Hub for London civil society


(David Wilcox) #1

This topic is about the Hub for London, which is the new resource centre born from The Way Ahead initiative supported by London Funders and partners. The Hub takes over the role of supporting civil society groups, organisations and networks from the London Voluntary Service Council, now in liquidation, and Greater London Volunteering, which is being reformed as the Hub.

The Way Ahead faced criticism from some community and voluntary organisations during development of the Hub for a top-down approach, and too little emphasis on building and supporting networks. They formed Our Way Ahead as a network of networks.

The Networked City exploration yielded a lot of ideas on how to complement the central resource with a more networked approach. That is now reflected in recruitment for the Networks Partner post at the Hub. We hope that we can further support that role, and Hub in general, through development of a Community of Practice.


The Hub for London to support civil society now recruiting first chief executive #TheWayAhead
The Hub for London to support civil society now recruiting first chief executive #TheWayAhead
The Hub for London to support civil society now recruiting first chief executive #TheWayAhead
The Hub for London to support civil society now recruiting first chief executive #TheWayAhead
New Hub for London gets £350,000 to support civil society - hopefully including grassroots groups
New Hub for London role to develop civil society networks and civic tech
(David Wilcox) #2

Originally published at: http://networkedcity.blog/2018/02/08/new-hub-for-london-gets-350000-to-support-civil-society-hopefully-including-grassroots-groups/

The resource hub for London civil society now has £350,000 funding for its first year of operation, confirmed in a press release from the City Bridge Trust. The hub will be run by Greater London Volunteering. As I’ve written extensively here, there are differing views on how the hub will, or should operate, and on…


(David Wilcox) #3

Originally published at: http://networkedcity.blog/2018/03/12/the-hub-for-london-to-support-civil-society-now-recruiting-first-chief-executive-thewayahead/

The Hub for London, supporting civil society organisations, is now advertising for its first chief executive – with some insights into how the organisation may operate. The recruitment notice says: The Hub for London is a new infrastructure support organisation for the region’s civil society. This new organisation will offer a range of support for…


(David Wilcox) #4

The Hub has now advertised the key Networks Partner role, with a set of responsibilities that could be a manifesto for a Community of Practice


(David Wilcox) #8

Originally published at: http://networkedcity.blog/2018/05/03/new-hub-for-london-role-to-develop-civil-society-networks-and-civic-tech/

The Hub for London responsible for developing new systems to support charities, social action groups and community organisations has advertised a post to support and develop networks, and apply digital tech for communication and collaboration. I think it is fair to say that the responsibilities outlined in the recruitment pack reflect many of the ideas…