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ESFA Community Grants Programme
Saturday 1 May 2021
The next round of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Community Grants Programme is now open. Jointly funded by the ESFA and the European Social Fund, and facilitated by Futures Group, the community grants give small voluntary and community organisations, with a turnover of less than £750,000, an opportunity to access funds to deliver projects that help engage and progress 'hard to... Read More
Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Wednesday 28 April 2021
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS writes... In our enthusiasm to involve new volunteers, we often say that we welcome anybody whose skills, interests and enthusiasm fit with the role that we are seeking to fill. However, there are a number of legal constraints on who we can allow to volunteer. There are also people who may think they are prevented from volunteering who are not... Read More
Magic Little Grants programme is open
Wednesday 28 April 2021
The Magic Little Grants programme has reopened for 2021 - awarding grants of £500 to small charities and community groups across the UK. The programme is run by Localgiving, alongside six funding partners from the People's Postcode Lottery. This year, the programme aims to double the amount of organisations it supports by providing a total of 2,000 grants. The fund provides charities and... Read More
Clubs in Crisis logo
Wednesday 28 April 2021
Cash 4 Clubs has teamed up with the charity Made By Sport to offer the opportunity for sports clubs and community organisations to receive £2,021 in unrestricted support through the new 'Clubs in Crisis' Fund. The fund is being administered at a local level by the Nottinghamshire Community Foundation. In order to be eligible for this funding, sports clubs or community organisations working within... Read More
Friday 23 April 2021
Nottingham City Council is inviting community and voluntary groups, charities, social enterprises and schools to bid for a share of the government's Holiday Activity Fund, to deliver holiday clubs in communities across the city during the summer and Christmas holidays (2021). Nottingham City Council is working with the Nottingham Forest Community Trust to deliver the Holiday Clubs. The grant... Read More
Residents' Voices on Nottingham's Carbon Neutral Strategy 2028
Friday 23 April 2021
A series of focus groups are taking place to understand how local residents view climate change, and give them the opportunity to share their thoughts on Nottingham's ambition to become the first UK city to be carbon neutral by 2028. The focus groups are being led by a team of researchers at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Nottingham City Council. The aim of the sessions is to understand:... Read More
Covid-19 vaccine
Friday 23 April 2021
From today (Friday, 23 April 2021), all Covid-19 vaccine appointments in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will be able to be booked through one route. Eligible residents in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will be able to book their Covid-19 vaccine by calling 119 or visiting the National Booking Website.  The move from Swiftqueue to the National Booking Service has been made to make the booking... Read More
The UK Community Renewal Fund
Wednesday 21 April 2021
From today (Wednesday 21 April 2021), organisations can apply through Nottingham City Council for a share of The UK Community Renewal Fund. The Fund has been set up by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government and will be administered on a local level by the city council. Overview of the fund and its priorities The UK Community Renewal Fund will support communities to pilot... Read More
Government sets out New Plan for Immigration
Tuesday 20 April 2021
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum is campaigning against the government proposals for a New Plan for Immigration. The New Plan for Immigration Policy Paper sets out the government’s intentions to build a new asylum and illegal migration system. The paper is currently under consultation and people have until 11.45pm on Thursday 6 May 2021 to share their views. The government states that... Read More
Tuesday 20 April 2021
Nominations are now open for The National Diversity Awards 2021. This prestigious awards event celebrates the excellent achievements of grass-root communities, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work. Charities, role models and community heroes will be honoured at the ceremony, showcasing their outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion. There are six... Read More