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.
To welcome all visitors to the centre in a warm and friendly manner. Visitors need to be treated with respect and courtesy at all times. Ultimately, we strive to provide a constant and consistent service to all visitors offering assistance if difficulties arise.
During each session the volunteer will primarily provide a meet and greet service and they wil also be involved in the booking in process. This process is described in detail in the procedures manual (which all volunteers have access to during their induction period) This process is one of the most important aspects of the job and it is essentail that it is carried out pleasantly and correctly.
Sport England has announced that it will be opening its £3 million Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage fund in April 2017.
From April 2017 Sport England will be accepting applications for the second round of its inactivity fund. The £3 million Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage fund will be available for projects which use sport and physical activity to improve lives and communities.
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.
The March 2017 edition is now out.
The Alzheimer’s Society Carer Information and Support Programme will be running in Rushcliffe from April.
The Programme is a series of workshops for people caring for a family member or friend with dementia. The workshops aim to provide carers with information and support and cover topics such as:
• What is dementia?
• How you can support and care for someone with dementia
• The support services that are available
• Planning for the future
Opportunities are available across South Nottinghamshire for group
helpers and one-to-one play volunteers.
The volunteers will support staff in the provision of activities and learning opportunities for children and young people. The Butterfly Project is a service designed to support the needs of a child or young person with a life limiting condition. It also helps support the wider family members, in particular by providing emotional support to parents and siblings.
Click here to see our updated Funding page. Sources include:
Stay warm and safe this winter
We would like to deliver a FREE Winter Warmth Workshop to your group to check that your members are not paying more than they need to for their energy bills; we also provide information about energy saving grants and tips. We are an impartial service established in 2000, commissioned by Public Health within Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council.
The workshop will start with a short presentation (40 minutes) with additional time to look at people’s bills to see if they are able to make savings, answer any questions and take referrals for our services. Average energy switching savings are £212.
Did you know Nottingham City Council has a programme of dedicated female only swimming sessions taking place in all 7 city pools? With female pool helpers to help you develop your swim technique, female lifeguards, music playing during the session, hooks on poolside for robes and gowns and access to the health suite, which include steam rooms and saunas (where available), these sessions are a must for women and girls!
For more information about where This Girl Can Swim sessions are, visit www.nottsgirlscan.co.uk/whats-new
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.
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)
Click on the logo above to view the latest Directory of Activities -
currently March 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.