News

An update on our services and support during the coronavirus outbreak

Our communities have faced extraordinary challenges over the last few months, and although the lockdown rules from government are starting to be modified, many of these challenges are set to continue. We want to say thank you to every one of our residents for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. Your health and  Read more »

Join our future programme for young people

Are you aged 16-19 years old and do you live in Luton or the surrounding areas? Join our future program – in partnership with the EY Foundation – for the opportunity to gain work experience, business mentoring, accredited training and more.  The programme runs from October 2020 to April 2021, with a commitment to take part in a mixture of training,  Read more »

New partnership to help customers’ mental health in lockdown

Catalyst has partnered with Skillsmax to offer free, independent mental health support to customers through the Covid-19 lockdown. Catalyst has been supporting its customers and communities through the pandemic with additional wellbeing calls, financial advice and activity packs. This latest partnership is designed specifically to support customers’ mental health and help those who may be  Read more »

Applications reopen for mutual exchanges

Following government guidelines released on 21 May, we have made the decision to re-open mutual exchange applications. We’re using the government guidance on safe working and adapting our ways of working to make sure we keep you and our colleagues as safe as possible. What is a mutual exchange? A mutual exchange is also known  Read more »

The Southall 2.6 charity relay challenge

The Lancaster Estate Resident Association (LERA) and members of the local Southall community have raised over £5000 for NHS Charities Together (Covid–19 Response) and Hope for Southall Street Homeless by taking part in the recent 2.6 national challenge.  52 members of the community – residents and businesses alike – took part in the event by running, cycling or walking. The event helped raise money while sharing  Read more »

Catalyst helps the Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea with £750 grant

In response to the impact of Covid-19,  Catalyst set up a coronavirus voluntary sector support fund to help small charities and voluntary sector organisations continue to support their communities. Through this, we have awarded £750 to the Volunteer Centre Kensington and Chelsea to help them continue their amazing work through this exceptional time. The Volunteer  Read more »

Grenfell Tower – three years on

A message from Ian McDermott, Chief Executive Yesterday marked the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire, and the pain and tragedy of that day still feels very fresh in my mind. Catalyst’s long connection with North Kensington has meant that our organisation felt that pain sharply and we will always do what we can  Read more »

Catalyst offer to LGBT+ charities

£10,000 of Catalyst’s COVID-19 support fund for small third sector organisation has yet to be distributed, and during PRIDE month, we would like to encourage LBGT+ charities to apply for funding. Launched back at the start of April, the fund has helped a number of small organisations across London and the counties. It was set  Read more »

Can you spot the signs of cuckooing?

Coronavirus has changed how we all work and live together. Although it may not be the first thing you think of, local police have seen changes in the way that drug dealers and other organised crime gangs are working. They’ve reported that drug dealing is moving off the streets and into people’s homes as a  Read more »

Tuesday 9 June – contact centre telephone update

Our phone lines are now back up and running. Thank you for your patience while we resolved this issue. You can still contact us on contactcatalyst@chg.org.uk or on our social channels.