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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:

Care Quality Commission (CQC) Maternity Campaign 2017

In September, CQC will be launching a maternity campaign, which focuses on women who are pregnant, are looking to be pregnant, or have recently used maternity services in England.
Last year there were over 663,000 births in England. All women have the choice to have their baby at home, in a midwife led unit or in hospital, however, some women are not aware they have a choice when it comes to giving birth. Through the campaign we will be raising awareness of our independent inspection reports which can help women make an informed decision - to help make the right choice in where they give birth. We will also be encouraging people to share their experiences of care – good or bad, as this information supports our monitoring, inspecting and rating of services

For more information:

The State of Care in Mental Health Services 2014 to 2017 – Care Quality Commission

The state of care in mental health services 2014 to 2017 presents findings from our programme of comprehensive inspections of specialist mental health services.

The report combines evidence from our inspections and findings from our role monitoring use of the the Mental Health Act, as well as analysis of data from other sources. This rich resource of information means we now know more about the quality of mental health care than ever before.

For more information:

Nottingham Post Heroes Awards 2017

The Nottingham Post Heroes Awards 2017 in partnership with Boots, celebrates the achievements of truly remarkable people who make our community a better place. Hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in October, it is the biggest awards show of its kind in Nottingham. Once again this year, we are on a search for Nottingham’s finest. Covering categories such as Volunteer of the Year, Community Champion, Child of Courage, Armed Forces plus many more. Nominations can be from all walks of life, of all ages, and from all over the region.

They say they are ordinary people, but their acts are truly extraordinary. It may be for a single act of incredible courage, a long-lasting battle against the odds, or for inspirational campaigning.
You can nominate an individual or a group, simply by logging onto clicking on the Nomination Form tab and completing the form.

Veteran’s Information Network Nottinghamshire

The Veteran’s Information Network Nottinghamshire (VINN) works to enhance the welfare and wellbeing of the Armed Forces and veteran community in Nottinghamshire by sharing information and knowledge.

For more information about the Veteran’s Information Network Nottinghamshire please visit the website,

Annual Public Meeting – NHS Newark & Sherwood CCG

NHS Newark & Sherwood CCG are hosting their Annual Public Meeting on:
Thursday 14th September 2017 from 4.30pm-7.30pm at the Everyday Champions Centre, Brunel Business Park, Jessop Close, Newark, Notts, NG24 2AG.

To register your attendance please call: 01623 673139
For more information:

Have Your Say

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;

Better Together Vanguard Sharing Event

Come and see how the Better Together vanguard is implementing the Five Year Forward View in mid-Nottinghamshire. This interactive event will showcase some of the innovative projects being delivered by the mid-Nottinghamshire Better Together Alliance

Tuesday 19th September 2017 from 10am – 3pm at the Everyday Champions Centre, Brunel Business Park, Jessop Close, Newark, Notts. NG24 2AG

For more information or to book a place at the event:

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

Making Memories Activity Group

Making Memories aims to support people to live well with Dementia or other / diagnosed memory problems.  

The Activity Group is an opportunity for you and your carer / family member or friend to enjoy fun activities together.

Where: Newark & Sherwood CVS, 67 Northgate, Newark, NG24 1HD.

When: Thursdays, 1pm-3pm, 10th August – 28th September.

To book a place or for more information contact; Lindsay Knott, Making Memories Coordinator,

Tel: 01636  679539, Email:

Annual Public Meeting – NHS Newark & Sherwood CCG

NHS Newark & Sherwood CCG are hosting their Annual Public Meeting on:
Thursday 14th September 2017 from 4.30pm-7.30pm - Everyday Champions Centre, Brunel Business Park, Jessop Close, Newark, Notts, NG24 2AG.

To register your attendance please call: 01623 673139
For more information:

Ollerton Memory Café

Anyone welcome to join the fun. Activities include Arts & Crafts, Quizzes, Singing, Boccia and Seated Exercises.
Next Meeting: Monday 21st August 1pm - 4pm - Lifespring Centre, Sherwood Drive, New Ollerton.

Newark Dementia Carers Group

Next meeting: Tuesday 29th August 10am - 12pm - Flowserve, Hawton Lane, Balderton, NG24 3BU

Newark Live At Home

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

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 2nd September 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 4th September 1:30pm - 4pm

Newark Aphasia/Stroke Group

Next Meeting: Tuesday 5th September 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.

Inspire confirmed to run a day long, 10.30am -3.30pm, training session on your role as a carer, this will REPLACE the support group, and on this occasion an Inspire worker will facilitate in place of myself. To attend this session you must confirm your place by calling Nottinghamshire Carers Hub on 0115 824 8824 for the Health and Wellbeing

Next Meeting: Thursday 14th September 2017 10:30am - 3:30pm. Newark & Sherwood CVS, 67 Northgate Newark, NG24 1HD.

Employment Opportunities

Advocacy 2 Engagement

Casual Learning Supporters Opportunity  

We are looking for someone to join our team to support on our training courses for people who have a range of learning disabilities/difficulties.
  • We will be delivering 20 courses this academic year, between Sept 2017 and July 2018.
  • Courses are usually 3 days, so the number of days work this year should be 60 days.
  • The rate of pay is £7.45 per hour plus travel expenses.
If you have any questions or require more information, please contact Julie Thorpe or Teresa Randon
Telephone: 01623 821534 or 07885 739 122

The closing date for completed applications is Friday 1st September 2017 

Age UK

Training and Marketing Administrator
Hours: 18 hours per week

Salary: £8,474 per annum, NJC points 16-19 (£17,419- £18,746 p/a, FTE)
Based: Bradbury House, Nottingham City Centre
Permanent position
We are looking for an experienced administrator to join our Fundraising and Communications Team (FACT).  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of administration for our training functions – preparing materials, taking and managing bookings, recording attendance on our internal database, liaising with prospective customers (both internal and external organisations plus older people directly), managing basic finance functions, and administering our award winning ClickSilver computer learning programme (in conjunction with Capital One and Business in the Community).

How to Apply
For full details please
 download an application pack from this website

Alternatively, please contact our Human Resources department for an application pack by email or telephone 0115 859 9263.
The closing date for this position is Friday 18th August 2017.

Insurance Arranger
Hours: 21 hours per week, over 3 days
Salary: £9,360 per annum
Scale: NJC points 13-18 (£16,491 - £18,070 p/a, FTE)
Based: Nottingham & Derby
Tenure: Permanent

This customer-facing role, based at either of our local offices, involves the sale and administration of Age UK insurance and other financial products, either face-to-face or by telephone, predominantly to older people. Experience of general insurance sales clerical work, whilst useful, is not essential, as full accredited FCA training will be provided.

How to Apply
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 this position is 9.00am on Monday 14th August 2017.

Mini-Bus Driver/Handyperson

Hours: 18.75 hours per week, over 2.5 days (split shift) 
Salary: £8.45 per hour
Scale: AUNN Living Wage (£16,258 per annum, FTE)
Based: Sybil Levin Health & Wellbeing Centre, Nuthall Road, Nottingham 
Tenure: Permanent

The Sybil Levin Health & Wellbeing Centre is a day care facility for older people with mild dementia.
Your main duties will be to drive service users of the Sybil Levin Day Centre to and from the Centre in our 16 seater mini bus.

How to apply

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 this position is 5pm on Monday 14th August 2017.

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. 

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).

Comic Relief Launch New Active Ageing Grants Programme (UK)

Comic Relief is providing a limited number of grants for local community based organisations to enable disadvantaged older people to design, deliver and take part in opportunities to contribute to their communities.

The new Active Ageing: Creating Change in Communities initiative is providing £1.5 million of funding in order to engage older people aged 65 and over from ‘harder to reach’ groups to get involved in opportunities which use their skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to their communities.

The deadline for applications is 29 August 2017 (midday).

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.

The Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund Open to UK Applications

Grants of between £20,000 and £120,000 are available to museums and galleries in the UK to enable them to focus on time-limited work on collections outside the scope of an organisation’s core resources. A large number of collections activities are eligible for funding, for example research, digitisation, loans and conservation.  

The deadline for applications is 6 September 2017 (5pm).

Alcohol Research UK’s Small Grants Programme Now Open

Alcohol Research UK have announced the annual funding round for the Small Grants programme.

Alcohol Research UK’s Small Grants programme offers grants for exploratory projects that address emerging issues in alcohol research, employ novel theoretical or methodological approaches, or pilot new work in treatment or service delivery.

Grants of up to £8,000 are available for stand-alone projects that last for up to 12 months.

Applications are considered once a year.
This year’s deadline for applications is 13th September 2017 (midnight).

Project Crime Hate For Available Funding

The second year of the hate crime community demonstration projects scheme has launched, and the application window is now open.  The aim of the scheme is to work with affected communities to fund the development of partnership projects aimed at tackling hate crime.

Applications must be submitted online by the 15 September 2017.

Dunhill Medical Trust Reopens to Grants for Community Based Organisations in UK

The Trust’s grants programme for Community Based Organisations programme has re-opened to applications from UK charities and community based organisations that are working to provide care, activities and services for older people in the UK.

The Dunhill Medical Trust offers grants to third sector organisations active in the UK who work directly with older people who need some form of extra support to make everyday living that bit easier.

The deadline for project grant applications is 29 September 2017 (5pm).

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.

Nuffield Foundation Research, Development and Analysis Programme

In line with the launch of their new five-year strategy, the Nuffield Foundation has announced a new £20 million Research, Development and Analysis grants programme to align their funding priorities with the strategy.

The programme seeks to build the capacity of the public policy system, including those responsible for policy delivery and practice, to understand and interpret research and analysis and to develop policy and practice in the areas of education, welfare and justice.

The deadline for applications is 2nd 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 Always 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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