Big Local SW11 Fitness Movement Grant Fund – Now Open

Enable Leisure and Culture are working with Big Local SW11 to increase physical activity levels of local people through a project called the Big Local SW11 Fitness Movement.

We want to fund local groups and organisations to help get local adults more physically active. We can fund up to £1,000 to set up activities and projects; this might include facility or venue hire, coach or instructor costs, equipment and training.

The deadline for application is Wednesday 1st February 2017. To find out more and to apply, download and complete an application form.

We are holding Fitness Movement Grant Workshops to help applicants complete the forms and submit the best application possible. These sessions will highlight the key criteria and offer advice on specific areas. We encourage everyone thinking about applying to attend at least one of these sessions:

  • Monday 16th January, 5-7pm at York Gardens Library (tbc)
  • Thursday 26th January, 10am – 12pm at Providence House Youth Club

For more information please contact Nick Atkins, Physical Activity Lead, on 0208 871 8357.

Battersea Together Workshop – Confirm your attendance before the 16th of February

We are delighted to invite you to the second Battersea Together workshop, to be held on the 23rd February 2017, from 1–4pm, York Gardens Library.


A buffet lunch will be provided from 1pm and the meeting will start shortly afterwards.

Last year our first Battersea Together event, which was attended by 44 people from 35 organisations, identified the following key themes that may prevent people from reaching their potential and/or from becoming active in our communities:

  • Health and Wellbeing (particularly mental health)
  • Lack of a voice
  • Low confidence
  • Housing issues


We’ve understood more of these issues through the work of the Big Local SW11 and now the next step is to explore opportunities for collaborative action! What needs to be done? Who wants to be involved? How can we together make a difference?
We very much look forward to meeting with you on the 23rd!

Please confirm your attendance by email to [email protected] – deadline is 16th February 2017 (so that we can arrange lunch).

Yours,
Stephen Holsgrove (Chair, Big Local SW11)

Big Local SW11 is an independent, resident led group that has secured funding to invest in projects that improve opportunities for local people and strengthen our community.

Wow Burn’s night

If you live in a sheltered home in the Big Local SW11 area or are a mum wanting to help out and socialise with others, be part of our exciting intergenerational events where three generations spend time together and learn about each other through social events.

Contact Senia @ 07811660580.

We are celebrating Burn’s night on the 25th of January.

Big Local SW11 Job Offer

New Job offer : Community Development Outreach Worker

Introduction

Big Local is an exciting project. £1m is being given to 150 local areas to generate a lasting positive influence.

SW11 has been chosen as one of these areas and is looking for a Support Worker to assist them with their communications, initially for 6 months with the potential for the role to be extended.

Big Local SW11 was allocated Getting Started funding to consult with the community and obtain their views of how £1m should be spent to improve our local area. We have now organised ourselves into a Partnership, run by a Partnership Executive.

Our Vision and Values are:

“As residents and workers in SW11, we have a long term vision of our community as a place where everyone…

* has the opportunity and confidence to widen their horizons and to maximise their potential for learning, working and achieving. (Achieving & Potential)

* feels safe and that they belong. (Safety & wellbeing)

* can have a voice, shape their future and influence the design of space and services in a way that develops ownership. (Influence & ownership.)

* has the opportunity to meet and interact, to learn and belong. (Community & belonging)

We’re committed to working in partnership to make this happen over the next 10 years and to becoming sustainable for even longer.”

We are now looking for a Community Development worker to assist the Partnership Executive to move this project forwards.

We would love to have someone from within the Big Local SW11 area but will also consider applicants from the wider Battersea/Wandsworth area.

The individual will enter into a contract with Big Local SW11, on a Self Employed basis, with flexible hours of approx 16 hours per week for an initial 6 month period with the potential to develop the role after a review has been undertaken.

Job Description

Line Management: Reporting to the Chair of the Partnership Executive Committee or a delegated officer.

Time: 2 days per week

Title: Big Local SW11 Community Development Outreach Worker

Role – Overall: Supporting the Big Local SW11 Partnership to deliver its Vision and Values and the delivery of the priorities identified in the BLSW11 Plan

Specifically to:

1. Deliver a programme of outreach with individuals and organisations in our patch to promote Big Local SW11 and to explore opportunities for joint working.

2. Work with the Building Futures Team to promote the BF Advisory Service and to organise two Battersea Together networking events; one to be held on the 23rd February 2017

3. Support Big Local SW11 members and relevant local organisations to develop a dialogue around our core themes

4. Promote Big Local SW11 and Building Futures using IT and Social Media

5. With support, undertake research into the needs of the local area particularly on the potential level of demand for or interest in the Building Futures Advisory Service

6. Have a regular presence in our community

7. To build on the Battersea Together Event (February 2016) to explore opportunities for Partnership working with relevant organisations.

8. Undertake other duties that might be relevant to the task of promoting Big Local SW11 and Building Futures

Person Specification

Work Experience

* Engaging and communicating with a wide cross section of the community

* Experience of Online and social media

* Administration

Knowledge

* Microsoft Office programmes

* Equal opportunities and a commitment to implementing them

* The Big Local SW11 area, organisations and individuals, or a desire to get know them!

Skills and abilities

* Excellent communication skills required to work with a wide range of individuals and organisations in a range of formats

* Ability to listen and remain impartial

* Strong administrative skills

* Ability to present to small and large groups of people, if required

* Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

* Excellent organisational skills and the ability to plan, prioritise and complete tasks on schedule

* Experience of organising events

* Flexibility to work different days/hours which may include weekends

* Ability to compile reports and letters

* A commitment to the involvement of all residents within the patch

* Willingness and the ability to learn new skills.

Terms

We would require you to enter into a contract on a Self Employed basis, working on a flexible basis of approximately 16 hours per week, at a rate of £10 per hour. You will be required to invoice Big Local SW11 monthly.

Applications will be accepted in the form of a CV and an accompanying letter which sets out why you think you would be suitable for this position.

Applications are to be sent to [email protected] or by post to Big Local SW11 c/o Providence House, 135 Falcon Road, London, SW11 2LW by the 6th February 2017.

Website: You are encouraged to visit our web site www.biglocalsw11.co.uk and Facebook page where you will find useful background information and a map of the SW11 area.

Intergenerational New Year dinner

Wow mums is once again grateful for the big Local SW11 funding to bond three generations together and alleviate isolation during the new year celebrations.

The  children, mums and pensionners had a joly good time to celebrate the new year together. The evening was full of singing, eating and dancing and fun for everyone