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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Humanitarian Prize 2018 Opens for Nominations

September 21, 2017

Established in 1996, the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize is awarded annually to a not-for-profit organisation making extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world. Nominations are sought from throughout the international community.

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New regulations on healthcare charging

September 21, 2017

New regulations on healthcare charging, and the impact on refugees, people seeking asylum, and other vulnerable groups.

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Stoptober 2017

September 21, 2017

You are four times more likely to quit smoking with the help of the stop smoking service, for those of you who stop there are health benefits and money to be saved. If you would like to join the Stoptober challenge why not contact Yorkshire Smokefree to get the right support for you.

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ECLM Newsletter – September edition

September 20, 2017

Every Child Leaving Care Matters. This edition provides information about an ECLCM Awareness Walk that is being led by Ben Ashcroft.

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The Grand Opening of Paces Inclusive Play Area

September 19, 2017

Paces have officially launched their new inclusive play area at a grand opening event held at Paces on Monday. The play area has been specially designed to enable children of all abilities to play together.

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Bucket Collections for Paces!

September 19, 2017

As part of their Charity Partnership with Sheffield United Football Club, Paces have been invited to hold two charity buckets collections to raise money for the second phase of the new inclusive play area, the Wheelspin Roundabout! Paces would like to invite supporters to join in and raise money for this much-wanted piece of equipment.

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New £4m Connected Communities Innovation Fund Launches for England

September 19, 2017

This £4 million fund aims to widen volunteering opportunities for people 50 years and older in England. Interested charitable organisations need to submit expressions of interest by 30 October 2017.

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LandAid Grants Programme Extends Closing Date for UK Applications

September 19, 2017

Funding is open for application for projects that are in line with LandAid's 2017/2020 strategy and are one of the following types of capital building work: Refurbishment, New building. The organisation's vision is to see a world in which no young person is homeless.

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Children’s Health Fund

September 19, 2017

The Children’s Health Fund is inviting organisations that want to provide good food as part of holiday learning, play and activity programmes to apply for funding between £1,000 and £5,000.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation

September 19, 2017

The trust makes grants to registered charities which help people to live happy, fulfilling lives and to participate actively in society.

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Planning to apply to the Reaching Communities programme?

September 19, 2017

This session is aimed at those planning to apply or currently completing an application to this Big Lottery Fund scheme. The Reaching Communities programme is interested in projects that improve communities and the lives of people most in need, and offers multi-year grants of above £10,000.

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Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme Extended Until 2020

September 19, 2017

The Government has confirmed that this funding scheme will continue until March 2020 without any changes. The scheme makes grants towards the VAT incurred in maintaining and repairing listed buildings which are primarily used for public worship.

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Applications Open For Round Three Of Transform Foundation’s Charity Website Grant Programme

September 19, 2017

The ‘Q3’ round of the Transform Foundation’s 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme is officially open. This will be providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites in order to increase their ability to raise funds, more effectively serve their beneficiaries, raise broader awareness of their cause.

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Free Dementia Resources

September 19, 2017

The South Yorkshire Dementia Action Alliance Dementia Fire & Home Safety Project has produced some wonderful recourses to help people to live well with dementia and keep safe. If you can make good use of these resource phone today to reserve your copy.

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BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme

September 19, 2017

The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme is accepting applications for large grants of over £10,000 to support projects for up to three years which support disadvantaged children.

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Raise funds and awareness on Facebook

September 19, 2017

Facebook has announced the launch of its nonprofit fundraising tools in the UK (and 15 other countries across Europe). Charitable organisations are invited to sign up to be one of the first nonprofits to use Facebook’s charitable giving tools to achieve their fundraising objectives.

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The Connect Fund

September 18, 2017

The Connect Fund has been set up to strengthen the social investment market in England to better meet the needs of charities and social enterprises. The fund provides grants to develop shared infrastructure resources for a market that supports mission.

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Brave little soldier inspiring his dad and uncle to run 10K for Children’s Hospital

September 18, 2017

Make a real difference to the lives of our most vulnerable children and take part in the Sheffield 10K on September 24 and raise money for The Children’s Hospital Charity.

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Anston and Woodsetts Ward Plan

September 18, 2017

Following a review of neighbourhood working the Council has approved a vision and a new way of working. Each of the borough’s 21 Wards will develop a Ward Plan and receive a ward budget to support the delivery of their plan’s priorities.

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Lost Chord news letter, Autumn 2017

September 18, 2017

18 years on Lost Chord are still helping people with dementia. Find out more in the Autumn 2017 news letter.

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The Edible School Garden Course

September 14, 2017

Beanstalk Gardens are delighted to be working with RHS - Royal Horticultural Society running The Edible School Garden this October! It's an enjoyable, hands on course covering all the basics so that you can get children actively involved in growing their own food.

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Job club for adults with disabilities

September 14, 2017

Autism Plus launches a new job club for adults with autism related disabilities who need a little extra help applying for jobs. Booking is essential.

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SYFAB Training Programme

September 14, 2017

The South Yorkshire Funding Advice Bureau (SYFAB) training programme is designed to help you gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to fulfil your fundraising aspirations. Booking is essential.

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Stalls Available at VAR AGM

September 14, 2017

Voluntary Action Rotherham will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Friday 17th November, 2pm - 4pm at The Carlton Park Hotel and we have stalls available for you to showcase the work you do.

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Government to Hold Webinars for Health and Wellbeing Fund 2017

September 13, 2017

The Department of Health will be hosting three webinars to provide further information on the 2017/18 theme of social prescribing. The webinars will cover the application process and provide an opportunity for potential applicants to ask questions. Grants of up to £300,000 are available for the first year of the project.

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FSI Northern Fundraising Conference

September 13, 2017

Access a range of fundraising experts, sharing the best in fundraising practice at The FSI Northern Fundraising Conference in Leeds 12 October 2017.

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Children’s Health Fund Opens Round 2 with New Theme

September 12, 2017

The Children’s Health Fund is inviting organisations that want to provide good food as part of holiday learning, play and activity programmes to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000.

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Develop your staff knowledge and skills in 2017

September 12, 2017

CAS Training Ltd, in conjunction with a network of further education colleges, and national training providers, are delighted to be able to offer a range of level 2 nationally accredited distance learning certificate programmes for your staff, free of charge.

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Come along and join the Parkrun family

September 12, 2017

Rotherham Parkrun is a brilliant way to keep fit, make friends and build confidence. Why not register for free and join the Parkrun family. This friendly group meet every Saturday at Clifton Park.

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Kusuma Trust: Employability and life skills fund for charities

September 12, 2017

Kusuma Trust provide grants up to £10,000 for charities that enable disadvantaged young aged 11 – 21 people to have more opportunities in education or employment. Deadline for applications is 29 September 2017.

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Council property and land for sale or to let in Wingfield

September 12, 2017

Rotherham Council have a property and land for sale or to let, approximately 2 miles North West of Rotherham Town Centre. Expressions of interest must be submitted no later than 12noon on Friday 20th October 2017.

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Community Craft Group need your vote!

September 11, 2017

Please help Community Craft Group to receive a £500 grant from the Skipton Building Society with your vote. This grant will help to buy resources to give members with arthritis their independence within the group.

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Triangle Trust 1949 Fund Open to Applications (UK)

September 11, 2017

Development Grants for specialist community and voluntary organisations working with carers or the rehabilitation of offenders or ex-offenders within the UK are open for application through The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund.

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Rotherham Flourish Course

September 11, 2017

Rotherham Flourish are tackling loneliness and isolation through art, this is a free course starting 22 September, to reach out to marginalised and isolated people who have experienced mental health difficulties in Rotherham.

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Sport England Launches ‘Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund’

September 8, 2017

The new Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund is part of Sport England's dedicated fund to tackle inactivity. Applications will be considered from charities, community interest companies, local authorities, universities, and companies limited by guarantee who support inactive people in lower socio-economic groups.

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Thriving Not Just Surviving: Young Men and Mental Health fund

September 8, 2017

Comic Relief have launched a funding programme for specialist mental health and/or youth organisations who work with vulnerable and disadvantaged men, aged between 11 and 20 years, who are experiencing mental health problems. Support to apply is currently on offer from Cllr Leon Allcock, RMBC.

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Middleton Hall Craft Group

September 8, 2017

Starting 14th September Zoe Green will be hosting Middleton Hall Craft Group every Thursday. Come along for fun filled sessions of craft and refreshments.

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Coffee Morning awareness weeks

September 8, 2017

Community Craft Group are hosting Coffee Morning awareness weeks at Unity Centre, topics will include knowing your blood pressure, cancer awareness, dementia awareness, anxiety awareness, national cholesterol month and more.

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Come and talk about your group live on BBC Radio Sheffield

September 8, 2017

BBC Radio Sheffield will be broadcasting live at the Rotherham Show this Saturday, 9th September and also broadcasting a ‘Good News Friday’ on Friday 22nd September. This is chance to spread good news about your organisation and thank the people that help make your projects a reality.

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Rotherham Carers’ Forum need your help

September 6, 2017

Please help the unpaid carers of Rotherham by voting Rotherham Carers Forum to receive a £500 grant from the Skipton Building Society. This will help to fund outreach work in the community.

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Funded training for people trying to get into work

September 6, 2017

Phoenix Enterprises provides funded training on basic food hygiene, first aid and retail knowledge for people trying to get into work.

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Royal British Legion’s External Grants Programme Open to Applications

September 6, 2017

The Royal British Legion offers grants of up to £50,000, though smaller applications are encouraged, for specialised projects or services for serving and/or ex-Service personnel and/or their families that are not already being provided by the Legion and that are in line with the Legion’s funding priorities.

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Royal British Legion – Capacity Building Grants

September 6, 2017

Funding towards capacity-building activities for organisations supporting the Armed Forces community are open for application. Grants of £100 - £10,000 will be awarded to organisations supporting the Armed Forces community to develop their capacity and/or capability as a charitable organisations.

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Start-Up Day – “Top Tips when Starting a Business” by Business Sheffield

September 6, 2017

The Sheffield Business & IP Centre’s Start-up Day, 21 September 2017 is a full day of free events training and inspirational talks designed to help you turn your business idea into a reality.

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Calling all HLF-supported visitor attractions

September 5, 2017

Are you an Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) supported visitor attraction? Do you want to say thank you for all the funding support? HLF-supported attractions are invited to offer free entry to visitors with a National Lottery ticket during the week 11-17 December.

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Comic Relief – Try for Change: Large Grants Programme Launches for England

September 5, 2017

The Large Grants Programme is intended for organisations which use rugby union, its values or the rugby community to tackle some of the biggest issues facing society. Awards of up to £100,000 are for projects which will have a significant and lasting impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable and marginalised people in England.

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First aid at work courses available with CO2 Training Limited

September 5, 2017

Does your organisation need first aiders? CO2 Training Ltd are taking bookings for first aid training sessions in Rotherham until the end of the year.

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National Churches Trust Relaunches Grant Programmes for 2018

September 5, 2017

The National Churches Trust is open to application for funding of up to £40,000. Eligible projects will increase community use of places of worship and maintain church buildings to inspire everyone to value and enjoy these pieces of UK heritage.

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Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications for 2018 Projects

September 5, 2017

Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are open for application from not for profit organisations located within the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site in England. Eligible projects will make a real difference to people’s lives or the environment.

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Silver Sunday – 1 October 2017

September 4, 2017

Silver Sunday is a day of free events and activities for older people. It's a powerful vehicle to draw attention to the problem of loneliness as well as an opportunity for local organisations to promote what they already do to relieve social isolation and loneliness among older people.

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Erasmus+ Youth Partnership Funding, deadline 4 October 2017

September 4, 2017

UK organisations and / or groups of young people active in youth work can apply for grants of up to €450,000 under Key Action 2 of Erasmus+ (the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport) for activities which are part of a Strategic Partnership for Youth.

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Help the Charity Commission test their digital services

September 4, 2017

The Charity Commission is developing a number of digital services to make it easier for you to complete tasks online. As part of this development they are testing services with the charity sector, and need your help!

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Grow your digital skills

September 4, 2017

Would you like to improve the digital presence of your organisation and digital skills of your colleagues? We’ve spotted these digital workshops, free and delivered across the UK by Lloyds Bank and Google.

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Skills and Opportunities Fund – Round 2 Opens for UK and Ireland

September 1, 2017

Grants of up to £35,000 are open for application to not-for-profit organisation who have a project aimed at helping people to help themselves, in the areas of financial capability and enterprise.

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Can you help … Clifton Park needs your vote!

September 1, 2017

Clifton Park was voted as one of the UK’s top ten parks last year, in a public vote and awarded the People’s Choice Award. Please vote to retain this title for another year.

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Ernest Cook Trust, large grant deadline 31 January 2018

September 1, 2017

Ernest Cook Trust gives grants to registered charities, schools and not-for-profit organisations wishing to encourage young people’s interest either in the countryside and the environment, the arts (in the broadest sense), or in science, or aiming to raise levels of literacy and numeracy. Grants are open for application.

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FREE adult WEA English and Math assessment session

August 31, 2017

WEA FREE English and / or Maths Assessments available at Talbot Lane Centre, Tuesday 12 September. Booking is essential.

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Social Prescribing Funding

August 30, 2017

The Department of Health’s grants to the voluntary sector this year targets social prescribing schemes. A maximum grant of £300,000 over three years is available. Projects must have match funding from year 2, increasing to 100% external funding after the end of the three years.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales – Invest Programme Open

August 30, 2017

The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales provides funding to enable charities and CIOS in England or Wales to break or prevent the cycle of disadvantage. Applicants must deliver clear outcomes as a result of their work with people aged 17 years and older who are experiencing disadvantage.

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AD Training Solutions are holding food safety courses in Rotherham

August 30, 2017

Bespoke and standard accredited and non-accredited training courses are currently available in Rotherham. AD Training solutions offer a variety of food safety training sessions and more.

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Carers4Carers Newsletter

August 29, 2017

The latest newsletter from Carers4Carers, including the diary of events.

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Launch of Rotherham Disability Network

August 29, 2017

A new disability network was launched in Rotherham on Thursday 24th August 2017 at Springwell Gardens Community Centre.

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How to find funding training session

August 29, 2017

A free training session on how to find funding for projects for your group will be held between 1pm and 3pm on Wednesday 6th September 2017 at Springwell Gardens Community Centre, taught by Steve Ruffle of Rotherham Federation.

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Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s UK Grant Programmes – December Deadlines

August 29, 2017

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is currently accepting grant applications for projects involving removing problems through radical solutions, and not simply about making problems easier to live.

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Charity funding helps change the lives of patients in Rotherham

August 29, 2017

New Changing Places facility at Rotherham Hospital, funded on behalf of the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity helps change the lives of patients in Rotherham.

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Creative Minds Group are expanding

August 29, 2017

The SPS-funded therapeutic arts and crafts group 'Creative Minds' at Rotherham Mind are currently trying to expand, so are welcoming any new referrals.

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation shares review of its UK grant-making

August 29, 2017

Almost a quarter of applicants are successfully applying to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, this report might help you to improve your chances even further.

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100 Smiles campaign

August 29, 2017

The 100 Smiles initiative is looking for people who go out of their way to bring happiness to others. From volunteers to scout leaders and teachers to foster parents, the 100 Smiles campaign wants you to nominate the region’s most passionate and inspirational individuals.

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Heavily Subsidised Fundraising Conference in Leeds

August 29, 2017

The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) are bringing a fundraising conference for small charities to Leeds on October 12th. This will be the first fundraising conference they have run outside of London in ten years.

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Social Enterprise Exchange – Accelerate Workshop

August 29, 2017

Groundwork South Yorkshire have organised 2 days of FREE business support for start- up Social Enterprises, hosted at Voluntary Action Barnsley.

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Charity Commission launches new annual return service

August 29, 2017

The Charity Commission has launched part of its new digital service for charities completing their 2017 annual return.

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Comic Relief to Launch ‘Try for Change’ Large Grants Programme

August 24, 2017

In partnership with Comic Relief, England Rugby has announced a launch date of 4 September 2017 for the 'Try for Change' Large Grants programme. Grants of up to £100,000 will be accessible to charities, not-for-profit organisations and rugby clubs across England.

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Comic Relief’s Core Strength – Local Communities Grants Programme Opens

August 24, 2017

Comic Relief are excited to announce the launch of Core Strength – Local Communities 2017 in partnership with UK Community Foundations. Grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 or between £1,000 and £10,000 are to be used to support groups that can evidence a sustained beneficial impact on people’s lives who are excluded or disadvantaged.

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Organ Donation Week 2017

August 24, 2017

NHS Blood and Transplant are excited to let you know about Organ Donation Week 2017. Let’s get people talking about it!

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New Rotherham Hockey Club pitch opens this September

August 24, 2017

Rotherham Hockey Club announce their new pitch at Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park on Bawtry Road in Rotherham will be opened by Barry Middleton on 9th September 2017 at 12 noon.

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Rotherham Volunteer Centre free volunteer recruitment service

August 22, 2017

Many groups don’t realise that they can register on the VAR website to recruit volunteers. It’s a free service and takes minutes to register!

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Free protection from scam calls for people with dementia

August 22, 2017

The NTSST has been given funding to install call blocking technology in the homes of people living with dementia to protect them from scam and nuisance calls.

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#iwill Youth Social Action Fund

August 22, 2017

The Youth Social Action Fund will provide funding of between £1000 and £5000 for each successful project which meets the principle of the #iwill fund.

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WHSmith Trust Community Grants

August 22, 2017

WHSmith Trust are donating proceeds from the carrier bag levies to charitable causes. Grants are offered every six months up to £500.

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Big Lottery Fund – Awards For All: NEW GUIDANCE

August 21, 2017

The Big Lottery Fund's Awards for All programme has recently revised its application form and guidance. One of the key changes is that Awards for All applications can now include costs for salaried staff.

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Aviva Community Fund opens for applications this September

August 21, 2017

The Aviva Community Fund opens for applications for the 2017 round on 12 September 2017. This funding competition will fund over 800 projects across the UK, with prizes ranging from £25,000 to under £1,000.

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Last chance to win £10,000 holiday in Children’s Hospital raffle

August 21, 2017

There are just days left to grab a ticket for The Children’s Hospital Charity’s summer fundraiser. The hospital charity’s first ever raffle ends on August 31 and just £1 could win the first prize of £10,000 to spend on a dream getaway.

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Sport England new Tackling Inactivity Funding

August 21, 2017

Sport England has announced that it will launch the second phase of its £3 million fund to tackle inactivity and economic disadvantage on 29 August when it will open to expressions of interest from across England.

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There’s still time to get your nomination forms in for the Rotherham Community Achievement Awards

August 18, 2017

We have extended the deadline for this year’s Community Achievement Awards to 12 noon Friday 1st September, so there is still time to get your nominations in.

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Thurcroft Small Grants – 8 further grants agreed

August 16, 2017

8 small grants totalling £1043.84 were approved by the Thurcroft Big Local grants panel on Monday 14th August 2017.

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Youth worker changing lives in Rotherham is up for award

August 16, 2017

An inspirational Rotherham youth worker changing the lives of disadvantaged young people in one of the town’s most deprived communities is in the running for a national award.

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Postcode Local Trust Opens for Round 2

August 16, 2017

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for environmental, sustainability, wildlife and ecology project.

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Postcode Community Trust Community Grants Opens for Round 2

August 16, 2017

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects that help people gain better access to community facilities, community activities and strengthen communities in ways that are different, sustainable and reach a wide number of people.

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People’s Postcode Trust’s Small Projects Grants Programme Opens

August 16, 2017

Charities and community groups can apply for up to £20,000 of funding for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights, equal rights and conflict resolution for some of society’s most vulnerable groups.

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Keeping people living with dementia safe from falls

August 16, 2017

This third video from South Yorkshire Dementia Action Alliances is aimed at families, friends, carers of people living with dementia and organisations that work with anyone living with dementia.

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Stalls available at Macmillan Health and Wellbeing event

August 16, 2017

In order to help support people affected by cancer within Rotherham we are organising a Macmillan Health and Wellbeing event in Rotherham on the 18th October 2017.

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Groundwork South Yorkshire Allotments

August 16, 2017

Groundwork South Yorkshire has two sites in the Thurnscoe Area called Togo Allotment Site and Gooseacre Allotment Site. New tenants are needed on both these sites and we are looking for tenants who are keen to bring the plots into use.

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New Disability Football Team

August 16, 2017

Frickley Athletic Disabled FC, who train at Hemsworth Sports and Fitness Centre on Fridays between 5-6pm, are on the look out for new players.

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RMBC Directions Training Calendar

August 16, 2017

The latest Learning & Development Calendar for 2017 - 2018 from Directions at RMBC is now available to download.

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Stalls Available at Community Engagement and Information Day

August 16, 2017

The Lifewise Centre are holding an event on Friday 29th September 2017 and stalls are available for organisations providing services to vulnerable adults.

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Rotherham United Community Sports Trust launch crowdfund

August 16, 2017

RUCST are aiming to crowdfund £50,000.00 to help fund the purchase of fantastic community facility in the heart of one of the most challenging area of Rotherham.

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Model volunteer Jo raises £4,000 for the hospice

August 16, 2017

She’s a model volunteer! Since she began giving her time to the hospice 18 months ago, Jo Short has become a valued member of the hospitality team at Rotherham Hospice.

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Did you know VAR offers free funding support?

August 14, 2017

Our staff have vast experience in supporting community groups, organisations and social enterprises to find and secure grant funding opportunities for new and existing projects.

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Core funding and free training for health charities – 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards

August 10, 2017

GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health. Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training valued at up to £6,000.

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Consultation on infrastructure services to the voluntary and community sector

August 10, 2017

What support does your voluntary / community group need to be more effective? RMBC are keen to hear how you feel they can help.

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Wickersley Community Centre & Library Need your Vote

August 10, 2017

Wickersley Community Centre & Library are successfully through to the voting stage of a grant application and now need to generate public votes to get the funding; which is to purchase solar panels to decrease overall costs along with having a positive environmental impact.

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Do you know any Rotherham groups who need some extra help?

August 10, 2017

Many groups don’t realise that they can register on our website to recruit volunteers. It’s a free service and takes minutes to register!

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Free Campaigns training for local groups in South Yorkshire

August 9, 2017

Everyday Activism is offering tailor made support and training on campaigning out to groups in the Yorkshire area.

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Fully Funded Training for people looking to get into work

August 9, 2017

Phoenix Enterprises provides funded training on CSCS, Principles of Warehouse & Storage FLT, Motivation & Confidence, Employability and Retail.

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Job Club for Adults with Autism and Related Conditions in Sheffield

August 9, 2017

Taking place every fortnight for three hours, the club is open to anyone with a disability that needs a bit of additional support in job preparation and job searching. The first job club will start on Monday 11th September 9.30am to 12.30pm

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Jane Tomlinson Appeal Grants

August 9, 2017

Grants of £250 - £10,000 are available to voluntary organisations that are UK registered charities based or operating in the North and the Midlands.

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Contractors dig deep to solve hospice car park problem

August 9, 2017

Big-hearted businesses have worked for free to solve a parking problem at Rotherham Hospice - and save it tens of thousands.

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Open day seeks next generation of nurses

August 9, 2017

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is seeking nurses to join its caring, progressive and dedicated services and will welcome those who have the skills and ability to fulfil this role to an open day on 12 August at Rotherham Hospital, from 9am – 2pm.

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Fully Funded Distance Learning – October 2017 Enrolment

August 7, 2017

Accredited level 2 fully funded training courses available through Directions at RMBC.

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Greggs Foundation deadline 29 September 2017

August 7, 2017

Grants are available for not-for-profit organisations based in local communities in England, Scotland and Wales to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of their local communities. Maximum value: £2,000.

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Small Charities Financial Capability Survey 2017

August 7, 2017

CFG is keen to establish how the financial capability of small charities has changed since their initial survey in 2013 to better understand and promote good financial management for the sector.

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10 Tips for Fundraising around the £1 coin

August 7, 2017

The old, round pound ceases to be legal tender on 15 October 2017, so there is potential for charities to benefit from the public’s increasing awareness of the old pound being removed from circulation.

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FSI Small Charity Training Leeds and Sheffield

August 7, 2017

The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is offering heavily subsidised training to small and local charities in Leeds (14th September) and Sheffield (25th October)

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Calling all wannabe film stars…

August 7, 2017

A fully funded new online video platform is being launched to specifically celebrate good news stories happening in and around Rotherham and they are looking for groups to film with unique and engaging stories that really show off the good work and great people of Rotherham.

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Aviva Community Fund to open 12 September 2017

August 7, 2017

The Aviva Community Fund offers you the chance to get funding for an important cause in your community.

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Sport England: Tackling Inactivity Part Two

August 7, 2017

Sport England will be launching a £3 million fund on 29 August to tackle inactivity and economic disadvantage.

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Henry Smith’s Charity pausing grant applications during Sept 2017

August 7, 2017

Henry Smith Charity’s main grants programme will be taking a short break from accepting applications at the end of August 2017 while the funder makes some changes.

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Funding Available for Hate Crime Project

August 3, 2017

The second year of the hate crime community demonstration projects scheme has launched, and the application window is now open.

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If you go down in the woods today

August 3, 2017

A brilliant partnership between Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club, Fortem and Eurovia means pupils at Newman school can appreciate the world outside.

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GLL Community Foundation

August 3, 2017

GLL is offering up to £5,000 worth of cash and in kind support to community projects that encourage people to be active, to learn and to play together.

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Curiosity Fund

August 3, 2017

Applications are open for grants of up to £10,000 to fund projects that engage children and young people in science-based activities.

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Civil society futures

August 3, 2017

Civil Society Futures wants to consider how both the nature of civil society and the context it exists in are changing and investigate how to maximise the positive effects of civic action and provide a guide to how to release its potential to drive positive change.

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Charity Tax

August 3, 2017

The Charity Commission is still trying to introduce a charge for regulation, in effect a charity tax. This is despite the idea being opposed by most charities and rejected by two parliamentary committees that explored the idea.

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Freesia screening

August 3, 2017

Screening of Freesia, the must see film on Islamaphobia at Vue Sheffield on Monday 21st August 2017.

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Enabling Communites Community Investment Fund

August 3, 2017

The Enabling Communities Fund is open for applications with a closing date of 4pm on Friday 20 October 2017 with up to £5000 for each group to apply for.

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Art students exhibition

August 3, 2017

The work of vulnerable women within Rotherham is currently on display at Riverside House Council building until the 31st August 2017.

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An Introduction to Community Organising Certified Workshop

August 3, 2017

Are you interested in working with or in your community but feel you need a little more experience? RotherFed are offering a FREE two day workshop on Community Organising where we will explore the practise, principles and purpose of Community Organising.

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LandAid Grants Programme to Re-Open

August 3, 2017

LandAid, the property industry charity, allocates more than £1 million each year to 'outstanding’ small-medium sized charities for building work for the refurbishment or the creation of bed spaces for young people who are homeless, or at severe risk of homelessness.

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Proud Awards 2017

August 2, 2017

Patients, carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their health care heroes for recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2017 Proud Awards.

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Dunhill Medical Trust Grants for community-based organisations

July 31, 2017

The Dunhill Medical Trust offers grants between £100 and £40,000 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.

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National LGBT Survey

July 31, 2017

The Government Equalities Office and Department for Education have launched a survey to understand the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) people living in the UK.

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House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement

July 31, 2017

The House of Lords has set up a committee to explore the issues of citizenship and civic engagement in the twenty-first century and the Committee has published a call for written evidence, with a deadline of Friday 8 September 2017.

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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

July 31, 2017

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise the outstanding work carried out in their own communities.

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Healthy Heart grants

July 31, 2017

Grants up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease in your community.

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Africas Gift Latest Newsletter

July 31, 2017

The latest newsletter from Africas Gift 'Gift Wrapped' is available to download

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Plus me Latest Newsletter

July 31, 2017

The latest newsletter from +me, a registered charity and user led organisation supporting South Yorkshire people living with or affected by HIV is now available to view online

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Down’s Syndrome Education Training Day

July 31, 2017

Rotherham Organisation for Down's Syndrome (RODS) will be hosting an Education Conference on 10th October 2017, in conjunction with downsability.co.uk, aimed at those working with children with Down's syndrome in KS1, KS2, and KS3

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Inter Faith Youth Trust Small Grants Programme Open

July 31, 2017

Grants of up to £500 are awarded for proposals for inter faith activities by children and young people from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh and other faiths and those of no formal faith in understanding and co-operation. The age range for young people is 11-25 years.

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Free surplus food from Tesco: FareShare FoodCloud

July 27, 2017

FareShare are looking for charities and community groups who are able to sign up to collect surplus food every week from a local Tesco store.

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How to get press coverage for your grant

July 27, 2017

The Big Lottery Fund has published some useful media tips for your project.

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Free Financial Governance Book from Directory of Social Change

July 27, 2017

The Directory of Social Change have published a guide on financial governance for non-financial charity trustees.

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Outstanding Rating for Health in Rotherham

July 27, 2017

HEALTH services in Rotherham are in excellent hands after the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) was rated as ‘outstanding’ by NHS England.

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Consultation Events on infrastructure services to the voluntary and community sector

July 27, 2017

Rotherham Borough Council is reviewing the provision of ‘infrastructure support’ to local community and voluntary groups and they are wanting to know what support your voluntary / community group needs to be more effective.

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Apna Haq pay tribute to Ratna Lachman 2017

July 27, 2017

Apna Haq would like to pay tribute to Ratna Lachman an intersectionalist FEMINIST, racial justice campaigner, civil rights leader, JUST YORKSHIRE director and overall human rights champion who tragically died after a fight against cancer on the 23rd of July 2017.

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National award for Bluebell Wood’s Soapbox Derby

July 27, 2017

Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice is celebrating after winning a prestigious national award for its hugely successful Soapbox Derby event.

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Applications now open for the Impact Management Programme

July 26, 2017

Learn how to make a real impact with funders, investors and commissioners.

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National Energy Action

July 26, 2017

Do you work with over 65’s who don’t have access to the internet? If so NEA’s Smart Energy GB scheme want to hear from you! NEA are looking for partner organisations who can help pass on information about the rollout to over 65’s.

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Stronger Safer Communities Reserve (SSCR) Fund to open 1st September

July 26, 2017

The Stronger Safer Communities Reserve fund is a South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Authority (SYFRA) scheme which reinvests money into local communities to support our work to prevent emergencies.

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Good Practice on Renewal of DBS checks

July 26, 2017

Do you carry out DBS checks on your staff and volunteers? Did you know that, although the DBS set no legal timescales on when they are renewed, many organisations consider it good practice to renew them every three years?

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Alcohol Research Grants

July 26, 2017

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.

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Applications for MSE Charity Grant to open 1st September

July 26, 2017

The Money Saving Expert Charity Fund is awarding not-for-profit organisations up to £5k to get their financial/money-saving education or empowerment idea off the ground.

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Sitwell Rotary Club Supports Youth Leaders

July 20, 2017

Jack Thomas and Ethan Gale, two United Reform Scouts from Rotherham, were sponsored by Sitwell Rotary Club to be part of a group of young people recently enjoying a weekend Youth Leadership programme in Buxton Derbyshire.

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Arts Council – Celebrating Age

July 20, 2017

Grants of £50,000 - £100,000 to collaborative projects encouraging cultural spaces to be open, positive and welcoming places for older people.

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Heritage Small Grants Workshops

July 20, 2017

Heritage Lottery fund are keen to see more applications for their small grants £3,000 - £100,000, and are holding workshops in their Leeds office to help people with applications.

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Active Ageing

July 20, 2017

This new funding initiative from Comic relief will support UK projects where disadvantaged older people aged 65 and over design, deliver and take part in opportunities to contribute to their communities. Grants will be made of between £40,000 and £80,000 for up to three years for work

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Fundraising in a changing climate

July 19, 2017

The Small Charities Coalition has organised a training event in Leeds on 19th September 2017.

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Job club for adults with autism and related conditions in Sheffield

July 19, 2017

First Routes employment support programme has launched a brand new specialist job club for adults with autism and related conditions in Sheffield. Taking place every fortnight for three hours, the club is open to anyone with a disability that needs a bit of additional support in job preparation and job searching.

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Invitation to First Steps training – learning the basics of Co-production

July 19, 2017

Here is another great opportunity for head teachers, SENDCOs and service leaders to demonstrate the commitment of their school, setting or service to the principles of the Rotherham Charter.

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E.ON Energising Communities Fund launched

July 19, 2017

Charities and community groups are invited to apply for up to £2,000 of funding through the E.ON Energising Communities Fund.

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RDaSH Friends and Relatives Information – What would be important to you?

July 19, 2017

As part of the work around the Triangle of Care RDaSH are currently looking to develop a standard range of information for all of our services in response to what carers think would be essential in supporting them to care for a loved one.

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New fully funded training

July 19, 2017

Fully funded distance learning is now available anywhere in England. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

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The Community Business Trade Up Programme

July 19, 2017

A programme of support, £10K funding and networking opportunities for community businesses wanting to increase impact and sales.

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Community assets survey

July 19, 2017

Has your community group taken over a local asset? Collaborate CIC and Big Lottery Fund want to hear from you about your funding journey.

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New recruits join local health trust

July 17, 2017

Two recruits are settling into new roles and are part of a new initiative in children’s mental health services.

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Postcode Dream Trust – Dream Fund 2018 Launches for Great Britain

July 17, 2017

Grants of between £500,000 and £1 million are available to deliver a project 24 months in length between 2018 and 2020.

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Major Study of the Charitable Sector in Yorkshire and the Humber Published Today

July 17, 2017

Funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the survey of over 1,000 charities shows that there are 341,700 people who regularly volunteer in Yorkshire – giving over 24m hours of work each year. If paid average wages, it would cost £297m to replace them.

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Arts Council England’s Catalyst Small Grants Scheme Now Open

July 17, 2017

One-off grants of between £10,000 and £30,000 to not-for-profits arts and culture organisations, museums, and libraries to build fundraising capacity to enable them to attract more private giving to arts and culture.

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Peer Leadership Academy

July 17, 2017

The Peer Leadership Academy is a personal development programme for people with 'lived experience' of a personalised approach to health care, especially personal health budgets.

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Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s UK Grant Programmes

July 17, 2017

The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust is a Quaker trust which supports people who address the root causes of conflict and injustice.

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Invitation to Tender – Filming and video production – Rotherham Community Achievement Awards

July 13, 2017

Voluntary Action Rotherham is inviting tenders for the provision of filming and video production for its 2017 Community Achievement Awards.

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One Year of EngAge-ing in Volunteering

July 13, 2017

To mark the end of volunteering month in June – the EngAge Rotherham team at Age UK Rotherham have evaluated their last year (July 2016- June 2017) in volunteering and the successes that have been achieved.

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Preparing for when people with dementia go missing.

July 13, 2017

Are you prepared for when a person with dementia goes missing, this useful tool may help you to find a person sooner...

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Keeping People Living with Dementia: Safe from Fire, Safe & Well

July 13, 2017

FREE Home Safety Checks in South Yorkshire for people living with dementia.

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Show your park you love it!

July 13, 2017

Rotherham is looking forward to celebrating its parks and the role they play in the lives of thousands of local people in ‘Love Parks Week’ which runs from 14 to 23 July 2017.

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Social Activities for people with learning disabilities and/or autism

July 13, 2017

Friendship circles is a fantastic project which is all about reducing social isolation within the learning disability and/or autism community.

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Big Lottery Fund Updates Guidance for Awards for All

July 12, 2017

The Big Lottery Fund offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations, schools and statutory bodies in order to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need.

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Get Sorted Academy of Music to Close

July 12, 2017

Get Sorted Academy of Music will be closing its doors on 21st July 2017.

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Rotherham Volunteer Coordinator Network continues to thrive!

July 11, 2017

This vibrant and supportive group continues to engage volunteer coordinators (paid and unpaid) from across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and beyond and from across the local VCS and public sector; representing a strong and respected ‘voice’ in terms of volunteering issues.

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The Walkie Talkies

July 11, 2017

June marked ‘Count Me In!, Rotherham Volunteer Month 2017. Age UK Rotherham, along with other voluntary sector groups, took ample opportunities to say thank you to our volunteers and encourage new people to ‘shake a leg’ and join up.

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Tassibee Celebrates Diversity within Rotherham

July 11, 2017

This year, Tassibee organised the Celebrating Diversity Event at Boston Castle, to bring together and celebrate the different communities and cultures within Rotherham. The day was a huge success, the sun was out and nearly a 1000 people came to enjoy the fun.

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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – Deadline 15 September 2017

July 11, 2017

Do you know of a volunteer group that devotes it’s time to helping others in your local area and deserves a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service?

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme – Funding Support and Practical Help

July 11, 2017

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has reopened the enquiry survey for the Coalfields Community Investment Programme providing funding up to £10,000. We also offer practical help to organisations/groups operating in the former coalfield areas in England.

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Consultation on additional housing sites in the Wath-upon-Dearne, Brampton Bierlow and West Melton area

July 11, 2017

The Inspector into the Rotherham Local Plan has asked the Council to identify and consult on new housing sites in the Wath-upon-Dearne, Brampton Bierlow and West Melton area, as there are not enough housing sites in the plan to meet the need in this area.

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Stress control classes in Rotherham

July 10, 2017

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) is now taking bookings for its free six-week educational programme in August which teaches Rotherham people how to control their stress and worry.

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Sport England Launches Families Fund

July 10, 2017

Sport England is providing grants of between £50,000 and £500,000 over a maximum term of four years to partners that have a successful track record in changing behaviour with families in lower socio-economic groups.

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UnLtd Spaces 4 Change, deadline 30 October 2017

July 10, 2017

Spaces for Change is an England-wide programme of funding and support for people aged 16 to 24 to "start and run social ventures that unlock the potential of unused or under-utilised spaces for the benefit of the local community, especially other young people.

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EN:Able Community Investment Fund opens 31 July 2017

July 10, 2017

In 2017 the Fund will award grants of up to £5,000 to local projects working in the communities of Efficiency North’s social housing landlord members who use Efficiency North’s frameworks.

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Rotherham Hockey Club is coming home at 90!

July 6, 2017

Rotherham Hockey Club, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, is delighted to announce that it will be returning to Rotherham to play home fixtures at a brand new hockey facility which is taking shape at West Bawtry Road, Rotherham.

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Comic Relief – Care Home Challenge Fund

July 6, 2017

UK-based care home providers (both charity and non-charity) can apply now for grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 to deliver activities to improve the wellbeing of residents, and help staff and residents forge stronger relationships.

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CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety in Catering

July 6, 2017

The course, taking place on 27th July, features interactive and fun exercises, which provide the most learner-friendly, highly comprehensive and effective level 2 Food Safety training program to maximize your understanding of the subject.

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Life Chances Fund – new themes launched

July 4, 2017

The Life Chances Fund (LCF) was launched in July 2016 with the objective of helping those people in society who face the most significant barriers to leading happy and productive lives. The fund contributes to outcome payments for Social Impact Bonds.

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Careworks Birthday Fund

July 4, 2017

To celebrate 20 years of providing solutions that enable Health and Social Care organisations to make a real difference to people’s lives, CareWorks have set up a fund worth €20,000.

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Hospice patient’s memory lives on

July 4, 2017

Almost £25,000 has now been donated in memory of a former Rotherham Hospice patient.

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ScottishPower Foundation Opens for Applications

July 3, 2017

Grants of between £25,000 and £250,000 are available for registered charities and not-for-profit organisations based and working across Great Britain.

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Your Story, Our History film screenings and talk – 12 July 2017 – Leeds

July 3, 2017

Join UK Parliament Outreach and Engagement Service for a special screening of three Your Story, Our History films, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act in 1967 which decriminalised homosexuality and transformed the lives of people in the LGBTQ+ community.

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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) IMPACT Awards 2018 Open

July 3, 2017

The Awards recognise and reward small to medium-sized charities in the UK that are doing excellent work to improve people's health and up to ten winners will receive £30,000 unrestricted funding with one overall winner receiving £40,000.

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RHS Level 2 Practical Horticulture course

July 3, 2017

Beanstalk Gardens, the first RHS approved centre in Sheffield is now offering a RHS Level 2 course in Practical Horticulture.

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EMPOWER Others Training

July 3, 2017

Inova Consultancy (together with European partners from Greece, Iceland and Lithuania) are offering an European Commission funded training (FREE) for volunteers and support workers who are supporting vulnerable women going through transition and change.

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Disabled User Led Groups in Rotherham Speak

July 3, 2017

Volunteers from various disabled user led groups from all over Rotherham met on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at Springwell Gardens Community Centre to discuss ways to work together to share information, improve communication and lobby statutory authorities to deliver on their Duty of Care for the Disabled.

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Apply to be a Co-op local cause

July 3, 2017

The Co-op local cause scheme is open for applications from registered charities, small charities registered with HMRC for tax, registered community amateur sports clubs, churches that are 'excepted' charities and Scout/ Guide groups.

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Youth Social Action – South Yorkshire

July 3, 2017

Grants of £1,000 - £5,000 are available through South Yorkshire's Community Foundation for work with young people (aged 10 - 20 years, or up to 25 for people with disabilities) which helps them start taking part in social action - this could be things like campaigning, volunteering, or fundraising.

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SPOC, helping local charities live long and prosper

July 3, 2017

NAVCA has published a report to highlight how a Single Point of Contact (SPOC) commissioning model provides better services for people and communities, improves their wellbeing and can save money.

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Has a criminal record from your youth held you back?

July 3, 2017

Unlock are doing some work focusing specifically on problems people face from criminal records received when they were a young adult, in this case people aged 18-25.

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VOTE | RUCST through to finals of National Lottery Awards

July 3, 2017

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust need your VOTE to help them win the National Lottery Awards for the “Back into Sport” project which is being delivered in the local community.

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Invitation to a referral and assessment workshop

July 3, 2017

This workshop on the 14th July is for anyone with an interest in improving information sharing across health, social care and support to enable a multi-disciplinary approach to supporting the needs of the individual.

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Eaga Charitable Trust

June 29, 2017

This year our focus is on health, wellbeing and social cohesion, including the behavioural aspects of measures to improve energy efficiency and increase access to low-carbon technologies.

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Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving 2017

June 29, 2017

This year Skipton Building Society have 164 pots of £500 to give away to support the development of local grassroots groups from across the UK.

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My Co-op Community Dividend Fund Open for Applications

June 29, 2017

Grants of between £100 and £5,000 are available to members of the Central England Co-operative located in Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Yorkshire or Worcestershire.

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Joining / Training for CSE Intelligence APP

June 29, 2017

Opportunity to have access to and use an APP to further support the priority to combat CSE in Rotherham

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Henry Smith Charity – Holiday Grants for Children

June 29, 2017

Grants of £500 - £2,500 for recreational trips or holidays for groups of children under 13 who experience disadvantage or who have disabilities. Deadline is 21st July 2017

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Whats on Where (WOW) Guide (7th Edition) Now Available

June 29, 2017

The Whats on Where (WOW) Guide contains details of over 130 regular local events for adults ranging from Coffee Mornings to Clubs and Societies to Exercise Groups, Lunch Clubs, Support and Training.

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Process for Fundraising Preference Service unveiled

June 29, 2017

In its June newsletter, the Fundraising Regulator has said those charities not required to fund the service will not be required to register until the first member of the public requests the charity to be blocked.

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How to Successfully Participate in Cause Awareness and Giving Days

June 29, 2017

This free webinar from the US presented by Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good will discuss ways to help your nonprofit prepare and launch a successful cause awareness day and/or giving day online campaign.

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Last chance to join a regional Personal Health Budgets (PHB) network

June 29, 2017

VCS organisations are well placed to offer a range of support options for individuals – roles as diverse as promotion, signposting, person centred planning, administrative support, and direct service delivery.

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Stronger Safer Communities Reserve (SSCR) Fund

June 28, 2017

Applications will open later this year for the third round of the Stronger Safer Communities Reserve (SSCR) from SYFR and they are holding a stakeholder event to help potential applicants prepare for the bidding process on the 4th August .

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South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Launches Community Grant Scheme 2017/18

June 28, 2017

Grants of up to £5,000 are available from the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire.

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Rotherham Walk-in Centre Service Changes from 6th July

June 28, 2017

From 6th July 2017, the Walk-in Centre Service at Rotherham Community Health Centre will no longer be provided. The Walk-in Centre Team will join the Emergency Department at the new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre at Rotherham Hospital.

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Hundreds Come Together To Say a ‘Big’ Thank You to Rotherham’s Army of Volunteers

June 28, 2017

Community spirit was strong at the recent BIG Volunteer Walk as hundreds turned out to show their support in spite of and despite the awful weather.

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Shaping maternity services in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

June 27, 2017

Have you used maternity services in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw? Would you like to be a part of a discussion that engages service users in the shaping of future maternity services in the area? If so we would like to hear from you at this event!

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Assessments for English Classes

June 27, 2017

Premier Learning are holding assessments for English classes. Classes are free and open to anyone.

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Rotherham Charity CEO Receives MBE in Queen’s Honours List

June 27, 2017

Janet Wheatley, Chief Executive of Voluntary Action Rotherham for 14 years, has been awarded a MBE for services to Voluntary Action Rotherham and the community in South Yorkshire

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Support for Organisations Restoring Historic Buildings

June 26, 2017

Working with local partners, including local authorities, Historic England's Heritage Action Zone initiative will help to improve England's historic environment to create economic growth and improve quality of life in villages, towns and cities.

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New Grants to Help Bring People Together

June 22, 2017

Grants of up to £250 are being offered to faith, voluntary and community groups in Rotherham that can help to bring people together.

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LIBOR Fund Opens for UK

June 22, 2017

The 2017 LIBOR grant scheme is now open to applications from registered charities, CICs, and Armed Forces unit with a UIN. In the past, grants have ranged from £100,000 to £5 million.

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OneFamily Foundation Community Awards 2017 Open for Nominations

June 22, 2017

Through its Community Awards, the OneFamily Foundation wishes to make money available to help its customers make a positive difference to a project in their local community.

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CFG launches new guide & checklist for small charities on preventing fraud

June 22, 2017

CFG launches its Counter Fraud Campaign and has produced free a guide and checklist for you to protect your charity and it's assets from fraud.

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Tender – Drug & Alcohol Recovery / Treatment in Rotherham

June 22, 2017

RMBC is tendering for a Rotherham’s Drug & Alcohol Recovery Service that meets the needs of adult drug & alcohol users resident in Rotherham.

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Funding Pilot from Big Lottery Fund and Lloyds Bank Foundation

June 22, 2017

The Big Lottery Fund (BLF) and the Lloyds Bank Foundation have joined together for a £400,000 funding pilot aimed at supporting small charities working in their local community.

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Cascading Leadership programme

June 22, 2017

Applications are now open for the Cascading Leadership programme. The programme is designed for anyone who is leading an organisation in the voluntary and community sector that focuses on health and wellbeing.

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FREE 2.5 hr First Aid Awareness training available

June 21, 2017

Yorkshire Ambulance Service are offering FREE 2.5 hr First Aid Awareness courses to communities across the Yorkshire Ambulance Service area of North, South, West and East Yorkshire...

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Big Potential Announces Changes to Final Deadlines

June 21, 2017

Big Potential is drawing to a close, and due to a 'spike' in interest, the deadline for all applications is being moved forward.

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Message from ACC Forber regarding Finsbury Park Mosque Incident

June 20, 2017

In light of the recent terrorist attacks with the latest attack in London last night (19th June), Assistant Chief Constable Tim Forber is keen to offer reassurance to all of our communities.

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Aston Customer Service Centre Advice Sessions

June 20, 2017

Kiveton Park Advice Centre can now offer can now offer an extra benefits advice sessions at Aston Customer Service Centre on Worksop Road on Wednesday afternoons.

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Annual return service for charities

June 19, 2017

A reminder to submit your annual return for 2016, and information about the 2017 annual return service.

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Groundwork Community Awards are open for applications!

June 16, 2017

Do you know a community group that deserves special recognition for making your local area a better place to live? If so, then we would like you to nominate them to receive a Groundwork Community Award!

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CO2 Training Limited Offering New Qualifications

June 16, 2017

CO2 Training Limited are now offering HABC Level 2 Award in Awareness of End of Life Care and Awareness of Dementia.

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Medication Management Course

June 16, 2017

This Medication Training Course is aimed at staff who are responsible for the handling, administering and disposal of medication within a care environment.

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Bookings now open for Yorkshire’s largest funders fair

June 16, 2017

The Yorkshire & Humber Funders’ Forum is holding the region’s largest funders fair on 4th October 2017 with more than 30 regional and national funding organisations confirmed to attend.

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RDaSH Board of Directors meeting

June 16, 2017

The next Board of Directors meeting at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) will be on Thursday, June 29.

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Applications for Big Give Christmas Challenge now open

June 16, 2017

UK charities have from 5 June to 7 July to submit their application for the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign.

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Rosa’s Woman to Woman Fund Opens for Round 2

June 16, 2017

Rosa's Woman to Woman Fund offers grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 to local grassroots women’s organisations with an income of less than £100,000.

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Barchester’s Charitable Foundation – priorities for 2017

June 16, 2017

Barchester's Charitable Foundation helps small community groups and small local charities based in England, Scotland and Wales, as well as providing financial support to individuals.

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Commissioner’s Community Grant Scheme is Open

June 15, 2017

The grant scheme administered by the office of the police and crime commissioner is for grants of up to £5,000 from organisations that can demonstrate they work in helping the commissioner meet any of the three key priorities in his Police and Crime Plan.

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Supporting your Group to gain Royal recognition

June 15, 2017

We will be joined by the Mayor of Rotherham Cllr Eve Rose Keenan, HM Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire Mr.Andrew Coombes and Assessors from the Duke of York Community Initiative team. During this session you will be introduced to two award programmes which may lead to royal recognition for the work that you do.

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Grants of up to £250 are available for faith, voluntary and community groups operating in Rotherham

June 15, 2017

Grants of up to £250 are available for faith, voluntary and community groups operating in Rotherham that can demonstrate and promote good community relations, bring people and neighbourhoods together, and help to build stronger communities across the borough.

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Are you working in Rotherham with families and individuals in need?

June 15, 2017

A number of ‘in good condition’ used items are available free of charge for worker(s) to pick up by prior arrangement. Please note, this information is for groups / organisations and their ‘front line’ workers, working with individuals and families in need ONLY.

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Grow Your Digital Skills

June 15, 2017

Free half day workshops to help charities and businesses improve their digital presence with one taking place in Sheffield on 20th June 2017.

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Information, Advice & Guidance session

June 15, 2017

Are you a parent/guardian or work with young people aged 16-18 years old who is looking for work, an apprenticeship or wants to go to college, but doesn’t know where to start? Attend our information session on 26th June and gain advice on what next steps are available.

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Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund Launches Round 1 for 2017

June 15, 2017

This is the second year of the £10 million five-year fund which was set up to support community based organisations that provide information about how to get and use smart meters, especially for those who may face barriers to getting a smart meter.

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Free Digital Drop-Ins

June 15, 2017

Come along and join us at our free digital drop ins at Springwell Gardens Community Centre on Friday mornings during June and July 2017. Bring your own computer tablet or smart phone or try one of ours and find out how getting online can make a big difference to your life.

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Stalls available at Dalton Parish Galafest

June 15, 2017

Dalton Parish Council are holding a three day fair with a gala that will be taking place on Saturday 5th August 2017 from 12.00 noon to 5.00 p.m and there are a limited number of free stalls available for local charities.

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Hospice says thank you 400 times – to its loyal volunteers

June 15, 2017

A heartfelt thank you went out last week to 400 people Rotherham Hospice could not manage without…

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Co-op Foundation – iWill fund

June 15, 2017

As part of the #iwill campaign, the Co-op Foundation is looking for new partners who can increase social action opportunities for young people aged 10 to 20 to tackle youth loneliness. These partners will also join a national network of organisations tackling youth loneliness. The first round of this fund is now open and ten grants are available.

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A Guide for Adult Social Care Customers in Rotherham

June 15, 2017

Is your organisation interested in obtaining copies of ‘A Guide for Adult Social Care Customers in Rotherham’?

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Persimmon Healthy Communities 2017

June 15, 2017

Persimmon Healthy Communities is a new programme that aims to support amateur sport for young people aged 21 and under in England, Wales and Scotland. Registered charities, clubs and schools that provide sports training and sports opportunities can apply.

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The Floating Cinema Tour 2017 coming to Rotherham

June 15, 2017

The Floating Cinema tours to eight different locations along the South and East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire waterways from 1st July – 13th August 2017 featuring a programme of documentaries, films and a new commission On the Bench by artist Harry Meadley.

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Rotherham Recovery Service Transfer

June 15, 2017

In agreement with Lifeline commissioners, from 1 June 2017, change, grow, live (CGL) is taking over the operation of the Rotherham Recovery Service from Lifeline.

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Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Consultation

June 15, 2017

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are excited to be working on some new funding applications to bring more activities for adults into the heart of our communities. We have lots of fantastic ideas but we want to make sure they are what you, the community, want and need.

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Migration Matters Festival

June 9, 2017

Migration Matters Festival 2017 is a five day theatre and arts festival taking place in Sheffield during Refugee Week (20-24th June)

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Performers needed for World Music Day

June 8, 2017

World Music Day is on the 24th June and to celebrate in Rotherham there will be a Music Marquee in Clifton Park between 11am-2pm.

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Love is Louder needs your help!

June 8, 2017

Could you help Love is Louder spread the love and peace across the whole of Rotherham or celebrate the history of BME involvement in the steel and manufacturing industry in Rotherham?

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Would you like to be involved in Rotherhams first Mela?

June 8, 2017

REMA were successful earlier in the year with Celebrate funding to put on an event to bring communities together whilst celebrating Asian culture in the form of a Mela. We have booked Clifton park for the event on 8th July 11am – 5pm and are currently working on developing the performance schedule, activities etc...

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Shaping the Future of VCS Support in Rotherham…

June 8, 2017

Tell us about your experiences of voluntary and community sector support in Rotherham, help us shape our services and be entered into a prize draw to win £100 for your group.

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Rotherham Community Achievement Awards Opens for Nominations

June 8, 2017

Do you know an organisation or individual who has made a real difference to life in the community in Rotherham? Then why not nominate them for a Community Achievement Award.

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Students tune in to the needs of hospice patients

June 7, 2017

Two students are using their media skills to help Rotherham Hospice patients. Twins Jonathan and James Macmillan are creating a relaxation CD which will help patients deal with worry and anxiety.

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Free Training – The Freedom Programme

June 7, 2017

Lasting Differences CIC have received funding from The Big Lottery Fund and are seeking to engage with as many organisations as possible to see if they would be interested in their organisation facilitating a FREE 12 week Freedom Programme course (focused on supporting female survivors of domestic abuse) for their clients.

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Volunteers needed for Community Consultation

June 7, 2017

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation are currently conducting a community consultation which will form a part of a report on local needs and priorities in the 4 local authorities of South Yorkshire and are looking for people to join a focus group meeting in Rotherham on the 19th of June in Dinnington.

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Rotherham to host its biggest ever Armed Forces Day celebration

June 7, 2017

The borough’s biggest ever Armed Forces Day celebration will take over the Rotherham town centre on Saturday 24 June, with a packed line-up of entertainment and activities throughout the day and – for the first time – in to the night, with a free music event in Clifton Park.

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Summer Spruce Up – Environmental Grants

June 6, 2017

RotherFed are pleased to announce that a total of fourteen applications for the Small Environmental Grant were successful and have received grants.

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Share your neighbourhood policing views in online survey

June 5, 2017

South Yorkshire Police are asking people in South Yorkshire to share their views on neighbourhood policing in their local area, by taking part in a short online survey.

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Interactive E-learning from AD Training Solutions

June 5, 2017

AD Training Solutions has 2 interactive E-learning courses available at £15 each, HABC Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace and Food Safety Level 2.

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Carers4Carers Carers Week Activities

June 5, 2017

Carers Week (Monday 12th June to Sunday 18th June 2017) is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and Carers4Carers have organised various activities in Rotherham.

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Summer Tennis Club Saver Scheme

June 5, 2017

The Summer Club Saver Scheme has recently launched in Sheffield, Rotherham & Doncaster and is giving families the opportunity to become short term club members over the summer season.

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The Heart of Experian Charity Fund

June 5, 2017

Funding of £5,000 or less is available to schools, local charities (with an income of less than £500,000) or community groups whose aims relate to financial inclusion, financial education, entrepreneurship or developing skills useful in business.

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Stop Loan Sharks Community Funding 2017

June 2, 2017

Up to £5,000 is available from the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending.

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What resources do neighbourhood planners need

June 1, 2017

Locality are in the process of reviewing their resources about neighbourhood planning and the wider planning system.

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Introduction to Mindfulness Training

June 1, 2017

Introduction to Mindfulness, Wednesday 26th July 2017 – 10.00-12.00 at Sheffield Mind.

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Opportunity for your group to have a free stall at Rotherham Show

June 1, 2017

Once again Voluntary Action Rotherham is offering its members the opportunity to have a FREE stall in their Marquee at this year’s Rotherham Show.

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Kitemark Portfolios Due

June 1, 2017

Just a reminder that any kitemark portfolios for the next Kitemark panel need to be received in hard copy format before Monday 5th June 2017. You can drop your portfolio off at VAR reception.

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Fully Funded Places Available on Accredited Children’s Sleep Workshop

June 1, 2017

This course will equip practitioners to support families and improve mental health using a behavioural approach to sleep. Accredited with the CPD Standards Office the materials focus on the impact that sleep deprivation has on mental health and practical strategies to suggest to improve sleep patterns.

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Urban Arts After School Club

June 1, 2017

The Safe 2 Create - Urban Arts After School Club at Swinton Lock Activity Centre takes place on Mondays between 4pm - 6pm and is free for young people aged between 12-16 years.

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Carers4Carers Newsletter

May 31, 2017

The Summer/ Autumn Newsletter from Carers4Carers, including the diary of events, is now available to download.

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Kiveton Park Independent Advice Centre Outreach Sessions

May 31, 2017

Kiveton Park Independent Advice Centre provides FREE advice and guidance on a range of issues at their outreach sessions.

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Volunteering – it’s a family affair!

May 30, 2017

Meet the Rhodes family, who put a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘Charity begins at home’... Mum, dad and their son and daughter all give up their time to work for free for a Rotherham Hospice charity shop. And they say they get back as much as they give.

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RMBC Structure Chart

May 25, 2017

Download the latest RMBC Structure Chart of all Senior Managers here.

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7 weeks until Rotherham’s new Urgent and Emergency Care Centre opens

May 23, 2017

A £12.2million development at Rotherham Hospital to transform how people access urgent and emergency care is set to open on 6 July 2017.

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Surviving Winter

May 23, 2017

Grants are available of up to £500 for organisations who deliver frontline support for the elderly and the vulnerable who need extra support through the winter months.

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Hospice lottery winner scoops £10,000

May 22, 2017

One lucky Rotherham Hospice Lottery player is £10,000 richer after winning a rollover pot which had been snowballing for months.

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The TAPS Project

May 22, 2017

Love is Louders newest project is around celebrating the history of BME involvement in the steel and manufacturing industry in Rotherham.

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Love is Louder for Peace need Doves!

May 22, 2017

Following the Love is Louder ethos we aim to flood the town with Peace, we are hoping to create a sea of Doves all over the borough. The project will see hopefully thousands of origami doves take over our town with messages of peace and unity.

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Big Give Opens for Christmas Challenge 2017 on 5 June

May 22, 2017

The Big Give Christmas Challenge, the UK’s biggest online match funding campaign, will open for applications from UK registered charities on 5 June 2017.

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NCVO Almanac 2017

May 22, 2017

The charity sector is unlikely to experience an increase in donations or income from the government over the next few years, NCVO has warned. They made the prediction alongside the release of their UK Civil Society Almanac 2017, which covers the 2014/15 financial year and is based on analysis of financial data from a sample of more than 7,800 charities.

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Rotherham Market event raises mental health awareness

May 15, 2017

  Health staff have visited Rotherham Market to provide local people with advice on mental health and general wellbeing during…

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Local groups receive a Royal thank you from the Duke of York himself

May 11, 2017

On Tuesday fifteen charities from across South Yorkshire including nine groups based in Rotherham attended a Reception at St James’s Palace hosted by the Duke of York himself.

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Tesco bags of help programme update May 2017

May 10, 2017

Tesco’s Bags of Help is an exciting grant programme funded through the money raised from the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in England, Wales and Scotland. The programme will support local good causes and grants up to £4,000.

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RUCST to pilot a new Wellbeing Hub

May 10, 2017

RUCST are pleased to announce that they will be working with RDASH Mental health services to pilot a “wellbeing hub” during the months of June, July and August.

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Sitwell Rotary are looking for new members

May 8, 2017

Would you like to get a little more involved with your community? Have some involvement in helping people less fortunate…

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RMBC are offering FREE bite sized carers’ training sessions

May 5, 2017

Calling Rotherham Carers!! Do you look after a friend or family member (who is 18 or over)? RMBC are offering Bite Sized Carers’ Training Sessions free of charge with lunch provided.

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VAR Awarded Duke of York Community Initiative

May 3, 2017

Voluntary Action Rotherham is celebrating royal recognition after being awarded the The Duke of York’s Community Initiative.

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NEW Rotherham Rock & Pop Club

May 3, 2017

Pop n Rock Club on a Friday at Rawmarsh Music Centre is a music club for band development – instead of playing individually , the children can come together and form bands / duos etc to play together and develop the further music skills needed to work in teams / timing /listening / communicating or they can learn how to record in our studios , arrange music and compose music in our Mac Suite on a range of software.

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Support Needed for Talbot Lane Methodist Church

May 3, 2017

We are a Grade 2 listed building providing outreach to the vulnerable and homesless in Rotherham and substantial repairs are needed if we are going to stay open and continue this work.

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Coffee, cake… and life’s most important conversation

May 3, 2017

It’s the only thing for certain in life, but no one wants to talk about it. Encouraging people to discuss death and bereavement, and to make plans well in advance of the end of their lives, is the aim of Dying Matters Awareness Week, which runs from May 8.

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Free NHS Sight Tests available in peoples own homes

May 2, 2017

Mobile Opticians are visiting opticians who provide professional and friendly eye care services to people who find it difficult to visit a high-street optician unaccompanied.

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New members needed for local pipe playing band

April 27, 2017

The City of Sheffield Pipe Band has vacancies for pipers and drummers, no previous experience is necessary, as expert tuition is given!

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RUCST are now offering free Back to Netball sessions to women

April 26, 2017

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are now able to offerer free Back to Netball sessions for women at Rotherham Leisure Complex.

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Rotherham’s Public Health team are offering support and advice about workplace health issues

April 25, 2017

Rotherham's Public Health Team are offering FREE support and advice about workplace health issues.

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RotherFed Projects Fund Grant

April 20, 2017

Rotherham Federation of Communities (Rotherfed) have launched their ‘2017 Projects Fund’, a grant for community groups to apply for funding for their activities, bids of up to £500 can be made.

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Charities Collect Duke’s Royal Awards

April 18, 2017

Nine charities from Rotherham received royal recognition at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Huddersfield University last week.

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New Social Prescribing Hub for Rawmarsh

April 12, 2017

Pop’s Outdoor are delighted to announce their commitment to supporting local people to connect to services and groups that can improve their well being and meet their wider needs through Social Prescribing.

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Knitters donate blankets to keep rescue dogs cosy

April 12, 2017

Service users and friends of Swallownest Court Mental Health Unit, which is run by Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), have knitted squares and sewn them together to make woolly comfort blankets to donate to Rotherham Dog Rescue.

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Bite Sized Carers Training Programme

April 10, 2017

Directions at RMBC has arranged 6 FREE bite-sized training courses for Rotherham Carers.

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Charity shop chic begins at home

April 4, 2017

Dinnington bargain-hunters could scarcely recognise one of their favourite hunting grounds when Rotherham Hospice cut the ribbon on its revamped, boutique-style charity shop on March 29

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The Big Walk 2017

April 3, 2017

In Rotherham there are nearly 50,000 volunteers and in recognition of their valued contribution, the team at Voluntary Action Rotherham and their partners, are busy gearing up for “Count Me In” when the whole month of June is given over to activities and events to celebrate our volunteers and raise the profile of volunteering in Rotherham.

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SYFR – Stronger Safer Communities Dementia Project update

March 30, 2017

The latest update on the Dementia Fire & Home Safety Project is available to download.

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Millers Matters

March 30, 2017

The latest edition of the Millers Matters newsletter from Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is available to download

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RotherFed AGM Report 2017

March 30, 2017

127 people attended the Annual General Meeting of Rotherham Federation of Communities (RotherFed) on Tuesday 30th March 2017 at Springwell Gardens Community Centre.

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Epic Award win for Love is Louder

March 29, 2017

REMA are delighted to announce that the Love is louder project is now officially recognised as ‘Epic!’

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Tassibee Make a Difference through Quilting

March 28, 2017

The Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Lyndsay Pitchley visited Tassibee to meet and join in with the ladies who have been busy making quilts for Project Linus UK.

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Free E-Learning for VAR members

March 22, 2017

Voluntary Action Rotherham are working in partnership with AJ Sytems to offer free E-Learning to VCS members.

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Fundraising Regulator’s registration system is now open

March 21, 2017

The Fundraising Regulator is now accepting registrations from charities registered in England and Wales.

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Rotherham Organisations Celebrating Royal Recognition

March 21, 2017

Nine organisations from Rotherham are to be presented with prestigious Duke of York’s Community Initiative awards.

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Food Crisis in Rotherham

March 20, 2017

About 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, please spare a few moments of your time to complete a short survey on food wastage to help address the problem.

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Herbert Protocol in Action

March 16, 2017

South Yorkshire Dementia Action Alliances have created a you tube clip to demonstrate the benefits of Herbert protocol and to cascade the concept.

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Fancy a game of Bingo? Or how about a game of Cluedo? May be the Price is Right??

March 15, 2017

The team at VAR can now bring key health messages to your group or team in ways that are fun, light touch but nonetheless thought provoking and engaging and there’s no cost.

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Friends of Talbot Lane Methodist Church Website

March 8, 2017

Talbot Lane Methodist Church in Rotherham is not a place that lives in the past, there is so much happening here and you are very welcome to come along and take it all in.

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Millers Matters

March 8, 2017

The latest edition of the Millers Matters newsletter from Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is available to download.

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RUCST scoop top regional award from the English Football League.

March 1, 2017

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust have been named the North East and Yorkshire Community Club of the Year for a second year in a row.

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Dementia Friends & your organisation

March 1, 2017

In February 2015, the Prime Minister said dementia was "one of the greatest challenges of our lifetime". Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends initiative is the biggest ever social action movement on dementia.

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Crossroads Care Rotherham’s Carer Support Services

March 1, 2017

Crossroads Care Rotherham now has three new free services for carer’s and ex-carer’s living in Rotherham.

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Community Craft Group at the Unity Centre

March 1, 2017

There is a new Community Craft Group held at Unity Centre, Rotherham, S65 19D. It is a friendly group consisting of all ages who enjoy making crafts and chatting.

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Does your organisation or group need volunteers?

February 22, 2017

Volunteer Connect Rotherham is our new online dedicated volunteer recruitment system for volunteer roles in Rotherham.

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New café launches to help others

February 14, 2017

A new café has launched in Rotherham with the aim of helping people to get essential work experience to support them getting a job or re-entering education.

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Carers4Carers Newsletter

February 13, 2017

The latest newsletter from Carers4Carers is now available to download

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Raising Awareness of Private Fostering Arrangements

February 9, 2017

Debbie Willis, a social worker for RMBC in the Family Placement Service, has recently been asked to take the lead in raising awareness of Private Fostering arrangements and the notification processes involved and can offer information, advice and guidance to your organisation.

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Stop Loan Sharks launch new website

February 2, 2017

Stop Loan Sharks has today launched a new website, which includes a wide range of information on the campaign, how to get involved and how to report loan sharks.

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New hospice champion calls for army to spread the word

February 2, 2017

New director of fundraising Aaron Firth is appealing to townspeople to help him create a team of Hospice Champions - volunteers willing to spread the word about the hospice’s compassion and care throughout the borough.

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Universal Credit brings fresh challenges for people with multiple needs

January 23, 2017

The Making Every Adult Matter Coalition has written a short blog explaining how Universal Credit can be challenging for people with multiple needs.

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Artist Directory for Rotherham

January 19, 2017

ROAR are wanting to put together an Artists Directory, a snapshot of artists across all media, creating original work in Rotherham at this moment in time.

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What is the Herbert Protocol?

January 17, 2017

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme introduced by South Yorkshire Police and other agencies which encourages carers to compile useful information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.

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The Mayor’s a charity shop diva!

December 12, 2016

Rotherham Mayor Lyndsay Pitchley is stepping out for some of her festive civic engagements dressed head to toe in charity shop chic…

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Food for People in Need over the Christmas Period

December 8, 2016

The Food in Crisis Partnership has prepared a food provision leaflet for use over the holidays during the period Monday 19th December 2016 to Tuesday 3rd January 2017.

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New year…. new you?

December 7, 2016

It’s that time of year again when we look at making New Year’s resolutions, admittedly, some that will be broken fairly quickly!, but what a great opportunity to make a change, or start something new in 2017.

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Tesco Bags of Help Programme Offers Monthly Grants to Britain’s Community Groups

December 1, 2016

From today, 1 December 2016, Tesco’s Bags of Help grants programme will invite customers to vote for their favourite community project every month.

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Rotherham Hospice opens charity boutique in Tickhill

December 1, 2016

As the crowds turned out for the annual Christmas Lights switch-on in Tickhill, the timing couldn't have been better for Rotherham Hospice to open its new concept in charity shops - a designer boutique.

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Help make sure every child receives a gift this Christmas

November 24, 2016

Voluntary Action Rotherham is now co-ordinating the appeal, which has been running for over 20 years supporting children in Rotherham who would not otherwise receive a gift at Christmas.

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We’ve signed the Time to Change Organisational Pledge

November 24, 2016

We have joined the growing number of employers committing to end the stigma and discrimination against people with experience of mental health problems by signing a pledge with Time to Change, which is a campaign run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.

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Rotherham Together Partnership E-Bulletin

November 21, 2016

The first e-bulletin from Rotherham Together Partnership includes updates on their priority areas, upcoming events and more information on their supporting theme boards.

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Please give a little to help those in need this Christmas

November 2, 2016

Rotherham’s Food for People in Crisis (FIC) Partnership has launched their annual Christmas Appeal, asking Rotherham residents and businesses to help where they can by donating food and toiletry items at various public donation points throughout the Borough, or by making a monetary donation to ‘People in Need (VAR)’.

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Voluntary Action Rotherham to launch Christmas Toy Appeal

October 28, 2016

Voluntary Action Rotherham is now co-ordinating the Christmas Toy Appeal and this year we are widening the participation to organisations working with families in need including Food Banks.

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Trust honoured at B&R Business Awards

October 20, 2016

RUCST have won The Rotherham Together Partnership Business Community Impact Award at Barnsley and Rotherham Business Awards event.

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Community Cafes for People with Dementia and their Carers

September 29, 2016

Community cafés offer a 'dementia friendly' place for people with dementia, their partners, families and friends to meet up for a chat and a coffee.

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Hospice six cycle their way to £10,000

September 28, 2016

Six intrepid cyclists are celebrating a wheely great achievement… They made it all the way from London to Paris to raise over £10,000 and counting for the town’s hospice.

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Rotherham Volunteer Centre are recruiting!

September 23, 2016

Rotherham Volunteer Centre are looking for friendly and reliable volunteers to join our Volunteer Centre team at Voluntary Action Rotherham.

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Free Resource for Charities/Community Groups

September 5, 2016

Giving World offers charities access to business surplus for free.

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Rotherham Hospice celebrates 20 years of caring

August 31, 2016

Rotherham Hospice is preparing to celebrate a milestone 20 years of providing excellence in end of life care for the town.

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Who’s your Local Councillor?

August 24, 2016

A full list of all Rotherham Councillors for each ward is now available to download.

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FREE access to an on-line training

August 24, 2016

Voluntary Action Rotherham offers member organisations and groups FREE access to on-line training, 19 different modules are now available, topics include: Equality & Diversity, Safeguarding and Data Protection plus we have now added a brand new module called ‘Right Care’

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Health Volunteer Ambassador Project – NEW web pages

August 18, 2016

As part of our new menu of activities, we are delighted to bring health messages to you via a series of new webpages.

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New Marketing Guide for small community enterprises

August 4, 2016

Social Enterprise and CIC Community Catalysts have launched a clear and practical marketing guide.

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Rotherham Home Improvement Agency makes national top three

July 27, 2016

Yorkshire Housing’s Rotherham Home Improvement Agency (HIA) received a commendation at the national Home Improvement Agency and Handyperson Service Awards held at the House of Lords.

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‘OUTSTANDING’ result for Rotherham Charity

July 27, 2016

Crossroads Care Rotherham, a registered charity, has been rated ‘Outstanding’ overall as a result of a recent inspection carried out by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the only home care provider in Rotherham to achieve this.

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Rotherham Housing Strategy Published

July 27, 2016

The Rotherham Housing Strategy runs from 2013-2043 and is reviewed and updated every three years.

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Rotherham Charity Executive Director shortlisted for Women in Business Awards 2016

July 26, 2016

Genya Johnson, Executive Director of Get Sorted Academy of Music has been announced as one of the shortlisted candidates in the Not for Profit category in the Yorkshire & Humber for the 2016 National Women in Business Awards.

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Right Care First Time

July 21, 2016

Supporting people to feel better quickly by accessing the right care at the right time and in doing so supporting the NHS to treat those in need of more urgent care.

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Pops Summer Camp Rawmarsh Receive £358,046 of Lottery Funding

July 13, 2016

The BIG Lottery Reaching Communities Fund has awarded Pops Summer Camp £358,046 to help develop their project 'Adventure Under Blue Sky'.

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New NHS toolkit to support wellbeing of carers and families

July 7, 2016

NHS England has published a toolkit to help health and social care organisations work together in identifying, assessing and supporting the wellbeing of carers and their families.

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Celebrating Volunteering in Rotherham with “Count me in again…”

May 27, 2016

People living and working in Rotherham may not realise that approximately 49,000 volunteers (including 12,300 committee or board members) contribute…

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Voluntary Sector Liaison Officer – surgery sessions now available

May 12, 2016

Rotherham Borough Council has appointed Waheed Akhtar to the new role of Voluntary Sector Liaison Officer. The role will help to strengthen the relationship and partnership between the council and the voluntary and community sector in Rotherham.

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The Big Walk 2016

May 3, 2016

The aim of The Big Walk is to highlight all the thousands of amazing people in Rotherham who give up their time as volunteers, free of charge, each month to help others and make Rotherham a better place to live, work and play.

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New Music Hub for Rotherham

April 12, 2016

Rotherham Music has moved into Rawmarsh City Learning Centre and will become the new music hub for the town.

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Operation Solar: A new approach to hate crime in Rotherham

April 12, 2016

Operation Solar is designed to meet the needs of the community, whilst helping the Police to be far more proactive in responding to informal and anonymous information about hate crime problems.

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‘Supporting you to feel better sooner’ – FREE Informal Talk to local groups

March 17, 2016

We’d really welcome the opportunity to come out to organisations and groups in order to explore some of the options which are available to you, in the hope that members might then go on to make informed and confident choices when they next feel unwell.

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Choosing a legal structure – Locality guide

March 7, 2016

Locality have published a comprehensive guide to help organisations choose a legal structure.

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Rotherham’s Voluntary and Community Sector Research Published

March 3, 2016

The Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research (CRESR) Sheffield Hallam University has published its report into the state of the voluntary and community sector in Rotherham.

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Accreditation Status for Volunteer Centre Rotherham

February 18, 2016

We are proud to announce that Voluntary Action Rotherham has once again been awarded Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation (VCQA), the national quality mark for Volunteer Centres which will remain valid for the next 3 years.

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Crossroads Care Rotherham New Befriending Service

February 4, 2016

Are you or do you know of any Carers, Ex-Carers who would benefit from a Befriender? Crossroads Care Rotherham could help you to reduce your social isolation and improve your health and wellbeing.

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An Audience with… Who would you like to meet?

January 21, 2016

We are starting to think about the 'An Audience with...' sessions that we are going to hold over the next 12 months and would like to know who it is you would like to meet.

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‘Supporting you to feel better sooner’ – FREE Informal Talk to local groups

January 12, 2016

Patients are being urged to choose the right care for their symptoms to help health services in extremely busy times. We’d really welcome the opportunity to come out to organisations and groups to explore some of the options which are available to you, in the hope that members might then make informed and confident choices when they next feel unwell.

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Apna Haq founder appointed MBE

January 5, 2016

Zlakha Ahmed, 52, who has been made an MBE, started Apna Haq in Rotherham 21 years ago. The group helps women from ethnic communities suffering abuse.

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Rotherham – Moving Forward Together partnership newsletter

December 22, 2015

The latest issue of Rotherham – Moving Forward Together is now available to download.

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Pharmacy First

October 7, 2015

You can pop into your local pharmacy without an appointment and get expert medical help from a qualified healthcare professional.

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‘Supporting you to feel better sooner’ – FREE Informal Talk to local groups

October 7, 2015

Patients are being urged to choose the right care for their symptoms and help health services to help those most in need as health services gear up for an extremely busy time.

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Local Volunteer Recieves Award for Extraordinary Services to Refereeing

September 30, 2015

On the 17th September one of VAR’s Community Volunteer Ambassador’s Ted Ring (79) was awarded the Ken Burkinshaw Award for Extraordinary Services to Refereeing 2015 by the Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA.

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Launch RAN Collection 2015 edition

September 24, 2015

The RAN Collection of Approaches and Practices is one of the main outcomes of the Radicalisation Awareness Network, providing an overview of the different insights gathered throughout the network so far.

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Help us understand how young people are affected by the issues of radicalisation

September 24, 2015

We are inviting young people from across the UK to take part in a short, online survey to find out how they are affected by the serious issues of radicalisation and travel to areas of conflict such as Syria and Iraq.

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Montgomery Lunch Club

September 24, 2015

Enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch with friends for only £4 every Monday at Montgomery Hall. Wath Upon Dearne.

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‘Supporting you to feel better sooner’ – FREE Informal Talk to local groups

September 17, 2015

Patients are being urged to choose the right care for their symptoms and help health services to help those most in need as health services gear up for an extremely busy time. The good news is that there’s actually quite a bit you can do to support yourself or someone you care for, to feel better as quickly as possible.

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Office Space for Rent at The Spectrum

September 10, 2015

Voluntary Action Rotherham has office space to let in its modern, centrally located premises at The Spectrum. Offices available range in size from single desk options to larger suites.

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Come and see us at the Rotherham Show!

August 26, 2015

Come and visit us at the Rotherham Show on Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September.

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Supporting you to feel better sooner – FREE Informal Talk to local groups

August 25, 2015

The same team who deliver the FREE Health Training sessions at VAR can also offer a shorter and more tailored ‘talk’ to…

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Rotherham – Moving Forward Together partnership newsletter

August 5, 2015

The latest issue of Rotherham – Moving Forward Together is now available to download.

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Spotlight on Local Volunteer Opportunities

August 5, 2015

Safe@Last is a charity working with and on behalf of children and young people at risk through running away. The team would now welcome new volunteers for the Charity Chicks Boutique and Pop Up Shop.

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Rotherham Volunteer Month launched with Volunteer Walk #countmein2

June 9, 2015

What an amazing turnout for the launch of Rotherham Volunteer Month #countmein2…it was fabulous to see so many diverse groups…

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Office Space for Rent at The Spectrum

June 5, 2015

Voluntary Action Rotherham has office space to let in its modern, centrally located premises at The Spectrum, Coke Hill, Rotherham S60 2HX that would be ideal for a voluntary / community sector organisation or social enterprise.

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Rotherham Community Achievement Awards to Launch on 26th June 2015

June 3, 2015

Organised by Voluntary Action Rotherham on behalf of the Rotherham Partnership, the Community Achievement Awards are held annually to celebrate the work of individuals and projects in the voluntary and community sector that have made a significant difference to the communities of Rotherham.

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Rotherham Volunteer Month 2015

May 5, 2015

Watch this space for news on our #countmein2 campaign coming in June 2015

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Could you be our next Community Volunteer Ambassador?

May 5, 2015

The Community Volunteer Ambassador team continue to promote the many benefits of volunteering to individuals and groups in their communities and to signpost individuals and groups to further support where appropriate.

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“Count me in 2!” Rotherham Volunteer Month 2015

April 29, 2015

We are pleased to announce that we will be organising “Count me in 2” Rotherham Volunteer Month again this year.…

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VAR become responsible body for Disclosure Scotland

April 29, 2015

We are pleased to announce that we are now registered with Disclosure Scotland to carry out Basic Disclosures. The basic…

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FREE Health Training for Volunteers Supporting your Organisation or Group

April 23, 2015

Are your volunteers passionate about supporting people to access services? Do they believe in our health service and want to protect it or are they embarking on/retiring from a career in health and social care?

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Annual Survey Prize Draw Winners Announced

March 26, 2015

Rotherham Infrastructure Network would like to extend a big thank you to all our members for their support this year and for giving us their feedback.

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4 New Groups achieve Rotherham Volunteer Kitemark Plus award.

March 24, 2015

Congratulations to the following organisations who have been awarded the Rotherham Volunteer Kitemark Plus award: Safe@Last Rotherham United Community Sports…

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

March 12, 2015

  Help in the Kitchen – United Methodist Church, Clifton. The Cornerstone Cafe was established with the help of a…

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Community Volunteer Ambassador Project One Year on

March 9, 2015

Launched on behalf of the sector Summer 2013, the CVA Project is now established, engaging 7 volunteers who actively promote the benefits of volunteering in their communities.

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

March 4, 2015

Connect (The Communication Disability Network) – Communication Partner  We all know that “it’s good to talk”. Can you help people…

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Sarah plummets to raise funds for People in Need

February 19, 2015

Sarah Kelly, Membership, Communications and Involvement Officer at Voluntary Action Rotherham recently reached new heights to raise money for the Rotherham Food for People in Crisis Partnership.

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Shaping the future of VCS in Rotherham……

January 6, 2015

Complete the Annual Survey from Rotherham Infrastructure Network and be entered into a prize draw to win £100 for your group.

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Choosing the right care, first time

January 2, 2015

Health services across Rotherham, including GP practices, A&E and the Walk-in Centre, are currently experiencing extreme pressure, therefore looking after yourself by keeping a well-stocked medicines cabinet is often the best way to get better quickly and deal with day-to-day illnesses.

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

December 10, 2014

Community Sports Coach – Active Regen Would you like to gain practical experience alongside Active Regen coaches, working as part…

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

December 5, 2014

Communication Partner – Connect We all know that ‘it’s good to talk’ Can you help people with aphasia to experience…

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Active Citizens Programme – New Recruits!

November 26, 2014

VAR is delighted to be delivering it's third Active Citizens Programme in Rotherham and the new recruits started this week.

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Active Citizens Participants 2014


Community Achievement Awards Winners Announced

November 25, 2014

The wide-reaching impact of Rotherham’s Voluntary and Community Sector was recognised at Friday’s eleventh annual Community Achievement Awards, where individual and group winners in three categories were announced in an emotional ceremony compered by Michael Kilby-Scott from Rother FM.

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Community Achievement Awards Finalists with Judges, MPs and the Leader of the Council


Changes to DBS Forms and ID Checking Guidance

November 11, 2014

From the 1st of December 2014 the DBS will no longer accept the old forms and they have amended the list of identity documents which can be used to verify identity.

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Online Giving Guide

November 10, 2014

The Institute of Fundraising and Charity Finance Group have published Making the most of digital donations. It is a practical guide to selecting and using online giving platforms.

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Help Wanted to Feed those in Crisis this Christmas

October 30, 2014

In an attempt to help those that are struggling this Christmas, Rotherham’s Food for People in Crisis Partnership (FIC) has launched their Christmas Appeal, asking Rotherham residents to help where they can by donating food, toiletries or money at various collection points throughout the borough.

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

October 29, 2014

Action Housing and Support - Action Housing and Support have a number of new volunteer roles to support their Rotherham based teams. The Royal British Legion - We are always looking for new volunteers to help us run the Poppy Appeal in Rotherham

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VAR Celebrates Living Wage Commitment

October 20, 2014

The Living Wage Foundation is pleased to announce that Voluntary Action Rotherham, has today, 16th October 2014, accredited as a Living Wage employer.

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Social prescribing

October 2, 2014

Voluntary Action Rotherham has led a social prescribing project. This was set up to reduce admissions to hospital by addressing non medical issues.

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Shortlist Announced For Rotherham Community Achievement Awards, 2014

October 2, 2014

Organisers of the 11th Annual Community Achievement Awards – celebrating the work of Rotherhams Voluntary and Community sector – have shortlisted nine nominees across three categories for this year’s ceremony.

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Voluntary Sector Child Sexual Exploitation and Safeguarding Conference: date for your diary – 5 November 2014

September 18, 2014

The Rotherham Children, Young People and Families Consortium is running a child sexual exploitation (CSE) and safeguarding conference on 5 November 2014 in Rotherham as part of its planned CSE awareness raising programme.

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

September 17, 2014

United Methodist Church – Help in the Kitchen The Cornerstone Cafe was established with the help of a grant which…

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Independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham

September 17, 2014

We have all seen the news and for those of us that live and/ or work in Rotherham this is a very unsettling time, please find here a quick round up of the changes in Rotherham and where to get support.

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Reminder on volunteers and DBS checks

August 29, 2014

This month's Disclosure and Barring Service newsletter includes a piece 'Volunteers: who is eligible?'.

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VAR Volunteers Picnic

August 29, 2014

Staff and volunteers got together for a picnic style at lunch at VAR yesterday (Tuesday 26th August 2014).

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

August 21, 2014

Cafe Servers and Greeter – United Methodist Church The Cornerstone Cafe was established with the help of a grant which…

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Rotherham Workshop Date added to ‘Early Days and Changing Ways’ Support Programme

August 12, 2014

This programme is designed to support individuals and organisations who are either just starting their journey towards the design and development of a new socially focussed business or who are keen to diversify their operations and find new ways of working.

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Opportunity for your Organisation to have a stall at the Wellbeing Road Show

July 29, 2014

This event is open to a whole Learning Community (adults and children from a secondary and all its primary schools) so it could, hopefully, involve large numbers of people. It is planned for Saturday 30th August 2014 at Wath Victoria Children's Centre.

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

July 23, 2014

Volunteer Advice and Information Service Advisor – Age UK This role provides essential support to older people, enabling them to…

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Call to Rotherham community groups – can you help?

July 17, 2014

We would like to learn more about small groups in the Rotherham area with a view to signposting and referring local people to activities that may help them to re-engage with community life.

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Centre Volunteers Organisation Visits

July 10, 2014

Rotherham Volunteer Centre arranged some organisational visits so that their team of centre volunteers could build their knowledge about the roles and organisations that they are working with.

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#countmein CEO of the CCG Chris Edwards with Age Uk Rotherham

June 27, 2014

Today, 27th June 2014, our last CEO takes part in his Volunteering experience as part of our #countmein Rotherham Volunteers…

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#Countmein Rotherham Volunteer Kitemark Launches

June 25, 2014

Today four organisations received their Rotherham Volunteer Kitemark certificates which certifies their hard work and dedication to supporting volunteers. The…

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Rotherham Community Achievement Awards to Launch on 27th June 2014

June 25, 2014

Do you know a volunteer, young volunteer or project that has made a real difference in Rotherham? Nominate them for a Community Achievement Award.

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Rotherham Volunteer Kitemark Launched

June 24, 2014

Rotherham Volunteer Centre have launched their new Rotherham Volunteer Kitemark with four organisations achieving the standard in the first round.…

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#Countmein Rotherham volunteers month Andew Denniff CEO Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber

June 24, 2014

Today, 24th June 2014, saw Andrew Denniff, CEO of Barnsley and Rotherham chamber don a high vis jacket in order…

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CEO of RDASH Volunteering with Alzheimer’s Society as part of #countmein Rotherham Volunteers Month

June 23, 2014

Last week (June 2014) saw Christine Bain join our #countmein campaign for Rotherham Volunteers Month. After the session Christine reflected…

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#countmein Feedback from the top!

June 20, 2014

‘I was honoured to be able to spend time to witness and experience the fantastic work of the Rotherham United Community trust. The…

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#countmein Rotherham Volunteers Month Councillor Mahroof Hussain

June 20, 2014

  Councillor Mahroof Husain joined the #countmein campaign by volunteering alongside Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust Hospital volunteers yesterday, 20th June…

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#Countmein Rotherham Volunteers Month – Christine Bain RDASH

June 20, 2014

Christine Bain of RDASH joined the Alzheimer’s Society yesterday, 2oth June 2014 as a volunteer, she joined Val serving drinks…

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CYP&F Consortium celebrates its achievements at its first official AGM

June 20, 2014

Members of the Rotherham Voluntary Sector Children, Young People and Families Consortium (CYP&F Consortium) reflected on their achievements and the impact of the Consortium at the charity’s first official Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 3 June 2014.

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CEO of VAR Janet Wheatley says #countmein for Rotherham Volunteers Month

June 16, 2014

    Today, 16th June 2014, Janet Wheatley CEO of VAR joined in the campaign for Rotherham Volunteers month by…

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Martin Kimber CEO of RMBC Volunteers as part of #Countmein Rotherham Volunteers Month

June 11, 2014

11th June 2014     Martin Kimber gave up his morning to support an activity session, funded through the social…

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Phillip Shillito – District Commander Of the Fire Service Volunteers as part of #Countmein Rotherham Volunteers Month

June 9, 2014

9th June 2014 Phil Shillito joined the volunteers from Rotherham Military Community Veterans Centre (MCVC) on their newly acquired trailer…

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VCS Intelligence for Strategic Influence

June 5, 2014

With new legislation, the biggest transformations in health and social care since the inception of the NHS and ever diminishing resources, never has it been more important to ensure the systems we are working in and the services we are delivering are effective, robust and reflect people's needs.

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Councillor Stone “Count me in” Rotherham Volunteers Month

June 4, 2014

Thursday 5th June 2014   Councillor Roger Stone, Leader of Rotherham Borough Council and Chair of the Rotherham Partnership joined…

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The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust “Count me in”

June 3, 2014

TRFT joined in the campaign by hosting a recruitment event in the Community Corner of the Hospital today, 3rd June…

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Count me In Launches

June 2, 2014

“Count me In” Rotherham Volunteers Month launches today with our first CEO Jason Harwin, District Commander of the Police taking part in an activity session with junior school children alongside Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

May 22, 2014

Volunteer Gardener – Voluntary Action Rotherham Voluntary Action Rotherham is a charity which provides information, guidance and services to the…

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

May 8, 2014

Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities   Peer Mentor – South Yorkshire Probation Service We are looking for individuals who are motivated…

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

April 24, 2014

Passionate People Wanted!  – Rotherham District Scouts Passionate about making a difference in your local community? Full of inspiration and…

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Ramadan and EIDs 2014

April 23, 2014

The Muslim month of Ramadan starts on / around Friday 27th June 2014

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Latest ‘Volunteer Spotlight’ in the Rotherham Advertiser promotes a different view of volunteering in sport

April 23, 2014

On Friday 18th April the Advertiser published the latest in a series of Volunteer Spotlights, this time celebrating the volunteering effort behind cricket clubs across Rotherham and in particular the volunteering contribution of Dawn Nicklin at Aston Hall Cricket Club.

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The Coalfields Regeneration Trust Information Session – FULLY BOOKED

April 17, 2014

As part of our 'An Audience with...' sessions the Coalfields Regeneration Trust will be attending to explain more about their Enterprising Communities Programme and the new Coalfields Community Grant Programme.

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

April 3, 2014

Heart Research UK are looking for volunteers throughout the country to register to become Community Ambassadors in their local area.

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Working in Partnership with Rotherham Advertiser

March 25, 2014

Since August 2012 and on behalf of the sector, VAR has forged a close link with the Rotherham Advertiser who have generously agreed to publish at least one good news story per month linked to volunteering.

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

March 19, 2014

Befriender – Age UK   Age UK’s befriending service – Two’s Company, won a Community Achievement Award in November 2013…

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Food for People in Crisis Christmas Appeal 2013

March 10, 2014

The Food for People in Crisis Partnership wish to thank everyone involved in donating food/toiletries and money towards their Christmas/New Year Appeal.

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Volunteering – Spotlight on Opportunities

February 13, 2014

The Royal Voluntary Service are looking for volunteers to join the Rotherham's Good Neighbours Scheme.....

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Christopher Badger’s inspiring journey to a Community Achievement Award Finalist nomination

January 21, 2014

Read Christopher's inspiring story.

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Volunteering – Spotlight on Opportunities

January 16, 2014

  Voluntary Action Rotherham are looking to recruit ‘Centre Volunteers’…… Are you a people person with a passion for helping…

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Rotherham Volunteer Centre needs Volunteers!

January 15, 2014

Are you a people person with a passion for helping others? We are looking for volunteers to join our friendly Volunteer Centre at Voluntary Action Rotherham.

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Looking for meeting room hire in Rotherham Town Centre?

January 14, 2014

Why not try The Spectrum, we have modern, flexible, meeting and conference facilities to meet your needs and don’t forget all VAR members receive 15% discount on published prices.

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New VAR Website Goes Live

December 18, 2013

The new VAR website, which was demonstrated at our AGM last month, is now live.

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