Events and Training

HEAR aims, through its funded projects, and in partnership with its members, to provide a wide range of workshops, peer learning and networking and other events of benefit to London voluntary and community organisations, and those with whom they work. HEAR training, workshops and events address many different topics related to equality, human rights, diversity and inclusion.

The Policy and Campaigns project funded by Trust for London organises networking events to support organisations with their policy and campaign work.

Our work funded by City Bridge Trust organises a variety of events to support the development of the Way Ahead, strengthening support for an effective civil society in London.

In addition HEAR Works with its members and others to put on other events on specific equality or human rights themes.

HEAR upcoming events

1. Working Together for an Inclusive London, 4th September 2017 1.30pm-4.30pm

Working together for a more inclusive London is at the heart of what HEAR and its members are about. As an equality and human rights network, we all work to ensure that inclusion and access are not just words on a page or good intentions but reality for the people all our organisations work with and support.

In a fast-changing environment with many challenges it is more important than ever that HEAR and its members are able to work constructively with statutory partners towards this reality. These are also core principles of the Way Ahead, a programme of change for the voluntary and community sector in London, and which HEAR is funded by City Bridge Trust to support the development of.

We want to build meaningful relationships with the Mayor and his team that have the potential to make a difference, and as a starting point we would like to invite you to attend the below event which takes place during the consultation period for the Mayor’s Diversity and Inclusion Vision:

Working Together for An Inclusive London

Monday 4th September 2017, 1.30pm-4.30pm
The Camden Centre, off Judd Street, Kings Cross
(opposite Kings Cross station)

The Mayor’s Diversity and Inclusion Vision is currently out for consultation to inform the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy for London

This is your opportunity to meet colleagues from the Greater London Authority Equality and Fairness team and let them know about the most important issues facing your service users, clients, beneficiaries and members.

On the day we will focus down on the areas of the vision most relevant to the work of attendees, as well as planning our work towards ensuring that our engagement with this process is ongoing and meaningful, in line with the Mayor’s vision of a more engaged approach by his office to London’s voluntary and community sector.

To book your free place or find out more please email:

Christine Goodall, Coordinator

stating your name, organisation, contact details, and any access or dietary requirements

For telephone enquiries please call HEAR on 0207 832 5817

Hate Crime CCHC network 2.8.17

For details of the HEAR Policy and Campaigns project events, including the Charities Challenging Hate Crime Network, go to the Policy and Campaigns pages of this website

2. Pan-equality Hate Crime Network
Charities Challenging Hate Crime

Date and venue of next quarterly meeting TBC

By connecting Hate Crime specialists, across all protected characteristics, to campaign to #EndHateTogether the VCS has a combined voice to tell our statutory partners in the police, MOPAC, GLA, Local Authorities and the CPS what survivors of Hate Crime need.

We ask members of the Hate Crime network to invite their local contacts. For more information or to book your place email

3. Partnership and collaboration events

HEAR is partnering with the Equality and Diversity Forum to invite voluntary sector groups and organisations in London to take part in an exciting training and support opportunity to help you use equality best practice and human rights approaches to achieve your mission and core purpose

This is linked to the launch of EDF’s new Equality and Human Rights Framework online free equality and human rights support resource

Learning workshops take place in October and December 2017 and you need to register by 2nd October

For all the details of this great free opportunity to learn more about equality and human rights, and to register, please go to the EDF page:

Read more about the Framework here:

If you would like to discuss working with HEAR on a specific event or project then please contact for further information and enquiries or call the Coordinator: 0207 832 5817/07466 119268

Previous partners include:
Just Fair, Equally Ours, Inclusion London, Faiths Forum for London, Age UK London, REAP, Greater London Volunteering, Greenwich CVS, Haringey Association of Voluntary and Community Organisations, Lewisham Volunteer Centre, National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Newham Forum for Health and Wellbeing, Redbridge CVS, Richmond CVS, ASCENT Partnership, London Borough of Haringey, Barnet Healthwatch, Lewisham CVS

Recent HEAR events:

#OurWayAhead-Community Action Partnership event
No Missing Pieces-the Way Ahead for Everyone
Supporting the Supporters-support for organisations supporting refugees
Quarterly Pan-Equality Hate Crime Network, Charities Challenging Hate Crime
Still Unheard Out There-LGBTQI Lives through the Prism of Diversity -HEAR’s contribution to Pride week
Rainbow London: Illuminating, Celebrating and Supporting Diverse LGBT Lives in London
Faith and Older Age-in partnership with Age UK London and Faiths Forum for London
Economic and Social Rights: A Human Rights Approach to Social Justice Training (in partnership with Just Fair)
Refugees: Home, Homelessness and Survival (in partnership with REAP)
Trans Awareness Training
Disabled and in Exile: Being Excluded Twice
The Gender Recognition Act
Supporting LGBT Refugees and Asylum Seekers
LGBT People of Faith
Disabled Refugees: Rights to Health, Mental Health and Social Care Support

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