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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.

Redeeming Our Communities

Conversation Summary
On Wednesday March 22nd we were proud to host over 130 guests for the ROC Conversation at Kelham Hall, Newark. The evening presented an opportunity to openly discuss local community needs and collaborate with a diverse network of like minded people, passionate about working together to transform the area they live in.

A particular highlight was the overwhelming support of volunteers willing to form part of the dedicated 'Action' group responsible for keeping the momentum of the evening going. In itself, the creation of such a group is a huge step forward and we are excited to help get this group up and running over the coming weeks. 
Conversation Summary 

NHS England
Crafting A Mental Health Service For Veterans

NHS England is set to launch a brand new mental health service which has been specially tailored to support and treat ex-armed forces veterans and service personnel who are approaching discharge.

The newly commissioned £9m service, known officially as the NHS transition, intervention and liaison (TIL) veterans’ mental health service, will act as a front door to a range of mental health services across the health and care system for 17,500 people over the next three years.

Available across England, service personnel approaching discharge and veterans will be able to either self-refer or request referral via their GP or mental health provider or through a military charity like Combat Stress, the Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes and SSAFA. An initial face to face assessment will be offered within a fortnight and where appropriate, a clinical appointment two weeks later.

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

ChangePoint - Everyone Health 

FREE Healthy Lifestyle Programme for Families with Children aged 5-11. Monday 24th April 4pm-5pm.
For more information please contact ChangePoint on 0333 005 0092.

Ollerton Memory Café

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

Newark Dementia Carers Group

Next meeting: Tuesday 25th April 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 26th April 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 26th April 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 4th May 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 6th May 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 8th May 1:30pm - 4pm

Newark Aphasia/Stroke Group

Next Meeting: Tuesday 2nd May 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 11th May 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.

Comic Relief's Community Cash Grants Programmes Open Across the UK

The Comic Relief Community Cash grants programmes have begun opening across the UK.

Comic Relief and Community Foundations across the UK are working together to distribute Comic Relief Community Cash funds to small groups working with vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.

The funding is available to support community groups that are undertaking work that helps people of all ages feel more included in their community, builds their skills and increases their sense of achievement.

Small local groups with an income of less than £100,000 that are run by local people and that are working in a disadvantaged or deprived area can apply.

Most community foundations have an application deadline of 5 May 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.

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

Age UK Notts
Fundraising Executive

Hours: 37 hours a week
Salary: £17,419 per annum
Scale: NJC points 16-19 (£17,419 - £18,746 per annum)
Based: Nottingham City Centre

The Fundraising Executive will play a vital role within the team, assisting the Business and Community Relations Director to raise charity funds and awareness across the 3 fundraising levels: individuals, communities and corporates. The purpose of fundraising is to ensure Age UK Notts can continue to provide services for local older people.

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 5pm on Monday 24th April 2017.


Age UK Notts
Human Reources Coordinator & Executive Assistant

Hours: 37 hours a week
Salary: £19,430 per annum, NJC points 20-23 (£19,430 - £21,268 per annum)
Based: Nottingham City Centre

As a HR Coordinator, you will be responsible for providing support on a wide range of personnel administrative duties and for helping to ensure that the HR Service is run efficiently and effectively for the benefit of staff and volunteers. This is a generalist HR role covering all aspects of the function.

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 5pm on 19th April 2017. Interviews will be held on 26th April 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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