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news [top]

Have you visited our Poverty Watch pages yet?
The Social Council alongside others in the local voluntary and community sector have launched 'Poverty Watch' to monitor what is happening to our local communities and to offer a collective campaigning voice. Regular updates on this work will appear on our new web pages.

Read more about Poverty Watch here

Stop the people drain from our inner cities
Our latest blog, partly in response to the news that the housing benefit cap is forcing many families out of central areas of London including over 800 households in K&C has been published on our website. Please add your comments.

Is your organisation prepared for the Olympics?
OK, so you might not be a top athlete but if you're going to be in London during the Olympics it might be worth making some preparations now. Find out how the area will be affected on our new Olympics page.

CitySafe comes to Kensington and Chelsea
CitySafe is a London Citizens initiative working to make our neighbourhoods more connected and our streets safer. 3 CitySafe Zones are planned for the borough. 

New Link magazine out now
The summer edition of our quarterly magazine is out now. In this edition we look at the reelection of Boris Johnson as London Mayor and ask what legacy the Olympics will leave for our communities. 

events [top]

Poverty Watch Meeting
Wednesday 20 June, 10am - 11.30am, Isaac Newton Centre, Lancaster Road, W11 1QS
Find out more about Poverty Watch at this meeting which will also be attended by Campbell Robb, Chief Executive of Shelter and Kate Bell, London Poverty Project Co-ordinator from Child Poverty Action Group who will share their experiences and offer advice on co-ordinating the gathering poverty data.

More details and RSVP here

Engaging Communities VOF
Tuesday 10 July, 10am - 12pm, Kensington Town Hall
Quarterly meetinf for groups concerned with improving and building inclusive communities. With presentations from Z2K, Law Works and City Living, Local Life. 

Please RSVP here

Community Groups Day
Sunday 15 July, 1pm - 5pm, Cafe Nova, Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove
A session for smaller community groups to give their views and suggest ways of improving support from local voluntary sector support organisations.  

Please register here

Children, Young People and Families VOF
Wednesday 25 July, 10am - 12.30pm, Kensington Town Hall
This forum will include an update on plans for the Kensington Aldridge Academy, the latest on commissioning of CYPF services and a presentation on engaging children in decision making. 

Big Olympic Festival
Sunday 29 July, 12pm - 5pm, World's End
Come and celebrate the start of the Olympics at this family friendly 'Big Lunch' event. We will have a special Olympic theme as the women's cycling road race passes nearby.

More details here

funding [top]

Esmée Fairbairn Merger Fund
A £100,000 fund to support organisations who are in the early stages of thinking about a merger. Grants are available to organisations working in the Foundations areas of interest: the arts, education and learning, the environment and social change.

Read more about the Esmee Fairbairn Merger Fund here

Healthy Communities Small Grants Programme
Deadline: Monday 18 June
Grants of  between £5,000 - £10,000 are available to small organisations with an annual income of less than £75,000 for health and well-being projects.

McDonald’s KickStart grants
Deadline: Saturday 30 June
One-off grants of between £500 to £2500 are available to community football teams. Funds are available for anything which will help to support, grow or develop your players and the community.

training [top]

Overseeing Finances - a training session for trustees
Thursday 21 June, 6.30pm, CASH, 1 Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove, W10 5XL
This session will provide an overview of what you need to know in your role as a trustee in terms of managing the finances for your organisation.

Technology webinars for children and young people’s organisations
6 free webinars between 4 July and 10 October
A pilot series of 6 free webinars from LASA to help you learn how to get the most out of new technologies to support your work with young people.

Basic skills projects in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT
For dates, please contact David Pascoe, 020 8808 6170
RLSB is offering up to 15 places to beneficiaries who may be looking to develop and improve their basic skills in literacy and numeracy in a series of 1:1 sessions.

noticeboard [top]


Science Museum History Open House
Saturday, 16 June, 10am - 4pm
The Science Museum History Open House is an event for community groups, arts organisations and history societies interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medical Heritage who would like to use the museum’s resources as part of their historical research.

Open for Business, by Eleanor Wemyss
Wednesday, 20 June, 12pm - Sunday, 1 July, 6pm, 154 Freston Road, W10 6TR
Eleanor's exhibition at Latymer Projects this June focuses on the history of Latymer Road. Sharply divided by the construction of the Westway in the late 1960s, the majority of the road was renamed Freston Road except a small section to the north which remained unchanged.

Open House at Dashwood House
Thursday, 28 June 2012 - 3pm to 6pm, Dashwood House, 6 Pembridge Square, W2 4ED
Residents will be providing food and a cake stall. Staff and residents will be available to chat about the project and what goes on.


Diabetes Community Champion and Mentors Needed
Rain Trust are currently recruiting  Diabetes Mentors to support people in a one to one setting and Diabetes Champions who can raise awareness of diabetes in their communities.

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