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February 2019

Big Lottery Fund 1-to-1 surgeries

February 27 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Fully booked! 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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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 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…

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March 2019

Meet the Funders – London Community Foundation Grant programmes for Islington

March 12 @ 13:00 - 14:30
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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POSTPONED The London Community Foundation (LCF) is the charity for London’s grassroots. It specialises in supporting community-based organisations focused on helping disadvantaged London. It does this by raising funds from institutions and individuals to invest in local charities and social enterprises. Since it began LCF has invested over £75 million into charitable organisations across the capital. Today, it invests around £7 million annually, giving out around 1,000 grants every year across London. These funds are distributed through grants programmes. This…

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Maximise your volunteering opportunities online: Volunteer Connect + Social Media

March 19 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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This practical workshop is aimed at organisations looking for volunteers in Islington that haven’t started using Volunteer Connect yet or have done it but need a bit of extra support with the volunteering online database. Volunteer Connect is a dedicated volunteering portal available through VAI’s website for volunteers, organisations and their roles in Islington. The online database allows people to match their skills and interests with volunteering opportunities and for organisations to find suitable volunteers for their roles. This half…

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Universal Credit basics

March 20 @ 10:00 - 16:00
Committee Room 6, Islington Town Hall, Upper Street
London, N1 2UD United Kingdom
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FULLY BOOKED 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…

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Creating and Delivering a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

March 21 @ 10:30 - 13:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom

In the age of social media, project crowdfunding has become a popular way for charitable groups to raise money online. This training will discuss the key terminology around crowdfunding. It will also: •         discuss different strategies groups could use, and •         help participants create a delivery plan for a successful crowdfunding campaign. The session is led by Conor Kelly. Partnerships and Programme Manager at Localgiving. BOOK NOW

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Monitoring and Evaluation Training workshop

March 25 @ 10:00 - 13:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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FULLY BOOKED!! The session we will cover: • Know how to use monitoring and outcomes information to inform service development and improvement of your organisation • Understand the terminology associated with impact, monitoring and outcomes • Define outcomes, outputs and indicators for a project • Know the different monitoring and measurement methods • Use your monitoring and evaluation information to report back to funders This session is part of the advice training programme organised by Voluntary Action Islington to provide free help to improve the…

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CEO Networking Lunch

March 28 @ 12:30 - 14:30
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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Digital Leadership Digital is no longer optional to the way charities are run - it is deeply embedded in how local people live their lives every day, and how we operate services that meet their needs. This session will help charity leaders to assess areas for improvement in digital and consider how the Charity Digital Code of Practice can aid you in your decision making. Chief Executives and Directors of voluntary and community organisations operating in Islington are invited to…

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April 2019

Universal Credit basics

April 9 @ 10:00 - 16:00
Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road
London, N1 9JP United Kingdom
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FULLY BOOKED! 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…

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

April 18 @ 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. “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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