Voluntary Action Islington News & Policy

Capacity Building Essentials Project 2019 – 2020

The Capacity Building Essentials project is a project which will work with 18 small Islington voluntary and community groups who require support with developing their group’s effectiveness and sustainability. The project offers help with Fundraising, Business Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation along with other specified areas. The programme will be delivered...

Volunteer of the Year Awards 2019 – Nominations now open!

Do you know a fantastic volunteer? Nominate them for the Islington Volunteer of the Year Awards 2019! Do you know of someone whose volunteering contribution is outstanding – and worthy of recognition by the entire community? The nominations for the Islington Volunteer of the Year Award 2019, sponsored by Doubletree...

National Lottery Community Fund 1-to-1 surgeries at VAI

The 1- to -1 surgeries with the National Lottery Community Fund will resume in September at Voluntary Action Islington. VAI runs every other moth 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...

Summer Volunteering Fair 2019 – 21st June

  Did you know volunteering has a number of surprising benefits? Want to get fit, make new friends 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 22 local organisations...

Hackney-Islington Young Londoners Fund Network

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. The HI-YLF Network will be hosting an information session on Thursday, 23...

Arts & Culture Projects Funding Booklet 2019

Voluntary Action Islington has updated the Arts & Culture Projects Funding Booklet. The booklet it is now available on VAI’s Fundraising Support webpage  and has been developed to help voluntary and community organisations in Islington in their fundraising efforts. You can also access more funders by going to the Islington...

Voluntary Action Islington is hiring a Facility Supervisor

Facility Supervisor – casual role Voluntary Action Islington is looking for a Facility Supervisor with practical experience to join the organisation. Hours: Flexible, evening and weekends, as and when required. Wage: £10.55 per hour (London Living Wage). Duties and responsibilities include but are not restricted to: •   To confidently supervise...

Free advice training sessions for front line workers 2019

VAI and Islington Council, in partnership with the Islington Strategic Advice Partnership are offering a third round of advice training sessions.  These are 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 the sessions...

VAI Christmas Closure Dates

Voluntary Action Islington closes at 5pm on Friday 21st December 2018, reopening in the new year on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Thank you for all your support and participation during 2018! We wish you all very happy and prosperous 2019!...

Free and affordable food options for Islington residents

Our colleagues at Single Homeless Project gathered a daily list of free and affordable food options for Islington residents, it also includes alternatives to food banks in case people exceed permitted number of referrals. Click here to download the list of free food banks which will be helpful for clients...

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