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Volunteering and sector news

Shortlising underway for the Team London Achievement Awards 2015

A big thank you to all of you who nominated volunteers for the Team London Achievement Awards 2015.

The shortlisting process is underway and Team London will contact the nominators of all shortlisted volunteers by the end of July. If you have not heard back by then it will mean that your nominations have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

We greatly appreciate all nominations received and we’ll continue to keep you posted with future opportunities to get your volunteers recognised for the important work that they do.

The future of civil society support in London

GLV has been working with London Funders and LVSC to co-produce a specification for a piece of work to look at the future support needs of the voluntary and community sector in London, and how volunteering and other infrastructure organisations can best meet these needs. The call for people interested in taking on this work is now live and available here, with responses to be returned to London Funders by 5pm on 5th August 2015. We are grateful to City Bridge Trust for their support of this vital work.

GLV Network Event

8 September, 10am-4pm
Lift Islington,
45 White Lion Street
N1 9PW

Note this event has been moved from the 9th July due to the tube strike

Please join us for our end of Summer network day.

In the morning session, Jilly Vickers of Clinks will look at the key issues around volunteering for offenders. In the afternoon, Jarina Choudhury of NCVO will be discussing the current learning and developments needs in relation to volunteer strategy, management and good practice.

The session will include a networking lunch and member updates.

Further details can be found here.

Moving forward with work on the future of voluntary sector infrastructure in London

GLV and LVSC are pleased to announce that we are working with London Funders to co-produce a specification for a detailed piece of work on the future of infrastructure in London, building on the national “Change for Good” report and the outcomes of our joint meeting with members of our networks on 20th April 2015.

London Funders, with funding from City Bridge Trust, will be commissioning detailed scoping research to map out the infrastructure needs of London’s voluntary sector, identify opportunities for development, and outline future resourcing requirements of the sector, based on the specification we are developing. GLV and LVSC, together with other sector representatives, will be involved in shaping this work with London Funders, and our members will be invited to contribute to the process through consultations that we envisage will take place over the summer or early autumn. The aim will be to complete the work and make recommendations before the end of 2015.

We will be able to provide a more detailed timetable for the work when it gets fully underway in a month’s time, but in the meantime LVSC and GLV are pulling together examples of good practice within the networks and background notes on the range of infrastructure in London, to ensure the work commissioned builds on an understanding of our current work. If you have any queries before more information is available next month then please don’t hesitate to contact James at GLV  or Eithne at LVSC.


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