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City Hall is funding hundreds of positive activities to support thousands of young Londoners during the holidays and beyond 

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today set out a comprehensive package of measures to support communities by funding hundreds of positive activities and opportunities for young Londoners in the capital this summer. Find out more HERE

How you can get involved:

Share our refreshed Our London Map with your networks and encourage them to add their organisation. It is a vital resource showing activities and services for children and young people in London by postcode, town, borough, and activity. It is particularly helpful for teachers, youth workers, parents and community organisers so that they can help provide young people with constructive and positive activities: https://www.london.gov.uk/our-london/#top
Please add your organisations activities too! Click on the link HERE then choose the 3 parallel lines in the top right-hand corner of the screen and select ‘Add activity’
Applications for the VRU Stronger Futures Programme Live!!
The programme funded by the Violence Reduction Unit is delivered by Rocket Science with the Black Training and Enterprise Group.
The Stronger Futures Programme will enable community-led groups to support vulnerable young Londoners by providing them with opportunities and support in the hours following school, as well as at weekends.
£1.2m is available to fund up to 20 projects across London.
Grants of between £50,000 and £100,000 will be awarded, with an anticipated average size of circa £65,000 to be fully spent by August 2022. 

Click here for more information Stronger Futures Programme 2021/22 ⋆ rocketsciencelab.co.uk


Please share within your network

Tesco Community Grants Programme !!

The Tesco Community Grants programme is managed nationally by Groundwork. We have been asked by Tesco to encourage applications into the fund from organisations that are delivering work that is tackling knife crime in the capital. If you are working on this important issue and can get a Tesco Community Grant application completed and submitted before the end of August there is a very good chance of securing some top-up funding to support your work. 
The application form is simple and can be accessed by clicking on the link below. You can also contact Ben.Dwyer@groundwork.org.uk or Sarayu.Shah@groundwork.org.uk with any questions or help you need to get your application submitted. 
If we can demonstrate a really positive response then there could be further Tesco resources earmarked for this sort of activity, both in London and nationally. Multiple bids from organisations working in more than one area are welcome.


Know Your Rights Leaflets!!

I have some boxes of Know Your Rights leaflets in the office which I can now access, if you would like some of these to distribute between your networks please respond to this email in the below format (attached is the PDF version, the physical version folds up into a credit card sized slip);
  • Name
  • Delivery Address
  • Borough leaflets will be distributed in
  • Quantity
I will aim to finalise the list by mid-August so you are likely to receive your boxes no later than  week commencing 23rd.
From a practical perspective the boxes come in packs of 750 so knowing the depleting stationary and packing materials available at City Hall the more you feel that you can distribute the better. If you have any questions or would like to place an order feel free to email me at stopandsearch@mopac.london.gov.uk
There is no charge for the leaflets or delivery.
 Three Point Solutions is here!!
Three Point Solutions Campaign Examples Pack.
It outlines both our creative and marketing services. As a youth led agency our creative teams USP includes
Young creative / marketing teams 
Direct contact with blogs / influencers
One stop shop / hub – www.thedigitalholdings.com

As an agency we are always looking for new, innovative projects and campaigns, so be it a release/marketing, design, photography or your usual needs, the Three Point Solutions Team would love to speak further about your current projects and 2021 plans.
Visit our site www.threepointsolutions.co.uk to see some of the brands and organisations we have worked with.

Calling Creative Young People (£500 prize)

Creative youth group activity alert!! Jack Petchey’s Forward to the Future Competition invites young people aged 11-19 from London and Essex to submit a creative piece exploring what life will look like 96 years in the future. Art, video, story, music etc. are all welcome!! First prize is £500 with runner up prizes too. Time to CREATE!
https://www.jackpetcheyfoundation.org.uk/forward-to-the-future-competition/

Job Opportunity -please share!

Risk and Resilience lead at METRO Charity for more info please go to :https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/metro-charity/risk-and-resilience-lead/756570
Parks for London are recruiting for a Young People’s Heath Officer (£30k) who will work with a focus on green spaces and how these can support young people’s mental health. 
They are also looking for a Development Officer (£35k) to build partnerships and relationships with organisations managing green spaces.
Find the details here: https://parksforlondon.org.uk/opportunities/jobs/

The Mayor`s European Social Fund

The Mayor’s European Social Fund (ESF) Programme – Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) Hounslow.
The Skills and Employment Unit at the GLA have just launched the Grant Award Process for The Mayor’s European Social Fund (ESF) Programme – Creative Enterprise Zone (CEZ) Hounslow.
They are seeking a provider to deliver the below project;
Hounslow (Creative Enterprise West) CEZ (one Grant of £500,000)
This project will help Hounslow residents gain skills and find jobs in the creative sector. It will also support Londoners employed in the creative industries in Hounslow to progress in work.  
Further information, and application documents, can be found on our website.
Market Launch will be held on Teams 4 August to provide more information and an opportunity to connect with other interested organisations.
The deadline for Applications is 12:00hrs (noon) Monday 6 September 2021.

Peabody`s Young People`s Fund

Peabody are pleased to announce that, for the second year, we are seeking applications to our Young People’s Fund to support grassroots community groups who are putting youth voice at the centre of their work to tackle violence affecting young people. The fund, which has been co-created with young people aged 11-25 from across London for the benefit of young people, is administered on our behalf by the London Community Foundation (LCF).
Through the fund, grants of between £3,000 – £10,000 are available to organisations working with young people (aged 11-25) in the following boroughs: Westminster, Southwark, Waltham Forest, Lambeth and Hackney.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 3rd September 2021. For more details and for information about how to apply, please see https://londoncf.org.uk/grants/the-young-peoples-f
A children’s hospital is introducing a badge for international nurses to support their transition to a new country and working environment.
The badges, which are being rolled out by Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital (GOSH) in London, read: “I’m experienced in what I do but I’m new to the area. Be patient.”
https://lnkd.in/dE5YDYiV

Other Unrelated Opportunities

10,000 Black Interns seeks to offer 2,000 paid internships.  They have partnered up with 24 different sectors, delivering internships across a range of internal business functions. Each internship offered presents the opportunity to change your career prospects and life. 
The Internships are offered at companies such as:
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Bloomberg
  • American Express 
  • NatWest
  • Coutts
  • Legal & General
  • NHS
  • Citi Bank
  • Guys Hospital  and many more. 
Visit for more information:
https://lnkd.in/edQAVWXD
Applications open now in AUGUST 2021.  Don’t delay, register below and join the information webinar that takes place this August 2021.


INNOVATE FOR GROWTH 

Many young families today rely on inheritance to buy their first home, car or attend university. For some ethnic groups, inheritance is not a right of passage but sheer luck. Windrush parents, when arriving in the UK, could not find housing, could never get a mortgage to buy a home or grow wealth to maybe pass onto their children or grandchildren. Some were lucky and were able to do this later as attitudes began to shift.
Did you know?
63% of households in England owned their own homes in the two years from 2016 to 2018.
68% of White British households owned their own homes, compared with 74% of Indian households.
Households in the Black African (20%) and Arab (17%) ethnic groups had the lowest rates of homeownership in every socio-economic group and age group.
White British households were more likely to own their own homes than all ethnic minority households combined.
Teaching financial literacy to break this cycle of inequality is important. We need to teach our future generation how to manage money, legitimately grow wealth and create a sustainable future for their own family.  
Seek financial education and share it with your children…
https://lnkd.in/dZiCu9w9.
https://innovateforgrowth.org/training

The myth that young people are supposed to endure abusive work environments as a rite of passage into the labor market skims over the systemic issues that allow those environments to persist in the first place. https://yhoo.it/3g1EqZW

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Senior Digital Marketing Manager




Young Futures are Hiring!

THERAPIST £32,000 pro-rata (+ £500pa training budget & travel) 24 hours per week (3 days)
Position to start September/October 2021
Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 27th August 2021.
We’re looking for an energetic, passionate, and authentic individual who loves a challenge, has relevant experience and wants to make a BIG difference.
As Black/Black British staff are currently underrepresented in our therapist roles, we are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with the relevant experience and skills, who define themselves as such. This will help us deliver the best support to the diverse communities that we support. All applications received will be assessed on merit alone.
Do you have …
• Experience of working with young people.
• A recognised qualification in at least one of the following approaches: Arts’ Based Therapies; Psychotherapy, Counselling, CBT.
• An approach that is warm, empathic and boundaried. 
Who we are …
At Young Futures believe that every young person’s life is filled with potential. We help young people see, believe in, and fulfil their dreams and show that a difficult past should not define your future.
How to Apply
Go to our website www.youngfutures.org.uk

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Wrapped in her womb
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So don’t call me imperfect.
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