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 LTDis organising a free online tuition to support children and young people during thesummer 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.
The government has announced the above £20m fund which will be made available for charities and community groups to “help isolated people and those suffering from loneliness” as part of a partnership between the government and other funders
This is Small Charity Week - the biggest event in the small charity calendar providing free initiatives, competitions and support over six days for charities or local community organisation with an annual turnover under £1.5 million.
Does your church want to grow community connections and tackle loneliness and isolation? Do you want to create a place of welcome in your neighbourhood? A new resource called ‘Make a meal of it’ will give you inspiration and practical tips for how to plan and host a meal in your community for older people.
Secure schools will accommodate both girls and boys aged 12-17. They will be run by secure schools academy trusts and will be governed and run under the smae legislation as children's homes and academies. The government will host an engagement event this summer to invite potential providers to learn more
Patients with a chronic lung condition are set to benefit from a life-changing procedure, which is now routinely available on the NHS, that uses tiny balloons to inflate and compress blockages in the blood vessels.
As part of the 70th birthday celebrations for the NHS, NHS England is working with partners to encourage the development of volunteering, with a particular focus on the NHS70 Youth Volunteering Campaign
DonorVoice is holding a one-day research workshop on charitable giving in a digital age in partnership with Queen Mary University of London and is looking for speakers and case studies in charitable giving wiht a special focus on digital giving
Registered charities or community and voluntary organisations can apply on the behalf of any individual or group of young people who meet the YHA's criteria. Groups can reapply annually as long as the application is for a different group of young people.
A new system for clearing cheques has been described as a “significant boon” for charities. An image-based system went live with some banks and building societies on 30 October and at some stage in the second half of 2018, all cheques will be cleared via the image-based system.
Family and Childcare Trust has published the results of research conducted by parent researchers from across the country, who spoke to nearly 500 parents to understand what families need and want from early years services.
The new ‘GovTech’ challenge fund will encourage firms to use technology to solve challenges facing the public sector, while a dedicated new team will act as a gateway into Whitehall to connect tech companies to the most appropriate areas of Government.
Government has announced plans today (31 October 2017) to protect the housing needs of older and vulnerable people, and provide funding certainty for supported accommodation, encouraging long-term investment and new supply.
The Home Office is offering funding for voluntary and community sector projects to stop knife crime in local communities, but groups will have to act quickly as the deadline for bids is the end of October.
The National Skills Academy for Financial Services are currently looking for subcontractors who work with the unemployed for their ESF Contract - Skills Support for the Workforce, higher level skills provision for the unemployed.
Facebook has announced the launch of its nonprofit fundraising tools. Charitable organisations are invited to sign up to be one of the first nonprofits to use Facebook’s charitable giving tools to achieve their fundraising objectives through these tools
A free new programme for charities, social enterprises, commercial enterprises, voluntary organisations, campaigns and community groups who are tackling the challenges in the private rented sector (e.g. affordability, access, quality and security of tenure.)
A £200,000 government-funded programme has been launched as part of the government's commitment to improve support for children and young people, to improve mental health services, and protect those living with mental health problems from unfair treatment and discrimination.
Children England and 4in10 would like to help make children's ideas heard in the London Mayor's Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, which includes proposals on education and child poverty and is open to comment from organisations and individuals over the summer.
This event - #westandtogether - is bringing together agencies, groups from the private sector, statutory and voluntary sector to show that Croydon is a borough where refugees and asylum seekers can feel welcome and safe
Crystal Palace FC Foundation supported by Game Changer have two FREE qualifications coming up for young people aged 14-25 in April half term. The courses are being delivered by CPFC Foundation staff and are both accredited qualifications.
Child Focused and Milz Training are offering the above forum on 28 April to raise awareness for employers, professionals, parents, carers, and community groups on topics such as safeguarding children, safer sleep for babies, and more
The OnSideYouth Zone is located where Whitehorse Road meets Boulgogne Road. It offers 20 activities every night, ranging from football, climbing, curling to nail art, DJ-ing, drama, employability training, entry is just 50p.
Are you a charity or community group that uses food to support people in need? You could benefit from FareShare FoodCloud, a new scheme which will match you with a local Tesco store that has unsold food available for you to collect, for free.
University College London have recently launched 'Educate', a physical and virtual workspace for Educational Technology organisations. If you are working on an edtech social enterprise they'd like to hear from you.
Croydon Council have partnered with Croydon Drop In, and the Town Centre BID Team to engage with young people on Thursday afternoons in February and March. They are looking for youth organisations to come along and join them.
The ‘Do It London’ campaign is drawing attention to the steep rises in sexually transmitted infections in the capital in recent years. The campaign, which spans advertising city wide, encourages Londoners to use condoms
Listening Books is a national charity providing an audiobook library service to children and adults who struggle to read or hold a book due to illness, disability, mental health issues, or learning difficulty.
This training would be good for anyone working in the community as it includes good information about the benefits of being active - whether through regular sports or just integrating some physical activity into your everyday life
StreetGames and The Golf Foundation are looking for young people to help shape the StreetGolf Zone at The Open Golf Championship in 2017 and plan a local participation campaign for the North West region called ‘Road to The Open'.
The Department of Health is changing the way it funds the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. The Strategic Partner Programme is being replaced by a new national partnership, the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, and applications for membership are invited.
The Charity Commission has said it will now give charities 28 days’ notice before publishing official warnings, following pressure from the sector, in updated guidance on how it uses two of its new powers.
Croydon council has decided that the whole borough will be free of parking charges in council-run car parks and on-street bays on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
Progress is being made on two of their core campaigns: New rules have been announced restricting some junk food marketing to children online, and The Soft Drinks Industry Levy (sugary drinks tax) is one step closer to implementation