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Sussex Prisoner’s Families

In News by Caroline Foxton

Sussex Prisoners’ Families support families impacted by the imprisonment of a family member in the courts, prisons and communities of Sussex. They do meet Surrey families and can meet and offer support at a Sussex prison or Sussex court. If you need to find out more about Sussex Prisoners’ Families, including the training they offer, visit their website  or contact …

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VCSE health and wellbeing fund for improving children’s mental health

In News, Funding News by Caroline Foxton

DHSC is inviting applications from existing schemes in the VCSE sector to trial a new approach to helping children and young people with their mental health. Projects should: adopt community and person-centred approaches to improving the mental health of children and young people aged 0 to 25 years particularly support children and young people through life-changing events have strong local connections …

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Directory of Social Change Charity Factsheet

In News by Caroline Foxton

This month the Directory of Social Change (DSC) has published a factsheet to debunk and challenge the most common myths about charities. #CharityFacts sets out nine facts such as “charities don’t spend your donation on big salaries” and “Charities don’t get tons of money from government” supporting each with explanations and statistics. The factsheet is designed to arm staff and …

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Recruiting Volunteers Workshop – 14 February 2018 – Redhill

In VARB Events, Home Page, News by Nina Porter

A free participatory workshop for Volunteer Co-ordinators and anyone who is responsible for recruiting new volunteers.  This half day workshop will run from 9.30am to 12.30pm on 14 February at The Salvation Army, Lower Bridge Rd, Redhill RH1 1HJ. Successfully recruiting new volunteers can be a challenging task.  It is increasingly important that voluntary and community organisations are able to find …

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Network Event – Partnership Working with RBBC – 24 January 2019 – Horley

In Home Page, News, Consultation by Nina Porter

Voluntary, community and faith organisations are invited to a Network event to discuss partnership opportunities with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council.  The event will run from 10am to 12 noon on 24 January 2019 at the Horley Baptist Church. Reigate & Banstead Borough Council shares the same aims as many VCFS organisations.  It acts as a key partner in a …

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The Wellbeing Prescription Service

In News, Funding News by Caroline Foxton

The Wellbeing Prescription Service, which is jointly run by Tandridge District Council, Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and funded by East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group and Surrey County Council, supports people to make small changes to their lifestyles to improve their health.   Wellbeing Advisors are based in GP surgeries throughout East Surrey helping people to lose weight, get fitter, …

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Sheila McKechnie Foundation Introduction To Social Change And Campaigning

In News by Caroline Foxton

Sheila McKechnie Foundation are running a training workshop in London for groups, organisations and individuals who are interested in learning a little bit more about campaigning and social change. Introduction to Social Change and Campaigning If you are interested in bringing about change – whether locally or nationally – and would like information and advice to help you be more effective, …

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Sporting Capital New Funding For Sports

In News, Funding News by Caroline Foxton

Sporting Capital (www.sportingcapital.org.uk) is a new social investment fund that focuses on supporting the sustainable development of community sports organisations. The £3m fund is the first of its kind, and offers investment in the form of simple, repayable loans of between £50k to £150k. The loan is ideal for an organisations that wants to: – make a difference in the …