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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

Grant to Volunteer Centre Swindon 03 Feb 2011

the staffing for the 'Supported Volunteering' Project for mental health client groups including staff costs for a Volunteer Support Worker (x2) and Group Project Worker as well as volunteer expenses, volunteer training and room hire

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.

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.

Volunteer Centre Sunderland - Area Development Workers 05 Dec 2007

This project will employ two development workers to work closely and develop relationships with local voluntary organisations in Sunderland. It aims to increase volunteer numbers, maintain up to date information on volunteering opportunities, and share good practice amongst volunteer involving organisations. The project will also facilitate and maintain the local Volunteer Forum, which provides members with advice and training.

Amount: £509,038
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteer Centre Sunderland
Region: North East
District: Sunderland District (B)

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.

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

Volunteer recruitment and training 25 Jan 2006

This branch of Volunteer Reading Help, recruits, trains and supports volunteers that work with children to develop literacy and social skills. Thegrant will enable a targeted recruitment and training campaign to increase the number of volunteer reading helpers from BME communities in Kensington and Chelsea.

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.

Towards Inclusive Volunteering 09 Jan 2007

A project to re-design and reproduce the whole range of marketing and publicity for this volunteer Bureau in Sutton. The new material will aim to promote volunteering in Sutton and help recruit volunteers for the centre.

Amount: £9,300
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Sutton Borough Volunteer Bureau
Region: London
District: Sutton London Boro

Volunteering Infrastructure Support to VCS Enterprise Organisations in Bris 22 Jan 2009

The aim of the project is to provide VCS organisations in Bristol access to high quality volunteer management support. The project will provide guidance, training, one to one support and resources to volunteer involving organisations. This will improve capacity of frontline organisations to recruit, train and manage volunteers.

Amount: £252,795
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Bristol
Region: South West
District: City of Bristol (B)

Championing Volunteering in Manchester 22 Jan 2009

The project aims to increase volunteering by providing strategic support for existing volunteer services by sharing good practice through networking events, shared training sessions and mentoring as well as providing an improved volunteering placement system. It will lead to greater sustainability for the sector by developing an evidence base for the value of volunteering to encourage investment in volunteer support.

Amount: £668,360
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: GMCVO
Region: North West
District: Manchester 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

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.

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

The Aintree Model of Volunteering 10 Jan 2007

Volunteer work at Liverpool hospitals will help people marginalised through disability, unemployment or single parenthood find work. The volunteers will receive constant support from experienced volunteers to build their self esteem, confidence and social and life skills and will receive help to develop skills with job applications, CVs and interviews.

Amount: £490,323
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Aintree Volunteers
Region: North West
District: Liverpool District (B)

Supported Volunteering Project (SVP) 05 Dec 2007

This project will build Sandwell Voluntary Bureau's (SVB) capacity to provide the extra support required by volunteers with mental health issues and their placement organisations. The project will enable SVB to provide intensive support to volunteering by identifying appropriate placements in conjunction with the potential volunteer, and undertaking the necessary liaison with the host organisation.

Amount: £139,073
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Sandwell Volunteer Bureau
Region: West Midlands
District: Sandwell District (B)