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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

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

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

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.

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

Employer Supported Volunteering Project 09 Nov 2004

This three-year grant will enable the project to develop a co-ordinated approach to employee volunteering in Greenwich with a view to increasing the number of employers supporting their staff to volunteer in the community. This will be achieved by developing, promoting and implementing a tailor made Employer Supported Volunteering programme for key public employers including the local council, the police and local businesses.

Amount: £46,256
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteers Greenwich
Region: London
District: Greenwich 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)

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.

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.

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)

THE BIG PARADE - Volunteers Take to the Streets 29 Jan 2014

The group will use the funding to train volunteers in organising events. The training will culminate in the Big Parade where volunteers will take to the streets as part of National Volunteers’ Week.

Amount: £7,786
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre East Ayrshire
Region: Scotland
District: East Ayrshire

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)

Prostate Awareness Volunteering Project 20 Dec 2010

This group will develop training and support for volunteers. This grant will fund volunteer handbook research, development, design and printing costs. The grant will also be used to provide materials for volunteer groups, two volunteer training seminars, volunteer expenses and promotional leaflets.

Amount: £8,478
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Prostate Scotland
Region: Scotland
District: City of Edinburgh

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)

Increasing quality in community based volunteering through Investing in Volunteers 28 May 2012

Increasing quality in community based volunteering through Investing in Volunteers

Amount: £29,000
Funder: Barrow Cadbury Trust
Recipient: Volunteering England
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

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

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)

Volunteer Training Programme 20 Jul 2006

This project will develop a structured training and development programme for new volunteers to the organisation. It will offer a comprehensive introduction to volunteering including office skills, listening skills and provide 'work' experience. The project will develop the organisation's training capability and offers new skills to volunteers, improving the service offered to the community.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteers Greenwich
Region: London
District: Greenwich London Boro