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Small Charity Week 19 – 24th June 2017

Small Charity Week is a national initiative supported by the FSI.  It is being held 19th- 24th June 2017 and will provide free initiatives, competitions and support over six days for charities or local community organisation with an annual turnover under £1.5 million. Events include: I Love Small Charities Day: Three social media competitions to win funds for your charity. …

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Keep Volunteering Voluntary

VARB supports the Keep Volunteering Voluntary campaign and has signed the following pledge. “As charities and voluntary organisations we know the value of volunteering. Volunteering means people independently choosing to give their time freely to help others and make the world a better place. Workfare schemes force unemployed people to carry out unpaid work or face benefit sanctions that can …

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Building Better Partnerships

Thanks to funding from The Big Lottery, VARB is working with 80 local organisations to build partnerships. We are matching up “surplus” resources with where there are resource needs. For example, an organisation may have a minibus that is only used during the week – it could be hired by a local sports club at weekends. There may be room for a …