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June 2019

Young Londoners Fund Round 2 – Project Development Workshop

June 5 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Hackney CVS, 24-30 Dalston Lane E8 3AZ + Google Map

Voluntary Action Islington together with Hackney CVS, on behalf of the GLA, have launched the Hackney-Islington Young Londoners Fund (HI-YLF) Network. One of our roles is to support prospective applicants to YLF Round 2, which is launching mid-May. After the information session in May the HI-YLF Network would like to invite you to a project development workshop on 5 June. This workshop will provide tools to help you think about your project ideas so that you can confidently respond to…

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Developing your Business Plan Training workshop

June 10 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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The session we will cover: • Developing a framework around effective business planning for your organisation • Identifying the key features in a business plan for voluntary and community organisations • Reviewing the strengths and priorities for your service development and delivery in the future This session is part of the Capacity Building Essentials Project organised by Voluntary Action Islington to provide free help to improve the knowledge and skills of smaller Islington based community organisations. Please complete the booking form and send…

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Young Londoners Fund: Islington Data Session

June 12 @ 10:30 - 12:30
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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The Mayor's Young Londoners Fund (YLF) will help children and young people to fulfil their potential, particularly those at risk of getting caught up in crime. £15 million of the 3-year fund will be made available for projects in local communities. Islington Council and the Hackney-Islington YLF Network* are presenting a brief workshop for VCS organisations applying to the Fund who wish to work with our borough’s children and young people. The workshop is about the Islington picture, namely: ·    …

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

June 19 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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Voluntary Action Islington provides free help to support the development of smaller Islington based community organisations. “The advisor exceeded our expectations. We left with a clear plan of what to do next.” 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…

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National Lottery Community Fund 1-to-1 surgeries

June 20 @ 08:00 - 17:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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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…

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Summer Volunteering Fair 2019

June 21 @ 12:00 - 14:00
Canopy Market, West Handyside Canopy N1C 4BH + Google Map

  This Summer we are joining forces again with our good friends @ Volunteer Centre Camden this time in the heart of King’s Cross at CANOPY MARKET, West Handyside Canopy (just off Granary Square, the one with the fountains - and in the covered market between Central St Martin's and Waitrose), N1C 4BH on Friday 21st June, 12-2pm. Join 22 local organisations that are looking to recruit volunteers for volunteering roles in Islington, Camden and a bit beyond at our Summer…

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CEO Networking Brunch

June 26 @ 10:30 - 12:30
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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Nurturing Talent, Embracing Diversity Are we, as VCS leaders, doing enough to recognise and nurture talent in our organisations? How do we attract and support diversity in our talent pool? Does talent development need to be at a cost? Chief Executives and Directors of voluntary and community organisations operating in Islington are invited to a networking event to share their knowledge and experiences and strengthen their connections with those in a similar role. Our Key Speaker will be Rachel Whale,…

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July 2019

Islington Voluntary Sector Conference 2019

July 10 @ 10:00 - 15:30
Ideation Room, Roding Building, London Metropolitan University, Holloway N7 8DB + Google Map

Keeping Islington Safe: How can the Voluntary and Community Sector help? Islington’s Communities face present and future challenges to their safety and wellbeing, including: grooming and trafficking of our children and young people by gangs; hate crime (possibly exacerbated by Brexit); domestic abuse; anti-social behaviour; and more extremism. Islington’s statutory agencies work to address these issues – as do voluntary and community sector groups, their networks and forums, local politicians and others. But how can the wider Voluntary and Community…

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

July 17 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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Voluntary Action Islington provides free help to support the development of smaller Islington based community organisations. “The advisor exceeded our expectations. We left with a clear plan of what to do next.” 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…

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Successful Communication Techniques for Leaders

July 22 @ 09:30 - 17:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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Course outline • A review of current speaking skills • Concentrate on key messages and content development • Storytelling for business • Practice and develop improved speaking skills concerning vocal techniques, creative use of humour and speaking dynamism • The practice of speeches to deliver energy and spontaneity • Video playback and analysis will form the basis for speaking development Trainer College of Public Speaking Who should attend? This training has been designed for CEOs and Senior Executives of local charities, who would like to develop…

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