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Promote and provide volunteering opportunities 05 Jul 2005

The Bureau provides a number of services from its base in Sutton-in Ashfield. Their main work is providing a volunteer brokerage service, i.e. matching volunteers with volunteering opportunities and this grant will allow the group to employ a volunteer outreach worker to work in the surrounding community promoting volunteering, recruiting volunteers and widening the number of organisations taking on volunteers.

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 (B)

Volunteer Britain 14 Jul 2005

Community Service Volunteers (CSV) works to reconnect people to their community through volunteering and training and to enrich people?s lives. This project will produce short audio and visual clips on volunteer's experiences, produced by the volunteers themselves. CSV will showcase the clips in order to recognise their efforts and promote volunteering to others, through radio, TV and at local community events. This will be done in conjunction with the 'Year of the Volunteer' campaign.

Amount: £49,056
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

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

Transfer of URN MK/1/010150518 01 May 2008

The Bureau provides a number of services from its base in Sutton-in Ashfield. Their main work is providing a volunteer brokerage service, i.e. matching volunteers with volunteering opportunities and this grant will allow the group to employ a volunteer outreach worker to work in the surrounding community promoting volunteering, recruiting volunteers and widening the number of organisations taking on volunteers.

Amount: £26,557
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Ashfield Volunteering
Region: East Midlands
District: Ashfield District

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)

Volunteering 'Opps & Orgs' 08 Mar 2005

The organisation has been very successful in recruiting volunteers and the numbers are now such that there are insufficient places available. This project will develop the opportunities and support organisations using volunteers to gain the Investing in Volunteers accreditation. They will help build the capacity of small groups to manage volunteers, leading to a greater supply of higher quality opportunities for volunteers in the local community.

The WAVE Project (Wider Access to Volunteering for Everyone) 12 Oct 2011

This project will enable those with mental health issues and learning or physical disabilities to access volunteering opportunities to reduce their isolation and increase their confidence. Training courses will increase skills and confidence and volunteer managers from local organisations will be supported to work with volunteers. The project will also establish a database of ad-hoc volunteers and opportunities, and provide a matching service for prospective volunteers and voluntary organisations.

Amount: £345,548
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Slough Volunteer Bureau
Region: South Central
District: Slough (B)

Consortium - Support for volunteers 14 Jul 2004

Lowestoft Volunteer Bureau will join Halesworth Volunteer Centre and Southwold Voluntary Help Centre to develop the role of volunteering in Waveney, especially the rural areas. The three year grant will be used for the salaries of the project manager, three part-time administrators and a full-time volunteer co-ordinator, and also for running costs and training for staff and 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

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

Volunteer Voice London - 2,000 Hours To Change the Capital 18 Nov 2010

This is a project by a charity in Southwark. They will use funding to recruit and train volunteers to work with other volunteers, and hold consultation and feedback events for voluntary organisations throughout London. This will help to streamline volunteer services, ensuring the voices of volunteers are heard with regards to key policy decisions that affect them.

Amount: £7,017
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Greater London Volunteering
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

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.

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

Fund outreach worker for volunteer development project 07 Jul 2004

The project aims to raise the profile of volunteering by increasing the number of people who volunteer in Shepway. Serving a rural area, the project will reach out to potential volunteers across the region. An 'outreach vehicle' will enable the project to visit village fairs to recruit volunteers. They will gain new skills and increased confidence, while helping their local voluntary sector to develop.

Amount: £52,146
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Shepway Volunteer Centre
Region: South East Coast
District: Shepway District

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.

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

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.