Step Up to Serve is moving – just over the bridge! From the beginning of January, we will be based at Raleigh International, Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF. See on a map


Young Trustees – #iwill survey. Interested in young people on your Trustee Boards?  Or are you a young person interested in being a Trustee? Take five minutes to take part in our short survey. We have partnered with The Social Change Agency and the Blagrave Trust to find solutions to the barriers of young people taking on trusteeship and would love to hear your insight –  https://goo.gl/forms/MAbBeyJkgBJdJUjZ2


Tampon Tax Funding Opportunity. Does your organisation work to support and empower vulnerable women and girls? Bids are open til January 20th for charities to receive at least £1 million from the Tampon Tax Fund. Find out more


‘Pocket Parks’ funding. Green-fingered communities across England can bid for a share of £1 million fund from today (5 December 2018) to help develop their own ‘pocket parks’. Pocket parks are small plots of land, often about the size of a tennis court, and mostly seen in urban spaces. They provide a green oasis which can help improve the physical and mental health of the communities using them. More info here


The Cohesion and Integration Network (COIN). COIN is a new Network, based in Manchester, which will be a charity and an independent national organisation, under a new brand and banner. It will provide a digital platform, working with policy makers and practitioners in the UK and internationally, to produce and share ideas, exchange resources and build the capacity and confidence of all organisations working to improve cohesion and integration. For more details and to sign up to receive further information visit www.cohesionintegration.net


Opportunities for young volunteers:

  • The Summer Camps Trust, a charity dedicated to bringing children from all backgrounds together for active and enjoyable countryside holiday week, seeks young adults, aged 17 – 25, to train and work as volunteer leaders. On offer is valuable training and great fun while making an important contribution to the lives of children who need it. Contact chris@summercampstrust.org if interested.
  • Leonard Cheshire. A social action programme for anyone over 13 interested in supporting disabled people to live as independently as they choose. This includes lots of ideas and resources for short and flexible volunteering for young people, such as organising accessible events, access surveys in the community, ways to get involved with our campaigns and events, and ways to support our speaker programme.Ideal for young people who want to organise their own activities either independently or in groups. Find out more