Tag Archives: Voluntary & Community Sector Support

A new ‘homely’ pre-school has opened in the Avenues

‘It’s important for us to give first class quality care to children and that is what we will do’

An Avenues nursery which has been nurturing children for 30 years has opened a new pre-school in a church hall.

Rainbows Nursery already has a centre in Salisbury Street, west Hull, but a second pre-school setting at St Ninian’s Hall in Chanterlands Avenue will open its doors on Monday. Continue reading A new ‘homely’ pre-school has opened in the Avenues

Major Study of the Charitable Sector in Yorkshire and The Humber Published by Durham University

Yorkshire and the Humber is a big region with a big heart, says a new research report on the charitable sector. Funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the survey of over 1,000 charities shows that there are 341,700 people who regularly volunteer in Yorkshire – giving over 24m hours of work each year. If paid average wages, it would cost £297m to replace them.

The voluntary sector makes a big economic contribution too. Yorkshire’s 10,250 Charities employ 85,000 full-time equivalent staff and the value of their wages alone is £1.8bn. Continue reading Major Study of the Charitable Sector in Yorkshire and The Humber Published by Durham University