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Volunteering Development Project 03 Mar 2005

This project will contribute towards the demand for high quality professional information, advice and training for volunteers and volunteer recruiting organisations. It will increase the capacity and number of prospective volunteers, including people traditionally excluded from volunteering e.g. people with disabilities, asylum seekers, refugees and those who would find it difficult to volunteer.

Amount: £249,558
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Tameside
Region: North West
District: Tameside District (B)

Volunteer Train & Reward Project 10 Feb 2011

The Burnley community organisation will offer volunteer training in various qualifications to enable volunteers to create pathways to employment. This will provide the opportunity for volunteers to gain skills to improve confidence and chances in employment.

Amount: £9,026
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Burnley
Region: North West
District: Burnley District (B)

Volunteer train and reward project 24 Jan 2013

This is a project by a voluntary organisation in Burnley. The organisation will use funding to offer volunteer training qualifications including first aid and child protection and recognise volunteers hard work with an award event. This will provide an opportunity for volunteers to gain skills to improve their confidence and increase their chances of gaining employment.

Amount: £9,800
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Burnley
Region: North West
District: Burnley District (B)

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)

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 Training Development Project 08 May 2009

This group will use an award to fund a volunteer training and development project that will include induction and training for new volunteers to enable them to work at the hospice. The grant will also pay for relevant equipment, a volunteer newsletter and noticeboards and a volunteer awards ceremony in order to improve the self esteem of the volunteers.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Springhill Hospice Rochdale
Region: North West
District: Rochdale District (B)

The Aintree Model of Volunteering 10 Jan 2007

Volunteer work at Liverpool hospitals will help people marginalised through disability, unemployment or single parenthood find work. The volunteers will receive constant support from experienced volunteers to build their self esteem, confidence and social and life skills and will receive help to develop skills with job applications, CVs and interviews.

Amount: £490,323
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Aintree Volunteers
Region: North West
District: Liverpool 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 project 07 Jul 2005

A volunteer project to support the organisation's existing team of twenty volunteers and recruit a further thirty volunteers over the life of the grant. Volunteers support the organisation in most areas of its work including administration duties and practical support for service users. The grant will be used for a new part-time Volunteer Co-ordinator and running costs.

Championing Volunteering in Manchester 22 Jan 2009

The project aims to increase volunteering by providing strategic support for existing volunteer services by sharing good practice through networking events, shared training sessions and mentoring as well as providing an improved volunteering placement system. It will lead to greater sustainability for the sector by developing an evidence base for the value of volunteering to encourage investment in volunteer support.

Amount: £668,360
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: GMCVO
Region: North West
District: Manchester District (B)

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.

Funding the post of Volunteer Development Worker 11 Nov 2004

This project will help to recruit a volunteer development worker responsible for the recruitment and training of volunteers. A capacity building project, the main aim will be to recruit and train volunteers in advice giving skills. Barrow Citizens Advice Bureaux now uses an electronic information system and all volunteers will be trained in IT skills.

There is no project name available for this record 11 Jan 2006

This group recruits and trains volunteers from the local community to develop children's reading skills and supports the volunteers to make school visits to carry out their work. They will carry out a targeted recruitment campaign, provide training sessions in accessible locations, and provide resources for the volunteers.

Amount: £4,398
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Reading Help Leeds
Region: North West
District: Wigan District (B)

Breakthrough 22 Jun 2006

This volunteer bureaux is looking to appoint a support worker for a project aimed at helping individuals who are looking to play a more active part in their community. This is a pilot project for the bureaux that is intended to encourage people in the local community to become invloved in volunteering. The award will fund the employment costs of a support worker, including office costs, travel expenses and volunteer training.

Amount: £2,725
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Eden
Region: North West
District: Eden District

Volunteer Scheme 25 Aug 2006

This service will use an award to set up a volunteering scheme within the Volunteer Centre. It will employ a project worker to identify roles for the volunteers, develop an induction and training programme, and produce a volunteer handbook.

Grant to Mersey Volunteer Bureau 28 Jun 2013

The organisation provides a one stop shop resource for information, advice and guidance on all aspects of volunteering. The Volunteering for Stronger Communities project aims to improve the employability of those further from the labour market.

Happy 25th Birthday Volunteer Week 18 Feb 2009

This group will use funding to deliver events to celebrate, publicise and promote volunteering and to thank Halton volunteers for their contributions. Events will include Volfest, a celebration of the skills of local volunteers, a coffee morning, quiz night, canal boat experience and a volunteer 25th birthday thank you evening.

Amount: £7,665
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Halton Voluntary Action
Region: North West
District: Halton (B)

Training Courses 18 Oct 2007

This charity will run a programme of training courses for volunteers in listening skills, hand massage and crafts. The volunteers work in most departments within the local hospital offering support to patients. Once trained the volunteers will offer hand massage and therapeutic craft activities to patients, reducing anxiety and stress during their stay in hospital.

Amount: £8,600
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Aintree Volunteers
Region: North West
District: Stockport District (B)

Time 4 Tameside 31 Jan 2013

This is a project by a voluntary organisation in Ashton-under-Lyne. The organisation will use the funding to recruit and train event volunteers to support and work alongside local businesses. This will enable young people to access volunteering opportunities, increase volunteering capacity in the local area and provide support to local community groups.

Amount: £9,720
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Tameside
Region: North West
District: Tameside District (B)

Grant to Volunteer Centre Blackpool Wyre & Fylde 29 Jun 2016

a supported volunteer/employability project that aims to help people with complex needs access positive supported volunteering activities in order to move closer to the job market