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

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General Information


Newark & Sherwood CVS long standing staff member to retire.

Newark & Sherwood CVS would like to thank Mrs Val Gardiner for her years of service.
Val Gardiner is to retire at the end of March.  Val has been a Partnership Officer in the N&S CVS for over 20 years and is part of our Community Engagement Team.

Over the years she has worked with a great many people in local charities, support groups, district & county council and health services and built up good working relationships all over Nottinghamshire.

To celebrate Val's time with the CVS we will be having a get together and invite anyone that knows Val or has worked with Val to come along and celebrate with us.

Thursday 23rd March 1pm - 3pm. At 67 Northgate, Newark, NG24 1HD.

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.

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.

Care Quality Commission advises people to take care when using online primary care services.

Our inspections of some companies providing online primary care have found significant concerns about patient safety.Well-run services can offer a convenient and effective form of treatment, but inspectors found services that were putting patients at risk of harm by selling medicines without doing enough to check they were appropriate.

We are publishing reports from two urgent inspections today - in both cases the providers have stopped providing services in England
Following a review of all online services registered with us we have brought forward our inspection programme. We have prioritised inspections of services we think may present a significant risk to patients.

Care Quality Commission reveals comprehensive picture of the quality of hospital care in England

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) today publishes a report on the findings from its first round of acute and specialist hospital trust inspections.
The report shows variation in the quality of hospital services - but also highlights those hospital trusts that have been able to make practical changes to the way they deliver care and are seeing improvements to patient care as a result.  

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.

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.

Everyone Health will be running Healthy Lifestyle sessions starting Friday 7th April at Newark CVS.  

If you would like to book places on the course please contact Newark CVS
Tel: 01636 679539 or email .

Newark Live At Home Scheme

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

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 March 1pm - 4pm - Lifespring Centre, Sherwood Drive, New Ollerton.

Newark Dementia Carers Group

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

Newark & Sherwood Disability Voice & Access Group

At our friendly regular meetings, we discuss local issues, which affect the disabled community. Next Meeting: Wednesday 29th March 12:30pm - 2pm - Hawtonville Methodist Church Hall, Eton Avenue, Newark. For more information please contact Margaret Franklin on 01636 679911.

Newark Live At Home

Coffee Morning at Howes Court Community Centre (just off William Street).
Wednesday 29th March 10:30am-12pm (noon)

Newark & Sherwood Autism Support Group

We are a group of parents who get together every month. 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 30th March 9:30am - 11:30am -
William Gladstone Primary Academy, Holden Crescent, Newark.
If you would like any more information please contact Rachel on 07960 121027 or Laura on 07808 345211.

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 1st April 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 3rd April 1:30pm - 4pm

Newark Aphasia/Stroke Group

Next Meeting: Tuesday 4th April 11am - 1pm - Parsons Mount, Kings Road.  For more information please contact Gordon Flowers on 01636 688188.

Newark Carers Hub

Please contact Zena Cameron, Newark and Sherwood Support Worker for further information 0115 8248824/ 07710 087648.
Next Meeting: Thursday 13th April 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.

Community Radio Fund 2017/18 to Open for UK Applications in April

The Community Radio Fund, managed by Ofcom with funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, offers two funding rounds each year. The first funding round for 2017/18 will open on 12 April 2017 to radio stations that are not-for-profit, run by local people for local people about local issues.

Round 1 will accept applications from 12 April 2017 to 10 May 2017

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.

Applications are expected to open in mid-April 2017 

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 four application deadlines in 2017: 24 March, 30 June, 1 September and 1 December 2017.

Early Years Social Action Fund Launches for England

The Government and Nesta have launched the £1 million Early Years Social Action Fund which aims to help more children (aged 0 to 4 years) achieve their developmental milestones through social action.

The fund will provide four to six grants of between £150,000 and £250,000 (and will include significant non-financial support) to help grow the impact and reach of the best innovations, based in England.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 12 (noon) on 29 March 2017.

Savers Support Fund Launches for England

The Office for Civil Society and Nesta, working in partnership, are offering £1 million in funding to scale proven social action models that will assist individuals and families to better manage money and reduce debt.
All projects must work with a majority of families who are just about managing, and/or young people aged 14-25 years.

The fund will provide four to six grants of between £150,000 and £250,000 (and will include significant non-financial support) to help grow the impact and reach of the best innovations, based in England.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 12 (noon) on 29 March 2017.

The East Midlands Academic Health Science Network (EMAHSN)

EMAHSN have opened a third round of funding, following previous successful bursaries for up to a further ten East Midlands groups. Each successful group will receive £1,500. This is a vital contribution for many groups and will contribute towards meeting running costs. The funding will support their fantastic work to promote innovations and the adoption and spread of best practice within patient, carer and public involvement in healthcare delivery and health research across the East Midlands.

The deadline: Friday 5 May 2017

Veolia Environmental Trust Open to Applications

Not-for-profit organisations with environmental or community-based projects in England and Wales are invited to apply for funding in 2017.

Grants of up to £75,000 are available 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 deadline for stage one applications is 12 (noon) on 25 May 2017.

The Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants

The Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants scheme has opened the second of two application rounds to applications from not-for-profit organisations and schools in Great Britain.

Using money from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops, the Greggs Foundation set up the Environmental Grants scheme which aims to improve people’s lives by improving the environment. The programme is administered by seven charity committees throughout England, Scotland and Wales. Organisations may only apply once per calendar year for this funding.

The deadline for Round 2 applications is 24 June 2017.

Employment Opportunities

Age UK Notts
Living Well Coordinator (Triage)

Hours: 21 hours a week
Salary: £19,430 per annum FTE (pro rata for 21 hours)
Scale: From 1st April 2017 NJC points 20-23 (£19,430 - £21,268 per annum FTE)

Based: Nottingham City

You will be working as part of the Health and Wellbeing Service. The Health and Wellbeing Service provides support for individuals to help improve health and wellbeing and maintain independence. The service supports people at risk of losing or reducing independence due to recent changes in their circumstances such as reduced mobility, changes in social and community contacts, a diagnosis of a health condition or a recent bereavement, as well as those at risk of an unplanned hospital admission

For full details please download an application pack from this website

Alternatively, please contact our Human Resources department for an application pack by email to or telephone 0115 8599 265.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on 20th March 2017. Interviews will be held on 30th March 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.

Volunteers W​eek 2017: You make the difference

NCVO will be providing all the information, guidance and resources you need to start planning and make your Volunteers’ Week a success. 

They are preparing a resource pack full of ideas and tips for making the most of the week, to be launched in March.

Keep up to date with plans and hear first when their resource pack is available by signing up to their Volunteers’ Week mailing list.
You can also keep up to date in the monthly volunteering round-up on the NCVO blog.

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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