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RideWise's vandalised Bike Workshop in Nottingham
Thursday 19 August 2021
The team at RideWise have been left devasted after finding out that the charity's volunteer-run Bike Workshop has been hit by vandalism and theft. The charity's Bike Workshop has had a range of items stolen including bikes, tools, fridges, hydraulic pumps and a variety of workshop materials, even the workshop’s resident dog has had his bed and bowls taken. RideWise is a Nottingham based charity... Read More
Volunteer Local
Wednesday 18 August 2021
Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) is launching a new project called Volunteer Local which will place it at the heart of local communities.  The drop-in service will provide face-to-face support to voluntary and community sector groups looking for volunteers and promote volunteer opportunities to local people.  Launching this September (2021) Volunteer Local will launch at Bulwell... Read More
Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Dave Thomas Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS writes... In my last blog, I suggested that the language that we use to talk about volunteering is important in valuing volunteers and in making it clear that there is a difference between volunteering and employment. I also admitted that I sometimes struggle to make that clear distinction. In this blog, I’d like to explore three very commonly... Read More
Nottingham City of Sanctuary Award
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Nottingham City of Sanctuary has awarded Nottingham Playhouse their Theatre of Sanctuary award. It reflects the tremendous work the theatre has done over many years to encourage participation and accessibility to people seeking sanctuary in the city. Highlights have included productions that reflect the experience of asylum seekers and refugees such as The Kite Runner and Kindertransport, plays... Read More
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Advocacy and support charity POhWER is providing a new mental health service for the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The organisation's role is that of a Community Mental Health Link Worker and they aim to deliver a wraparound service in the form of a social prescribing model that will add vital support for patients on discharge and transition between inpatient mental health... Read More
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector organisations are invited to apply to the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2021/22. Now in its third round, the fund's theme for this year is tackling paediatric respiratory infections. The aim of the fund is for VCSE sector organisations to provide advice and support to families and children’s services in order to strengthen national and... Read More
Join easyfundraising and NCVS for an informative webinar on how to use the fundraising platform
Friday 6 August 2021
easyfundraising is a simple way to generate additional income for your voluntary or community sector organisation/group. The online fundraising platform enables people to support charities simply by shopping online. It does this by turning everyday online shopping into free donations for a nominated cause of the customer's choice. You can find out more about easyfundraising and our partnership... Read More
Friday 6 August 2021
The Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme is designed for small charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities. The Foundation understands that as a result of the pandemic, small charities are now operating within very different circumstances. The organisation is keen to be as flexible as they can with their... Read More
St Ann's Allotments in Nottingham
Tuesday 3 August 2021
St Ann’s Allotments in Nottingham, one of the largest inner city allotment sites in the world, has been awarded £109,900 through the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund for a flagship project called New Roots. New Roots is one of 90 nature projects across England to be awarded the funding. The project will launch this month (August 2021) and run until March 2023. The unique project will... Read More
Framework has released its new Nature in Mind Activities Programme for Aug-Sept 2021
Tuesday 3 August 2021
Framework Housing Association has released its new Nature in Mind Activities Programme (August-September 2021), packed full of outdoor, nature-based activities to help restore and improve people's mental and physical health. Nature in Mind is an innovative eco-therapy service run by Framework and supported by the GreenSpace programme. GreenSpace, the Green Social Prescribing Programme for... Read More

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