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» Funding Opportunity - Community Public Health Programme

RBKC's Public Health team is investing £2.35 million to partner with Voluntary, Community and Faith sector (VCFS) in Kensington & Chelsea over the next 3 years. The aim of the RBKC Community Public Health Programme (2024-2027) is to support and build the capacity of the Voluntary, Community and Faith sector (VCFS) and work in partnership to design and deliver specific community-based interventions to prevent ill-health for adults most impacted by health inequalities.

» June 2024 GLA City Resilience Update

Please see the latest GLA City Resilience Update including news and information about a new London Resilience newsletter; an invitation to the 2024 Summer Risk Webinar; and an invitation to register your venue as a cool space ahead of the summer.

» London Community Foundation June 2024 Grants News

See the latest funding opportunities and news from London Community Foundation including information about Greenwich Peninsula Community Fund; Cockane Grants for the Arts; Rosa’s Stand With Us Fund; Lloyd's Bank Foundation - d/Deaf and Disabled People's Organisations Programme; Windrush Justic Programme; Reaching Communities England; YAPP Charitable Trust; Children in Need Core Costs grants; and more

» Finding Quality Immigration Advice

The Mayor, London Assembly, GLA website have recently added content around finding quality immigration advice on the Migrant Londoners Hub. Information includes when you should seek advice, how immigration advice can help you, how to find an immigration lawyer and whether you will need to pay or not. There is also Google translate function at the bottom of the page.

» Young Westminster Foundation June Newsletter (2024)

Please see the latest newsletter from Young Westminster Foundation with several training, job and funding opportunities including: WCC's Community Priorities grant funding (for Individuals and Organisations); Youth voice & engagement coordinator Vacancy at YWF; Level Up Your Work Forum (1st July, 12 - 2); Harrow Road Soup Kitch Windrush Celebration Day, 23rd June, 12 - 6pm.

» Kensington & Chelsea Fraud Newsletter (May 2024)

The K&C Fraud newsletter contains information and figures of fraud cases in the borough including useful information about how to protect yourself against fraud crimes.

» The Eve Appeal Cancer Screening Awareness Week press release - 17.06.24

New research reveals a lack of understanding about cervical screening and why some don’t attend. A new survey (YouGov) commissioned by the UK’s leading gynaecological cancer charity The Eve Appeal has revealed a lack of understanding about what a cervical screening test is for and a range of barriers to attending a screening appointment when offered it.

» Funding: Communities Priorities Programme for WCC is now open!

The Community Priorities Programme is a grants programme funded by the council and coordinated by our Communities Department. It aims to strengthen communities in the borough, specifically in areas of highest deprivation: Queens Park, Bayswater, Westbourne, Church Street, Harrow Road, Maida Vale, Little Venice, Abbey Road, Lancaster Gate, Pimlico North and South, Vincent Square, and St James’s ward. Applicants can apply for funding between £2,000 and £30,000.

» Help us design better hospital letters

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust are looking for 5 people to take part in a group evaluation and design session on 1st December, 10-12pm at Hammersmith Hospital or Online. You must be over 18 and have had a Cardiology appointment at Hammersmith, St Marys or Charing Cross Hospital in the past 6 months.

» Improving cancer services at Imperial College Healthcare

Share your experience of cancer care at our hospitals - We want to understand the experiences of patients who have recently had cancer care or treatment at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and those who are supporting them. We know we can do more to support people, and the insights we learn will inform future improvement work.

» Lloyds Bank funding for Deaf and Disabled people (Live webinar 13th June)

This programme is aimed at registered charities and CICs which are led by and working for Deaf and Disabled people. Your organisation will be led by and work directly with Deaf and Disabled people over the long term to support them to have more choice and control over their lives. This programme offers organisational development support alongside a three-year grant of £75,000. They will be holding a live webinar on 13 June 2024 to talk through eligibility, shortlisting and prioritising criteria.

» Westminster Prevent Newsletter Vol. 3

Westminster City Council's third edition Prevent newsletter is here keeping you informed about the latest happenings around the Prevent Strategy and their work. Information enclosed includes: Workshops and projects offered for 2024/2025; Recent Prevent news including the government’s updated extremism definition and the establishment of the standards and compliance unit to oversee Prevent. Proscribed groups in the UK, including the proscription of Hizb ut-Tahrir; The most recent Prevent statistics from 2022-2023; Updates from our Community Safety & Specialist Services at the Council, including the introduction of our newest advisory group and the appointment of the latest new staff member, the Community Resilience Officer; Resources and information on Hate Crime; and Awareness events.

» You Need to Know campaign winner!

After North East London Cancer Alliance submitted their information poster (featuring the BME Health Forum's Phayza Fudlalla) about the You Need to Know (womb cancer) campaign to the Cancer Research UK conference in Birmingham this week, they are pleased to announce that the poster has won the Patient and Carer prize! This was voted for by patients. A fantastic recognition for a very important campaign.

» GLA City Resilience Update - May 2024

See the latest Greater London Authority City Resilience update with infomation and news including the following highlights; An invitation to an event to celebrate and highlight the invaluable work the voluntary and community sector do in planning and responding to emergencies in our capital; an invitation to register for the London Climate Resilience Communities Webinar; and an invitation to register your venue as a cool space ahead of the summer.

» Imperial Health Charity's Compassionate Communities grants programme to relaunch on 4 June 2024! (apply by 29.08)

Imperial Health Charity’s Compassionate Communities grants programme for 2024-25 will open for applications from Tuesday 4 June. As with the previous round in 2023-24, this call is aimed at organisations providing support and care activities that improve the health and wellbeing of northwest London residents waiting for, or struggling to access, health care services.

» Opportunity: Join the Research Heroes Study!

Imperial College London invites members of under-served populations to participate in Research Heroes, a short survey study focused on understanding the barriers faced by these groups in research. Your insights are invaluable! Under-served populations include any group that is typically not represented or heard in research. The questionnaire takes just 5-10 minutes to complete, your responses will remain anonymous, and your input will help identify and address barriers to research participation.

» Largest expansion in National Lottery funding in three decades

At The National Lottery Community Fund, we believe social connections and community activities are at the heart of creating healthier, happier lives and a flourishing society. That’s why we support amazing community-led projects, and why we’re looking to make a bigger difference in the years ahead by listening and responding to communities and focusing on supporting bolder change.

» Young Westminster Foundation May Newsletter (2024)

Please see the latest newsletter from Young Westminster Foundation with several training, job and funding opportunities including: AB CHARITABLE TRUST's Open Programme grant; GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION's Grants for organisation that make a positive difference in key areas, including youth, community, and education; Helping Hands Community Celebrations; Marylebone Summer Festival; Feathers Association Careers Day; NHS support to recovery in disordered eating service in 18 - 25 yr olds; and more items.

» Imperial BRC Health Research News and Opportunities for Involvement in Research: May 2024

We would like to share the latest health research events and opportunities for involvement in respportunities to which both Community Partners and their networks can apply; Pearch at Imperial inclusing: Public Involvement oublic Involvement opportunities to which your networks can apply; Events open to everyone; and Opportunity to take part in a study.

» SAEB Safeguarding Ambassadors Video and Survey

Please see SAEB new Say No to Abuse video ‘If it just doesn’t feel right, tell someone’ presented by SAEB Safeguarding Ambassadors. After viewing the video, if you haven’t already can you please complete this short survey to support the distribution of this video across the wider partnership. We would also like to draw your attention to our Say No to Abuse digital and printable Safeguarding booklet.

» London Community Foundation May Grants News

See the latest funding opportunities and news from London Community Foundation including information about Funding for digital and creative inclusion; Thamesmead Community Fund - closes 20th May; Women’s Health Community Fund - closes 19th May; Making London More Liveable - closes 31st May; The Anchor Programme (City Bridge Foundation) - closes 3rd June; Sports England Small Grants Programme; Windrush Justice Programme; Reaching Communities England; and more.

» Safeguarding Adults Executive Board Spring 2024 Bulletin

Welcome to the SAEB Spring Bulletin 2024. Within this bulletin you will find an update on our new online safeguarding resources and I would also really like to draw your attention our new Say No to Abuse video that after viewing we kindly request that you complete a short survey.

» Young Westminster Foundation April Newsletter (2024)

Please see the latest newsletter from Young Westminster Foundation with several training, job and funding opportunities including: ESMEE FAIRBAIRN Funding to support organisations in three areas; Our natural world, A Fairer Future and Creative Confidence Communities; MATTHEW GOOD FOUNDATION - Grants to support small organisations; and DWF FOUNDATION - Grants to support charities in key themes.

» Imperial BRC Health Research News and Opportunities for Involvement in Research: April 2024

Public Involvement opportunities to which both Community Partners and their networks can apply: Join the review panel for the School for Primary Care Research (SPCR); Paid opportunities: Human Challenge Trial Committee role; Immunology Theme Community Partner role; and Biomedical Engineering Theme Community Partner role.

» Morrisons Foundation Grants - Making a difference in Local Communities

Based in Bradford, the supermarket chain Morrisons established the Morrisons Foundation in 2015 to support local good causes across Great Britain. Nearly 10 years later, the Foundation welcomes applications from registered charities in England, Scotland and Wales. Grants of up to £10,000 (previously the maximum grant was £25,000) are available for specific projects that help to improve people’s lives.

» Helping to Keep Hope Alive - Waterloo Community Counselling latest news

Please see the latest newsletter from Waterloo Community Counselling with all the latest updates about the service including information about group activities, Spring wellbeing advice, and an upcoming social activity group for refugees and asylum seekers.

» ALIVE – Amplifying the Lived Experience of East London Communities

The ALIVE study aims to explore the lived experiences of Black African and Black Caribbean women living in East London. We are extremely keen to engage as many women as we can, in all their diversity, and we would like your help to do this! The study involves initially completing a survey and taking part in a follow up interview if they choose to.

» Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 with CLW (13th - 19th May)

Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Week which will take place from 13th May - 19th May with the theme "Movement: Moving more for our mental health" please see an up to date list of Community Living Well Wellbeing workshops including two specifically relating to this year's theme: Boost Your Mood with Movement, and Feeling Anxious? Lets gets Active!

» Kensington & Chelsea Fraud Newsletter (March 2024)

The K&C Fraud newsletter contains information and figures of fraud cases in the borough including useful information about how to protect yourself against fraud crimes.

» Resources for patients waiting for an appointment or surgery at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust recently published a set of resources for patients waiting for an appointment or surgery at the hospital. On the Imperial College website, there are now pages on: Waiting for an appointment, surgery or treatment; Staying well while you wait; and Frequently asked questions.

» Supporting people with different needs to access London Ambulances Services

It is recognised that in many cases a number of callers to emergency services may not have English as their first language. In such instances, a third party language translation service may be used to assist the EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatcher) in taking the details of the call (at the point of the 999 or 111 call) . [This is done by conferencing in the interpreter once the language required is confirmed].

» The London Community Foundation Grants News (March 2024)

See the latest funding opportunities and news from London Community Foundation including information about Greener Futures in Westminster Event, Free Excel training; and several funding opportunities including London Marathon Active spaces fund, Baring Foundation Arts and Mental Health Fund, Sport England Small Grants Programme, Windrush Justice programme, and more.

» NHS prostate cancer awareness animated films

Please take a look at the following 10 short animated films aimed at promoting awareness about prostate cancer. These animated films were made by Guy’s & St Thomas NHS Hospital Foundation Trust in partnership with Year 2 University of London Art Students at the London College of Communications in Elephant and Castle.

» Community Spirit Small Grants Fund open!

The Kensington + Chelsea Foundation is pleased to announce that their Community Spirit Small Grants Fund has reopened for applications. This is a small grants fund to support events and activities that bring joy, hope and healing to our community. The majority of the beneficiaries of your project must be residents of Kensington + Chelsea.

» Right Care Right Person (RCRP) Overview and update

From 1 November 2023, the Metropolitan Police changed the way they respond to calls related to health and social care concerns. This new policy is called Right Care Right Person. Right Care, Right Person (RCRP) aims to ensure that vulnerable people in London who are experiencing a deterioration in their health, receive support from those most appropriately trained to deliver it. Please see the following update with inforomation about its rollout.

» Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme

The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme is a joint initiative between NHS England and Diabetes UK. This programme provides a low calorie, total diet replacement treatment for people who are living with type 2 diabetes and obesity or overweight: the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme.

» Olmec - Diversify London Programme

Diversify London ia programme that aims to provide VSOs across London with board ready candidates from Black, racialised or minoritised communities who have completed Olmec's Black on Board programme. Black on board is a programme Olmec have been running since 2008 that provides individuals with the skills to gain governance positions to address the lack of diversity on boards and in senior management.

» Staying well while you wait (for a hospital procedure) Information/ support webpage

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust have recently updated their Staying Well while you wait webpage. This has some very useful info and tips of things you can do to help you stay well and prepare for your procedure. These include stopping smoking, exercising regularly, drinking less alcohol and eating a healthy diet.

» Digital Inclusion and NHS online services information

Please see a collection of resources to support patients in using NHS App and Patchs tool. You will also find some useful manuals and information leaflets about ordering repeat prescriptions, using PKB (Patients Know Best) website and other useful digital inclusion and NHS online services support.

» Funding Alert! Global Majority Grant Notice

Coming Soon - Grant Fund: £200,000. Calling all Global Majority (BAME) led organisations who can deliver great activities to improve health and/or wellbeing of residents in North Paddington. Applications: Rolling basis, decisions weekly until the fund is spent. You can apply for up to £20,000 to make a positive impact in your community.

» London Catalyst Grants

Grants are available for registered charities in London which are working with an experienced health agency or community partner to improve the health and wellbeing of people with long-term health conditions, disabilities and/or those who are vulnerable and marginalised. Grants of between £3,000 and £15,000 are available to fund projects, usually for one year. The average award is around £8,000.

» Health Equity Programme - NHS North West London

NHS North West London's health equity programme is working with partners and the communities of North West London to make real change in terms of improving inequalities in health and care. We know that some people in our communities in NW London are dying earlier than they should, with a range of factors including poverty, poor-quality housing, low-paid or unstable jobs impacting people’s physical and mental health. The health equity programme focusses on putting people at the heart of what we do – reducing inequalities, improving people’s health outcomes, and reducing the differences in healthy life expectancy.

» Do you need volunteers?

The Westminster Connects newsletter advertises volunteering opportunities to thousands of local residents fortnightly. To include your opportunities you just need to email One Westminster details of you opportunities including a brief description of your organisation. a brief description of the role, the commitment required, times and dates, and your contact details.

» Kensington & Chelsea Fraud Newsletter (December 2023)

The K&C Fraud newsletter contains information and figures of fraud cases in the borough including useful information about how to protect yourself against fraud crimes.

» New lung cancer screening roll out to detect cancer sooner (June 2023)

A national targeted lung cancer screening programme designed to catch cancer sooner or prevent it altogether has been announced by the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. Each year the programme - which will cost £270 million annually once fully implemented - is expected to detect cancer in as many as 9,000 people, deliver almost one million scans and provide treatment earlier.

» Active Westminster Network Funding application windows 2024

From the Monday 5th February 2024, ActiveWestminster Network partners are invited to submit a proposal for funding support of up to £1000 to support new or upscaling of a health and wellbeing physical activity community project. The submission deadline is Sunday 3rd March 2024 at midnight.

» Kensington & Chelsea Fraud Newsletter (November 2023)

The K&C Fraud newsletter contains information and figures of fraud cases in the borough including useful information about how to protect yourself against fraud crimes.

» Say No to Abuse Leaflets: Supporting people to ‘stay safe’ in the Bi-borough (added 20.12.23)

These leaflets have been co-produced by our Safeguarding Ambassadors and include a variety of our video resources to help support everyone to understand a range of safeguarding topics, as well as information on what happens after you report a safeguarding concern.

» London Inspire Programme

The London Inspire programme is a ground-breaking programme developed to raise awareness and promote targeted health interventions aimed at reducing the staggering health inequalities faced by black people in London. Inspire was developed to foster partnership and collaboration opportunities for voluntary and community sector organisations to deliver health interventions, while also amplifying the voice of the Black community to create whole systems change.

» Endometriosis leaflets in multiple languages

Endometriosis UK have newly translated support and symptoms leaflets. These leaflets are now available in Punjabi Shahmukhi, Punjabi Gurmukhi, Urdu, Polish, Scottish Gaelic, Cantonese, and Mandarin Chinese. The symptoms leaflet shares the main endometriosis symptoms, what endometriosis is and how Endometriosis UK provides support.

» Jubilee Sports Centre - book a space!

There is still availability to book space at the new improved Jubilee Community Sports Centre with priority being given to those clubs and organisations that are looking to provide opportunities to support the local community. The address of the venue is: Lancefield Street, London, W10 4NW

» 'Stay with Us' Suicide Prevention Campaign Launch - info and resources

For those who were unable to attend the Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster 'Stay with Us' Suicide Prevention Campaign Launch please see the collated essential information and resources we have put together.

» Young Westminster Foundation November Newsletter (2023)

Please see the latest newsletter from Young Westminster Foundation including funding news: HELPING HANDS COMMUNITY FUND NOW OPEN and WESTMINSTER BRIGHTER FUTURES FUND; also YWF YOUTH WORKER FORUM WINTER EVENT on 6th November and YOUNG WESTMINSTER FOUNDATION JOB VACANCY as HELPING HANDS PROGRAMME OFFICER.

» National Lottery Awards for All is changing! (posted 15.11.2023)

National Lottery Awards For All, is changing! You will now be able to: Apply for funding between £300 and £20,000 to support your project, an increase from the previous £10,000 per year; Get your project funded for up to two years rather than one. These changes mean that we have doubled the amount you can apply for and how long we’ll fund your project.

» Support and Guidance During Current Events in Israel and Palestine

We are aware that ongoing, shocking events in Israel and Palestine have led to heightened tensions and emotional distress within our communities and want to remind you that Westminster’s Prevent team are available should you require our assistance; we are able to provide support and guidance for anyone who may be impacted by the current situation. If you or someone you know is feeling distressed or overwhelmed due to the recent events, there are resources and support available to help you navigate through these difficult times.

» Free Funding bid support

NEW OFFER OF FREE SUPPORT – fundraising strategy and bid writing help available now! Concentrated help from one of a panel of external fundraisers whose direct skills and expertise will be offered to Westminster VCS organisations (including CICs) for free.

» North London Forensic Collaborative Small Grant Opportunity

North London Forensic Collaborative (NLFC) has recently launched a new small grant programme for Voluntary Community Faith and Social Enterprise organisations based in North London. This is open to organisations who currently work with individuals accessing forensic inpatient or community services, or organisations that are delivering health and wellbeing initiatives in local communities that with additional investment, could extend this offer to individuals accessing forensic services.

» Pressures on our emergency services in this hot weather

Our A&Es are extremely busy with waits of up to 11 hours. We are seeing many health issues related to the current warm weather – please do share the link below which gives advice on looking after yourself in warm weather, especially if you have asthma or hayfever. It also provides information on where to go if you need help so we can keep A&E for life threatening emergencies. The leaflet is also available in a number of different languages.

» Bi Borough VCS Health and Wellbeing Strategy

This Strategy has been developed over a period of months through a collaborative process with the voluntary and community sector and colleagues from across the statutory sector/NHS. It presents a number of case studies from the VCS that illustrate its main goals and offers a set of clear recommended actions.

» WCC Grant Funding opportunities information page

Please see the Westminster City Council landing page for all upcoming council grant funding opportunities for the VCS.

» EMBARRASSED by Steve McQueen - A short film

Here is Steve McQueen's EMBARRASSED - a short film created to help raise awareness of prostate cancer within the black community and featuring Idris Elba CBE, Chiwetel Ejiofor CBE, Michael Ward, and Morgan Freeman.. The message is that if you are a black man aged over 45 you should ask your GP for a PSA test. Prostate cancer is generally easy to treat (without chemotherapy) and survivable if caught reasonably early.

» Report of Joint Committee on Human Rights: Black people, racism, and human rights

Please download and see the House of Commons/ House of Lords Joint Committee on Human Rights report: Black people, racism, and human rights - including formal minutes relating to the report.