London Plus July newsletter

Final shout to nominate volunteers!


In this months newsletter, it’s the final chance to nominate your volunteer’s for the Mayor of London’s Volunteering awards. Can you assist HEAR with their 7 Deadly Sins of Digital Exclusion project? Plus Superhighways is launching a new data literacy and digital skills partnership, could your small charity benefit from this?

Mayor of London’s Volunteering Awards

The annual Mayor of London’s Volunteering Awards celebrate the individuals, teams and corporate volunteers who are making outstanding contributions to their communities. Awards are presented across a range of categories and are awarded to both individuals and groups of volunteers. Find out more about how you can nominate those volunteers who always go above and beyond and deserve a special recognition. The closing date for nominations is midday on Friday 26 July 2019.

Latest from London Plus

What can the survey of Londoners tell us about Volunteering and civic participation in the capital? 

London Plus use the survey of Londoner's to see how many people are involved in civic participation.

London Plus analyse the data from the survey of Londoners. How many people volunteer in the capital?

The Greater London Authority has recently published the Survey of Londoners results. We’ve highlighted some key findings most relevant to London’s civil society and volunteering sector.

CommUNITY Barnet: Bringing Communities together

Nowruz Spring Festival Celebration event organised by Community Barnet

In partnership with local organisations Community Barnet organised a Nowruz celebration event

In our latest case study CommUNITY Barnet explain the challenges and learning from their Nowruz Spring Festival. A community event developed in partnership with local charities to build a stronger relationship with the Farsi speaking community in Barnet.

London Good Work Commission releases interim findings

London Good Work Commission has been researching poverty and bad work in the capital

The London Good Work Commission has been investigating the extent and nature of both poverty and bad work in the capital

Over the past four months, the London Good Work Commission has been investigating the extent and nature of both poverty and bad work in London. Our research and findings show a capital that is shamed by vast and chronic levels of poverty. In fact, we have the highest levels in the country, with 28% of people (2.4 million), currently languishing in poverty. That shockingly includes 700,000 children. The interim findings are available on our website. And if you’re a bit of short for time, here’s a quick read blog.

Sector News

7 Deadly Sins of Digital Exclusion – input and examples needed

HEAR is working with members to improve understanding of Digital Exclusion experienced by Londoners. As part of this work they are developing a document, the 7 Deadly Sins of Digital Exclusion which also includes some examples of how to overcome barriers to digital inclusion. Read their blog and get in touch with them with your thoughts.

London Refugee & Migrant Civil Society Data Project

We ran a session about open data with Hannah Goulding from the GLA at an event organised by Superhighways, Datakind and Rita Chadha. You can read about the day and their Refugee and Migrant data project in this blog.

Data literacy and digital skills partnership

Superhighways is launching a new data literacy and digital skills partnership to help small charities and community organisations tackle the tough issues that Londoners face – see full press release hereThe two-year programme will offer training, advice and practical support to help small charities develop data and digital skills they need to deliver the best possible activities and outcomes for local people.

Useful Tools

Digital Leadership Toolkit

Superhighways has developed a Conversation Starter Pack that can help small charity leaders talk about their strategic use of digital. It can help you think think through your responsibilities, areas for skills development and consider future actions. You can read about it and download the pack on their website.


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