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Power Up Fund - Funding between £50,000-£150,000- closing date 31st July at midnight

Source By: Good Things Foundation

Applications are now open for organisations who have a delivery presence in either Bournemouth, East London, Edinburgh and Glasgow, and the knowledge and skills to deliver in one or more of the localities.

Funding of between £50-000 - £150,000 is available to help you to give people a digital lift - for their business, their finances, their skills or their career. Check if you are eligible to apply by reading our Applicants Guidance.

The fund is focussed on three key themes:

  • Jobs and Skills: for people on low incomes, to support them gain employment, or progress within employment.
  • Financial Health: for people who are managing money on low incomes, to enable them to stabilise and maximise their incomes.
  • Small Businesses: supporting sole traders or owners of micro-businesses to apply and adopt appropriate digital technologies to enable them to sustain and grow their businesses.

The fund is open until midnight on Wednesday 31 July 2019.


Chief Executive- Closing Date 22nd July 2019

Source By: Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest

We are seeking an inspirational and experienced leader to become the next Chief Executive of Mind CHWF, shape the senior management team and lead the organisation through the next era of growth and development. You will capitalise on the organisation’s City connections and make the most of opportunities for growth and support from grass roots fundraising and at a sub-regional level. You will lead a committed and talented team to ensure that services are of the highest quality and that the organisation remains financially sustainable for the future. Working with an engaged and cohesive board, you will help the organisation secure a confident and creative future.
This role requires an experienced and insightful leader who understands the context surrounding mental health services. You do not need a background in mental health, but an appreciation of the needs of diverse or vulnerable client groups will be critical. A capable, credible and confident leader and ambassador, you will have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and will be someone who uses a motivational leadership style and emotional intelligence to build support. With a strong personal commitment to social justice, you will recognise the opportunity that this role offers to change lives within a particularly vibrant, diverse and rapidly changing part of London.

To find out more visit www.starfishsearch.com or to arrange an informal, confidential discussion about the role please contact Juliet Taylor on 0203 971 0832.

Click here to apply and more information- https://www.mindchwf.org.uk/work-with-us/jobs/chief-executive/


Healthwatch Hackney AGM- 24th July 2019

Source By: Healthwatch Hackney

Book your place to have your say at Healthwatch Hackney’s annual general meeting on Wednesday 24 July, 4.30pm to 6.30pm, at the Tomlinson Centre.

Meet our new chair Rupert Tyson and find out what the organisation achieved in the last year.

This is also an opportunity for you to shape Healthwatch Hackney’s priorities for the year ahead and contribute to a discussion on adult safeguarding.

Our guest speaker is Dr Adi Cooper OBE, independent chair of City and Hackney Safeguarding Adults board.

Book your place here.

For more information call 020 3960 7454 or email info@healthwatchhackney.co.uk

Refreshments provided.


SMALL GRANTS FROM £5-10,000 NOW AVAILABLE!

Source By: London.gov.uk

We are offering grants of £5,000 to £10,000 for volunteering projects that help people who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation. These Londoners are sometimes referred through social prescribing to small charities and voluntary organisations. The grants will help to develop the grantees’ ability to engage sustainably with social prescribing.

Since 2013, Team London has funded small organisations who support Londoners but may not meet the criteria for larger-scale funding. You can make an application and learn more about the Small Grants Programme here. We also have an application guidance document available here. The deadline is 13 September 2019.


Live Construction-related Apprenticeships Starting in September & Application Support

Source By: Say-Youth

Serious About Youth (SAY), the Black Training Enterprise Group (BTEG) and the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) are working together to provide an amazing opportunity for young people (16 - 24 years old) living in Hackney, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets or Newham that want to apply for apprenticeships starting in September 2019 to get access to live apprenticeships in a range of roles in the construction industry, as well as valuable support to guide them through the application process to enhance their chances of success.

 

The support will be provided through an intensive and engaging 1-week employability and application support programme from the 5th - 9th August, which will give them the opportunity to engage and learn from construction industry professionals; enhance their employability and soft skills such as interpersonal skills, problem solving, and preparing for assessment centres/interviews; and will give them hands on support to apply for the live apprenticeships attached to the programme. They will also receive on-going 1-2-1 IAG support after the programme and even after they secure an apprenticeship to help them sustain it.

Though this opportunity will suit young people with an interest in construction/engineering, we also want to attract other young people with an interest in STEM, business, IT and design that have possibly never considered the construction industry before and are potentially unaware of the diverse range of roles available in the industry such as Project Management, 3D Design/Digital-related roles, Quantity Surveying, and many others. We also particularly want to encourage participation from BAME and female candidates. We will have a number of live apprenticeships starting in September 2019 attached to the programme, some of which are: 

  • Apprenticeships with Keltbray in Business Administration (Level 2 & 3), Health & Safety (Level 3), HNC Engineering (Level 4), and Level 2 apprenticeships in Demolition, Formwork, Piling, and Groundworks
  • Engineering Apprenticeships with Careys
  • Level 1 & Level 2 Carpentry Apprenticeships with CDC Carpentry
  • Pipe Layer Apprenticeships with O'Halloran & O'Brien

Please do forward this e-mail and flyer on to any young people living in any of the 4 boroughs highlighted above - interested candidates would then just need to e-mail me (Rommell Wallace - rommell@say-youth.org) to express their interest in the opportunity.

SAY_BTEGLLDC_construction_project_flyer.pdf


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