Building a vibrant voluntary sector in Wakefield District

Find out what we can do to help your organisation

Governance Masterclass - Risk Management Responsibilities
Nova is running a Governance Masterclass programme aimed at trustees, directors and management committee members of local charities and community organisations. Read more
Introduction to the Third Sector
Come along to this free session and find out about the Third Sector in more detail. The session will also address any specific areas of interest/queries that participants may have about the sector. Read more
Nova Learning and Networking - How to apply to over 20,000 Trusts and Foundations
Have you ever wondered how many Trusts and Foundations there are that you could apply to for funding? Believe it or not there are over 21,000. 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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Wakefield Together Promise  - 23rd Apr 2019

The Wakefield Together Partnership and senior leaders from a number of public sector organisations including… Read more...

West Yorkshire Sexual Violence Charity Film Workshops  - 28th Feb 2019

Specialist service for male survivors of sexual violence – Ben's Place – will be showcasing five films… Read more...

Bradford-based Sexual Violence Charity Receives £20k Funding  - 26th Feb 2019

West Yorkshire's ONLY online specialist support service for male survivors of child sexual abuse and… Read more...

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See the events calendar
Yorkshire Sculpture International Street Party  - 23rd June

Join Yorkshire Sculpture International (YSI) for a celebratory street party including food, art, music,… Read more...

Minding the Gap - 'It could happen to anybody' Conference  - 12th June

Adults, Children, Communities, Discrimination, Employment, Money, and Mental Health Inequalities. Read more...

Special Educational Needs Conference: supporting you and your child  - 15th May

Witherslack Group is committed to sharing expert advice and support to parents and carers of children… Read more...

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