Building a vibrant voluntary sector in Wakefield District

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Nova Members Survey 2016
At Nova we value feedback and have a few questions to ask our members. If you are a Nova member and would like to take part in the survey, please respond by 31 August 2016. Read more
My Week at Nova!
Hi I'm Michael and I'm a student at Horbury Academy in Wakefield. From 4 - 8 of July 2016 I completed my work experience at Nova. Read more
Post Brexit responses from the Voluntary Sector. Read more
Sector Showcase Event
On 24 May 2016, Nova held a Sector Showcase Marketplace event at Lightwaves Leisure and Community Centre. Read more
Setting up a befriending service
Wakefield District Sight Aid, a charity supporting local people with sight loss, is launching a befriending service to support its members. In a guest blog Liz Champion, the project coordinator, talks of the highs and lows of setting up the service. 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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Nova Members Survey 2016  - 21st Jul 2016

At Nova we value feedback and have a few questions to ask our members. If you are a Nova member and would… Read more...

CLLD Local Action Group Questionnaire  - 8th Jul 2016

The Local Area Questionnaire has been developed to support community engagement and consultation for… Read more...

#WelcomeHere  - 6th Jul 2016

Post Brexit responses from the Voluntary Sector.

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See the events calendar
Volunteer Managers' Forum - Volunteers and Benefits  - 27th July

Dave Forrest from the Bradford Volunteer Centre will be delivering the session which will discuss changes… Read more...

Volunteering Fair at Wakefield College  - 16th November

Wakefield College is holding a “Making a Positive Contribution” fair and would like you to offer students… Read more...

'People, Places and Health' Conference  - 19th September

Minding the Gap is delighted to present the fourth of a series of events which will re-visit the six… Read more...

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