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Closure of South Park Surgery

South Park Surgery will be closing on Friday 29th September 2017.  This follows the decision by the IMH Group (the healthcare provider previously known as Malling Health) to end their contract with the NHS to run the surgery. A letter has been sent to South Park Surgery patients with information about how to register at…Read More


CQC’s Next Phase of Regulation

The Care Quality Commission have launched the second consultation on proposed changes on how they regulate health and social care services, share your views at: http://www.cqc.org.uk/get-involved/consultations/our-next-phase-regulation-consultation-2 The consultation closes on Tuesday 8th August 2017.Read More


Age UK Surrey – Counselling Service

Do you feel isolated or depressed?  Life events such as the loss of a loved one or an illness can trigger these feelings. You are not alone.  Depression is the most common mental health problem among people aged over 65.  Depression affects around 22% of men and 28% of women aged 65 years and over,…Read More


Groundwork Community Awards 2017- Nominate A Community Group

Groundwork is asking the public to nominate community groups to receive a national award at an awards ceremony recognising their work in making their local areas better places to live.  The charity has launched the Groundwork Community Awards as a way of honouring small community groups making a big difference to everyone's quality of life…Read More


The Surrey Skills Academy – Training Course

The Surrey Skills Academy is currently offering the following training course to voluntary sector organisations. Lean Continuous Improvement 8th August at County Hall, Kingston Upon Thames from 9.30 - 12.30 Lean Continuous Improvement 7th September at Quadrant Court, Woking from 9.30 - 12.30 Click here to download an application form Download and email to:…Read More


Live at Home Pop-Up Surgery – Banstead Live at Home

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 well-being.  If you would like to go along and meet them they are holding a pop-up surgery at The Knowle, Preston Lane, Tadworth KT20 5JU from…Read More


Part-time Children’s Centre Playworker

Welcare in East Surrey (based in Redhill), is recruiting for a  Part-time Children’s Centre Playworker to join their small and friendly team. 24.5 hours per week £20,138 + £824 inner fringe allowance (pro rata) Job description, person specification and application form available on the website:  http://welcare.org/about-us/vacancies/ Closing date: 02 Aug 2017Read More


Closure of FamilyLine

VARB have received the sad news that FamilyLine have ceased trading, details follow. It is with great regret that I am writing to inform you of the Trustees decision at the FamilyLine Board Meeting on Monday 8th May 2017 to wind up all FamilyLine’s operations, with a view to the Charity ceasing trading on Wednesday…Read More


Alcohol Research UK’s Small Grants Programme Now Open

Alcohol Research UK's Small Grants programme offers grants for exploratory projects that address emerging issues in alcohol research, employ novel theoretical or methodological approaches, or pilot new work in treatment or service delivery. Grants of up to £8,000 are available for stand-alone projects that last for up to 12 months. Applications are accepted from researchers…Read More


Us In A Bus

Us In A Bus have been having a sort out and have a few items they don't need anymore! If you are interested in any of the items please call them on: 01737 764774. A tall Siemens Freezer: £30 suggested donation 2 x wooden tables 122x92cm: F R E E 1 x Bosch Fridge: £10…Read More


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Alcohol Research UK’s Small Grants Programme Now Open

Alcohol Research UK's Small Grants programme offers grants for exploratory projects that address emerging issues in alcohol research, employ novel theoretical or methodological approaches, or pilot new work in treatment or service delivery. Grants of up to £8,000 are available for stand-alone projects that last for up to 12 months. Applications are accepted from researchers…


SUEZ Communities Trust Landfill Communities Fund – July Deadline for England

The SUEZ Trust is currently accepting applications from not-for-profit organisations in England for projects under the following objects of the Landfill Community Fund: Object D – Public Amenities: Funding is available for projects which provide, maintain or improve an amenity that is used primarily for leisure and recreation. Object DA – Biodiversity: Funding is available…


Big Lottery Fund Updates Guidance for Awards for All (England)

The Big Lottery Fund offers grants of between £300 and £10,000 to voluntary and community organisations, schools and statutory bodies in order to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. To be eligible for funding projects must now meet at least one of the following three priorities: Bring people together…


Postcode Dream Trust – Dream Fund 2018 Launches for Great Britain

Charities in England, Scotland and Wales are eligible to apply for funding to deliver the project they have always dreamed of, but never had the opportunity to bring to life. All applications must come from at least two charitable organisations that have joined forces to deliver an innovative project. The lead partner organisation must be…


The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation Publishes New Guidelines for 2017

The Trusthouse Charitable Foundation has published new guidelines for 2017 which include raising the maximum amount for Large Grants, Hospices, Village Halls and Community Centres from £45,000 to £50,000. The Foundation offers funding to established charitable organisations (including CICs, social enterprises, not-for-profit registered companies, voluntary organisations) in the UK that are working to address local…


Macmillan’s Supporting You to Help Others Grants – Deadline Looms

Macmillan’s Supporting You to Help Others Grants - Deadline Looms Macmillan Cancer Support has the overall aim of improving the lives of people affected by cancer, by providing practical, medical, emotional and financial support. The Supporting You to Help Others grants programme can fund cancer self help and support groups and their activities and user…


R&BBC Grant Funding Programme

If you represent a voluntary organisation or community group helping the people of the borough, R&BBC want to help you. R&BBC award grants annually in the following categories: Core funding: -         Core Funding Application Form A public commitment from the Council to provide an agreed level of grant support…


Sport England Launches Families Fund

Sport England is making £10 million available for the first round of the new Families Fund. It has launched the new fund in response to the fact that ‘there are currently 7 million children aged 5 to 15 in England – and nearly 4 in 5 are not doing the recommended daily amount of exercise’.…


Comic Relief – Care Home Challenge Fund for UK Opens for Round 2

UK-based care home providers (both charity and non-charity) can apply now for grants of between £10,000 and £20,000 to deliver activities to improve the wellbeing of residents, and help staff and residents forge stronger relationships. There is particular interest in activities as an opportunity to build bigger positive change within care homes that will be…


Trust for London Publishes New Funding Strategy

The Trust has announced its new funding programmes for 2018-2022, which will focus on the following areas: Good Homes and Neighbourhoods Better Work Decent Living Standards Shared Wealth Pathways to Settlement Stronger Voices Connected Communities Voluntary and community organisations with an income of less than £2 million and which are undertaking charitable activities in London…


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CQC’s Next Phase of Regulation

The Care Quality Commission have launched the second consultation on proposed changes on how they regulate health and social care services, share your views at: http://www.cqc.org.uk/get-involved/consultations/our-next-phase-regulation-consultation-2 The consultation closes on Tuesday 8th August 2017.


Good Care? Poor Care?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of all health and social care services in England. They register, monitor and inspect services to make sure they provide safe, effective, compassionate, high quality care, and they encourage them to improve. We have been advised that shortly they will be inspecting services provided by South…


YMCA Sports and Community Centre Consultation

YMCA East Surrey is carrying out a consultation on its proposed expansion of the YMCA Sports and Community Centre in Redhill. There are plans to extend the facilities so that they can offer a wider range of sports and exercise sessions for people with disabilities and health conditions. The whole centre will also be refreshed…


Care Leaver Health Survey

The Care Leavers Association is a national user-led charity working to improve the lives of people who were in care as children. The Care Leavers Association are currently working with 12 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups across England to raise awareness of the health issues facing care leavers. This survey is open to care leavers of…


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Part-time Children’s Centre Playworker

Welcare in East Surrey (based in Redhill), is recruiting for a  Part-time Children’s Centre Playworker to join their small and friendly team. 24.5 hours per week £20,138 + £824 inner fringe allowance (pro rata) Job description, person specification and application form available on the website:  http://welcare.org/about-us/vacancies/ Closing date: 02 Aug 2017


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