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news [top]

Election for Voluntary Sector Representatives
The rules for the Kensington and Chelsea Partnership (KCP) and the Borough Voluntary Organisations Advisory Group (BVOAG) require representatives to stand for re-election every two years. Election to both the KCP and BVOAG is open to individuals working in the voluntary and community sector in Kensington and Chelsea.

Kensington and Chelsea shortlisted for national Compact award
Kensington and Chelsea is one of four areas in the running to receive a Local Compact Partnership Award for best practise and commitment to implementing a Local Compact.

Do you want to be a Social Council trustee?
We are now seeking nominations for prospective candidates for the Kensington & Chelsea Social Council board of trustees. An election will be held at the Annual General Meeting that takes place on Wednesday 14 November. Nominations close on Friday 9 November.

Poverty Watch – In the Papers
Do you struggle to find the time to keep up with the news? Do you want to know how our communities are being affected by austerity? On our website Poverty watch page we regularly link to press stories that we think might interest you. Take a look to read the latest on poverty.


events [top]

Staying Strong: KCSC Conference and AGM
Wednesday 14 November, London Lighthouse
How can the local voluntary sector maintain its strength in the current climate? Does the need to change and adapt to new challenges conflict with our values?

How can the local voluntary sector maintain its strength in the current climate? Does the need to change and adapt to new challenges conflict with our values? Discuss the future with invited panel guests and RBKC Chief Executive Derek Myers.

Please RSVP here

Engaging Communities Voluntary Organisations Forum
Wednesday 7 November, 10am-12pm, Kensington Town Hall
The agenda features presentations on Opportunities at Historic Royal Palaces, Greening Your Business and Social Enterprise. The meeting will also provide an opportunity to network and share information with other voluntary and community sector organisations from across the borough. 

Please RSVP here

A Strong Compact Leads to Good Working Partnerships
Friday 9 November, Kensington Town Hall
For voluntary and community sector organisations and public sector officers involved in working with the sector. The meeting is your chance to meet with tri-borough commissioners and learn the lessons from a successful Compact case study.

Figure of 8 Tour
Saturday 17 November
Are you new to the voluntary sector? Are you new to Kensington and Chelsea? Do you ever wonder what goes on in the Borough once the working week has drawn to a close? Well this tour could be just the thing for you! 

Singing Workshops
Beginning on Tuesday 6 November, Harrow Club
Book Singing Workshop leader Aneesa Chaudhry to visit your group between now and Christmas - for free! Learn a selection of jazz, pop & festive classics or sing your own favourites - then take part in a Christmas concert hosted by Kensington & Chelsea Social Council on 18th December.

Find out more about the workshops here


funding [top]

Kensington Community Fund
Deadline: Friday 14 December 2012
The Catalyst Gateway Kensington Committee is inviting applications for the next round of its Community Fund. Grant awards of up to £2,000 are available. Applicants must be from constituted groups and benefit residents living in or near Catalyst homes in North Kensington.

Advice Services Transition Fund
Deadline: Monday 28th January 2013
Grants of between £50,000 and £350,000 will be available to partnerships of local not-for-profit advice providers.The fund will help advice providers adapt to the new funding environment over a two-year period from 2013/14 by encouraging partnerships and collaboration to ensure long term sustainability


training [top]

Managing Staff - Community Leadership School
Thursday 8 November, 11am - 3pm, London Lighthouse
Do you want to learn more about the techniques and tools for managing staff effectively. This half day workshop will help you improve your skills. Places are filling up fast, so book your place now! 

Emergency First Aid training
Friday 16 November 2012, Edward Woods Community Centre
Need to refresh your skills in Emergency First Aid training? Have no idea where to start?Sign up to Palinswick CCEN's interactive, friendly and informative training session, led by Tony Thornton of Thornton First Aid Training Services (HSE Approved).


noticeboard [top]

EVENTS

Trellick and Edenham - Investing in your area
The Council is planning to develop the area between Trellick Tower and Elkstone Road. Find out more and meet those involved at these drop-in sessions on 7th and 8th November.

Love Golborne!
The launch of the new Golborne Opportunities employment programme for 16-24 year olds in North Kensington, plus talks and stalls from various groups within Employment, Culture, Advice, Business and Youth Services. Drop in to the Venture Centre from 4-6pm on Wednesday 7 November.

VENUES

Room Rental & Short Let Space at London Lighthouse
Terrence Higgins Trust has a range of different sized rooms for conferences and meetings which accommodate between two and 100 people, at competitive rates. The rooms are available by the hour, half day, or full day from 9.30 am to 8.30 during the week (until 5 pm on Fridays) and by arrangement at weekends with special rates available for charities. 

Find out more about what is available here


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