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Results

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.

Glossop Volunteer Bureau Volunteer Car Scheme 12 Jun 2006

This project provides a car scheme that provides a car with a volunteer driver to transport people with health and disability problems to social events or medical appointments. The grant will expand the scheme currently in place to include an aspect of volunteer befriending and to increase volunteer and beneficiary involvement in the project.

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 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.

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.

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

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

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

It Can't Be Happening in Wisbech 22 Jun 2016

This charity will use the funding to recruit young disadvantaged volunteers who will produce a monthly volunteering magazine. The magazine will promote volunteering opportunities for young people and the volunteers producing the magazine will acquire new skills, confidence and experience to improve their employability.

Amount: £3,300
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Fenland
Region: East of England
District: Fenland District

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

Capacity Building 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.

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)

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

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.

Volunteering for All in Merton: Recruitment Campaign 2007 15 Mar 2007

This volunteer centre in Merton will run various promotional events to recruit more volunteers, including a celebration event, a volunteers fair, a campaign, and special promotions.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Merton
Region: London
District: Merton London Boro

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 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