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

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General Information

Newark & Sherwood CVS Directory

Our directory contains information and contact details about a wide variety of groups, clubs and organisations that work across the Newark & Sherwood area.  It includes self help and support groups to clubs about hobbies and activities.  If you would like your organisation to be part of our database, please complete the form on our website and return it to us.

Do you look after someone’ - Information for Carers booklet *updated*

Nottinghamshire County Council have recently updated the information for carers booklet ‘Do You Look After Someone’.  Copies will soon be available through Carer Champions at local GP practices.  The new booklet is also available on the NCC website

Nottinghamshire Carers Roadshows 2017

The Carers roadshows will once again be taking place across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The roadshow will be continuing throughout the summer and into September.
All the roadshow events will start at 10am.
The roadshows are a great opportunity to meet and speak to service providers, support groups and carers organisations and for carers to get direct support or for referrals to be made.

For more information about the roadshows, please contact Nottinghamshire Carers Hub on 0115 824 8824
If you are involved with an organisation or group who would like to have a stall at one of the roadshows, please contact Trevor at the Carers Roadshow:

Health & Well-being Memberships for Carers

Nottinghamshire Carers Hub are offering free membership at a local gym and have access to the gym, pool, or any of the exercise classes.
Carers who are registered with Nottinghamshire Carers Hub can ring the Hub to arrange their membership.
Carers can book a maximum of 1 day per week at their chosen gym. Your first visit will include an induction with an experienced trainer.

For more information please contact Nottinghamshire Carers Hub on Tel: 0115 8248824 or by Email:,  Website:

Have Your Say


Engaging with your NHS: We want to involve you

There is a lot happening in health and social care in your local community and we would like to provide information to you about how you can be involved and have your say about health care services across Newark & Sherwood.

To find out more, please join us for a coffee at one of the events below.

Date Time Venue
Wednesday 19th July  5.30pm-7.30pm Holy Trinity Community & Partnership Centre, Boundary Road, Newark. NG24 4AU
Saturday 22nd July 10.30am-12.30pm Lifespring Centre,  Sherwood Drive, New Ollerton.  NG22 9PP

If you would like to attend please telephone; 01623 673329/673139 or email: 

Local Community Listening Event

The NHS has been very successful in treating more and more conditions and is helping people to live longer. Additional NHS funding has been provided from the government, but price rises and growing demands in healthcare services mean that we   cannot afford to provide everything as it currently stands.
Monday 24th July   10am-12pm Friends’ Meeting House Rosemary Street Mansfield. NG19 6AB
Monday 24th July    6pm-8pm Friends’ Meeting House Rosemary Street Mansfield. NG19 6AB

For more information please call on 01623 673591 and leave a message or email

Are you aware of changes to local health and care??

Have you heard of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Sustainability and Transformation Plan(STP)?
- A healthier future for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.

Healthwatch Nottingham and Healthwatch Nottinghamshire want you to let us know by answering our Question of the Month (It only takes 2 minutes!)
Please visit: Or call us on 0115 859 9510

Shaping General Practice (GP) Services for the next 5 years Survey

Your local NHS is working hard to plan GP services to make sure they meet the needs of patients now and in the future. 

We need your help to really understand what would work well for patients and carers.

Please take a few minutes to complete our survey.

This survey is available to complete online at:
Please complete the survey by Friday 28th July 2017.

For more information and to download a printable copy of the survey please visit:

Better Birth: Improving Outcomes of maternity services in England

In February 2016 Better Births set out the Five Year Forward View for NHS maternity services in England,  it calls for us to transform maternity care to ensure all maternity services become safer, more personalised, kinder, professional and more family friendly.
To develop our vision for Nottinghamshire we have developed a survey for women, maternity staff and key partners.

There are two surveys that are live for four weeks
Better Birth: Improving Outcomes of maternity services in England (Women and families)
Better Birth: Improving Outcomes of maternity services in England (Clinical staff & stakeholders)

Please complete the survey by Friday 28th July 2017

Nottinghamshire County Council: Carer Survey 2017

Nottinghamshire County Council is asking carers to complete a short survey about the services they use and what they think of them. The survey asks questions about services provided directly by the Council and also about services provided by other people.

This survey is available to complete online at:
Please complete the survey by Monday 31st July 2017.

For more information and to download a printable copy of the survey please visit:

CQC’s Next Phase of Regulation

CQC's second consultation on proposed changes on how they regulate health and social care services is now open.  They are seeking views on specific proposals for how they will:
  • regulate primary medical services and adult social care services
  • improve the structure of registration, and clarify our definition of registered providers
  • monitor, inspect and rate new models of care and large or complex providers
  • use our unique knowledge to encourage improvements in the quality of care in local areas 
  • carry out our role in relation to the fit and proper persons requirements
This survey is available to complete online at:
Please complete the survey by Tuesday 8th August 2017.

For more information please visit the CQC website;

Upcoming Events


Newark Live At Home Scheme

Seated Exercise with Light Lunch at Howes Court Community Centre, (just off William Street).
Monday Mornings  10:30am (throughout July). 
£6 – activities + lunch (transport can be arranged)

Afternoon Social at Knights Court, just off Baldertongate (near the old register office)
Every Monday 2:30pm - 4pm.

Lunch Club at Howes Court Community Centre, (just off William Street).
Every Thursday 12pm (noon).  £6 - 2 course Lunch + Tea & Coffee + transport can be arranged.

Please contact Newark Live At Home to book a place. Tel. 01636 674521

CQC - new models of care workshop invitation

OPM Group, an independent research organisation, has been commissioned to conduct research for the Care Quality Commission (CQC) about new models of care, specifically focusing on the new NHS England vanguards.  A CQC Patient Engagement event is taking place on Thursday 13th July at 18.00 – 21.00  in Nottingham CVS Centre.  The aim of the workshop is to engage with patient representative groups and members of the public to discuss new models of care in their areas.
In Nottinghamshire, the areas for discussion are the Greater Nottinghamshire Accountable Care System which covers multiple new models of care, incorporating multi-specialty community providers (MCP) and an enhanced health in care homes (EHCH).
More information is available here.  If you are interested in attending, please register your attendance at the event page.  Due to limited availability, event spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Nottinghamshire Carers Roadshow 2017

Newark & Sherwood CVS and Nottinghamshire Carers Hub will be taking part in the Nottinghamshire Carers Roadshow when it comes to Newark on Friday 14th July-10am. The Roadshow will be held on Newark Market Place, NG24 1DU. 

For more information please contact Nottinghamshire Carers Hub on 0115 824 8824 If you are involved with an organisation or group who would like to have a stall at one of the roadshows, please contact Trevor at the Carers Roadshow:

Newark & Sherwood Autism Support Group

Coffee and Chat. We have achieved so much over that last few years, from being more involved with our schools to organising trips for children and training for parents/carers.
Next Meeting: Thursday 20th July 9:30am - 11:30am -
Hawtonville Young Peoples Centre, Windsor Road,Newark, NG24 4HX.
If you would like any more information please contact Rachel on 07960 121027 or Laura on 07808

Ollerton Memory Café

Anyone welcome to join the fun. Activities include Arts & Crafts, Quizzes, Singing, Boccia and Seated Exercises.
Next Meeting: Monday 24th July 1pm - 4pm - Lifespring Centre, Sherwood Drive, New Ollerton.

Newark Dementia Carers Group

Next meeting: Tuesday 25th July 10am - 12pm - Flowserve, Hawton Lane, Balderton, NG24 3BU

Newark Live At Home

Coffee Morning at Howes Court Community Centre (just off William Street).
Wednesday 26th July 10:30am-12pm (noon)

Newark and Sherwood Disability Voice and Access Group

At our friendly regular meetings, we discuss local issues, which affect the disabled community. Next Meeting: Wednesday 26th July 12:30pm - 2pm - Hawtonville Methodist Church Hall, Eton Avenue, Newark. For more information please contact Margaret Franklin on 01636 679911.

Newark Aphasia/Stroke Group

Next Meeting: Tuesday 1st August 11am - 1pm - Parsons Mount, Kings Road.  For more information please contact Gordon Flowers on 01636 688188.

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 5th August 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.
Flowserve, Hawton Lane, Balderton, NG24 3BU
Monday 7th Aug 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 10th August 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm. Newark & Sherwood CVS, 67 Northgate Newark, NG24 1HD.

Funding Opportunities


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

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.

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.

Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Local Grants Scheme Opens for 2017

The Ministry of Defence has launched the Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Local Grant scheme for 2017 with new guidelines. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is currently accepting applications for grants of up to £20,000 for projects in the UK that support the armed forces community and meet MoD priorities.

Applications will be accepted throughout 2017 and will be considered four times over the next 12 months.

There are no application deadlines.

Sport England Announces New Funding to Tackle Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage

Sport England has announced that it will be opening its £3 million Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage fund in April 2017.

From April 2017 Sport England will be accepting applications for the second round of its inactivity fund. The £3 million Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage fund will be available for projects which use sport and physical activity to improve lives and communities. 

My Co-op Community Dividend Fund Open for Applications

The fund has opened a new round and expanded its locations to include eastern and central England.

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available to members of the Central England Co-operative located in Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Yorkshire or Worcestershire.

Projects should address one or more of the following priorities:

The fund is expected to be highly competitive although all applications will receive full consideration.
The deadline for applications is 28 July 2017.

Macmillan’s Supporting You to Help Others Grants – Deadline Looms

Organisations from across the UK have until 21 April 2017 to submit their funding application for the second of three rounds in 2017.

Macmillan Cancer Support has the overall aim of improving the lives of people affected by cancer, by providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support.

A maximum of £500 for projects that have been running for less than 12 months.

A maximum of £3,000 for projects that have been in existence for more than 12 months.

There are two funding rounds left for 2017.

The next deadlines for applications are 4th August 2017.

Historic England is inviting applications from Local Authorities to be considered for Heritage Action Zone status

Working with local partners, including local authorities, Historic England's Heritage Action Zone initiative will help to improve England's historic environment to create economic growth and improve quality of life in villages, towns and cities.

Through joint-working, skill-sharing, and grant funding the initiative sets out to achieve the following:

  *   Historic buildings that have deteriorated through neglect will be restored and put back into use.
  *   Conservation areas improved to kick-start regeneration and renewal.
  *   Unsung places will be recognised and celebrated for their unique character and heritage, helping instil a sense of local pride wherever there's a Heritage Action Zone.

The deadline for Initial Proposals is 7 August 2017 (5pm).

New Engaging Libraries Fund Open to Applications

The Carnegie UK Trust and Wellcome Trust have launched the new Engaging Libraries fund for public libraries in the UK and Ireland. The Engaging Libraries fund is a pilot programme designed to support public libraries to try out creative and imaginative public engagement projects on health and wellbeing. Public libraries in the UK and Ireland are eligible to apply.

The Trust are aiming to support around 8-10 libraries and activities must be completed between October 2017 and October 2018.

The deadline for applications is 23rd August 2017.

LIBOR Fund Opens for UK

The funding is for charitable projects that will support the UK’s Armed Forces and Emergency Services communities across the UK.

In 2012 HM Treasury announced fines collected from banks for rigging the London interbank offered rate would be used to support good causes. Successive Budgets and Autumn Statements have made tranches of funding available to specific charities and projects.

The 2017 LIBOR grant scheme is now open to applications from registered charities, CICs, and Armed Forces unit with a UIN.

The deadline for applications is 25 August 2017 (noon).

HLF Announce Second 2017 Deadline for Parks for People Grants

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK that cannot make the 1 March deadline have until 1 September 2017 to apply for a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to revitalise an historic public park or cemetery.

The 2017 deadlines for first-round applications is 31st August 2017 (12pm).

Veolia Environmental Trust Reopens for Applications

Funding for constituted not-for-profit organisations that are within five miles of an operating Veolia site in England or Wales. The Veolia Environmental Trust offers grants of up to £75,000 for projects located within the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site in England or Wales. Match funding of at least 20% is required, and applicants requesting grants of £40,000 or more require a Third Party Contribution. The funding is available for capital improvement projects at a single site with discrete start and end dates. Projects should fall under one of the following categories:
  • Community buildings and rooms, including community centres, village halls, community spaces within religious buildings, and Scout or Girlguiding buildings.
  • Outdoor spaces, including public parks, nature reserves, community gardens, footpaths, bridleways and cycle-paths.
  • Play and recreation, including play areas, skateparks, multi use games areas, sports grounds, pavilions and changing rooms.
Constituted not-for-profit organisations can apply as long as their project is located within five miles of a Veolia Environmental Services facility. This could be a landfill site or a civic amenity site, or a transfer station or depot - as long as it is operated by Veolia.

The next deadline for stage one applications is 31 August 2017 (12 noon).

Law Society Charity (UK) Accepting Applications for 2017

The Law Society Charity offers grants to registered charities for work related to the law and the legal profession in the UK, including projects that promote human rights, access to justice, and legal education. The charity will prioritise projects which promote the needs of excluded, under-represented or disadvantaged groups and minorities.

There are two remaining application deadlines in 2017: 1st September and 1st December 2017.

BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme Re-Opens to Applications (UK)

BBC Children in Need is currently accepting applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands that support children and young people who are 18 years and younger. Organisations must be working to combat this disadvantage and to make a real difference to children and young people’s lives. Projects achieve these differences by either working directly with children or seeking to improve their social and physical environments. Priority will be given to projects where a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference for children and young people.

The 2017 deadlines for applications are 1st September, and 1st December 2017.

Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund Opens for Round 3

The Greggs Foundation's Local Community fund has opened for Round 3 in England, Scotland and Wales.

The Greggs Foundation's Community Projects Fund provides grants of up to £2,000 to not-for-profit organisations across Great Britain for projects or for equipment for people in need at the heart of local communities.

The deadline for applications is 29 September 2017.

Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme Opens for Round 3

The Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants scheme has re-opened for applications from across Great Britain.
Using money from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops, the Greggs Foundation's Environmental Grants scheme aims to improve people’s lives by improving the environment. Groups that missed the second round have three months to apply to the third round.
Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects in England, Wales or Scotland that deliver a real benefit to the environment that address one or more of the following:

The next deadline for applications is 29 September 2017.

National Churches Trust Announces Partnership Grant Programme for Parts of England

The National Churches Trust has announced a programme to help local churches trusts continue to flourish by providing funding for church repair and modernisation projects in specified areas of England. Churches and chapels should apply through their local church trust. A list of participating trusts can be found on the National Churches Trust website.

The 2017 deadline for applications is 2nd October.

NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Opens for 2017 Applications (UK)

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust is now accepting applications for 2017. The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust provides grants for projects that strengthen rural areas of the UK, particularly those that educate young people and relieve poverty. The Trust will focus on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community. Although there are no set funding levels, grants tend to range from £1,000 to £30,000.

The 2017 deadline for applications is 27th October 2017.

Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme - Final Year

The Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme has entered its final year of funding and will be accepting applications until 31 January 2018. >The Department for Communities and Local Development's £22.5 million Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme (2015-2018) aims to support local communities that are drawing up a neighbourhood plan for their area.

Applications will be accepted until the final deadline of 31st January 2018.

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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