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Thursday 24 February 2022
Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) is working in partnership with Nottingham City Council to ensure Nottingham residents are supported to self-isolate in the event of a positive test for COVID-19. It is recognised that when the self-isolation rules change from being mandatory to recommended people may find it difficult to receive support. Also, people that are more vulnerable to... Read More
Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Wednesday 23 February 2022
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS writes... Over the very many years that I have been a Leader of Volunteers, the phrase “Volunteer Passport” has faded in and out of fashion. It has resurfaced on the national scene in reports produced before and during the Covid-19 pandemic. Although I have never been a fan of this concept, I want to explore the positives and negatives of... Read More
Tuesday 8 February 2022
We were delighted to hear from one of last year's successful applicants recently – currently a 2027 Associate with this talent programme after seeing information in our NCVS e-bulletin back in January 2021! Two people from Nottingham were accepted onto the programme last year. Could you be next? Applications are now open for the October 2022 intake. Do you have experience working or volunteering... Read More
Thursday 27 January 2022
The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Nottinghamshire, Caroline Henry, has announced new Make Notts Safe Grants which aim to empower local communities and local organisations to deliver key priorities in the Make Notts Safe Plan. The format of these grants has changed from previous years, so online briefing events are being held via Microsoft Teams to provide attendees with: an overview... Read More
Thursday 13 January 2022
Funding is available to non-profit organisations in the Severn Trent region and will be awarded to new projects aiming to boost environmental sustainability, reduce carbon and help communities care for nature. Eligible organisations with an average annual income of less than £500,000 over the last three years can apply for £5,000, £10,000 or £20,000 of funding. Projects must link to at least one... Read More
Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Thursday 13 January 2022
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS writes... Whenever I go to network meetings or conferences, I enjoy a game of Buzzword Bingo as much as anyone. But there’s a word that has been creeping into the vocabulary of volunteering which deserves rather more than a tick on the bingo card. That word is “Impact”. It’s become very popular, although its meaning is sometimes a little... Read More
The Screwfix Foundation
Thursday 13 January 2022
The Screwfix Foundation welcomes applications from local registered charities and not-for-profit organisations to support projects that will fix, repair, maintain, and improve properties and community facilities for those in need. Funding of up to £5,000 is available through the Foundation and all applications are reviewed individually on a quarterly basis. The review dates are in March, June,... Read More
Wednesday 12 January 2022
The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will support voluntary and community groups to develop creative and cultural activities as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022. The fund has been created by Arts Council England (ACE) with funds from the National Lottery, and is being distributed in partnership with UK Community Foundations. The fund is open to voluntary and community... Read More
Nottinghamshire Crisis Sanctuaries
Thursday 30 December 2021
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, Framework and Harmless, the Crisis Sanctuaries service is available in Nottingham City, Worksop, Mansfield, Newark... Read More
Recovery Links Nottinghamshire
Thursday 30 December 2021
Double Impact Services, the drug and alcohol recovery charity, has been awarded £479,805 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, to be used over a period of four years. The funding will support people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire with alcohol and drug issues. It comes as welcome news to the charity, who have worked in the city... Read More