Building a vibrant voluntary sector in Wakefield District

Find out what we can do to help your organisation

Nova Learning and Networking - Safer Recruitment
Come along to this Nova Learning and Networking session to learn about Safer Recruitment. Read more
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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Reading Ahead  - 6th Sep 2018

Wakefield Libraries would like to hear from voluntary and community sector organisations and groups that… Read more...

Free online specialist counselling for male survivors  - 29th Aug 2018

Ben's Place - launches West Yorkshire wide free online counselling for male survivors of child sexual… Read more...

Live Well Wakefield Small Grants Fund - Round 3 funded schemes  - 23rd Aug 2018

Here are the schemes which the Live Well Wakefield Small Grants Fund has awarded funds to in Round 3.… Read more...

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See the events calendar
Introduction to Social Change and Campaigning Workshop  - 29th October

The Sheila McKechnie Foundation is running a workshop focused on Social Change and Campaigning in Leeds… Read more...

Let's Talk Good Finance Event  - 23rd October

In Partnership with Big Society Capital, Social Enterprise Yorkshire and Humber are pleased to host a… Read more...

Launch event for a new Women's Fund  - 11th October

To celebrate its 10th year, the Community Foundation Wakefield District is delighted to announce that… Read more...

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