June Updates

All, hope you are well, safe and enjoying the sunny weather. A few updates to share, and hope you find them useful.

  • Libraries Assessment Strategy ITT has been published

Tender is due to close on 25/06/21 at 12:00

  • Environment and Libraries – interesting article on digital books and impacts on the environment in the link below. 

Diverse and unusual films showing at Upper Norwood Library Hub

Monthly, (online) mini film season at Upper Norwood Library. Mondays, starting 28 June from 9-10pm until 27 September 2021. The season continues to promote diversity within cinema through drama, documentary, archive and collaborative films. Plus, will explore people making change through lifestyle choices or working as a community. There will be interviews and/or an introduction prior to each film. Tickets HERE


Locality are recruiting a Development Officer for London. Locality is looking for someone with a good understanding of communities and organisations that reflect the strengths and diversity of the Capital to work with community organisations, Local Authorities and others, delivering high quality support and business advice. https://locality.org.uk/about/jobs/development-officer-2/ Deadline for applications is the 21st June

Power to Change is seeking to appoint three Trustee Directors to join their board who are leaders of community businesses or leaders from the wider community sector. This is a rare opportunity to directly influence how Power to Change support the community business sector, its contribution to redressing social inequalities, and advocating for social change on a national scale whilst we deliver our ambitious new five year strategy. Full details of the role can be found HERE. Applications close 4 July.

Funding Opportunities

Check out these recently-updated funding database.

Arts Council links: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/wellbeing-through-arts-and-culture/social-prescribing#section-1

This has a link to the sheet explaining the changes to how libraries can apply to the National Lottery Project Grants: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/news-and-announcements/NLPG-whats-new.

Arts & Culture Finance – Our open funds: The Arts & Culture Impact Fund is open for applications until summer 2023, offering loans between £150,000 and £1 million for UK based arts, culture and heritage organisations that have a clear social mission.

The Cultural Impact Development Fund is open for applications until March 2023, offering small-scale repayable finance between £25,000 – £150,000 to socially driven arts and cultural organisations based in England. 

Stay safe and keep well.


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