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Voluntary Action Islington News & Policy

Volunteering and Social Action Survey- Tell us what you would like help with

Dear Colleague, Voluntary Action Islington is developing a new three-year volunteering strategy to support Islington’s Voluntary and Community Sector more effectively. We would be grateful if you would complete this survey of 12 short questions to help us develop programmes to support you during the Covid-19 recovery phase and beyond....

Funding Update 26th April 2021

  Islington Council’s Local Initiatives Fund – Open Programme. The Local Initiatives Fund is available to voluntary and community organisations working with residents in Islington.  The funding is allocated by local ward councillors for projects and activities which will provide positive change and tackle inequality in their wards.  It is...

Training Courses for Voluntary and Community Organisations

Voluntary Action Islington, in partnership with Epitome Consultancy and Training have an exciting training plan that is available to voluntary and community groups in Islington at a discounted price. The sessions have been planned around the development needs of local groups.  All of the sessions will be held on zoom,...

Voluntary Action Islington Events Update 6th April 2021

Soca Aerobics Active Spaces Islington Every Tuesday: 6:30pm – 7:45pm A fun mix of dance and aerobics bringing all the sunshine of the Caribbean to your home. Get fit the fun way to the rhythms of Soca music. Suitable for all fitness and ability levels. Book your space here. Action...

Information for the Voluntary and Community Sector on the Government Plan to Lift Lockdown

Introduction On 22 February 2021 the Government published “COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021”. This sets out the steps or the “roadmap” out of the current lockdown for England. All the Government documents have been published here. Click on Reopening Business and Venues Guidance to access this information about when the...

COVID-19: New restrictions in England from 29th March 2021

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Voluntary Action Islington Events round up – 24th March 2021

Voluntary Action Islington Events round up – 24th March 2021 Soca Aerobics Active Spaces Islington Every Tuesday: 6:30pm – 7:45pm A fun mix of dance and aerobics bringing all the sunshine of the Caribbean to your home. Get fit the fun way to the rhythms of Soca music. Suitable for...

Funding Update 22nd March 2021

The Women Thrive Fund (Deadline: 25 March 2021) Delivered by Rosa and Smallwood Trust, the Women Thrive Fund is distributing grants of up to £40,000 to specialist women’s organisations across the UK. Organisations should be working to enable women and girls to improve their mental health and wellbeing and/or improve...

Islington’s Challenging Inequality Strategy 2021

Islington Council’s new Challenging Inequality Strategy is setting out a long-term ambition for challenging inequality, inequity, discrimination and promoting inclusion. Islington Council is determined to improve life chances for the residents and staff, ensuring no-one is left behind and the council will listen and work alongside their staff and the...

Call out for Volunteer Marshals – Islington Vaccination Programme

The Business Design Centre is now operating as a mass vaccination site for Islington residents and we are therefore putting another call out for volunteer marshals to support the roll-out of the vaccination programme. We would particularly welcome more volunteers from Islington’s diverse communities and young people aged 18-26. Training...
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