Building a vibrant voluntary sector in Wakefield District

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Good Governance - Governance Masterclass
Nova is running a Governance Masterclass programme aimed at trustees, directors and management committee members of local charities and community organisations. Read more
Reaching over the 300 mark!
Nova now has over 300 Nova Members. Read more
Wakefield Community Anchor Network bursary
Wakefield Community Anchor Network (CAN) has launched a CAN Bursary. Up to £500 can be awarded per organisation to support the continued growth and development of Community Anchor organisations in Wakefield District. Read more
Schemes funded in Round 2 of the Live Well Wakefield Small Grants Fund
Here are the schemes and projects that have been funded through Round 2 of the Live Well Wakefield Small Grants fund. The Live Well Wakefield Small Grants Fund is funded by Wakefield Council. Funding is allocated via the Live Well Small Grants Panel, which involves colleagues from Nova, Wakefield Council and SWYPFT. Read more

Welcome to Nova

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

When you become a member of Nova you can:

  • Have 4 hours of free one to one organisational development support every year, plus a facilitated Nova ASSIST session
  • Unlimited use of Nova ASSIST
  • Access to free training, events and resources
  • Be notified of upcoming funding and contract opportunities
  • Meet and connect with other Nova Members
  • Receive the monthly Nova e-bulletin
  • Promote job advertisements on the Nova website and e-bulletin for free
  • Gain specialist support from Nova Partners
  • Have access to high quality consultancy at competitive rates
  • Vote at the Nova AGM - you can nominate or stand as a Trustee

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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Living Wage Week 2018  - 5th Nov 2018

The Living Wage Foundation has announced the new UK Living Wage hourly rate to mark the start of Living… Read more...

Preparing for severe winter weather  - 16th Oct 2018

Wakefield Council would like to draw voluntary groups attention to the guidance regarding planning for… Read more...

We need your feedback!  - 1st Oct 2018

The Nova Members Survey 2018 is now open. We would greatly appreciate Nova Members taking the time to… Read more...

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Mental Health and Wellbeing event  - 11th December

Kidz Aware is hosting a Mental Health and Wellbeing event at Sandal Rugby Club. Read more...

Learning and Networking session - How to apply to over 20,000 Trusts and Foundations  - 6th December

Have you ever wondered how many Trusts and Foundations there are that you could apply to for funding?… Read more...

Unpacking The Possibilities of Growth  - 20th November

Survivors West Yorkshire's Ben's Place project is pleased to bring you an opportunity to explore Post-Traumatic… Read more...

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Membership

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