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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.

Announcing our new Chief Executive

Announcing our new Chief Executive

We’re pleased to announce that Arvinda Gohil has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Community Links and will start here in July 2016. Arvinda has worked in the not for profit, social enterprise and charitable sector all of her working life. She brings a wealth of experience in community driven housing and related services and a passion for providing real and sustainable… Read more.

Grant awarded to help people take back control of their lives

Grant awarded to help people take back control of their lives

Community Links has been awarded a grant of £486,024 as part of the Big Lottery Fund’s ‘Help Through Crisis’ programme which is supporting 59 projects across England. As one of nine projects working in London, Community Links will work with vulnerable people in Newham to tackle the underlying causes of their crisis through advice on issues such… Read more.

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