- Total grants
- Total funders
- Total recipients
- Total awarded
- Largest award
- Smallest award
- Earliest award date
- 03 Jan 2017
- Latest award date
- 26 Jul 2017
Oxfordshire Volunteer Befriending CIC 23 Feb 2017
£800 towards volunteer expenses to enable volunteers to travel to Carers houses and to training sessions and volunteer meetings. Many Carers live in isolated villages in Oxfordshire, which means volunteers travelling. Some of the volunteers live in villages too, so may have to travel to do their volunteering. £3,000 towards Coordinators Salary. £150 for advertising. This includes posters and leaflets. £400 for insurance for Public Liability for the Coordinator and Volunteers £350 for training. Most trainers charge £50 for a group session plus travel expenses £300 for overheads including Lighting, Heating, hire of meeting rooms for training sessions
Grant to Beacon Counselling 01 Feb 2017
To fund volunteer expenses for the volunteers who help Beacon at the Stockport Beer Festival. We have been the nominated charity of the year for the Stockport Beer Festival for the past 2 years and are now in our final year. This opportunity allows us to raise money that enables us to deliver free counselling services to vulnerable and disadvantaged people in Stockport. We have a charity run stall selling various beers and ciders and run a number of other fundraising activities of which all money raised goes directly to providing these services. The stall and activities are run by volunteers, many of whom are local to the area. There are 80 volunteer slots to be covered by approximately 50 volunteers throughout the day and evening meaning that we rely heavily on their support for the running of our stall. With a full complement of volunteers we have the potential to raise £8k which means we can even more counselling to people who are out of work or facing other financial hardship. The grant will cover the volunteers’ refreshments and travel expenses and will mean that we can attract more volunteers and use the money we would have spent on expenses to deliver counselling sessions for people in Stockport.
Increasing Volunteer Numbers/ Opportunites 01 Feb 2017
Improved signage and brochures will be funded to help engage more volunteers and promote the groupâ€™s services. This will raise awareness of courses they run and volunteering opportunities available at the centre.
Cemetery Angels 01 Mar 2017
This organisation will use the funding to provide equipment and run sessions for homeless people to clean and tend to the graves in a nearby cemetery. This will provide new skills for homeless volunteers and help reduce social isolation.
The project will replace their website and IT equipment so they can serve the needs of the local community more efficiently, including people who use their community transport scheme.
Connecting Volunteers 08 Feb 2017
This groupâ€™s training infrastructure for volunteers will be improved with the funding. Support will be given to volunteers who help people that are living in a rurally isolated area.
Bluelights Brigade 22 Mar 2017
This project is a volunteer training scheme for retired emergency service officers which will enable them to obtain a volunteer card qualification and take on a volunteering role with a local group.
This is a project by a charity in London, benefiting people in Eastleigh. They will use the funding to purchase a range of new furniture for the volunteer block at their respite centre. This will help to improve the facilities and provide safe and comfortable accommodation for volunteers.
The Volunteer Journey 24 Mar 2017
The project will provide volunteering opportunities for local people through garden maintenance and other horticultural activities. Volunteers will offer garden maintenance to residents on low incomes who can no longer manage their gardens and who cannot afford commercial rates. Many volunteers have disabilities, health issues and troubled personal histories and the project aims to transform their lives, enhancing health and wellbeing and increasing confidence and self-esteem.
Preventing Youth Disengagement 15 Feb 2017
This funding will provide the opportunity of visiting an outdoor pursuits residential to 15 young people who are not in employment, education or training. This will engage them in positive activities with the aim of increasing confidence, self-esteem and encourage them back on a path to training or employment.
The EBGC VTeam 'Get Together' Program 04 Jan 2017
This project will provide a volunteering support group where young volunteers will meet six times a year to receive training and support. This will increase volunteering capacity and provide young people with the skills, confidence and network support to be an effective volunteer.
Uckfield Volunteer Centre (UVC) 01 Feb 2017
The funding will be used by a charity to purchase new equipment to improve the facilities at the volunteer centre. The project aims to help the organisation increase the number of services they can deliver in order to meet new demand and provide a more welcoming centre.