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Welcome to Newark & Sherwood Community & Voluntary Service E-bulletin.

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General Information


The Making Memories Befriending Service

supports people with dementia and other /undiagnosed memory problems and their carers so that people can live well with Dementia and Memory problems.

Quality of the Moment Dementia Training

This training is for: anyone who has an interest in understanding Dementia, anyone who is considering becoming a Befriender for someone with dementia or other / undiagnosed memory problems.


Newark & Sherwood Community and Voluntary Service is looking for new Trustees

  • Are you interested in helping us to enable the local community to have their voices heard?
  • Do you have a background in the voluntary or business sector?
  • Do you have specialist skills or experience, for example around business development, which you could use to help us deliver our strategic plan and develop future opportunities?
  • Can you commit to attending a monthly Trustee meeting?

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, then please contact, Tony Colton via Newark & Sherwood CVS  on 01636 679539 or email to

Looking for Office Space?

If you are looking for centrally located office space with parking then we can help. Newark & Sherwood CVS has various sized first floor office space available for rent.Space includes one office approximately 67sq meters with partitioning glass doors for £578 per month; rent includes all utilities & parking.
For more information contact Kirsty Joynes or call 01636 679539


Launch of New National Illegal Money Lending Team Website

The NTS Illegal Money Lending Team England has launched a new website, which is a one stop shop for victims, the police, and partner agencies etc. It provides valuable information about the team and details regarding ‘what is a loan shark’. There are specific links for partner agencies concerning resources and how they can assist organisation, in addition to educational material for schools. Importantly there is also a reporting mechanism for victims / informants to make a specific report online (even including a requested time call back).

Help shape the future of your health and care

Public events to hear views on joint plan for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (the STP)

The organisations that commission and provide health and social care services across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County are seeking the views of patients and the wider public on their joint five year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

To provide more opportunity for public feedback, a series of events has now been planned during January and February across the city and county. Local people are invited to attend, hear more about the STP and how it will affect patients, citizens, carers and service users and take part in discussion with representatives from the STP partner organisations.
Click here to read the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP).

Upcoming Events


Making Memories Befriending Service Activity Group

A weekly Activities Group will provide you and your Carers an opportunity to take part in the activities you choose and receive information you would find interesting.
Friday 1pm - 3pm.

Help shape the future of your health and care

Public events to hear views on joint plan for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (the STP)

Wednesday 22 February 2017 5pm - 7pm , Council House, Market Square, Nottingham NG1 2DT

Making Memories Activity Group & Inspire Culture

Making Memories weekly Activity group, will be running a Free 6 week Creative Crafts Course for anyone with memory problems and their carers. The course will be provided by Inspire Culture starting Friday 24th February – 31st March 1pm – 3pm at Newark CVS. If you would like to book places on the course please contact Newark CVS Tel: 01636 679539 or email .


Nottinghamshire Cares Hub & Inspire Culture

Working in partnership with Inspire Culture, Nottinghamshire Carers Hub are running some Health & Wellbeing Workshops for Carers.  The workshops are an opportunity for carers to gain skills, knowledge and understanding across a range of different areas that will help them in their caring role and help their own health and wellbeing.

Ollerton Memory Café

Anyone welcome to join the fun. Activities include Arts & Crafts, Quizzes, Singing, Boccia and Seated Exercises.
Next Meeting Monday 27th February 1pm - 4pm - Lifespring Centre, Sherwood Drive, New Ollerton.

Newark Dementia Carers Group

Next meeting, Tuesday 28th February 10am - 12pm - Flowserve, Hawton Lane, Balderton, NG24 3BU

Autism East Midlands Family Support Hub

The Family Support Hubs provide a regular meeting point for families affected by autism, where they can access activities for children, as well as gain support, specialist training and advice. Saturday 4th March 10am - 2pm.

Newark Dementia Carers Group "Time Out Session"

The aim is to give members living with memory loss an opportunity to engage in activities they enjoy, and to socialise with others.
Holy Trinity Church, The Presbytery, Boundary Road, Newark, NG24 4AU
Monday 6th March 1:30pm - 4pm

Newark Carers Hub

Please contact Zena Cameron, Newark and Sherwood Support Worker for further information 0115 8248824/ 07710 087648.
Next Meeting: Thursday 9th March 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm. Newark & Sherwood CVS, 67 Northgate Newark, NG24 1HD.

Nottinghamshire Deaf Society

Nottinghamshire Deaf Society Sign Language Interpreting Service Drop-in Service at Newark & Sherwood CVS. Friday 10th March 10am - 12pm.

Funding Opportunities


Momentum Music Fund – First 2017 Round Open

Funding is available for artists and bands to help progress their careers.    The Momentum Music Fund is a financial resource for talented artists and bands to help further their careers. The Fund covers a broad range of contemporary popular genres, including innovative and emerging genres.   The programme has an overall budget of £500,000. Individual grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 will be awarded. A new round has just launched with a deadline for applications of 21 February 2017.

Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund is now accepting applications for small, one-off awards of £300. 

Local charities, community groups, schools and individuals from across the UK and Ireland are invited to apply for an award to help support sporting or leisure activities or hobbies that are beneficial to individuals or communities.
Entries can be made at any time up until 11.59pm on 26 February 2017.


TEAM have launched an Small Grants Programme, apply for funding of up to £5,000 to pilot a small project that supports partnership working with NHS partners or GP practices and meets the aims of the Mid Nottinghamshire Better Together Transformation Programme.
Deadline for entries: 1st March 2017.

Civil Society - 2017 Charity Awards Open to Nominations (UK)

The Charity Awards recognise and celebrate the inspirational work of UK charities and share best practice and learning across the sector. The Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the inspirational work of UK charities and share best practice and learning across the sector. UK charities of any size are eligible to apply under a number of broad categories of activity.
Applicants must be able to prove the highest standards and meet the challenge of the Award's 10 Hallmarks of Excellence in their applications.

The deadline for applications is 3rd March 2017.

Transform Foundation Invites UK Applications for Website Grants

The Transform Foundation is offering grants to charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK that need money to build a website with particular interest in applications outside of London.
The Foundation's first grant opportunity is aimed at UK registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations with a social mission that require investment ‘to build an amazing web presence’.

There is a two-stage application process. Stage 1 applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until at least the first half of 2017. Deadlines for the subsequent stages will be provided during the application process.

Life Chances Fund –  Launch & Information Event – 17th February 2017

The Life Chances Fund (LCF) is an £80 million top-up fund, whose objective is to help those people in society who face the most significant barriers to leading happy and productive lives. The fund is particularly focused on outcomes in early years and for young people.

A launch event will take place from 9.30 until 12.30 on 17th February 2017 in Nottingham.  The event will be delivered by the Head of the Fund and will include:

The event is for providers and commissioners of early years and young people’s services.  To reserve a place email Further guidance on how to apply and more information regarding social impact bonds and social investment can be found on the Life Chances Fund homepage.

Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) Opens for 2017

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme is currently accepting applications from not-for-profit groups and organisations working in the most deprived coalfield communities in the North East, North West, the Midlands, Yorkshire and Kent

Applicants must complete the Eligibility Survey before they can complete a full application form, and the deadline for this survey is seven days before the application deadline.


The deadline for the Eligibility Survey is 10 March 2017. The deadline for applications is 17 March 2017


Employment Opportunities

CA Plus

Customer Services Co-ordinator
Based in our office in Nottingham, your main duties will be co-ordinating all aspects of our marketing and communications with our client groups and assisting the Chief Executive. This is a part time post from 15 - 20 hours a week with a degree of flexibility. Starting salary FTE £22,878 pro rata (full time is 35 hours).

Community Accountant
Based in our office in Nottingham with occasional travel to clients, the role is to provide accounting and bookkeeping services and support to our clients. This is a part time post from 21 - 28 hours a week with a degree of flexibility. Starting salary FTE £23,536 pro rata (full time is 35 hours)

If you require a pack to be sent to you, please call Gill on 0115 9478940 or email

Closing date: Monday 20th February, 2017 5pm
Interviews: Wednesday 1st March (Customer Services Co-ordinator)
Thursday 2nd March (Community Accountant)


Citizens Advice Sherwood & Newark

Debt Caseworker - 30 hours per week - Salary - £22,658 pa (pro rata)
1 year Fixed Term Contract - (renewal subject to funding)
We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated debt caseworker to join our debt team. Based at our offices in Newark & Ollerton. We are looking for someone with a minimum of 1 years’ experience of debt casework and a proven track record in achieving targets within a challenging debt environment.
For more information and an application pack contact; - Tel: 01623 861769
Closing Date: Monday: 20th February 2017 at 12 noon
Interview: Monday 27th February 2017


Volunteering Opportunities and News

Volunteer Coordinator Network
Membership of this group is free and open to anyone who looks after volunteers in Newark & Sherwood (paid or unpaid). This is an opportunity for volunteer managers to come together in a friendly and supportive environment to share information, good practice and network.  We usually meet once a quarter.
Good Practice Support & Resources
Newark and Sherwood Volunteer Centre supports organisations to involve volunteers with our good practice in volunteer management resources and support.
If you would like support in how you involve volunteers, our experienced volunteering team is here to help. We can offer free, confidential advice and support.

Volunteering News
Follow NCVO’s blog on volunteering for the latest news:

Newark and Sherwood Volunteer Centre is awarded Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation (VCQA) for a further 3 years.

Latest Volunteering Opportunities
Please look at our online database for a current list of volunteering opportunities.

Volunteer Befrienders Wanted

Join our exciting new project and help support people with dementia and other /undiagnosed memory problems and their carers to live well with dementia and memory problems.


Volunteer Drivers Wanted

Newark & Sherwood CVS Voluntary Transport Scheme & Door2Door are currently looking for volunteer drivers in the Newark & Sherwood area. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer driver or would like more information, please contact Judy Bryom on 01636 610773, or Lucy Fountain on 01636 611220,
We have two car schemes operating throughout the District. Both services share a team of volunteer drivers who use their own cars and receive a mileage allowance. People are eligible to use the services if they are unable to use, or do not have reasonable access to, alternative transport.

Door2Door 01636 611220 or email:

Voluntary Transport scheme 01636 610773 or email:

The Dementia Information Service provides one to one signposting, information and advice for people with Dementia or undiagnosed memory problems, their families and carers to access the information they need, when they need it.

If you would like to refer to the service please contact us on 01636 679539 or

We support people who want to volunteer and organisations who involve volunteers.

Please contact Helen Stanbridge, Volunteer Centre Officer on 01636 707418 or email for further information.
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