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Building a Stronger Britain Together grant fund
 Building a Stronger Britain Together grant

The Building a Stronger Britain Together grant fund has opened today and will close at 5pm on Friday 16 February 2018.

If you have previously submitted an in-kind application, I have been assured that these applications remain queued and will be reviewed before the new round.

You can read information about the current call for grants, read the guidance document and view the application form here -

Please take note that due to the delay in the launch, this will be a particularly competitive round of funding. To give the best possible chance of success application forms will need to be concise and relevant, with all questions fully and directly answered. Applications should also be linked clearly to the Home Office Counter-Extremism strategy which you can read here -

Please specifically note the eligibility requirement for grants on pg 6 and income guidance on pg 8 of the guidance document.

If you would like to attend a workshop to discuss applications, I can offer two options:

1) An opportunity to look through the new application form as a group and discuss how to ensure your application is aligned to the Counter-Extremism strategy
2) An opportunity to meet with other organisations to discuss a partnership bid (suitable for smaller organisations with lower income)

Please reply to let me know which of the above option(s) you would like to attend and also your availability from the following dates and times:

Tues 23 Jan 4-6pm
Wed 24 Jan 2-4pm
Wed 24 Jan 4-6pm
Mon 29 Jan 1-3pm
Mon 29 Jan 2-4pm
Tue 30 Jan 10am-12pm
Tue 30 Jan 1-3pm

Apply to YARD YOUTH!

Apply to YARD YOUTH!

Applications for The Yard Theatre's explosive new programme for 12-16 year olds will close soon.

Yard Youth is The Yard's new programme for radical theatre-makers. You don't have to have experience or know anything about theatre. Join Yard Youth and work alongside world-class artists to tear up everything you thought theatre could be, then build something extraordinary in its place.

We can't wait to meet you.

The programme is free of charge and young people must live or go to school in Hackney, Newham or Tower Hamlets.

Click here for more information and to fill in an application form.

City & Hackney Public Health Evidence Bulletin - Hepatitis
City & Hackney Public Health Evidence Bulletin


19th January 2018, No 183

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis can be caused by a viral infection (hepatitis A, B, C, D and E) or liver damage from drinking alcohol. Hepatitis can either be acute (less than six months) or chronic (longer than six months). Hepatitis can cause scarring of the liver (cirrhosis), loss of liver function and, in some cases, liver cancer. Only hepatitis B and C can cause chronic infections.

Symptoms of acute hepatitis may include muscle and joint pain, fever, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, jaundice, etc. Symptoms of chronic hepatitis are due to liver failure, which can cause jaundice, swelling in the legs, ankles and feet, confusion, blood in stools or vomit.

Most will recover from the Hepatitis B virus within six months, but for some the virus will cause a lifelong, chronic infection, resulting in serious liver damage. A person can spread the virus even if they do not feel sick. Hepatitis C is one of the most common causes of liver disease in the UK. Four out of every five patients infected with Hepatitis C develop a chronic liver infection. Hepatitis C is often asymptomatic and as a consequence many remain undiagnosed and fail to access treatment.

Hepatitis B can be prevented by vaccination, however there is no vaccine available for Hepatitis C. Hackney residents who may be at risk of hepatitis B or C can get tested at Homerton Sexual Health Services and their GP practices. The Hackney Recovery Services  also offer blood-borne virus services.

City and Hackney Guide for Carers, Families and Friends of People Living with Dementia
Dementia guide

The City and Hackney Guide for Carers, Families and Friends of People Living with Dementia gives valuable information to carers, families and friends of people living with dementia. Click here for an electronic copy of the guide.

Communications Officer - Peace Direct

Communications Officer (Full time, £26,000) Peace Direct

Peace Direct is looking for a passionate and dynamic communications professional, to produce engaging and inspiring digital and printed content that shines a light on some of the world’s most warn-torn countries and inspire people to action. As the sole person responsible for our social media channels and website content, we are looking for a highly creative and capable professional who loves writing for different audiences, has first rate written and digital communication skills, enjoys piloting new ideas and experimenting with new approaches, and cares deeply about our mission to stop violent conflict and build sustainable peace. The application form and Job Description are available on website.

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