There is so much news to pass on to you at the moment that we would have to add information to this blog several times every day. For this reason, we are now trying out this update with several items together. Please leave a comment below to let us know what you think of this way of passing on information.
In this first trial edition of the Update:
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- Volunteers Week 2009 Newsletter
- Volunteering England’s Good Practice Bank has been updated
- Full Time Volunteering Update from CSV
- Spring Into Your Garden Event
- Financial Inclusion Strategy for Derbyshire
- Sport England’s £10 million investment in sporting opportunities in rural areas
- Chief Executive Job Vacancy at NAVO
Volunteers Week 2009 Newsletter
The latest issue of the Volunteers’ Week national newsletter is now online. Click on the link to read it.
Volunteering England’s Good Practice Bank has been updated
The Good Practice Bank is the one-stop shop to find and share information about volunteer management. It contains articles, sample documents and case studies that reflect good practice in managing volunteers. A number of resources in the Good Practice Bank have been revised or introduced on the following topics:
- Faith-related volunteering
- Disabled people as volunteers
- Involving lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender volunteers
- Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants as volunteers
- Ex-offenders, offenders and prisoners as volunteers
- Virtual/online volunteering
Full Time Volunteering Update from CSV
The latest edition of the Full Time Volunteering Update from national volunteering charity CSV (Community Service Volunteers) is now online and can be viewed by clicking on the link .
Spring Into Your Garden Event
Here are the details of the ‘Spring into your Garden event’ on Monday 6th April that is being organised by our colleagues at South Derbyshire CVS. For more details contact Andy, Meeta or Chris on 01283 550168.
Financial Inclusion Strategy for Derbyshire
A date for your diary – advance notice of a consultation event in April 2009.
If you have an interest in the financial inclusion agenda please keep the following morning free;
Monday 27th April
9.30 to 13.00
The Barnabus Centre, Danesmoor
The Derbyshire Financial Inclusion Partnership
will be inviting you to come along to look at the draft financial inclusion strategy for Derbyshire and to work on an action plan.
Sport England’s £10 million investment in sporting opportunities in rural areas
This is the first in a series of themed funding rounds, which will open for business on 1 April 2009. Themed rounds will tackle specific challenges and opportunities that exist in grassroots sport as well as helping to ensure that our investment is effectively distributed across the country and across different communities.
People in rural communities are the focus of the first round because particular barriers exist in relation to participating in sport, such as reduced choice of available sports and transportation issues.
The Rural Communities Themed Round will give a wide range of organisations – from local authorities to sports clubs and smaller community groups – an opportunity to develop and deliver new and innovative projects to overcome these barriers to both participation and supply.
Successful bids will make significant contributions to two of Sport England’s strategic outcomes: growing participation in grassroots sport and sustaining participation by improving the quality of people’s sporting experience.
The minimum grant available will be £10,000, but in order to maximise the positive effect on sport in rural areas, Sport England is explicitly encouraging high value, high impact projects. A significant proportion of the successful bids are expected to be projects requiring National Lottery funding of more than £500,000.
Chief Executive Job Vacancy at NAVO
Networking Action with Voluntary Organisations
We are recruiting a new Chief Executive to lead NAVO – Networking Action for Voluntary Action a specialist VCS infrastructure organisations set up to enhance voluntary and public sector partnerships.
This is a permanent position, working to deliver a powerful vision for Nottinghamshire’s VCS to engage and influence the county’s Strategic Partnerships. This role requires a hands-on approach to take the current strategy through to delivery and sustain NAVO’s position within and between the sectors.
A strong commitment to collaboration is vital, alongside an ability to seek out win: win solutions to the challenges and opportunities that the VCS face.
For an informal chat about the position, please contact Nina Dauban, Chair on 07876502945 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For an application contact Lesley on 01623 651170 or 664809
Closing date: 8th April 09
Interview date: 21st April 09