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January 2019

Help to Develop Your Community Organisation, 1-to-1 Advice Sessions

January 17 @ 10:00 - 13:00

Voluntary Action Islington provides free help to support the development of smaller Islington based community organisations. “It was very helpful, without the advice we would not be where we are today.” An initial session will be for up to 1 hour and a follow up meeting can be provided if necessary. If you would like help with starting a new community organisation, developing your management committee, fundraising, Business Planning or anything else, please do book a session. The appointment times…

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Directing residents to adult learning or support to find work

January 21 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Committee Room 1, Islington Town Hall, Upper Street
London, N12UD
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Islington has a strong, diverse and growing economy. There are 18,000 businesses based in the borough and 90 organisations that offer support and advice to residents who are looking for work. Yet many residents who want work - and whose lives would be better if they had an income - feel ‘stuck’ and unable to take steps towards better skills or a more secure income. This session will give you an overview of Islington’s economy and how you can help…

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Education and school advice training for frontline workers

January 25 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Committee Room 5, Islington Town Hall, Islington Town Hall, Upper Street,
London, N12UD United Kingdom
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School admissions and exclusion appeals; helping a child who has special educational needs; tackling bullying. This workshop is part of the advice training programme organised by VAI and Islington Council, in partnership with the Islington Strategic Advice Partnership for front line workers who are not advice specialists but would like to increase their knowledge of key areas of advice. This programme is offering a range of advice training sessions. Details of each training session can be found here. WHO SHOULD ATTEND Community organisations and groups who are not…

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Big Lottery Fund 1-to-1 surgeries

January 30 @ 10:00 - 15:00

Voluntary Action Islington runs monthly 1- to -1 surgeries with the Big Lottery Fund at the end of each month, the aim of these 1-to-1 sessions are to provide groups wishing to make an application with a review of their ideas and direction on what the Big Lottery Fund in line with their priorities. They will also provide direction as to what groups will need to do if they progress onto the other stages of the application process. There are currently 2…

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Islington & Camden January 2019 Volunteering Fair

January 31 @ 12:00 - 14:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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This January  we are joining forces again with our good friends @ Volunteer Centre Camden this time in the heart of King’s Cross at Voluntary Action Islington, Pentonville Road, N1 9JP on Thursday 31st January 2019, 12-2pm. Join 35 local organisations that are looking to recruit volunteers for volunteering roles in Islington, Camden and a bit beyond at our Winter 2019 Volunteering Fair. If your organisation wants to recruit volunteers in Islington or Camden at the fair, then book your…

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February 2019

Big Lottery Fund 1-to-1 surgeries

February 27 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Voluntary Action Islington runs monthly 1- to -1 surgeries with the Big Lottery Fund at the end of each month, the aim of these 1-to-1 sessions are to provide groups wishing to make an application with a review of their ideas and direction on what the Big Lottery Fund in line with their priorities. They will also provide direction as to what groups will need to do if they progress onto the other stages of the application process. There are currently 2…

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Universal Credit basics

February 28 @ 10:00 - 16:00
Committee Room 6, Islington Town Hall, Upper Street
London, N1 2UD United Kingdom
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FULLY BOOKED there are still places available for the same workshop on 13th March, more details here. This workshop is part of the advice training programme organised by VAI and Islington Council, in partnership with the Islington Strategic Advice Partnership for front line workers who are not advice specialists but would like to increase their knowledge of key areas of advice. This programme is offering a range of advice training sessions. Details of each training session can be found here. This is an overview course to equip support…

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March 2019

Universal Credit basics

March 13 @ 10:00 - 16:00
Committee Room 6, Islington Town Hall, Upper Street
London, N1 2UD United Kingdom
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This workshop is part of the advice training programme organised by VAI and Islington Council, in partnership with the Islington Strategic Advice Partnership for front line workers who are not advice specialists but would like to increase their knowledge of key areas of advice. This programme is offering a range of advice training sessions. Details of each training session can be found here. This is an overview course to equip support organisations with the knowledge to help claimants understand Universal Credit (UC) & to tackle common problems.…

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