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Diversity in Volunteering: How can London's diverse population be better represented in volunteering?

Source By: London Plus

London Plus is partnering with the HEAR Network and ROTA to invite you to an event which aims to  stimulate a discussion on why there are issues currently in recruiting a diverse range of volunteers,  and what needs to change?  We will look at projects across the City that successfully involve a diverse  range of volunteers and use these examples to see what can be used as shared learning. 

Background to the event

  • Around 2 million people are estimated to have volunteered in the last 12 months in London. However, recent data shows a lack of diversity among people formally volunteering with charities, with an NCVO 2018 report indicating that those formally participating with charities are predominantly "people from well-resourced and highly educated backgrounds";
  • Is this the whole picture for London?  We know from our work with CVSs and Volunteer Centres across London that some organisations and boroughs have a highly diverse volunteer programme – however we have also heard from civil society infrastructure organisations that they struggle to increase the diversity of their volunteers;
  • How should we address this?  There isn't one answer to how to develop volunteer recruitment – London's size and complexity means that consideration needs to be given to a number of factors, including the location of a project and cultural perceptions of volunteering alongside questions for the hosting organisation of whether they have considered their outreach approach.

Who should attend?

This event is for voluntary and community sector groups and organisations in London who involve volunteers or are planning to involve volunteers, and want to ensure that their volunteering opportunities are accessed by as diverse range of Londoners as possible.
Where and when? 

27th September 2019 - 9.30am to 1pm
Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LS

How to book

Places are limited and offered on a first come first serve basis, so please do not delay in booking

The free 12- week Yoga with the Menopause project course starts on 5th September

Source By: Handsinc

Course starts September 5th 2019

6.30pm - 7.30pm

The Old Fire Station

61 Leswin Road N16 7NX

This class is FREE but booking is essential:

email or call 020 3051 8626



Jewish Child's Day Grants- Deadline 31 August 2019

Source By: Community Matters Yorkshire

Jewish Childs Day aim to assist disabled, disadvantaged, neglected or abused Jewish children worldwide. Deadline 31 August.


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The Inman Charity- Deadline 31 August 2019

Source By: Community Matters Yorkshire

Grants are available for registered charities in the UK carrying out medical, social welfare or general welfare activities with disadvantaged people. Deadline 31 August.

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Ashworth Charitable Trust - UK Inc. NI.- Deadline 31 August 2019

Source By: Communtiy Matters Yorkshire

The Ashworth Charitable Trust (“the Trust”) is a small grant-making charity. It was created primarily to support humanitarian causes operating locally, nationally and internationally, as opposed to animal or utilitarian projects. For the most part, the Trust looks to fund projects and not core funding. Deadline 31 August.


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