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Friday 19 March 2021
A small funding pot is available for groups involved with green voluntary activities in Nottingham's parks and open spaces. The Green Groups Fund, available through Parks for Nottingham (part of Nottingham City Council) aims to make voluntary activity easier by funding items that volunteers can use during group activities, such as tools, gardening gloves, refreshments, etc. Groups can apply for... Read More
Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Wednesday 17 March 2021
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS, writes... Six months ago, in August 2020, when the first wave of the pandemic seemed to be easing off and lockdown was lifted, I wrote a blog post asking Leaders of Volunteers to review their pre-lockdown opportunities. From where we are now, in March 2021, it is easy to see that I floated that idea too early. We couldn’t have predicted the... Read More
New Sleep Tight Project is looking for parents and carers to participate
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Sensory Learning and Play Community Interest Company (CIC) is looking for parents and carers in Nottingham to take part in a new project, aimed at tackling sleep problems in children and young people (aged six months to 16 years). The Sleep Tight Project, funded by Small Good Stuff, will launch on 31 March (2021) and will run for six weeks. Participants will be invited to attend a one-hour weekly... Read More
POhWER Mental Health Link Community Service
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Advocacy, information and advice charity POhWER is looking to raise awareness of its new pilot Mental Health Link Community Service for Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire. This service is a wraparound mental health service which includes social prescribing and advocacy. It provides vital community support for patients recently discharged from their section under the Mental Health Act in the... Read More
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Tuesday 9 March 2021
As part of a new initiative to support communities in the Midlands, contractor G F Tomlinson is searching for a not-for-profit organisation to collaborate with, to deliver an impactful community project on a pro bono basis. G F Tomlinson’s new Local Communities Partnership Programme forms part of the organisation’s ongoing commitment to delivering social, economic and environmental benefits in... Read More
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Financial support is available for Nottingham City residents in receipt of Council Tax Support to help with rising fuel costs. 2,000 vouchers are currently available as part of this scheme and eligible applicants will be chosen on a first-come-first-served basis. The scheme ensures successful applicants are issued with a £49 fuel voucher to help with electric, gas and water costs. Who is not... Read More
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Small and local charities in England and Wales helping people overcome complex social issues can now apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 from Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales. At least 25 percent of all funding this year will be allocated to charities led by and for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities, building on the Foundation’s commitment to racial equity as... Read More
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Green Social Prescribing Programme to launch soon
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) is playing a key role in a new two-year partnership project aimed at improving the mental wellbeing of communities hardest hit by coronavirus. The aim of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Green Social Prescribing Programme (NNGSPP) is to connect more people with nature and nature-based activities to improve their mental health and wellbeing. The... Read More
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Following public consultation, Nottingham City Council has agreed on a package of budget proposals to help establish a sustainable financial footing amid the Covid-19 crisis. After an exceptionally difficult year, the council has approved £15.6 million of savings and limited use of reserves to deliver a one-year balanced budget, while it develops a medium-term financial plan. For councils across... Read More
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Monday 8 March 2021
Census Day takes place this month on Sunday 21 March 2021. We're working with the Office for National Statistics (ONS) to ask community groups in Nottingham to engage with their service-users about taking part in Census 2021. It's important that all communities, particularly those that are under-represented and hard to reach, are able to take part in the Census. The Census is a once-in-a-decade... Read More