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Volunteering and sector news

The London Sport Awards

The second annual London Sport Awards will take place on Thursday 19 January 2017 at Indigo at The O2.

The London Sport Awards celebrate and showcase the best of London’s fantastic work in grassroots physical activity and sport. Building on the success of the 2016 Awards at Lord’s Cricket Ground, the 2017 Awards will be bigger and better than ever before, with an exciting new location, more guests, greater visibility and a prestigious award for ‘Volunteer of the Year’.

London Sport will also be undertaking a major research project to explore what future volunteer programmes for London’s sports clubs needs to look like, and how their growth and development can be best supported. Read more here.

Looking Ahead to 2017

Happy new year from everyone here at Greater London Volunteering – we hope you’ve had a great start to 2017, and are looking forward to an exciting year of developing volunteering in London in the year ahead.

Please take the time to have a look at these links to videos that celebrate London’s year as European Capital of Volunteering 2016 and the International Volunteering Conference where the title for 2017 was handed over to Sligo.

We are looking forward to working with our members and partners to build on the success of last year, and to promote more good quality volunteering across London in 2017.


The Way Ahead – Working Groups

Following on from the event on 30 November to look at turning the recommendations of The Way Ahead into reality, we’ve now established five task-and-finish groups who will be reviewing existing knowledge and learning, seeking out data, research, best practice, effective models and expertise.  They will propose practical plans for moving to a new system, identifying barriers to new ways of working and opportunities to overcome them.  You can find out more about the background to the groups in the short thematic groups summary.

Each group is being coordinated by a sector leader with a strong track record in their field, but we and they are keen that these groups include a diverse range of experience and ideas to help make change happen.

If you’re interested in being involved in a group, or finding out more about what’s involved, you can get in touch with the thematic leads using their details below:

Pragmatic co-productionJake Ferguson from Hackney CVS

Triage and ConnectKaren Chillman from Volunteer Centre Croydon

Data sharingKate White from Superhighways and Lea Gorgulu Webb

Voice and campaigningAlison Navarro from Sutton CVS

Consistent commissioning and fundingPhillip Tulba from Locality