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Advice for Health

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 19 June 2024, 3pmPeople’s Health Trust has launched Advice for Health, a funding initiative designed to support mental and physical health. The funding is targeted at grassroots organisations that assist local individuals facing financial and social disadvantage, marginalisation, and discrimination, aiming to reduce anxiety and long-term stress and improve…

PDU supports a successful NCSAB Annual Conference championing SMD

The Nottingham City Safeguarding Adults Board (NCSAB) is the statutory forum for agreeing on how services, agencies, organisations, and the community work together to safeguard adults at risk of harm and abuse. On 20 May 2024, the Practice Development Unit (PDU) joined Changing Futures and other representatives from a range of agencies within the NCSAB partnership for the NCSAB Annual Conference…

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Speed dating at Jobcentre Plus

Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer, was asked into the Jobcentre this week to spread the word about the benefits of volunteering. When I received an email telling me about a speed dating event, I was intrigued but not very interested. Then I discovered that Jobcentre Plus had proactively reached out to a few organisations in the VCSE sector to meet with job coaches and…

Dave Thomas Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS
Sport England Movement Fund

There is no stated deadline for applicationsThe Movement Fund provides crowdfunding pledges, grants, and resources to enhance physical activity opportunities for underserved individuals and communities. They offer investments of up to £15,000, which can be awarded either as a contribution to a crowdfunding campaign or as a direct grant.The Movement Fund supports a variety of formally constituted…

Cultural, Heritage and Creative Capital Grant

Wednesday 5 June 2024, 2pm to 3.30pmOnline via TeamsThe Cultural, Heritage, and Creative Capital Grant is a major initiative under the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). This grant is designed to nurture and support Nottingham's vibrant cultural, heritage, and creative sectors, ensuring they continue to enrich our city's dynamic tapestry.This grant offers a remarkable opportunity for…

Top Tech Tips for Leaders of Volunteers

Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer, continues to monitor ways that technology can make life easier for Leaders of Volunteers. Last month, I wrote a review of volunteer management software and have received some feedback. I would appreciate hearing more of your thoughts.Recently, I met with a small group of Leaders of Volunteers to discuss free tech tools that can simplify…

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Embrace The Big Help Out as part of Volunteers' Week

Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS, continues his series of articles in support of Leaders of Volunteers. This time, Dave shares his thoughts about Volunteers' Week, which starts on Monday 3 June, and the arrival of The Big Help Out. Celebrate, thank and recruitThis year, Volunteers' Week will celebrate its 40th anniversary. I remember the very first one!For the second…

Dave Thomas Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS
Public Health Small Grants Fund 2024

The deadline for applications is August 2024Public Health Small Grants funding of up to £1,000 is available for community groups. organisations and volunteers who work in Nottingham City to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities. They will prioritize initiatives that aim to reduce unjust and preventable health disparities for residents of Nottingham City. Their primary…

Mental Wellbeing Small Grants for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

The deadline for applications is Friday 12 July 2024The Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Self-harm and Suicide Prevention Strategic Steering Group (SPSSG) has funding available between £500 and £6,000. Community and voluntary sector organisations in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire can apply for small grants to provide activities or support for local people to improve their mental wellbeing, which…

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…

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