£700,000 Peabody Community Fund opens

£700,000 Peabody Community Fund opens

Community groups have until 2nd July to apply for grants of up to £30,000 from one of the capital’s oldest housing charities.  Peabody is looking for groups with a plan to help some of their 133,000 residents across London. Over half a million pounds in grants has been distributed in previous...

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Lord Mayor of Westminster visits advice services community centre

The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Steve Summers, has been given a tour of the Beethoven Centre, A2Dominion’s flagship community centre based in Queens Park. During his visit he found out about A2Dominion’s Advice Plus Service, a free advice service available to all Westminster residents, providing specialist, tailored advice on housing,...

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Spine Festival 2017: London’s family arts and culture festival

Spine Festival returns to London in March offering free activities to encourage young people and children to take part in arts workshops, shows and performances at many of London’s libraries. All activities are free including workshops and events, providing families with “interesting things to do together” as a chance to explore their...

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Contact the Elderly: Tea Parties for Pensioners

Contact the Elderly is a national charity helping to prevent loneliness and isolation in old age through the simple act of holding monthly tea parties.   Although continually growing, Contact the Elderly is still in need of assistance. A car and a couple of hours per month is all that...

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Volunteers helping to ‘Link Up’ Battersea

Link Up Battersea, a multi-purpose charity founded by the Katherine Low Settlement in 2015 which works towards tackling poverty and building a stronger community in Battersea and Wandsworth, currently provides prospects for volunteers and charities to make a contribution to the local community.   In the past, there have been...

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Community groups can bid for a council grant

If you’re a local voluntary or community group and need some financial support, the doors are now open for bids to the council’s grants programme for 2015 – 2017. Over £2m is available to organisations that ‘support the council’s priorities’, as well as providing high-quality information and advice to residents; community...

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Can hospitality cause hostility?

Can hospitality cause hostility?

We all accept that an offer of a hot or cold drink is a welcoming gesture in the home.  Extending such hospitality in a business setting is very much the convention but the standard that is set varies enormously from organisation to organisation. I have been offered supermarket freeze dried...

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