Entries by Russell Rolph

Have your say………………

Do you work in Wisbech? If so, what do you love about the town and what would you do to improve it? Those are the questions being asked in a new I Heart Wisbech campaign to gather people’s views and use them to help develop future services and projects in the town. The campaign has […]

Phyllis – One woman’s story

Phyllis tells the story of one woman and her family’s attempt to navigate the complex system of older people’s care. Phyllis, 80, was managing at home with the help of her family. On one of her daily trips to the shops, she falls and ends up in hospital. The play documents Phyllis’ decline and her […]

Equality and Human Rights Toolkit.

Find out how the new Equality and Human Rights Toolkit could help your group. The Equality and Diversity Forum is heading to Cambridge to introduce its Equality and Human Rights Toolkit. Do join them there..!! This new resource aims to help organisations ( larger charities as well as smaller community groups)  to consider equality and […]

Nominate your Rural Volunteer Now

Support Cambridgeshire Partner Hunts Forum is proud to announce the launch of the Rural Volunteer Award in honour of David Morgan MBE. David served as a trustee of Hunts Forum for over 9 years, taking roles as both chair and treasurer. He was a much-valued member of the board but this is just a small part […]

Everyone Health Launches a Pop-up Shop

Everyone Health has opened a pop-up shop at 6 Chequers Court in Huntingdon, (the old Robert Goddard shop) to support residents’ health and well-being. It’s open until Friday 22 February; opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 9.30am to 5pm, and Sunday 10am to 4pm. It’s all absolutely free, no catch, no ‘after a free trial you have […]

Brexit and The Road Ahead….

Brexit has been dominating the news for months now as we move towards some form of conclusion (whatever that may be) – but what lies in store for voluntary and community organisations. NAVCA have just produced a summary Brexit update which is well worth a read and can be found here:  It covers a whole […]

The Power of the Portal

Over the past 12 months, the Support Cambridgeshire Funding portal has been visited by over 300 new and registered organisations. Over £57,000 has been achieved in funding by organisations using the portal as a first step in making an application. The portal has over 2,400 funds available to browse or search every week. Simply click […]

The sector has its view on the proposed County Lottery

11 delegates from the voluntary sector recently attended the third Focus Group on the proposed Cambridgeshire County online lottery, including Support Cambridgeshire partners Hunts Forum and Cambridge CVS. Over 30 local authorities across the UK have invested in online lotteries, achieving £130,000 in a two year period for various good causes. Cambridgeshire County Council estimate […]

Cambridgeshire Timebanks receive a boost

Cambridgeshire housing association and social enterprise, CHS Group, are delighted to have made a successful application to the Big Lottery Building Communities fund. Gerry Cano, Timebank Project Manager said: Timebanking provides a way for local people to come together to help others and help themselves at the same time. Participants ‘deposit’ their time in the […]

Village Halls Week

Village Halls Week runs from the 22nd to the 28th January 2019. Its an event aimed at celebrating the role played by village halls in our local communities. Locally, Cambridgeshire ACRE will be facilitating a programme of events to demonstrate the role played by village halls and Trustees across Cambridgeshire. They will be looking at […]