People’s Health Trust have recently released a new report on the Trust’s Local People Programme, which features The Conservation Volunteers Inverness, one of the several TCV projects that they fund.
The report focuses on evaluations of the Local People Programme in 2018 – 2019 and reveals the importance of social connections for good quality health.
The Local People project in Inverness is supported by TCV, starting in 2015 and covers two neighbourhoods – the whole of Smithton and part of Culloden.
The report reveals that the project has created stronger social connections within the area by working together in groups to make decisions and deliver activities.…
The Conservation Volunteers in Belfast have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) connects people to the green spaces that form a vital part of any healthy, happy community.…
1st – 7th June marks Volunteers’ Week and The Conservation Volunteers are marking the occasion by saying thank you to all of our volunteers and their contribution to our vision of healthier, happier communities for all.
Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the efforts and dedication of millions of volunteers across the UK.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, that is affecting the lives of almost everyone in the UK and around the globe, our volunteering sessions have been suspended to reduce the spread of the virus. …
The Conservation Volunteers have launched a new appeal directed at the people across the UK who generously support us by asking “How Are You?”
Staying socially connected is more important now than ever, that is why we have taken this opportunity not to ask our supporters to do something for us, but to ask what we can do for them.
The appeal is an extension to the work that we have been carrying out during this period of lockdown by providing our supporters with nature based activities to keep connected to nature at this time, and directing those who need help adjusting to the measures to the right places.
During this time of physical distancing and lockdown, we have significantly reduced our activity to maintain a minimal physical presence in our local green spaces to deliver essential duties, but we very much continue to be here to provide our community of volunteers, supporters and our extended TCV team with ways to remain not only connected with each other, but to nature.
We have been thrilled with the positive response that we have received so far from our appeal, with donors already making calls to speak with our Marketing Manager Amy Brighton to tell us how they are coping with lockdown and what they are looking forward to once lockdown is over.
We wanted to adapt our approach to our supporters at a time of international crisis.…
The Conservation Volunteers is pleased to announce that, thanks to the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we are offering free membership to new and existing members of our Community Network in 2020.
As the UK, along with the rest of the world, faces the challenges of COVID-19, we recognise the importance of the incredible work our network of community groups during these challenging and uncertain times.
Green spaces are vital for happy and healthy communities and have become a crucial part of daily life for many of us during lockdown.
COVID-19 is having a huge impact on volunteering and green spaces across the country, and we want to be able to extend our support to all our Community Network groups so that they can focus on safely protecting and caring for their local green spaces.
The Friends of Kelly Avenue Park are very grateful for our FREE membership which has once again been supported by the players People’s Postcode Lottery for 2020.While…
Earlier this month, we shared what TCV staff and volunteers have been doing during this lockdown period to keep their communities connected.
Connecting people and green spaces has always been at the heart of the work we do at TCV, but recently our efforts, along with everyone else’s, have been focused on how to keep communities connected and how we can do our bit to help those who need it most.
This Tuesday is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity where we can all come together to show our gratitude and appreciation for those who have supported our communities during this challenging time.
Giving Tuesday, usually taking place on the Tuesday after US Thanksgiving, has been running in the UK since 2014 and is a global giving campaign that celebrates charities and promotes the various ways people can give back.
Across the UK, there has been an outpouring of support for charities and the NHS and this is our chance to say thank you as a global community.
In 2019, our 60th anniversary year, TCV worked with 101,000 people to improve and care for 1,500 green spaces in UK communities across 12,500 projects.
During these challenging times, we are working closely with all our partners to understand the implications of the virus and the potentially damaging impact that this will have on our projects as we are face with very unpredictable as well uncertain circumstances.
We have been overwhelmed by the support for donors who continue to give generously during this outbreak, and we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone.
TCV will be sharing our messages of thanks to our volunteers who have repurposed their volunteering efforts to support their communities, to our supporters who have been ever-present during this challenging time and to all the essential workers across the UK.
#GivingTuesdayNow are also asking everyone to put a heart in their front window, as a sign of gratitude to all the essential workers supporting our communities.
If there is a message of thanks that you want us to share, send it to us with a picture of a heart in your front window and we will share in across TCV social media channels.
For all those who continue to volunteer, who are making sure our green spaces to be enjoyed once again and to all the essential workers who have been on the frontline and supporting us nationwide during this time, a huge thank you from all at TCV.…