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April 4th, 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.


De Montfort University are looking for research participants

De Montfort University are researching how social entrepreneurs respond to and develop solutions to tackle the UK cost-of-living crisis.

The research will take the form of virtual interviews lasting no more than 1 hour via Microsoft Teams. The interview will be video, and audio recorded for our analysis only. 

You can find more information here and contact if you have any questions.

Big Help Out App

The Big Help Out is happening on the 8th May and it’s a great opportunity to get residents to try volunteering. There is a new app which you can use to plan your event, or discover what is being organised near you. Find out more ➡

Easter Holiday Booklet

Download the booklet to find out more about activities taking place in Haringey during the Easter break, including sports, art workshops and drama clubs. Find out more ➡

As well as the community holiday programme there are free activities and food for children aged 5-16 on benefits-related Free School Meals (FSM) as part of the HAF Programme. Families will have been given voucher codes through their schools and will be able to book activities here

Common Call Cost of Living Survey

The cost of living crisis is exhausting our budgets and saturating our news headlines. Because of this, Common Call would like to take a moment to hear directly from you. They want to understand how you are managing your organisations and to what degree you are affected. They'll be able to process this information and report back to you and their funders so that they can have an informed understanding of how the collective community is navigating itself. 

Thank you in advance to everyone who completes the survey. Keep an eye out for future reports on the information they gather.

Take the Survey

The National Lottery Community Fund Windrush 75 Update!

The National Lottery Community Fund published a blog which shares top tips on how to strengthen Carnival grant applications. Read the blog here.

Their upcoming Carnival Grant Application Clinic is on Tuesday 11th April. Read more here.

Events and Opportunities

Mindfulness in Action 5 week course

Explore Mindfulness from a Cultural Perspective to gain insight, self-awareness and inner resilience!

This 5-week course is for People of Colour who want to learn more about the key principles of Mindfulness and Meditation from a cultural perspective, and apply practical techniques to assist in day to day living. The course will assist with your experiences of racism and micro-aggression in the workplace or community and is a safe and supportive environment for people of colour to gain self-awareness, to heal from past and current forms of oppression and discrimination towards personal transformation.

Course Option 3 - Friday 14th April 2023 to Friday 12th May 2023

Time: 10.00am - 11.30am


Course Option 4 - Wednesday 10th May 2023 to Wednesday 7th June 2023

Time: 7.30pm - 9.00pm 

For more information contact

Financial Wellbeing Resources from Lola Odunsi

Her Financial Ease Legacy is a peer-led compassionate inquiry centred specifically around Black women. Over the 6 months, Black women are invited to transform their relationship with money and explore ways to create lasting financial ease in their lives and communities, held by a supportive sisterhood of other Black women also on their financial wellbeing journey.

Money Convos is a monthly online space for Black and Ethnically Marginalised women to have chilled, low-stake money conversations with no judgements & no pressure. The next one will be on Thursday April 20. 

Book in a chat with Lola to discuss her offerings and all things financial!

The Matthew Good Foundation

The Matthew Good Foundation has opened the next round of its Grants for Good Fund. The aim is to support small charities, not-for-profit groups and social entrepreneurs who are passionate about making a difference to people, their community, or the environment. Find out more ➡

The Hedley Foundation

Grants to Improve the Quality of Life for Disadvantaged & Vulnerable People (UK) The Hedley Foundation is inviting applications from small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable. Applications should be received at least 6 weeks before the next review meeting on the 14th June 2023. Find out more ➡

Buttle UK Funding

Buttle UK Funding to Improve the Lives of Vulnerable Young People (UK) Grants of up to £2,000 are available to support the needs of vulnerable children and young people (aged 2 - 18) who have experienced a recent crisis or change in life that has had a significant impact on their wellbeing and their education. Applications can be made at any time. Find out more ➡

Voluntary Sector Development Manager
Closing date: 12 noon, 11 April 2023

Do you have experience of providing Voluntary Sector capacity building support to frontline community groups and charities, including organisational development?

The Bridge Renewal Trust has a contract as Haringey Council’s official Strategic Partner to ensure the local Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) is stronger, able to attract more external funding and best placed to support communities and meet the needs of all residents. They are currently recruiting a Voluntary Sector Development Manager to work with them to build the capacity of new and existing VCS organisations to deliver against their core objectives. This includes supporting the organisations to shift service models and/or adopt new methods of fundraising and applying sustainable funding strategies. Find out more ➡

Social Prescribing Link Worker
Closing date: 11 April 2023

These are innovative roles to develop social prescribing in the local NHS. Based in one of the eight Primary Care Networks (PCN) you will work in different GP practices across that Network to deliver their specific priorities. You will join a team of ten Social Prescribing Link Workers working in Haringey PCNs and be part of a wider community-based Borough team which offers information, signposting and short-term support across the eight localities in Haringey. Find out more ➡

Healthwatch Haringey Manager
Closing date: 14 April 2023

Healthwatch Haringey is looking for someone who has experience of community engagement, with a proven track record of developing and implementing successful community engagement plans. Having a keen interest in Health and Social Care and a passion to ensure that local people in the community are heard, working in a role that can effect positive change resulting in improved outcomes for people. Someone with creativity in involving and reaching diverse groups and communities with a solid understanding of diversity and the implications for engagement, along with knowledge of co-design engagement methods. Someone who enjoys and has strong programme and project management skills and able to manage and lead a small team. Find out more ➡

Digital and IT Skills course
9.30 - 3pm, 20 April to 20 July 2023 | online

Are you looking to upskill your staff or volunteers to a higher level of digital skills? Haringey Learns have a FREE Level 2 Certificate in Digital and IT Skills course taught online through Microsoft Teams Education. This intensive course boosts skills in word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software.

It also gives you the opportunity to learn about new and emerging digital technologies and plan and develop your own digital skills project. Find out more ➡

New Dementia Friendly Drop-in

Haringey Reach and Connect is hosting a new monthly Dementia Friendly Drop-in at the Chestnuts Community Centre (N15 5BN) to provide information and support to local people over 50. The next session will take place at 19th April 11am - 12.30pm. 
Find out more ➡

BOOMER (Booming digital literacy skills among older people)

A truly multi-sectoral European Project implemented by partners from Croatia, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Spain from different backgrounds (business/ICT field, HE Institutions, high schools and social partners/NGO) over a period of 24 months.

About the project

Over recent years social inclusion of seniors emerged as one of the most pressing priorities for EU policymakers. Negative demographic trends along with rapidly increasing penetration of digital technologies in virtually every aspect of human living have promoted the elderly population (seniors) into one of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged societal groups. In this context, digital literacy can no longer be considered an advantage but a necessity for the elderly population.

Skills audit

The aim of BOOMER is to provide solutions for the well-known problem of the elderly population through real-world applicable and easy-to-understand educational content for the upbringing of digital skills and social inclusion. The addressed problem is recognised under several priorities of the Erasmus+ programme and existing data clearly show a low level of digital skills among the elderly population which makes them particularly vulnerable and disadvantaged in a digital era.


The main intangible product of BOOMER will be the educational content. Courses specifically for the elderly population with low digital skills and competencies will be designed and delivered. All educational content will be freely available through BOOMER Virtual Corner. The structure of the consortium enables us to utilise the knowledge of social, learning, and the technical dimension of education of the elderly population in order to develop comprehensive, applicable, and easy-to-use educational content.

For further details:


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