As a community-led charity, the Limehouse Project is only able to carry out its many works thanks to the support and generosity of countless individuals, funders, local partners and businesses who continue to believe in our efforts.
So, whether you have a little time spare, are eager to share your expertise, have a great idea for a new community project, or simply want to have some fun raising much needed pounds, look no further! And we, in turn, will do what we can to provide you with new skills and great new experiences to help make you feel as valued and as appreciated as you deserve!
Hundreds of volunteers have dedicated their time, energy and expertise to improving the lives of thousands of local people and families who, whether due to poverty, social marginalisation or racial discrimination, often find themselves unable to access the help, support and guidance they need. The Limehouse Project was founded by three inspirational volunteers, so it is only fitting that volunteers continue to lie at the very heart of all we do.
So whether you have just a few short hours to spare or are willing to donate whole days, weeks and even months to the service of your local community, here are just some of the ways in which we could use your help:
We are looking for those who have the desire to get behind our aims and mission and the passion to make it a reality. For our dynamic staff, working at the Limehouse Project is more than just a job; it is a conscience choice to get involved in real and often difficult situations knowing that each and every action undertaken makes a real difference to the lives of some of country’s most vulnerable individuals and families.
We value diversity and look to recruit people with unique skillsets and experience. If you are up for the challenge we would love to hear from you!
1) Nursery Nurse (Little Limehouse Pre-School)
Working Hours: 35 hours per week, term times only
Salary: £17,000 per annum
We are seeking to employ an experienced Nursery Nurse to work at our newly established Pre-School at the Limehouse Project in Tower Hamlets. You will be open, dynamic, engaging, and above all, passionate about working with Children and in Pre School settings.
The Limehouse Project (LHP) is one of Tower Hamlets leading community anchor organisations, providing a wide range of services to communities throughout east London.
Little Limehouse Pre School provides affordable childcare that will enable parents both in-work and out-of-work to give their children an equal and positive start in life; a tailored, stimulating and secure environment for all children placed with us, and an inspirational, welcoming and motivational base from which to train the future generation of childcare workers .
You will need a full and relevant Level 2 qualification or above in childcare and 2 years’ work experience with children.
Duties and responsibilities:
- To provide inclusive play and learning opportunities for all children attending the Pre-School and to maintain a safe, stimulating and enjoyable environment
- To meet children’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual needs by providing stimulating and age-appropriate play and learning opportunities in the Pre-School, as directed by senior staff
- To support and develop the provision of a variety of indoor/outdoor activities to cover all areas of the children’s development
Must have skills:
- Excellent knowledge of how young children learn
- Exceptional relationships and communication skills
- Good knowledge and skills on how young children learn
To apply for this role, please submit below:
- A cover letter, no longer than one page, explaining your strengths as a candidate, and why you are interested in this position
- Current CV, no longer than two pages
- 3 professional referees with current contact details, no older than 5 years.
Closing date: 9am on 2nd June 2017.
Interview date: 8th June 2017
Application Pack (where required):
Please download and complete the following documents and send to email@example.com
The Limehouse Project is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
How You Can Help
Help Raising Funds
Fundraising groups are essential to the Limehouse Project – as well as directly raising money for much needed projects for disadvantaged young people, the elderly, and educational opportunities for women, our fundraisers raise awareness of who we are, why we exist, and what we do, whilst also enabling us to expand our networks and reach out to more people in need of our help.
It’s easy to set up your own fundraising group on behalf of the Limehouse Project – it all depends upon how much time you want to give and what other commitments you need to fit new activities around. It could be as simple as getting together with your friends or colleagues, and turning what you already do into a fundraising opportunity – such as turning group lunches into a lunchtime book club, embarking upon sponsored sports activities, hosting fundraising dinners or coffee mornings, organising neighbourhood bake sales or having a monthly quiz night.
Or, if you have less time (and energy!) to organise events of your own, why not attend one of our many fundraising events held during the course of the year? We do all the hard work, you have all the fun, and help us raise a little money in the process: what could be easier?
However and whatever you decide to do, we will provide you with all the information and support you need to help you begin your own fundraising efforts. And what’s more, to thank you for your efforts, we will keep you up to date with how your money is being spent, and who it is being spent on.
If you are interested in launching your own fundraising activities on behalf of the Limehouse Project, or would like further information on the programmes we are currently delivering and which require urgent support, please contact Farida Yesmin on firstname.lastname@example.org
Give Us Your Views
One of the most important resources the Limehouse Project has to hand, is the people that help make us what we are. It is only by listening to local people, local partners, our staff and our volunteers, that we understand not only the greatest needs and challenges being faced by minority communities today, but what actions need to be taken in order to help people overcome those challenges and meet those needs.
If you are aware of an unmet need felt by a particular group of your local community living in or around the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and have an idea for a community project which may assist them, please do not hesitate to contact us. Whilst our resources will unfortunately not permit us to realise or assist with all the fantastic ideas that come our way, we will aim to help you raise awareness of the difficulties being faced, and undertake what works we can with local partners to address the issues at hand.
If you would like to share an idea as to how we could help local people, please click here.
Corporate Donation Schemes
The Limehouse Project has a long and successful history of working with businesses both large and small for the greater benefit of our local communities. From linking local shops and businesses with schools and colleges to working with Tesco’s Body Shop and Carrillion to help people into employment, we understand the very important role companies of all sizes play in strengthening and inspiring their surrounding societies. If you work on behalf of a company and are looking to reach out to grassroots organisations, here are just some of the ways in which you can help us…
1. Make us your “Local charity of choice” for a year
Highlight your company’s commitment to both your staff and its corporate social responsibilities by making the Limehouse Project your very own local charity of choice for a year. By nominating a charity of the year, you will not only generate positive PR opportunities, help build staff morale and encourage greater team building, but you will also have the unique opportunity of better understanding the communities upon which your future successes may lie.
2. Match fund one of our schemes
Help us to launch much needed programmes for a cause of your choice. From new sports programmes for girls or our luncheon club for the elderly, to new advice services for young victims of family breakdown or bullying, we have a wide range of projects which need that little extra boost to really take off.
3. Sponsor an event or a project
As well as fundraising or recreational events, the Limehouse Project also hosts a number of networking and discussion events for local and national partners and providers. Your support would help us to expand the scale of our events and enable us to raise more funds or reach out to more people in need of our help.
4. Lend us your expertise
Support need not come in the form of a cheque – if you have financial, legal, IT or programme development experts within your organisation who would like to assist us, we would heartily welcome their contributions of time and knowledge to help keep us abreast of the latest developments.
5. Make a company donation
Your company can help make a difference to families across Tower Hamlets by nominating the Limehouse Project as a recipient of a one-off donation. We are more than happy to ensure donations are invested into projects in which your company has a particular interest (such as sports, assisting young people or empowering marginalised women).
For more information about our corporate donation schemes, please contact: Farida Yesmin on email@example.com