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Tuesday 14 January 2020
NCVS is working alongside the NHS in Nottingham to contribute to the successful implementation of Social Prescribing in local communities. Part of the NHS England Long Term Plan to deliver personalised care, Social Prescribing is when GP’s, nurses, other primary care professionals and local agencies refer patients to a Link Worker (or similar role) who enables them to access appropriate support... Read More
Tuesday 17 December 2019
The Charity Commission has issued a warning to charities that there are fraudsters targeting the sector. The regulator says it has received several recent reports from charities which have been targeted by fraudsters who are impersonating members of staff and are attempting to change employees' bank details. In all cases, the requests were made via email. The commission is therefore advising... Read More
Jonathan Tallant, the new Chair of NCVS
Tuesday 17 December 2019
Jonathan Tallant has been appointed as the new Chair of Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS). His appointment follows the stepping down of our former Chair, Gerri Bright, who will remain on the Board as a Trustee. Jonathan joined us as a Trustee in late 2017. He is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham and has worked at the university for over 12 years in a... Read More
Monday 16 December 2019
Lloyds Bank Foundation England & Wales (LBFEW) has announced its new grant scheme. As part of the Foundation's commitment to provide outstanding customer service, you can now apply for support at any time, rather than applying within specific deadlines. The budget is split equally across the year, so you should stand the same chance of obtaining support whatever time of year you apply. LBFEW... Read More
Monday 16 December 2019
Congratulations to Nottingham's Keiren Thompson who received the Unsung Hero Award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Awards on Sunday (15 December). Keiren runs the local community project Helping Kids Achieve in Bulwell, alongside a dedicated team. The 31-year old was inspired to set up the group and make a change in the city after being hospitalised as a teenager following an attack. ... Read More
Tuesday 3 December 2019
Daytrippers Foundation offers grants to SEND schools, units, children's hospices, charities and not-for-profit organisations based in the UK. Funding of up to £30 per child is available for groups of at least eight children and young people (aged five-25 years) with disabilities and life-limiting conditions to go on recreational and educational day trips. Applications are now open for day trips... Read More
Wednesday 27 November 2019
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping has launched a fund worth around £350,000 for third sector organisations who are looking to reduce knife crime and serious youth violence, amongst other things.  A maximum of £25,000 is available to VCSE organisations for grassroots community safety projects through the Community Safety & Violence Reduction Unit Fund 2020-2021.... Read More
Wednesday 27 November 2019
Extra support measures for the homeless in cold weather have been implemented in Nottingham, to provide enough shelter for anyone sleeping on the street as the temperatures drop. Every year, the council leads a multi-agency group, including Framework, Emmanuel House, hostels and local churches, to develop a cold weather plan which aims to prevent and respond to rough sleeping, as well as reducing... Read More
Thursday 8 August 2019
I have now celebrated my first year with NCVS as Consultant Chief Executive and wanted to take this opportunity to share an update with you about what we've achieved over the past year, and look towards our future. Introduction It’s been a year of strategic reflection and positive growth for Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) against an on-going backdrop of statutory sector... Read More