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Monday 11 January 2021
The Local Connections Fund is a new £4 million fund to help charities and community groups in England that are working to reduce loneliness by helping them build connections across their communities. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) and The National Lottery Community Fund are investing £2 million each. This will be used to fund hundreds of ‘microgrants’ between £300... Read More
Volunteering safely during the pandemic
Friday 8 January 2021
We are once again in lockdown and that means that there are likely to be vulnerable people in Nottingham that could use some help. Here are a few ways you might be able to get involved with volunteering in your local community at this time. If possible, volunteer from home If you can, you should volunteer from home or in your local neighbourhood. You may have neighbours who are shielding or self-... Read More
Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Friday 8 January 2021
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS, writes... We are once again in lockdown and that means there will be a lot of vulnerable people out there who need the voluntary sector's help. The good news is that volunteering is allowed in lockdown including, where necessary, travel and overnight stays. However, we should be very mindful of ensuring that volunteering support is carried... Read More
Tuesday 8 December 2020
Local charity Himmah, in partnership with FareShare, has launched a membership scheme to help tackle food poverty in Nottingham. The Nottingham People's Pantry is a food membership and support project for low-income households who are struggling to afford groceries. Participants in the scheme have a choice of: Tier 1 - paying £10 for up to 15kg of food Tier 2 - paying £20 for up to 30kg of food... Read More
Census 2021 logo
Tuesday 8 December 2020
We're working with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to ask community groups in Nottingham to engage with their service-users about taking part in Census 2021. It's important that all communities, particularly those that are under-represented and hard to reach, are able to take part in the Census. The Census is a once-in-a-decade survey that gives us the most accurate estimate of all the... Read More
Monday 7 December 2020
BBC Children in Need is pleased to announce that its new Main and Small Grants Programme is now open for applications. The programme is looking to fund projects that enable meaningful change for disadvantaged children and young people. BBC Children in Need gives grants for children and young people aged 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage through: Illness, distress, abuse or neglect Any... Read More
Street Support Nottingham
Sunday 6 December 2020
More than 15 charities that support homeless people across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have joined forces to launch Street Support Nottingham - an exciting new initiative that connects people and organisations locally to better tackle homelessness. The new web-based service has been set up by members of the Nottingham Homelessness Voluntary Sector Forum and is run by the Street Support Network... Read More
Sunday 6 December 2020
The Association of Mental Health Providers has launched a small grants fund as part of its Mental Health Sustainability Programme. The Mental Health Sustainability Fund will provide grants of up to £5,000 to support the sustainability of small to medium sized mental health voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations through the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. The Association is keen to... Read More
Friday 4 December 2020
The VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance is exploring how data and intelligence held by the voluntary sector is utilised at a local level. The aim of this study is to enable better service planning and address inequalities in public service delivery. The alliance, which includes NCVO and NAVCA, is asking frontline voluntary organisations to complete a short questionnaire to help them determine... Read More
Green Homes Grant Nottinghamshire
Friday 4 December 2020
Local climate change charity, Nottingham Energy Partnership (NEP), has joined forces with Nottinghamshire County Council and E.ON to launch the Green Homes Grant Nottinghamshire. Through the Green Homes Grant Nottinghamshire, eligible residents can now access low-carbon heating systems such as air source heat pumps and solar power to generate hot water and electricity. Solid wall, cavity wall and... Read More