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Sunderland Volunteer Centre Supported Volunteer Program 13 Oct 2010

This project promotes social integration, independence and skills development by supporting excluded groups into volunteering with help from a volunteer mentor. The project will be based in Sunderland and will also cover the outlying areas of Houghton, Hetton and Washington. A personal development plan will be drawn up to allow the beneficiary to identify aims and objectives to achieve through their volunteer placement.

Amount: £438,153
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Sunderland
Region: North East
District: Sunderland District (B)

Volunteer Coordinators Forum and Support Network 15 Jul 2010

This is a project by a volunteer centre in Kent. The group will use funding to introduce a volunteer coordinators forum and support network, which will benefit both volunteers and the organisations they volunteer for. This will enable the volunteers to access more diverse volunteer opportunities and allow the centre to evaluate its activities. In turn, this will improve the services provided to organisations that require the help of the volunteers.

Loving Our Volunteers - A Celebration of Volunteering in the Borders 10 Aug 2016

This group develops and promotes volunteering by removing barriers to participation and improving opportunities. This project will celebrate volunteers in the Scottish Borders, acknowledging people who volunteer as the unsung heroes of the community.

Amount: £4,239
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Borders
Region: Scotland
District: Scottish Borders

The project will provide different routes into volunteering 14 May 2004

This project will develop a pilot funded by Esmee Fairburn Foundation to improve the success rate in volunteering for volunteers with more complex needs or multiple disabilities. It will provide intensive support to individual volunteers to enable them to make the most of the volunteering opportunities.

Amount: £100,772
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Edinburgh
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

Volunteer Week Conference 21 Apr 2005

An award enables the Council for Voluntary Service/Volunteer bureau to hold a conference to address issues confronting volunteering today. It will bring volunteering organisations together with business and the public sector to promote volunteering in the wider community. The conference will also mark the 25th Year of the Volunteer Centre and the significant contribution of volunteers to local community life.

Glossop Volunteer Bureau Volunteer Car Scheme 12 Jun 2006

This project provides a car scheme that provides a car with a volunteer driver to transport people with health and disability problems to social events or medical appointments. The grant will expand the scheme currently in place to include an aspect of volunteer befriending and to increase volunteer and beneficiary involvement in the project.

Volunteering Taster Sessions 23 Feb 2007

Volunteer Centre Midlothian's project will raise young people's confidence, independence, team building skills and sense of worth. Funded through the Big Lottery Fund's 'Young People's Fund' and delivered in Midlothian the project will provide volunteering opportunities for young people. These volunteering opportunities will range from single day placements to 12 week 'Volunteering Taster Sessions'.

Amount: £36,554
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Midlothian
Region: Scotland
District: Midlothian

Grant to Weymouth Community Volunteers 29 Jan 2014

Weymouth Community Volunteers provides training, volunteering opportunities and support to help disadvantaged adults to find paid work. This grant will fund an assistant to organise volunteering opportunities at events and support the volunteers involved.

Transfer of Volunteering E-link Project 01 Apr 2007

Volunteering England (VE) is a new organisation established as a result of a merger between Volunteering Development England and the National Centre for Volunteering (2004). This grant was originally awarded to the National Association of Volunteer Bureaux in 2003, and due to a name change in late 2003 and the merger in 2004 has changed identity twice within an 18 month period.

Amount: £10,167
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering England
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Lambeth Volunteer Centre 05 Dec 2007

This project will develop volunteer infrastructure in Lambeth, improving the quality and increasing the quantity of volunteering. The project will establish a volunteer centre, which will meet six core functions; matching and referring volunteers to volunteer involving organisations, marketing volunteering, developing good practice among volunteer involving organisations, developing volunteering opportunities, policy response campaigning, and strategic development of volunteering.

Amount: £509,972
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Lambeth Voluntary Action Council
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

Volunteer Centre Sunderland - Area Development Workers 05 Dec 2007

This project will employ two development workers to work closely and develop relationships with local voluntary organisations in Sunderland. It aims to increase volunteer numbers, maintain up to date information on volunteering opportunities, and share good practice amongst volunteer involving organisations. The project will also facilitate and maintain the local Volunteer Forum, which provides members with advice and training.

Amount: £509,038
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Sunderland
Region: North East
District: Sunderland District (B)

Grant awarded to Retired Senior Volunteer Programme (North East) 08 Mar 2005

To fund the running costs of an organisation recruiting older volunteers in the North East.

Volunteer Development Programme 10 Oct 2007

This is a new project to employ a volunteer co-ordinator to manage and support existing volunteers at the Kidz R Us theatre group and encourage more volunteering by local people. The role of the volunteer co-ordinator will be to develop the organisation's volunteer policy, recruit new volunteers, identify and develop training programmes for volunteers and strengthen community involvement by creating opportunities for those who have not previously engaged in volunteering.

Amount: £125,284
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Kidz R Us Community Project
Region: South West
District: Cornwall

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

Capacity Building 13 Jul 2004

The Enfield Volunteering Information Service (EVIS), run by Enfield Voluntary Action, works to improve the profile of volunteers and volunteering in the borough. Information is distributed to volunteers, and new volunteering opportunities are promoted in the local press and community newsletters. EVIS works with voluntary organisations to help them identify training needs of volunteers and subsequently delivers the training that is required.

Disabled volunteers 13 Jan 2006

The group provides mentoring support to children through a network of volunteers with the aim of creating an interest in learning and raising confidence and motivation. The project is to recruit disabled people to become mentors in the areas of Corby and Northampton. The new volunteers will be supported by existing volunteers with disabilities and will also be given the opportunity to develop their own mentoring skills.

Volunteering for All in Merton: Recruitment Campaign 2007 15 Mar 2007

This volunteer centre in Merton will run various promotional events to recruit more volunteers, including a celebration event, a volunteers fair, a campaign, and special promotions.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Merton
Region: London
District: Merton London Boro

Grant to Volunteer Centre Swindon 19 Sep 2016

Volunteer Centre Swindon provides advice and guidance to anyone in and around Swindon wishing to volunteer. Funding was to support a programme to help engage older people in volunteering as a means of addressing social isolation.

Amount: £1,500
Funder: Wiltshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Swindon

Grant to Care Home Volunteers 13 Nov 2015

Care Home Volunteers recruits, trains, deploys and supports volunteers in care homes for older people. The grant supported a new project in Chippenham matching volunteers to their local care home to reduce isolation for older people.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: Wiltshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Care Home Volunteers

Supported Volunteering Project (SVP) 05 Dec 2007

This project will build Sandwell Voluntary Bureau's (SVB) capacity to provide the extra support required by volunteers with mental health issues and their placement organisations. The project will enable SVB to provide intensive support to volunteering by identifying appropriate placements in conjunction with the potential volunteer, and undertaking the necessary liaison with the host organisation.

Amount: £139,073
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Sandwell Volunteer Bureau
Region: West Midlands
District: Sandwell District (B)