VAWG Grassroots Fund Learning Programme

MOPAC - Mayor of London Office for Policing and Crime - TSIP

This Learning Programme is intended for grant holders of the MOPAC VAWG Grassroots Fund. It is a key aspect of the award granted to support your organisation to build capacity and promote networking opportunities among the cohort.

  • Please ensure that your organisation attends at least one session every quarter, this can be any session as we have taken away the criteria that was in place in year 1 to give you the flexibility to choose which sessions you would like to attend.
  • You’re more than welcome to attend more sessions to maximise the benefit.
  • Any staff member or volunteer from your organisation can come along, as the aim is to build the capacity of the organisation, not an individual person.
  • Sessions are not recorded to ensure a safe space for everyone to have discussions freely.

Year 2 Learning Programme

Please note that once the session has been booked and confirmed, the date and joining details will be available.





Training: Safeguarding

In this session, Maureen Mguni will facilitate a critical discussion around the importance of safeguarding whilst acknowledging the nuances and ethics around reporting to statutory services. There will also be space for the cohort to share experiences both positive and negative and learn from each other. Join us at Inspire at St Peters for an interactive session.

Training: Bid writing

Join a dedicated session on how to maximise success for a funding/grant bid. Securing funding and/or grants can be challenging and within this session we will set forward the techniques and methods that can be used to ensure better success in the outcomes of these bids. We will provide space for you to share your challenges and work together to problem solve in a practical manner by templating possible answers to questions.


Networking Session: Partnership Approaches

23 February - 11.00-13.00 at Voluntary Action Islington 200A Pentonville Road London N1 9JP - REGISTER HERE

Join this session which will have a panel of grantees from the MOPAC VAWG Grassroots cohort who will share their experiences and practical tips on building partnerships. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and network.

Mar-23 (TBC)

Networking: Final celebration event

Join us for a final event that showcases the learning, impact, and positive experiences from this fund!

Resources Bank

Here you can find all the presentations for previous Learning Programme sessions:

We heard your feedback about wanting more resources. So, for year 2, a summary of the session will be provided to help contextualise the presentations so that the information is much clearer and useful.


This is your Learning Programme and we want to ensure that it is relevant to you. If you have any comments, compliments or concerns, please contact