Building a vibrant voluntary sector in Wakefield District

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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
Wakefield Community Anchor Network meeting
If you are a community anchor in Wakefield, come along to the Community Anchor Network meeting to hear about the Council's draft strategy for working with the Third Sector and ask any questions you may have. Read more
Free Technical Assistance support available
Nova Wakefield District Limited is providing Technical Assistance support for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) – European Social Fund (ESF) programme. 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

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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Wakefield Workplace Wellbeing Charter Mark  - 22nd Feb 2017

Nova has been awarded the Wakefield Workplace Wellbeing Charter Mark. Read more...

Call for representative on Community Safety Partnership  - 2nd Feb 2017

The Assembly is looking for people interested in being a voluntary sector representative on the Wakefield… Read more...

Keep it Local - Five step guide for councillors and commissioners  - 27th Jan 2017

Locality's Keep it Local campaign calls for locally-commissioned and delivered public services which… Read more...

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See the events calendar
Strengthening your Charity in a Changing Climate  - 9th March

See Ahead is holding a joint event with Wrigleys on Thursday 9 March 2017. Read more...

Employment Law Update for Charities  - 15th June

Wrigleys Solicitors is holding an employment law update for charities. Read more...

From short changed to system change: supporting people with multiple needs  - 27th April

The WY-FI Project will share their learning and evidence of what works/doesn’t work when supporting people… Read more...

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