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Community orgs/venues: Free winter community packs

Source By: NHS

NHS England are offering to send packs to community organisations/venues

Community Pack includes:

  • Briefing
  • SWTW (Stay Well This Winter) Flu (pregnancy,parents 2-3, LTHC-Long Term Health Condition)
  • SWTW (Stay Well This Winter) first signs & NHS 111 posters
  • HUHY (Help Us Help You) Leaflets (x25)
  • Flu Engagement Cards (x50) and dispenser

Please email if you would like to recieve a pack for your organisations.

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.

Social Investment Business seeks “champion causes” in East London to work with and learn from

Source By: Hackney CVS

Social Investment Business (SIB) announces a fund co-design opportunity for charities and social enterprises in the East London area interested in receiving finance and business support.

This is an opportunity for you to input into the design of a new initiative - the East London Impact Fund (ELIF). Initially SIB are looking to champion five causes which will provide successful CSEs with the first opportunity to pitch for support/investment, whilst allowing SIB to learn first hand from working with you. Following on from this, SIB aim to then revise and adapt its thinking to develop a new Fund based on the needs and solutions identified by you, allowing social investment to be better used to unlock economic and social inclusion for disadvantaged communities.

The Fund will ensure it commits resources to supporting organisations that serve the social needs of these communities.

For information on how to apply please visit -

To find out more please register to Meet the funders event

Send your fit note for your ESA claim

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You’ll be told during your assessment for Employment Support Allowance (ESA) when you need to send fit notes (sometimes called ‘sick notes’ or ‘doctor’s notes’).

You’ll need:

  • your fit note signed by your doctor
  • your National Insurance number
  • a phone or tablet with a camera, or a computer with a saved photo or copy of your fit note

Other ways to apply

You can post your fit note instead.

The address you should use depends on where you live. You can find the address on any letters you’ve had about your ESA claim.

If you do not have any letters about your claim, phone Jobcentre Plus.

Home Office FGM campaign Launch

Source By: LBH

The Home Office launched a new FGM campaign today via Twitter, The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness that FGM is illegal, educate communities on the long term health effects and signpost to the NSPCC's FGM helpline.

Attached is a partner pack with the full details and links to access all of the campaigning material.  



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