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Wednesday 29 December 2021
This opportunity has come to NCVS via the East Midlands Volunteer Centres Network. Embrace Harlaxton is a new student-led communication consultancy undertaking pro bono work with voluntary and community sector organisations in the East Midlands. It offers real world experiences for students from the University of Evansville in the USA studying at its British Campus at Harlaxton, near Grantham.... Read More
Wednesday 29 December 2021
A new project at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is seeking to engage with the voices of activists who are fighting or have fought on issues of refugee rights. This is part of a larger NTU project - "Voices of Activism in Nottingham" - working with partners in the community, city council, and museum sector to develop public awareness and engagement with Nottingham’s activist past and present.... Read More
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Wednesday 29 December 2021
As part of the GreenSpace green social prescribing project, we are adding a little sunshine to Blue Monday and turning it green, promoting mental health awareness and opening discussions in the community around mental health. This online event aims to break down the preconceptions about mental health and to provide participants with ways in which they can help and support people. The event will... Read More
Friday 24 December 2021
Counterculture Partnership LLP has been commissioned to help develop a joined-up vision: Nottingham - A Vision for Music. Led by a steering group and working with a wide range of partners, this work will support the recovery and prosperity of the sector. They want to hear views from audience members and all corners of the industry – amateur, voluntary and professional - to help establish an... Read More
Friday 24 December 2021
Applications for Pilotlight 360 are now open for charities and social enterprises based across the UK. Leaders of ambitious organisations tackling social disadvantage in the UK can apply for this innovative free mentoring programme, designed to tackle the issues they are facing and amplify their impact. Over a 10-month period, successful applicants will benefit from the support of four business... Read More
Thursday 23 December 2021
While there is rapid progress in delivering Covid vaccinations to the citizens of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, there remain inequalities in take up by some groups and communities that the Nottinghamshire Local Resilience Forum (LRF) are seeking to address. The role of community and voluntary organisations in the progress made so far has been significant. From local spontaneous community action... Read More
Thursday 23 December 2021
Your Best Friend empowers all 13-24 year old girls, young women, and non-binary people with knowledge and confidence to help their friends - helping each other understand young people’s relationships and what happens when they become unsafe. The Your Best Friend Fund is distributing £300,000 in grants to organisations and groups based in England and Wales to create their own ideas and projects... Read More
Thursday 23 December 2021
This fund is for organisations operating in Nottinghamshire county areas only. Nottinghamshire County Council recognises the huge contribution that the Voluntary and Community Sector has made to lives of residents over many years which has been brought into sharp focus during the Covid-19 pandemic. A new discretionary grant funding scheme, the Local Communities Fund, is the successor to the Local... Read More
Jules Sebelin, Chief Executive Officer for NCVS
Wednesday 22 December 2021
As the end of 2021 approaches, Jules Sebelin writes: I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful holiday break, whichever way you choose to celebrate or reflect. I recognise that, for some, this time of year is even busier than usual while you provide support for some of our most at risk citizens. Please look after yourselves and your volunteers while you carry out your... Read More
Wednesday 8 December 2021
Nottingham City Council's Employment and Skills team (Nottingham Jobs) and Community and Family Learning team have partnered with NCVS to access funding which will allow equipment to be distributed to Nottingham City residents in need of digital support. The funding is being used to buy laptops and WIFI dongles for individuals without digital access who can then use the equipment for Employment... Read More

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