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Tuesday 28 September 2021
NCVS has opened a State of the Sector survey for 2021, and we are asking all local community groups and voluntary organisations to respond. As part of our work to present information on the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector (VCSE) in the city, NCVS has carried out a number of surveys of the sector in previous years. This is the first opportunity to survey the sector since 2016.... Read More
Thursday 16 September 2021
GreenSpace aims to help people tackle and manage their mental ill-health by supporting them to spend time and connect more with nature, the outdoors and green spaces on their doorstep. So, we're really happy that Trent Bridge Community Trust is launching a new, free wellbeing programme, Notts in City Minds. The Trust has lots of experience of working with people with mental ill-health. Notts in... Read More
Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Wednesday 15 September 2021
Dave Thomas Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS writes... Like everyone else, Leaders of Volunteers have had to deal with the effects of the pandemic. Some of us have been able to keep our volunteers involved by moving roles online, home-based or over the phone. Others have created new roles. Some of us have had to suspend our volunteer programme, and our volunteers have either drifted away... Read More
Monday 13 September 2021
Third sector organisations (registered charities and social enterprises) are invited to apply for a grant from the new Make Notts Safe Fund, set up by Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry. The funding is available to help assist the Commissioner with preventing crime, responding to issues of greatest concern in communities, and delivering victim and community support... Read More
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

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