LEAN Monthly Bulletin- September

Find below a list of stories added over the last month. Sometimes we have stories posted that have very short lead-times. Please accept our apologies for anything where the deadline has passed. You can make contact with the organisation to see when they are next running their event / training course etc. or you can subscribe to our RSS feed to keep up to date. If you can't view this email properly you can view it on the website


Children England are looking for charities and organisations supporting low-income families and children in London, to contribute with their experiences for a short survey

Lewisham Council are seeking input about the proposed approach to, and priorities for,  Lewisham Council’s main grants programme.  Share your views on the proposed grants criteria and a number of questions relating to how we might allocate funding across the programme, before 25 October 2018.

Give this "Thank You" to your volunteers, with the Lewisham Local Card you can get deals in over 220 local businesses.

Do you work with schools and other education establishments? Do you want to prove your impact? This fund supports this kind of work and applications now acepted on a rolling basis.


Join a range of cultural/youth organisations to work together to change cultural engagement and a sense of cultural entitlement in Bellingham children and young people and ensure young people and their families feel the new Fellowship Inn is a place for them to create, play, meet, influence and experience a wide range of cultural opportunities.

Date: Tuesday 25 September
Time: 3.30-5.30pm
At: The Green Man, 355 Bromley Road, London SE6 2RP


Making Lewisham a safer place for young people


Begin your new school year with creative inspiration and networking at the House of Illustration in King’s Cross.

Date: 20 Sep 2018, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
At: House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King's Cross London N1C 4BH
Cost: £2.50


In this new and extended workshop programme participants will explore and engage with this question: ‘How Do We Live Now?’. A question that will move through present self-exploration all the way to embodying futuristic ideas for a more just society and everything in between.



This programme will support people to use arts and creativity to make positive changes in their communities.

Deadline: 28th September 2018 

The Foundation want to support the development and growth of organisations investing in young people to achieve positive change. The Youth Fund and Growth Fund provide core funding to organisations that help young people in the most precarious positions to build on their strengths and realise their full potential.

Montage Theatre Arts is recruiting for a new Youth Programme Manager.

Based in Lewisham, SE London, and celebrating our 20th anniversary year- MTA is a friendly, local charity and has a respected track record for offering exceptional performing arts opportunities and training to children, young people and some adults. The new Youth Programme Manager will join a fun, creative, passionate and sociable team and be encouraged to take ownership and make their own impression the programme.

Deadline for applications: 5pm Friday 14th September 2018

In line with four new galleries opening this September, the National Maritime Museum wishes to appoint a creative practitioner for a 6 month residency working with data to analyse, interpret and creatively display the information collected through the RETHINK Digital system.

Deadline for applications: 12 September 

Gems Performing Arts is looking for a fun, friendly and dedicated teacher to inspire their pupils and ensure that each individual child fulfils his or her potential​.​

Get in touch by 20 September.

Eligible charities and community organisations from across England can apply from 15 August 2018 for up to £80,000 from the Building Connections Fund Youth strand, to expand or enhance their work tackling youth loneliness.

Fairbeats! delivers music education projects for young refugees, asylum seekers and migrant communities in Lewisham, Kingston and Wandsworth working in partnership with community support centres and supplementary schools.

Deadline: Fri 7th Sept

Stratford Circus Arts Centre are looking for a dynamic project manager with a passion for innovation and excellence in creative learning projects within East London Schools.

Deadline: 9AM 24th Sept

Applications are open for the role of Musical Inclusion Practitioner & Manager (full time, part time or job-share). This is a new role created in response to the evolving needs of the organisation and surrounding communities. 

Deadline: 19 Sept

Lewisham Youth Theatre is looking for an experienced youth arts manager to deliver the Step Up programme, using theatre as an intervention with vulnerable young people aged 16-24.

We are looking for a passionate, experienced and talented individual to join our Science Learning & Public Engagement department at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. Part of Royal Museums Greenwich, this team develops and delivers world-class astronomy and space exploration programmes, resources and media for a range of visitors and audiences.

Deadline: 16 September 2018

The assembly fund is now open for applications from local groups and organisations.

We are currently looking for artists and creatives who can bring our space to life by using our walls as a canvas to help us tell our story.

After a successful Crowdfunding campaign, Then & Now will be open from 13-28 October in Catford. Could you run a community workshop in response to this landmark exhibition? 


Professional Development

As part of 4in10's 'Communicating Impact' series, they are offering a free, half day training session covering effective ways to talk about poverty, why it is useful to do so and practical tips about handling this topic on social media.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is pleased to welcome back the Musicians’ Union for their biennial Teachers’ Continued Professional Development Weekend in October

This conference explores creative approaches to interpreting museums, galleries, and heritage sites for visitors with special educational needs and disabilities.

Date: Saturday 15 September 2018, 10am–4.30pm
At: The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DN

Cost: £20 (includes lunch and refreshments)


Creating Routes is a free practical training programme for theatre-makers aged 18-25 who want to use their creative skills in community contexts with an array of participants and groups. 

Deadline for Application: 10 September 2018

Are you a musician who would like to work with children and young people?

Want to know more about music education?
Just setting out on your music leading career?
Not sure where to start?

Then come along to Start Up on Tuesday 30 October 2018


Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance is pleased to welcome back the Musicians’ Union for their biennial Teachers’ Continued Professional Development Weekend, 27-28 October 2018.

Bookings close 19 October 

The London’s Giving network of Slaughter and May’s free legal advice masterclasses for charities - The masterclasses provide an excellent opportunity for voluntary sector organisations to gain advice from legal experts


With step by step guidance from IBM's experienced project managers, you'll learn the theory behind effective project management, as well as how to apply these principles to a real project of your own.
At: IBM United Kingdom Limited, 76/78 Upper Ground, SE1 9PZ
Date: 21 September, 9.30am - 4.30pm 
Cost: £40


Trinity Laban are delighted to announce the launch of our first MOOC Making Music with Others, starting 24th September. This unique four-week online course takes learners through the initial steps involved as you start to collaborate musically with others. 

Child Protection in Education (Music), is a bespoke online course developed by the Musicians' Union in partnership with EduCare. The purpose of this course is to raise your awareness of abuse, neglect and other harms, help you to recognise early signs that might indicate a problem, and guide you on how to take appropriate action.