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Nottingham and Nottinghamshire's first Social Prescribing Conference
Monday 10 July 2023
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 Alliance (NCGPA... Read More
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Thursday 22 June 2023
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
Thursday 22 June 2023
Your volunteer training has a monetary value. Are you making the most of it? Whether a new volunteer joins you to make the tea for your group meeting or becomes one of your trustees, they will need some training. There probably isn’t a volunteer role anywhere that doesn’t need some initial training or induction. As Leaders of Volunteers, training is a very important part of our function that can... Read More
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Thursday 8 June 2023
The Volunteers' Week 2023 Celebration Event took place on Saturday 3 June in the Arboretum, where 30 organisations came together in the sunshine to celebrate together. It was a fine, but slightly chilly morning at 8am when the first Nottingham City Council and NCVS team members arrived to set up. The crew from the gazebo company were setting up the rows of stalls, the Portaloos were delivered... Read More
Nottinghamshire Crisis Sanctuaries
Thursday 1 June 2023
Have you heard of the Nottinghamshire Crisis Sanctuaries service? Launched in 2021, the vital service provides mental health crisis support to local communities across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Provided in partnership between local charities Nottinghamshire Mind, Turning Point and Framework, the Crisis Sanctuaries service is available in Nottingham City, Worksop, Mansfield and Beeston. The... Read More
Group photo of the speakers who presented at the first Nottingham City Place-Based Partnership Race Health Inequalities Summit
Wednesday 24 May 2023
On Thursday 11 May 2023, we held our first Nottingham City Place-Based Partnership (PBP) Race Health Inequalities Summit. The event, led by Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS), brought together leaders from across Nottingham to discuss how race affects people’s health outcomes, the healthcare they receive, and what steps we can take as a partnership to address these inequalities.... Read More
Nottingham Volunteering Celebration Event 2023
Tuesday 2 May 2023
A booking form is now available for the Volunteers' Week Celebration, Information and Promotion event taking place on Saturday 3 June 2023, 11am to 3pm in Nottingham's Arboretum. Please come along, and invite all your volunteers and colleagues to this event! This booking form (link downloads Word document) will not only save your space at the event, it will also let us know what resources you are... Read More
Monday 17 April 2023
Locality UK has been commissioned by Nottingham City Council to undertake research on their behalf, to explore new models and priorities for the City Council's grant programme for the voluntary and community sector. This research is taking place in partnership with Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) so that we reach as many local groups and organisations as possible, to hear your... Read More
Wednesday 22 February 2023
The Spencer Trust Fund focuses on the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans) community and is specifically for the people of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Applications are welcome at any time. The Fund supports projects that will help LGBT+ people to get the right support, advice, opportunities and development to become healthy and active people. Grants are available for groups who aren't... Read More
Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Wednesday 22 February 2023
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS writes... For many years, some employers from all sectors have been willing to give their staff paid time to take part in volunteering. Some voluntary and community organisations have embraced this and have involved volunteers effectively in this way. Others have found it very difficult, or even impossible, to engage with this kind of... Read More