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Tampon Tax Community Fund

Source By: Funding Central

The Tampon Tax Community Fund was opened for applications on 17 September. The fund is being delivered locally across the UK through a partnership between the UK Community Foundations and its local community members.

The Fund aims to support women and girls who are most marginalised to overcome barriers that prevent them from fulfilling their potential. The programme will invest in a wide variety of projects that meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • Building skills and confidence
  • Improving health
  • Building social networks

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are being made available with applications accepted up to 26 October 2018.

Find out more about this fund including eligibility criteria on Funding Central.

FREE NHS Workshops

Source By: Talk Changes – City & Hackney IAPT Service

Workshop Information


  • Tues 2 Oct 12.30-14.00 
  • Thurs 11 Oct 18-19.30  
  • Tues 4 Dec 12.30-1400

This workshop is designed to provide support for those that are struggling with the management of stress. These workshops are based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques (CBT). CBT focusses on the interaction between your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and physical symptoms and highlights how this connection can maintain your symptoms. We will look at the triggers of stress and will introduce practical techniques to help alleviate these symptoms. The aim of this session is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to help you deal with and reduce day to day stress.



  • Tues 6 Nov 12.30-14.00
  • Weds 7 Nov 18-19.30
  • Weds 5 Dec 18-19.30

This workshop is designed to provide support for those who are having trouble sleeping, whether that is difficulty in falling asleep, continual waking in the night or waking early. The workshop is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches which explores the vicious cycles that can emerge from the connection between your thoughts, behaviours, physical symptoms and emotions. The sleep workshop aims to introduce helpful behaviours and relaxation techniques to break these cycles and help promote a better night’s sleep.

Talk Changes will be running some free workshops in Dalston Library; in October, November and December. These workshops are designed to provide support for those experiencing stress and/or sleep difficulties


Jobcentre Plus: Dynamic Purchasing System for the Provision of Work Focused Activities

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The Department for Work and Pensions is establishing a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to procure Work Focused Activities in Jobcentre Plus Districts across England, including London. One of its aims is to simplify and reduce the time and cost involved for VCSE providers to bring their services to market. The maximum value of each contract called off the DPS will be limited to £500k. This is currently an open opportunity and tender response should be submitted via BravoSolution.

15 – 21 October - London Challenge Poverty Week

Source By: 4in10 London Children Live in Poverty

London Challenge Poverty Week is an opportunity for you to raise your voice against poverty and show what is being done to tackle poverty across London. It aims to: increase visibility of the reality of poverty in London; encourage positive debate and discussion about poverty; show what is being done to tackle poverty & the solutions we know exist; and encourage groups and individuals to get involved in London Challenge Poverty Week by organising activities or taking part in activities organised by others.

5 November - New London Living Wage Rate announced

Source By: Living Wage Foundation

The new London Living Wage (currently £10.20) will be announced on Monday 5 November.

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