NCVS Training and events

NCVS Events


VCS & SME Breakfast Forum

Tuesday 16 January 2017 8.30am-10.15am

Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS), 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FB

Cost: £10 per person, includes tea, coffee and breakfast roll


This is an exciting new joint initiative by Nottingham CVS, Acas and the Nottingham Trent University Law School Legal Advice Centre.


Do you employ people?  Have questions about HR? Are your policies up to date?  The Breakfast Forum is a new quarterly opportunity to find out, to ask the experts, to talk and make new connections.


Reserve your place via Eventbrite now



Voluntary Sector Network events

All network meetings run from 10am-12 noon with an additional hour from 12 noon-1pm for networking and are held at Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS), 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FB.


Vulnerable Adults' Providers Network (VAPN )will be meeting on

  • Thursday 23 November 2017
  • Thursday 25 January 2018


Children and Young People's Providers Network (CYPPN) will be meeting on

  • Thursday 11 January 2018


For more information about the networks click here




November 2017


Standing up for our Rights: European Citizens' Gathering

Saturday 18 November 2017 10.30am-5pm

The University of Nottingham's Graduate School, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD

Cost: £5 / £3 / donation


This European citizens’ gathering will be an opportunity for those engaged or interested in campaigning efforts directed towards upholding and defending the rights of all European citizens in the context of Brexit to engage, converse, cooperate and plan future initiatives.


A key aim is to encourage a creative dialogue on the issues associated with European citizenship and the potential loss of rights and protections associated with it.


Click here for more information and to book tickets



Parenting takes a village: free launch event for parents of teens

Monday 20 November 2017 7pm-9pm

Antenna, 9A Beck Street, Nottingham NG1 1EQ


Hosted by Anika Vassel, Teen Behaviourist. This will be a night of music, networking & fun for parents as we build the concept 'It takes a village to raise a child' (even after the 0-5yrs!) This event is supported by the Big Lottery Fund.


Places are limited. Please book here.



Nottingham Communications Group meeting:

How to engage volunteers through video storytelling

Thursday 23 November 2017 10am-12 noon

Hosted by: Base 51, 29-31 Castle Gate, Nottingham NG1 7AR


This session will be delivered by BBC-trained video journalist, Rob Glass. Rob runs Flotilla Video and is passionate about helping people create engaging video by themselves.  He’ll start off by considering what is the most important thing when it comes to making video (and how it’s not the camera…). He’ll then look at which kinds of video hold the most power and why.


Rob will be passing on some practical filming and editing tips, so if possible please bring an iPad or iPhone that has the iMovie app. No previous experience is necessary. Android devices are welcome too, but users will need to know their way around their preferred editing app. The session will conclude with a discussion about where this could go and, of course, how volunteers could be at the centre of it all.


Rob has been working in broadcasting for twenty years. During his time as a BBC television presenter he was acknowledged as one of the most creative practitioners in the UK. He found his niche as a video journalist, single-handedly filming and editing features for BBC News. He also spent time as a trainer, showing other BBC journalists how to create independently too.


Rob trains teams from Disney, the NHS, Siemens, 3M, E.ON, Grant Thornton, The University of Nottingham, The Arts Council and charities such as Parkinson’s UK on a regular basis. He also runs Masterclasses for The Guardian and the Arts Marketing Association.


Email Aimi McCaffery at to reserve a place.



Walk the Talk: Misogyny as Hate Crime

Thursday 23 November 2017 12pm-2pm

Clifton South Tram Park And Ride, Nottingham NG11 0AB


Communities Inc (working in partnership with Nottingham Trams) have been given use of the kiosk at the Clifton South tram stop. This is now rebranded ‘Communities Hub’ and we’ll be using it as a meeting point for activities that bring people together.


November’s walk takes place before the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25 November). Nottingham was the first city to recognise misogyny as hate crime. During the walk, we will discuss what progress has been made and how can we build on this.


Click here for more information



Gospel and Modern Extravaganza Concert in aid of The Caribbean Disaster Appeal

Friday 24 November 2017 7pm-late

ACNA Centre, 31 Hungerhill Road, St Anns, Nottingham, NG3 4NB

Cost: £10 per ticket includes refreshments. Raffle tickets on sale on the night.


For further information, call 0115 969 9364 or email



Planning Meeting for Holocaust Memorial Day

Sunday 26 November 2017 4pm-5.30pm

Nottingham Liberal Synagogue, Lloyd Street, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 4BP


This is a meeting to plan the Holocaust Memorial Day event which will take place at Greens Windmill in Sneinton on Sunday 28 January 2018 from 6pm to 7pm.


Many groups were targeted by the Nazi regime in Germany during Holocaust in the 1930s and 1940s, including Africans, people with physical disabilities and mental health issues, LGBT+ people, trade unionists and political activists.


We also want to light a candle for victims of other genocides, including the genocides in Cambodia, Bosnia, Darfur and Rwanda.


If you can't make the planning meeting, you can still support the event in other ways. For further information, please contact National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Nottingham. Email or call 0115 958 2842.



CA Plus (Community Accounting) AGM & Conference

Wednesday 29 November 2017 9.30am-4pm

Freeths, Cumberland Court, 80 Mount Street, Nottingham NG1 6HH

Cost to attend conference: £25 +VAT


Workshops at the event will include:


  • Gift Aid - Andrew O'Brien (Head of Policy and Engagement, CFG)
  • QuickBooks Cloud User session - Cathy Wyld (Bookkeeping Manager, CA Plus) Eva Stevens (Accounts Manager, CA Plus)
  • Budgeting Cash Flows, and Planning ahead - John  O'Brien (CEO , CA Plus)
  • Up the creek -How do you know if your organisation is facing financial difficulty? And what should you do? -John Field-Richards
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) a Basic Overview– Are you aware and prepared for the GDPR which will apply to all organisations for 25 May 2017?
  • Pensions Re enrolment overview


Click here for more information and to register



Promoting Your Organisation on Social Media

Thursday 30 November 2017 10am-12.30pm

Nottingham Voluntary Action Centre, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FB

Cost: £29 per person


This workshop, delivered by social enterprise Green Pepper, is for anyone who uses social media on behalf of their organisation, but has no marketing background. Participants will become more confident in using social media to promote issues, campaigns and events; and in particular, how to make content more effective.


Register online here




December 2017


One East Midlands annual event

Changing the Rules, Not Just Explaining the Rules!

Friday 1 December 2017, 10am-3pm (9.30am for registration and refreshments)

Nottingham Voluntary Action Centre, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FB

Cost: free to current One East Midlands and EMVY members (one free place per organisation), £35 to non-members.


The Voluntary and Community Sector works hard to help solve many social problems, often being the only organised support to the most vulnerable or the most marginalised. To do this it helps deliver that support, but is most effective when its experience is taken up in the design of that support.


At last year’s conference we began a discussion on how the programmes we are involved with – and indeed all public services -  were changing. Now we are at a stage where discussions are beginning – at a whole host of levels – about new structures, policies, programmes and delivery methods – even aims – of much of the social provision we are key to. It is vital, not just for us but for the success of those changes, that we don’t just watch while this happens but are fully involved in shaping those changes.


This conference will debate the issues – focusing on some key themes, and look at national, regional and local responses.


Click here for more information and to register



NCBI's Winter Warmer and Annual General Meeting

Monday 4 December 2017 6.30pm-9pm

Sonic Barber Shop, 62 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5FD


National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) Notts is a registered charity dedicated to ending prejudice and discrimination in all its forms. We deliver training in the skills of prejudice reduction, conflict resolution, and coalition building. NCBI is involved in community projects, anti-bullying work and conflict resolution in communities.


Meet the team and learn what NCBI Nottingham has achieved this year. Please bring food to share.






January 2018


Radford Care Group Information Programme for carers of people with dementia


Our next sessions will take place from Saturday 13 January 2018 to Saturday 24 February 2018. 10.30am-12.30pm


The free programme consists of seven, two hour weekly sessions, covering a different aspect of dementia at each session. The groups are facilitated by specialists in dementia group work and will consist of about 12 carers. Help with respite services and transport may be available. We are happy to take referrals from both Nottingham City and County.


The Information Programme has been very successful and proved to be of considerable value to carers who are often coping alone and in difficult circumstances.


To book a place, refer a carer or for further information, please call Radford Care Group on 0115 9786133. Or visit




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