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WCN news update

Read this page for news of services and developments that may be of use to your organisation or community group. We'll update it regularly.

Free money saving advice

Free money saving advice


Would you like to be able to manage your money better?  Would you like to know more about budgeting, saving money, how to switch energy suppliers or get cheaper tariffs?

Citizens Advice Westminster and Genesis Housing is now offering:

  • One-to-one budgeting advice
  • Getting the best deal for energy
  • Money saving tips
  • Applying for charitable grants
  • Money advice workshops

Click here to contact the Wiser Money Project Team for more information. The team can arrange one-to-one interviews, or if you have a group of six to 12 people, a workshop can be organised. 

Money advice drop in for North Westminster residents

Money advice drop in for North Westminster residents

Citizens Advice Westminster and Genesis Housing are running a project for those living in the Harrow Road, Queens Park and Westbourne wards who need money advice and help.

On offer is advice on topics such as:

  • Money and debt advice
  • One-to-one budgeting advice
  • Getting the best deal for energy
  • Money saving tips
  • Applying for charitable grants 

All you need to do is drop-in - you don't need an appointment or to be a Genesis Housing resident - to the North Paddington Foodbank at the WECH Community Centre, 416 Harrow Road, W9 2HX on Wednesday mornings between 9.30am and 12.30pm.

Mosaic Community Trust's report on Social Returns of Investment

Mosaic Community Trust's report on Social Returns of Investment

For those of you interested in finding out more about Social Return on Investment (SROI), a form of evaluation that enables a better understanding of an organisation’s impact on people, the economy, and the environment, take a look at the report below on the Mosaic Community Trust. This method helps assess whether a project is good value for money and can help decision-makers decide where to invest to maximise their impact.

Mosaic Trust's Social Returns on Investment Report

A WAY TO INCREASE YOUR FUNDING

A WAY TO INCREASE YOUR FUNDING

Copius Consulting is a third sector consultancy firm specialising in helping community and voluntary groups secure funding. A partner of VCSE organisations, Copius has developed a new, dedicated fundraising support service, Copius Cubed. This ‘one year’ service offers practical help and support for third sector organisations’ public funding needs. 

One Westminster has not used this service and is not recommending it, but we believe it to be a competitively priced consulting service that may fit the needs of medium to large organisations.

You can find out more about Copius Cubed below.

COPIUS CUBED

DESK SPACE FOR HIRE

DESK SPACE FOR HIRE

Small Works Victoria (SWV) a co-shared work space and hub in Westminster for expanding social enterpriseshas four desk spaces available for hire. Each costs £100 per month on a shared table, with services such as printing and WIFI included in the price. Part of SWV's concept (and hence the relatively low rent) is that its asks enterprises to volunteer some of their time to the work it is doing with the local community. Please see the SWV website for more information.

FUNDING AWARDS FOR CREATIVE PROJECTS

FUNDING AWARDS FOR CREATIVE PROJECTS

Take heed all arty crafty organisations or groups– new funding is now available. As part of the Futures Plan for the Church Street area, Westminster City Council has created an Arts Funding Scheme. This aims to stimulate creative activities involving local people of all ages and backgrounds and a total sum of up to £200,000 is available for arts and creative projects taking place between March 2016 and March 2018.

Activities such as theatre, music, singing, dance, film, photography, visual art, creative writing and crafts will all be considered for an award. Or a combination of some of them, or even something completely new. If you or someone you know is interested in the aims of the fund and wants to apply for an award worth between £200 and £10,000, you can find out more here.

NB All activities must benefit the Church Street ward or ward residents.