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More than just football survey

March 4, 2021

This survey from Yorkshire Sport is asking you a few questions about physical activity and football which could help provide funding to develop ways to engage the communities of Rotherham in physical activities and/or football.

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Third Sector Update from BHP Accountants

March 4, 2021

The Spring 2021 issue covers topics including: changes to the Charity Governance Code, Charity Commission’s updates, COVID-19 concession for claiming gift aid, reforms to off-payroll working, new guidance for Trustees, VAT update, and Trustee training programme 2021.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation opens funding to distribute £9.5m to small and local charities

March 4, 2021

Small and local charities in England and Wales helping people overcome complex social issues can now apply for two-year unrestricted grants of £50,000 from Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales.

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The Budget 2021: an overview for the VCSE sector

March 4, 2021

NAVCA's round up of this weeks Budget.

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The Woodroffe Benton Foundation

March 4, 2021

Grants of £500 - £2,500 for charities or education institutions to support: relief of hardship, care for the elderly, education & youth development, environment & conservation, and physical well-being. Next deadline is 31st March 2021

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William and Jane Morris Fund (Church Conservation Grants)

March 4, 2021

Grants of £500 - £5,000 are awarded to churches, chapels and other places of worship in the United Kingdom for the conservation of older decorative features and monuments. Next deadline is 31st March 2021

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Margaret Dobson Trust

March 4, 2021

Grants of £3,000 - £10,000 for charities (or CICs) supporting young adults with learning disability, after leaving school, giving them practical skills to prepare them to be able to lead independent lives. Deadline is 31st March 2021

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Apprenticeship Vacancies and Training at The Source

March 4, 2021

The Source has a number of apprenticeship vacancies with local employers and free training available for unemployed people aged 16 plus who are looking to refresh their skills and knowledge

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Digital Skill Share – how can our students help you?

March 4, 2021

Sheffield Volunteering at the Sheffield Students' Union, are preparing a Digital Skill Share project so that University of Sheffield students can help and support local charitable and voluntary organisations with all things digital and technical.

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A Report into public opinion surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine in Rotherham

March 3, 2021

During February 2021 Healthwatch Rotherham undertook a survey to explore public opinion  surrounding the Covid-19 vaccine in the town.

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DPD Eco Fund Inviting Applications for Local Environmental Projects

March 3, 2021

Funding is available to charities, community groups and other local organisations in the United Kingdom for green projects and environment-friendly initiatives.

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Governor Elections – your chance to get involved

March 3, 2021

If you live in Wentworth North, Rother Valley South, Rother Valley West or Rotherham North, you could do something to help your NHS and stand in our Governor Elections.

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Emergency First Aid Training Availability

March 3, 2021

Learning and development at RMBC have a number of Emergency First Aid Training courses available.

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£2.5m fund launches to support digital inclusion for people with learning disabilities

March 3, 2021

The government has set up a £2.5 million fund to provide devices, data and digital support to people with learning disabilities who can’t afford to get online.

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Level 2 Qualifications – upskill with no cost

March 3, 2021

We Find Any Learner have over 30 online or paper based courses available FREE. Yep, totally free!

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The Alec Dickson Trust

March 2, 2021

Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-based volunteering or community service projects, organised and run by people under 30 years old, which directly or indirectly respond to COVID-19.

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Healthwatch Rotherham Newsletter March 2021

March 2, 2021

The latest newsletter from Healthwatch Rotherham is now available to download

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Rapid lateral flow test kits

March 2, 2021

Following the government’s ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ announcement, asymptomatic testing for people who have to leave home for work has been extended until the end of June.

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Counselling Sessions available for Rotherham Unpaid Carers

March 2, 2021

Crossroads Care Rotherham have received funding to support unpaid carers access up to six counselling sessions provided by Rotherham & Barnsley Mind.

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The Diana Award

March 2, 2021

Do you know a young person that is changing the world around them? This Award is a recognition for a young person aged 9 - 25 for their social action or humanitarian work.

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ESOL for refugees: a toolkit for commissioners and practitioners

March 2, 2021

Are you involved in English language learning for refugees? Maybe you’re a funder, commissioner, provider or tutor, or your organisation supports refugees? This new toolkit is for you. 

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NCVO Updated coronavirus guidance for charities

March 2, 2021

NCVO have refreshed their coronavirus practical advice pages to reflect the very latest information, including a revised section on planning for the easing of lockdown.

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UEFA Women’s EURO 2022

March 1, 2021

The countdown begins towards a record-breaking event coming to Rotherham that promises to be the major football tournament of summer 2022.

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Merger With Kiveton Park Community Development Trust

March 1, 2021

The Harthill with Woodall/Thorpe Salvin Covid 19 volunteer group will be now operating from Kiverton Park CDT

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£20m fund announced to help keep children out of criminal justice system

February 25, 2021

The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) has today announced a new fund of up to £20 million, to find out how diversionary programmes can keep children out of the criminal justice system.

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A national volunteering passport: have your say

February 25, 2021

Volunteering Matters and NCVO are working in partnership to develop recommendations for a National Volunteer Passporting Scheme. Over the next six weeks they will engage with volunteer involving organisations, volunteer managers and volunteers.

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BBC Children in Need Committee Recruitment

February 25, 2021

BBC Children in Need is looking for new members to join our North Regional Advisory Committee.

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Covid-19 Voluntary Sector Impact Barometer

February 25, 2021

This month’s theme of volunteering, based on regular and special survey questions, reveals a net decline in volunteering in terms of people, hours and range of activities.

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Census 2021 is nearly here!

February 25, 2021

Census day 21st March 2021 will soon be here! All households in Rotherham  will, between 3rd and 13th March, get their Census packs through the post with their unique access code so they can complete Census online.

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Nominate a woman in Rotherham who has made a big difference

February 25, 2021

International Women's Day is on Monday 8th March and RotherFed want your nominations for the local women who have had the biggest positive impact on your lockdown life.

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Northern College are now open for business

February 25, 2021

Following the Government’s announcement on Tuesday 22nd February 2021, we are planning for a phased reopening of our campus to students from Monday 8th March. We will do this using a staged approach for each course.

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Rotherham Libraries Reading Friends

February 25, 2021

Reading Friends brings people together to read and share stories, aiming to make connections and reduce social isolation. 

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Views sought to help inform National Strategy for Disabled People

February 25, 2021

The government has launched a survey to inform its National Strategy for Disabled People. The government is keen to hear from as many people as possible but is particularly keen to hear from disabled people, their carers, friends and family.

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Apply for a Cash for Kids grant

February 25, 2021

Grants of up to £3,000 are available to help children up to and including 18 years old who are affected by poverty, illness, neglect or have additional needs.

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Call for evidence – inquiry into government funding support for charities during Covid-19

February 25, 2021

The Public Accounts Committee is holding an inquiry into the distribution of £750 million of government funding to support frontline charities during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Free community transport to vaccination sites

February 25, 2021

Community Transport providers in our region have stepped in to offer a free return journey to a Covid-19 vaccination site to people from priority groups who cannot access public transport and have no other means to get there.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 45

February 25, 2021

The blog aims to keep members of the public, partners and communities up to date with how he is carrying out his role during the coronavirus pandemic and also to think more widely around contemporary issues that have a bearing on policing.

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Good Practice Toolkit: Volunteering for and with older people and people with dementia

February 25, 2021

Volunteering Matters have produced a Good Practice Toolkit offering support and advice around volunteering for and with older people and people with dementia. It also has some great information about how to return to volunteering safely for organisations that is worth a read. 

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Voluntary Action Rotherham can help you on your funding journey

February 24, 2021

Here at Voluntary Action Rotherham we offer a wide range of support including helping you to source and apply for funding.

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Rotherham Creative Learning March and April 2021 Adult Courses

February 23, 2021

ll the courses are creative and practical and no prior skills are needed, all courses are offered through online live sessions, video tutorials and written instructions.

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How do we self-isolate if I test positive?

February 22, 2021

Public Health England has produced a simple guide about how to self-isolate if someone in your household is showing symptoms and/or test positive.

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Worried, Anxious, Stressed?

February 22, 2021

The refreshed Rotherham Mental Health leaflet is now available to download

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Barratt Developments launches new Foundation to mark 500,000th home

February 22, 2021

At Barratt, we are committed to building high quality homes and sustainable places, leaving a powerful and positive legacy that helps local communities to thrive. And so, to mark the completion of our 500,000th home, we’re proud to launch the Barratt Foundation, bringing together all of our charitable giving and long-term support for good causes and leading charities under one roof.

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Magic Little Grants – Opens 1st March 2021

February 22, 2021

Local Giving has partnered with 6 funding trusts from the People's Postcode Lottery to provide grants of £500 for small charities and community groups. 

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NEW SERVICE to End Homelessness Through Sustained Employment

February 22, 2021

Crisis Skylight South Yorkshire is launching a revamped Work and Learning service. This service provides tailor-made support to individuals across South Yorkshire who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, with a view of supporting their progression into Employment, Education & Training or Volunteering.

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Covid-19 community influencing comms pack from government

February 18, 2021

A new Covid-19 comms toolkit has been released by the government including multi-language videos, posters and key messages relating to the new national vaccine booking system for over 70s.

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Charities call on government to create an Emergency Support Fund

February 18, 2021

The #NeverMoreNeeded campaign has issued an open letter to the Prime Minister, calling for the creation of an Emergency Support Fund for communities and causes.

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Beat the Street is coming to Rotherham

February 18, 2021

Beat the Street is a free community wide walking and cycling game and they are looking for local places to be distribution points for the resources needed to enable people to get involved.

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Covid-19 and PPE Awareness Online Workshop for the BME Community

February 18, 2021

With concerns about the amount of incorrect and misleading health information available online, it is important to get the right messages across to our BME communities. This hour-long workshop will provide communities with trusted information which can be used to make informed choices.

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Free confidential service for people in Rotherham struggling with their mental health

February 18, 2021

Rotherham IAPT provides talking therapies for people aged 18 and over who are experiencing common mental health problems.

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Rotherfed Friendship Calls Project – Open for Referrals

February 18, 2021

Our befriending service is unique to Rotherham. It is accessible to participants of any age or background, those living with dementia, those who care for others and residents over the age of 18 to name a few. Basically, anyone who is lonely or isolated for whatever reason can all apply to receive a weekly call from a volunteer.

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Covid Vaccine available for essential face to face staff or volunteers undertaking health and social care roles

February 17, 2021

Voluntary Action Rotherham are working with the Clinical Commissioning group to identify essential, face to face individuals who may be eligible for the Covid19 Vaccination to support their work in the community.

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Chair recruitment for South Yorkshire Community Foundation

February 17, 2021

South Yorkshire Community Foundation are Recruiting a new Chair who will be able to bring exceptional leadership to our organisation, whilst supporting the work of a committed and talented Foundation team and wider volunteer network.

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HRUK and SUBWAY Announce 2021 Deadlines for Healthy Heart Grants

February 17, 2021

Heart Research UK (HRUK) provides grants of up to £10,000 to communities across the UK for projects that promote heart health.

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Comic Relief – Ending Violence against BAME Women and Girls

February 16, 2021

Grants of between £30,000 and £250,000 to not-for-profit organisations led by and for Black and minoritised women acting to end violence against women and girls in England. Deadline is 5th March

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Matthew Good Foundation – Grants for Good Fund

February 16, 2021

Every three months, £10,000 will be divided between five shortlisted projects that have a positive impact on communities, people, or the environment

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The Women Thrive Fund

February 16, 2021

Grants of up to £40,000 are available to UK organisations working to enable women and girls to improve their mental health and wellbeing and/or improve their financial resilience.

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Making the most of the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) 10th March 2021

February 15, 2021

Are you missing out on funding available from the Government that will contribute to your costs of qualifications or your employees and yourself? If so come and join others in South Yorkshire (virtually) on the 10th March 2021 at 10 till 11.30am, to find out how you can access the funding.

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Support available if you’re struggling with bereavement

February 15, 2021

Free counselling support is available for people in Rotherham who have lost loved ones.

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UK Poverty 2020/21

February 15, 2021

Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s new independent report reveals how the impact of a decade of deprivation coupled with Covid-19 and lockdown has hit people trapped in poverty the hardest.

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Free help on digital, data or design

February 15, 2021

If you work for a voluntary organisation and could use an hour of help on digital, data or design from a volunteer expert, take a look at Digital Candle. 

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SEYH Awards Open For Nominations

February 15, 2021

The SEYH Awards celebrate the successes of social enterprises in Yorkshire and Humber.

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Foyle Foundation’s Small Grants Scheme

February 15, 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to cover core costs or essential equipment, to enable ongoing service provision, homeworking, or delivery of online digital services to charities that can show financial stability.

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Support Adoption for Pets’ Emergency Grants Programme

February 15, 2021

The programme supports charities and not-for-profit organisations whose main activity is either the rescue and rehoming of UK pets or the provision of temporary support to ensure pets can remain with their owners.

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National Lottery Community Fund UK Portfolio – Growing Great Ideas Programme

February 15, 2021

Grants of at least £150,000 to support transformational and long-term change, looking for visionary initiatives that go beyond individual organisations

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The Lady Neville Charity

February 15, 2021

Grants up to £1,000 for capital projects that will make a clear and significant contribution to grass-roots charitable organisations working in designated priority areas.

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Help the Homeless

February 15, 2021

Grants up to £5,000 to help homeless people return to mainstream society. Deadline is 15th March 2021

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B:friend taking applications for befriending volunteers

February 11, 2021

b:friend are looking for volunteers to befriend socially isolated older people in Rotherham. We are a small charity on a mission to end loneliness, and we need you!

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The census is coming – Sunday 21 March!

February 11, 2021

The census is a questionnaire survey of  the whole population of England and Wales, it takes place every 10 years.  It is next happening on 21st March 2021.

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Doncaster CEO Wins Top Award

February 11, 2021

Doncaster CEO, Vicki Dawson, of award-winning voluntary organisation, The Sleep Charity, has been awarded a top accolade at the Nursery World Awards.

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theBigGive Green Match Fund

February 11, 2021

The Green Match Fund is a match funding campaign for charities which are working on environmental issues as part of their core mission.

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Enabling safe and effective volunteering during COVID-19

February 11, 2021

The Government's volunteering guidance - which has been in place since November 2020, has been recently updated to include advice on political campaigning during the local elections and the eligibility of volunteers looking to receive the vaccine.

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Family Fund grants available for essential items

February 11, 2021

Grants for essential items are available from Family Fund, a UK-wide charity providing support to low-income families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.

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Free supplies for your charity and beneficiaries

February 10, 2021

We have a wide range of products available to support your beneficiaries, including clothing for adults and children, toiletries, baby products, toys, bedding, kitchen equipment and other household items, books, crafts and ambient foods.

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Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice Launches Facebook Volunteering Page

February 10, 2021

With volunteering being limited to ‘essential support’ at the moment and with our Retail premises being closed during our third lockdown, we have decided to launch our brand new ‘Facebook Volunteering page’ for people to see the excellent work of our supporters

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Applications open to become a Wildcats Provider

February 10, 2021

Wildcats are designed to provide a safe environment where girls, aged 5-11, with no football experience can; have fun engaging with sport, develop fundamental skills, try a variety of sessions, learn new things and create foundations for a lifelong love of sport.

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National Lottery Grants for Heritage reopen with refocused priorities for 2021-22

February 10, 2021

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact so many aspects of our lives, we want to fund projects that demonstrate the value of heritage to our national life and which support local economies, places and communities.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 44

February 10, 2021

The blog aims to keep members of the public, partners and communities up to date with how he is carrying out his role during the coronavirus pandemic and also to think more widely around contemporary issues that have a bearing on policing.

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Get involved with Rotherham Kindness Project

February 10, 2021

Love is Louder an initiative set up by REMA and partners was successful in securing Reaching Communities Covid Response money to spread kindness through creative outlets and we are working with some amazing local artists to capture this

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Diversity Festival launch of Jerusalema challenge

February 10, 2021

Working with Zoe's Dance & Fitness & Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance (REMA) we have brought you a short video to teach you the dance sensation of last year Jerusalema

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Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust grants

February 9, 2021

The trust is providing grants of up £1,000 to registered UK charities working in areas that have been disproportionately impacted by Covid-19. The application deadline is Sunday 28 February.

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Launch of newsletter, The Social Prescription

February 9, 2021

The National Academy for Social Prescribing has launched it’s first newsletter, The Social Prescription,  our monthly round up of all things social prescribing.

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Council publishes Covid budget plans

February 8, 2021

The Council published its budget proposals this week, which includes more money to support streetpride services and tackle some of the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic such as unemployment and food poverty.

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Free EU Settlement Scheme Workshops – Feb-March 2021

February 8, 2021

These free online workshops from Migration Yorkshire are aimed at LAs, charities, third sector organisations and faith and community groups who are already working with EU nationals and their families, and have a degree of familiarity with the EU Settlement Scheme.

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Bridging the Access Gap in Yorkshire

February 8, 2021

Signs4Life is a free 6-week BSL program, which you can enjoy and access from the comfort of your homes, delivered through Zoom and is open to anyone, including staff and volunteers in Rotherham.

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The Swimathon Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund 2.0

February 8, 2021

Grants of £250 - £1,000 to help small swimming and aquatics organisations meet their obligations during this difficult period. These could be fixed costs or loss of revenue. Deadline is Friday 26 Feb 2021

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Free Level 1 and Level 2 maths and English delivered online

February 8, 2021

Free Level 1 and Level 2 maths and English delivered online, join The Source Tuesday classes and gain a useful qualification to help you in your career or job search.

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Rotherham Together – February Programme

February 8, 2021

Rotherham Together is a monthly programme which provides everything from cultural events, such as talks, performances and screenings (some virtual, some in person), to toolkits and guides which help us figure out our new normal together.

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Rotherham Adult Neurodiversity Support Service (RANSS)

February 8, 2021

RANSS is a new support service for neurodiverse adults (18+) in Rotherham. We offer virtual drop in sessions to any neurodiverse adults including autism and ADHD (diagnosed, awaiting assessment, or those who self-identify) who have a Rotherham GP.

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Rotherham Carers and Co Choir weekly online singlalong (restarting Wednesday 10th February at 6.30pm for a 7pm session start)

February 4, 2021

Join us and sing those winter blues away, by the end you are guaranteed to feel uplifted and it's a great way to boost your self esteem and confidence. Don't worry, we are currently singing with our microphones turned, off unless you want to do a solo! 

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The NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund

February 4, 2021

Grants up to £1000, preferably for specific items or equipment/furniture or something that will help people over a period of time.

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Census 2021 is coming

February 4, 2021

The census is a survey of the whole population of England and Wales it takes place every 10 years and it is next happening on 21st March 2021. It gives us a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.

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Return to Play: Active Together

February 4, 2021

An additional £1.5m of National Lottery funding has been made available to Sport England’s Return to Play: Active Together scheme. Organisations can apply for a maximum of £10,000.

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Rotherham Healthwatch February Newsletter

February 4, 2021

The latest newsletter from Rotherham Healthwatch is now available to download

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2021 Digital Comms Programme

February 4, 2021

This is Media Trust's new programme in partnership with Google Digital Garage to provide digital comms training for charities. Priority is being given to charities that support Work & Learning and Online Safety.

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Clore Social Leadership – Wellbeing Toolkit

February 4, 2021

This toolkit aims to help leaders break down the wellbeing challenges facing themselves and their teams and quickly find high quality resources to inspire and assist them.

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2021 Key Giving Dates Calendar

February 4, 2021

Blackbaud Europe 2021 Giving Days Calendar for charities highlights key giving dates, month-long initiatives, and major events.

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FreeTech Project – The Super Six Sessions

February 4, 2021

For the first time ever, the FreeTech Project is running a unique series of workshops, with each solely covering a set tech topic, free for adults in South Yorkshire: The Super Six Sessions!

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Time to Talk Day at Voluntary Action Rotherham

February 4, 2021

It has been Time to Talk Day this week and here at Voluntary Action Rotherham we have encouraged staff to take part in the day (or on another day if better for individuals), in line with the theme of the day which was “a small conversation has the power to make a big difference”. 

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New financial support for people in Rotherham asked to self-isolate

February 4, 2021

Rotherham residents who face financial hardship due to lost earnings because they are instructed to self-isolate can get help from a new Council support package.

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Trusted voices

February 4, 2021

Simple scripts for community leaders to use if they are wanting to record messages for their own social media channels are now available.

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Rotherham Covid-19 Vaccines FAQs

February 4, 2021

If you have any questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination in Rotherham, Rotherham CCG now has a website with all the latest updates, leaflets and advice, including answering all your frequently asked questions.

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New Rotherham Covid-19 Communications toolkit is now live

February 4, 2021

Due to the National Lockdown, RMBC have updated the key messages, in all community languages, to reflect the new guidance. The graphics are available to download from the website.

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The Prince’s Countryside Fund

February 4, 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community-led organisations that are supporting farming and rural communities across the UK (with a population of up to 3,000 residents) to cope with the impact of the pandemic and build resilience.

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B:friend accepting referrals for isolated over-65s

February 3, 2021

b:friend , a small local charity specialising in befriending for socially isolated over-65s across South Yorkshire, are on a mission to tackle loneliness, pairing Older Neighbours up with local volunteers

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Healthy Cooking Online course

February 3, 2021

Learn how to eat healthier and look after your body with this beginner’s healthy eating course.

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Coalfields Recovery & Resilience Fund now reopened for new enquiries

February 3, 2021

The fund is open to organisations that deliver in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that will make a positive difference in addressing the issues/challenges in their communities.

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Rotherham residents offered free online fun exercise classes and activities

February 3, 2021

Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance were successful in securing funding from the Inequalities Grant Funding from Yorkshire Sport to create an online platform to give Rotherham residents free access to physical activity.

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Support for your charity in your community language

February 3, 2021

Small Charities Coalition (SCC) will soon deliver training sessions on charity management in multiple community languages. Each session will provide an overview of the requirements of good governance, how to manage people and finances and how to fundraise.

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Adult Maths and English Skills Courses Starting This Month

February 3, 2021

Whether you are looking to build confidence and gain the core skills required for employment or further education, would like to improve your maths or English skills to be able to better support your child’s learning, or simply want to learn skills to make everyday tasks a bit easier a functional skills course could be perfect for you.

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Keeping Families in Mind New Project for military families living in South Yorkshire

February 3, 2021

Movement and Mood is a new 6 week programme ( 1 hour per week) looking at how to deal with/ understand various moods/feelings backed up by self care.

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Scheme trials social solutions to low level mental health issues in Rotherham

February 3, 2021

RDaSH NHS Trust is working with Rotherham’s voluntary sector to pilot a non-medical way of helping vulnerable local people overcome loneliness and other emotional worries that are impacting on their mental health.

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Healthwatch Rotherham want your views on the Covid-19 Vaccine

February 3, 2021

The NHS is doing everything it can to deliver COVID-19 vaccines in Rotherham, but there might be things that can be improved.

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Now open. MSE Charity grants of up to £7,500 for a project to support under-26s

February 3, 2021

It's aimed at projects that'll support the under-26s by teaching and developing financial life skills. Go quick - the round closes once the MSE Charity accepts 40 applications

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Elsie Pilkington Charitable Trust

January 28, 2021

Supports charities helping older people, or horses. Normally they only support project costs, but are prepared to consider ongoing costs during the pandemic. Awards are typically a few thousand pounds. Deadline is 1st March 2021

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Armed Forces Day Grant

January 28, 2021

Grants up to £5,000 are available to help organisations and individuals in the UK to host an event which can take place within two weeks of the Armed Forces Day at the end of June. Deadline is 1st March 2021

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Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

January 28, 2021

Grants for restoration or conservation work in churches of all denominations (and ages - you don't have to be historic!)

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FCC Community Action Fund

January 28, 2021

Previously Wren, this Landfill fund provides grants of between £2,000 and £100,000 to not-for-profit organisations (including local authorities and churches) for the provision, maintenance or improvement of public amenities.

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CLA Charitable Trust

January 28, 2021

The Trust aims to help to provide facilities for the disabled to take part in country sports and recreation, and training in agriculture and horticulture. 

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Residents wanting to give something back to their community

January 28, 2021

Voluntary Action Rotherham, in partnership with Rotherfed and LEAF, supported by DWP, hosted an online Introduction to Volunteering workshop yesterday

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Rotherham Holocaust Memorial Day Video

January 28, 2021

Rotherham Council has launched their short film to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2021. 

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Homeless Charity Awarded £450,000 of National Lottery funding

January 28, 2021

Homeless charity, Shiloh Rotherham, has announced that it will be delivering an increased range of services thanks to new funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

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FREE IT User Skills Course + Voucher to get a FREE TABLET!

January 28, 2021

JobSkilla is running an online free and funded remote Level 1 IT User Skills Course and we have places available.

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Trustee Vacancies at Newly Registered Charity

January 27, 2021

Safe Haven have been offering the vulnerable and those in need a safe space, food and drink, in Rotherham Town Centre for over 5 years.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 41

January 27, 2021

The blog aims to keep members of the public, partners and communities up to date with how he is carrying out his role during the coronavirus pandemic and also to think more widely around contemporary issues that have a bearing on policing.

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Free Distance Learning In Lockdown 3- 40+Courses Available

January 27, 2021

Whether you are furloughed, or self-isolating; looking for CPD in your existing role, want to develop skills to help you move to a new position, or a course to help with your home/family/personal interests -  we have something for you.

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Catering Fridge Need for Rotherham Social Supermarket

January 27, 2021

We are over the moon that we can start giving chilled food out to our members, but it means we now need more fridge space.

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Workshops for those looking after someone living with dementia

January 27, 2021

Crossroads Care Rotherham have got a number of free online workshops available over the next couple of months to support carers and families of those with dementia.

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Refresh to Work with The Source

January 27, 2021

Refresh to Work is a free two week remote programme for anyone in the Sheffield City Region who has found themselves unemployed and needs support with applying for a new job, such as interview skills and CVs, as refreshing skills and gaining accredited qualifications.

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ArtWorks Together International Learning Disability And Autism Arts Competition

January 26, 2021

ArtWorks, a non-profit creative arts organisation based in Rotherham and Sheffield, has a new international arts competition and exhibition called ArtWorks Together, which is open to artists with learning disabilities and autism across the world. 

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Lockdown Lessons for Home-schooling

January 26, 2021

As a response to school closures, Diversify have developed free social inclusion resources to support parents with homeschooling. 

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Free Online training for anyone delivering sport, exercise or wellbeing in a club, community setting or school

January 25, 2021

Yorkshire and Humber Learning Community is an online resource to support club, school and organisations who want to engage or retain more people into physical activity, create an inspiring offer and support the wellbeing of customers.

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Free online UK Parliament talks and tours

January 25, 2021

Choose between exploring the Palace of Westminster with a guided online tour, discovering more about the inner workings of UK Parliament in a ‘How UK Parliament Works’ workshop or going behind the scenes of the world's most famous clock in the 'Elizabeth Tower: from construction to conservation' talk.

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Nominate someone for a Your UK Parliament Award

January 25, 2021

The Your UK Parliament awards celebrate people across the UK who have taken action on issues they care about and made a difference in their community.

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Have your say on the proposed Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) School at Dinnington Campus

January 25, 2021

Rotherham Council is consulting on plans to create Rotherham’s first specialist school for children and young people with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and wants to hear your views about the proposals.

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Online Short Courses from Northern College

January 25, 2021

Northern College is currently delivering a range of online short courses during this most recent period of lockdown restrictions.

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Charity Launches Live Chat For Teens to Talk Sleep

January 25, 2021

Award-winning voluntary organisation, The Sleep Charity, has launched a new live chat service to support teens who are suffering with sleep issues.

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BAMEStream Bereavement Support Service

January 21, 2021

The BAMEStream Alliance's free Bereavement Support Service offers therapeutic support in over 20 different languages and is committed to providing Covid-19 bereavement support to people from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic (BAME) communities.

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The Percy Bilton Charity – UK

January 21, 2021

Organisations assisting disadvantaged youth, people with disabilities and older people may apply for grants towards capital expenditure.

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VCSEs: A guide to working with government

January 21, 2021

The Cabinet Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) have been working together to "unlock the barriers" that have prevented VCSEs entering the public sector market in the past.

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Women’s Voices 2021 – International Women’s Day

January 21, 2021

If your charity supports women, girls or those who identify as female, and is looking to reach new audiences, develop a campaign or raise awareness about your cause, then you may wish to apply for a place at Media Trust’s Women’s Voices, in celebration of International Women’s Day.

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Charity sector calls for emergency support package

January 21, 2021

Civil society leaders are once again calling on the government to develop an emergency support package for the not-for-profit, charity and social enterprise sector.

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COVID-19 Vaccine for PAs in Rotherham and Doncaster

January 21, 2021

Active Independence have been working in Doncaster and Rotherham to agree a process for all PAs working in these areas to access the a Covid-19 vaccine.

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Major Funding Approved For Rotherham Charity Extension Project

January 21, 2021

A Rotherham charity’s plans to further improve its services for local people of all ages have received an additional boost with the announcement of funding totalling more than £300,000 from national, regional and local church organisations.

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£500,000 fund for 2021 Windrush Day celebrations launched

January 21, 2021

Community groups to bid for a share of fund to develop and host events to celebrate and build understanding of the Windrush Generation and their contributions to British society.

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The Road Ahead 2021

January 21, 2021

The Road Ahead report is NCVO's annual analysis of the changing operating environment for anyone working in the voluntary sector.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 40

January 21, 2021

The blog aims to keep members of the public, partners and communities up to date with how he is carrying out his role during the coronavirus pandemic and also to think more widely around contemporary issues that have a bearing on policing.

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Your opportunity to shape the future of VCS Support in Rotherham

January 21, 2021

We need your views on the future of voluntary and community sector support in Rotherham. This is your chance to tell us about the support you need and inform the delivery of our communications, including the email bulletin, volunteering, training and funding support over the next 3 years.

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Safe Haven Rotherham Gains Charitable Status

January 21, 2021

Run completely by volunteers, the project is celebrating the start of a new era with the securing of new premises in November and now gaining legal status as a registered charity.

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Reminder about Age UK Rotherham services during coronavirus pandemic

January 20, 2021

During the winter months of the Covid-19 pandemic we will continue to provide help and support to older people in Rotherham, their families and their carers.

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The snowdrop volunteers of Wentworth Woodhouse – they divide, and won’t be conquered!

January 20, 2021

Dig, divide, plant, repeat! The Snowdrop Mantra is chanted every February by Wentworth Woodhouse’s army of gardening volunteers. Every year, but this…

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We need you to help in our Kindness Exchange

January 20, 2021

Part of the Kindness Project, developed through the Love Is Louder initiative, hosted by REMA, we need people to make up a small box of interesting things that can be taken to someone who is isolated and lonely at the moment.

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

January 20, 2021

Rotherham Council is inviting residents to be the light in the darkness in a Holocaust Memorial Day video this year.

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Think CO – An introductory workshop to carbon monoxide risks in the home

January 20, 2021

The Gas Safe Charity is offering a free, online Zoom workshop aimed at front line staff and volunteers who visit or work in the homes of vulnerable people.

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BAME consultancy support available

January 20, 2021

There is still time to apply for consultancy support specifically for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) led and specialist organisations working with, or interested in working with, people in contact with the criminal justice system and their families. Deadline 27th January

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Seeking views on Council spending

January 20, 2021

Rotherham Council is asking residents and businesses for their views on what its budget priorities should be for the next financial year.

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Latest Newsletter from South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit

January 20, 2021

Included in the latest newsletter is all the latest news, link to their first annual report, and details of the latest emergency funding to support young people.

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Emergency Fund To Support Young People

January 20, 2021

South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit has funding available to help them with financial difficulties and supporting vulnerable young people. Up to £10,000 can be applied for, of which 50% can be used on core costs. Deadline Wednesday, 27 January 2021.

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Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant Round 2

January 20, 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for Rotherham organisations to enhance or extend their current provision in order to help our vulnerable residents through the COVID-19 emergency with food and other essential supplies. Deadline 29th January 2021

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Northern College students will help to shape the future of Heritage Open Days

January 20, 2021

Aimed specifically at 18-34 year olds, as part of Heritage Open Days new training and development project New Wave, Northern College has created a unique course called, ‘Introduction to Creating Apps and Marketing’.

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Celebrating 100 Years Together: Village Halls Week 2021

January 20, 2021

Village Halls Week 2021 will run from Monday 25 January – Friday 29 January 2021 and ACRE are hosting a number of virtual events with topics on having an environmentally friendly and energy efficient hall to combating loneliness and celebrating the work hall committee volunteers do.

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Woodward Charitable Trust

January 20, 2021

Woodward Charitable Trust has small grants available to fund core costs of smaller registered charities in the UK working in the following areas: isolated children and young people, disadvantaged families, and prisoners and people with convictions. Deadline 28th January 2021.

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NCVO – How to get the money you need for your charity

January 20, 2021

Read NCVO's step-by-step guidance on how to apply for funding and explore their practical tips to get you started.

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Paces Sheffield Launch Time to Test Petition

January 20, 2021

Paces are launching a petition to call for urgent action to address what we believe is a missing part of the Coronavirus checking system and telling government that it’s time to test.

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NCVO’s latest survey on Covid-19’s impact on charities

January 20, 2021

As lockdowns continue across the UK, it is more important than ever that we gather evidence of the impact of Covid-19 on charities, community groups and social enterprises. The fourth monthly Respond, Recover, Reset survey is now open until 28 January.

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Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation launch £1m digital development fund

January 20, 2021

The fund offers grants of up to £70,000. It aims to support UK non-profits to test and develop digital service delivery solutions. The fund is part of their joint Tech for Good programme.

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Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation

January 20, 2021

Grants of £3,000 - £15,000 a year for up to three years for projects that influence values and attitudes, promote equity and social justice, and develop radical alternatives to current economic and social structures. Deadline is 5th February 2021

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Cameron Grant Memorial Trust Mental Health Funding

January 20, 2021

Grants of between £100 & £2,500 are available to trial a new service, create an asset, a technology, a performance, fund research, or otherwise experiment in any way that supports the treatment mental health. 

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Cutlers Company Grassroots Fund

January 20, 2021

Grants up to £5,000 are available for community groups engaged with strengthening and/or regenerating the traditional manufacturing and industrial traditions of the area

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South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation

January 20, 2021

The Foundation's Community Grant scheme offers up to £5,000 for a wide range of activities. They are particularly keen to fund Children and young people's activities, homelessness, deaf adults in Sheffield. The next deadline is 2nd February 2021

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48 hours of Bite Sized Mindfulness

January 20, 2021

This FREE course is a short-term commitment each day designed to demonstrate how effective the practice of Mindfulness can be when applied to work and home situations.

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Free Small Charity Training

January 19, 2021

FSI have launched a 2 day national online charity training in February with 9 interactive full and half day webinars covering popular topics such as Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Strategy, Digital Fundraising and more.

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Youth Covid-19 Support Fund

January 19, 2021

The £16.5 million Youth Covid-19 Support Fund is open to grassroots youth clubs, uniformed youth groups, and national youth and umbrella organisations. The deadline for applications is 12th February at 5pm. 

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CRASH: Grants for construction projects

January 19, 2021

CRASH, the construction and property industries’ charity, assists homelessness charities and hospices with their construction projects. CRASH offers help in a practical way as well as providing cash grants.

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Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review

January 14, 2021

This report has been produced by the UCL Institute of Health Equity and commissioned by the Health Foundation as part of its COVID-19 impact inquiry to investigate how the pandemic has affected health inequalities in England.

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Shelving Units needed for Rotherham Social Supermarket

January 14, 2021

Do you have any strong shelving units going spare?  The Social Supermarket in Rotherham Minster is expanding our space and needs some more shelves for our baked beans and pasta! 

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Community Building Report

January 14, 2021

Towards the end of 2020 Community Matters undertook some research into how community spaces had adapted to the the issues of the COVID Pandemic and also what the future sustainability issues were going to be.

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New Year, New Skills, New Daytime and Evening Free Adult Courses

January 14, 2021

Rotherham College, alongside Dearne Valley College (part of the RNN Group), has added Health and Nutrition and Creative Writing to their Community Courses range.

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FREE Online learning for adults

January 14, 2021

Rotherham Creative Learning now have available a series of FREE Online Learning Adult Courses, which includes creative activities as well practical courses such as digital photography.

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The Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage

January 14, 2021

Over £300 million in funds will be available to cultural and heritage organisations across England struggling to meet immediate costs as a result of Covid-19. Applications close on Tuesday 26 January

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NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund

January 14, 2021

Charities and community groups dealing with the impact of Covid-19 are invited to apply for a grant of up to £1,000 through the NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund. The fund is available in areas that are local to NFU operations in the UK.

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Small grants available for struggling small charities

January 14, 2021

The Small Charities Coalition has been awarded £50,000 from the Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation to make small grants available to charities that are temporarily struggling, but otherwise viable.

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True Colours Trust reopens small grants scheme

January 14, 2021

The True Colours Trust has recently reopened its UK Small Grants scheme and is able to provide grants, of up to £10,000, to UK registered charities and CICs that work with and deliver projects for disabled children and young people, life-limited children and young people, and their families.

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Increased data allowances on mobile devices to support disadvantaged children

January 14, 2021

The Government has launched a scheme that temporarily increases data allowances for mobile phone users on certain networks. This is so that children and young people can access remote education if their face-to-face education is disrupted.

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South Yorkshire Public transport service reductions in response to Covid-19 crisis

January 14, 2021

From Sunday 17 January there will be changes to public transport services in South Yorkshire in response following the introduction of the latest National Lockdown.

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Making Our Money Go Further

January 14, 2021

Rotherham Federation, in partnership with Rotherham Citizens Advice, aim to change the way communities think & talk about managing money, with community led solutions to the issues that matter most to local people

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Easy Read Guide Available for Covid-19 Vaccine

January 14, 2021

Public Health England’s Easy Read guide to the COVID Vaccination for people with a Learning Disability is now available

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South Yorkshire Start Up Business Grant

January 14, 2021

weSTARTcommunity is delighted to announce the launch of our #NewYearNewStart initiative which will provide up to 10 South Yorkshire based start-up businesses with grant funding.

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Rotherham’s streets set to host brass bands, bhangra dancers and more

January 14, 2021

The Rotherham Together Programme is aiming to bring a spark of joy to people’s lives during these uncertain times. Look out for circus troops, brass bands, bhangra dancers and more popping up in a street near you this month.

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Consultation on the draft Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Strategy 2021-2026

January 14, 2021

Rotherham Council are consulting on the draft Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Strategy 2021-2026. Deadline for feedback Friday 22nd January 2021

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Local Employment Advisory Forum Events 2021

January 14, 2021

Every year, the annual Local Employment Advisory Forums (LEAF) event is hosted by Mears, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Job Centre Plus to provide career and skills development opportunities for the local community.

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Rotherham Safeguarding Adults Training Calendar

January 13, 2021

A core training programme to equip the workforce with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to carry out their role to safeguard adults from abuse and/or neglect.

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BlueSpark Foundation

January 13, 2021

Grants of up to £5,000 to fund or part-fund projects that aim to improve the education and development of children and young people by means of educational, cultural, sporting or other activities.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 39

January 13, 2021

The blog aims to keep members of the public, partners and communities up to date with how he is carrying out his role during the coronavirus pandemic and also to think more widely around contemporary issues that have a bearing on policing.

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MSE Charity Funding

January 13, 2021

MSE Charity’s next round of funding will open for applications on Monday 1 February. This particular round of funding will focus on supporting young people under 25 to ‘learn financial life skills, to enable them to grow and thrive in a difficult financial climate’.

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Rotherham Home Library Service

January 12, 2021

Are you an avid reader? Unable to get to your local library? Well, Rotherham Libraries can help!

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Shared Reading

January 12, 2021

Rotherham Libraries are part of something called Shared Reading with the organisation thereader.org.uk which offers people the chance to be part of an online, face to face or telephone reading group where excerpts from books and poems are read and then discussed.

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Working Win team offering support to Rotherham people whose health affects their work

January 12, 2021

Working Win is available to people in South Yorkshire who have a health condition and are off sick or in work but struggling to cope or who have some sort of barrier hindering them finding work. This could be a disability, homeless, financial. Deadline for referrals 31st January 2021

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RPIF newsletter January 2021

January 11, 2021

The latest Rotherham Pay if Forward newsletter is available to download. New members are welcome.

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Webinar: Employment for Charities/Social Enterprises: Restructuring/Redundancy

January 11, 2021

Thursday 21 January 2021, 10.30am to 11.30am  This free webinar from Hempsons will discuss the legal issues associated with redundancy and restructuring for the charity and social enterprise sector.

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Join the Movement resources

January 11, 2021

Join the Movement is a National Lottery-funded campaign helping us all find ways to get active as we deal with coronavirus restrictions.

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RMBC Budget Consultation

January 11, 2021

Rotherham Council are now setting the budget for 2021/22, dealing with both uncertainty around future funding allocations from government and the impact of Covid on income streams and ability to deliver planned savings.

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The Local Connections Fund

January 11, 2021

Grants of £300 to £2,500 are available for small local charities and grassroots groups working to tackle loneliness by helping people feel more connected within their communities.

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Community Safety Survey

January 11, 2021

Sheffield Hallam University is currently conducting an evaluation of the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit (SYVRU). As part of the evaluation, they would like to assess the public’s perception on crime and safety in their local area. 

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Sole fundraiser development programme

January 11, 2021

The FSI have launched a new, free programme supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, providing specific and tailored support for sole fundraisers in small charities.

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Rotherham Learning and Development Training Calendar

January 11, 2021

The latest Learning & Development Calendar with courses taking place between January and March 2021 is now available to download.  Courses include Emergency First Aid, Moving and Handling and Safeguarding Adults; Raising a Concern.

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Volant Charitable Trust – Covid-19 Response Fund

January 11, 2021

Grants are available to UK charities that have a focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Rotherham Together January Programme

January 11, 2021

January’s edition of the Rotherham Together programme is now available to download.

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Hope Field Memorial Consultation

January 11, 2021

Rotherham Together will culminate in March 2021 with the opening of a memorial garden at Thrybergh Country Park – Hope Fields.

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Culture Recovery Fund

January 11, 2021

The Culture Recovery Fund grants programme aims to support cultural organisations as they transition back to a sustainable operating model during April-June 2021.

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Rotherham Heroes and Community Hub – here for you

January 11, 2021

If you or someone you know needs help with accessing food parcels, getting their medication from the pharmacy, or is struggling with loneliness, contact the Rotherham Community Hub by calling 01709 807319 or completing our online form.

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Places Available on Up and Coming Courses

January 7, 2021

Please book ASAP to attend any of these work place courses available with RMBC. Spaces are available and risk of being cancelled if bookings don’t improve.

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Safeguarding Adults Training Calendar

January 7, 2021

Digital platform training available on safeguarding adults, courses are available in the period December 2020 to April 2021.

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Warburtons support for charities and the community

January 7, 2021

Small grants and products for charitable organisations delivering work that has a direct and tangible impact on families health, place and skills.

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Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

January 7, 2021

Grants to support Registered Charities in the benefit and protection of animals, the next deadline is 15th January 2021.

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VCSEs: Winning Central Government Contracts and the New Social Value Model Webinars

January 7, 2021

Join DCMS if you are a VCSE organisation interested in finding out more about the new Social Value Model and bidding with central government.

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A snapshot of experiences of community buildings during lockdown 2020

January 7, 2021

A new report will be published on 11 January documenting the work of community centres and community spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. Register for your copy now.

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Celebrating 100 Years Together: Village Halls Week 2021

January 7, 2021

Join Action with Communities in Rural England as they celebrate the resilience of village halls from 25 to 29 January with a list of activities.

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Old PCs and laptops needed to donate to charities

January 7, 2021

If you have any PCs or laptops operating Windows 8 or above then Affinity IT Services Ltd would love for you to donate them so they can prepare them to pass onto charities in need.

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Help the NHS help you – can you help with COVID-19 vaccinations?

January 7, 2021

Volunteer stewards needed to assist the NHS in the operational set up for Covid-19 vaccinations in Rotherham.

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Covid vaccination scam

January 6, 2021

Please beware of a new text scam where a person is asked to book a vaccination appointment via a fake NHS form which then asks for their bank details. The NHS will never ask for peoples banking information.

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Windrush Community Fund

January 6, 2021

Charities, community and/or grassroot organisations across the UK that work with affected communities can bid for an award from £2,500 up to £25,000, to ensure people are aware of the support and compensation available.

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Beyond The Walls Initiative

January 6, 2021

A new and exciting initiative funded by the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit is looking for people who want to take a different direction in life away from crime.

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Food parcels for Rotherham Families – No Child Should Be Hungry

January 6, 2021

The Learning Community food bank for families in need is now operating on a Wednesday only. Please note an agency referral with proof of benefits is required.

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Coronavirus National Lockdown Restrictions and Public Transport in South Yorkshire

January 6, 2021

SYPTE have detailed what the new lockdown measures mean for public transport in our region.

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National lockdown now in force

January 6, 2021

Following the Prime Minister's announcement, a new national lockdown is now in force, with people advised to stay at home as much as possible.

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Free face masks for community groups and food banks

January 6, 2021

Free washable cotton face masks available by request to local frontline community groups and food banks to help keep workers safe.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 38

January 6, 2021

The first Blog of 2021 the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings is available to view here.

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Social Enterprise Exchange programme

January 6, 2021

As part of the Social Enterprise Exchange programme, South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation is managing a small grants scheme to support start-up and existing social enterprises. Deadline 22 January 2021.

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation – fund about to open

January 6, 2021

Together with Comic Relief the Paul Hamlyn Foundation will open the next round of funding for the Tech for Good programme, Build, this month.

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The Source training at home

January 5, 2021

Interested in a career in business admin, accountancy or payroll? Sign up to Steps to Work for free online accredited training at home.

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South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Safe & Well Scheme

January 4, 2021

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue's scheme called Safe & Well allows partners to sign up for free fire safety awareness training and access to our secure online referral portal.

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After 12 years with no gifts lonely pensioner receives surprise from villagers

January 4, 2021

The 80-year-old’s 13th Christmas alone turned out to be a lucky one thanks to volunteer Madeleine Beard, who was partnered to support her through Rotherham Council’s Heroes scheme.

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New section of RotherHive launched – The Wellness Hive

January 4, 2021

The Wellness Hive has been created to support adults of Rotherham and the people they care about. It is packed with wellbeing top-tips, downloadable resources and directs people to online activities that they can access instantly.

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Catliffe’s art activity

January 4, 2021

Your ideas are needed to help RMBC and artists Rob and Matt Vale in creating a video projection on Catcliffe Cone. The theme is change and transformation.

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WEA 2021 courses

January 4, 2021

WEA have a selection of courses from across Yorkshire & Humber region and nationally, enrolling now!

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Top award for local RDaSH doctor

January 4, 2021

A consultant psychotherapist who works for RDaSH is receiving a prestigious medal in this year’s New Year’s Honours.

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Time Well Spent: Diversity and Volunteering

December 23, 2020

This new report, from NCVO, Time Well Spent: Diversity and Volunteering explores what organisations are doing to improve the diversity of their volunteers.

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Family Guide to Festivities – Meeting the Needs of Older People

December 23, 2020

A guide has been produced by the Older People’s Faculty of the British Psychological Society, and whilst it is written with a focus on Christmas, much of the advice is relevant year round.

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South Yorkshire PCC Blog & Christmas Message

December 23, 2020

The blog aims to keep members of the public, partners and communities up to date with how the PCC is carrying out his role during the coronavirus pandemic and also to think more widely around contemporary issues that have a bearing on policing.

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Shock and shutdown, then silver linings How Wentworth Woodhouse survived the pandemic

December 23, 2020

Wentworth Woodhouse has survived much during its 250-year history. But its future looked bleak when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the UK.

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Tech for Good ‘Build’ Fund

December 22, 2020

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Comic Relief have announced they will open another round of funding for their Tech for Good programme in January 2021.

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#Rothersteps Update and first months winners

December 22, 2020

So the #rothersteps winners are in for the first month! Between you, you managed a massive 10,577,604 steps! That really is amazing! That breaks down to 2,757,402 in south Rotherham, 5,073,780 in central Rotherham and 2,746,422 in north Rotherham.

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Heritage Heroes Awards

December 22, 2020

Do you know someone that checked on an empty heritage building during lockdown? Or someone who gathered supporters online with new ideas to keep a project alive? If so, why don’t you nominate them for a Heritage Hero Award

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£500K Windrush Community Fund opens for bids

December 22, 2020

The aim of the Windrush Community Fund is to raise awareness and support engagement among those eligible for the government’s Windrush Compensation Scheme and Windrush Scheme.  

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South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw ICS bid success to connect people with natural environment

December 22, 2020

Seven sites will receive a share of over £5.5m pot to research how nature can be used to improve mental health and wellbeing.

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British Red Cross Hardship Grants for Individuals

December 21, 2020

Cash grants are available to the poorest people facing financial problems because of the pandemic. These may be families living below the poverty line, those fleeing domestic violence, people seeking asylum or homeless people staying in temporary accommodation.

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The National Lottery Heritage Fund

December 21, 2020

Small grants scheme up to £10,000 has re-opened. They also have an interest free loan scheme

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Voluntary Action Rotherham Annual Report 2019-2020

December 21, 2020

To catch up with our our impact, achievements and challenges during 2019/20 our Annual Report is now available to download or why not watch some our team deliver our impact via video.

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Free ‘Looking Ahead’ Course for people with sight loss

December 21, 2020

Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind and Rotherham Sight and Sound are offering a Free ‘Looking Ahead’ Course Delivered by Zoom For people who are newly diagnosed or living with sight loss

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Healthwatch Rotherham Newsletter January 2021

December 21, 2020

The latest newsletter from Healthwatch Rotherham is now available to download

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HOPE for people who have suffered traumatic events

December 21, 2020

HOPE, a Registered Charity in South Yorkshire, provides free and unlimited support to people bereaved or affected by traumatic events such as road traffic collisions (RTC’s), fires or drowning.

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Tom is first Rotherham resident to receive Covid vaccine

December 21, 2020

The COVID-19 vaccination programme started in Rotherham this week as 94-year old Tom Drury-Smith from Todwick, became the first Rotherham resident to receive the ground-breaking vaccine at his local GP-led vaccination service.

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Over £1million to be distributed to those in need over winter in Rotherham

December 21, 2020

Money from the COVID Winter Grant scheme is set to be used to help those most in need throughout winter across the borough.

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Deadline extended! Help for ‘green’ community projects

December 21, 2020

Eligible projects can apply for up to £3,000 a year. The deadline for applications for funding to help with environmental projects has been extended to 31 December.

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Fancy a special start to New Year?

December 21, 2020

If you are looking for a new challenge to make 2021 a year to remember for all the right reasons, don’t miss out on your chance to begin a unique, rewarding volunteer role which puts you at the heart of your community.

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The Sleep Charity launches brand new website

December 21, 2020

Expert sleep advice, support and helpful resources now come at the touch of a button courtesy of The Sleep Charity as it launches its brand-new website.

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RotherHive Launches New Wellness Hub

December 21, 2020

Wellness Hive is a practical resource helping you explore how you are feeling and offers lots of wellbeing top-tips, downloadable resources and activities for you to try.

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Kitemark Plus

December 17, 2020

Why not start the new year refreshing your volunteer management policies and procedures?  

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Wentworth Woodhouse planning Black Diamonds Tour

December 17, 2020

Black Diamonds author Catherine Bailey has again put pen to paper and created the first ever Black Diamonds Tour for the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust.

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Funding still available for Rotherham Community flood related projects

December 17, 2020

South Yorkshire Community Foundation currently have funding open to community groups working in the specific geographical areas affected by the floods with the emphasis on resilience. Deadline Thursday 24th December 2020

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NHS seeks views on next steps for assessing urgent care

December 17, 2020

Patients, clinicians and the public are being invited to give their views on a comprehensive set of indicators for urgent care.

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Theatre Reopening Fund (UK)

December 17, 2020

Small theatres run by charities and non-profit groups in the UK can now apply for grants of up to £5,000 from Theatres Trust’s Theatre Reopening Fund.

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Government publishes new procurement green paper

December 17, 2020

This green paper sets out government proposals on the procurement of public services in the context of Britain leaving the EU. The stated aim is to ‘speed up and simplify procurement processes’ including for charities.

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Steel Charitable Trust

December 17, 2020

Grants of £2,500 - £25,000 are available to registered charities in the UK working in the areas of arts and heritage, education, environment, health, or social and economic disadvantage. Deadline is 20th January 2021

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Scurrah Wainwright Charity

December 17, 2020

Grants up to £3,000 for hard to fund work on social reform and tackling the root causes of social inequity, in Yorkshire and Southern Africa. Deadline is 14th January 2021

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Hilden Charitable Fund

December 17, 2020

Grants of around £5,000 for a range of social issues at home or in developing countries. Deadline is 15th January 2021

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Bettys and Taylors Group Coronavirus Community Fund

December 17, 2020

Small organisations in Yorkshire who improve the lives of local people can apply for grants up to £5,000 for running costs. Deadline is 22nd February 2021

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Amazon Literary Partnership offers grants to literary charities

December 17, 2020

Amazon Literary Partnership is seeking applications for its second year of providing grants to UK literary organisations.

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Rotherham Covid-19 outbreak toolkit in Community Languages

December 17, 2020

RMBC have a series of Coronavirus (Covid-19) communication resources for businesses and community groups to use with the communities they support.

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Small charities responding to COVID-19: Winter Update

December 16, 2020

This report from Lloyds Bank Foundation presents new and updated research following on from their earlier report this year, 'Small charities responding to COVID-19'.

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Fundraising in the time of Covid

December 16, 2020

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIoF) has published a free booklet aimed at helping charities increase the focus on the supporter experience and harness generosity during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Great Winter Get Together

December 16, 2020

From DECEMBER 14TH to JANUARY 18TH The Great Get Together have planned a program of Winter events to help us face loneliness together, one connection at a time.

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Sense Centre Coleridge Road December Newsletter

December 16, 2020

Download the latest newsletter from Sense Centre Coleridge Road and find out more about some of the amazing work they've been doing.

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Rotherham Safeguarding Adults Training Calendar – open for bookings

December 16, 2020

Rotherham Safeguarding Adults Board’s (RSAB) core training programme of courses and e-learning modules for staff, managers and volunteers.

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Covid-19 winter support grants

December 16, 2020

Voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system with an annual income under £250,000 can apply now for grant funding to support their vital work through the winter.

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Launch of £46 million ‘Changing Futures’ scheme to support vulnerable people

December 16, 2020

The government is inviting local organisations to form partnerships and bid for a share of the funding to better support those who experience multiple disadvantages including homelessness, substance misuse, mental health issues, domestic abuse, and contact with the criminal justice system.

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Funders for Race Equality Alliance Survey

December 16, 2020

The last time the race equality sector in England was mapped out was in 2007, so they're running a survey to better understand the type and size of race equality organisations in England and what challenges and barriers the sector faces.

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Preparing Awards for All Applications

December 16, 2020

This SYFAB webinar on 13th January 2021 is aimed at those thinking about applying to this National Lottery Community Fund scheme.

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Being the Best Trustee

December 16, 2020

This workshop on 7th January 2021 builds on trustee basics to help organisations move towards greater strategic impact.

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Adults to gain new skills on 400 free courses

December 16, 2020

Tens of thousands of adults will be able to benefit from almost 400 free courses next year, in the first major development in the Lifetime Skills Guarantee announced by the Prime Minister in September.

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Community groups tackling loneliness to benefit from £4m fund

December 16, 2020

Local Connections Fund will be open to charities and interest groups that reduce social isolation. Book clubs, walking groups and other community projects will be able to apply for a £4 million fund designed to help reduce loneliness in the coming months.

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Wath Hall – Bought by the people for the people

December 16, 2020

In late July, after six years hard work, Wath Hall Limited succeeded in buying the old Wath town hall from Rotherham Council for the community of Wath.

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South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner – Community Grant Scheme

December 16, 2020

Grants up to £10,000 for activities which contribute to local communities and meet the aims of the Police and Crime Plan. Deadline is 8th January 2021

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FREE PCs available to Registered Charities in Rotherham

December 15, 2020

Affinity IT Services Ltd is supporting registered charities on the Rotherham Pay it Forward register by cleaning and donating PC’s free of charge.

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Snow Warden Scheme Recruits Volunteers

December 10, 2020

Would you like to volunteer as a Snow Warden in Rotherham? A Snow Warden helps to keep footpaths and pedestrian areas clean from snow and ice.

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The NHS will get in touch when its your turn to be vaccinated

December 10, 2020

The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme started this week across the UK in 50 hospital hubs and is currently being offered to people most at risk from coronavirus.

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Connecting our heritage

December 10, 2020

Rotherham Museums, Arts and Heritage will shortly be working with artists to create some very special installations at 3 Rotherham heritage sites and they would like you to share your memories of either Keppel’s Column, Waterloo Kiln or Catcliffe Glass Cone.

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Virtual Santa Dash

December 10, 2020

This year our usual annual Santa Dash at Clifton Park can’t go ahead due to the Coronavirus pandemic. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still dash, dash, dash for Rotherham Hospice.

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Lockdown success for Rotherham Christmas Toy Appeal

December 10, 2020

GENEROUS gift-givers have been hailed for supporting Rotherham Toy Appeal despite lockdown. And this is your last chance to donate at the Advertiser’s office and enter our prize draw

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Training Calendar December 2020 to March 2021

December 10, 2020

The Learning and Development team at Rotherham Council are now in a position to issue a Training Calendar for the remainder of this financial year.

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Help us to help Rotherham!

December 9, 2020

The Primary Care Networks in Rotherham, working with Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group are gearing up to deliver Covid Vaccinations in Rotherham in the new year, and really need your support.

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Unite to fight unemployment, urges skills academy

December 9, 2020

A leading Sheffield skills academy is calling on businesses for support as it prepares to help thousands of South Yorkshire workers likely to be made jobless in the New Year by the pandemic.

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Rotary Club of Wortley Christmas Raffle

December 9, 2020

For the first time in almost 50 years the Rotary Club of Wortley are not able to invite Santa for the usual Christmas Eve tour, instead they will be holding a “Virtual Christmas Raffle” to help raise much needed funds for local good causes.

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How the Charity Governance Code has changed

December 9, 2020

Find out how the Charity Governance Code has changed, what's been updated, and how it can help your trustees to be even better, with this blog piece from Governance Code Steering Group Chair Rosie Chapman.

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Storyteller wanted for Thurcroft project

December 9, 2020

WANTED: Creative Storyteller to work with young people in Thurcroft to create new mythologies around Thor.

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Scams Advice Newsletter from BCVS

December 9, 2020

Bassetlaw Community and Voluntary Service have put together a really useful Scams Advice Newsletter. It includes useful advice and links to websites for charities, businesses and individuals.

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Youth Endowment Fund: Engaging Young People During the Covid-19 Pandemic

December 9, 2020

The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) has published clear, practical advice for organisations working with children at risk of involvement in violence.

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Pilotlight and the Garfield Weston Foundation, Small Charity Leaders Insight Report 2020: The Scissors Effect

December 9, 2020

This survey data reveals the mental health challenges facing some small charities during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Disabled Children’s Partnership Back to School Poll Results

December 9, 2020

Following a report published earlier in the year about the impact of lockdown on disabled children, this report explores the findings of how disabled children have coped with returning to school.

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Donate your money to charities, not criminals, this Christmas

December 9, 2020

Action Fraud, the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Regulator are warning the public to remain vigilant when making charitable donations this Christmas.

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Charities urged to join the Toiletries Amnesty

December 9, 2020

Have you heard of the Toiletries Amnesty? The charitable organisation is working to end hygiene poverty by connecting charities and community groups to local people with unwanted toiletries and cosmetics.

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BBC Children in Need funding opportunities

December 9, 2020

BBC Children in Need is pleased to announce that its new Main and Small Grants Programme is now open for applications. The programme is looking to fund projects that enable meaningful change for disadvantaged children and young people.

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South Yorkshire PCC Blog 34

December 9, 2020

The blog aims to keep members of the public, partners and communities up to date with how he is carrying out his role during the coronavirus pandemic and also to think more widely around contemporary issues that have a bearing on policing.

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Charity single has the X-mas Factor

December 9, 2020

You’ve heard of Band Aid and Children in Need, now behold the next big collaboration – the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s charity Christmas single! 

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The Volant Trust Covid-19 Response Fund

December 8, 2020

The Covid-19 Response Fund looks to support charities that ‘demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable people’, particularly those who have been impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Applications close on 31 December.

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Call out for International Art Exhibition

December 8, 2020

ArtWorks would like to invite artists with learning disabilities to apply to our first yearly arts competition and exhibition, ArtWorks Together.

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Invitation to freelance Strategic Project or Arts Finance Managers

December 8, 2020

Yorkshire & Humber Visual Arts Network is looking for a project manager to deliver a programme of sector support to increase uptake of the UK Government's Museum & Galleries Exhibition Tax Relief scheme, Jan-Mar 2021.

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Community Business Crowdmatch

December 8, 2020

Crowdfunder and Power to Change are working together to help community businesses develop and adapt services in response to the Covid-19 crisis.

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The impact of Covid-19 on the voluntary sector in criminal justice

December 8, 2020

This report looks at the profound impact Covid-19 has had on voluntary organisations in the criminal justice system and the people they support.

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South Yorkshire Adult Education budget – Commissioning starts soon!

December 7, 2020

As part of its Sheffield City Region Mayoral Combined Authority Devolution Deal, the authority will take responsibility for c£36m of devolved Adult Education Budget (AEB) from August 1st, 2021 and the tender process starts on 14th December

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New FLEX-ible Skills Projects for Adults with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities

December 7, 2020

Rotherham College (part of the RNN Group) has recently launched a new communication and practical sensory programme for adults, aged 25 and over, with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

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Give the Gift of Wellness with Hygge

December 7, 2020

Looking for a gift with a difference and want it sent directly to your recipient? Then why not have a look at our Wellness Boxes in support of Rotherham Rise

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Census 2021 is coming – Sunday 21st March.

December 7, 2020

The census is a survey of  the whole population of England and Wales it takes place every 10 years and it is next happening on 21st March 2021 and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) need the help of community and voluntary groups to enable people in all communities to take part. 

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Disclosure and Barring Service update

December 7, 2020

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) have announced new filtering rules which will affect all Standard and Enhanced DBS certificates issued on or after 28 November 2020.

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#MissOutToHelpOut

December 7, 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund, together with ITV and STV have launched a campaign aimed at the public called Miss Out to Help Out to encourage people to miss their favourite TV programme (or watch it on catch up!) and volunteer instead.

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Be the One to reach out to someone this Christmas

December 7, 2020

This Christmas is going to be very different for many of us but what has shone through this year is the kindness shown by many people in Rotherham.

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Rotherham Together’s countdown to Christmas

December 7, 2020

A packed programme of exciting events are planned this December as part of the Rotherham Together programme.

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Support for residents to avoid Covid Christmas crisis

December 7, 2020

Rotherham Councillors will consider a package of support to make sure families and small business get the support they need over the Christmas period at an emergency meeting next week (on Thursday 10th December 2020)

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Supporting those who may be experiencing bereavement

December 7, 2020

To coincide with Grief Awareness Week 2020 (2nd to 8th December) we have worked with partners across Rotherham to provide some simple tips on how we can all provide support to someone who has been bereaved.

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Christmas Travel in South Yorkshire

December 7, 2020

With the countdown to Christmas underway, SYPTE are helping our customers to travel safely over the festive period by reminding them to plan ahead for Christmas and New Year travel across South Yorkshire.

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Winter Nature Activities Pack by OpenCountry

December 7, 2020

The Winter Nature Activities Pack will help you get involved in wildlife in your own homes, gardens and local parks. 

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7 tips to help you budget

December 7, 2020

With the advent of COVID charities are having to cope with a great deal of uncertainty but what can help finance teams with their forecasts?

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Re-opening after lockdown

December 7, 2020

Community First Yorkshire have now updated the ‘Village Halls and Community Buildings’ section of our Re-opening after lockdown webpage with information for Community Buildings and Village Halls following the end of lockdown.

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Have you received treatment for breast cancer during the COVID-19?

December 7, 2020

Researchers from the University of Leeds would like to talk to you about your experiences.

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Sheffield environmental consultancy to deliver more fully funded wildlife ponds across the South Yorkshire region

December 7, 2020

Following on from the success of last year’s project that saw over 30 ponds created, Wildscapes CIC have been appointed again to deliver a number of ponds across the region this winter. 

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Launch of the refreshed Charity Governance Code

December 7, 2020

On Tuesday 8 December NCVO, together with our steering group partners, will publish a new version of the Charity Governance Code.

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Covid-19 guidance for voluntary organisations

December 7, 2020

NCVO has redesigned its Knowhow coronavirus guidance making it easier to navigate. There are several new sections including delivering services and activities, safeguarding in voluntary organisations and fundraising and Covid-19.

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Frontline Network Has Two Opportunities For Organisations To Join Its Partner Community In England!

December 7, 2020

The St Martin-in-the-Fields Frontline Network has two opportunities for organisations to join its Partner Community in England. It is particularly interested in hearing from organisations in South Yorkshire.

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Can you help our Social Supermarket Christmas Appeal?

December 7, 2020

For our Rotherham Timebuilders Social Supermarket Christmas Appeal, we are asking for donations of luxury gifts for women.

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Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Virtual Santa

December 7, 2020

Sadly, because of Covid-19, Santa and his Sleigh are unable to carry out the usual Christmas programme. Instead children can talk to Santa online and tell him what they are hoping he will bring them this Christmas.

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Government announces more funding to support people with disabilities live independently

December 7, 2020

An extra £68 million will help thousands more disabled people to access grants to improve their homes so they can live independently.

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Community COVID-19 Survey

December 7, 2020

South Yorkshire's Community Foundation and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System - An NHS Partnership want to get a picture of the current situation so support can be put in place.

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Wentworth Reimagined – digital plan to bring mansion’s characters back to life

December 7, 2020

Imagine walking through the corridors of Wentworth Woodhouse, and hearing the whispers of the backstairs maids, or catching a fleeting glimpse of characters from centuries-past...

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Weston Charity Awards

December 7, 2020

The Weston Charity Awards were created by the Garfield Weston Foundation to celebrate and support great front-line charities working in the fields of Community, Welfare and Youth.

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Staying mentally well: winter plan 2020 to 2021

December 7, 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care has launched its plans to support people's wellbeing and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic this winter.

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COVID-19: Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

December 7, 2020

Following the implementation of the tier system, the Government has updated the guidance for managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities, to ensure safe re-opening multi-purpose buildings.

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Implications of the local restriction tiers for volunteering

December 7, 2020

NAVCA explores the current Government guidance on volunteering.

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Catcliffe Cone Nativity Scene

December 7, 2020

Regrettably, this year there will be no Carols at the Kiln, due to the current Covid restrictions in place. The Nativity will still go ahead and will be on full display from Sunday 13th December to Sunday 3rd January

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Grants Fund for VCSE Mental Health Providers

December 7, 2020

This fund will be used to provide grants of up to £5,000 to support the sustainability of mental health voluntary, community and social enterprise provider organisations, with a turnover of £25-500k. DEADLINE 11th December 2020

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Get free support from Sheffield Hallam University Students

December 7, 2020

We're providing employers the opportunity to recruit a student to work on a flexible short placement or project, free of charge. We have students from courses including human resources and management, event management, tourism, hospitality, airline and airport management as well as the food industry.

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Rotherham Social Days Christmas Vouchers Available

December 7, 2020

At Rotherham Social Days Ltd, we provide a Professional SUPPORTED, Bus Home-Pickup - Social Group Service, from Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm for all Retired, Elderly & Disabled 18+

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Rotherham’s Voluntary and Community Sector| Watch the video

December 3, 2020

We thought it was time to shine the spotlight on Rotherham’s Voluntary and Community sector and highlight the great work that goes on across the borough.

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FREE 6-week Course of Post-Stroke Virtual Active Movement Classes

December 3, 2020

Paces are pleased to announce the launch of our 6-week Course of Post-Stroke – Virtual Active Movement Classes starting on Thursday 7th January 2021

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Free Schools & Adult Care Training at the Source

December 3, 2020

Interested in a career working in a school, in adult care or with young people? Join our free, fully funded, training courses, study at home and gain valuable qualifications

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Free English & Maths Courses at the Source

December 3, 2020

Do you want to improve your maths and English skills and gain a qualification? Join our free, fully funded, training courses, and gain valuable qualifications

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Lost Chord festive performances are online

December 3, 2020

Throughout December, we are releasing a series of free Christmas concerts from our talented Lost Chord musicians.

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National Lottery Community Fund programmes re-open

December 3, 2020

Awards for All for up to £10,000, and for larger amounts, the Reaching Communities and Partnership schemes have just re-opened.

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Latest ROPF Update

December 3, 2020

The latest update from Rotherham Older Peoples Forum includes a reminder for the AGM as well as all the latest news and updates.

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Haven House Festive Shoebox Appeal

December 3, 2020

Haven House, a South Yorkshire charity working with children and young people affected by abuse have launched a Festive Shoebox Appeal and a Wickersley collection point is available on the 11th December 2020.

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Christmas Afternoon Teas in a Box!

December 3, 2020

There’s still time to book your Festive Afternoon Tea from Winthrop Park!

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Research Survey for Young Adults views of policing

December 3, 2020

Are you 18 to 25? Tell us your views and experiences of policing and what can be done to improve your trust and confidence in police services.

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£100k Get Fishing Fund to benefit new anglers

December 3, 2020

The Environment Agency and Angling Trust have today (1st December 2020) announced a new £100k ‘Get Fishing Fund’ to encourage more people to give fishing a go for the first time, or get back into angling after a break from the sport.

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Alec Dickson Trust volunteer funding

December 3, 2020

The Alec Dickson Trust has set up a round of funding to help young people volunteer in response to Covid–19. The application deadline is the 17 December.

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Donations needed for Kimberworth Park Community Partnership

December 2, 2020

It’s a tough time and for some there isn’t the money for gifts or extras this year. Can you help by contributing selection boxes, tins of sweets, or toiletries?

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Survey of Chairs and Vice-Chairs from the Association of Chairs

December 2, 2020

The Association of Chairs has launched a survey for Chairs and Vice-Chairs and includes questions on Chair motivation/morale; changes in board and CEO relationships and on time spent on chairing pre and post COVID-19.

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A Chair’s Compass – download your free guide

December 2, 2020

This practical guide will be useful to Chairs and those who support them including Vice Chairs, trustees, Chief Executives and governance advisers with insights and tips on improving Chair performance and board effectiveness.

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Invitation to tender- Critical Arts Writer

December 2, 2020

Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance are looking for a critical writer with knowledge of the evolving artist led sector, preferably with an academic background to ensure robust quantifiable data.

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EU Settled Status Support Available in Rotherham

December 2, 2020

If you have EU citizens as clients please ask them if they have applied and if not encourage them to do so, help is available from Clifton Learning Partnership if needed.

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NHS staff to follow in Santa’s footsteps for festive challenge

December 2, 2020

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Clinical Coding Team have joined forces to virtually walk, run or jog the 3,866,000 steps between Rotherham Hospital and Lapland to raise funds for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s Christmas Virtual Bucket Collection.

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Recycle your Christmas tree!

December 2, 2020

We all love Christmas and the excitement of picking your tree and decorating it and this year Bluebell Wood will be there for the bit we all don’t like as much – disposing of your real Christmas tree!

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Rotherham enters Tier 3 restrictions

December 2, 2020

Rotherham and the whole of South Yorkshire will enter Tier 3: Very High Alert Covid-19 restrictions from today (Wednesday 2 December).

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Rotherham Pride’s COVID-19 LGBT+ Impact Survey | Your Voice Matters

December 2, 2020

Rotherham Pride would like to gather your voices, so that we can inform future plans & projects.

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Sharing the News

December 1, 2020

Active Independence are now producing two e-bulletin tailored for Disabled People and their PAs. 

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Healthwatch Rotherham – December Newsletter

December 1, 2020

The latest newsletter from Healthwatch Rotherham is now available to download

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Free Beauty/Complementary Therapy Courses

December 1, 2020

White Rose Beauty College can currently offer free training to people aged 16+ who are unemployed.

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Second wave of results from UK’s largest study of voluntary organisations published

December 1, 2020

NCVO know the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting many voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises. The second edition of the Barometer continues to show how variable the impact of the pandemic has been on the sector. 

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Free online training for professionals in Rotherham

December 1, 2020

DIVERT, Rotherham’s young person’s drug and alcohol service, are currently offering free online training sessions for those who support young people in Rotherham.

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Government announces ‘Christmas bubble’ plan

December 1, 2020

A limited amount of household mixing will be allowed between 23rd and 27th December

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Active Independence secures funding to help support local Disabled

December 1, 2020

Active Independence - which supports disabled people and Personal Care Assistants in South Yorkshire and surrounding areas - has received a share of £1.5m National Emergencies Trust (NET) funding to support grassroots Disabled Persons Groups to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Voice4change England Covid-19 Partnership Fund

December 1, 2020

Grants of £5,000 - £10,000 for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community groups and organisations, working to deliver COVID-19 services in England.

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Finnis Scott Foundation

December 1, 2020

The Foundation makes grants of £500 - £10,000 in the areas of horticulture & plant sciences, art and art history. Deadline is 18th December 2020

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ESOL and Community Interpreting Assessments Available

December 1, 2020

WEA are running new initial assessments for our ESOL and Community Interpreting courses that are due to start in January 2021. 

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Support available for victims of crime

December 1, 2020

Victim Support is a free and independent organisation, with a team of Victim Care Advocates who support anyone who has been affected by crime.

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Jane Havenhand MBE

December 1, 2020

Jane Havenhand a community stalwart has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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Rotherham Angel Festival

December 1, 2020

This year's Festival of Angels will be a little different! Instead of filling the Minster with your wonderful creations, please get making your Angels and put them in your windows at home.

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S26 Food Bank is still helping

November 26, 2020

S26 Food Bank is still supporting many people across the Holderness Ward and surrounding areas.

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Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

November 26, 2020

National Energy Action (NEA) is the national charity with a vision to end the suffering caused by cold homes. Please help us raise awareness this Fuel Poverty Awareness Day, 27 November 2020.

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Want People to Hear About Your Work?

November 26, 2020

Local voluntary, community organisations & charities are asked to share their stories with BBC Radio Sheffield who will be running your news over Christmas.

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CAS Training Courses

November 26, 2020

Free Level 2 distance learning qualifications, most courses are now offered fully online, although there is an option to have workbooks should a learner prefer.

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Heritage Recovery and Resilience Loans

November 26, 2020

Heritage Recovery and Resilience Loans are designed to help fund activities and costs that will develop and restart your organisation’s income generating potential.

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National Lottery Grants for Heritage

November 26, 2020

Resilience and inclusion project funding to support organisations working with heritage to adapt and respond to the changing environment they are now operating in.

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Disability History Month: changing attitudes

November 26, 2020

Richard Kramer, CEO of disability charity Sense, tells us how changing attitudes about disability through culture improves life for everyone.

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Creative Later Life In Rotherham e-Newsletter – Winter 2020

November 25, 2020

Welcome to the Age UK, Creative Later Life in Rotherham e-news offering you a flavour of what is free, accessible and available to everyone who wants to get creative this winter.

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Thriving Communities Fund

November 25, 2020

This funding is designed to increase social connectedness, and help black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities cope with the impact of COVID-19.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 32

November 25, 2020

Please see the link to the weekly short blog, written by the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here.

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Free training and qualifications for adults not in work or training

November 24, 2020

The Source have rolling programmes which can be started at any time. We run weekly information sessions where people can come and access more information and advice on their next steps.

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Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance Current Exhibitions

November 24, 2020

ROAR is delighted to be able to showcase part of the Phoenix exhibition from the Festival Of the Mind in our street window space from the 25th November through until the new year.

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Good Things Foundation census support services

November 24, 2020

Good Things Foundation working with the ONS to build a network of Census Support Centres who can support people to complete the census, ensuring everyone has the chance to complete the census.

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The New Infrastructure Programme

November 24, 2020

Funding, combined with on-site coaching and expertise provided by a Design Lab over 12 months for infrastructure organisations. The Design Lab will be a dedicated team which will provide expert advice and practical support.

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NAVCA Volunteering advice during lockdown

November 24, 2020

Thinking about doing some volunteering? Use the NAVCA volunteering decision tree as a guide to see how you can help safely.

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Mission to rescue Father Christmas launched at stately home

November 24, 2020

Rotherham stately home Wentworth Woodhouse is staging an immersive festive experience which will see youngsters search the rooms of the mansion for Father Christmas. This runs December 19-22.

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Fully funded apprenticeships

November 24, 2020

Fully Funded Apprenticeships are available in care work, business administration and event assistants.

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New Covid-19 testing site opens in Maltby

November 23, 2020

A new Covid-19 testing site has opened in Maltby, the fourth site now operating in the Rotherham borough. Appointments must be booked in advance.

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Support for older people during coronavirus

November 23, 2020

Age UK wellbeing calls, virtual activity clubs and advice service are here for older people in Rotherham and their carers during the current pandemic.

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Covid-19 in later life conversations

November 23, 2020

Listening to older voices in Rotherham about their issues and experiences during the Covid-19 Pandemic and what happens next.

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Dare to talk suicide and save a life

November 23, 2020

Information to help more people be confident in having conversations with people who might be contemplating suicide.

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Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber – Health & Wellbeing Questionnaire

November 23, 2020

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber is currently working on a Health & Wellbeing plan and would like to hear your views to help shape this by completing a short questionnaire.

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The Sleep Charity announces partnership with bed retailer, Mattress Online

November 23, 2020

This 12-month project will spread positive messages around sleep and highlight some of the key issues that affect children, teens and adults.

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South Yorkshire Community Resilience Fund

November 23, 2020

This program will make grants to charities and community organisations delivering essential services to vulnerable people. The deadline to apply is 7th December 2020.

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EU Settled Status

November 23, 2020

The closing date for applications to the EUSS scheme is getting closer. The deadline for EEA, EU and Swiss citizens who live in the UK is 30th June 2021.

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Face mask donations for frontline charitable groups

November 23, 2020

Facemasks available for key workers and frontline staff in our local communities, absolutely free of cost.

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Equine Rescues Emergency Fund

November 23, 2020

Fund to help smaller equine welfare organisations across the UK who are being significantly impacted by the current Covid-19 crisis.

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NFU Mutual Community Giving Fund

November 23, 2020

Grants for rural community projects to fund something specific such as purchasing an item of equipment or furniture, or something else that will help people over a long period of time

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The Ironmongers’ Company

November 23, 2020

The Ironmongers’ Company wishes to fund projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential.

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Masonic Charity – Later Life Inclusion

November 23, 2020

Grants programme open to local and national charities that are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life.

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Masonic Charity – Children and Young People Grants Programme

November 23, 2020

Grants for national and local charities helping disadvantaged children and young peple overcome the barriers they face.

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Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust

November 19, 2020

Grants available to animal welfare charities that benefit and protect animals, relieve the suffering of animals, address the conservation of wildlife or encourage a greater understanding of animals.

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Food in Crisis Christmas Appeal 2020

November 19, 2020

Rotherham’s Food for People in Crisis (FiC) Partnership has launched its annual Christmas Appeal for 2020. Please donate and support our foodbanks if you can, thank you.

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Befriending scheme phone service for asylum seekers and refugees

November 19, 2020

The befriending scheme is a phone service for asylum seekers and refugees in Rotherham. British Red Cross volunteers will call regularly to check how you are during quarantine.

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British Red Cross art club

November 19, 2020

This fortnightly art club is for asylum seekers and refugees. Sessions include different art activities using everyday objects like potatoes, pebbles and more.

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WhatsApp Group for Young People

November 19, 2020

This WhatsApp Group is destined for young asylum seekers aged 18-25, it is intended to work as an ongoing network and form of support.

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New Beginnings Project introduction to volunteering

November 19, 2020

The New Beginnings Project aims to deliver an information session for those asylum seekers and refugees who would like to volunteer.

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Library registration for asylum seekers

November 19, 2020

This is a simple idea destined for people who may not know how to register in the library and to download the resources e.g. eBooks, newspapers, etc.

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Nominate Someone for Wickersley Resident of the Month

November 19, 2020

Wickersley Ward Councillors would like to recognise all the great work Wickersley Ward residents are achieving. Can you help us to highlight the work of an individual?

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 31

November 19, 2020

The blog aims to keep members of the public, partners and communities up to date with how South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings is carrying out his role during the coronavirus pandemic.

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NCVO/Zurich webinar: Steps to building organisational resilience

November 19, 2020

In partnership with Zurich, NCVO is pleased to bring you a webinar on 2nd December exploring explore key considerations for making your charity resilient

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Brr-illiant online courses to warm your mind this winter

November 19, 2020

As lockdown continues and the weather gets colder, why not stay cozy indoors and learn something new with WEA?

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Call It Out – New FREE Online Training Dates

November 19, 2020

CALL IT OUT is a South Yorkshire LGBT+ Domestic Abuse project run by SAYiT. It aims to address the barriers preventing LGBT+ people from accessing mainstream domestic abuse support services.

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RoaringTimes

November 18, 2020

Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance have created a newsletter to tell you about their activities, networks, online exhibitions and experiences during the pandemic.

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Are you eligible to receive Pension Credit and not claiming it? If not, why not?

November 18, 2020

Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham, has become a Pensions Champion as, in Rotherham, it is estimated that 2250 people are missing out on the Pension Credit they are entitled to. Please do check if you are eligible for pension credit or tell someone you know about the scheme.

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Boloh Helpline

November 18, 2020

If you are age 11+ have been affected by the pandemic and you need someone to talk to or advice, you can contact one of our specialist support advisors, our staff can talk to you in English, Urdu or Hindi.

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Conversations about the impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on people in later life in Rotherham

November 18, 2020

Age UK Rotherham is working with Rotherham Older People’s Forum to gather information and stories about how Covid-19 is affecting people in later life.

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Christmas Volunteering

November 18, 2020

VAR always receives enquires from local people on the run up to Christmas, offering their time and experience for the festive season. Do you have some roles for them?

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Volunteers needed to help access to wheelchairs during COVID 19

November 18, 2020

Despite the current Covid 19 pandemic, the British Red Cross are still operating to hire wheelchairs to those in need and we need Volunteers to help us operate this service so that people can continue to access the use of a wheelchair and other mobility aids equipment.

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SOS – Rotherham District Scouts Need Your Help!

November 18, 2020

Rotherham District Scouts are in need of some paint and gloss for their Hesley Wood site, as they look to make some improvements. Can you help?

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Healthy Start Voucher Scheme

November 18, 2020

This is a scheme for pregnant women or parents who have a child under 4 years old. The vouchers can be used to buy milk, fresh or frozen fruit and veg and formula milk.

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Sector Challenge Programme

November 17, 2020

Funding to support the digital needs of civil society organisations in their COVID-19 response. This includes expert support, tools and learning resources to organisations and direct grants.

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Please help SENSE Coleridge Road

November 17, 2020

Sense Day Service needs to hire a room on a rolling basis, over the winter months. If you are able to offer a space free of charge with full disabled access please get in touch.

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Free, local toiletries for charities and community groups through Toiletries Amnesty

November 17, 2020

Toiletries Amnesty works across the UK and abroad to alleviate hygiene poverty by connecting charities and community groups to local people with unwanted toiletries and cosmetics.

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Essential Classroom Training Session for Moving and Handling and First Aid

November 16, 2020

RMBC still have a few places left on the Moving and Handling and First Aid sessions being delivered. Updates are available for certificates that expired during the period they were unable to deliver training (March 2020).

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Shelagh’s Sewing Circle activities

November 16, 2020

Shelagh's Sewing Circle is particularly focused on helping alleviate loneliness, depression, isolation and other mental health issues through the medium of craft for purpose. If you could benefit from joining in our activities please get in touch.

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Free distance learning available

November 16, 2020

This is an opportunity for adults living in England to further develop skills, enhance CPD, and gain a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification without paying a penny.

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Free My Meal network for people needing assistance

November 16, 2020

Free My Meal South Yorkshire has been set up on Facebook. People can request to join the Facebook group to take part as a cook or if in need of assistance as a recipient.

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Call for views to support comprehensive faith engagement review

November 16, 2020

An independent review is calling for views from people of all faiths on the effectiveness of government’s engagement with faith groups.

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Findings from the 2020 Community Life Recontact Survey

November 16, 2020

The survey looked at public beliefs and behaviours related to local community and volunteering for adults (aged 16+) in England during March to July 2020.

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Charity Governance Awards

November 16, 2020

The Charity Governance Awards is an exciting not-for-profit initiative created to celebrate outstanding governance and trusteeship in charities across the UK, allowing large and small not-for-profit organisations to inspire and learn from one another.

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Thinking about volunteering during lockdown 2?

November 16, 2020

We have produced a volunteering decision tree to help you work out which volunteering activities can be done safely in person, or remotely.

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Childline: Nobody is Normal Campaign

November 16, 2020

This new campaign aims to help children understand that lacking confidence, feeling not good enough or that you don’t fit in, is a shared experience.

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Free office furniture available to a good home

November 16, 2020

Habia is please to offer office furniture available to go to a good home. All items are free of charge but would have to be collected.

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Social Enterprise Futures Digital Summit

November 16, 2020

At this 2 day event, starting on 25th November, you will have the opportunity to take part in a series of interesting and thought provoking debates, get to know what makes successful entrepreneurs in the and hear from inspiring figures both from outside and within the sector.

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Experiences of care homes during the pandemic wanted

November 16, 2020

Healthwatch Rotherham are asking residents, relatives and staff to provide their experiences of care and residential homes during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wellbeing support line for health and social care workers

November 16, 2020

Samaritans have launched new, confidential support lines for health and social care workers and volunteers based in England and Wales

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Coping Well During Covid

November 16, 2020

These NHS Coping Well During Covid webinars have been developed to support anyone who is feeling anxious about coronavirus and how it is impacting them, their loved ones or work.

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The civil society sectors from January 2021

November 16, 2020

The government has put together a handful of guides for civil society organisations in the charity and social enterprises sectors for the transition period after Brexit comes to an end, plus links to general guidance on the actions needed by December 31.

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Disability History Month 2020

November 16, 2020

Disability History Month 2020 will be taking place from the evening of 18 November (with an online launch) until Friday 18 December 2020.

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Post-Stroke – Virtual Active Movement Classes

November 16, 2020

Led by a neuro-rehabilitation expert, these free sessions are a fun and sociable way to improve both physical and psychological wellbeing.

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Parental Conflict Support

November 16, 2020

Fourteen Local Authorities within Yorkshire and Humberside jointly commissioned a regional website and digital campaign for practitioners and members of the public, where you can access advice and further guidance.

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£2 million Covid-19 relief for youth organisations

November 16, 2020

Youth organisations with an income of under £250,000, that are based in, and deliver work in England are eligible to apply for up to £50,000 from UK Youth.

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Pilotlight Setting Directions & Unlocking Insights Programmes Open for Applications

November 16, 2020

Pilotlight is dedicated in our mission to support charity leaders build back and adapt to the altered landscape and circumstances they find themselves in.

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New plan to improve services for children in Rotherham with special educational needs

November 16, 2020

Rotherham Council is considering proposals which should improve the education and life chances for hundreds of local children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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Christmas Drive Thru Cinema

November 16, 2020

Tickets for the Village Screen's Christmas Drive Thru are ON SALE. They’ll be showing a series of festive classics in the wooded grounds of Gulliver’s Valley.

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NCVO guidance on restructuring and redundancy

November 12, 2020

NVCO's Knowhow guidance covers the main things to consider and signposts you to other useful sources of advice when considering restructuring and redundancy.

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NCVO Latest updates to coronavirus guidance

November 12, 2020

NCVO has updated their website with Coronavirus guidance on social distancing, volunteering and the job retention scheme.

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#Rothersteps to launch 23rd November

November 12, 2020

#Rothersteps socially distanced walks is being launched in all wards and will run from the 23rd November to 31st January.

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CAF UK Giving Report 2020

November 12, 2020

CAF has published its latest UK Giving Report analysing the impact of the pandemic on people’s giving behaviours.

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Over 60% of community groups have closed or decreased services during Covid-19

November 12, 2020

The report, Community groups in a crisis: insights from the first six months of the Covid-19 pandemic, examined the effect that Covid-19 and lockdown restrictions have had on community groups and their local delivery.

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Spending Review 25 November

November 12, 2020

The next Spending Review will be on 25 November. Due to the economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic, it will only be a one-year review, rather than the anticipated three-year plan.

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Post-Stroke – Virtual Active Movement Classes

November 12, 2020

Paces are pleased to announce the launch of our 6-week Course of Post-Stroke – Virtual Active Movement Classes

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Free webinar – SYFAB’s Introduction to social media in your fundraising

November 12, 2020

Communicating via social media is even more vital at the moment. You can watch a FREE recording of SYFAB’s beginner’s webinar containing lots of top tips and exploring how social media can be used in your fundraising and to engage potential donors.

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Fundraising in the Age of Covid-19

November 12, 2020

Free webinar to help South Yorkshire charity leaders look at how they should respond the pandemic, identify a path forward, what funding is needed, and how will that be secured. It's on Wednesday 2nd December 2020

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Asda Foundation – Feeding Communities Grant

November 12, 2020

Grants up to £1,000 are available for local not-for-profit organisations to help provide meals to anyone in need in the lead up to Christmas.

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Shared Ground Fund

November 12, 2020

Grants of £30,000 - £400,000 are available for projects that ensure that young migrants in the greatest need can overcome the barriers that affect their ability to thrive

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Wentworth Woodhouse receives £720,000 for more roof repairs from Culture Recovery Fund

November 12, 2020

The emergency grant now means roofs over the Mansion’s North Pavilion, North and South Quadrants, the Meter House and a further section of the Long Gallery can be made safe.

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Sport England re-open Return to Play fund

November 12, 2020

The fund was paused for a few days this week to refocus on helping groups, clubs and people who deliver sport and physical activity through the additional challenges that this period of national restrictions will bring.

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‘Making Sense of Mini Games’ toolkit

November 12, 2020

A brand new, free toolkit supporting people with complex disabilities to be active at home, from the Sense charity.

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Sheffield City Region Investing for Growth Fund

November 12, 2020

The Fund aims to increase the number of social enterprises that are ready for growth and can access the finance that they need.

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Sport England launch final consultation on ten-year strategy

November 12, 2020

Sport England has opened the final phase of consultation into their new 10-year strategy, which will be published in early 2021.

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2021 Tour de Yorkshire postponed

November 12, 2020

Welcome to Yorkshire and the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) have confirmed that the 2021 Tour de Yorkshire will now be postponed until 2022.

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Arts Council England sets up Thriving Communities Fund

November 12, 2020

A new £1.4 million fund from Arts Council England will launch this month (November 2020) to support voluntary, community and faith groups and social enterprises with increasing social connectedness and helping communities cope with the impact of Covid-19.

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Can your organisation help HMRC connect with vulnerable people

November 12, 2020

funding of between £20,000 and £750,000 for VCS organisations to help their service-users form or rebuild a relationship with HMRC that enables them to engage directly with the government department in the future.

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PTSD Training Course

November 12, 2020

As part of the Keeping Families in Mind Project, Sheffield Mind are hosting a training course on PTSD which will include the signs and symptoms and how to look after someone with PTSD.

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Active Independence needs volunteer trustees

November 11, 2020

Active Independence are recruiting to a number of voluntary positions to join their Board of Trustees.

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Maltby doorstep walks

November 11, 2020

Rotherham Council's Public Rights of Way Team have produced ‘Doorstep Walks’ throughout Rotherham. The Maltby blog has information about walks to the beautiful Roche Abbey and more.

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Nutrition and Hydration Training for care providers

November 11, 2020

The Nutrition and Dietetic Service is going to deliver three sessions for care providers to ensure they can continue to support you through the pandemic.

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Census 2021-Community Engagement Manager introduction

November 11, 2020

Census 2021- The Census is Coming, taking place in March 2021. The ONS who run the survey are working with community groups and local authorities to enable people in all communities to take part.

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Fit Millers programme for people aged 35-65 who are overweight or obese

November 11, 2020

The free fitness programme is delivered at New York Stadium, previous participants have lost up to 4 stone, reversed diabetes, reduced medication, got back to playing sport and made a whole new group of friends.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 30

November 11, 2020

The link to the weekly short blog, written by the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings about how he is carrying out the role during Covid is available here.

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Working Win has been extended to 31st March 2021

November 11, 2020

The Work and Health Unit have now committed to extend delivery of the Working Win Employment Support service until 31st March 2021.

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Charity launches video series to help teens sleep better

November 11, 2020

The Sleep Charity, has launched a series of online top tips videos tackling the reasons why young people don’t sleep well with practical suggestions on improving sleep.

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Classroom Training Dates for Moving and Handling and First Aid Courses

November 11, 2020

Classroom based Moving and Handling and First Aid Training courses to be delivered by Andy Parson from Pulse First Aid Training Solutions at Crossroads Care Headquarters between December and March.

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Rotarians and donators of PPE support the Rotherham Food for People in Crisis Partnership

November 11, 2020

Rotherham Sitwell Rotary, Wortley Rotary and Shelagh's Sewing Circle, Dronfield have gone above and beyond to support the voluntary and community sector during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Plunkett Foundation training sessions

November 10, 2020

The Plunkett Foundation is hosting a series of free organisation support training sessions throughout November 2020.

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NHS volunteer responders

November 10, 2020

Support is available to people who are socially isolating from NHS volunteer responders to collect food and prescriptions, signposting support and more.

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Morrisions telephone delivery service

November 10, 2020

Morrisons have announced a new dedicated telesales shopping service aimed specifically at helping to ensure vulnerable and elderly people can get the groceries they need.

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Rotherham Pride Virtual Quiz Nights

November 10, 2020

Join Rotherham Pride for free virtual quiz nights on Facebook, Monday 16th November and Monday 7th December. All you need is a pen, pencil, brew & a biscuit!

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Rotherham Pride Virtual Yoga

November 10, 2020

Join professional yoga teacher Jenny Atkinson & Rotherham Pride for fun and relaxing yoga classes every Friday.

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New opportunities at Northern College

November 10, 2020

Northern College has created a pathway to help you to effectively support your clients to progress into education and/or work.

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Ecclesiastical 12 Days of Giving

November 10, 2020

Designed to give eligible charities the financial assistance they need to help them make a real difference, we’re donating £1,000 to 10 charities each weekday from 7 – 22 December.

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Free online Zoom talk: Feeling Well–Being Well

November 9, 2020

Join this DSC zoom talk on 18th November 2020 where we will explore some practical tips, habits, and routines we can implement to help support ourselves and those around us during COVID and beyond.

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Entries open for the Business Charity Awards 2021

November 9, 2020

The Business Charity Awards, which recognise the work of people and teams behind corporate and charity partnerships, have opened to entries for 2021.

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SYFAB is 30!

November 9, 2020

To celebrate our 30th anniversary we've put a video of our old Funding News front pages on Youtube - stir some memories and tell us what you remember about SYFAB

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Closing your voluntary organisation resource

November 9, 2020

For voluntary organisations having to make the difficult decision to close during this challenging time, NCVO has compiled useful guidance which includes all the things you will need to consider and steps that you will need to take.

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Dementia alert cards from Making Space

November 9, 2020

The Making Space Rotherham alert cards empower both carers and those experiencing memory loss, forgetfulness or dementia

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Charities offered free Brexit assessment too

November 9, 2020

Charities and social enterprises are being offered a free tool to help them assess whether they are ready for when the Brexit transition period ends at the turn of the year.

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National Restrictions Impact on the VCS

November 9, 2020

VODA has put together a summary on how the national restrictions introduced on the 5th November will affect the voluntary and community sector including, volunteering, support groups and community centres and halls.

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Sense Coleridge Road Newsletter

November 9, 2020

The November 2020 newsletter from Sense Center Coleridge Road is now available to download

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Flood Relief Grants for Community Groups – next deadline

November 9, 2020

A further deadline of 30th November 2020 for grants up to £5,000 a year, to a maximum of three years, to fund community groups supporting the recovery and resilience of communities following the South Yorkshire Floods in late 2019.

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Sport England consultation – emerging themes findings webinar

November 5, 2020

There is a webinar to talk through emerging themes from Sport England’s consultation that took place back in May. It will be a relaxed webinar talking through the findings and a chance for people to have their say around some key questions.

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Furlough scheme extended and further economic support announced

November 5, 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended for a month with employees receiving 80% of their current salary for hours not worked and further economic support announced.

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Age UK Rotherham help and support for older people during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic

November 5, 2020

Age UK Rotherham has developed two new services particularly for older people and their carers in Rotherham. These services aim to support older people during the pandemic in the autumn and winter months.

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Coronavirus National Lockdown Restrictions and Public Transport in South Yorkshire

November 5, 2020

As you will no doubt be aware National Lockdown restrictions have been introduced today, Thursday 5 November. what does this mean for public transport services in South Yorkshire?

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Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Force for Change Programme

November 5, 2020

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for local projects supporting Armed Force communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area.

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Update from Sport England

November 5, 2020

The government has announced new national restrictions to tackle coronavirus (Covid-19) that'll impact grassroots sport and physical activity.

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Where to find help and support – the Rotherham Community Hub

November 5, 2020

If you, or someone you know of, are living alone, vulnerable and have no one else to help with basic tasks, then the Rotherham Community Hub is here to help.

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Changes to Rotherham Council services

November 5, 2020

During the National Lockdown Rotherham Council will be working to operate most services as usual. However, restrictions will mean that some Council services will be operating differently or may need to temporarily close

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New lockdown restrictions from Thursday 5th November

November 5, 2020

To help protect the NHS and save lives we are being asked to reduce our day-to-day contact with other people which will help reduce the spread of infection.

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Flu vaccination videos for people with Learning Disabilities

November 5, 2020

Speakup, a Rotherham organisation, has been working with NHS England to produce some films about the Flu Vaccination.

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Support for people in Rotherham who are worrying, anxious or stressed

November 4, 2020

Everybody has mental health and we need to take care of it so that we can think, feel and react in ways that we need and want in our lives.

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The Sleep Charity announces new expert advisory board

November 4, 2020

Award-winning The Sleep Charity is delighted to announce its newly formed expert advisory board as part of its mission to empower the nation to sleep better.

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Rotherham Carers & Co virtual choir

November 4, 2020

Rotherham Carers & Co is pleased to invite you to their 'Carers' Choir'. This is a free singing activity for like minded people to have fun and meet other carers and friends.

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Volunteers needed to support the vulnerable during the pandemic

November 4, 2020

RUCST are looking for volunteers to help support their covid response initiate over the coming months. This is your opportunity to help reduce social isolation.

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November’s Rotherham Together Programme

November 4, 2020

A new project aims to help communities reconnect with their local history, celebrate the rich heritage of industry and craftmanship and find new ways to stay local and stay safe as we head into a second lockdown.

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Tackling loneliness together

November 4, 2020

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust have launched a new project in Rotherham that may benefit people who are suffering from loneliness.

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Fund for UK communities experiencing racial inequalities

November 3, 2020

Comic Relief has announced nearly £3million in new funding to support communities experiencing racial inequalities across the UK.

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Adult education budget consultation

November 3, 2020

Please respond to this consultation to help shape the approach to the commissioning of the devolved adult education budget in Sheffield city region.

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Looking for guest reporters

November 3, 2020

RUCST and RMBC Early Help young people are working in collaboration to produce a young people magazine. The group is appealing for positive stories, guest writers and photographers.

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Apply for a local role this Trustees Week 2020

November 2, 2020

It’s trustees week this week and we wanted to let you know about some of the great trustee roles available now in Rotherham. 

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Rotherham Parks needs your votes!

November 2, 2020

Clifton Park was voted as one of the UK’s top ten parks for the last 4 years, in a public vote and awarded the People’s Choice Award. We need your help to retain this title for a fifth year. And to add Greasbrough Park and Ulley Country Park to the list.

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The Tracey Clarkson Christmas Smile

November 2, 2020

This is the first initiative from the Tracy Clarkson Smile Foundation in partnership with Diversify, help us to carry on her legacy by purchasing something from our list to help a family in need in Rotherham this Christmas.

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Diversify’s Phone a Friend scheme

November 2, 2020

Have you or someone you know been struggling in Rotherham with isolation during the COVID-19 crisis and need someone to talk to?

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Get involved in Talk Money Week

November 2, 2020

Talk Money Week is an annual campaign devised by the Money and Pensions Service to get the nation talking about money and will take place on 9th - 13th November 2020.

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Support needed for local football club

November 2, 2020

Maltby Main Football Club are appealing for space that will enable them to fundraise and help keep the community football club running.

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Help The British Red Cross Tackle Loneliness Digitally

November 2, 2020

As part of our new Tackling Loneliness Digitally programme The British Red Cross have created some brand new resources, designed to help build confidence, coping skills and connections. 

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The FSI’s webinar series in November

November 2, 2020

Join the FSI’s next webinar series taking place in November and choose from 8 interactive 90-minutes webinars to help you upskill and support the future of your charity. 

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Healthwatch Rotherham November 2020 Newsletter

November 2, 2020

The Healthwatch Rotherham Newsletter is now available to download here.

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Impact of volunteering on volunteer wellbeing

November 2, 2020

The What Works Centre for Wellbeing, in partnership with Spirit of 2012, have published a review, Volunteer Wellbeing: what works and who benefits?

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Rotherham’s Remembrance Memorial to be online

November 2, 2020

Residents will be able to view the virtual service on the Council website at www.rotherham.gov.uk/remembrance and on the Councils social media pages at 10.15am on Sunday, 8th November and on Wednesday, 11th November.

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Reset2020: Festival for Social Enterprise

November 2, 2020

This online festive will celebrate the social enterprises in the Sheffield City Region whilst exploring how we can come together as a sector to reset and move forward successfully.

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Charity Commission 5-minute guides

November 2, 2020

The Charity Commission joined NAVCA last week for a member event to share their new 5-minute guides for trustees which are being launched as part of #TrusteesWeek

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Latest Rotherham Older Peoples Forum Update

November 2, 2020

As we approach the end of (a rather different) older People's month we are focusing on how the pandemic has been affecting older People's health and well-being what we can do to help get through the winter.

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Helping out: taking an inclusive approach to engaging older volunteers

November 2, 2020

The Centre for Ageing Better has published a guide to enable voluntary organisations mobilise a more diverse range of people aged 50+.

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Allen Lane Foundation

November 2, 2020

Grants averaging £5,000 are available to groups in the UK for work that makes a difference to people's lives. The next deadline for applications is 30th November 2020

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Community Foundation Covid Fund – Deadline

November 2, 2020

South Yorkshire's Community Foundation's Covid Response and Recovery Fund will close to new applications on 6th November

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Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund

November 2, 2020

Grants of £10,000 - £100,000 are available to provide single room and COVID-19 secure accommodation for people experiencing homelessness during winter. Deadlines are 4th November 2020 and 2nd December 2020

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Food parcels for Rotherham Families – No Child Should Be Hungry

October 29, 2020

The Learning Community have recently secured funding from The Coalfield Regeneration Trust to provide a food bank for those in need between 01 October 2020 and 30 April 2021. 

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Easy-to-follow guide to Very High Alert restrictions

October 29, 2020

RMBC have updated their easy-to-follow guide to Rotherham Covid-19 restrictions, taking into account the new Very High Alert Level measures and refreshed advice about gym classes.

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First grant support scheme for businesses goes live

October 29, 2020

Applications for funding are now open for businesses forced to close as a result of the new Covid-19 Alert Level Very High restrictions, which came into force on 24th October.

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Rotherham support scheme to help ‘unsung hero’ carers

October 29, 2020

The scheme aims to ease social isolation by purchasing technology to aid communication, reduce stress and anxiety by providing therapies and coping strategies as well as providing respite and support with skills training.

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Getting OnBoard – How to Become a Charity Trustee

October 29, 2020

This new guide will launch at the beginning of Trustees' Week (Monday 2 November), as part of the organisation's Festival of Trusteeship.

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Webinar on Smallwood Trust funding for women’s organisations

October 29, 2020

The deadline is fast approaching for two national funds providing support to women's organisations. In order to support women’s organisations with applying for these funds, Rosa will be hosting a webinar with Smallwood Trust on Tuesday 3 November, 11am-12noon

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Free design and digital training for non-profits

October 29, 2020

Beyond, a newly launched digital platform, is currently offering six months of free design and digital training to help non-profits adapt and respond in times of crisis.

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Small grants for charities to improve their digital presence

October 29, 2020

Small grants of up to £2,500 are available for UK-registered charities, with an annual turnover of less than £1 million, to improve their digital presence.

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New Support Hub to open in Rotherham Town Centre

October 29, 2020

Rivo and SafeHaven Rotherham have a new home and will be providing meals and support to vulnerable people.

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Asian artists take over the chapel at Wentworth Woodhouse

October 29, 2020

The art exhibition by the Zanib Collective is being postponed. We will confirm new dates as soon as possible.

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Funding available to deliver digital skills

October 29, 2020

The National Lottery Heritage Fund are seeking innovative organisations that can help us support digital development in the heritage sector.

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Get help for your organisation’s unmet needs

October 29, 2020

Voluntary Action Rotherham has joined the VCS Emergency Partnership (VCS EP) which can help you get the things you need to help communities.

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Have your say on up to £50 million Fund for Rotherham

October 29, 2020

We are delighted to be actively involved in the team seeking government support for our area via the Town Deal Fund and we are asking for your feedback and comments to help us to prepare the bid for funding.

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Mental Health First Aid (Adults) and Suicide Prevention – Virtual Training Dates Now Available

October 29, 2020

Virtual Mental Health First Aid training and LivingWork Starts, Suicide Prevention Training

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Survey findings: Covid-19 impact on charities

October 29, 2020

Largest study of voluntary organisations reveals devastating financial impacts of Covid-19

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Action to help prevent vulnerable young people from becoming homeless

October 29, 2020

New guidance for councils has been published to help ensure care leavers have the stable homes they need, and prevent them from becoming homeless.

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Roth Trails

October 29, 2020

5 artists from Rotherham have created trails around Rotherham, RothTrails. They are all different and free to download

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Peter Sowerby Foundation Increasing Access Fund

October 29, 2020

Three categories of grants are available to organisations working within the areas of healthcare innovation, the arts, environment and community (particularly with disadvantaged young people).

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Isla Foundation’s Tipping Point Grants

October 29, 2020

Funding of up to £40,000 is available to any organisation in the UK that is addressing the issue of homelessness.

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Smallwood Trust – Covid-19 Frontline Women’s Fund

October 29, 2020

Grants of up to £30,000 are available to women’s organisations and services that are supporting women aged 18+

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#FestiveFightback – 100+ fundraising ideas.

October 29, 2020

100+ Christmas fundraising ideas, links to dozens more, plus lots of resources and people who will help (for free).  To help you fight back against COVID, these include lots of virtual and digital ideas and resources. 

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Latest Travel Advice from Travel South Yorkshire

October 27, 2020

Travel South Yorkshire have updated their guidance on using public transport in line with South Yorkshire moving into Tier 3 'Very High' alert category.

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Helping you back into work

October 27, 2020

Pathways Rotherham is a team made up of dedicated key workers who can help you to develop basic skills and move towards or into employment.

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Rotherham Covid 19 Restrictions Guide

October 27, 2020

A visual guide showing current COVID Alert Tier 3 – Very high restrictions

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A Year in Our Lives – Share your story

October 27, 2020

‘A Year in Our Lives’, a project from The Centre for Mental Health, wants to find creative, truthful and open ways to tell the story of 2020 in people’s own words.

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More NHS Volunteer Responders needed in Rotherham

October 27, 2020

NHS Volunteer Responders Scheme is moving into the next phase of their response and are looking for new Volunteers in Rotherham to support the NHS as we move into first COVID-19 winter.

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Working Win Extension

October 27, 2020

They will now be offering in-work employment support to those with a mental or physical health condition who are struggling in work. 

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Shoosmiths’ charity webinars

October 27, 2020

Shoosmiths recently held a webinar where they discussed the responsibilities and powers of charity trustees, governance issues that commonly arise within charities and some suggested strategies to help

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Rotherhive launches new Debt Section

October 26, 2020

RotherHive has launched a new Debt Page to support the local people of Rotherham during these uncertain times.

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Better Sleep Week Launches New Shaun The Sheep Plush Toy

October 26, 2020

The Sleep Charity has teamed up with its sheepy sleep ambassador, Shaun the Sheep, to launch a brand-new plush toy as part of its annual awareness campaign, Better Sleep Week

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Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking Project

October 26, 2020

Ten grants up to £13,000 are available to not-for-profit organisations in England for projects which link younger people aged 5 to 14 from schools and youth organisations with older people living in local care homes.

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Variety Club Youth Club Grants

October 26, 2020

Grants of mostly £200 - £600 to part fund equipment or materials for youth clubs that are affiliated to national bodies

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Wentworth Woodhouse stables open up for public tours

October 26, 2020

This is the perfect time to see them in their raw state, learn how they were used over the decades and how they would originally have looked.

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Nominate your hero during coronavirus pandemic in Yorkshire Big Thank You Awards

October 26, 2020

JPIMedia has launched the inaugural Big Thank You Awards in Yorkshire to recognise the heroic efforts of key workers, neighbours, families and friends who have been working, often behind the scenes, to keep us safe and healthy.

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Older residents urged to prepare for winter

October 22, 2020

Rotherham Older People’s Month, Rotherham Council and Age UK Rotherham, with help from Rotherham Older Peoples Forum, have  launched a new campaign to support older people in Rotherham to stay safe and healthy this winter.

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Access to Social Care Information Learning Materials

October 22, 2020

A subscription has been taken out by Rotherham Council which enables all Local Authority staff, and Private, Voluntary and Independent Sector staff access to the Learning Materials and Facilities provided free of charge. 

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Rotherham to move to Very High Covid Alert Level

October 22, 2020

Rotherham, along with Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield will, from Saturday, have tighter restrictions designed to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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What skills does your organisation need to survive and thrive?

October 22, 2020

Northern College is calling out to employers across Sheffield City Region, to understand their skills gaps as a result of the economic climate and Covid-19. This is to support them to recover, develop and grow.

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The three-tier coronavirus system – what it means for sport and physical activity

October 22, 2020

Sport England has worked with the government to help answer some of the key questions people in the sport and physical activity sector will have.

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Return to Play fund opened by Sport England

October 22, 2020

Sport England has launched a new £16.5 million fund to give additional help to the sport and physical activity sector during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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Warmly received! £331,000 grant boosts Wentworth Woodhouse’s plan for ground-source heating

October 22, 2020

Thanks to a £331,200 grant, its Preservation Trust can forge ahead with plans to replace its old and inadequate gas central heating with a house-wide system powered by a ground-source heat pump.

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation – grants available

October 22, 2020

Grants are available from £2,000 upto £100,000 for organisations in the most deprived areas.

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VCS Emergency Partnership launched

October 22, 2020

The Voluntary and Community Sector Emergencies Partnership (Emergencies Partnership) recognises the crucial role that the voluntary sector plays, both nationally and locally, to support those in need.

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Charities and the public warned to protect themselves against fraudsters

October 22, 2020

The Charity Commission is warning trustees and donors to strengthen defences as it fears the pandemic has created environments that are enabling charity fraud.

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Free mentoring & training available for English heritage organisations

October 22, 2020

Applications are now open for the two-year programme, which will help 150 small or medium-sized heritage organisations (including local museums, parks, landscapes, places of worship and heritage buildings) future proof their business model.

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CAF Resilience Fund

October 22, 2020

The CAF Resilience Fund will distribute grants ranging from £10k to £100k, delivering rapid relief from the ongoing impact of the pandemic.  

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Personal health budgets tackling health inequalities for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities

October 21, 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement’s Personalised Care Group are working with the Race Equality Foundation to explore how personal health budgets can be used to improve the experience of mental health services for people in BAME communities.

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East Herringthorpe Spooky Scarecrow Competition

October 21, 2020

RotherFed are running a competition over October in East Herringthorpe where houses build Spooky Scarecrows in there gardens.

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Rotherham Pumpkin Carving Competition

October 21, 2020

Are you an expert at carving pumpkins or just like the idea of giving pumpkin carving a go? Why not enter the Pumpkin Carving Competition being run by Rotherfed with the chance of winning yourself some Amazon vouchers.

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Trustees Week 2020: 2 – 6 November 2020

October 21, 2020

It’s an opportunity to highlight the excellent work of trustees, support boards to improve their governance, and encourage new people to consider trusteeship and volunteering opportunities.

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Young Trustee Movement workshop

October 21, 2020

The Young Trustee Movement are hosting free 1 hour workshops across October and November that are intended to equip trustees in championing diversity on boards

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South Yorkshire moving into Very High Alert level from Saturday 24 October

October 21, 2020

Rotherham, along with Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield will, from Saturday, have tighter restrictions designed to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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Women’s Sector Resilience Fund

October 20, 2020

The Smallwood Trust are looking to reach women’s services and organisations who are in need of emergency funding during the coronavirus, and work to build financial resilience amongst their beneficiaries.

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The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK COVID–19 Emergency Fund

October 20, 2020

The fund is targeted at organisations in a critical position due to COVID-19. Grants are for a maximum of £1,000.

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Virgin Money Foundation 2020 Masterclass: Social Impact

October 20, 2020

Understanding and measuring the difference your organisation and its work makes (your social impact) is a key requirement for all charities and social enterprises.

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Free advice and guidance on how to set up a community shop

October 20, 2020

www.get-involved.uk is a non-subscription, free of charge ‘one-stop-shop’ guide on how set up a thriving community shop, run ONLY by local volunteers, to generate revenue and good-will for the benefit of the their community. 

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Free online courses for registered charities

October 20, 2020

Accenture have a range of online Digital Skills courses that can be accessed for free by registered charities.

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Clinically extremely vulnerable receive updated advice tailored to local COVID alert levels

October 20, 2020

Clinically extremely vulnerable people in England will receive new guidance to help them reduce their risk from coronavirus, tailored to where they live.

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£3million Community Business Renewal Fund unveiled

October 20, 2020

An unrestricted grant between £10,000 and £20,000 to to support your organisation to adapt and evolve to the changing circumstances.

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Tackling Inequalities fund

October 19, 2020

The purpose of the fund is to reduce the negative impact of coronavirus and the widening of the inequalities in sport and physical activity through increasing availability of exercise opportunities in local communities

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NHS Volunteer Responder programme – new webinars

October 19, 2020

Fortnightly webinars are being held to provide updates on the NHS Volunteer Responder programme and will provide an overview of the programme, including facts, figures and the most recent updates on programme adaptations

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Celebrating Black History Month

October 19, 2020

Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance in partnership with Rotherham Diversity Festival and The Unity Centre bring you a festival of events, provoking discussions and vibrant celebrations to mark Black History Month 2020.

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Rotherham Opthalmology is Moving

October 15, 2020

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Ophthalmology Department is moving to the Rotherham Community Health Centre – with an opening date scheduled for October 26.

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Theme for this year’s IVM Day

October 15, 2020

The global theme for International Volunteer Managers Day this year is 'What's Next?'

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Get to know top inclusive communication principles with new videos

October 15, 2020

Created for people who work in sport and leisure organisations, you do not have to be a communications professional to embed the principles.

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Rotherham Covid-19 outbreak toolkit in Community Languages

October 15, 2020

RMBC have a series of Coronavirus (Covid-19) communication resources for businesses and community groups to use with the communities they support.

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Latest Update from Rotherham Older Peoples Forum

October 15, 2020

The Rotherham Older People's Forum latest update is available to download

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Shiloh Rotherham Support Centre Now Open

October 15, 2020

Shiloh re-opens to offer advice, guidance, learning opportunities and practical support.

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Rotherham Minster Appealing for Knitted Angels

October 15, 2020

Can you help us knit angels for this year's festival of angels? Last year we were able to give away over 200 knitted angels as gifts to visitors to Rotherham Minster, we would love to be able to do so again!

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Extent of rural economic and social benefits from village and community halls revealed

October 15, 2020

Village and community halls in England offer extensive economic and social benefits to rural communities, a report from ACRE has revealed.

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#iwill Fund in South Yorkshire

October 15, 2020

Grants of £1,000 - £5,000 to support NEW youth social action work, eg volunteering, fundraising and campaigning. Deadline 26th October

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Resources to help charities claim Gift Aid

October 14, 2020

A coalition of voluntary organisations has released new resources to help charities claim Gift Aid, amid warnings that the sector is being forced to do “much more with even less”.

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Donated PC’s available to registered charities in Rotherham

October 14, 2020

Affinity is cleaning up used computers and donating up to two of the PC's per registered charity in need of them. The charity must be based in the Sheffield City region which does include Rotherham.

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£468,000 winter life-saver for Wentworth Woodhouse

October 14, 2020

Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham has received a £468,262 financial lifeline  from the Government to help it through the coronavirus pandemic this winter.

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Voice4Change England: Covid-19 Grants Programme

October 14, 2020

The grants programme is for Black, Asian and Minority (BAME) led community groups and organisations in England, working primarily with BAME communities, with an annual income of less than £200,000.

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African Health Policy Network

October 14, 2020

Funding is available to small BAME led organisations providing support to people in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Maths and English at The Source

October 14, 2020

We have FREE places for Functional Skills Maths and English. We have high success rates of 98% passes.

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Localgiving announces £1m coronavirus fund

October 14, 2020

Localgiving is running a £1 million match fund campaign to help charities and community groups working to support beneficiaries across England that have been adversely affected by COVID-19.

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Giving Tuesday UK launches GiveBack2020 initiative to encourage support for charities

October 14, 2020

GivingTuesday 2020 takes place on 1 December, and new for this year in the UK it will include GiveBack2020, specifically designed to encourage support for charities.

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Rotherham named as ‘High alert level’ coronavirus area

October 14, 2020

The Government has confirmed that Rotherham and other areas in South Yorkshire will be placed in the High alert (middle) tier but what does this mean?

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Listen to the first ‘Millers Matters’ podcast!

October 14, 2020

This month we talk to Inclusion Manager- Trudi Race on all things mental health for World Mental Health Day.

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Swinton Community Focus Group Photo Competition for October

October 14, 2020

October's theme for photos is sunrises or sunsets in Swinton and Kilnhurst. The closing date for entries is the Monday 26 October

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Freephone mental health crisis number launched

October 12, 2020

Local mental health trust, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), has introduced a freephone number to help people in a mental health crisis.

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RUCST Half Term Holiday Camps

October 12, 2020

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust has a number of Holiday Camps taking place over October 2020 half term.

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Team supports World Mental Health Day

October 12, 2020

A team which supports the mental wellbeing of Rotherham people is using World Mental Health Day (October 10) to remind residents that support is available if they are feeling depressed, anxious or stressed.

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Mums in Need named as Make your Mark UK Charity of the Year

October 12, 2020

Make Your Mark UK is pleased to team up with Sheffield-based charity Mums In Need as their new charity of the year partnership.

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Community Fund is a success for young budding artists

October 12, 2020

The Artful team along with local young people have been successful with Community Fund application to run high quality arts workshops with 100’s of young people in Rotherham.

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Artful Make it Happen and Rotherham Creative Network Campaign for Creatives

October 12, 2020

To recognise and show our support to Black History Month, we thought it should be appropriate to honour and shine a spotlight on some of the Black creatives working within Rotherham and the wider South Yorkshire and National region.

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Give your mini dribbler the perfect introduction to football

October 8, 2020

Greasbrough Youth Football Club are running weekly training sessions, held at Winterhill Astro turf, which will help your children to learn all the basics of the sport in a fun and friendly way.

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New community courses starting soon in Rotherham

October 8, 2020

Rotherham College has a number of community courses starting in November taking place across Rotherham.

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Rotherham Together October Programme

October 8, 2020

The events are part of the Rotherham Together programme which was launched in September and is aimed at bringing residents and communities together safely as people in the borough start to rebuild their confidence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Worst Hit: Dementia During Coronavirus

October 8, 2020

Since the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown on 23 March, this investigation found family and friends have spent an extra 92 million hours caring for loved ones with dementia

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Lockdown, Lifelines and the Long Haul Ahead: The Impact of Covid-19 on Food Banks in the Trussell Trust Network

October 8, 2020

This report presents findings of research carried out by the Trussell Trust and Heriot Watt University. It estimates that 846,000 food parcels will need to be provided to people in crisis during October to December 2020

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Covid-19 and the Nation’s Mental Health: Forecasting Needs and Risks in the UK

October 8, 2020

While the impact on our mental health and need for mental health services is yet unknown, it is crucial that we prepare for an increase in demand to protect people’s wellbeing across the country.

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Youth Endowment Fund calls for input to help it set next three years’ priorities

October 8, 2020

The Youth Endowment Fund is looking for people and organisations working to keep children safe from violence to help it set its priorities for the next three years.

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Celebrating success at online Annual Awards

October 8, 2020

RDaSH celebrateds the achievements of its colleagues and volunteers at its first ever online awards event on October 1.

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Free online training for professionals from Divert in Rotherham

October 8, 2020

Free online training sessions, covering Young People & Drugs, Understanding Nitrous Oxide and Myths about Spliffs, for those who support young people in Rotherham

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Rotherham Volunteer Centre partners with DWP to deliver Volunteering Workshop

October 8, 2020

Rotherham Volunteer Centre and DWP Rotherham teamed up to host their first zoom workshop, online, for customers who were interested in volunteering.  

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Hellaby carve a pumpkin competition

October 8, 2020

Participants need to register and will be encouraged to join Rotherfed Good News Stories Facebook page, where the entries will be posted on the 30th of October as part of a Facebook poll. The winners will receive a prize.

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NCVO advice on how to close your organisation

October 7, 2020

2020 has been a tough year for many and has left some organisations needing to close their doors for the final time. If this has affected you take a look at NCVO's steps on how best to close your voluntary organisation

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ROAR artists take over the chapel at Wentworth Woodhouse

October 7, 2020

The private chapel of Rotherham stately home Wentworth Woodhouse has moved with the times. It is now the backdrop for exhibitions by four local artists.

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Support for Carers in Rotherham

October 7, 2020

Beacon South Yorkshire, a charity based in Barnsley, are offering support for carers in Rotherham who support people with substance misuse, Mental health issues, disabilities, elderly & dementia. 

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Bettys and Taylors Family Fund

October 6, 2020

Grants of between £500 and £4,000 are available to support groups across Yorkshire working to improve the lives of local children and young people through food.

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B&Q Foundation opens with grants of up to £5k available

October 6, 2020

B&Q has set up a new foundation, with grants of up to £5,000 available for local charities that support people experiencing bad housing or homelessness, as well as community projects looking to improve their spaces.

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Short Courses at Northern College

October 5, 2020

We have a range of new courses in our short course offer to support people to develop their English, Maths and Digital skills, Community Development and Social Action, Social Studies and Health, Social Care and Wellbeing.

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Future Ambitions Days at Northern College

October 5, 2020

Northern College, a national college based in Barnsley, specialises in helping adults to gain the skills and qualifications they need in order to reach their true potential.

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Huge art installation The Flock descends on Wentworth Woodhouse

October 5, 2020

A flock of 10,000 birds carrying people’s memories of the Covid-19 spring lockdown has taken over the lawns of the stately home Wentworth Woodhouse in Rotherham, just as it re-opens to the public.

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The Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation

October 5, 2020

Small grants of £100 to £1,000 are available to small charities (with an income under £1 million) who are temporarily struggling but otherwise viable.

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Volunteering: a family affair?

October 5, 2020

NCVO have launched the results of their research project which explores the relationship between families and volunteering.

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Flood Relief Grants for Community Groups

October 5, 2020

Grants up to £5,000 for three years for groups helping communities recover after the floods in South Yorkshire last year. Deadline is 2nd November 2020

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DCMS Survey to better understand safe volunteering during Covid 19

October 5, 2020

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is currently developing guidance to help volunteer-involving organisations, groups and bodies based in England better understand how volunteering can be done safely and effectively

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NSPPC Speak Out Stay Safe

October 5, 2020

NSPCC Learning has launched an online version of the Speak out Stay Safe school assembly for children aged 5- to 11-years-old.

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NCVO Training Events

October 5, 2020

If you have missed any of the online events and webinars you can catch up on their Youtube channel.

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Henry Smith Charity Strengthening Communities Grants

October 5, 2020

The Strengthening Communities grant programme is designed to support small charitable organisations based and working at grassroots level within the 10 per cent most deprived areas.

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Sport England launches new Autumn and Winter activity toolkit

October 5, 2020

To help you inspire and motivate the people in your communities to continue to be physically active, Sport England has produced an Autumn and Winter Activity Toolkit that’s packed with resources and information.

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Coronavirus Job Support Scheme

October 5, 2020

The government’s new Job Support Scheme replaces the furlough scheme and starts on 1 November 2020.

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Local Giving Magic Little Grants

October 5, 2020

Grants of £500 are available to community projects across Great Britain that support and inspire people to participate in sports or exercise.

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FREE 12 week virtual exercise programme

October 5, 2020

An exciting opportunity for anyone with arthritis and/or musculoskeletal issues to get involved in Versus Arthritis 'Lets Move with Leon' FREE 12 week exercise programme. 

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Posters for the new Covid-19 App available in community languages

October 5, 2020

Please feel free to download, print off and circulate within your networks

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Seed Funding for Projects that Bring Neighbours Together

October 5, 2020

The Near Neighbours programme offers small grants between £250 and £3,000, as seed funding for local groups and organisations who are working to bring together neighbours.

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Garfield Weston Foundation’s New £25m Culture Fund now open

October 5, 2020

The £25 million fund is designed to support mid to large scale cultural organisations to help them restart work, re-engage with audiences, adapt to changed circumstances and generate revenue.

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FREE adult learning opportunities

October 5, 2020

FREE workshops and distance learning activities from Rotherham Creative Learning Centre

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People’s Postcode Lottery launches £3 million Postcode Recovery Fund

October 5, 2020

Funding is available for charities with ideas to help communities across Britain recover from problems highlighted or exacerbated by the pandemic from the new £3 million Postcode Recovery Fund.

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Rotherham Black History Month Programme

October 5, 2020

Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance in partnership with Rotherham Diversity Festival and The Unity Centre bring you a festival of events, provoking discussions and vibrant celebrations to mark Black History Month 2020.

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The Learning Community Kickstart – Free Staff For Six Months

October 5, 2020

The Learning Community is bidding to manage a cohort of 30 or more young adults across South Yorkshire. We will particularly welcome employers from the Voluntary and Community Sector, and from Social Enterprises.

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Fully Funded Health and Wellbieng Classes in Rotherham

October 5, 2020

Pivotal Health & Wellbeing CIC is a community company offering health, fitness & mindfulness to our community through affordable and funded projects in Rotherham.

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Things you need to know about social distancing

October 5, 2020

One of the main ways that coronavirus is spreading in Rotherham is through social contact between families and friends.

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Video tour of Forge Island test site

October 5, 2020

A number of videos have been produced, featuring community members and in different languages, explaining what to expect if you book a test at the local test site at Forge Island.

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Aviva Community Fund encourages small charities with big ideas

October 5, 2020

The Aviva Community Fund rewards charities developing new approaches whilst building capability in digital fundraising.

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Fine-Tune Your Fundraising With End-of-Year Fundraising Toolkit

October 5, 2020

The toolkit contains expert advice, practical tips, resources and worksheets that will help you to make the most of the giving opportunities that 2020 still has to offer.

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FREE zoom Bollywood Dance Classes

October 1, 2020

The Diversity Festival funded by Yorkshire Sport are delighted to bring you a series of 7 one hour online Bollywood Dance classes.

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Opportunity to join an Independent Monitoring Board at a South Yorkshire prison

October 1, 2020

There are vacancies at all four of the prisons in South Yorkshire  - Moorland, Hatfield, Lindholme and Doncaster.

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Kickstart your workforce through the new ‘Kickstart Scheme’

October 1, 2020

Would your business benefit from having £1500 additional cash? Do you need staff? If you are answering yes…

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Supporting BAME Communities – Micro Grants in Sheffield and Rotherham

October 1, 2020

Grants of £500 to support BAME organisations working in Sheffield or Rotherham to maintain stability and build capacity. Deadline is 9th October 2020

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Applications are Open for our Pilotlight Programme

October 1, 2020

We're looking for leaders of ambitious charities and social enterprises based in England and Wales who are open to change and challenge.

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New Social Supermarket at Rotherham Minster

October 1, 2020

Would you be interested in helping us?  We need help with running the supermarket, admin, transport, finances, shelving, making tea, teaching crafts and more. 

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Craft Group for Military Families

September 30, 2020

Keeping Families in Mind are happy to announce we have an Arts and Crafts group starting in two weeks time for Armed Forces Families across South Yorkshire on the 13th October at 1pm.

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NEW – Virtual Training Sessions

September 30, 2020

RMBC Learning and Development are delighted to be able to advertise a series of virtual training sessions

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New package to support and enforce self-isolation

September 30, 2020

People with symptoms, or with a positive Covid-19 test result, will be required by law to self-isolate from 28 September. Those on lower incomes who cannot work from home could get a Government payment of £500

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How to communicate better with people with hearing loss

September 30, 2020

Remote appointments on the telephone or talking to someone who is wearing personal protective equipment such as a mask can make things more difficult.

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Opportunity alert! Young adult campaigners needed

September 30, 2020

Revolving Doors need young adults (18-25) to design and support our New Generation Campaign

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Home Office Consultation on Serious Violence Reduction Orders

September 30, 2020

The Home Office has launched a consultation on a new court order to target known knife and offensive weapon carriers: Serious Violence Reduction Orders. 

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New Rotherham Energy Awareness and Advice Project

September 30, 2020

Recharge is a free scheme for anyone with a disability or long-term health condition to help reduce fuel poverty

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Wentworth Woodhouse welcomes visitors back to its mansion from October 3

September 30, 2020

The house has been closed since March, when lockdown came into force. But the Preservation Trust which owns the Grade I listed Rotherham stately home is now able to welcome visitors back in safety.

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Invitation to Bid – VCS Infrastructure Support Services in Rotherham

September 30, 2020

The Council is seeking to appoint a lead VCS organisation in Rotherham to develop co-designed infrastructure support services for the VCS over a three-year period commencing 1st April 2021.

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Invitation to Bid – Rotherham Voluntary Sector Advice Services

September 30, 2020

The Council is seeking to appoint a lead organisation from among voluntary sector advice providers in Rotherham to develop a co-designed and co-delivered advice service commencing in April 2021.

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COVID-19 and Voluntary Sector Organisations’ Response: Barometer

September 30, 2020

Share your experiences of the impact of COVID-19 on Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector organisations and inform this new research

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Support available for BAME children on the impact of COVID19

September 30, 2020

Support is available from Barnardo's for BAME (Black, Asylum, Minority Ethnic) children and families in Rotherham.

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South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit Newsletter: September 2020

September 30, 2020

This edition features a number of news stories including the announcement of the successful recipients of the Domestic Abuse Prevention Fund and the Vulnerable Children’s Charities funding.

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Virtual exhibition for new Rotherham Town Investment Plan

September 29, 2020

An online, virtual consultation has been launched to ask people across the borough about their thoughts on plans to invest £25m into the town through the Towns Fund Programme.

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£50,000 Leaders With Lived Experience

September 29, 2020

Supporting organisations set up or run by people with first-hand experience of a social issue, who are trying to create positive change for communities and people who share those experiences.

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SHU Short Workplacements: Fully Funded

September 29, 2020

On short placements, our students work for your business on a flexible project of up to 120 hours. You’ll get free support for your organisation, in exchange for providing great real-world experience.

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Small Charity Leaders Insight Survey 2020 by Weston Charity Awards

September 29, 2020

The results of this survey will be used as part of our Weston Charity awards campaign

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Art Fund Respond and Reimagine grants

September 29, 2020

Grants of £10,000 to £50,000 are available to help UK museums, galleries and cultural organisations respond and adapt to challenges

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Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust

September 29, 2020

The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust is accelerating its annual Hospice Fund programme with one-off grants of up to £5,000 to support hospices’ core costs.

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Videos explaining the ‘Rule of Six’ in Slovak & Arabic

September 28, 2020

REMA have shared 2 videos via Facebook on social distancing and not meeting in a group of more than 6, indoors or outdoors.

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Community buildings research

September 24, 2020

Community Matters needs updates from organisations to create a report that looks at what Community Buildings have done during the last 5 months, and also the implications moving forward for the sustainability of community buildings.

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Covid19 testing site on Forge Island

September 24, 2020

VAR are working with RMBC to get messages out to all communities regarding the Covid19 testing site on Forge Island.

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More NHS Volunteer Responders needed in areas across England

September 24, 2020

Volunteers are needed more than ever to support the local community and protect the NHS. NHS Volunteer Responders are looking for new recruits in areas across England, including Rotherham.

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Moving Rotherham

September 24, 2020

We are asking as many people as possible to tweet on the 28th September to launch #MovingRotherham and continue tweets throughout October.

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Flux to bring “Sparks of Joy” to Rotherham

September 24, 2020

Flux would like to bring “Sparks of Joy” to different communities over the coming weeks and months. If you know of a street that would benefit from a short one off performance please contact VAR.

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Will you display a coronavirus QR poster in your building?

September 23, 2020

As a borough we are asking all businesses to get on board and display a QR code so that it becomes another way we can all work together to help keep Rotherham open.

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Youth futures foundation grants

September 23, 2020

Grants applications are open to organisations working with young people aged 14-24 to help them overcome barriers to finding meaningful work.

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Impact of COVID-19 on voluntary organisations survey

September 22, 2020

NCVO is tracking the impact of COVID-19 on voluntary organisations and need not for profit survey responses to help inform future policy work to build resilience into the sector as it recovers.

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Listening Ear service

September 21, 2020

The Listening Ear South Yorkshire Bereavement Service has been extended until December to help people who have lost loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Leadership and the role of charities in a pandemic

September 21, 2020

Listen to expert podcasts Supporting Trustees during COVID-19 and talking about The Changing Remit of Charities.

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Heritage sites project

September 21, 2020

People are invited to come together to create a community group and explore future site development. The sites involved will be: Keppel’s Column, Waterloo Kiln and Catcliffe Cone.

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Kimberworth Park Community Partnership covid-19 support

September 21, 2020

Kimberworth Park Community Partnership is supporting people in the local area who are feeling isolated, whose health and/or age makes them vulnerable to Coronavirus, or other illnesses and, who perhaps feel a bit alone during this difficult time.

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Rockingham School food collection

September 21, 2020

Rockingham School is collecting food to help others in need. Please help to donate food if you can.

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Making Space have re-opened two of their Dementia cafes

September 21, 2020

The Making Space team are pleased to have re-opened two of their Dementia cafes. Booking is essential as places are limited.

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The Fore’s RAFT Transition Fund (opens 21/09)

September 21, 2020

Unrestricted grants to help small charities and social enterprises in the UK plan for the longer term and gain a stronger footing in the post-coronavirus world.

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Digital momentum and innovations during COVID-19

September 21, 2020

Charity Digital has posted some resources to help charities to capitalise on the digital momentum created by the innovations of COVID-19 operations and how the pandemic will shape the future of charity service delivery.

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Updated Coronavirus information

September 21, 2020

If you're not sure what you can and can't do, keep up to date with the latest guidelines by going online to www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

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Green Recovery Challenge Fund

September 21, 2020

This new short-term fund is now open for applications. Grants of £50,000 - £5 million to support the restoration of nature, tackle climate change and retain/create jobs. There are separate deadlines for different amounts.

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KFC Foundation Community Grants Programme

September 21, 2020

Grants of £200 - £2,000 to support grass roots organisations working with young people 11 – 25 years old in communities that have KFC restaurants.

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Scurrah Wainwright Charity

September 21, 2020

Applications are again open for grants up to £5,000, for projects with an emphasis on hard to fund work on social reform and tackling the root causes of social inequity.

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29th Annual charity governance seminar webinar series

September 21, 2020

Wrigleys' Solicitors will be hosting a series of webinars throughout October and November. This will cover a range of topical governance areas with practical tips and real-life examples and insight.

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Only book Covid test if you have symptoms

September 18, 2020

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms can get a test. Please don't book if you don't have symptoms to help lab testing maintain capacity.

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Recruitment process for firefighters to open soon

September 17, 2020

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue will soon be opening up the recruitment process for firefighters. Interested people may register there interest now.

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Choir leader needed for new project

September 17, 2020

Rotherham Carers Forum need of a would-be choir leader (e.g. a singing tutor or leader) who is keen to take on a new project.

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The Suicide Monologues

September 17, 2020

The aim of The Suicide Monologues is to challenge stigma around this complex subject, increase understanding, and create discussion.

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RDaSH is on the Nursing Times Workforce Awards Shortlist

September 17, 2020

RDaSH emerged as a finalist in the Best Diversity and Inclusion Practice category on the Nursing Times Workforce Awards for their work on building staff networks.

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The Local Authority Emergency Assistance Grant for Food and Essential supplies

September 16, 2020

An emergency assistance grant for food and essential supplies is now open for application. This grant is being administered by Voluntary Action Rotherham, the deadline is 31st October.

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Mental health small grants

September 15, 2020

These are grants for up to £3,000 to support adult mental health in Rotherham. The closing date for applications is Friday 2nd October.

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Free health check for volunteer management: Try IiV Essentials

September 15, 2020

This tool will help you do a basic health check on your volunteer practice. It covers the basic areas to model good practice for involving and managing volunteers.

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Up to £5m: Green recovery challenge fund

September 15, 2020

Environmental charities and their partners can now apply for grants worth between £50,000 and £5 million from the new fund in a bid to restore nature, tackle climate change and build the economy back from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Championing community engagement

September 15, 2020

People in South Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire are set to benefit from a new partnership between the NHS and the community which aims to boost the engagement opportunities for local people to become more involved in their NHS services

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Building Stronger Communities Initiatives and Grants Fund 2020-21

September 15, 2020

Funding is open to application for organisations based in Rotherham that are able to support the Building Stronger Communities framework and our recovery as a borough.

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We find any learner courses

September 15, 2020

We Find Any Learner is able to offer free Level 2 courses to adults while maintaining social distancing.

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Business Survey: Covid-19 Impacts

September 14, 2020

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce need your help to identify Covid-19 impact and support needs.

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Rotherham Older Peoples Forum Newsletter

September 14, 2020

Rotherham Older Peoples Forum are please to share with you issue 5 of their newsletter.

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YWCA Yorkshire receives Kitemark Plus Certificate

September 14, 2020

We are really pleased to award YWCA Yorkshire their kitemark plus certificate. It was an excellent submission and evidence of really good systems in place to support and manage volunteers

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Comic Relief Covid-19 Community Fund

September 14, 2020

The fund will provide grants of £4,000 to English grass roots organisations in order for them to respond to the current crisis and recover through enhanced capacity building grants of £1000.

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Rotherham Christmas Toy appeal Launches for December 2020

September 14, 2020

Last Christmas with the support of Rotherham people the Rotherham Christmas Toy Appeal managed to reach and provide presents for…

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Free hate crime online workshops

September 14, 2020

Remedi, a restorative justice charity, have created a free online course for young people surrounding hate crime. It aims to raise awareness and empower confidence in reporting hate crime in a safe and responsible way.

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Asda Christmas Giving

September 14, 2020

This year, the Asda Foundation’s Christmas Giving will award six groups per store £300 each. Nominations are open from 1st September until 30th September 2020.

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Call for Expressions of Interest – a new Social Rights Alliance (England)

September 14, 2020

Invitation for Expressions of Interest for local groups to co-create a Social Rights Alliance in England.

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Active Dearne Commissioning

September 14, 2020

Active Dearne are looking to work with individuals, groups or organisations who have an interest in looking to get adults or families more active in your community. Small amounts of funding are available.

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PHE Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund 2020-21

September 14, 2020

Grants of £25,000 - £75,000 to support new and innovative projects across sexual health, reproductive health and HIV, with particular interest in projects that focus on Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. Deadline 5pm on 18th September 2020.

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Veolia Environmental Trust

September 14, 2020

Grants are available to create or improve buildings or outside spaces for the benefit of the community.

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VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund Starting Well 2020/21

September 14, 2020

Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations can apply for funding to run projects focused on starting well in life.

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The new “rule of 6”

September 14, 2020

The Government has announced new lockdown rules reducing the number of people who can meet up together both indoors and outdoors to 6 people from the 14 September.

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Centre for social justice awards 2021

September 11, 2020

The CSJ Awards will recognise 4 winners with £10,000. The awards are for community-based charities and social enterprises that are tackling poverty.

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Tackling Loneliness Programme – Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

September 11, 2020

Fixed grants of £70,000 are available for projects that target social isolation by focusing on hard to reach groups within the Armed Forces community. The deadline for applications is midday on 9th October 2020.

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D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

September 11, 2020

Grants of £500 - £5,000 for arts, medical welfare and environment projects. The next deadline is 8th October 2020.

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Do You need an extra pair of hands for a one off social action project?

September 10, 2020

Voluntary Action Rotherham would really like to help you to get on back on your feet after the lockdown and will be working with a number of partner agencies including RMBC, local colleges and private firms to help.

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Applications open for fourth round of Aviva Community Fund

September 10, 2020

The Aviva Community Fund supports applications for forward-thinking projects that enable causes to adapt their vital services and innovate in this time of need.

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Tenders from Sheffield City Council

September 10, 2020

Sheffield City Council are tendering several Mental Health Services and a Psychology Service, which includes therapeutic sessions to improve women’s well-being.

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Disabled Peoples Organisations Covid Emergency Fund Now Open

September 10, 2020

Grants of £1,000 - £25,000 are available for grassroots Disabled Peoples Organisations

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Be the one and save lives

September 10, 2020

Today (10th September) is World Suicide Prevention Day and we at Voluntary Action Rotherham would like to encourage all groups, staff, volunteers, friends and family take part in the zero suicide alliance training. 

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How to make Zoom training sessions more interesting

September 10, 2020

These tips from Charity Digital will help ensure your participants stay engaged and learn more

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The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower

September 10, 2020

Initially designed and launched in 2016 when London Gatwick Airport wanted to identify passengers that may have a non-obvious disability it has now been adopted globally and recognised by an increasing number of small and large businesses and organisations.

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Rotherham Together: Wildflower Park

September 10, 2020

Clifton Park underwent a magnificent transformation over the weekend (5 and 6 September) with the creation of a large scale land art scene.

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The Alpkit Foundation: Go Nice Places, Do Good Things Grant

September 10, 2020

Grants of between £50 and £500 are now available for individuals, groups and schools that are responding to the crisis.

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Let’s get learning together

September 10, 2020

At SYFAB we are passionate about community learning; our training aims to empower you in an interactive and supportive environment. For the rest of the year, our training will take place in a virtual classroom via Zoom.

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It’s time to shine a light on Rotherham’s voluntary and community sector!

September 9, 2020

Shouting about the positive difference they make to people’s lives and communities is something that voluntary organisations often shy away from. But now more than ever, it is important that we have a spotlight on how vital the work of the sector really is.

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Kickstart your workforce through the new ‘Kickstart Scheme’

September 7, 2020

If you are looking to create fewer than 30 Kickstart placements (6 month work placements for young people aged 16-24) you can now apply through Diversify, a Rotherham non-profit organisaiton.

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#NeverMoreNeeded Campaign pack launched

September 7, 2020

The Never More Needed campaign has made it even easier for you to share the fantastic work you do, so that we can inform and inspire the politicians, policy makers, decision makers and supporters that we need on our side.

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Supporting mental health in Rotherham – small grants scheme

September 7, 2020

Grants of up to £3,000 are available from Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group to support adult mental health in Rotherham

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How to increase social media engagement: A guide for marketers

September 7, 2020

A guide to building, managing, and measuring social media engagement and all its benefits.

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How to adapt your fundraising to COVID-19

September 7, 2020

Listen again to Blackbaud's webinar on the Status of UK Fundraising report which discussed the key findings and showed how tech can help adapt your strategy.

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Free online training for professionals in Rotherham

September 7, 2020

DIVERT are currently offering free online training sessions for those who support young people in Rotherham

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Masonic Charity – Children and Young People Grants Programme

September 7, 2020

Grants up to £150,000 to help disadvantaged children and young people (up to 25) overcome the barriers they face to achieve the best possible start in life.

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Masonic Charity – Later Life

September 7, 2020

Grants up to £150,000 to local and national charities who are working to reduce loneliness and isolation in later life.

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Money Saving Expert – Building and Developing Resilience Fund

September 7, 2020

Grants up to £7,500 for projects focused on building financial capability skills for those who need it most. Deadline is 25th September 2020

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DM Thomas Foundation for Young People

September 7, 2020

The Foundation gives grants mostly up to £10,000 to registered charities helping disadvantaged young people in the UK and Ireland.

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Heritage Open Days 10th – 20th September 2020

September 7, 2020

Hundreds of socially distanced openings, tours, walks and talks, but we've also got plenty of online events for you to explore at the click of a button, from the comfort of your own home.

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Supporting Communities During Covid-19

September 7, 2020

Grants to support supporting children getting back into the classroom and parents back at work plus nominate a charity for the chance to receive £300.

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Support for fundraisers being made redundant as a result of COVID-19

September 7, 2020

Fundraisers will benefit from three months free membership, and be able to access a package of further support, learning, and development resources.

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Online Health & Wellbeing Sessions for young men

September 7, 2020

Mesmac are running online health and wellbeing session for all men aged between 16-20 in the Yorkshire and Humber region 

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Free workshops available for unpaid dementia carers

September 7, 2020

Crossroads Care Rotherham are offering free workshops available over the next couple of months, both online and in person, to support carers and families of those with dementia.

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Maltby Ward Community Chest

September 7, 2020

Maltby Ward members Cllr Beaumont and Cllr Rushforth would like to invite community groups and organisations within their ward to bid into the Community Chest for funding.

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Social Enterprise Support Fund

September 7, 2020

Deadline: September round is open from 10 - 17 September 2020 The Social Enterprise Support Fund provides grants to support social enterprises during Covid-19.

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NCVO resources are still free!

September 7, 2020

For just a few more weeks, you can still get access to the NCVO member exclusive practical resources, which range from governance support to volunteer management or finance help.

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Free toolkit for designing and delivering online sessions

September 7, 2020

Designing and Delivering Online Sessions toolkit from the Lloyds Bank Foundation provides an overview of how to create engaging sessions for an online audience.

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Primark Meadowhall donates 100 Monopoly games to the Food for People in Crisis Partnership.

September 7, 2020

In July, Primark Meadowhall was delighted to support local charity, the Rotherham Food for People in Crisis Partnership by donating £1,800 of stock to support families in need

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Charity Commission launches improved public register of charities

September 7, 2020

The Charity Commission has launched an improved public register of charities, which makes more information about individual charities available to donors and the public.

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Government launches Kickstart Scheme

September 3, 2020

The Kickstart scheme is a £2bn fund launched by the Conservative government to pay for six-month work placements for 16 to 24-year-olds.

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Victim Engagement Contract Opportunity

September 3, 2020

The aim of the service is to provide Victim Engagement Service and support to victims of youth crime perpetrated by children and young people engaged by the Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley Youth Justice Services

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The Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust

September 3, 2020

Grants of £5,000 are available for charities with a minimum income of £1 million for projects that address the specific needs of people aged 60 and over

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LGBT+ Futures: National Emergencies Trust Fund

September 3, 2020

LGBT Consortium and the National Emergencies Trust have announced a new £350,000 grants programme to support UK based LGBT+ non-profit groups, organisations and projects most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Diversify are raising funds to support children in Rotherham

September 3, 2020

Rotherham non-profit organisation, Diversify, are travelling 874 miles to fund the delivery of bereavement and anxiety sessions to children.

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Rotherham Police Safety Advice

September 3, 2020

Now may be the time to review your home safety and learn how to be vigilant against thieves.

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The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund

September 3, 2020

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has joined forces with Company Shop to award fast track funds to tackle food poverty

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Paediatric First Aid at Work

September 3, 2020

Taking place on Saturday 19th and Saturday 26th September 2020

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Training Workshops for Charities and Social Enterprises

September 3, 2020

A series of workshops taking place between September and November on Fundraising strategies, Generating Income and saving on operational costs.

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Brinsworth and Catcliffe Community Chest

September 1, 2020

The Brinsworth and Catcliffe Ward Councillors would like to invite community groups and organisations within their ward to bid into the Community Chest for Capital projects between £500 to £2000.

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Good cause sought for new charity of the year

September 1, 2020

Make Your Mark UK is currently seeking nominations from local good causes to be considered as their next charity of the year.

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Adult Social Care Skills Academy Training available September 2020

September 1, 2020

RMBC are again offering the following courses to providers and their existing staff to be used as either refresher training, or as part of induction for new starters in your organisation. 

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South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation Community Grants

September 1, 2020

The South Yorkshire Community Foundation has grants of up to £5,000 available for activities for up to a year with a simplified application process.

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Rethink Supported Living

September 1, 2020

Cedar House on Moorgate Road in Rotherham now provides a supported living service for people who have been diagnosed with a Mental Health problem and require low level housing related support.

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Morrisons Foundation invites charities to apply for funding boost

September 1, 2020

The Morrisons Foundation is encouraging charities to apply for funding, with grants of up to £25,000 available for projects to help local communities.

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Why Hybrid Events are the future

September 1, 2020

This article from Charity Digital explores why, with continued uncertainty over the repercussions of COVID-19 for 2021 and beyond, hybrid events offer a way forward.

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Northern College Virtual Open Days

September 1, 2020

We run a range of Virtual Open Events throughout the year aimed at helping you to make the decision to return to education and whether Northern College is the place for you. 

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NCVO Training Events

September 1, 2020

If you have missed any of the online events and webinars you can catch up on their Youtube channel.

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Nominate someone for an honour or award for coronavirus-related work

September 1, 2020

You can nominate someone who has made an exceptional contribution to the response to the coronavirus crisis in the UK.

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Staff restructuring and redundancies – an expert’s view

September 1, 2020

Nick Hobden, Partner at Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP, shares guidance on reasons for a restructure, approaching redundancies, the consultation process and what the Chair’s role in this process is.

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£3.3 million fund to give babies from deprived areas or BAME backgrounds the best start in life

September 1, 2020

Applications are open for a share of a £3.3 million fund to support community projects in England aimed at tackling obesity, reducing smoking and improving learning among mothers and young babies.

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2021 GSK IMPACT Awards – funding and free training for health charities

September 1, 2020

The GSK IMPACT Awards provide core funding, training and national recognition for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Deadline 14th September

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Safe Space 4 Black women

September 1, 2020

Leyla Hussein, founder of the Dahlia Project which campaigns to end FGM, has created a 'Safe Space 4 Black women'.

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How to Create a Winning Video Marketing Strategy in 2020

September 1, 2020

A handy reference guide for anyone wanting to create a video to promote their organisation.

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Recruitment drive for care workers as Skills Academy goes live

September 1, 2020

Rotherham Council’s new Adult Social Care Skills Academy has been set up to support adult social care employers to find, recruit and train local people who want to start a career caring for adults at home or in residential care homes.

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Payments for people self-isolating in high infection areas

September 1, 2020

The Government has announced that people on low incomes who need to self-isolate and are unable to work from home in areas with high incidence of COVID-19 will benefit from a new payment scheme.

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Rotherham Events Review

August 27, 2020

Rotherham Council is undertaking a review of events across the borough and would like the opinions of event organisers and those those that attend events to better understand what you want from future events.

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True Colours Trust

August 27, 2020

Grants up to £5,000 to deliver support for disabled children and their families. Deadline is 21st September 2020

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Cash4Clubs

August 27, 2020

Grants of £500 to £5,000 for sports clubs to improve facilities, purchase new equipment, gain coaching qualifications, and invest in the sustainability of their club. Deadline is 8th September

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Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund

August 27, 2020

Quicker scheme offering £500 grants to those supporting vulnerable groups, as part of their emergency response in supporting local communities. Deadline is 18th September 2020

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Free Clinks membership for voluntary organisations

August 27, 2020

We are now offering voluntary organisations free Clinks membership - lasting until the end of March 2021.

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Disabled Peoples Organisations Covid Emergency Fund

August 27, 2020

Grants upto £25,000 will be available from early September for Disabled Peoples Organisations to meet the needs of local Disabled people.

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National Digital Lifeline Campaign

August 27, 2020

The WEA National Digital Lifeline Campaign is working to smash digital exclusion and want to let people know about their Digital Lifeline campaign. 

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Could your group support with making Face Coverings in Rotherham?

August 27, 2020

South Yorkshire Community Foundation have funding available to support people through the COVID-19 crisis and one area identified in Rotherham is the making of face coverings to distribute to those most in need.

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Community Chest and Capital Funding available for Valley Ward

August 26, 2020

Valley Ward Councillors, Councillor Kerry Albiston, Councillor Jayne Senior and Councillor Kath Reeder have set aside some funding which they welcome you to apply for.

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Helpforce Wall of Fame

August 26, 2020

Helpforce has launched a new initiative for everyone to join in and say a Big Thank You to the thousands of volunteers who have played such an important role in health and care in 2020.

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Fridge donation needed for Pioneer S E Ltd

August 25, 2020

Pioneer S E Ltd is in need of a new fridge for food storage and signed up to the Rotherham Pay it Forward register for acts of giving and peer support. Please donate a fridge if you can, Pioneer S E Ltd are also pledging in the scheme.

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Need funding for Christmas 2020? Now is the time to start your grant applications!

August 25, 2020

We know Christmas seems a long way away and will probably look a lot different this year but every year Voluntary Action Rotherham receives inquiries in December for Christmas activity funding, which is too late for the majority of funders.

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NCVO Risk Webinar Series

August 25, 2020

The sessions will cover safeguarding, cyber security and organisational resilience, and will be most useful for those responsible for risk management in their organisation.

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New Department of Health and Social Care fund opens to applications

August 25, 2020

Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations can apply for funding between £200,000 and £500,000 over three years for projects supporting the health and wellbeing of babies and young children.

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NET Announces Plans for Distribution of £12m to Pandemic’s Most Impacted Groups

August 25, 2020

The National Emergencies Trust has announced plans to distribute a further £12m from its Coronavirus Appeal, this time to a range of charity partnerships offering targeted support to some of the groups most at risk from the pandemic’s impact in the UK.

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Free Yoga and Breathwork Classes Online

August 25, 2020

If you’re interested in nourishing your health and wellbeing and enjoy creating, you can join The Art of Awesome group on Facebook where people can experience Yoga and  Breathwork sessions every week.

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Proud Awards 2020 It’s time to nominate your healthcare heroes!

August 25, 2020

Patients, carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their healthcare heroes for recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2020 Proud Awards. 

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Second round of Community Chest announced for Rawmarsh

August 25, 2020

Ward Councillors would like to invite community groups and organisations within the Rawmarsh ward to bid into the Community Chest for capital projects between £500 and £2,000.

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Eat Out to Help Out at Hygge

August 25, 2020

Hygge Café Bar, part of charity Rotherham Rise, are offering 25% off on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during August and September as well as taking part in the Eat out to help out scheme.

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Do you work with Young Adults with experience of the Criminal Justice System?

August 25, 2020

Revolving Doors are looking to recruit a diverse group of young adults to become New Generation Campaigners.

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Commonwealth Foundation – special grants call

August 25, 2020

Grants of £10,000 to £30,000 are available to support Commonwealth civil society organisations in their response to Covid-19.

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Comic Relief’s Change Maker Programme

August 25, 2020

Comic Relief’s Change Maker programme is looking to support organisations across the UK addressing issues such as homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental health and early childhood development.

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The national flu immunisation programme for 2020 to 2021

August 25, 2020

Find out more about the national flu immunisation programme 2020 to 2021.

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ACRE Re-opening guidance updates

August 25, 2020

ACRE have updated their information sheet and the associated appendices for the safe re-opening of community buildings.

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Free e-learning courses by National Energy Action

August 25, 2020

National Energy Action are offering free e-learning courses to staff and volunteers of non-commercial organisations that regularly encounter and provide advice to those in or at risk of fuel poverty.

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Beyond Us and Them: Perceptions of Covid-19 and Social Cohesion

August 25, 2020

Released by the Belong Network, this report explores how social cohesion within and between different groups and parts of the UK is being affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

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Making virtual fundraising a reality

August 25, 2020

Not being able to meet in real life has put paid too many planned fundraising activities. So could now be the time to go digital and get to grips with virtual fundraising? 

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Scops Arts Trust

August 25, 2020

Grants of £2,000 - £30,000 (one off or multi year) to give people of all ages a better quality of life by enabling them to understand, participate in and simply enjoy the arts, particularly music, drama, opera and dance.

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Proceeds of Crime Act Community Grants

August 25, 2020

Grants up to a maximum of £10,000 to support South Yorkshire projects that will help contribute to the aims of the Police and Crime Plan.

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Listening Ear bereavement service wants to hear from BAME communities

August 25, 2020

How could the Listening Ear South Yorkshire bereavement service better meet the needs of Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities?

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Resource hub for BAME-led charities

August 25, 2020

BAMER HUB is an online platform for voluntary organisations from Money4YOU, providing members access to resources to strengthen and grow.

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WEA Autumn Courses

August 25, 2020

WEA have a number of courses available in the Sheffield City Region and the autumn term brochure is now available to download.

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Recruitment of Independent Ethics Panel Members

August 24, 2020

The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner is looking to recruit new members to join the established Independent Ethics Panel (IEP)

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Healthwatch England Hospital Discharge Survey

August 24, 2020

To respond to coronavirus, hospitals across the country had to quickly change. Tell us how this has affected the care you or your loved one has received.

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Guidance on reporting outbreaks of coronavirus

August 20, 2020

The government has published Covid-19 early outbreak management information to make sure that people who run businesses or organisations are informed on how to recognise and report an incident of coronavirus, and of measures local health protection teams may advise in order to contain it.

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National Lottery Community Fund – further changes

August 20, 2020

Broader criteria now for the Covid-19 fund for up to £10,000

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Crisis Decision Tool

August 20, 2020

A lot of organisations are facing tough times. Law Firm Bates Wells has produced a free tool to help your decision making.

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Safer Community Centres

August 20, 2020

A new, visual reference guide to help those reopening community centres, including village halls

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Be Diabetes Aware

August 20, 2020

Be Diabetes Aware is part of the Social Movement in Health project, commissioned by the CCG and based at Voluntary Action Rotherham.

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Community Business bootcamps

August 20, 2020

Are you a community business looking to get in the best shape possible to navigate the ongoing impacts of COVID-19? If so, join a free 6-week bootcamp, funded by Power to Change.

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COVID-19 Digital Response Fund

August 20, 2020

Charities and other civil society organisations are invited to apply to a new £4.95m fund aimed at helping to improve the sector’s digital capabilities.

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Youth Justice Service Tenders

August 19, 2020

Three year contracts for appropriate adults and victim engagement services in South Yorkshire.

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Workshops available for Unpaid Dementia Carers

August 19, 2020

Crossroads Care Rotherham have got a number of free workshops available over the next couple of months, both online and in person, to support carers and families of those with dementia.

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Sense day and community support opportunities-your chance to find out more

August 19, 2020

Sense Centres in Rotherham are seeking volunteers for the development of our allotment project and offering presentations across the region about Sense and how to support.

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MSE Charity grant

August 19, 2020

Non-profit organisations can apply for a cash boost of up to £7,500 in our charity's latest grant-giving round, themed on 'building and developing resilience'.

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DHSC invites charities to join Health and Wellbeing Alliance

August 19, 2020

The Department of Health and Social Care has invited charities to apply to join the Voluntary,  Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Health and Wellbeing Alliance.

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Funding available for community groups in Holderness Ward

August 19, 2020

Cllr Elliott, Cllr Pitchley and Cllr Taylor would like to invite groups in the Holderness Ward to bid into the ‘Community Chest’ for Capital Projects between £500 to £2,000.

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Rotherham Diversity Festival is moving online

August 18, 2020

Rotherham Diversity Festival are seeking innovative video content for their 2 day festival and a chance to take part in their Diverse Lockdown Art Competition and win a family ticket for four to Gullivers.

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Unicef UK launches first domestic emergency response programme

August 18, 2020

‘Food Power for Generation Covid’, a grant-funded programme for community food projects, will ensure that the most vulnerable children and their families have access to food during the coronavirus crisis.

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New campaign champions local infrastructure organisations

August 18, 2020

NAVCA has launched a new campaign to shine a spotlight on the vital role that local infrastructure organisations play in supporting their communities.

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The Barrow Cadbury Trust’s

August 18, 2020

The Barrow Cadbury Trust’s COVID-19 Support Fund has re-opened with much broader eligibility criteria. The scheme is now open to organisations with an income of between £10,000 to £3 million providing support for refugees and migrants.

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Independent Age Grants Fund

August 18, 2020

Grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 are available to help smaller organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the pandemic.

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Beacon South Yorkshire Now Open for Carers

August 18, 2020

Beacon South Yorkshire have now reopened and are offering services in line with government guidance.

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Journey Makers Volunteer Programme

August 18, 2020

On behalf of The Department of Transport, Volunteering Matters are coordinating a nationwide volunteering programme called Journey Makers, to assist travellers at transport hubs as lockdown restrictions begin to ease. 

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South Yorkshire LGBT+ FREE Online Training

August 18, 2020

Free training for Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence, and Homelessness services across South Yorkshire

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New courses launched at Northern College

August 17, 2020

The courses offer a diverse range of accessible learning for adults who want to upskill, gain employment or retrain for a new career.

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Silver Sunday 2020: Ideas & Inspiration 

August 17, 2020

Silver Sunday have put together some helpful 'ideas & inspiration' to inspire and encourage you to DO WHAT YOU CAN on National Day for Older People (4th October to celebrate the older people in our communities.)

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Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club Continues to support local people

August 17, 2020

Rotherham Sitwell Rotary Club's COVID-19 response is continuing with supplies of food and toiletries to Rotherham Foodbank.

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The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

August 17, 2020

Social Investment Business and Access – The Foundation for Social Investment have announced an extra £4 million of grant funding to be used alongside The Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund

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Free funding and income resources

August 17, 2020

While NCVO's membership paywall is still down, you can access their tips and guidance on bringing money into your charity or voluntary organisation

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Research shines light on overlooked grassroots organisations

August 17, 2020

New research has uncovered a world of community activity operating ‘below the radar’.

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Free maths and English classes

August 17, 2020

The Source has free maths and English classes for adults aged 19 and over, from entry level to level 2.

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Consultation on Draft Supplementary Planning Documents

August 17, 2020

The Council is undertaking consultation on a number of Supplementary Planning Documents including Community Facilities, Natural Environment and Affordable Housing

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Free level 2 distance learning courses

August 17, 2020

The Source is offering free level 2 distance learning courses to unemployed adults aged 19 and over. There will be online support and workshops available to attend.

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Free Trustee Training Webinars

August 17, 2020

This training by Hempsons has been designed for charity trustees and Chief Executives and is suitable for those new in post as well as the more experienced who are wanting a refresher.

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Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) (Update July 2020)

August 17, 2020

Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk’ tool now supports self-referral.

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Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice – Hold your own Teddy Bears’ Picnic!

August 17, 2020

Choose your favourite teddies, pack up a picnic basket, head down to the woods (or your back garden) and host your very own Teddy Bears' Picnic over the summer!

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Audio walks: bringing the outdoors indoors

August 17, 2020

With the coronavirus restricting many of Open Country’s activities, they have launched a series of audio walks allowing you to enjoy the countryside from your sofa.

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Review your existing data during Covid-19

August 17, 2020

This free worksheet contains step-by-step guidance to help you review the type, quality, and purpose of your existing data to ensure you can make effective decisions during a crisis.

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Charities should ‘review constitutions’ before government act expires, legal expert advises

August 17, 2020

Charities should take advantage of relaxed laws around board and general meetings, or enact compliance measures, as soon as possible to ensure there are no future governance issues when the provisions end next month

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Small Charities Coalition considers fee for membership

August 13, 2020

As all good organisations do, the staff and trustees have been looking at alternative models of funding, and we would like to explore the introduction of a small membership fee.

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Have your say on South Yorkshires Economy

August 13, 2020

The Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership are asking people, organisations and businesses from across the region to have their say on the region’s new Strategic Economic Plan, the region’s vision to grow the economy over the next 20 years.

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Rotherham Covid-19 Exhibition

August 13, 2020

Clifton Park Museum are putting on an exhibition that looks at how the people of Rotherham viewed lockdown and the long-term impact this will have and they would like to hear your story.

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Social Enterprise Support Fund

August 12, 2020

Round two of the Social Enterprise Support Fund opens tomorrow (13 August). Grants of between £10,000 and £300,000  are available, deadline for applications is 1pm on Thursday 20 August.

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Sense day and community support opportunities

August 12, 2020

Sense Centre Coleridge Road provides services for people with complex communication needs, developing communication skills, meeting other people and having fun learning through all sorts of activities – all supported by skilled, specialist Sense staff.

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FSI webinar training courses

August 12, 2020

On 8 and 9 September 2020 the FSI will be delivering 9 full and half day webinar training courses with fundraising topics such as Corporate Relationships, Community and Events and other topics including Project Management and Good Governance. 

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Further details of the Job Retention Scheme Bonus announced

August 12, 2020

Further details of how jobs will be protected through the government’s new Job Retention Bonus were unveiled by HMRC on 31 July 2020

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New Covid support scheme to help ‘unsung hero’ carers

August 12, 2020

The Council has joined forces with Crossroads Care Rotherham to launch a new initiative to support local people who provide long-term support to loved ones who would otherwise struggle on their own.

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Your chance to find out more about Yorkshire Air Ambulance

August 12, 2020

Yorkshire Air Ambulance is available to give speaker presentations to groups across the region both in person or in zoom (video call) format

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The Phoenix Fund

August 11, 2020

The £1m Phoenix Fund will support Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic charities and groups in England that are working in the heart of their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Fundraising Regulator’s new webinar on the Code of Fundraising Practice

August 11, 2020

Have you watched the Fundraising Regulator's new webinar? It introduces charity staff, volunteers and trustees to the Code of Fundraising Practice, which sets the standards for fundraising.

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Free Distance Learning Courses

August 11, 2020

The Learning and Development Team at RMBC have a range of fully funded distance learning courses that you can sign up for now.

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Culture Recovery Fund: Grants now open!

August 11, 2020

This fund is for cultural organisations affected by the Covid-19 crisis. If you’re at risk of no longer trading viably by the end of this financial year, then we could help you.

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Rotherham in Bloom: Garden Competition 2020

August 10, 2020

Rotherham Council has launched Rotherham in Bloom, its annual gardening competition, inviting all Rotherham residents to enter the popular contest.

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Funding boost to help communities plan their neighbourhoods

August 10, 2020

Funding to help neighbourhood planning groups in urban and deprived areas develop local neighbourhood plans.

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The Children & Young People Now Awards

August 10, 2020

These awards celebrate the vital role that organisations, teams and individuals play in improving the lives of children, young people and families.

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Towns Fund – let’s hear your suggestions for Rotherham

August 10, 2020

You can submit your ideas for how to improve skills and transport, create new jobs and regenerate your local community

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Children need entertaining? Early Help can help!

August 10, 2020

Frustrated parents can call on the support of Rotherham Council's Early Help Team to keep their young ones entertained and active during the school holidays.

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South Yorkshire devolution is now live

August 10, 2020

Rotherham's post Covid-19 economic road to recovery has received a boost after the long awaited South Yorkshire Devolution Deal passed its final hurdle in Parliament and is now live.

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Covid-19 business support schemes to close on 16th Aug

August 10, 2020

The Discretionary Grant Fund, ended on 5th July and now the Council has to bring the remaining schemes to a close by midnight on 16th August 2020 as the Government funding comes to an end.

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Switching to virtual recruitment

August 10, 2020

This free 1-hour clinic on 18th August from GoodJobs aims to help small and medium sized charities to think about how to change your systems and processes to get the most out of recruiting remotely.

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‘Please give me space’ social distancing cards or badges

August 10, 2020

The Government has published badges that can be used to show that the person carrying them may have difficulties or concerns with regards to maintaining social distancing.

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Remote or homeworking Health & Safety

August 10, 2020

Working Families is providing a free resource to help manage health and safety for your remote and home workers to help you on your journey towards flexible working.

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Food insecurity exposed by COVID-19

August 10, 2020

The use of UK food banks almost doubled during lockdown. Recognising that the situation is likely to worsen, a cross-party group of MPs has called on Government to urgently appoint a ‘Minister for Food Security’.

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Decision making in a crisis – collaboration and merger Webinar

August 10, 2020

This webinar on 20th August will cover what you need to consider, practical and legal issues and alternatives to merger.

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Comic Relief – Change Makers

August 10, 2020

Grants of £150,000 - £600,000 for organisations to make lasting change related to the social change themes of homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental health, and early childhood development. Deadline is 28th August

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Volant Charitable Trust – COVID-19 Response Fund

August 10, 2020

Grants are available to UK charities and social enterprises that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Housing Survey for people with learning disabilities, autistic people or mental health issues

August 10, 2020

The Councils and CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) in Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham want to find out about the housing that people with learning disabilities, autistic people or those with mental health issues would like for the next 5-10 years.

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Online peer support sessions for voluntary sector Leaders from IVAR

August 10, 2020

These 90 minute sessions, for up to 10 voluntary sector leaders at a time, will give you the opportunity to explore and discuss the challenges you are currently experiencing, precipitated by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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This Girl Can seek women’s views on return to gyms

August 6, 2020

The survey is focused on women's concerns about going back to gyms and leisure centres, and what measures facilities could put in place to make them feel safer.

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Sign up to VARs Members Newlsetter

August 6, 2020

and be the first to hear all Voluntary Action Rotherhams news, events and support as well as meeting some of the team.

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Our Rotherham, Our Yorkshire Video

August 6, 2020

For Yorkshire Day RMBC produced a film, with a lot of support from the community, celebrating Yorkshire and Rotherham.

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Joe Scarborough captures Wentworth Woodhouse’s history in new painting

August 5, 2020

Wentworth Woodhouse is the latest inspiration for legendary Sheffield artist Joe Scarborough.

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YMCA Rotherham Activity Pack – How do you get yours?

August 5, 2020

YMCA Rotherham are delivering activity and wellbeing packs for children and young people in the Rotherham town centre area and have developed a Wellbeing and Activity Book to accompany them.

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Face coverings to become mandatory at more locations

August 5, 2020

From this Saturday, 8th August, it will become mandatory for people to wear a face-covering at more indoor locations where they are likely to mix with others such as libraries, museums, galleries, places of worship and cinemas.

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Hate hurts. Report it and put a stop to it.

August 4, 2020

What is hate crime? Hate crime is an incident or crime which is perceived to be motivated by prejudice or hostility…

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Make Your Mark UK Charity of the Year Nominations Open

August 4, 2020

Make Your Mark UK are inviting nominations from good causes based in Yorkshire to be considered as their charitable cause for the year.

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Fat Beehive Foundation

August 4, 2020

Grants up to £2,500 are available to small UK registered charities for building websites or digital products that enable them to carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefit.

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Free online training for professionals in Rotherham

August 4, 2020

DIVERT, Rotherham’s young person’s drug and alcohol service, is offering free online workshops on Young People and Drugs for those who support young people in Rotherham

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Two new funds for the armed forces community

August 4, 2020

Details of two new funding programmes have been released by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to support the armed forces community.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation COVID Recovery Fund Open for applications

August 4, 2020

Small charities (£25k - £1million income) supporting people with complex social issues will be able to apply for two-year grants of £50,000.

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Grants from £500 to £20,000 available for local good causes

August 4, 2020

Grants of between £500 and £20,000 are available for local charities and good causes, due to a boost in funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. 

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Charity Connect from eBay for Charity

August 4, 2020

A  free 6-month training programme to support new and existing charities on eBay raise more money through online retail.

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ROPF Latest Update

August 4, 2020

The latest update from Rotherham Older Peoples Forum is now available

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Tesco Bags of Help Covid-19 Communities Fund

August 3, 2020

Grants up to £500 for not-for-profit organisations supporting vulnerable groups, as part of their emergency response in supporting local communities. 

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Understanding Autism & Mental Health FREE Webinars

August 3, 2020

Find out how mental health issues affect autistic young people and what professionals can do to support them. 

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Forge Island walk-in testing centre now up-and-running

August 3, 2020

The facility, which is operated by the Department of Health and Social Care, is open to the public from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week for the next 12 weeks and is in addition to the drive-through site at Midland Road.

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Update to self-isolation guidance

August 3, 2020

New guidelines from the Department of Health and Social Care have changed the self-isolation period from seven days to 10 days for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms of the virus.

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Webinar: The Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector (VCSE) – ‘Welcome to NHS Cadets’

August 3, 2020

The NHS is working in partnership with St. John’s Ambulance to develop 10,000 new ‘NHS cadets’ and they are holding an introductory webinar exclusively for the VSCE on 11 August at 2pm.

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COVID-19: providing unpaid care

August 3, 2020

Updated guidance on face coverings, face masks and protective clothing, on how to get tested; and contact details for NHS Volunteer Responders.

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Major new campaign encourages millions to lose weight and cut COVID-19 risk

August 3, 2020

A new national campaign has been launched to encourage millions of adults to kick start their health and reduce their risk of serious illness, including COVID-19.

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Social distancing guidance for young people

August 3, 2020

In line with new Government guidelines, the advice on social distancing for young people has been updated.

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Bring UK Parliament into your community

August 3, 2020

Parliament is offering a series of free online workshops for community and youth groups.

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SYCF Flood Relief Fund Grants for Community Groups

August 3, 2020

A part of SYCF’s ongoing Flood Relief Funding is intended to support community groups and organisations across South Yorkshire, that are helping communities affected by the recent floods.

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New £92million Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage

July 30, 2020

Applications are now open for grants from £10,000 up to £3m to help heritage organisations in England recover from the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Arts Council England Culture Recovery Fund

July 30, 2020

Arts Council England have announced the first round of grants from the £500 million Culture Recovery Fund.

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Do It Now Now Common Call COVID Fund

July 30, 2020

Grants of between £1,000 to £3,000 to supporting Black-led social enterprises and charities to ensure that they are able to survive the COVID period.

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Reopening Factsheets

July 30, 2020

Community Matters have produced a set of free help sheets to support organisations as they make decisions on reopening.

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Wentworth Woodhouse’s Flock is coming to you…

July 30, 2020

A total of 10,000 birds will form The Flock, a huge art installation on the lawns of the stately home in the autumn and people are been asked to get involved and decorate a bird that will be available for collection across the borough.

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Update on the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF)

July 30, 2020

Applications for the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, available from the National Lottery Community Fund, will be closing to new applications at noon on 17th August.

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Have your say on the proposals to close 42 BT telephone boxes in the Rotherham Borough

July 30, 2020

BT are proposing to close 42 phone boxes throughout the borough and the council are seeking your views.

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Collaborative Connections Across Rotherham’s Historic Sites

July 30, 2020

Rotherham Museums, Arts and Heritage has secured funding from Historic England to empower communities to reconnect with three of our five heritage sites

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COVID-19: The Neighbours Next Door Report

July 30, 2020

This report from Muslim Charities Forum highlights the inspiring story of Muslim organisations, local groups and volunteers responding to the COVID-19 crisis up and down the UK and their dedication to helping those in need.

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Covid-19 Response and Recovery Grants

July 30, 2020

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation are now offering up to £5,000 for recovery activities as well as the £5,000 available for projects responding to the effects of the pandemic.

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Shielding guidance set to change from Friday

July 30, 2020

The Government has indicated that the requirement for some vulnerable people to shield will be paused from this Friday (1st August) unless the transmission of Covid-19 in the community starts to rise significantly.

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Rotherham libraries launch book order and collect service

July 30, 2020

A new ‘Order and Collect’ service will be available at 11 Rotherham Council libraries from next Monday, 3rd August, as the first stage of a phased re-opening of libraries in the borough.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation COVID Recovery Fund

July 30, 2020

At 10am on 3 August 2020 we will be launching £7.4 million COVID funding aimed at supporting charities to recover beyond the immediate crisis.

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Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund

July 30, 2020

The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund is a new fund to tackle food poverty. Projects can apply for up to £2,500 and if successful, will be granted a Company Shop membership to maximise their purchasing power.

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Time to Spare – track and trace system

July 30, 2020

For those of you considering introducing a log of visitors to your building spaces, you may find this system may be of interest. 

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2019-20 Community Life Survey Results published

July 30, 2020

DCMS has published the results of the 2019-20 Community Life Survey, which is held annually to track trends and developments in areas that encourage social action and empower communities.

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Swinton Lock Special Offer on Boat Bookings

July 30, 2020

Swinton Lock Activity Centre have a special offer on their boat bookings throughout August 2020 For every 1 hour booked you get 30 minutes extra free!

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Free Hate Crime Awareness Webinar

July 30, 2020

Join Victim Support Humberside and South Yorkshire for a free hate crime awareness webinar on Wednesday 26th August at 11am.

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Rotherham Creative Recovery Programme

July 30, 2020

Your views are wanted on a Festival of Community, Creativity & Recovery for Rotherham

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Lockdown Lifehacks

July 30, 2020

Young people have been needlessly excluded from the response effort during the pandemic. A group of young people are taking matters into their own hands & have developed actions to give others the power to help

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Supporting the wellbeing of your volunteers and staff

July 30, 2020

This blog written by members of NCVO’s mental health and wellbeing working group and practical support team would be of interest to leaders or managers of a voluntary organisations trying to support the wellbeing of your volunteers and staff.

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Cyber Security: Small Charity Guide

July 28, 2020

The guide, developed by the National Cyber Security Centre, is aimed at supporting small charities to protect themselves from the most common types of cyber crime.

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Free virtual guide to digital events

July 28, 2020

This is a free online guide by Heritage Open Days for heritage organisations in order to guide them on how to develop digital events. 

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Free DSC Zoom Talks

July 28, 2020

DSC are running a new series of free Zoom Talks during August, on topics ranging from dealing with racism, to how to set up your office in the new environment, to getting your board communication right.

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Listening Ear Bereavement Service

July 28, 2020

Launched earlier in the year, the Listening Ear South Yorkshire Bereavement Service has been extended until December to help people who have lost loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Funding for projects that support women

July 28, 2020

The Feminist Review Trust welcome applications that focus on campaigning and activism in the following areas: lesbian and transgender rights; violence against women and girls; disabled women and girls; or refugee women and girls.

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NCS is back but not as you know it, we are now running our KDG program – and its FREE!

July 28, 2020

We have created a safe and rewarding programme that will benefit young people moving forward in the next steps.

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Study Programme Available for 16-18 yrs in Rotherham

July 28, 2020

The study programme from Engage Training and Development runs for 12 weeks, is free for 16-18 year olds and includes Functional Skills qualifications, an Employability Level 1 qualification and a work placement for the last 6 weeks.

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WEA Autumn Courses now available online

July 28, 2020

WEA have moved its provision online for the autumn term to help keep our students and staff stay safe during the Covid-19 pandemic whilst still providing learning opportunities to the people of Rotherham and beyond. 

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Mental health of women, young adults and parents worst hit by pandemic

July 28, 2020

The Covid-19 lockdown is hitting the mental health of women, young peoples and parents of children under 5 the hardest.

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PHE launch ‘Better Health’ campaign

July 28, 2020

Public Health England have today launched a new campaign, that aims to seize the moment of a 'national reset moment in health'.

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Zoe’s top design suits her to a T

July 28, 2020

Wentworth Woodhouse’s first ever fundraising T-shirt suits Rawmarsh mum of two Zoe Rowbottom to a T…

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Introduction to Leadership & Team Skills Saturday/Sunday 15/16 August

July 27, 2020

Find out how to motivate and enthuse people so running your community group is a success. Useful if you are looking to re-energising a group after lockdown.

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Face coverings are mandatory in shops

July 27, 2020

The wearing of face coverings became mandatory in enclosed public spaces including shops, supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, indoor transport hubs, banks, building societies and post offices from 24th July.

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Business events and conferences given go ahead to resume from start of October

July 27, 2020

The Prime Minister has announced that business events, conferences and event centres will be given the go-ahead to reopen on 1 October, as long as users are adhering to social distancing.

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Change Collective Recruitment Guides

July 27, 2020

The Change Collective guides have been produced for the fundraising community to consider the actions and decisions they can take to achieve a more diverse fundraising workforce.

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Honours: how to write a nomination

July 27, 2020

Now is the time to say thank you to these amazing people doing selfless tasks to keep people safe and healthy people by putting them forward for a national honour.

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Bursaries available for the IoF Convention sessions

July 27, 2020

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising is offering free access to its on-demand Convention sessions to BAME, LGBT+ and disabled fundraisers.

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Elsie Pilkington Charitable Trust

July 27, 2020

Supports charities helping older people, or horses. Normally they only support project costs, but are prepared to consider ongoing costs during the pandemic.

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Arts Council England National Lottery Projects Grants

July 27, 2020

Their emergency fund finished a while ago; Arts Council England have now re-started their project grants. £1,000 - £100,000 grants are available for arts, museums and libraries projects that engage people in England with arts and culture.

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Comic Relief COVID-19 Community Fund

July 27, 2020

Grants of £4,000 to support vulnerable individuals, families and communities during the COVID-19 crisis and help groups recover from the impact of COVID-19 has had on their services.

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Sense Centre Rotherham latest Newsletter

July 27, 2020

Sense Centre Rotherham, Coleridge Road have provided their latest newsletter which includes details of the activities and support their individuals have received over the last few months.

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Collecting customer and visitor details for contact tracing

July 23, 2020

The Information Commissioner's Office has put together advice for organisations and small businesses that are asked to collect and retain customer and visitor information for the COVID-19 contact tracing scheme.

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The Well Rotherham Y Accelerator Social Connectivity Challenge

July 22, 2020

An opportunity to develop innovative ways of tackling isolation and loneliness in Rotherham

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Allchurches Trust – Hope Beyond

July 22, 2020

Grants up to £50,000 to enable churches and Christian charities to meet changing needs within their communities as a result of the pandemic

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Nominate your voluntary group for Queen’s award

July 22, 2020

Do you know a voluntary group in Rotherham that deserves recognition for the work it does? Nominate them for a 2021 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

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The Status of UK Fundraising – 2020 Report

July 22, 2020

Using data collected from just under 2,000 respondents, their 2020 Benchmark Report gives us a fascinating insight into how different organisations have responded to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rotherham in Bloom Gardening Competition

July 22, 2020

The Rotherham in Bloom annual Garden Competition is now open - and this year everyone can enter.

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A guide to face coverings

July 22, 2020

It is already mandatory to wear a face covering when using public transport and from this Friday (24th July), we must also wear one when we're out shopping.

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Rotherham Intelligence-led Covid-19 testing

July 22, 2020

More than 10,000 Rotherham residents have come forward to get tested for Covid-19 since new temporary drive-through testing centres were set-up in the Borough.

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Free online training for professionals in Rotherham

July 22, 2020

DIVERT, Rotherham’s young person’s drug and alcohol service, is offering free online awareness raising sessions around Nitrous Oxide (NOS) for those who support young people in Rotherham

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Funding for Disability Groups free webinar

July 22, 2020

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation is making grants of up to £5,000 to community groups and not-for-profit organisations find out more at this free websinar on 30th July 2020.

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My Democracy Design Competition

July 22, 2020

To help celebrate 150 years of the Houses of Parliament young artists are been asked to take part in an exciting summer art competition to design their own democracy themed tile.

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Nominate a volunteer for an award

July 22, 2020

Patients and carers who use the services of a Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire trust are being asked to nominate volunteers for an award.

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Barnsley Summer Challenge

July 22, 2020

Barnsley's #WhatsYourMove campaign, in partnership with Beat the Street and Barnsley Premier Leisure, has announced a booklet of summer activities for families across the borough.

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Summer with StreetGames’ Olympic Challenge!

July 22, 2020

Over six weeks, StreetGames are inviting community sports clubs and the young people who support them to test their mettle with a series of 30 fun daily challenges.

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A new, free, training platform for sports coaches and volunteers

July 22, 2020

ReActivate will equip fitness and leisure teams with the skills to confidently and safely return to work when the sector is able to reopen.

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Projects wanted for Rotherham Learners

July 22, 2020

RNN Group, which includes Rotherham and Dearne Valley college are encouraging their learners to take in a social action project and are appealing for volunteer opportunities or or community projects learners could get involved in.

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Baring Foundation – Arts and Mental Health

July 22, 2020

This fund is for established organisations in the UK that focus solely on offering creative opportunities to people of any age living with mental health problems using the skills of professionally trained artists.

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Nominate someone for an honour or award for coronavirus-related work

July 22, 2020

You can nominate someone who has made an exceptional contribution to the response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in the UK.

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Funding to help young people into education, training and employment

July 22, 2020

The Peter Cruddas Foundation funds programmes designed to help disadvantaged and disengaged young people in the age range of 16 to 30, to pursue pathways to education, training and employment

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Clinks Covid-19 Response Grants phase 2

July 22, 2020

The Covid-19 Response Grants programme form Clinks has moved into a new phase, looking beyond immediate needs brought about by Covid-19 and towards recovery for organisations that have an existing relationship with HMPPS

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Boost your employability prospects with our back-to-work workshops

July 22, 2020

Our free back-to-work courses are ideal for anyone who is currently looking for employment and are available from this September at Rotherham College, Dearne Valley College and North Notts College

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Funding Available to Help Prevent Domestic Abuse

July 22, 2020

The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit are offering voluntary organisations and community groups the opportunity to apply for up to £20,000 funding to help prevent domestic abuse.

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LGBTQ+ COVID-19 Fund

July 22, 2020

LGBTQ+ organisations and groups across the UK will soon be able to apply for grants of up to £15,000 to support their vital role in supporting LGBTQ+ communities through the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.

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COVID-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme

July 22, 2020

Will provide grants up to £100,000 to community-led organisations in England that are facing severe financial difficulties as a direct result of the coronavirus lockdown.

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Inspiring Futures Fund

July 22, 2020

£10,000 and £80,000 is available to fund positive activities which support children and young people to achieve their potential on their journey towards employment. Deadline 31st July 2020

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Updated guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

July 22, 2020

The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government has updated its guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings.

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VCS Emergencies Partnership website launched

July 22, 2020

The VCS Emergencies Partnership has launched its website which includes a service to support local organisations and community groups to respond to emergencies, where needed.

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Major new campaign to prepare UK for end of the Brexit transition period

July 22, 2020

A new public information campaign, ‘The UK’s new start: let’s get going’ sets out what organisations and individuals need to do to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020.

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The Waste and Resources Action Programme

July 22, 2020

Financial support for small not-for-profit organisations who can redistribute surplus food.

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Mutual aid groups vital during COVID-19

July 22, 2020

Mutual aid groups have been a vital part of the country’s response to COVID-19, research by the New Local Government Network (NLGN) has found.

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Looking out for children through the pandemic

July 22, 2020

See Hear Respond is a new service provided by Barnardo’s and other national and local community-based organisations to help children and young people who are experiencing harm and increased adversity during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Be part of The Flock at Wentworth Woodhouse – a giant artwork to mark Lockdown

July 16, 2020

A flock of 10,000 decorated birds is coming to the lawns of Wentworth Woodhouse to mark how communities pulled together during Covid-19. It's free to take part and sponsors for local community groups are welcome.

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Rotherham Creative Network – Campaign for Creatives

July 15, 2020

This is an opportunity for creatives, Rotherham Creative Network wish to forge new relationships across the sector, giving a platform to be heard.

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Police and Crime Commissioner blog

July 15, 2020

This blog aims to keep members of the public, partners and communities up to date with how the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings is carrying out his role during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Rotherham Older People’s Forum newsletter

July 15, 2020

Rotherham Older People's Forum have started a newsletter to help keep members connected.

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Do your bit for the NHS in Rotherham

July 15, 2020

Those who have been keen to support the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic are being urged to put their desire to help into action!

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COVID-19 support fund for the specialist migration sector

July 15, 2020

Specialist small medium voluntary sector groups supporting migrant and refugees can consider the Barrow Cadbury Trust Covid-19 Support Fund.

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Covid-19 community led organisations recovery scheme

July 15, 2020

Community-led organisations who are facing financial difficulties caused by COVID-19 can apply to the COVID-19 Community Led Organisations Recovery Scheme. The scheme is aimed at organisations delivering services in their local community with an emphasis on BAME-led businesses

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Covid-19 homelessness response fund

July 15, 2020

Small and medium homelessness charities can consider the Covid-19 Homelessness Response Fund.

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Community Justice Fund

July 15, 2020

Specialist social welfare legal advice organisations who provide advice and support to people who are pushed into crisis can consider the Community Justice Fund.

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Millers summer holiday provision

July 14, 2020

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust is delighted to be able to offer summer holiday provision to children and young people over the next 6 weeks.

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Weekly walking group

July 13, 2020

The Rotherham Minster weekly walking group is up and running....or rather walking! All are welcome to join, they meet at Clifton Park, each Monday at 2pm.

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Face coverings available in the Rotherham Minster

July 13, 2020

Barbara, a local volunteer, has been busy making made loads of face coverings. If you need one please feel free to call in and collect one while the supply lasts.

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Celebrate virtual Yorkshire Day

July 13, 2020

The white rose is synonymous with Yorkshire, so why not make yourself one to wear with pride on Yorkshire day

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AB Charitable Trust

July 13, 2020

The Trust is particularly interested in funding charities that work with marginalised and excluded people in society, with a focus on: migrants, refugees and asylum seekers prisoners and penal reform human rights, particularly access to justice.

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Social care: funding and workforce inquiry

July 13, 2020

The reopened Social care: funding and workforce inquiry seeks to establish how much extra money would need to be spent by government in each of the next five years to counteract the impact of a shortage of care on the NHS.

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Risk of insolvency – what Chairs need to know

July 13, 2020

Guidance for charities presently insolvent, or will become insolvent in the future and how will they recognise when this is the case.

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Working safely during coronavirus

July 13, 2020

The Government has updated its guidance on how to make your workplace secure during the pandemic.

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How to run your own charity webinars

July 13, 2020

Charity Digital have put together a guide to hosting a charity webinar including choosing the right platform, the build up to the event and how to follow up with your attendees post-meet

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Conversations on Coronavirus podcast

July 13, 2020

People’s Health Trust’s podcast is here to talk about health inequalities, to help create fairer places in which to grow, live, work and age.

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Refugee Week 15-21 June 2020

July 13, 2020

Join in an act of collective imagining and help make Refugee Week 2020 the biggest, loudest and most creative Refugee Week yet.

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Persimmon’s Community Champions fund

July 13, 2020

Funding will go directly to groups supporting the over 70s, a vulnerable group in our society that Persimmon’s Community Champions feel need their support at this time.

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New Committee asks people to share their views on life beyond COVID-19

July 13, 2020

The COVID-19 Committee is asking people to share their hopes and fears about the long-term impact of the pandemic

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YMCA wellbeing packs for Rotherham children and young people

July 13, 2020

YMCA Rotherham are delivering activity and wellbeing packs for children and young people in the Rotherham town centre area and have developed a Wellbeing and Activity Book to accompany them.

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Coronavirus videos for people with a learning disability and their carers

July 9, 2020

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust have published a number videos on YouTube for people with a learning disability and for their carers which explain more about coronavirus, some of the restrictions in place and support with mental health.

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Face Coverings on Public Transport

July 9, 2020

Latest update from South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive.

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Think CO Online Workshops

July 9, 2020

The workshop will cover the sources, signs and symptoms of Carbon Monoxide poisoning, how to help manage CO risks and get you thinking about what you would do if you suspected a client you are supporting is suffering from low level CO poisoning. 

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Heritage Open Days go online

July 9, 2020

This year’s Heritage Open Days festival has been confirmed and is taking place between September 11th- 20th with a mixture of online and on-site events.

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Funding Your Recovery and Growth

July 9, 2020

A free webinar for social enterprises which will explore how you can start to think about using funding to help you recover as we start to Build Back Better.

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The Source release more free online qualifications

July 9, 2020

The Source now have even more free qualifications which can be accessed via our Steps to Work Programme at home.

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The Cranfield Trust – Future Focus webinar series

July 9, 2020

The Cranfield Trust has published a series of webinars for charity leaders.

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Re-engage Call Companions

July 9, 2020

Re-engage is a service which supports people who are over 75, live alone, and find it hard to get out in normal times. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, they have established a Call Companions project.

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The UK Civil Society Almanac 2020 has been published

July 9, 2020

The UK Civil Society Almanac 2020 is a comprehensive overview of facts and figures related to the voluntary sector nationally, including its size and scope, finances, staff and volunteering.

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Getting help for your mental health in Rotherham

July 9, 2020

If you, a loved one or friend needs help with their mental health, find out about the support on offer from RDaSH

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How to run your own charity webinars

July 9, 2020

Charity Digital share what they’ve learnt from their 18-month old webinar programme.

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The Centre, Hot Food Project

July 8, 2020

At the beginning of the lockdown trustees and staff at The Centre in Brinsworth decided they wanted to do something to help their local community, so they set up 'The Hot Food Project'.

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Keep Rotherham Open Posters available to print and display

July 8, 2020

Keep Rotherham Open posters are available to you to download, print and display

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Domestic abuse safe accommodation emergency support fund reopens

July 7, 2020

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has reopened its Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation: Covid-19 Emergency Support Fund. Bids are open until 20 July.

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Charities receive over £32 million from dormant trusts

July 7, 2020

Charity Commission and UK Community Foundations call for more charities to join programme to release charity money, as future funding announced by DCMS

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Sunnyside Supplies still supporting the local area

July 7, 2020

Sunnyside Supplies, a temporary food network to help people during Covid-19, will be supporting Bramley, Brecks, Dalton, Flanderwell, Sunnyside, Wickersley and Woodlaithes for at least the next 8 weeks.

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Charity Survival Fund

July 7, 2020

Grants of £5,000 - £250,000 (depending on income) for registered charities that have lost income due to the pandemic. Deadline is 27th July 2020

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Invitation to Bid for CYP Transformation Monies – Deadline COP 24/7

July 7, 2020

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System has received a small amount of non-recurrent transformational funding for CYP, which is intended to support developments in community and crisis services

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Network offers support to UK charities, businesses and communities

July 7, 2020

Through the National Business Response Network (run by Business in the Community (BITC)) charities and other organisations who are in need of help due to COVID-19 can be matched with a business who is offering support.

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Business and community donations support Rotherham people with emergency food parcels

July 7, 2020

Donations from Victrex, Roy Hatfield Ltd and good willed individuals have pooled together to cumulate in a fantastic supply of food to support Rotherham foodbanks.

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Supporting Mental Health During Covid-19: A Brief Guide

July 7, 2020

This resource is intended to be used in workplaces, communities, organisations and charities as a very brief guide to having a conversation about mental health.

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Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Rights and Justice programme

July 7, 2020

JRCT welcomes applications for: policy advocacy and campaigning to protect and promote the overarching framework of human rights for the most vulnerable.

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Arts Council reopens National Lottery Project Grants after Covid-19 suspension

July 7, 2020

The Arts Council has announced that its rolling funding programme National Lottery Project Grants (NLPG), which supports a broad range of creative and cultural projects benefiting the public, will reopen on 22 July 2020 with a budget of £59.8 million available until April 2021.

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Brighter Futures for people aged 18-30 in Rotherham

July 7, 2020

Brighter futures is a project in Rotherham, delivered by Rush House, it is a free service for young people age 18-30

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Building a movement for good: a practical guide for charities and businesses

July 7, 2020

From building meaningful partnerships to exploring the four stages of success, this guide details how businesses and charities can successfully build better partnerships.

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Working with Children and Young People Online

July 7, 2020

This guide which looks into working with children and young people online has been produced by Childnet International for the National Lottery Heritage Fund. 

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All Churches New Growing Lives

July 7, 2020

Grants of up to £25,000 for registered charities and churches for equipment and building work, kitchen upgrades etc. to enable projects which help churches and Christian charities to support young people (0 -18)

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Third Sector Awards

July 7, 2020

The Third Sector Awards is your opportunity to celebrate how great your charity, organisation or team are. This is the chance to bring your work back to life, tell us its story and be awarded for it.

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Help Keep Rotherham Open

July 6, 2020

With national lockdown measures beginning to ease, Rotherham residents are being reminded that the additional freedoms we get back come with additional responsibility.

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COVID19 guidance for community facilities

July 6, 2020

If your charity operates community centres, village halls, and other community facilities the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government  has published guidance for reopening.

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Webinar on charity solvency and survival challenges

July 6, 2020

.Join a free webinar on 14th July 2020 from Bates Wells and the Directory of Social Change will explore the challenges faced by (and options available to) leaders in this position.

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Coronavirus recovery – six data protection steps for organisations

July 6, 2020

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease and organisations begin to reopen, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has set out six key steps every organisation needs to consider around the use of personal information.

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Online Event Success Metrics: Measuring Nonprofit Virtual Gatherings

July 6, 2020

Are you hosting more and more online events, gatherings etc? How can you ensure these are giving you and your audience what you both need?

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South Yorkshire Charity awarded Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

July 6, 2020

The Sleep Charity has scooped a top accolade – the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

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Protect your family and support Paces

July 6, 2020

Paces is working with solicitors across South Yorkshire who will write or update your Will for free in August in return for a donation to the charity.

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Rotherham Show Postponed until 2021

July 2, 2020

Voluntary Action Rotherham are currently exploring alternative ideas to find ways to support all the amazing groups that would normally have a stall in our marquee over the weekend.

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Its business as usual here at Voluntary Action Rotherham

July 2, 2020

As we slowly emerge from lockdown we continue to work in new ways to deliver our services and look forward to when social distancing rules allow us to once again welcome visitors and potential volunteers to The Spectrum.

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Blagrave Trust

July 2, 2020

Challenge and Change is a fund to support young people affected by injustices and those working across England to create positive change.

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Biffa Funding for Partnership Projects

July 2, 2020

Biffa is looking for exciting projects that will inspire generations, attract huge visitor numbers or help wildlife to survive and thrive. 

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Blue Spark Foundation

July 2, 2020

Blue Spark Foundation - Small grants to help children and young people reach their full potential

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GSK IMPACT Awards 2021 – entries open 1 July

July 2, 2020

The Impact Awards provide funding, training and development for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing.

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Question Time with VAR Chief Executive

July 2, 2020

The Question Time with video with Shafiq Hussain, Chief Executive of Voluntary Action Rotherham can now be viewed online.

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Healthwatch Rotherham Annual Report 2019/20

July 2, 2020

Find out about the work Healthwatch Rotherham did during 2019/20, helping to make sure that health and social care services are listening to the patient voice.

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Rotherham Hospital Charity launches virtual fundraising challenges

July 2, 2020

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity is challenging fundraisers to celebrate the summer in style by taking part in a host of virtual challenges.

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NHS nationwide set to say ‘thank you’ to mark 72nd anniversary

July 2, 2020

The NHS 72nd anniversary is the ideal opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who has helped us over the past six months, remember and reflect on their lives of those we have lost and show thanks/appreciation to neighbours or get in touch with someone who is lonely, isolated or shielding, to let them know they are supported.

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Lost Chord pays tribute to patron Dame Vera Lynn

July 2, 2020

Sadly, this month we pay tribute to legendary Force’s Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn, who has died at the age of 103 and was a patron of Lost Chord for more than 10 years.

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One year left to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

July 2, 2020

Yesterday (30 June 2020) marked one year before the EU Settlement Scheme application deadline of 30 June 2021.

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Clinks events and training | for organisations supporting women

July 2, 2020

Clinks are running a special programme of training and support for small voluntary organisations that are set up to provide gender-specific services to women, including those affected by the criminal justice system.

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New District Commissioner needed for Rotherham District Scouts

July 2, 2020

The role of District Commissioner is to manage and support the Scout District, ensuring it runs effectively and that Scouting develops in accordance with the rules and policies of The Scout Association.

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Hidden Harm Provision in Rotherham

July 1, 2020

Partner agencies in the area are beginning a piece of work to explore opportunities for hidden harm provision for children and young people in the Rotherham borough.

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Updated Charity Shop Reopening Pack

July 1, 2020

The Charity Retail Association has updated its Charity Shop Reopening Pack to include the very latest government guidance. 

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Charity Commission says AGMs can be pushed back to September

July 1, 2020

The Charity Commission has updated it's guidance to allow charities to push AGMs back to September due to COVID19.

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Coalfields COVID-19 Recovery & Resilience Fund

July 1, 2020

We are still offering grants of up to £10,000 that can address local needs during this difficult time.

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One month left to apply for emergency and recovery support

July 1, 2020

Our £50m Heritage Emergency Fund is open for grants from £3,000–£250,000 until 12noon on 31 July.

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New We Are Undefeatable research and resources

July 1, 2020

The campaign, aimed at people with long-term health conditions, is adapting to address the impacts of coronavirus.

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COVID 19 Recovery – Moving Medicine

July 1, 2020

To assist those recovering, Moving Medicine has produced resources that help people take control and start building their body back to normal.

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Sport England and Mind release new ‘return to play’ resources

July 1, 2020

Sport England have produced advice and guidance to help the sport and physical activity sector as it reopens and prepares for what comes next.

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eBay UK announces £1.7m funding & training support package to boost charity online retail

July 1, 2020

eBay UK has launched a package of financial support and training to help more charities use online retail to raise funds with the pandemic still impacting activities.

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Fundraising Regulator & IoF issue guidance for return to public fundraising

July 1, 2020

The Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising (IoF) have published two pieces of guidance to support charitable organisations to return to fundraising activities in line with social distancing requirements, as restrictions are eased across the UK. 

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Online Courses at Northern College

July 1, 2020

Whether you’re looking to expand your community group using social media, need news skills to enhance your employability, or simple fancy learning something FREE short courses from Northern College can help.

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Latest RDaSH newsletter

July 1, 2020

The latest  RDaSH COVID-19 newsletter includes an update on services and the RDaSH eClinic (11-19) is an instant messaging app where registered users aged 11 to 19 years can schedule a confidential online appointment with their school nurse where they can have a ‘live’ chat about any health issues they are experiencing.

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SYFAB Emergency Funders

July 1, 2020

The latest edition of the list of emergency funders collated by SYFAB is available to download

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Life after lockdown: tackling loneliness

July 1, 2020

The British Red Cross has recently released a report showing that although lockdown measures are being eased, loneliness will remain. How can we meet this challenge?

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Maintaining motivation in uncertain times

July 1, 2020

The King's Fund has published guidance on keeping ourselves and our teams motivated in these challenging times.

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South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit Newsletter – Issue Four

July 1, 2020

The latest Newsletter from the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit is now available to view

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Frugi opens Happy Childhood Fund offering up to £5,000 per project

July 1, 2020

Frugi is encouraging UK registered charities working with children and communities in any of three following areas to apply: hunger, shelter, and nature and the first deadline is 8 July.

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Children invited to take up Summer Reading Challenge

July 1, 2020

Children from across Rotherham are being invited to take part in this year's Summer Reading Challenge.

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Deadline approaching for Rotherham Discretionary Grant funding

July 1, 2020

The deadline for applications is midnight on 5th July

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Social distancing – what can I do from 4th July?

July 1, 2020

Summary following the Prime Minister’s announcement about easing restrictions in England, the Government has published official guidance that takes affect from 4th July.

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Capture Rotherham photo competition

July 1, 2020

Photography competition for young people aged 13 – 25 years of age who live in the communities close to the Clifton Park museum.

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Warburtons Community Grant

July 1, 2020

Warburtons supports charities and the community in three ways: with financial support, product donations and the personal involvement of individual people - both Warburton family members and employees.

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Wilkinsons – Helping Hands

July 1, 2020

Helping Hands is a community initiative where each local store has a budget to distribute to projects and schemes within the stores local community.

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Building organisational resilience: things for small charities to consider

July 1, 2020

If you missed NCVO and CAF's webinar on 'Building organisational resilience: Things for small charities to consider' - which was formed part of #SmallCharityWeek - then you can watch it again on YouTube.

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Coronavirus and loneliness

July 1, 2020

The Office of National Statistics has published its analysis of loneliness in Great Britain during the pandemic.

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Re-opening Village and Community Halls post COVID-19 closure

July 1, 2020

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) has published information to help village and community halls reopen.

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Lords Public Services Committee: Discussing the collaboration between volunteers, charities and the private sector

July 1, 2020

Listen back to the House of Lords Public Services Committee discussion held last week (24 June) where the role of charities within the delivery of public services was discussed.

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Does your charity need help to take the next step?

July 1, 2020

Become a Pilotlight charity partner to develop your organisation

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Charities call for boost to Gift Aid amid pandemic fundraising shortfall

July 1, 2020

An alliance, led by CAF, the IoF, the Charity Finance Group and the Charity Tax Group, plus a number of charities is asking the government to increase the effective amount of Gift Aid

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A stately welcome back….Wentworth Woodhouse throws open its gardens

July 1, 2020

There’s blooming great news for fans of Wentworth Woodhouse… The Rotherham stately home is throwing open its gardens to welcome visitors from July 4.

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Armed Forces Day, Saturday, 27th June 2020

June 29, 2020

Rotherham Mayor, Cllr Jenny Andrews has recorded a special message to express how highly the people of Rotherham value the contribution of our Armed Forces Community.

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What does the review of 2m mean in practice?

June 25, 2020

From 4 July, people should still stay 2m apart and only ‘1m plus’, which is one metre plus mitigations, only where 2m is not viable.

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Rotherham Mental Health Support Online Platform

June 25, 2020

RotherHive has practical tips and advice, local, national and online services, organisations and groups that adults in Rotherham can access for expert advice to help look after their mental health and well-being.

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Northern College Online Courses starting in July

June 25, 2020

We’re pleased to let you know about these free online courses which are open to adults over 19 and are designed to introduce you to a range of subjects through a blended learning experience.

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Diabetes Prevention Programme

June 25, 2020

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme service is free to all those at risk of Type 2 diabetes, reducing your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and the complications associated with.

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Places of Worship Protective Security Funding Scheme

June 25, 2020

Grants are available to provide protective security measures to places of worship in England and Wales that have been subject to, or are vulnerable to hate crimes that target people because of their religion.

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Community Spirit Flourishes Thanks to Peregrine Way Tara

June 25, 2020

Quick thinking, working together and a whole team of volunteers has been a recipe for success for Peregrine Way Tenants and Residents Association during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Webinar: Re-opening your Charity after Lockdown

June 25, 2020

Cranfield Trust has recorded a webinar which provides information about returning to your normal place of work, and offers practical tips and guidance on what you need to consider. 

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DEAFBLIND AWARENESS WEEK

June 25, 2020

Figures supplied by Sense, the Deafblind charity estimate the number of Deafblind individuals in the Rotherham area for 2020 to be around 1,724, covering all age groups.

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Active at Home guide

June 25, 2020

Public Health England have released their new Active at Home booklet which has been developed to support older people and those who are shielded to be active and healthy at home.

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PM announces more lockdown relaxations from 4th July

June 25, 2020

Rotherham Council is carefully considering all new guidance as it is made available and how that relates to the delivery of our services. We will be taking great care to resume services gradually and carefully.

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UK Alert Level is reduced

June 25, 2020

The Government has announced that the official Covid-19 alert level has been reduced from Level 4 (Covid-19 epidemic is in general circulation; transmission is high or rising exponentially) to Level 3 (Covid-19 epidemic is in general circulation).

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Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice Lets Pledge Campaign

June 25, 2020

During ‘Lockdown’ we have launched our new campaign ‘#LetsPledge’. People of all ages are making personal ‘Pledges’ to make a difference to the children and families that we support at Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice.

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Volunteering and covid-19

June 25, 2020

Updated guidance from NCVO for volunteers who are self-isolating, clinically vulnerable or extremely clinically vulnerable

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PM announces easing of lockdown restrictions: 23 June 2020

June 25, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has today (Tuesday 23 June) set out further changes to lockdown measures in England to enable people to see more of their friends and family, help businesses get back on their feet and get people back in their jobs.

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Plans to ease guidance for over 2 million shielding

June 25, 2020

Millions of people shielding from coronavirus (COVID-19) will be advised they can spend more time outside their homes from Monday 6 July.

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Webinar: Getting Started with the Google Ad Grant

June 25, 2020

David Bushell from AdGrow joins Charity Digital for a webinar to finally demystify the Google Grant and show charities how to run effective Ad’s and drive value and impact for their organisations.

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The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association

June 25, 2020

The Motor Neurone Disease Association have opened the Coronavirus Emergency Grant scheme, a one-off grant of up to the value of £250 for people living with MND to cover additional living costs incurred as the result of lockdown

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YMCA Rotherham Wellbeing and Activity Booklet 4

June 24, 2020

The latest Wellbeing and Activity Booklet from YMCA Rotherham is now available to download.

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New platform for fundraisers launches

June 24, 2020

Founded by three people working in fundraising, engagement and online campaigning, it seeks to give a platform to new voices and support innovation by creating space for sharing and learning.

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The deadline for charities to apply for local authority discretionary grants is approaching

June 24, 2020

All Charity properties in receipt of charitable business rates relief may be eligible for a grant of £10,000 from the discretionary grant scheme being administered by Rotherham Council. Closes 5 July 2020 at midnight

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Digital Boost launch

June 24, 2020

Digital expert volunteers supporting small businesses and charities impacted by Covid-19 through Boost calls, workshops and skills resources

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Scale Accelerator Opens for applications

June 24, 2020

Supported by The National Lottery Community Fund, Scale Accelerator helps mission-driven organisations to maximise their impact on people’s lives by offering £30,000 worth of consultancy from a dedicated team of experts.

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Jane Slowey memorial memberships: applications for cohort 2 are now open!

June 24, 2020

Applications for cohort two of the Jane Slowey memorial memberships are open for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) women and/or disabled woman who are in their first two years as a CEO for a charity or social enterprise.

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Woodward Charitable Trust funds core costs for small charities

June 24, 2020

Woodward Charitable Trust offers funding towards the core costs of UK charities with annual income less than £200,000 working in several areas.

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Be alert to Test and Trace potential scam

June 23, 2020

Members of the public are been urged to be vigilant following reports of fraudsters posing as people from the NHS Test and Trace service.

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South Yorkshire VCF Sector Resilience Survey

June 23, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to complete the VCF Sector Resilience Survey that we shared previously. The early headlines from the analysis is now available.

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Suicide Prevention App

June 23, 2020

The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK from Grassroots Suicide Prevention. It is packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis.

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Charities face £12.4bn shortfall in income for year

June 23, 2020

Charities face a £12.4bn shortfall in income for the year due to impact of coronavirus, according to the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and Charity Finance Group (CFG).

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Reopening Guidance Checklist

June 23, 2020

Locality have developed a Reopening Checklist for their members which will also prove useful for community and voluntary sector organisations considering re-opening their community buildings and services.

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Back to Work Flowchart

June 23, 2020

Locality has produced a Back to Work Flowchart (Word) to help organisations prepare for returning back to work and the workplace. 

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How to make a face covering

June 22, 2020

Great Place Wentworth & Elsecar have created some videos explaining how to make DIY face coverings with or without a sewing machine.

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Active Dearne launches in Wath

June 22, 2020

Active Dearne is a programme funded by Sport England, Doncaster Council and Rotherham Council to get adults and families active across the Dearne Valley.

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Bus service changes from 21 June

June 22, 2020

Update from SYPTE including Timetable changes, Paying for your travel and face coverings and People who don't need to wear face coverings

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South Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner Fund

June 22, 2020

Dr Alan Billings, the Police and Crime Commissioner is inviting local community groups and organisations to apply for funding of up to £5,000.

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Free school meals to continue through Summer holidays

June 22, 2020

Children in England eligible for free school meals in term-time will now get vouchers to support them during the summer holidays.

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FREE PE LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AFFECTED BY LOCKDOWN

June 22, 2020

Following the successful return of limited sessions at Parkgate Astro, Rotherham United Community Sports trust are pleased to announce the next phase of sessions (Millers AllSports) which will be an initial 3 week block, free of charge starting week commencing 29th June 2020.

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The Wakeham Trust

June 22, 2020

The Wakeham Trust provides small grants to help people rebuild their communities.

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IPPR warn of over 1 million more in poverty due to pandemic

June 22, 2020

The economic fallout of the pandemic could leave 1.1 million more people below the pre-Covid poverty line at year end, including a further 200,000 children, according to analysis by the IPPR think tank.

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Home Truths: Undoing racism and delivering real diversity in the charity sector

June 22, 2020

This week ACEVO has published their final report from its Making Diversity Count project which is in collaboration with Voice4Change England.

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The Morrisons Foundation COVID-19 Homeless Support Fund

June 22, 2020

Registered charities that serve the homeless through outreach and support; delivery of services in hostels and shelters; and/ or the provision of information and advice can apply for grants to a maximum of £10,000.

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NatWest Social and Community Capital

June 22, 2020

NatWest Social and Community Capital are launching a £1m Coronavirus Response Fund on Monday 22 June.

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Covid-19 Response Grants – webinar for BAME groups Fri 26 Jun 2020

June 18, 2020

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation makes grants up to £5,000 to groups supporting people through the Covid-19 crisis. This has hit BAME communities particularly badly, so we are particularly keen to fund applications from these communities.

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Emerging Futures Fund – Urgent!!

June 18, 2020

They are funding organisations to look at how things are changing, what is needed in this transition, and what is possible in the future. Grant size £20,000 - £50,000, deadline 25th June 2020

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Free online training for professionals in Rotherham.

June 18, 2020

DIVERT, Rotherham’s young person’s drug and alcohol service, are currently offering free online training sessions for those who support young people in Rotherham.

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Updated Easy read posters

June 18, 2020

Following new rules about wearing face masks on public transport keep safe have developed easy read poster, free to print or share, on wearing face masks on public transport and a card for those exempt from wearing a face mask.

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COVID Secure E-Learning

June 18, 2020

Community Matters have been negotiating for access to some computer based e-learning to support organisations as they return to work. This training is designed for staff and volunteers to do before the organisation re-opens.

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Coping with the crisis checklists

June 18, 2020

Getting the basics right has never been more important, or more difficult. These new DSC checklists will help you to prioritise the things you need to, and make sure you’re on the right track!

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New research indicates community organisations should lead the post-pandemic recovery

June 18, 2020

New research on the role that the VCSE sector played during the coronavirus suggests that community organisations should be trusted to lead the post-pandemic recovery.

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Third Sector Trends in Yorkshire and Humber Published

June 18, 2020

Third Sector Trends is a long-term study of the voluntary and community sector. It began in Yorkshire and Humber in 2010 with a baseline study of the structure and scale of the sector.

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‘The thousand yard stare’ Painting Auction to support UK veterans with PTSD

June 18, 2020

An accomplished artist with military connections, Steve Stonestreet, has just completed a haunting and enigmatic painting, titled ‘The thousand yard stare’, on heavy weight paper and measuring 22 x 15 inches, for The Daparian Foundation

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Media Volunteer Needed for Mental Health project

June 18, 2020

Keeping Families in Mind provides support to Armed Forces families across South Yorkshire who want help to support their mental health.

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PHE to launch new e-learning on Psychological First Aid during COVID-19

June 18, 2020

New Psychological First Aid training during COVID-19 open to all frontline and essential workers and volunteers

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Marie Curie bereavement support

June 18, 2020

Marie Curie offers a free bereavement support service. Anyone who is grieving can access up to six telephone sessions with a matched volunteer.

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Public transport capacity increased to meet extra demand

June 18, 2020

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) have confirmed an increase in capacity on a number of bus routes to meet an expected increase in demand as more people return to work and shops and other facilities are re-opened.

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Small charities can attend the IOF Fundraising Convention for free

June 18, 2020

The IOF has, as part of Small Charity Week, 1,500 free places for individuals from charities with an annual income of under £1 million.

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Changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

June 18, 2020

This guidance was updated on 12 June to include details on how the scheme will change from 1 July

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The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Foundation

June 18, 2020

In recognition of the magnitude of the COVID-19 crisis, the Trustees of the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Foundation have made additional funding available for their next grants phase, running from May to December 2020.

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RUCST working together in partnership with RMBC Early Help

June 18, 2020

our collaborative Journalism Programme has seen a number of young people develop skills in Journalism ranging from Fact or Fiction, Biased Writing through to Public Interest and,  has developed some very talented young journalist. 

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Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity

June 18, 2020

This 2-3 hour self-paced course, funded by the National Lottery and Sport England, is suitable for anyone who delivers sports coaching and physical activity.

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Ecclesiastical’s £50,000 Movement for Good awards are open

June 18, 2020

Designed to give eligible charities* the financial assistance they need to help them make a real difference, we’re awarding a £50,000 grant to 10 charities. And yours could be one of them.

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Answering the call for nursing

June 18, 2020

A Sheffield man has answered his calling and taken up a new career in nursing at the tender age of 57.

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CISWO Personal Welfare Service continues during COVID 19 outbreak

June 18, 2020

During this difficult period, CISWO is continuing to provide our personal welfare service and are accepting referrals from individuals themselves, family members and other agencies.

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The Anne Frank Awards 2020

June 18, 2020

Aged between 10-15? Write a poem, story, essay or article inspired by Anne Frank which shows the importance of living all together with kindness, respect and equality. 

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Hosting online groups

June 18, 2020

Running online groups? Action for Happiness has released a new guidance on facilitating online groups. 

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We are Undefeatable to return on June 22

June 17, 2020

We Are Undefeatable will be back on TV, radio, social media and in national news coverage from June 22, with a new film and campaign assets live from the week commencing 6 July.

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Beyond Words Coping with Coronavirus

June 17, 2020

Beyond Words has developed resources to empower people to understand health issues and social changes that they might face, due to coronavirus.

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The Ironmongers’ Company

June 17, 2020

The Ironmongers' Company offers support to registered charities in the UK providing opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people, under the age of 25, to fulfil their potential.

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Covid-19, Women and Multiple Disadvantage

June 17, 2020

Agenda has launched a survey to gather vital evidence about what is happening for women and girls at risk and the services that support them during the pandemic.

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Young and Black Campaign

June 17, 2020

Several organisations and activists including UK Youth, Jermain Jackman, My Life My Say and The Diana Award have come together to launch the #YoungAndBlack campaign, a space to share, listen and learn from the experiences of young black people.

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Impact of Covid-19 on BAME voluntary organisations

June 17, 2020

Voyage Youth is conducting research on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) youth charities and community interest companies

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Vintage Afternoon Tea – in a box!

June 17, 2020

Winthrop Gardens are delighted to announce that we can now offer a ‘Vintage Afternoon Tea’ by personal delivery to people who live in and around Wickersley (3 miles radius).

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#NeverMoreNeeded Campaign Has Launched a New Website

June 17, 2020

The #NeverMoreNeeded campaign has launched a new website to help communicate the message and champion the vital role the charity sector plays to improve people’s lives.

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Wrigleys Charities & Social Economy Webinar Series

June 17, 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Wrigleys charities and social economy team is delivering a series of webinars in July which will look at restructuring options for organisations, to put them in the best place  possible to help society through the crisis.

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Lloyd’s Bank Foundation – Update on Covid-19 support

June 17, 2020

Lloyd's Bank Foundation has provided an update on their funding support amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Investors in Community

June 17, 2020

Investors in Community have created a brand new and exciting online platform where both organisations and individuals give to our communities.

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Edge Post Covid-19 Revival Fund Launches

June 11, 2020

Organisations are invited to apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to address educational challenges that have arisen from the COVID-19 crisis.

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BBC Children in Need’s COVID-19 Next Steps Grant programme

June 11, 2020

Next Steps grants are designed to deliver support for children and young people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to £80,000

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The Foyle Foundation

June 11, 2020

Charities with an annual turnover of less than £150,000, especially those that work at grassroots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities, can apply for between £1,000 and £10,000.

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Co-op Local Community Fund

June 11, 2020

Grants for small, locally based voluntary and community groups to support projects which benefit local communities

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The Ragdoll Foundation

June 11, 2020

Small (up to £1,500) or large grants (up to £20,000) to supports the cultural sector’s work with children and young people.

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Grimm & Co Move to Expand Their Enchanting Offer

June 11, 2020

Children’s literacy charity Grimm & Co have announced that they will be relocating to their new premises on Moorgate Street, Rotherham in August 2020.

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Re-opening your building help sheet

June 11, 2020

Community Matters has created a new helpsheet looking at things that will need to be considered when re-opening your building after the COVID 19 lockdown.

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Open call for innovative solutions to tackle inequalities

June 11, 2020

The call, from Sports England, is aimed at individuals or organisations that can help break down barriers to activity that have long-existed but have been exacerbated by coronavirus.

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Barnardo’s to distribute £7m coronavirus fund to children’s charities

June 11, 2020

Barnardo’s will help distribute £7m of coronavirus funding from the government to children’s charities.

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Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation: COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund

June 11, 2020

Grants up to £100,000 to provide accommodation for domestic violence victims. Deadline is 20th July, but the money may run out before then

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FREE Employment & Skills Support – Rotherham

June 11, 2020

If you are worried about the update on furlough and risk of redundancy and need help looking for work and your CV updating Coalfields Regeneration Trust can help.

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Support is still available from Rotherham Heroes Volunteers

June 10, 2020

Since early April, the Rotherham Heroes volunteers have now responded to more than 3,100 requests for help from some of the most vulnerable residents in the borough.

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More financial aid for local small businesses and charities

June 9, 2020

On Friday the Council launched a new discretionary scheme which includes a grant payment to charities. 

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Julie Kenny to be made Honorary Freewoman of Rotherham

June 9, 2020

Dame Julie Kenny DBE is to be made a Honorary Freewoman of the Borough - the ultimate accolade that the Rotherham Borough can bestow on one of its citizens.

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Rotherham Young People’s drug and alcohol service

June 9, 2020

Divert Rotherham Young People’s drug and alcohol service are continuing to support young people in Rotherham.

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RUCST Are Looking for Projects to Help the Local Community

June 8, 2020

With the country starting to get back on its feet, and lockdown slowly being lifted, everyone is going to need a little more help to get back to whatever ‘normal’ is going to be.

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South Yorkshire LGBT+ FREE Online Training

June 8, 2020

Call It Out have just released dates for our next round of multi-agency training sessions for Domestic Abuse, Women's and Housing and Homelessness service providers.

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Youth Futures Foundation Resilience Grants

June 8, 2020

Grants are available for key infrastructure organisations in England that can demonstrate their ability to play a pivotal role in responding to rising youth unemployment but have had their finances impacted as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis.

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Edward Gostling Foundation

June 8, 2020

The Edward Gostling Foundation (formerly the ACT Foundation) provides grants to UK registered charities with the aim of enhancing the quality of life for people in need, specifically the mentally and physically disabled or those with long-term illness.

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PHE report on risks and outcomes

June 8, 2020

Public Health England has published its long-awaited report Disparities in the risks and outcomes of COVID-19, which concludes that the risk of death as a result of COVID-19 is higher for people (especially men) from black and minority ethnic backgrounds.

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COVID-19 digital checklist for charities

June 8, 2020

The Charity Digital Code of Practice has launched a COVID-19 digital checklist to support charity leaders during this difficult time.

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Healthwatch Rotherham are recruiting Volunteers for Steering Group

June 8, 2020

Do you feel passionate about health and social care services in Rotherham? do you have a few hours per week to spare? You could be just the person we are looking for!

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How charities can make the most of Facebook Messenger Rooms

June 8, 2020

This article from Charity Digital explores how charities  can take advantage of the marketing and communications opportunities available through Facebook’s recently launched video chat offering.

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Free Training and Qualifications with The Source

June 8, 2020

At The Source we are continuing to support unemployed people and those being made redundant, in the Rotherham and surrounding areas with free online training and qualifications, with our Steps to Work at Home programme.

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Nationwide Building Society Community Grants

June 8, 2020

Grants of £10,000 - £50,000 are available to charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives for projects that tackle a housing problem

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Survey of South Yorkshire Groups

June 8, 2020

Last chance to complete a survey of how the pandemic is affecting South Yorkshire groups

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The Power of Youth Campaign Launch

June 8, 2020

This campaign is a nationwide collaborative effort in response to the pandemic aiming to celebrate young people's contributions.

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Bright Green Future programme

June 8, 2020

This is a unique and free year-long curriculum of environmental training for 14-17 year olds. Deadline for applications is 29 June.

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Coronavirus response toolkit for charities

June 8, 2020

NPC has produced a toolkit which pulls together resources that will be useful to a charity’s response to coronavirus.

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Support for Chairs of small charities

June 8, 2020

The Association of Chairs is pleased to announce that due to additional funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, aspects of its Beacon Programme will be continuing until 30th September 2020, allowing it to extend support for Chairs of smaller charities in these challenging times.

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Financial management and accessing government funding

June 8, 2020

NCVO has made its webinar on applying for the government’s Coronavirus Community Support Fund available to watch online.

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Safeguarding for Trustees – FREE e-learning

June 8, 2020

To support the voluntary sector, Taye Training has made it's safeguarding for trustees e-learning course free for 30 days.

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Impact of COVID-19 on Foundation grantees

June 8, 2020

Lloyds Bank Foundation has published a report into the impact of COVID-19 on their grantees, looking at the impact on their beneficiaries, communities and finances, as well as the impact on the wider voluntary sector.

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YMCA Rotherham Wellbeing and Activity Booklet

June 8, 2020

YMCA Rotherham are delivering activity and wellbeing packs for children and young people in the Rotherham town centre area and have developed a Wellbeing and Activity Book to accompany them.

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New Survey to establish the health and well-being impacts of COVID-19-related physical/social distancing policies globally

June 8, 2020

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have designed a survey aimed at assessing inequalities in the health and wellbeing impacts of COVID-19-related physical/social distancing policies globally. 

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Museums Sheffield from Home

June 8, 2020

While the city’s museums and galleries are closed, Museums Sheffield is working hard to bring them to you.

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Places of worship to re-open for individual prayer

June 8, 2020

From Monday 15 June places of worship will be permitted to open for individual prayer in line with social distancing guidelines.

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Heatwave plan for England

June 4, 2020

The Heatwave Plan for England provides the latest advice from Public Health England on how to make appropriate preparations for summer heatwave events.

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