- Base Camp
- Disabled Persons’ Forum
- Forest Recreation Ground - Sports Zone Consultation
- Green Power Team
- Hyson Green History Project
- Involving Communities
- Neighbourhood Projects
- Nottingham Eco House
- Older Persons Forum
- Skilled Volunteers Wanted
- Skills Exchange
- Small Steps - Alternative Learning Project
- Voluntary and Community Group Support and Signposting
- Volunteering with Children
- Write for our website
- Your Stories
Voluntary and Community Group Support and Signposting
Our staff members, Moby Farrands and Helen Rigby, can offer basic support, information and signposting to Voluntary and Community Groups based in the Central Locality of Nottingham City. This includes Arboretum, Hyson Green, Radford, The Park, Dunkirk, Lenton, Forest Fields, New Basford, Sherwood Rise, Carrington, Sherwood, Lenton Abbey and Wollaton. This work is funded by the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Project (VSI).
If your Group needs more in-depth support, then we can signpost you to the best organisations locally to help you with group development and accounting issues.
The Partnership Council works in close partnership with a number of other infrastructure organisations that support the community and voluntary sector in Nottingham as part of the (VSI) project. Across the partnership, we have a referral agreement in place - and so sometimes we might refer a group to one of the other partners if we feel that they can offer more appropriate support. The other partners also do the same.
Our partners and what they do
Bestwood Partnership work with community and voluntary groups within the north of Nottingham (Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Bestwood, Aspley, Leen Valley, Bilborough). The services that they offer include:
• Community development
• Volunteer support
• Running voluntary sector forums
• Identifying governance, funding and training needs
• Liaising and linking groups with appropriate organisations
• Facilitating meetings
CA Plus work with any organisation that is, or could be, registered as a charity or a community interest company. The services that they offer include:
• Training and support with all aspects of finance and HR - through website, training courses and one-to-one support by phone, email or face-to-face.
• Direct service provision with preparation and examination of accounts, book-keeping and payroll
Enable work with organisations across the East Midlands. The services they offer include:
• Acting as a managing agency for the delivery of learning by community and voluntary sector organisations unable to contract independently
• Acting as a development agency for community and voluntary sector learning providers
HLG work with groups operating in the housing and homelessness sector. The services that they offer include:
• Information, advice, support and training
• One-to-one support on policies, procedures, risk, strategic planning, governance and funding
• Networks and representation
Nottingham Equal works with groups connected with black and minority ethnic (BME) communities in the Nottingham. The service that they provide is to:
• Communicate key policy developments with reference to BME issues in the Nottingham area.
Playworks works with a broad range of organisations including schools, nurseries, clubs, professionals, volunteers, families and community groups. The services they provide are all centred around supporting children’s play, and include:
• Support in setting up groups
• Support witth policies/constitution
• Support with funding applications
• Support with events
Renewal Trust works with groups from St Ann’s, Dales (Sneinton and Bakersfield), Clifton, the Meadows and Mapperley. The services they provide include:
• Running a voluntary sector forum
• Linking organisations together
• Identifying funding support
• Running meetings
• Supporting community centres
• CRB checks
• Rental of office space and community centre space
• Safeguarding training and professional boundaries training
• Support to start-up businesses and people considering self-employment
• Community grants.
Self Help Nottingham work with all types of self help groups. The services that they offer include:
• Setting up help
• Developing good practice.
• Finding members
• Rental of venues and meeting rooms
• Support with diversity, funding, policies and developing an online presence.
Nottingham Community & Voluntary Service supports local voluntary and community organisations.
The services they provide include:
• A key partner in the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure support Project
• A Key Partner in the Transforming local Infrastructure Project.
• Support groups
• Give advice & Support
• Policy & Campaigns
• Promote volunteering
• Volunteer placements
• Volunteer training
• Maintain database for volunteering opportunities in Nottingham
• Provide office space and meeting rooms
Transforming Local Infrastructure Nottingham (TLI)
The (TLI) project is a partnership of 7 local Infrastructure organisations, the main aim is to enable front line groups to more easisly access support services.
The following link will take you to the TLI update that is now on the TLI web page and on NCVS web site.
The Partnership Council also plan for and organise the Central Area Voluntary and Community Organisations Forum. You are welcome to send a representative from your group to this Forum. We meet every 6 weeks in different venues throughout the Central Locality. Speakers are invited and there is often a focus on funding and support currently available for groups. We actively welcome your suggestions for topics to include.
We also keep a database of Voluntary and Community Organisations that are based or work in the Central Locality.
If you would like to attend the Forum or would like to talk to a member of staff about the support on offer please contact either of our part–time members of staff:
Or telephone 0115 9708200
If you are a South Asian voluntary or community group you might want to contact our Base Camp Project. Our Project Worker, Rukhsana Aziz, helps groups to start up and get their ideas off the ground, or to grow and improve their services so they can reach out to even more people.
Base Camp works across Nottingham and all its services are free.