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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…Read More


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…Read More


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…Read More


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…Read More


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…Read More


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…Read More


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 -…Read More


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…Read More


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…Read More


2017/18 Programme Launch to Support UK Rescue Centres

New guidelines for the 'Support Adoption for Pets' grants programme have been published by Support Adoption for Pets, a registered charity which runs its own small animal adoption centres. It fundraises through public donations to pay for these centres and to provide financial support to other pet rescue and rehoming organisations in the UK. The…Read More


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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…


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…


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…


2017/18 Programme Launch to Support UK Rescue Centres

New guidelines for the 'Support Adoption for Pets' grants programme have been published by Support Adoption for Pets, a registered charity which runs its own small animal adoption centres. It fundraises through public donations to pay for these centres and to provide financial support to other pet rescue and rehoming organisations in the UK. The…


Armed Forces Covenant Fund

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is currently accepting applications to the Families in Stress priority of the £10 million per year Covenant Fund. Grants of between £20,000 and £300,000 for programmes of work lasting between two to three years are available. The funding is for projects that support families of serving personnel who are experiencing…


Funding for Charity Websites

Applications Open For Round Two Of Transform Foundation’s Charity Website Grant Programme The ‘Q2’ round of the Transform Foundation’s 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme is officially open. Once again, this unique programme will be providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites in order to: increase their ability to raise funds…


Big Lottery Grants – list of successful projects

Big Lottery fund has published a list of recent grant recipients together with a description of the project they have received funding for.  This makes for an interesting read if you are looking for inspiration about the types of projects that can make a difference and make a successful funding application.  See a full list…


Tesco Bags of Help – more flexible funding

Community groups are being invited to apply for Tesco Bags of Help funding as the application criteria opens to allow for more communities to bag some cash for their project. As well as continuing to fund the development of and activity in outdoor spaces such as allotments and community gardens, grants will now be available…


Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme Opens

Second 2017 Round of Greggs Foundation’s Environmental Grants Scheme Opens Using money from the 5p levy on carrier bag sales in Greggs shops, the Greggs Foundation set up the Environmental Grants scheme which aims to improve people’s lives by improving the environment. The programme is administered by seven charity committees throughout England, Scotland and Wales.…


Greggs Foundation Local Community Projects Fund Applications Open

Greggs Foundation's Local Community Projects Fund Invites GB Applications The Local Community Projects Fund helps not-for-profit organisations based in local communities to deliver projects or provide equipment to people in need at the heart of local communities in England, Scotland and Wales. Preference is likely to be given to local organisations based near a Greggs…


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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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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…


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…


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…


Part Time Post Natal & Family Support Coordinator

Home Start East Surrey  Hours: 25 per week to be worked over four days (mon-thurs) Salary: Actual Salary £16,901.35 NJC Scale point 27 Starting date: 7th August 2017 or as near to this date Home-Start is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the welfare of families with at least one child under the age of…


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