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Big Lottery Fund to open £15m digital fund for charities

Source By: Big Lottery Fund

The Big Lottery Fund has launched a new UK wide £15 million funding programme to help charities and community organisations use digital tools and approaches.


The fund will be open to applications on 22 October until 3 December. Awarding grants of up to £500,000, the fund has two strands and will operate for two years. The first strand is aimed at established charities, with a minimum income of over £500,000 per year, that want to use digital to take a major leap forward. The second strand is aimed at more recently-established organisations that are successfully using digital, but need help scaling this up.

A social safety net: How councils can help residents on Universal Credit

Source By: Trust for London

Date: Friday 19th October 2018  Time: 09:00-12:00

Location: Museum of London, The Garden Room,150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN

Click here to book

As part of London’s first ever Challenge Poverty Week, the Trust for London and the London Child Poverty Alliance are hosting an event to support local authorities during the ongoing roll out of Universal Credit.

Universal Credit replaces six existing benefits into one single payment. More than 135,000 people in the city are claiming Universal Credit, with many more soon to transition to the benefit. The move to Universal Credit is leaving many low-income households short of money and in need of help.

This event will look at how local authorities can support local residents when money is tight, and prevent them from falling into debt or destitution. It will present new research into the impact of Universal Credit in London, and the extent to which councils are providing Local Welfare Assistance Schemes, discretionary housing payments and council tax support. There will also be a chance to hear from leading local authorities, as well as frontline practitioners.


STUDIO UPSTAIRS is a charity that offers provide positive, life-changing interventions for people with mental or emotional difficulties within an artistic therapeutic community.

Studio Upstairs is offering FREE places for Hackney residents experiencing mental or emotional health difficulties on 12 weeks peer support program. The programme is an opportunity to make art in a safe, open and creative studio environment, to meet new people and improve own health and  wellbeing through art.


-Adults (18+) who are experiencing minor mental health difficulties such as anxiety or mild depression and would like to engage in creative activities. [No prior experience in art-making is required].

-Self-referrals are welcome or can be brokered by GPs.

-To qualify for a free place the attendee must be a Hackney resident, otherwise there will be a cost of £30 per session.


Each session will be an opportunity for people to work on their own artistic interests while engaging in relaxed, open and friendly conversation with others in the group. The group will be able to proactively shape the content and theme of the sessions.

You will try out a range of artistic activities including drawing, painting and sculpting in a fully equipped art studio.  The participants will have a chance to meet new people, explore their creativity in a fun, friendly and supportive space. The sessions will be supported by Studio Upstairs volunteers and a trained member of the team.

WHEN: Every Friday between 1-3pm - for 12 weeks - First session 21/9/2018 - Final session 7/12/2018

WHERE: Studio Upstairs, Unit E3, 3 Bradbury Street, Dalston, London N16 8JN


Please EMAIL: with your name, address and contact details or complete the online form at

Telephone: 020 7503 1330

For more information about other Studio Upstairs projects or other group work that might be suitable for anyone who experiences mental illness - please do get in touch with us.

Self neglect and hoarding training available

Source By: LBH

This 1-day course is a follow-up to the half-day workshops that presented summaries of the research evidence on working with adults who self-neglect. It will provide a refresh on the research evidence. It will also focus on recent published safeguarding adult reviews.

7th of February 2019.
09:15 Registration
16:30 Finish




Development Coordinator- closing date 30th October

Source By: Connect Hackney, Hackney CVS

We are looking for a Development Coordinator (Lunch Clubs) to manage our contract with Hackney Council, to co-ordinate a network of lunch clubs for people aged 55+.

This is an interesting role that will not only manage the performance of approximately fifteen lunch clubs that make up the network, but the coordinator will also provide capacity building and organisational development support to the clubs.

We are looking for someone with experience of organisational development work, contract management and excellent interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will be the first point of contact for the lunch clubs and council, so experience of partnership working is also essential.

Salary: £34k (Professional level 3, £34k-£36k)

Part time: 21 hours per week

The closing date and deadline for completed applications Tuesday 30th October, 5pm

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