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David Thomas
Wednesday 29 June 2022
One of the things that I try to drum into new Leaders of Volunteers is the importance of not turning volunteers into workers or employees by paying them. The legal position is that the only money volunteers can get is expenses to cover what is costs them to volunteer. This rule comes from both tax and benefits legislation. I also know that many volunteers never claim a penny in expenses and that... Read More
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Wednesday 1 June 2022
In Volunteers' Week 2022, we recognise that many of your volunteers are already engaged in supporting people to address their health and wellbeing and we would like to offer support to enable them to do more.  We would like to invite your volunteers to join a new network of people who will support our local communities to achieve healthier lifestyles. Community Champions help local people that... Read More
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Monday 30 May 2022
We interviewed our new colleague, Ebenezer, to learn about his volunteer journey and how he came to work with NCVS Ebenezer first saw an article about the Community Champions Volunteer role with the Majority Black Led Churches (MBLC) project run by NCVS. He was particularly interested in the work the project was doing to engage with Black communities about Covid-19 vaccination misconceptions and... Read More
Friday 6 May 2022
Grants of £2,000 will be awarded to 15 successful groups in the East Midlands through the Patient and Public Involvement Fund from East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN). The funding is aimed at health, social care, voluntary and third-sector organisations and groups who involve patients and citizens in research and healthcare. EMAHSN welcomes applications that encourage patient... Read More
Introducing Community Champions - photo of people wearing 'Volunteer' t-shirts
Thursday 21 April 2022
Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) is working in partnership with the Nottingham City Council Public Health team and local NHS services to develop a team of Community Champions. Are you interested in a new volunteering opportunity or would you consider taking on additional volunteering to complement your current volunteer role? We are actively seeking volunteers to join a new... Read More
Thursday 21 April 2022
Deadline is Monday 2 May 2022 The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has confirmed that it will provide further funding for domestic abuse and sexual violence support services for the next three financial years (April 2022 to March 2025). The national funding allocation is: Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence - £15.7million IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advisors) and ISVA (Independent Sexual... Read More
Tuesday 22 March 2022
BBC Children in Need, in partnership with the #iwill Fund and The Hunter Foundation, are delivering a £3 million fund to support organisations to embed youth social action across the UK. This funding will support organisations to bring social action and youth empowerment opportunities to children and young people aged under 18, to help prevent or overcome the effects of the disadvantages they... Read More
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Thursday 3 March 2022
Our very first GreenSpace Bulletin was published and distributed last month (February 2022). This shares news and information about the project and the organisations working with us to develop green social prescribing across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. You can view the full bulletin in your web browser. Click below. Read the first GreenSpace Bulletin If you would like to receive future... Read More
Tuesday 1 March 2022
Nottingham City Council has named the children’s centres that are proposed to remain open and those to close as it seeks partners to run services. Further consultation on this budget proposal is now open. Already eight of the 17 children’s centres in Nottingham are operated by schools, which are not affected by this proposal. The Council is looking for new organisations, schools or community... Read More
Tuesday 1 March 2022
Nottingham Financial Resilience Partnership wants to hear from residents across the city about their views and experiences on money issues. This is to ensure the Partnership is doing all that is possible to help Nottingham people during a difficult period, due to the cost of living crisis and other factors. Please complete the survey here. It will remain open until Friday 1 April 2022. Nottingham... Read More

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