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2011

Better Fundraising Lunch – catch up

We had a fantastic turn out of groups for the Better Fundraising Lunch on the 5th of October. If you missed the event and want to catch up on the presentations by Islington Giving, United Way and Trust for London, check out the podcast....
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Importance of an accredited Volunteer Centre for Islington

Voluntary Action Islington has argued for continuing support of an accredited Volunteer Centre in its submission to Islington Council’s task and finish group on volunteering. We found that service users wanted a personal service and that community organisations thought that a service that was independent of the Council was important....

Policy Update – September 2011

Check out the latest on some key policy changes from central government affecting the voluntary and community sector in Islington. Topics include the Localism Bill, dealing with empty shops and changes to public service tendering. Click here to see full details...
Policy

Volunteer of the Year Awards

Voluntary Action Islington have announced the Volunteer of the Year Awards 2011. The awards will be presented by the Mayor of Islington at our AGM on 9th November. Nominations close on 15th October 2011. There are 4 awards: Young Volunteer of the year – 16 -25 years; Volunteer of the...
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Scrutiny Review of the Islington Voluntary Sector

Islington Council will be carrying out a  scrutiny review of the health of the voluntary and community sector in the borough during the next few months, with a final report due in March 2012. The objectives of the review are to:  “* Establish the facts on VCS organisations in the...
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Arsenal Regeneration Scheme- small grants

The final round of the Arsenal Regeneration Scheme Small Grants Fund is now open. Local community and voluntary groups benefiting the residents of Finsbury Park, Highbury East, Highbury West and Holloway wards are eligible to apply. There is approximately £26,000 available to distribute in this round. The closing date is...

Extending patient choice in Islington

NHS North Central London, which includes Islington, are consulting about which three services to prioritise for extending patient choice in 2012. To read a letter about the consultation click here. To read a briefing about Any Qualified Provider click here. To respond to the consultation directly please write to Uche...

Funding Update – 25th of August

Check out our list of new and updated funding including Comic Relief and the Community Radio Fund....
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Vountary Action Islington host visitors from Japan

Today Voluntary Action Islington hosted a visit by two academics from Kyushu University in Japan. Dr Yuriko Arima and Assistant Professor Yukako Shigematsu have been in the UK for two days to find out about the work of voluntary organisations and how organisations work together to improve health and social...
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New Housing Options Bulletin

Islington Council’s Housing Options summer edition has been published. Check it out for details on support around changes to the Local Housing Allowance....
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