COVID-19 update | Over £260,000 allocated in Community Funding so far | Adapting our social care workforce | #Thankourchildren campaign | Online resources for home-schooling | Robin Hood Festival 2020 cancelled

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COVID-19 Update


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Community Funding

First batch of community grants have been awarded

We're proud to announce that 85 amazing local charities and voluntary groups helping vulnerable residents through the coronavirus crisis have been awarded £260,000 (so far) to help with essential costs.

Our £1m Community Fund is one of the ways we are providing support for communities during the coronavirus outbreak.

If you have applied to the Fund and haven’t heard from us yet, don’t worry, we will be in contact as soon as we can. We are fast-tracking applications and allocating grants on a daily basis.

Apply to the Fund or find out more about which groups have received funding so far.

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Adapting our social care workforce

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It is expected that there will be an increase in the number of patients who may need additional support when they are discharged from hospital.

Find out what we're doing to ensure that patients receive this support quickly, and how in doing this means that we will continue to be able to free up hospital beds for people who need them. 

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Thank our children campaign

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The Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Sir John Peace, has launched a major initiative to thank every child and young person in Nottinghamshire.

We want to recognise (and celebrate!) the determination, resilience and motivation of children and young people across the county during the coronavirus outbreak.

The campaign features a certificate of achievement, which is available for anyone to download from our website.

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Now more than ever, Every Mind Matters

Every mind matters

It is essential to take care of your mind as well as your body while staying at home.

It’s not always easy, we can feel frustrated, miss loved ones or get anxious. Public Health England and the NHS have released some expert tips and advice for dealing with stress, boosting your mood and feeling on top of things.

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Online resources for home-schooling

BBC Bitesize

The Easter break is over and for many home schooling now resumes. If you're a parent or guardian check out BBC Bitesize.

There's a wide range of resources available to help continue the learning at home while schools remain closed:

  • find daily lessons for every year group
  • access an online lesson schedule
  • parents' toolkit

BBC Bitesize

Robin Hood Festival cancelled for 2020

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It is with a heavy heart that our partners at the RSPB have announced the cancellation of the 2020 Robin Hood Festival.

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