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25-5-2017 - Hackney Giving Live

Our next Hackney Giving Live event will be taking place on Thursday 22nd June in Great Eastern St, London, EC2A. The three local grassroots charities have been chosen. Come and support them as they pitch for funding.

Book your ticket here. 


9-5-2017 - Hackney Forest School launches with free family fun day

To improve the education children the Hackney Forest School will be making mud cakes, climbing trees and building dens. They will be launching a family fun day on 10 June at Clapton Park Children’s Centre.

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25-4-2017 - Job vacancy: Programme Director – Connect Hackney

If you are interested in leading a dynamic programme of work to meet the needs of socially isolated older people, we have an exciting opportunity for you!

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18-4-2017 - Survey says majority of fundraisers research improves communication

Almost 90 per cent of fundraisers surveyed for a new report believe that carrying out research reduces the number of unwanted or irrelevant communications sent out to prospective donors.

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28-3-2017 - Funding Spotlight

Does your small charity need support to make a difference in Hackney? Or do you need funding to help to deliver employability projects that help people get into work?

Funding spotlight focuses on two funding opportunities that could help your organisation.

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7-3-2017 - Talent Scouts inspired by Music Manager Riki Bleau

Talent Scouts from Hackney CVS met Artist/Producer and Publishing A&R Riki Bleau in our Dalston offices on Monday February 13.


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20-2-2017 - Ready4Success?

Are you:
18-30 and finding it hard to get the right job? OR actively looking for work but unsure what employers are looking for ?Then Ready4Success is for you


This five day programme will:
- l Connect you with successful people
- l Provide feedback from employers on your interview technique
- l Leave you confident and ready to compete


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13-2-2017 - Coproduction Survey

Co-production with residents and London’s communities. Share your views.

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31-1-2017 - New Aim Higher Employment Support Programme

‘Aim Higher’ Employment Support programme is especially designed for Hackney residents. This innovative project is completely FREE to unemployed Hackney residents, offering personalised support with finding and securing employment.

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19-1-2017 - Chief Executive of the Interlink Foundation, Chaya Spitz, awarded an OBE

Hackney CVS would like to congratulate the Chief Executive of the Interlink Foundation, Chaya Spitz, on being awarded an OBE for her services to the community and Jewish people in London. She said: 'Working in the voluntary sector we are surrounded by awe-inspiring organisations and people who dedicate themselves to the welfare of others. Every day of working in the sector is a privilege. Inasmuch as this award recognises the amazing role our sector plays, it is an honour to receive it'


5-1-2017 - Smoke free Hackney

Smokefree Hackney is a free stop smoking service. They aim to support Hackney residents to live a healthy and smokefree life.

With their help, you are four times more likely to quit than if you go it alone.

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15-12-2016 - FMB London member lobbies Minister on diversity issues

Congratulations to FMB London member Bola Abisogun, Executive Director of Urbanis Ltd who, following a letter he wrote to the PM Theresa May, secured a meeting with Damian Hinds, Minister of State for Employment.

Bola, has a strong track record of campaigning for equality and diversity for micro and SME businesses in construction. The meeting was held at Hackney CVS where the Minister met and listened to the views of young black men and heard first-hand about the work being done to challenge prejudice and promote diversity.

Urbanis Ltd: http://www.urbanis.co.uk/


13-12-2016 - Free cycle assembly at Santa’s Bike Grotto

Are you getting your child a bike for Christmas? Do you know your break pads from your bottom bracket.

Hackney Council invite you to bring your bikes that need to be assembled by trained mechanics.

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1-12-2016 - Major education consultation launched

A major educational consultation has been launched by Hackney Council with the aim of shaping the future of the borough’s schools.

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21-11-2016 - End violence against women and girls in Hackney

Support the ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women’ as the Council invites residents to rally together and show their support for the elimination of violence against women.

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7-11-2016 - Benefit Sanctions & Foodbank Use

Research by University of Oxford shows a link between increased benefit sanctions and higher foodbank use.

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13-10-2016 - 'A Place For Everyone' How to Apply Report

Have a read of our 'A Place for Everyone Evaluation' Report 2017/18.

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29-9-2016 - Celebrate Black history in Hackney

There will be two-months of free events and activities to celebrate black history month and culture, this will include an exhibition exploring Black art and activism in Hackney between the 1960s-2000s.

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26-9-2016 - Hackney’s new mayor Philip Glanville speaks out on Momentum, refugees and his husband’s tweets

The new Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville has said his cabinet have “hit the ground running” as he brushed off worries that Labour locally could succumb to damaging infighting between the left and right wings of the party.

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15-9-2016 - The Hackney One Carnival 2016

28,000 visitors and residents gathered in the streets to cheer on the colourful procession of performers in this year's Hackney One Carnival. A total of 28 different carnival groups danced and entertained their way from Ridley Road, south along Dalston Lane, Richmond Road and along Mare Street towards Hackney Town Hall.

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