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Southam Breastfeeding Peer Support 13 Sep 2017

Volunteers will be trained to provide a breastfeeding peer support service for new mothers, encouraging them to continue breast feeding for longer and also helping to bring new mothers together.

NCT Earky Days Drop-in with breastfeeding support 26 Apr 2018

This group will build on their existing services delivered in Musselburgh and Tranent by introducing a third postnatal drop-in in Dunbar. The increased coverage of East Lothian will allow more new mothers to access support in caring for a new baby, including breastfeeding advice.

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.

Grant to NCT Widnes and Runcorn Branch 29 Nov 2017

We would like to be able to reach more parents in the area and provide a drop in centre for parents when they need help.

Amount: £5,551
Funder: Co-operative Group
Recipient: NCT Widnes and Runcorn Branch
Region: London
District: Camden London Boro

Grant to Petersfield and Liss NCT (National Childbirth Trust) 29 Nov 2017

We want to be able to continue to run our baby and toddler groups to enable us to offer support to all families in the area.

LifeLines 20 Apr 2016

This is the expansion of a project supporting volunteers aged 50 plus to run activities for vulnerable older people to improve health and well-being. These have previously included art classes, creative writing, yoga and computer club. The group will expand across the city, recruiting more volunteers, supporting more than 800 new people and establishing a Men’s Network to encourage older men to socialise regularly. It will also extend its HealthLink scheme to help older people get to medical appointments.

NCT Early Days and Breastfeeding Support Drop-in 25 Jan 2017

This project will provide postnatal drop-ins with breastfeeding support for mothers of children aged 0-6 months in Tranent and Musselburgh.

Amount: £8,450
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: NCT (National Childbirth Trust) East...
Region: Scotland
District: East Lothian

Young Voices (Volunteering Opportunities in Community Environments) 11 Oct 2006

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.

Amount: £125,000
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

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

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

Training a Postnatal Leader 23 May 2005

The NCT provides ante and post natal support and advice for local parents. They provide antenatal classes and are often asked about the possibility of running postnatal classes. In order to respond to this, one member of the group will attend a training course to become qualified to run classes. Once qualified, the group will set up 6, 6-weekly courses catering for around 36 couples.

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.

Amount: £43,840
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Under Fives Group 15 Oct 2004

An under 5's group will be set up for local people to provide a meeting place for young children and their carers. The NCT provide support for parents and carers and aim to provide a weekly meeting place to encourage people to access the information and advice services they offer.

CSV 15 Apr 2009

This organisation will set up a new sustainability initiative, creating a website for schools and their communities in the highlands to share experiences. The website will focus on eco projects, learning new ways to live sustainably, preserving energy and actioning change. The grant will be used to pay for website design, event staff costs, catering and volunteer expenses.

Amount: £5,400
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: Scotland
District: Highland

Bundle of Joy or Bundle of Questions? 23 Apr 2009

This branch of the National Childbirth Trust will use an award to fund the training of an antenatal teacher and post-natal leader to level one standard. When the training is completed they, will be able to provide antenatal courses and follow them up with post-natal groups which will operate on a drop-in basis.

Postnatal Support for New Parents in Leicester and Surrounding Areas 28 May 2009

This group will use an award to provide and promote a range of new post-natal activities, benefiting local parents and volunteers.

FIND OUT (Families In Ipswich Nurturing and Development) and OUTreach 17 Mar 2009

This project works with parents and children aged 12-16 to help parents engage with and understand youth sub-culture through multimedia activities including film, radio, multi-media, music and arts projects. Issues of identity and behaviour will be explored by using 'Life Story' books, video diaries and talking families through a journey of their heritage.

Amount: £295,286
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Antenatal Teacher Training 12 Nov 2008

This branch of the National Childbirth Trust will use funding to train an additional antenatal teacher. The project will enable the group to run more courses and provide more support for parents to be.

Gloucester and District NCT Outreach 05 Mar 2010

A project by this Gloucester group to raise awareness of support services and extend them to new local parents through a leaflet handed out by midwives. Volunteers will attend training at a national conference to gain skills to help the parents. Books and DVDs on parenting will be updated for loan at support groups and a new Open House network will be started where parents can meet.

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.

Amount: £61,453
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: North East
District: Middlesbrough