Mapping Data, Networking the City

This is a short blog about some attempts in London to look at using digital, data, ideas around the network broadly for social good in civil society – partly stimulated by the Way Ahead report. I’ll try not to bore you – but hold out for the end because there’s a surprise coming courtesy of […]

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VAC AGM “The Future of Health and Social Care”

Monday 13th February 2017. 5.30 pm to 8 pm. Arlington Conference Centre, 220 Arlington Road, London NW1 7HE. The future of health and social care services is of interest to many Camden residents. The contribution of the voluntary and community sector to the delivery of health and social care services is changing and the sector […]

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‘Demonstrating Our Resilience’ Voluntary Action Camden’s AGM

Tuesday 1st December 2015. 5.30pm – 8pm Arlington Conference Centre, Camden. Come and take part in a debate on what the role of the voluntary and community sector is, or could be, in building resilience and the support that people need to make things happen. Ciaran Price, Director of Policy (Directory of Social Change) will […]

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Camden Consultation Now Live – Have Your Say at Consultation Events

Camden Council’s Voluntary and Community Sector Consultation is currently live. You can find out more information about the consultation, including how to submit your responses by clicking on this link here. The deadline for responses is Wednesday 4th November 2015 at 5pm. We are also running three events as part of the consultation. Mon 12 […]

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Camden Community Festivals Fund

The fund is to sustain and develop Camden’s rich culture, its strong communities and dynamic partnerships by supporting quality, creative events, projects and activities. This year the fund is managed by Voluntary Action Camden (VAC). Applications are welcome for grants of £200 to £5000 for: Small-scale events with a capacity of under 500 people, the […]

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Ageing Better in Camden, funded by the Big Lottery, will be advertising tenders for contracts from January 2015:

The following tenders for contracts will be advertised from January 2015: · Community Connectors (volunteers support isolated older people to re-engage with their local communities) · Intergenerational Projects · Men’s Projects · Digital Inclusion Projects (tablet training) · Evaluation of the Programme · LGBT Asset Based Community Development · Other aspects of the programme including […]

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Big Lottery Fund grants Camden partnership £4.5 million over 6 years for partnership programme to support isolated older people

Age UK Camden has been awarded £4,494,248 by the Big Lottery Fund over 6 years for Ageing Better in Camden (ABC), a partnership programme to support 11,800 socially isolated older people across the borough. The work will include borough-wide services and also more focussed neighbourhood work in Kilburn, St Pancras/Somers Town, Regents Park (West Euston), […]

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VAC Photo Competition

Enter your photo illustrating Camden’s vibrant communities for a chance to win £50. The theme is community resilience. We are looking for photos that picture vibrant communities living and working Camden come together and participate in various aspects of community activity. Pictures could be of people, places, activities or community work. To enter send your […]

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Camden Community Festivals Fund Launched

The fund is to sustain and develop Camden’s rich culture, its strong communities and dynamic partnerships by supporting quality, creative events, projects and activities. This year the fund is managed by Voluntary Action Camden (VAC). Applications are welcome for grants of £200 to £5000 for: • Small-scale events with a capacity of under 500 people, […]

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Dementia Friends Information Sessions

Would you like to improve your understanding of dementia and what it might be like to live with the condition? People with dementia sometimes need a helping hand to go about their daily lives and feel included in their local community. Dementia Friends is about raising awareness and encouraging people to do the small things […]

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