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Tuesday 18 May 2021
Every year, local voluntary and community organisations can apply to become a Co-op Local Community Cause. The Co-op Local Community Fund supports local groups by raising money for specific projects. Co-op staff members choose three groups in their area from those which apply. Every time a Co-op member buys Co-op branded goods, 1p in every £1 goes to the member’s chosen cause and an additional 1p... Read More
GreenSpace, a partnership approach to green social prescribing
Thursday 13 May 2021
The new Green Social Prescribing Programme for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has launched. The two-year programme, called GreenSpace, looks to improve the mental health and wellbeing of communities hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, by connecting local people with nature-based activities and green community projects and initiatives in the city and county. Nottingham was selected as one of... Read More
Wednesday 12 May 2021
Barnardo’s are working with Nottingham City Council to recruit Supported Lodgings providers from Nottingham and the surrounding area. Supported Lodgings is an important accommodation option offering a home and family environment to young people leaving Local Authority care as they make the transition to more independent living. Do you have a spare room that you could offer to a vulnerable young... Read More
Friday 7 May 2021
In response to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, the Empowering Women Fund aims to fill a gap in support for organisations that are supporting women to recover from problems exacerbated by the pandemic. The scheme will provide funding to support small women’s groups and organisations to develop innovative ways of empowering women in their local area and build their capacity. It is divided into two... Read More
Mental Health Awareness Week
Wednesday 5 May 2021
Next week sees the launch of the new Green Social Prescribing Programme for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The two-year pilot programme aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of communities hardest hit by coronavirus, by connecting people with nature-based activities and local green groups and projects. Monday also sees the start of Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May 2021),... Read More
ESFA Community Grants Programme
Saturday 1 May 2021
The next round of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Community Grants Programme is now open. Jointly funded by the ESFA and the European Social Fund, and facilitated by Futures Group, the community grants give small voluntary and community organisations, with a turnover of less than £750,000, an opportunity to access funds to deliver projects that help engage and progress 'hard to... Read More
Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Wednesday 28 April 2021
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS writes... In our enthusiasm to involve new volunteers, we often say that we welcome anybody whose skills, interests and enthusiasm fit with the role that we are seeking to fill. However, there are a number of legal constraints on who we can allow to volunteer. There are also people who may think they are prevented from volunteering who are not... Read More
Magic Little Grants programme is open
Wednesday 28 April 2021
The Magic Little Grants programme has reopened for 2021 - awarding grants of £500 to small charities and community groups across the UK. The programme is run by Localgiving, alongside six funding partners from the People's Postcode Lottery. This year, the programme aims to double the amount of organisations it supports by providing a total of 2,000 grants. The fund provides charities and... Read More
Clubs in Crisis logo
Wednesday 28 April 2021
Cash 4 Clubs has teamed up with the charity Made By Sport to offer the opportunity for sports clubs and community organisations to receive £2,021 in unrestricted support through the new 'Clubs in Crisis' Fund. The fund is being administered at a local level by the Nottinghamshire Community Foundation. In order to be eligible for this funding, sports clubs or community organisations working within... Read More
Friday 23 April 2021
Nottingham City Council is inviting community and voluntary groups, charities, social enterprises and schools to bid for a share of the government's Holiday Activity Fund, to deliver holiday clubs in communities across the city during the summer and Christmas holidays (2021). Nottingham City Council is working with the Nottingham Forest Community Trust to deliver the Holiday Clubs. The grant... Read More