- Total grants
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- Largest award
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- Earliest award date
- 09 Jan 2017
- Latest award date
- 12 Jun 2017
Oxfordshire Volunteer Befriending CIC 23 Feb 2017
£800 towards volunteer expenses to enable volunteers to travel to Carers houses and to training sessions and volunteer meetings. Many Carers live in isolated villages in Oxfordshire, which means volunteers travelling. Some of the volunteers live in villages too, so may have to travel to do their volunteering. £3,000 towards Coordinators Salary. £150 for advertising. This includes posters and leaflets. £400 for insurance for Public Liability for the Coordinator and Volunteers £350 for training. Most trainers charge £50 for a group session plus travel expenses £300 for overheads including Lighting, Heating, hire of meeting rooms for training sessions
To support running costs of Voluntary Support North Surrey
To continue to recruit, train and supervise volunteers to support local families.
Befriending Service - Increasing Capacity 17 Feb 2017
Befriending Service Increasing CapacityThrough a variety of carefully organised activities, we support and befriend those experiencing loneliness and isolation; • providing a sense of belonging for those who feel unwanted, excluded and forgotten • offering the opportunity to make friends and meet people in a supportive environment • helping people to regain social confidence and contribute to society Direct benefit: Those in receipt of our service benefiting from a reduction in loneliness, improved social confidence, wider network of social contacts. Indirect Beneficiaries: Families are often relieved to know there is someone providing support and companionship to their loved one. Given the known links between loneliness and mental and physical ill health, our services helps to improve health and well-being of individuals with a knock on effect of reduced demand on health & social care services. We rely heavily on volunteer input and volunteering reduces loneliness, improves connectedness with local community develops skills and improves confidence. To recruit a Volunteer Recruitment & Training Co-ordinator to be responsible for volunteer recruitment and taking volunteers through the whole recruitment, interviewing, vetting and induction process (reviewing and improving office systems in the process) and increasing our capacity to match volunteers with those waiting for a befriender. The Co-ordinator will work with other staff responsible for managing referrals (typically from health and social services) of those in need of befriending and ensure that the matching of volunteers and referrals is optimised and greatly accelerated. To reduce the befriending waiting list by responding in a timelier manner to those in need of the befriending service and to those expressing an interest in volunteering. This requires an additional resource – a Volunteer Recruitment & Training Co-ordinator. Having one person responsible for volunteer recruitment and processing through to readiness for matching will also enable review and streamlining of our current systems, thereby improving efficiency in the longer term. To reduce the administrative load on existing staff who have stepped in to respond to increased demand on the service but whose workloads are becoming unmanageable and unsustainable.
Waverley SOUP Start Up-Kit 27 Jan 2017
SOUP project kits to help SOUP committees run more SOUP events for local residents where residents learn about creative/social projects in their community and can donate to these projects.
To enable a Parent Infant Mental Health Support (PIMHS) training programme.