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Charity clothes collection

December 3, 2021

Rotherham Friends in Deed urgently need donations of wearable clean old and new clothes for emergency provision to families and refugees. Monetary donations are also welcome. Please donate if you can

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Your Best Friend Fund

December 3, 2021

Grants for services supporting young people to better understand the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships, and give young people the knowledge and confidence to keep their friends safe too.

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Kooth updates

December 2, 2021

Kooth.com is an online counselling and support service which is now available to all young people and young adults across Rotherham aged 11-25. Support dates will be available over the holiday period.

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Social Enterprise Support Fund

December 2, 2021

A Social Enterprise Support Fund has been launched, providing grant financial support to help social enterprises rebuild from Covid-19.

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Grant Applications Open for ‘Weston Charity Awards 2022’

December 2, 2021

Now in its eighth year, the awards offer a package of support worth over £22,000 to small charities in the North of England (including Yorkshire), the Midlands, and Wales.

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Emergency funding available in England

December 2, 2021

Are you a heritage organisation or business based in England? Is your organisation at imminent risk of failure due to COVID-19? Grants between £10,000 and £1million are available.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 78

December 1, 2021

The latest blog from South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings is available to read here.

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Healthwatch Rotherham Newsletter

December 1, 2021

The latest newsletter from Healthwatch Rotherham is now available to download here.

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Youth Music Network – Recharge Fund

December 1, 2021

The Youth Music Recharge Fund offers grants of up to £90k (max £30k per year) to boost organisations in their post-Covid recovery.

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Your UK Parliament Awards: nominations open!

December 1, 2021

Nominations for the 'Your UK Parliament Awards' are now open! Could you be one of the next winners?

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Sheffield Futures Christmas matched funding campaign, The Big Give is now open!

December 1, 2021

Any donation made on our specific campaign page between now and midday on 7th December will be doubled from our matched funding pot! One donation, twice the impact!

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Voluntary Action Rotherham Annual Impact Report 2020 – 2021

December 1, 2021

Our latest Annual Impact Report and Highlights video are now available to view online.

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Watch Voluntary Action Rotherhams AGM

December 1, 2021

Missed the AGM? Not a problem! If you didn't manage to join us on the day there's another chance for you to catch up on YouTube

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The Charity Governance Awards

December 1, 2021

The Charity Governance Awards are open to applications from any charity registered in the UK. The awards will recognise inspirational Covid-19 response stories.

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Trustee/Treasurer and Trustee Volunteer Roles

December 1, 2021

There are exciting opportunities to join Rotherham Rise in Trustee/Treasurer roles. Rotherham Rise is an organisation that is at the forefront of domestic and sexual abuse support.

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Rosa Rise Fund Now Open

December 1, 2021

Rosa is delighted to announce the launch of the Rise Fund, investing in the future of Black and minoritised-led women’s and girls’ organisations. Grants of up to £40k are available to small organisations to support strategic planning.

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The William Sutton Prize

December 1, 2021

Clarion Housing Group is looking for innovative, bright ideas from young people aged between 16 and 25 years to make a positive impact on a community.

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Cold Weather Preparedness

December 1, 2021

The Emergencies Partnership has put together a collection of alerts, guides, insight and advice to support preparing for the challenges of cold weather and the pressures this can add during the winter period. 

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Can you help Fostering Rotherham change the lives of local children?

December 1, 2021

Did you know that Rotherham is home to over 130 fantastic fostering families? We’re always looking for additions to our fostering families- is there room in your home and heart to care for a local young person?

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Shiloh Rotherham

November 30, 2021

Shiloh Rotherham is a supportive organisation in aid of adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Download a service leaflet here.

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ROAR have a vacancy for a Director on their Board

November 30, 2021

Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance (ROAR) have a vacancy for a Director on their Board.

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Loscar Wind Farm Community Funds (Rotherham)

November 30, 2021

Funding for either community activities or energy / environmental projects for the parish areas of Harthill, Woodall, Thorpe Salvin and Wales in Rotherham, South Yorkshire.

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Mandatory face coverings return from Tuesday 30 November 2021

November 30, 2021

Following the Government’s announcement over the weekend, face coverings are required in shops and on public transport from Tuesday 30 November 2021.

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Barnardo’s Boloh Helpline – New Service update

November 30, 2021

Barnardo’s Boloh Helpline is pleased to announce the expansion of our service to support the mental health and wellbeing of adult asylum seekers across the UK.

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Rotherham Social Days Ltd newsletter

November 30, 2021

The latest editions of the Rotherham Social Days Ltd newsletter are available to download here.

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The National Lottery Heritage Fund – National Lottery Grants for Heritage

November 29, 2021

The National Lottery Heritage Fund wants to encourage community and voluntary organisations to develop their own heritage projects. Free online workshops on how to apply for grants are now available.

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Stagecoach Yorkshire Industrial Action – from Saturday 27 November 2021

November 29, 2021

Union Unite has confirmed that it is serving notice for industrial action across four Stagecoach Yorkshire bus depots. Bus users are encouraged to check for the latest service information before they travel.

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SYCF Small Grants Programme

November 29, 2021

This fund is aimed at supporting small, developing or less well-resourced community groups across South Yorkshire. Grants up to £1000 are open to application.

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Leathersellers’ Company: Small Grants

November 29, 2021

Grants are available for charities currently supporting vulnerable people and working in geographical areas of high deprivation.

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Tesco Community Grants

November 29, 2021

The scheme is open to all registered charities and not-for-profit organisations, with priority given to projects that provide food and support to young people.

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Health and employability support for Rotherham residents

November 26, 2021

The Empower programme supports adults that are unemployed and over the age of 25 to take their next positive step to achieving their goal, whatever that may be.

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Citizens Advice Energy Training for Frontline Workers and Volunteers

November 26, 2021

Citizens Advice is offering Energy Training for Frontline Workers and Volunteers to be able to share information to people within their roles.

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RotherHive Launches Self Help Leaflets

November 26, 2021

As part of RotherHive’s continuing development, they have added a new section to RotherHive’s Wellness Hive – Self Help Leaflets.

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Healthwatch Rotherham Newsletter

November 26, 2021

The latest newsletter from Healthwatch Rotherham is now available to download here.

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Traineeship Programme

November 26, 2021

The Source have traineeship placements with top employers across the Sheffield City Region in business admin, retail, customer service, manufacturing, warehousing, facilities and hospitality.

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Circular Future Fund

November 26, 2021

In partnership with Hubbub, the John Lewis Partnership is launching a £1 million fund to support trailblazing ideas and innovations that can accelerate the transition towards a more circular economy.

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Heritage Compass

November 26, 2021

Support for the sector on essential skills in business planning and development, with the aim of creating a more connected and resilient heritage landscape across England.

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Connected Futures Fund

November 26, 2021

A small number of grants up to £125,000 to support young people to get fulfilling employment through pioneering local partnerships.

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Higher Education Networking Supply & Services 2

November 25, 2021

NEUPC wishes to develop a National Framework Agreement to service the requirements of UK Higher Education Institutions and Associate members. This is an open opportunity.

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Rush House Staff donate items to Families First

November 25, 2021

Via Rotherham Pay it Forward, Rush House Staff donate items to Families First in aid of Rotherham families, who for whatever reason need some support.

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Fully Funded Training Offer

November 25, 2021

Thanks to government funding, We Find Any Learner can provide you or your team with free nationally accredited distance learning courses.

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Galloping ahead…Wentworth Woodhouse to transform Stables and create hospitality jobs with £4.6million Levelling Up cash

November 25, 2021

Once workplace and home to hundreds of grooms and stable boys, the Stables of Wentworth Woodhouse are now set to provide jobs and training for the hospitality sector.

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Latest edition of Roaring Times

November 25, 2021

The latest edition of ROARing Times, an update from Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance (ROAR) is now available to view here.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 77

November 24, 2021

Please see the link to the latest Blog of the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here The blog aims…

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Volunteering Futures Fund

November 24, 2021

Volunteering Futures will enable people to get involved in volunteering activities across the arts, heritage, museums, libraries, sport and physical activity, youth and other community settings.

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One Stop Community Partnership programme

November 24, 2021

Groundwork is working with One Stop Stores Ltd to administer the One Stop Community Partnership programme. Successful applicants will receive an initial grant of up to £1,000 and begin a partnership with their local One Stop store.

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The Charles & Elsie Sykes Trust

November 24, 2021

Regional trust fund for registered charities operating within Yorkshire, or benefiting Yorkshire. This will fund outreach programmes but not maintenance projects.

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ROPF Newsletter

November 24, 2021

The ROPF newsletter is available to download here, it includes information about the upcoming AGM, health messages and seating in the town centre.

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Moving on up webinar

November 24, 2021

South Yorkshire's Community Foundation held a Moving On Up: Young People and Employment Programme webinar 22 November, the recording is available to view here.

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National Lottery funds to help communities celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

November 24, 2021

Over £22million of National Lottery funds to help communities across the country celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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Power to Change – Powering Up Programme

November 24, 2021

Funding and support for community businesses who are currently seeking support for digital skills that could help their business develop and grow.

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Free2learn Courses

November 24, 2021

Free2Learn is offering unemployed adults aged 19+ a variety of courses. You must be unemployed, in receipt of benefits (not pip) and have the right to work and live in the U.K.

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100+ Charity Christmas fundraising Ideas

November 24, 2021

Christmas is a major fundraising opportunity for charities. Have a look at Charity Excellence Framework’s ideas and tips to use in your Xmas appeals, festive campaigns and events.

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Flux Rotherham Creative Exchange- Artists in Residence Opportunity

November 23, 2021

Flux Rotherham is a Creative People and Places Programme funded by Arts Council and as part of the programme, are looking to create a series of 4 artist residency programmes. These residencies will be the first engagement activities delivered through Flux Rotherham and will be focussed on responding to ideas and creative themes emerging in communities.

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Youth Endowment Fund: A supportive home

November 23, 2021

This funding is open to registered organisations, to support interventions to prevent children and young people who are at risk of being drawn into crime and violence.

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Frontline workers addressing homelessness

November 23, 2021

St Martin in the Fields Frontline Network want to hear from you to understand what has changed and what has been learnt when it comes to frontline work addressing homelessness.

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Independent Appeal Panel Members for school admissions needed

November 23, 2021

People who are impartial, objective, sensitive, decisive and keen to contribute to the local community are needed to to volunteer as an Independent Appeal Panel Member for school admissions.

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Platinum Jubilee Fund

November 23, 2021

The Platinum Jubilee celebrates 70 years of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign and to mark this occasion, The National Lottery Community Fund will fund 70 projects across the UK.

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Youth Music Fund A

November 23, 2021

This fund aims to equalise access to music, it will focus on those who would otherwise miss out because of who they are, where they live, or what they're going through. Deadline 3rd December.

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Active Independence November Update

November 23, 2021

The latest Active Independence newsletter is available to view here. This edition shows how you may give your experiences of social and health care, it also provides useful information on keeping well this winter.

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Respond, Recover, Reset Report for November 2021

November 23, 2021

This survey looks at the Pandemic’s effect on organisations’ finances, operations, employees and volunteers. The more organisations that complete this quick survey the more impact it has.

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Covid’s not gone yet – video message for Rotherham residents

November 23, 2021

The Director of Public Health for Rotherham, has issued an update on the current Covid-19 position in Rotherham. Lets all stay safe this winter.

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Pause – Supporting women in Rotherham

November 23, 2021

Do you work with women who have had, or are at risk of having multiple children removed from their care? If so Pause can help through an intense programme of support, breaking the cycle and giving women the opportunity to develop new skills and responses that can help them create a more positive future.

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Steps to Work in The Community

November 23, 2021

The Source are holding outreach sessions at libraries and community centres across Rotherham for people who want to gain new skills and qualifications to get into employment or build their confidence.

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Community Café at Dalton

November 19, 2021

Community Café for local residents including Dalton, Brecks, Sunnyside, Flanderwell. All welcome, come along, relax and enjoy a free cuppa and a get together!

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Lawrence Atwell’s Charity

November 19, 2021

Funding for programmes of work which support young people to move into employment or become employment ready.

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Petplan Charitable Trust

November 19, 2021

Petplan Charitable Trust offers two grant rounds each year for the benefit of the health and welfare of dogs, cats, horses and rabbits.

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ReTrain to ReTain

November 19, 2021

This initiative will provide a route back into coaching for volunteer coaches who have lost their connection to coaching through the disruption caused by the pandemic.

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Unrestricted Funding

November 19, 2021

Through the voices of trustees and senior staff from 12 trusts and foundations, we argue that whatever your constraints, and however far along the journey you are, it is worth asking: can we go further in offering unrestricted funding?

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Brighter Futures and Smiles for Miles, Employment, Training and Education Services

November 18, 2021

Rush House is providing Employment, Training and Education Services to people in the Rotherham Borough. New referrals are welcome.

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RPIF newsletter November 2021

November 18, 2021

The Rotherham Pay if Forward November 2021 newsletter is available to download here. New members are welcome.

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Space for Rotherham Climate Action needed

November 18, 2021

Rotherham Climate Action is looking for somewhere for one of their community groups, who focus on bringing creativity to climate change through ‘craftivism’, to meet for crafting sessions. Please help if you can.

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Local Tree Planting

November 18, 2021

National Tree Week returns the 27 November - 5 December and Rotherham has some exciting tree planting opportunities coming up!

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Smiles for Miles

November 18, 2021

The Smiles for Miles Base Project offers increased youth provision and support for children and young people in Rotherham.

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Free Energy Training for frontline workers and volunteers

November 17, 2021

Free energy training to all frontline workers and volunteers, to be able to share with their clients and consumers in fuel poverty within their roles.

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Do you need volunteers at Christmas time?

November 17, 2021

If you need volunteers in December or an extra pair of hands, please let us know. You can also advertise volunteer roles with us, on the VAR website.

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CityFibre community competitions and sponsorship/support

November 17, 2021

In the run up to Christmas CityFibre are keen to support a number of charitable local events with sponsorship or prizes. In return local residents and businesses are asked to simply “register interest” to keep updated with the build programme.

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Updated Training Calendar for November and December Courses

November 17, 2021

An updated RMBC training calendar with details of scheduled training courses from now until March 2022 is available here.

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IAPT service

November 17, 2021

IAPT services is for help to overcome depression and anxiety, and to better manage mental health. This is support for adults over the age of 18 experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD and more.

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Volunteer Treasurer needed for S2 Food Bank in Sheffield

November 17, 2021

S2 Food Bank in Sheffield is looking for a Volunteer Treasurer to help carry out financial responsibilities.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 76

November 16, 2021

Please see the link to the latest Blog of the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here The blog aims…

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Marchig Animal Welfare Trust

November 16, 2021

Support is available for projects worldwide in the field of animal welfare.

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Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021/22

November 16, 2021

Grants are available for community organisations to help cover the revenue costs of project-specific activities that will support the development of community led housing proposals across England (excluding London) up to March 2022.

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Gay and Peter Hartley’s Hillards Charitable Trust

November 16, 2021

One-off grants for local voluntary and community organisations doing charitable work to improve social welfare in areas formerly served by a Hillards store in North and Central England.

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Moving On Up: Young People Employment and Employability programme

November 16, 2021

Funding available for community organisations addressing unemployment for young people aged 14-30 years, in South Yorkshire.

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Social Enterprise Support Fund

November 16, 2021

The fund will support social enterprises to rebuild; in particular, to help you restart or grow your trading income, as well as to support your communities to recover from the covid crisis.

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Ecclesiastical Insurance Office 12 days of giving

November 16, 2021

Ecclesiastical Insurance Office plc annual 12 days of giving is a programme where the company will give £1,000 to 120 charities in 12 days across the UK. Nominations are now open.

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Grants programme launched for churches supporting Afghan evacuees

November 16, 2021

Allchurches Trust has launched an emergency grant programme to support churches and Christian charities helping to tackle the Afghanistan evacuee crisis.

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Mission to rescue Father Christmas at stately home

November 15, 2021

Rotherham stately home Wentworth Woodhouse is staging a fantastical festive adventure which takes families on a mission through its grand state rooms to rescue Father Christmas.

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Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week workshops

November 15, 2021

The aim of this virtual Zoom workshop is to raise awareness of carbon monoxide risks for people who work in the homes of vulnerable people .

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The Queen’s Green Canopy – Plant A Tree For The Jubilee

November 15, 2021

Individuals, schools, parishes, community groups, villages, towns, cities and businesses are being encouraged to plant trees through to the end of the Queen’s Jubilee year in 2022.

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Little Lives UK

November 15, 2021

Little Lives UK aims to support organisations in the work they do helping children in the community. Up to £1,500 worth of funding and support on social media is available to successful applicants.

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Taster Session – Group Physiotherapy

November 15, 2021

Regular physiotherapy is a fantastic way to improve your balance, strength and mobility, and maintain your independence. Over 65's are welcome to come along to this launch event and try out some group physiotherapy.

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New classification of UK charities

November 15, 2021

A new classification system of charities in the UK has been launched – aiming to help researchers, umbrella bodies and others make sense of the diverse group of organisations that form the voluntary sector. 

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Help Lines fund launch

November 15, 2021

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 helpline provider organisations.

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Level 2 accredited training in Health and Social Care

November 12, 2021

Rotherham residents over the age of 19, who have reduced hours or lost employment due to Covid-19, may be eligible to access fully funded training.

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Mayor’s Fund backs South Yorkshire groups with huge cash injection

November 12, 2021

Health and wellbeing in South Yorkshire has been boosted from a fund by the Mayor of South Yorkshire, Dan Jarvis, working with the South Yorkshire Community Foundation (SYCF).

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Arts Council England – New Guidelines for Projects Grants

November 12, 2021

Groups have just over two weeks if they wish to apply under the current guidelines. On 22 November 2021, the National Lottery Project Grants programme will reopen with refreshed eligibility criteria and a new application process.

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Armed Forces Day Event Funding

November 12, 2021

The Ministry of Defence offers a grant for events around Armed Forces Day, on 25th June 2022. They will cover half the cost of the event up to a maximum grant £5,000.

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Free webinar – SYFAB’s Introduction to Social Media in your Fundraising

November 12, 2021

This free recording is available to watch SYFAB’s beginners webinar, Introduction to Social Media in your Fundraising, giving you the tools to engage with potential donors.

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Understanding the needs and experiences of older people in prison

November 11, 2021

Clinks and Recoop have come together to publish a report providing valuable evidence on the needs and experiences of older people in prison.

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Mean more to more people competition

November 11, 2021

ROAR are looking for your help in their ambition to 'mean more to more people'. Here is a little competition to get things started.

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The National Heritage Memorial Fund’s Covid-19 Response Fund

November 11, 2021

This funding will safeguard nationally important heritage assets within England.

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Royal visit to REMA

November 10, 2021

HRH The Earl of Wessex visited Rotherham to meet a prominent local charity, Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance.

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Lifelong Learning Opportunities in South Yorkshire

November 10, 2021

CAS is offering a range of Level 2 distance learning mini qualifications which are fully funded. Learners can sign up and complete their chosen course in the comfort of their own home.

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Aldi seeks good causes to receive surplus Christmas & New Year food

November 10, 2021

Local charities, community groups, and food banks have until 5 December to register to receive surplus food donations from Aldi this Christmas and New Year.

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Little Lives Children Community Support Programme

November 9, 2021

Children’s Community Support Programme is offering to support organisations that work with children, who are in need of support during these challenging times of Covid-19 pandemic.

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Sound boards available

November 9, 2021

Rotherham Rise have 16 sound boards they would like to part with. This may be by donation to another charity, or for a donation in return they may go to a private company/buyer.

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FCC Community Action Fund

November 9, 2021

This provides grants for amenity projects sited within 10 miles of an eligible FCC Environment waste facility (Thurcroft Landfill site is an eligible facility).

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SCR: Skills Bank

November 9, 2021

This great scheme has just been extended until March 2022 so invest in skills provision for your organisation by selecting someone from the list of suppliers, or source your own trainer.

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Energy use smart meters

November 9, 2021

Speakup is working with Smart Energy GB and National Energy Action supporting the rollout of smart meters for every household.

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Vision for Volunteering workshops

November 9, 2021

These workshops will help to inform England’s Vision for Volunteering; a cross-sector consultation designed to develop a shared, actions-focused plan on volunteering.

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Traineeship Programme for 16 -18 year olds

November 9, 2021

These Traineeships are designed to get young people aged 16-18 into an apprenticeship or employment. Start date 22nd November.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 75

November 9, 2021

Please see the link to the latest Blog of the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here.

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Glu Recruit Office Heroes Awards 2021

November 9, 2021

This is an opportunity to nominate that person within your organisation that goes above and beyond day after day and you just couldn’t do without.

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IT (Digital Boost) Training Available with Rotherham College

November 9, 2021

Rotherham College are delivering some basic IT training for RMBC and they would like to open up the opportunity to the Adult Care Workforce. 

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Free service to help small charities fix their digital barriers

November 8, 2021

This service matches small charities with digital experts giving an hour of their time for free, to explore supportive advice and signposting.

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Free banking dispute resolution service for charities

November 8, 2021

BBRS is a free dispute resolution service for not-for-profits. They are appealing to third sector organisations to get in touch to see if it can help them tackle their unresolved banking disputes.

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The Partner-Up Fund

November 8, 2021

Grants are available for groups of organisations with a shared idea for an arts-for-social-change project. Expressions of interest must be received before Friday 19th November 2021.

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Forthcoming Musical Events at St Paul’s Masbrough

November 8, 2021

A leaflet of activities is available, showing upcoming events at Rotherham Minster and St Paul's Masbrough, 28th November 2021 - Thursday 6th January2022.

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Funding for International Social Relief Projects – Didymus

November 8, 2021

Applications are open for grants of up to £5,000 for charities working in the areas of social inclusion, education, the arts, equality and diversity, and religious understanding.

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Workplace Sleep Ambassador Course

November 8, 2021

A revolutionary new Workplace Sleep Ambassadors programme has been launched to support UK businesses and organisations in tackling one of the leading causes of mental health issues in the workplace.

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Boloh Helpline – Baranardos

November 8, 2021

This helpline is provided to help give advice if you’re unsure what to do when your child may have a chest infection. Helpline advisors are available to talk in multiple languages.

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Strategic grants – infrastructure

November 8, 2021

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched the competition for an “Infrastructure Grant to support Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Organisations” fund.

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Launch of the Civil Society Group

November 8, 2021

The Civil Society Group has launched to increase collaboration between charity bodies, improve efficiency and effectiveness, and streamline engagement with the government.

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Giving Tuesday 2021

November 8, 2021

From social media toolkits to helpful tips to engage your donors, why not use these free Giving Tuesday resources.

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Guide to recruiting Black and Asian charity trustees

November 8, 2021

Action for Trustee Racial Diversity has published a guide to support boards with recruiting Black and Asian charity trustees.

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Communications, Press and Influencing toolkit

November 8, 2021

Lloyds Bank Foundation toolkit provides a detailed overview to help your charity achieve strong, impactful communications.

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Rotherham NHS Lunchtime Lectures

November 8, 2021

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust hold Lunchtime Lectures. Trust staff can attend in person as well as via Microsoft Teams. If you are interested in presenting please get in touch.

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South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit newsletter

November 8, 2021

The latest edition of the South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit newsletter is available to download here.

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Helplines fund for providers in mental health

November 5, 2021

Association of Mental Health Providers is pleased to announce the launch of the third round of grants: a Helplines Fund with Bupa Foundation. The fund will open to applications on Monday 15th November.

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The Ironmongers’ Company

November 5, 2021

Funding to support projects that provide opportunities for disadvantaged children and young people to fulfil their potential.

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Fully funded training offer

November 4, 2021

Thanks to government funding, We Find Any Learner can provide you or your team with free nationally accredited distance learning courses.

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Rotherham Social Days newsletter

November 4, 2021

The latest edition of the Rotherham Social Days newsletter aimed at bringing people together, is available to download here.

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Food for People in Crisis Christmas Appeal 2021

November 4, 2021

Rotherham’s Food for People in Crisis Partnership has launched its annual Christmas Appeal for 2021. The partnership are asking for monetary donations, all the money we receive will go to providing some extra cheer for families in need.

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Would you like to help make a difference for disabled people living in Barnsley

November 4, 2021

DIAL Barnsley is recruiting for strategic, creative thinkers who are interested in becoming a Trustee, to help with the charity development.

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ASDA Foundation: Investing in Spaces and Places Grant

November 4, 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 are available to community-led organisations hoping to improve their community spaces and places to help bring people together.

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SYFAB funding courses

November 4, 2021

SYFAB is running some courses to support voluntary and community sector organisations on various aspects of funding until January 2022.

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Free communications coaching for eligible organisations

November 4, 2021

Clinks is delighted to offer free coaching from charity communications specialist Liz Kearsley for a small number of voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system.

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Does your group or charity need some help?

November 3, 2021

The Volunteer Centre is refreshing its menu for 2021 – 2022 and we are looking for some new projects to feature, it may be a room that needs decorating or a garden that needs sprucing up.

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Financial Wellbeing Fund

November 3, 2021

Charitable organisations in the UK can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £200,000 for strategic work which improves financial wellbeing.

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Social media platform launched for UK’s fire services community

November 3, 2021

The Fire Fighters Charity has launched a free wellbeing, fundraising and social media platform for the fire services community, from serving and retired members, to their families, and the charity’s supporters.

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Culture Recovery Fund awards Wentworth Woodhouse a further £542,500 for more repairs

November 3, 2021

Wentworth Woodhouse received funding of £542,500 to help pay for vital roof repairs to the South Pavillion on the Grade I listed mansion’s famed Palladian East Front.

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Rotherham Friends in Deed donate to hospice

November 2, 2021

In an effort to support Rotherham Hospice, a registered charity who cares for terminally ill adults, Rotherham Friends in Deed has generously donated 9 bags of clothes, 1 bag of shoes and £50 cash.

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The Presubmission Consultation of Maltby Neighbourhood Plan

November 2, 2021

The council have completed the draft pre-submission version of the Maltby Neighbourhood Plan, and now invite your comments. Comments can be made on the Plan between 2 November 2021 and 10 January 2022.

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Rotherham Choral Society

November 2, 2021

The Rotherham Choral Society has like most societies now started meeting again after 18 months. New members are welcome in all voice parts.

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Free Energy Training with Citizens Advice

November 1, 2021

Citizens Advice will be delivering energy training across November and December. It is a free training to all frontline workers and volunteers, to be able to share with their clients and consumers within their roles.

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Remembrance events in Rotherham

November 1, 2021

Rotherham comes together to remember its fallen servicemen and women from past and recent conflicts during November. Information and events are available to view here.

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Working with emotions in volunteering

November 1, 2021

This toolkit aims to help volunteer co-ordinators develop and practice skills around working with emotions effectively.

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Get ready for the Vision for Volunteering

November 1, 2021

You are invited to help create a long-term plan for volunteering in England. The first round of consultation workshop dates has been released for November.

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Safeguarding Adults Week Virtual Training Calendar 15th to 19th November

November 1, 2021

A full programme of virtual safeguarding training, for frontline key workers is being delivered 15th to 19th November. Book your place now.

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Healthwatch Rotherham Newsletter November 2021

November 1, 2021

The latest newsletter from Healthwatch Rotherham is now available to download here.

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Sistine Chapel? Wentworth Woodhouse has the Sixteen Chapel, thanks to ROAR artists

November 1, 2021

Sixteen volunteers at Rotherham stately home Wentworth Woodhouse are being celebrated - in images on the ceiling of the mansion’s chapel. The Sixteen Chapel exhibition is free to visit and runs from November 3-26, 2021.

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Steps to your career

November 1, 2021

The next traineeship cohort will start in November. Due to the success of The Source Skills Academy, Traineeship Programme, they have been allocated additional funding to support even more 16-18 year olds.

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Men’s Health Awareness Month November 2021

November 1, 2021

SYB ICS Health and Wellbeing Hub are running a Men’s Health programme during November. This includes videos, facts, upcoming events and recommended reading to support men through both physical and mental wellbeing journeys.

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YORA October Newsletter

November 1, 2021

In this newsletter you will find out how to explore Weight Management Strategies and Spotlight Talks information that was shared in recent events and also a review of YORA over the past 12 months.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 74

November 1, 2021

Please see the link to the latest Blog of the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here The blog aims…

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Grants from the Castle Studies Trust

October 29, 2021

The Castle Studies Trust gives grants up to £10,000 to fund work that enhances the understanding and knowledge of castles. Deadline is 1st December 2021.

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The Funding Ecology in Yorkshire and the Humber

October 29, 2021

A report on how the region fares in terms of funding of the voluntary sector, it gets compared to other parts of the country.

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Introduction of Kooth into Rotherham

October 29, 2021

Kooth.com is an award winning and innovative online counselling and support service which is now available to all young people and young adults across Rotherham aged 11-25.

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Antidepressant Death Awareness Month

October 28, 2021

Although antidepressants can be helpful, Antidepressant Death Awareness Month urges us to be aware of the rare risks and remember those who have been injured or killed as a result of antidepressant use.

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The Steel Charitable Trust

October 28, 2021

Funding is open to application on the themes of Arts & Heritage, Education, Environment, Health, and Social or Economic Disadvantage.

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Volant Trust Covid-19 Response Fund

October 28, 2021

Fund applications are open to charities that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine

October 28, 2021

Raja Khan of Rotherham Friends in Deed has kindly shared his experience of receiving his Covid-19 booster vaccine. if you are eligible please have a booster vaccine to protect yourself and others.

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The Coalfields Regeneration Trust – Rotherham Children & Young People’s Fund

October 28, 2021

The Rotherham Children & Young People’s Fund is available to support activities and services for children and young people up to the age of 25. The core themes are employment, skills, health and wellbeing.

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Domestic Abuse Strategy: Have your say

October 28, 2021

The Rotherham Domestic Abuse Strategy for 2022 – 2027 aims to assist partnerships and agencies in delivering a joined-up response to those affected by domestic abuse.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 73

October 27, 2021

Please see the link to the latest Blog of the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here The blog aims…

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Community leadership funding

October 26, 2021

The Community Leadership Fund is a small budget approved by Council, that each Elected Member within a ward receives. Dalton and Thrybergh ward have a small fund open to application.

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Dark nights and firework safety

October 26, 2021

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have teamed up with South Yorkshire Police to create safety videos aimed at children and young people, advising on potential dangers associated with fire, fireworks, and antisocial behaviour.

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Energy Saving Trust

October 26, 2021

The scheme supports projects that help energy consumers in vulnerable situations reduce their bills. There are four funds open to enable charities deliver a range of new and innovative energy related projects designed to tackle fuel poverty and support the transition to net zero.

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South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit Knife Bins

October 26, 2021

The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit have funded nine knife bins that have been installed in locations across Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, to reduce the number of knives and other weapons on the streets of South Yorkshire.

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New National Lottery Fund aims to get communities more active

October 25, 2021

Ten million pounds has been made available by the National Lottery to get communities more active, through the Active Through Football programme to 13 successful projects.

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New ‘putting it into practice’ resource from Sport England

October 25, 2021

Sport England's new resource, 'Putting it into practice' brings to life some of the approaches, models, and tools that have been used by the local delivery pilots.

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Updated Training Calendar for the period November 2021 to March 2022

October 25, 2021

RMBC have refreshed the Training Calendar for the period November 2021 to March 2022 and have also updated the Training Prospectus which gives more detail of course content, how to book, and other learning and development support.

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GPS tracker trial for people living with dementia

October 25, 2021

South Yorkshire Police have made their first sign-up in a trial to provide free GPS trackers to people living with dementia. This is aimed at finding missing people more quickly.

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Smart Meters and Priority Services Register

October 25, 2021

Speakup is supporting people to go onto the Priority Services Register for water and supporting the rollout of smart meters with the National Energy Agency and Smart Energy GB.

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Data protection consultation

October 25, 2021

The government is running a public consultation on reforms to the UK’s data protection regime. Have your say by responding before 19 November.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 72

October 25, 2021

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 and also to think more widely around contemporary issues that have a bearing on policing.

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Maltby Library clubs and activities return

October 25, 2021

Maltby Library is once again welcoming people to chat, learn and craft amongst the books. There are three existing clubs and activities to join.

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Rotherham’s Christmas Toy Appeal Launch 2021

October 22, 2021

Rotherham’s Christmas Toy Appeal enables Rotherham’s most needy children and young people to receive a gift on Christmas morning. This years appeal will launch 8th November, please support this cause if you are able.

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New Section added to RotherHive – Working Well

October 22, 2021

Working Well has been created to support and strengthen wellbeing practices in the workplace.  It is packed with lots of really useful information, downloadable resources and online activities. 

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Free level 2 courses

October 21, 2021

We Find Any Learner now have over 30 different level 2 courses that only cost a little bit of your time and you can even study in the comfort of your own home.

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VCSE Grants opportunities to support mental health in Rotherham applications open

October 21, 2021

This is open to all voluntary and community organisations in Rotherham who want to help support positive mental wellbeing at this time, and to help reduce the impact of covid. 

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Making flexible working the default – closes 1 December

October 20, 2021

This consultation seeks views from individuals and businesses on proposals to reform flexible working regulations for people in Britain.

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Wentworth Woodhouse features in new report highlighting UK heritage bodies’ pioneering response to climate change

October 20, 2021

Wentworth Woodhouse is currently on the Historic England Heritage at Risk register. Repairs are being carried out to give the buildings a new 21st century purpose and a number of adaptations have been made to combat the effects of climate change and seek sustainable energy solutions.

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New report highlights UK heritage bodies’ pioneering response to climate change ahead of COP26

October 20, 2021

The UK heritage sector is united in its pioneering response to climate change, according to Heritage Responds, a new report launched this week by heritage coalition the Historic Environment Forum charting how heritage organisations are taking positive action.

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RELOAD Supporting Rotherham’s Cultural & Creative Industries

October 20, 2021

Reload is a programme of support of events, artists, performers and other culture sector organisations. One of the programmes is for Community Events Grants of up to £1,000.

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Sport England – Together Fund

October 20, 2021

The Together Fund will continue to work with their network of 43 Active Partnerships and more than 30 national partners who have previously helped them to connect funding to where it’s most needed in their locality.

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Free holidays in historic buildings for charities

October 20, 2021

The Landmark Trust is offering 50 self-catering breaks in its amazing historic properties absolutely free to charities and non-profit organisations, for short breaks in Mar 2022.

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Arnold Clark Community Fund – Reopened

October 20, 2021

Currently, only open to food banks, toy banks, housing and accommodation & poverty relief, this fund aims to support UK registered charities and community groups affected by Covid-19.

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Support For BAMER groups

October 19, 2021

If you're a UK registered BAMER led charity or social enterprise, the AVOCADO+ Accelerator programme is open for applications. It's an intensive and innovative programme designed to improve your sustainability, fundraising capabilities, and leadership.

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NCVO is pleased to share with you the latest Respond, Recover, Reset Report

October 19, 2021

This month’s report explores the findings from our barometer survey on the impact of lifting restrictions on voluntary sector organisations; more specifically impacts on recruitment, volunteering, and working practices.

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Edward Gostling Foundation

October 19, 2021

The Edward Gostling Foundation are offering two grant programmes to UK registered charities that support individuals living with a physical and/or mental disability or a long-term illness.

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Worshipful Company of Information Technologists Charity

October 19, 2021

Grants are available to not for profit organisations for the development of innovative IT projects with a charitable or educational focus in the UK.

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Health & care volunteers training needs research

October 19, 2021

NHS Health Education England’s National Volunteering Unit is inviting health and care volunteers to complete a training needs survey.

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The best online fundraising platforms

October 19, 2021

Charity Digital recommends some of the best free and cheap online fundraising platforms for charities. It includes a fundraising platform price comparison list.

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Active Independence Update October 2021

October 19, 2021

In this months edition we join the campaign to encourage uptake of the winter flu jab, online training for PAs and chance to join the campaign to improve benefit assessments.

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The Commission on Young Lives: call for evidence

October 19, 2021

The Commission on Young Lives is a major independent commission and would like to hear from frontline, service and system leaders, commissioners and those with lived experience and ask specific questions about violence prevention.

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Launch of Two Career One Stop drop ins

October 19, 2021

As from next week there will be two Career One Stop drop ins in the Community. This will help people to job search, identify training options and more.

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Do you have any free apples for a good cause?

October 19, 2021

Do you have any apples to spare in aid of fund raising for Tasibeh Girls’ School in Pakistan? Apples will be used to make and sell jam and marmalade to sell in aid of this cause.

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Celebrate the Land Girls with the WEA – supported by the National Lottery

October 14, 2021

The WEA has been awarded funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a project, Women on the Land. Residents of South Yorkshire can show an interest in participating in the project.

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Trustees’ Week 2021

October 14, 2021

Taking place from 1 to 5 November 2021, in celebration of Trustees’ Week, NCVO have organised a series of engaging activities and online events designed to support boards and share key learnings.

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Enterprise Development Programme, Grant and Learning support

October 13, 2021

The Enterprise Development Programme has launched a final application round for mental-health focused charities and social enterprises. The deadline for applications is 4pm on Monday the 18th October.

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Rotherham Friends in Deed update

October 13, 2021

Rotherham Friends in Deed is a local charitable organization helping people in need both in Rotherham and abroad. Please help support these activities by volunteering and donating.

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Help Run The Show For The Record-Breaking Tournament Next Summer!

October 13, 2021

Get involved with UEFA Women’s EURO 2022 in an exciting and unique way, by volunteering at the New York Stadium.

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Shaping the Future of VCS Support in Rotherham…

October 13, 2021

It’s that time of year again where we ask you to tell us about your experiences of voluntary and community sector (VCS) support in Rotherham. The information will help us gauge how well we are supporting the sector and meeting its needs and where gaps in service provision lie.

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FCS Charity of the Year 2021/22 Competition

October 13, 2021

The FCS Charity of the Year package brings together support worth £3,000 and includes a £250 cash contribution.

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The Social Impact Measurement Tool

October 13, 2021

The Investors in Community platform aims to connect organisations, individuals and charities to show by working together powerful and evidenced social impact can be created.

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Supporting our communities’ grants (COMF)

October 13, 2021

This fund is open to application from Rotherham not for profit organisations in order to support activities that help people reduce social isolation and bring back infrastructure lost due to Covid-19.

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Building Futures, future open dates

October 13, 2021

Building Futures is pleased to offer Wednesday Open Day events to find out about courses on offer. The events will be at Sheffield United Football Club running throughout November.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 71

October 13, 2021

Please see the link to the latest Blog of the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here The blog aims…

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The Noel Buxton Trust

October 12, 2021

Funding is open to application for small registered charities that focus support on domestic abuse.

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Albert Hunt Trust

October 12, 2021

Funding is open to application for registered charities that provide hospice care, support for the homeless and promote health and wellbeing.

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The Allen Lane Foundation

October 12, 2021

Funding is open to application from charitable organisations to make a lasting difference to peoples lives and help unpopular groups share in the life of the whole community.

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World Menopause Awareness Day

October 12, 2021

World Menopause Awareness Day is 18th October 2021. SYB ICS Health and Wellbeing Hub are running a Menopause programme during October as the wellbeing topic of the month.

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Respond, Recover, Reset: Have your say

October 12, 2021

This short survey run by Nottingham Trent University in collaboration with NCVO and Sheffield Hallam University, and funded by the ESRC looks at the effect of the pandemic on organisations’ finances, operations, employees and volunteers.

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Trauma Informed Working and Adverse Childhood Experiences: Basic Awareness

October 12, 2021

The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit are running some Trauma Informed Working and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) basic awareness training.

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Celebrating Rotherham sporting icon for Black History Month

October 11, 2021

This Black History Month, celebrate the diverse communities that make up our borough. There can no better way of celebrating our black history than by telling the story of Arthur Wharton.

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Cybersecurity for charities

October 11, 2021

Lloyds Bank Foundation has prepared a four-part film series on the essentials of cybersecurity, to help charities protect themselves and those they serve from the growing threat of cybercrime

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The Wharfedale Foundation

October 11, 2021

The Wharfedale Foundation fund initiatives in Yorkshire and the Humber that bring communities together, support communities who feel marginalised and forgotten or, build bridges between communities.

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The Steel Charitable Trust

October 11, 2021

This funding is intended for projects that make a real impact in the areas of arts and heritage; education; environment; health; and social or economic disadvantage.

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PCC launches policing priorities survey

October 11, 2021

To help shape the policing priorities for the next financial year (starting in April 2022), South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Dr Alan Billings is seeking views from local residents and businesses on policing and crime services in their area.

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Rotherham Minster news

October 11, 2021

The addition of the Social Supermarket to the Minster has been a blessing in many ways but, as the supermarket has continued to grow, the time has come for it to move to its own premises.

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New free charity webinars launched by Cranfield Trust

October 11, 2021

A new series of free charity webinars covering key management topics has been launched by the Cranfield Trust, these are aimed at the leaders of not for profit organisations.

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It’s ok not to be ok, is the message!

October 11, 2021

“It’s ok not to be ok,” is the message from a health trust director who herself suffered from ‘burn out’ or a nervous breakdown.

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Beacon South Yorkshire leaflets for carers

October 11, 2021

New leaflets are available for carers to inform about the counselling and other support services available from Beacon South Yorkshire.

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SYP Fraud Prevention

October 11, 2021

Now that restrictions have lifted, South Yorkshire Police are keen to re commence engaging with communities in relation to fraud. Presentation requests are welcome.

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Themed Programme for Young People – Employment and Employability

October 11, 2021

The focus for grants will be for those groups working specifically with vulnerable and marginalized young people aged 14 – 30 years, to remove barriers to employment.

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Holding court at the University of Sheffield

October 11, 2021

South Yorkshire Community Foundation wish to say thank you to the University of Sheffield for their serene surroundings at Firth Court which launched Vital Signs.

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SYCF Vital Signs 2021 report

October 11, 2021

South Yorkshire Community Foundation (SYCF) is publishing its Vital Signs 2021 report and has identified the four most important needs across the region after a year dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Wentworth Woodhouse celebrates completion of major roof work

October 11, 2021

When the Preservation Trust took over the Grade I listed stately home in March 2017 with just six staff, emptying the buckets and mopping up was one of many backbreaking and crucial tasks. But the buckets are now redundant and the Trust is celebrating a major milestone.

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Making Our Money Go Further newsletter

October 11, 2021

The Making Our Money Go Further October newsletter is available to download here. Suggestions for what to include in future editions are welcome.

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National Allotment Gardens Trust

October 7, 2021

The NAGT grant funding to registered Allotment Associations and Committees for the improvement and development of facilities on registered and permitted sites.

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Community Spaces

October 7, 2021

An ex Co-op store in Rotherham is available to charities to enquire for free of rent charitable use. Viewings are available to book.

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SARAG September 2021 Newsletter

October 7, 2021

The latest newsletter from SARAG Yorkshire and Humberside Asbestos Victims Support Group is now available to download

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Rotherham Carers and Co Choir are back!

October 7, 2021

The Rotherham Carers and Co Choir are meeting again online after their summer break. Taking place on Wednesday evenings between 7pm and 8pm join us for a good sing as well as meeting new people.

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Bringing People Together

October 7, 2021

This fund can support projects that will build stronger connections across communities, and improve the infrastructure and conditions that are needed to strengthen these connections. Projects must be delivered across two countries of the UK.

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Forces in Mind Trust (FIMT)

October 7, 2021

Funding to support the psychological wellbeing and successful and sustainable transition of veterans and their families into civilian life.

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Mental health courses

October 6, 2021

Community Links, supported by RMBC are offering short courses on mental health, first aid and suicide prevention, for staff and volunteers. Dates are available from October 2021 to March 2022.

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Action to tackle Rotherham’s priority issues

October 6, 2021

A new report published by South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) has revealed the four most important needs across the region after a year dominated by the Covid-19 pandemic. A new themed fund is now available to support community groups.

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Funding available to support local community organisations across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

October 6, 2021

£400,000 of national and local funding is available to support local community organisations in Bassetlaw, Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield in improving people's mental and physical health through blue and green social prescribing.

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Charity Governance Awards open for entries

October 6, 2021

The 2022 Charity Governance Awards are now open for entries, with a chance for charity boards to win a share of the £35,000 prize fund.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 70

October 6, 2021

Please see the link to the latest Blog of the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here The blog aims…

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Company- a new dance company for the over 50’s in Rotherham

October 6, 2021

Exciting news, ROAR, Rotherham’s local arts organisation, is setting up a new dance company for the over 50’s, called Company. Meeting every Wednesday 6.30pm - 7.30pm in Rotherha Town Centre starting 20th October 2021.

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New Elections Bill – impact on charities and issue-based campaigners

October 6, 2021

The Bill aims to amend and supplement existing law applying to organisations that engage in issue-based campaigning and advocacy work.

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Social Supermarket is supported with a generous food donation

October 5, 2021

Thorpe Hesley Village Show and Holy Trinity Church kindly donates fresh fruit and vegetables to a Rotherham Social Supermarket.

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Red Cross service supporting Rotherham people in their own homes needs volunteers

October 5, 2021

Whether you are able to sit and have a chat over a cup of tea or give an afternoon to visit a craft workshop, the Red Cross would love to hear from you!

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Member appointment to the Joint Independent Audit Committee

October 5, 2021

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is recruiting for a Joint Independent Audit Committee Member. Closing date, 17 October 2021.

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The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund – Phase 2

October 5, 2021

The Coalfields Food Insecurity Response Fund Phase 2 is now open for new applications. Priority will be given to organisations that are supporting the most vulnerable with grants up to £2,500 available.

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Christmas Matched Funding Opportunity

October 5, 2021

Join Work for Good's fundraising campaign and raise more funds this Christmas, find out how your charity and your supporters can get involved!

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Postcode Dream Fund is now open

October 5, 2021

The People’s Postcode Lottery has opened its annual Dream Fund for applications, with grants of between £500,000 and £1.25m available over three years. 

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Covid-19 communications toolkit

October 5, 2021

The latest version of the Cabinet’s Office communications toolkit is available for organisations to share Covid-19 information with their communities and networks.

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Data Protection information sheet

October 5, 2021

Community First Yorkshire have created a Data Protection information sheet to provide a brief overview of the main requirements of data protection legislation and its implications for voluntary and community groups.

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FREE qualifications for you and your team

October 5, 2021

We Find Any Learner now have over 30 different Level 2 Courses available, free for eligible adults to be able to study in their own time.

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Benefits of a smart meter

October 5, 2021

Speakup is working to tell as many people who are offline as possible about the benefits of having a smart meter. Smart meters are a great way of controlling the energy you use and the gas and electric bills.

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Flux Rotherham Brand Consultation

October 5, 2021

We’re looking for your feedback, ideas and thoughts on how we communicate with you.

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Artist and Creative Practitioner Consultation

October 5, 2021

We’re appealing to all local artists and creatives to take part in our Flux Rotherham research. Your feedback will play an integral part in how Flux Rotherham develops.

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Volunteer at the 2022 UEFA Women’s EURO’s

October 5, 2021

Applications are now open to be a volunteer at UEFA Women's EURO's in Rotherham next summer and will close 1st November 2021.

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Household Support Fund

October 5, 2021

Vulnerable households across the country will be able to access a new £500m support fund to help them with essentials over the coming months as the country continues its recovery from the pandemic.

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Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Force for Change programme

October 5, 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 for community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration; supporting post-Covid recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation.

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Fund launches to help smaller charities with marketing campaigns

October 5, 2021

The Worshipful Company of Marketors has announced the launch of a new giving initiative to finance and support marketing for the development and running of their campaigns.

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Supporting lifelong learning and development fund

October 5, 2021

CABWI Awarding Body have been working with Jay Charity Consultancy Services, to develop a grants programme to support lifelong learning and development to help develop their career.

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Comic Relief Community Fund

October 5, 2021

Capacity building and project delivery funding is available to community grass routes organisations, to help children be safe, survive and thrive.

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FLUX Brand and Website Opportunity

October 4, 2021

Flux Rotherham is seeking a qualified design agency or agencies that can create: A brand and visual identity and website

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Do you know someone in your area who makes a difference?

September 30, 2021

People across the UK are being invited to take part in the annual hunt for the UK’s ‘Neighbour of the Year’ – a nationwide search undertaken in partnership with Co-op Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 69

September 30, 2021

Please see the link to the latest Blog of the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here The blog aims…

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The Suitcase Exhibit at Clifton Park Museum

September 30, 2021

3RD SEPTEMBER – 21ST NOVEMBER 2021 The Suitcase’ is an exhibition which marks the monumental life- changing journey of the first-generation Pakistani diaspora community who came to Rotherham in the 1960s.

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Sport England & Crowdfunder – Funds for grassroots sports clubs & community groups

September 30, 2021

Grassroots sports clubs and community organisations delivering sport - funding up to £10k in match - plus free fundraising coaching.

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National Lottery Heritage Fund’s £3-10k grant webinars

September 30, 2021

The National Lottery Heritage Fund in the North wants to support heritage projects of £3-10k and we have set up a webinar to help you find out more about us and our funding.

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Covid-19 vaccination for frontline health and care staff

September 30, 2021

The government is seeking views on whether or not to extend vaccination requirements to other health and care settings for Covid-19 and also for flu.

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National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund

September 30, 2021

Crowdfunder and the National Emergencies Trust have teamed up to make more than £1.2m match funding available to help voluntary and community organisations in the UK overcome the effects of the pandemic.

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Launch of new guide to recruiting Black and Asian charity trustees

September 30, 2021

Action for Trustee Racial Diversity have published ‘From Here to Diversity’, the first ever guidance specifically designed to support boards with recruiting Black and Asian charity trustees.

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Beacon South Yorkshire Newsletter

September 30, 2021

Beacon South Yorkshire’s very first edition of our seasonal newsletter ‘The Beacon Beam’, keeping everyone up to date with everything Beacon.

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NCVO almanac 2021: The latest findings on the voluntary sector and volunteering

September 30, 2021

NCVO research and insight manager, Anya Martin, looks at the key findings of the Almanac 2021 and what they show about the UK’s voluntary sector.

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Steering Group Needed For New Charity Project

September 30, 2021

The Sleep Charity has launched an exciting new wellbeing scheme ‘Sleep Talkers’, funded by the National Lottery, and is actively recruiting for professionals and parents in Doncaster to join its steering group.

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Art Fund Programme project grants

September 29, 2021

The Art Fund programme are offering project grants of up to £50,000 to help Art organisations as they reimagine their activities following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Charity Commission launches new fraud website

September 29, 2021

Preventing Charity Fraud is a joint initiative between the Charity Commission and Fraud Advisory Panel, giving charities information, advice and practical tools to fight fraud and stay safe from harm.

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The Christmas Challenge

September 28, 2021

The Christmas Challenge 2021 will take place from 12pm (midday) 30th November 2021 – 12pm (midday) 7th December 2021 when donations to participating charities are doubled.

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Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund

September 28, 2021

The fund aims to support businesses in the creative and cultural sectors, from games design to theatres, that deliver social impact. This includes commercially focused businesses as well as community/social enterprises.

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Building Futures

September 27, 2021

The B2W Group is pleased to introduce a new programme called Building Futures, this is a set of courses for NEETS and Care Experienced Adults aged 19 – 24 in South Yorkshire.

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Nelson’s Cub Club

September 24, 2021

‘Nelson’s Cub Club’ at Clifton Park Museum is a new programme of multi-sensory activities, stories and songs which is aimed at engaging children aged 1-4 with the Clifton Park Museum collection.

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Healthwatch newsletter

September 24, 2021

Healthwatch is pleased to share the October edition of  their newsletter featuring an upcoming event, case studies and more.

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With Me in Mind website spans two generations

September 23, 2021

A new-look website packed with professional advice on how to manage mental health and well-being issues has been designed with two generations of Doncaster and Rotherham families in mind.

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NAVCA’s New Health and Wellbeing webpage

September 23, 2021

NAVCA have launched a new page on their website dedicated to their work in the Health and Wellbeing sector. This also includes a number of publications available to download.

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Resources for raising awareness about COVID Pass fraud

September 23, 2021

Resources for citizens to raise awareness of scams, to encourage people to be alert and to guide people on how to get their free NHS COVID Pass.

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Still time to apply for courses at Northern College for Adults

September 23, 2021

Northern College for Adults 19+ has a few remaining residential and non-residential places left on a range of courses. Many adults can study for free or access funding support to enable them to return to education and progress.

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South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner blog

September 23, 2021

The South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner latest blog is available to view here.

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WEA free skills and wellbeing courses

September 23, 2021

WEA provide high quality, courses and qualifications at multiple levels from Entry Level to Level 3. You can join short informal courses or longer qualifications.

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Rotherham – Digital Skills for Speakers of Other Languages Course

September 23, 2021

Hope English School is able to provide a free Digital Skills for Speakers of Other Languages Course for refugees and asylum seekers. Classes will begin on 4th November 2021.

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Beacon South Yorkshire are open for face to face appointments

September 23, 2021

Beacon South Yorkshire are pleased to announce they are now open for face to face appointments in Rotherham, every other Wednesday at Unity Centre.

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Making Christmas 2021 even MORE special!

September 23, 2021

Winthrop have a range of events in the lead up to Christmas to enable you to get into the festive spirit and do a little bit of Christmas shopping at the same time!

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Great Big Rotherham To Do List

September 23, 2021

RMBC has launched the 'Great Big Rotherham To Do List’, comprising of some fun ideas and activities to do around Rotherham. These are free simple pleasures to help get people through covid restrictions.

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BBC Kit Out the Nation

September 23, 2021

This campaign is aimed at taking in and distributing unwanted, good condition sports kits and distributing them to children and teenagers who need it, please donate to your local participating centre. Thank you.

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RUCST October Half Term Camps

September 23, 2021

RUCST will be holding some great October half term holiday camps for children between the ages of 5-16yrs. Why not give them a go?

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National Sleep Helpline

September 23, 2021

The Sleep Charity has launched a brand new UK National Sleep Helpline to ensure that everyone has access to high quality, evidence-based advice.

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Loneliness Awareness

September 22, 2021

Rotherham Council Public Health service is running FREE 90-minute training sessions to help people in Rotherham manage the impacts of loneliness and isolation.

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Adult and Community Team Newsletter

September 22, 2021

The latest Adult and Community Team newsletter is available to download here.

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South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue – Do you work with someone Vulnerable who may be at risk?

September 22, 2021

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue is committed to making South Yorkshire Safer & Stronger but as a Fire & Rescue service cannot do this alone, they need organisations to join Partnership to help keep people safe.

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Care Certificate Knowledge course

September 22, 2021

RMBC Learning and Development have courses on introduction to care and care assessor/management coming up this October, places are available to book now.

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Health Education England e-learning

September 22, 2021

Health Education England host a very comprehensive suite of e learning modules that can be accessed by Adult Social Care Providers free of charge.

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Free briefing sessions on Listening Ear’s Amparo service

September 21, 2021

Amparo, Listening Ear’s support after suicide service, has now arranged further Zoom briefing sessions to outline the support it offers and how referrals can be made.

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Quality Care Award and Volunteer of the Year Nominations

September 21, 2021

An NHS trust whose staff and volunteers touch the lives of thousands of Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire people every week is seeking nominations for its 2021 annual awards for quality care and volunteering.

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Do you want a Networking Opportunity for Voluntary and Community organizations?

September 21, 2021

Rotherham Pay it Forward is interested to hold it's next Networking opportunity at Voluntary Action Rotherham in February 2022. We need you views to help tailor the event for the sector.

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YORA September Newsletter

September 21, 2021

The latest newsletter available from Yorkshire and Humber Obesity Research Alliance (YORA) is available to download here.

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Annual Sixth Form Scholarships For 2021 Awarded

September 21, 2021

The presentation of the two scholarships, awarded annually, by The Feoffees of the Common Lands of Rotherham, were made recently. This year the recipients of both were from Wath Academy.

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The Edge Innovation Fund (EIF)

September 21, 2021

This fund is open to application for projects that are innovative and disruptive in their thinking on making education relevant.

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The respond, recover, reset survey September 2021

September 20, 2021

This research looks at the Pandemic’s effect on organisations’ finances, operations, employees and volunteers. please help NCVO and partners by completing this month's short survey.

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Environmental Play Training for Activity Leaders

September 20, 2021

Environmental Play Training is free to attend for Activity Leaders of children and young people. The session is aimed at helping people connect with the environment and outdoors.

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Safe Haven blog

September 20, 2021

Safe Haven's latest blog is available to read here, the group continues to offer the vulnerable and those in need a safe space, food and drink.

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Webmart’s charitable giving

September 20, 2021

Webmart gives, as a business, small funding grants based on the amount of interest earned from cash in their bank, and that’s distributed annually through their partner charities to those in need.

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Free webinars: Winter Vaccination programme – Building Vaccine confidence

September 17, 2021

Public Health England are inviting you to an interactive workshop focused on flu vaccination campaigns, these skills can be utilised for childhood immunisations, covid vaccine, cancer screening and other health-promoting activities.

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The Commissioner’s Proceeds of Crime Act Community Grants

September 17, 2021

Organisations and charities are encouraged to apply for up to a maximum of £7,500 to support a project in South Yorkshire that will help contribute to the aims of the Police and Crime Plan.

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Free training & development for business staff

September 17, 2021

We Find Any Learner offer a variety of courses for adults over the age of 19 to choose from. Nationally recognised certificates are awarded to people who successfully finish the course.

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Black Diamonds author creates a gem of a tour for Wentworth Woodhouse

September 17, 2021

Catherine Bailey has created The Black Diamonds Tour, which takes visitors through the twists and turns that took the 18th century house from hey-day to decay and decline.

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Co-operative Bank: Customer Donation Fund

September 17, 2021

All Community Directplus account holders can apply for up to £1000 from the Customer Donation Fund to support special projects and fundraising activities.

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Sight Loss Councils roadmap out of lockdown

September 17, 2021

The Sight Loss Councils have created a web page providing all the up to date information to support blind and partially sighted people enjoy the benefits of the country coming out of lockdown.

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COVID-19 Update

September 17, 2021

The latest news on booster jabs for over 50's, your covid recovery and the Government response for Covid-19 plans during Autumn and winter 2021.

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SEN Mediation in Rotherham

September 16, 2021

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council are inviting bids from organisations who are able to provide services that meet RMBC’s current needs for Special Educational Needs (SEN) Mediation.

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Return to Play: Active Together

September 16, 2021

A Sport England fund with an extra £5million put in to provide up to £10,000 in match funding, as part of a support package to help clubs and organisations set up and run crowdfunding campaigns related to Covid-19, such as for a loss of income due to the pandemic.

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Loneliness Engagement Fund

September 16, 2021

A new Government fund – grants of £15,000 and £50,000 of grant funds to support the government’s loneliness objectives. Deadline is 13th October 2021

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Your view wanted on the SYFAB Website

September 16, 2021

SYFAB are reviewing how their website works, and want to know what people think.

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Living in the UK Short Course from Northern College

September 16, 2021

Living in the UK is a four day course for people who are new to the UK and want to find out something about their new environment. You will learn some basic geography and history of the UK, as well as about British values and how the Government and Monarchy function.

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Rotherham Holiday Activities and Food Programme Grants

September 15, 2021

Applications are now open for grants to Run Healthy Holiday Clubs for 5-16 year olds over the Christmas school holidays in Rotherham.

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Faith New Deal Pilot Fund

September 15, 2021

The main emphasis is on giving faith groups the opportunity to apply for funding to deliver innovative projects working in partnership with the LA and other orgs that will help communities recover from COVID and strengthen community resilience/cohesion. 

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 67

September 15, 2021

Please see the link to the latest Blog of the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here The blog aims…

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Active Independence PA update September 2021

September 14, 2021

In this months edition we join the campaign to encourage uptake of the winter flu jab, new local research on pay rates for PAs and 2 useful bite sized guides to helping build our resilience and wellbeing.

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Active Independence Update September 2021

September 14, 2021

The September edition of our news bulletin is now available to view online here providing lots of information about craft and activities to boost health and wellbeing, the critical new proposals for health and social care and provide useful information on a new disability employment hub and new rapid induction training for PAs.

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Updated Training Calendar from RMBC Learning and Development

September 14, 2021

An updated training calendar for the September to December 2021 period and a supporting Training Prospectus which gives more detail on course aims, objectives and other important information to outline the learning and development support offer from RMBC. 

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New Homeless Drop-In Service at Shiloh

September 13, 2021

Shiloh are adding a weekly drop-in service to their range of support for homeless adults.  From Wednesday 29th September adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness can visit Shiloh without appointment.

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Free Emergency First Aid Training

September 13, 2021

On 24th September 2021 at St Pauls Church Masbrough learn about the role of first aiders and how to care for those around you in an emergency.

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Can you give young people a Voice?

September 13, 2021

Voice - the magazine for the young people of Rotherham, produced by the young people of Rotherham - is looking for volunteers to help on the next issue. If you're aged 11-18 (or up to 25 with special educational needs) and want to see your work in print, this could be for you.

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Win £1,000 for your village hall

September 13, 2021

‘Wonderful Villages Photo Competition’ is a great opportunity to win multiple cash prizes for budding photographers and their nominated village halls. The theme is Britain’s ‘Wonderful Villages’.

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Swinton Community Focus Group Members Required

September 13, 2021

To continue to deliver events Swinton Community Focus Group need people to get involved with the group as standing members or occasional volunteers to help

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Tech Support for Adults in South Yorkshire

September 13, 2021

Thanks to support from the National Lottery Community Fund, FreeTech Project are pleased to announce that we are about to launch our online learning programme, Taking on Tech, that adults all across South Yorkshire can access, for free, to have their computer and mobile device problems solved, in a fun and friendly format.

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NHS Rotherham CCG: Suicide Support Service

September 13, 2021

Rotherham CCG requires a Suicide Support Service comprised of: 24/7 crisis care for all ages available via 111; integrated community models for SMI; and improving the therapeutic environment in inpatient settings.

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Making Our Money Go Further – September Update

September 9, 2021

The Making Our Money Go Further September newsletter provides you with an update of our news; what we’ve been up to & what we have coming up.

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Applications open for coaching bursaries

September 9, 2021

Individuals in South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire who are part of a club or community organisation that provides sport or physical activity can apply for grants of up to £150 towards a coaching qualification of their choice

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CHARITY OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS OPEN: Helping you to make your mark

September 9, 2021

MAKE YOUR MARK UK are inviting nominations from good causes based in the UK to be considered as their charitable cause for the year. If successful, support could include: a modest donation; promotion; pro bono support for a particular project or support with strategy development, reviewing policies, executive coaching for leaders for example.

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Hempsons Trustee Training Webinars September 2021

September 9, 2021

We are delighted to announce that our annual trustee training will be held this year online. We will be joined by haysmacintyre, charity accountants, who have supported our trustee training for a number of years.

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Free Understanding & Responding to Domestic Abuse Training Course

September 9, 2021

Rotherham Rise are pleased to announce our Free Understanding & Responding to Domestic Abuse Training Course on Monday 29th November 2021 – 09.30am to 4pm.

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New £1 million fund to help faith groups support communities

September 9, 2021

A ‘new deal’ between faith groups and government to capitalise on efforts to help communities during lockdown.

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Hope Beyond

September 9, 2021

Hope Beyond programme are offering grants of up to £50,000 to churches and Christian charities meeting changing needs within their communities in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Quilting Group Starting in Maltby

September 9, 2021

Active Independence will be running a Quilting Group with Rotherham Project Linus Group once a month on Tuesdays. This will be an ideal opportunity to come along and learn a new skill, give something back to the community and have some fun and meet and with other people again.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 66

September 8, 2021

Please see the link to the latest Blog of the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here The blog aims…

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It’s time to show you’re Proud of our healthcare heroes

September 7, 2021

Patients, carers and colleagues are being urged to nominate their healthcare heroes for recognition in The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s 2021 Proud Awards. 

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South Yorkshire Police Alerts

September 7, 2021

By registering with SYP Alerts, you can choose to receive the latest news and appeals from your local police officers, local crime information and crime prevention advice – direct to you by email, text or voice message.

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The Which? Fund

September 7, 2021

Grants for charities to research consumer harms experienced by diverse and disadvantaged communities. Deadline is 29th September 2021

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Black & Minoritised Women’s Fund

September 7, 2021

Women’s Resource Centre (WRC) are offering grants up to £10,000 for organisations working with women to support Black and minoritised women and girls to deal with the impact of COVID-19.

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Crossroads Care Rotherham September 2021 Newsletter

September 7, 2021

The latest update from Crossroads Care Rotherham and the Carers Resilience Service support is now available to download

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Thomas Wall Trust funding for skills to assist employment

September 7, 2021

The funder welcomes proposals that provide communication skills to disadvantaged people aged 18 years or older (previously it was 11 years and over) to increase their prospects of employment.

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Open Gate

September 7, 2021

Grants are open to charity application for supporting grassroots environmental, land-based and sustainable projects to benefit local communities.

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South Yorkshire Health & Wellbeing Mayoral Community Fund

September 6, 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 maximum for community organisations working to address health & well-being across South Yorkshire. Deadline 9am Monday 13 September 2021

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ICS Guidance for Partnerships with VCSE

September 6, 2021

NHS England has published guidance for Integrated Care Systems (ICS) on partnerships with the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.

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Views welcomed on Integrating NHS Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation Programme Plan for South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

September 6, 2021

Medicines have a major influence on delivering better health outcomes for individual patients and for improving health at a population level. The national Integrating NHS Pharmacy and Medicines Optimisation (IPMO) programme aims to develop a framework which will set out how to tackle the prescribing priorities for the local population across the ICS footprint.

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Training & Guaranteed Interviews for Apprenticeship and Kickstart Vacancies

September 6, 2021

The Source have an upcoming Sector Based Work Academy Programme for our Kickstart and apprenticeship vacancies, starting on Thursday 16th September.

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Local Leadership and Integration Fund

September 6, 2021

The MoJ is once again asking local organisations to come together in partnership to submit proposals for new and innovative approaches which will improve outcomes for prison leavers in their local area.

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National Lottery Community Fund Together for Our Planet

September 6, 2021

Together for Our Planet offers grants from £1,000 to £10,000 of National Lottery funding to help communities to take action on climate change.

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Defibrillator Familiarisation session

September 6, 2021

Have you got a life-saving defibrillator in your community and would like some virtual training on how to use it? Yorkshire Ambulance Service is offering free online sessions in September and October.

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Lush Charitypot

September 6, 2021

Grants up to £10,000 support groups working in human rights (incl. social justice, peace and equality), animal protection and environment.

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Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund

September 6, 2021

Grants up to £5,000 to support independent UK registered non-for-profit organisations for grass-roots, community-based projects

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Training Calendar and Places Available to Book on RMBC Courses

September 6, 2021

The latest Training Calendar from Rotherham Council, with new dates available for the remainder of 2021, is now available to download

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Smiles for Miles Evaluator – Invitation to Quote

September 2, 2021

The CYPF Consortium is seeking an evaluator to evaluate the Smiles for Miles National Lottery funded base project and make recommendations for future delivery, in particular, with regards to adopting a collaborative consortia approach to improving services and outcomes for children, young people and families.

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International Tree Foundation Accepting Applications for 2021 Planting Season

September 2, 2021

Funding of up to £6,000 for community groups and voluntary organisations across the UK to protect and plant trees in their local communities. Deadline is 16th December 2021

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Free training on policy, campaigns and communications

September 2, 2021

Clinks is delighted to launch the Stronger voice training programme, bringing together a range of expert training providers across policy, campaigns and communications to support organisations of all sizes to influence decision makers.

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The KFC Foundation Community Grants Programme

September 2, 2021

This grant programme is for registered charities, registered community interest companies, unincorporated clubs or associations or unregistered charities with a turnover of less than £300,000. The foundation will make grants of up to £2,000.

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Money Saving Expert (MSE) Charity Opens for Second Round of 2021

September 2, 2021

Grants up to £7,500 for small to medium-sized non-profit organisations (income below £500,000) for projects focused on building financial capability skills.

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Launch of Thriving Communities Learning Together Autumn-Winter 2021/22 programme

September 2, 2021

Discover and connect with the social prescribing world through the new Learning Together programme

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 65

September 2, 2021

Please see the link to the latest Blog of the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here The blog aims…

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Our Rotherham, our borough: have your say

September 1, 2021

Rotherham Council is preparing a new Council Plan which will guide our priorities for the coming years to 2024. As part of this, we’re inviting people across the borough (including you!) to tell us what they think are the biggest questions facing our communities. Closes on Sunday 19 September

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Kit out the Nation

September 1, 2021

'Kit Out the Nation' will be a month long campaign between Saturday, 4 September and 2 October as part of the BBC Make a Difference brand aimed at taking in and distributing unwanted, good condition sports kit and getting it to children and teenagers who need it.

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‘Tutors for Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller young people’ project

September 1, 2021

The Traveller Movement is running the second round of its online ‘Tutors for Gypsy, Roma, and Travellers’ education project for young people aged 4-18

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Food for Life Get Togethers – Small Grants

September 1, 2021

Small grants of £150 are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK for community events and gatherings that enable people of different generations to get together through good food. Deadline 8th September 2021

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SANE Creative Awards Scheme

September 1, 2021

The scheme aims to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems, their families and carers. It awards grants to individuals to buy materials, enrol on courses, hold exhibitions and develop creative potential.

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Tools and guidance to help your charity adapt

September 1, 2021

Free resources and tools are available by Charity Aid Foundation (CAF) to help charities build their resilience and adapt for the future.

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Healthwatch Rotherham Newsletter September 2021

September 1, 2021

The latest newsletter from Healthwatch Rotherham is now available to download 

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The Asda Foundation – Bringing Communities Back Together grants

August 26, 2021

Grants of up to £1,000 are available to grassroots community group towards a celebration event, getting activities and services back on track, essential support or a combination of the three.

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Free connectivity for any charity available through Vodafone

August 26, 2021

Any charity in the UK can apply for free connectivity to help individuals and families get online and improve its own digital capability, under a new initiative from Vodafone.

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Funded traineeships Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust

August 26, 2021

Our Working for Nature trainee scheme enables people with no previous experience or qualifications to work alongside our team and our volunteers, to develop hands-on practical experience and vital professional skills to help take that first step to a career in conservation.

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Adequate Ventilation and Reducing the Risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) Transmission

August 26, 2021

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) continues to develop its resources with the latest update around 'adequate ventilation'.

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Refugee support: Rotherham multi agency response

August 26, 2021

Partner organisations are working together to co-ordinate the Rotherham response to the Afghan humanitarian crisis and we would like to establish which groups in Rotherham, if any, plan to provide any targeted support to refugees, or if they are collecting any donations for families arriving in the borough, or in neighbouring towns.  

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Bereavement Support in South Yorkshire

August 26, 2021

If you’ve been affected by the loss of a family member, friend, work colleague or someone you've cared for during the Covid-19 pandemic, help is available.

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Crookstone Adventure Trust

August 26, 2021

The Rotherham based Crookstone Adventure Trust is looking to expand the number of deserving or disadvantaged groups in South Yorkshire that would be able to enjoy a residential visit to the Peak District.

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Join us at the Rotherham Show 2021

August 25, 2021

Voluntary Action Rotherham will once again be at the Rotherham Show and we will be joined by local groups all offering fun and interactive activities.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 64

August 25, 2021

Please see the link to the latest Blog of the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here The blog aims…

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Book Day Everyday (Young Readers Community)

August 25, 2021

Book Day Everyday is a flexible young readers local book club for those 16 or over in Rotherham or Sheffield, acting as a support group as well bringing together like minded individuals. New email for queries bookdayeveryday@hotmail.com

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Introduction to the Turn2us Grants Search

August 25, 2021

This guide is for charitable funds who are listed or want to be listed on the Turn2us Grants Search. It explains more about what the tool is, how it works and how to use the charity account features.

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The Volant Trust grants

August 25, 2021

The Volant Trust are offering grants of up to £15,000 per annum to charities in the UK and internationally that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Keeping Families in Mind

August 25, 2021

Keeping Families in Mind is supporting military families living in South Yorkshire by providing counselling and activity groups

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New £4 million fund launched to increase community led affordable housing

August 25, 2021

The new grant programme gives community-led housing groups better access to high quality, affordable housing that meets the needs of local communities.

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Mind, Body and Soul surveys

August 25, 2021

Healthwatch Rotherham are undertaking a new project titled 'Mind, Body and Soul' over the next few months to find out what people in Rotherham want from services. We will be releasing three surveys in total.

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The latest Respond, Recover, Reset Report for August 2021

August 24, 2021

Last rounds focus was on the role of digital technology in our daily lives, along with general outlook, services and finances

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The Living Kidney Transplant Scheme Funding

August 24, 2021

Funding up to £15,000 is available for organisations to positively engage BAME and minority ethnic communities in living kidney donation.

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Thriving Communities Social Prescribing Webinars

August 24, 2021

Thriving Communities from the National Academy for Social Prescribing have a series of webinars taking place during September, including Understanding Social Prescribing and The role of social landlords in social prescribing

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Additional Self-Harm Awareness Training Date

August 24, 2021

Due to high demand an additional online date has been added, Monday 6th September 2021 (9-1pm) Training is CPD certified & sessions are delivered via Microsoft Teams.

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Facebook group, Illumination Project donates to the Rotherham Food for People in Crisis Partnership

August 24, 2021

Local Facebook group, Illumination Project, recently asked for donations to end ‘Period Poverty’. kind donations have been received by the Food for People in Crisis foodbanks for emergency provision to people in need.

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Growing Green Social Prescribing in Rotherham

August 23, 2021

To help influence the shaping and development of 'Green & Blue Social Prescribing' in your community, we are inviting you to please come share your views with us at our online workshop.

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South Yorkshire Mayor joins forces with Community Foundation to launch a new Fund

August 23, 2021

Community groups in South Yorkshire are being encouraged to apply for funding of up to £10,000 from a new grants programme launched by South Yorkshire Community Foundation (SYCF), with a significant financial pledge from the South Yorkshire Mayor Dan Jarvis, to support health and wellbeing across the region.

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Veterans’ Places, Pathways and People Programme

August 23, 2021

Ten grants of up to £800,000 will be awarded to projects that  work regionally to develop better, more joined up lasting support for local veterans with mental health needs.

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Fit Millers are recruiting for September courses

August 23, 2021

FIT FANS is a FREE health programme for men and women aged 35-65 who are looking to lose weight, get fitter and lead a more active life.  

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Flux: Communications Expert required

August 20, 2021

Rotherham’s Arts Council Creative People and Places Programme, Flux, is seeking a communications expert on a freelance basis in the interim of appointing a full time communications lead.

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Loneliness Awareness

August 19, 2021

Rotherham Council Public Health service is running FREE 90-minute training sessions to help people in Rotherham manage the impacts of loneliness and isolation.

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Rotherham Friendship Lunches – upcoming events

August 19, 2021

Home Instead Senior Care are pleased to invite you to the next planned Rotherham Friendship Lunches. Book your place to enjoy a meal, sing along and meet new friends.

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Rush House Ltd need your vote

August 18, 2021

Rush House Ltd are so thrilled to announce that they are short listed to the top 10 public vote for the 2021 Sheffield Mutual Charity Award. Please vote.

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Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire

August 18, 2021

The Queen has been pleased to appoint Professor Dame Hilary Chapman DBE as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the County of South Yorkshire on the retirement of Mr. Andrew Coombe CVO on the 5th November, 2021.

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Access brand new life essentials for free

August 18, 2021

Giving World are here to help charities get the goods they need to the people that need them. We redirect business end-of-line, surplus and discontinued stock to the most deprived communities in the UK.

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Play Your Way funding window open – engaging and empowering women

August 18, 2021

Opportunity to apply for money from £300 to £750 to put on sessions that engage women, aged 16+, in football.

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Community Life Survey 2020-21

August 18, 2021

DCMS has published the results of the Community Life Survey 2020-21, a nationally representative annual survey of adults (16+) in England that aims to track the latest trends and developments across areas that are key to encouraging social action and empowering communities.

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Updated Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance for the charity sector

August 18, 2021

The updated Covid-19 guidance for trustees includes advice for trustees on holding meetings remotely, or postponing or cancelling meetings to reflect the lifting of restrictions in England.

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Local Leadership and Integration Fund Webinars

August 18, 2021

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is moving forward with the second round of the Local Leadership and Integration Fund, its grant funding scheme aimed at empowering local leaders and agencies to improve the join-up of services and find innovative ways to work together towards improved outcomes for prison leavers.

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Rotherham Works is just the job

August 18, 2021

The Rotherham Works newsletter highlights examples of just some of the practical help that’s available – including styling sessions to help you look your best for interviews, a careers app for school leavers and building work experience and networks through volunteering.

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Council outlines £5m Covid recovery package

August 18, 2021

The Rotherham Council's Cabinet will discuss the first phase of Rotherham's Covid recovery plans on Monday - a £5m package of measures to support those that have been most impacted by the pandemic.

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Just three weeks to go to the Rotherham Show!

August 18, 2021

Rotherham Show returns from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th September and we can't wait to welcome you!

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Stephen Lloyd Awards

August 18, 2021

Any organisation or charity established in the UK that has an innovative idea that can lead to practical, sustainable social change are invited to apply. At the shortlist stage up to ten awards of up to £2,000 to further develop their ideas. The closing date for applications is 31st August 2021

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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

August 18, 2021

Equivalent to an MBE, QAVS are the highest awards given to local voluntary groups in the UK, and they are awarded for life. Nominations for the 2022 awards will be accepted until 15th September 2021.

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Covid vaccination for migrants

August 18, 2021

The COVID-19 vaccine is free to everyone in the UK. This includes all migrants and people do not need to have a GP or an NHS number to get the COVID-19 vaccine

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Health and Disability Green Paper Consultation

August 18, 2021

DWP has published a new Green Paper: Shaping Future Support: The Health and Disability Green Paper. This Green Paper explores how the benefits system can better meet the needs of disabled people and those with health conditions.

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Aviva Community Fund – Deadline: 5 October

August 18, 2021

Building stronger, more resilient communities across the UK: that’s what Aviva are striving towards and it's how they want to continue to help small charities and community causes

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The gardens are their stage…Rare chance to watch a ballet being formed at Wentworth Woodhouse

August 18, 2021

Visitors to the gardens of Wentworth Woodhouse now have the unique opportunity to watch dancers creating a groundbreaking new ballet over the next three weeks.

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Community Wealth Builder for Businesses + Charities

August 18, 2021

The programme provides fully funded support for new and existing social businesses across the Sheffield City Region and is tailored to meet the needs and includes: one to one advice, workshops, training and networking opportunities.

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Leeds Building Society Charitable Fund: £250 – £1,000

August 18, 2021

Charities working to help those at disadvantage in society can apply for grants to cover the costs involved in directly supporting those in need including those with disabilities, affected by homelessness, or with serious health issues.

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Horticulture, Plant Sciences, Fine Art and Art History: £10k

August 18, 2021

UK charities are eligible to apply for grants of up to £10,000 to support projects in the areas of horticulture, plant sciences, fine art and the enhancement, conservation and preservation of art.

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Mental Health Crisis Learning Resources Launched

August 18, 2021

Unsure about how you can best help a young person going through a mental health crisis?  HEE are delighted to announce with colleagues at Healthy Teen Minds the launch of mental health crisis learning resources.

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Managing faith charities as trustees

August 18, 2021

The Charity Commission have released guidance on registering your faith organisation. Places of worship such as churches, gurdwaras, mandirs, mosques, synagogues, temples and viharas are normally charities.

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Need funding for Christmas 2021? Now is the time to start your grant applications!

August 18, 2021

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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Functional Skills Courses at The Source

August 18, 2021

Boost your maths and English skills with our FULLY FUNDED, Functional Skills courses.

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The eCargo Bike Grant Fund

August 18, 2021

Grants are available to purchase of ecargo bikes, to support organisations switching to a sustainable transport solution.

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RPIF newsletter August 2021

August 16, 2021

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

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September traineeship intake at The Source

August 16, 2021

The Source has places available on its traineeships for 16-18-year-olds for the upcoming September cohort.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 63

August 16, 2021

Please see the link to the latest Blog of the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here The blog aims…

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Rotherham Community Achievement Awards 2021 Opens for Nominations

August 12, 2021

The Community Achievement Awards 2021 is a way for us to say a big ‘THANK YOU’ for the inspiring work local community groups, organisations and volunteers have undertaken during the last year and recognise the huge role they have played in Rotherham.

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Northern College retains independence and launches new course programme

August 12, 2021

The future is bright at Northern College. As the only adult residential college in the North, Northern College has retained its independence and is here to stay, with secured funding to support adults to re-enter education and transform their lives.

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New online therapy groups project for children and young people experiencing stress, worry and low mood

August 12, 2021

A Yorkshire NHS Trust has set up an online trial that will create virtual therapy groups for children and young people in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

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VSCE funding for integration of Hong Kong nationals with BN(O) status

August 12, 2021

The Ministry of Housing and Local Government have launched national and regional voluntary sector funding to support integration of Hong Kong nationals with BN(O) status.

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Funding to Support Cook and Share Month Activities 2021

August 11, 2021

Grants of £150 to buy food, tools and materials that will enable them to hold Get Together activities, either virtually or in person anywhere in the UK during Cook and Share month in October/November. Deadline is 8th September 2021

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RMBC Infection Control Grant

August 11, 2021

You are invited to make an application for funds to the Discretionary element of the Infection Control Grant Round IV. Deadline for this round is on Sunday 15th August 2021

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Opportunity to enter Made in Rotherham 2021

August 11, 2021

Whether you exhibit vegetables, fruit, cake, flowers or craft - just have a go and enter your item at this years Rotherham Show

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Active Independence Update August 2021

August 11, 2021

Our packed August edition of our e-bulletin is now available to view and includes details on our Art of Well-Being group, this autumn you can take part in quilting or our regular monthly craft group.

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Smiles Fund

August 11, 2021

The fund is the result of a partnership between Comic Relief and Walkers to improve wellbeing and tackle disadvantage in the UK.

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New funding to support communities take action on climate change

August 11, 2021

Together for Our Planet will offer eligible groups funding awards of between £1,000 and £10,000 to help nurture and develop local ideas and support a legacy of ongoing climate action projects in hundreds of communities across the UK. 

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Canoeing + Inland Waterway Conservation

August 11, 2021

The Foundation invites applications for grants, typically ranging between £2,500 and £5,000, for facilitates improvements to suitable landing and launching points and for promoting the conservation of inland waterways for the benefit of all sectors of the community. Closing 31st August 2021

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BBC Children in Need – Small Grants Programme

August 11, 2021

Applications to the next round of BBC Children in Need's Small Grants programme will open on 16 August 2021. Organisations can apply for up to £10,000 per year for up to three years.

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Ashley Family Foundation

August 11, 2021

Funding is available for small-scale arts and/or community and social welfare projects in England and Wales.

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National Cyber Security Training – online training for small charities

August 11, 2021

New online learning from National Cyber Security Centre now available to help small organisations get to grips with cyber security.

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Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme

August 11, 2021

The Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme is designed for small charities in the UK, especially those working at grass roots and local community level, in any field, across a wide range of activities.

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Discover and connect with the social prescribing world through the new Learning Together programme

August 10, 2021

Are you a local voluntary organisation, community or faith group, or social enterprise (VCFSE) interested in or providing social prescribing…

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Free training for professionals in Rotherham

August 9, 2021

Divert is Rotherham’s young person’s drug and alcohol service and are offering a free online interactive sessions intended to help professionals feel more confident identifying and responding to substance use amongst young people.

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Get camping equipment for your organisation – Salvage at Leeds Festival 2021

August 9, 2021

Everything is Possible are back at Leeds Festival this year, to salvage good quality reusable camping equipment for local community organisations.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 62

August 9, 2021

Please see the link to the latest Blog of the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here The blog aims…

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Heritage Fund webinar | Helping you apply for grants £3K – £10K

August 9, 2021

The National Lottery Heritage Fund in the North wants to support heritage projects of £3-10k and has set up a webinar to help you find out more about them and the funding.

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69% of people think culture on the high street makes their local area a better place to live

August 9, 2021

The Arts Council have launched a new report, A High Street Renaissance: How arts and culture bring people and pride back to our high streets, which has found that almost three quarters of people believe cultural spaces make their local area a better place to live.

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Beacon South Yorkshire Counselling Service

August 9, 2021

Beacon South Yorkshire are proud to announce that thanks to Awards for All through The National Lottery Community Fund, we can offer a Counselling Service to carers of the Barnsley borough and surrounding areas.

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South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit Newsletter

August 6, 2021

Here is the link to our latest newsletter that includes news on our latest successful grant recipients, information on our…

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Apply for a Tesco grant to help tackle food insecurity

August 5, 2021

Tesco Community Grants is currently looking for applications from charities and community groups who deliver projects that help to tackle food insecurity in their communities. This might include, for example, breakfast clubs, holiday clubs and food banks.

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Invitation to contribute to the online Diversity Festival 2021

August 5, 2021

Rotherham Diversity Festival are inviting residents, groups and voluntary organisations to send us creative content for our online festival, to compliment our presence at the Rotherham Show on Sunday 5th September.

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Healthy Ageing Social Ventures research

August 4, 2021

Small Business Research Initiative is offering grants for not for profit organisations to develop products and services to support healthy ageing.

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Safety of Women at Night

August 4, 2021

The Government  has announced a new fund open to organisations in England and Wales for schemes preventing violence against women and girls in public spaces at night. £5 million is available.

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Leathersellers – Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Main Grants Programme

August 4, 2021

Grants up to £25,000 for charities that work to prevent the occurrence of and/or reduce the likelihood of long-term negative consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

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Review of volunteering passports

August 4, 2021

NCVO and Volunteering Matters have completed a joint review of volunteer passports, to inform recommendations to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and 10 Downing Street.

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Free virtual open events and physical tours at Northern College

August 4, 2021

You know that new career you want? It’s ready and waiting, and it’s yours for the taking. Take your first step and join our Virtual Open Event and it might just be the start of the rest of your life.

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How Charities Can Build Community Through Facebook

August 4, 2021

Media Trust has teamed up with Facebook’s Community Partnerships Team to offer a free masterclass at 10am on 15 September on building communities through Facebook groups.

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Advice on travelling to and from the office

August 4, 2021

As businesses prepare for employees to return to workplaces, the Department for Transport has issued updated guidance for passengers on how people can travel safely.

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The Road Safety Trust Small Grants

August 4, 2021

The Road Safety Trust is opening its Small Grants Programme next month, offering grants totalling £120,000 for road safety projects. Charities, local authorities, and community groups across the UK are invited to apply.

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The Volant Trust’s Covid-19 Response Fund

August 4, 2021

Applications are open to The Volant Trust’s Covid-19 Response Fund for organisations who demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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National Disability Strategy published

August 4, 2021

The strategy aims to transform the lives of disabled people across the UK, tackling the barriers that prevent many disabled people from fully benefiting from, and contributing to, every aspect of our society.

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Healthwatch Rotherham Newsletter August 2021

August 4, 2021

The latest newsletter from Healthwatch Rotherham is now available to download here.

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Health and disability green paper open consultation

August 4, 2021

"Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper" explores how the benefits system can better meet the needs of disabled people and those with health conditions.

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New report reveals extraordinary impact volunteers make to communities

August 4, 2021

A new report published yesterday by The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, reveals the extraordinary social and economic impact volunteers make to communities.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 61

August 2, 2021

The blog aims to keep members of the public, partners and communities up to date with how PCC, Dr Alan Billings 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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Looking after employee health, safety, and wellbeing on returning to the workplace

July 29, 2021

This new guide from Zurich Insurance's Local Community Advice Service covers risk assessment and safe working procedures as well as looking at how to manage a hybrid (or agile) approach or a permanent move to home working.

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Identify your future direction and access the tools that can help you get there

July 28, 2021

Building Better Opportunities offers tailored one-to-one and group coaching to help people to establish their own business, secure employment or a mixture of both.

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Mental Health Sustainability Fund

July 28, 2021

Applications are open to the Mental Health Sustainability Fund for organisations supporting those with health inequalities exacerbated by Covid-19.

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Music for All

July 28, 2021

Music for All has re-opened its Community Project Funding programme which awards grants to projects and initiatives that bring music to communities. Grants are also available for individuals.

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Cricket County Grants Fund

July 28, 2021

Grants of £1,000 - £10,000 are available to support affiliated cricket clubs to create welcoming environments, provide enhanced facilities and playing opportunities, and to help clubs tackle the impact of climate change.

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Scottish Power Foundation

July 28, 2021

Grants of £35,000 - £200,000 are available to UK registered charities for one year (!) projects that support education, training, research, biodiversity, climate change, arts, culture, as well as supporting the most vulnerable people and groups in society.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 60

July 28, 2021

Please see the link to the latest Blog of the South Yorkshire PCC, Dr Alan Billings here The blog aims…

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Re-opening Village Halls

July 28, 2021

ACRE, who support village halls and rural communities,  have updated their Information Sheet on opening up to reflect the change in Covid regulations now that village and community halls are looking forward to helping their communities get back together.

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The Deakin and Withers Fund

July 28, 2021

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation administer the Deakin and Withers fund and this supports single, divorced or widowed women over 40, living in hardship or facing financial difficulty.

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A new chapter! Work and training charity heads to Rotherham’s libraries to support young people

July 28, 2021

A charity is leaving no page unturned in its bid to help young Rotherham people whose job prospects have been hit by the pandemic.

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Grants of up to £15,000 available to Social Entrepreneurs from UnLtd

July 27, 2021

UnLtd, a charity that promotes social entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom, is inviting applications to its programme of funding and support for social entrepreneurs to help them nurture their social ventures and grow their impact.

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Magna Tram Train Stop and Park & Ride scheme – Public Consultation 26 July to 3 September 2021

July 26, 2021

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) would like to hear your thoughts about our proposals to improve public transport connections between Rotherham and Sheffield and connect the Magna Science & Adventure Centre to the Tram Train network. The consultation runs from Monday 26 July to Friday 3 September 2021.

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The great BIG Rotherham to-do list

July 26, 2021

Rotherham people found countless ways to keep going through the upheaval of the past 15 months and many discovered inner strengths they didn’t know they had. For experts in wellbeing, this new-found resilience isn’t a surprise! 

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National Lottery Community Fund Data Breach

July 26, 2021

Data provided to the National Lottery Community Fund over a period of six years by UK Portfolio, England funding and Building Better Opportunities customers could be at risk after a data breach.

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The Charities Bill, explained

July 26, 2021

Bates Wells released a guidance document on what steps charitable trusts and other unincorporated associations will need to follow when amending their governing documents under the proposed Charities Bill.

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Grants Fund for Small VCSE Mental Health Providers

July 26, 2021

Are you supporting communities disproportionately impacted by Covid-19? Up to £5,000 available to eligible small/medium VCSE orgs in mental health.

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Women’s Recreational Football

July 26, 2021

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are delighted to announce the provision of FREE inclusive football sessions for women of all abilities from ethnically diverse backgrounds. These sessions will take place in a private facility at Cranworth Road, Rotherham, S65 1LN.

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Applications now open for CSJ Awards 2022

July 26, 2021

Running since 2005, the CSJ Awards is an annual award that honours the best grassroots, poverty-fighting charities and social enterprises across the UK. Next year, four winners will receive a £10,000 grant and be recognised nationally

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New plan launched for local health Trust

July 22, 2021

Staff at a local health trust serving Rotherham, Doncaster and Scunthorpe are set to become ‘stars’ on YouTube and social media to help launch a new plan to steer the organisation through the next two years.

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Funding to bring communities together through sport

July 22, 2021

Yorkshire Sport Foundation are inviting community groups and organisations across South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire to use the power of sport to bring people together, by applying for a Community Games grant.

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Risk management template for event organisers

July 22, 2021

The Government has published resources to help event organisers to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission in event settings.

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Free PPE for the voluntary sector – deadline is 1 August!

July 22, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care is offering free PPE (personal protective equipment) for use by voluntary sector organisations.

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Invitation to quote for the evaluation of the Anything’s Possible, Rotherham! Project

July 21, 2021

Voluntary Action Rotherham is leading a bid to the Community Renewal fund which is now with Government office, having gone through 2 stages of approval and we are now seeking sn evaluator in anticipation of a successful outcome.

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NEW Safeguarding Training Dates

July 21, 2021

The refreshed Rotherham Safeguarding Adults Training Calendar is now available

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Community Ownership Fund

July 21, 2021

Four year funding programme to support the purchase and/or renovation costs of community assets and amenities which are at risk of closing. Match funding required.

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Reproductive Health, Sexual Health and HIV Innovation Fund

July 21, 2021

Grants of £30,000 - £60,000 are available from Public Health England for voluntary sector and other non-profit organisations to deliver projects aiming to address inequalities and poor sexual and/or reproductive health and HIV outcomes.

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Asking what matters to people -Free training session available

July 21, 2021

In partnership with the South Yorkshire &  Bassetlaw Cancer Alliance, VAR have developed a FREE online training session, understanding what is important to people when they are undergoing cancer treatment.

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Tips to help carers keep a person safe in hot weather

July 21, 2021

While many people enjoy the sun in gardens, parks and outdoor spaces, it's important to be mindful of health risks too. Hot weather can cause discomfort and a risk of dehydration – particularly for those living with dementia.

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Grant funding for Community Fridge

July 21, 2021

Applications now re-open for the Co-op Community Fridge fund!

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Floristry Courses at Middleton Hall, Dinnington

July 21, 2021

These 2 floristry courses taking place at Middleton Hall, Dinnington will guide you through the principles of floristry giving you a solid foundation to build on.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 59

July 20, 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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COVID’s not gone yet Rotherham Social Media Graphics

July 20, 2021

Rotherham Council have developed a number resources that can be used to spread the message that 'COVID's not gone yet' and encourage people to follow Government guidance as cases of COVID-19 continues to increase.

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Summer Jobs portal

July 20, 2021

The DWP has launched a new summer jobs portal with an initial 20,000 vacancies. The portal is available now and features summer, seasonal and temporary roles for jobseekers of all ages throughout the UK

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Keeping workplaces safe as coronavirus restrictions are eased

July 20, 2021

Health and Safety Executive page provides the latest information on any changes related to workplace safety during the pandemic, following the easing of coronavirus restrictions.

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Health & Care Volunteers Training Needs Research

July 19, 2021

NHS Health Education England’s National Volunteering Unit would like to invite health and care volunteers to complete the survey below.…

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Barnsley Local Support Grant

July 19, 2021

Grants for projects that support households and families with children particularly affected by the pandemic.

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Dementia Small Grants – North Sheffield

July 19, 2021

Grants up to £1,500 for activities to support people with the dementia and/or their carers.

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Rotherham Show back this year!

July 19, 2021

The annual event held in September brings thousands of people together from our borough and further afield - and after being forced to cancel last year's event, we can think of no better way to relaunch Rotherham's cultural offer.

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Sustainable Warmth questionnaire

July 19, 2021

The Council is aiming to secure government funding to raise the energy efficiency of low rated / low income owner occupied and rented homes across Rotherham and want to hear from people who may benefit from the scheme.

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Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours

July 19, 2021

Honours are a great way to recognise the achievements of those who have gone above and beyond their role and made a significant impact on their community, organisation or the country. Deadline - 10am Wednesday 1 September 2021

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Exploring Attitudes Towards Covid-19 Vaccination In Rotherham

July 19, 2021

Rotherham Council are keen to understand your attitudes towards the Covid-19 vaccination. This will help us to support Rotherham residents in making informed decisions about having the Covid-19 vaccination.

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Step 4 on the Roadmap to Recovery and new guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people

July 15, 2021

Monday 19 July sees step 4 of the Roadmap to Recovery being activated which means many of the restrictions we…

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Barclays extends Covid funding programme for 50 further donations of £100,000

July 15, 2021

Barclays has extended its 100x100 programme and will make a further 50 donations of £100,000 to charities dealing with the ongoing impact of the pandemic.

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Two Public Consultations go live on Rotherham Cycling

July 14, 2021

TWO PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS GO LIVE ON ROTHERHAM CYCLING Rotherham Council is asking for comments on its draft cycling strategy and its proposals to create cycle tracks along the A6178 Sheffield Road.

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Return to Disability Football Fund

July 14, 2021

Funded by the FA and Sport England, return to disability football is a £300k fund providing grants of up to £1,000 to help clubs and organisations most in need to restart or deliver new disability football activity

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National Lottery Heritage Programme – Steps to Sustainability

July 14, 2021

Funding and a programme of specialist support are available for small to medium-sized UK heritage organisations to implement a new…

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A snapshot of experiences of community buildings during the lockdown of 2020-21

July 14, 2021

‘A significant place in the local landscape’ is Community Matters Yorkshire’s follow up to their recent report ‘How many of…

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Free training from the Red Cross

July 14, 2021

The Red Cross is currently running four digital sessions for adults over 19 years old.

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What do the different badges for dementia mean?

July 14, 2021

There is sometimes confusion over what different blue flower badges represent. Learn about their meaning.

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New multi-use games area opened in Rotherham

July 14, 2021

Greasbrough's new £126,000 Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) has been officially opened.

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New £50 million partnership to boost National Lottery funding to ethnically diverse groups

July 14, 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund and The Ubele Initiative, on behalf of The Phoenix Way Partners, have jointly announced a new £50 million partnership aimed to boost funding and support to ethnically diverse community charities and grassroots groups over the next five years.

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South Yorks Covid Bereavement Helpline / Amparo

July 14, 2021

Listening Ear has arranged a number of free briefing sessions to explain the role of, and refrral routes for, the South Yorks Covid Bereavement Helpline service which is operated on behalf of local authorities and the NHS in South Yorkshire.

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Culture Recovery Fund

July 14, 2021

The government has announced a new round of its Culture Recovery Fund, including a grants programme for arts and cultural organisations in urgent need of funding.

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Fundraising Essentials

July 14, 2021

This is a new written guide and video series by the Chartered Institute of Fundraising to help fundraisers and organisations…

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Northern College Quick HIT – Delve into Digital

July 14, 2021

Need digital skills, and need them now? Our programme of High Intensive Training (HIT) courses are aimed at giving you the skills you need, without the wait.

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Free Funding Support Available in Rotherham

July 13, 2021

Voluntary Action Rotherham offers free funding advice to not for profit voluntary and community sector organisations in Rotherham.

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Self Harm Awareness Training (Adults & Older Adults)

July 13, 2021

These free half-day sessions are to be delivered virtually via Microsoft Teams, we are welcoming families, carers and members of the community to join to raise awareness of and learn about self harm in adults. 

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Ashworth Charitable Trust

July 13, 2021

Funding for the vulnerable, disability, women, the homeless, human rights and young people. Usually up to £3k, sometimes £5k.

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Hedley Foundation: up to £5k

July 13, 2021

The Hedley Foundation are inviting applications from small-to-mid-size registered charities helping to improve the quality of life of people in the UK, particularly those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.

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Movement for Good awards – applications phase now open

July 13, 2021

Just imagine the difference £10,000, £50,000 or £100,000 could make to your charity

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Barclays extends COVID-19 funding

July 13, 2021

Barclays extends 100x100 Programme to support communities impacted by COVID-19, opening applications for 50 further donations of £100k

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Take our latest survey on Covid-19’s impact on charities

July 13, 2021

After a few technical issues, the NCVO monthly survey exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the sector returns. This month we’re asking you about your use of tech and digital…yes, the irony isn’t lost on us.

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The Ministry of Justice’s Specialist Fund

July 13, 2021

Applications will soon be closing for The Ministry of Justice’s Specialist Fund. The fund, delivered by Comic Relief, is part of a £40 million funding boost for specialist support services to help survivors and victims of rape and domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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The Charities Bill: 5 key changes to charity law

July 13, 2021

The Charities Bill, announced in the Queen’s Speech on 11 May 2021, proposes several technical, but important, changes to charity law.

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Local Connections Fund: Final Call for Round Two

July 13, 2021

Round Two of the Local Connections Fund closes at 5pm on Friday August 6th. Funding is available to small, constituted voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations with an annual income of £50,000 or less.

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Core funding and training for health charities

July 13, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the 2022 GSK IMPACT Awards and new GSK Grow Programme to support small charities are now open for applications. These provide funding and free leadership training for health and wellbeing charities in the UK.

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International survey into the psychological impact of COVID-19 pandemic

July 13, 2021

Grounded Research, the research team at RDaSH (Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humberside NHS Trust), is part of a group launching the third phase of a global study into the psychological impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and changing restrictions, led by colleagues at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust.

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Charity Commission to wind down policy letting charities delay accounts submission

July 8, 2021

The Charity Commission have announced that charities who have been granted an extension to filing their financial update have until 30 September to submit their documents.

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ROPF Update July 2021

July 8, 2021

The latest update from Rotherham Older Peoples Forum is now available to download

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GSK Impact Awards 2022

July 8, 2021

The Awards provide funding, training and development for charities doing excellent work to improve people’s health and wellbeing

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Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Force for Change programme

July 8, 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are still available for community projects working to: reduce isolation and promote integration; support post-Covid recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation.

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Strengthening Civil Society programme: new funding to support expert legal ‘hub’ organisations

July 8, 2021

The Baring Foundation have launched a new funding round to support expert legal organisations which support and collaborate with other civil society organisations to create social change.

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VisitBritain Domestic Support Fund

July 8, 2021

VisitBritain is offering grants of up to £15,000 to not-for-profit organisations the Domestic Support Fund will provide financial support to organisations hosting domestic business events from 21 June to 17 December 2021.

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Migration Yorkshire VCS Engagement Workshops 2021

July 8, 2021

These sessions will be hosted by Migration Yorkshire with a number of guest speakers, and are designed so that the Voluntary and Community can share issues and solutions in a safe space.

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Opportunity to inform Yorkshire & Humber Conference

July 8, 2021

Working in partnership, StreetGames, Sported and Yorkshire Sport Foundation are looking to host a joint network event in September and want to hear from community sports sector partners to inform our decision making on the type of event to host. 

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National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF)

July 7, 2021

Applications are open to The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) - Covid-19 Response Fund which is offering project grants to support any heritage asset that is: of outstanding importance to the national heritage; at risk due to the impact of Covid-19.

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New Trustees helping to shape Wentworth Woodhouse’s future

July 6, 2021

Three additional specialists have joined the board of trustees at Wentworth Woodhouse. 

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Jeans for Genes

July 6, 2021

Unrestricted grants of £2,500 to support small genetic disorder specific charities adapt, respond and recover from the affects of the pandemic

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The Great Big Green Week

July 6, 2021

Time to start planning for the Great Big Green Week. In September communities across the country will join together from 18 to 26 September to celebrate the biggest event for climate and nature ever in the UK, and everyone’s invited.

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Socially excluded older people and their access to health and care services

July 6, 2021

Age UK has published a report which brings together a series of case studies from professionals who are working with socially excluded older people and offers an insight into the challenges these older people are facing and provides best practice examples of services making a difference to older people’s lives.

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Creative People & Places – Flux appoints New Programme Director & Chair

July 5, 2021

Rotherham's Creative People and Places project Flux is delighted to announce the appointment of the initial Flux team members, Ben Walmsley as the Flux Chair and Helen Jones as the Programme Director.

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RPIF newsletter July 2021

July 5, 2021

The Rotherham Pay it Forward newsletter, July 2021 edition is available to download here, new members are welcome.

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Free PPE for the voluntary sector

July 1, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care is offering free PPE (personal protective equipment) for use by voluntary sector organisations.

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Vision for Volunteering

July 1, 2021

Vision for Volunteering is a collaboration across the voluntary and community sector and aims to bring together people and organisations across England, collaborating and creating a long-term vision and shorter-term objectives, to change our communities for good.

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Distance Learning and More Moving and Handling Dates.

July 1, 2021

Download the latest course list here from Distance Learning Provider CAS Training for access to more fully funded courses. The offer runs through July but they are not sure if funding will be available afterwards.

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The Santander Foundation Grants Programme

June 30, 2021

The Financial & Digital Empowerment Fund has been developed to help more people in the UK become digitally and financially empowered.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 56

June 30, 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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Yorkshire Sport Foundation Community Games Funding

June 30, 2021

To celebrate restrictions lifting and to encourage people to get back out into their communities, this Summer Yorkshire Sport Foundation are able to open Community Games funding to community organisations across South and West Yorkshire.

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Product Design Course with Prince’s Trust

June 30, 2021

Our product design programme at AMRC allows young people to improve their digital skills by working on a group challenge before designing and developing a prototype to present to industry experts.

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NCVO: Involving Volunteers

June 30, 2021

NCVO has updated their involving volunteers’ content for step-by-step guidance on managing volunteers.

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Healthwatch Rotherham Newsletter July 2021

June 28, 2021

The latest newsletter from Healthwatch Rotherham is now available to download 

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How to Apply for Google Ad Grant funding

June 28, 2021

This step-by-step guide from AIP Media will help you apply for Google Ad Grant funding to diversify your income streams and reach new audiences.

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Sport England: Free digital marketing training

June 28, 2021

Free digital marketing training is being made available to the sport and physical activity sector as Sport England looks to encourage more people to play sport and be active.

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Call for children and young people to take part in study that will promote good mental health

June 28, 2021

Grounded Research, the research team at RDaSH, are launching a new study which will look at common mental health problems in children and young people. The Home Goals trial will create virtual therapy groups that will be delivered online and combined with a short physical activity session run by a local football player.

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New physical actiivity inequalities resource

June 24, 2021

Public Health England (Yorkshire and Humber) has launched a new physical activity inequalities resource on the YHPH Network website.

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Comic Relief launches £2m domestic abuse & violence digital fund

June 24, 2021

Comic Relief and the Ministry of Justice have launched a new £2 million digital capability fund for organisations in England and Wales that support survivors and victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.

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Art Fund – Reimagine Grants (Round 1)

June 24, 2021

Art Fund is offering project grants of between £5,000 and £50,0000 to support organisations in the art sector as they reimagine their activities following the pandemic.

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Updates to government guidance that impact volunteering

June 24, 2021

Even though the Government announced the delay of step 4 and the removal of lockdown restrictions from 21 June until 19 July (at the earliest), there have still been some changes which could have an impact on volunteering.

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Barratt Homes consulting on new Wath upon Dearne development plans

June 24, 2021

Barratt Homes is undertaking public consultation for a development of around 285 new homes on land off Far Field Wath upon Dearne, Rotherham and would like feedback from the local community.

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Smart meters

June 24, 2021

Speakup is working with Smart Energy GB and the National Energy Action to reach people who are offline and help them access a smart meter. Could you help by displaying posters or leaflets?

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Protect Duty

June 24, 2021

The government is currently consulting on potential new legislation, the Protect Duty (sometimes referred to as Martyn’s Law), which is about making publicly accessible buildings and those who operate them legally bound to assess and mitigate potential risks from terrorism. A capacity of 100+ is suggested as a criterion for falling under the legislation; this would cover churches, community halls, etc.

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Charities pool their expertise to change the futures of young hit by the pandemic

June 24, 2021

Two Sheffield charities have joined forces to change the futures of young people across South Yorkshire whose lives have been blighted by the pandemic.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 55

June 24, 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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Sport England Return to Play

June 24, 2021

This scheme gives grants up to £10,000 to help sports groups re-start, and will remain open until the end of 2021.

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Places Called Home

June 24, 2021

This new National Lottery Community Fund will give grants of £1,000 to £5,000 to help improve community spaces and deliver sustainable activities for communities across the UK.

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Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities – Round 2

June 24, 2021

Round 2 of The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s ‘Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities’ programme will close to applications on Thursday 9 September 2021. 

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Age UK Rotherham Impact Report 2020-2021

June 24, 2021

Age UK Rotherhams latest Impact Report is now available to download, find out how they responded to Covid, the impact they've made over the last year and their plans for the future.

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Making Our Money Go Further – June Update

June 23, 2021

The Making Our Money Go Further June newsletter provides you with an update of our news; what we’ve been up to & what we have coming up.

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Supervised Lateral Flow Testing Site to close Wednesday 30 June

June 23, 2021

The supervised Lateral Flow Testing sites at Riverside House and the Unity Centre will close at the end of the month. The team at both centres would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has attended and helped to keep Rotherham open.

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The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all adults over 18 years old

June 23, 2021

Everyone over the age of 18 in Rotherham is now being invited to book their COVID-19 vaccination through the local vaccination service.

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Steel Charitable Trust

June 23, 2021

Grants up to £25,000 are available from the Steel Charitable Trust to registered charities in the UK working in the areas of arts and heritage, education, environment, health, or social and economic disadvantage.

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Made by Sport #ClubsInCrisis grants programme

June 23, 2021

Funding of £2,021 is available to eligible grassroots sports clubs and organisations in South Yorkshire that have been impacted negatively by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, either operationally or financially.

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Bettys & Taylors Family Fund

June 22, 2021

Grants of between £500 and £4000 are available to support groups working across Yorkshire to improve the lives of local children and young people through food. Deadline for applications is 15 July 2021. 

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Classof2020

June 22, 2021

Do you work with young people? Class of 2020 is a free e-learning community platform which helps to support young people left out of work due to the Covid-19 pandemic access training materials from top graduate schemes.

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Free PPE for the voluntary sector

June 22, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is offering free PPE (personal protective equipment) for use by voluntary sector organisations.

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Further £2 million made available through the Local Connections Fund to help community groups tackling loneliness

June 22, 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK, is pleased to announce that from 28 June, grassroots charities and community groups tackling loneliness in England will be able to apply for a share of £2 million of National Lottery funding to support their work.

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New reports from IVAR on response to Covid by voluntary organisations

June 22, 2021

The Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) have produced two reflective reports on the Voluntary, Community, and Social Enterprise sector response to Covid-19 and next steps. 

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Volant Trust – Covid-19 Response Fund

June 22, 2021

Grants towards project and administrative core costs are available to UK and overseas charities that can demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been particularly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Theatres Trust – Small Grants Programme

June 22, 2021

The programme supports small and essential capital works, particularly building improvements that improve access and participation, with grants of up to £5,000.

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South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation Vital Signs 2021

June 22, 2021

South Yorkshire's Community Foundation (SYCF) is conducting research to measure the vitality of our community. Vital Signs is a ‘health-check’ that identifies our community's hidden needs and priorities.

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Homeless Link Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund

June 22, 2021

Revenue grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are available from the Homeless Link Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund to provide single room/self-contained and Covid-19 secure accommodation for people experiencing homelessness.

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MoJ Grants for women’s organisations

June 22, 2021

For the second year running, to support delivery of the Female Offender Strategy and in recognition of the essential services provided by specialist women’s organisations, the The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is offering grants for core costs.

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Rotherham Social Days newsletter

June 17, 2021

The Rotherham Social Days newsletter May / June 2021 edition is available to download here.

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Can your ideas help Wentworth Woodhouse to bloom?

June 17, 2021

Ideas from the public will shape a programme of heritage and ‘wellbeing’ activities for local people and create opportunities to develop skills and enjoy new experiences.

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Prince’s Trust

June 17, 2021

The Prince's Trust is here for young people aged 11 - 30 to help them into work, education and training. If you’re a parent, guardian, friend or working with a young person, you can refer them to the trust for support.

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The True Colours Trust, UK Small Grants

June 17, 2021

Grants of up to £10,000 are open to application from UK registered charities and CICs to support projects which work with disabled children and their families.

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Warburtons Community Grant Scheme

June 17, 2021

Small grants of up to £400 to support charitable organisations towards broader activities which improve Health, Place or Skills for families in their community.

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Garfield Weston Foundation

June 17, 2021

The Foundation supports UK registered charities in the areas of Welfare, Youth, Community, Arts, Faith, Environment, Education, Health and Museums & Heritage.

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Eviction protection extended for businesses most in need

June 17, 2021

Legislation will be introduced to ringfence outstanding unpaid rent that has built up when a business has had to remain closed during the pandemic. The existing protection for commercial tenants from eviction will be extended to 25 March 2022.

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Well being – Health focused employment service in Rotherham

June 17, 2021

Good Work supports amazing people, including those living with a severe healthcondition, to find the job they deserve.

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ROPF June 2021 Update 2

June 17, 2021

The latest update from Rotherham Older People’s Forum is now available to download here.

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Beacon South Yorkshire Carer Support

June 17, 2021

Beacon South Yorkshire are dedicated to supporting carers across South Yorkshire through physical and emotional support sessions that allow them to carry on caring.

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Places Available – Training Courses in June and July

June 17, 2021

A few places are available to book on to the learning and development courses available from RMBC over the next few weeks. The next training is due to be organised in September so please make the most of the places left.

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Fully funded courses

June 16, 2021

We Find Any Learner can now offer over 44 different digital and paper based courses at no cost to you or your organisation.

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Aid Abroad Project launch

June 16, 2021

The Aid Abroad Project was successfully launched by Rotherham Friends in Deed, 9th June 2021 outside Rotherham Town Hall.

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Sexual and Domestic Violence Funding Opportunities

June 15, 2021

Three funding opportunities have been made available for organisations providing support for sexual and domestic violence victims. Applications close 18 June and 21 June.

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Heritage Compass is open for applications again!

June 15, 2021

Participating organisations will benefit from a range of training to respond to their specific needs and challenges. The two-year project is free to take part in and access grants are available to ensure that all organisations are able to engage fully.

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Webinars – Responding to Vaccine hesitancy/building vaccine confidence

June 15, 2021

NE&Y&H Partnership is offering webinars for VCS partners on responding to vaccine hesitancy/building vaccine confidence from the 15 June to 08th July.

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Mental health awareness training available June and July

June 15, 2021

This course teaches participants how to recognise and respond appropriately to signs of emotional distress. Participants will learn how to recognise mental health issues in others and how to guide people towards professional help.

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The Sleep Charity CEO joins as a Pilotlighter

June 14, 2021

Vicki Dawson, of award-winning voluntary organisation, The Sleep Charity, has been announced as one of the 21 driven and ambitious Pilotlighters to join the Pilotlight charity via its Ignite Initiative.

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Mothers CAN – opportunities for mums to get involved in Climate Change

June 10, 2021

Mothers CAN (Mothers' Climate Action Network) is collecting mum’s views on climate and they need more mums from Rotherham to take part!

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Every Person, Every Conversation safeguarding events – starting in July 2021!

June 10, 2021

Keeping each other safe is everyone’s responsibility, which is why NAVCA are launching the Every Person, Every Conversation project! All the events will be held via Zoom and are open to staff, volunteers and trustees of local VCSE organisations and groups.

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Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month – Participation pack for charities

June 10, 2021

The organisation - Friends, Families and Travellers has produced a guide for charities on how you can join in with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month (GRTHM) which is being celebrated throughout June.

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Help shape plans at Wentworth Woodhouse!

June 10, 2021

Please take part in our survey and help shape plans for how people can connect with the Camellia House, Riding School and Stables at Wentworth Woodhouse in the future.

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This Girl Can week resources

June 10, 2021

From Saturday 12 June - Saturday 19 June, Sport England is putting the spotlight on women and exercise through a dedicated 'This Girl Can Week'.

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Will your group, or people you work with, craft a Camellia to help Wentworth Woodhouse to bloom?

June 10, 2021

This summer we are asking people living in Rotherham and surrounding areas to contribute to community artworks at Wentworth Woodhouse as part of a campaign to show public support for the regeneration of two of its beautiful historic derelict buildings.

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Wolfson Foundation

June 10, 2021

Grants for major capital projects. This can be building work (new or refurbishment) or equipment in the field of science and medicine, arts and humanities, education or health and disability. Next deadline is 1st July 2021

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Hygge Cafe Reopening – A short survey

June 9, 2021

With the changes in restrictions Rotherham Rise is looking to re-open Hygge but would like to hear the views of Rotherham people about what they would like from a community space like Hygge.

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South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Fund 2021 Open For Applications

June 9, 2021

Funding of up to £20,000 is available to community groups, social enterprises and non-profit organisations working in South Yorkshire who provide support to young people to stop them engaging in violent crime. This round of funding closes on 28 June 2021 at 12 noon. 

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Crisis South Yorkshire’s Work and Learning Service

June 9, 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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South Yorkshire PCC blog 53

June 9, 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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Ulverscroft Foundation

June 8, 2021

Grants of a few thousand pounds to support projects which will have a positive effect on the quality of life of visually impaired people (blind and partially sighted). Next deadline is 15th June 2021

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Asda Foundation ‘Bringing Communities Back Together’ scheme

June 8, 2021

The Asda Foundation has launched phase one of its ‘Bringing Communities Back Together’ scheme. Funding is available for a celebration event (such as a welcome back party), getting activities and services back on track or a combination of both.

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Woodward Charitable Trust

June 8, 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.

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Art Fund: Reimagine Programme

June 8, 2021

Funding is available to a range of UK arts organisations for projects to transform their activities and build expertise, capacity and connections within and beyond the arts sector. Applications are invited to a new £2 million fund designed to help UK arts organisations reshape their engagement activities.

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VCS Training: Responding to Vaccine Hesitancy/Building Vaccine Confidence

June 8, 2021

Various dates are avialble for a new Vaccines Conversations workshop aimed at people who are in regular contact with members of the public, this initial offer of 20 workshop (circa 600 places across NE & Y&H) is aimed at trusted community champions who are already embedded in our communities.  

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3 Day Digital Boot Camp at The Source

June 8, 2021

Join our Digital Boot Camp on 15th 16th & 17th of June 2021 and gain essential digital skills to get ready for an apprenticeship or other employment.

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Do you know a Covid community champion?

June 8, 2021

Rotherham Council are looking for people to nominate their local Covid Community Champions. If you know an individual or business who has gone above and beyond during the COVID-19 Pandemic we want to hear from you

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Substantive Interview Information Sessions

June 8, 2021

The British Red Cross Establishing Oneself in the Community project, which aims to improve the wellbeing of asylum seekers and refugees in Rotherham, have organised a number of information sessions in different languages during June covering the Substantive Interview.

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Ragdoll Foundation

June 8, 2021

Grants up to £20,000 are available from Ragdoll Foundation for arts, cultural and youth-focused organisations working with children and young people in the UK through the arts, artists and creative media. Proposals are invited for creative and innovative approaches.

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Small Charity Week is almost here

June 8, 2021

#SmallCharityWeek officially begins on 14 June and our friends over at NAVCA are kicking off the week by hosting a whole day where we can all say - #ILoveSmallCharities.

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Expressions of Interest sought for Coronation Park, Maltby

June 8, 2021

Rotherham Council are looking for expressions of interest for Coronation Park on a community asset transfer basis.

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Expressions of Interest sought for Winterhills BMX Track, Kimberworth

June 8, 2021

Rotherham Council are looking for expressions of interest for the Winterhills BMX Track on a community asset transfer basis.

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Good Work – Support to find employment across South Yorkshire

June 3, 2021

The Good Work project is open to anyone in South Yorkshire who is unemployed and aged 18+ with a health condition or some barrier to work. It’s a simple referral process .

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Virgin Media O2 launches ‘Together Fund’ to supercharge nation’s communities

June 3, 2021

Grants of £1,000 are available for environmental and community belonging projects, inspiring people across the UK to get together and create positive change for the causes they care most about. 

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The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK

June 3, 2021

The foundation is accepting new applications to its COVID-19 Emergency Fund. Grants of up to £1,000 are available to help small to medium sized organisations manage the financial impact of the pandemic

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Women’s Health Strategy: Call for Evidence

June 3, 2021

The Government have launched a call for evidence to inform the priorities, content and actions within the Women’s Health Strategy for England. This exercise will ensure that the strategy is evidence-based and reflects what women identify as priorities.

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Have you nominated a charity yet?

June 3, 2021

Sunday 13 June is the closing date of the Ecclesiastical £1,000 Movement for Good awards.

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Rotherham Town Hall goes Purple for Volunteers Week

June 3, 2021

With Rotherham Volunteers Month now in full swing Rotherham joined other Yorkshire towns and cities in lighting up prominent buildings purple.

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ROPF June 2021 Update

June 2, 2021

The latest update from Rotherham Older People’s Forum is now available to download

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The Alec Dickson Trust

June 1, 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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Garfield Weston Foundation

June 1, 2021

The Foundation is now accepting capital applications again after funding only revenue projects during the pandemic.

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UK Documentary Storyteller Initiative Fund

June 1, 2021

Grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available for underrepresented UK documentary storytellers to help them reach diverse audiences or to foster closer connections and amplify the work of grassroots nonfiction champions.

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The Poundland Foundation

June 1, 2021

Grants up to £750 are available to not for profit groups to provide kit or equipment for junior sports teams.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 52

June 1, 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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Latest Edition of ROARing Times

June 1, 2021

The latest edition of ROARing Times, an update from Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance (ROAR) is now available to view online

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Healthwatch Rotherham Newsletter June 2021

June 1, 2021

The latest newsletter from Healthwatch Rotherham is now available to download

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Anxiety about coming out of lockdown

June 1, 2021

The NHS Every Mind Matters Covid-19 hub offers 11 tips to cope with anxiety about coming out of lockdown.

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Draft Charities Bill released

June 1, 2021

The draft Bill covers the meaning of charity and charitable purposes, funding, and the regulation of charities

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South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit Newsletter – May 2021

June 1, 2021

The latest newsletter from South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit is now available to download

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Health Education England’s survey for Health and Care Volunteers

June 1, 2021

Health Education England’s (HEE) National Volunteering Unit wish to find out about the training volunteers have received and how HEE can better support health and care volunteers through education, training, and development resources.

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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service: Nominations now open

June 1, 2021

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK.

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Arty creations work perfectly for Wentworth Woodhouse

June 1, 2021

ArtWorks South Yorkshire’s members are making a real impact at Wentworth Woodhouse. Their creative talents are now on display in several locations - the latest being one of the new wooden cabins which will soon be for hire in the gardens.

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We will help you take that first step, pledges charity staging recruitment event for young jobless

June 1, 2021

A Sheffield charity is staging a recruitment event to reach young jobless people who feel the pandemic has robbed them of a future.

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Rotherham Volunteers Month is almost here

May 27, 2021

We have a full month of activities planned, see our calendar for more details

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South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Suicide Prevention Roadshow 2021

May 27, 2021

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (SYB ICS) Suicide Prevention Roadshows will take place from Monday 14 June to Friday 18 June 2021 and will enable participants to develop their understanding of suicide prevention activities across SYB and raise awareness of this important topic.

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Introduction to the South Yorks Covid Bereavement support service

May 27, 2021

These online workshops, taking place in June, will help professionals better understand the support available from Listening Ear and the process for referral

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Enterprise Development Programme

May 27, 2021

In partnership with The Ubele Initiative, development grants up to £30,000 available for Black and Minoritised Communities.

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The Queen’s Club Foundation Grant

May 27, 2021

Grants are available from between £300 and £5,000 to organisations or individual players within the sports of tennis, rackets, or real tennis.

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Yorkshire to go purple as thanks to local volunteers

May 26, 2021

As part of Volunteers’ Week celebrations, several buildings and landmarks across Yorkshire will be lit up in purple as a mark of celebration and thanks to volunteers across the region. 

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Christmas Challenge 2021 applications are now open

May 26, 2021

Applications for the Christmas Challenge 2021 are now open. The Christmas Challenge is a week-long match funding campaign which launches on #GivingTuesday, 30th November. Last year, the Christmas Challenge raised a record breaking £20.1m for 764 charities!

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 51

May 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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Focus groups for small and micro charities: the potential of civil society

May 25, 2021

The Law Family Commission on Civil Society is holding a series of focus groups on 7-10 June, exclusively for micro and small civil society organisations to gather insights, evidence, and examples of what they do and how they help people

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APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS – FUND

May 25, 2021

You can request up to £10,000 to support work you're doing within communities most effected by COVID-19. Deadline Wednesday 26 May 2021

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Healthy Heart Grant Yorkshire region closing soon

May 25, 2021

Funding of up to £10,000 is available for communities in Yorkshire for projects that promote a healthy heart. Closes at 5pm on Tuesday 1st June 2021

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Report on the needs and experiences of pregnant women and recent mothers in the community

May 25, 2021

Clinks and Birth Companions have come together to publish a report providing valuable evidence on the needs and experiences of pregnant women and early mothers in contact with the criminal justice system in the community context. 

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Further information on the May 17 Changes

May 25, 2021

Information about the May 17 Changes, including what people can and cannot do, is now available in several languages on the GOV.UK website.

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Community Buildings Reopening Guidance

May 25, 2021

Rotherham Council has pulled together a new guidance document for community buildings who are looking to reopen as part of the Government’s Road Map over the next few weeks.

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Ecclesiastical Launch 2021 Movement for Good awards

May 24, 2021

For the third year running, Ecclesiastical Insurance Group is giving away £1million to charities with the return of its Movement for Good awards. From today, people can nominate a cause close to their hearts for a potential £1,000 award to help make a difference.

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The latest Respond, Recover, Reset Report for May 2021

May 24, 2021

With Volunteers’ Week 2021 coming up on 1-7 June, new research shows that the pandemic has had a mixed impact for charities and volunteer numbers, with around a quarter of charities reporting an increase in numbers since March 2020, compared with 36% who saw a decline.

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Return to Play: Small Grants

May 24, 2021

Sport England have opened a £15 million fund focusing on awards of up to £10,000 that support clubs and community groups responding to the challenges of returning to play during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Final round of tampon tax fund launched

May 24, 2021

Charities can now apply for funding to support projects helping thousands of women and girls across the UK, as part of the latest and final round of the Government’s Tampon Tax Fund.

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Understanding the health needs of LGBT+ people

May 24, 2021

Throughout Pride month, Public Health England Yorkshire and Humber Centre are hosting a series of webinars which will explore the disproportionately poorer health outcomes experienced by LGBT+ people across the life course.

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Community buildings and village hall webinar recording

May 24, 2021

Last week over 120 community buildings and village halls joined Community First Yorkshire for a webinar covering a number of questions and concerns that have been raised by halls regarding reopening from 17 May.

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Delivering Live, Online Training

May 24, 2021

Does the thought of delivering training sessions live online fill you with fear? Are you worried your training won’t be engaging when you’re not face to face? Taye Training can help you work out how to convert your training to online delivery [7th June, online, free].

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D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

May 24, 2021

Grants up to £6,000 are available from D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust for UK registered charities working in the areas of advancement of the arts, health and medical welfare, and improvement or protection of the environment. 

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Asian artists repackage The Suitcase for Wentworth Woodhouse exhibition

May 24, 2021

The private chapel at Rotherham stately home Wentworth Woodhouse is welcoming back a thought-provoking exhibition by a Pakistani women’s art collective - which ended abruptly in the pandemic last year.

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Training Calendar and Places Available to Book on RMBC Courses

May 24, 2021

The latest Training Calendar from Rotherham Council is now available to download with more dates for Health and Safety, Fire Safety, Moving and Handling and First Aid courses in June, July and August.

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Future of Volunteering 2021 Conference – 1st, 2nd & 24th June 2021

May 24, 2021

The National Volunteering Unit at NHS Health Education England is delighted to share the registration and further information for the free online Future of Volunteering Conference which is taking place in support of National Volunteer’s Week on Tuesday 1st, Wednesday 2nd June and Thursday 24th June.

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Performers needed – submissions close 1st June 2021

May 21, 2021

Rotherham Pride is in need of all types of artists, dancers, comedians etc to support this years virtual After Party. Find out more on the Rotherham Pay it Forward register.

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Rotherham Volunteers Month is almost here!

May 20, 2021

Its back and promising to be bigger and better than ever before! Once again we will be dedicating the whole month of June to promoting and recogonising the amazing contribution volunteers make in Rotherham.

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Enabling safe and effective volunteering during Covid-19

May 20, 2021

The GOV.UK page outlining how to volunteer safely has been updated to reflect step 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery. This includes volunteering indoors - whilst maintaining social distancing and having adequate ventilation.

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

May 20, 2021

The GOV.UK page outlining how to ensure your community facilities are Covid secure safely has been updated to reflect step 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery.

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Recycling For Rotherham Sight and Sound

May 20, 2021

You can turn your unwanted Gadgets, Postage Stamps, Currency and Jewellery into funds for Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind and Rotherham Sight and Sound and help the environment at the same time.

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UK Young Advisors opportunity

May 20, 2021

National charity Leaders Unlocked is currently recruiting for a new group of UK Young Advisors to make a difference to young people and their long-term futures.

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Get the facts on Covid-19 vaccines

May 20, 2021

An innovative new website has been launched to support members of the public who are hesitant about having a Covid-19 vaccination.

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South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Stroke survivor and Carer Panel

May 20, 2021

The Integrated Stroke Delivery Network are looking for Stroke Survivors and Carers of Stroke Survivors to join a panel to ensure that patient and carer voices are strong within the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw network.

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Clinks Survey | tracking probation reform

May 20, 2021

The new probation model, due to be introduced in June 2021, has a clear policy intention to involve the voluntary sector in the delivery of rehabilitation and resettlement services. Clinks have launched a survey to understand your experience so far of the commissioning of these services.

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Free space available in Rawmarsh for Social Prescribing activity

May 19, 2021

Do you deliver Social Prescribing Activities? If you are considering expanding your services, or need somewhere on a regular basis for Social Prescribing activities we may be able to help.

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Nationwide’s Community Grants Programme

May 19, 2021

The Community Grants Programme tackles local housing issues by giving charities, community land trusts and housing co-operatives access to grants between £10,000 and £50,000.

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Free, expert support to help you find the job that’s right for you

May 19, 2021

Good Work supports amazing people, including those living with a severe health condition, to find the job they deserve

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Free level 3 courses at Rotherham College

May 18, 2021

As part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, which aims to ensure more people, no matter their age or background, can get the skills they need to progress in employment, Rotherham College are running some free level 3 (A-level equivalent) courses for adults.

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Sheffield and South Yorkshire Funders Forum Videos

May 18, 2021

Sheffield & South Yorkshire Funders group are offering £50 to BASME led groups to do a short video about their activities. Closing date is 8th July 2021

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Thank You Day – Sunday 4 July

May 17, 2021

We all have someone to say thank you to this year. Join us in taking part in the country's first ever national Thank You Day on Sunday 4 July and let's say thank you together.

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Using Digital Solutions to Manage Your Health Survey

May 17, 2021

To improve the health and wellbeing of patients and the public, the local NHS and its health and care partners across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw are looking at how digital technology can help people actively manage their health conditions, connect with services and access help and support from wherever they are.

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South Yorkshire Domestic Abuse Campaign

May 17, 2021

The South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit are launching a domestic abuse campaign that runs from Friday, 14 May 2021 to Friday, 23 July 2021.

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Common Call Covid Relief Fund

May 17, 2021

Black-led charities and social enterprises working in communities across the UK will be able to apply for a grant package of £5,000 or £12,500

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Ocado Foundation for Good

May 17, 2021

It offers grants of up to £1,000 to successful applicants, with in-kind goods also available on request and applications for digital volunteering also accepted.

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Assura Community Fund

May 17, 2021

The Assura Community Fund supports projects benefitting the mental health and wellbeing of individuals. Applications are currently open for the Fund, with grants of up to £5,000 over one year available.

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Ignite your creativity – Lets Kick the Dust

May 17, 2021

Are you a young artist, a photographer, poet or musician between the ages of 13 - 25? Swinton Lock Activity Centre are looking for new and exciting creative talents from across the borough to create works for the upcoming exhibition which will be showcased this summer.

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Global’s Make Some Noise grants

May 17, 2021

Small registered charities could apply for a minimum of £20,000 and a maximum of £30,000 for 12 months of funding from 1st April 2022. Expression of Interest closes 28th May 2021.

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See what happens at the Unity Centre

May 17, 2021

Rotherham Council have created a new video about the lateral flow test support at our community test site at the Unity Centre so you know what to expect when you visit.  

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The Big Yorkshire Conversation

May 17, 2021

The Yorkshire Society have launched The Big Yorkshire Conversation, an opportunity for the people of Yorkshire to think how Yorkshire should be defined, to take stock of where Yorkshire is now and to consider all the options for the future of the region and make informed decisions. 

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Minor update to free draws standard in the Code of Fundraising Practice

May 17, 2021

The Fundraising Regulator has made a minor update to the current wording of standard 12.6.2 in the Code of Fundraising Practice.

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Help the Homeless

May 17, 2021

Grants up to £5,000 for capital projects are available from Help the Homeless to small and medium-sized charities registered in the UK working to assist homeless people to rebuild their lives and return to the community.

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VAR – Diversifying the volunteer workforce

May 17, 2021

Voluntary Action Rotherham would like to hear from BAMER individuals, who work or volunteer in the Voluntary and Community Sector, to help us better understand the barriers to volunteering for BAMER individuals.

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Lockdown Lift Off – Lift Up Your Mental Health

May 17, 2021

Prepare for Covid restrictions to be lifted by improving your mental health and wellbeing! Join our 5-day course at The Source….

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Active Regen Half Term Sports Programs

May 17, 2021

Active Regen are running a number of FREE holiday programs across half term from Tues 1st June to Friday 4th June 10am – 2pm!

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Annual garden competition now open

May 17, 2021

The annual hunt for the borough’s best garden is underway, with the Rotherham in Bloom Garden Competition now accepting entries.

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Young Person Substance Misuse Survey

May 17, 2021

DIVERT are trying to get some insight into the extent to which lockdown has affected substance use amongst young people and would like to ask partners, working with young people, to encourage uptake.

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Ecclesiastical £1m giving programme launches on Monday 24 May

May 17, 2021

Ecclesiastical will shortly be launching our Movement for Good awards for 2021 – a programme designed to give £1million to charities and help give back to the communities we serve and champion the issues that really matter to them.

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FREE PCs available to Registered Charities in Rotherham

May 13, 2021

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

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Take our latest survey on Covid-19’s impact on charities

May 13, 2021

NCVO are currently conducting the largest UK study exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. The latest round of the survey is now open until 26 May.

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Supporting the vulnerable during Ramadan

May 13, 2021

Rotherham Friends In Deed have stepped up their efforts during Ramadan to provide much needed support and food to communities in Rotherham.

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Church requires space to hire for Services

May 13, 2021

La Roca Latinos Church is looking for space to hire for services in Rotherham. They require access to electricity, chairs, heaters, a room big enough for 40-50 people, suitable for religious services. 

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Supporting Rotherham Children, Young People and Families’ through the pandemic

May 13, 2021

This new report demonstrates how the Children, Young People and Families’ Consortium came together through the pandemic to secure National Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Funding to deliver some truly amazing outcomes for our most vulnerable people and communities in Rotherham.

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Christmas Challenge 2021 applications opening soon!

May 13, 2021

Applications for the Christmas Challenge 2021 are opening on Wednesday 19 May. The Christmas Challenge is a week-long match funding campaign that launches on #GivingTuesday, 30 November.

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Step 3 of the roadmap – GOV.UK updates

May 13, 2021

As you will have seen this week, the Prime Minister announced plans to proceed with Step 3 of the Spring 2021 Roadmap on 17 May. Based on available data, we have passed the four tests set out in the roadmap.

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Power of Youth Day

May 13, 2021

Power of Youth Day is taking place on 2nd June 2021 and is an annual celebration of the contributions children and young people make to society through volunteering and social action.

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Charities Bill and Dormant Assets Bill announced in Queen’s speech

May 13, 2021

In her speech this week, the Queen announced two significant new pieces of legislation for the charity sector, as she outlined the government's policy priorities for the coming year.

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Volunteers needed to get Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice ready for summer

May 12, 2021

Over the next few weeks Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice are looking for groups or businesses to help them get the play area ready for summer including painting a train, cleaning a ship and removing decking.

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Funding to support people back into work

May 12, 2021

Coalfields Regeneration Trust's Employment and Skills Service has funding available to help people 18+ access the courses and support they need to start work.

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Remedi FREE domestic abuse and hate crime education for young people

May 12, 2021

An opportunity has arisen for Remedi to deliver two programmes to young people across the Rotherham region, the CEASE 4 session Domestic Abuse education programme for year 9 to year 11 and Hate Crime awareness programme for ages 11-18 yrs

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Free Distance Learning Courses for Adults with Rotherham College

May 12, 2021

For those looking to change or improve their professional life, an additional qualification can make a world of difference. Rotherham College (part of the RNN Group) are offering adults in the local area the opportunity to learn for free from the comfort of their own home and gain new skills and recognised qualifications which could help open up new opportunities.

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Volunteers needed for study looking into whether COVID-19 and flu vaccines can be administered at the same time

May 11, 2021

Researchers at Grounded Research, the research team at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH), are calling for people who have had one dose of the Pfizer COVID vaccine to volunteer to take part in a study, which could set the foundations for how booster COVID-19 vaccinations are delivered in the future.

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Cricket ‘Inspired to Play’ Grant

May 11, 2021

The England Cricket Board have just launched this fund for grants of £250 or £1,000 to increase the number of children (boys and girls) and/or women participating in the game during the months of June – September 2021.

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Memory Café due to reopen at Winthrop Park on 21st May

May 11, 2021

Re-opening the Memory Café is really important to us as we know and understand just how difficult this past 12 months have been for those living with dementia and for those caring for them. 

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Mental Health Awareness Events

May 11, 2021

Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce has arranged a series of FREE online events to support Mental Health Awareness month aimed at improving your mental health and wellbeing.

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Community Testing support available at the Unity Centre

May 11, 2021

If you want support or advice, the Community Test Site at the Unity Centre is still open for you to use. The Unity Centre is open every Tuesday and Friday from 8:45am – 3:15pm for anyone over the age of 16.

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Rotherham Dementia Action Week

May 11, 2021

Activities & events from Crossroads Care Rotherham & Alzheimer’s Society taking place during Dementia Action Week, Monday 17th to Friday 21st May 2021

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Making Our Money Go Further – May Update

May 11, 2021

The Making Our Money Go Further May newsletter provides you with an update of our news; what we’ve been up to & what we have coming up.

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Training Available for Those Aged 19+ and Unemployed

May 11, 2021

The sessions include Warehouse, Retail and Customer Service, Administration and Digital Skills Training.

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Fully Funded ‘Changing Energy-Related Behaviour’ Short Course

May 11, 2021

This course aims to make delegates aware of some of the theories and findings in the field of decision making, focusing specifically on simple practical things they can do to encourage people to act on the energy-related advice they receive.

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COM-COV2 Clinical Study

May 11, 2021

A clinical research trial looking at the impact of receiving different COVID vaccines is opening in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. This study is called COM-COV2.

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Toyota Parasport Fund reopens

May 11, 2021

The fund aims to help disabled people back to sport and physical activity as and when coronavirus restrictions allow it and people feel comfortable doing so.

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44,000 trees to be planted as Urban Tree Challenge Fund reopens

May 11, 2021

Thousands of trees will be planted near schools and healthcare centres and in areas with fewer trees and higher social deprivation, as the Urban Tree Challenge Fund has re-opened for applications.

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Free EU Settlement Scheme workshops on Zoom – May and June

May 11, 2021

A number of free information sessions and workshops from Migration Yorkshire covering different aspects of the EU Settlement Scheme are available in May and June. 

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Filing Cabinet needed

May 11, 2021

The Social supermarket at Rotherham Minster is in need of a filing cabinet, preferably a 2 or 3 drawer cabinet which is lockable.  

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Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund 2021/22

May 11, 2021

The fund aims to change the way projects are run to help transform people’s lives by offering a route off the streets and, ultimately, to reduce rough sleeping.

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NAVCA’s new funding section

May 11, 2021

NAVCA have a new funding page where they capture current funding opportunities for local charities across England. 

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Free courses for jobs as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee

May 11, 2021

As part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, adults in England who are 24 and over and do not yet have A levels or equivalent can now take their first Level 3 qualification for free

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Together TV to distribute 400,000 sunflower seeds for its Sunflower Challenge

May 10, 2021

This campaign aims to help people's mental health and wellbeing by keeping them active beyond the lockdown.

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Wentworth Woodhouse bounces back with a full team and can-do attitude

May 10, 2021

There may be a Latin motto above the door, but ‘Bring it on in 2021’ is the new mantra at Wentworth Woodhouse as it throws open the doors to visitors again on May 19.

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Rotherham United Community Sports Trust free spring bank holiday provision

May 10, 2021

The Millers Holiday Camp is back this spring half term at Parkgate Astro starting Tuesday 1st June 2021.

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Mind launch new Mental Health and Physical Activity Toolkit.

May 10, 2021

The Toolkit, consisting of 10 guides, aims to help sport, physical activity and mental health providers to support and engage people experiencing mental health problems in physical activity.

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Volunteers’ Week 2021 is almost here!

May 10, 2021

Volunteers’ Week takes place between 1-7 June every year and is a time to recognise and thank volunteers. 

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Yorkshire Obesity Research Alliance

May 10, 2021

An opportunity for Rotherham groups and organisations to get involved in shaping obesity research across Yorkshire and Humber.

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Training Ground Programme

May 6, 2021

Are you 18-24 years old and would like to get into employment but need to gain some qualifications and work experience? Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are offering a 16 week programme, starting 17th May 2021, where you can gain a variety of qualifications

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Every Mind Matters materials for Mental Health Awareness Week

May 6, 2021

For Mental Health Awareness week this May 10-16 Public Health England are updating our Every Mind Matters resources to help you have conversations about mental health and the things in our daily lives that can affect it.

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Trustee Recruitment Cycle

May 6, 2021

Reach Volunteering is launching its Trustee Recruitment Cycle. In it there are tools, inspiration and reassurances to help you and your organisation recruit better, diversify and make your board the best it can be.

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Domestic Abuse Awareness Training Delivered by Microsoft Teams

May 5, 2021

All training is free and open to a multi-agency audience for the workforce of Rotherham to support professionals and volunteers in their roles.

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Have your say on local needs in Rotherham

May 5, 2021

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation (SYCF) is undertaking pivotal research into community needs in Rotherham, and calls for local people to take part to help bring about transformative change. 

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Your chance to be Part of a South Yorkshire Charity Advent Calendar

May 5, 2021

Act on Advent CIC are a newly formed Social Enterprise who will be producing an Advent Calendar featuring 24 grassroots charities/CIC's/social enterprises from the South Yorkshire region

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Magic Little Grants, now open for applications

May 5, 2021

The Magic Little Grants programme has reopened for 2021 - awarding grants of £500 to small charities and community groups across the UK.

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Tour guide steps out for 5K May challenge

May 5, 2021

Pre COVID-19, Mark Barthrop clocked up over 5k a day as a tour guide in the stately rooms of Wentworth Woodhouse. He's now urging fellow villagers to get their boots on for a series of local walks in aid of the house as part of the national 5K May challenge launched by JustGiving.org

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Groups invited to register for healthy holidays scheme

May 4, 2021

Local groups, schools and children's activity providers from across the borough can now register to help deliver Rotherham's Department for Education funded Healthy Holidays programme during the Summer and Christmas school breaks. Closing date 16th May 2021

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UK Community Renewal Fund: Rotherham Council

May 4, 2021

FCS Associates have announced that they have been contracted by Rotherham Council to provide free bid support to Rotherham based social enterprises and charities who are wishing to find out more and prepare a bid for the UK Community Renewal Fund.

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ROPF Spring Update 2021

May 4, 2021

Included in this edition is a chance to be involved in a photo shoot at Clifton Park Museum, have your say on the governments Bus Strategy and an opportunity to join a Medicines Focus Group.

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Live Inclusive on a Mission to Reduce Fuel Poverty in Rotherham and Doncaster

May 4, 2021

Recharge is a free scheme designed to empower people suffering with a disability or long-term health condition to make educated choices regarding your bills and ultimately saving you time and money.

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Healthy Heart Grant Yorkshire region open now

May 4, 2021

Apply for funding of up to £10,000 for community projects in Yorkshire that promote a healthy heart.

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Healthwatch Rotherham Newsletter May 2021

May 4, 2021

The latest newsletter from Healthwatch Rotherham is now available to download

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Pandemic takes expected toll on activity levels

May 4, 2021

The impact of the Covid pandemic on activity levels in South Yorkshire has been highlighted in the latest Active Lives figures, released today (April 29) by Sport England.

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Training Requirements September 2021 to March 2022

May 4, 2021

The Learning and Development Team at Rotherham Council are busy planning the training courses to deliver between September and March and would like to know what your training needs are.

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Side by Side Fund

April 29, 2021

The National Survivor User Network’s Side by Side Fund is awarding grants between £200 and £500 to help peer support, mutual aid or self-help groups ‘connect remotely, prepare to move their activities to face-to-face, or make their group more sustainable’. Applications are scheduled to close on Monday 31 May 2021.

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How is your charity coping with the pandemic’s pressures?

April 29, 2021

With 5-10 minutes of your time, your contribution will help tell the government just how much the pandemic has impacted charities like yours.

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Free funding support for Rotherham Voluntary and Community Sector

April 29, 2021

As we start to take the tentative steps back to normal ways of working, there will be various ongoing or even new costs that all organisations will need to consider and Voluntary Action Rotherham can help

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Kick Start your Career with the Source

April 28, 2021

Grow your skills and confidence with the Steps to Work programme. We can support you each step of the way, building a programme that suits your needs and skills.

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Charity Digital Skills Survey Now Open!!

April 28, 2021

For the next few weeks, we'll be asking the charity sector to contribute to the research by completing the survey to help build a picture of how the digital needs of the sector across the UK are changing.

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Free Scam Email Alerts

April 28, 2021

Which?’s FREE scam alerts are regular email updates on the latest scams. They also include practical advice and next steps for victims.

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Who will you nominate in this year’s National Lottery Awards?

April 28, 2021

Nominations are open for the National Lottery Awards 2021! With winners in each category receiving a £3,000 cash prize for their organisation and a coveted trophy, who will you put forward?

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Doncaster NHS researcher wins national BAME award

April 27, 2021

Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber (RDaSH) NHS Trust is congratulating Clinical Studies Officer Louis Palmer, who has been named Researcher of the Year 2021 at the National black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) Health & Care Awards.

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FREE Creative Adult Learning Courses in Rotherham

April 27, 2021

The latest courses available from Rotherham Creative Learning, covering May to July 2021 are now available to download

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South Yorkshire FreeTech Project

April 27, 2021

Residents in Rotherham and South Yorkshire can access FreeTech Project’s free and fun online learning via Zoom, thanks to funding from South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation, with workshops covering devices, cloud, free software, privacy settings, social media, spotting scams, and more.

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The latest Respond, Recover, Reset Report for April 2021

April 26, 2021

This month's report shows some of the headlines from wave 6 of the barometer survey and looks a little closer at the changing relationships between VCSE organisations and local authorities.

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Theatres Trust Small Grants Scheme

April 26, 2021

Grants up to £5,000  are available for essential works to not-for-profit theatres in the UK that will enable them to be viable and thrive in the future.

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Energy Redress Scheme

April 26, 2021

Charities can apply for grants of between £20,000 and £750,000 to support energy consumers in vulnerable situations and/or to develop innovative products and services related to energy. Round 11 is open for applications with a deadline on 6 May.

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Local NHS provides update on vaccine roll-out

April 26, 2021

NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has provided an update on the local roll-out of Covid vaccinations.

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What positive changes have you made during the pandemic?

April 26, 2021

Rotherham Council would love to hear about the best things you’ve done, discovered or mastered to keep yourself healthy in either mind or body – or both! They will use these ideas to create the The Great Big Rotherham To-Do List of great places to be and things to do in our borough

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Community Renewal Fund

April 22, 2021

The UKCRF aims to support people and communities most in need across the UK to pilot programmes and new approaches and will invest in skills, community and place, local business and supporting people into employment.

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New sensory walk resource

April 22, 2021

Sense Active have partnered with Great Britain's national mapping agency, Ordnance Survey, to ensure Sensory Walks are easily discoverable through their OS Maps App. Sensory Walks enable people with complex disabilities explore the outdoors and engage more meaningfully with nature.

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Active Recovery Hub to keep kids active

April 22, 2021

A new Active Recovery Hub is launching to provide schools, local authorities and families with easy access to free resources to get children moving before, during and after the school day.

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Lasting Connections – launching the Emergencies Partnership impact report

April 22, 2021

The VCS Emergencies Partnership has launched its impact report - 'Lasting Connections', which shines a light on some of the achievements in the last year in order to improve collective insight, collaboration and coordination across the sector.

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NHS Volunteer Responders scheme evaluation

April 22, 2021

NHS England and Improvement is running a survey to get your views on the NHS Volunteer Responders Scheme. This is your chance to tell them how the scheme impacted your local community, your organisations and your volunteers.

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Potential Funding Partnership Opportunities with The Reader

April 22, 2021

The Reader are currently putting together a funding bid to offer free training and support for staff or volunteers to run well-being based “Shared Reading” groups in Rotherham. In Shared Reading, fiction and poetry are used as the spark for discussion and making connections. The Reader will also be offering free Reading Resources. Deadline for those that may be interested is Monday (26th April) at 10am.

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Empowering Women Fund

April 22, 2021

The scheme will provide funding up to £25,000 to support small women’s groups and organisations to develop innovative ways of empowering women in their local area and build their capacity.

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Persimmon Building Futures Competition

April 22, 2021

Persimmon Homes have joined forces with Team GB - the British Olympic Association - to give away over £1 million to help projects for young people aged under 18 across England, Wales and Scotland.

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Victoria Wood Foundation

April 22, 2021

The Foundation supports any kind of arts activity, in London or the North of England. You need to be a registered charity.

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The Source opens its doors to help businesses and the unemployed get back to work

April 21, 2021

As the region prepares to get back to work, Sheffield training specialist The Source is opening up to help businesses bounce back and support people the pandemic left jobless. Since 2003 the Skills Academy, a not-for-profit charity, has upskilled thousands of local people, helping many into work and others to boost their careers.

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Police and Crime Panel Independent member opportunity

April 21, 2021

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Panel currently has a vacancy for one Independent member, and is seeking people with the necessary skills, enthusiasm and commitment to be a member of the Panel and to bring a fresh external perspective to its debates. Closing Date 14th May 2021.

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National Diversity Awards 2021

April 21, 2021

Nominations are now open for The National Diversity Awards 2021. This prestigious awards event celebrates the excellent achievements of grass-root communities, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work. Charities, role models and community heroes will be honoured at the ceremony, showcasing their outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion.

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Core funding to support youth organisations

April 21, 2021

Youth organisations can request core funding of up to £90,000 spread over three years, through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund.

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Funding to repair and maintain community facilities

April 21, 2021

The Screwfix Foundation has reopened for applications from local registered charities and not-for-profit organisations to support projects that will fix, repair, maintain, and improve properties and community facilities for those in need.

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Government Community Ownership Fund to launch

April 21, 2021

From summer (2021), community groups will be able to bid for up to £250,000 matched-funding to help them buy or take over local community assets at risk of being lost, to run as community-owned businesses.

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Get your child’s voice heard and make a difference

April 21, 2021

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, is launching a once-in-a-generation review of children’s lives.  It’s called ‘The Childhood Commission’ and it will identify the barriers preventing children reaching their full potential and propose policy solutions to address them.

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Rotherham’s new magazine written by young people, for young people

April 20, 2021

The first issue of Voice, Rotherham's new magazine written by young people, for young people is out now. If you're a young person and are interested in helping to put the next issue together, or think you know someone who would, we'd love to hear from you.

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Doncaster and Rotherham – Supporting LGBT+ Victims of Domestic Abuse

April 20, 2021

This course looks at some of the additional risks and barriers to reporting and accessing support faced by LGBT+ people.

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Want to Get More Confident Supporting LGBT+ Victims/Survivors of Domestic Abuse?

April 20, 2021

New FREE* online TRAINING dates released. Covers a range of topics including: LGBT+ experiences of abuse; Barriers to support; Practical tools to ensure your practice is LGBT+ inclusive.

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Enterprise Development Programme

April 20, 2021

Organisations apply onto the programme and, if accepted, work alongside the relevant sector-lead to outline a package of support that best fits with their specific needs

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Respond, recover, reset: the voluntary sector and COVID-19

April 20, 2021

Nottingham Trent University, along with some other partners, are running a project examining the COVID-19 impact on voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations. Organisations can respond to the latest survey and some of you may be interested in the latest barometer dashboard.

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Ramadan 2021 – Top Tips for Employers

April 20, 2021

Ramadan has started but what can employers do to make sure their Muslim workers are considered as they go through the holy lunar month of fasting.

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Everyone can get tested and help stop the spread of Covid

April 19, 2021

Everyone can help stop the spread of COVID-19 in Rotherham by getting tested regularly by the Government’s Lateral Flow Testing scheme. If you do not have symptoms of the virus and over the age of 18, you can get free tests

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The Schroder Charity Trust

April 19, 2021

Grants up to £5,000 to support UK charities with core and project costs.

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Age-positive image library launched to tackle negative stereotypes of later life

April 19, 2021

The Centre for Ageing Better has launched a free library of positive and realistic images of people aged 50 and over.

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Volunteer Expo is going virtual for 2021!

April 19, 2021

The national event to connect volunteers, organisations and the charity sector to harness the power of volunteering, on 7 and 8 May.

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Coronavirus guidance – NCVO latest updates

April 19, 2021

NCVO have refreshed their coronavirus practical advice pages to reflect the very latest information. 

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Census 2021 Final Call

April 19, 2021

Time is running out! If you haven't completed the Census yet, there's still some time, f you need help you can contact one of our two friendly local Census Support Centres who will offer you phone support or one to one support in a Covid Safe space

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Coronavirus: Public fundraising guidance

April 19, 2021

As lockdown measures have started to ease, the Fundraising Regulator and Chartered Institute of Fundraising have published new guidance on fundraising that aims to support charities and other fundraising organisations to be able to return to fundraising activities in a responsible way.

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Training Calendar and Places Available to Book on RMBC Courses

April 19, 2021

The updated training calendar for April - August 2021 and an update on the courses still available, with new course added.

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SOBS Workshop – Why Support After Suicide

April 19, 2021

Organised by South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw (SYB) Integrated Care System (ICS) Suicide Prevention Steering Group these workshops for practitioners will help you to understand how to better support, those that have been bereaved by suicide.

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Worshipful Company of Weavers Benevolent Fund

April 19, 2021

Grants up to £15,000 are available from the Weavers’ Company Benevolent Fund for smaller UK based charities working with young people in the criminal justice system, prisoners and ex-prisoners, and young disadvantaged people. Deadline 30th April

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Thomas Wall Trust funding for skills to assist employment

April 19, 2021

Grants up to £5,000 are available from the Thomas Wall Trust for specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist employment prospects. Deadline Friday 30th April.

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The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK COVID–19 Emergency Fund

April 19, 2021

The Sylvia Waddilove Foundation UK COVID–19 Emergency Fund has now reopened for applications. Up to £1,000 is available for Staff costs and other overheads, Increased demand for services, Changes to working practices and Deep cleaning of premises all must be directly linked to Covid-19.

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COVID-19 safe reopening of businesses

April 19, 2021

A series of short videos covering a wide range of organisation types and issues, including risk assessments, Test and Trace, face coverings, social distancing, customer groups and keeping staff safe plus a round up of where to find all the latest information and guidance.

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NCVO want to know more about volunteering and your organisation through the pandemic

April 19, 2021

With the University of Kent, NCVO are working on a collaborative research study looking at volunteering during Covid-19. Through the research, we’ll better understand the impact of Covid on volunteering and what support is needed going forward.

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The Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Force for Change programme

April 19, 2021

This programme will award grants of up to £10,000 for community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration or are supporting post-Covid recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation.

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“What Matters To You?” Free online training available

April 16, 2021

The South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care system Cancer Alliance has commisioned Voluntary Action Rotherham to organise a short online training session to raise awareness of the "What matters to you?" initiative.

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Spokesperson training programme

April 15, 2021

Sound Delivery Media is holding free spokesperson training programmes which aim to diversify the voices we hear in the media and make it more representative of the society we live in.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation opens its Racial Equity funding

April 15, 2021

Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales is to launch its Racial Equity funding for small and local charities that are led by and that support Black, Asian, and ethnic minority communities. This funding strand will open on 20th April

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Free Qualifications from Home

April 15, 2021

Rotherham College has a range of free level 2 distance learning courses available including Information Advice and Guidance, Lean Organisation Management Techniques, Principles of Team Leading, Principles of Business Administration, plus much more.

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Beginners Beauty online community course

April 15, 2021

This six week free online community course from Rotherham College is aimed at beginners who would like to learn more about skin care, beauty treatments and make up. Starts 22nd April 2021

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Tesco Bags of Help returns as Tesco Community Grants programme

April 15, 2021

The Tesco Bags of Help Programme, which has been running since 2016, has been relaunched as the Tesco Community Grants programme and applications are now open.

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Covid-19 guidance for the Charity Sector from the Charity Commission

April 14, 2021

The Charity Commission have recently updated their response to the most commonly asked questions about what to do during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Youth Endowment Fund

April 14, 2021

Applications open on 19 April for the Youth Endowment Fund’s next grant round, with up to £20 million available. The Youth Endowment Fund aiming to answer through it ‘Which diversion approaches work best at preventing 10 to 17-year-olds from becoming involved in violence?’

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Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund opens for applications

April 14, 2021

Community organisations, charities and groups are invited to apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) for projects to help tackle loan sharks.

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The roadmap out of lockdown: Key areas of focus for charities and voluntary organisations

April 14, 2021

NCVO has published a blog post focused on what questions charities and voluntary organisations need to consider as restrictions continue to be lifted.

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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

April 14, 2021

Nominations for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2022 opened on 1 April 2021 and close on 15 September 2021.  The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is for exceptional groups of volunteers who are making a positive impact in their community and benefiting others through their work.

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England criminal justice network meeting – PCC elections and the criminal justice voluntary sector

April 14, 2021

Join Clinks on 25th May 2021 for an update following the 6th May elections, where we will discuss the value of building relationships with Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and hear examples of effective PCC engagement with the voluntary sector.

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Rotherham’s community and businesses donate to local food banks

April 14, 2021

Generous donations have provided a precious lifeline to the growing number of people at risk of going hungry in Rotherham.

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#RespondRecoverReset – Have your say

April 12, 2021

NCVO are currently conducting the largest UK study exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. The latest round to the survey is now open until 26 April 2021.

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Making Our Money Go Further – April Update

April 12, 2021

The Making Our Money Go Further April newsletter provides you with an update of our news; what we’ve been up to & what we have coming up.

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SYPTE launches employer survey

April 12, 2021

Employers urged to share return to workplace plans to inform future shape of region's public transport

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FreeTech Project offering free Introduction to Zoom Sessions

April 12, 2021

With funding from South Yorkshire's Community Foundation, FreeTech Project are offering distanced support - including step-by-step video tutorials on getting Zoom on your device in addition to free 1-hour sessions on understanding Zoom and everything you can do with it once you have it up and running!

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Grimm and Co Diversity & Inclusion Consultancy Tender Brief

April 12, 2021

Grimm & Co are seeking a consultant to support the charity to better understand, embed and champion diversity and inclusion as central to all elements of our governance, strategy, and operations. Expressions of interest should be received no later than: Tuesday, 27th April 2021 at 12pm

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW: Museum and Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief

April 12, 2021

CVAN, led by YVAN, are working to support and mobilise the arts and museum sector to take advantage of the Museum and Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief (MGETR). 

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Everyone can get tested and help stop the spread of Covid

April 12, 2021

All residents over the age of 18 can now access free twice weekly rapid lateral-flow covid tests from the NHS to use at home.

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The Global Majority Fund

April 12, 2021

Grants up to £10,000 are available to support communities experiencing racial inequality and the emergency needs within these communities within the UK. Deadline is 30th April 2021

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Sense Centre Coleridge Road April Newsletter

April 12, 2021

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

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Sport England – Return to Play: Community Asset Fund

April 12, 2021

Capital grants of between £10,001 and £50,000 are available ‘to help clubs and community groups adapt and open places and spaces, so that sport and physical activity can happen during the pandemic’. The fund will be paused to new applications from 17.00 on Friday 30 April

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Domestic Abuse Services in Rotherham

April 12, 2021

Tenders are out for: a domestic abuse refuge. Deadline for expressions of interest is 12.00 on 6th May 2021; and running a domestic abuse community outreach support service. Deadline for expressions of interest is 30th July 2021

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RPIF newsletter April 2021

April 8, 2021

Rotherham Pay it Forward is an opportunity for all Rotherham Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) groups to become involved with this popular project. Participants develop ideas to support each other through acts of giving and peer support.

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Rotherham Hospice Christmas Card Competition

April 8, 2021

Rotherham Hospice are looking for primary school children to design this years Christmas card.

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Walking Cricket in Rotherham to start after 12 month delay

April 8, 2021

Covid 19 may have paused play on Rotherhams walking cricket teams ambition but u3a are now excited to announce that with restrictions easing play can finally resume on Friday 16th April.

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Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace

April 8, 2021

Designated venues in certain sectors must have a system in place to request and record contact details of their customers, visitors and staff to help break the chains of transmission of coronavirus. This guidance is for venues such as community centres, libraries and village halls.

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CRA publishes new Covid-19 Operational Guide

April 8, 2021

Ahead of charity shops reopening, the Charity Retail Association (CRA) has published an updated version of its Covid-19 Operational Guide. This includes guidance on operating safely during the pandemic.

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New GOV.UK guide: ‘Volunteering during Covid-19’

April 8, 2021

DCMS (Department for Culture, Media and Society) has published a new public-facing GOV.UK guide (Volunteering during coronavirus (Covid-19) which sets out how people can volunteer safely during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic

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Call for Evidence: Understanding local patterns of volunteer activity during Covid-19

April 8, 2021

Together with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), The Young Foundation is conducting new research to understand the various ways in which volunteers have been (and continue to be) active within local authority areas across England during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Women’s Health Strategy survey

April 8, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care is seeking views to help inform the development of the government's Women's Health Strategy. You can participate as an individual or as an organisation

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Workplace testing deadline has been extended

April 8, 2021

Businesses and registered Charities now have until 12 April 2021 to apply for workplace testing kits for those who are not able to work from home if you have 10 or more employees.

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Testing at the Unity Centre

April 8, 2021

Rotherham’s first community test centre will be opening to the public on Friday 9 April at the Unity Centre, Saint Leonard's Road, Rotherham S65 1PD. We are encouraging people who cannot work from home to come and get tested regularly in order to protect family and friends and keep the community safe.

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Spring is in full swing at SYFAB

April 8, 2021

SYFAB are excited to announce 3 new training sessions with guest tutor Andy Kershaw, a former BBC Broadcast journalist and presenter with 19 years’ experience.

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Aviva Community Fund

April 8, 2021

The Aviva Community Fund opens again on 12 April, with slightly different priorities - UK projects fighting climate change and building stronger, more resilient communities. 

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Captain Tom 100 Challenge

April 8, 2021

Complete your own 100 Challenge to raise money for the UK's charities and be part of Captain Tom's army of hope! #CaptainTom100

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Grassroots Sports Club Crisis Funding

April 8, 2021

The Clubs in Crisis (#ClubsInCrisis) Fund aims to support eligible grassroots sports clubs and organisations in the UK that have been impacted negatively by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, either operationally or financially. The fund opens on 12th April 2021.

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BAME Communities Fund

April 8, 2021

This fund offers grants of up to £10,000 for work in the UK that relieves the emergency needs of communities facing racial inequality and impacted by the effects of Covid-19. Closing Date for Applications: 30th April 2021 5.00pm

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Triangle Trust 1949 Fund

April 8, 2021

Applications are invited from not-for-profit organisations working with young carers and young adult carers across the UK.

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Support into work and training for ages 16+

April 8, 2021

If you live in an ex-coalmining area within Rotherham or surrounding areas Coalfields Regeneration Trust offer free impartial support with CVs, applications, interview tips, job-searching as well as sourcing opportunities including volunteering and training.

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The Big Lunch 2021

April 8, 2021

The Big Lunch is the UK's annual big date to celebrate and give thanks to our neighbours and communities. Make sure you save the date for 5-6 June to join in online, on your doorstep, or over the fence. 

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Homelessness Winter Transformation Fund 2021/22 is announced

April 8, 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced a £3 million grants fund to enable community and faith groups to provide winter services for people sleeping rough in 2021/22.

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England Moves to Step 2 of Roadmap on Monday 12th April

April 7, 2021

The Prime Minister has confirmed that England will move to Stage 2 of the Government's Roadmap, as scheduled, on Monday April 12th.

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Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities programme

April 7, 2021

Grants of up to £100,000 are available for existing charitable projects to help charities to sustain activities and services that people from Armed Forces communities use and value.

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Windrush Community Fund

April 7, 2021

This fund is open to community and grassroots groups and organisations to bid for financial assistance from a £500,000 fund to help ensure that community groups can give support to those of the Windrush generation who may have faced difficulties in demonstrating their status or who may have suffered losses because of this.

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Bernard Sunley Foundation

April 1, 2021

The Bernard Sunley Foundation awards capital grants to charities for four main funding themes; community, education, health, social welfare.

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The Brelms Trust

April 1, 2021

Funding available to charities who tackle disadvantage and provide sustainable benefit to the community. Applications are open for awards to be made in June 2021.

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Performers needed – After Party 2021

April 1, 2021

Rotherham Pride is in need of all types of artists, dancers, comedians etc to support this years virtual After Party. Find out more on the Rotherham Pay it Forward register.

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Chance to fly with the Wentworth Woodhouse Flock again… bird art goes on sale

April 1, 2021

Thousands of people ‘flew with The Flock’, Wentworth Woodhouse’s moving outdoor art installation to mark the Covid pandemic. Now there’s a chance to own a part of it.

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RMBC learning development training calendar

April 1, 2021

The training calendar with details of RMBC's post-Easter courses is available here.

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Play Your Way, Have Your Say

April 1, 2021

We want to hear from women, aged 16+ in Rotherham about how you like your sport, exercise and physical activity sessions.

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Final weeks: Green Recovery Challenge Fund

March 31, 2021

Lottery Heritage funding for charity projects based on nature restoration, nature-based solutions or connecting people with nature.

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COVID-19 local alerts

March 31, 2021

The Government’s roadmap out of lockdown moves on a stage on Monday 29 March as part of the country’s slow easing out of Covid restrictions.

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Winthrop News

March 31, 2021

A very Happy Easter to you all! Latest news about our 'Crafty Knitters' and plans for Winthrop over the coming months is available here.

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Volunteering news, resources and training

March 31, 2021

NCVO have posted this months volunteering news round-up, including upcoming online training, events and latest thinking about volunteer passports.

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Youth culture & Social History in Rotherham

March 31, 2021

Clifton Park Museum will be co-producing an exciting exhibition led by the Young Curators Group. They want you to help create a picture of youth culture in Rotherham from 1960’s – 2021 by sharing objects and photographs.

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Boost Choose Now, Change Lives Programme

March 31, 2021

Boost are calling for all community sports clubs, community action groups, youth work, music groups and food banks to get involved and nominate themselves to be in with a chance of a stake of the £20,000 grant fund.

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South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Health Community Partnership Grants

March 30, 2021

Grants to support partnership work between community organisations and the NHS, addressing health inequalities in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Elections

March 30, 2021

Recruitment for people interested in working at the May elections is underway. Information for applicants is available on the RMBC website.

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How do we get Yorkshire and Humber active?

March 30, 2021

Policy Yorkshire is calling for evidence on how to support people to become more active and access sport across the region as part of its recovery from the pandemic.

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Support workers vital in tackling inactivity for people with complex disabilities

March 30, 2021

A report published by the disability charity, Sense, has highlighted the role support workers play in getting people with complex disabilities physically active.

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Sporting Equals launch #EndBAME campaign

March 30, 2021

Sporting Equals have launched the #EndBAME campaign at an event on race equality and the state of the UK sport sector.

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Weston Park Cancer Charity survey

March 30, 2021

Weston Park Cancer Charity are wanting to hear the thoughts and opinions of those facing cancer, those who support them and the people who make their work possible.

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Healthwatch Rotherham Newsletter April 2021

March 30, 2021

The latest newsletter from Healthwatch Rotherham is now available to download here.

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FREE Easter Writing Workshops for young people in and around Thurcroft

March 29, 2021

ROAR is working with writer Rob Young to bring the sculpture of Thor the Troll to life. We hope to capture some of his advertures with young people, and publish their stories.

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Hike4Heli’s

March 29, 2021

YAA is launching an exciting new fundraiser challenge on the 1st April, Hike4Heli’s. The idea is to walk, run, swim, wheel, ride or climb 33 or 66 miles over the month of April.

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Third Sector Awards – small and micro charities

March 25, 2021

Ahead of the 2021 Third Sector Awards, Third Sector are offering a batch of 30 free entries to the Talent Awards to charities with an annual income of less than £100,000.

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Young People’s Mental Health and Employability Support Programme – Sheffield City Region

March 25, 2021

Call to run a project to deliver intensive, innovative and holistic support to young people with mental health issues - through a portfolio of individually tailored provision.

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Design EGGY Competition

March 25, 2021

RotherFed is pleased to announce that we have a new member of the team joining us!!!!! Eggy the Eggsellent Eggsplorer is becoming one of the team to help us with our Online Easter event, but we need your help

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Covid-status certification – call for evidence

March 25, 2021

NAVCA has highlighted the importance of the review considering a broad range of interests and concerns and that this must include a wide range of voluntary, charity, community and social enterprise perspectives.

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Boost Drinks Choose Now Change Lives programme

March 25, 2021

Boost is calling for all community sports clubs, community action groups, youth work, music groups and food banks to get involved and nominate themselves to be in with a chance of a stake of the £20,000 grant fund.

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Calor Rural Community Fund

March 25, 2021

As well as an £85,000 funding pot, Calor is working with Crowdfunder to offer a platform to raise awareness of the work you’re doing for your local area.

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Vaccination and testing in charity retail

March 25, 2021

If you operate in charity retail, you are advised to use this guidance to create a vaccination policy, ensuring that it aligns with any wider policy your charity might have in this area.

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Volunteer fined by police for incorrect motor insurance cover

March 25, 2021

Are you and your drivers properly insured while driving for your organisation? A great round up from Community Matters on things volunteers and organisations need to consider

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Walking Cricket is Coming to Rotherham

March 25, 2021

Rotherham United Sports Trust are partnering with Yorkshire Cricket Foundation to provide walking cricket on an all weather surface in Rotherham. Starting Friday 16th April

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Coronavirus guidance – latest updates

March 25, 2021

NAVCA have refreshed their coronavirus practical advice pages to reflect the very latest information.

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Census 2021- still time to complete!

March 25, 2021

Please share the following about Census 2021. Census Day has now passed but if you haven’t already, completed Census there is still time.

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Steel Charitable Trust

March 25, 2021

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

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Baring Foundation – Arts and Mental Health Programme

March 25, 2021

Grants of £10,000- £40,000 are available for projects that promote the role of creativity in the lives of people with mental health problems from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Deadline is 21st April 2021

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A B Charitable Trust

March 25, 2021

Grants around £10,000 - £20,000 are available for charities that defend human rights and promote respect for vulnerable individuals. Deadline is 25th April 2021

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Help jobseekers find a rewarding role in adult social care

March 25, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care’s national adult social care recruitment campaign is currently live.

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New survey on the pandemic experiences of ethnic and religious minorities

March 24, 2021

The UK's first and largest survey of its kind has launched, to document the impact of Covid-19, and the lockdowns, on the lives of people from ethnic and religious minority groups.

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Rotherham Safeguarding Adults Training Calendar

March 24, 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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Rotherham COVID-19 Vaccine Update

March 24, 2021

It is fantastic that more than 100,000 adults in Rotherham  have now received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and Rotherham CCG would now like to invite everyone 50 and over who hasn't yet had their first vaccine to get in touch.

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Hope Fields Covid Memorial to have virtual unveiling

March 24, 2021

A living memorial at Thrybergh Country Park, to honour both the victims of COVID-19 and those who are fighting the virus, is to be unveiled online this week, on Saturday 27 March 2021.

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Flux Update

March 24, 2021

Creative People and Places is about more people choosing, creating and taking part in brilliant art experiences in the places…

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South Yorkshire Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Programme – Tender

March 24, 2021

Three year contract for individuals seeking to change their behaviour, which supports a multi-agency approach for an integrated response to the whole family affected by domestic abuse.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 49

March 24, 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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Launch of community and social action learning programme

March 23, 2021

To support Covid-19 recovery across communities, Northern College has developed a Community and Social Action learning programme that will enable individuals to regain confidence whilst developing the skills they need to support others, and work in the community sector. 

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April to August 2021 Training Calendar from Rotherham Council

March 23, 2021

The latest training calendar from the Learning and Development Team at Rotherham Council is now available to download. Training is free for staff and volunteers in the voluntary and community sector.

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Latest Newsletter from South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit

March 23, 2021

The latest newsletter from South Yorkshire Violence Reduction Unit is now available to view online

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Tassibee Community Jigsaw Project

March 22, 2021

The COMMUNITY JIGSAW will be running sessions over zoom to help the vulnerable women in Rotherham interact with new people.

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The Millers Holiday Camp – Free Easter Half Term Activities

March 22, 2021

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) will be offering free Easter Half Term activities - the activities are open to everyone who receives free school meals and will include a free hot meal.

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Public consultation launches for transport proposals at Parkgate

March 22, 2021

Proposals to improve transport, walking and cycling infrastructure at Parkgate in Rotherham will go to public consultation, as transport chiefs seek views to shape future plans.

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100,000 Rotherham residents now vaccinated

March 22, 2021

More than 100,000 Rotherham residents have now received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine - a major milestone in the battle against the virus.

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Be a Rotherham Community Champion!

March 22, 2021

The Rotherham Council Community Champions project celebrates all the fantastic things that Rotherham residents are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

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COVID-19 Roadmap Resources

March 22, 2021

Public Health England has published a series of resources to be used to communicate the Government's Roadmap out of COVID-19 restrictions.

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The Expect Respect Healthy Relationships toolkit

March 22, 2021

Women's Aid have produced a toolkit to help communities talk about violence and gender-based violence. It includes themes such as: assumptions about gender, power and equality; digital footprints; understanding consent online and offline and resolving conflict.

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New Virtual Fundraising Event Toolkit

March 22, 2021

Whether you’re new to virtual, or a digital pro, JustGiving’s virtual fundraising events toolkit offers charities a free digital resource to build on their 2020 virtual events success.

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The Beat the Street Activity Game is Coming to Rotherham

March 22, 2021

Beat the Street Rotherham is set to take place from Wednesday, 14th April for six weeks, concluding on Wednesday, 26th May. Beat the Street is a free, interactive challenge that encourages people of all ages to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives by turning the area into a six-week game.

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Sport England update FAQs on return to play

March 22, 2021

Sport England, in consultation with DCMS, have answered some of the most common questions providers have regarding the return to play, in line with the Government road map.

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Free online community workshops on how Parliament works

March 22, 2021

Wherever you are in the UK, you can book a free online workshop for your community group or organisation.

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Nelsons’ Cub Club at Clifton Park Museum

March 22, 2021

Nelsons' Cub Club at Clifton Park Museum is a new online programme from Rotherham Museums, Arts and Heritage which aims to engage children aged 1-4 and their families with us digitally, through play, songs, movement, stories and mark making.

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Idox Group Launch My Funding Central

March 22, 2021

Idox, providers of GrantFinder, have launched a funding database aimed specifically at at charities and voluntary organisations with incomes less than £1 million and the service will be free to use for those organisations with incomes below £30,000.

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Government targets false vaccine information on social media

March 22, 2021

The government has launched a new social media campaign to tackle false vaccine information shared amongst ethnic minority communities.

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Apply now for the Innovation Award

March 22, 2021

Applications are open for the Innovation Award 2021 - a year-long programme of support including a £15,000 salary contribution for up to five individuals working to make education fair.

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Woodward Charitable Trust, summer playschemes

March 22, 2021

Registered charities with an annual income under £100,000 can apply to the Woodward Charitable Trust for grants of £500 to £1,000 to run summer playschemes for children aged 5 to 16.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales grants Q&A

March 22, 2021

Applications for Lloyd Bank Foundation's core cost funding opened on 4 March. Join a live panel event and Q&A on 30th March 2021 to learn more about these grants.

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UK Community Renewal Fund: prospectus

March 22, 2021

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published a prospectus setting out how the fund will operate across the UK. Additional guidance documents and application forms will be available shortly.

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Violence against women and girls call for evidence – reopened

March 22, 2021

Following the sad and troubling events of last week, the government has reopened its call for evidence into violence against women and girls.

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Fast track your way to university and a new career

March 22, 2021

Want to go to university to progress your career but don't have the necessary qualifications? Northern College are the only adult residential college in the North and we are passionate about supporting adults to achieve their career goals.

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Fast track your way to employment with our High Intensity Training (HIT) courses

March 18, 2021

Need to learn new skills to gain employment or progress your career, but learn them quickly? Then Northern Colleges new week-long residential High Intensity Training (HIT) training courses free for eligible learners are for you.

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New free adult courses

March 18, 2021

The Community Learning team at Rotherham College are pleased to announce that our free adult community classes are back from the week commencing April the 12th

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2nd Covid Vaccinations for Key VCS Health and Social Care staff/volunteers

March 17, 2021

We have been approached by a number of individuals who have received their first Covid vaccination as key VCS Health and Social Care staff/volunteers and would like to know when they will receive their second vaccination.

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Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust – Rights and Justice

March 17, 2021

Funding is currently available through the trust’s Rights and Justice grant programme for organisations responding to the ‘dual harms of Covid-19 and systemic racism’. Interested organisations must register by Friday 13 August 2021 and the deadline for application is 5pm on the Tuesday 31 August 2021.

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Haysmacintyre charity finance briefing

March 17, 2021

Got questions about reporting, audits, or any other charity finance issues relating to COVID? Haysmacintyre’s latest finance briefing covers the key things you and your finance team need to know.

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Have your say on Mental Health Services in Rotherham

March 17, 2021

Healthwatch Rotherham are currently running a survey on mental health services within the Rotherham Region.  Our aim is to capture Adults/ Children & Young people’s experiences of accessing Mental Health Services across Rotherham.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 48

March 17, 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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Climate Action Fund – Second Round

March 17, 2021

Substantial funding is available for community-led partnerships to run projects addressing waste and consumption. Deadline is 8th April 2021

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Criminal Justice Champion Training

March 16, 2021

Victim Support South Yorkshire is holding a training session on Wednesday 28th April 2021 at 10am for anyone wishing to become a Criminal Justice Champion.

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£8m Youth Centre Recovery Fund

March 16, 2021

The Youth Centre Recovery Fund has been created to provide financial support to youth centres so they can re-open and remain viable following the loss of income from Covid-19 restrictions. Deadline 31 March 2021

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How can we create community spaces that meet your needs? Survey

March 16, 2021

As the NHS develops more community space and social prescribing hubs, we want to make sure that charities and community groups' voices are heard and that the needs and wants of the people you support are met.

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Sky Writes Rotherham – An Opportunity for Local People

March 16, 2021

Sky Writes is a new talent development programme from Sky Studios and New Writing North, which seeks to identify and nurture television writers from under-represented groups and under-served geographical areas in the North of England.

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Are you staying safe online?

March 16, 2021

Rotherham Council want to find out from young people how you are staying safe online. Online safety is about the safe use of any devices which can connect to the internet including tablets, smartphones and gaming consoles.

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The latest Respond, Recover, Reset Report for March 2021

March 16, 2021

This months report looks to the year ahead, and what voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations expect their income levels to be.

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Heritage Fund – Green Recovery Challenge Fund round 2

March 15, 2021

The second round of the Green Recovery Challenge fund is now open. The fund supports nature projects across England with grants of up to £2 million. The application deadline for grants of between £50,000 and £250,000 is 14th April 2021. The deadline for Expressions of Interest for grants of between £250,000 and £2 million is 22nd March.

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Northern College Virtual Partners Networking Events

March 15, 2021

Join Northern College and our partners at a free virtual networking event to meet like-minded organisations working together to support adults whose job roles may have been impacted by Covid-19.

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Social Enterprise Exchange

March 15, 2021

This is a programme of support for not for profit social enterprises within the Sheffield City Region, including grants up to £5,000. deadline is 22nd April 2021

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Mental Health Act White Paper Consultation

March 15, 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is currently undertaking a consultation to gather people’s views and shape how Government takes forward these proposals. Deadline is 21 April. 

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SEYH Knowledge -Introduction to Linked In

March 15, 2021

You may know what LinkedIn is, but do you really know how it can help you and your social enterprise? This taster session on Tuesday 20th April 2021 introduces LinkedIn, and why it’s so much more than just a social media platform.

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SEYH Awards Deadline Extended

March 15, 2021

We know how tough things are at the moment and time is precious therefore the closing date for nominations is now the 22nd April and the awards will be held virtually on 27th May 2021. 

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Hometown Heroes

March 15, 2021

Calling all heroes! Nominate your favourite Hometown Hero to win a free, one-year Premium Membership at Maltby LC, Rotherham Leisure Complex, Wath LC or Aston LC dependant on preference! All ages included!

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Census 2021 is here!

March 15, 2021

Households have started to receive their census information and use their unique code to complete online or request a paper questionnaire.  Encourage people in your communities to take part by letting them know that census is a survey of the whole population which has taken place every ten years, for over 200 years.

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Census Information Sessions for Asylum Seekers and Refugees

March 15, 2021

The Office for National Statistics, Refugee Council and British Red Cross are delivering information sessions about the Census to asylum seekers and refugees in 9 different languages.

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Biffa Partnership Grant Scheme

March 15, 2021

Major grants of £250,000 - £750,000 are available for not-for-profit projects for the built or natural environment.

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The Leathersellers’ Company

March 15, 2021

This small grants programme is providing one-off grants of up to £3,000 to UK charities that are supporting vulnerable people in areas of high deprivation.

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Freshgate Trust Foundation

March 12, 2021

Grants for registered charities and small local groups in South Yorkshire that address the areas of education, recreation, heritage restoration, environment, music and the arts, welfare or health and social care.

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South Yorkshire PCC blog 47

March 11, 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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Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation

March 11, 2021

The Charitable Foundation has two priority areas: Alleviating poverty, and Improving health/saving lives. It supports these priorities by making donations of up to £2,000 to UK registered charities, recommended by the Society’s members and colleagues.

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Hedley Foundation

March 11, 2021

The Hedley Foundation provides grants to smaller charities operating across the spectrum of social need. They support hundreds of small charities, improving lives and lifting people’s aspirations.

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Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme (GASDS) – submission of separate donations can be permissible

March 11, 2021

The Charity Tax Group (CTG), supported by the Churches’ Legislation Advisory Service (CLAS) and others, has urged HMRC to introduce some temporary flexibility in the operation of the GASDS scheme by accepting multiple cash donations of £30 or under that have been saved up during the crisis.

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5-minute guides for charity trustees and a partner toolkit

March 11, 2021

The Charity Commission have put together a trustee toolkit to encourage charity trustees to refresh their knowledge and be certain they’re up to date on government guidance

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New levelling up and community investments from government

March 11, 2021

The government has announced three new community investment funds as part of its commitment to ‘levelling up across the whole of the United Kingdom to ensure that no community is left behind’.

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BBC Children in Need – support for UK based not-for-profit organisations

March 11, 2021

BBC Children in Need is offering support through its main grants (£10,001 to £40,000) and small grants (under £10,000) programmes.

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The Charity Awards are back for 2021

March 11, 2021

Organised by Civil Society Media, The Charity Awards are the longest running award programme in the sector and seeks to identify charities with original and effective ideas that the rest of the sector can learn from.

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Arnold Clark Community Fund

March 9, 2021

Between £100 and £1,000 is available to support UK registered and local community groups that are in need of financial support due to Covid-19.

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Made By Sport to distribute grassroots grants

March 9, 2021

Thousands of grassroots sports organisations could each receive a grant of £2021 to help them recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Getting Yorkshire and Humber active after Covid-19

March 9, 2021

Policy Yorkshire, the think tank for the Yorkshire and Humber region, has launched a call for evidence on how to support people to become more active and access sport across the region as part of its recovery from the pandemic.

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Free Support to Start a Career in Health and Social Care

March 9, 2021

South Yorkshire Housing Association are working with The Prince’s Trust to support people aged 18-30 to find and succeed in employment.

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#RespondRecoverReset – Have your say

March 9, 2021

NCVO are currently conducting the largest UK study exploring the impact of Covid-19 on the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. The latest round to the survey is now open until 22 March. The more organisations that complete this the more impact it has.

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B&Q Community Re-use

March 9, 2021

B&Q stores have been donating unsellable materials and products to local community groups for many years. It's a great way to reduce waste whilst helping the community.

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Citizens Advice Rotherham Energy Advice and Support

March 8, 2021

Citizens Advice Rotherham are currently running three projects which may be of benefit to your community and / or anyone who is struggling financially as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Hilden Charitable Fund

March 8, 2021

Grants of around £5,000 for UK charities working in the areas of homelessness, penal affairs, asylum seekers and refugees, community based initiatives for disadvantaged young people.

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The Golsoncott Foundation

March 8, 2021

Grants mostly up to £3,000 to promote, maintain, improve and advance the education of the public in the arts generally and in particular the fine arts and music.

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South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Grant Scheme

March 8, 2021

Grants up to £7,500 are available from the South Yorkshire PCC's Community Grant Scheme to non-profit organisations in South Yorkshire for activities that give communities the opportunity to tackle issues of concern, break down barriers and encourage partnership working in an effort to make them a safer place to live.

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Hope Fields opening provides Rotherham Together finale

March 8, 2021

The Rotherham Together programme culminates with the opening of Hope Fields, a memorial garden at Thrybergh Country Park later this month.  

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Rotherham Social Prescribing Services Evaluation and the Value of Small Providers

March 4, 2021

Social Prescribing and the Value of Small Providers discusses the role and contribution of small providers of social prescribing services and activities that support the delivery of the Rotherham Social Prescribing Service.

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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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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 i