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The Ubele Initiative: Weekly News

May 22nd, 2023

News and information from our partners, collaborators and more on their exciting opportunities and events for each week. Be sure to check in to keep up to date with industry news.


Community Ownership Fund: Update

The government has now released the prospectus for Round 3 of the Community Ownership Fund.  Applications will open on 31 May. The new prospectus incorporates some of the changes we have been calling for, including a reduction in the requirement for match-funding and an increase in the maximum funding amount from £250,000 to £1 million. 

Locality is leading the development support programme, bringing together the knowledge and skills of 10 leading community support organisations through My Community. They can provide initial advice to all interested applicants to help organisations develop their plans and Expression of Interest. 

Get advice and support

Everyone's Environment Briefings

As part of the Everyone’s Environment coalition of partners, NPC have released the first in a series of briefings for funders, charities and policy-makers on how environmental change and policies are affecting young people, older people, disabled people, and people from ethnic minority communities that they serve.

You can read the briefing in full here.

Register for the Everyone’s Environment event on 29th June to find out more

This is the first of a series of briefings from the Everyone’s Environment programme, a collaboration of over 40 social and environmental charities and funders. Look out for their next briefings on ethnic minority communities, older people, and disabled people over the coming months and sign up to their event on 29th of June here.

Events and Opportunities

Back to our Roots: Growing and Sharing Networking Event

Join a panel discussion and new BIPOC network event for those interested in growing traditional veg and greens for our diaspora communities

31st May - 12.30PM

Register here

Speakers will include 

The live event will be recorded for those unable to attend on the day.

Any questions about the event, please contact Andrea Gibbons,

Olmec launches its new Step Change Programme on May 27th!

Step Change is a holistic training programme for people from Black and minoritised backgrounds in Brent, Barking and Dagenham who are looking to get back into employment, start a social enterprise or
community leadership.

The programme is designed to build confidence in their skills, understand how employers think and gain the skills needed to become leaders both at work and in their communities.

Step Change is a free route for people of Black and minoritised communities to learn about employers, CVs, interviews, business planning, budgeting and social entrepreneurship.

Step Change is funded by the London Community Foundation

Join them for their launch on the 27th of May from 12pm until 4.40pm

Register here

Parent Skills 2 Go are recruiting!

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of parents, carers and young people in your community? Do you have expertise in fundraising, business development, child safeguarding or youth projects?   

Our team at PS2Go are looking for four talented and enthusiastic Advisory Board Members to join their team of experts. 

If you have a genuine desire to make a positive impact and are excited to join our team, we want to hear from you!  

Deadline:  31st May 

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to making a real difference. 

To learn more about these exciting roles and to apply, please visit

Community Resilience Climate Workshop

The Greater London Authority would like to invite you to their second virtual Community Resilience climate workshop on Thursday 1st June, with the focus on flood risk and flood action.

These workshops are hosted with the London Communities Emergencies Partnership and Bloomberg Associates. They’ll be joined by colleagues from British Red Cross, Communities Prepared, Environment Agency and more.

Sign up now here

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