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Community Links partners with Catch22

Community Links partners with Catch22

The partnership sees Community Links continuing to operate with its own identity, a board of trustees, premises and charity number. This partnership gives Community Links added stability, enabling it to build on its strong history of pioneering new approaches for the East London community.   Community Links will benefit from the back office and group services support of Catch22. Catch22’s national reach will provide additional opportunities for the policy work of the Early… Read more.

Community Links to deliver What Works Fund project

Community Links to deliver What Works Fund project

 Projects across the UK will receive new funding from the Money Advice Service, helping tens of thousands of people manage their money better. Today, the Money Advice Service announced funding for 26 projects, with more to follow in the coming months. The projects, which cover every region of the UK, are being funded from the Money Advice Service’s new £7m What Works Fund. Funded projects will reach thousands of people – from younger people in school, to students… Read more.

Christmas Toy Appeal: What to give and where to give it

Christmas Toy Appeal: What to give and where to give it

Every year, Community Links and the Newham Recorder work together to collect toys to give to underprivileged children at Christmas.   The Community Links Christmas Appeal aims to give stockings full of gifts to thousands of children as young as two months and as old as 16, who would otherwise go without on Christmas Day. Children and families are referred by a variety of east London caring agencies and family support groups, ensuring that the Appeal helps those… Read more.

Community Links regrettably closes its project Play, Sow & Grow

Community Links regrettably closes its project Play, Sow & Grow

It is with huge sadness that Community Links announces that it has closed its project Play, Sow & Grow. Following an extensive 3-month consultation with staff and service users to explore different options for continuing to run Play, Sow & Grow, we have unfortunately not been able to secure a financially stable solution for the centre’s long-term future. Community Links took over Play, Sow & Grow in 2009 and turned what was a derelict caretaker’s house in… Read more.

Community Links welcomes new Chief Executive

Community Links welcomes new Chief Executive

We are delighted to welcome Arvinda Gohil as our new Chief Executive, who has joined the organisation this week. Arvinda has worked in the not-for-profit, social enterprise and charitable sector for 35 years and has a wealth of experience in community driven housing and support related services. Arvinda has held a number of senior posts including Chief Executive of Emmaus UK, director of the National Housing Federation, assistant director at… Read more.

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