SERVICESSERVICESFind out what Nova can do for you

Nova offers services to the community throughout Kensington and Chelsea including: Basic Maths, English, ICT and Food skills courses as well as advice and pre-employment support. We also run the Nova Language School offering a range of high quality classes in English.

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DONATE / VOLUNTEERDONATE / VOLUNTEERFind out what you can do for Nova

There are lots of ways to get involved, whether though volunteering, joining fundraising events or making donations. You can also find out about our present funders and see client feedback.

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Café NovaCafé Nova Our very own social enterprise

Delicious family recipes from around the world are top of the menu at Portobello’s first social enterprise eatery run by cooks and volunteers drawn from North Kensington’s diverse community. The Café staff serve freshly made dishes every day.

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A Case Study: Bintu

Bintu came from Nigeria to settle in the UK over 40 years ago. She has raised her family in North Kensington and now has 11 grandchildren.

Success stories:Bintu“I missed out on my early education the first time round. I have always been eager to learn and I started coming to Nova last year because I wanted to catch up on what I had missed out on. Everyone at Nova is very respectful and the staff treat us all equally. I’ve made friends here and I want to continue for as long as I can. I feel much more confident in speaking and …”

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Nova on Twitter

@dadshouse thank you for coming to our event :) Great to see you and hear about your amazing work with dads #charity #london #dads

Yesterday from NovaNewOpportunities’s Twitter via Twitter for iPhone

 

We are counting on your support

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We are very grateful for the amount of funding we receive from government and trusts, without which none of our services could exist. However, the services we provide cost over half a million pounds each year to run. We now need to generate more income if we are to continue providing this vital service for the next 30 years. We would like to invite you to be a part of Nova’s work and ongoing sustainability by donating some money to allow us to continue our work.

If you want to donate online click on the image (link opens in new window). If you want to know about other ways of donating please read below.

There are many ways to donate:

  • Cash: ask for an envelope at Nova’s Reception
  • Cheque: make cheques payable to Nova
  • Online: by following this link and making a secure online donation through Virgin Money Giving

Why we need your support

Finding enough money to finance the organisation is a constant struggle.

  • A 12-week course costs £5,000
  • A one-day outreach course costs £500
  • A 30-minute advice session costs £50
  • A dictionary costs £20
  • A pack of photocopy paper costs £10
  • Each photocopy costs 10p

On the 1st November 2014 all the activities of NOVA New Opportunities (charity number 1118890) will be taken over by Nova New Opportunities, a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) (charity number 1158238) and from that date all contracts, undertakings and activities will be the sole responsibility of Nova New Opportunities (CIO) and any authority of any former agents of Nova New Opportunities (charity number 1118890) will be terminated.