Building a vibrant voluntary sector in Wakefield District

Find out what we can do to help your organisation

Wakefield Volunteer Fair
As part of National Volunteer Week, Wakefield Council, in partnership with Nova, is holding a Wakefield Volunteer Fair. Read more
Unsung Heroes
This year, for the first time, the Community Foundation for Wakefield District is partnering with the Wakefield Express to recognise the brilliant work being done by countless volunteers across the District. Read more
International Women's Day 2017
This International Women's Day we are celebrating women who have made a difference to the voluntary and community sector in Wakefield District. Here, women who have made a great contribution to the sector and the district share their stories. Read more
Nova awarded Wakefield Affordable Warmth Charter Mark
Nova has recently been awarded the Wakefield Affordable Warmth Charter Mark. Read more
Governance Masterclass - Financial Responsibilities
Nova is running a Governance Masterclass programme aimed at trustees, directors and management committee members of local charities and community organisations Read more

Welcome to Nova

Nova Wakefield District is the support agency for voluntary and community groups in Wakefield district.

When you join Nova you can access:

  • Nova Support - Online and face to face development for your group or organisation
  • The Assembly - a stronger voice for the voluntary and community sector
  • Nova Assist - an online tool to help you understand and grow your organisation
  • Nova Contracting - contacts and grants opportunities
  • And a whole range of other free and low cost services to benefit your organisation!

We work closely with our Nova Partners who are: Young Lives Consortium, West Yorkshire Community Accounting Service (WYCAS), Pay & Employment Rights Service (PERS) and the Community Foundation for Wakefield District. The Partners provide specialist support, including financial management, HR advice, access to small grants and safeguarding.

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What is up for grabs at the General Election?  - 2nd May 2017

Power to Change has published a guide for what could be up for grabs due to the General Election, that… Read more...

Live Well Wakefield - Expert Patients Programme April/May 2017  - 18th Apr 2017

The Expert Patients Programme, delivered by Live Well Wakefield, offers self management courses on a… Read more...

Public Health working with the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector  - 21st Mar 2017

Volunteering Matters and the Local Government Association (LGA) have produced a report detailing the… Read more...

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Helping Hands for Local Groups  - 5th July

Age UK Wakefield, as part of Wakefield District Connecting Care, is hosting the event for local groups… Read more...

Big Advice Day  - 20th June

As part of Small Charities Week, a Big Advice Day is being held in Bradford on 20 June 2017. Read more...

Who would you invite in for afternoon tea? Castleford  - 8th May

West Yorkshire Police and Victim Support invite you to a free information event focused on Doorstep Crime… Read more...

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