London Plus August 2019 newsletter

Have you seen the CVS video created in partnership with London Plus and the CVS directors network?


This month we share with you our latest case studies from civil society. Also have you booked a spot at Superhighways Cornerstone data project launch? Finally, how equipped do you think the voluntary sector is to support Europeans to stay in the UK?

What is a CVS?

We recently worked with the CVS directors network and London college of communication to create a video explaining just what a CVS is. We really enjoyed the process of making the film in partnership with the different organisations involved. Read our blog to find out what went into making the film and most importantly to see the video. We hope you enjoy it!

Latest from London Plus

Building inclusive and vibrant community hubs

Bridge Community Hut is based on he Tiverton Estate in Harringey.

Bridge Community Hut

Geoffrey Ocen, Chief Executive at The Bridge Renewal Trust tells us how they work with the voluntary sector in Haringey to ensure it is stronger, inclusive and sustainable. Community centres are challenging to run viably and sustainably, in a time of funding cuts how do we find a way forward that works for the whole community?

AI and the social sector – slow down

Giselle and Tracey from Datakind talk about the adoption of AI in social sector organisations. Many civil society organisations adopt data science methods but are we adopting AI?


London’s Voluntary Sector: how equipped are we to support Europeans to stay in the UK?

Calling all voluntary sector groups in London, who may encounter EU Citizens in the course of their routine work, or as staff or volunteers, who will need to register under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS). New Europeans want to know where the gaps are in the voluntary sector regarding EUSS support: where more information, support, and resources are needed to support Londoners accessing this new status.

Please fill in this brief survey to assist them in finding the gaps in support.


Cornerstone Data project launch

London Plus Events

London Plus promote and host events for civil society in London

Friday 4th October, City Hall
This Superhighways event will launch the Cornerstone data project and showcase training and support Superhighways and partners, will be providing London’s small local charities and community groups. Find out more about the event and book a spot on Eventbrite.

Useful Support

LawWorks’ Not-for-Profits Programme (NfPP)

NfPP brokers free legal advice to small not-for-profit organisations, to support the continuation and expansion of their services to people in need. Their casework service finds specialist volunteers to advise on one-off discrete legal issues. Whilst their Honorary Counsel service matches small not-for-profit organisations with volunteer solicitors on a longer-term basis. To find out more about the programme, visit the LawWorks website.

Change Creation 2

Are you an arts and cultural organisation? Whether you are looking to change your vision and values, connect with new audiences or develop your income generation model this 2 year programme could support you.  Information about Change Creation 2 and how to apply can all be found here, along with a short video from Richard Watts, Programme Director here.