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    Communities 1st

    Communities 1st is a new Lottery Funded project taking place in Mid and South Nottinghamshire. Working in partnership with Rushcliffe CVS the core principle of this project is to provide the best quality services to our communities and beneficiaries; we believe that this will be achieved by working together to explore ways of sharing resources and developing services.

    Cost of Living support for Businesses and Individuals

    Downloadable Resources for Organisations

    Contact Us

    Madeleine O’Sullivan MadeleineOSullivan@nandscvs.org

    Paul Simpson PaulSimpsonC1st@nandscvs.org


    Key messages

    We are committed to supporting local organisations, across Newark and Sherwood and South Nottinghamshire, and developing our services. Get in touch if you would like to discuss more about how we could help your organisation.

    Where are we now?

    Current Work

    • Our shared template resources are now live on our websites. You can find them here to download and edit for free.
    • A document has been created with the aim to support organisations understand which legal structure is best for them. You can view that here
    • We are currently in the process of developing an External Stakeholder Group who will support us in developing the project over the next year


    We are working with organisations within the Private Sector to understand how the Private and Voluntary sector can work closer together moving forward including training opportunities and sharing of knowledge.