GreenSpace News and Resources

Bupa Foundation Green Community Grants

This fund closed for applications on Sunday 30 June 2024The Bupa Foundation Green Community Grants, part of Bupa’s Healthy Cities campaign, support practical projects benefiting both people and the planet with grants of up to £2,000. The scheme is open to schools, registered charities, not-for-profit organisations, local authorities, and social housing providers across the UK and Republic of… Read More

Out and about at the Feelgood Festival

On Sunday 1 June 2024, Kate, our Active Travel Social Prescribing (ATSP) Community Development Coordinator, went to Renewal Trust’s Feel Good Festival with Charlotte Moran, Active Travel Project Manager, on behalf of the Travel Well project.It was great to be involved with The Renewal Trust’s Feel Good Festival last week and to see so many people enjoying the day and getting involved with the… Read More

GreenSpace Bulletin Archive

Looking for back issues of the monthly GreenSpace bulletin? Look no further.We've been publishing the GreenSpace bulletin since February 2022. Links to all issues are below.If you would like to join the GreenSpace mailing list and have the bulletin delivered direct to your inbox, please email GreenSpace bulletin 27 (June 2024)GreenSpace bulletin 26 (May 2024)… Read More

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How a simple step can boost mental well-being

Kate, Active Travel Social Prescribing (ATSP) Community Development Coordinator at Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) shares her experience of walking, and the unexpected benefits she has found by taking a more adventurous route in life. Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May was Mental Health Awareness Week, which happened to fall inside National Walking Month. The theme for this year is… Read More

Kate walking in the Alexandrina Plantation Nature Reserve (which can be found in the GreenSpace NG app)
The Bramley Fund

The deadline for applications is Wednesday 12 February 2025The Bramley cooking apple was first seeded in Southwell by Mary Ann Brailsford in 1809. A local nurseryman, Henry Merryweather, 17 years old, saw its potential and cultivated the Bramley apple from cuttings. The Bramley Fund is championed by the great-grandson of Henry Merryweather, Roger.Community groups and local charities can apply for… Read More

Onto pathways new

It's not goodbye. NCVS would like to send our well wishes and congratulations to Laura Armitage, Active Travel Social Prescribing Community Development Coordinator, as she begins her new adventure. On Monday 15 April 2024, Laura will become one of the Strategic Walk Lead Notts for Active Partners Trust, a role close to her heart as she helped set the groundwork for the role whilst working… Read More

Laura Armitage, Active Travel Social Prescribing Community Development Coordinator
We support Nottingham communities to 'Travel Well'

We're pleased to announce that NCVS is part of a new Active Travel social prescribing pilot project in Nottingham. The trial will give healthcare professionals and social prescribers the ability to refer patients to services that promote walking, cycling and wheeling delivered within the community. Locally, the project is called 'Travel Well' and is led by Nottingham City Council in partnership… Read More

Go Jauntly App
New Nottinghamshire app gets you moving from screen to green

We've launched a smart phone app to help boost the health and wellbeing of people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire by encouraging them to explore the great green spaces in their community and beyond. The GreenSpace NG app was developed by NCVS in collaboration with Doug Colton, a volunteer app developer, as part of Nottingham’s green social prescribing project, GreenSpace. You can download the… Read More

Screenshot image of the App's home screen
Nottingham & Notts first Social Prescribing Conference

On Thursday 29 June 2023, we opened the doors at Nottinghamshire County Football Ground for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire's first Social Prescribing Conference. Organised in partnership with Ruthe Sawyer, Project Manager for Social Prescribing and Community Development at NCVS, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire’s Integrated Care Board (ICB) and Nottingham City General Practice… Read More

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire's first Social Prescribing Conference
Heritage Buddies: a new partnership for NCVS with Historic England

NCVS is working in partnership with Historic England to lead on a new Heritage Buddies Project. This is an innovative pilot project to test and trial an approach to delivering social prescribing and wellbeing through heritage in local settings, across Nottingham City. The project aims to help people appreciate the value of their local heritage and the local historic environment, experience how… Read More

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