May 2018 

The latest news, views and opportunities in the voluntary sector

In this issue:

Welcome! the latest edition of our monthly e-bulletin.

I am Amy Hiscock, the Dementia Information Officer for Newark & Sherwood CVS. 

I provide a one to one signposting, information and advice service for people with Dementia or undiagnosed memory problems, their families and carers.  I help them to access the information that they need, when they need it.

If you care for, or know a person who cares for, someone with dementia or other memory problems and you need information about what help or support might be available to you - then please get in touch with me.

Amy Hiscock
Dementia Information Officer, Newark & Sherwood CVS

T:  01636 679539
£8.9m development for older people unveiled in Newark

A PIONEERING development providing much-needed housing for older people with additional support needs has been officially opened in Newark at the end of April.

Gladstone House, a state-of-the-art scheme in Lord Hawke Way, off Bowbridge Road, has 60 purpose-built units over three levels, including 40 extra care apartments. Facilities include communal areas, rooms designated for activities, a sensory garden and commercial kitchen.

Newark and Sherwood District Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and Newark and Sherwood Homes and Homes England have worked in partnership to deliver the flagship £8.9million development.

Social care and health partners were involved in the design of the project from the outset to co-locate social and health care services alongside quality accommodation.

The scheme includes advanced assistive technology to reduce care costs and prolong residents’ independence, including state-of-the-art toilets, and deals with issues of isolation with extensive community facilities.

Care Quality Commission : Putting quality and the needs of people using services at the heart of long-term funding considerations for adult social care

The Care Quality Commission have submitted written evidence to the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee and Health and Social Care Select Committee’s joint inquiry into the long-term funding of adult social care.

Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, said “We welcome this parliamentary inquiry into the long-term funding of adult social care as it is a crucial issue for this vital sector. However, as our submission highlights, it is essential that quality and the needs of people using services are at the heart of these considerations.”

Read more here

County Council Local Improvement Scheme recommended to award over £2m to local community groups

Plans to award more than £2m to 201 voluntary organisations, community groups, parish councils and charities across the county as part of Nottinghamshire County Council’s new Local Improvement Scheme will be considered by County Councillors at next week’s Communities and Place committee meeting (17/5/18).

Many organisations will receive funding for up to three years, subject to satisfactory monitoring by the County Council.

The County Council’s Local Improvement Scheme provides discretionary funding for capital and revenue investment to support voluntary organisations across the county. Nottinghamshire County Council continues to provide this discretionary funding despite the financial challenges facing the organisation.

In total the County Council received 408 applications for funding. Applications were checked very carefully and included a review by independent assessors.

All applicants will receive written confirmation from the Communities team following the outcome of the committee meeting.

Applications for the Talented Athletes and the new capital funding scheme will be available soon.


GDPR guide published by Charities Finance Group

With the new GDPR requirements coming into force on 25th May, we are including once again the link to a free guide to help voluntary organisations comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation hss been published by the Charity Finance Group (CFG).

Download the guide here.

Rhubarb Farm is looking for people to join a new peer support group

Rhubarb Farm in Langwith is going to set up a self-help and peer support group for people with mental health issues. The group will be self-led by its members but will be supported by Rhubarb Farm and the mental health charity Rethink, members will decide when the group is held, and whether it will be about sharing experiences and/or taking part in activities.

So if you have a mental health issue and live within a reasonable distance of Rhubarb Farm and you think you could benefit in being a founding member of a self-help and peer support group please get in touch with 


Update from Smokefree Nottinghamshire

Smokefreelife Nottinghamshire is the free Stop Smoking Service operating throughout Nottinghamshire. You are 4 times more likely to quit smoking with professional support. 

They have many services available to support you as you go smoke free. They are available for everyone, no matter what age you are or how long you have smoked. We support hundreds of people to go smoke free each year – why don’t you join them?

Please call the local Stop Smoking Helpline on 01623 756588 to speak to a trained adviser or visit the website for more information.


Balderton Memory Cafe

Date: Third Tuesday of the month (15th May)
Time: 10.30 – 12.30pm
Venue:  The Salvation Army, Church Centre, Mead Way, Balderton, Newark, NG24 3GA
Contact:  01909 730886


Cancer Support Group (Newark)

A new group providing support and friendship to anyone affected by cancer.
Date:  Last Tuesday of the month (29th Mayl)
Time:  2 - 4pm
Venue:  Collectable Creations Café, London Road, Newark (opposite the library)
Contact:  Niki on 07803 710640 or Self Help UK on 0115 9111661

Carers Hub Newark Carers Support Group

Date: 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: Drop in:  9.30—10.30 am (An opportunity to speak to the support worker on a 1-2-1 basis with individual queries) - Group session: 10.30 am—12.30 pm    
Venue:  Castle House Great North Road Newark, NG24 1BY
Contact:  Zena Cameron on 0115 824 8824 or via email.  

Core Centre, Calverton - Courses

Date: Various, depending on subject (including IT, arts and crafts and languages) - Fees from £3 per hour (If you receive benefits, you may qualify for free learning).
Time: Various, depending on subject
Venue:  The CORE Centre, 17 St Wilfrid's Square, Calverton, Nottingham, NG14 6FP
Contact:  See the Core Centre website or call 0115 847 0551

Newark Dementia Carers Group

Date: Last Tuesday of the month (29th May)
Time: 10.30am -12.30pm
Venue:  Flowserve Sports and Social Club, Balderton
Contact:  Ken Daubney 01636 702577 or Christine Davison 01636 605426 - or via email.

MS Support Group Coffee Morning

Date: Every 3rd Wednesday (16th May)
Time:  11am
Venue:  Hardy's Farm Shop Café (The Back Room), off Fosse Road, Farndon, Newark
Contact:  Kate Else on 07817 185744


Ollerton Memory Café

Date: Monday 21st May, Monday 25th June
Time: 1pm – 4pm 
Venue:  Lifespring Centre, Sherwood Drive, New Ollerton
Contact:  Carole or Terry Bell - 01623 862478


Newark Live at Home Scheme

Live at Home Schemes offer services and support to help older people lead independent, active and fulfilled lives, and to live securely. 
Contact them direct for information about what services they provide in Newark.
Office:  The Aura Business Centre, Manners Road, Newark  NG24 1BS
Contact: 01636 674521


For details on more events in your area, see our events page


Unique Eating Disorders: Specialist Training for Professionals

Details: Gain greater understanding of different types, what recovery means and get support tools.  Cost is £99 per person.
Date: 19th May, 8th September.
Time: 10am - 4pm
Venue: First Steps, Ingham House, 16 Agard Street, Derby, DE1 1DZ 
Contact:  For more information or to book a place on a workshop, email Sarah, visit the website or call 01332 367571.


Working with Men Experiencing Domestic Violence and Abuse

Details:  This one-day course has been developed and delivered by Equation for professionals working in Nottinghamshire County who are in the domestic abuse sector. It will look at the ways in which men experience domestic violence and abuse within their intimate and family relationships. This course is for County workers only.
Date:  15th May
Time:   9.30am - 2.00pm
Venue:  Richard Herrod Centre, Carlton

Contact:  Free; Book through eventbrite


Understanding & Responding to Domestic Violence & Abuse

Details:  Equation's flagship training course for professionals working with individuals experiencing abuse. This one-day course aims to improve understanding of domestic violence and abuse in order to increase appropriate responses to domestic abuse and facilitate survivors' access to support.  These dates are for County workers only.
Dates:  18th May, 23rd May
Time:   9.30am - 4.30pm
Venue:  18th - Keyworth Primary Care Centre   &   23rd - Gedling Civic Centre
Contact:  Free; Book through eventbrite 
18th May or 23rd May



BBC Children in Need grants

Who can apply: Charities working with disadvantaged children/young people aged 18 or younger
Grant value: Up to £10,000
13 May 2018, 2 September 2018 and 2 December 2018 (midnight).

Further details: See the Children in Need website


Garfield Weston Foundation one-off charitable fund

Who can apply:  Registered charities, places of worship and state schools in the UK for projects which benefit communities.
Grant value:  £30 - 150,000 (Total project costs must be above £30,000).
Deadline: 30th June 2018
Further details:  Garfield Weston website


Coalfields Community Investment Programme

Who can apply: Projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and which address specific themes (see their website).
Grant value:  Up to £10,000
Deadline: Various
Further details: Coalfields website

Nottinghamshire County Council Community Commemoration Fund

Purpose:  Towns and villages across the county can apply for funds to help them commemorate the Great War in their local area. 
Who can apply:  Local groups such as historical societies, parish councils, schools, uniformed groups such as cadets, scouts and guides, youth clubs, church groups and art societies.
All applications must be supported by the group’s county councillor.
Grant value:  Up to £300
Deadline:   13 July 2018
This round of funding covers events and activities taking place between 1 August  2018 and 11 November 2018.
Further details:  Community Commemoration Fund

Hilden Charitable Fund

Purpose:  Each year the Hilden Charitable Fund allocates a small budget to help community groups run short-term summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children aged five to 18 years in the UK.
Who can apply:  Applications are invited from voluntary agencies in the UK with an income of less than £150,000.
Grant value:  Between £500 and £1,500 to support the following:
Deadline:   1 June 2018
Further details:  Hilden Charitable Fund 
Note:  Some priority will be given to projects that show they are inclusive of children from refugee families and show involvement of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) groups.
Big Lottery Fund Relaunches Reaching Communities England

Purpose:  The Big Lottery Fund is seeking ideas for projects that will improve communities across England. The funding can support project activities, operating costs, organisational development and capital costs and can support work for up to five years.
Who can apply:   To be eligible, groups need to show how their ideas meet the following three priorities: (1) Bring people together and build strong relationships in and across communities; (2) Improve the places and spaces that matter to communities; (3) Enable more people to fulfil their potential by working to address issues at the earliest possible stage.
Organisations that are interested in applying will need to have an initial discussion with the Big Lottery Fund about their proposed idea. If the idea is accepted, the Big Lottery Fund panel of staff will then invite a full proposal.
Grant value:  More than £10,000
Deadline:  NONE - This is a rolling programme with no deadlines
Further details:  Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities

For more info on the options available, see our funding opportunities page.

Job Vacancies

Please note that Newark & Sherwood CVS advertises vacancies for paid roles on behalf of small charities and voluntary groups only. 
Rhubarb Farm is recruiting
Business Development Manager
Rhubarb Farm is seeking a person well experienced in business development to drive forward new business initiatives and generate sustainable income to replace grant funding.
     Hours:  3 days/24 hours per week 
     Salary:  £21,000 (= £35,000 FTE) 
     Remote working required. 
All shortlisted candidates before interview will be asked to volunteer for a day in order to understand the ethos and extent of the Farm's work. 
Go to Rhubarb Farm's website for application details.
Closing Date: Sunday 20th May at 6.00pm


N&S CVS Volunteers

On the volunteering page of our website, you can find a wealth of information about support for volunteers and new volunteering opportunities, including: 
  • Volunteer Coordinator Network

Volunteer managers to come together in a supportive environment to share information, good practice and network.  We usually meet once a quarter.

  • Good Practice Support & Resources

Our Centre supports organisations to involve volunteers with our 'good practice in volunteer management resources and support' - see our dedicated web page.

Volunteer Drivers 

Our Voluntary Transport Scheme & Door2Door are looking for drivers in the Newark & Sherwood area - particularly on the Ollerton side of the district. Contact Katie Freeman on 01636 610773, Lucy Fountain on 01636 611220 or email us.


NCVO have a diverse community of over 13,000 member organisations. They provide expert support and advice and keep them up to date with the news that affects them.  Membership is free if your charity's annual turnover is less than £30,000. 
Find out more about NCVO membership.

For even more volunteering opportunities, see our online database.

Have your say

Below are details on some of the opportunities and events taking place over the next couple of months where you can contribute your opinion and share your experience with others:

Report Racism GRT: the new tool to tackle hate crime against Gypsies, Roma and Travellers
Date:  20 June 2018, London

Reporting Racism GRT is a new tool to tackle hate crime against Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. Gypsy and Traveller Empowerment Hertfordshire (GATE Herts) will operate the new scheme.

On 20 June, GATE Herts is hosting a national conference, supported by the Ministry of Housing, Communication and Local Government, to:
  • launch its new report on hate crime against GRT people
  • highlight the impact which discrimination and hate crime has on daily lives
  • explain and share the Report Racism GRT tool
  • offer workshops on key aspects of hate crime
This conference is for all professionals and voluntary agencies working with GRT communities. The delegate fee will be £40 + VAT. Full details will be available shortly.

Email – or telephone 0115 916 3104 – to register your interest 

Survey about Domestic Abuse Services

The Big Lottery Fund’s Women and Girls Initiative is providing grant funding for prominent women’s sector organisations to pilot and evaluate domestic violence and abuse services.

The Connect Centre for International Research on Interpersonal Violence and Harm at the University of Central Lancashire is carrying out a survey of professionals who may encounter women and girls who experience domestic violence and abuse in the course of their work about the services available. 

Click here to take the survey: Domestic Abuse Services in Your Area

You can find more symposiums on the Public Policy Exchange website.


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