- Total grants
- Total funders
- Total recipients
- Total awarded
- Largest award
- Smallest award
- Earliest award date
- 10 Apr 2001
- Latest award date
- 11 May 2017
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.
This project will train and equip older people to act as volunteers to lead local activities for their peers in Manchester. Volunteers will choose to partake in three areas; active body activities, active mind activities and intergenerational activities. An example of an active body group could be walking groups, six to be established where volunteers are trained as walk leaders and first aiders.
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.
Essex Supported Volunteering Project 12 Oct 2011
CSV will use their grant to expand their 'Essex Supported Volunteering Project' which provides volunteer mentor support to disabled people to help them build their confidence and take part in social activities and integrate into social groups as well as help them use community facilities and to take up voluntary work.
RSVP Coventry 10 Sep 2008
This project expands an existing scheme that reaches out to isolated older people by adding new healthy eating and exercise opportunities to its existing volunteering programme for people aged 50 and over. The new work will introduce older ex-carers to the sociability of volunteering and help them regain a sense of life purpose. There will also be the establishment of community allotments run by older volunteers, paired reading, gardening and walks.
This continuation project will enable Community Service Volunteers to reduce the isolation of older people, particularly those in Asian communities, and improve their physical and mental health by empowering them to devise, set up and take part in activities as volunteers and organisers. Volunteers will be supported to run activities in their local community, such as gardening, healthy walking groups, knitting and IT training.
Community Healthy Living Advisor Volunteers 22 Jun 2006
The Manchester branch of Community Service Volunteers runs a range of projects that encourage people to take up learning via its Media Clubhouse. With this award it will deliver workshops, led by a qualified nutritionist, aimed at individuals who want to become volunteer healthy living advisors. The volunteers will be recruited from groups with multiple disadvantages as well as minority groups based in and around the City Centre.
CSV Vocal Project 15 Aug 2012
This grant will expand the volunteer project for people with learning disabilities into new parts of the county, offering a programme of training, volunteering and supported employment using community mentors. Called the Vocal Project, participants work with community volunteers who help them to access training and social events. As their confidence around people and skills develop, they will then gradually move into volunteering placements either in a group or an individual setting.
Outside The Box 13 Oct 2006
This registered charity aims to provide education and support for volunteers. Their project will set up an environmental resource/lending library for the local community.
Lampton Community Gardens 15 Sep 2006
CSV Environment (Bristol) will promote and develop the community gardens and establish a volunteer community management group to sustain it for the benefit of all local residents.
Towards a worker for the North East to recruit older volunteers.
Young Voices is a three year project that will develop and deliver a creative and engaging programme of volunteering opportunities for young people to enable them to build skills and confidence in a key community environment, that of their local library. CSV will work in partnership with Halton, Manchester, and Oldham Library Services to develop this project.
RSVP Devon 16 Apr 2009
This charity will use funding to hold a publicity drive to recruit and train new volunteers. The project will encourage more people to volunteer and will enable the charity to extend its service throughout Devon. The grant will contribute towards events costs, display stands, projector hire, publicity and training.
Welcome Friends 29 Mar 2011
This project will address the needs of three groups of older people. Ones facing transition periods who will act as volunteers thus addressing their own social isolation, those socially isolated but able to attend activities ouside the home and those who are frail and housebound. Activities will be centred on residential homes but not exclusive to residents. Volunteers will be used as befrienders and activity organisers.
Welcome Friends 29 Mar 2011
This project will enable people over 50 to address issues of loneliness. The project will be delivered in three strands addressing the needs of younger beneficiaries by encouraging volunteering to delay the effects of aging, those isolated or in care who can leave their homes to attend activity 'hubs' and those who through age or infirmity are housebound and will need one to one volunteer support to follow their interests.
Older people volunteering at primary schools 11 Jan 2005
The project will empower older people to take an active part in their communities by giving them the opportunity to take the lead in designing and delivering voluntary services to support the development of children in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. Older volunteers will work in primary schools to provide support for pupils, especially those for whom English is an additional language.
WW2 reminiscence project 24 Jun 2005
CSV Media Northern Ireland will use their award to hold events in order to collect memories about life during the Second World War. These memories will be recorded on the BBC People's War website. The memories will be recorded by trained volunteers along with Community Service Volunteer staff.
Operation Strongbow 13 Feb 2008
This project in Stockton-on-Tees, based on successful previous work in Middlesbrough, is a volunteer-led initiative to support older people at risk of distraction burglary. Volunteers will visit vulnerable and older people in their homes, or in community settings such as day centres, to empower them to avoid doorstep crime. Older people will be alerted to the types of tricks used, simple steps they can take to avoid being victims, and the importance of reporting any incidents to the police.