This Christmas, we are running our 12 days of thanks saying “thank you” to some of our funders and partners for supporting TCV and the work of our volunteers across the UK.
Without their generous support, much of the work we do would not be possible.…
National Tree Week has come to an end but the legacy of the work by hundreds of TCV volunteers who have planted trees this week will last for decades to come.
We want to thank every single one of our volunteers who attended tree planting event this week and the 100s of community groups who ordered free trees through the Mayor of London and I Dig Trees tree planting programmes.
TCV’s 60th anniversary tree planting
To start National Tree Week off, we held our 60th anniversary tree planting event in West Hampstead on Saturday 23rd November.…
In January 2018, the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF) funded TCV to act as lead in the development of a quality assurance process for social prescribing.
Through our Green Gym Managing Director, Craig Lister, TCV has been working to develop how social prescribing can be used by clinicians to engage with the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) more comprehensively and to support the VCSE, in turn, to give confidence to the health system, thanks to the £397,000 grant from The National Lottery.
The grant has enabled TCV to work with the VCSE across the UK, NHS England, Public Health Scotland, Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland, local healthcare services, commissioners, academics and charities to support them when developing their own social prescribing programme.
Social prescribing can be used to help people living with a wide range of health issues, such as mental health problems or musculoskeletal disorders, and recognises the myriad causes of ill health outside the health system such as debt and wider inequalities.
So far, TCV has led the development of the Quality Assurance for Social Prescribing tool, supported the Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) to develop their Social Prescribing Frameworks, and sat on the panel that developed the NHS England Common Outcomes Framework.
This work has all been made possible by the
grant received from The National Lottery.
“We have been incredibly grateful to have the support from Craig as we’ve developed the AHP social prescribing framework, we recognise this was funded by the NLCF and are equally grateful for this.Craig’s…
This year marks a very special milestone for us as we celebrate our 60th anniversary.
To mark the occasion, we are holding a mass public tree planting event in Camden, funded by the Mayor of London’s Greener City Fund, where everyone is invited to join in to help plant 3,500 new trees – it’s all free and lunch is provided!
Where and when?
Westcroft Close, West Hampstead, NW2 3RUSaturday 23rd November 2019 – 11am to 2pm
Register your place to help plant trees
Reaching 1 million trees!
These trees will go toward our mission to plant more than 1 million trees in the UK by the end of this year’s tree-planting season, thanks to TCV’s partnership with OVO Energy.
also marks the beginning of National Tree Week, which runs from 23rd
November – 1st December.
Darren York, TCV Chief Executive, said: ‘I Dig Trees’ is a remarkable, award-winning programme. …
The Green Gym at Skelton Grange started
life as a piloted project with local Clinical Commission Group (CCG) funding.
With strong positive feedback – from both
participants and the TCV team – funding from The National Lottery was applied
for to allow the Green Gym to continue after the CCG funding ran out.
Without the £9,996 grant from The National
Lottery Awards for All, the Skelton Grange Green Gym would not have been able
This funding has allowed the team at
Skelton Grange to run at least one session per week over the year, including
staffing, resources, travel expenses and training for Volunteer Officers.
I don’t get out to do much exercise if I’m not at Skelton Grange.…