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Morrisons Foundation | Local Community Projects

Source By: Morrisons

The Morrisons Foundation supports charities making a positive difference in local communities across England, Scotland and Wales. We award grants for charity projects and match fund the money that Morrisons colleagues raise for their chosen charities.

Our grant funding supports charities delivering projects which help to improve people’s lives. From support groups to children’s hospitals and homeless shelters to hospices, our grants provide vital funding for good causes across England, Scotland and Wales.

Click here for more information and to apply

Culture Seeds - Now open to apply

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Now open for applications

Culture Seeds is part of the Mayor of London’s draft Strategy for Culture, Culture for all Londoners.

The new grants will be used to support community-led cultural projects in every London borough.

Culture Seeds will support small or informal organisations and groups as well as individuals as it is often harder for them to access funding.

The Mayor wants to see more local arts and culture activities created and put on by local people in London. That’s why Culture Seeds is aimed firmly at grassroots organisations.

The grants are for funding arts, culture and heritage projects and activities. This includes:

  • visual and performing arts (like music, dance and theatre)
  • filmmaking and film screenings
  • heritage projects
  • digital art
  • cultural events/festivals
  • literature, spoken word, reading groups
  • craft and making activities
  • choirs/singing groups
  • creative writing

Projects must have local people at their heart. We want projects that offer shared creative experiences to bring communities together. We will prioritise projects that support people on lower incomes, and connect communities that lack access to cultural resources and funding.

The programme will also offer successful applicants help with:

  • marketing and monitoring your project
  • applying for future funding
  • recruiting and working with volunteers

Who can apply?

  • individual Londoners
  • not-for-profit organisations with an annual turnover of less than £50,000

You don’t have to be a formally constituted group. However, you should have a bank account with two signatories or nominate an organisation who can accept the funds on your behalf.

You must also provide two referees who can vouch for your work in your local community.

Culture Seeds roadshows

We will be hosting Culture Seeds roadshows around London to offer advice and guidance on applying.

We will be adding to this list all the time.

Current roadshows

  • Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 4pm-6pm, City Hall, London, SE1                              Click here to register
  • Thursday, 31 May 2018, 4pm-7pm, Battersea Arts Centre, London, SW11     Click here to register
  • Thursday, 7 June 2018, 2.30-4.30pm,  Polka Theatre, SW19                       Click here to register
  • Friday, 29 June 2018, 2pm-4pm , Croydon Voluntary Action, CR0               Click here to register
  • Friday, 27 July 2018, 10am-12pm,  City Hall, SE1                                        Click here to register

Please contact us, if you would like to attend.

How much can I apply for?

You can apply for anything between £1,000-£5,000.

Culture Seeds is now open for applications.

Read the Culture Seeds prospectus, guidance notes and access the application form.

Culture Seeds is a two-year rolling programme. There are no deadlines and you can apply at any time.

Funding will be available until Spring 2020.

Please do not rush your application and read the Guidance Notes thoroughly to give yourself the best chance of being funded.

FREE! Cookery Courses In Hackney May – June 2018

Source By: Made In Hackney - Local Food Kitchen

Love food? Want to improve your cooking skills and learn to make
quick, affordable, tasty meals? Looking to improve your health and
wellbeing? This classes are for you!

Come and learn to cook the food of your multicultural neighbours in
a healthy way on our International Cuisine course, or, enjoy good
family time with your children while cooking and sharing fresh
delicious food.

For more information please see flyer - Free_Cookery_Courses_in_Hackney_May-June_18.pdf

Join our Bowel Cancer Screening Programme pilot

Source By: Community African Network, Hackney CVS

Are you a GP surgery in Hackney?

Do you have a substantial number of Black African patients that are between 58 and 74 years old?

Join our Bowel Cancer Screening Programme pilot

The Community African Network (CAN) through Hackney CVS received a grant from the Healthier City and Hackney Fund to pilot a new approach to increasing the awareness of bowel cancer and the uptake of bowel cancer screening in the older Black African community through targeted outreach and working with GP surgeries in low uptake areas in Hackney.

We are inviting interested GP surgeries with a significant number of Black African patients to be part of this project. The project will recruit Community Health Champions to create awareness about Bowel Cancer and work in partnership with your surgery to encourage the target group to undertake screening. This project will support you in your bowel cancer screening contract and help improve uptake of screening.

The commitment required from participating surgeries will be:

 To work with HCVS/CAN for a year.

 Enter into data protection agreements with HCVS/CAN.

 To run or enable HCVS/CAN to run searches on EMIS to identify Black African patients about to receive their Bowel Cancer screening kit.

 To host Community Health Champions in the surgery one afternoon / morning a week.

 To give Community Health Champions access to EMIS in order for them to call Black African patients who are about to / have received bowel cancer screening tests to encourage them to return the kit

 To provide anonymised data of returned kits

 To provide one hour training from practice key personnel who make the calls to the Community Health Champions

 Successful GP surgeries will also be invited to attend the steering group for this project (optional?)

All Community Health Champions will receive training on Bowel Cancer from CNS, motivational interviewing and telephone etiquette centrally and will be supported throughout the programme by HCVS / Community African Network

If you are interested in being part of the project, complete the attached application form. For further information contact Oladapo Awosokanre, Project Coordinator, HCVS/CAN (email: or call 020 7923 8391).

Leaflet - Leaflet_-_Bowel_Cancer_Screening_Programme.pdf

Application form - Bowel_Cancer_Screening_GP_Application_form.docx

Become a Bowel Cancer Community Health Champion

Source By: Community African Network

We are recruiting volunteers to become Community Health Champions for the Bowel Cancer awareness and screening programme focusing on the Black African community in Hackney. As a Champion you will create awareness about Bowel Cancer and work in partnership with GP surgeries to encourage the target group to undertake screening.


If you are interested in becoming one of our Champions email: or call 020 7923 8391 and ask for Oladapo. Ability to speak a second language is desirable for this role but not compulsory (Swahili, Somali, Yoruba or French).


Find attached further information.


Become_a_Bowel_Cancer_Community_Health_Champion.pdf By: Community African Network

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