Supporting the Voluntary Sector in the London Borough of Brent
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Funding Essentials Workshops: Taster Session

CVS Brent are offering Funding Essentials Workshop Taster Sessions to voluntary and community organisations on: 21 September 2022 – 5:30pm -7:30pm 19 October 2022 – 5:30pm – 7:30pm Please book your place by via Funding-Essentials-taster-sessions. A joining link...
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Successful Start-Up Series 3

This four-session course will help new and established charities to be successful and to build a well-run organisation. About this event Sessions are free to Brent residents. Only book if you are certain you can attend. CVS Brent presents the Third series of a four-session course...
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CVS Brent Offer to the VCSE Sector

Take a look at the information and resource CVS Brent is able to offer your organisation CVS Brent Offer Mission and Vision Objectives Workstream Up-lift Programme Do contact a member of the team if you would like more details.
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CVS Brent Newsletters

The latest copies of our newsletter is available on the links below. An opportunity to catch up on: Funding news Sector Resources VCSE News Jobs and more CVS Brent Newsletter 20 July 2022 -Correction to the CEO message in the July issue: Please note Sharon Wright is the Interim...
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Safeguarding Adults Awareness Raising: The Essentials

The purpose of the sessions is to provide an overview to attendees of the law and guidance around Safeguarding Adults. Wed 28 Sep | 10 – 11:30am – Online Safeguarding Adults Awareness Raising -Register here About this event Attendees must work in Brent Brent CVS has...
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COST OF LIVING & HEALTH FOCUS EVENT

Cost of Living & Health Focus Event Thursday 14 Jul | 12:30pm – 2:30pmBrent Hub Community Centre,6 Hillside, Stonebridge, London, NW10 8BNBook your space Eventbritehttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cost-of-living-health-focus-vcse-monthly-seminar-tickets-375191005397 About...
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Health & Care Act 2022

Health &-Care Act 2022 – Briefing This briefing outlines what the Act covers and how it will impact local government. Health & Care Act 2022 Enacted This is the original version (as it was originally enacted). This item of legislation is currently only available in...
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CVS Brent Annual Report

Copies of CVS Brent Annual Report can be viewed on the links below CVS Brent Annual Report 2018-2019
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CVS Brent July Events

Please see below a list of CVS Brent July Events for your information.If you would like to attend any of the sessions, please book on Eventbrite by clicking on the appropriate link.Thank you for your support. VCSE Sector Focus GroupTuesday 12 July | 2:30 – 5:00pm OnlineIn this...
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BRENT LABOUR CABINET

Following the local elections, on 5 May 2022, the Brent Labour Cabinet is below along with their press release.
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Less Stress Cost of Living Seminar & Surgery

There is a rise in the cost of living.  Residents and community organisations: Don’t get stressed by money matters! Take 90 minutes to get information about the right grants and guidance face the cost of living crisis. Less Stress Poster and more details Register on...
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CVS Brent VCSE Alliance

Creating funding opportunities for frontline organisations through consortiums. About this event CVS Brent is organising consortiums to serve as special purpose vehicles for Brent’s frontline VCSE organisations. We will work together for large funding bids to fund each...
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Evacuation Research Trials Volunteers needed

Invitation from London Fire Brigade  Following on from the Grenfell Tower Inquiry Phase 1 report, the Home Office and the  National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) are undertaking research on how the fire and rescue  services carry out evacuations of high-rise...
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Rethink Physical Activities Support for Unpaid Carers

As you may be aware, Rethink are now delivering a Physical Activities Navigation service that supports mental health service users who reside or access services in Brent, Camden, Harrow, Haringey and Ealing. We have now been able to further develop this offer by opening this...
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CVS Brent Annual General Meeting

CVS Brent Annual General MeetingWednesday, 23 March 2022 • 4.30pm  – 7:00pmChalkhill Community Centre113 Chalkhill Rd, Wembley Park, HA9 9FX Join CVS Brent and charity sector members for an opportunity to reflect, connect and plan the future together. We will discuss lessons from...
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Brent’s Right to Food Summit (BR2F) 

We all know that access to nutritious food is a basic human right that governments have agreed to guarantee in various international treaties. Yet, governments have utterly failed to uphold this most basic of rights – even in rich countries like the UK. But things are...
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Funding Opportunities March 2022  

Windrush Day Grant Scheme 2022    The Windrush Day Grant Scheme will support groups to commemorate, celebrate and educate people about the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants across communities in our country.     Grants...
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CVS Brent Newsletter February 2022

The latest issue of the newsletter is available to view here. Packed with news and information, you will find details on: Fresh Connections Funders Fair 2022 Book on Eventbrite Update on the next Community Connect Roadshow How to plan a new website for your charity Applications...
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Fresh Connections Funders Fair

Fresh Connections Funders Fair For voluntary and community sector organisations based in Brent! When: 01 March 2022 – 12:00am – 3:00pm Where: The Drum, Brent Civic Centre, 3rd, Floor (Boardrooms 3 & 4), Engineers Way, HA9 0FJ Directions to the Drum Funders Fair...
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CVS Brent Newsletter January 2022

The next edition of CVS Brent Newsletter is available. Download your copy here Funding news – The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund and many more funding opportunities. The National Mental Capacity Forum – series of rapid response webinars Mental capacity...
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Successful Start Up Programme

Successful Start Up ProgrammeSeries 1 | Tuesdays 10am–12pm | 25 Jan • 8 Feb • 22 Feb • 8 Mar This series will enable individuals starting a voluntary sector group/organisation to know what they need to put in place to be successful in all stages of organisational...
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Get Your Covid-19 Vaccine

The four things you need to know about the new COVID-19 rules Full vaccination offers the best protection against the virus, Work from home wear a face covering in most indoor public venues. The NHS Covid Pass on the NHS App is set to become mandatory for entry into...
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A service from Brent Mencap

MAKE A DIFFERENCE – HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD!  The BRACES project will address the inequalities and concerns experienced by Brent people with long-term health conditions and disabilities, increased by Covid 19. This includes people with learning...
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CVS Brent November Newsletter

The next edition of CVSB Newsletter is available. Download your copy Here Inside you will find details on: Changes to the Health & Social Care Regulations 2014 Funding news – CO2toGo and more HSE Working Minds campaign Brent Community Connect Roadshow Got a story to...
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CVS BRENT HAVE MOVED TO TEMPORARY PREMISES

The new temporary address for CVS Brent as from 17th November 2021 is:  CVS Brent SEIDS HUB Empire Way (Roundabout) Wembley  London HA9 0RJ  Telephone: 020 3 011 1690 CVS Brent has a number of activities planned at the Hub, please note we do not have a door number. When you...
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BRENT ADVICE FUND

The Brent Advice Fund (BAF) is a program of financial assistance created by Brent Council to help community organisations that provide advice in the following areas to the population of Brent: Money and debt advice, Welfare benefit advice, Housing advice, Advice for older people...
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FUNDING – THE ESSENTIALS

This 12 sessions course is for Brent Community and Voluntary Sector organisations; (others – please enquire). This is a 12 week programme and participants are expected to attend all 12 sessions (attendance can be shared between people from the same organisation but one of...
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Way Up Quality Assurance Scheme

FOR THE VOLUNTARY AND COMMUNITY SECTOR ONLY CVS Brent has teamed up with Bexley VSC and Ealing and Hounslow CVS to spearhead a new quality assurance scheme – Way Up – to help local organisations. A handful of small to medium voluntary sector organisations took part in the...
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CVS Brent June 2021 Newsletter

The latest edition of of our newsletter is now available here. Inside this issue are details on: 15 new funding insights    14 Resources and services for the sector 11 workforce learning and training opportunities 4 Recruitment opportunities.  Do read to the very...
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Daniel’s Den Feedback – share your views

Today is the start of our Feedback Fortnight and we are wanting our partners to give feedback on our activities. We welcome any feedback on your perceptions of what we have done – even if it means saying you don’t know what we have done!  Here is the link and all...
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Brent Community Open Space Event – meet the funders

Brent is a vibrant borough with a diversity of community and voluntary organisations that collectively relieve isolation and empower local residents to create better outcomes. Please book your space to meet with the funders on Eventbrite at: Brent Voluntary & Community Sector...
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CVSB Newsletter – May 2021

The May issue of our newsletter is available here. Inside you’ll find details on: Digital Tools for Tomorrow Event – register here Brent Gateway Partnership Contact details Brent Community contributes to the St Vincent Volcano Appeal Sufra Love Thy Neighbour Ramadan...
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Brent Gateway Partnership

If you are isolated and looking for the SIBI Project contact Brent Gateway Partnership for support. We fight social isolation by connecting people with their community, support carers and champion their rights and provide advocacy for people with mental health issues and care and...
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CVS Brent Newsletter April 2021

The April issue of our newsletter is available here. Inside you’ll find details on: Important Changes at CVS Brent- interim CEO NLCF – second round opens for application 15th April.  Deadline: 13th May 5:00pm.  Visit NLG Fund for update Brent...
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The National Lottery Grants in Brent Update

CVS Brent is pleased to announce the launch of “National Lottery Grants in Brent. Funds will be made available to Brent organisations to support them to deliver their services to Brent residents who have been impacted by Covid-19.  Total sum available i...
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CVS Brent Newsletter March 2021

The March issue of our newsletter is available here.    Inside you’ll find details on: National Lottery Community Grant Fund for small organisations in Brent – Application details BCAN Conference – Zoom Meeting ID: 898 3371 0050 – BCAN Conference Passcode: 667214...
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CVS Brent Training Programme

Please see CVS Brent Training Programme for training opportunities: September 2021 – December 2021 Please click on the links below to register for the following upcoming zoom sessions: Funding – The Basics – 12 Sessions Safeguarding Adults & Awareness...
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CVS Brent Newsletter February2021

The February issue of our newsletter is available here, inside you’ll find information on: Free 1- 1 Mentoring Programme devised by Google CVS Brent AGM – register now IVAR Campaigns for Funders to make Grant Processes simpler Compassionate Communities Grant – and...
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CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19 UPDATES

How can CVS Brent continue to support the Voluntary and Community Sector during this Covid-19 pandemic. Please see the links below FUNDING SUPPORT The Active and Assisted Living Programme (AAL) will launch a new Challenge-led Call for Proposals in mid-December 2020. An AAL...
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Kickstart Scheme Update

Unfortunately, CVS Brent is no longer taking on new applications to the Kickstart Scheme due to a change in the requirements. This is under review and we will update you further when more information is available. Please note any employer is now able to apply for placements even...
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CVS Brent January 2021 Newsletter

The January issue of our newsletter is available CVS Brent January Newsletter Inside you’ll find information on: CVS Brent Grant Platform BAF funding Application CVS Brent AGM – date for your diary CVS Brent online Training Programme Funding, Jobs and much more CVS...
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Changes to the Mental Health Act – Consultation

Department of Health and Social Care: Reforming the Mental Health Act The Department of Health & Social Care want your views on changes to the Mental Health Act to help put patients at the centre of decisions about their own care.  The consultation closes at 11:50pm...
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Covid-19 National Lockdown

Summary: what you can and cannot do during the national lockdown You must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. You should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new...
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CVS Brent Newsletter December 2020

The latest issue of CVS Brent newsletter is available here Inside are details on: The Voluntary Sector Liaison Forum Meeting and the VSLF Agenda Brent Black Community Action Plan consultation, share your views consultation Brent-black-community-action-plan National Lottery...
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Brent named UK best local authority 2020

Brent was recently named ‘Council of the Year’ at the prestigious Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards presented at an online ceremony on 28th October. The judges award the Council of the Year title to the local authority that “demonstrates a level of excellence and innovation...
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CVS Brent Newsletter November 2020

The latest issue of CVSB newslettr is available here Inside this issue: Way Up Quality Assurance Scheme National Lottery Heritage Fund Kickstart Scheme TWIN ESOL teacher training ESOL Training for Eastern European & Latin American communities Access & Sustainability...
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Way Up Quality Assurance Scheme

Brent, Ealing & Hounslow and Bexley community and voluntary service (CVS) groups have teamed up to spearhead a new quality assurance scheme to help local groups at this key time. Piloting from November 2020 for six months, a handful of small to medium community and voluntary...
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CVS Brent October Newsletter

The latest copy of our newsletter can be viewed here Inside this month’s edition is: Date of the next VSLF Meeting Kickstart Scheme Funding & Jobs Volunteering with Royal Voluntary Service Community Business Trade Up Programme and more CVS Brent October
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CVS Brent September Newsletter

You can access latest edition of our Newsletter here where you will find details on: CVS Brent Services Magic Little Grants and other funding opportunities Test & Trace Message from Dr Melanie Smith, Director of Public Health Brent The Kickstart Scheme Training, Jobs and...
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CVS Brent August Newsletter

You can access the latest issue of our newsletter here This edition is packed with information on: Funding Monitoring and Evaluation resources E-learning, Training and Jobs Resources and Services and so much more Click the link and find out for yourself.
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CVSBrent July Newsletter

Click to read our July Newsletter Inside this issue are updates on: “Find Your Funder” here  Strengthening Communities grant programme Mutual Aid Grant Application Jobs and training opportunities Art Fund R & R Grant Changes at CVS Brent
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BLACK LIVES MATTER – a Statement from CVS Brent

CVS Brent is committed to the inclusivity of the diverse communities of Brent.  The current COVID-19 crisis has once again shown that the structural inequalities continue to adversely impact on the quality of life, health and wellbeing of the African and Asian diaspora as...
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

INFORMATION – LOCAL SUPPORT How can CVS Brent continue to support the Voluntary and Community Sector during this Covid-19 pandemic. Please see the links below FUNDING SUPPORT Crowdfunder and Trust for London have teamed up to offer up to £10,000 match funding to...
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National Lottery Heritage Fund Surgery

These advice sessions are only for voluntary and community organisations working in Brent and aim to enable you to explore whether there might be potential for your organisation to develop a heritage project. Book NLHF on Eventbrite The history of the diverse communities such as...
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Back to Health: Brent Solutions

Thursday 21 Jul | 12:30pm – 4:00pmSEIDs – Social Innovation and Enterprise HubEmpire Way, Wembley, HA9 0RJBook your space Eventbrite belowhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/back-to-health-brent-solutions-tickets-375508956397 Opportunity to speak up and shape the Back to Health...
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Heatwave Resources

London Plus has shared a number of resources for managing the heatwave. These include: British Red Cross Heatwave checklist British Red Cross First Aid Advice Climate Adaptation Presentation Community Emergency Plan Template Community Emergency Plan Toolkit Click here to access...
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