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Volunteers needed for Rotherham Pride 2018

April 26, 2018

Are you interested in getting involved in a fun and exciting event in your local community?  Rotherham Pride need volunteers on Saturday 14th July 2018 to help set up Pride activities, after party and assist in Rotherham’s first Pride Parade!

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Power to Change Invites Community Businesses to Apply for Funding

April 25, 2018

The Community Business Fund provides grants of between £50,000 and £300,000 to help existing locally based and community-led businesses in England to increase their social impact and make them more viable in the long term.

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New £1m Fund to Support Adult Male Grassroots Football Teams

April 24, 2018

Existing grassroots football clubs can apply now for grants of £750 to continue offering valued playing opportunities in organised football.

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New Funding to Help Children with Alcohol-Dependent Parents Announced

April 24, 2018

Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today (23 April) new plans to help identify an estimated 200,000 at-risk children in England living with alcohol-dependent parents more quickly, and provide them with rapid access to support and advice.

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Skylight South Yorkshire Rotherham Spring Term Activities

April 23, 2018

Crisis Skylight South Yorkshire has a number of sessions taking place across Rotherham for people who are homeless, have been homeless in the last two years or at risk of becoming homeless.

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Talbot Trusts

April 23, 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available across South Yorkshire and Derbyshire.

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Cash for Kids Summer Grant round now open

April 23, 2018

Families, community groups, schools and charities supporting sick and disadvantaged children across South Yorkshire can now apply for Cash for Kids Summer Grant Round.

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Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund Launches

April 23, 2018

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

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New Fund to Tackle Violence Against Women and Girls in the UK

April 23, 2018

The ‘Tackling Violence against Women and Girls’ programme is providing large grants to women’s organisations that are working to end violence and abuse experienced by women and girls across the UK.

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Danny Ogden-Glaves nominated for the National Diversity Awards

April 23, 2018

Please vote for our student Danny who has shown great commitment, not only on his sports qualification but in the local community in Rotherham.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation’s Invest Programme Accepting Applications

April 23, 2018

Grants are available for between £10,000 and £25,000 per year for organisations delivering clear, targeted outcomes for disadvantaged people.

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Free Healthy4Life clubs for 4-17 year olds

April 23, 2018

Healthy4life is a FREE 10 week programme for families in Rotherham and provides fun sports and games for all the family!

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Changes to My Community and new neighbourhood planning support for communities

April 19, 2018

As the Neighbourhood Planning programme moves to a new home, and My Community funding from MHCLG comes to an end, My Community will become a ‘gateway’ for people right at the start of their journey, providing advice and support for the entire community sector and a place where the community movement gathers and connects.

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Safeguarding Awareness Week in Rotherham

April 19, 2018

Both Rotherham Children and Adult Boards are offering your organisation the opportunity to hold display/market stalls across the borough during Safeguarding Awareness Week 2018, which will take place from 9 to 13 July 2018.

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Extending legal rights to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

April 18, 2018

The NHS is exploring whether personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets should be offered to a wider range of people to provide more personalised health and social care.

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Call for Community Businesses in Yorkshire & The Humber to Take Part in Community Business Weekend 2018

April 17, 2018

With three weeks to go until the third annual Community Business Weekend (#CBwkd18) on 4 - 7 May, organisers Power to Change are calling for community businesses across Yorkshire & the Humber to get involved.

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Book now for #YSFconnect – Mental health and physical activity

April 17, 2018

An opportunity to gain valuable mental health awareness, using examples from within and outside the sports sector on 23 May, 9am - 1.30pm at Provident Stadium, Bradford BD6 1BS

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Consultation on youth centre and children’s centre buildings and services.

April 17, 2018

Rotherham Council are asking people in Rotherham to share their views about proposed changes to the way the Early Help and Family Engagement Service is delivered.

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Rotherham Central Neighbourhood Policing Team Newsletter

April 17, 2018

For all the latest news, initiatives and drop in sessions from Rotherham Central Neighbourhood Policing Team

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Speak up during Stress Awareness Month!

April 16, 2018

April is Stress Awareness Month and staff from a Rotherham health trust are urging Rotherham people who are suffering in silence to enrol on one of their free courses.

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Consultation on building strong integrated communities

April 16, 2018

The Integrated Communities Strategy green paper invites views on the government’s vision for building strong integrated communities where people – whatever their background – live, work, learn and socialise together, based on shared rights, responsibilities and opportunities.

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John Lewis Foundation

April 16, 2018

Grants are available for registered charities for projects that support disadvantaged communities to acquire relevant skills for meaningful employment. 

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ICO campaign helps organisations educate the public on data

April 16, 2018

The ICO has announced a major new public awareness campaign which will seek to improve people’s trust and confidence in how organisations handle their personal information

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Fund Supporting Summer Play Schemes is Open for Applications

April 16, 2018

Grants of between £500 and £1,500 are available to help community groups run summer play schemes for the benefit of disadvantaged children aged five to 18 years in the UK.

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Big Lottery Fund Relaunches Reaching Communities England

April 16, 2018

The Big Lottery Fund is seeking ideas for projects that will improve communities across England and will make grants of more than £10,000 available to support organisations that want to take action on the issues that matter to people and communities.

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Rosa Voices from the Frontline grants

April 16, 2018

Rosa has announced that the third round of its flagship grants programme, Voices from the Frontline is now open for applications.

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Charity Workshop: General Data Protection Regulation

April 16, 2018

The law on data protection will change on 25 May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force. Wrigleys Solicitors will be holding a workshop for charities on the 10th May in Leeds.

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Help us to celebrate Rotherham volunteers! *Date for your diary*

April 16, 2018

For the last few years, Voluntary Action Rotherham and partners from across the borough have celebrated volunteering throughout the month of June and 2018 promises to be even bigger and better!

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Young People Celebrated at Awards Night

April 16, 2018

The Children, Young People and Families Consortium hosted a borough wide awards ceremony for young people at The Carlton Park Hotel on Friday 23rd February 2018.

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Make Every Contact Count Training Sessions for Customer Facing Staff

April 11, 2018

The Healthy Chats is a Rotherham Borough Council programme which uses the national ‘Make Every Contact Count’ framework. It features guidance on how front-line staff can inform, motivate and influence service users to change their behaviour to quit smoking or drinking, increasing physical activity, or losing weight to improve their health. 

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) now reopened for new enquiries

April 11, 2018

The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) is a fund created to support activities that tackle some of the key challenges that still remain in coalfield communities. Applications can be for awards up to £10,000.

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The impact of the Lobbying Act on campaigning

April 11, 2018

If you are involved in charity or voluntary sector campaigning this survey about the impact of the Lobbying Act on campaigning is for you.

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Small charities asked to help digital accelerator programme

April 11, 2018

CAST (Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology) is asking for input for its new accelerator programme specifically aimed at small charities, launching in July 2018.

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vInspired’s Cashpoint Loud and Proud Grants for young people

April 11, 2018

vInspired’s Cashpoint grants are open to applications from young people for LGBT+ projects in England. Applications must come from individual young people rather than organisations. Project beneficiaries can be any age.

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Changes to National Lottery funding in England

April 11, 2018

The National Lottery have changed their funding so that it's easier to apply. This is to help focus on the best ideas rather than who is best filling in forms.

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Customer Access Strategy – tell RMBC what you think

April 11, 2018

RMBC have recently updated their Customer Access Strategy and want to know what you think.

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Rotherham Pay it Forward is now open

April 10, 2018

Rotherham Pay it Forward is a brand new initiative that launched following a networking opportunity 16th March 2018. The aim of this project is to enable community sector groups in Rotherham to tackle austerity measures through acts of giving and peer support.

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Jewson Building Better Communities prize fund

April 10, 2018

Nominate a community project in the UK and/or "trade hero" to win a share of £250,000 in building materials from Jewson's Building Better Communities programme.

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New Art Works centre for adults with learning disabilities

April 10, 2018

A new Art works centre will be opening in Thorpe Hesley Community Hub. This will offer community arts for adults with learning disabilities and autism.

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Historic graffiti left by craftsmen inspires new fundraiser at Wentworth Woodhouse

April 10, 2018

Supporters are encouraged to leave their own marks on Wentworth Woodhouse by sponsoring a slate destined for the roof.

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Safeguarding in charities

April 10, 2018

The Charity Commission would like to remind ALL trustees to take safeguarding extremely seriously. Safeguarding should be a key governance priority for all charities, not just those working with groups traditionally considered at risk.

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Nominations for Housing Staff Awards 2018 open

April 10, 2018

Rotherham Council tenants are able to nominate a staff member from Rotherham Council, Fortem or Mears who have done that little bit extra to help council tenants in 2017-2018.

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New Community Engagement Small Grants

April 10, 2018

Small grants up to £200 are available for Rotherham groups who support increased community engagement or community involvement.

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Strengthening Communities Training

April 10, 2018

Rotherham Federation of Communities are pleased to invite you for Free Strengthening Communities Training. The sessions will be held on Wednesday mornings in April and May at Springwell Gardens Community Centre.

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Biffa Award Invites Applications for Rebuilding Biodiversity Projects

April 10, 2018

Grants are available to not-for-profit organisations for community projects that deliver a direct improvement to biodiversity near landfill sites located within 15 miles of a significant Biffa operation.

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Daisy Chain Chit Chat Café re-launches

April 9, 2018

Daisy Chain Chit Chat Café in partnership with Vintage Booth has re-launched. Come along for a chat and refreshments or browse our clothing and food stalls.

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New parent support group in Wickersley

April 9, 2018

Home Start are pleased to announce the opening of a new parent support group in Wickersley Community Centre. This drop in service is available Fridays 10.00 - 12.00 noon.

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BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme Welcomes UK Applications

April 9, 2018

Grants for not-for-profit organisations that are working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and younger living in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.

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Power to Change Community Business Fund to Open Shortly

April 9, 2018

Grants are available to help locally based and community-led businesses in England to increase their social impact and make them more viable in the long term.

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New Neighbourhood Planning Programme Launches for England

April 9, 2018

Neighbourhood planning grants are available to groups which give people a chance to decide how their local area should be developed and what should be built in the future.

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Stay Well Pharmacy campaign

April 9, 2018

‘Stay Well Pharmacy’ is a new campaign from NHS England which encourages people, especially parents and carers of children under the age of five, to visit their local pharmacy team first for clinical advice for minor health concerns such as sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and teething.

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Masonic Charitable Foundation grants

April 9, 2018

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

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DM Thomas Foundation fund

April 9, 2018

Grants are available to charities helping disadvantaged young people. Awards are a maximum of £30,000 per year up to two years.

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Dearne Community Housing Business Plan Opportunity

April 4, 2018

Dearne Community Housing, a local community led housing organisation working in Goldthorpe and Bolton on Dearne, are looking to commission a suitably qualified person to write a 2 year business plan.

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£30,000 boost for Swinton youth centre

April 4, 2018

An outreach centre which supports vulnerable people has been boosted by a windfall of £30,000 from Children in Need.

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Free impact management tools for VCSE organisations

April 4, 2018

The Impact Management Programme have published an online platform to support organisations to use data and information that they collect to improve and transform services.

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Terms of Engagement between NHS England and the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector

April 4, 2018

NHS England and the Empowering People and Communities Taskforce are currently embarking on the co-production of Terms of Engagement for working between NHS England and the VCSE sector.

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Statement of intent for the dormant accounts youth programme

April 4, 2018

This statement signals the beginning of an engagement phase, which will inform the design of the programme.

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Free webinar on budgets and full cost recovery

April 4, 2018

CFG and Social Enterprise UK are running a FREE webinar on budgets and full cost recovery on the 16th April at 12pm. 

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Harness the power of community for a resilient local economy

April 4, 2018

Locality has recently published a report that calls for “fundamental change” in local government procurement systems, making the case for commissioning more local community organisations.

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Heritage Lottery Fund workshops and advice surgeries

April 4, 2018

The Yorkshire & Humber team is keen to see more applications for the Heritage Lottery Fund small grant programmes (£3,000 to £100,000) and workshops are taking place to help groups apply.

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Hitting the high notes to celebrate Easter

April 4, 2018

Youngsters from a Rotherham school brought Easter cheer to patients with dementia.

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The Charles & Elsie Sykes Trust

April 4, 2018

Grants normally ranging from £3,000 to £5,000 are available to registered charities for projects that benefit Yorkshire through the relief of need, particularly related to youth, old age, welfare and medicine 

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Children in Need small grants

April 4, 2018

The small grants programme is open to charities and not-for-profit organisations applying for up to £10,000 a year. They give grants for children and young people of 18 years and under experiencing disadvantage.

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The Worshipful Company of Information Technologists

April 3, 2018

Charities with an income of £2m - £10m running a project that uses the innovative nature and power of IT to tackle clearly identified needs of either young people’s education or those contending with disadvantage, disability or social exclusion are eligible to apply for an award of £750,000.

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Doing Good Together Grants scheme

April 3, 2018

This fund from Nottingham Building Society gives grants of £1,000 - £5,000 to projects working within 10 miles of a Nottingham Building Society branch, which address employability, homelessness, financial education and literacy.

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Weston Anniversary Fund

April 3, 2018

Capital funding grants of £30,000 to £150,000 to provide new or improve existing community facilities.

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Reaching Communities is back!

April 3, 2018

The Big Lottery Fund’s major grants scheme has re-opened. As before, it will make grants of over £10,000 in England, supporting organisations with great ideas that enable communities to thrive.

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Edge Foundation – Education Grants

April 3, 2018

Grants of £30,000 - £100,000 are available for educational establishments and not-for-profit organisations working within the education sector for projects that build on proven models of success or test new approaches to education and learning.

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Field Studies Council Kid’s Fund, next deadline 1 June 2018

April 3, 2018

The Field Studies Council (FSC) Kids Fund aims to bring environmental understanding to disadvantaged young people by enabling them to attend an FSC course that they may otherwise not be able to take part in due to some form of disadvantage - health, mobility, deprivation or financial.

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Power to Change Community Business Fund reopens 24 April 2018

April 3, 2018

The Community Business Fund awards grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to established community businesses that need funding for a business development project to make their organisation more financially sustainable.

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Advisers Guide to Benefits

April 3, 2018

The Welfare Benefits Unit provide accessible, concise information written for people who give information and advice as part of their work.

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Stop Loan Sharks Community Funding 2018

April 3, 2018

The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending.

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Ofcom’s Community Radio Fund 2018

April 3, 2018

The first round for 2018 is scheduled to open on 4 April to radio stations that are not-for-profit, run by local people for local people about local issues.

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Alert for charities – watch out for CEO fraud

March 28, 2018

This alert provides information and advice from the Charity Commission to charity trustees, employees and volunteers to help prevent CEO fraud.

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Get Crafting with Craft Groups in Rotherham

March 28, 2018

Meet others and explore your creativity through arts and crafts activities.

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Rotherham Foodbank Appeal

March 28, 2018

Rotherham Foodbank has just seen their four busiest months yet and are appealing for donations of food to replace their depleted stocks.

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Google.org & ISD’s Innovation Fund to counter hate and extremism

March 28, 2018

Grants of between £5,000 and £100,000 is available for projects on and offline that seek to disrupt, undermine, counter or provide positive alternatives to hate and extremism.

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Calor Gas Invites Local Groups to Apply to its Rural Community Fund

March 28, 2018

The rural energy provider set up the Rural Community Fund in 2017 as a way to give something back to the community, and once again it is offering rural off-grid communities in England, Scotland and Wales the chance to win funding for projects that will improve local life.

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Is your charity missing out on Gift Aid?

March 28, 2018

The government has launched  a new campaign encouraging the public to tick the Gift Aid box, and the Charity Finance Group (CFG) has announced a new awareness day, to take place later this year.

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Awareness campaign for Sheffield City Region Mayoral election begins

March 27, 2018

The campaign will give residents in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield information on the election and how to vote in it.

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Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund 2018 Opens for Round 2

March 27, 2018

The Greggs Foundation's Local Community Projects Fund provides grants of up to £2,000 to not-for-profit organisations for projects or for equipment for people in need at the heart of local communities.

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Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme Opens for Second Round in 2018

March 27, 2018

The Gregg's Foundation's Environmental Grants programme is now inviting applications for grants of up to £2,000 for projects that deliver a real benefit to the environment.

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Free workspace Rotherham

March 27, 2018

Centric Community Projects, a charity which aims to help other registered charities and non-profit organisations by providing free work space, has a property available in Herringthorpe.

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Photography Exhibition

March 27, 2018

The exhibition will be available to view at ROAR, Westgate, S60 1AN from 27th March to 6th April  from 10am to 4pm, weekdays, and then at the central library in Riverside House during the summer holidays. Specific dates and times to be confirmed.

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Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work

March 27, 2018

This paediatric first aid course shows delegates how to deal with accidents and emergencies involving young children. Saturday 14th & Saturday 21st April 2018

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Rotherham Pride marketing and sponsorship opportunities

March 27, 2018

Rotherham Pride are offering exciting opportunities to be part of Rotherham Pride 2018 on 14th July 2018 with marketing and sponsorship packages.

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The Fore Trust

March 27, 2018

Makes grants of up to £30,000 over one to three years, and provides access to business expertise to support the development of small charities, social enterprises and community interest companies.

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Comic Relief Launches £4m Fund for Young People Lacking a Secure Place to Live

March 27, 2018

Grants of between £100,000 and £500,000 are available to improve the lives of children and young people (up to 25 years) who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation to gain skills to lead safe and positive lives.

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Equipment Grant from Rotherham Federation of Communities

March 27, 2018

Rotherham Federation are pleased to announce that, with funding from Rotherham Borough Council, a total of 23 Applications for the Equipment Grant was successful and have received grants for their Group.

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Yorkshire Bank Bike Libraries

March 27, 2018

Not-for-profit agencies in Yorkshire can get grants up to £5,000 to set up a Bike Library. Closing date is 30th April 2018

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Co-op local causes

March 27, 2018

Co-op is looking for causes that need funding, particularly projects run by small, local organisations that make a real difference in their community.

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Fourth Call for INTERREG Europe to Open in May

March 22, 2018

INTERREG Europe provides funding for interregional cooperation across Europe. The aim of the programme is to help regions to share knowledge and transfer experience in order to improve regional policy. The themes for 2014-2020 are research and innovation, SME competitiveness, low-carbon economy and environment and resource efficiency.

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Women’s vote centenary small grants scheme – Round 2

March 22, 2018

Grants are available to voluntary and community organisations, schools, colleges, and universities in England for local activities that mark the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.

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Be Cancer Safe survey

March 21, 2018

The Be Cancer Safe movement in Rotherham and Barnsley need your help. Please take a few moments to complete a short survey to support this local cancer awareness project.

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New Fund to Improve England’s Water Environment

March 21, 2018

Grants of up to £2 million are available for projects that improve the water environment in rural England, which includes rivers and their estuaries; lakes; canals; wetlands; groundwater, and coastal waters.

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Charity Tax Commission call for evidence

March 21, 2018

The Charity Tax Commission need your views on what you think about the effectiveness of current reliefs, and about whether the existing system could be improved to help charities better serve their beneficiaries.

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Wath Town Hall is available for expressions of interest

March 21, 2018

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council are currently marketing Wath Town Hall for expressions of interest. This venue is suitable for a number of uses subject to planning.

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Summer community courses in Rotherham

March 21, 2018

RNN Group are offering free summer courses for people on means tested benefits. Places are available to book for training on IT, Beauty, Confidence Building and more.

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Bootcamp training to challenge injustice

March 21, 2018

A Bootcamp is a six-day residential training that supports new activists to develop the confidence, tools and community they need to run effective campaigns that challenge injustice. There`s still time to apply for Campaign Bootcamp 12/13!

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Everyday Activism training for Yorkshire groups

March 21, 2018

Everyday Activism are taking tailor made support and training on campaigning out to groups in the Yorkshire area. This training is free and will be tailored to your local issues.

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#NotWithoutMe Accelerator programme open for applications

March 20, 2018

Applications are open for this development programme which offers a six-month programme of training, support and £3,000 development funding. Eligible projects will be working specifically with vulnerable young people aged 11 to 25 to develop their digital skills.

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Community Interpreting courses

March 20, 2018

WEA Adult Learning are offering Free Community Interpreting courses for those on means tested benefits.

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Health Volunteer Ambassador Project Key Achievements 2015-2018

March 20, 2018

Voluntary Action Rotherham developed and delivered a programme which saw volunteers cascading key health messages. Messages reflected local need and were informed by Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group who partnered with VAR to find new ways of reaching patients.

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Government commits to further support for neighbourhood planning

March 20, 2018

The Government has allocated over £23m between 2018 - 2022 to support the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders. You can apply for grant funding of up to £9,000 If you're working on a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order, an additional £8,000 is available to more complex issues.

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HMPPS Innovation grants

March 20, 2018

HM Prisons and Probation Service has launched the Innovation grant funding programme for 2018-2020. The programme aims to enable the voluntary sector to contribute to better outcomes for people in Public Sector Prisons, the National Probation Service and Youth Custody Services. Under this grant programme, funding will be available for seven individual grant schemes.

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Amy Cawthorne is running for drumming this summer

March 20, 2018

Amy Cawthorn will literally be running for drumming this year in the Pawson Rotherham 10K's 1mile Fun Run to raise a minimum of £300 for mini-buses and coaches to performance in both Chesterfield and Thirsk this Summer.

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Easter Half Term Events in Wickersley

March 20, 2018

Wickersley Kids Club are offering fun filled events such as role play, sports, arts and crafts this Easter holiday. Places are filling up fast, so book your child's place now.

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Co-op Community Fund, deadline 8 April 2018

March 20, 2018

The Co-op Local Community Fund gives money to local causes, helping to bring people together and make a difference.

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Launch of Community Engagement Small Grants

March 19, 2018

Rotherham Federation of Communities will be launching new small grants at their AGM, 27th March 2018 at Rotherham Trades Club. £200 grants are available to support increased community engagement or community involvement.

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Department for Education Launches Alternative Provision Innovation Fund

March 19, 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) have launched a new innovation fund to develop projects that will deliver better outcomes for children in Alternative Provision (AP) and to extend evidence-based projects to new settings. Grants will be awarded of varying sizes in the range £150,000 - £750,000.

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How to improve social media and social engagement event

March 19, 2018

The charity Hub are offering a How to Improve Your Social Media & Social Engagement session 12th April 2018. Places are available to book now.

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National Diversity Award Nominations are now open

March 19, 2018

Do you know a local role model or community organisation who deserves recognition? Why not nominate them for a National Diversity Award, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work.

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MST-FIT Market Development Workshop

March 19, 2018

Rotherham MBC is looking for providers interested in joining discussions about how to deliver the new Edge of Care services developed by Rotherham’s Children’s Services to work with children, young people and families.

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Community Involvement at Bunnings Rotherham

March 19, 2018

Bunnings Warehouse offer fundraising opportunities for non-for-profit groups in the form of a Sausage Sizzle, 100% of profits raised go to the community group. There is also availability of hands on support and DIY workshops.

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Wallace & Gromit Children’s Charity Open for Annual Applications

March 16, 2018

Registered charities with charitable projects which enrich and improve the quality of life of sick children in hospitals or hospices in any area in the UK are able to apply for grants from the The Wallace & Gromit Children's Charity.

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National Vegetarian Week 2018 – Last Chance to Apply for a Small Grant

March 16, 2018

Small grants of up to £200 can be used to support events and activities that attract those beginning their vegetarian journey, meat-reducers and the veggie-curious, but are inclusive of the wider vegetarian community. The deadline for applications is 22 April 2018.

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Regional Big Advice Days

March 16, 2018

The FSI are running free Regional Big Advice events, plus skype and phone support, as part of Small Charity Week covering fundraising, marketing, business planning, HR, governance, policy, legal and more.

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Personal health budget holders invited to share their experiences

March 16, 2018

People who currently receive a personal health budget or integrated personal budget (combining health and social care funding) are invited to share their experiences in a survey being run by NHS England.

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Easter Holiday Football Camp

March 15, 2018

At Rotherham Football Centre we continue to offer Safe, Action Packed Kids Football Camps EVERY school holiday! This Easter our Camp will run 10am-3pm throughout the holidays.

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‘Are you tough enough?’- Home-Start’s charity Stanage Stumble challenge

March 15, 2018

Home-Start South Yorkshire returns its annual Stanage Stumble challenge to Sheffield, on Sunday 13th May, uniting its supporters and volunteers, to help raise funds for vulnerable local families.

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The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust

March 15, 2018

Grants, which generally range from £500 to £5000, are available for UK registered charities working in the UK in the areas of the arts, health and medical welfare and improvement or protection of the environment.

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Funding for Community Groups

March 15, 2018

This online course forms a sound foundation for people wanting to start making funding applications or for those who just want to brush up their skills. The course is accredited by Open Awards and is delivered at level 2.

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Entries open for this year’s Third Sector Awards

March 14, 2018

The awards recognise the achievements of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.

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Be Cancer Safe launches in Rotherham and Barnsley

March 14, 2018

An exciting new initiative to increase cancer awareness across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire is underway in our area.

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Mature Millers Walking Football and Reminiscence Sessions

March 14, 2018

Mature Millers is an independent group, for over 50's, supported by Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

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Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme

March 13, 2018

Are you committed to helping people in need or improving the environment? The Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland Social Entrepreneurs Programme helps people to start up and scale social enterprises, charities, community projects and impact-led organisations.

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HMPPS Innovation grants launching

March 12, 2018

The programme aims to enable the voluntary sector to contribute to better outcomes for people in Public Sector Prisons, the National Probation Service and Youth Custody Services.

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Stagecoach Performing Arts Schools hold concert for local charity

March 12, 2018

This month children who attend performing arts classes at Stagecoach schools in Sheffield, Sheffield Beighton, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Wakefield, Southwell and Lichfield will all perform extracts from their favourite musicals live at Sheffield City Hall.

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Health and Safety Training Courses

March 12, 2018

AD Training Solutions have a number of courses taking place between April 2018 to June 2018.

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Rotherham Central Neighbourhood Policing Team Newsletter

March 12, 2018

For all the latest news, initiatives and drop in sessions from Rotherham Central Neighbourhood Policing Team

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St James Place Foundation Small Grants

March 9, 2018

St James Place Foundation awards grants of up to £10,000 to smaller UK Registered Charities (with an annual income of up to £1,000,000)

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Free guide to cyber security

March 9, 2018

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has developed a guide specifically for small charities to help boost their cyber security against the most common types of cyber crime.

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Lloyds Bank Foundation – Project, core cost and development grants available

March 9, 2018

The Lloyds Bank Foundation invests in charities supporting people to break out of disadvantage at critical points in their lives, and promote practical approaches to lasting change.

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Road Safety Trust Applications Due by 31 March

March 9, 2018

Grants of up to £100,000 are available over a period of up to three years to support projects that are innovative and will enhance the knowledge and practice of the road safety community. Applicants should be able to give a clear indication of their project's benefit to road safety.

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Mental Health support group for new and expectant mums

March 9, 2018

A group designed to support the mental health and wellbeing of new and expectant mums in Rotherham has been set up by Home Start and Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH).

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The Good Help Award Extends Deadline

March 9, 2018

Nesta's Good Help Award rewards VCSE organisations who demonstrate how they are helping people transform their lives by helping them develop their sense of purpose and confidence to take action.

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Pink Ribbon Foundation Re-opens for 2018 Applications

March 9, 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for revenue, capital or project costs to UK charities which relieve the needs of people who are suffering from, or who have been affected by breast cancer or who work to advance the understanding of breast cancer, its early detection and treatment.

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Fully Funded Distance Learning Opportunities

March 9, 2018

RMBC Directions are offering fully funded distance learning opportunities and they have new 2018/2019 courses to offer. 

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Small Charity, Big Impact Awards

March 9, 2018

Through the FSI Small Charity Big Impact Awards, small charities and community groups can highlight their work and the impact they make on a local, national and international level.

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Land at Ickles Lock, Brinsworth Street, Masbrough for sale or let

March 9, 2018

Rotherham Council are inviting expressions of interest for Land at Ickles Lock, Brinsworth Street, Masbrough on a lease or asset transfer lease agreement.

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Do you have aids or equipment?

March 8, 2018

Rotherham CCG wants to hear from anyone who has received any aids, equipment or a wheelchair through the Rotherham equipment services to inform a new service due be commissioned in the autumn.

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Government Seeks Views on Draft Domestic Abuse Bill and £20m in Funding

March 8, 2018

The Prime Minister, Home Secretary and the Justice Secretary have launched a consultation on domestic abuse, seeking new laws and stronger powers to protect and support survivors as well as how to allocate some of the £20 million funding for domestic abuse services that was announced a year ago.

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Oddfellows Dancing returns to Rotherham

March 8, 2018

Oddfellows fun dance classes are now returning to Rotherham at the Trades Club in Greasbrough Road.

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Love is Louder – Love is the highest of sounds

March 8, 2018

We would like to introduce and welcome you to Love is the highest of sounds. This is our latest Love is Louder project bringing people together positively over the common theme of noise.

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Thurcroft Small Grants Allocated March 2018

March 7, 2018

12 small grants totaling £1420 were approved by the Thurcroft Big Local grants panel on Monday 5th March 2018, all the projects support one of the three themes in the Thurcroft Big Local Plan- community pride, regeneration or children and young people.

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Community Business weekend returns to champion the power of local people

March 7, 2018

Find out how to get involved and showcase how your community business has a positive impact on society

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Directions Training Calendar

March 7, 2018

The latest training calendar, now including new Nutrition and MUST dates, is available to download.

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation

March 7, 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 for small, local projects working to address community issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation or remote, socio-economically deprived rural areas.

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Marquee for sale

March 7, 2018

The Friends of Valley Park Group will be disbanding after their scheduled 2018 events and they have a Marquee, sized at 10m x 4m, along with the tie down straps and sandbag weights for sale.

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Are you interested in becoming a Public Governor?

March 7, 2018

If you would like to get more involved with your local hospital and help shape the services they provide through becoming a Public Governor

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Woodward Charitable Trust summer playschemes grants

March 7, 2018

Grants of £500 to £1,000 are available from the Woodward Charitable Trust for playschemes that run for a minimum of 2 weeks or 10 days across the summer holidays. Registered charities with an annual turnover of up to £100,000 can apply.

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South Yorkshire Hate Crime Survey 2018

March 7, 2018

South Yorkshire Police want to understand and remove any barriers to reporting hate crime by seeking feedback from victims so that they are able to continue to improve their service. 

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L3 Paediatric First Aid at Work

March 7, 2018

L3 Paediatric First Aid at Work Saturday 10th & Saturday 17th March 2018

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Arts Council England Invites Applications to New National Lottery Project Grants

March 7, 2018

Under the new programme, community and cultural organisations, museums and libraries and individual artists can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £100,000 to support a wide range of arts projects as well as creative and digital media projects.

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CORC Regional Seminar Series 2018

March 7, 2018

CORC are pleased to announce the launch of our seminar series for 2018; ‘Should mental health service seek to cure mental ill health? If not, what are they there for?’

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Calling all Charities and Community Groups that are our local Super Heroes

March 7, 2018

On Sunday 24th of June Thrybergh Country Park is holding a special event ‘Super Hero Day’ to show case local charities, emergency services and not for profit community groups in Rotherham.

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Rotherham people urged to take up the Active Challenge for Sheffield Children’s Hospital

March 7, 2018

The Children’s Hospital Charity is appealing for support from the town for its 2018 fundraising campaign.

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£1.5 Million Fund Announced to Support People Back into Work Following Time Out Caring

March 7, 2018

The Returners Fund offers grants to projects which help people to return to work in the private sector. These projects could help returners update their skills, provide other training or support businesses to increase employment opportunities for returners.

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Womens Walking Football

March 7, 2018

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are launching Women's Walking Football sessions. Mondays 7pm - 8pm starting 12th March 2018.

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FSI training for small charities

March 6, 2018

The FSI are running a training day on 2 May with over 80 training places available for small charities to access self-sustaining skills, from fundraising, to demonstrating impact

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Heritage Small Grants

March 1, 2018

Bids are encouraged for grants of £3,000 - £10,000 to develop projects that explore, share, and celebrate local heritage.This can be recording local memories, cultural tradition, conserving wildlife, to exploring and commemorating the First World War.

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South Yorkshire Police Community Grants

March 1, 2018

Grants up to £5,000 are available to provide help to victims and vulnerable people, or groups established to help reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.

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Calor launches £50k rural grant scheme

March 1, 2018

Off-grid energy supplier Calor has announced a fund for 21 individual prize pots to support rural communities throughout the UK.

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Civil society strategy consultation launched

March 1, 2018

This week, Tracey Crouch, the minister for civil society,launched a 12-week consultation with a public call for evidence to inform the new civil society strategy.

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Love is Louder needs your vote!

March 1, 2018

Love is Louder (than intolerance and hate)’s Festival of Angels project has been nominated for an Epic Award and they need your vote.

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Health & Wellbeing Awards 2018 – open for entries

March 1, 2018

The Health & Wellbeing Awards is the UK’s premier awards scheme for promoting health and wellbeing and has two exciting new categories for 2018.

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Stronger Rotherham Let’s Get Rotherham Talking

March 1, 2018

Let's get Rotherham talking about the positive stories of life in this town via social media channels and help make Rotherham Stronger.

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Spaces 4 Change grants

February 28, 2018

Grants of up to £5,000 and support is available for young people aged 16 to 24 to start and run social ventures that "unlock the potential of unused or under-utilised spaces for the benefit of the local community, especially other young people."

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How can BBC Radio Sheffield help you?!

February 28, 2018

BBC Radio Sheffield has hundreds of thousands of listeners across South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire and they’re always keen to lend a hand where they can, particularly if it’s a good cause.

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Social inclusion service launches in Rotherham following funding from UK Steel Enterprise

February 28, 2018

Rotherham Social Days, a business that promotes social inclusion amongst the region’s most isolated adults has launched with the support of £500 funding from the UK Steel Enterprise (UKSE) Kickstart fund.

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How trustees can get to grips with charity accounts

February 28, 2018

A very helpful article for trustees covering a wide range of areas from fundraising performance to reserves and pension fund deficits.  

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Transforming dementia care pathways: A sharing good practice event

February 28, 2018

An opportunity for health, social care and 3rd sector partners to share their approaches to delivering quality care and support to help people live well with dementia on Thursday 12 April 2018 at Barnsley.

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“Bite Size” GDPR Guidance for Fundraisers

February 27, 2018

The guidance is designed specifically for fundraisers and those in smaller organisations, and focuses on practical application of the law to real life scenarios.

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Hate Crime Message from SY Police

February 27, 2018

Hate crimes and hate incidents can take place anywhere – at home, in the streets, at work, online or at school and many victims can experience a range of physical and mental effects as a result. Hate in any form should not be tolerated by anyone, no-one should have to live with fear, anxiety and consequences of hate.

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Rotherham Hosts Active Citizens from Around the Globe

February 27, 2018

VAR and RUCST hosted active citizens from around the world in Rotherham, for a three day, packed, international study visit in February.   

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Reiki Healing raising funds for Young Lives Thrive

February 27, 2018

From 6th Feb – 30th April 2018 book a full hour Relaxing Treatment for only £15 (normally £25) and all profits will go towards setting up a community centre for homeless & vulnerable young people.

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BBC Children in Need – Regional Advisory Committee Recruitment

February 26, 2018

BBC Children in Need are currently looking for a Voluntary Advisory Committee Chair and Committee Members in the North region.

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Foyle Foundation Small Grants Scheme

February 26, 2018

Grants of between £1,000 and £10,000 are available to smaller registered charities for a range of grass roots and local community activities, equipment or project funding.

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The Allen Lane Foundation

February 26, 2018

Grants of up to £15,000 is available for running costs, core costs or specific project costs for small registered charities, voluntary groups and charitable organisations who work with adults within seven identified beneficiary groups.

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The Bernard Sunley Charitable Foundation

February 26, 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for capital projects.

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Screwfix Foundation

February 26, 2018

Funding of up to £5,000 is available for registered charities to help all sorts of projects, from repairing buildings and improving facilities in deprived areas, to decorating the homes of people living with sickness or disability.

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Trustee Training Seminars 2018

February 22, 2018

These seminars offer a comprehensive introduction for new trustees as well as a useful refresher for existing trustees, ensuring they are fully aware of their legal and financial responsibilities as trustees.

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Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work

February 22, 2018

We have courses taking place in March and April 2018

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CQC Compliance Workshop

February 22, 2018

We are offering a range of CQC Compliance Workshops based on the new Regulations 2014, the Care Act 2014 and the Fundamental Standards.

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Rothrocks are looking for young talent

February 22, 2018

We are looking for acts to take part in our concert highlighting the culture, diversity and talent of Rotherham’s young people. Any style, any genre!

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The Lady Neville Charity

February 22, 2018

This scheme from the Skinners Company provides grants up to £1,000 to organisations with an income below £100,000. Grants can be for capital projects or one off anniversary events.

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The Community Business Success Guide to Room Hire

February 22, 2018

This success guide from Power to Change can help community businesses to learn from others and make decisions about how best to use their space to earn money from room hire. 

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Measuring wellbeing – a new guide

February 21, 2018

Do you want to better understand if and how your charity affects the wellbeing of those you support?

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Campaign to make pharmacies a first port of call

February 21, 2018

NHS England’s Stay Well Pharmacy campaign, which encourages the public to ask community pharmacy teams for advice on minor health concerns, has launched this month.

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Personal health budget holders invited to share their experiences

February 21, 2018

People who currently receive a personal health budget or integrated personal budget (combining health and social care funding) are invited to share their experiences in a survey being run by NHS England.

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The Football Foundation’s Grow the Game

February 21, 2018

The scheme provides grants of up to £1,500 for the creation of new football teams and coaching qualifications, increasing participation by both players and volunteers

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AmazonSmile lets UK shoppers donate to charity

February 21, 2018

Amazon is now donating a percentage of the purchase price of millions of products to UK charities, at no extra cost to customers or the charities that they select.

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Barnsley CVS Trustee Vacancies

February 21, 2018

Barnsley CVS is a charitable company that is being set up to unify and build upon the work of Voluntary Action Barnsley and Priory Campus.

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Hypnotherapy-Rotherham Workshops for Carers

February 21, 2018

The workshops delivered by Hypnotherapy Rotherham, supported by Rotherham Carers Forum, will give help in managing stress, anxiety, insomnia and pain, and teach people about thinking positively, mindfulness and emotional freedom techniques.

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Thrive – new support programme for social ventures

February 21, 2018

Applications are now open for "Thrive" and UnLtd is looking for "20 social ventures operating anywhere in the UK that are improving access to employment for those distant from the labour market.

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New Art Groups starting in Rotherham

February 21, 2018

Two NEW art groups hosted by ROAR starting Monday 19th March 2018.

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Swimathon Foundation Community Grants scheme

February 20, 2018

Grants of £300 - £2,500 are available to local not-for-profit organisations whose projects help to promote swimming in local communities across the UK.

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Help the Homeless

February 20, 2018

Capital grants up to £5,000 for projects helping homeless individuals in their return to mainstream society.

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Rotherham’s neighbourhood newsletter

February 15, 2018

The February 2018 news letter from Rotherham Central Neighbourhoods Policing Team is available to read here.

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Charity Commission Consultation

February 15, 2018

Charity Commission launches consultation on new guidance to help charities manage their relationships with connected non-charitable organisations, for example trading subsidiaries.

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Postcode Trust’s Small Community Project Grants Open for Round 1

February 14, 2018

£500 to £20,000 is available for projects which focus on employability and skills development, promotion of human rights and poverty prevention.

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Postcode Local Trust Launches First Round of 2018

February 14, 2018

£500 to £20,000 is available for for outdoor projects related to play areas, green spaces, sustainable energy and conservation.

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Postcode Community Trust Launches First Round of Community Grants Programme for 2018

February 14, 2018

£500 to £20,000 is available for projects that improve health and wellbeing.

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Charity property matters survey

February 14, 2018

The Ethical Property Foundation has launched its bi-annual charity property matters survey.

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Local people to improve cancer survival in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

February 14, 2018

Voluntary Action Rotherham will be delivering activities in Rotherham and Barnsley in this new initiative being launched this month to increase cancer awareness across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and North Derbyshire.

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Orgreave Parish Council Community Governance Review

February 13, 2018

RMBC are asking Orgreave, Catcliffe and Waverley residents, businesses and other members of the public with an interest in the review to have their say on proposed changes to the way the parish councils currently work in these areas.

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Nesta Launch Awards for ‘Good Help’

February 13, 2018

Nesta are seeking applications from organisations that demonstrate they are helping people transform their lives through 'good help' activities.

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Carers Support & Activity Groups

February 13, 2018

Crossroads Care Rotherhams Carers’ Support & Activity Groups are monthly sessions in Clifton and Dalton for carers and both groups have confirmed their activities for 2018.

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme

February 13, 2018

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

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Sheffield City Region Transport Strategy Consultation

February 13, 2018

Sheffield City Region (SCR) launched has launched a 12-week consultation, which asks people who live or work in Sheffield City Region to give their views on the refreshed Sheffield City Region Transport Strategy.

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Measuring wellbeing – a new guide

February 8, 2018

Do you want to better understand if and how your charity affects the wellbeing of those you support?

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CQC Sheffield local system review – Urgent Call for Evidence

February 8, 2018

At short notice the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are reviewing health and social care for older people in Sheffield.

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Allchurches Trust

February 8, 2018

Grants of varying sizes supporting churches, and charities working with people who are homeless or in crisis.

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Level 2 Food Safety and Food Safety Refresher

February 8, 2018

Directions have places available on Food Safety courses available before April

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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Support Training

February 8, 2018

On Friday 2nd March the NHS Psychological Therapies Team will be presenting a short workshop on stress control and providing information about their services which are called IAPT.  This session has been arranged specifically for Adult Social Care Providers and anyone supporting vulnerable adults in Rotherham by Directions at RMBC.

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Entries Open for National Lottery Awards 2018

February 7, 2018

Get your favourite National Lottery funded project the recognition it deserves. Winners receive a £5,000 prize for their project and star in a television show on BBC One.

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Learn English at The Unity Centre

February 7, 2018

Learn English and improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

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What you need to know about the Fundraising Regulator

February 7, 2018

bfunded have put together a useful guide for smaller charities.

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Architect and Quantity Surveyor – invitation to tender

February 7, 2018

Rotherham Federation of Communities is in the process of negotiating a long term peppercorn lease of Springwell Gardens Community Centre in Rotherham which we hope to be finalised before the Summer of 2018. 

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Jane Tomlinson Appeal

February 6, 2018

Grants up to £10,000 to charitable organisations with a focus on children's or cancer-related activities.

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The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

February 6, 2018

The Women’s Vote Centenary grant scheme is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. 

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Food Waste Reduction Fund

February 6, 2018

A total of £500,000 is available to allocate in grants of £20,000 to £75,000 to not for profit organisations to help avoid surplus food produced by food businesses from becoming waste by enabling not-for-profit organisations across England to redistribute more of this food to people in need.

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The Fundraising Regulator: what ‘smaller charities’ should know

February 5, 2018

Key messages from the Regulator that all 'smaller charities' should be aware of, with possible actions needed as a result.

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Rotherham Crossroads Pop up Charity Shop

February 5, 2018

All funds raised will help to support the services that Crossroads provide to carers living in the Rotherham area.

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Millers Matters

February 5, 2018

The latest newsletter from Rotherham Community Sports Trust is available to download

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Changes to Charity Commission Annual Return for 2018

February 5, 2018

The Charity Commission has made a number of amendments to the content of the annual return for 2018 (AR18), after an extensive consultation with charities throughout the autumn.

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Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Announces Changes for 2018

February 5, 2018

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation is a medium-sized grant making foundation that gives grants to small, well-established charitable organisations in the UK who address local issues in areas of extreme urban deprivation, or in remote and fragile rural communities.

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Yorkshire Bank Spirit of the Community Awards 2018

February 5, 2018

Community projects across the length and breadth of Yorkshire and Humber are invited to enter an awards programme which could see them share a funding boost of £75,000 to make a real difference in their local area!

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Select committees explained!

February 1, 2018

Explore the role of select committees in the House of Commons and the House of Lords with a free online course.

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Directions Training Calendar Release for 2018/2019 – First Quarter

February 1, 2018

Directions at RMBC have now released their training calendar for April - June 2018. 

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‘How to plan a successful event’ – an introduction to event management training

February 1, 2018

Whether you are a front line worker or in a supervisory or management role, this will provide an excellent introduction and overview into the main aspects of planning and running a successful event whether its to raise funds, build brand awareness or simply host a thank you party.

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CQC Compliance Workshop

February 1, 2018

CO2 Training are offering a range of CQC Compliance Workshops based on the new Regulations 2014, the Care Act 2014 and the Fundamental Standards and prices are discounted if you book before 16th February.

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Veolia Environmental Trust

February 1, 2018

Grants of £10,000 - £75,000 are available for capital improvement projects in areas close to their operations.

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Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

February 1, 2018

Grants mostly around £1,000 - £10,000 for repairs to all denomination of churches.

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Heritage Lottery Fund Consultation

February 1, 2018

HLF is consulting on its role, vision and funding priorities for the next five years.

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First Aid Training

January 31, 2018

CO2 Training have level 2 and 3 First Aid courses available.

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Learning Disability referrals move to the Care Co-ordination Centre

January 31, 2018

From the 30th January 2018 Learning Disability referrals in Rotherham will be managed through the Care Co-ordination Centre.

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Could you Sing for Samaritans?

January 31, 2018

Rotherham Samaritans is on the lookout for choirs to take part in a fundraising concert on 20th May 2018, 4pm at Sheffield City Hall.

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RBS Skills and Opportunities Fund Opens for Applications on 5 February

January 30, 2018

The Skills and Opportunities Fund supports organisation that help people in disadvantaged communities develop, create or access the skills and opportunities they need to help themselves, skills that will enable them to get into work or start a business, now or in the future.

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Funding Your Project FREE Training

January 30, 2018

A free session on Wednesday 14th February, Funding Your Project we will look at how to get money and resources to develop local  community projects.

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FREE Running a Campaign Training

January 30, 2018

We will look at effective campaigning in this free session, how you work with others to make a difference locally and influence decision makers

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Electrical Fire Safety Fund

January 30, 2018

Grants up to £5,000 are available for fire prevention initiatives in local communities.

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FREE Discover Course

January 30, 2018

The next FREE Discover Course starts on February 28th and runs every Wednesday morning (10am until 1pm) for 6 weeks at Weston Park Museum.  

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Government unlocking £330 million from dormant accounts to build a fairer society

January 30, 2018

Up to £330 million from dormant bank and building society accounts will be used to help the homeless, disadvantaged young people, local charities and other good causes in the UK over the next four years. 

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GDPR guidance for charities

January 30, 2018

The Charity Finance Group (CFG) has released guidance on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) specifically for charities.

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New LD & Autism Disco in Swinton

January 30, 2018

Weekly disco for people with Learning Disabilities and Autism 16yrs+ every Wednesday 6pm - 8pm  at The Vic, Swinton.

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The Inman Charity

January 30, 2018

The Inman Charity’s grant giving policy sees them supporting charitable work across a range of areas and giving grants in total of around £300,000 each year.

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Armed Forces Day Grant Scheme Opens for Applications

January 30, 2018

In support of this event, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is providing funding to help organisations and individuals in the UK host an Armed Forces Day event this summer.

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It’s Time to Talk about mental health

January 25, 2018

A Rotherham service that supports people who are feeling stressed and anxious is encouraging local people to sign up for stress control classes as part of the national Time to Talk Day.

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MSE Grants opens 1st February 2018

January 25, 2018

The next MSE (Money Saving Expert) next grant round opens 1 February 2018. Grants of up to £7,500 are available from the MSE Charity for financial capability projects.

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Plans to extend Blue Badge to those with Autism and Dementia

January 25, 2018

The Government are consulting on plans to extend the Blue Badge scheme to people with dementia and autism. 

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The Great Get Together 2018 – Save the Date!

January 24, 2018

This year The Great Get Together will be taking place on 22nd - 24th June 2018.

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Free Grow Wild seed kits

January 24, 2018

Grow Wild is inviting local groups to find an urban or unloved space and turn it into a colourful wildflower haven for the whole community to enjoy and benefit from.

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UK Aid Direct Small Charities Challenge Fund Taking Applications for 2018

January 24, 2018

Grants of up to £50,000 are available for projects of up to two years are available for Small, not-for-profit UK registered organisations to help enhance their capacity to carry out work in priority countries in efforts to tackle poverty and work towards achieving the Global Goals.

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ADSAN Level 2 Introduction to Youth Work qualification

January 24, 2018

RUCST are launching thier ADSAN Level 2 Introduction to Youth Work qualification at New York Stadium and have places available for any volunteers/co-workers/young people/ANYONE who may be interested.

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Commissioner Awards £112,000 from His Community Grant Scheme

January 24, 2018

Since June 2017 the South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr Alan Billings has awarded £112,000 to community groups and non-profit organisations in South Yorkshire from his community grant scheme.

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Understanding Military Culture and Transition

January 24, 2018

This a new course available from RMBC which is free to attend and delegates are welcome from all areas who would benefit from further insight into the military culture and transition.

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£18,000 Grants for charity websites: 2018 applications now open.

January 24, 2018

Applications for charity grants of up to £18,000 are now being accepted for the Transform Foundation’s 2018 Charity Website Grant Programme.

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Free ‘Whats on Where?’ (WOW) Guide for Rotherham 2018

January 24, 2018

Does your group hold regular activities for adults? Get a free entry in the next edition of the WOWGuide! Deadline for information is 5th February 2018.

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Deadline extended – help for ‘green’ community projects

January 24, 2018

The deadline for local community groups to apply for funding to help with environmental projects has been extended to February 16 2018.

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General Practice Nurse Awards

January 24, 2018

The Peoples Choice Award award recognises and rewards the vital contribution Nurses and Health Care Practitioners provide in primary care and the judges are seeking nominations from patients, carers or members of the public who have been impressed with the care they have received.

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Treasurer needed for Children’s Sleep Charity

January 24, 2018

The Children’s Sleep Charity are currently seeking a Treasurer who can offer us expert advice on managing our financial affairs to  join our Board of Trustees.

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Carers4Carers Newsletter

January 24, 2018

The latest newsletter from Carers4Carers is now available to download.

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HANDS Dementia Cafe in Rosehill Park

January 22, 2018

These monthly sessions, called Helping All Needing Dementia Support (HANDS), are designed for dementia carers to attend with their loved ones.

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Back to Basics project to support organisations to be the best they can be

January 22, 2018

We are launching a brand new Awards for All funded project supporting organisations in Rotherham in a number of key areas including HR, health and Safety, Safeguarding, and GDPR.

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Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2025 Consultation

January 22, 2018

The latest draft of the Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2018-2025 is now available for consultation.

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User testers wanted to review Charity Commission welcome pack

January 22, 2018

The Charity Commission is developing a welcome pack for every new trustee. The Commission has put together a concise guide focusing on key duties and responsibilities that trustees need to be aware of from the outset. They are now looking for trustees to help them test the design and use any feedback to improve it.

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BBC Radio 2 Good Morning Sunday programme seeks Charity Champions

January 22, 2018

Each week presenters Rev Kate Bottley and Jason Mohammad will give a shout out to celebrate listeners who are doing something inspirational to raise money for a charity or good cause.

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Conversion to Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) status

January 22, 2018

On 1 January 2018, new rules came in allowing charitable companies to convert into charitable incorporated organisations (CIOs), following legislative changes in November 2017.

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NHS consultation on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter medicines

January 22, 2018

NHS England has partnered with NHS Clinical Commissioners to carry out a consultation to support the development of commissioning guidance on reduced prescribing of over-the-counter medicines.

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Rush House Housing Support

January 22, 2018

Rush House have been given funding in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council and Clifton Learning Partnership to offer Housing Support and Advice to tenants in Rotherham.

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New male weight loss programme launching April 2018

January 18, 2018

RUCST will be working in partnership with a national project called Man vs Fat to launch a new male weight loss programme in April 2018.

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New life-saving scheme launched

January 18, 2018

Each Branch Library in Rotherham has a CPR (Call, Push, Rescue) kit which is available to loan to any groups who would like to learn about CPR – and it’s as easy as borrowing a library book!

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Social prescribing project highlighted in Government policy paper

January 18, 2018

Pioneering health work carried out in Rotherham has been highlighted in the Government’s 25 year environment plan, which was recently launched by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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CORC/Anna Freud Learning Network free eLearning

January 18, 2018

The Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC), in partnership with the Anna Freud Learning Network, has developed its first ever online eLearning module, aimed at schools and non-specialist staff working in children and young people’s mental health.

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Ever wanted to become a Community Interpreter?

January 18, 2018

If you are fluent in English and a community language these courses will provide an introduction to the work of a community interpreter, the role played within the community and public services and enable you to improve your skills and enhance employment prospects.

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British Ecological Society Outreach Grants 2018

January 17, 2018

Grants of up to £2,000 are available to individuals and organisations to organise public engagement events in ecology.

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Falls Prevention Awareness

January 17, 2018

Fully funded distance learning opportunities with CAS Training Ltd.

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Scott Bader Trust Inviting Applications for UK and International Charitable Projects

January 17, 2018

Grants are available to registered charities for projects benefitting UK and international needs.

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HM Prisons & Probation Service grants event

January 17, 2018

HM Prisons and Probation Service intends to launch a grant funding programme for 2018 to 2020. The programme will enable the voluntary sector to contribute to better outcomes for offenders in public sector prisons, the National Probation Service and Youth Custody Services.

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SYFR Recruitment of Independent member – Audit and Governance Committee

January 17, 2018

The Committee currently has a vacancy for one Independent member, and is seeking people with the necessary skills, enthusiasm and commitment to be a member of the Committee and to bring a fresh external perspective to its debates.

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Building a Stronger Britain Together

January 17, 2018

The programme supports groups who work to create more resilient communities, stand up to extremism in all its forms and offer vulnerable individuals a positive alternative, regardless of race, faith, sexuality, age and gender.

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The Cove Coffee House at Full Life Church Maltby

January 16, 2018

We’re open Monday - Saturday for coffee, lunch and cakes and starting Friday 19th January join us between 10am and 12pm and bring your knitting or crochet and meet new friends in a friendly environment.

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Pounding the streets of London for charity

January 16, 2018

A Rotherham nurse is going to put her best foot forward in next year’s London Marathon and is hoping to raise in excess of £2,100 for the Institute Of Cancer Research.

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Ann Frank + You

January 16, 2018

An exhibition bringing the messages of Anne Frank int the 21st century by focusing on themes like discrimination and the value of freedom.

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Is your group looking for an experienced personal trainer or some health/ wellbeing support?

January 16, 2018

Voluntary Action Rotherham has recently been approached by a lady who lives in Rotherham, who is offering her skills and experience in a health a wellbeing role. 

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Latest from South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation

January 16, 2018

Key issues on current grants from the Foundation - priority groups, upcoming deadlines, and funds currently under-subscribed.

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Government Announces £1.7 Million Fund for Public Service Mutuals in England

January 16, 2018

A total of £1.2 million will be available to create new mutuals, or strengthen existing ones, by providing access to advice across areas including legal, financial, marketing, human resources and business planning.

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Energy People Trust Grants Change Provider

January 16, 2018

From January 2018, applications to the Energy People Trust will no longer be accepted.

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BFSS Looked after Children and Young Carers programme

January 16, 2018

The BFSS has created a new grants programme dedicated to improving approaches to the educational attainment of ‘looked after children’ and young carers in the UK.

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Your UK Parliament Awards launched

January 16, 2018

We’re launching the Your UK Parliament Awards to celebrate the amazing work of passionate, engaged people all over the UK who make a difference in their communities and beyond by connecting with the UK Parliament.

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Beyond the Ballot: Women’s Rights and Suffrage from 1866 to Today

January 16, 2018

This free online course is intended for anyone with an interest in nineteenth or twentieth century history, the women’s suffrage campaign or the history of women’s rights.

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Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme

January 16, 2018

The Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme is a £1.5 million government fund that will support local and community groups across England in celebrating the centenary of women gaining the right to vote.

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Directions Training – Last few courses available

January 16, 2018

Latest training calendar from Directions with the last few courses they have with places remaining taking place up to end of March 2018.

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Small Equipment Fund

January 16, 2018

The Equipment fund gives an opportunity for small groups  in Rotherham to apply for up to £200 for items which will sustain the Group over the years (for example Tables for event which can be reused or loaned out).

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£100,000 target will ensure Nick’s memory still burns bright ten years on

January 11, 2018

It is ten years since 16-year-old Wickersley Comprehensive pupil Nick Walker died after an accident outside school. But his memory lives on - thanks to family and friends who turned their loss into helping other children.

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SYFAB Reaching Communities Masterclass postponed

January 10, 2018

SYFAB have postponed the Reaching Communities Masterclass due to run on 13th February. The session will be re-scheduled for a date in April.

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Dunhill Medical Trust fund for organisations supporting older people

January 10, 2018

Grants for community-based charitable organisations working directly with older people; who need some form of extra support to enhance everyday living.

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Rotherham Rock & Pop Club

January 10, 2018

Rotherham Music in partnership with Middleton Hall are excited to announce the launch of the Rotherham Rock & Pop Club in Dinnington. Sessions will run on a Tuesday for children of all abilities.

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Hospital Saturday Fund Accepting Applications for Medical Projects

January 10, 2018

Registered health charities in the UK and Republic of Ireland are invited to apply for one-off medical grants; for medical capital projects, medical care or research, medical training and running costs.

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Weston Anniversary Fund capital grants, deadline 30 June 2018

January 10, 2018

The Weston Anniversary Fund will support capital projects that will benefit local communities across the UK. Grants from £30,000 to £150,000 are open to application to UK registered charities, CIOs, places of worship and state schools only with a total income under £3million.

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Jump on board the health bus

January 10, 2018

RDASH will be out and about on their health bus this January. Come along for your child’s flu vaccination or to find out about keeping well this winter.

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Fully funded Level 2 Certificate in Falls Prevention Awareness

January 9, 2018

Learning Curve Group are pleased to invite your staff to enrol on Fall Prevention Awareness training. Fully funded by the government; this gives the opportunity to train staff who work with older people who have an increased propensity to falls.

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Free furniture items available to a good home

January 9, 2018

Due to recent changes The Source Skills Academy have a number of pre used items available for donation to a good home.

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First Aid at work training

January 9, 2018

CO2 Training Limited have level 3 first aid training sessions available. Book your place now.

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Social Investment Fund for the homeless sector

January 9, 2018

Homeless link want to work with you to explore ways in which social investment can be used to create lasting change by strengthening the sector and unlocking potential. They will make unsecured investments of between £25,000 to £150,000, to help people develop new ideas.

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Stalls available at Pride 2018

January 9, 2018

Stalls are now open for booking at Rotherham Pride. This is a unique opportunity to engage both existing and potential customers on a unique platform and be an advocate towards equality and diversity.

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Third Sector’s Business Charity Awards

January 9, 2018

Third Sector’s Business Charity Awards entry deadline is just under 1 month away, on Thursday 1 February 2018. These prestigious awards exist to recognise and celebrate the outstanding contributions made by UK businesses to the voluntary sector, and there are 23 fantastic categories that welcome submissions from any UK businesses across all industries.

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Rotherham’s neighbourhood newsletter

January 9, 2018

The January 2018 news letter from Rotherham Central Neighbourhoods Policing Team is available to read here.

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Fully Funded Distance Learning available

January 9, 2018

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

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Rotherham equipment fund

January 9, 2018

The Equipment fund gives an opportunity for small groups in Rotherham to apply for up to £200 for items which will sustain the group over the years.

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Level 3 Digital Marketing courses available at Ascento

January 9, 2018

Ascento will be running two Level 3 Digital Marketing courses throughout 2018. These are 90% funded by The Education & Skills Funding Agency. Places are available to book now.

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Consultation on Proposed Main Modifications to the Sites and Policies Document

January 9, 2018

The Council is drawing up a local plan to guide the future development of Rotherham Borough. Amongst other things the plan will allocate land for new homes and jobs. As part of the process a government Planning Inspector, Mr C J Anstey, is currently examining the plan. You can have your say by providing your comment before 5pm on Monday 19 February 2018.

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Community Asset Fund and Building Capability and Capacity in the Charitable, Voluntary Social Enterprise Sector Framework

January 9, 2018

Sport England as the contracting authority is inviting tenders for service providers to sit on a framework contract to support its work on the Sport England Community Asset Fund and building capability and capacity in the CVSE Sector.

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Meeting room available for hire in Wickersley

January 9, 2018

Wickersley Parish Council have availability to hire out their multi purpose meeting room. The room is ideal for baby groups or can be set out with tables and projector for formal meetings.

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Building a Stronger Britain Together – Coming Soon

January 4, 2018

Another round of the programme giving grants up to £50,000 to stand up to extremism of all kinds, and offer positive alternatives to vulnerable people, will be opening shortly.

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Tender for Rotherham dementia support

January 4, 2018

Three year contract for Carers Support Worker Service (Dementia) and Dementia Cafes. Expression of interest deadline is 2nd February 2018

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Annual return deadline imminent

January 4, 2018

Less than 28 days to go before charities with financial years ending 31 March 2017 must submit their annual return.

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NFU Mutual Charitable Trust Funding Available to Support UK Rural Communities

January 3, 2018

Grants are available for projects that strengthen rural areas of the UK, particularly those that educate young people and relieve poverty.

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Coalfields Community Investment Publishes 2018 Programme

January 3, 2018

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for projects that are delivered in the top 30% most deprived coalfield communities and that make a positive difference in addressing a number of themes including, skills, employment and health.

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Feeding the City programme

January 3, 2018

Feeding the City is a fully funded 12 month programme that will support sustainable food start-ups across all of the UK. Successful applicants will receive bursaries, and have access to business and food expert advice and training throughout 2018.

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YHA Breaks Programmes

January 3, 2018

The YHA offers breaks for young people and families with the most challenging lives. Registered charities or community and voluntary organisations can apply on the behalf of any individual or group of young people who meet the YHA's criteria.

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2018 Training Programme for Rotherham Carers

January 3, 2018

Calling all Rotherham Carers!! New – FREE Bite Sized Carers Training Programme for 2018

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Community Trees & Orchard Windfalls Fund

January 3, 2018

The Tree Council's National Tree Week (24 November to 2 December 2018) is the focus for these projects and successful applicants organise their planting events in conjunction with our annual celebration of the new tree planting season.

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Rowing Foundation Grants Now Open For 2018

January 3, 2018

Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available, for up to 50% of the overall cost of the project, to initiate projects.

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Taking the plunge for charity

January 3, 2018

A Rotherham nurse who is scared of heights is going to take a leap from 13,500 feet to raise cash for the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Voluntary Action Rotherham Appoints New Chair of Trustees

January 2, 2018

Voluntary Action Rotherham has announced the appointment of Sarah Whittle as the new chair of Voluntary Action Rotherham’s Board of Trustees. 

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WEA Community Interpreting Course Level 1 and 2

January 2, 2018

Ever wanted to become a Community Interpreter? WEA are offering Community Interpreting Level 1 and Level 2 courses at WEA Sheffield Learning Centre.

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Prince’s Trust now recruiting for January programmes

January 2, 2018

South Yorkshire fire and rescue, with South Yorkshire Police and the Prince’s Trust are recruiting! Do you have a young person between 16 – 25 who would benefit from our multi award winning programme?

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Free Training- Strengthening Your Communities

January 2, 2018

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

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The Deakin & Withers Fund

December 21, 2017

Funding for single, divorced, or widowed women over 40, who are active members of a church and are in need, hardship or distress.

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Traineeship Opportunities at RUCST

December 21, 2017

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust are recruiting for our new and exciting sports traineeship programme. This free* programme will provide participants with a fantastic opportunity to develop skills, in order to help with further education and employment opportunities.

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

December 21, 2017

LOCAL people are being urged to choose the right care for their symptoms, helping health services to help them to stay well this Christmas and treat those most in need as health services go through an extremely busy time.

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Paediatric First Aid at Work Training

December 21, 2017

CO2 Training Limited are taking bookings for a Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work course Thursday 11th & Friday 12th January 2018. This training will provide your team with a nationally recognised qualification.

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Community Message from South Yorkshire Police

December 21, 2017

Officers from Counter Terrorism Policing North East arrested four men from South Yorkshire and Derbyshire on suspicion of terrorism offences this morning (Tuesday 19 December).

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South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and Chesterfield Hospital Services Survey

December 20, 2017

South Yorkshire’s Community Foundation would like to hear from you if you work with people who experience barriers to accessing services or who are underrepresented in healthcare decision making. You can take part by either completing an online survey or SYCF can come out and speak to your group/ service users.

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Northern Powergrid Partnering Communities, deadline 29 January 2018 (12 noon)

December 20, 2017

The Northern Powergrid Partnering Communities Fund is offering grants of £1,000 to £10,000 for voluntary and community projects in the Northern Powergrid Licence areas that help to tackle fuel poverty and offer innovative energy-related environmental solutions.

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Rosa launches the Woman to Woman fund

December 20, 2017

Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls, is delighted to announce the launch of the Woman to Woman fund. With grants of up to £25,000, The fund is aimed at support a wide range of charitable work that benefits women.

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Grow Wild UK Providing Grants to Transform Local UK Spaces

December 20, 2017

Grow Wild UK awards funding for projects that brings people together through activities that connect their community and celebrate UK native wildflowers, plants and/or fungi. The fund is now open for application.

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AD Training Solutions new course leaflet available

December 20, 2017

AD Training Solutions have a new leaflet of training available. Courses include Food Safety, Allergen and more. Places are available to book now.

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Consultation on Rotherham Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018-2021

December 19, 2017

Your help is needed to make sure that pharmacies across Rotherham are providing the right services, in the right locations for our residents. By completing a questionnaire you can help inform the services commissioned by the Local Authority, NHS England and NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group.

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Hypnotherapy-Rotherham Workshops for Carers

December 19, 2017

Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist Angie Lindsay is delighted to offer all informal (unpaid) family and friend carers of Rotherham a selection of Health and Wellbeing workshops. Why not book yourself some 'me time' you deserve it!

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Changes to the Reaching Communities funding programme

December 19, 2017

The application process for Reaching Communities is changing. There will be a temporary pause on the submission of applications between Monday 15 January and Monday 2 April to put in place a new easier process for groups to apply for National Lottery funding.

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Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision: green paper consultation

December 18, 2017

The government is asking people for their views on a green paper setting out measures to improve mental health support for children and young people. The green paper focuses on earlier intervention and prevention, especially in and linked to schools and colleges.

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WEA Community Interpreting Course

December 18, 2017

Ever wanted to become a Community Interpreter? WEA are offering Community Interpreting Level 1 and Level 2 courses at WEA Sheffield Learning Centre. These sessions are free to those on means tested benefits.

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Shine a light awards 2018

December 18, 2017

Applications are open for the 2018 Shine a light awards. These awards are to recognise the excellent practice and contribution of non profit organisations, and others, in supporting speech, language and communication in young people.

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Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme Opens for 2018

December 18, 2017

Environmental Grant fund is dedicated to improving the local environment. Grants are open to application for projects that improve the physical environment in a way that also benefits the wider community.

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Greggs Foundation’s Local Community Projects Fund Opens for 2018

December 15, 2017

Local Community Projects Funding is offered to organisations supporting people in need. Any not for profit organisation can apply. Grants will be awarded for sessional activities/respite support, equipment for sessional activities, trips and residential breaks.

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Do not apply for this grant

December 14, 2017

People are receiving calls about Government grants that are a scam to obtain financial details.

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Different But Equal Awards – Nominations are OPEN!

December 14, 2017

The Different but Equal Board want to celebrate the achievements of young people in Rotherham and are holding an awards ceremony for young people on Friday 23rd February 2018.

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What do good banking outcomes look like to consumers?

December 14, 2017

The Banking Standards Board (BSB) has published a consultation on ‘What do good banking outcomes look like to consumers?’ BSB particularly want to hear from organisations representing consumer and civil society organisations in particular. 

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Yorkshire Housing can help you have a warmer winter!

December 14, 2017

If you are an older person, have a disability or long term illness Yorkshire Housing’s home improvement agency can support you to stay warm this winter.

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Community Courses available across Rotherham

December 14, 2017

RNN Group are running a range of course across Rotherham and the Dearne in the new year.

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Is a co-op right for you?

December 14, 2017

Free workshops exploring role of co-op structures for new businesses.

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National Vegetarian Week Grants

December 14, 2017

Grants of up to £2,000 are available for activities or events that celebrate National Vegetarian Week 2018 which will take place from 14 to 20 May.

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Fancy treating yourself to a pampering session?

December 14, 2017

Tip Top Beauty is offering a number of beauty treatments in the pamper room at Tassibee on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.30am and 1.30pm.

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Charity ice hockey game cuts it for Children’s Hospital

December 14, 2017

A squad of festive fundraisers will be lacing up their skates again to raise a n-ice sum for Sheffield Children’s Hospital where over Christmas 199 children from Rotherham will need specialist care.

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MSE Charity, next grant round opens 1 February 2018

December 13, 2017

Grants of up to £7,500 are available from the MSE Charity for financial capability projects.

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Fully Funded Distance Learning – January 2018 Enrolment

December 12, 2017

Fully funded courses, accredited at Level 2, with induction taking place on 31st January 2018.

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Job club for adults with autism and related conditions in Sheffield

December 12, 2017

New job club for adults with disabilities who need a little extra help applying for jobs.

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BDR Waste Partnership

December 12, 2017

Grants up to £3,000 for environmental projects in Barnsley, Doncaster or Rotherham. Deadline is 21st January 2018.

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BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme 2018 Deadlines Announced

December 12, 2017

The BBC Children in Need Small Grants programme will consider applications requesting grants of up to £10,000 to support projects for up to three years.

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The Fore

December 12, 2017

Grants of up to £30,000 over one to three years offering development funding and strategic support to early-stage charities and social enterprises.

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Elections for Young People Aged 11 To 18 to Become Members of UK Youth Parliament

December 12, 2017

Our bi-annual Elections for new Members of the UK Youth Parliament will be taking place during February 2018 and we are looking for potential candidates who live in Rotherham to stand to represent Rotherham nationally within the Youth Parliament.

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Nesta, Rethinking Parks awards

December 12, 2017

Nesta has launched Rethinking Parks a programme with two different awards that will help support "parks innovators". The fund has a total of £2million to allocate.

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Treasurer needed for arts therapy charity

December 12, 2017

Daniel Barnett Arts Foundation is now experiencing an exciting time of growth and development and are looking to fill the role of treasurer/trustee.

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Views sought on Rotherham Council’s 2018/19 budget proposals

December 7, 2017

People are being asked for their views on how Rotherham Council proposes to save £15 million from its budget over the next financial year.

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Free Carbon Monoxide Awareness Training

December 7, 2017

For organisations, staff and volunteers, supporting people in their own homes.

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The Community Shares Booster programme reopens

December 7, 2017

If you're a local group needing an extra boost to set up or grow a community business, you can access up to £10,000 to help launch your community share offer and up to £100,000 match funding when the share offer goes live.

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Healthy cooking on a Budget

December 7, 2017

Join this class for 8 fun sessions to learn about cooking and preparing simple family meals using fresh, seasonal and convenience foods. Course will also cover food allergies.

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Beauty on a Budget

December 7, 2017

This course covers an array of beauty skills from skin care, facials, make-up, right the way through to body care and waxing.

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Jobcentre Plus Christmas opening and benefit payment dates

December 6, 2017

To avoid people having to wait any extra time for their benefit payments over Christmas, we are paying some people early before both the Christmas and New Year bank holidays.

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Is 2018 the year you make a difference?

December 6, 2017

This time of year we often think about New Year’s resolutions and with so much going on in Rotherham it could be a great place to start. If you want to make a difference in your community but don’t know where to start then we may be able to help you get going.

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Do you work with young people?

December 6, 2017

Rotherham Young Inspectors are currently on the lookout for new volunteers between the ages of 11 and 24 to inspect services for Children, Young People and families in Rotherham, could you support the recruitment campaign?

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Government Invites Women’s Charities in the UK to Apply for £15m in Funding

December 6, 2017

Charitable, benevolent and philanthropic organisations based and working in the UK can submit applications for grants of at least £1 million.

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Consultation on Household Waste Collection Service

December 6, 2017

Rotherham Council is carrying out a public consultation on proposed changes to the way bins and recycling are collected.

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Help for ‘green’ community projects

December 5, 2017

The Renewi Corporate Social Responsibility Fund supports communities surrounding the award-winning waste treatment facility at Manvers, helping up to four local projects a year through volunteer time and/or money. Applications are now invited for 2018.

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You Are Never Too Old to Learn Another Language

December 5, 2017

15 women attending ATL English lessons at Tassibee Centre, have shown you are never too old to learn a new language.

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Ask Listen Do Survey

December 5, 2017

NHS England want to hear the experiences of people with learning disabilities in raising complaints or concerns.

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Have you or someone you know been a victim of a hate crime or hate incident?

December 4, 2017

If you do not feel able to speak to Rotherham Police direct about witnessing or being a victim of Hate Crime then there are alternative ways of reporting this.

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Sign up to receive alerts from SYP

December 4, 2017

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

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Employment support for carers inquiry launched

December 4, 2017

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has opened an Inquiry, the results of which will inform the Carers Strategy. The Inquiry is into the support that carers receive in relation to employment.

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Google.org & ISD’s £1m innovation fund to counter hate and extremism

December 4, 2017

The fund will support innovative projects on and offline that seek to disrupt, undermine, counter or provide positive alternatives to hate and extremism.

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Free Organising Community Events Training

December 4, 2017

 The training, taking place on 19th December between 1pm and 3pm, will provide an overview on how to plan your local community event. It will cover areas such as licenses, budgets, safety, food and insurances.

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Google bus back in Rotherham

November 30, 2017

Free digital training for start-ups will be on offer again as the Google Digital Garage bus returns to Rotherham on Monday December 4.

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Rotherham Social Prescribing Service Highly Commended

November 29, 2017

Voluntary Action Rotherham's Social Prescribing Mental Health project was Highly Commended at the HSJ Awards 2017 in London on Wednesday 22nd November.

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Do you want to report Hate Crime but do not feel confident to ring 101?

November 29, 2017

Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance, Speak Up Self Advocacy and The Rainbow Project are working in partnership to offer an alternative method of reporting hate crime and hate incidents for those from different communities who are not comfortable or confident with reporting directly to the police.

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BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme 2018 Deadlines Announced

November 29, 2017

The BBC Children in Need Main Grants programme will consider applications requesting grants of over £10,000 to support projects for up to three years.

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Organising Community Events Training

November 28, 2017

Free training on organising community events facilitated by CEO of Rotherham Federation Steve Ruffle.

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Using Simple Spreadsheet in Funding Bids Training

November 28, 2017

A basic introduction to excel in using spreadsheets in funding bids, taught by Steve Ruffle CEO of the Federation. 

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Festival of Angels Competition

November 28, 2017

Angel making competition, part of the Festival of Angels 2017!

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AHF Publishes 2018 Deadline for Project Development Grants

November 28, 2017

AHF offers grants of up to £25,000 to registered charities and social enterprises in the UK that need financial assistance to cover some of the costs of developing and co-ordinating a building project and taking it towards the start of work on site.

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Christmas Card Competition

November 28, 2017

With Christmas just around the corner, South Yorkshire Police have launched their annual festive competition for youngsters to design their 2017 Christmas card.

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Your views needed – GP extended Access

November 28, 2017

All Clinical Commissioning Groups have been asked to work with GP practices to increase access by 2018 and your feedback will really help us to understand what is most important to patients. 

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Rush House Tenants and Landlords Housing Support

November 27, 2017

Rush House have received funding in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council and Clifton Learning Partnership to offer Housing Support and Advice to tenants and landlords in Rotherham.

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Appeal for Christmas volunteer roles

November 27, 2017

Are you looking for volunteers over the Christmas period? Rotherham Volunteer Centre are receiving enquiries from individuals and families looking for opportunities.

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Yorkshire Smokefree Service De-Mobilisation

November 27, 2017

The existing Yorkshire Smokefree Rotherham contract will be terminated on the 31st March 2018 and the service will be replaced by a new integrated healthy lifestyle service from the 1st April 2018.

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Free GDPR guide from Directory of Social Change and Paul Ticher

November 27, 2017

Specialising in Data Protection, Paul Ticher has summarised the sweeping GDPR changes into a comprehensive easy-to-read guide available for free.

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Free listings opportunity for Christmas Day community activities

November 27, 2017

As part of trying to achieve its vision that no older person in the UK should be alone on Christmas Day Community Christmas offer a free website listing to anyone doing something on Christmas Day to alleviate loneliness.

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Autumn Budget 2017 summary

November 27, 2017

Sector umbrella body NCVO has published key points for charities, including details of a seven-day reduction in the waiting period for new Universal Credit claimants and a retention of the VAT threshold for smaller charities.

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Job club for adults with autism and related conditions in Sheffield

November 27, 2017

Running fortnightly, the sessions are open to anyone who feels they need help with applications and support to apply for work.

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Police Community Support Officer drop in Sessions

November 27, 2017

Rotherham PCSOs currently hold drop in sessions throughout the borough on a weekly basis. We would like to encourage members of the public to attend these sessions and come and speak to us about any issues they currently have that South Yorkshire Police could assist with.

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The State of Charity – A double open lecture

November 27, 2017

A double open lecture on the state of charity in the contemporary world brought to you by Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University on 18th January 2018.

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Charity Chief Executive receives MBE at Buckingham Palace

November 23, 2017

Rotherham Charity Chief Executive, Janet Wheatley, received her MBE from The Queen last week at Buckingham Palace in recognition for her services to Voluntary Action Rotherham and the community in South Yorkshire.

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Community Achievement Award Winners Announced

November 23, 2017

The awards, which recognise and celebrate the wide-reaching impact of Rotherham’s Voluntary and Community Sector, were presented at a ceremony on Friday 17th November at The Carlton Park Hotel.

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Voluntary and community support services – invitation for bids

November 23, 2017

Rotherham Council is seeking to appoint an organisation to lead in the design and provision of voluntary and community sector (VCS) infrastructure services in the borough.

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Springwell Gardens Community Centre Coffee Morning

November 23, 2017

Rotherham Federation of Communities held a coffee morning on Thursday 2nd November 2017 to share our aspirations for Springwell Gardens Community Centre. The Federation is hoping to take on a long term lease of the building – offering more services and facilities and services to groups both locally and from around the Borough.

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Help Required for Marie Curie Rotherham Fundraising Group Collections

November 23, 2017

Could you help Marie Curie Rotherham Fundraising Group out by giving up an hour or two of your time on either 7th December or 19th December?

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The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund

November 23, 2017

The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund provides direct funded support through energy assessments, training workshops, equipment procurement support and up to £5,000 capital contribution per company towards your energy saving equipment purchase.

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Civil Society Strategy

November 22, 2017

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley has announced government's intention to develop a Civil Society Strategy.

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Community Trees Fund to Open Soon

November 22, 2017

The Community Trees Fund, which forms part of the Council's annual Community Action Programme, will open for applications on 4 December 2017 with new guidance notes and application forms.

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Market Research – Food Supply to Community Food Members in Rotherham

November 21, 2017

RMBC wish to make general enquiries to establish if there are providers who could deliver a food supply service to local organisations and food banks working with people in crisis in Rotherham from April 2018 to March 2020.

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New Deadlines for National Churches Trust’s Project Development Grants

November 21, 2017

The grants are a pilot scheme intended to support churches to develop high quality, well researched, sustainable projects through the diagnosis of issues affecting the church, by testing the viability of proposed solutions.

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Applications for the Weston Awards opening soon!

November 20, 2017

Winners will receive £6,500 unrestricted grant funding alongside business mentoring support from award-winning charity Pilotlight.

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Commissioning, bid writing and social value

November 20, 2017

This practical and focused workshop organised by Sheffield Social Enterprise Network's (SSEN) will give you the tools you need for writing successful tender, grant and funding applications.

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Nesta, ShareLab Fund

November 20, 2017

Grants of £15,000 to £30,000 and mentoring support are available for projects that will use collaborative digital platforms to create new ways of mobilising assets, time, skills, money, resources and people, to address social needs.

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Celebrating success

November 20, 2017

Staff and volunteers who work in Rotherham, Doncaster and North Lincolnshire have been celebrating their dedication, hard work and achievements at a glitzy awards and graduation ceremony.

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Charity Governance Awards 2018

November 20, 2017

The Charity Governance Awards 2018 are now open to recognise and reward charities achieving great governance. The Awards have seven categories each with a £5000 cash prize.

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Christmas Arrives Early at Wentworth Woodhouse

November 20, 2017

Staff and volunteers at Wentworth Woodhouse are full of festive spirit after decking the 18th century halls with boughs of holly - and the dizzying heights of the Preservation Trust’s first Christmas tree.

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Transforming British Tennis: grants and loans for capital projects

November 20, 2017

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) wants to help fund any project that makes it easier for new and existing players to actively participate in tennis.

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Will you give up one night of comfort so that someone else won’t have to?

November 20, 2017

Join community groups, churches and individuals across South Yorkshire for Depaul’s sponsored sleepout at Doncaster Minster on the 1st December.

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RNN Group courses at Tassibee

November 17, 2017

Tassibee have places available for anyone who wants to join the RNN Group courses being run at Tassibee Centre for the next 5 weeks.

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Grow Wild community project grants

November 16, 2017

Grow Wild award funding of £2,000 or £4,000 to groups and projects that bring people together and celebrate UK native wild flowers, plants and/or fungi.

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Blue Spark Foundation

November 16, 2017

Grants available for supporting the education and development of children and young people in educational, cultural, sporting and other projects.

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RAD’s Fabulous Festivities

November 15, 2017

RAD are preparing to be fabulously festive from this week starting this Thursday at Rotherham's Christmas Lights Switch On!

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Rotherham African Drummers need your vote

November 15, 2017

RAD need at least another 2000 votes to be in with a chance of winning£10,000, please vote now.

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Christmas food appeal for Rotherham’s needy under way

November 15, 2017

Food poverty is a growing issue here in Rotherham. There are families in crisis simply struggling to make ends meet and you can help this Christmas time by making a small food donation at a local collection point.

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New grants finder map

November 15, 2017

Finding the right grant for your organisational needs can be tough. If you would like a quick and easy tool to search for locally available funding the FCS grants finder map may be the perfect solution.

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Fundraising games for hire

November 14, 2017

Feed our Communities have a range of beautifully wooden crafted games for hire. These games bring a new and fun dimension to fundraising.

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Food safety courses available in Rotherham

November 14, 2017

AD Training Solutions are providing food safety courses in Rotherham. A new leaflet for December 2017 to March 2018 sessions is enclosed.

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Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation Now Open for 2018

November 14, 2017

The Foundation offers grants of between £5,000 and £15,000 per year, for up to three years, for pioneering and practical projects that address peace and security and environmental sustainability.

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The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

November 14, 2017

Funds are available to charities who improve the life chances for some of the most disadvantaged children in England and Wales by investing in early intervention and preventative work.

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Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation

November 14, 2017

Grants are available to support registered charities and good causes in local communities across the UK where Yorkshire Building Society employees and customers live and work. Funding is available for projects that support the elderly, vulnerable and animal causes.

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The Prince’s Trust Team programme is open for referrals

November 14, 2017

Do you have a young person between the ages of 16 - 25 who would benefit from an award winning 12 week TEAM programme? South Yorkshire fire and Rescue, with South Yorkshire Police and the Prince's Trust are recruiting young people who will become involved in team building exercises, a residential and gain advice on employability.

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FREE Safeguarding Children e-learning modules

November 14, 2017

RLSCB have a selection of modules available for all Rotherham LSCB partner agencies, including all voluntary organisations, NHS, Police, Schools including School Governors, Colleges, Child Minders, Probation and Voluntary Sector. These e-learning opportunities will help to equip your staff and volunteers to be more aware of harm or exploitation in children and young people and how to safeguard against these issues.

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SFSY voucher scheme for SME’s

November 13, 2017

The SFSY Connection and Innovation Vouchers Scheme offers Vouchers to encourage small and medium enterprises (SME's) to take-up faster digital connectivity, and to further support SME's to introduce transformational innovations to the business that can improve performance through faster digital connections.

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The Essential Trustee Series

November 13, 2017

The Foundation for Social Improvement has produced six short films for charity trustees, offering an overview of their responsibilities. You can view the films here.

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Flexible Learning Fund

November 13, 2017

Government grants available for learning providers to support the design and development of flexible learning approaches and packages.

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Rising Stars leadership programme

November 13, 2017

Rising Stars is aimed at adult care future and current leaders and will provide an opportunity for them to learn and develop their leadership skills. If you are interested in becoming a delegate or a coach please complete an enclosed expression of interest form.

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2017 Charity Christmas Cards

November 13, 2017

Age UK are delighted to introduce their new Christmas card for 2017 featuring the famous Rotherham landmark, Clifton Park Bandstand; taken from an original watercolour by artist Tim Rose. The money raised will help Age Uk to continue to support older people across the Borough.

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12 week fitness programme to get you on the right track for 2018!

November 10, 2017

RUCST are pleased to announce a brilliant 12 week fitness programme to get you on the right track for 2018! There are a limited number places available and booking is essential.

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Free call blockers to help stop scammers target people with dementia

November 10, 2017

The National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team is focussing on dementia sufferers who may be receiving scams or nuisance calls and offering a solution. The NTS Scams Team is offering FREE call blocking devices.

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Hedley Foundation grants for charities working with young people

November 10, 2017

The Hedley Foundation fund is open to application for small UK registered charities working with young people in the areas of recreation, sport, training, health and welfare, support and outdoor education of young people.

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White Fuse launches a new grant scheme for charities

November 10, 2017

White Fuse has re-opened its small charity grant scheme, with applications open until 30 November. White Fuse has run the scheme twice over the last two years giving nearly 20 charities the chance to get a free website that would usually cost around £5,000.

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VAR Achieves NAVCA Quality Award Re-accreditation

November 10, 2017

Voluntary Action Rotherham has today announced that achieved the NAVCA Quality Award Re-accreditation.

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Free surplus food from Tesco: FareShare FoodCloud

November 10, 2017

If you are a charity or not for profit group working with people who are in need; and you are able to make use of free surplus food, you may wish to join the FoodCloud in Rotherham.

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Older People and Loneliness in Rotherham

November 9, 2017

Rotherham Older Peoples Forum (ROPF) have produced a report following research into Rotherham’s older citizens experiences of loneliness.

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Learning Disability and Autism Modernisation Consultation

November 9, 2017

Come and have your say on the Learning Disability and Autism Modernisation conference 28 September - 22 December. You can drop in to your local engagement session or complete a survey online.

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Biffa Award Announces Main Grants Deadlines for 2018

November 8, 2017

Main Grants of £10,000 to £75,000 are open for application to not for profit organisations, to fund projects that ensure everybody has access to high quality local community facilities.

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National Churches Trust’s Maintenance Grants Open for Applications

November 8, 2017

Grants of between £500 and £3,000 are available to listed churches, chapels and meeting houses with repair or maintenance projects costing between £1,000 and £10,000 - where applicants can demonstrate that they have already secured a minimum 50% of the total project costs.

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Government Launches Community Sponsorship Capacity Building Fund

November 8, 2017

The Home Office is inviting organisations across the UK to apply to the £1 million Capacity Building for Community Sponsorship of Refugees scheme.

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Sky Arts Art 50 grants, deadline 12 January 2018 (12 noon)

November 7, 2017

Sky Arts launched Art 50 to invite artists of all kinds, to create a piece of work which says something important about what it will mean to be British after we leave the European Union. Grants of up to £50,000 are available for application to fund projects showing a wider notion of Britishness.

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Rotherham & Barnsley Mind AGM

November 7, 2017

Rotherham & Barnsley Mind have the pleasure of inviting you to their AGM. Thursday 7th December at Arcadia House.

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The South Yorkshire Armed Forces Community Consultation Survey

November 6, 2017

If you serve or have ever served in the Armed Forces as a regular, reservist or volunteer, or if you are (or have ever been) a family member of someone who has please complete the South Yorkshire Armed Forces Community Consultation Survey. The findings will be written up into a report, used for other academic purposes and shared with local authorities in South Yorkshire.

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The Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation

November 6, 2017

Funding is available to charities for projects that advance the Christian faith, promote urban and rural regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation, and relieve sickness.

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MS Therapy Centre leaflet

November 6, 2017

MS Therapy Centre offers people with MS a chance to benefit from therapeutic support. The enclosed leaflet provides further information about what is available through the centre.

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Friends of Catcliffe, Indoor bowls is back!

November 6, 2017

Indoor bowls sessions for all ages, every Tuesday at Catcliffe Memorial Hall.

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Yoga class for all ages

November 6, 2017

This yoga class is suitable for all ages and all levels of experience. Classes are facilitated by a qualified teacher from The British Wheel of Yoga.

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Chance to Dance at Catcliffe Memorial Hall

November 6, 2017

Ballroom, Sequence and Latin dance classes for adults at Catcliffe Memorial Hall.

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Zumba at Catcliffe Memorial Hall

November 6, 2017

Zumba at Catcliffe Memorial Hall every Tuesday evening.

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Fundraising qualification bursaries launched for small charities

November 6, 2017

The first round of bursaries towards a fundraising qualification has been launched by the Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI).

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ICO launches GDPR helpline for small organisations

November 6, 2017

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a dedicated advice line to help small charities prepare for a new data protection law.

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Black Diamonds author tells her story at Wentworth Woodhouse

November 6, 2017

Black Diamonds author Catherine Bailey stepped back into Wentworth Woodhouse to tell fans of her best-selling book what inspired her to highlight the plight of ‘England’s forgotten palace’.

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Perinatal Mental Health Support Group

November 2, 2017

Support group every Friday at the Unity Centre for mums or mums to be who have mental health issues and need a safe place to not feel so isolated, alone or judged.

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Proposed changes to Waste Collection Service

November 2, 2017

Rotherham Council is proposing changes to the way household waste and recycling is collected and wants to hear residents’ views about how it can make this happen.

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Your views sought to help shape hospital services

November 2, 2017

Healthcare professionals across South Yorkshire, Bassetlaw and Chesterfield are coming together with patients and the public to help shape how hospital services could be delivered in the future to ensure local people continue to get safe, sustainable, high quality care.

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Final round of the Bright Ideas Fund now open

November 2, 2017

The final round of the Community Business Bright Ideas Fund is open for applications. The fund's aim is to help organisations explore a project idea; start up a community business, and attract other funding.

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Tech for Good to Run for a Third Time

November 2, 2017

Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation have joined together once again to offer a funding and support package which will launch on 13 November 2017.

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Supported Accommodation Receives Funding Protection

November 2, 2017

Government has announced plans today (31 October) to protect the housing needs of older and vulnerable people, and provide funding certainty for supported accommodation, encouraging long-term investment and new supply.

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Health Research

November 2, 2017

The Community Foundation is doing some research for the NHS on five areas of health care, and is keen to hear the views of people who may find it difficult to access services. Deadline for responses is 16th November 2017.

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Games Appeal for new Sensory Impairment Group

November 2, 2017

Rotherham Sight and Sound are wanting to set up a games morning for people with visual/blind impairments or hearing impairments and deaf communities and need your help!

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The Perfect Pitch: How to Deliver Effective Presentations Training

November 2, 2017

Whether you're new to presenting or an old hand who wants to brush up on your skills, come along to learn and to practice in a safe environment.

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HOPE Charity launches next chapter at major Sheffield event

November 2, 2017

A South Yorkshire charity which has been helping people touched by trauma for more than a decade has officially launched.

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GDPR webinar available to view

November 2, 2017

NCVO ran a GDPR webinar on 18 October and the full 45-minute recording is available to watch on their website.

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Help a local project get to the Aviva Community Fund Finals

November 2, 2017

Many organisations in Rotherham are in the running to receive an Aviva Community Fund award. Help a local project get to the Finals by voting for them!

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Votes at 16 campaign

November 2, 2017

On Friday 3 November, Parliament will debate a Private Members’ Bill which is set to give all 16 and 17 year olds a chance to vote in UK elections and referenda.

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Local Charities Day will return in 2017

November 2, 2017

Local Charities Day, launched in December 2016, aimed to put small, local charities and community groups into the spotlight, helping them thrive and demonstrate the great work they do in their areas. Local Charities Day will return this year on Friday 15 December 2017.

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ESIF Learning and Skills Calls Open in Sheffield City Region

November 2, 2017

Two Learning and Skills Calls are open to applications under the European Social Fund (ESF) stream of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) for the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) area.

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Survey: Community Activity in Later Life

November 2, 2017

Centre for Ageing Better wants your views on encouraging people in later life to contribute to their communities and volunteer.

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Consultation on police super-complaints system

November 2, 2017

The Home Office is introducing a new super-complaints system in 2018 which will allow designated bodies (DBs), including charities, to raise complaints against systemic issues with the police.

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Community Environmental/Public Arts Project

October 26, 2017

A new housing development in Thurcroft, South Yorkshire called the ‘The Hedgerows’ has enabled the release of Section 106 monies to fund a community environmental/public arts project for the area.

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Paces Sheffield Aviva Community Fund

October 25, 2017

We need your help! Voting has now opened for the Aviva Community Fund and we’re delighted that Paces is one of the charities you are able to support.

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Clifton Learning Partnership Needs your vote!

October 25, 2017

Clifton Learning Partnership would be very grateful if you could vote for our Aviva project ‘Let’s get Playing!’ We are trying to raise money for equipment for our Adventure Playground in Eastwood.

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Quit Smoking with Yorkshire SmokeFree

October 24, 2017

Did you know you are 4 times more likely to quit smoking with the help of our FREE stop smoking service in Rotherham?

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MAKATON Foundation Workshop for Professionals (2 full days)

October 23, 2017

Rotherham Portage Service is pleased to offer  MAKATON Foundation Workshop for Professionals which provides a detailed introduction to the Makaton Vocabulary combining a practical approach with theory and technical information.

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Help make sure every child receives a gift this Christmas

October 23, 2017

Last Christmas, with the support of Rotherham people, the Christmas Toy Appeal managed to provide presents for over 1,000 children within Rotherham. This year, with your help, we'd like to reach even more children who without this support may not receive a gift this Christmas.

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The Henry Smith Charity Re-launches Grants Programmes

October 23, 2017

The Henry Smith Charity distributes over £28 million a year in grant programmes designed to reduce social and economic disadvantage in the UK.

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BSA Accepting Community Group Applications for British Science Week Funding

October 23, 2017

The British Science Association (BSA) provides grants of £500 and £1,000 for community organisations to run events that will take place across the UK during the week of 9-18 March 2018.

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Shortlist Announced For Rotherham Community Achievement Awards 2017

October 20, 2017

Organisers of the 14th Annual Community Achievement Awards – celebrating the work of Rotherham’s Voluntary and Community sector – have shortlisted nine nominees across three categories for this year’s ceremony.

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Invitation to Bid – Voluntary Sector Advice Services in Rotherham

October 19, 2017

The Council is seeking to appoint a lead organisation from among voluntary sector advice providers in Rotherham to develop a co-designed and co-delivered advice service commencing in April 2018.

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Volunteer Recruitment Drop in Sessions

October 19, 2017

Volunteer drop in session at Crossroads Rotherham on the 4th Thursday of the month 10am till 12pm at Unit H, The Point, Bradmarsh, Rotherham S60 1BP

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Keep your charity safe – watch out for phishing scams

October 18, 2017

This alert is being issued because of increasing reports of phishing scams. We are urging charities to be vigilant and protect themselves from harm.

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National Action Update – extension of proscription to cover new names/aliases

October 18, 2017

Further extreme right-wing groups banned in the UK.

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Stress control classes in Rotherham

October 18, 2017

Are life’s pressures getting you down and making you feel stressed and anxious? Do you worry a lot? Then a stress control class could help you.

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Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work Training

October 18, 2017

CO2 Training Limited has discounted Level 3 training available on Emergency First Aid at Work and Emergency Paediatric First Aid at Work.

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New £4.5m Social Action Fund Launches

October 18, 2017

The Place Based Social Action which is funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and National Lottery money has been set up to increase the capacity of communities, civil society organisations, public sector bodies and businesses to work together to address priorities which matter to people locally.

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vInspired Cashpoint and Comic Relief: Loud and Proud grants

October 18, 2017

Around 100 grants of £500 will be made to LGBT+ community projects run by young people aged 14-30 year through this grants programme. 

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‘A Day in the Life’ Work Shadow Scheme 2017/18

October 18, 2017

A Day In The Life matches voluntary sector staff with staff from government, giving each the chance to spend up to a day in each other’s work place.

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Reaching Communities Master Class

October 18, 2017

This training is useful if you are thinking about applying to Reaching Communities, and want to find out about the application process and how to maximise your chances of success.

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What challenges are charities currently facing in respect of donor funds held on deposit with banks?

October 18, 2017

Third Sector has partnered with Flagstone to understand the challenges that charities are facing in terms of being able to generate the best possible return on the cash they hold on deposit.

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Vote Rotherham African Drummers 24th October 2017!

October 17, 2017

Rotherham African Drummers have applied for £10,000 - £25,000 from the Aviva Community Fund. To win this money though, we need to have the most votes!

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England) now reopened for new enquiries

October 16, 2017

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

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Bright Ideas Fund to reopen for the final round

October 16, 2017

The new guidance notes have been published for the final round, and groups that are considering applying for the last round are encouraged to read them before the fund opens for applications on 1 November.

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Darts players hand over £550

October 16, 2017

Bullseye! Big hearted darts players have donated £550 to a unit who cares for people over 65 who have mental health needs.

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Over 50s Coffee Afternoons

October 16, 2017

Join Rotherham United Community Sports Trust for an afternoon of light seated exercise, refreshments and craft activities every Tuesday between 1pm - 2.30pm until December 2017.

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British and Foreign School Society Accepting Applications for 2018 Projects

October 16, 2017

The British and Foreign School Society (BFSS) provides around £700,000 each year to organisations with UK charitable status that need funding for education or training for children and young people up to the age of 25 years.

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Community Organising FREE Training

October 16, 2017

Are you looking for better ways to motivate people to get involved in your community or organisation? Are you bothered about what’s going wrong in society? Do you want to bring people to work together to make a change?

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Learning Disability and or Autism consultation

October 12, 2017

Rotherham Council is consulting on possible changes to respite and day services for people with a learning disability and/or autism in Rotherham

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Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work

October 12, 2017

Working in a school or as a childminder? Need to be compliant for Ofsted? This Level 3 Paediatric First Aid at Work course is just for you!

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Digital Fridays at Springwell Gardens

October 12, 2017

A chance to learn how to use the latest technology in a friendly, informal setting with our digital champions helping every step of the way.

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NHS England £2k grants for participatory health care

October 12, 2017

Has your voluntary/community group done some amazing patient, service-user or carer engagement work that’s improved healthcare services? NHS England will be awarding grants of up to £2,000 to a number of projects

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Youth Social Action Fund deadline 24th October 2017

October 12, 2017

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

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FA Girls’ Football Week – 6th-12th November 2017

October 12, 2017

During FA Girls’ Football Week the whole country will gear up to encourage football activities for girls, which can include playing, training or even learning more about the beautiful game.

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Council Tax Support Consultation

October 11, 2017

Rotherham Council is considering options to change their Council Tax Support Scheme including reducing support for work age claimants (not pensioners) and would like to hear from interested parties before any decisions are made.

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What is the role of sport in rehabilitation?

October 11, 2017

The Ministry of Justice has commissioned a review into sport in criminal justice and the online consultation is now open.

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Thank you Cath!

October 10, 2017

Cath MacCartan stands down as a member of Thurcroft Big Local Partnership after 4 years.

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Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight Survey

October 9, 2017

We would like to invite you to take part in this short survey of charity leaders for the Weston Charity Awards - run by the Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight. Your answers will help us to gauge and respond to attitudes in the sector towards leadership development and strategic planning.

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Review of volunteering and community activity by people over 50

October 9, 2017

The Centre for Ageing Better is leading a review in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) into how to enable more people aged 50 and over to contribute their time, skills and experience to their communities.

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Do you want to achieve your dream of studying at University?

October 9, 2017

DISCOVER is a FREE award winning short course starting on 7th November at Clifton Park Museum designed to inspire adults who haven’t been to university to progress with their learning.

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Initial Assessment Session – Maths & English

October 9, 2017

Find out what level you currently are and if we can help you to improve this by coming to this friendly and supportive session on 17th October 2017, 10am at The Talbot Lane Centre.

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New Disabled sports activities

October 9, 2017

The Active Ability Programme provides a range of opportunities for children, young people and adults with a physical, learning or sensory disability to take part in sport and physical activities as well as family activities and school clubs.

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Visual Impairment Awareness training

October 9, 2017

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

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Routine prescription consultation

October 9, 2017

The NHS has launched a consultation on the proposed national guidance for CCGs on medicines which can be considered of low priority for NHS funding.

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Social Sessions for Adults with Learning Difficulties

October 9, 2017

Did you know that "The Meeting Place" now known as Jupeter have moved premises and are now operating from The Chislett Centre In Kimberworth Park?

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The Yapp Charitable Trust

October 6, 2017

The Yapp charitable trust has grants of up to £3,000 per year, for up to three years, to support the core running costs of very small registered charities in England and Wales working with a range of beneficiary groups.

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Fundraising Regulator publishes Code Consultation on Data Protection

October 6, 2017

The Fundraising Regulator is now consulting with the sector on changes to the Code of Fundraising Practice to bring it in line with the General Data Protection Regulation.

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Centre for Social Justice Awards – Imminent Deadline

October 4, 2017

The Centre for Social Justice is looking for community-based charities and voluntary groups that are preventing poverty or helping people and families caught in damaging situations, to turn their lives around

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RDaSH staff support World Mental Health Day

October 4, 2017

On World Mental Health Day (10 October) staff of Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust will be spreading the word about mental health and how residents can improve their own wellbeing.

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Warburtons

October 4, 2017

Warburtons supports charities and the community in three ways: with financial support, product donations and the personal involvement of individual people - both Warburton family members and employees.

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Wilkinsons – Helping Hands

October 4, 2017

Helping the local community which Wilkinsons serve and being a good neighbour is really important to them. If you're a local charity or community group in need of a Helping Hand, please visit your local Wilkinson store to pick up an application form.

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Clinks Health and Care Survey 2017

October 4, 2017

Clinks wants to hear your views on health and wellbeing for people in contact with the criminal justice system, the services available to them, and priorities for change.

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New Food and Games Club

October 4, 2017

Feed Our Communities has received funding from Awards for All to run a weekly food and games club to promote social inclusion Starting on Monday 23rd October, our new lunch and games club will be held tween 12pm and 4pm every Monday at Mowbray Gardens.

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Cake Decorating and Sugar Craft

October 4, 2017

This course will teach you all the basics to get you started with cake decorating and sugar craft techniques but will also enable the more experienced cake decorator to build on their skills and develop further.

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Community grants of up to £2000 to highlight patient and public participation in the voluntary sector – apply now!

September 28, 2017

Grants of up to £2000 are available to voluntary/community organisations to showcase how they have been involving patients, service-users and the public in improving health services.

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New Dates Available for Deafblind Training

September 28, 2017

This training is aimed at staff/carers providing frontline direct support to people who are Deafblind, with a second session available for all other staff raising general awareness around deafblind issues and sensory loss.

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Team Finish for Newman School

September 28, 2017

A fantastic team featuring Sitwell Rotary, Eurovia, Fortem , Ray Matthews and Caretaker John from Newman School have all pulled the stops out and worked hard to achieve the goal of building a special path full of adventure, as well as a playground to entertain the very deserving children of Newman School

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NCS Team Raise £16,000 for Charities in Rotherham

September 28, 2017

Rotherham United Community Sports Trust (RUCST) are delighted to have raised over £16,000 for charities in and around Rotherham with all of this year’s NCS Graduates.

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Aviva Community Fund

September 28, 2017

The Aviva Community Fund has been launched. They award funding of up to £25,000 for local community projects across a range of categories such as skills for life, health & wellbeing and community support.

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Consultation on Home to School Transport

September 28, 2017

Rotherham Council is to consult with families and schools about its Home to School transport policies for students and children, including those with special educational needs or disabilities.

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

September 28, 2017

The ‘Q3’ round of the Transform Foundation’s 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme is officially open. This will be providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites.

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How to network effectively training course

September 27, 2017

In this session, on 24th October 2017 in Rotherham, you'll learn how to approach a networking event, before, during and after as well as how to transform new and established contacts into lasting and valuable connections.

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Charity of the year nominations now open

September 27, 2017

Make Your Mark UK are inviting nominations from good causes based in Yorkshire to be considered as their charitable cause for the year.

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New falls prevention animation for Older People’s Day

September 26, 2017

To celebrate Older People’s Day the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy has developed an online animation showing a short series of safe and effective exercises older people can do on a regular basis to increase their muscle strength and reduce their likelihood of falling.

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Free workshop and resources for Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

September 26, 2017

New resources are now available to support your organisation in marking HMD in 2018. In 2017, many voluntary organisations were part of the 7,700 HMD activities across the uk.

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Commissioner Community Grant Scheme 2017/18

September 26, 2017

Grants of up to £5,000 are available for small non-profit locally based community organisations to assist in the development of strong working relationship in the community with the police and partners tackling local priorities and securing a coordinated approach in tackling issues.

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Are you interested in joining a new Citizens’ Panel for Health and Care working together in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw?

September 26, 2017

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw agencies involved in health and social care are looking for people who can offer an independent view and critical friendship on matters relating to the work of Health and Care Working Together, which is an Accountable Care System (ACS).

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Transport Accessibility Action Plan Consultation

September 25, 2017

The Department for Transport published its draft Accessibility Action Plan (AAP) for public consultation on 24 August 2017 and are running a number of events for interested parties to discuss the draft Plan. 

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DCMS calls for evidence regarding benefits of and barriers to full-time volunteering

September 25, 2017

This consultation is seeking views on the benefits and barriers of full-time social action for young people to inform an independent review.

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Local Charities Day 2017 to take place in December

September 25, 2017

Local Charities Day is returning this year on Friday 15 December.

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Care Quality Commission: Maternity Services Campaign – #Yourbirthplan

September 25, 2017

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) have launched a new national campaign aimed at raising awareness of CQC amongst women who are pregnant, planning to have a baby are looking to be pregnant, or have recently used maternity services in England.

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Communities Across England to Benefit from £22.8m Support Package

September 25, 2017

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) says that it will make available funding of around £5.5 million each year from 2018 until 2022 to support local neighbourhood planning groups who want to have more of a say over development in their area.

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Magic Little Grants Fund

September 25, 2017

Localgiving has teamed up with Postcode Community Trust to provide a free annual Localgiving membership and a grant of either £250 or £500 to small charities and community groups.

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Making your Community Building Work in Difficult Times

September 25, 2017

Community Matters Yorkshire is holding an event for people and groups involved in managing a community building.

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Conrad N. Hilton Foundation Humanitarian Prize 2018 Opens for Nominations

September 21, 2017

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

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New regulations on healthcare charging

September 21, 2017

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

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Stoptober 2017

September 21, 2017

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

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ECLM Newsletter – September edition

September 20, 2017

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

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The Grand Opening of Paces Inclusive Play Area

September 19, 2017

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

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Bucket Collections for Paces!

September 19, 2017

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

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New £4m Connected Communities Innovation Fund Launches for England

September 19, 2017

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

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LandAid Grants Programme Extends Closing Date for UK Applications

September 19, 2017

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

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Children’s Health Fund

September 19, 2017

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

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Masonic Charitable Foundation

September 19, 2017

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

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Planning to apply to the Reaching Communities programme?

September 19, 2017

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

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Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme Extended Until 2020

September 19, 2017

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

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

September 19, 2017

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

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Free Dementia Resources

September 19, 2017

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

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BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme

September 19, 2017

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

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Raise funds and awareness on Facebook

September 19, 2017

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

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The Connect Fund

September 18, 2017

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

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

September 18, 2017

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

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Anston and Woodsetts Ward Plan

September 18, 2017

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

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Lost Chord news letter, Autumn 2017

September 18, 2017

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

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The Edible School Garden Course

September 14, 2017

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

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Job club for adults with disabilities

September 14, 2017

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

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SYFAB Training Programme

September 14, 2017

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

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Government to Hold Webinars for Health and Wellbeing Fund 2017

September 13, 2017

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

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FSI Northern Fundraising Conference

September 13, 2017

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

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Children’s Health Fund Opens Round 2 with New Theme

September 12, 2017

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

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Develop your staff knowledge and skills in 2017

September 12, 2017

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

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Come along and join the Parkrun family

September 12, 2017

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

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Kusuma Trust: Employability and life skills fund for charities

September 12, 2017

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

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Council property and land for sale or to let in Wingfield

September 12, 2017

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

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Community Craft Group need your vote!

September 11, 2017

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

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Triangle Trust 1949 Fund Open to Applications (UK)

September 11, 2017

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

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Rotherham Flourish Course

September 11, 2017

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

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Sport England Launches ‘Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage Fund’

September 8, 2017

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

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Thriving Not Just Surviving: Young Men and Mental Health fund

September 8, 2017

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

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Middleton Hall Craft Group

September 8, 2017

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

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Coffee Morning awareness weeks

September 8, 2017

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

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Come and talk about your group live on BBC Radio Sheffield

September 8, 2017

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

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Rotherham Carers’ Forum need your help

September 6, 2017

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

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Funded training for people trying to get into work

September 6, 2017

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

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Royal British Legion’s External Grants Programme Open to Applications

September 6, 2017

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

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Royal British Legion – Capacity Building Grants

September 6, 2017

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

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

September 6, 2017

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

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Calling all HLF-supported visitor attractions

September 5, 2017

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

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

September 5, 2017

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

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First aid at work courses available with CO2 Training Limited

September 5, 2017

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

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National Churches Trust Relaunches Grant Programmes for 2018

September 5, 2017

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

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Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications for 2018 Projects

September 5, 2017

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

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Silver Sunday – 1 October 2017

September 4, 2017

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

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Erasmus+ Youth Partnership Funding, deadline 4 October 2017

September 4, 2017

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

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Help the Charity Commission test their digital services

September 4, 2017

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

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Grow your digital skills

September 4, 2017

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

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

September 1, 2017

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

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Can you help … Clifton Park needs your vote!

September 1, 2017

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

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Ernest Cook Trust, large grant deadline 31 January 2018

September 1, 2017

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

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FREE adult WEA English and Math assessment session

August 31, 2017

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

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Social Prescribing Funding

August 30, 2017

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

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Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales – Invest Programme Open

August 30, 2017

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

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AD Training Solutions are holding food safety courses in Rotherham

August 30, 2017

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

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Carers4Carers Newsletter

August 29, 2017

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

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Launch of Rotherham Disability Network

August 29, 2017

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

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How to find funding training session

August 29, 2017

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

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

August 29, 2017

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

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Charity funding helps change the lives of patients in Rotherham

August 29, 2017

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

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Creative Minds Group are expanding

August 29, 2017

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

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation shares review of its UK grant-making

August 29, 2017

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

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100 Smiles campaign

August 29, 2017

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

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Heavily Subsidised Fundraising Conference in Leeds

August 29, 2017

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

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Social Enterprise Exchange – Accelerate Workshop

August 29, 2017

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

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Charity Commission launches new annual return service

August 29, 2017

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

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

August 24, 2017

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

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

August 24, 2017

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

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Organ Donation Week 2017

August 24, 2017

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

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New Rotherham Hockey Club pitch opens this September

August 24, 2017

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

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Rotherham Volunteer Centre free volunteer recruitment service

August 22, 2017

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

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Free protection from scam calls for people with dementia

August 22, 2017

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

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#iwill Youth Social Action Fund

August 22, 2017

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

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WHSmith Trust Community Grants

August 22, 2017

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

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Big Lottery Fund – Awards For All: NEW GUIDANCE

August 21, 2017

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

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Aviva Community Fund opens for applications this September

August 21, 2017

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

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

August 21, 2017

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

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Sport England new Tackling Inactivity Funding

August 21, 2017

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

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

August 18, 2017

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

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Thurcroft Small Grants – 8 further grants agreed

August 16, 2017

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

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Youth worker changing lives in Rotherham is up for award

August 16, 2017

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

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Postcode Local Trust Opens for Round 2

August 16, 2017

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

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Postcode Community Trust Community Grants Opens for Round 2

August 16, 2017

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

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

August 16, 2017

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

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Keeping people living with dementia safe from falls

August 16, 2017

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

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Stalls available at Macmillan Health and Wellbeing event

August 16, 2017

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

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Groundwork South Yorkshire Allotments

August 16, 2017

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

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New Disability Football Team

August 16, 2017

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

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RMBC Directions Training Calendar

August 16, 2017

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

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Stalls Available at Community Engagement and Information Day

August 16, 2017

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

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Rotherham United Community Sports Trust launch crowdfund

August 16, 2017

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

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Model volunteer Jo raises £4,000 for the hospice

August 16, 2017

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

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Did you know VAR offers free funding support?

August 14, 2017

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

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

August 10, 2017

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

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Consultation on infrastructure services to the voluntary and community sector

August 10, 2017

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

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Wickersley Community Centre & Library Need your Vote

August 10, 2017

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

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

August 10, 2017

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

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Free Campaigns training for local groups in South Yorkshire

August 9, 2017

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

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Fully Funded Training for people looking to get into work

August 9, 2017

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

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Job Club for Adults with Autism and Related Conditions in Sheffield

August 9, 2017

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

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Jane Tomlinson Appeal Grants

August 9, 2017

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

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Contractors dig deep to solve hospice car park problem

August 9, 2017

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

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Open day seeks next generation of nurses

August 9, 2017

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

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Fully Funded Distance Learning – October 2017 Enrolment

August 7, 2017

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

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Greggs Foundation deadline 29 September 2017

August 7, 2017

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

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Small Charities Financial Capability Survey 2017

August 7, 2017

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

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10 Tips for Fundraising around the £1 coin

August 7, 2017

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

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FSI Small Charity Training Leeds and Sheffield

August 7, 2017

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

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Calling all wannabe film stars…

August 7, 2017

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

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Aviva Community Fund to open 12 September 2017

August 7, 2017

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

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Sport England: Tackling Inactivity Part Two

August 7, 2017

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

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Henry Smith’s Charity pausing grant applications during Sept 2017

August 7, 2017

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

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Funding Available for Hate Crime Project

August 3, 2017

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

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If you go down in the woods today

August 3, 2017

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

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GLL Community Foundation

August 3, 2017

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

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Curiosity Fund

August 3, 2017

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

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Civil society futures

August 3, 2017

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

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Charity Tax

August 3, 2017

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

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Freesia screening

August 3, 2017

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

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Enabling Communites Community Investment Fund

August 3, 2017

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

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Art students exhibition

August 3, 2017

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

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An Introduction to Community Organising Certified Workshop

August 3, 2017

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

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LandAid Grants Programme to Re-Open

August 3, 2017

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

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Proud Awards 2017

August 2, 2017

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

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Dunhill Medical Trust Grants for community-based organisations

July 31, 2017

The Dunhill Medical Trust offers grants between £100 and £40,000 to third sector organisations active in the UK who work directly with older people who need some form of extra support to make everyday living that bit easier.

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National LGBT Survey

July 31, 2017

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

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House of Lords Select Committee on Citizenship and Civic Engagement

July 31, 2017

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

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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

July 31, 2017

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

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Healthy Heart grants

July 31, 2017

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

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Africas Gift Latest Newsletter

July 31, 2017

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

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Plus me Latest Newsletter

July 31, 2017

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

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Down’s Syndrome Education Training Day

July 31, 2017

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

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Inter Faith Youth Trust Small Grants Programme Open

July 31, 2017

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

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Free surplus food from Tesco: FareShare FoodCloud

July 27, 2017

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

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How to get press coverage for your grant

July 27, 2017

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

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Free Financial Governance Book from Directory of Social Change

July 27, 2017

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

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Outstanding Rating for Health in Rotherham

July 27, 2017

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

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Consultation Events on infrastructure services to the voluntary and community sector

July 27, 2017

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

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Apna Haq pay tribute to Ratna Lachman 2017

July 27, 2017

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

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National award for Bluebell Wood’s Soapbox Derby

July 27, 2017

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

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Applications now open for the Impact Management Programme

July 26, 2017

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

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National Energy Action

July 26, 2017

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

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

July 26, 2017

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

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Good Practice on Renewal of DBS checks

July 26, 2017

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

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Alcohol Research Grants

July 26, 2017

Alcohol Research UK's Small Grants programme offers grants for exploratory projects that address emerging issues in alcohol research, employ novel theoretical or methodological approaches, or pilot new work in treatment or service delivery.

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Applications for MSE Charity Grant to open 1st September

July 26, 2017

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

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Sitwell Rotary Club Supports Youth Leaders

July 20, 2017

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

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Arts Council – Celebrating Age

July 20, 2017

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

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Heritage Small Grants Workshops

July 20, 2017

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

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Active Ageing

July 20, 2017

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

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Fundraising in a changing climate

July 19, 2017

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

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Job club for adults with autism and related conditions in Sheffield

July 19, 2017

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

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

July 19, 2017

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

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E.ON Energising Communities Fund launched

July 19, 2017

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

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

July 19, 2017

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

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New fully funded training

July 19, 2017

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

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The Community Business Trade Up Programme

July 19, 2017

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

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Community assets survey

July 19, 2017

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

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New recruits join local health trust

July 17, 2017

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

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Postcode Dream Trust – Dream Fund 2018 Launches for Great Britain

July 17, 2017

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

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

July 17, 2017

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

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Arts Council England’s Catalyst Small Grants Scheme Now Open

July 17, 2017

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

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Peer Leadership Academy

July 17, 2017

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

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Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust’s UK Grant Programmes

July 17, 2017

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

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

July 13, 2017

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

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One Year of EngAge-ing in Volunteering

July 13, 2017

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

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Preparing for when people with dementia go missing.

July 13, 2017

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

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

July 13, 2017

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

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Show your park you love it!

July 13, 2017

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

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Social Activities for people with learning disabilities and/or autism

July 13, 2017

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

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Big Lottery Fund Updates Guidance for Awards for All

July 12, 2017

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

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Get Sorted Academy of Music to Close

July 12, 2017

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

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Rotherham Volunteer Coordinator Network continues to thrive!

July 11, 2017

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

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The Walkie Talkies

July 11, 2017

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

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Tassibee Celebrates Diversity within Rotherham

July 11, 2017

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

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

July 11, 2017

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

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Coalfields Community Investment Programme – Funding Support and Practical Help

July 11, 2017

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

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

July 11, 2017

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

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Stress control classes in Rotherham

July 10, 2017

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

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Sport England Launches Families Fund

July 10, 2017

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

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UnLtd Spaces 4 Change, deadline 30 October 2017

July 10, 2017

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

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EN:Able Community Investment Fund opens 31 July 2017

July 10, 2017

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

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Rotherham Hockey Club is coming home at 90!

July 6, 2017

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

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Comic Relief – Care Home Challenge Fund

July 6, 2017

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

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CIEH Level 2 Awards in Food Safety in Catering

July 6, 2017

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

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Life Chances Fund – new themes launched

July 4, 2017

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

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Careworks Birthday Fund

July 4, 2017

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

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Hospice patient’s memory lives on

July 4, 2017

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

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ScottishPower Foundation Opens for Applications

July 3, 2017

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

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

July 3, 2017

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

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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) IMPACT Awards 2018 Open

July 3, 2017

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

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RHS Level 2 Practical Horticulture course

July 3, 2017

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

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EMPOWER Others Training

July 3, 2017

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

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Disabled User Led Groups in Rotherham Speak

July 3, 2017

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

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Apply to be a Co-op local cause

July 3, 2017

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

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Youth Social Action – South Yorkshire

July 3, 2017

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

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SPOC, helping local charities live long and prosper

July 3, 2017

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

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Has a criminal record from your youth held you back?

July 3, 2017

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

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VOTE | RUCST through to finals of National Lottery Awards

July 3, 2017

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

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Invitation to a referral and assessment workshop

July 3, 2017

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

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Eaga Charitable Trust

June 29, 2017

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

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Skipton Building Society’s Grassroots Giving 2017

June 29, 2017

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

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My Co-op Community Dividend Fund Open for Applications

June 29, 2017

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

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Joining / Training for CSE Intelligence APP

June 29, 2017

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

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Henry Smith Charity – Holiday Grants for Children

June 29, 2017

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

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

June 29, 2017

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

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Process for Fundraising Preference Service unveiled

June 29, 2017

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

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How to Successfully Participate in Cause Awareness and Giving Days

June 29, 2017

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

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

June 29, 2017

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

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Stronger Safer Communities Reserve (SSCR) Fund

June 28, 2017

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

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

June 28, 2017

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

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Rotherham Walk-in Centre Service Changes from 6th July

June 28, 2017

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

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

June 28, 2017

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

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Shaping maternity services in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw

June 27, 2017

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

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Assessments for English Classes

June 27, 2017

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

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Rotherham Charity CEO Receives MBE in Queen’s Honours List

June 27, 2017

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

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Support for Organisations Restoring Historic Buildings

June 26, 2017

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

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New Grants to Help Bring People Together

June 22, 2017

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

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LIBOR Fund Opens for UK

June 22, 2017

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

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OneFamily Foundation Community Awards 2017 Open for Nominations

June 22, 2017

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

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

June 22, 2017

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

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Tender – Drug & Alcohol Recovery / Treatment in Rotherham

June 22, 2017

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

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Funding Pilot from Big Lottery Fund and Lloyds Bank Foundation

June 22, 2017

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

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Cascading Leadership programme

June 22, 2017

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

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FREE 2.5 hr First Aid Awareness training available

June 21, 2017

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

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Big Potential Announces Changes to Final Deadlines

June 21, 2017

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

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Message from ACC Forber regarding Finsbury Park Mosque Incident

June 20, 2017

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

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Aston Customer Service Centre Advice Sessions

June 20, 2017

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

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Annual return service for charities

June 19, 2017

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

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Groundwork Community Awards are open for applications!

June 16, 2017

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

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CO2 Training Limited Offering New Qualifications

June 16, 2017

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

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Medication Management Course

June 16, 2017

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

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Bookings now open for Yorkshire’s largest funders fair

June 16, 2017

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

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RDaSH Board of Directors meeting

June 16, 2017

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

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Applications for Big Give Christmas Challenge now open

June 16, 2017

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

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Rosa’s Woman to Woman Fund Opens for Round 2

June 16, 2017

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

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Barchester’s Charitable Foundation – priorities for 2017

June 16, 2017

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

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Commissioner’s Community Grant Scheme is Open

June 15, 2017

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

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Supporting your Group to gain Royal recognition

June 15, 2017

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

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

June 15, 2017

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

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

June 15, 2017

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

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Grow Your Digital Skills

June 15, 2017

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

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Information, Advice & Guidance session

June 15, 2017

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

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Smart Energy GB in Communities Fund Launches Round 1 for 2017

June 15, 2017

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

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Free Digital Drop-Ins

June 15, 2017

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

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Stalls available at Dalton Parish Galafest

June 15, 2017

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

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Hospice says thank you 400 times – to its loyal volunteers

June 15, 2017

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

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Co-op Foundation – iWill fund

June 15, 2017

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

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A Guide for Adult Social Care Customers in Rotherham

June 15, 2017

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

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Persimmon Healthy Communities 2017

June 15, 2017

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

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The Floating Cinema Tour 2017 coming to Rotherham

June 15, 2017

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

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Rotherham Recovery Service Transfer

June 15, 2017

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

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Rotherham United Community Sports Trust Consultation

June 15, 2017

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

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Migration Matters Festival

June 9, 2017

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

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Performers needed for World Music Day

June 8, 2017

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

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Love is Louder needs your help!

June 8, 2017

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

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Would you like to be involved in Rotherhams first Mela?

June 8, 2017

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

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Shaping the Future of VCS Support in Rotherham…

June 8, 2017

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

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Rotherham Community Achievement Awards Opens for Nominations

June 8, 2017

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

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Students tune in to the needs of hospice patients

June 7, 2017

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

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Free Training – The Freedom Programme

June 7, 2017

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

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Volunteers needed for Community Consultation

June 7, 2017

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

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Rotherham to host its biggest ever Armed Forces Day celebration

June 7, 2017

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

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Summer Spruce Up – Environmental Grants

June 6, 2017

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

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Share your neighbourhood policing views in online survey

June 5, 2017

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

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Interactive E-learning from AD Training Solutions

June 5, 2017

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

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Carers4Carers Carers Week Activities

June 5, 2017

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

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Summer Tennis Club Saver Scheme

June 5, 2017

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

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The Heart of Experian Charity Fund

June 5, 2017

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

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Stop Loan Sharks Community Funding 2017

June 2, 2017

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

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What resources do neighbourhood planners need

June 1, 2017

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

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Introduction to Mindfulness Training

June 1, 2017

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

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Kitemark Portfolios Due

June 1, 2017

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

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Fully Funded Places Available on Accredited Children’s Sleep Workshop

June 1, 2017

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

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Urban Arts After School Club

June 1, 2017

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

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Carers4Carers Newsletter

May 31, 2017

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

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Kiveton Park Independent Advice Centre Outreach Sessions

May 31, 2017

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

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Volunteering – it’s a family affair!

May 30, 2017

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

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RMBC Structure Chart

May 25, 2017

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

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

May 23, 2017

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

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Surviving Winter

May 23, 2017

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

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Hospice lottery winner scoops £10,000

May 22, 2017

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

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The TAPS Project

May 22, 2017

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

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Love is Louder for Peace need Doves!

May 22, 2017

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

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Big Give Opens for Christmas Challenge 2017 on 5 June

May 22, 2017

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

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NCVO Almanac 2017

May 22, 2017

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

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Rotherham Market event raises mental health awareness

May 15, 2017

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

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

May 11, 2017

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

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Tesco bags of help programme update May 2017

May 10, 2017

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

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RUCST to pilot a new Wellbeing Hub

May 10, 2017

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

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Sitwell Rotary are looking for new members

May 8, 2017

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

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RMBC are offering FREE bite sized carers’ training sessions

May 5, 2017

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

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VAR Awarded Duke of York Community Initiative

May 3, 2017

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

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NEW Rotherham Rock & Pop Club

May 3, 2017

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

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Support Needed for Talbot Lane Methodist Church

May 3, 2017

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

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Coffee, cake… and life’s most important conversation

May 3, 2017

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

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Free NHS Sight Tests available in peoples own homes

May 2, 2017

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

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New members needed for local pipe playing band

April 27, 2017

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

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RUCST are now offering free Back to Netball sessions to women

April 26, 2017

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

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

April 25, 2017

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

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RotherFed Projects Fund Grant

April 20, 2017

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

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Charities Collect Duke’s Royal Awards

April 18, 2017

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

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New Social Prescribing Hub for Rawmarsh

April 12, 2017

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

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Knitters donate blankets to keep rescue dogs cosy

April 12, 2017

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

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Bite Sized Carers Training Programme

April 10, 2017

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

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Charity shop chic begins at home

April 4, 2017

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

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The Big Walk 2017

April 3, 2017

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

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SYFR – Stronger Safer Communities Dementia Project update

March 30, 2017

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

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Millers Matters

March 30, 2017

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

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RotherFed AGM Report 2017

March 30, 2017

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

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Epic Award win for Love is Louder

March 29, 2017

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

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Tassibee Make a Difference through Quilting

March 28, 2017

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

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Free E-Learning for VAR members

March 22, 2017

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

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Fundraising Regulator’s registration system is now open

March 21, 2017

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

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Rotherham Organisations Celebrating Royal Recognition

March 21, 2017

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

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Food Crisis in Rotherham

March 20, 2017

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

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Herbert Protocol in Action

March 16, 2017

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

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

March 15, 2017

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

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Friends of Talbot Lane Methodist Church Website

March 8, 2017

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

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Millers Matters

March 8, 2017

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

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RUCST scoop top regional award from the English Football League.

March 1, 2017

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

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Dementia Friends & your organisation

March 1, 2017

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

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Crossroads Care Rotherham’s Carer Support Services

March 1, 2017

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

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Community Craft Group at the Unity Centre

March 1, 2017

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

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Does your organisation or group need volunteers?

February 22, 2017

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

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New café launches to help others

February 14, 2017

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

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Carers4Carers Newsletter

February 13, 2017

The latest newsletter from Carers4Carers is now available to download

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Raising Awareness of Private Fostering Arrangements

February 9, 2017

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

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Stop Loan Sharks launch new website

February 2, 2017

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

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New hospice champion calls for army to spread the word

February 2, 2017

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

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Universal Credit brings fresh challenges for people with multiple needs

January 23, 2017

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

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Artist Directory for Rotherham

January 19, 2017

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

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What is the Herbert Protocol?

January 17, 2017

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

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The Mayor’s a charity shop diva!

December 12, 2016

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

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Food for People in Need over the Christmas Period

December 8, 2016

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

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New year…. new you?

December 7, 2016

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

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

December 1, 2016

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

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Rotherham Hospice opens charity boutique in Tickhill

December 1, 2016

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

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Help make sure every child receives a gift this Christmas

November 24, 2016

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

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We’ve signed the Time to Change Organisational Pledge

November 24, 2016

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

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Rotherham Together Partnership E-Bulletin

November 21, 2016

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

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Please give a little to help those in need this Christmas

November 2, 2016

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

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Voluntary Action Rotherham to launch Christmas Toy Appeal

October 28, 2016

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

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Trust honoured at B&R Business Awards

October 20, 2016

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

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Community Cafes for People with Dementia and their Carers

September 29, 2016

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

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Hospice six cycle their way to £10,000

September 28, 2016

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

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Rotherham Volunteer Centre are recruiting!

September 23, 2016

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

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Free Resource for Charities/Community Groups

September 5, 2016

Giving World offers charities access to business surplus for free.

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Rotherham Hospice celebrates 20 years of caring

August 31, 2016

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

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Who’s your Local Councillor?

August 24, 2016

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

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Health Volunteer Ambassador Project – NEW web pages

August 18, 2016

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

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New Marketing Guide for small community enterprises

August 4, 2016

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

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Rotherham Home Improvement Agency makes national top three

July 27, 2016

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

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‘OUTSTANDING’ result for Rotherham Charity

July 27, 2016

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

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Rotherham Housing Strategy Published

July 27, 2016

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

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Rotherham Charity Executive Director shortlisted for Women in Business Awards 2016

July 26, 2016

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

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Right Care First Time

July 21, 2016

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

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

July 13, 2016

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

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New NHS toolkit to support wellbeing of carers and families

July 7, 2016

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

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

May 27, 2016

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

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Voluntary Sector Liaison Officer – surgery sessions now available

May 12, 2016

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

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The Big Walk 2016

May 3, 2016

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

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New Music Hub for Rotherham

April 12, 2016

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

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Operation Solar: A new approach to hate crime in Rotherham

April 12, 2016

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

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

March 17, 2016

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

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Choosing a legal structure – Locality guide

March 7, 2016

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

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Rotherham’s Voluntary and Community Sector Research Published

March 3, 2016

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

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Accreditation Status for Volunteer Centre Rotherham

February 18, 2016

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

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Crossroads Care Rotherham New Befriending Service

February 4, 2016

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

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An Audience with… Who would you like to meet?

January 21, 2016

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

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

January 12, 2016

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

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Apna Haq founder appointed MBE

January 5, 2016

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

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Rotherham – Moving Forward Together partnership newsletter

December 22, 2015

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

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Pharmacy First

October 7, 2015

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

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

October 7, 2015

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

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Local Volunteer Recieves Award for Extraordinary Services to Refereeing

September 30, 2015

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

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Launch RAN Collection 2015 edition

September 24, 2015

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

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

September 24, 2015

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

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

September 17, 2015

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

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Office Space for Rent at The Spectrum

September 10, 2015

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

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Come and see us at the Rotherham Show!

August 26, 2015

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

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

August 25, 2015

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

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Rotherham – Moving Forward Together partnership newsletter

August 5, 2015

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

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Spotlight on Local Volunteer Opportunities

August 5, 2015

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

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Rotherham Volunteer Month launched with Volunteer Walk #countmein2

June 9, 2015

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

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Office Space for Rent at The Spectrum

June 5, 2015

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

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Rotherham Community Achievement Awards to Launch on 26th June 2015

June 3, 2015

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

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Rotherham Volunteer Month 2015

May 5, 2015

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

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Could you be our next Community Volunteer Ambassador?

May 5, 2015

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

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“Count me in 2!” Rotherham Volunteer Month 2015

April 29, 2015

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

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VAR become responsible body for Disclosure Scotland

April 29, 2015

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

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FREE Health Training for Volunteers Supporting your Organisation or Group

April 23, 2015

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

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Annual Survey Prize Draw Winners Announced

March 26, 2015

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

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4 New Groups achieve Rotherham Volunteer Kitemark Plus award.

March 24, 2015

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

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

March 12, 2015

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

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Community Volunteer Ambassador Project One Year on

March 9, 2015

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

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

March 4, 2015

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

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Sarah plummets to raise funds for People in Need

February 19, 2015

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

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Shaping the future of VCS in Rotherham……

January 6, 2015

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

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Choosing the right care, first time

January 2, 2015

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

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

December 10, 2014

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

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

December 5, 2014

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

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Active Citizens Programme – New Recruits!

November 26, 2014

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

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Active Citizens Participants 2014


Community Achievement Awards Winners Announced

November 25, 2014

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

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


Online Giving Guide

November 10, 2014

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

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Help Wanted to Feed those in Crisis this Christmas

October 30, 2014

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

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

October 29, 2014

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

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VAR Celebrates Living Wage Commitment

October 20, 2014

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

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Social prescribing

October 2, 2014

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

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Shortlist Announced For Rotherham Community Achievement Awards, 2014

October 2, 2014

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

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

September 18, 2014

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

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

September 17, 2014

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

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Independent inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham

September 17, 2014

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

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VAR Volunteers Picnic

August 29, 2014

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

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

August 21, 2014

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

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

August 12, 2014

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

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

July 29, 2014

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

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

July 23, 2014

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

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Call to Rotherham community groups – can you help?

July 17, 2014

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

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Centre Volunteers Organisation Visits

July 10, 2014

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

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Phoenix, Pascal, Lynne and Kerry visit Bluebellwood Childrens Hospice


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

June 27, 2014

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

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#Countmein Rotherham Volunteer Kitemark Launches

June 25, 2014

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

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Rotherham Community Achievement Awards to Launch on 27th June 2014

June 25, 2014

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

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Rotherham Volunteer Kitemark Launched

June 24, 2014

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

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

June 24, 2014

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

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

June 23, 2014

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

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#countmein Feedback from the top!

June 20, 2014

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

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#countmein Rotherham Volunteers Month Councillor Mahroof Hussain

June 20, 2014

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

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#Countmein Rotherham Volunteers Month – Christine Bain RDASH

June 20, 2014

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

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

June 20, 2014

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

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

June 16, 2014

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

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

June 11, 2014

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

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

June 9, 2014

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

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VCS Intelligence for Strategic Influence

June 5, 2014

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

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Councillor Stone “Count me in” Rotherham Volunteers Month

June 4, 2014

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

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The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust “Count me in”

June 3, 2014

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

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Count me In Launches

June 2, 2014

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

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

May 22, 2014

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

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

May 8, 2014

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

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

April 24, 2014

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

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Ramadan and EIDs 2014

April 23, 2014

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

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

April 23, 2014

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

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The Coalfields Regeneration Trust Information Session – FULLY BOOKED

April 17, 2014

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

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

April 3, 2014

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

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Working in Partnership with Rotherham Advertiser

March 25, 2014

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

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Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities

March 19, 2014

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

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Food for People in Crisis Christmas Appeal 2013

March 10, 2014

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

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Volunteering – Spotlight on Opportunities

February 13, 2014

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

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

January 21, 2014

Read Christopher's inspiring story.

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Volunteering – Spotlight on Opportunities

January 16, 2014

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

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Rotherham Volunteer Centre needs Volunteers!

January 15, 2014

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

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Looking for meeting room hire in Rotherham Town Centre?

January 14, 2014

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

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New VAR Website Goes Live

December 18, 2013

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

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