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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.

Amount: £49,056
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: London
District: Islington 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)

Reaching Out: Active Ageing through Volunteering in Manchester 15 Jul 2010

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.

Amount: £247,181
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

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.

Amount: £293,803
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

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.

Amount: £207,713
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

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.

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.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: North West
District: Manchester District (B)

Older Volunteering with CSV RSVP Coventry -Small Actions, Big Ideas 19 Sep 2012

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.

Amount: £288,014
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: West Midlands
District: Coventry District (B)

Active Volunteering 14 Nov 2014

Not Available

Amount: £241,097
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: London
District: Barnet London Boro

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.

Amount: £9,724
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: South West
District: City of Bristol (B)

Grant to Volunteering Matters 11 May 2017

£135,000 over three years (3 x £45,000) for the salary, project delivery and support costs of an Inclusion Worker engaging young disabled people in volunteering.

Amount: £135,000
Funder: City Bridge Trust
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: London
District: Hackney London Boro

Active Volunteering 10 Sep 2008

This is a collaborative project to enrich the lives of people with disabilities by empowering them to participate in community life through volunteering. It operates across the London Borough of Barnet. The expansion is in increased capacity to cope with a waiting list and to try to engage the most hard-to-reach disabled people currently not involved with the services.

Amount: £263,971
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

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.

Amount: £454,093
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: Wales
District: Caerdydd - Cardiff

S.H.A.R.E 10 Jan 2013

CSV will engage young volunteers across Gwent to produce a DVD aimed at giving parents the information and skills to discuss relationships and sexual health with their children. This meets the Awards for All aim of 'improving the quality of life'. This grant for £4,928 will fund staff and volunteer expenses, promotion and marketing, DVD production and a community launch event.

Amount: £4,928
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: Wales
District: Tor-faen - Torfaen

City-wise 05 Aug 2013

This new project by CSV aims to change the lives of three groups of older Londoners. Firstly there are those aged between 50 - 66, unemployed, and the aim is to engage them in learning to be leaders (Volunteer Organisers) of voluntary activities for their peers. The transferable skills they will gain, including improved IT skills, will enhance employment opportunies with the option of taking further learning or volunteering elsewhere.

Amount: £358,863
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

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.

Amount: £459,133
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: Wales
District: Caerdydd - Cardiff

Help4Carers 23 Jul 2009

The project will provide a localised model of volunteer support to carers and their cared for by recruiting teams of older volunteers within a limited geographical radius of small communities in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion to provide affordable transport and other types of household support.

Amount: £217,627
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: Wales
District: Caerdydd - Cardiff

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.

Amount: £9,805
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: South West
District: City of Bristol (B)

Skills for the Community 19 Feb 2007

The project is to build the skills of volunteers. The money is for facilitators, workshop costs and travel expenses.

Amount: £4,973
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: Wales
District: Caerdydd - Cardiff

Grant awarded to Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme of CSV (North East) 10 Apr 2001

Towards a worker for the North East to recruit older volunteers.