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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.

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

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 0115 8248824 or by email:,  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:

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.
The closing date for nominations is Thursday 14th September  

Citizens Advice Sherwood & Newark Moves Premises

Citizens Advice Sherwood & Newark is moving its service to Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, NG24 1BY from 26th September 2017, continuing to be available Tuesday and Thursday 9.30am – 2.30pm.
For more information:

Organ donation giving people a second chance - Sherwood Forest Hospitals

The winner of the Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust ‘Second Chance’ organ donation campaign poster competition has been announced ahead of National Organ Donation week (4 – 10 September).

The Trust will be launching its organ donation campaign for 2017 during organ donation week, with the theme ‘Give and let live’.

During the week the Trust is also holding a three day information stand at King’s Mill Hospital. The stand will be set up in the King’s Mill Treatment Centre from Wednesday 6th SeptemberFriday 8th September and will have information about organ donation, with a number of specialists and organ donation recipients on hand to speak to people about what a difference donating can make.
The poster competition for 2017 will also be launched on Friday 8th September

Your chance to nominate your Sherwood Forest Hospitals Hero

Sherwood Forest Hospitals is giving patients, their families and the public the chance to nominate a deserving member of staff or team who goes the extra mile for a special award.

Nominations can be made via an online form on the Sherwood Forest Hospitals website or posted to Communications Team, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Trust HQ, King’s Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4JL.
Please provide your name, telephone number, your nomination and reason for nominating in no more than 200 words.
Nominations close on Friday 29 September 2017 at 5pm. 

Have Your Say


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:

Nottinghamshire Joint Health and Wellbeing Board Strategy 2018-2022 Consultation

The Health and Wellbeing Strategy identifies key priorities for the Nottinghamshire Health and Wellbeing Board to address, to meet needs identified in the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. 

It will focus on things where the Board can have most impact by working together.  Before the refreshed Strategy is agreed, there will be a consultation period to allow people, organisations and groups to comment on the proposed priorities and to make suggestions.

As part of the consultation there will be a series of events in each district to explain the background to the Health & Wellbeing Board, the Joint Health & Wellbeing Strategy & the proposals for consultation.

Tuesday 10th October from 2pm-4pm at Newark & Sherwood District Council, The Civic Suite, Great North Road, Newark, NG24 1BY  

If you would like to attend please contact, Julia Thornborough - so that we can plan refreshments & facilities

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. 
£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

Living Well with and After A Cancer Diagnosis

A free event to provide advice, support and information for people and carers living with and after a cancer diagnosis.

Tuesday 12th September from 1pm - 4pm at Southwell Leisure Centre, Nottingham Road, Southwell, NG25 0LG

To reserve your place, please call Self Care Hub on 0300 303 2600 or email:

Newark Carers Hub

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.

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:

Tour of Rhubarb Farm

For those who want to know more about Rhubarb Farm, learn about its work and achievements, meet its volunteers and see its facilities, there will be a tour on Thursday 21st September at 9.30am at Rhubarb Farm, Hardwick Street, Langwith NG20 9DR.

Everyone is welcome, you do not need to book a place,  just turn up in time.
For more information, please contact Jennie on 01623 741210 or  email:

Ollerton Memory Café

Anyone welcome to join the fun. Activities include Arts & Crafts, Quizzes, Singing, Boccia and Seated Exercises.
Next Meeting: Monday 25th September 1pm - 4pm - Lifespring Centre, Sherwood Drive, New Ollerton.

Newark Dementia Carers Group

Next meeting: Tuesday 26th September 10am - 12pm - Flowserve, Hawton Lane, Balderton, NG24 3BU

Newark & Sherwood Disability Voice and Access Group AGM

The AGM will be held on Wednesday 27th September 2017, at Hawtonville Methodist Church Hall, access via Car Park off Eton Avenue, Newark, NG24 4JN.

Meeting starts 12:30pm. Finishes 1:45pm (Lunch from 12:00 noon)

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 27th September 10:30am-12pm (noon)

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 2nd October 1:30pm - 4pm

Newark Aphasia/Stroke Group

Next Meeting: Tuesday 3rd October 11am - 1pm - Parsons Mount, Kings Road.  For more information, please contact Gordon Flowers on 01636 688188.

Nottinghamshire Rural Support

Keeping The Countryside Healthy 
A Presentation during Mental Health Fortnight to launch an appeal for funding to continue the charity’s contribution to mental Health in the rural communities. Newark Livestock Market, Great North Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1BY  

On Wednesday 4th October 2017 at 11.30 a.m. RSVP by 27th September 2017
For more information, please contact 01636 817232, or email:

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 7th October 10am - 2pm.

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.

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 15th September 2017.

Litter Innovation Fund Launches for England

A new fund has been created to support a range of organisations that have new and creative ideas to reduce litter in their local area.

All projects should be completed within six months from the date of the award. Local authorities, charities, not-for-profit organisations, educational institutions, and small and medium enterprises can apply.

The deadline for expression of interest is 26th 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 29th 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 29th 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 29th 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.

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.

This year’s deadline for applications is 1st December 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.

This year’s deadline for applications is 1st December 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

Are you unemployed and living in the Ollerton area?

Then Newark & Sherwood Volunteer Centre may be able to help you get one step closer to employment.  Volunteering is a great way of gaining experience by getting involved in your local community and you can volunteer whilst receiving benefits as it won’t affect the benefits you receive.
We can work with you on a 1:1 basis to find a volunteer role that suits you, your time and commitments.   We can give you advice and support about being a volunteer.   Volunteering can help you improve your self-confidence, meet new people or learn new skills.
We can also offer free volunteer training.
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Helen Stanbridge at the volunteer centre on 01636 707418 or email


Do-It changes hands

The running of the national digital volunteering platform Do-It has been transferred to a new organisation, Vivo Life.
Do-It was first launched in 2001 and has been run by the Do-It Trust since 2014. It has received significant government investment and is used by many volunteer centres, charities and volunteers.
The exact status and mission of this new organisation is still to be finalised, but NCVO (The National Council  for Voluntary Organisations ) have been in touch with them and continue to make clear that the new platform needs to provide a service to benefit the public and support volunteering in its many forms.
Reminder - If you are not a NCVO member,
 why not join NCVO? Membership for organisations with an income of less than £30,000 is free

Latest Volunteering Opportunities Please look at our online database for a current list of volunteering opportunities.

Nottinghamshire Youth Offending Service Are Recruiting Youth Offender Panel Member

Volunteer panel members talk and listen to young offenders, their family and victims.  They agree with the young offender a plan of action designed to put right the harm already done and prevent future offending.
For more information, please contact John Wright

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 Katie Freeman 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 

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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