Thursday, 3 January 2019

Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund

Funding Workshop and Funding Surgeries


Thursday 14th February 2019



10.00am – 11.00am


Erewash Voluntary Action

Granville Avenue,

Long Eaton, NG10 4HD


The Big Lottery Fund are providing Erewash based groups and organisations the opportunity to find out about two funding streams - Reaching Communities and Awards for All. The Big Lottery Fund distributes National Lottery Funding.


Vijay Kumari the Funding Officer for the East Midlands will deliver a workshop explaining about Reaching Communities and Awards for All. This will take place from 10am - 11am.


Six one to one funding surgeries are available to book where you can discuss your project ideas and seek further advice and help. 20 minute slots from 11.00am - 1.20pm. First come first served.


To book your place at the funding workshop and your one to one surgery slot contact Lee at Erewash Voluntary Action email or Tel: 0115 9466740.


Further information about this workshop contact Catriona:


Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Passport Scheme - Erewash

Passport Scheme - Erewash


The Passport Scheme is a five week course FREE to volunteers.

Each session will cover a different topic as listed below.

If you want to develop your skills, add new qualifications, brush up on your knowledge, or add  to your CV this course is the one for you.


Session 1-

Equality, diversity and inclusion

Tuesday 15th January 2019 12.30pm - 3pm

Tutor: Jenny Nettleship


Session 2 -

Health and Safety

Tuesday 22nd January 2019 12.30pm - 3pm

Tutor: Jenny Nettleship


Session 3 -

First Aid

Tuesday 29th January 2019 12.30pm - 3pm

Tutor: British Red Cross


Session 4 -

Keeping yourself & others Safe

Tuesday 5th February 2019 12.30pm - 3pm

Tutor: Jenny Nettleship


Session 5 -

Person Centred Working

Tuesday 12th February 2019 12.30pm - 3pm

Tutor: Jenny Nettleship


Venue: Erewash Voluntary Action, Granville Avenue, Long Eaton,  NG10 4DH



At the end of the course volunteers will be awarded a certificate.


For more information or to book a place call Stella on 0115 9466740 or email





Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Foundation Derbyshire

Foundation Derbyshire
Funding Workshop
Are you an Erewash Community group, not for profit organisation or charity?

Looking for helpful funding advice?
Foundation Derbyshire are a small grant funder using funds from local philanthropists. Most grants are up to £2000.

A funding workshop will be held on:


Wednesday 21st November 2018


9.30am – 11.30pm


Erewash Voluntary Action

Granville Avenue,

Long Eaton, NG10 4HD
To book your place at the funding workshop complete the booking form and return to Lee at Erewash Voluntary Action email
Telephone 0115 9466740.



Five Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants Scheme

Small Grants Scheme 2018/19

 Applications up to £1000  

will be considered


Derbyshire County Council Public Health department has set up a Five Ways to Wellbeing Small Grants Scheme which aims to improve the mental wellbeing of people living in Derbyshire by providing community based activities and services that help people access the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’.

The Five Ways to Wellbeing are Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning, and Give. Theses are simple things individuals can do in their everyday lives which have been proven to help people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Applications are welcome from voluntary and community groups/organisations delivering services in Erewash.

4.30pm on Friday 14th December
 This grant scheme is administered by Erewash Voluntary Action. To request an application pack please contact Catriona Paterson - Development Worker

Tel: 0115 9466740  

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

National Befriending Week 2018

1 TO 7 NOVEMBER 2018
Everyone needs other people but not everyone has someone. For people who become isolated because of ill health, disability or social disadvantage being matched with a befriender often fills a big gap.
People and communities are encouraged to recognise the benefits of befriending and its role tackling loneliness and social isolation during the annual Befriending Week from 1 to 7 November. 
This year’s theme is “Befriending Builds Communities” and will celebrate the work of befriending organisations and projects throughout the country and raise awareness of befriending and the impact it has on individuals and communities.

The Volunteer Centre in Erewash recruit befrienders, sitters, shoppers and drivers to help people referred throughout the borough.  If you have just one hour a week to spare to help someone near to you and would like more information please call 0115 9466740, pop in the Centre on Granville Avenue in Long Eaton, email or check out the national volunteering website and search for opportunities via your postcode.
People from all walks of life and all ages volunteer and for some it can help them meet new friends, learn new skills, find a new career and feel valued. Out of pocket expenses and training is provided.

The team look forward to hearing from you, it might just be the best thing you ever did! Thank you.