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.
Nottinghamshire County Council
Funding for 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
Information for applicants
This is an opportunity for carer groups across Nottinghamshire to receive a contribution to their funding. These may be groups that already meet now or who may want to start up. Funding is for the year 2016/17and funding beyond 31st March 2017 cannot be guaranteed. We welcome funding requests from informal carer groups (such as those run by carers or lay people).
Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service (RCVS)
Business Development Officer Initially 25 hours per week £25,440 (pro rata)
This post is for a fixed term for 12 months but may be extended subject to funding.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative thinker to assist with the development and implementation of RCVS Development Project Plan, aimed at creating a sustainable future for infrastructure support to the voluntary and community sector.
Working with the Chief Executive, the Business Development Officer will be responsible for leading, developing and delivering the design, implementation and operational delivery of the RCVS Development Project Plan to secure new sources of income, whilst developing new partnerships with key stakeholders.
Rushcliffe CVS News keeps you up to date with
interesting and relevant news and information for the voluntary sector; we let you know what is going on in and around Rushcliffe, keep you informed about new funding opportunities, policy development, health news and more.
May is the month of bluebells and our May 2016 edition is now out and packed full of news items.
LET’S CELEBRATE VOLUNTEERING
Saturday 4th June 2015 10.30—1.30pm, on The Croquet Lawn, Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AY.
Free Strawberries & Cream! Free Cake! Free Raffle!
Click here for a poster of the event (pdf)
For more about the week nationally including the Queen's Patron's Lunch street party for volunteers click here
Allsorts, a south Notts-based social group for young disabled adults, is looking for new
members and new volunteers thanks to receiving a Big Lottery grant of £10,000. The group is looking to spend the grant on marketing to attract new members and new volunteers so the group can expand.
The group gives disabled adults aged 18 to 40 the chance to get out and about and socialise, something that was very much lacking when the group was started 23 years ago by its founder Jane Hawthorn. The group caters for adults with physical, sensory and mild learning disabilities.
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
Meet Sandra – a new Gedling Voluntary Transport Service driver from Arnold. Sandra
explains how she’s finding driving and why she volunteered.
Sandra says: "I joined in April 2016 and I am loving it. I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping people, as the passengers are very appreciative of the service that Gedling Transport provides. I think we offer them a real lifeline - a chance to get out and meet other people and get on with their lives."
I drove for a similar voluntary transport scheme in north Notts and also as a volunteer ambulance car driver for EMAS. I coordinated a similar voluntary driving scheme in Notts, and my driving experience spans more than 20 years - I drove for meals on wheels in Leamington Spa, did hospital driving in Stratford on Avon and then I gave it a rest for a few years while I worked full time in administration. I resumed my voluntary driving in 2008, and still enjoy doing it to this day.
Supporting people with disabilities to be more active, more often!
Come and try a new sport in a friendly social environment on Friday 20th May, 10am - 4pm at Cotgrave Leisure Centre. Carers workshops and pamper sessions also available.
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.