Building a vibrant voluntary sector in Wakefield District

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Emotional & Mental Wellbeing Grant Fund now open
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Wakefield Emotional & Mental Wellbeing Grant Fund, which is managed and supported by Nova on behalf of NHS Wakefield CCG and the Mental Health Alliance. Grants will be allocated on the basis of identified need which supports the aim of reducing the incidence of mental health crisis and the demand on urgent care services. Applications need to be submitted by noon on Monday 16 December 2019 for consideration at the first panel in January 2020. Read more
Our Year 2018/19
We have recently published the Our Year infographic for 2018/19. Read more
Launch of Volunteer>Wakefield in Volunteers Week 2019
Volunteer>Wakefield, the volunteering website for Wakefield District, has launched! Read more
Live Well Wakefield Small Grants Fund - Round 4 schemes funded
Here are the schemes which the Live Well Wakefield Small Grants Fund has awarded funds to in Round 4. The fund is funded by Wakefield Council. Funding is allocated via the Live Well Wakefield Small Grants Panel, which involves colleagues from Nova, Wakefield Council and SWYPFT. Read more
Reaching over the 300 mark!
Nova now has over 300 Nova Members. 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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16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence  - 28th Nov 2019

16 Days of Action Against Domestic Violence is aimed at businesses to support them to take action against… Read more...

Stride Theatre and The Old Quarry Adventure Playground Tackling Lung Cancer Project  - 20th Nov 2019

Stride Theatre and young people who attend The Old Quarry Adventure Playground have been working together… Read more...

Emotional & Mental Wellbeing Grant Fund now open  - 19th Nov 2019

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Wakefield Emotional & Mental Wellbeing Grant Fund, which… Read more...

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See the events calendar
Promoting your Organisation  - 24th March, 2020

Come along to this Learning and Networking session to find out various ways to promote your organisation. Read more...

How to be an Effective Chair  - 12th February, 2020

This Governance Masterclass session is aimed at chairs/trustees of organisations, to provide an overview… Read more...

How to apply to over 20,000 trusts and foundations  - 14th January, 2020

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

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