London Plus November Newsletter

London Plus Launch Save the Date


London Plus updates

Greater London Volunteering (GLV) AGM and civil society Networking event

We would like to thank all of you who attended the GLV AGM and civil society networking event last week. Over 25 different organisations attended the event which primarily focused on how to capture and utilise data. If you would like to access the presentations or links from the civil society networking event please read our blog post about the GLV AGM.

London Plus … coming soon!

The GLV AGM also gave us a great opportunity to offer attendees a sneak peek of our brand new London Plus logo! We are really pleased that our website and branding is starting to take shape now and can’t wait to share this with you at our launch event.

Please save the date for our launch event, which will be taking place at City Hall, 31st January 2019, 3pm-6pm. More details to follow nearer the time.

Events and Training


As part of the #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign, the Mayor of London wants to recognise the invaluable contributions women make to local communities. You are able to nominate the amazing women in your community via the GLA’s online platform.

The Foundation for Social Improvement webinars

FSI offer a wide variety of low-cost face-to-face training, webinars and online resources for small and local charities. Take a look at their programme of webinars with sessions such as developing your fundraising strategy and demonstrating impact.

Sheila McKechnie foundation: influencing change programme

Take the next step in your campaigning career with @SMKcampaigners 5-day advanced training for London-based campaigners. Refresh your knowledge of planning and delivering a campaign, and look at best and next practice in social change. Find out further information and book your spot before the deadline 12.12.18.

Developing employer-supported volunteering (ESV) programme for your own staff

Tower Hamlets Volunteer Centre and the Wellcome Trust are delivering an interactive and jam-packed session on the advantages, challenges and practicalities of implementing an ESV programme into your organisation. Book your ticket online for free if you are a voluntary organisation based in Tower Hamlets, or £60 if you are based outside the borough. 

Richmond CVS: Managing difficult volunteer related situations

If your beneficiaries are based in Richmond, this free training will be invaluable for volunteer coordinators in learning how to manage difficult situations and to share practical learning with fellow volunteer coordinators. If you are based outside Richmond but would still like to attend this training tickets are £40. Find out more and book your tickets on Richmond CVS’ Eventbrite page.


Digital leadership fund

The Digital Leadership Fund aims to improve the digital capability of civil society leaders through training so they are able to confidently embed digital practices in their organisations. Applicants are able to apply online for £10,000 – £ 170,000 by 7th December.

EU settlement scheme grants: early engagement

Does your organisation support vulnerable EU residents applying for the EU settlement scheme?  The Home Office has announced up to £9 million of grant funding to be awarded in FY19/20 to multiple bidders of small and large voluntary and community support organisations. Keep a lookout as the fund is expected to open to wider competition at the end of November.


Investment terminology glossary

Download the Key Fund’s simple jargon buster guide (PDF) explaining the terms and language which are often used during the investment process.

Civil society futures: the independent inquiry

Civil Society Futures have published three reports based on a two-year independent inquiry into the future of civil society in England. We know the importance of civil society organisations, but what do the findings show? You are able to download the reports and read more into the background of the reports on the Civil Society Futures website.