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July 29, 2022
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Published by John Goodman

Welcoming John to the Dudley CVS team!

I’m writing this as the new ‘boy’, but I’m not that new when it comes to Dudley CVS. Allow me to explain.  Prior to taking up the post of Development Officer I had worked at the National Lottery Community Fund
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July 5, 2022
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Published by Keeley

Integrated Plus Newsletter April – June 2022

Take a look at the latest newsletter from Dudley CVS’s Integrated Plus social prescribing service, featuring information and service updates, client stories and how the service is making a difference to the people of Dudley.  Read it here: https://acrobat.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:abe9fd0d-c670-3371-8555-a65a2a53824e
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June 24, 2022
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Published by Eileen

Hawbush Community Gardens volunteers receive prestigious national award

Every day, millions of people across the UK are making a difference by volunteering. Each year, outstanding examples of this work are celebrated through the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS). Created in 2002 for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, QAVS
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June 23, 2022
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Published by Keeley

PODCAST: Talking Social Prescribing – Supporting Migrant Groups in Dudley

In our latest Talking Social Prescribing Podcast, Richard from our Integrated Plus team speaks with Grace, a Social Prescribing Link Worker supporting migrant groups in Dudley to discuss how the role differs from the generic social prescribing role, the challenges
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June 20, 2022
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Published by Becky

Thinking about setting up a charity? Take a look at these hints and tips

It’s Small Charity Week. I’d like to share some hints and tips for people who might be thinking about setting up a charity. I’ve been supporting the sector for the past 14 years and I’ve learned lots about setting up
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April 22, 2022
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Published by Eileen

The Kindness Economy – How local businesses are giving back to their communities #BeKindDudley

There are businesses across our wonderful borough and beyond that support and engage with a huge range of causes. It may be that their staff collect supplies for the local food bank, or donate a day of their time to
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March 30, 2022
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Published by Eileen

A thriving local group in Halesowen – 1st Halesowen Scout Group #BeKindDudley

Many groups make an impact on their local community. Today, we shine a special spotlight on the 1st Halesowen Scout Group, a well-established and thriving local scout group situated just outside Halesowen town centre. The Scout Group has great links
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March 11, 2022
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Published by Martin

A Farewell message from our Funding Officer, Martin

In May 2008 I was given the opportunity to take on a Funding Officer role at Dudley Council for Voluntary Service (Dudley CVS) as part of a new project called Building Blocks scheduled to run for five years. Lottery funding
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February 17, 2022
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Published by Eileen

How micro volunteering is the perfect way to spread a little kindness: Friends of Saltwells Nature Reserve

Kindness comes in many guises and at its core is helping out other people when they need it, but kindness can extend to neighbourhoods, groups, communities and so much more.  To celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week from 14th to
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February 15, 2022
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Published by Martin

Wall Heath Evangelical Free Church funding success

Wall Heath Evangelical Free Church has been part of the Wall Heath community since 1949 and it has come a long way since it started meeting as a small group in someone’s home. The church works with around 2,000 local
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