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The Ubele Initiative: Weekly News

November 27th, 2023

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Join us for the launch of AGBERO 2100 :

Taking place in Manchester. Details here

Events and opportunities

⭐️ Agbero 2100 Launch event in Manchester - 18th January

Join us for the launch of AGBERO 2100 :

Taking place in Manchester on 18th January - register here

Agbero 2100 aims to provide strategic and tailored support for at least three years, moving away from short-term projects and programs in order to achieve sustainable results. 

The intervention is a collaborative effort that involves strategic partnerships with organisations like the Good Ancestor Movement (GAM), and others. These collaborations will support Ubele in becoming a more sustainable organisation in the initial phase of the strategy. 

 We will provide initial support to up to 50 Black and racially minoritised community-based and anchor organisations through online and in-person workshops, peer networking, and one-on-one support. 30 of these organisations will be selected for further bespoke support. 20 organisations will also receive support for health and well-being.  

In London, the initiative will be scaled up over three years with funding from Propel, supporting 10 organisations to redevelop their sites, offering learning programs to over 600 leaders, and providing community outreach and engagement support across three London boroughs. 

Ubele aims to document and evaluate the learning that emerges from Agbero 2100, with the goal of producing new ideas and ultimately creating a tested model that can be shared nationally to inform wider practices and systemic change. The program will introduce participants to various approaches, including systems thinking, scenario planning, new economic systems, financial performance, and more, with the intention of achieving more equitable outcomes for Black and racially minoritised communities. 

Agbero 2100 is jointly funded by Propel, City Bridge Foundation and Joseph Rountree Foundation. 

The Ubele Initiative receives core funding from The Oak Foundation and The National Lottery Community Fund

⭐️ We're hiring a Chief Financial Officer

Location: Hybrid – 2-3 days per week in London Office (Wood Green or Brixton). Closing Date: January 19th, 2023

£80,000 - £85,000 per annum  
Full-time 3 Year FTC (with possibility of extension)
Hybrid – 2-3 days per week in London Office (Wood Green or Brixton)

Visit the Ubele careers page for more information

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⭐️ The Young Gamechangers Fund - Apply Now

The Young Gamechangers Fund is a groundbreaking approach that is putting funding directly into the hands of individual young people, youth-led groups and organisations – please see here to find out more. Please share with any young people, youth-led groups and other organisations who support young people to lead social action in your networks that might be interested.

The fund is for individual young people or youth-led groups creating change in their communities and offers grants of up to £20,000.

Click for more details

⭐️ Tottenham Talking online Peer Community

Tottenham Talking online Peer Community Reflective Practice session. 

Our final session of the year will be held on: Tuesday 5th December, 10:00-11:30am

The sessions are for staff, facilitators and peers delivering services for voluntary and grassroots organisations in Haringey. We aim to offer a space to reflect on what it can be like to work in a community facing project, different ways of working, challenges you are facing and help make connections with other community workers in Haringey. We see it as an opportunity to be part of a reflective network of people working across the borough and a chance to build a greater shared understanding of the work we do together.

There is no need to register, just log onto the MS Teams link on the day. You can join through the link on the poster, or you can click here

⭐️ Online Public Health Briefing

Attend the online Public Health Briefing for Community, Voluntary and Faith sector from July, and is on Thursday 30th November 2023 from 5pm-6pm. 

The session will be hosted by Dr Debbie Weekes-Bernard, London's Deputy Mayor for Communities and Social Justice, and Professor Kevin Fenton, Regional Director for London at the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID). The agenda will be as follows:

  • The Mayor recently announced the rollout of publicly accessible defibrillators across the TfL estate. But do you know how to use them? Learning CPR and how to use a defibrillator is incredibly important. We’ll share how you can help your community gain vital basic life support skills.

  • World AIDS Day – We’ll discuss where London is now in its goal to get to zero HIV transmissions by 2030. We’ll also discuss the importance of tackling stigma and how you can support a new campaign from Do It London on the proven ways to prevent HIV.

  • Staying well during winter – keeping mentally and physically well is incredibly important. We’ll share the latest advice from experts.

They're keen to hear our communities’ experiences in these areas, please click here to register. 

 If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at Otherwise, we look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!     

To join the webinar click here

⭐️ Black Culture Market this weekend

Black Culture Market - Christmas Market

Sat, 02 Dec and Sun, 03 Dec, 2023, 11:00 - 17:00 both days

Join Black Culture Market for their exciting Winter event for Christmas. Black Culture Market is the destination to support and shop from Black-owned businesses in Brixton. Over the weekend explore the wonderful stalls whilst catching up with friends. The market has something for everyone and supports emerging entrepreneurs & new black businesses of African & Caribbean descent with opportunities to be more visible in the retail industry. If you're looking for food, drinks, gifts, cards, unique art, jewellery, male grooming kits, skincare, clothes, accessories and more come down! This market truly the community's spirit as well as supports black businesses. Come early to avoid disappointment.  

This is a free event, however, you will need to pre-register:

Pre register here

Address: Downstairs at The Department Store, 248 Ferndale Road, Brixton, SW9 8FR

Cultur Market

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