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PDU E-learning Package now live
Tuesday 17 November 2020
Our Practice Development Unit's (PDU) new e-learning package is now live. The suite of free e-learning modules was launched today (17 November 2020) at the Opportunity Nottingham annual event. During the event, participants were able to access a demo of the e-learning package, watch a video that explained more about the new resources and interact with PDU Coordinator Filipa Santos to share their... Read More
Tuesday 17 November 2020
Young people's charity UK Youth is providing £2 million in funding to smaller youth organisations that have been impacted by the pandemic. The UK Youth Fund - Covid Relief is open to youth organisations with an income of under £250,000, that are based in, and deliver their work in England. Grants of up to £50,000 are available. The funding comes from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media... Read More
Thursday 12 November 2020
The new Emergency Assistance Grant from the Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is now being distributed by local authorities across England. Nottingham's share of the money is being allocated by Nottingham City Council to organisations and groups within the city that are providing support to those individuals most impacted by COVID-19. Grants of between £1,000... Read More
NNRF Christmas shoebox appeal
Thursday 12 November 2020
Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF) is getting ready to spread some festive cheer by launching a Christmas shoebox appeal. The charity, which supports refugees and asylum seekers in the city and county, has launched the appeal in response to the pandemic. In a recent post on their Facebook page, they wrote, "more than ever we would love to bring joy to the children we support by... Read More
Future Leaders of Nottingham 2021
Wednesday 11 November 2020
The Renewal Trust is looking for participants to take part in the next Future Leaders of Nottingham Programme 2021. Future Leaders is a professional development programme for talented and diverse people who want to make a difference. The six-month intensive leadership course includes an innovative mix of masterclasses, action learning, coaching, mentoring, events and self-reflection. Now in its... Read More
Notts and Lincs Credit Union logo
Tuesday 10 November 2020
The Nottingham Credit Union has recently merged with the Lincolnshire Credit Union to form the Notts & Lincs Credit Union.  Due to the financial impacts of the Covid-19 crisis, a Credit Union is more relevant and more needed than ever before, that is why NCVS is shining a spotlight on the support Notts & Lincs Credit Union can provide to local residents. What is a Credit Union? A Credit... Read More
Tuesday 10 November 2020
A new £1.4 million fund from Arts Council England will launch this month (November 2020) to support voluntary, community and faith groups and social enterprises with increasing social connectedness and helping communities cope with the impact of Covid-19. Grants of between £25,000 and £50,000 will be available through the Thriving Communities Fund for projects that bring together place-based... Read More
Tuesday 10 November 2020
New television station Real Talk TV has launched in Nottingham. Its aim is to be a strong voice for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities across the UK, and discuss and find solutions to real issues. The station, which is registered as a Community Interest Company, was set up by Roger Henry following his attendance at a Black Lives Matter demonstration. He said, "After the death of... Read More
Monday 9 November 2020
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has secured £1.66 million per year, up to 2024, to allocate to voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations to help them reach vulnerable and marginalised customer groups. HMRC is keen for VCS organisations to help their service-users form or rebuild a relationship with HMRC that enables them to engage directly with the government department in the future. VCS... Read More
Monday 9 November 2020
Free support is available for local charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs) and social enterprises through the new D2N2 Skills Access Hub. The hub, part-funded by the European Union through the European Social Fund, aims to support local Small to Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) from any sector including the types of organisation listed above, within the D2N2 region (Derby, Derbyshire,... Read More

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