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March Events & Opportunities

March 11th, 2024

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⭐️ How to write a strong application - an event by Community Ownership Fund

14th March 2024 from 10am to 12pm

Community Ownership Fund present: How to write a strong application - learning from a successful group

⭐️ Agbero 2100 - Express Your Interest by 15th March 2024

Register now and express your interest here For more information about the Agbero 2100 programme, please visit:

⭐️Babygirl, You Got This!

There will be a book launch for Dr April-Louise Pennant's first book Babygirl, You Got This: Understanding the Experiences of Black Girls and Women in the English Education System
You're invited to to the upcoming event taking place on Friday 15 March from 6:30pm at the Knowledge Centre, British Library.  Register for free here:

⭐️ Research participants wanted - Paid Research Opportunity

Take part in some research to gain insight into how Not-For-Profits and Grassroots organisations perceive and use generative artificial intelligence (AI) (AI programs that generate images, text, or audio, in response to prompts). This project will serve to inform John Rowntree Foundation’s overarching project on AI for Public Good, which you can read more about here.   

They are currently recruiting participants to take part in the survey phase of our research. The survey has been designed to last approximately 20 minutes. Upon completion, participants will be offered £25 (+VAT if applicable) to their organisation.

Please contact and they will provide you with the link.

They are also hosting a round of discussion groups. Participants will be offered £112.50 (+VAT if applicable) to their organisation. They currently have availability for the following dates:

11th March 10:30-12:00

15th March 10:30-12:00

If you can make either of these dates, please email requesting further details

More details about JRF, here:

⭐️ Grow London Local

The Mayor has launched a new service, Grow London Local (GLL), to help small businesses grow, develop and thrive. GLL aims to work with more than 12,000 small businesses between now and March 2025. The programme is delivered by London & Partners, and it will provide both in-person and online services for small businesses across London. GLL’s 24 Small Business Advisors are working within communities to support underserved entrepreneurs who face additional barriers to accessing business support. The programme offers business planning, skills, sales and marketing guidance, opportunities to connect and network with like-minded business owners and mentors and further signposting to specialist support. Read more at this link.

⭐️State of the Sector
NPC launched the findings of their 2024 State of the Sector report, a robust, sampled survey of charity leaders that they have run every three years since 2017.

This year, for the first time, they have asked a similar set of questions to the public and charity users, and the findings have a number of implications for government policy.

Key findings:

·     Essential public services may be at risk due to underfunded contracts held by charities. We estimate charities prop up state services by £2.4bn a year.

·     Only a small minority of the public (15%) think charities are ‘too political’. 56% of the public and 63% of Conservative voters think charities get the balance ‘about right’.

·     A majority of public (59%) want government to work in partnership with charities more.

·     The majority of the public, particularly those from lower income backgrounds, are not sure that charities are working where they’re most needed. Leaders were less aware this was an issue.

Read  2024 State of the Sector report,

⭐️Join The Community Advisory Group

The Mayor of London is hosting the seventh annual ceremony to mark the UNESCO Day for Remembering the Transatlantic Slave Trade and its Abolition which is taking place on Friday 23 August 2024. The annual ceremony provides an inclusive space for all people to remember the victims of the transatlantic slave trade, reflect on its legacy, honour freedom fighters, and look forward to transforming the legacy of racism through progressive education.

  • We are looking for new members to join our Community Advisory Group, to help us shape this event and beyond

  • You can find the short Expression of Interest form on the event page by clicking the link. The deadline to submit your expression of interest is Thursday 14 March 2024.

⭐️What are key challenges for London in the year ahead?

Trust for London has published a handy article on some of the key challenges for London in 2024 and how we can tackle them together. With contributions from the London Housing Panel, IMIX, Employment Legal Advice Network and Disabled People Against Cuts, the article looks at what the year ahead holds for the housing crisis, migration, work and social security. Although each of these areas has many challenges, “the hope that comes with a national mood for change must be accompanied by steadfast action by civil society”. Read more here

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