February 2018 Bulletin 

100 Years of Votes for Women

On 6th February 1918, the UK parliament passed the ‘Representation of the People Act’, granting voting rights to some British women for the first time. This landmark event was the result of decades of campaigning by brave women (and men) who dedicated themselves to the fight for electoral equality. Centenary Cities Nottingham is a city-wide partnership celebrating 100 years since British women were first granted the vote. They are organising a programme of exciting events and activities throughout 2018 to pay tribute to the incredible women who fought for electoral equality in Nottingham and beyond.

The idea is for as many people as possible to join the celebration and to recognise how important our voices and voting rights remain in the modern day. If you’d like to get involved then please email:
Volunteer with us!
We are already looking for volunteers to assist with our “Centenary of Suffrage” Voter Registration Drive on Tuesday 20 February. The event will run on Smithy Row from 11am - 4pm and you can attend for anything from 45 minutes to the whole day. All volunteers will receive a briefing document by email and will be briefed again in person when they arrive at the event. This opportunity is open to all partners so please feel free to share! If you want to take part then please email us:

Help promote the event!
Primarily - and most urgently - we are asking partners to subscribe to and share the
Centenary Cities Thunderclap from their organisational and/or personal social media accounts. There is also a Centenary Cities Nottingham Twibbon, which interested partners are encouraged to use on their organisational and personal social media accounts.

One Nottingham 2018 Budget Consultation

Thank you to everyone who attended the One Nottingham Budget Consultation. Councillor Graham Chapman presented a report on the 2018 Budget for Nottingham which was followed by a lively debate with a number of questions being raised. Councillor Chapman agreed to respond to a number of these questions in writing following the consultation. These can be viewed by clicking here.
Nottingham Young Creative Awards
The Young Creative Awards Nottingham is now open for entries! 2018 marks the tenth anniversary  of the awards so if you are aged between 13 and 24, or you know somebody who is, then let them know and get your entries in as soon as possible. Best of luck with your applications!
Entries close on Friday the 23rd March 2018. Click here to enter!
Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity
14th - 21st February 2018

Welcome to the Festival of Science and Curiosity 2018, proudly supported by One Nottingham. For one week every February, the festival brings creative and inspiring science, technology, engineering and maths based events and activities to the heart of Nottingham.This year sees the biggest ever programme ready to ignite your curiosity, whether you’re 2 or 102! Find out more here.

2018 Imagination Library Fundraising Challenge Completed
Cllr David Mellen, Nottingham City Council, has completed his challenge to raise funds for the Imagination Library – an amazing scheme that delivers a free book every month to children between the ages of 0 and 5 years old. His challenge was to read a storybook to at least 2018 children in January and we are pleased to announce that he has read to 2,780 children in total and raised over £3,700 so far! Thank you to everyone who has already donated to this fantastic cause already and there is still chance to donate by clicking this link:

Look out for the next Imagination Library fundraising event coming soon!
Further Briefing Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse 
Thursday 22nd March
 This briefing will be taking place at 4pm on Thursday the 22nd March 2018 at Loxley House. For further information please click here. It is essential that you book your place to attend this event by emailing:
Nottingham Contemporary would like to thank all the people and partners across the city who have been working with their Learning Programme. They've put together this short pdf to share some headlines around participation and favourite moments from 2017.They'd love to hear from you if you’d like to work with them or if you want to know more.It would be great if you could share this with your colleagues too. To view the report please click here.
Nottingham City Homes 'Make a Difference' Fund

Nottingham City Homes (NCH) aims to inspire and support local community groups to ‘make a difference’ through the delivery of creative and innovative projects, which will have a lasting and positive impact in the community and illustrate the positive relationships between NCH and its customers.

Applicants can apply for funding for their project from £250 up to £2,000. In order for your application to be successful you must provide evidence that the funding will directly benefit a proportion of NCH residents. Deadline: as early as possible; limited funding is available and applications will be assessed as soon as they are received until all funding has gone.
Nottingham Citizens 2018 Accountability Assembly
This May, Nottingham Citizens will gather over 800 of their community members in Nottingham's Albert Hall to bring to fruition their current streams of work, most notably a large piece of county-wide research into hate crime. The results of their report on hate crime will be revealed during this event on Thursday 10th May 2018 at the Albert Hall. For more information please contact:
Beat the Streets Fundraising Success
All of your generosity from has enabled the organisers to raise £100,000 for Nottingham Homelessness Charity Framework! The grand total of £100,000 came from the ticket sales, bar takes, merchandise proceeds, collection buckets, individual donations and other fundraising activity.
We would also like to add our thanks to the DHP family and the organisers of this fantastic event.

Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Travelling Scholarship

The Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Travelling Scholarship (NRMTS) is now accepting applications from exceptional young professionals aged between 21 and 35 who work and/or live in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. The scholarship offers a bursary to successful applicants so they can visit the USA, exploring a work related topic of their choice for up to three months. Scholars are encouraged to immerse themselves in American culture and society and are expected to undertake research that will benefit themselves, their employer and the wider region upon their return to the UK.

For further information and to apply please visit The deadline is midnight on Friday 2nd March 2018.
Nottingham City Council has produced their latest Policy Digest

To view the latest Nottingham Policy Digest please click
Take part in a Guinness World Record attempt whilst dressed as Robin Hood!
Nottingham Hospitals Charity has set its sights on breaking a Guinness World Record this spring and is calling on the businesses of Nottinghamshire for their help! The Charity is aiming to break the World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Robin Hood. The Nottingham legend is also mascot of Nottingham Children’s Hospital and the face of Charity’s Big Appeal, which aims to raise £4 million over four years to help young patients and their families at the Children’s Hospital.
To break the World Record, the Charity is hosting Robin’s Big World Record, a free community fun day, at Wollaton Park on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018. Over 1,500 people from across the county are expected to attend the event, all with the aim of being a part of Nottingham history, and raising money for Nottingham Children’s Hospital, which is based at the Queen’s Medical Centre.

To find out more or sign up, go to

NCVSE Every Colleague Matters - Empowering the Workforce to deliver Excellence in Safeguarding Practice

12th-16th February 2018

This event is a series of sessions over a one week period open to everyone who works within the Children's and Adults Workforce in the City of Nottingham. Cost per session: £10. To find out more click here.

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