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Volunteers Week Celebrations 23 May 2005

The award will fund an event to celebrate Volunteers Week & the Year of the Volunteer. This will incorporate an awards ceremony where certificates will be presented to three of their member organisations who have demonstrated the best practice during the past year. There will be showcases of their work and volunteers will talk about their experiences of volunteering. The purpose will be to highlight the work of volunteers and promote the benefits of volunteering.

Amount: £1,730
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Hounslow Volunteer Agency Limited
Region: London
District: Hounslow London Boro

Volunteer forum 17 Jul 2006

This volunteer bureau will establish several fora for existing volunteers and those interested in volunteering. A large proportion of those involved in volunteering have been previously isolated by virtue of being either unemployed, newly arrived in the UK or having mental health issues. This project will offer training and information as well as an opportunity for networking with other volunteers. This in turn will enable them to grow in confidence and enhance the skills they use in their volunteer work.

Amount: £4,876
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Slough Volunteer Bureau
Region: South Central
District: Slough

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.

Supported Volunteering Pilot 12 Oct 2005

The charitable group intends to run a supported volunteering project to assist people with disabilities and others to overcome barriers to volunteering. Volunteers will receive special support during the first month of their placements. In their new roles volunteers will gain skills and self-esteem, at the same time as providing useful assistance to local organisations.

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

It Can't Be Happening in Wisbech 22 Jun 2016

This charity will use the funding to recruit young disadvantaged volunteers who will produce a monthly volunteering magazine. The magazine will promote volunteering opportunities for young people and the volunteers producing the magazine will acquire new skills, confidence and experience to improve their employability.

Amount: £3,300
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Fenland
Region: East of England
District: Fenland District

Volunteer recruitment and training 25 Jan 2006

This branch of Volunteer Reading Help, recruits, trains and supports volunteers that work with children to develop literacy and social skills. Thegrant will enable a targeted recruitment and training campaign to increase the number of volunteer reading helpers from BME communities in Kensington and Chelsea.

Widening Opportunities for Volunteering in Northampton 08 Sep 2006

This project is for a promotional event and awareness raising campaign for the Volunteer Centre in Northampton. The event and new promotional materials hope to increase the number of volunteers that the centre can engage and support. It will also be used in conjunction with new lunchtime drop-in sessions, telephone follow-up and bite-sized training courses for organisations using volunteers.

Grant to Volunteer Centre Swindon 23 Sep 2016

Volunteer Centre Swindon provides advice and guidance to anyone in and around Swindon wishing to volunteer. Funding was to support a project to engage ex-offenders in volunteering.

Amount: £2,422
Funder: Wiltshire Community Foundation
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Swindon

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

Investing in Volunteers 22 Mar 2005

The group will use the award to enable volunteers to achieve the standards demanded by the recently launched Investing in Volunteers scheme administered by Volunteering England. The project will produced a double benefit: it will increase participation by volunteers from across the community and will enable those volunteers to reach out more widely and deliver more effectively.

Amount: £3,355
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Age UK Stockport
Region: North West
District: Stockport District

RSVP Volunteers 14 Dec 2005

Under their Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme, this group will place volunteers over 50 years of age with York's Out Of School clubs. They will bring experience and creativity to children under 10 years old. The award is for volunteer expenses, promotional materials, room hire and CSV travel expenses.

Amount: £4,300
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
District: York

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.

Volunteer Scheme 16 Nov 2007

This volunteer centre will use an award to set up a volunteer scheme within the centre, the volunteers will work alongside the paid staff to improve the service given and allow more people to get involved in volunteering locally. The award will include funding for IT, printer, volunteer expenses, and administration costs.

Amount: £3,532
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Crewe and Nantwich Voluntary Action
Region: North West
District: Cheshire East

Helping Hands 01 Feb 2018

To promote volunteering to year six Primary School pupils across Uttlesford

Amount: £4,938
Funder: Essex Community Foundation
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Uttlesford

Volunteers' Forum 25 Oct 2012

This is a project by an incorporated charity in Canterbury. The organisation will use the funding to establish regular forums, virtual networks, peer support and mentoring opportunities for local volunteers as well as enabling the beneficiaries to produce their own bespoke volunteer led training materials. This will empower and support the training needs of local volunteers, encourage volunteering and community engagement and help reduce the drop-out rate of volunteers within the local area.

Grant to Volunteer Centre Lewisham 04 Aug 2017

We want to set up four Volunteering Market Places, increasing people's confidence, self esteem and helping them to make new friends.

Amount: £3,077
Funder: Co-operative Group
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Lewisham
Region: London
District: Lewisham London Boro

Grant to The Volunteer Link Scheme 29 Nov 2017

We want to train more volunteers in order to reach more of the most isolated people in our community.

Amount: £1,380
Funder: Co-operative Group
Recipient: The Volunteer Link Scheme
Region: London
District: Ealing London Boro

Recruiting Older Minority Ethnic Volunteers in Hackney 22 Feb 2006

The group will recruit volunteers aged over 50 to help children with their reading in primary schools in Hackney.

Grant to Supporters of Aintree Volunteer Scheme 04 Aug 2017

Purchasing recreational games will allow volunteers to carry out activities with patients that provide stimulation and increase well-being.