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Bracknell Summer Parks Challenge! ☀️

Bracknell Summer Parks Challenge! ☀️

  involve Community Services are delighted to have been chosen as Councillor Michael Titheridge, Bracknell Town Mayor’s, Charity of the Year. To celebrate this, we have worked together to create a fun summer challenge for children and families to participate in...

Ways You Can Help Your Local Community Everyday 👍

Ways You Can Help Your Local Community Everyday 👍

  If you are wondering what to do with your time during lockdown then why not help out your local community? Despite COVID-19 putting a stop to normality for quite a while, there are still ways you can help your community even during a pandemic. Volunteering is a...

involve Chosen As Bracknell Town Mayor’s Charity 🏆

involve Chosen As Bracknell Town Mayor’s Charity 🏆

  Councillor Michael Titheridge was elected as Bracknell Town Mayor on 12th May 2020. Each new Mayor selects a charity to support throughout their Mayoral year. “My wife Sally and I decided to support involve as for a long time I have been aware of how they help...

New Charity Sector Grant Writing Services 📝

New Charity Sector Grant Writing Services 📝

  Working in partnership with Wokingham Borough Council and Bracknell Forest Council, involve Community Services has appointed new full-time grant writers for the next 12 months and will be expanding it’s Funding Advice Service. The grant writers will be...

Volunteers Week 2020 – #HelpFromHome 🎁

Volunteers Week 2020 – #HelpFromHome 🎁

  Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. This year, because of the coronavirus situation, the normal events won't be taking place across the nation, so organisations will be...

Help Your Wellbeing During Lockdown By Helping Your Community! ✨

Help Your Wellbeing During Lockdown By Helping Your Community! ✨

  Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Many individual’s mental health will have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 lockdown, and people may require new ways to maintain their wellbeing. Charities are also struggling during this time, but are still...

What might be the longer term impact of COVID-19 on your charity?

What might be the longer term impact of COVID-19 on your charity?

  At some point, life will resume a level of normality. When this happens, what do you think the impact of COVID-19 will be on your organisation?This situation has had a hugely terrible impact on multiple organisations and groups across the third sector; It's...

advantage: Free HR Phone Advice

advantage: Free HR Phone Advice

  Do you need quick advice about a people issue?Populo, a social enterprise run by Sonia Wilson, helps small charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups with any employment issues that may affect them. How Populo can helpIn May 2020, every Wednesday...

Important Social Media Hashtags, Campaigns & Resources

Important Social Media Hashtags, Campaigns & Resources

  These are difficult times to live in... Staying home all day in order to isolate yourself from people can have a big impact on your physical and mental health. If you seem to be spending all of your time these days on social media, scrolling through a seemingly...

How to Fundraise & Help Support Local Charities From Home

How to Fundraise & Help Support Local Charities From Home

  We hope you've all had a lovely nice long Easter Weekend! (With lots of chocolate Easter Eggs and treats!🐰🥚🍫)Despite the lock-down, work for the charity sector still goes on, although mostly remotely, with many charities, especially small and local charities,...

involve’s COVID-19 Community Response

involve’s COVID-19 Community Response

  involve’s COVID-19 Community ResponseApril 2020 Update: Please see the new pages of resources on our website: involve.community/COVID-19As the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic heightens, we and other voluntary sector organisations are taking various...

advantage: Five steps along the road to better buying…

advantage: Five steps along the road to better buying…

  Advantage Scheme: BSA4Charity Buying Group Mat oper fro SA4Charity Buying Grou as written an article below which offers some simple step our charit an take to reduce total costs and free up revenues. To find out more about how BSA4Charity Buying Group...

Befriending Scheme Closure & Changes

Befriending Scheme Closure & Changes

  For nearly 10 years now involve Community Services have been delivering a Befriending scheme across Bracknell Forest. This project has consistently received funding from Bracknell Forest Council with an additional contribution each year from Silva Homes and we...

AWARE Campaign: Domestic Abuse

AWARE Campaign: Domestic Abuse

  How does domestic abuse affect children? If you have been experiencing domestic abuse you will probably have tried to protect your child(ren) from it as much as you can. However in many families where there is domestic abuse going on, the children are aware of...

AWARE Campaign: County Lines

AWARE Campaign: County Lines

    County Line s a term that is becoming more familiar as it features on news bulletins, appears in Sunday supplements and is the subject of TV Documentaries. Now widely used, it was initially police jargon to describe the practice of criminal gangs...

New Year, New 2020 Funding Training Programme

New Year, New 2020 Funding Training Programme

    Amongst your 2020 resolutions make some time for your (professional) self! There are an overwhelming amount of conferences, workshops, consulting, e-books an ourse vailable for charity, community and voluntary sector workers and supporters. Make an...

2019 Christmas Advent Calendar: Fundraising Tips

2019 Christmas Advent Calendar: Fundraising Tips

    Merry Christmas!! We hope you’re all having a lovely time during this festive season; everyone in the Voluntary & Community Sector has worked so hard in 2019! Let’s all try and work even harder in 2020 to make sure we keep developing and improving...

Community Navigation: Winter Pressures

Community Navigation: Winter Pressures

    involve has secured some short term funding to trial an expansion of the Community Navigation scheme. Community Navigation is all about signposting. We can provide information to people (professionals and the public) about services, charities, groups...