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Futures Community Grants programme opens for third round of applications
Tuesday 16 June 2020
Round three of Futures Community Grants programme opened for applications this week (Monday 15 June 2020). Jointly funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the European Social Fund, the Community Grants programme gives small charities and voluntary/community organisations, with a turnover of less than £500,000, an opportunity to access funds to deliver projects that help... Read More
Jules Sebelin, NCVS Head of Business Development & Deputy CEO
Tuesday 16 June 2020
Jules Sebelin, NCVS Head of Business Development & Deputy CEO, writes... Although we have been busy the last few weeks with various campaigns to celebrate volunteers and charities (for Volunteers' Week and Small Charity Week) we have been closely following the global response to the #BlackLivesMatter movement catalysed by the callous murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis Police... Read More
Dave Thomas, NCVS Volunteering Development Officer
Tuesday 16 June 2020
Dave Thomas, Volunteering Development Officer at NCVS writes ... Over the last 12 weeks or so, many local community/voluntary groups and charities have involved volunteers in new ways to help support vulnerable people during the pandemic. As lockdown eases, it is likely that some of these volunteers will be returning to work or will have less time to volunteer. As Leaders of Volunteers, we now... Read More
Rosa's logo
Friday 12 June 2020
Women's organisations in the UK can now apply for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 through Rosa's COVID-19 Response Fund (Small Grants). Rosa is a registered charity that works to strengthen women's organisations so they can meet the needs of the women and girls they work with. The first stage of the COVID-19 Response Fund has been set-up to provide quick and straightforward grants to women's... Read More
Two people pictured in kitchen promoting Warm Homes Hub
Tuesday 9 June 2020
If the current crisis is having an impact on your household, your Local Authority urges you to reach out, as support is available from the Warm Homes Hub. Nottingham City Council and Local Authorities across the County have joined forces to launch their new £4.3million Warm Homes Hub which will help residents struggling with their health, household income and energy costs during the Coronavirus... Read More
Tuesday 9 June 2020
Organisations based in the East Midlands have until 5pm on Monday 15 June 2020 to apply for grants up to £4,000 to connect children and young people with arts and culture. The Mighty Creatives (TMC) are part of a national network of 10 Bridge organisations funded by Arts Council England to use their experience and expertise to connect children and young people, schools and communities with arts... Read More
Tuesday 9 June 2020
The deadline on this is tight - Monday 15 June 2020 - but could be just what you're looking for. Do you have a real-life business idea, project or problem that you don’t have the time or resources to work on? Through the Virtual Nottingham Consultancy Challenge, you could benefit from free business support from University of Nottingham students and graduates. The university is hoping to reach... Read More
Friday 5 June 2020
Nottingham-based charity We R Here has been named as one of 230 UK recipients of this year's Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. The prestigious award is considered the MBE for voluntary groups and recognises the exceptional service they make within their communities. The winners are announced every year on the 2 June which is the anniversary of the Queen's coronation. Last year a record number... Read More
Friday 5 June 2020
Nottingham's largest-ever food programme is being launched in response to the COVID-19 crisis to support those most in need in the city. The new initiative is being funded by Nottingham City Council and The Robin Hood Fund who are providing up to £29,000 in joint funding to support more than 40 food banks and social eating projects across Nottingham. The funding will enable food poverty charity... Read More
Friday 5 June 2020
Local voluntary and community groups are invited to bid for a share of a new £50,000 fund which has been set up to support Nottingham families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The COVID-19 Ideas Fund has been launched by Small Steps Big Changes (SSBC) in partnership with the Nottinghamshire Community Foundation. Grants of between £1,000 to £6,000 are available. SSBC is looking for innovative and... Read More

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