London Plus January 2024 Newsletter

Hello, welcome to our January 2024 newsletter.

We hope you had a nice Christmas / New Year break and are coming back to work refreshed and ready to make positive impacts in London. We always aim for these newsletters to help with this goal, by giving you some useful sector resources all in one place.

Hopefully you find this newsletter useful. As always, if you have any suggestions for the next one, feel free to contact Henry at

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Event planner
The London Communities Emergencies Partnership (LCEP) is looking for an event planner to help with an in-person event this Spring. Apply by 25/01/24!

London Communities Emergencies Partnership
You can now view various recordings from the London Communities Emergencies Partnership December Meeting, which discussed winter preparedness, community safety initiatives, and the impact of global events on Londoners.

Cost of living documents
Check out our cost of living resource page for all our cost of living documents, all of which serve different purposes:
1. Help & resources 2. Good practice 3. Data 4. Evidence and insights toolkit

Leading the way
Our London Plus Social Prescribing Network Manager, Stephanie McKinley, has written her first ever blog! It discusses the South East London Integrated Care Partnership and how it is leading the way with voluntary sector collaboration.


News: Glasses on Newspapers

Charity governance
Share your story for a chance to win a Charity Governance Award! Entry is free and applications must be submitted by Tuesday 6th February.

Great mental health
Great Mental Health Day is returning on Friday 26th January. It gives an opportunity to get us talking about mental health, with the focus this year being ‘meaningful connections’.

No Vote No Voice
London already has some of lowest voter registration rates in England, by virtue of structural barriers, and many Londoners are not aware of the voting system changes brought in by the Elections Act (2022). Hence, we are supporting the Greater London Authority (GLA) #NoVoteNoVoice public awareness campaign. You too can make a difference by getting in touch with the GLA Democratic Participation team if you want to receive accessible social media and print resources to share in your networks and venues.

Events & training

Upcoming events to enhance your skills

Age-friendly communities
Wednesday 24th January, 10am
Age-Friendly Communities are places where people of all ages are able to thrive. If you want to find out more about the subject, attend this event from the Centre for Ageing Better.

Google analytics
Wednesday 24th January, 10am
We know first-hand how confusing Google Analytics can be at times. Attend this event from CharityWise, where you can ask questions about it.

Websites on a shoestring
Wednesday 31st January, 2pm
Join this event to learn how you can create an effective and budget-friendly website for your organisation.

Women’s voices
Friday 8th March, 9:30am
For International Women’s Day, Media Trust is holding Women’s Voices 2024 – an opportunity for organisations that support women and girls to come together for a day of strategy and celebration.


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Steps to togetherness
Civil Society Consulting put together this ‘32 Steps to Togetherness‘ manual – it includes actions we can take to build connections within and between communities.

Israel/Palestine & mental health
Thrive LDN has put together this mental health support resource for people who are impacted by the Israel/Palestine conflict.

Right to remain
The Right to Remain Toolkit acts as a guide to the UK immigration and asylum system. It’s completely free and is designed to help people understand the legal process.

London chairs
Association of Chairs provides extra support for London Chairs. If you chair a charity that serves (or is based in) London, get involved in their peer support sessions and mentoring scheme.


Latest funds for your organisation

Resilience fund
The Resilience Fund from Berkeley Foundation aims to support up to six organisations that work with young people at risk of homelessness.
Deadline: Friday 2nd February

Kind2Mind is a match-funding initiative from Big Give, which pledges to match funds given to eligible mental health charities.
Deadline: Saturday 9th February

Defibrillator funding
The British Heart Foundation are offering free defibrillators for communities.
Deadline: Friday 15th March

Disability justice
This fund from Trust for London and City Bridge Foundation aims for a strong, vibrant, diverse and sustainable disability justice movement.
Deadline: Monday 4th March, 5pm


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Local councils & infrastructure
Do you have a good example of collaborative working between a local council and a local voluntary sector organisation? The National Association for Voluntary and Community Action want to hear about it in order to inform a good practice guide.

Co-production groups
The National Association for Voluntary & Community Action has set up four co-production groups and are looking for members. Fill out this survey to sign up. Each group has a specific focus:
(1) Networks, connections & influencing (2) Tools, resources & information (3) Equity, equality, inclusion and diversity (4) Research.


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