CRANBROOK'S first community development worker starts her new role in the town later this month.
Corena Ward is due to take up the East Devon Volunteer Support Agency post on Monday, May 20, which will see her provide residents with day-to-day advice and support on a range of matters, such as bus routes, local services and on the progress of building works.
Axe Valley Visiting Scheme is an exciting new pilot project, hosted by EDVSA in the Axminster and Seaton District areas which will provide a visiting service to people aged 60+ yrs living both in their own homes and in residential care homes, and in receipt of health and social care services.
Devon Community Foundation, Trustee of the Year 2012, East Devon Winner, Exmouth and District Talking Newspapers.
EDVSA (East Devon Volunteer Support Agency) is searching for a volunteer Treasurer to join the Board of Trustees at this exciting time, to help steer EDVSA forward.
Voluntary sector infrastructure organisations across Devon are celebrating the award of £400,000 from the BIG Lottery Fund to help improve the services they provide to other charities and community organisations across the county.
To celebrate Trustees Week 2011 DACVS (The Devon ‘Association of Council for Voluntary Service) in conjunction with The Devon Community Foundation looked for a trustee who had made a significant contribution to their organisation and the community it serves in the past year. East Devon winner is Dr Claire Donovan, from The Poltimore House Trust.
The Voluntary & Community Sector needs to share its knowledge & experience with statutory authorities such as local authorities & the NHS. One way of doing this is through elected representatives.
The Transition Fund will help civil society organisations which deliver high quality public services adapt to a different funding environment during a period when they are at risk from reductions in taxpayer funded income.
Are you eligible? http://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/transitionfund
Over the next few years, personalisation will bring major changes to the way in which the social care system will operate in Devon.
Increasingly, the voluntary and community sector is being encouraged to bid for contracts to deliver public services.
BT Community Connections is an award scheme which offers community groups
the chance to get online and help people discover the wonders of the internet.
If your group helps the community access the internet and improves people's
ICT skills, you could be eligible to apply for a year's free broadband.
The EDVSA Forum for the Voluntary & Community Sector took place here at EDVSA offices on Thurs 21 October 2010.
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A BUDDYING project, which supports vulnerable adults, has received Approved Provider status from the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation.
Sidekick, which is active in Honiton, has been recognised for its good practice in supporting people to get involved in volunteering.
We offer on-going training programmes relevant to the local voluntary and community sector through the year.