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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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Masonic Charitable Foundation Community Support Grants

May 23, 2017

Community Support offers grants to VCSOs working in areas of financial hardship, health and disability, education and employability, and social exclusion and disadvantage.

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M&S Energy – Community Energy Fund Competition Open to Applications

May 23, 2017

The M&S Energy Community Energy Fund is back with £300,000 to support renewable energy projects and technologies across the UK

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The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Publishes New Guidelines for 2017

May 23, 2017

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation has published new guidelines for 2017 which include raising the maximum amount for Large Grants, Hospices, Village Halls and Community Centres from £45,000 to £50,000.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation – Invest Programme Open

May 23, 2017

Invest grants are from £10,000 up to maximum of £25,000 per year for two or three years, with the opportunity for continuation funding for a further period – up to six years in total.

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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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Ability Shopper Rotherham Closing Down sale

May 22, 2017

Ability Shopper Rotherham, has been running as a charity in Town since 2009 but is now closing down and has scooters and disability aids for sale at knock down prices.

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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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Power to Change Community Business Fund Reopens 7 June

May 22, 2017

Power to Change has published the guidelines for Round 4 of the Community Business Fund which will open to applications from community businesses in England on 7 June.

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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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NCVO are supporting Volunteers’ Week 2017

May 18, 2017

NCVO are able to offer free resources to plan your volunteer week celebrations...

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Recycling ink to help the environment and support a local group

May 18, 2017

Donate your used HP, Dell, Lexmark, Canon, Samsung and Neopost cartridges to help raise funds for Feed our Communities.

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Greggs Local Community Projects Fund

May 17, 2017

Greggs Local Community Projects Funding up to £2,000 is offered to organisations supporting people in need, the application deadline is 24th June.

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Domestic Abuse, Risk Assessment and MARAC Training Gold – Refreshed 2017

May 17, 2017

Revised Domestic Abuse Module 3 Training Workshop (MARAC and Risk Assessment) now available throughout the year.

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Keen runners urged to help boost charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal

May 17, 2017

Keen runners are being sought to don their running shoes and shorts to help raise £75,000 for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity...

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Sponsor a Tile to raise funds for St Paul’s restoration

May 16, 2017

St Paul's Church urgently needs funds to repair the Bell Tower. Please join the “Sponsor a Tile Appeal” and help this community church fund the restoration.

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Family Fun Day & Five-a-Side Tournament

May 15, 2017

Paces are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a Family Fun Day & Five-a-Side Tournament. The event will raise funds to support the organisation.

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BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme Re-Opens to Applications (UK)

May 15, 2017

BBC Children in Need is currently accepting applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK of up to £10,000. The grants programme is looking for projects where a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference for children and young people.

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HLF Announce Second 2017 Deadline for Parks for People Grants

May 15, 2017

Does your organisation wish to conserve historic public parks and cemeteries? HLF funds of £100,000–£5million are now open for application...

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Veolia Environmental Trust Open to Applications

May 15, 2017

Not-for-profit organisations with environmental or community-based projects in England and Wales are invited to apply for funding in 2017.

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Sport England Announces New Funding to Tackle Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage

May 15, 2017

Sport England has announced that its Tackling `Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage fund will be launched in June 2017. Applicants may apply for awards of up to £500,000.

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Families Fund – Sport England

May 15, 2017

Sport England will look to invest in and work with organisations, both sporting and non-sporting, who understand children and families and have a proven track record of working with them...

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Community Business Bright Ideas Fund

May 15, 2017

Round Two of the Bright Ideas Fund is now open. The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund aims to give your community group the support and tools to start setting up your community business.

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Community Consultation Survey 2017

May 15, 2017

Are you aware of a local need in South Yorkshire and want to make your opinion heard? This Community Consultation survey could be the perfect opportunity.

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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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An Audience with…the Duke of York Community Initiative

May 12, 2017

An information session/workshop aimed to support more groups to have the confidence to apply for the Duke of York Community Initiative Award.

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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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Combatting Isolation and Community Involvement Fund

May 11, 2017

The Combatting Isolation & Community Involvement Fund has been set up to benefit older people who are resident in South Yorkshire.

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Let’s unite for dementia awareness week!

May 11, 2017

This Dementia Awareness Week, 14-20 May, Alzheimer’s Society is asking everyone across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to unite against dementia.

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One more open road before lone ranger Mike, 82, hangs up his boots

May 11, 2017

Mike Nixon, 82, is off on a charity walk for Rotherham Hospice - then hanging up his boots. This is a 77-mile solo walk in the Scottish Highlands.

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Fully funded staff training opportunities

May 10, 2017

New funded distance learning courses are available including Challenging Behaviour level 2, Equality and Diversity, Team Leading Knowledge and more...

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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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Round two of the Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is open

May 10, 2017

Bright ideas fund is open for application. Awards of up to £20,000 are on offer for community business early stage development support

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Invitation to Tender with Rotherham Federation of Communities

May 10, 2017

Rotherfed are seeking suppliers who can work with together to create a marketing strategy for their community based charity in the Borough.

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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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NHS England are offering office furniture to voluntary organisations

May 9, 2017

Office desks, tables plus chairs available for collection to voluntary organisations in Rotherham.

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Join Get Sorted Academy of Music for Free music and craft sessions, ages 5-12 years welcome

May 9, 2017

Do you have children aged 5 - 12 years old who are interested in Animation, Disney Musicals or Minecraft? Do you need a safe, cheap activity to entertain your child through the school holidays? This could be the perfect solution...

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REMA host Origami Dove sessions for the Love is Louder Project

May 8, 2017

Come along to REMA and join the Origami Dove sessions for the Love is Louder Project

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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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Rotherham and District Citizens Advice Information Sessions

May 8, 2017

Rotherham and District Citizens Advice welcome anyone who is interested in volunteering as an adviser, assessor or reception/admin to one of our friendly, informal and interactive sessions at their office.

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Places for People are walking to raise funds for Barnardo’s

May 8, 2017

Places for People are being joined by a PCSO on a sponsored walk to raise money for Barnardo's, a charity which supports the most vulnerable children across the UK.

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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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RHS Level 2 Practical Horticulture course

May 5, 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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A preparation for work course starting in Rotherham

May 5, 2017

Limited places remaining on the Autism Plus free Level 2 employability course in Rotherham, starting 23rd May 2017.

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Impact Reporting for Social Investment – FREE Key Fund Workshops Posted by Bianca

May 3, 2017

Key Fund is holding FREE workshops around the country, including Sheffield, for those who are thinking of applying for social investment and want to know more about social impact.

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1-2-1 Surgery with Janet Wheatley, CEO of Voluntary Action Rotherham

May 3, 2017

These surgeries are completely free and give you the chance to talk over informally any ideas, challenges or concerns you may have.

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HRUK and SUBWAY Announce New Deadlines for Healthy Heart Grants

May 3, 2017

Heart Research UK (HRUK) has announced the opening and closing dates for the regions that are eligible for a Healthy Heart Grant award in 2017.

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Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving Programme 2017 Opens

May 3, 2017

Skipton Building Society is providing its Grassroots Giving programme for a fifth year in a row to small, local community groups in the UK.

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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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Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Andrew Coombe, presenting the award to Janet Wheatley Chief Executive at Voluntary Action Rotherham.


Sport England – Small grants, no deadlines

May 3, 2017

Sport England's small grants programme offers grants of £300 to £10,000 to get more people in England engaged in sport. Projects also need to meet one or more of the "Towards an Active Nation" strategy aims.

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Care Act 2014 Training

May 3, 2017

Would you like to access FREE Care Act training for you and/or your team? The Me Learning Care Act suite of training courses contains 13 courses to complete online.

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Funding competition: innovation in cycling and walking

May 3, 2017

The Department for Transport has launched a funding competition for innovative projects that lead to more walking and cycling.

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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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Funded Children’s Accredited Sleep Practitioner Course

May 3, 2017

This course will equip practitioners to support families and improve mental health using a behavioural approach to sleep.

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Fully Funded Children’s Accredited Sleep Workshop

May 3, 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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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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Rosa Launches Voices from the Front Line Grants Scheme

May 2, 2017

Rosa’s Voices from the Front Line Grants Programme is designed to support women's organisations to promote their fight for gender equality in the UK through charitable advocacy work. One-off grants of between £500 and £2,000 are available to voluntary and community women’s sector organisations.

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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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COBIS Games Volunteering Opportunity

April 27, 2017

The COBIS Games is an exciting and unique sporting event which draws together young people from around the world to take part in three days of competitive sport and volunteers are required to support the football tournament taking place on 21st May at St George's Park Sheffield Graves.

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Fully Funded Health and Social Care Level 2, 3 and 5

April 27, 2017

If you or your staff are employed for more than 23 hours per week in the Health and Social Care industry and would like to gain a recognised level 2, level 3 or level 5 diploma fully funded then please get in touch.

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Arts Council England’s Catalyst Small Grants Scheme to Open in July

April 26, 2017

Arts Council England has published the guidance notes to the new £3 million Catalyst Small Grants scheme which will open to applications on 13 July.

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Helping you to celebrate your achievements

April 26, 2017

Have you won an award or gained some recognition for your group or organisation, your volunteers or staff or the work and services you provide in the last year? If so we want to hear from you!

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Introduction to counselling skills course

April 26, 2017

Workers' Educational Association are running a course designed for anyone who wants to gain a basic introduction to counselling. You will discover what makes a good listener, how to understand and respond appropriately to body language and learn how to become a listening helper in your community.

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NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Opens for 2017 Applications (UK)

April 26, 2017

The NFU Mutual Charitable Trust provides grants for projects that strengthen rural areas of the UK, particularly those that educate young people and relieve poverty. The Trust will focus on providing funding to larger initiatives, which would have a significant impact on the rural community.

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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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Heritage Lottery Fund; online advice surgery

April 26, 2017

Join Heritage Lottery Fund in the Online Community on Thursday 11 May when HLF staff will be on hand to answer your project and idea application questions ...

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme – Funding Support and Practical Help

April 25, 2017

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

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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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Using Social Media in Your Fundraising

April 25, 2017

This training session from SYFAB explores how social media can be used in your fundraising and to engage with potential donors and will give you some tips on how social media could work for your organisation. DEADLINE FOR BOOKING 2nd May.

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2017 Elections at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

April 25, 2017

In 2017, there will be a number of opportunities for members who may be thinking about standing as Governors in the next round of RDaSH elections.

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Google launches bespoke digital skills programme

April 25, 2017

Boost your digital skills, for free! Improve your digital know-how by visiting our Digital Garage in Sheffield. Sign up now for free training from Google.

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Healthy Futures: Empowering young adults

April 25, 2017

The Bupa UK Foundation has announced a new round of funding "Healthy Futures: Empowering young adults" Application deadline 19 May 2017 (midnight).

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Reflective Skills, Assertiveness & Developing Client Autonomy & Independence Training

April 25, 2017

This training session from Sheffield Mind aims to help us think about the way we react to every day situations and how to develop client autonomy and independence within the community.

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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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Innovation in Cycling and Walking SBRI Competition Open

April 20, 2017

The Innovation in Cycling and Walking SBRI Competition will fund up to £470,000 for innovative projects that lead to more walking and cycling by tackling current barriers and encouraging more journey stages to be made by bicycle or on foot. Innovations may include, for example, technology, infrastructure, manufacturing or behavioural change interventions.

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General Election 2017: Rules for charities around election campaigns

April 20, 2017

The Prime Minister and Parliament have called for a snap election on Thursday 8 June 2017, but what does this mean for charities? Voluntary Action LeicesterShire has put together some pointers for organisations involved in this year's surprise election.

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Sport England – Families Fund, due to open 19 May 2017

April 19, 2017

The Families Fund is a new grant programme from Sport England. Up to £10 million has been allocated for the first round of the Families Fund, which will open on 19 May 2017. Future rounds will follow over the next three years.

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Thurcroft Big Local Small Grants Summer 2017

April 19, 2017

Anyone can apply for small grants of up to £200 for projects that benefit the residents of Thurcroft. To be funded, your proposed project needs to support one of the three themes in the Thurcroft Big Local Plan –Community Pride, Regeneration or Children and Young People.

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North East, Yorkshire and Humber Social Prescribing Network Event

April 19, 2017

This free inaugural meeting of the Yorkshire, Humber and North East Social Prescribing Network is for anyone who is interested in social prescribing, GPs, VCSE organisations, CCG commissioners, STP leads, public health and local authority leaders who are working to develop social prescribing programmes.

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Measuring Social Impact and Social Value Training

April 19, 2017

Social Return on Investment (SROI) is an amazing tool to evidence impact of projects, and will be very useful to community and voluntary groups applying for funding, as more and more funders are asking for this kind of information.

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Free Digital Champions Course starts Next Week

April 19, 2017

A free digital champions course will be held for anyone interested in volunteering to help Rotherham residents get online in April and May 2017.

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The Bright Ideas Fund is OPEN!

April 19, 2017

The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund programme provides a tailored community business development support and early stage finance of up to £20,000 for community organisations that are accepted onto the programme.

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Building Better Communities is back!

April 18, 2017

Jewson are offering a share of up to £250,000 worth of building materials and labour to help transform your local community project. If the local skate park need a little TLC, the cricket pavilion walls replastered or the soup kitchen require a new mezzanine nominate your project today!

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Risk & Lone Working Training

April 18, 2017

This training from Sheffield Mind helps us to think about keeping ourselves safe whilst working in our work environments and within the community.

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Basic Counselling Skills Training

April 18, 2017

This training From Sheffield Mind will look at non-verbal communication and would be suitable for students or practitioners who are new to the supporting / caring role.

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Bupa UK Foundation’s ‘Healthy Future’ Programme Opens for Applications

April 18, 2017

The Bupa UK Foundation has launched its 2017 funding programme which is open to not-for-profit organisations in the UK. Running since 2015, the Foundation selects a different health theme for each round. This year’s theme is ‘Healthy Futures’ with a focus on young adults aged 18 to 25 years.

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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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Final deadline for applications to Big Potential programme

April 18, 2017

The Big Potential programme aims to raise awareness of the social investment market and support voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations in England that want to prepare for social investment or winning contracts. The final grant application deadline has been announced as 11 October 2017 (12 noon).

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SAVE THE DATE! ‘Getting the Best out of Rotherham’s Health and Social Care’

April 18, 2017

On Wednesday 5th July, Rotherham CCG will be working with Rotherham Health and Wellbeing Board on a day focusing on health and wellbeing planning, with a number of different opportunities for involvement during the day

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Rotherham Love Later Life: Call for Volunteer Marshalls

April 18, 2017

Age UK Rotherham in association with the Rotherham Harriers are looking for Volunteer Marshalls to support the Rotherham Love Later Life (5k) Run taking place for the first time, in Clifton Park on Sunday, 7th May 2017.

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CHARITY HUB – 27th April 2017 at the Showroom Café

April 13, 2017

The Charity Hub is brought to you by a collaboration of experienced, professional advisors specialising in Charity Law and Governance, Charity Insurance, Charity Finance, and Charity Employment Law & HR for charity leaders including senior managers and trustees. The next session taking place on 27th April has the option for you to spend 20 minutes with experts to discuss any issues.

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Working Capital – Social Investment Conference

April 13, 2017

A conference about social investment organised by Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber on new opportunities in Social Investment and how organisations can be supported to be finance ready to take on investment.

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Comic Relief – #iwill Youth Social Action Fund Opens

April 13, 2017

Comic Relief and the #iwill campaign have joined together to create this one-off £2.4 million fund which supports the UK-wide campaign to get six out of ten young people involved in social action by 2020.

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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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Coalfields Community Investment Programme

April 12, 2017

The fund is open to projects that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the following themes: skills, employment and health.

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Places of Worship: Security Funding Scheme

April 12, 2017

The Home Office is providing the funding to help places of worship tackle hate crimes against them through the installation of additional security equipment.

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UK Youth “Change Squad” small grants for young people

April 12, 2017

Grants of up to £400 are available for social action projects run by young people. In addition, youth workers can also claim £200 of unrestricted funding "for their time facilitating and empowering Change Squad teams to develop their ideas and make projects happen." 150 teams will be funded in England.

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Heritage Lottery Fund Changes its Funding for Places of Worship

April 12, 2017

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has issued a statement that from September 2017 it will no longer be providing funding for places of worship through its Grants for Places of Worship programme. Instead, HLF funding will be provided through the existing Our Heritage (grants of up to £100,000) and Heritage Grants (up to £5 million) programmes.

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Fully Funded Sleep Tight Training Course

April 11, 2017

The Children's Sleep Charity, with funding from Health Education England, are offering people working in South Yorkshire or Bassetlaw the opportunity to access the Sleep Tight training course for free (normally £395 per delegate) on 25th and 26th May 2017. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Confidence and Self Esteem Building Course for Women

April 10, 2017

Supportive sessions delivered in a relaxed way to develop individual strategies to raise your confidence and self-esteem starting Thursday May 4th 2017 from 10am – 12 noon at Rotherham Rise Women's Centre.

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RUCST Community Match – Stalls Available

April 10, 2017

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are pleased to announce the home fixture at the AESSEAL New York Stadium against Ipswich Town F.C on 22nd April 2017 will be the Community take-over day and as part of their commitment to the community they would like to invite community partners to host a stall at the ground to promote your services for free.

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Pink Ribbon Foundation Accepting Applications for 2017

April 10, 2017

The Pink Ribbon Foundation's mission is to fund projects and provide financial support to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment.

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Thurcroft Small Grants April 2016

April 10, 2017

10 small grants totaling £1510 were approved by the Thurcroft Big Local grants panel on Wednesday 5th April 2017.

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Children and Young People’s Plan 2016-2019

April 10, 2017

The Children and Young People's Plan 2016 - 2019 is an overarching plan for local service where outcomes for children, young people and their families need to improve over the next three years.

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Hospice ball success

April 10, 2017

Rotherham Hospice’s second Strictly One Night Only Ball hit a real high note, with an income of £28,000.

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Do you know where to go for health advice this Easter?

April 10, 2017

The local NHS is reminding Rotherham people when health services will be open over the Easter bank holiday period.

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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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WINNER in The People’s Project

April 10, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Lost Chord is one of the 3 projects with the most votes in the Peoples Project therefore securing the top Award and £49,884!!

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FareShare Yorkshire People’s Projects – We did it!!!

April 10, 2017

FareShare Yorkshire have been awarded £48,300 from the Big Lottery’s People’s Projects after securing enough votes.

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Gaining Confidence Socially & Being Assertive Course

April 10, 2017

Learn and develop ways in which you can gain confidence in communicating with others in a variety of social situations. Starting on Monday 24th April 2017 at 10:00am to 12:00pm at Talbot Lane Centre.

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Developing Your Confidence Course for Women

April 10, 2017

Learn and develop techniques to raise your confidence and self-esteem in specific areas of your life. Starting on Thursday 27th April 2017 12:30pm to 2:30pm at The Unity Centre.

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Small, local charities set to feel the benefit of skills training

April 10, 2017

The Foundation for Social Improvement has been awarded a grant totalling £199,580 to run a two year training programme, helping small, local charities and community groups develop their fundraising skills – including digital skills.

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FREE Lone Workers Training

April 6, 2017

Directions has places available on the Lone Workers Training Course taking place on 25th April, 9.30am - 4.30pm at Crossroads Care Rotherham, Unit H/The Point, Rotherham S60 1BP.

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Win a Makeover of your community facilities

April 6, 2017

Are you involved in a community group whose premises could benefit from a makeover? One lucky winner will win a makeover worth up to £20,000 with the Gleeson team coming along to carry out all the work, taking the time, stress and cost away from you!

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Hospice supporters limbering up for cycle ride of their lives

April 6, 2017

Later this month (April 30) 18 Rotherham Hospice supporters, many with personal experience of hospice care, will be taking to the saddle for what is described as one of the county’s most challenging bike rides.

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Specialist Job Fair in Sheffield – FREE stalls available for Employers

April 6, 2017

Autism Plus are looking for South Yorkshire employers to attend their FREE Specialist Job Fair in Sheffield later this month.

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Free Alcohol Awareness Training

April 6, 2017

This training offers an understanding of what constitutes as problematic alcohol use, the effects alcohol can have within the workplace and the wider community and understanding alcohol units and safe drinking levels.

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Space to Think – Devolution – the new frontier

April 6, 2017

Voluntary Action Sheffield are running a session on 2nd May for the sector in Sheffield on devolution and what it might mean for us.

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New Players and Scorers Needed at Brookhouse CC

April 5, 2017

Brookhouse Cricket Club are looking for new players of all abilities and scorers on Saturdays throughout the summer.

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Rotherham Monday 6 a side League

April 5, 2017

The Rotherham Monday 6 a side league Spring/Summer season starts on Monday 24th April at Thomas Rotherham College and there are places for teams!

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Family Learning Easter Activities

April 5, 2017

Rotherham Community Learning have a range of activities taking place for families over the Easter holidays.

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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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“Cash4Clubs” is open!

April 4, 2017

This year, as always, you can apply for grants of £250, £500, £750 and £1000 for staff and or volunteers to take part in training, gain qualifications and certifications related to your sport.

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Heritage Lottery Fund small grants funding workshops in Leeds

April 4, 2017

The Heritage Lottery Fund is keen to see more applications for its small grant programmes (£3,000 to £100,000) so the Yorkshire & Humber team is hosting a series of free workshops to help groups apply.

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Commission launches ‘time saving’ accounts templates for charitable companies

April 4, 2017

The Charity Commission has launched the accounts templates pack for small charitable companies to help trustees of charitable companies with an income of under £500,000 prepare their accounts.

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Tender Opportunity – Developing a Culture of Enterprise in Denaby Main

April 4, 2017

Doncaster Council is commissioning a provider to coordinate and deliver enterprise support within the communities of Denaby Main and Conisbrough.

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Social Activities for People Experiencing Loneliness in Rotherham

April 4, 2017

The Archway Foundation Rotherham offers opportunities for people to get out and meet new people through social activities including, Events and Trips, Social Evenings and a regular 'Coffee and a Chat' at Rotherham Minster.

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JCI Sheffield Launch Small Grants Scheme for 2017

April 3, 2017

Following the success of the JCI Sheffield small grants scheme in 2015, the decision has been taken to once again throw open the doors to applications from local organisations and groups in the Sheffield area to apply for funding from this year’s small grants pot.

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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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Armed Forces Day Event Grant – Deadline Extended

April 3, 2017

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is providing funding to help organisations and individuals in the UK host an Armed Forces Day event on or in the weeks around Saturday 24 June 2017.

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Charity Golf Day

April 3, 2017

The Rotary Club of Rotherham Sitwell have organised a Presidents Charity Golf Day on Friday 2nd June 2017 at Wath Golf Club.

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FREE Girls Group every Friday at AESSEAL New York Stadium!

April 3, 2017

Just Be sessions, from Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, are for girls aged 11 - 18 and cover subjects such as; Body Image, nutrition and weight issues, social media and much more!

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Volunteers’ Week 2017, 1-7 June – download the resource pack now

April 3, 2017

Sign up on our Volunteers' Week website to receive a digital resource pack with everything you need to help plan your celebrations, including bunting, logos, and templates.

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National Vegetarian Week

April 3, 2017

Grants up to £200 for activities around National Vegetarian week on 15-21 May 2017. Deadline is 30th April 2017

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Help the homeless – Princes Trust team appeal

March 31, 2017

We are part of a Prince’s Trust team and we are doing a small, one day community project in Shiloh with the homeless 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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Fully Funded Distance Learning – May 2017 Enrolment

March 30, 2017

Directions at RMBC are now offering fully funded distance learning opportunities with 2 new courses to offer. All courses are accredited at Level 2.

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Report outlines 10 key challenges facing charities

March 30, 2017

Departure from the European Union, an uncertain economy and overstretched local authorities are among the biggest political changes that will dramatically affect the landscape for small charities in the near future, according to the Lloyds Bank Foundation.

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Stronger charities for a stronger society

March 30, 2017

This wide-ranging report reflects on the need for charities, government, infrastructure bodies, the Charity Commission and funders to adapt and be more flexible to ensure that effective small and medium-sized charities, in particular, can continue to provide significant benefits to Britain.

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RUCST Education Academy Open Events

March 30, 2017

At Rotherham United Community Sports Trust our Education Academy delivers a number of high quality sports courses in Further and Higher Education.

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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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New Commission into the Future of Localism launched

March 30, 2017

Today, in association with Power to Change, Locality are launching a new Commission on the Future of Localism to uncover what is needed to reinvigorate local democracy and empower communities.

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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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Level 2 Awards in Food Safety in Catering, Manufacture or Retail.

March 30, 2017

Our course 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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Tender – housing support for young people in Rotherham

March 30, 2017

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) commissions housing related support services for vulnerable people to support them to live as independently as possible.

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Big Give Announces Dates for Christmas Challenge 2017

March 30, 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.

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NEW – Disability Confidence and Reasonable Adjustments Training

March 30, 2017

2 new courses that are being delivered to Adult Care Providers on Tuesday 2nd May by Live Inclusive (previously SYCIL) aimed at raising awareness of disability issues and reasonable adjustments in the workplace.

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Submit your vote in The People’s Project – Ends 12pm on 3rd April

March 30, 2017

The People's Projects is an opportunity to celebrate some of the incredible projects funded over the past year.

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Safeguarding Adults Raising a Concern Training Dates

March 30, 2017

Directions at RMBC have now added Safeguarding Adults Raising a Concern course dates to their training directory.

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Rotherham Charity and Community Information Market

March 29, 2017

Rotherham Markets at Centenary Market Hall would like to offer you the opportunity of a stall on Friday 7th and Saturday 8th July 2017.

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Meeting space needed for New Peer Support Group in Rotherham

March 29, 2017

The Compassionate Friends are setting up a new Peer Support Group for Bereaved Parents, Grandparents and Siblings across South Yorkshire and are looking for meeting space in or close to Rotherham Town 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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Sport England – Core Market Fund Opens to Applications

March 29, 2017

Sport England is seeking applications from a range of organisations for projects which aim to reach those people within the core market (those who already build physical activity into their daily lives) who are outside the reach of sport’s national governing bodies.

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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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Help available to keep people warm and safe

March 28, 2017

Yorkshire Housing has 2 schemes available in Rotherham for vulnerable people, the first, the Charity Grants Scheme, provides gas services and repairs and the second, FILT Warm at Home, focuses on measures to keep homes warmer.

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Bright Ideas Fund Round 2 opening dates announced

March 28, 2017

Round 2 of the Bright Ideas Fund will open on 19 April.

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Charity Pulse 2017: How is Brexit affecting you and your charity?

March 28, 2017

The Voluntary Sector’s annual staff satisfaction survey is now open, run by Birdsong Charity Consulting with Third Sector magazine.

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Charity Commission consults on complementary medicine charities

March 28, 2017

The Charity Commission has opened a consultation about how it should treat organisations that promote complementary and alternative medicines and wish to register as charities.

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The Great Get Together on 17-18 June, Everywhere!

March 28, 2017

This summer, be part of the biggest street party since the Jubilee - 'The Great Get Together'!

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Hard Hitting Film Raises Money for Those Hit Hardest

March 28, 2017

A screening of ‘I, Daniel Blake’, a Ken Loach film which depicts the harsh realities of austerity, has raised much needed funds for emergency food providers and homeless charities in Rotherham.

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Hospice volunteers win Yorkshire-wide community award

March 28, 2017

Anyone who walks through the doors of Rotherham Hospice knows how important its army of volunteers is. Without it, the hospice would cease to exist.

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Courses and Taster Sessions available at Ministry of Food

March 23, 2017

Learn how to make simple, healthy and delicious meals from scratch.

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Women Only Cookery Course for April 17

March 23, 2017

Enrol on a course at the Cookery Centre in Rotherham and learn how to make simple, healthy and delicious meals from scratch. All courses are a weekly session for 8 weeks and the food you make you take home with you.

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Sport England Families Fund

March 23, 2017

This new fund will focus on deprived families with children aged 5-15, targeting those where their children are not active for at least 60 minutes each day.

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Triangle Trust 1949 Fund Opens to UK Groups Working with Carers

March 23, 2017

The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund has opened it Spring 2017 round to applications from specialist community and voluntary organisations working with unpaid carers in the UK.

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Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2017/18 Invites Applications

March 23, 2017

The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland’s School for Social Entrepreneurs Programme is inviting applications from across the UK for its 2017/18 programme.

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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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Asset Approaches to Health and Wellbeing – 3rd May 2017

March 22, 2017

The conference will explore the theory evidence and practice of Asset Based approaches to better health and wellbeing and ask the question ‘what makes us healthy?’ rather than ‘what makes us ill?’.

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National Churches Trust’s Project Development Grants

March 21, 2017

The National Churches Trust is currently accepting applications for this pilot scheme which is offering grants of up to £10,000 to help churches develop high quality sustainable repair and community projects.

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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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Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2017

March 21, 2017

The Sport and Recreation Alliance’s annual awards are designed to highlight the breadth of work that is undertaken in the community sport and recreation sector.

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Localgiving Small Charity Week match fund 2017

March 21, 2017

Starting at 10am on Thursday 22 June, Localgiving will be doubling one-time donations to local charities pound-for-pound by up to £25!

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TALKEX2017 – Exhibition in Rotherham

March 21, 2017

The exhibition comprises 28 artists who have arrived at ROAR Artspace and given talks about their work, the work of others and generally inspired the artistic community with their words, images and sounds.

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CAP Job Clubs Starting in Rotherham in April

March 21, 2017

HUNDREDS of unemployed and marginalised Rotherham families are set to benefit from the launch of a successful national employment initiative in the town.

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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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Students looking to gain Work Experience with local businesses

March 21, 2017

RNN Training are looking for help from local businesses in the Rotherham/Sheffield area to assist them in providing invaluable work experience for our Rotherham College learners.

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FareShare Yorkshire Needs Your Vote

March 21, 2017

We would like to ask for your support to help us here at FareShare Yorkshire to secure enough votes to fund a Training, Mentoring and Employability programme.

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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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HATE HURTS THUNDERCLAP – Tuesday 21 March

March 16, 2017

South Yorkshire Police are supporting International Day for elimination of racial discrimination on 21 March and as part of their Hate Hurts campaign they have started a Thunderclap. This is when people sign up to send the same Twitter message at the same time, to try and get a conversation going and raise more awareness about our Hate Hurts campaign.

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Free Stalls available for VCS at Armed Forces Day Celebration

March 16, 2017

The event on Saturday 24th June 2017 is to celebrate our Armed Forces and to say “Thank you” for their work and the sacrifices they make on our behalf, along with members of their family.

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Lost Chord need your vote

March 16, 2017

Lost Chord has been shortlisted for The People’s Project and need your vote to stand a chance of winning the £50,000 award. Voting opens 20th March.

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Opportunities to get involved in the Tour de Yorkshire 2017

March 16, 2017

Alzheimer’s Society has been selected to be the official charity partner of the Tour de Yorkshire 2017, an internationally-renowned professional cycling event taking place 28 - 30 April 2017, and they have two opportunities for you to get involved and raise much needed funds to support people living with dementia.

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Do you have a project that young people can help with?

March 16, 2017

Rotherham United’s Community Sports Trusts NCS department will be working with over 600 young people this summer on the National Citizen Service. They are looking for any local charities, community groups or projects that may be in need of assistance.

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Tesco Bags of Help

March 16, 2017

Bags of Help is now is always open for applications from charities and community organisations.

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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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Two New Rotherham Small Grants to be Launched at RotherFed AGM

March 16, 2017

2 new small grants will be launched at the Rotherham Federation of Communities (RotherFed) Annual General Meeting on the afternoon of Tuesday 28th March 2017 at Springwell Gardens Community Centre.

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Places available on Training during April

March 16, 2017

Directions have places available on a number of courses taking place during April 2017, these courses are free for staff and volunteers.

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Kellogg’s Breakfast Club Network Sustainability Package 2017

March 16, 2017

Kellogg's is offering support for breakfast clubs through FREE online training on effective planning and accessing funding opportunities.

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Charity Swim for Get Sorted Academy of Music

March 16, 2017

This charity event is going to take place at Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre on Saturday 1st April 2017 from 3-5pm.

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Expressions of Interest wanted for Thorpe Hesley OAP & Community Centre

March 16, 2017

Rotherham Council are inviting Expressions of Interest for Thorpe Hesley OAP & Community Centre, Brook Hill, Thorpe Hesley. Expressions of Interest can be made for either the freehold transfer of the property, a commercial lease or community asset transfer.

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Discounted First Aid Training

March 16, 2017

CO2 Training have courses available at discounted prices on First Aid, Basic Life Support and Clinical Skills.

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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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Disability Confidence Training and Reasonable Adjustments Training

March 15, 2017

2 new courses that are being delivered to Adult Care Providers by Live Inclusive (previously SYCIL) aimed at raising awareness of disability issues and reasonable adjustments in the workplace.

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England Disability Talent Day 2017!!!

March 15, 2017

On the 15th April 2017, Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA will be hosting a Disability Talent Day, linked directly to the England Talent Pathway for Disabled Footballers.

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Principles of Healthy Eating and Nutrition

March 15, 2017

By the end of this course you will know how to prepare healthy dishes, recommended calorie intake, eat well plate, timings, different methods of cooking.

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Introduction to Essential Oils

March 15, 2017

To learn easy ways of preparing your own personal blends of Essential Oils. Make your own soaps, bath bombs and much more.

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Working with computers

March 15, 2017

By the end of the course you will all have your own personal memory stick, knowledge of how to make documents and store files.

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Rotherham Flourish

March 15, 2017

This free 10 weeks creative course, starting on 28th of April, is for people in Rotherham who have experienced different kinds of mental health difficulties, stress, anxiety, and isolation.

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Thurcroft Big Local Small Grants March 2017

March 15, 2017

Anyone can apply for small grants of up to £200 for projects that benefit the residents of Thurcroft.

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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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Second 2017 Round of Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme Opens

March 8, 2017

Using money from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops, the Greggs Foundation set up the Environmental Grants scheme which aims to improve people’s lives by improving the environment. Grants of up to £2,000 are available for projects that deliver a real benefit to the environment.

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Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund Invites Applications

March 8, 2017

The Local Community Projects Fund helps not-for-profit organisations based in local communities to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of local communities.

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Sport England – funding for volunteering

March 8, 2017

Sport England is awarding funding for volunteering projects through the "Opportunity Fund" and "Potentials Fund". The sport or physical activity that you want to use to engage people in volunteering must be on the list of sports recognised by Sport England.

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Get involved and help shape the future of health and care in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

March 8, 2017

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) is now published and people living in Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield are being asked for their views on the plan.

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FREE Skills Support for the Unemployed

March 8, 2017

Phoenix Enterprises have a number of free courses available for anybody that is aged 16yrs + and are unemployed.

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Can you help Shiloh with a ‘Decorating Makeover’?

March 8, 2017

If you can wield a paintbrush or roller Shiloh would like your help to transform their new premises in Masbrough.

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Share your examples of good carer engagement

March 8, 2017

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) has set up quarterly Carer Champion Network events where carer champions can come together and share best practice and work on consistent approaches to carer engagement.

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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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Sport England Announces New Funding to Tackle Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage

March 8, 2017

From April 2017 Sport England will be accepting applications for the second round of its inactivity fund. The £3 million Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage fund will be available for projects which use sport and physical activity to improve lives and communities.

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Young Entrepreneurs Wanted For Rotherham’s First Teenage Market

March 8, 2017

All young entrepreneurs, entertainers, musicians and dancers are welcome to participate in Rotherhams first ever Teenage Market in May and it's completely FREE!

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Law Society Charity (UK) Accepting Applications for 2017

March 8, 2017

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available from the Law Society, supporting charitable work related to the law and the legal profession including projects which promote human rights, access to justice, and legal education.

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Directions Training Calendar

March 8, 2017

The Directions calendar for the first half of 2017/2018 is now available to download.

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Housing for Disabled People: have your say

March 8, 2017

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) want to hear from disabled people and relevant organisations to understand whether the availability of accessible and adaptable housing, and the support services around it, fulfils disabled people’s rights to live independently.

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Can you help with weekly feedback on the Fundraising Preference Service?

March 8, 2017

The Fundraising Regulator has launched a consultation asking charities, sector professionals and the public to give them weekly feedback on the development of the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS).

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CPD Bursary Available for VCSE Training Providers

March 8, 2017

With support from the Education and Training Foundation the TSNLA is again operating a CPD bursary scheme to enable staff in the third sector to access appropriate CPD opportunities.

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Volunteer visit to Lesotho, South Africa

March 8, 2017

Africa’s Gift are running a PIV (partnership interaction visit) - a volunteer visit to Lesotho in late November / early December 2017 should you wish to join them.

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Charity Commission to hold public meeting in York

March 7, 2017

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, will hold its next public meeting on 30 March 2017 at York CVS.

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Friends of Dawn Rose Sponsored Boat Pull

March 2, 2017

Dawn Rose and her crew will be on the Chesterfield Canal this Spring and would like your help. This is YOUR team’s opportunity to tow an authentic Chesterfield Canal boat along the Chesterfield Canal

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Wouldn’t we all take 30 seconds of our time to save a life if we could?

March 2, 2017

The NCSCT Very Brief Advice online training module is a series of 5 short films designed to help you raise the issue of stopping smoking with your clients in a non-judgemental way and thus avoid any awkwardness.

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Rotherham Personal Health Budgets Network

March 2, 2017

At the recent Audience with Chris Edwards session a number of organisations were keen to see progress around personal health budgets (PHB) The Personal Health Budget Network has been set up to bring organisations together who would like to explore the potential for developing a VCS offer.

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Community Radio Fund 2017/18 to Open for UK Applications in April

March 2, 2017

The Community Radio Fund, managed by Ofcom with funding from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, offers two funding rounds each year. The first funding round for 2017/18 will open on 12 April 2017 to radio stations that are not-for-profit, run by local people for local people about local issues.

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Veolia Environmental Trust Open to Applications

March 2, 2017

Grants of up to £75,000 are available for projects located within the proximity of a qualifying Veolia site in England or Wales.

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Wharfedale Foundation

March 1, 2017

The ​Wharfedale Foundation is a grant-awarding trust funding projects in Yorkshire and the Humber. Its areas of concern are interfaith dialogue, social cohesion, exclusion and environmental sustainability, with a special focus on grassroots and youth-oriented projects.

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Wickersley Kids Club

March 1, 2017

As we enter into a new term, there are plenty of new activities that we will be doing! We will also be going outside more often, as it gets warmer and lighter outside, to play lots of football, dodgeball and parachute games

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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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Latest Newsletter from Africa’s Gift

March 1, 2017

Issue 3 of Gift Wrapped, the Africa's Gift newsletter is now available.

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Strictly comes to The Woodlands

March 1, 2017

A unit for people with dementia was transformed into a ballroom…..as Strictly Come Dancing came to Rotherham. Young dancers Olivia…

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Early Years Social Action Fund

March 1, 2017

The £1 million Early Years Social Action Fund aims to help more children aged four and underachieve their developmental milestones through social action.

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Savers Support Fund

March 1, 2017

The Savers Support Fund is a £1million fund to scale proven social action models that will assist individuals and families to better manage money and reduce debt. All projects must work with a majority of families who are just about managing, and/or young people aged 14-25.

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National Lottery Awards 2017

March 1, 2017

Enter your chosen project into this year’s National Lottery Awards- the annual search to find the nation’s favourite Lottery-funded projects.

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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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Public Governor Elections

March 1, 2017

Be part of the change you would like to see. Public Governor elections for the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be held in March 2017 in the following Public Constituencies

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Good News Friday

March 1, 2017

BBC Radio Sheffield are devoting a whole day on Friday 17th March to Good News and it’s called, yes you guessed it, Good News Friday.

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Rotherham Town Centre Survey

March 1, 2017

PhD research student, Isobel Atkinson at Liverpool John Moores University is investigating high street decline and the potential for successful and sustainable town centres. Rotherham is one of 8 towns selected to investigate as part of the research project.

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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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South Yorkshire Police Community Engagement Sessions

February 23, 2017

South Yorkshire Police have a number community engagement sessions booked over the next few weeks to discuss the impact of protests in Rotherham.

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Healthworks 4 Rotherham

February 23, 2017

If you are wanting to feel better, look better or be healthier the HealthWorks 4 Rotherham programme, offering health related activities Thursday mornings at The Unity Centre, is for you!

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Have your say on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice

February 23, 2017

All charities (little and large) are encouraged to have their say on the Fundraising Regulator's first consultation on the Code of Fundraising Practice.

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NCVO warns of ‘even more pressure on charities’ in 2017

February 23, 2017

Charities should expect to see income from donations and government grants continue to be squeezed while demand increases, NCVO has warned in its annual review of the operating environment.

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The Great Get Together, 17-18 June

February 23, 2017

The Jo Cox Foundation has announced a national event this summer which will bring local communities together through street parties to 'celebrate what we all have in common'.

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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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Transforming Learning Disability Services Online Training

February 22, 2017

NHS England has developed a new and innovative online course for anyone in Transforming Care Partnerships and people delivering care and support to people with learning disabilities and/or autism

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Woodward Charitable Trust, summer playschemes grants 2017

February 22, 2017

Registered charities with an annual income under £100,000 can apply for £500 to £1,000 for playschemes for children aged 5 to 16 that run for at least 2 weeks or 10 days across the summer holidays.

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Skills and Opportunities Fund – Deadline Extended to 3 March 2017

February 22, 2017

The Skills and Opportunities Fund offers grants of up to £35,000 to charities, community groups, social enterprises or state-funded schools or colleges that help people to develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves; skills that will increase their financial capability, or enable them to get into work or start a business, now or in the future.

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Exciting New Small Funding Opportunity

February 21, 2017

Wentworth South Area Assembly and RotherFed are pleased to announce an exciting new funding opportunity.

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Tesco Bags of Help funding is now available to even more communities across the UK

February 21, 2017

Community groups across the UK are being invited to apply for Tesco Bags of Help funding as the application criteria opens to allow for more communities to bag some cash for their project.

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Early Years Social Action Fund

February 21, 2017

Substantial grants to support schemes which help parents improve the development of their children under 5. Deadline is 29th March 2017.

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Savers Support Fund

February 21, 2017

A fund making substantial grants to organisations developing ways of helping people manage their money and avoid debt. Deadline is 29th March 2017

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Who is the Best of British Diversity?

February 21, 2017

Nominations are now open for The National Diversity Awards 2017.

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Digital agency to give away website build grants

February 20, 2017

Digital agency White Fuse has announced that it is to give away a £5,000 grant each month to help a charity transform its website or get online for the first time.

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Weekly Drop-in for People with Autism

February 17, 2017

The Stonham Volunteers Group organise weekly activities on Thursdays between 10am and 12pm at Mowbray Gardnens Library for young people and adults on the autistic spectrum.

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Truin set for Amsterdam in aid of Prostate Cancer UK

February 17, 2017

Paul Truin will be heading to Amsterdam from Yorkshire in aid of Prostate Cancer UK AGAIN!

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Free support into employment for people with autism in Rotherham

February 16, 2017

A free preparation for work programme is running in Rotherham, starting 14th March, to help individuals with autism increase confidence and move people towards finding employment.

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HLF Announce Second 2017 Deadline for Parks for People Grants

February 16, 2017

Grants of between £100,000 and £5 million are available to conserve the heritage that makes both historic parks and cemeteries special, and it gives local people a say in how they are managed in the future.

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Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Local Grants Scheme Opens for 2017

February 16, 2017

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is currently accepting applications for grants of up to £20,000 for projects that support the armed forces community and meet MoD priorities.

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Sport England Announces New Funding for the Core Market

February 15, 2017

Sport England will be accepting applications from a range of organisations for projects which aim to reach those people within the core market (those who already build physical activity into their daily lives) who are outside the reach of sport’s national governing bodies. Sport England expects to make individual awards of between £50,000 and £500,000.

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Hilden Trust – playschemes

February 15, 2017

Grants up to about £1,000 for summer playschemes with strong volunteer support. Deadline is 24th May 2017.

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Postcode Community Trust community sports “mental health”

February 15, 2017

Grassroots sports clubs and organisations can request kit and equipment from the Postcode Community Trust community sports programme. The programme focuses on specific themes and target groups of individuals which have traditionally lower levels of participation in team sports.

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Localgiving fundraising campaign webinars in March 2017

February 15, 2017

Localgiving is running four webinars to help local charities and community groups engage with online fundraisers in time for its Local Hero campaign in April. Webinars are free to join and take around 30 minutes to complete.

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Hallam FM Cash for Kids

February 14, 2017

Grants up to £2,000 supporting children in the Hallam FM area. Deadline is 28th February 2017

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Violence against women and girls: service transformation fund

February 14, 2017

The violence against women and girls service transformation fund offers £15 million for local commissioners that help prevent and address violence against women and girls.

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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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Growing a Greener Britain Small Grants Programme Opens to Applications

February 13, 2017

Constituted community groups in Great Britain can apply for grants of up to £1,000 for projects which transform green spaces in Great Britain.

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National Lottery Awards, deadline 7 April 2017

February 13, 2017

The National Lottery Awards are open for nominations in seven categories, reflecting the different types of projects to benefit from National Lottery funding: Art, Education, Environment, Health, Heritage, Sport and Charity/Voluntary.

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Feasibility Study Opportunity

February 13, 2017

The project will involve commissioning a feasibility study of the potential of the different options for Rotherham Federation of Communities (a community led charity) having greater management of Springwell Gardens Community Centre.

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Carers4Carers Newsletter

February 13, 2017

The latest newsletter from Carers4Carers is now available to download

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Launch of Superfast South Yorkshire Connection Voucher Scheme

February 13, 2017

The Superfast South Yorkshire Connection Voucher Scheme has now launched.

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Swimathon Foundation Announces 2017 Funding

February 13, 2017

Organisations including community groups, swimming clubs, senior groups, youth groups, sports clubs, disability charities, scout groups and healthy living groups in the UK are eligible to apply.

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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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Tassibee are looking for Speakers – Can you Help?

February 9, 2017

Tassibee are looking for guest speakers, who would like to come to Tassibee and speak to our members to share and promote their health messages.

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‘NEW’ Course Dates at Ministry of Food

February 9, 2017

Enrol on a course at the Cookery Centre in Rotherham and learn how to make simple, healthy and delicious meals from scratch. All courses are a weekly session for 8 weeks and the food you make you take home with you.

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Cookery Taster Sessions at Ministry of Food

February 9, 2017

We are running one - off Taster Sessions here at the Ministry of Food, where you can experience our cookery class environment and get involved with cooking a delicious healthy meal.

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Keeping Vulnerable People Safe from Fire

February 9, 2017

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue can carry out Home Safety Checks, including free smoke alarms if needed, for vulnerable people throughout South Yorkshire.

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Carers Telephone Befriending Service

February 9, 2017

If you are an unpaid carer in Rotherham and would like someone to talk to about the things that matter to you this Telephone Befriending Service is for you.

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Greggs Local Community Projects Fund

February 9, 2017

Grants up to £2,000 to smaller not for profit organisations that improve resilience within communities of interest. Deadline is 3rd March 2017.

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Greggs Environmental Grants

February 9, 2017

Grants up to £2,000 to improve people's lives through improving local environments. Deadline is 3rd March 2017.

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Confidence course starting at Talbot Lane

February 8, 2017

Are you working with anyone who would benefit from enrolling on a new ‘Building Strategies To Become More Confident’ course which starts on Monday February 27th from 10 – 12.15pm at the Talbot Lane Centre, Moorgate Street, Rotherham.

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Love is Louder Project needs your Vote!

February 8, 2017

Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance Love is Louder Project has been shortlisted for the 2017 Epic Awards. To show your support for this local project and to put them in with a chance of wining please vote now!

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Rotherham Comedy Festival Launches

February 8, 2017

The festival will see a host of acts from around the country descend on the town for five days of laughter with evening events being hosted at The Civic, The Trades, The Cutlers Arms, The Bridge Inn, The Bluecoat and the New York Tavern.

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Investment Readiness for Social Investment Workshops

February 8, 2017

Key Fund’s workshops are aimed at anyone who is looking to apply for social investment and has not previously applied. The workshops will help improve understanding of what social investment is and what you need to do in order to apply.

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Comic Relief Launches Try for Change: Small Grants Fund

February 8, 2017

Comic Relief has opened the Try for Change: Small Grants Fund to applications from smaller charities, community groups and local community rugby clubs in England. Grants of between £2,500 and £10,000 are available for one year of activity, and the work must take place in England.

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Challenging Behaviour level 2 Fully Funded Course

February 8, 2017

We have some new funded distance learning courses available, including the New Challenging Behaviour level 2.

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Looking Good, Feeling Great – FREE Course

February 8, 2017

Increase your confidence and self-esteem by learning the art of basic hand, head and neck massage as well as how to care for your skin and nails.

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Applications for 2017-18 Neighbourhood Planning Grants open!

February 8, 2017

As of Wednesday 1 February 2017 applications for Neighbourhood Planning Grants for 2017-18 (to be spent from 1 April 2017) are now open!

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Skills and Opportunities Fund – Round 1 Open

February 8, 2017

The Skills and Opportunities Fund was set up in 2015 by the Royal Bank of Scotland in support of organisations that help people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves, skills that will enable them to get into work or start a business, now or in the future.

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme Now Open

February 8, 2017

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities.

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Networking dinner for international guests.

February 6, 2017

VAR have a long established relationship with the British Council whereby we support organisations and individuals to get involved in social Action…

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Do you work with women experiencing multiple disadvantage?

February 3, 2017

As part of the Mapping the Maze project, Agenda and AVA have been funded to map women’s services across England and Wales. It will help provide practitioners with a facility to search for services, as well as build a picture of service provision which will help policy-makers, funders and campaigners.

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Places Available – Safeguarding Adults Raising a Concern Training

February 2, 2017

Directions have places available on their FREE Safeguarding Raising a Concern courses being delivered in February and March.

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Have your say on South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire Cancer Alliance delivery plan

February 2, 2017

Building on collaborative working already in place in South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire, our provider, commissioning and voluntary sector organisations have come together with regional experts to develop a plan for the future of cancer services in our region.

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Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity Opens for First Round of 2017

February 2, 2017

The Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity has opened its 'Raising the Next Generation' grant round, it is open from 1 February until 3 March 2017 but will close as soon as 40 applications are accepted.

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Football Foundation’s Grow the Game Open to Applications

February 2, 2017

Clubs looking to start new teams can apply for grants of up to £1,500 from the Football Foundation

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Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Restructures Grants Programme for 2017

February 2, 2017

Charitable organisations can apply for funding which directly supports the theme selected by the Trustees for that year. For February the theme is 'The Elderly' and Grants of £1,000 will be available for charities with an operational income of minimum £50,000 and maximum £1 million.

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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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Screwfix Foundation

February 2, 2017

The Screwfix Foundation work with both national and local charities donating much needed funding to help all sorts of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness or disability.

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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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End of Life Care Conference for Rotherham Health and Social Care Providers

February 1, 2017

This is Rotherham’s first JOINT End of Life Care Conference for Adult Health and Social Care Providers across the Borough.

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Making Every Contact Count (MECC) Conference Yorkshire and Humber

February 1, 2017

This event will focus on system wide approaches to positive lifestyle behavioural change and opportunistic interventions to promote wider wellbeing using MECC.

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Share your experiences of Transforming Rehabilitation

February 1, 2017

Clinks, in partnership with NCVO and Third Sector Research Centre (TSRC) have launched a new survey to track the voluntary sector's role in Transforming Rehabilitation (TR).

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Sport England’s Community Asset Fund Opens to Applications

January 31, 2017

Sport England has launched its new capital fund, the Community Asset Fund, community organisations, clubs, statutory bodies and educational establishments can apply for investments of up to £150,000 for projects which create or improve opportunities to play sport and get active in local communities.

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Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Traineeship Opportunities

January 31, 2017

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is recruiting for their new and exciting Sports Traineeships Programme, which launches February 2017. This free* programme will provide participants with a fantastic opportunity to personally develop skills and for meaningful long-term employment opportunities!

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Shaw Trust Partnership Opportunities – DWP Work and Health Programme

January 31, 2017

Shaw Trust is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted in five Lots under the DWP’s Framework Umbrella Agreement for Employment and Health Related Services. We are the only charity to make it through to this stage and as a result, we are now able to tender for the DWP Work and Health Programme

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DSC & IoF North West Conference

January 30, 2017

Everyone you work with has an impact on your organisation and your beneficiaries. DSC and IoF North West are Working Together to bring you 15 practical and inspiring workshops to help you to Work Together with others. Wednesday 8 March, Partnership for Learning, South Road Speke, Liverpool, L24 9PZ

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First World War: then and now

January 30, 2017

Explore the heritage of the First World War with grants of £3,000–£10,000. This programme has a short application form, and is suitable for everyone, including first-time applicants.

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Big Lottery Fund Simplifies Guidance for Reaching Communities Fund

January 30, 2017

Voluntary or community groups can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £500,000 to cover the costs of projects which improve communities by using local knowledge, strengths and assets to test and implement the ideas which matter most to communities, as well as sharing learning about what went well, and what did not.

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Volunteer Walk Leader Training

January 30, 2017

This course is aimed at people who have an interest in leading/setting up or assisting on short walks and the Walking for Health Scheme, specifically in Rotherham.

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Volunteering as a Digital Champion

January 30, 2017

A FREE course for people interested in gaining the skills and confidence to become a volunteer to help other people get online. You will need a basic knowledge of using a computer or tablet prior to starting the course.

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CAF Resilience programme

January 26, 2017

CAF Resilience is a new grant and support programme, designed to boost resilience and help registered charities and Community Interest Companies to strengthen their infrastructure. CAF will work with ten organisations in the UK for up to two years.

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The Charity Commission’s recommendation when filing Annual Returns

January 26, 2017

The Commission has experienced difficulty with high volumes of traffic in the last several weeks resulting in charities finding it difficult to access the systems.

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Is your boss a champion of women leaders?

January 26, 2017

Does your boss champion the women in your workforce? If your company is renowned for encouraging female workers to take the path to management, it’s time to let it shine. Nominations must be in by January 30.

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New Rotherham WOW Guide is now available

January 26, 2017

The ‘Whats on Where?’ WOW Guide for Rotherham is compiled, printed and distributed free of charge across the Borough by Home Instead Senior Care Rotherham. It contains 138 regular local events for adults and is available to individuals, organisations and groups.

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National Churches Trust Grants

January 26, 2017

Grants for churches - up to £25,000 to increase community use, £40,000 for urgent repairs, or £10,000 to develop new projects. Deadline is 27th February 2017.

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Postcode Community Trust Opens Community Grants Programme for 2017

January 26, 2017

The Postcode Community Trust provides short-term, designated funding to grass-roots community sports, arts, recreation, physical and mental health projects and seeks to help groups participate more fully in activities within their community, especially for those who may feel isolated through disability or age.

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People’s Postcode Trust Opens Small Grants Programme for 2017

January 26, 2017

In 2017, the Trust’s Small Grants Programme is inviting applications for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights, equal rights (conflict resolution) for some of society’s most vulnerable groups in England, Scotland and Wales. Projects must have a clear charitable purpose and last no longer than 12 months.

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Big Issue Invest Launch £5 Million Impact Loans Scheme

January 26, 2017

Registered charities and social enterprises are invited to apply for loans of between £20,000 and £150,000 as part of Big Issue Invest’s £5 million Impact Loans England scheme.

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Future Stars Holiday Camps return in February half term

January 25, 2017

All of our Future Stars Soccer Camps are available for children aged 5 – 14 and are run in a way that caters for all experience and ability levels, each camp is run by FA qualified coaches from Rotherham United Community Sports Trust

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FREE Men’s Health sessions

January 25, 2017

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are running men’s only fitness sessions in the GoalZone at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, through our Sport England funded project.

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Looked After Children’s Council Opportunities

January 25, 2017

If you are a Looked After or Leaving Care young person aged 11- 16 years, would like to meet other young people like yourself, join in the fun, make new friends and have your say about being in care please come along to the LAC Council.

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Support on offer from VAR’s Health Volunteer Ambassador Project

January 25, 2017

The team at Voluntary Action Rotherham, supported by a team of Health Volunteer Ambassadors are actively supporting our NHS colleagues to reach more people with different health messages. The team can bring this information to you free in a variety of ways – as a free talk, as an informal workshop/learning session, via an on-line training module, via social media or by having a presence at events.

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Support from DWP with business skills for Charities and small groups

January 25, 2017

Very often charities and community groups need businesses to volunteer practical business skills and knowledge. Locally DWP are keen to support local charities and community organisations by providing volunteers with business skills

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Free support into employment for people with autism in Rotherham

January 23, 2017

A free preparation for work programme is running in Rotherham to help individuals with autism increase confidence and move people towards finding employment.

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An Introduction to Learning Support – FREE Training Session

January 23, 2017

Training for those interested in volunteering in a support role, within an adult learning environment on Tuesday February 14th, 10:00am - 2:30pm at Goal Zone, New York Stadium, Rotherham.

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£500k grant saves domestic violence charity from closure

January 23, 2017

A DOMESTIC violence charity has won three years of funding to continue its work. Apna Haq was awarded £500,000 from the Big Lottery Reaching Communities fund.

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Health staff take time to talk at library

January 23, 2017

Staff from a Rotherham mental health service will be dropping into the café at Riverside Library to encourage people to talk about mental health and promote Time to Talk Day 2017 on Thursday 2 February.

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National Vegetarian Week 2017 Event Grants

January 23, 2017

Small grants of up to £200 or Larger grants of up to £2,000 are available for events and activities that attract those beginning their vegetarian journey, meat-reducers and the veggie-curious, but are inclusive of the wider vegetarian community.

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Courses available from CO2 Training

January 23, 2017

CO2 Training Ltd currently have a number of qualifications available, fully funded, in Health and Social Care and Management.

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Two free events: human rights & health and social care

January 23, 2017

British Institute of Human Rights have two events in Leeds coming up. The events are open to anyone working on mental health or mental capacity in the voluntary (and public) sector. Both events are free to attend and are valuable opportunities to learn more about human rights and reflect together on how we can improve services.

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Community Trees & Orchard Windfalls Fund

January 23, 2017

The Tree Council's National Tree Week (25 November to 3 December 2017) is the focus for these projects and successful applicants will organise their planting events in conjunction with their annual celebration of the new tree planting season.

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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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School for Change Agents

January 23, 2017

The School for Change Agents is a free five week virtual learning programme for change activists in health and social care brought to you by the NHS Horizons Group.

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Grow for It 2017 small grants

January 23, 2017

Grants of £500 are available through Grow for It 2017 for young people aged 12 to 25 to lead projects that will raise awareness about the importance of UK native wild flowers and plants.

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Vote for Rotherham NCS Team in Social Action Stars awards

January 19, 2017

Could you help RUCST's NCS Team, Welly Wagners, they’ve been shortlisted to the final 5 in the UK and it is now a public vote to decide the winner.

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Rotherham Comedy Festival March 24th – April 2nd 2017

January 19, 2017

Rotherham Comedy Festival is putting out an open call for community groups and organisations to get involved in the first ever Rotherham Comedy Festival.

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Postcode Community Trust and Postcode Local Trust 2017 deadlines

January 19, 2017

Round one opens 23 January and ends 10 February 2017. Round two opens 1 August and ends 18 August 2017. Links to the online application forms are only available during application rounds. There is a two-stage application process.

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Imagine Project Exhibition: The Rotherham Projects

January 19, 2017

This exhibition will showcase inspiring materials, art work, photographs and film produced by the young people of Rotherham working with community researchers, artists and others to explore their cultures, histories and identities, and positive visions for the future.

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Charity Governance Code: a consultation

January 19, 2017

This official consultation event taking place on Tuesday 31 January in Leeds, facilitated by NCVO, will provide you with an opportunity to participate in a discussion and to provide feedback on the new Charity Governance Code.

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BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme Re-Opens to Applications

January 19, 2017

Small grants of up to £10,000 are available per year for up to three years (£30,000 total request) to not-for-profit organisations in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands that are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage.

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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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The Unity Centre awarded refurbishment grant

January 18, 2017

A WELL-used community centre has been awarded nearly £45,000 to help refurbish and modernise its facilities.

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Co-op Local Community Fund: Applications open

January 18, 2017

The Co-op Local Community Fund currently has a shortage of applications from the following postcode areas: S5, S12, S13, S14, S25, S66, S61 S33, S6, S73, S72, S63, S18, S41, S75, S36. If you are based in any of these areas you have until 25th January 2017 to apply.

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Visual Impairment Awareness Training

January 18, 2017

Are you a carer/family member or professional living/working with someone with a visual impairment? If so, this one-day course will give you more of an understanding of what it is like to live with sight loss and how to guide and support someone with a visual impairment.

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Can you help?

January 18, 2017

Marie Curie Rotherham Fundraising Group needs collectors to help with their supermarket collections during their Daffodil Campaign in March.

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Comic Relief Tech vs Abuse Grants

January 17, 2017

A new grants programme has opened called 'Tech vs Abuse'. Comic Relief is offering grants of £20,000 to £50,000. The funder anticipates making up to seven grants in the UK from a total fund of up to £300,000.

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VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance

January 17, 2017

The new VCSE Health and Wellbeing Programme will be the place where the DH, NHS England and Public Health England work together with VCSE organisations to drive transformation of health and care systems to promote equality and address health inequalities and help people, families and communities to achieve and maintain wellbeing.

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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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Rotherham Police Independent Advisory Group

January 17, 2017

Rotherham Police are seeking individuals from across the borough to form an Independent Advisory Group (IAG). The purpose of the IAG is to provide independent advice to the police on a range of issues with the aim of improving the quality of policing for all of our communities.

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South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation – next deadline

January 16, 2017

Grants up to £5,000 are available for local groups running activities, particularly those around reducing isolation in older people, and supporting social action by young people. Deadline is 16th February 2017.

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FREE Pottery Sessions for Women

January 16, 2017

A this women's only group, taking place on Tuesday afternoons at Rotherham Rise, you can have fun in a relaxed atmosphere whilst enjoying being creative.

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Short Break Activity Sessions

January 16, 2017

Free short break activity sessions for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities between January and March 2017.

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Yorkshire & Clydesdale Bank Foundation ‘Spirit of the Community Awards’ Opens

January 12, 2017

Registered charities, not-for-profit community organisations and constituted voluntary groups in England and Scotland are eligible to apply for funding for projects that will benefit communities where the Yorkshire & Clydesdale Bank operates.

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Home Office’s Building a Stronger Britain Together Opens for 2017 Funding

January 12, 2017

The Building a Stronger Britain Together Programme offers both grant funding and in-kind support to civil society and community organisations that are working to create more resilient communities, to stand up to extremism in all its forms and to offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age, and gender.

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Big Lottery Fund Reaching Communities application changes

January 11, 2017

As part of their work to improve Reaching Communities, Big Lottery Fund are asking anyone in Yorkshire & Humber who’s thinking of applying for more than £10,000 of funding to talk to them about your idea first.

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We’re inviting Rotherham mums to have a say

January 11, 2017

Caroline Thorp has been seconded as Specialist Perinatal Practitioner and would like to hear from Rotherham women of all ages and ethnic groups who have experienced perinatal mental ill health to strengthen the case for a Perinatal Service in Rotherham.

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ARC social enterprise support programme

January 11, 2017

ARC is a Business in the Community initiative that offers bespoke support via corporate volunteers and other services, including subsidised training and profiling opportunities.

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Join Rotherham Youth Cabinet

January 11, 2017

Rotherham Youth Cabinet are a group of people aged 11 to 18 from across Rotherham, who are active in ensuring young people have a Voice. We do this in order to ensure young people have a positive impact throughout our communities.

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Family Carers: Have Your Say

January 11, 2017

The University College London would like to hear from family carers of someone with Learning Disabilities about their positive and negative experiences and broader aspects of caring for/supporting their family member.

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JADE Reaching Communities Impact Report

January 11, 2017

JADE have had an independent evaluation done of the Reaching Communities Funded Rother Valley South Young People's Project.

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Sportivate Funding Available

January 11, 2017

This is the final funding round for Sportivate, if you have new projects that you would hope to deliver across South and West Yorkshire this is your chance! Deadline for applications is Friday 10th February 2017

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Youth Index 2017: one in four young people don’t feel in control of their lives

January 11, 2017

The eighth Prince’s Trust Macquarie Youth Index was released yesterday, revealing that young people’s wellbeing is at its lowest ever level.

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Sport England – Active Ageing Fund, deadline 13 February 2017

January 11, 2017

Sport England's Active Ageing Fund is offering grants of £50,000 to £500,000 for projects that last at least one year.

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Contactless Card Defenders

January 11, 2017

As contactless cards have become more common across the UK, from credit and debit cards to travel passes and student IDs, criminals have begun using hand-held card readers to 'skim' payment details or sensitive information.

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New eating disorder service launched

January 9, 2017

A new community eating disorder service is going to be launched (Jan 9) across Rotherham and Doncaster after a cash injection of just under £500,000 into children’s services in South Yorkshire and Scunthorpe.

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Free Lunchtime Recitals at Riverside

January 9, 2017

Music Recitals at Riverside House every Friday lunchtime from 20th January. Starting off with a vocal recital from Rev Abi Thompson.

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Digital marketing guide for charities published

January 5, 2017

The 12-step guide to digital marketing for charities, compiled by Flagship Consulting, addresses the recommendations made by the Charity Commission last year that aimed to help charities keep pace with digital change.

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Understanding Islam Study Day

January 5, 2017

Understanding Islam and the spiritual bonds that unite Christians and Muslims will be taking place on Tuesday 4 July 2017 10 am to 3.30 pm at St Joseph’s Dinnington.

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Women 4 Peace: Understanding Conflict and Extremism: Building Peace

January 5, 2017

An Open Awards, Level 2 accredited informative and interactive leadership programme for women exploring conflict and extremism at a local, national and international level starting 16th January in Sheffield.

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BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme – Imminent Deadline

January 5, 2017

BBC Children in Need is providing grants of over £10,000 to support projects for up to three years to not-for-profit organisations that work with children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage.

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Discounts available on Payroll and Community Accountancy Services

January 5, 2017

Voluntary Action Rotherham is offering new and existing clients up to 30% off their Payroll and Community Accountancy Services.

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SYFAB Training Programme 2017

January 5, 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.

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2017 Athena Awards Open for Nominations

January 5, 2017

The 2017 Athena Awards are now open and the deadline for nominations is Monday 23rd January 2017.

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Health trust set to launch new public involvement events

January 5, 2017

A health trust is inviting people from across South Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire to get more involved in the way it is run, by launching a series of engagement events.

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Postcode Local Trust Makes Changes for 2017

January 5, 2017

The Postcode Local Trust has changed its funding themes and application process for 2017.

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Arts Council England Small Capital Grants Fund to Open Soon

January 5, 2017

The next application round is scheduled to open on 12 January 2017 with a deadline of 9 March 2017. The Small Capital Grants scheme is designed to benefit arts initiatives taking place in England, helping to make these projects more sustainable and resilient.

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Count down begins to new volunteering matching service

January 4, 2017

Do you use volunteers? Did you know that our Volunteer Centre can help you promote your opportunities? We will soon be launching a new system where you will be able to see your roles live on our website rather than having to use the Do-it site.

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Vote for YMCA Whiterose in Tesco Stores

January 3, 2017

YMCA Whiterose have been successful with the first stage of their bid to Groundwork’s Tesco Bags of Help for a polytunnel and gardening equipment to allow them to deliver a horticulture project and are now up against 2 other local projects to decide who gets £1000, £2000 or £5000.

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Get SMART with your iPad and/or iPhone

January 3, 2017

This course starting on Wednesday January 11th is for women who want to become more confident using their own iPad and/or iPhone.

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Recycling Crafts

January 3, 2017

This course starting January 11th is for women who want to be creative in a relaxed and supportive environment.

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Introduction to Women’s Studies

January 3, 2017

The course starting on Thursday 12th January 2017 aims to build your confidence and develop your skills by investigating women’s experiences in: the home, the workplace, education, history and health.

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Top Yorkshire award scheme seeks to reward community excellence

January 3, 2017

A major Yorkshire based award scheme, The Duke of York’s Community Initiative, is once again seeking to recognise and reward the work carried out by outstanding community groups.

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Learning Disability and Autism offer – Have your say!

January 3, 2017

RMBC would like to hear your views on the way they deliver their Learning Disability and Autism services.

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Have your say on the Work, Health and Disability Green Paper

December 22, 2016

This consultation look at changes to the way the people with long term health conditions and disability are given employment support and how to incentivise businesses to employ more people that fall into these categories.

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Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership

December 21, 2016

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) is part of The Open University Business School. The Centre aims to provide voluntary sector organisations with access to free leadership development modules and research-led insight.

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CQC Formal Consultation

December 21, 2016

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has launched a formal consultation on their next phase of regulation.

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FREE Strengthening Communities Course

December 21, 2016

Are you interested in getting more involved in your community? Do you want to develop your skills and improve your CV. A free 6 week training course is being run on Tuesday mornings in the New Year by RotherFed.

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Challenges faced by local charities revealed in new report

December 21, 2016

LocalGiving’s Local Charity & Community Group Sustainability Report 2016 has revealed that local charities are facing an ever-increasing demand for services coupled with greater difficulty in finding funding.

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Rotherham Charity wins Care Award

December 19, 2016

Crossroads Care Rotherham are delighted to announce that they are the proud winner of the 'Care Employer Award 2016' from the Great Yorkshire and Humber Care Awards!

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Award for Rotherham volunteer

December 19, 2016

A Rotherham volunteer has scooped an award for helping people with mental health needs.

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VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance 2017-18 Invites Applications

December 19, 2016

The Department of Health is changing the way it funds the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. The Strategic Partner Programme is being replaced by a new national partnership, the VCSE Health and Wellbeing Alliance, and applications for membership are invited.

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Sport England’s Active Ageing Fund

December 19, 2016

Sport England are looking for both new partners and ones they’ve worked with before who are willing to work with us to co-design innovative, different and experimental approaches that put older people at the heart of our efforts.

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Life Chances Fund

December 19, 2016

The Life Chances Fund (LCF) will be open for Expressions of Interest to develop Social Impact Bonds in the themes of early years and young people from 4 January 2017 to 28 February 2017.

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Putting small charities at the heart of public services

December 19, 2016

Minister for Civil Society Rob Wilson announced three new measures as part of a programme to help tackle the challenges of getting small charities into the public service supply chain.

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Awards for Young Musicians

December 19, 2016

Grants of up to £2,000 are available in support of exceptionally talented young instrumentalists in the UK who are between the ages of five to 17 years.

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The Equality Hub Network Board is recruiting for an Independent Chair

December 19, 2016

This new role is to provide leadership to the Board and will play a strategic role in representing the vision and purpose of the Board and its constituent Hubs.

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Local Charities Day

December 15, 2016

During the 24 hours of 16 December, any £5 donation made to charities registered on the Localgiving fundraising platform will be placed into a draw. 1000 of these donations will then be randomly selected and will be doubled by an extra £5 of match funding.

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Duke of York Community Initiative NEW DEADLINE announced

December 15, 2016

Changes to HRH the Duke of York’s schedule have meant that the deadline has had to be brought forward to 31st January 2017.

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Plusme Christmas Newsletter 2016

December 15, 2016

The Plusme Christmas Newsletter is now available to download.

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Charities at risk of cyber attack

December 15, 2016

The Charity Commission has sent out details of two scamming emails that charities should be warned about

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Leadership Training from Biscuit Consulting

December 14, 2016

Biscuit Consulting, a new locally based company that specialises in providing leadership training to new and existing managers, is offering a 50% discount for registered charities in Rotherham.

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Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme

December 14, 2016

The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme awards grants of up to £10,000 for the provision of capital items or refurbish/improve existing facilities.

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Rayne Foundation – Rayne Grants – UK

December 14, 2016

The Rayne Foundation helps and encourages inspiring individuals and organisations who are working to reduce exclusion and conflict, to bring people together.

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YORhub 4 Good Fund

December 14, 2016

Grants are available to VCS organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber for community projects which support local social and economic regeneration, through the 4 Good Fund.

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The Northern Powergrid Community Energy Seed Fund

December 14, 2016

Grants are available from £1,000 to £10,000 for community energy projects based in the North East of England, Yorkshire and Humber and parts of north Lincolnshire.

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Meet CQC regulations and evidence staff competence – a workshop

December 13, 2016

Free Care Certificate workshop in Rotherham, available for people responsible for learning and development, managing staff, service delivery, quality assurance and efficiency savings in the health and social care sectors.

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Macmillan Living With And Beyond Cancer Programme

December 13, 2016

Macmillan are seeking expressions of interest from people affected by cancer in South and mid Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and Bassetlaw to support the Living with and Beyond Cancer Programme Advisory board and the Programme Executive Board.

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Recycling Crafts

December 13, 2016

This course is for women who want to be creative in a relaxed and supportive environment. You will be able to make a variety of items including cards, boxes, flowers and gifts using recycled items.

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Get SMART with your iPad and/or iPhone

December 13, 2016

This course is for women who want to become more confident using their own iPad and/or iPhone.

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Introduction to Women’s Studies

December 13, 2016

The course aims to build your confidence and develop your skills by investigating women’s experiences in: the home, the workplace, education, history and health.

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DCLG Launches New Communities Fund

December 12, 2016

Small grassroots community groups including neighbourhood organisations, parishes and local voluntary groups are set to get a direct funding boost of £2.5 million from the government

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Commissioning in Crisis

December 12, 2016

Lloyds Bank Foundation has published 'Commissioning in Crisis', a report looking at current contracting and procurement processes.

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New standards announced for government grants

December 12, 2016

The Cabinet Office has announced 10 grant standards that seek to promote effective grant applications across all government departments.

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Esh Communities 2016 Scheme Now Open

December 12, 2016

Grants of between £50 and £1000 are available to community groups, charitable organisations or social enterprises which can demonstrate the aptitude and ability to make a real difference to their service users.

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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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Do you use volunteers? New service to be launched

December 9, 2016

Rotherham Volunteer Centre will launch a new webpage in the new year dedicated to the recruitment of volunteers. Using a state of the art new system we will promote all volunteers roles on our website for you.

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Seed Funding for Social Action

December 9, 2016

We are running a small grants programme based around seed funding social action, if you are an individual or a group/organisation that has an idea you would like to get off the ground this may interest you.

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The Future Funding of Supported Housing: Responding to the Consultation

December 8, 2016

A series of half-day Briefing events across England.

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Change to the Opening Times for Single Point of Access

December 8, 2016

From Tuesday 6th December 2016 Rotherham Council Single Point of Access (formerly Assessment Direct) will be operating revised opening times on a temporary basis to enable essential priority work to take place.

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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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Have your say on the 2017/18 budget

December 7, 2016

The Council has had to make plans to save £13 million from our budget over the next financial year and most of the proposals to do this have been published

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Government Opens Round 2 of Tampon Tax Fund

December 7, 2016

This year the £15 million Fund is inviting charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations across the UK to bid into one or two categories.

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Civil Society – 2017 Charity Awards Open to Nominations

December 7, 2016

The Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the inspirational work of UK charities and share best practice and learning across the sector.

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Half Day Medication Management and Safeguarding Awareness Training

December 7, 2016

These training courses primarily aimed at Personal Assistants and their Employers are now being offered to a wider audience.

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Winter Wishlist – Environmental Grants

December 7, 2016

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

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Accredited Sleep Practitioner Course Fully Funded Places Available to Charities*

December 7, 2016

The Children’s Sleep Charity are delighted to be able to offer fully funded places to charities thanks to their corporate sponsors.

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Shared Lives Carers Needed

December 7, 2016

The Council is currently looking for positive, compassionate people who are interested in providing support for vulnerable adults through their Shared Lives scheme.

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Rosa launches new grants – Woman to Woman fund

December 7, 2016

Grants of £5,000 to £25,000 are available from a new grant programme funded by the ‘Tampon Tax.’ Rosa's Woman to Woman fund will support at least 100 local grassroots women’s organisations across the UK.

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Millers Matters

December 7, 2016

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

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Music single released in aid of local charity

December 7, 2016

Rotherham United Community sport trusts NCS team have raised the bar on this Summers social action project and created a fantastic new single to help raise funds for local charities.

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Tell us your views on town centre housing

December 7, 2016

The Council is seeking views from people across the region about what type of homes they would like to see in Rotherham town centre.

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Baring Foundation’s Strengthening the Voluntary Sector Programme

December 7, 2016

Funding is available through two streams: Grants of up to £30,000 are available for Training, Education and Capacity Building, and grants of up to £150,000 are available for Applied Projects tackling discrimination and disadvantage directly and safeguarding the freedom of purpose, action and voice of the sector.

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ChurchCare Open to Applications

December 7, 2016

ChurchCare, the Church of England's national resource to support parish churches and cathedrals offers grants to Anglican churches across England to help care for, preserve and conserve these buildings.

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Fawcett Society, Spirit of Women Changemakers small grants

December 7, 2016

The Spirit of Women Changemakers small grants programme will fund "activity in the UK that improves the wellbeing of women and girls who are subjected to harmful gender norms and stereotypes."

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YAPP Charitable Trust

December 7, 2016

Up to £3,000 is available for registered charities that have been constituted for at least 3 years, with annual expenditure of £40,000 or less and undertaking work with their priority groups, which includes Older people and Children and young people aged 5 – 25.

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Hospice branches out with Christmas trees

December 1, 2016

Rotherham Hospice is hoping money grows on trees this Christmas… As a novel Noel fundraiser, the hospice is branching out into selling festive trees.

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Happy Feet Collection – Shoes for Africa

December 1, 2016

Make space in your wardrobe and help Africas Gift, a Rotherham charity, by donating to a Happy Feet Collection.

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JustGiving for churches

December 1, 2016

JustGiving for churches is a special offer from the National Churches Trust that enables churches to fundraise online and by text.

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Carers Training Survey

December 1, 2016

RMBC would like to hear from Rotherham Carers to help them improve the FREE training support available.

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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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Henry Smith Charity Holiday Grants for Children

December 1, 2016

The programme gives grants of £500 - £2,500 for recreational trips or holidays for groups of children under 13 who experience disadvantage or who have disabilities.

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Dementia 2020

December 1, 2016

This programme, developed with people with dementia and carers, is an opportunity to hear first-hand from people with dementia, their families and carers if policies on improving dementia care and support are making a positive difference and where further improvements may be needed, in order to influence and improve the delivery of services and support at a local level.

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Spirit of Women Changemakers Grants Programme Launches for UK

December 1, 2016

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to fund new activity in the UK that improves the wellbeing of women and girls who are subjected to harmful gender norms and stereotypes.

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Get Active For Free

December 1, 2016

Maltby Leisure Centre and Rotherham Leisure Complex are offering a a FREE hour of badminton each week for the next couple of weeks.

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Reaching Communities funding

December 1, 2016

Reaching Communities funding is for projects that help people and communities most in need. Grants are available from £10,000, upwards and funding can last for up to 5 years.

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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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NCVO guidance on consortia and competition law

December 1, 2016

NCVO has recently published some guidance for the VCS on consortia and in response to requests for advice from NCVO members, they have clarified competition law.

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More Than a Pub Fund

December 1, 2016

More than a pub: The Community Pub Business Support Programme is a unique two year programme established to help support community ownership of pubs in England.

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Big Potential – Breakthrough and Advance Funds

December 1, 2016

Big Potential, a Big Lottery Fund grant fund, will deliver approximately £20m of grant funding over 3 years to eligible VCSE organisations with the aim of improving the sustainability, capacity and scale of VCSE organisations in order that they may deliver greater social impact.

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#LocalCharitiesDay

December 1, 2016

The Office for Civil Society have kicked off the countdown to #LocalCharitiesDay on 16th December and they're encouraging small, local charities across the UK and everyone who supports them to get behind the campaign.

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Hyper Acute Stroke & Children’s Surgery – Public consultation

December 1, 2016

The public consultations on the proposals for these two service areas opened from 3 October 2016 and will run for a period of sixteen weeks through to 20 January 2017.

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Deakin and Withers Fund

December 1, 2016

The object of the registered charity is the relief of single women whether unmarried, divorced or widowed who are in conditions of need, hardship or distress and who are aged 40 years and over.

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2017 Weston Charity Awards

December 1, 2016

The Weston Charity Awards celebrate and support excellent charities working in the fields of Youth, Welfare and Community. Award winners will receive £6,500 unrestricted grant funding alongside business mentoring support.

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Online raffle fundraising platform launched

November 29, 2016

The UK’s first digital platform to help charities and good causes raise funds through online raffles has been launched.

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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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Media Trust & My Community free media training programme

November 24, 2016

Media Trust and My Community are working together to develop the media and marketing skills of community groups in regions of England from November 2016 to March 2017.

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South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP)

November 24, 2016

Bringing together 25 partner organisations, the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw STP sets out the vision and ambitions for the region’s future health and care – ensuring everyone has a great start in life with support to stay healthy and live longer.

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New fund launched to support youth social action

November 24, 2016

The #iwill Fund aims to transform the culture of community engagement and social action among 10-20 year olds. Funding is available for regional and national organisations that develop opportunities for young people to participate in social action.

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Community Achievement Award Winners Announced

November 24, 2016

The awards, which recognise and celebrate the wide-reaching impact of Rotherham’s Voluntary and Community Sector, were presented at a ceremony on Friday at The Carlton Park Hotel.

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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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Santa makes video appeal for hospice

November 23, 2016

Santa has gone all 21st century…. He is making a plea by video to urge hundreds of wannabes in Rotherham to step into his boots for a festive charity fun run.

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Get Sorted for Christmas!

November 23, 2016

Get Sorted Academy of Music have gift vouchers available for anybody looking for that special gift for someone who would like to try something new, all ages and abilities catered for!

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Gearing up to mark Carers’ Rights Day

November 22, 2016

A Doncaster and Rotherham based health trust is asking carers to get more involved as it gears up to mark Carers’ Rights Day.

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Free Emergency First Aid Training for Groups

November 22, 2016

Red Cross are currently able to offer free basic skills in first aid training to small groups.

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Have you got what it takes to win an Epic Award?

November 22, 2016

UK and Republic of Ireland’s premier award for amateur cultural groups, the Epic Awards opens for nominations.

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Girls take a step closer to Wembley dream

November 22, 2016

Aston Academy U13 girls team to a huge step closer to realising their dream of playing at Wembley by winning the local round of the + Sport EFL U13 girls 6 aside tournament organised by Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

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Co-op Local Community Fund

November 22, 2016

The Co-op local Community Fund 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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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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Woodward Charitable Trust

November 21, 2016

Grants mostly up to £5,000 are given to charities working in a number of areas. Deadline is 30th December 2016

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Reaching Communities changes

November 21, 2016

A new process for applications to from the Big Lottery Fund for Reaching Communities is being trialled in Yorkshire and the Humber region.

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Mayor rocks with guitar legend

November 21, 2016

Rotherham’s Mayor Lindsay Pitchley got to play air guitar with a rock legend who rocked up at the town’s hospice.

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Charity Governance Awards 2017

November 21, 2016

Entries are now open to the Charity Governance Awards 2017 organised by The Clothworkers' Company. The Awards recognise and reward good charity governance.

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Free ‘Whats on Where?’ (WOW) Guide for Rotherham 2017

November 21, 2016

Home Instead Senior Care Rotherham have compiled and distributed several editions of their ‘Whats on Where’ WOWGuide© for several years. It lists regular events for adults in Rotherham. There has been some great feedback from participating organisations with attendances often increasing as a result of this free local publicity.

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Leader says ‘It Starts With Me’

November 17, 2016

Rotherham Council’s Leader has been tested for HIV in an effort to raise awareness about the condition and encourage others to get checked out.

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Charity Commission Newsletter

November 17, 2016

Please see the Charity Commission October newsletter.

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Artist studios available at ROAR

November 17, 2016

Are you on the look out for an affordable artist studio in South Yorkshire? If so, we currently have 3 available here at Westgate Chambers in Rotherham town centre.

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Local Talent Wanted for Rotherham Open Mic Night

November 17, 2016

The Mayor's Musical Showcase Open Mic Night will showcase local talent in February at The Trades, with all proceeds going to The Mayor's Charities.

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A Christmas Concert

November 17, 2016

As part of the Christmas Concert organised by the Rotary Club of Rotherham Sitwell at 7.15pm Thursday 8th December 2016, the altar window at the Talbot Lane Church is to be illuminated by over 8000 watts of exterior lighting to illuminate the window and bathe the church in a kaleidoscope of colour.

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Development of a whole system approach to female offenders

November 17, 2016

Development of a whole system approach to female offenders is a new Ministry of Justice seed funding competition. The maximum grant will be in the region of £70,000 per year.

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Tender – Rotherham Care

November 17, 2016

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council are inviting bids from a number of organisations who might be able to provide ‘spot purchase’ services for the Community and Home Care Service.

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Free Graffiti & Street Art Workshops

November 17, 2016

The Gallery Town project in Rotherham town centre has been awarded some Lottery funding to help regenerate Rotherham Precinct using visual art and from 28th November – 9th December artists will be running workshops in the town centre.

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Work, health and disability: Consultation led by DWP

November 17, 2016

The government want to understand why disabled people and people with health conditions might be unable to get a job or keep one, and to recognise the wide range of conditions and circumstances they face.

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UnLtd Spaces 4 Change

November 14, 2016

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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Health trust invites Rotherham mums to have their say

November 14, 2016

A health trust is inviting Rotherham mums who have experienced issues with their mental health during pregnancy, or after giving birth to their babies, to have their say in planning services for the future.

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Sport England Announces New Funding Programmes

November 14, 2016

Between 2017 and 2021, Sport England says that it will invest £22.5 million through its range of new funding programmes

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Employment support for disabled people with high support needs

November 14, 2016

The Disability Partnership is carrying out research about employment for disabled people with high support needs.

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Charity Finance Group (CFG) Small Charities Programme

November 14, 2016

CFG's Small Charities Programme delivers financial training and resources to charities with an income of £1m or less.

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Self-Care Week

November 10, 2016

This year’s Self Care Week takes place from November 14-20. The event is run by the Self Care Forum and aims to help you become more knowledgeable about health and lifestyle options that will impact positively on your physical and mental wellbeing.

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Suicide Prevention Course

November 10, 2016

Wentworth Valley Area Assembly are supporting a Rotherham campaign to get people to break the silence on suicide and would like to invite you to Safe TALK, a free course on suicide prevention.

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Appointment of Independent Member – Audit & Governance Committee

November 10, 2016

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority has an Audit and Governance Committee to promote excellence in governance and financial reporting. The Committee currently has a vacancy for one Independent member, and is seeking people with the necessary skills, enthusiasm and commitment to be a member of the Committee and to bring a fresh external perspective to its debates.

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Home Heroes Project

November 10, 2016

Home-Start South Yorkshire and the Royal British Legion have launched ‘Home Heroes’ – a joint project for Armed Forces families across South Yorkshire to provide early intervention for those families who are struggling.

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Co-op Local Community Fund Opens

November 10, 2016

Small, locally based voluntary and community groups including registered charities, small charities registered with the HMRC for tax, CASCs, churches that are ‘excepted’ charities, scout and guide groups can apply for grants to support projects which benefit the local communities around Co-op food stores and funeral homes.

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Business Charity Awards – 2017 Round Open to Entries

November 9, 2016

Organised by Third Sector, the Business Charity Awards recognise the outstanding contribution made to good causes by UK businesses.

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) now available – Skills Theme

November 8, 2016

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) is a £500,000 fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities.

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Postcode Community Trust community sports “over 50s teams”

November 8, 2016

Grassroots sports clubs and organisations can request kit and equipment from the Postcode Community Trust community sports programme. The programme focuses on specific themes and target groups of individuals which have traditionally lower levels of participation in team sports.

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Charitrees – A free Christmas tree for your organisation

November 8, 2016

Would you like a free Christmas tree for your staff and community to enjoy this year?

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Funding Available from the Home Instead Senior Care – Bring Joy Foundation

November 8, 2016

The Bring Joy Foundation will make donations to not-for-profit groups, organisations and charities that can demonstrate their commitment to creating activities designed to improve the lives of the elderly.

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Can you make the best Angel?

November 8, 2016

Love is Louder is running a community based initiative over the winter bringing communities together. Their theme is angels and they want to involve and recognise as many people as community angels as well as display art pieces of interpretations of angels.

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World Aids Day 2016: Its Not Over

November 7, 2016

Thursday 1 December is World AIDS Day – a day for people across the world to unite in support of the fight against HIV; a day to reflect on how far we’ve come, and how far we’ve still got to go.

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European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week

November 7, 2016

Now in its fourth year and the second time hepatitis testing has been included, European HIV-Hepatitis Testing Week will take place from 18-25 November 2016.

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Social Enterprise Exchange Roadshows

November 7, 2016

These half day workshops are an opportunity to find out more about Social Enterprise Exchange, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for social enterprise, to hear about local social enterprise success stories and to network with peers and social enterprise supporters.

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BBC Children in Need – small grants

November 4, 2016

Grants up to £10,000 for projects helping disadvantaged children and young people up to 18.

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Maternity Services Secret Shoppers Needed!

November 3, 2016

GROW are looking for pregnant women who will share with them their experience of maternity care in Rotherham.

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Age UK Rotherham Christmas Cards Now Available

November 3, 2016

This year Age UK Rotherhams 2016 Christmas card design features the well known Rotherham landmark The Chapel of Our Lady on the Bridge.

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Campaign to prevent loneliness in Rotherham this Christmas

November 3, 2016

Age UK Rotherham wants your help to make sure no-one is left isolated and lonely this Christmas.

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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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Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Launches Funding Stream for Young People Leaving Care

November 2, 2016

Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has launched a new funding stream for organisations working to ensure that care leavers are decision makers in the choices that affect their lives.

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Big Lottery Fund On-line Diagnostic Template for VCSE organisations

November 2, 2016

The Big Lottery Fund, in partnership with the Cabinet Office, has developed a new online tool for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations that are keen to improve their performance and sustainability.

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Nominations Are Now Open for the 2017 Excellence in Diversity Awards

November 2, 2016

The Excellence in Diversity Awards 2017 will illustrate some of the nation’s most inclusive organisations, recognising those that lead in equality, diversity and fairness, in all aspects of business.

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Integrated Children and Young Peoples Service Survey

November 2, 2016

Health care services for children and young people in Rotherham are changing. In line with national changes and revisions to local commissioning arrangements, from April 2017, The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust will be providing a fully integrated public health nursing service for children, young people aged 0-19 years along with their carers and families.

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Apply for Tesco Bags of Help Grant Programme today!

November 2, 2016

The Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme is now permanently open for applications from community groups!

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Millers Matters Newsletter

November 2, 2016

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

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Benenden Community Initiative Programme 2016

November 2, 2016

Health and wellbeing provider Benenden are looking for small-scale grassroots community projects or activities to support through one-off donations or grants in and around the UK.

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Get into the festive spirit with Bluebell Wood’s Christmas Cele-bear-tion

November 1, 2016

On Friday 9th December, Bluebell Wood are inviting you, and your favourite teddy, to Rotherham Minster for a festive sing-a-long from 7pm until 9pm. The concert is perfect for the whole family, and will feature all your favourite modern and traditional Christmas music.

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Third Sector Trends Survey in Yorkshire and the Humber

November 1, 2016

We’d like you to take part in a major new survey of the voluntary sector funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation in North Yorkshire, the rest of Yorkshire and the Humber more widely and the rest of Northern England.

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Power to Change Community Business Fund

November 1, 2016

Round three of Power to Change's Community Business Fund is open for applications.

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Talks available for your group

November 1, 2016

Would you like to arrange a presentation by Geoff Smales entitled Portsmouth 'The home of the Royal Navy' - its Heritage, for your group? The presentation lasts about an hour and Geoff provides all the equipment at no charge, although donations to MCVC are welcomed.

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Resources for families in need

October 31, 2016

Free resources are available to support families in need providing they are involved in voluntary, faith, community or public sector services.

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Keep Warm Keep Well

October 31, 2016

'Keep Warm Keep Well' is part of PHE's cold weather plan, which aims to protect people's health and reduce harm from severe cold.

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Charities lobby to avoid quarterly online tax returns

October 31, 2016

Charities may have to file digital tax returns every quarter unless they respond to a government consultation on the subject, advisers have warned.

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Charities against fraud website launches in Fraud Awareness Week

October 31, 2016

The Charity Commission, in collaboration with members of the Charity Sector Counter Fraud Group, has launched www.charitiesagainstfraud.org.uk, a website dedicated to helping charities in the fight against fraud.

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Reach Fund Opens to Applications

October 31, 2016

Access - The Foundation for Social Investment is providing £4 million worth of grants over two years to charities and social enterprises in England that require extra help to become ‘investment ready’.

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Epic Awards 2017 Invite Entries from Across UK & Ireland

October 31, 2016

Provided by Voluntary Arts Network, the development agency for arts participation, the Epic Awards are designed to draw attention to work taking place within the voluntary and amateur arts sector.

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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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Disability friendly gym in Sheffield

October 27, 2016

Designed specifically for the needs of individuals with disabilities and mental health diagnoses so they can exercise in a more comfortable, welcoming environment.

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Rotherham Together Partnership VCF Sector Representative Opportunity

October 27, 2016

Voluntary Action Rotherham currently have a vacancy for a Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector representative to sit on the Rotherham Together Partnership.

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Woodward Charitable Trust’s Main Grants Scheme Opens

October 26, 2016

The Trust has two funding rounds per year. The Autumn round is now open for application from UK registered charities with an annual income of less than £300,000.

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Baring Foundation’s Strengthening the Voluntary Sector Programme Re-Opens

October 26, 2016

The Baring Foundation, in partnership with the Legal Education and Esmée Fairbairn Foundations, has re-opened two funds under its Strengthening the Voluntary Sector programme. These funds aim to support registered UK charities to use the law and human rights based approaches effectively in their work.

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National Churches Trust

October 25, 2016

Grants for Christian church projects which help maintain the UK's heritage of church buildings and to enhance their ability to serve local communities.

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Recovery artwork wins top prize

October 25, 2016

A group of Rotherham people who have recovered from drug and alcohol problems have beaten off competition from across Yorkshire to win a prestigious art prize in Leeds.

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UK Charity Governance Awards adds new category for 2017 launch

October 25, 2016

The Charity Governance Awards returns with a call for entries, a larger prize pot and a new additional prize category.

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Step up to the plate – #EndHungerUK

October 25, 2016

You can be part of the #EndHungerUK campaign by hosting your own Big Conversation event and encouraging your community to answer the question 'What does our Government need to do to End Hunger in the UK?'.

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The Law Society Charity Grants

October 25, 2016

Charities can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 from The Law Society Charity.

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Voting is open!

October 25, 2016

Voting has opened to day for the Aviva Community Fund and Rotherham Groups need your help to secure vital funding.

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Together project for young people in Rotherham wins Positive Practice in Mental Health award

October 25, 2016

Together for Mental Wellbeing’s Rotherham Pathways project has been announced as a winner at the Positive Practice in Mental Health Awards, which recognise excellence in mental health services.

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Skills for Work courses

October 25, 2016

To launch our new Skills for Work programme of courses, we are holding an Adult Community Learning Skills for Work Week w/c November 14th 2016.

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South Yorkshire Commissioner’s Grant Scheme

October 24, 2016

Community Groups and local non-profit organisations are invited to apply for funding to support the Commissioner in providing help to victims, vulnerable people and groups established to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

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Rotherham Small Environment Grants

October 24, 2016

Rotherham Federation of Communities (RotherFed) has an exciting new small grant open to all Rotherham community and voluntary groups interested in helping improve the appearance of their estates and communities within Rotherham

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Inspiring Impact – new tools launched

October 20, 2016

Inspiring Impact have launched two new tailored versions of their free Measuring up! tool, to help more organisations improve their impact practice.

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Big Society Capital – Get Informed campaign – Social Investment for Boards

October 20, 2016

GET INFORMED offers practical support, guidance and information to help board members of charities and social enterprises understand the risks and opportunities of social investment.

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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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Half Term Family Learning Activities

October 20, 2016

Family learning activities suitable for children 5 - 11 years.

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Open University offers free leadership courses for voluntary groups

October 20, 2016

The Open University Business School is offering free, open leadership courses for members of the voluntary sector.

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Changemaker – new match funding from Santander

October 20, 2016

For the first time, one of the UK’s leading banks is partnering with a crowdfunding platform in an innovative collaboration to support social enterprises and community projects across the UK.

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Local Charities Day: 16th December

October 20, 2016

Local Charities Day will put small, local charities and community groups into the spotlight, helping them thrive and demonstrate the great work they do in their areas.

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Don Network Community Grants

October 19, 2016

Five grants of £2,000 are available to groups for work to benefit the river Don or its immediate environment - things like small scale clean-ups or habitat improvements.

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Petplan Charitable Trust Welcomes Applications

October 19, 2016

The Petplan Charitable Trust is currently accepting applications from UK registered charities.

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CSJ Awards 2017 Extend Deadline to 11 November

October 17, 2016

The annual Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Awards reward grassroots charities and voluntary organisations from local communities across the UK that have developed effective and innovative ways of addressing a variety of entrenched social issues.

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Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund

October 17, 2016

The Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund is looking to help small, local community projects and groups

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FREE Exercise Sessions for Carers

October 17, 2016

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are running a fully funded project for carers. Sessions included circuit training, dance, netball, TRX training session, aerobics and much more!

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Roll up for chance to meet Genesis rock legend

October 17, 2016

Rock fans will be bidding for the chance to play air guitar with their hero at a charity Meet and Greet… Legendary Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett is heading to Rotherham Hospice on November 5 - and fans can win a chance to meet him.

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First Aid and Health and Wellbeing Messages

October 13, 2016

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue are working with 12 Year 3 medical students from Sheffield University who will be going out to groups to deliver first aid and health and wellbeing messages between 14th November - 9th December.

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Fully Funded Training Available

October 13, 2016

Fully funded Distance Learning courses including – Common Health Conditions and Preparing to Work in Adult Health and Social Care.

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Gallery Town want to hear from groups who want to get creative

October 13, 2016

The Gallery Town project is looking to team up with local community groups who would like to offer creative activities to their service users.

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New Beginnings Fund Round 2 Opens in South Yorkshire

October 12, 2016

The New Beginnings Fund will support local groups working to welcome refugees and asylum seekers into their local communities, through existing activities or services. The aim of the fund is to increase community-based support for refugees and asylum seekers.

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Report Calls for Charities to Bridge Social Divides

October 12, 2016

Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) report looks at Britain’s social climate in the aftermath of the EU Referendum.

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Winter Wish List – An Environmental Challenge

October 12, 2016

This year RotherFed in partnership with RMBC want you to get creative, be diverse and think out of the box!We are offering grants of up to £500 for innovative and exciting environmental projects that benefit your community.

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Want to know more about Autism?

October 12, 2016

Autism Plus Specialist Training Services is inviting you to come and learn more about Autism.

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Employability Plus

October 12, 2016

Autism Plus are running a new preparation for work course for people aged 19+ have autism, a learning disability or mental health condition and live in Rotherham, starting this November.

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Activity Taster Sessions

October 12, 2016

Active Rotherham has a number of activity taster sessions happening on 18th October and 18th November 2016.

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Doncaster and Rotherham patients and carers – vote for our volunteer of the year now!

October 12, 2016

Rotherham and Doncaster patients and carers are being asked to vote in a health trust’s Volunteer of the Year award.

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Critical care for people who have had a stroke – consultation

October 12, 2016

We know that across our region some people have better experiences, better outcomes and better access to critical stroke care than others.

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Children’s surgery and anaesthesia services – consultation now open

October 12, 2016

We know that across our region some people have better experiences, better outcomes and better access to children's surgery than others.

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Caring Across Generations – CQC Campaign

October 12, 2016

Help raise awareness of the resources available to carers to help them make informed decisions about care.

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Don’t put up with hate crime, tell someone

October 5, 2016

As hate crime awareness week starts on 8 October, The Safer Rotherham Partnership is asking everyone who sees or experiences a hate incident to report it.

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Free online course about the UK Parliament

October 5, 2016

Parliament has teamed up with FutureLearn, a social learning platform, to offer a new online course: Introduction to the UK Parliament: people, processes and public participation.

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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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Safer Rotherham Partnership Plan 2016

September 21, 2016

Click the link below to download the Safer Rotherham Partnership Plan 2016 - 2019.

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Lawyers raise £1,500 for hospice

September 21, 2016

Lawyers have raised £1,500 for Rotherham Hospice by donating their fees when they made wills for clients.

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Millers Matters

September 7, 2016

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

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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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Home-Start service in Rotherham

August 18, 2016

Due to the expansion of their Sheffield service Home-Start are now in a position to start supporting families in Rotherham.

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The Rotherham Compact is being renewed and this is your opportunity to help shape it….

August 11, 2016

The Compact for Rotherham and its shared principles and commitments have been renewed and Voluntary Action Rotherham would like your views on the draft document and the proposed dispute resolution process.

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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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Beware of emails asking for banking details

June 28, 2016

We are advising local groups to beware of emails asking for banking details even from people you know.

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At 99, Edna’s still full steam ahead as a hospice volunteer

June 23, 2016

Voluntary worker Edna Bateman is the go-to girl when stock needs a good press and steam at a Rotherham Hospice charity shop …

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Local organisations wins Weston Charity Award

June 13, 2016

Two charities operating in Rotherham were announced last week as winners of the Weston Charity Awards at the ceremony on Thursday 9th June.

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Rotherham Community Achievement Awards Opens for Nominations

June 9, 2016

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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Callum’s Midnight Walk for mum – and Rotherham Hospice

June 7, 2016

When the clock strikes midnight this Friday (June 10), 10-year-old Callum Westrop won’t be tucked up in bed as usual. He will be striding out into the night, his dad, grandad and best pal at his side, to walk six miles through the darkened streets of Rotherham.

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VCSE Review publishes final report

June 2, 2016

The VCSE Review has published its final report looking at the role of the VCSE sector in improving health, wellbeing and care outcomes and how it can be best supported.

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Change & challenge: The voluntary sector’s role in Transforming Rehabilitation

June 1, 2016

'Change & challenge' is Clinks' new report on the voluntary sector's collective experience of changes to probation services under the Transforming Rehabilitation reforms.

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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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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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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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