clinical Commissioning Group
A fast growing and powerful Croydon alliance, working to support families and teens in trauma, includes groups such as Jubilee Parenting and Ment4. Read more information in the Parental Army Resource Sheet 2020.
Transport for All would love to hear stories and examples from disabled people in Croydon about how changes that emerged as a result of the Croydon's Streetspace Improvement Programme (CSIP) affect their daily experiences.
The National Lottery Community Fund has committed £1.4m to a new partnership with Global Fund for Children and the development and delivery of a new black and ethnic minority-led fund to support communities and BAME leadership practice in England.
The Chancellor has announced plans to protect jobs and businesses facing closure in a statement delivered against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and ahead of the autumn 2020 budget and spending review.
Over the last fourteen weeks the Selsdon Food Hub project has brought together partners from the public, private and voluntary /faith sectors to provide vital lockdown services to elderly and vulnerable residents living in the Selsdon area.
The This Girl Can Croydon project has been adapted due to the current circumstances. Organisations are now being encouraged to apply for funding to deliver online physical activities targeting women living in Croydon aged 16-60 who are currently physically inactive.
Covid-19 has exposed issues of health, race and economic inequality that demand a rethink of how we support local residents in taking life-changing steps towards better physical, mental and financial health.
Schools and local authorities in England can apply for additional support to provide vouchers to pupils eligible for free school meals over the summer holiday period during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
The Government has published details of how domestic abuse and sexual violence support services in England and Wales can apply for a share of the £25 million extra funding due to the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Culture Secretary has announced that £150 million will be taken from dormant bank and building society accounts to help support the UK's charities and social enterprises whose work has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis
A £100 million programme of loans and investment is being put together to help get emergency funding to social enterprises, charities and small businesses in disadvantaged parts of the UK that are affected by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.
The Government has announced today (7 April) that it will make extra funding available for schools to cover unforeseen additional costs incurred, including cleaning and keeping schools open over Easter.
Volunteering Matters, in partnership with NCVO, Acevo and others, have launched an initiative to connect voluntary organisations to the right people, skills and resources to support their response to Covid-19
Clear Community Web is offering support and advice with tasks like online shopping, video chat and online forms. Also on offer are classes via Zoom on Digital Skills for Seniors every Wednesday starting 1 April 2020
GTR - Southern Railway collect a significant amount of bicycles that are abandoned on station property; after all legal waiting periods expire they have a store of unclaimed bicycles to dispose of every month.
Small charities make tempting and potentially easy targets for digital fraudsters, extortionists and other cyber criminals, and that's because they often lack the resources that larger charities and businesses can devote to cyber security.
After a break of several months, the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales have relaunched their grants programme with a 'simpler, more flexible and transparent approach' to help smaller charities be stronger and more effective.
Our celebration of Croydon's Voluntary and Community Sector on 21st November at the Whitgift Centre was a real success. Lots of stalls of local community groups, guest speakers and a fantastic performance by the Rainbow across Borders choir were the highlights of the day.
In advance of our 2019 AGM on 21 November which this year takes the form of a Community Showcase in the Whitgfit Centre, and at which we'll be launching our new Strategic Plan, here's a taster of CVA's latest thinking on the challenges facing our sector
The Mayor of London and BCOMS (black collective of media in sports) are looking for young people aged 16-25 from under represented groups who have aspirations to work in sports media, deadline extended to 25 August.
The Creating Conversations in Croydon project aims to encourage local people to feel more comfortable about talking openly about death and dying. If you'd like to volunteer, training is taking place in September and October
This is the second phase and they are expecting to fund five to ten organisations to distribute the Phase 1 materials, promote and champion safeguarding safe culture, and enable local networking and self-support.
The Anne Frank Trust UK is on the lookout for friendly and welcoming volunteers for the upcoming run of our exhibition Anne Frank: A History for Today exhibition at the New Addington Centre from 8th - 19th July - tight deadline though
All of the partners involved in providing health and care services in Croydon are now sharing the above draft discussion document with local people to ask for their views on the actions set out in the plan.
The London Learning Consortium have been awarded the contract to make ESF Community Grants available in London South, in the form of small grants (From £5,000 up to £20,000) to third sector and other small organisations for the purpose of supporting disadvantaged/excluded unemployed and inactive people to help them progress towards employment. Deadline for Expressions of Interest 12 April 2019.