I hope you read this safe and well, especially after this morning’s event at Parsons Green.

Terrible things are happening in the World every single day but it becomes a little more pertinent when it happens on your own doorstep.

My thoughts and well wishes are with those that have been affected.


Sport England Tackling Inactivity and Disadvantaged Fund

London Sport have now finalised an insight evidence resource in support of Sport England’s Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund. You can access it via the link below.

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Sport England’s ‘Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage’ fund is designed to support inactive people who have little income and are therefore economically disadvantaged. This group make up a third of the population in England aged 16 to 74 – 14.6 million people.

This fund is about more than getting people active, it is about using physical activity and sport to improve lives and communities. With physical activity and sport as an extremely powerful tool to support positive social change for communities and individuals, Sport England want potential partners to provide evidence as to how they can do this. For example, this might mean using physical activity or sport to improve mental wellbeing, help drive down crime rates in an area, or reduce social isolation.

Funding bids are welcome from sport and non-sport organisations with wide reach into their communities and the individuals targeted by the fund.  Funding pots are split into two themes with 5% of the total funding reserved for smaller project bids between £1,000 and £10,000.

The London Community Foundation

The London Community Foundation, a member of London Funders, are offering a wide range of grants to tackle poverty, isolation and crime in London. They are a collective of citizens, companies, public bodies and existing trusts who fight to bridge the gap existing between different London boroughs. To see the full list of grants available and to apply, please visit The London Community Foundation website.


QPR Premier League Works is back!

Held at Loftus Road Stadium starting from October for eight weeks with lunch and travel paid.

Qualifications * Workshops * Personal Development * Professional Networking * Activity Days * Ongoing support  * Work Experience at QPR and the Premier League * Activity Days

Each participants will receive an individual support package which is specific to their needs around employment, housing, benefits, lifestyle choices and emotional support. Participants will be supported to complete a personal development plan and then helped to ensure that they achieve the goals set out in the plan.  Ongoing support in the form of drop-in sessions, one to ones, messages and phone calls continues for the following 12 months.

Please keep in mind that this is a generic employability course with links to various industries and is not specific to Football!

Details of the Open Day, Start dates and how to refer are on the attached flyer.

Prince’s Trust

Do you know a NEET young person, aged 16-25 who is interested in IT, Programming, Blogging or Web Design?  The Prince’s Trust is running a Get Started with Web Design programme with ASOS and a Get into Technology programme with Amazon Web Services:

Get Started with Web Design with ASOS – Taster Day: Thursday 12th October Main Programme: 16th – 20th October 2017

Work directly with the team @ ASOS and learn from professionals

Learn the basics about Web Design and how to create and develop your own blog

Learn about the different areas involved in Web Design including editorial, copywriting, basic coding and social media

Learn about the ASOS customer journey and the importance of Web Design to increase customer engagement

Learn about the variety of IT roles needed in online fashion and the different routes into them

An opportunity to meet new people and build your confidence

Receive up to three months’ progression support from the Prince’s Trust to help you find further work or training

Travel and Lunch provided throughout the programme

Get into Technology with Amazon Web Services – Taster Day: Tuesday 17th October 2017 Main Programme:  23rd October – 24th November 2017

3 weeks of training covering programming fundamentals and an introduction to networking, cloud and AWS core services

2 weeks of work experience with AWS or one of their partner companies who use the Amazon Web Services platform

Improve your teamwork and communication skills, boost your confidence, develop your interview skills and build your CV

Be considered for an entry level job, training or apprenticeship with AWS or one of their partners

Receive up to six months’ progression support with the Prince’s Trust to help you find work, education or training

Travel and Lunch provided throughout the programme

Family Friends Grenfell Programme

Local charity Family Friends has launched a special programme for families affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, either directly or indirectly via:

– Displacement and/or

– Bereavement of friends/family/fellow pupils or

– Living locally to the tower.

Family Friends will match a reliable, trained, screened and supervised volunteer to a family, who will provide 3 months of practical and emotional support in the family’s home.  The programme offers 2 hours of support each week. The free programme will give extra support to families this autumn and winter.

Child Mentoring – for a child/sibling 5-16 years

Gives children the chance to have fun and benefit from regular interaction from a calm and positive adult.  The programme is tailor-made to the needs of children. They may go for outings out of the area, visit places of interest, receive academic support and discover new hobbies.  Their parents may have respite from their caring responsibilities. The volunteer would also provide direct support to the parent if required and help link the family into relevant resources.

Parent Befriending – for parents of a child 0-16 years

Parents receive support with organisation around relocation, paperwork, applications for grants or accessing resources.  Volunteers may also give support around parenting and could accompany family on outings outside of the local area.  They do not provide an advice service.

They already have volunteers available to match – guidelines and referral form attached.  They have leaflets available to give out to families, which they can send or drop off to you. Please contact Family Friends should you wish to discuss whether a referral to our Grenfell Programme is suitable.

Family Friends at

73 St Charles Square

London W10 6EJ

Tel: 020 8960 9099

The Innovative Thinkers’ Club

The Innovative Thinkers’ Club is a programme for 11-16 year olds. The objective of the Club is to teach young people to think innovatively, beyond the boundaries of conventional wisdom.

They deliver our programme through a series of modules so as to break it into easy bite-sized units for students.

Attached is a copy of their proposal. The purpose of this document is to give you a brief background about what they offer. This document contains the standard format for delivering their programme. Should you or any of your partner organisations be interested, they will work with you to customise the format and level of difficulty and also regroup the content if needed to better suit your needs in order to maximise the value for the students.

Furthermore, not-for-profit organisations can access the programme free.


London Job Show 29th September 10am – 6pm & 30th September 11am – 6pm

The London Job Show provides direct access to a huge range of vacancies. No need to register, just turn up! Come and meet employers (check out the live vacancies on the event website first) and check out the free seminars and workshops from employers like John Lewis, Nandos, the Army, and London Ambulance Service.

£10 tickets for QPR v Burton 23rd September

QPR are offering local residents the chance to attend a match for £10 with Under 8’s Free. You must be a resident of W12, W3, NW10, W10 or W11 to take advantage of this offer. Please see attached letter for more details.

Help shape mental health in Hammersmith & Fulham Wednesday 18th October, from 10:30am – 3:30pm at the Irish Cultural Centre

Healthwatch Central West London is holding an event to bring together people that use or might want to use mental health services in Hammersmith & Fulham, their carers, and those that provide those services.

This will be an opportunity to explore what support services are available, how to access them, and if they meet your needs.

There will be:

  • Group discussions, stalls and presentations
  • Free lunch and refreshments
  • #healingwords – poetry and the journey to recover
  • Performance by Gill Manly, renowned jazz singer and actress

For more information please see attached poster and Book Your Place Through Eventbrite

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace” – Jimi Hendrix

Kind regards,

Gareth Dixon – CEO

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