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Nominations now open for the Reigate and Banstead Sports Awards 2018

Nominations are now open for the Reigate and Banstead Sports Awards 2018 and close on Sunday 9 September 2018. We are on a mission to find those people who make a difference in sport. You can nominate an athlete, club, volunteer, team or coach. Nominate online at www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/sportsawards The categories are: Young Boys Team of…Read More


New Regional Fund to Combat Youth Homelessness

The Berkeley Foundation has launched a new £250,000 fund with grants of between £10,000 and £70,000 for up to a period of two years. The Foundation, an independent registered charity that supports young people, their families and their communities across London, Birmingham and the South of England, is inviting proposals from voluntary sector organisations providing…Read More


Veolia Environmental Trust Accepting Applications for Projects Starting in 2019

Veolia Environmental Trust offers grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 for capital improvement projects at a single site with discrete start and end dates. Match funding of at least 20% is required, and applicants requesting grants of £40,000 or more require a Third Party Contribution. Projects should fall under one of the following categories: Community…Read More


Places of Worship Security Funding Scheme Opens for England and Wales

For a third year in a row, the Home Office is providing funding to help places of worship tackle hate crimes against them through the installation of additional security equipment. Hate crimes, for the purposes of this fund, are defined as any crimes committed against a person because of their real or perceived religion. The…Read More


Mayor says “Big Thank You” to Volunteers

Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead took to the road on 7 June with our annual “Big Thank You” Roadshow, as part of the national celebrations for Volunteers Week. Mayor Cllr Dorothy Ross-Tomlin joined with VARB to present individual thank you cards and cakes to over 80 volunteers from Live at Home Banstead; The Children’s Trust;…Read More


NHS Health Checks – Free delivery for your staff and volunteers

Free NHS Health Checks for staff and volunteers aged over 40 are being offered to voluntary and community organisations in Reigate & Banstead. The Health Checks, offered by YMCA East Surrey, will be carried out by a trained Health Advisor and include the following measurements: cholesterol/HDL (so-called “good cholesterol”); blood pressure; body mass index; and associated…Read More


Biffa Award – Rebuilding Biodiversity – August Deadline

The Rebuilding Diversity scheme is part of Biffa Awards’ Main Grants Programme which aims to provide or improve biodiversity, community spaces, cultural facilities, and places for outdoor recreation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Rebuilding Biodiversity theme aims to protect and enhance the environment so that it can adapt to threats such as climate…Read More


Biffa Award – Recreation – November Deadline

Recreation is part of Biffa Awards’ Main Grants Programme which aims to provide or improve biodiversity, community spaces, cultural facilities, and places for outdoor recreation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Not-for-profit organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 as long as their projects have a…Read More


Biffa Award – Community Buildings – August Deadline

The Community Building scheme is part of Biffa Awards’ Main Grants Programme which aims to provide or improve biodiversity, community spaces, cultural facilities, and places for outdoor recreation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Funding awarded through the Community Buildings theme is intended to provide and improve community buildings such as village halls, community centres…Read More


Charity Commission News – Summer 2018

A quarterly newsletter - helpful for charity trustees and their advisors.  Available on the Charity Commission website here. This edition includes: a reminder to keep your details up to date advice on safeguarding in charities automatic disqualification guidance for charities the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) new welcome pack for charity trustees fundraising charities: additional…Read More


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