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

If your organisation would like to include any information on the bulletin, could you please send the relevant details by email to

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.

Carers UK - State of Caring Survey 2017

Carers UK run the State of Caring survey each year to find out what life is like for people who are caring, and what needs to change to make life better. They use the responses to provide evidence to policy makers and push for change.

Healthy Housing Service

The aim of the Healthy Housing Service aims to help improve the quality of life of vulnerable people aged over 60 and families with children by reducing cold-related illnesses through the delivery of practical, home energy improvements.  They can provide access to a range of services including: Subsidised Boiler Replacements, Boiler Health Check, Home Visits, Energy Switching Advice, Age UK’s FREE draught excluders and radiator panels, Age UK Home Safety Check, Handyperson Service, Hand rails & grab rails. 
For more details, phone 0115 985 3009 or go to

‘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 Hub – supporting Carers Wellbeing

The Carers Hub have recently added a new section on their website around Carers Wellbeing.  It includes information on complementary therapies, counselling services, books on prescription and gym membership.  Take a look at

Nottinghamshire Carers Roadshows 2017

The Carers roadshows will once again be taking place across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The roadshow will be starting in Valley Health Centre, St. Ann’s Nottingham, on Tuesday 6th June. 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:

Upcoming Events


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

Ollerton Memory Café

Anyone welcome to join the fun. Activities include Arts & Crafts, Quizzes, Singing, Boccia and Seated Exercises.
Next Meeting: Monday 22nd May 1pm - 4pm - Lifespring Centre, Sherwood Drive, New Ollerton.

Newark Dementia Carers Group

Next meeting: Tuesday 30th May 10am - 12pm - Flowserve, Hawton Lane, Balderton, NG24 3BU

Newark Live At Home

Coffee Morning at Howes Court Community Centre (just off William Street).
Wednesday 31st May 10:30am-12pm (noon)

Newark Dementia Carers Group

Newark Dementia Carers Group will be holding their annual Memory Walk on; Memory Walk 2017
Friday 2nd June 2017 11am, Sconce Football Ground, Newark, NG24 4AU (off Valley Prospect)
Everyone is welcome to come along.
For more information, please contact Gordon on 07875 167545

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 3rd June 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 5th June 1:30pm - 4pm

Newark Aphasia/Stroke Group

Next Meeting: Tuesday 6th June 11am - 1pm - Parsons Mount, Kings Road.  For more information please contact Gordon Flowers on 01636 688188.

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 8th June 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.

Newark Carers Hub

Please contact Zena Cameron, Newark and Sherwood Support Worker for further information 0115 8248824/ 07710 087648.
Next Meeting: Thursday 8th June 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm. Newark & Sherwood CVS, 67 Northgate Newark, NG24 1HD.

Newark Demenia Carers Group

Annual Grand Summer Dance
Newark Dementia Carers Group will be holding their 3rd Anniversary Dance on;
Friday 23rd June 2017 7:30pm - 10:30pm. Tickets £10. Balderton Village Community Centre, Coronation Street, New Balderton, Newark, NG24 3BD.

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.

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: 30 June, 1 September and 1 December 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.

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 1 June, 1 September, and 1 December 2017.

Innovation in Cycling and Walking SBRI Competition Open

Funding for the development of innovative projects that lead to more walking and cycling by tackling current barriers and encouraging more journey stages to be made by bicycle or on foot. 
This competition is open to individuals, groups and organisations. It is particularly suitable for early stage, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Industry partners such as local government and independent organisations can carry out the project on their own or with others.

The deadline for registrations is 7 June 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 deadlines for applications are 7 June, and 2 October.

Newark & Sherwood Homes Community Grant

We are excited to launch the Newark and Sherwood Homes Community Fund – a grant fund dedicated to supporting community groups, charities and not for profit organisations to make a difference to the people and environment in the district.

Two types of grants are available - standard grants for any project type of any size between the grant limits, and small capital grants for applications between £100 and £250 to cover purchases of capital items.

The deadline for the first round applications is 16th June 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.

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Launches Families in Stress Priority (UK)

The Ministry of Defence has launched the Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Families in Stress priority for 2017/18 with new guidelines.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is currently accepting applications to the Families in Stress priority of the £10 million per year Covenant Fund.

Grants of between £20,000 and £300,000 for programmes of work lasting between two to three years are available.

The deadline for expressions of interest is 26 June 2017 (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 three application deadlines in 2017: 30 June, 1 September and 1 December 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 4 August 2017.

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).

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 31 January 2018.

Employment Opportunities


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 have prepared a resource pack full of ideas and tips for making the most of the week.

Keep up to date with plans and get their resource pack, it 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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