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One of the #NottinghamStar postcard designs
Thursday 28 May 2020
Next week it's Volunteers Week 2020! To celebrate and recognise the efforts of Nottingham's volunteers, charities and community/voluntary groups in response to COVID-19, we've teamed up with Nottingham City Council to set-up the #NottinghamStar campaign. The campaign will shine a spotlight on the kindness and generosity which individuals and groups have shown to vulnerable people during the... Read More
Thursday 21 May 2020
A Wellbeing of the Workforce (WoW) study has been set up by Nottingham's universities to investigate how people's work and employment in the UK has changed because of COVID-19, the support they are receiving during this period, and how their wellbeing has been affected. The study is a joint project between The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, and is being co-ordinated by... Read More
Volunteers' Week and Small Charity Week 2020 logos
Tuesday 19 May 2020
This June, we're launching a three-week campaign, spanning Volunteers' Week and Small Charity Week, to celebrate Nottingham's community response to the pandemic. Now more than ever, we feel it's vital to shine a spotlight on the volunteers, charities and community/voluntary groups who are doing incredible work to support the city's most vulnerable people during the coronavirus crisis. Ordinarily... Read More
Tuesday 19 May 2020
** UPDATE 02/06/2020: This Fund is now being referred to by Nottingham City Council as the Nottingham Small Business Fund, with a revised application form. The deadline for applications is Monday 15 June 2020. ** Since the launch of the Government's Business Support Grants scheme, many small businesses, including charities, have been unable to find the support they need. In response, the... Read More
Monday 18 May 2020
Nottingham Women's Centre has opened up small grant funding (up to £500) for groups in Nottingham that are supporting women, girls and LGBT+ people during the coronavirus pandemic. Groups must be small grassroots, charities or voluntary groups with a turnover of less than £10,000 per year. The grant fund is part of the Nottingham City Council Communities of Identity funding stream to Nottingham... Read More
Fancy a Cuppa campaign to ease loneliness
Monday 18 May 2020
A campaign to help tackle loneliness and social isolation in Nottingham has launched just in time for national Mental Health Awareness Week. Wilko, Nottingham Forest in the Community and Nottingham City Council have teamed up to run the Fancy A Cuppa campaign, which will see 12,000 teabags donated to isolated residents along with a postcard which encourages them to pick up the phone and have a... Read More
CA Plus logo
Friday 15 May 2020
Across the country, charities are facing ongoing financial pressures due to the impact of COVID-19. With cash flow drying up but demand for services increasing, what can charities do to keep their finances afloat during the crisis? John O’Brien, CEO of Community Accounting (CA) Plus has come up with four steps charities can take to improve their financial health. With all the difficulties going... Read More
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service logo
Friday 15 May 2020
Do you know a voluntary group in Nottingham that deserves recognition for the work it does? Nominate them for a 2021 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest honour given to local volunteer groups across the UK and is considered the equivalent of receiving an MBE. Overseen by the Government's Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, the... Read More
Friday 15 May 2020
The Government has announced £6 million in funding for armed forces charities and Community Interest Companies (CICs) who are delivering services to veterans, armed forced families and others from the armed forces community. The fund is being administered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and decisions will be made by a panel including representatives from the Ministry of Defence, the... Read More
Friday 15 May 2020
A £6 million Homelessness Response Fund has been launched by the Government to support frontline homelessness charities whose work has been directly affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is providing the fund and Homeless Link, the membership body for frontline homelessness charities, will be distributing it. Grants of between £10,000... Read More