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VARB’s Festive Feast 2017

Most people enjoy Christmas Day with their families, but for some this is a lonely time.  VARB is organising a Christmas Day lunch for anyone facing Christmas alone living in the Reigate & Banstead area. This is an opportunity for people to be together to share a Christmas Day meal with new friends. The Festive Feast will take place in …

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Community Foundation for Surrey – Grants Update

Funding for Groups The Community Foundation for Surrey supports local charities, community and voluntary groups in Surrey and is able to fund a wide range of activities awarding grants to support project cost, core costs or capital costs. Funds totalling £1M are available for 2017/18 and expressions of interest are accepted at any time. Staff from the Community Foundation will …

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VARB Memories & Milestones

We produced this video for our recent AGM with the help of one of our volunteers to show our memories and milestones over the year.    We hope you enjoy watching it.    

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ONE DAY WORKSHOP – RECRUITING SAFELY & FAIRLY

28th September 2017 10:00 am – 4:30 pm Location:WAREHOUSE ROOM, THREE CENTRAL LTD 3 London Road Redhill Surrey RH1 1LY United Kingdom Click here for Course and booking details To cover the following learning objectives: Gathering relevant information in order to inform the risk assessment process. Applying the relevant legislation that impacts upon risk assessment; including the Rehabilitation of Offenders …

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FREE Courses Now Available!!

On behalf of ILM Business Solutions and The Skills Network, VARB are offering FREE distance learning courses to volunteers and staff of the VCFS.   The Skills Network is one of the UK’s most successful providers of technology-enabled training and skills solutions.  With numerous courses available, they help individuals to increase their skill set. Whether it be for job opportunities …

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Volunteer Fair Update – NOW OPEN TO ALL ORGANISATIONS

It’s been three weeks since we announced our plans to hold two young Volunteer Fairs this autumn, and so far, the response has been fantastic! Plans for both events are well under way and we’re really excited about the way things are going. Despite this positivity, it has come to our attention that many organisations are keen to take part but …

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Nicola Dawes – Stripey Storks Commended by Prime Minister

VARB would like to congratulate Nicola Dawes, Stripey Stork and her team who wholeheartedly deserve this recognition for all their hard work providing this vital service within the community. Nicola Dawes, from Reigate, founded ‘Stripey Stork’ in 2013 after struggling to find a good home for baby items which her family no longer needed. She realised that there was a …

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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: A public commitment from the Council to provide an agreed level of grant support over a fixed period. Paid to meet the cost of major projects – usually for building works – …