We support community and voluntary groups in Rushcliffe, from advice centres and lunch clubs to wildlife trusts and scout groups. We're here to help and inspire groups and organisations to get started and run professionally. We offer expert advice and assistance with training, fundraising and volunteering, as well as giving encouragement and moral support.
And because we believe in what these groups stand for, we endeavour to represent their views to those who make decisions affecting their work. To get a fuller picture, click on the Services, Projects and Volunteers tabs.
Please note that the office will be closed on Monday 1st May.
Groovy Friends Friday night disco on 28th April, 6 - 8pm at
St Peter's Rooms Ruddington. You can download a poster here.
We are a small group of residential care workers who found that there were limited low cost activities for adults with learning disabilities and even fewer social events eg. discos. Our aim is to promote health improvement through Sport and Social inclusion
Can you lend a hand regularly one or two days a week, to help
lift and move donated furniture?
The Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance service are in need of a volunteer to travel with their Charity Technician to pick up and drop off items at homes and at their shops across Nottinghamshire. If you can spare a regular day, it would help a great deal.
All training will given upon joining.Tuesdays are their regular 'heavy lifting' days, but this can alternate. If you cannot assist on a regular Tuesday, but can offer a full day in a week, an arrangement can probably be made.
Friday 12 May 2017, 10.45 – 12noon
Cotgrave Leisure Centre
(Drums will be available for you to use)
You can download a poster here.
For more information, call Cotgrave Leisure Centre on 0115 989 2916.
Click here to see our updated Funding page. Sources include:
Are you a parent with 2-3 hours a week to spare and would like to help another family with young children?
WHY NOT TRAIN TO BE A VOLUNTEER FOR HOME-START NOTTINGHAM?
Home-Start is the UK’s leading family support organisation. This is achieved by a unique, confidential service, parent to parent home-visiting.
Visit www.home-startnottingham.org.uk for more information.
Rushcliffe Health Walks
Rushcliffe's programme of free, friendly, health walks are a great way
to meet new people and socialise while walking to benefit your health.
Rushcliffe Move and Mingle walks are led by Walking for Health trained leaders and you can walk at your own pace. To see more information and where the walks are in Rushcliffe please go to the web page here.
Rushcliffe CVS manages and runs the Visitors Centre at HMP Whatton on behalf of the Prison Service. The centre is designed to provide a welcoming place for friends and families of prisoners to spend time and relax before and after their visit. The centre provides a safe, pleasant environment where all visitors are treated with dignity and respect, provided with the facilities they need and offered information, support and the opportunity to discuss in confidence any difficulties they may face.
Parkwood Community Leisure are proud to announce the launch of the Reactiv8 Project in Rushcliffe. In partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council and Rushcliffe Borough Council.
The Reactiv8 project is a new sport and physical activity programme for people aged 16+ with a newly acquired disability. Participants referred onto the programme are able to access weekly multi sports and gym sessions for a period of 10 weeks with support from an appropriately qualified activity leader.
Rushcliffe Borough Council want to hear from you
about which green spaces you enjoy spending time
in. You can now vote for your favourite site in the
Please click here to visit the council's webpage, where
you will find a list of all the green spaces within
Rushcliffe CVS is working with Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group to deliver
a weekly community-based respiratory wellbeing service based in Arnold, for people with COPD and other severe respiratory conditions.
Rebecca Archibald is the service's co-ordinator and works two days a week on the project.
Many people with severe respiratory disease find it hard to manage their condition and can become very isolated, and this can cause low mood, anxiety and exacerbation of their symptoms.
Introducing ‘Jump Avenue’ fun healthy lifestyle sessions for children!
‘Jump Avenue’ is a free 10 week interactive and engaging healthy lifestyle programme packed full of fun and learning for children and their parents / carers in a supportive, welcoming and friendly environment.
Our experienced and friendly team offer weekly ‘Jump Avenue’ sessions, which include understanding how to eat a healthy balanced diet in a fun and interactive way, together with parents / carers and lots of activity and games for your children. Sessions include chopping and tasting, quick and easy understanding of healthy options and much more.
Our Voluntary Transport schemes cover Rushcliffe and Gedling
with the help of our fantastic volunteer drivers and office volunteers.
They provide safe and affordable transport to people who experience difficultes accessing transport.
For more information about the schemes click here .
You can also download a leaflet about the Gedling scheme here.
(A leaflet for Rushcliffe will be available shortly)
Radford Care Group are holding a course from Wednesday 26th April 2017 – Wednesday 7th June 2017 from 3.30 pm – 5.30 pm.
The free programme consists of seven, two hour weekly sessions, covering a different aspect of dementia at each session. The groups are facilitated by specialists in dementia group work and will consist of about 12 carers. Help with respite services and transport may be available. The carers are asked to contribute £2.50 per session towards refreshments.
Rushcliffe Ramblers have sent us their short walks programme for January to July 2017. You can download it here. The next walk will be on Sunday 7th May with start times of 9.45 and 2.20 and will be a circular 5 miles. For more details see the programme.
Please note that if the weather is poor, the walks can be shortened. We will pause for a drink during the walks – please bring your own drink.
For more information, please contact the Walk Leader, Jeremy on 0115 981 0420 or 0775 145 8041
Click on the logo above to view the latest Directory of Activities -
currently April 2017. To read any pdf files you can download Adobe Acrobat reader for free from www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.htmll
For more information about Rushcliffe Befriends, click here.
Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service is a registered charity (number 1079880) and a company limited by guarantee (number 3867757), registered in England and Wales.