From 13 - 16 June it has been Wakefield Business Week. Nova has attended several events throughout the week to network and lobby to raise awareness of our sector, and also promote the benefits for the district of working in partnership with our entrepreneurial members.
Jonathan Williams, Project Manager at St Catherine's Church Centre has recently been selected to take part in the Royal Society of Arts Community Business Leaders Programme. Here is Jonathan's second blog post on his experiences with the programme to date.
Karl Wilding, Public Policy and Volunteering at NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations), was invited by the Association of Chairs to speak about public trust and confidence in charities. Angela Davies from Nova attended the session.
Jonathan Williams, Project Manager at St Catherine's Church Centre has recently been selected to take part in the Royal Society of Arts Community Business Leaders Programme. Jonathan will be documenting his experiences in our blog, and here he tells us about what's happened so far...
Tim Larden, Ladbrook Insurance has written a blog post for us on the positive experience of working with Nova Member Agbrigg and Belle Vue Community Association.
This month Tim Larden, Managing Director of one of our partners Ladbrook Insurance, has written a blog post on the responsibilities of trustees.
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.
Jan Firth - Nova Adviser Health and Social Care, writes about how Nova was allocated £48,000 by West Wakefield MCP to fund small scale voluntary sector projects, which have a positive effect on the health and well-being of West Wakefield residents.
On 24 May 2016, Nova held a Sector Showcase Marketplace event at Lightwaves Leisure and Community Centre.
Debbie Crellin - Crellin Consulting has written a blogpost on social value.
Ian Cockerill, our Development Advisor has been with us for just over a month now. Here Ian tells you a little more about his role at Nova, as well as some previous work undertaken by himself.
Blog written by Steve Tathata - Community Anchor Development Adviser
On 20 January 2016, Nova ran a ‘What’s Happening in Health and Social Care’ event at St Swithun’s Community Centre, Eastmoor. One topic of conversation on the day was the introduction of vanguard sites.
Nova would like to introduce you to Natalie Jones - Communications Lead. Natalie tells us a bit more about herself and her new role.
'Great event this week - thanks for organising it all'. Just one of the many enthusiastic comments we received after the Building Communities event at St Swithun's on 1st December 2015, which showcased the role of community anchor organisations in local neighbourhoods.
Wakefield District Sight Aid, a charity supporting local people with sight loss, is launching a befriending service to support its members. In a guest blog Liz Champion, the project coordinator, talks of the highs and lows of setting up the service.
Nova had lots of positive feedback and there was a great mix of learning and sharing at the 2015 annual event.
A short rant on the audacity of the press; putting the picture right with some examples from Wakefield's Voluntary Sector.
Richmond Fellowship in Wakefield welcomes Hannah Moradi as their Peer Support Coordinator. Hannah tells us a bit about her role.
A guest blog from Voluntary Action Worthing exploring the choice of registering as a Community Interest Company (CIC).