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Voluntary Action Islington News & Policy

Volunteer Achievement Awards from the Mayor of London

Now’s the time to nominate your volunteers for an award from the Mayor of London as part of the Team London 2017 Achievement Awards – nominations close on 21 July 2017. Volunteers can be nominated across a broad range of categories that seek to capture the full diversity of London’s...
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VAI is seeking a Capacity Building Officer

We are seeking a Capacity Building Officer to support voluntary organisations in Islington to develop their volunteer recruitment and management processes. One third of Islington’s residents of working age do not work, and are more likely to be unemployed for a longer period than residents of other London boroughs. The...
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Mother Tongue & Supplementary Schools LBI Funding 2017-2018

The above grant for the financial year 2017-2018 is open to application. All mother tongue and supplementary schools, PTAs, Friends of Schools Associations and other schools community partners, who can demonstrate the following, are eligible to apply: i. A constitution and management committee to support the organisations aims ii. A bank account...
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Government funded management qualifications – Enrolment days: 21st & 28th Feb

        The council in conjunction with Voluntary Action Islington are happy to notify you of a fantastic opportunity to obtain a Chartered Management Institute qualification completely FREE of charge. The management qualifications are on offer for people working in the Voluntary Sector at least 20 hours a week....
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Big Lottery Fund Webinars

The Big Lottery Fund holds regular webinars for two of its programmes. They currently offer an Awards for All England webinar, and have an identifying need and an outcomes webinar for applicants that are thinking of applying to the Reaching Communities programme. Awards for All on a weekly basis and every...

Happy break and Happy New Year!!

Voluntary Action Islington will be closed for the Christmas holiday. Our last working day will be Friday 23rd December. We reopen on Tuesday 3rd January. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!!  ...
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Volunteering Opportunities at Christmas

  1. WhiteChapel Mission: Kitchen Assistant Throughout Christmas, 6am-11am Help the homeless at the WhiteChapel Mission by preparing and serving meals in the day centre. Contact the office on 03000 111 400. More info here. 2. HOST UK: Student Hosts for Christmas Evening 24th December – 27th December morning/afternoon Give an international...

Islington celebrates its volunteers of the year 2016

Islington’s Volunteer of the Year 2016 is Chatelle Jeram, who gives her time to Islington Bereavement Service run by St Joseph’s Hospice. In the words of a bereaved woman to whom Chatelle has given invaluable support over the last year, even helping her through a period of feeling suicidal: “Chatelle...
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Funding update November 2016

The latest Voluntary Action Islington Funding Booklet has been released. Please also note that there are some up and coming funding deadlines in early November, including tomorrow! This small and medium sized grants booklet has been developed to help voluntary and community organisations in Islington in their fundraising efforts. Check...
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Capacity Building Essentials Project

The Capacity Building Essentials project is a new project which will work with 15 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...

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