Strategic Advice

Most community organisation that Camden Giving supports are young organisations. Although they are aware of the importance of having a long‐term business strategy to set goals and guide them to achieve those, they often lack the expertise to do so. Your skills and outside-in view can have a great impact and help our charities to realise and achieve their long-term dreams.

Please have a look at the requested skills and submit your details. We will get in touch with you to match you with the charity of your preference.

 
 

Strategic & Analytic Planning

Beneficiaries: young people

After two boys were killed in Kentish Town on the same night in February 2018, a group of mothers founded Camden Against Violence. The new grassroots group organised a silent march to commemorate those lost while hundreds of teachers, local parents and community activists took part in as a response to this tragic state of affairs.

Camden Against Violence keeps rallying there is need for action to end the senseless murders taking place on Camden’s streets. However, to make their voice heard more, they need more connections and a strategy in place to increase their partnerships.

Get in touch, if you have the following skills:

  • Strategic planning

  • Business Development

  • Set up a Business Plan

If you can commit to:

A one-off session with a follow-up would go a long way! Depending on your time and skills you are welcome to do advisory sessions spread out over a few weeks

 

Strategic Planning & Partnerships Growth

Beneficiaries: Young people

AYBI - Action Youth Boxing Intervention is a response to youth at risk of joining gangs and offers free boxing classes supported by behavioural therapy sessions. AYBI is a true grassroots initiative founded by Albert, once a gang member, who puts his heart and time from day one to empower vulnerable youth to give back to his community.

AYBI success has benefitted from expertise support on different ocassions resulting in a positive effect on its growth. Your tips and tricks will have a huge impact on the daily practices and enable Albert’s AYBI to have a better recruitment strategy.

Sign up, if you have the following skills:

  • Strategy & Business Development

  • Account or Partnerships Management

  • Fundraising

If you can commit to:

A one-off session with a follow-up would go a long way! Depending on your time and skills you are welcome to do advisory sessions spread out over a few weeks.

 

Strategic & Business Development

Beneficiaries:

Covent Garden Dragon Hall Trust is a charity organisation serving the needs of local people with a specific focus on children, young people and older residents. Although the area is perceived as a ‘wealthy area’, in reality it is an area of deprivation with a great divergence between wealth and poverty. Their aim is to offer a wide range of social, educational and recreational activities and events to encourage inclusion and the sustainability of the Dragon Hall community.

In partnership with SYDRC they will run the new community centre at the Kings Cross development and deliver activities for the 60+ age group to assist them to get more active, healthier and more connected with the community. They would benefit from an outside in view and epxertise from businesses around them to support them in developing cohesion across all of the communities - many brand new - in the area.

Get in touch, if you are good at:

  • Business growth and development

  • Co-design and advice on delivering SMART projects

  • Stakeholder Management

If you can commit to:

A one-off session with a follow-up would go a long way! Depending on your time and skills you are welcome to do advisory sessions spread out over a few weeks.

Strategic Advice & partnerships growth

Beneficiaries: children

Netley Primary School opened its doors to children in 1883 and all through its history the school has worked hard to improve the achievements of its pupils. However with the environtmental changes caused by the construction sites, their local community has lost its green spaces, particularly with the closure of St James Gardens, the loss of trees and the poor air quality in the borough has made this a bleak, urban, concrete space.

Camden Giving has funded the school to create an Art Room, a dedicated art space where young people and adults are able to explore the creativity and imagination through the visual arts. An Eco Modular Classroom Structure has been built overlooking the school’s environmental garden. As the local environment is going through a change process, they strive to empower the community to understand and embrace change through art.

The schools’ is to work collaboratively with art galleries and other organisations to offer a menu of activities to the community users, so they develop their art skills and/or learn new skills. However, to ensure that they reach the most vulnerable groups in the community, they have a very small administrative team who lack the skills and knowledge base to promote this offer. They would highly benefit from guidance in promoting and evaluating the impact and how to create a sustainable enterprise model for their Art Room.