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Tuesday 10 November 2020
New television station Real Talk TV has launched in Nottingham. Its aim is to be a strong voice for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities across the UK, and discuss and find solutions to real issues. The station, which is registered as a Community Interest Company, was set up by Roger Henry following his attendance at a Black Lives Matter demonstration. He said, "After the death of... Read More
Monday 9 November 2020
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has secured £1.66 million per year, up to 2024, to allocate to voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations to help them reach vulnerable and marginalised customer groups. HMRC is keen for VCS organisations to help their service-users form or rebuild a relationship with HMRC that enables them to engage directly with the government department in the future. VCS... Read More
Monday 9 November 2020
Free support is available for local charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs) and social enterprises through the new D2N2 Skills Access Hub. The hub, part-funded by the European Union through the European Social Fund, aims to support local Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) from any sector including the types of organisation listed above, within the D2N2 region (Derby, Derbyshire,... Read More
Practice Development Unit Nottingham
Friday 6 November 2020
We are very pleased to announce that our Practice Development Unit (PDU) will soon be launching its own e-learning package! The PDU has partnered with Opportunity Nottingham and Framework to develop a suite of free e-learning modules that will be particularly relevant to anyone working with or providing support to people who experience multiple disadvantage. Multiple Disadvantage refers to people... Read More
Thursday 29 October 2020
A £1.4 million fund has opened for charities developing or adapting their services in response to the coronavirus crisis. The Peter Sowerby Foundation is inviting charities to apply to its Increasing Access Fund, which will make grants available to ensure key services can continue amid Covid-19 restrictions. The Foundation said in a statement that it will look to support work in the key areas of... Read More
Thursday 29 October 2020
The deadline is fast approaching for two national funds providing support to women's organisations. The Women's Sector Resilience Fund and the Covid-19 Frontline Women's Fund are both closing in early November (10 and 16 November respectively). In order to support women’s organisations with applying for these funds, Rosa will be hosting a webinar with Smallwood Trust on Tuesday 3 November, 11am-... Read More
Thursday 29 October 2020
Nottinghamshire Community Foundation is managing the application process for local groups wishing to apply for a new fund made available by the Co-op.  In conjunction with the NET Coronavirus Appeal Programme, the Co-op Fund has been set up to effectively and efficiently support local voluntary and community organisations that are helping vulnerable people impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. This is... Read More
Monday 26 October 2020
Services For Empowerment and Advocacy (SEA), has been awarded six months of funding to provide a new Advocacy and Participation Service to vulnerable people in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. With this funding SEA will be able to: Help more vulnerable people get their voices heard and their needs met Provide impartial support from experienced advocates, to help individuals navigate through often... Read More
Lucy Fisher, NCVS PA and Office Administrator
Friday 23 October 2020
A blog post about inclusive employment... We have sadly waved goodbye to our fantastic PA and Office Administrator Lucy Fisher, who has left NCVS to embark on a new chapter of her career. Before she left, Lucy, who has Cerebral Palsy, surprised us with a very moving blog post about her employment experience at NCVS and the ongoing support she has received with her disability. We are honoured to... Read More
PWC's ColourBrave Charity Committee
Friday 23 October 2020
Up to £25,000 in grant funding support is available for Black-led social enterprises in the UK.  As part of PWC's commitment to continue to build an inclusive culture and tackle racial inequality, the organisation has recently appointed a committee, called the ColourBrave Charity Committee, which will be allocating grants, in the range of £2,000 up to £25,000, to increase support for Black-led... Read More