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Posted: 6 Nov 2019
FSI are a small charity that provides free and heavily-subsidised training and support services to other small charities.   Here's what they say.   The courses are excellent value, all held by very experienced trainers – this year’s full day course is just £20 for our members – and it’s easy to become a free member of the FSI on our website.   We are due to hold the events in the lovely venue of Amnesty International, London, EC2 this November 12, 13 and 14th: read more
Posted: 6 Nov 2019
Carers Rights Day is an annual national awareness campaign organised by the charity Carers UK, which aims to reach as many of the 6.5 million carers in the UK as possible with information about their rights and the financial and practical help they are entitled to: including benefits, such as Carer’s Allowance, breaks and access to equipment and technology which can help them in their caring role. This year, the charity is encouraging people to think about how caring might affect them now and... read more
Posted: 6 Nov 2019
Applications for the Sheila McKechnie Foundation’s flagship Influencing Change programme are now open.     The five-day training programme is for campaigners working in London who want to take their skills to the next level. Participants begin with a deep immersion in how social change is happening today, looking at key drivers and emerging trends. We will then cover how to design and activate a campaign, from planning to final evaluation. You’ll leave with new knowledge and tools, and the... read more
Posted: 30 Oct 2019
Merton Giving, a charitable partnership between Merton Chamber of Commerce and Merton Voluntary Services Council, has reached its first birthday and, since its launch, the business community has responded incredibly to help local causes with cash donations to the Merton Giving Fund and/or non-monetary in-kind support totaling in excess of £60,000.  To continue its work, Merton Giving Week is back for 2019.  In its second year, the week marks a dedicated focus on fundraising to help grow the... read more
Posted: 29 Oct 2019
The Merton Public Health Forum invite you to come along to a Mental Health Fair to find out more about Merton’s services that promote good mental health and wellbeing.   Mental Health Fair and Community Conversations A celebration of services that support mental health and wellbeing in Merton   2.00pm to 4.00pm Monday, the 4th November 2019 Vestry Hall, 336 London Road, Mitcham, CR4 3UD   This is a free event   Aimed at both residents and front-line staff, there will be a marketplace with a... read more