Information and Signposting
This project ran for 3 years involving 6 community partners, to improve signposting support provided to refugees and migrants at frontline advice centres.
Integrated Communities Programme
With funding from Hackney council, this programme provided organisational development support and fundraising to 8 Hackney organisations.
Peer Support Grants
This programme ran for 3 years and gave grants to 15 organisations to run peer support activities for Hackney residents with long term health conditions.
Data Management training Support
With funding from the Integrated Commission Board, this programme provided laptops and training on data management and usage of databases for monitoring and evaluation to 7 Hackney organisations.
Specialist Organisation Support (Community African Network – CAN)
The Community African Network (CAN) through Hackney CVS received a grant from the Healthier City and Hackney Fund to pilot a new approach to increasing the awareness of bowel cancer and the uptake of bowel cancer screening in the older Black African community through targeted outreach and working with GP surgeries in low uptake areas in Hackney. Following this successful project, CAN has now become an independent network.
Generic Organisational Development Support
Over the past two years we have been working hard on refreshing our generic organisational support offer which is open to any Hackney CVS member. Among the many benefits of membership are one to one support sessions. If you aren’t yet a member – join us here.
Hackney CVS organisational development team can provide you with support on fundraising, governance, policies and procedures, safeguarding, DBS checks, monitoring and evaluation, marketing and setting up new community groups. You can request this support by filling in the online form here.
We have improved our training offer which includes fundraising, safeguarding, and support for DBS checks. From September we will also have a programme of weekend training aimed at trustees and small groups.
Additionally, we have developed a partnership with other East London CVS’ so that Hackney Organisations can access training in neighbouring boroughs. All our training is listed here and more details are available from firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialist Organisation Support (Migrant Support Network)
We have a dedicated development officer who is building a consortium of local organisations supporting refugees and migrants living in Hackney. The consortium will work together to build capacity of members and develop funding bids to strengthen health and wellbeing services for refugees and migrants. For more information email: email@example.com
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision
We are partnering with the Workers Educational Association (WEA) to deliver entry level English classes for refugees and migrants in Hackney, to help improve integration, confidence and employment potential.
Hackney CVS will be working with local partners to identify relevant students and coordinate lessons in locations that will be accessible to them such as community centres. Tutors from WEA will deliver the classes, which are designed to be the first step to learning English. To find out about hosting ESOL classes please email: firstname.lastname@example.org