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Catholic Voluntary Academy

Loved, Valued, Challenged



The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of Caritas International.         


We regularly donate to CAFOD and hold fundraising events in school. Please visit their website for more information                       


Since 1922, Missio has been the Catholic Church's official charity for overseas mission. They bring the hope of the Gospel where there is turmoil, poverty and uncertainty in the world, and where the Church is new, young or poor. Missio empowers local people to form and sustain communities of faith and train and nurture future leaders so that the vital work of the Church in the world can take place. 


Please visit their website for more information.

Emmanuel House 

Founded in faith in 1976 by Father Roger Killeen, Emmanuel House exists to support homeless, vulnerable or isolated adults in and around Nottingham. Our history centres around supporting the most vulnerable citizens in Nottingham without prejudice or judgement; with that in mind, we strive to provide diverse and accessible services that meet basic need and empower individuals to make positive changes in their lives.

We welcome between 60-90 visitors each weekday and 30-50 on weekends. This equates to almost 2000 visits a month, with approximately 200 new visitors each year, all of whom have complex and multiple needs. With roughly 70 hot meals a day being served, we provide the basic needs for homeless & vulnerably housed adults in Nottingham. We currently have 22 members of staff and over 70 volunteers who regular support the organisation.
Emmanuel House provides further support and services including advice and advocacy around tenancies, benefits, mental health support, training and workshops, drug & alcohol support, a daily nurse and a core programme of social activities. We also have an onsite charity shop, which brings in much needed income for Emmanuel House and is a place for service users to gain first hand work experience.

Under One Roof Community Resource Center -  Hucknall

Under One Roof was founded in 1998 as a community resource centre providing support in the Hucknall region. The building is owned and run by a Management Committee which mainly consists of volunteers. It is run as a not for profit organisation and provides low cost office space and meeting rooms primarily to charitable and voluntary organisations. It is home to a range of organisations including:

  • CGL
  • The Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP
  • IT for All
  • Engage Furniture Project
  • Engage Food Bank
  • Cottage Crafts Group
  • Taking Steps Walking Group
  • Plus a number of sessional groups


All schemes are primarily run by volunteers and we are always pleased to hear from people willing to help.  They run a community food bank for local people.


Under One Roof, 3A Vine Terrace, Hucknall, Nottingham, NG15 7HN

Email :

Tel : 0115 952 1236

Registered Charity Number: 1109429


Macmillan Cancer Support

We hold our annual Macmillan coffee morning in school, a charity close to all our hearts. 

Please visit their website for more information.

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Since 1994 we’ve opened our doors and hearts to those children and the people who love them most. And now more than ever, we need your help to keep on bringing care and happiness to our children and families.  As the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, Rainbows is a place where life-limited children and their families can find care and support. Our incredible team of people help relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, support parents and siblings through their bereavements and care for children until the end.  Please visit our website  Registered Charity Number: 101405.

The Byron Community Project

The Byron Cinema in Hucknall opened its doors in 1936, and enjoyed decades of success as Hucknall's premier entertainment venue. 

Cinemas had a decline in popularity during the 80's and 90's due to videos. The Byron stayed open until 2005 when it couldn't be sustained any longer. The doors were closed and the Byron was no more.  In September 2013, a group of local people got together and the Byron Community Project came to life. The remit of the Project is to refurbish and reopen our much loved cinema once again, but not just as a cinema. The project aims to use the space as a concert venue. a conference suite, a gaming area and offer recording studio facilities. The building is a versatile space that has so much potential to offer the people of Hucknall.  Class 7 were given a challenge to each write a letter to Ashfield District Council, in support of the Byron Community Project’s application for funding for a new screen. Each student wrote a heartfelt letter setting out what having a cinema in the community once more, would mean to them.  The letters were presented to the panel and the project received £800 towards a new screen. Each letter was proudly displayed on the community board in Tesco for everyone to read. The students then got together and raised money through a sponsored bike ride, a stall at the Easter Fayre, a tombola and a bag pack at Tesco. In total the class raised an amazing £700 towards the Project.


In July the students paid a visit to the Byron Cinema to see for themselves what the project is all about. They had the opportunity to see behind the scenes in the Projector Room. They were treated to a visit from a poet who recited poetry in the style of Lord Byron, the class enjoyed it immensely. They also had the pleasure of an in depth lesson and music session from a string quartet.  Holy Cross are very proud of Class 7 and their efforts to support an important project in the local community. Their enthusiasm and commitment was a joy for all to see.