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Help VARB help others – tell us about any community support you are offering

In Covid 19 vol news, Home Page, News, Consultation by Nina Porter

Many local organisations are responding to Covid-19 by offering support to others in their community.  Many new groups are also setting up to offer support.  To make the most of this fantastic response, it is important to map and co-ordinate the services available.  This will help to ensure the most vulnerable people get help. If you are providing (or planning …

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The Ethical Property Foundation’s Charity Property Matters Survey 2020

In Consultation by Siti

Overheated local property markets; rent rises; asset transfers; falling core funding; hard to find affordable premises…there are major issues facing the sector when it comes to property. The Ethical Property Foundation is asking every voluntary group in England & Wales to spend six minutes filling in their Property survey so that funders and policy makers will understand the bricks and …

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What do you think of Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead?

In News, Consultation by Nina Porter

We would like to hear your feedback – the good , the bad and the ugly – to help improve our services. If you are a voluntary, community or faith organisation and have used any of Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead’s services* in the last 12-18 months, we would really appreciate 10 minutes of your time to complete a survey.  …

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Surrey County Council proposes to open up its youth centres to wider use

In News, Consultation by Nina Porter

Surrey County Council wants to make better use of existing youth centres by enabling the voluntary, community and faith sector to use them to provide services for young people for free or minimal cost.  The council is consulting on proposals that would allow voluntary, community and faith organisations wanting to work with young people to have access to buildings such …

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How are carers over 50 planning for the future?

In Consultation by Nina Porter

Carers Trust UK with support from the Health & Wellbeing Alliance are trying to find out how carers over 50 are planning for a future when they may be less able or unable to care. Carers Trust has launched two surveys as part of a commission from the Department for Health and Social Care to run a project focussing on …

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Have your say on local police issues and future funding

In Consultation by Nina Porter

Surrey Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey are teaming up again in the New Year to hold the next series of public engagement events across Surrey. The ‘Policing Your Community’ events are coming to every borough and district in the county between 8 January and 5 February 2020. They will be an opportunity for residents …

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Community Foundation for Surrey – Consultation on the Grant Application Process

In Consultation, Funding News by Nina Porter

If you have ever submitted an application to the Community Foundation for Surrey, then they would welcome your feedback on the process.  The Community Foundation is currently running an online consultation which is anonymous and takes just 3 minutes to complete.  See here for the survey. Help to make applying for funding better for everyone – a good use of …

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Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s draft five year plan – ‘Reigate & Banstead 2025’

In Consultation by Nina Porter

Reigate & Banstead 2025 explains the Council’s proposed priorities for the next five years, and explains how the Council will deliver services to those living, working and spending time in Reigate & Banstead.  The Council is now giving local residents, businesses and partner organisations a chance to have their say about how it should focus its activities and services over …

Help the CQC work better with VCSE sector

In Consultation by Nina Porter

The Care Quality Commission is asking voluntary and community organisations to take part in a survey which will help them to shape guidance on how the Commission will work with the sector. This will include what to expect from the CQC and how VCSE organisations should share information with them. The CQC is looking to make changes at local level …