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Banstead Live at Home Scheme

Banstead Live at Home is a charity offering support and services to local older people living in their own home; helping to maintain independence, reduce social isolation and improve wellbeing.  To find out more go along and meet with them at:  Gardenfields, 24 Duncan Road, Burgh Heath, Tadworth, KT20 6DR.  From 10am-4pm on Thursday 13th July 2017.  Light refreshments will …

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Surrey Libraries Job Vacancy

Community Led Services Officer, Library Volunteering 18 hours over 3 days per week Turn the next page of your career with Surrey Libraries… Help support and develop volunteering roles, systems and initiatives across all of our libraries. Join our specialist library volunteering team based at Banstead Library. Closing date –Sunday 2nd July Interviews – Thursday 13th July / Friday 14th …

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Homeless Link’s Social Investment Fund for England to Launch in June

Homeless Link, the national membership organisation for homelessness and supported housing agencies, is launching a £4.5 million Social Investment Fund on 19 June 2017. The programme is funded by Access – The Foundation for Social Investment, through its Growth Fund. The money will be invested over the next three years and offer homelessness organisations in England unsecured loans of amounts …

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Skipton Building Society Launches Grassroots Giving 2017

Skipton Building Society has been offering the Grassroots Giving scheme since it was set up in 2013 to celebrate the Society’s 160th anniversary. This year, there are 164 pots of £500 to give away to support the development of local grassroots groups from across the UK. Grassroots Giving aims to support small community groups which might not normally attract any …

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Dyscover – Volunteer Coordinator

12 hours per week – Hours worked over 2 – 4 days – flexibility required – Excellent organisational & communication skills – Experience in managing individuals and teams – Ability to work independently – Based in Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey – Start September 2017 £8,424 p.a. / full time equivalent £26,385 p.a., pro-rated Dyscover is a small registered charity providing long term …

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Aspire Celebration

Volunteers, organisations and support workers have come together to celebrate to success of the Aspire Project, hosted by Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead at St Joseph’s Church, Redhill on Thursday 11th May 2017. After some heart warming stories were presented, volunteers were awarded with certificates to recognise their contribution to the community, and were treated to lunch and cake. The …

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Youth Social Action Fund – application deadline 7 July 2017

The Youth Social Action Fund is offering grants of up to £5,000 to groups working with young people between the ages of 10 and 20 years old (or 25 for young people with disabilities) in Surrey. It covers targeted programmes of activities to encourage and inspire young people in the county to become more actively engaged with their community. Activities …

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VARB’s “Big Thank you” Roadshow

On 2 June, as part of Volunteers Week, Mayor Cllr Newstead joined members of the VARB Team in thanking volunteers on a Roadshow travelling across the borough. We started the day at The Children’s Trust in Tadworth, meeting communications volunteers and fundraisers. Dalton Leong, Chief Executive, underlined the importance of volunteers to the Trust – in the past year alone …

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Free Finance Training – June 2017

Local voluntary organisations can access a range of free finance training during June 2017, provided by Kingston Smith & partners LLP and Surrey County Council. The training is suitable for trustees, volunteers or staff: 8 June – 60 Minute Guide to Understanding Charity Accounts – Redhill 19 June – Investment Appraisal – County Hall, Kingston 21 June – Optimising Income …

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Remuneration Panel Member

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is looking for a Member for its Independent Remuneration Panel (of three Members). The Panel will be responsible for advising the Council on the type and level of allowances to be paid to Councillors. The Panel will consider: – the roles and responsibilities of all Councillors, including those with special responsibilities – comparative allowances paid …