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Wednesday 24 March 2021
At the start of the pandemic, Nottingham's Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector had to adapt to new ways of working in order to continue to support the city's most vulnerable. Amazing efforts have taken place to maintain essential services. We recognise and value the ongoing commitment by all in support of our local communities. Back in March/April 2020, NCVS began listing... Read More
Tuesday 23 March 2021
We're involved in an exciting, new partnership project that will focus on using the Nottingham and Beeston Canal to help boost people's physical and mental health. Nearly £50,000 has been awarded to Nottingham through The Thriving Communities Fund to run this innovative community project. The project will utilise the canal to provide physical activity, art, heritage and other support to people... Read More
The Big Difference Scheme from Severn Trent Water
Tuesday 23 March 2021
Does your charity or community/voluntary organisation support low-income households? If so, your service users could benefit from applying to the Severn Trent Trust Fund's Big Difference Scheme. Through the scheme, low-income households in Nottingham City can receive up to 90 per cent off their average Severn Trent water bill. Eligibility for the scheme is based on all household income, excluding... Read More
Live Our Best Lives Awards 2021
Tuesday 23 March 2021
Nominations are open for the Live Our Best Life Awards 2021, run by Nottinghamshire Police and partners. The awards celebrate the city and county's young people. There are six categories available to nominate someone for: Lyrico Steede Award - Named in remembrance of Bulwell teenager Lyrico Steede who was murdered in 2018. This award will go to a young person who may have been involved in gangs... Read More
Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping
Tuesday 23 March 2021
Community projects, across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, have received vital funding to assist the Nottinghamshire Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Paddy Tipping, with reducing crime and protecting victims, witnesses, and vulnerable people. A total of 23 charities and not-for-profit groups have successfully applied for grants under the PCC's Community Safety and Violence Reduction Fund 2021... Read More
Monday 22 March 2021
The UK's first and largest survey of its kind has launched, to document the impact of Covid-19, and the lockdowns, on the lives of people from ethnic and religious minority groups. The Evidence for Equality National Survey (EVENS) is being led by the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) and being conducted by global market research company Ipsos MORI. Its aim is to find out how the Covid-19... Read More
Arnold Clark Community Fund
Friday 19 March 2021
UK registered charities and local community groups struggling with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic can now apply for funding through The Arnold Clark Community Fund. 500 applications are being granted every month until the end of May (2021). If your charity or community group is unsuccessful one month, they will be automatically entered into the draw for the following month. The final... Read More
NCVS Training and Development Programme 2021-2022
Friday 19 March 2021
We've launched a brand new Training and Development Programme to support community and voluntary groups/organisations with many aspects of their day-to-day running. All courses take place online via Zoom and are run by NCVS staff, as well as some sessions which are being provided by external trainers. Prices start from just £10. Our interactive online courses build on the latest policy issues... Read More
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