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Wednesday 28 July 2021
A small grants fund has been opened to support voluntary and community organisations with addressing low Covid-19 vaccine take up in communities across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The Inequalities Small Grants Fund for Communities has been set up by the Integrated Care System (ICS) for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and is being overseen by the Nottinghamshire Local Resilience Forum. Grants... Read More
Wednesday 28 July 2021
Phase Two of the Movement for Good Awards is now open. Recognising the vital importance of longer-term funding, Ecclesiastical plan to give 30 charities £10,000 each to help them bring ambitious new ideas to life. Ecclesiastical will also award an additional £50,000 to two of the winning charities to help them get more ambitious projects off the ground. One charity can then qualify for a further... Read More
CSJ Awards from The Centre for Social Justice
Tuesday 27 July 2021
Nominations are being accepted for The CSJ Awards 2022, run by The Centre for Social Justice. The annual, high profile award ceremony honours the best grassroot, poverty-fighting charities and social enterprises across the UK.   The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is an independent think tank that exists to tackle poverty across the country. It seeks to work closely with its network of locally... Read More
Juno Women's Aid
Monday 26 July 2021
NCVS has been asked to raise awareness of Honour-Based Violence, Abuse and Forced Marriage. One of the local voluntary sector organisations who provides support to people affected by these practices is Juno Women's Aid. In this blog, the organisation provides an overview about what we mean by these terms and the support they can offer. Please note - The content covered in this blog is of a... Read More
Mental Health Sustainability Fund open for applications
Monday 26 July 2021
The Association of Mental Health Providers is pleased to announce the launch of the second round of its Mental Health Sustainability Fund. The fund will provide grants of up to £5,000 to support the sustainability of mental health Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) provider organisations, with a turnover of £0-£250,000. VCSE mental health organisations have a vital role to play in... Read More
Love Parks Week photo campaign
Monday 26 July 2021
To celebrate Love Parks Week, the GreenSpace project team at NCVS is encouraging you to get outside, if you can, and share a picture of your favourite park or green space with us on social media. The aim of our GreenSpace programme is to connect people with nature-based activities and green groups in their local community to support their health and wellbeing. Over the next two years, GreenSpace ... Read More
Easyfundraising turns everyday online shopping into free donations for your charity.
Friday 23 July 2021
We're working in collaboration with fundraising website easyfundraising to provide you with a simple way to generate additional income for your voluntary and community sector organisation or group. Easyfundraising, which has been running since 2005, enables people to support charities simply by shopping online. It does this by turning everyday online shopping into free donations for a nominated... Read More
Nature connection is important for our mental health and wellbeing.
Wednesday 21 July 2021
Connecting with nature helped many of us cope during the first lockdown in Spring 2020 but new data from Natural England has revealed that this was a short-term relationship for some. The latest data from Natural England’s People and Nature Survey shows that levels of nature connectedness fell by 25 per cent between April 2020 and April 2021, meaning fewer people reported feeling a part of nature... Read More
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Charities and community/voluntary groups can apply for grants from a new government programme to take over local assets such as pubs, theatres and parks. The first round of the government’s Community Ownership Fund (COF) will close on Friday 13 August (2021). It will distribute £150 million over the next four years. Charities can bid for grants of up to £50,000 in revenue funding, and the... Read More
Tuesday 20 July 2021
NCVO is looking for voluntary/community organisations to share their concerns and experiences about the government's lifting of Covid-19 restrictions. In a recent statement, NCVO said it had no plans to change things itself and encouraged VCSE sector organisations to 'take their time to consider, plan and clearly communicate' what the changes will mean for their organisation and those they work... Read More