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National Volunteering Experience Survey

In News, Resource Links by Caroline Foxton

Time Well Spent is a major new report into the volunteering experience published by NCVO in January 2019. It is the result of a national survey carried out through YouGov’s panel (10,000+ respondents). The survey focuses on volunteering through groups, clubs and organisations and includes data on recent volunteers, but also lapsed volunteers and non-volunteers. The aims of the survey …

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Voluntary Sector Leadership – Free Training from the Open University

In Resource Links by Nina Porter

The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership  is offering access to free leadership courses to help leaders and aspiring leaders to adapt to the multiple challenges they face. Introducing leadership in voluntary organisations, will involve approximately 15 hours of learning and will provide an opportunity for people who work within voluntary organisations, as paid employees or staff, to develop energetic, practical and thoughtful …

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Foodbanks & Community Meals in Reigate & Banstead area – Christmas 2019 and Winter Update

In News, Projects and Campaigns, Downloads by Nina Porter

VARB has updated the listing of foodbanks and community meals available in the Borough and included details of Christmas opening hours.  See the listing here (updated November 2019) Foodbanks provide emergency food parcels for individuals and families facing a crisis.  Some foodbanks can also offer help with utility top-ups for heating and cooking and basic toiletries. Community meals are hot meals …

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Good Governance – some useful websites

In Resource Links by Nina Porter

 Below are some good sites for finding information and advice on governance issues – whether you are a new community organisation starting out or an established voluntary organisation updating policies or looking for specialised training: Small Charities Coalition – provides a range of information, support, mentoring and networking opportunities especially for smaller charities and their trustees. smallcharities.org.uk. You’ll find an excellent library of …

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Accessing Corporate Resources in Surrey

In Funding News, Downloads by Nina Porter

Surrey County Council has launched two new tools to help local voluntary and community groups access support and resources from businesses. The ‘Social Value Marketplace’ is a web site that enables Surrey not-for-profit organisations to post requests for corporate volunteers, goods and services or even donations. The site is linked to the Supply to Surrey procurement process; so businesses interested …

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Health & Wellbeing Information Sources

In Resource Links by Nina Porter

The following websites, directories and resources contain a host of information relevant to health & wellbeing in East Surrey: The Wellbeing Prescription website gives details of services that receive referrals through the Wellbeing Prescription project running across East and Mid Surrey.  Many of these services are also open to self-referral. The care and support information and advice resource provides information about …