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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.

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

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

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)

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

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

To develop Volunteer Centre 08 Nov 2005

Further development of a current project which created a bureau office in Farnborough and promoted the recruitment of volunteers for local groups will now be possible. This development continues this work, but with the addition of providing training in volunteer management to help retain volunteers. There will also be a scheme to increase the number of people with mental health problems volunteering and to promote volunteering amongst the employees of local companies.

Amount: £149,563
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Rushmoor Voluntary Services
Region: South Central
District: Rushmoor 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.

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)

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)

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

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)

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.

Volunteering Infrastructure Support to VCS Enterprise Organisations in Bris 22 Jan 2009

The aim of the project is to provide VCS organisations in Bristol access to high quality volunteer management support. The project will provide guidance, training, one to one support and resources to volunteer involving organisations. This will improve capacity of frontline organisations to recruit, train and manage volunteers.

Amount: £252,795
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Bristol
Region: South West
District: City of Bristol (B)

volunteer project 12 May 2004

The volunteer Bureau seek to build on its success of the past three years by continuing its work in recruiting volunteers for voluntary organisations (brokerage).The three years grant will fund the existing post of a Manager(15hrs), Deputy Manager (13hrs), Administrative Officer (20hrs), general running expenses, producing information, training and travel for staff and volunteers.

Amount: £60,370
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Uttlesford Volunteer Bureau
Region: East of England
District: Uttlesford District

Celebration of Volunteering 09 Feb 2007

This group will use an award to celebrate 21 years of service to the community in Nuneaton and Bedworth by organising a number of events throughout the year to raise the profile of volunteering. The events will include a regular volunteering feature in the local paper, an awards ceremony, volunteering festival and exhibition.

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)