Entries by Kathryn Shepherdson

Governance Month – Reserves Talk

As part of Governance Month, Support Cambridgeshire invited Ben Jowitt from CAF to come and speak about the role of reserves and the UK Giving Report in two separate events. In ‘Reserves: what are they good for?’ Ben talks through the different ways to look at your organisation’s finances, how to deal with them and….

NHS Volunteer Responder program asks for feedback

Royal Voluntary Service, who lead the NHS Volunteer Responders programme on behalf of NHSE and DHSC, are currently undertaking engagement with a range of organisations to help inform new developments for the NHS and Care Volunteer Responders programme. This programme has existed since March 2020, and now has over 35,000 recently ID checked volunteers standing….

Congratulations to the winners of the Health Inequalities Challenge Prize.

On 22nd November at the Brampton Park Golf Club, statutory partners, voluntary and community groups of all sizes and supporters of the work charitable organisations can do to support the health services met to celebrate some fantastic ideas as part of the Health Inequalities Challenge Prize. Now in its second year, the Health Inequalities Challenge….

Highways Funding/Social Impact and Communities/ 1st Feb 24

Grants available: Between 15,000 to £20,000 (Social Value Fund) and up to £15,000 (Comunity Fund) Applications close: 1st February 2024 Who is the funding for: Those supporting the communities around the new Caxton Gibbet and Black Cat roadworks Link: CLICK HERE About With this fund National Highways want to maximise the wider benefits of the….

Cost of Giving Crisis – a view from Cambridgeshire.

“With costs climbing, funding falling and demand increasing, this is not just a cost of living crisis. For charities, this is a Cost of Giving Crisis.” This is the introduction to the latest research from NCVO that highlights the issues facing charities and community organisations across the country[1]. Their headline results show that: 1. 85%….

An introduction to skills for collaboration

Would you like to know more about how to create relationships that foster collaboration? To collaborate well requires building relationships, finding ways to overcome challenges, and creating productive ways of working together, whether this is bringing together teams from across an organisation or building relationships with other agencies or partners. This free lunch time webinar….

UK Civil Society Almanac 2023

Last week marked the launch of the NCVO Almanac 2023. For those who may not be familiar with the NCVO Almanac, it serves as the national dataset that assesses the state of our sector across the entire country. Alongside the State of the Sector survey by Support Cambridgeshire, which looks just as the county of….

Staff Support Hub – October Newsletter 2023

The latest newsletter from ICS Staff Support is here! Please click on this link to learn more about their newest monthly feature, wellbeing, and more. To learn more about the Staff Support Hub, check out our page: https://supportcambridgeshire.org.uk/staff-support-hub/

Volunteer Cambs is here!

After extensive planning, discussions, and research, we are thrilled to introduce Volunteer Cambs to Cambridgeshire’s voluntary and community sector. This new website allows voluntary organisations to showcase their volunteering roles, tasks, and one-off requests. Volunteer Cambs enables members of the public to explore the different ways they can contribute to their community, providing a unified….