Free workshop session tomorrow afternoon for International Women’s Day 2017. This is a free event for girls to make their own toolbox and will be an excellent opportunity to learn some basic skills, make new friends, find out what is happening at the Livesey Exchange and go home with your own toolbox!
The session is open from 4pm – 8pm at the Livesey Exchange, Ledbury Estate, Bird in Bush Road SE15 1QP.
Every year throughout October people, schools, libraries, groups and organisations host events and get involved with the celebration of Black History in order to:
Celebrate the talent, achievements and contributions of Southwark’s new and established black and ethnic minority communities
Provide opportunities for informal learning
Inspire, motivate and encourage the participation of Southwark’s diverse communities
Promote social cohesion by sharing histories and cultures
A limited number of Small (up to £500) and Large (up to £2,000) grants are available to help achieve this.
Each year has a different theme that guides the programming. This year it is:
Fit to Achieve – How our community has struggled and succeeded in Britain and how to build on this success.
Download the guidance notes and application form here. The closing date for applications is Monday 29 June 2015, 9am.
The Southwark EnviroGrant scheme has now reopened for its fifth year.
Established by Veolia – recycling and waste partners of Southwark Council – the scheme has been designed to support projects that enrich the local environment.
Community organisations, resident groups and schools in Southwark can apply for up to £1,000 to put towards their project along with the voluntary assistance of Veolia employees who can be on hand to build, clean, paint or plant as needed.
So far the Southwark EnviroGrant scheme has helped over 20 community projects in the borough and awarded over £13,000 to enable these schemes to happen. In 2015 we are particularly looking for applications with a strong ‘3R’s’ theme – for example events and projects that:
Reduce the amount of waste produced, such as cooking demos to encourage use of leftovers or community composting schemes
Reuse more of the things we throw away, such as ‘Give or Take’ days Swap Shops; Swishing or community garden makeovers that reuse materials for containers or furnishings
Recycle and reuse more materials – such as community clear out days or neighbourhood recycling champion schemes
Organisations or groups can apply for EnviroGrant funding by downloading an application online. The deadline for entries is 30 April 2015; for more information please visit:
The Southwark Council Joint Security Initiative (JSI) 2015-2016 programme is now open for application. The broad aims of this programme are:
· To contribute to Housing & Community Services’ delivery of the strategic objectives in the Council Plan
· Input to the crime and disorder strategy by reducing issues that affect people the most, linked to the fear of crime and wellbeing.
· Involve residents in solution solving partnerships to tackle local problems.
· Reduce barriers to involvement
· Promote inclusive and cohesive communities
You are eligible to apply if you are:
· Tenants and residents associations
· Tenant management organisations
· Area housing forums
· Service provider working with the above groups
Potential applicants are encouraged to attend the JSI workshop scheduled for Thursday 19th February 2015. Judging by the standard of applications submitted to the programme last year, the applications submitted by applicants who attended the workshop were generally of good standard. The programme for the workshop is in the application pack.
The deadline for submission of completed application is Monday 16th March 2015 at 5pm. Please note that late applications will not be considered.
Housing & Community Services
2nd Floor, Hub 4
160 Tooley Street