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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

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

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.

Uttlesford Volunteer Bureau 02 Nov 2006

The Volunteer Centre seeks to build on its success of the past five years (as Uttlesford Volunteer Bureau) by continuing its work in recruiting volunteers for voluntary organisations. The one year grant will fund the existing post of a Manager(15hrs), Deputy Manager (13hrs) which includes an increase of three hours, Administrative Officer (20hrs), running expenses, producing information, training and travel for staff and volunteers.

Amount: £21,197
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Uttlesford
Region: East of England
District: Uttlesford District

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

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

development of MF246744 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.

Amount: £107,894
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Enfield Voluntary Service Council
Region: London
District: Enfield London Boro

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 (B)

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.

Volunteer Management 26 Jan 2006

The project will provide individual and organisational development to volunteering organisations through coaching for volunteer managers, training in self assessment to volunteering infrastructure organisations and outcomes training for volunteering organisations. It will increase the skills, confidence and attitude of volunteering organisations, increase their long-term effectiveness and enable them to respond to change.

Amount: £283,359
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: North West Network
Region: North West
District: Manchester District (B)

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.

Volunteer Improvement Programme 29 Oct 2010

The Volunteer Improvement Programme aims to strengthen the voluntary and community sector in Scotland. It will provide support to BIG funded projects to offer improvements in volunteering practice, increase confidence in approaches, identify volunteering barriers and help bring greater success for many projects.

Amount: £474,435
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Development Scotland Limited
Region: Scotland
District: Stirling

Take up volunteering 21 May 2010

This group will develop its volunteer project and employ a sessional support worker to help recruit, support, place and train 15 new volunteers with specific support needs. The grant will fund a volunteer support sessional worker, volunteer travel costs and expenses, recruitment costs for sessional staff, volunteer outings and events and training costs.

Amount: £9,980
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: North Glasgow Community Food Initiative
Region: Scotland
District: Glasgow City

Regenerating Hope 29 Aug 2013

This is a project by a community organisation in Kidderminster. the group will use the funding to recruit and train volunteers to work with the group in providing their support services to the local community. This will enable the group to expand this previously funded project to encompass more volunteers and provide a higher level of volunteer training. volunteer advertisements, furniture materials, sessional volunteer coordinator, volunteer expenses

Amount: £9,900
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Forces Support Limited
Region: West Midlands
District: Wyre Forest District

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 (B)

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.