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Volunteer and Member-Helper Co-ordinator 13 Jun 2007

This new project, based in Birmingham, is split into two parts which will be managed by a new volunteer co-ordinator. One aspect will focus on service users accessing a volunteering programme to increase employability while the other aspect will ensure effective systems are in place to manage the volunteers who support the delivery of services.

Amount: £15,500
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: The Fireside Charity Ltd
Region: West Midlands
District: Birmingham District (B)

Volunteer Organiser and Trainer 23 May 2008

This is a reapplication as a result of the merger between SIFA and Fireside in December 2007. There is no change to the original aims and outcomes and the project will be delivered as per the original agreement. The project is to provide a volunteer and member helper co-ordinator to co-ordinate the 120 volunteers that work in the drop in and assist with the resettlement project. The project will provide a well organised scheme that offers training, support and exit strategies for volunteers.

Amount: £74,440
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: SIFA Fireside Limited
Region: West Midlands
District: Birmingham District (B)

Volunteer Reading Help in the Midlands 03 Jan 2013

This is a project by a charity in Digbeth, Birmingham. The group will use the funding to purchase a range of new books and games to support their volunteer reading helpers, who provide one to one support sessions to young people having difficulties reading. This will help improve childrens literacy skills and educational attainment.

Day trip, equipment, training and volunteer expenses 17 Aug 2004

A project to organise a recreational trip to Blackpool for members of this group, which supports the homeless, refugees and asylum seekers in Birmingham.The grant will pay for trip to Blackpool, photo and video camera, volunteers expenses, volunteer training and stationary.

Training Of Volunteers 02 Nov 2005

A project to develop an outreach service for this bereavement support group based in Birmingham. The grant will pay for volunteer training, supervision and a seminar for volunteers.

Health and Regeneration 01 Mar 2006

A project by this children's mentoring support network in Birmingham, to recruit 10 older volunteers as mentors to local disaffected children.

Training, Accessibility and Health and Safety 23 Oct 2009

A project by this group in Northfield, Birmingham to set up a website, purchase a DVD player and purchase new seating. The website will be used to attract further volunteers, the DVD player will be used in courses to prepare new volunteers and attract potential volunteers, and the seating will be used to replace old seats.

Amount: £1,180
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Home-Start Northfield
Region: West Midlands
District: Birmingham District (B)

Aston Leadership Academy 08 Aug 2013

This is a project by a community organisation in Birmingham. The group will use the funding to deliver a volunteering programme that will create a volunteering and leadership academy. This will enable beneficiaries to improve their skills through volunteering, mentoring and training opportunities leading to enhanced employment prospects.

Amount: £1,566
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Aston Football Club
Region: West Midlands
District: Birmingham District (B)

Bournville TimeBank 10 Jan 2007

A 'TimeBank' will encourage community volunteering in the Bournville, Northfield, Shenley and Selly Oak areas of Birmingham. Volunteer work will be recorded and exchanged for rewards such as training and work placements under the scheme which will improve intergenerational relationships and reduce isolation. Young people will be encouraged to take a more positive role within the community and elderly and disabled people will be urged to volunteer.

Amount: £24,486
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Bournville Village Trust
Region: West Midlands
District: Birmingham District (B)

Our Place Kings Norton Volunteering Programme 13 Jan 2011

This community organisation in Birmingham will use funding to run a volunteering programme for local, unemployed people. This will give free office skills training to the participants and enrol new volunteers to the Information Hub. This in turn will help build the capacity of the organisation to help the local community.

Officer equipment and volunteers expenses 13 Jul 2004

A project to benefit BME people with disabilities through the provision of additional volunteers and resources. The grant will pay for a digital camera, 2 x volunteer expenses, laptop computer and publicity costs.

WPBF Volunteer Programme 10 Mar 2011

This is a project by a community organisation in Meriden, Coventry. The group will use the funding to create a volunteer pack for people not in education, training or employment, aged between 16-25. This will act as a framework for those who wish to engage in volunteering roles within up and coming sports and art based events.

Community Events Volunteer Scheme 26 Apr 2012

This is a project by a voluntary organisation in Birmingham. The group will use funding to establish a network of community groups to recruit and train volunteers. This will develop the skills and experience of volunteers and improve the employability of individuals.

Amount: £9,925
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Weoley Festival
Region: West Midlands
District: Birmingham District (B)

Community Volunteers / Welcome to the West Midlands (WTWM) 15 Feb 2012

This continuation project will support communities with high unemployment in the West Midlands to develop skills and improve their chances of securing future work. The project will provide a community volunteer scheme. Following induction training in health and safety, equalities, fire safety and basic first aid, volunteers will support fire fighters and support staff with home safety checks and training exercises. The volunteers will help to build up a trust of authority with the wider migrant community.

Country Parks for All 09 Feb 2007

A project to take a group of young people on a residential weekend in the countryside by this group in Birmingham.

Amount: £3,227
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: West Midlands
District: Birmingham District (B)

Recruitment and training of new volunteer counsellors. 31 Mar 2006

A project by this Rape and Sexual Violence support group in Birmingham to recruit and train ten volunteer counsellors.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: RSVP
Region: West Midlands
District: Birmingham District (B)

Grant to Midlands Art Centre (MAC) 07 Oct 2015

Towards Birmingham Arts Volunteers, developing and supporting a shared resource of arts volunteers and arts volunteer managers to create a cohort of cultural ambassadors for Birmingham.

Amount: £101,500
Funder: Esmée Fairbairn
Recipient: Midlands Art Centre (MAC)
Region: West Midlands
District: Birmingham District (B)

Streetwise Community Action 12 Dec 2007

This project aims to establish a community volunteering scheme for young people aged 11-21 years old (up to 25 for those with special needs) in Sutton Coldfield. This project will operate with a current Streetwise Project, which uses youth workers on the streets to direct young people into positive activites and support the development of volunteering initiatives and actively seek local opportunities for volunteering.

Making Changes- The Pop-up Cafe 22 Aug 2013

This is a project by a charity in Birmingham. The group will use the funding to establish a community cafe with disadvantaged women volunteers. This will provide volunteering opportunities for beneficiaries to improve self confidence, develop transferable skills and reduce isolation through engagement. freezer, cooker, kitchen equipment, facilitation, mentoring support, marketing, publicity, signage, volunteer expenses, health and safety course, food hygiene course, supervising food safety course

To employ a full-time volunteer co-ordinator 10 Nov 2004

The project will deliver a programme of outreach information activities for deaf and hard of hearing people in Berkshire, using trained volunteers who are deaf or hard of hearing themselves and offering information and support that will enable them to remain independent for longer, reducing their isolation at the same time. The three year grant will fully fund a volunteer co-ordinator and associated recruitment costs and travel expenses.

Amount: £132,121
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Action on Hearing Loss
Region: West Midlands
District: Birmingham District (B)