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One of the #NottinghamStar postcard designs
Thursday 28 May 2020
Next week it's Volunteers Week 2020! To celebrate and recognise the efforts of Nottingham's volunteers, charities and community/voluntary groups in response to COVID-19, we've teamed up with Nottingham City Council to set-up the #NottinghamStar campaign. The campaign will shine a spotlight on the kindness and generosity which individuals and groups have shown to vulnerable people during the... Read More
Thursday 21 May 2020
As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak continues to develop, urgent appeals for funds and donations have begun to crop up on our social media newsfeeds and in our inbox from local organisations working on the frontline to support some of the city's most vulnerable.  As an infrastructure organisation for Nottingham city's Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector we want to help... Read More
Thursday 21 May 2020
A Wellbeing of the Workforce (WoW) study has been set up by Nottingham's universities to investigate how people's work and employment in the UK has changed because of COVID-19, the support they are receiving during this period, and how their wellbeing has been affected. The study is a joint project between The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, and is being co-ordinated by... Read More
Thursday 21 May 2020
Now that the country is in lockdown, Nottingham's Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector has had to adapt to new ways of working in order to continue to support the city's most vulnerable. Below we have provided a list of the organisations (we've been made aware of) which are still running and the services they are offering at this time. Please note, this list has been compiled... Read More
Volunteers' Week and Small Charity Week 2020 logos
Tuesday 19 May 2020
This June, we're launching a three-week campaign, spanning Volunteers' Week and Small Charity Week, to celebrate Nottingham's community response to the pandemic. Now more than ever, we feel it's vital to shine a spotlight on the volunteers, charities and community/voluntary groups who are doing incredible work to support the city's most vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis. Ordinarily... Read More
Tuesday 19 May 2020
Since the launch of the Government's Business Support Grants scheme, many small businesses, including charities, have been unable to find the support they need. In response, the Government has now announced a new discretionary fund. This additional funding will help some small businesses and charities that previously fell outside the scope of the Business Support Grants scheme. The scheme is... Read More
Monday 18 May 2020
Nottingham Women's Centre has opened up small grant funding (up to £500) for groups in Nottingham that are supporting women, girls and LGBT+ people during the coronavirus pandemic. Groups must be small grassroots, charities or voluntary groups with a turnover of less than £10,000 per year. The grant fund is part of the Nottingham City Council Communities of Identity funding stream to Nottingham... Read More
Fancy a Cuppa campaign to ease loneliness
Monday 18 May 2020
A campaign to help tackle loneliness and social isolation in Nottingham has launched just in time for national Mental Health Awareness Week. Wilko, Nottingham Forest in the Community and Nottingham City Council have teamed up to run the Fancy A Cuppa campaign, which will see 12,000 teabags donated to isolated residents along with a postcard which encourages them to pick up the phone and have a... Read More
CA Plus logo
Friday 15 May 2020
Across the country, charities are facing ongoing financial pressures due to the impact of COVID-19. With cash flow drying up but demand for services increasing, what can charities do to keep their finances afloat during the crisis? John O’Brien, CEO of Community Accounting (CA) Plus has come up with four steps charities can take to improve their financial health. With all the difficulties going... Read More
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service logo
Friday 15 May 2020
Do you know a voluntary group in Nottingham that deserves recognition for the work it does? Nominate them for a 2021 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest honour given to local volunteer groups across the UK and is considered the equivalent of receiving an MBE. Overseen by the Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the... Read More

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