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VARB’s Festive Feast 2019

            VARB’s Festive Feast is a Community Christmas Day lunch for anyone living in the Reigate & Banstead area who would like to celebrate Christmas with other people.  Father Christmas will also be making an appearance. Day: Christmas Day – 25 December 2019 Time: 12pm –…Read More


Have your say on local police issues and future funding

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…Read More


Patient Round Up – December 2019

The latest health bulletin with advice and information on keeping healthy.  Produced by East Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group. DownloadRead More


Community Foundation for Surrey – Consultation on the Grant Application Process

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…Read More


Mental Health at Work Training – Reigate, 22 January 2020

As part of the "Doing Good Does you Good" project, funded by the BUPA UK Foundation, VARB is offering free training in mental health awareness for the voluntary, community and faith sector.  This is a certified training course which is particularly suitable for those working alongside volunteers and/or managing staff. With an increase in poor…Read More


East Surrey Funding Event – 28 November 2019

Presentations from the East Surrey Funding Event held on 28 November 2019 are now available in the "Downloads" section of the VARB website. Click here. If you are interested in Fundraising training see here for details of "Preparing Funding Applications" training and here for "Digital Fundraising" Workshop - both taking place in January 2020. These…Read More


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

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) Download 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…Read More


National Garden Scheme

Is your local community in need of gardening funds? National Garden Scheme - Community Gardens Award The funding is for gardening projects carried out within local communities. No fixed minimum or maximum amount is set but awards do not usually exceed £5,000. The funding is only available to projects in England and Wales run by…Read More


Holiday Grants for Children

Check if your organisation can benefit from this holiday grants for children. Henry Smith – Holiday Grants for Children Funding is available to organisations working with children aged 13 or under who are experiencing disadvantage or have disabilities and are living in an area of high deprivation, with priority being given to those living in…Read More


BBC Children In Need Fund

Does your organisation works and support children in need? You can apply and benefit from this fund. BBC Children In Need funding for organisation working with children BBC Children in Need supports not for profit organisations working with children and young people of 18 years and under, experiencing disadvantage through: Illness, distress, abuse or neglect…Read More


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