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involve’s COVID-19 Community Response

  involve’s COVID-19 Community ResponseAs the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic heightens, we and other voluntary sector organisations are taking various precautions to help across the community. Because of this, all of our events from March 2020 will...

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

  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

  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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

Befriending Week

    Every year, Befriending Week is celebrated from 1-7 November. This is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness about the positive impact befriending makes in communities and in people’s lives and invite your befriendees, befrienders, staff-members,...

Competition: Win a Trustee for Your Charity

    It's Trustees' Week from the 4th - 8t ovember. Registered Charities across the Thames Valley are invited to involve's recruitment giveaway which will be ongoing throughout November. inTRUSTe s a trustee recruitment service provided...

Diverse News From the For-Profit World

    No doubt, all of us in the charity sector spend all our time reading the Harvard Business Review. Or maybe we don’t. But there have been interesting articles about diversity in teams, on corporate boards and in for-profit companies that resonated with us...

The Bracknell Volunteer Pool

    Could you make a difference in your community? If everyone took small positive actions, it would add up to make such a huge difference! At involve, we want to encourage more people to ‘Dive In’ and get involved on their own terms! If you don’t have time...

New Multi-Agency Safeguarding Arrangements

    The publication of new multi-agency arrangements to safeguard children marks an important stage of development within the loca artnership and sees significant changes to existing arrangements. However, this is being built on strong foundations that...

Community Lottery Advisor Makes Local 1 to 1 Outreach Visits

    Thames Valley Community Lottery funding advisor Sarah had a day of 1 on 1 meetings with 8 local charity, voluntary and community groups, hosted at the involve offices in the old Bracknell Court House. The Link Visiting Scheme Wokingham said “It was a...

Young People & Volunteering

    The benefits of volunteer work -- for anyone, of any age -- are virtually endless. Volunteer work expands your understanding of other people's lives. It gives you a new view of the world and the problems within it; it also shows you how hard people will...

Developing Support in Individual Giving

    Income from individuals accounts for58% of small charity income (small =income <£100k /year).  This is fromthree main streams: a) Voluntary income from donations and legacies  (45%)b) i) Earned income from charitable trading  e.g. fees for service...

Corporate Volunteers Help Renovate Community Projects

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is when a workplace or business incorporates some sort of sustainable development project in to their business model. This normally involves employees taking part in some sort of volunteering project and/or getting...

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