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news [top]

Help us research child poverty in Kensington and Chelsea
The Social Council has secured new funding to research child poverty and its impact on families and to bring it to the attention of local decision makers.We will need your help.

Read about our new project here

Are we meeting your support needs?
Can you spare a few minutes to tell us if the local voluntary sector infrastructure support agencies delivering the services you require? By giving us your feedback you can help shape better support services in the future.

Take the short survey here

Have you heard about poverty watch?
Poverty Watch is a local observatory which brings together the voluntary and community and statutory sector to share evidence on poverty and it's impact. Do you have any information to share?

Read about Poverty Watch here

Keep up with the latest Olympic news
If you want to know how K&C will be affected during the remainder of the Olympics why not visit our Olympics web page for the latest information. 

Rethinking the community sector
What can we learn from the Irish experience. Third Sector Research Centre have published a discussion paper that highlights the existing economic conditions which threaten to change the face and shape of the community sector. 

London's Poverty Profile updated
London's Poverty Profile - a website from Trust for London with a wealth of poverty statistics has recently been updated to incorporate the latest research.

events [top]
Main Voluntary Organisations Forum
Wednesday 12 September, 9.45am - 12pm, Kensington Town Hall
Including a round table discussion chaired by Tony Redpath, RBKC Director of Strategy and Local Services on some of the different options available for improving infrastructure support services to make them more streamlined, efficient and accessible.

Please RSVP here

Poverty Watch
Thursday 13 September, 10am - 12pm, London Lighthouse
Poverty Watch brings together the voluntary and community and statutory sector to share evidence on poverty and it's impact. This meeting will explore the issue of overcrowding in housing.

Please RSVP here

Kensington and Chelsea Advice Forum
Thursday 20 September, 2.30pm - 4.30pm, Kensington Town Hall
The local forum for advice agencies operating in Kensington and Chelsea. Networking, updates and discussion on advice provision for local residents.

Health Voluntary Organisations Forum
Tuesday 25 September, 10am - 12.30pm, Kensington Town Hall
This meeting will include an update on Public Health and on changes to NHS services in North West London. You will also have the chance to contribute to an interactive session on the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

Please RSVP here

Sharing Lessons Learned: using past experiences to create a better future
Wednesday 3 October, 9.30am - 4.30pm, London Lighthouse
A FREE one-day conference for anyone working to promote sexual health among young people in Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster.

Please RSVP here

funding [top]

RBKC Corporate Services Innovation Funding
Deadline: Friday 5 October 
The Royal Borough is seeking to support innovative projects in the third sector that aim to become sustainable without public sector subsidy through this new innovation funding.

Read more Innovation funding here

RBKC Corporate Services Grants Programme 2013-14
Deadline: Monday 14 September
The Fund provides running and project costs for organisations that deliver advice and information services, community engagement and capacity building for the third sector.

training [top]

Using the law to challenge unfair decisions
Thursday, 15 November 12pm - 4.15pm
Learn how you can use public law to protect your organisation or your sector from unfair funding decisions. This training is just £35 inc VAT.

DSC Summer Sale 30% off all training booked in August
Until 31st August 2012 you can book any DSC training course (taking place in 2012) or buy any DSC book at a 30% discount. 

noticeboard [top]


Various computing and home office equipment available
Equipment including a pair of skype phones, switches, routers, graphic cards and keyboards are available to anybody in the voluntary sector who can make use of them.


London Rights Conference
Thursday, 6 September 10am - 4.30pm, Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, N7 6PA
With the focus firmly on the changes to the welfare benefit system the theme this year is 'Welfare Benefits Advice in an Age of Austerity'.


Sign the petition to Save Golborne Children's Centre
The parents of children at Golborne Children’s Centre have initiated a 'Save Golborne Children's Centre' petition following proposed changes to the way that children’s centres are run in RBKC.

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