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Wednesday 25 August 2021
Now that Covid-19 restrictions have eased, The Charity Commission is urging charities to update their governing documents if they intend to continue having telephone or virtual meetings, and this isn't already stated in the document. You are required to: Check your governing document to see whether you are permitted to hold online, telephone or hybrid meetings. If this is not permitted, and you... Read More
Tuesday 24 August 2021
Grants are available for UK registered charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs), and other registered UK not-for-profit organisations to spend on capital projects through the Open Grants Programme from The Clothworkers' Foundation. Capital projects are defined as: Buildings: purchase, construction, renovation or refurbishment Fittings, fixtures and equipment: This includes but is not... Read More
Practice Development Unit (PDU) Nottingham
Tuesday 24 August 2021
The Practice Development Unit (PDU) is seeking contributors from specialist organisations to work together in developing new e-learning resources exploring gender responsive and culturally sensitive approaches in working with people facing Severe and Multiple Disadvantage (SMD). The work has been commissioned by Nottingham City Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), to raise awareness of the... Read More
Tuesday 24 August 2021
The Rank Foundation has reopened applications for Pebble Grants which provide funding of between £250 and £4,000 to small registered charities and recognised churches which are raising money for projects where the total cost is less than £150,000. Funding can be used for either: Capital costs, such as funding for fixed, one-time expenses incurred on the purchase of land, building work,... Read More
Small Steps Big Changes (SSBC) Ideas Fund
Monday 23 August 2021
Up to £30,000 in funding, over three years, is available for local community groups to test new and existing ideas that achieve good outcomes for expectant parents and children (aged 0-4 years). The money is being offered through the Small Steps Big Changes (SSBC) Ideas Fund and is available to local voluntary and community sector organisations working in one of the SSBC wards - Aspley, Bulwell,... Read More
RideWise's vandalised Bike Workshop in Nottingham
Thursday 19 August 2021
The team at RideWise have been left devasted after finding out that the charity's volunteer-run Bike Workshop has been hit by vandalism and theft. The charity's Bike Workshop has had a range of items stolen including bikes, tools, fridges, hydraulic pumps and a variety of workshop materials, even the workshop’s resident dog has had his bed and bowls taken. RideWise is a Nottingham based charity... Read More
Volunteer Local
Wednesday 18 August 2021
Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) is launching a new project called Volunteer Local which will place it at the heart of local communities. The drop-in service will provide face-to-face support to voluntary and community sector groups looking for volunteers and promote volunteer opportunities to local people. Launching this September (2021) Volunteer Local will launch at Bulwell... Read More
Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Dave Thomas Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS writes... In my last blog, I suggested that the language that we use to talk about volunteering is important in valuing volunteers and in making it clear that there is a difference between volunteering and employment. I also admitted that I sometimes struggle to make that clear distinction. In this blog, I’d like to explore three very commonly... Read More
Nottingham City of Sanctuary Award
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Nottingham City of Sanctuary has awarded Nottingham Playhouse their Theatre of Sanctuary award. It reflects the tremendous work the theatre has done over many years to encourage participation and accessibility to people seeking sanctuary in the city. Highlights have included productions that reflect the experience of asylum seekers and refugees such as The Kite Runner and Kindertransport, plays... Read More
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Advocacy and support charity POhWER is providing a new mental health service for the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The organisation's role is that of a Community Mental Health Link Worker and they aim to deliver a wraparound service in the form of a social prescribing model that will add vital support for patients on discharge and transition between inpatient mental health... Read More

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