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Shoreditch Trust are recruiting for Active Citizens 2017!

Source By: Shoreditch Trust

Shoreditch Trust are recruiting for Active Citizens 2017!

This November the Shoreditch Trust will be delivering the Active Citizens Leadership Training programme in partnership with the British Council. This interactive programme of workshops will run across five days. 

Refreshments and lunches will be provided.

Participants must be 18 and over, have an interest in social action, community development, community leadership, volunteering, or simply want to build their networks in the local and global social action programme. The focus of our delivery is positive social change and community development in Hackney.

To apply, please visit:

http://www.shoreditchtrust.org.uk/community/active-citizens/  

If you have any questions about recruitment, the programme or the workshops please do not hesitate to contact Fred Agbah 02070338509 or email fred@shoreditchtrust.org.uk

Here is a short film that helps to explain the programme in more detail here: https://www.britishcouncil.org/active-citizens


Building a Stronger Britain Together funding introduction

Source By: LBH

You are invited to an introduction to the Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) grant and in-kind support fund. The event will be led by the BSBT team and will provide opportunity for Hackney partners to ask questions about the fund and how it might support our work in Hackney.

The Building a Stronger Britain Together programme funds programmes which enable:

• fewer people holding attitudes, beliefs and feelings that oppose shared values;

• an increased sense of belonging and civic participation at the local level;

• more resilient communities.

You can read details from the previous grant round to provide an overview at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/building-a-stronger-britain-together , the link should be updated later this week for the next round of funding. The third call for grant applications is due to open on 19 October and close end November 2017.

We expect there to be high interest in this event and so places must be reserved using the eventbrite link below. We ask that each organisation books only one place to allow for as many partners as possible to attend.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-a-stronger-britain-together-funding-introduction-tickets-39003834519


City, University of London,Disability and Social Inclusion seminar: Technology and older people

Source By: City, University of London

City, University of London, School of Health Sciences, Disability and Social Inclusion seminar

We invite you to our November seminar:  Technology and quality of life of older people

When: Thursday, November 16th  2017, 1pm-2.15pm

Venue: Room A227, College Building St John Street, EC1V 4PB

To book a place please email Doria Pilling: d.s.pilling@city.ac.uk 

(please give a contact no.)

Speaker: Dr Jacqueline Damant, Research Officer, Personal  Social Services Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

The seminar will present findings from an NIHR School for Social Care Research scoping study entitled E-inclusion and access to the ICT sector of older people in England. The project adopted a mixed method approach including a literature review, a focus group and individual interviews with older people, as well as interviews with a range of experts from academia, third sector organisations, and local and national governments. Overall, the results show that many older people report some benefits of using of ICT for certain aspects of their daily life. However, the effects of digital engagement on older people’s quality of life are not universally positive. Furthermore, research methods to measure the social impact of technology use need further development in order to sufficiently capture older people’s experiences in today’s digital age.

Please let us know if you have any special requirements.

Directions to the venue at: http://www.city.ac.uk/visit#9


£2,500 to improve access and opportunities for employment , education and training

Allen & Overy Ben Ogden Memorial Fund

The Ben Ogden Memorial Fund has been established by Allen & Overy in memory of Ben Ogden who was on his way to becoming a very successful solicitor. He passed his Legal Practitioners Course with flying colours and at the end of his two year training contract with Allen & Overy he was taken on in their employment and pensions department. It was during his qualification break that he tragically died in the Nepalese air crash on 28 September 2012.

East End Community Foundation is distributing grants of up to £2,500 on behalf of the Allen & Overy Ben Ogden Memorial Fund to improve access to and opportunities in education, employment and training for residents in the London boroughs of Hackney and Tower Hamlets.

GUIDELINES

The next application deadline is 12 noon on Monday 4th December 2017. If you would like to apply please contact the EECF Grants Team on 020 7345 4444 to discuss your proposal. 


Black SuperSheroes Exhibition

Click link for more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/black-history-month-2017-black-supersheroes-exhibition-tickets-36891988932


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