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									                           ECEN e-Bulletin 23 July 2009


    This e-bulletin contains information about the following topics (click on the topic
    to go directly to the item):

    •   ECEN Website: New Information
    •   News from Volunteer Centre Enfield
    •   Children, Young People and Schools
    •   News from Enfield Women’s Centre
    •   News for Enfield’s Faith Communities
    •   Recruitment Subsidy and Work Trials Support
    •   Health Inequalities Survey
    •   London Housing Strategy
    •   Funding News
    •   Conferences




                          ECEN Website: New Information

    The following items have been added/updated on the ECEN website:

    •   ECEN Elections page – this new page aims to guide ECEN full members through
        the current elections process, with information about the different stages
        involved and links to useful resources. It is updated regularly. Click here to visit
        the ECEN Elections page.
    •   Free Training – this page has recently been updated with information about
        ECEN’s Level 2 Accredited Course in Community Empowerment and Leadership.
        Click here to visit it.
    •   News Page – a new article has been added about the ballot stage of Phase 1 of
        the ECEN elections. Click here to read it.

    Please help us to promote the ECEN website by including a link from your website to
    www.ecen.org.uk and by including our mission statement, which is as follows:

    “The Enfield Community Empowerment Network (ECEN) is a network of voluntary
    and community sector agencies committed to improving the quality of public services
    available to local people in Enfield. The ECEN provides training, support, guidance and

ECEN FUNDED BY                                                                               ENFIELD VOLUNTARY ACTION
                                                                     A Company Limited By Guarantee(England and Wales)
                                           Registered Office: Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton, London N9 0PZ
                                                                 Co. Registration : 3755382 Charity Registration : 1077857
                           ECEN e-Bulletin 23 July 2009


    opportunities for elected ECEN representatives and Voluntary and Community Sector
    organisations. This empowers the sector to participate in local planning structures
    that influence the provision of services to local residents and the implementation of
    the Community Strategy. Enfield Voluntary Action (EVA) is the responsible body for
    the ECEN.”

    Thank you!




                         News from Volunteer Centre Enfield

    The notes from the latest Volunteer Organisers Forum on 17th June 2009 are now
    available – please click here to download them.

    The Volunteer Centre also sends out a regular E-Newsletter. To receive the July
    2009 E-Newsletter and to be put on the distribution list, please email Bridget Morris
    at b.morris@enfieldva.org.uk or call her on 020 8373 6240.




                         Children, Young People and Schools

    Enfield Voluntary Action (EVA), in partnership with London Borough of Enfield and
    London Borough of Waltham Forest, is holding a FREE “Schools in Partnership”
    conference” on 5th November 2009. The conference is for mainstream and
    supplementary schools in the boroughs of Enfield and Waltham Forest. For further
    details go the EVA website Events Directory, click on “Date” and then “5th November
    2009”.

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    London Borough of Enfield’s Education, Children’s Services and Leisure Department
    produce a half-termly newsletter, which provides an update on what’s going on
    nationally and locally in the areas of education, children’s services and leisure. Click
    here to download the July 2009 edition.


ECEN FUNDED BY                                                                               ENFIELD VOLUNTARY ACTION
                                                                     A Company Limited By Guarantee(England and Wales)
                                           Registered Office: Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton, London N9 0PZ
                                                                 Co. Registration : 3755382 Charity Registration : 1077857
                          ECEN e-Bulletin 23 July 2009


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    Click here to download the latest edition of Enfield’s Council’s quarterly Building
    Schools for the Future (BSF) newsletter.




                          News from Enfield Women’s Centre

    Click here to download the latest edition of “Happenings”, Enfield Women’s Centre’s
    newsletter.

    On Sunday 2nd August 2009 Enfield Women’s Centre are organising a coach trip to
    Walton-on-the-Naze, a traditional English resort with sandy beaches, safe bathing
    and the UK’s second longest pier. There is also rare bird life and fossil finds. Boat
    trips are available to see the seals (book privately). Please bring a picnic lunch. Costs
    £18 for a waged adult (concessions £12) and £6 for a child. Places are limited and
    will be allocated on a strictly ‘first come, first served’ basis. To book call 020 8443
    1902 or 020 8351 9128 or email info@enfieldwomen.org.uk.




                         News for Enfield’s Faith Communities

    Please note that the new phone number for Enfield Street Pastors is 07982
    197505.

    Heythrop College (part of the University of London) is offering a new Diploma in
    Interreligious Relations from January 2010. This is a skills-based course for people
    who work with communities or individuals from different faith or cultural
    backgrounds. The course leads to a Graduate Certificate or Diploma, and credits can
    count towards a higher qualification but it offers professional development in its
    own right in the field of interreligious relations. The emphasis in this case is on
    gaining understanding and, above all, practical skills in dealing with relational matters,
    avoiding conflict where possible, defusing conflict where it does occur, and building
    on the synergy of shared values, even when these are differently expressed. For
    information please contact Annabel Clarkson, Academic Registrar at
    admissionsPG@heythrop.ac.uk.
ECEN FUNDED BY                                                                               ENFIELD VOLUNTARY ACTION
                                                                     A Company Limited By Guarantee(England and Wales)
                                           Registered Office: Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton, London N9 0PZ
                                                                 Co. Registration : 3755382 Charity Registration : 1077857
                         ECEN e-Bulletin 23 July 2009


                 Recruitment Subsidy and Work Trials Support

    VCS groups in Enfield are invited to meet with John Marange (Partnership Manager
    at Jobcentre Plus Palmers Green) to discuss how they can benefit from the
    Recruitment Subsidy and the Work Trials support that Jobcentre Plus is providing.
    The Recruitment Subsidy, as reported in our e-Bulletin of 17th July 2009, is where
    employers are given £1000 whenever they recruit someone who has been claiming
    Jobseeker's Allowance for six months or more. Work Trials offer people the
    opportunity to try out an actual job vacancy whilst remaining on benefit, at the same
    time as allowing employers to test a person's suitability for a job. John is inviting
    VCS groups to come to Jobcentre Plus at 28 Alderman Hill, London N13 4PN, at 10am
    on 10th September 2009 to discuss these opportunities. Groups must book with
    John in advance - please call 020 8218 8597 or email
    john.marange@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk.




                              Health Inequalities Survey

    Grant Thornton, external auditors to London Borough of Enfield and NHS Enfield
    (formerly Enfield PCT), are undertaking a review on behalf of the Audit Commission
    of how partners tackle health inequalities. Click here to access the online survey,
    which is open until 27th July 2009.




                               London Housing Strategy

    The Greater London Authority (GLA) is currently consulting on the draft London
    Housing Strategy. The strategy sets out the Mayor’s vision for housing in London. A
    North London consultation event will take place on 3rd August 2009, which will
    provide an opportunity to discuss the proposed strategy and look to inform the final
    policy. Click here for more details.




ECEN FUNDED BY                                                                             ENFIELD VOLUNTARY ACTION
                                                                   A Company Limited By Guarantee(England and Wales)
                                         Registered Office: Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton, London N9 0PZ
                                                               Co. Registration : 3755382 Charity Registration : 1077857
                          ECEN e-Bulletin 23 July 2009


                                        Funding News
    Grassroots Grants is funded by the Office of the Third Sector and delivered by
    the Community Development Foundation. Enfield Voluntary Action (EVA) administers
    the funding programme in Enfield. The next round of funding is now open for
    applications, and the closing date is 7th September 2009. Click here for more
    information and an application pack.

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    Enfield4Community is a free-to-use online funding information portal that the
    London Borough of Enfield has installed on its website to assist local charities,
    community groups, social enterprises and businesses search for schemes and funds
    available that match your organisation's profile. The website is updated regularly
    with all new funding streams being added as soon as the information is available. You
    will need to register initially in order to access the information; this only needs to be
    done once and only takes a couple of minutes. Click here to access the website.

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    The latest issue of Funding Insight, the weekly e-Newsletter from Grants Online
    that summarises the latest grant funding opportunities, is now available. Click here
    to download it. You can also get the latest funding information from Grants Online’s
    website by clicking here.

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    More funding news below:

    •   Mediabox is a Department for Children, Schools and Families fund to enable
        disadvantaged 13-19 year olds living in England the opportunity to develop and
        produce creative media projects, using print, television, film, radio or online
        platforms. The Mix Mediabox funding scheme will open for applications on 10th
        August 2009. Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 will be available to
        organisations that bring together young people from diverse economic
        backgrounds, faiths or geographic areas to work on a media project. Click here
        for more information.

ECEN FUNDED BY                                                                               ENFIELD VOLUNTARY ACTION
                                                                     A Company Limited By Guarantee(England and Wales)
                                           Registered Office: Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton, London N9 0PZ
                                                                 Co. Registration : 3755382 Charity Registration : 1077857
                           ECEN e-Bulletin 23 July 2009


    •   The Elephant Trust offers grants to artists and institutions (priority is given to
        small organisations and galleries) for new, innovative visual arts projects based in
        the UK. The Trust's aim is to make it possible for artists and those presenting
        their work to undertake and complete projects when confronted by lack of
        funds. The Trust supports projects that develop and improve the knowledge,
        understanding and appreciation of the fine arts. The next deadline for the
        submission of applications is 21st September 2009. Click here to find out more.




                                         Conferences

    The following conferences may be of interest to Enfield’s VCS:

    •   Understanding the Nature and Dynamics of Race and Institutional Racism –
        organised by The Asian Health Agency and taking place on 9th September 2009
        in Hammersmith, London. For more details contact Balraj Purewal on 020 8811
        1501 or email admin2@taha.org.uk.

    •   Recruiting Non-UK Nationals: Understanding and Working with the Points
        Based Immigration System – organised by Public Policy Exchange and taking
        place on 15th September 2009. Click here for more details.

    •   Westminster Briefing on Strengthening Community Cohesion in the UK: The
        Issues, the Challenges, the Initiatives – 22nd October 2009. Click here for
        more information.

    •   Mixed Race, Mixed Racism and Mental Health – organised by Central
        Conference Consultants and sponsored by the National Mental Health
        Development Unit, and taking place on 29th October 2009. Click here for
        further details.




ECEN FUNDED BY                                                                              ENFIELD VOLUNTARY ACTION
                                                                    A Company Limited By Guarantee(England and Wales)
                                          Registered Office: Community House, 311 Fore Street, Edmonton, London N9 0PZ
                                                                Co. Registration : 3755382 Charity Registration : 1077857

								
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