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January 2020

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

January 16 @ 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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Capacity Building Essentials: Fundraising

January 22 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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This fundraising workshop is the latest session Voluntary Action Islington is running for the Capacity Building Essentials project. The Capacity Building Essentials 2019-20 is a project which will work with 18 small Islington voluntary and community organisations who require support with developing their organisation’s effectiveness and sustainability. The project offers help with Business Planning, Financial Management, Publicity & Promotion, Fundraising, Monitoring and Evaluation. The programme will be delivered through a series of one-to-one support sessions and training workshops with the aim of…

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Winter Volunteering Fair 2020

January 29 @ 12:00 - 14:30
Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street
Islington, N1 2UD United Kingdom
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This is our Winter 2020 Volunteering Fair,  just in time to help you achieve those New Year’s Resolutions! Did you know volunteering has a number of surprising benefits? Want to get fitter, make new friends, share a skill or try something new? Volunteering can help you do all of that — and more! With this in mind, we are offering you a chance to meet more than 50 local organisations that are looking for volunteers in Islington and Camden Once…

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February 2020

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

February 19 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom

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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March 2020

Reducing Inequality Through The London Living Wage

March 3 @ 10:15 - 12:30
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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A mini-workshop organised by VAI and Islington Council - What you need to know? - Why you need to know? This is a must attend event if you are going to apply for grants or contracts from Islington Council, Cripplegate Foundation, MOPAC, GLA and many, many more! In a part of London with high levels of inequality, it goes without saying that paying at least the national minimum wage is vital. But London is expensive – which is why our…

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Islington Meet the Funders

March 5 @ 14:00 - 16:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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Voluntary Action Islington has arranged a ‘Meet the Funders’ event for Islington funders to give brief presentations on their funding priorities. The Agenda: 2.00pm: Introductions and Welcome 2.05pm: London Borough of Islington: The Voluntary and Community Sector Development Team will provide an overview of the Local Initiatives Fund. 2.25pm: Cripplegate Foundation and Islington Giving: Cripplegate Foundation will provide an update on their grant programmes including Islington Council’s Community Chest and Islington Giving. 2.55pm: Cloudesley: Cloudesley the local Islington funder will…

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

March 12 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom

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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The BIG Alliance and Voluntary Action Islington seven quick fire clinics workshops

March 18 @ 09:00 - 12:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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POSTPONED - new date TBC The BIG Alliance and Voluntary Action Islington presents: Seven quick-fire clinics to help you with all things internal and external communications. These seven quick-fire clinics will provide advice and support for your charity or voluntary and community group on: Date: Wednesday 18th March 2020 Time: 9am – 12 pm Venue: Voluntary Action Islington – 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP (map) This is a free event for Islington organisations. Each organisation will have an opportunity…

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National Lottery Community Fund 1-to-1 surgeries in March

March 19 @ 10:00 - 14:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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Voluntary Action Islington runs every other month 1- to -1 surgeries with the National Lottery Community Fund, 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 National 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 Funding…

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April 2020

POSTPONED – How to use Time to Spare

April 1 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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Unfortunately this event has been postponed. New date to be confirmed. We voluntary organisations are always being required by our funders to show the work we have done (outputs) and how effective it is (outcomes). In addition, we also need to keep records of who we’ve worked with. This can be laborious for us. If your charity uses paper systems, this can mean lots of work; or, if you decide to computerise, software can be difficult to understand, be expensive…

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