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VCS Community COVID-19 Online Response Meetings
Every fortnight MVA and other key leaders in our community get together and discuss various trending topics, best practices as well as signposting support.
Each session has a Guest Speaker covering various topics such as: Housing, Homelessness, Social Isolation etc
The session runs every other Friday between 10am and 11.30am and is hosted online via Zoom. To register to attend and be added to our mailing list to receive minutes and invitations contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then start receiving updates on future meetings and agendas.
30-Jul-2021From Discovery to Enterprise - The Test Bed Fund 2021 from MVA’s Befriending Programme MVA is offering grants to local organisations who are working to provide services and activities wh..
29-Jul-2021Funding Round-up (Part 1) – July/August 2021 MVA offers another collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations. Due to the varying nature and progre..
28-Jul-2021Charity Digital - Re-opening Anxiety and How to Manage it National organisation Charity Digital explores Re-opening Anxiety and explains how charities can support their staff. After over..
26-Jul-2021Getting on Board – The Value in Recruiting a Younger Trustee There is a wave of national recognition that many decisions about young people are being made without young people. As a result..
21-Jul-2021Keeping the Vulnerable Safe from Harm – a Bitesize Briefing from MVA MVA Have produced a new Bitesize Briefing Video on Safeguarding & DBS Checks. Safeguarding involves keeping children an..
19-Jul-2021Reflecting, Preparing, Advertising and More – Free Tools for Trustee Recruitment from Reach National charity Reach Volunteering (https://reachvolunteering.org.uk/about-reach) recently launched a website to support trustees with ..
14-Jul-2021Kent and Medway COVID Vaccination Helpline, July 2021 A Covid-19 Vaccination Helpline has been launched for Kent and Medway citizens. It aims to answer any questions or concerns..
12-Jul-2021Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service - Nominations now Open, June 2021 Nominations are now open for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for2021. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Servic..
05-Jul-2021Charity Digital - How to Keep Mobile Devices Safe National newscaster Charity Digital recently published some helpful support to identify and reduce the risk of that mobile devices carry..
01-Jul-2021Conversations through Covid-19 - How VCS can Help Lonely People Reconnect after Lockdown Campaign to End Loneliness has released a report that sets out the hints, tips and tactics that organisations have found hel..
01-Jul-2021Government news Round-up – June 2021 MVA brings you a collection of announcements and other events from UK Government. Covid-19 stakeholder toolkit The UK Cabin..
30-Jun-2021Inspiring People and Improving Community Space – Places Called Home from National Lottery, July 2021 The National Lottery has opened a new funding programme, designed to improve community spaces and deliver sustainable activities f..
22-Jun-2021To End, to Amplify, to Let go and to Restart – The Future Change Framework from RSA UK based organisation RSA have published the Future Change Framework, a FREE toolkit designed to help leaders discover the b..
21-Jun-2021Integrated Care Systems Explained, June 2021 National Organisation NHS Providers have compiled a working glossary to help improve understanding around the development of Integrated ..
16-Jun-2021On-going Support in light of the Pandemic – Charity Mentors Kent and Medway Charity Mentors Kent and Medway continue their work providing support and direction to local charities, social enterprise and simi..
11-Jun-2021Tempo Time Credits - Introduction & Information Event, June 2021 National organisation Tempo is hosting a free online awareness event introducing community groups to Tempo Time Credits, explainin..
08-Jun-2021VCS Views Required for Joint Local Care Steering Group MVA are working with the Joint Local Care Steering Group to gather feedback on what is going well in Medway and Swale with refe..
07-Jun-2021Free online Prevent Duty Information Session Free Online Prevent Duty Information Session - 18th June 2021 MVA are delighted to announce the Guest Speaker for their nex..
07-Jun-2021Vacancy – Mental Health Ambassador for Engaging Kent Local organisation Engaging Kent (https://www.engagingkent.co.uk/about) is currently receiving applications for their Lived Experience L..
07-Jun-2021VCS Role in Population Health Management - Local Strategies As part of their role to support the local voluntary and community sector, Medway Voluntary Action continues to liaise with soci..
04-Jun-2021Charity Digital - Make your Digital Marketing #BeMoreInclusive Newscaster Charity Digital has released a video offering useful tips and tricks to creating inclusive digital content. Nowadays ..
01-Jun-2021Stronger, Resilient and more Flexible – NAVCA report about Patterns for Change National organisation NAVCA recently reported about Patterns for Change, a series of actions designed to help charities become str..
31-May-2021Medway's Non-Visible Disability Initiative - Launch Event, July 2021 Parkinson's UK - Medway and District Working Age Group will be hosting the launch event of their Non-Visible Disability Initiative..
28-May-2021Charity Digital - Dealing with Hate Crime on Social Media Newscaster Charity Digital has released a video exploring how charities have dealt with hate on social media. By the time you’ve..
25-May-2021Returning to Workplace – a Bitesize Briefing from MVA Following the Government’s announcement that further Covid restrictions will be lifted from 17th May, MVA have released a Bitesize..
24-May-2021Community Safety Partnership – FGM Response and Identification Report, May 2021 The Children’s Services of Medway Council have released a report providing an overview and analysis of how services in Medway resp..
20-May-2021Covid-19 Vaccination Support for People with Severe Mental Illness Public Health England has developed a series of short videos on Covid-19 vaccination to support and encourage people with Severe M..
17-May-2021Impact of Covid-19 on Medway VCS - survey of current status Remaining Vigilant about the impact of Covid-19 on the VCS MVA remain committed to presenting ‘real time’ reports a..
11-May-2021Mental Health Awareness Week Resources, May 2021 UK Mental Health Awareness Week is upon us and this year's theme is nature and the environment. There is strong evidence t..
07-May-2021Adult Social Care Strategy Jackie Brown at Medway Council is requesting feedback to the Adult Social Care Strategy for 2021-2025. It can be downloaded from her..
07-May-2021Lloyds Bank Foundation opens Racial Equity Funding for Charities The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England (https://www.lloydsbankfoundation.org.uk/about-us) and Wales has announced its Racial Equit..
03-May-2021New Social Media Audit Template from Hootsuite Social Media Audit Webinar from Hootsuite (With a FREE Template!) Social media management developers Hootesuite (https://www.h..
30-Apr-2021Launch of NHS England Safeguarding app, April 2021 A Safeguarding app providing an overview of necessary legislation and guidance covering both adult and children’s safeguarding is ..
30-Apr-2021Trustees Event - FREE for Medway Charities Medway Voluntary Action (MVA) are hosting a seminar covering priority themes that Trustees are likely to be facing in the wake of ..
29-Apr-2021THRIVE Framework for System Change Engagement Events NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (https://www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/) have announced dates for the first set of ..
28-Apr-2021New National Mental Health Initiatives MVA brings news on two recent national mental health initatives: NHS England to set up 26 Mental Health Hubs The NH..
26-Apr-2021Guidance on maintaining NHS Track and Trace Records Guidance on maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace The Government has issued gu..
21-Apr-2021Protecting your Organisation and #SmallButVital Update MVA brings coverage of recent national news events for the Voluntary Sector: How to Protect your Organisation from Data Bre..
19-Apr-2021News Round-up, April 2021 MVA brings coverage of recent national news events that may be of interest to their Voluntary Sector peers: Updated COVI..
12-Apr-2021Funding Round-up – Environment, April 2021 Here is a collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on environment themes aimed at helping ch..
08-Apr-2021Funding Round-up – Arts and Culture, April 2021 Here is a collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on arts and culture themes aimed at helpi..
06-Apr-2021Funding Round-up – Disability and Health, April 2021 Here is a collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on disability and health themes aimed at ..
06-Apr-2021UK Community Renewal Fund Invitation to Submit Project Bids UK Community Renewal Fund Medway Council (https://www.medway.gov.uk/) is seeking bids from organisations wishing to deliver a..
31-Mar-2021Funding Round-up – Physical Activity and Sport, March 2021 We finish this month of funding round-ups with a collection of opportunities from local and national organisations focusing on ..
26-Mar-2021Funding Round-up – Children and Youth, March 2021 Here is a collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on children and youth themes aimed at hel..
23-Mar-2021Funding Round-up – Social Inclusion Focus, March 2021 Here is a collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on themes of Social Inclusion, aimed at h..
22-Mar-2021Befriending Together - MVA Job Vacancy Befriending Together Job Opportunity MVA has a thriving Befriending service that, since the outbreak of Covid, remot..
18-Mar-2021Funding Round-up – Community Focus, March 2021 Here is a collection of funding rounds from local and national organisations focusing on community themes aimed at helping chariti..
12-Mar-2021Funding Opportunities Round-up – March 2021 To help boost your income generation activities, we've collated local and national funding opportunities focusing on business and ..
08-Mar-2021Opportunity to get Involved in the ASPIRE Project from MCH Are any of your service users looking to explore new ways to improve their wellbeing, manage weight and develop employment po..
03-Mar-2021The Future of Virtual Health and Care Solutions – FREE online event from King’s Fund National charity The King’s Fund will be hosting a free online event where they will explore what the future of virtual health and..
02-Mar-2021Charity Digital - #BeMoreDigital Conference, March 2021 Charity Digital’s 2021 #BeMoreDigital Conference will be taking place virtually from 2nd to 4th March 2021 - and it's free to atte..
01-Mar-2021Digital Loft Events from NCSC, Spring 2021 The National Cyber Security Centre (https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/) (NCSC) is hosting a series of Digital Loft events over the next f..
22-Feb-2021NCVO – Release of the Rebalancing the Relationship Report, February 2021 National organisation NCVO recently released the findings from a major project exploring the competition and collaboration be..
19-Feb-2021Financially supporting Job Opportunities for Young Adults – The Kickstart Scheme, February 2020 The Kickstart Scheme is designed to create thousands of quality 6-month job placements for young people age..
17-Feb-2021News Round-up, February 2021 MVA brings a selection of local and national news events from the Voluntary Sector. Engaging Men Earlier – A Downloadable ..
17-Feb-2021Tempo Time Credits – Recognition for your Volunteers Tempo Time Credits is offering volunteer recognition in Medway as part of the Involving Medway project, sponsored by Kent and Medw..
15-Feb-2021Charity Digital - 2021 Giving Days calendar Non-profit technologist Blackbaud Europe have created a 2021 calendar that contains key giving and awareness ..
11-Feb-2021For people in crisis – Emergency Assistance Grants from Citizens Advice Medway Citizens Advice Medway are continuing their work to offer grants intended to provide a lifeline to ..
09-Feb-2021The King’s Fund - What does Brexit mean for the Health and Care System? National organisation The King’s Fund has published an online study which explores what the UK’s new trade and co-operation deal w..
08-Feb-2021Strengthening Minds launch Community Hub Foodbanks, February 2021 Regional organisation Strengthening Minds have recently launched foodbank services for anyone who may n..
05-Feb-2021Updated Guidance to Volunteering Safely in light of the Coronavirus Pandemic Following the news of the new national lockdown, the Government has updated its guidance on how to help safely including stayin..
03-Feb-2021Funding Round-Up – January 2021 In its on-going efforts to support the VCS in Medway, MVA’s has collated information on funding rounds from local and national org..
02-Feb-2021Raising Awareness and Providing Support - Windrush Community Fund from Voice4Change England National organisation Voice4Change England has announced the Windrush Community Fund, designed to help charities ..
01-Feb-2021Winning Central Government Contracts and the new Social Value Model, winter 2021 The Government will be hosting seminars aimed at VCSE organisations interested in finding out more about the new Social Value mode..
29-Jan-2021***Emergency Assistance Grants Still Available For Local Residents*** Local organisation Citizens Advice Medway are currently responding to enquiries a..
25-Jan-2021Charity Digital - Top Ten Virtual Fundraising event ideas for Charities Charity Digital have created an on-line guide to help charities adapt and plan various virtual fundraising events in light of the pandem..
22-Jan-2021How UK Leaving the EU will affect Data Protection - Updated GDPR Guidance from NCVO National organisation NCVO have revised information on GDPR to reflect the UK leaving the EU, helping charities and organisations ..
20-Jan-2021Share what is Important to You - Meet the Governors at Medway NHS Foundation Trust The Medway NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a series of public meetings with the Trust’s Governors, where local people can raise an..
18-Jan-2021Fundraiser Apprenticeships from JGA, Winter 2021 Specialist training and careers advisory group JGA has recently announced the launch of their Fundraiser Apprenticeship programme ..
18-Jan-2021News@Medway Winter 2020/21 Edition Now Available The Medway NHS Foundation Trust recently released the latest edition of their magazine, News@Medway. This edition includes ..
14-Jan-2021Future Integrated Care, Library Services and FREE Online Event – News Round-up from King’s Fund The team at MVA have compiled a round-up of helpful news and events from national charity The King’s Fund. Study of the Ne..
12-Jan-2021Reaching Communities Funding Surgeries - available to book now Reaching Communities Funding (https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/reaching-communities-england) Surgeries, o..
11-Jan-2021Pandemic Information and Travel Guidance Available from Arriva National transport company Arriva Travel are now displaying updated COVID-19 information and guidance on their local b..
08-Jan-2021Charity Workers now Eligible for Free Coronavirus Testing, January 2021 Medway charities who are delivering face-to-face support, or working in areas with high infection rates, may now be able to ..
04-Jan-2021Covid-19 Vaccination - Kent and Medway Services Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group (http://www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk) (CCG) have a dedicated webpage providing informatio..
03-Jan-2021Job Retention Scheme Extended until the end of April 2021 The Chancellor has extended the Job Retention Scheme for one additional month, keeping employer contributions to unworked hours..
22-Dec-2020To Help with Charities' #BeMoreDigital Needs – The Charity Digital Hubs Newscaster Charity Digital has recently launched The Charity Digital Hubs, offering charities, community groups and similar organi..
21-Dec-2020NHS Volunteer Responders programme - 3 useful tips for the VCS The NHS Volunteer Responders (https://nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk/) (NHS VR) programme was set up by NHS England (https://www.england...
21-Dec-2020Start the Conversation, Feel more Connected – Campaigners release Toolkit to Tackle Loneliness The #LetsTalkLoneliness campaign, led by the Government, has recently released a digital toolkit designed to help your organisatio..
21-Dec-2020Tier 4 - Latest Government Covid-19 Restrictions The Prime Minister has introduced a new Tier 4, and new Covid-19 restrictions for any area in this Tier, that has come into effect fr..
18-Dec-2020Tier 3 - The Covid Restrictions Explained Following the 2nd National Lockdown which took place throughout the November period, the UK Government re-introduced th..
17-Dec-2020Implications of the Local Restriction Tiers for Volunteering Government guidance currently states that at all tiers people should volunteer from home where possible. People can choose..
15-Dec-2020Hopes & Dreams, Hands and Hearts, and other Events in Medway MVA have compiled a quick round up some of the local events that might be of interest to your service users that are taking pla..
04-Dec-2020Social Lending - Help available for Charities during the Pandemic from KCF Kent Community Foundation is still taking applications for their social lending programmes designed to help local charities, CIOs and CI..
02-Dec-2020To Improve Young people’s Live – BBC's Children in Need Small and Main Grants Programme National charity Children in Need is currently making a call for applications from local organisations and community groups that h..
01-Dec-2020Charity Digital - A Guide to Planning Fundraising Events in 2021 Newscaster Charity Digital has recently released an on-line guide to help charities adapt and plan fundraising events for the futu..
01-Dec-2020Medway Volunteer Network - new support for organisations coming soon MVA will shortly be re-launching their Medway Volunteer Network webpages with new 'virtual' volunteering support for organisations..
30-Nov-2020Funding Opportunities – December 2020 To help anyone responsible for income generation, MVA’s have complied a new summary of funding rounds from local and national o..
26-Nov-2020Aiming to Deliver Real-world Improvements – The 2020 Spending Review The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak recently presented his Spending Review to Parliament. During the course ..
19-Nov-2020More Than Saying Thanks – Giving Tuesday, 1 December 2020 Giving Tuesday is an essential event in the charity fundraising calendar, and this year sees it being more important than ever ..
13-Nov-2020Virtual Volunteering - new opportunities for your service users Could Virtual Volunteering offer something different for your service users? When people think about Volunteering, traditionally i..
12-Nov-2020Homeworkers can claim costs via tax relief As many people have moved to working from home in response to Covid-19 guidance, it might be worth knowing that they can claim ..
10-Nov-2020Do your service users want their say - Medway 5 GP sites engagement The Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group are making plans for the future of services at local GP sites and need your help ..
05-Nov-2020Supporting Trustees to meet their Duties - The 5-minute Guides from Charity Commission As part of Trustees’ Week 2020, The Charity Commission has launched a collection of ‘5-minute’ guides, designed as simple, easy to..
04-Nov-2020Getting Safe and Staying Safe Online – Charity Digital share Anti-fraud Tips from NCSC Charities can be as much as a target for fraudsters as any other organisation. Following the recent Charity Fraud Awarenes..
03-Nov-2020Keeping Well at Home amid COVID-19 – Booklet Available from MCH A booklet is now available to download from Medway Community Healthcare (MCH), containing lots of helpful advice about keeping wel..
03-Nov-2020Medway Voluntary Action's 2020 Annual General Meeting Medway Voluntary Action’s 2020 Annual General Meeting is being held on Thursday 26th November (18.00-18.15). In light of the ..
02-Nov-2020‘To Prepare, To Respond, To Recover’ - MVA now part of VCS Emergencies Partnership Local charity MVA is a recognised office, working together with other local and public groups and infrastructure organisa..
02-Nov-2020Civil Society - Government warns of Charities and Donors at Risk of Fraud amid Pandemic Criminals have stolen over £3 Million from charities during the pandemic, according to the Charity Commission. The regulator s..
01-Nov-2020Supporting the People Hardest Hit by Covid-19 - The Resilience Fund from CAF Charity bank the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is offering £20 million in financial support to charitable organisations in the UK..
21-Oct-2020Now Showing - ‘Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind’ at Rochester Art Gallery, October 2020 Showcasing artworks made by people with sight impairment, ‘Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind’ is a new exhibition which op..
20-Oct-2020To Look After Yourself and Others – Mental Health Resources from King’s Fund National charity The Kings Fund has collected a series of resources to help support mental wellbeing and provide information about..
20-Oct-2020To Support and Enforce Self-isolation - New Package from UK Government, October 2020 The Government recently announced a support payment of £500 for lower-income earners required to self-isolate. The Governm..
19-Oct-2020Funding Round-up - Imminent Application Deadlines, October 2020 Here is a collection of last-minute funding rounds from local and national organisations - take a quick look in case there i..
19-Oct-2020Helping to Protect Medway - Covid-19 Community Resources from Medway Council With the Coronavirus outbreak impacting everyone’s lives Medway Council is working with partner councils and other partner organis..
15-Oct-2020Creating Safety and Reducing Harm – New Toolkits from Children Safeguarding Partnerships The Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership (MSCP) has recently announced an update to their Child Exploitation toolkits..
14-Oct-2020Inclusivity and Empowerment – Next Phase of ‘My Whole Self’ by Mental Health First Aid National organisation Mental Health First Aid recently launched new resources as part of their continued efforts to the My Whole S..
13-Oct-2020Charity Digital explores The Future of Remote Working for Charities Charity Digital recently released a report examining how the last few months of remote working have brought charity service delive..
12-Oct-2020Vacancy - Project Manager for Action for Borstal Community (ABC), October 2020 Applications are still being taken for the vacancy of Project Manager for Action for Borstal Community. Local charity Acti..
08-Oct-2020'End of Life' for Microsoft Office 2010 – What Charities Need to Know Support for Microsoft Office 2010 is scheduled to end on October 13th, 2020, with no extension or extended securit..
05-Oct-2020Medway Launches its Aspiration for City of Culture 2025 Medway’s UK City of Culture 2025 campaign was launched recently, introducing new branding and a website – and the organisers are i..
30-Sep-2020Help keep the focus on the VCS - MVA's Covid Follow Up Survey Medway Voluntary Action (MVA) launched their VCS Covid-19 Follow-up Survey this week asking local groups and organisations to help..
21-Sep-2020Friendship, Guidance, Support – Introducing Safe Space 4 Black Women Leyla Hussein, founder of the Dahlia Project which campaigns to end FGM (http://www.dahliaproject.org/), has created Safe Space 4 ..
21-Sep-2020New Services launched by Medway Gender and Sexual Diversity Centre The Medway Gender and Sexual Diversity Centre will shortly be offering support groups, after requests from middle aged and elde..
17-Sep-2020Help for Charities with Financial Difficulties - Crisis Decision Tool from Bates Wells City consultancy firm Bates Wells have recently launched a FREE online tool to help charities, enterprise and similar organi..
15-Sep-2020Landing a Grant - Ten Top Tips from Directory of Social Change A Senior Researcher at Directory of Social Change has used their and the Directory's years of experience of studying grant-making ..
11-Sep-2020The Status of UK Fundraising 2020 Report from Blackbaud and the Institute of Fundraising Blackbaud Europe, in partnership with the Institute of Fundraising, recently launched the much awaited Status of ..
09-Sep-2020Free Risk Management Webinar Series with Zurich In partnership with Zurich, NCVO is pleased to introduce a series of risk management webinars for charities. The th..
08-Sep-2020Medway Council appoints Medequip to manage Community Equipment Service provision Medway Council has appointed Medequip to manage their Community Equipment Service provision across Medway. The Me..
07-Sep-2020Charity Digital Explain the Ethics Behind Safeguarding Technology Charity Digital recently reported that charities should consider safeguarding aspects when making use of new technology. Looki..
07-Sep-2020Helping to Raise Funds Digitally - #BeMoreDigital Fundraising Day from Charity Digital, October 2020 Online newscaster Charity Digital has recently announced the return of their Digital Fundraising Day event, due to take place this..
31-Aug-2020Have Your Say - COVID Children's Health Survey from Medway Public Health, September 2020 Medway NHS is carrying out a survey to find out about the public’s recent experience of local children’s services and they w..
27-Aug-2020Funding Round-Up – COVID-19, September 2020 In its on-going efforts to support VCS in Medway, MVA’s round up of funding opportunities from local and national organisati..
26-Aug-2020Help to Continue Delivering Essential Services - COVID-19 Digital Response Fund Help is now available to charities and other organisations whose operations have been affected by COVID-19 and need immediate fund..
25-Aug-2020Sharing Best Practice with Chase.livestream this September Chase.livestream's new virtual format will be broadcast over three mornings, allowing delegates, participant and visitors to..
19-Aug-2020Latest News from Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership – August 2020 The Medway Safeguarding Children Partnership has recently published their latest Bulletin, providing news of the work and events w..
17-Aug-2020Charity Digital Explores the Past, the Present and Future of the Charity Sector amid COVID-19 Newscaster Charity Digital report how COVID-19 has changed the way charities operate, and what the crisis means for the sector. ..
14-Aug-2020New Financial Capability Information and Support page is now LIVE at MVA website Providing a wealth of information and support that is available locally, this new webpage aims to help local re..
12-Aug-2020The 'Hero Up' Initiative - How Gaming is Helping People talk about their Mental Health National newscaster Charity Digital report about gaming, mental health and COVID-19 in support of a new digital e..
10-Aug-2020Further Funding to be made Available after Charities Receive over £30 Million from Dormant Trusts It has been announced that charities have received a total of £32 million from dormant trusts through the Revitalising Trusts p..
06-Aug-2020Protecting your Charity from the Dark Web - Charity Digital answers your Questions Newscaster Charity Digital has recently published an article to help charities understand and defend against the threat of the ..
05-Aug-2020Updated Furlough details from NCVO to Compliment Government Guidance, August 2020 National organisation NCVO has recently updated it’s guidance about Annual leave and Furlough, helping charities make the right ch..
03-Aug-2020A new mentoring initiative for charities in Kent and Medway Charity Mentors Kent and Medway (https://charitymentorskent.org/) is a new in initiative established at the suggestion of the K..
27-Jul-2020Check, Change, Go - Government's new Brexit Transition Campaign “Check, Change, Go” – New Government Campaign Preparing UK for end of the Brexit Transition Period The Government has launc..
27-Jul-2020News Round-up, July 2020 Here is a collection of local and national news events related to COVID-19 that you might find ..
23-Jul-2020Funding is Only Part of the Benefit – The GSK Impact Awards 2020 Applications from health charities to the 2020 GSK IMPACT Awards are now open. Running since 1997, The GSK ..
23-Jul-2020Your Chance to Become a Governor at Medway NHS Foundation Trust, July 2020 Nominations are still being taken to become a Governor at Medway NHS Foundation Trust. Medway NHS Foundation Trust is hold..
21-Jul-2020Supporting Each Other and Those we Serve – VCS COVID-19 Community Response Meetings, Summer 2020 MVA announce the continuation of their series of video conferences intended to support the sector in the wa..
14-Jul-2020A Festival for Everyone - Gravesham & Medway Virtual Pride, August 2020 2020 was going to see the launch of Medway Pride 2020, but due to social distancing guidelines the organising team have created a..
13-Jul-2020Helping to Keep You Secure Remotely – Charity Checklist from NCSC The Government’s Cyber Security Office has published a list of questions to help you keep your systems, and your charity’..
13-Jul-2020Recover Donations by taking it Online – How Virtual Events can help Charities and Fundraising Charity Digital provides some insight into how charities can use virtual events as a solution to their fundraising concerns in lig..
10-Jul-2020From Discovery to Enterprise - The Test Bed Fund from MVA’s Befriending Programme MVA is managing the award of grants to local organisations who are working to provide services and activities w..
06-Jul-2020Back to Work, Flexibly – New Development from Government’s Coronavirus Furlough Scheme, July 2020 July will see employers being able to bring back workers on a part-time basis, where the employer will have to pay..
06-Jul-2020Continuing that Connection – Case Study on how Barnardo’s evolved in Light of COVID-19 A recently published case study details how a well-known children’s charity explored developing their services in resp..
09-Mar-2020Coronavirus - latest guidance As the Coronavirus develops your organisation should be planning how best to keep your employees, volunteers, supporters, and bene..
18-Dec-2019Medway Cultural Strategy - Open Space GJG Consultancy are are inviting everyone in Medway to help us create a new Cultural Strategy for people and places in Medway. They are ..
16-Dec-2019Quick tips for earning income in January In the absence of finding a money tree in 2020, here are 2 quick tips from MVA for income generating opportunities in January... ..
04-Dec-2019Listen to my Thoughts - A Film Supporting Young Children Affected by Parkinson’s Disease A film made to raise awareness among teachers and other professionals who engage with young children affected..
31-Oct-2019Involving Medway update from MVA Many of you will be aware the Involving Medway (https://www.medwayccg.nhs.uk/getting-involved/involvement-projects/involving..
08-Oct-2019Helping to Transform Lives and Change Attitudes – Autism Hour at Computer Exchange, October 2019 Consumer electronics and media store Computer Exchange will be taking part in National Autism Hour by creating an a..
25-Jan-2019To Tackle Major Conditions and Save Lives - The NHS Long Term Plan, January 2019 The NHS recently published its much awaited Long Term Plan (https://www.longtermplan.nhs.uk/about/); a plan to improve the qual..
28-Sep-2018You're Invited! MVA AGM and Volunteering Summit - 'Opening Doors' This is your invitation to Medway Voluntary Action's 'Opening Doors' Volunteering Summit and AGM 2018 Tuesday 20th November 2018 ..
21-Sep-2018Disclosure and Barring Services Available Through Medway Council Medway Council can help organisations to apply for the Disclosure and Barring Service (https://www.gov.uk/government/organ..
31-Aug-2018Advice and Guidance with Medway Voluntary Action For many years, MVA has offered advice and guidance to other charities in Medway with the aim to support them in their drive to empower ..
31-Aug-2018Medway CCG Community Services Engagement Event – September 2018 Medway CCG is hosting an event for providers and the community and voluntary sector to give all providers the opportunity..
15-Aug-2018MVA Annual VCSE Survey Every year MVA surveys what the not-for-profit sector in Medway delivers, who it delivers to, what resource it has to do its work ..
07-Aug-2018Funding from Veolia Environmental Trust The Veolia Environmental Trust (http://www.veoliatrust.org/about/) continues their call for applications from the Volunta..
31-Jul-2018Are you Worried About your Child being Criminally Exploited? – Advice and Resources from MSCB Do you think a child you know may be involved in selling drugs or other types of criminal activity? Have you seen a..
30-Jul-2018Funding is Only Part of the Benefit – The GSK Impact Awards 2018 Applications from health charities to the 2019 GSK IMPACT Awards are now open. Running since 1997, The GSK IMPACT Aw..
17-Jul-201810 Principles for Working with Children – Safe Guarding Postcards from the Alexi Project The Alexi Project has recently published a series of helpful postcards which provide guidance and an easier understanding of w..
22-Jun-2018Open Afternoon at Wisdom Hospice – July 2018 The public are invited to join the Wisdom Hospice Wellbeing & Therapy Centre for their Open Afternoon this coming J..
25-Apr-2018Medway Council Market Event - Recommissioning VCS Services Medway Council (https://www.medway.gov.uk/events/event/167/recommissioning_voluntary_community_services) are holding a marke..
04-Apr-2018Train the Trainer – Free Course for Healthcare Professionals from Medway NHS Medway Public Health Team is currently taking requests for places to their FREE Connect 5 ‘Train the Trainer’ course to ..
20-Mar-2018Neurological Research to be Showcased at Public Meeting Scientists at the University of Kent involved in neurological medicine research will discuss their work and its implicati..
14-Mar-2018Vacancy - Senior Tenancy Sustenance Officer at Fairways Trust Applications are currently being taken for a Senior Tenancy Sustenance Officer for Fairways Accommodation Support Trust in Chat..
08-Mar-2018Vacancy - Senior Housing Support Officer at Fairways Trust Applications are currently being taken for a Senior Housing Support Officer for Fairways Accommodation Support Trust in Chat..
12-Feb-2018TABLO Conference - June 2018 The Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust invite you to the TABLO Conference Being ..
11-Feb-2018Charity Finance Group Publishes Free Guide to General Data Protection Regulation The Charity Finance Group has produced a FREE guide to help voluntary organisations comply with the EU General Data Prote..
14-Dec-2017Free Flu Immunisation for Social Care Staff Confirmed by NHS England NHS England recently announced that social care workers are now eligible for free vaccination as part of the extension to the seasonal f..
12-Dec-2017NKTS Christmas Wordsearch 2017 A Gift from NKTS this Christmas! North Kent Training Service, the training arm of Medway Voluntary Action, would like ..
04-Dec-2017Vacancy – Development Manager from Kent Community Foundation Kent Community Foundation is currently taking applications for a Development Manager position with their organisation. Ken..
30-Nov-2017Community Business Bright Ideas Fund Opens for Final Round Applicants are reminded that the final round is fast approaching for funding to provide business support and grants to not-f..
23-Nov-2017A 'Plot' to Help Feed a Community - Share an Allotment with Pathways Accommodation charity Pathways to Independence have an allotment which they are offering to share with another organisations. ..
21-Nov-2017Data Protection Reform – May 2018 The revisions for Data Protection law are due to take effect from 25th May 2018, and organisations are being advised to prepare..
02-Nov-2017To Prevent and Combat Gender-based Violence and Violence Against Children - The REC Programme The deadline is fast approaching to apply for grants to prevent and combat gender-based violence and violence against c..
26-Oct-2017Continued Support from Medway Council for Professionals Working with Children and Families The Early Help Transformation Team, part of Medway Council, is continuing their series of FREE training courses, as part of their ..
20-Oct-2017Arts and Health Funding from D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust The deadline is fast approaching for grants from The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, to provide funding for Arts, Health and Env..
11-Oct-2017Celebrating Patient and Public Participation in Healthcare - Community Grants from NHS England NHS England (https://www.england.nhs.uk/) is offering grants to local and regional groups that showcase the ways they have engaged..
11-Oct-2017Main Grants Programme from Henry Smith Charity The Henry Smith Charity continues its call for applications for its grants programme to help enterprises and ventures that tackle ..
11-Oct-2017Vacancy – Grants Administrator and Funding Manager from Kent Community Foundation Kent Community Foundation is currently taking applications for Grants Administrator and Funding Manager positions with their organ..
10-Oct-2017‘God’s Waiting Room’ from Medway Clinical Commissioning Group The Medway Clinical Commissioning Group invites you to an original and unique event to help stimulate conv..
09-Oct-2017Vacancy - Volunteer Coordinator at wHoo Cares Applications are currently being taken for the position of a Volunteer Coordinator at Hoo Peninsula Cares CIC. Also kno..
05-Oct-2017Talk Health, Be Active – New Project from Park Club Park Club Chatham are offering FREE health MOT’s, nutrition advice and exercise to support the community to improve their health i..
04-Oct-2017Workplace Wellbeing - World Mental Health Day Event by MEGAN, October 2017 MEGAN CIC will be hosting an event in celebration of World Mental Health Day at the St George Hotel, Chatham this..
03-Oct-2017Funding from Screwfix Foundation The Screwfix Foundation continues their call for applications to provide funding for projects that help community facilities for t..
03-Oct-2017Grants from Trusthouse Charitable Foundation The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation continues to provide funding to help projects which address issues in Rural Communities or ar..
03-Oct-2017Kent and Medway Funding Fair – October 2017 Mentoring support charity Funding for All will be hosting The 2017 Kent and Medway Funding Fair this October at Whitstable Communi..
03-Oct-2017Lots More to Offer – Build Better Opportunities from Social Enterprise Kent Social Enterprise Kent is running a programme aimed at helping older people get jobs in Kent, Medway and East Sussex. Lots..
03-Oct-2017Mind Fitness Train the Trainer – Free Courses for Youth Healthcare Professionals from West Kent Mind West Kent Mind has recently launched a series of free courses aimed at healthcare professionals who work with young people and chi..
02-Oct-2017Take the Impact Survey from Involving Medway and Have a Chance to Win £50 Involving Medway is a one year pilot project working to encourage the people of Medway to engage with the Medway Clinical Co..
29-Sep-2017Funding from The Pargiter Trust The Pargiter Trust are providing funding to support groups who help disadvantaged older people to be independent, healthy and soc..
29-Sep-2017Voluntary Sector Meeting by Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership – October The Kent and Medway Sustainability and Transformation Partnership will be hosting a series of events giving Voluntary Sector group..
25-Sep-2017Universal Credit Full Service Launch Event – October 2017 Jobcentre Plus will be hosting a meeting this coming October to introduce and raise awareness about the Universal Credit full serv..
22-Sep-2017Jephcott Charitable Trust Grant The Jephcott Charitable Trust continue their call for funding applications to support projects in developing countries. ..
20-Sep-2017Medway NHS Foundation Trust Annual General Meeting – September 2017 Medway NHS Foundation Trust (Medway Maritime Hospital) has recently announced their Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be taking pl..
20-Sep-2017The Way Ahead – Social Prescribing Conference, September 2017 Red Zebra are offering stakeholders a second opportunity to come together and develop ideas identified at the first event and begi..
18-Sep-2017DM Thomas Foundation – Central Grants for Young People The DM Thomas Foundation is currently receiving applications for its Central Grants programme, helping to deliver projects that im..
18-Sep-2017Environmental Grants from Greggs Foundation The Greggs Foundation continue to accept applications from not-for-profit and similar organisations that seek funding for environm..
18-Sep-2017Les Mills Fund for Children Applications are being taken for the Les Mills Fund for Children for charities to improve the education, as well as the physi..
15-Sep-2017Local Grants Scheme from Armed Forces Covenant Fund The Government is continuing to accept applications for the Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Local Grant scheme for 2017. ..
14-Sep-2017Discovery Grants Available from Santander Foundation Santander is currently taking applications for their Discovery Grants Programme from charities and similar organisations workin..
13-Sep-2017Community Grants from WHSmith Trust The WHSmith Trust are providing grants supporting the local communities and to support education and lifelong learning. Simila..
13-Sep-2017Medway Sport Centre Open Day and Other Events from Medway Sport There is a selection of sports events in the local area, giving people the chance to try something new and find out more about wha..
13-Sep-2017PRS for Music Foundation Announce Final Call for Applications for 2017 Open Fund The PRS have recently announced their last deadline for applications to their Open Fund for projects that involve the creati..
13-Sep-2017Reproductive Health Training Programme from METRO METRO Charity has recently announced the next round of CRAASH training for practitioners working with young people across Medway. ..
12-Sep-2017Basic Criminal Record Checks now by the Disclosure and Barring Service Starting in September 2017, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will shortly be introducing basic criminal record checks for ..
12-Sep-2017Live Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Repeat – Triforyou from A Better Medway A series of new services have started in Medway designed for families and young people to help them make healthy lifestyle changes..
12-Sep-2017Medway Clinical Commissioning Group Annual General Meeting - September 2017 NHS Medway Clinical Commissioning Group invites you to their 2017 Annual General Meeting. The Medway Clinical Commissionin..
11-Sep-2017For Grants, Funding and Free Business Advice, Ask PHIL from Kent & Medway Growth Hub Kent & Medway Growth Hub have recently launched a new service that provides information on grants, funding and free business a..
08-Sep-2017Small Grants Programme from Alcohol Research UK Alcohol Research UK is still accepting applications for the annual funding round of their Small Grants programme. Alcohol..
06-Sep-2017Inter Faith Youth Trust Small Grants Programme Open to Applications in UK Inter Faith Youth Trust (http://www.ifyouthtrust.org.uk/?page_id=6) are still taking applications to their Small Grants Programme ..
05-Sep-2017Medway Trustees Seminar In response to their last sector survey identifying the growing need for trustee support, and following positive feedback on the s..
05-Sep-2017To Grow and Develop Useful Contacts - The VCS Leaders Speed Networking Event, September 2017 The VCS Leaders Network are hosting a speed networking event to support local organisations to grow and develop useful contacts ac..
01-Sep-2017Towards a Dementia Friendly Cathedral – Tea and Cake Day at Rochester Cathedral Rochester Cathedral will be holding a Tea and Cake Day at the Cathedral in September, and are inviting people with dementia and th..
30-Aug-2017Manage Your Mind Fashion Show – September 2017 Manage Your Mind are hosting Fashion Show being held in Gillingham this coming September - Enjoy a Fashion Show with live mode..
30-Aug-2017Vacancy – Shop Manager at Strood Community Project The Strood Community Project is currently taking applications for the job role of Manager for the Community Project Shop in Strood..
30-Aug-2017Vacancy - Wellbeing Support Worker at West Kent Mind Applications are currently being accepted for a new Wellbeing Support Worker role at West Kent Mind. As part of the MIND (http..
29-Aug-2017Charity Website Grant Programme from the Transform Foundation Applications are still being taken for the Charity Website Grant Programme from the Transform Foundation. The second roun..
25-Aug-2017Are You Doing Something Extraordinary? – A Call to all Community Groups from BBC The BBC will be hosting a new TV programme showcasing community groups delivering extraordinary projects on limited resources. ..
25-Aug-2017Have Your Voice Heard – Coffee, Cake and Engagement with Involving Medway Involving Medway will be holding a series of events to give Medway residents the chance to comment on plans for easier..
25-Aug-2017Vacancy - ‘Roma in the Lead’ Project Manager at Red Zebra Red Zebra are currently taking applications for their manager vacancy for ‘Roma in the Lead’, a new Kent-wide project bas..
24-Aug-2017Call for Applications from the Downlands Educational Trust The Downlands Educational Trust continue their call for applications from educational groups who work to support children..
24-Aug-2017Reach Out For More in Life – RISE4Disability Conference, September 2017 RISE4Disability will be hosting a Disability and Occupational Therapy Conference in September 2017, and you are invited to atte..
18-Aug-2017Have Your Say to Improve Urgent and Emergency Care Services in Medway – Take the Survey Medway Clinical Commissioning Group continues to encourage Medway residents to comment on plans for easier access to urgent car..
17-Aug-2017The Learning Alliance for Palliative and End of Life Care Services Conference – September 2017 You are cordially invited to the Learning Alliance for Palliative and End of Life Care Services (LAPCEL) Conference, ..
16-Aug-2017Call for applications to the LIBOR Fund 2017 Accepting UK Applications HM Treasury advise they are still accepting applications for the latest round of LIBOR funding. Announced in 2012, Th..
16-Aug-2017Making Sure No-One gets Left Behind - Pioneer Grants from The Elton John AIDS Foundation Interested groups are advised the application deadline for this season is fast approaching for Pioneer Grants from The Elton John ..
15-Aug-2017Final Call for Applications from £80m Life Chances Fund The Government has recently announced its last Call for applications for its Life Chances Fund, to help those people in society fa..
15-Aug-2017Mental Health Training for Secondary School Teachers The government has recently announced that every secondary school in England will be offered mental health training by 2020. ..
15-Aug-2017Tesco’s Bags of Help Tesco are continuing their call for applications for their Bags of Help Grants Programme. Tesco’s Bags of Help (htt..
14-Aug-2017Free Parenting After Separation Workshops from Kent Family Mediation Service Kent Family Mediation Service continue to host their series of workshops to help separating parents. Parenting After ..
14-Aug-2017Postcode Dream Fund 2018 Closing Soon for Applications Charities are reminded that applications are due in shortly for the annual Postcode Lottery Dream Fund. The Dream Fund (htt..
11-Aug-2017Funding from Veolia Environmental Trust The Veolia Environmental Trust (http://www.veoliatrust.org/about/) continues their call for applications from the Voluntary Sec..
11-Aug-2017Solutions for an Ageing Society– Funding from Hyde Foundation The Hyde Foundation are currently taking applications from individuals who are finding solutions for the challenges the ageing pop..
09-Aug-2017The Launch of the New Charity Governance Code A partnership of leading charity organisations has recently launched a revised set of governance and guidelines to streng..
08-Aug-2017Healthy Heart Grants from Heart Research UK and SUBWAY Heart Research UK (HRUK) is taking applications from community groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities through th..
07-Aug-2017For Rent – Professional Office Space from Citizens Advice Medway Set in the centre of the busy town of Gillingham, Kent, directly opposite the train station (https://www.google.co.uk/map..
07-Aug-2017Make a Difference - Become a Trustee Being a trustee is one of the most important roles in the voluntary sector. Trustees have ultimate responsibility for everything a..
07-Aug-2017What Can YOU Do? The Fairbridge Programme from The Prince's Trust Applications are again being taken for The Prince's Trust Fairbridge Programme, enabling young people to have a better ch..
04-Aug-2017Children, Young People & Families Themed Fund from Kent Community Foundation Kent Community Foundation (http://www.kentcf.org.uk/) (KCF) continues to provide funding for local projects that are maki..
04-Aug-2017Support for People Living with Dementia Members of Medway Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) have joined forces to help people diagnosed with dementia access a specialist ..
03-Aug-2017Shining a Light on Invisible Illness – the SICK! Art Exhibition at Sun Pier, August 2017 August sees a new exhibition to be held at Sun Pier House Gallery, Sun Pier, Chatham, aimed at encouraging understanding ..
03-Aug-2017Vacancy - Young Persons Outreach Worker at Choices Applications are being taken for the available new post of Young Person Outreach Worker starting this autumn at Choices bas..
02-Aug-2017Heritage Lottery Fund Changes its Funding for Places of Worship in England The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced that it is changing the way it provides funding for places of worship in England. ..
02-Aug-2017Shaping the Future - Care Quality Commission 2nd Consultation Wants Your Views As the deadline for consultation draws near for the next phase of health care regulation, you can still give your views a..
01-Aug-2017Counselling Skills For Non Counsellors – a Course from Relate Relate, providers of relationship support and mediation in and around London and the South East, are hosting a course which ..
01-Aug-2017The Families Fund from Sport England Sport England are now taking Expressions of interest for their latest funding programme to help families with children get acti..
28-Jul-2017How They Would Support You –Supporting You to Help Others Grant from Macmillan Cancer charity Macmillan is still taking applications for their programme which gives people affected by cancer the chance t..
28-Jul-2017To Build Arts and Culture Groups - The Catalyst Small Grants Scheme from Arts Council England The Arts Council are still taking applications for their Catalyst programme to help empower and build upon arts and culture groups..
26-Jul-2017Why Firms Cannot Afford to Ignore Recent Staff Pension Rules A high street footwear firm recently turned a £400 fine into a bill for more than £40,000 following a claim it was too busy to mee..
25-Jul-2017MSCB Bulletin – Latest News from Medway Safeguarding Children Board Medway Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB) has recently released their Summer Bulletin, providing news of the work and events wi..
25-Jul-2017The Aspirations Project from North Kent Mind North Kent Mind has recently announced they will be delivering The Aspirations Project, a scheme aimed at supporting people to ..
24-Jul-2017Piloting Creative Public Engagement – Engaging Libraries from Carnegie Trust Applications are still being taken by The Carnegie Trust for their Engaging Libraries Programme. ..
21-Jul-2017Care Home Challenge Fund from Comic Relief Comic Relief are still taking applications from care home providers for its Care Home Challenge Fund to deliver activities t..
21-Jul-2017The 2017 Grassroots Giving Programme from Skipton Building Society Running for its fifth year in a row, Skipton Building Society is still taking applications for its Grassroots Giving programm..
18-Jul-2017Funding Available from Youth Music’s Grants Programme Applications are currently being taken for the Youth Music’s grants programme to provide funding for music-making projects in Engl..
18-Jul-2017The Future of Health and Care - Summer Events from Medway Clinical Commissioning Group Medway Clinical Commissioning Group are hosting a series of FREE events to gather local views on changes..
17-Jul-2017For Benefits and Grants Access for Individuals – Turn2Us Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship to get access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and ..
14-Jul-2017News@Medway – Latest News from Medway NHS Trust Medway NHS Foundation Trust has recently released their latest bulletin, News@Medway, showcasing the work and events within The..
14-Jul-2017Vacancy - Advice Worker at All Saints Community Project Applications are being taken for an Advice Worker vacancy based at the All Saints Community in Chatham Based in Cha..
13-Jul-2017For Innovative Gardening Projects – The 2017 English Garden Future Fund Applications are being taken by the English Garden Future Fund to reward projects that will inspire gardeners and promote ho..
13-Jul-2017New Dates Announced for Early Help Courses from Medway Council The Early Help Transformation Team has recently announced new dates for their continuing series FREE Early Help courses f..
10-Jul-2017Deadline Fast Approaching for Transformation of Early Help Public Consultation Medway Residents are reminded that the Public Consultation for Early Help is ending soon, and are encouraged to submit th..
07-Jul-2017Change of Venue - Supporting Older People in Medway: A Public Discussion with Medway Clinical Commis You are cordially invited to a public meeting about the support given to older people and those that care for them in Med..
07-Jul-2017The Way Ahead – Social Prescribing Conference, July 2017 Red Zebra will be hosting a conference on Social Prescribing, exploring the benefits for your organisation and the people with who..
06-Jul-2017Free Parenting After Separation Workshops now Available from Kent Family Mediation Service Kent Family Mediation Service will be hosting a series of workshops to help separating parents manage their conflicts. P..
05-Jul-2017Building a Healthier Medway - 2nd Round of the Involving Medway Community Grants programme The second round of Involving Medway grants are now available to Medway community groups looking to engage local residents to supp..
04-Jul-2017Early Help Training from Medway Council The Early Help Transformation Team, part of Medway Council, is offering a series of FREE training courses designed ..
03-Jul-2017South East Business Boost from Kent and Medway Growth Hub The Kent and Medway Growth Hub are continuing their call for applications to provide funding to help local businesses grow. ..
30-Jun-2017Government Relaunches Childcare Business Grants Newly registered childminders in England can now apply for grants of £500 or £1000 to assist with the setting-up of their busin..
30-Jun-2017The Environment Now - Using Technology to Save the Planet Applications are being taken from young people with innovative digital ideas to help the environment. National Youth ..
29-Jun-2017Walk for Peace Medway - 1st July 2017 Walk for Peace is a walk between Gillingham and Rochester, via Chatham. It is open to local people and others, striving for pea..
28-Jun-2017Supporting Charitable Work that Benefits Women – Woman to Woman from Rosa Rosa, the UK Fund for Women and Girls, is inviting applications from across the UK for the second round of its Woman to Woman F..
27-Jun-2017Employability Workshop in Gillingham – July 2017 Community Resources Centre in Gillingham are hosting a series of workshops designed to help people find, apply for and secure jobs..
27-Jun-2017Guest Speakers Announced for Upcoming Support and Awareness Event for Mental Health Issues The Guest Speakers have now been announced for an event to help raise awareness about services which can help with the issue..
27-Jun-2017National Churches Trust Grant Programme Applications are still being taken for the National Churches Trust Grant Programmes which are available for this season. ..
26-Jun-2017Vacancy - Business Development and Research Manager at CXK CXK are now taking applications for an exciting new job opportunity to help with Groups’ bids, grants and tenders. CXK (htt..
22-Jun-2017Vacancy - Mental Health Action Group (MHAG) Co-ordinator at West Kent Mind Applications are still being taken for a new job opportunity at West Kent Mind. West Kent Mind (https://westkentmind...
22-Jun-2017Vacancy - Young Persons Outreach Worker at Choices Applications are now being taken for the available post of Young Person Outreach Worker at Choices based in North West Kent. ..
21-Jun-2017Armed Forces Covenant Fund for families in stress - Deadline Reminder Applicants are advised that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is still accepting applications to the Families in Stress priority of th..
21-Jun-2017Deadline extended for 2017 Charity Times Awards Organisations wishing to enter the 2017 Charity Times Awards will have extra time to do so now the deadline for entries has been e..
21-Jun-2017Deadline Fast Approaching for Environmental Grants from Greggs Foundation The Greggs Foundation is still accepting applications from not-for-profit and similar organisations that seek funding for..
21-Jun-2017INTERREG Europe – Deadline Reminder for Project Proposals Applicants are advised that the deadline for Third Call for Proposals under the Interreg Europe Programme is fast approaching. ..
21-Jun-2017Staying Safe in a Digital World – Free Online Computer Classes from CAS Training CAS Training announces a new free programme to help people stay safe online, whilst saving time, money and increasing their confid..
21-Jun-2017To Showcase Best Volunteering Practice – The REVAMP Quality Mark In a bid to showcase and increase best practice in Volunteer Management across Kent, organisations are being given the opportunity..
21-Jun-2017To Simplify Charity Fundraising - Garfield Weston Foundation Launches New Website The Garfield Weston Foundation recently launched a new website to make process of applying for funding as straightforward as possi..
21-Jun-2017Volunteering – Going That Extra Mile Thinking about our volunteering ‘offer’ in different ways can help us to reach people who previously may not have thought that ..
16-Jun-2017Changes to Medway Advocacy Services Medway Council have recently announced that from 1st July 2017, all statutory Advocacy Services in Medw..
14-Jun-2017Wanted! - Men's Views on Healthy Weight in Medway The Medway Healthy Weight Network is keen to hear men’s views to improve the health of Medway residents; and you could win a prize..
13-Jun-2017Involving Medway Focus Groups Involving Medway are looking to engage with Medway residents who use health services in Chatham regarding a proposed new integrated..
13-Jun-2017Run Walk and Talk with the Rebel Runners Run, Walk and Talk with Rebel Runners Medway. ..
12-Jun-2017“Caring for Carers” - Carers Week Event by Carers First To mark Carers Week, Carers First invites you to their “Caring for Carers” event to celebrate and recognise the contribution..
12-Jun-2017Further Safeguarding Taster Sessions from the Medway Safeguarding Children Board Medway Safeguarding Children Board (http://www.mscb.org.uk/safeguardingtraining/othermscbtraining/safeguardingtastersessions..
09-Jun-2017Early Help Area Group Meeting – June 2017 An Early Area Group Meeting is being held in Walderslade, Chatham, to help raise awareness and provide updates relating to loca..
09-Jun-2017Unique Courses and other Community Engagements from University of Kent As part of its outreach activities, the University of Kent is offering free, individually designed short courses within the local ..
08-Jun-2017For Fellowship, Peace, and Solidarity – Dialog Society Iftar Dinner, June 2017 The Dialog Society’s Annual Ramadan Iftar Dinner, being held in Rochester, on the 24th of June 2017 to share food and fee..
08-Jun-2017Prayers for London – Vigil in Gillingham to Remember Terror Victims A vigil is to be held in Gillingham High Street at 5pm, this coming Saturday 10th June 2017. The vigil is so that local pe..
08-Jun-2017Young Mentors sought for Me2 programme at Young Kent Are you a young person or do you work with young people who would like to volunteer?Young Kent’s me2 programme (http://www.youngk..
06-Jun-2017Young People's Relationships Seminar from Choices Choices are to host a Young People's Relationships Seminar providing insight and awareness into harmful signs within intimate t..
02-Jun-2017For All Champions! – A Better Medway Networking Event 2017 Calling all Medway Champions! You are cordially invited to join A Better Medway for their exclusive Networking Event happening ..
01-Jun-2017New Volunteering offers for Medway! Medway Volunteering Network launched Medway Voluntary Action has recently launched its own volunteering offer in conjuncti..
30-May-2017The Ultimate Team Challenge - KM Charity Dragon Boat Race 2017 The race is on to secure a place as teams enter for the 2017 KM Dragon Boat Race and raise funds for their..
25-May-2017A Celebration of Creativity and Wellbeing in Medway You are cordially invited to join Nucleus Arts for their celebration of Creativity and Wellbeing in Medway t..
25-May-2017Sheds Kent and Medway Open Day - June 2017 You are cordially invited to the open day for Sheds Kent and Medway at Fort Luton this coming June. A Shed project..
25-May-2017The Launch of the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017 Big Give is about to launch its Christmas Challenge for this year, and will be calling for applications from charities for the ..
24-May-2017Continued Call for Applications from Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust are continuing their call for applications to provide funding for projects benefitting childre..
24-May-2017Elderly & Isolated Adults Theme from Kent Community Foundation Kent Community Foundation (http://www.kentcf.org.uk/) (KCF) continues to provide funding for local projects that address the chall..
24-May-2017Kent Sport Small Grants Programme for Organisations and Individuals Grants are available to any not-for-profit or statutory organisation providing sports opportunities, for example sports clubs, ..
24-May-2017Medicine Research Open Day Event from Medway School of Pharmacy The Medway School of Pharmacy will be hosting an Open Day Event this coming in June for the people of Medway and beyond to learn a..
23-May-2017Continued Call for Applications from Bright Ideas Fund The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund continues its call for applications from community groups and or..
23-May-2017Funding from Veolia Environmental Trust The Veolia Environmental Trust (http://www.veoliatrust.org/about/) continues their call for applications from the Voluntary Se..
23-May-2017Walk with purpose - The KM Charity Walk 2017 Whether just for fun or for a charity of their choice, tickets are now available for the 2017 KM..
22-May-2017Gangs Awareness Raising Session from the Medway Safeguarding Children Board Medway Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB) advise there are still places available for the Gangs Awareness Raising..
18-May-2017BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme BBC Children in Need continue their call for applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK that support c..
18-May-2017Vacancy – Engagement Worker at Arches Local Applications are currently being taken for a new vacancy of Engagement Worker based at the Arches Local area in Chatham. ..
17-May-2017‘Healthy Future’ Programme from Bupa UK Foundation Bupa UK Foundation is still taking applications from UK based projects that focus on the health and wellbeing of young adult..
17-May-2017BBC Children in Need Main Grants Programme BBC Children in Need continue their call for applications from charities and not-for-profit organisations working with disadvan..
17-May-2017They Want YOU! – The Fairbridge Programme from The Prince's Trust Applications are still being taken for The Prince's Trust Fairbridge Programme, enabling young people to have a better cha..
16-May-2017Ask the Expert – A Free Event for Dementia Awareness Week 2017 To mark Dementia Awareness Week, the Medway Dementia Action Alliance are bringing together a range of experts who ..
16-May-2017Children, Young People & Families Theme from Kent Community Foundation Kent Community Foundation (http://www.kentcf.org.uk/) (KCF) continues to provide funding for local projects that are making a real..
15-May-2017Vulnerable Adults Theme from Kent Community Foundation Kent Community Foundation (http://www.kentcf.org.uk/) (KCF) continues to provide funding for local projects that address the chall..
12-May-2017‘Healthy Future’ Programme from Bupa UK Foundation Bupa UK Foundation is still taking applications from UK based projects that focus on the health and wellbeing of young adults who ..
12-May-2017Deadline Fast Approaching for Pink Ribbon Trust Applications are still being accepted for funding from the Pink Ribbon Trust for from charities in the UK that are working in t..
12-May-2017Funding from The Road Safety Trust Applications are still being accepted for grants from the Road Safety Trust to provide funding for projects that reduce the ..
11-May-2017Helping the Active stay Active - The Core Market Fund from Sport England Sport England continues to make their call for expressions of interest for its new Core Market Grant scheme, as the application..
10-May-2017Comic Relief and HIV: Think Afresh and Think Digital Still Open for UK Applications Comic Relief is still taking applications for unique funding opportunities for projects that look to improve the quality of life f..
10-May-2017Energy Impact Awards 2017 from National Energy Action There is still time to enter your nominations for this year’s Energy Impact Awards taking place Annual Conference this coming ..
10-May-2017Funding from the Scottish Power Energy People Trust The Scottish Power Energy People Trust are again making a call for applications from voluntary and charity groups that are helping..
10-May-2017Improving the Quality of Life - Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust Colyer Fergusson Charitable Trust continues their work to provide grants to local not-for-profit organisations for projects that i..
10-May-2017Keep It Local - Locality Launches Campaign for Commissioning Best Practices A national community organisation has labelled current commissioning trends as counterproductive and inefficient, and has la..
10-May-2017Let the colours run - The KM Colour Run 2017 The 2017 KM Colour Run, a colourful charity event, which fuses fun, fitness, and fundrais..
10-May-2017Upcoming Support and Awareness Events for Mental Health Issues As part of the growing Mental Health drive taking place locally and beyond, MEGAN CIC invite you to..
08-May-2017Volunteers Week 2017 Volunteers week runs from 1st to 7th June. As usual, MVA will be publishing and promoting a calendar of events being held ac..
05-May-2017The Community Cash Grants Programme from Comic Relief The deadline for applications is fast approaching for The Comic Relief Community Cash grants programme which i..
02-May-2017Coming Soon – Essential Awareness Course for Safeguarding of Children North Kent Training Service (NKTS), the training office of Medway Voluntary Action, will be providing much needed understan..
02-May-2017The Return of Couch To 5K from Rebel Runners~Medway Rebel Runners~Medway once again welcome you to join them for their Couch to 5k programme, which is relau..
26-Apr-2017Child Health Services Initial Information Event – June 2017 Local Public and Health Authorities in Medway have been looking to re-develop some children’s h..
25-Apr-2017Deadline Fast Approaching for Nominees for Third Sector 2017 Awards The Third Sector are still taking nominations and accepting entries for their 2017 Excellence Awards being held later this year. ..
25-Apr-2017New Accounts Templates for Small Charities from Charity Commission The Charity Commission has recently launched a new set of templates to help small charities prepare their accou..
25-Apr-2017New Efforts to Tackle Homelessness – The Homeless Reduction Bill The Government has recently confirmed that Councils are to receive a further £48 million funding to help them deliver new and expa..
25-Apr-2017Our Case for Change – Kent and Medway’s Plan to Improve Local Health and Social Care Leaders from the NHS in Kent and Medway, along with Kent County Council and Medway Council, have published a plan which sets ou..
25-Apr-2017Preservation and Social Welfare Grants from Pilgrim Trust The Pilgrim Trust are continuing their call for applications from UK groups and organisations whose work involves social welfar..
25-Apr-2017Silverware up for Grabs at The Cornwallis It’s A Knockout New for 2017, the KM Charity Team is supporting the Cornwallis Charity to stage their It’s a Knockout Challenge, and there i..
24-Apr-2017Building a Healthier Medway - Involving Medway Community Grants programme Grants are now available to Medway community groups looking to engage local residents to support healthier living and mor..
21-Apr-2017Call for Keen Committed Volunteers from the National Youth Advocacy Service The National Youth Advocacy Service (https://www.nyas.net/) is making a call for dedicated and keen volunteers to become Independe..
21-Apr-2017Make a Start on Your Youth Projects with vInspired Cashpoint Do you have an idea for a project that will help out in your community, but need funding to get you on your way? vInspire..
21-Apr-2017Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund The Paul Hamlyn Foundation continues their call for applications for their recently launched Youth Fund, designed for org..
12-Apr-2017Restart of ESOL class by CAS Training CAS Training have recently announced the return of their ESOL for NEETS class which starts back up toward the end of April. ..
10-Apr-2017Community Sport and Recreation Awards 2017 Open to UK Nominations The Sport and Recreation Alliance recently announced they are taking nominations from across the UK for their 201..
10-Apr-2017The Triangle Trust 1949 Re-opens Call for Applications The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund has opened its call for applications for its 2017 round from specialist community and volunt..
07-Apr-2017Vacancy - Event and Fundraising Officer at KM Charity Applications are now being taken for their Event and Fundraising Officer vacancy now available with the KM Charity Team. Start..
05-Apr-2017Budget 2017 and the Voluntary Sector Before it moves to its autumn schedule later this year, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivered the Spring Bud..
05-Apr-2017Facing Forward: Lloyds Report on 10 Key Challenges for Charities The reshaping of public services, growing divisions in society and how we fit into the next phase of technological development;..
04-Apr-2017Lloyds Banking Group Social Entrepreneurs Programme Lloyds bank are once again making a call for individuals who are looking to start, organise and manages ..
03-Apr-2017Let Teachers SHINE Opens for 2017 Applications SHINE are still taking in applications for their Let Teachers SHINE competition, a national competition for teachers who hav..
03-Apr-2017Sport England Offers Funding for Volunteering Through Sport Sport England has recently launched two new and unique funds to support projects which get more people engaged in all typ..
30-Mar-2017Vacancy - Community Life Planning Coordinator at wHoo Cares Applications are now being taken for a Community Life Planning Coordinator now available at Hoo Peninsula Cares. ..
28-Mar-2017Lloyds Bank Foundation Restarts Call for Applications The Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales is accepting initial applications this season for its Invest and its Enable gra..
28-Mar-2017Small Grants Scheme from Sport England Sport England continues their call for applications to provide funding for eligible sporting activities. Sport Engla..
28-Mar-2017Vacancy – Centre Manager for Castle Connections Applications are currently being taken for the position of Centre Manager for the Castle Connections Community and Arts C..
25-Mar-2017Budget 2017 sees Mixed Reaction from the Charity Sector With just three mentions of ‘charity’ in the official Budget document, significant groups within the charity sector seem div..
24-Mar-2017Prevent, Don’t React – Advice on How to beat Ransomware by S-guard Ransomware can be very scary – the encrypted files can essentially be considered damaged beyond repair. ..
23-Mar-2017Carriers for Causes – Funding from Groundwork/OneStop The One Stop Carriers for Causes local community grant scheme has recently restarted its call for applications for its se..
17-Mar-2017Active Body & Mind from Park Club The Park Club Chatham continues to support adults with mental health difficulties to get active in Medway. Active Body..
17-Mar-2017Wanted - Placements and Positions Needed for Volunteers The local Jobcentre is making a call for companies and local organisations that can provide volunteer work placements or volunt..
16-Mar-2017The Employee Assistance Line – Part of Mindful Employer Plus April will see the launch of a new service, for employees and management alike, designed to help and support the Mental Health and..
15-Mar-2017Nominations Now Open for Perrys Exceptional Awards 2017 Chartered Accounts firm Perrys have announced that the Perrys Exceptional Awards 2017 are now open for nominations. Do you ..
14-Mar-2017Main Grants Programme from The Henry Smith Charity The Henry Smith Charity is again making a call for applications for its Grants programme to help enterprises and ventures that tac..
14-Mar-2017The Chance to Rebuild a Family after a Separation – Kent Family Mediation Services Kent Family Mediation Services continue to offer help and support to deal with family disputes. With the season of Mothers ..
04-Apr-2016New MVA Website Medway Voluntary Action is back with a brand new website! We hope you have enjoyed the sneak previews over the last few weeks and th..