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2014

Council extend voluntary sector grants to 2015-16

At the special meeting of the Voluntary and Community Sector grants committee held on 12th December it was agreed to extend current grants from the VCS Grants Fund and the Advice Fund for one year to 31 March 2016. Check out the full report. Over the coming months the Council will be...

Reaching Communities Briefing

On 1st December Voluntary Action Islington organised a briefing with the Big Lottery about their Reaching Communities funding programme. You can view the presentation from the briefing here...

Islington celebrates its volunteers of the year

This year’s Volunteer of the Year is Louisa Sullivan, who volunteers as a mentor with the Parent House, an organisation that encourages parents to develop confidence, skills and abilities so that they and their children can reach their full potential. As well as mentoring parents with complex needs Louisa is...

New Chair for Voluntary Action Islington

At its AGM this evening, attended by over 100 Islington volunteers and representatives of community organisations, Voluntary Action Islington announced a new chair. Andy Murphy is to step down after 5 years in the role. The new Chair will be former Islington Councillor and Mayor, Phil Kelly. Phil got to...

Take our survey with a chance to win a £50 voucher

We are planning for the future and seeking your views What are the main issues facing your organisation? How do you want to collaborate with other organisations? What are your views about our services? How should we support volunteering in the future? Tell us what you think by completing our...

First student to complete the ILM level 3 award in Leadership and Management

We are thrilled to announce that Susan Cornell is the first student to successfully complete the ILM level 3 award in leadership and management with the Voluntary Action Academy. Susan was supported by a bursary from Children England. She works for Mind in Havering. Susan said: “I’m from a small...

Voluntary Action Islington invest in the Credit Union

We have decided to invest some of our  reserves in the London Capital Credit Union and are calling on other charities, both national and local based in Islington to do the same. Our borough is one of Britain’s most deprived in the country and believe that by investing reserves in the...

Make your nomination for Islington Volunteers of the Year

Recognize local volunteers by nominating them for an Islington Volunteer of the Year Awards 2014. Download the nomination form and return by 16th October....

Are you interested in being a Trustee of a local Nursery or Charity in Islington?

If so then: Come along on Tuesday 14th October 2014 for one hour briefing session 8.30am to 9.30am to get more information and discuss the local opportunities. For more information, please click here....

Do you use online learning?

Voluntary Action Academy is doing a survey about use of online learning. We want to know if you use this form of training .Please follow the link and complete the survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7HFNQF6 The closing date for the survey is 26th September 2014...

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