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Youth Work Grants & Contracts – Workshop

09/03/2017 @ 10:00 - 13:00

A support workshop for VCS organisations seeking to bid competitively for the Universal Youth work services contracts in Islington and to apply for grants from the Small Change, Big Impact Fund.

Voluntary Action Islington and Islington Children and Young People’s Voluntary Sector Forum are working together to support VCS organisations to bid for the Universal Youth Work Services in Islington, these sessions will focus on the current available contracts1 and grants2, but the session will also look at some of the up and coming contracts over the coming year.

The Aims, objectives and learning outcomes are to increase confidence, knowledge & ability in bid writing and the tendering process.
By the end of the session you will:
•             Know how current tendering processes work
•             Know what work you need to do in order to be ready to bid
•             Be able to assess whether a tender is worth going for
•             Be able to assess when it is best to collaborate
•             Know more about how best to work with partners
•             Know how to organise yourself in order to be successful bid

To book on the workshop please send an e-mail to with your name, organisation, address and phone number.

You can also book on to the one-to-one sessions with an advisor (depending on availability) to specifically help you with your bid. There will be 12 slots available for a 1-to-1 session on a first come first served basis, but you will need to book in advance by sending an e-mail to with your name, organisation, address & phone number and appointment time:

•   9th March, appointment times: 2pm, 3pm and 5pm
•   10th March, appointment times: 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4.30pm

For more information about VAI and CYPVSF support on Youth Work Grants & Contracts click here.

1There currently 2 opportunities open to apply for contracts: ‘Youth at the Centre’ and ‘Enhanced Geographical Youth Offer, zones 1 – 4’ both with a deadline of 24th March 2017.
2The deadline for the Small Change, Big Impact Fund grant is 12 noon, Monday 20th March 2017.

Details of the opportunities:
• Small Change, Big Impact FundApplication formGuidance notes, Appendix A

Market Position Statement on universal youth work services in Islington from April 2017
• Services for young people in Islington: “Better Futures start here!”



10:00 - 13:00
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Voluntary Action Islington
200a Pentonvile Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
0207 832 5800