London Plus March 2024 Newsletter


Hello, welcome to the London Plus March 2024 Newsletter.

It feels like spring is finally on the horizon!

It has been a busy month at London Plus. We’ve been celebrating social prescribing day with the London Social Prescribing Network, and are looking ahead to the Members’ Assembly (more on this below).

We have some exciting London Plus content to show you as well, including a brand new report and the offer of a consultancy project.

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

London Plus news

London Plus newspaper

Work with us!
We are seeking proposals from an organisation or individual to help us support volunteering in London. You will provide strategic direction, engaging the London Volunteering Strategy Group (LVSG) and leading work on a London ‘Vision for Volunteering’.

Staff profiles
We have started a series called Staff Profiles, where we introduce members of the team and give the opportunity for charities and community groups to look behind the professional curtain. Our next two are with Anne, our Operations Manager, and Penny, our Research & Data Analyst.

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

Members’ assembly
Wednesday 27th March, 9:30am
Join The National Council for Voluntary Organisations, alongside London Plus and Kensington & Chelsea Social Council, for a free online members’ assembly this March! The assembly will give the opportunity to network, share best practice & talk with NCVO staff.

Local infrastructure impact report
This report from the London CVS Network highlights the vital role of local infrastructure in connecting, supporting, promoting and representing London’s voluntary and community sector.


News: Glasses on Newspapers

Charity Commission
The Charity Commission has released their 2024-2029 strategy. Take a look to find out what’s in store over the next few years.

Havering Council
Havering Council recently secured £54m to help avoid going bust.

Charity response to AI
Sector bodies have urged charities to organise conversations about how they should respond to artificial intelligence. This is certainly an important topic worthy of discussion.

Homelessness spending
According to new data from London Councils, the £90m monthly spending on homeless accommodation ‘threatens to bankrupt boroughs’.

Events & Training

Upcoming events to enhance your skills

Volunteering in 2024
Wednesday 22 May
This online conference from the Directory of Social Change will inspire, engage, and celebrate volunteering.

Link UP London
Be sure to keep an eye on the Link UP London events page. They always have something new coming up!


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Data first aid
Need help managing your charity’s data? Make a Data First Aid request with Pro Bono Economics.

This toolkit from the Sheila McKechnie Foundation is a training resource for campaigners, activists, and changemakers of all kinds.


Latest funds for your organisation

Security for refugees
This funding from Comic Relief is for organisations that specialise in supporting refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Apply soon!
Deadline: Tuesday 26th March, 12pm

Sport England
The Small Grants Programme from Sport England seeks to get people more physically active, and supports opportunities that make this happen!
Deadline: none


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Good food
This report from Sustain puts a spotlight on action to support the health and nutrition of Londoners.

Young Londoners’ manifesto
This 2024 manifesto includes a series of asks for the Mayor, specifically for young Londoners.

State of the sector
NPC has released their latest State of the Sector report. It details the current state of the voluntary sector with useful statistics, insights, and recommendations.

Tackling loneliness
This report explores the important role of the voluntary sector in tackling loneliness.


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