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An Audience with…the Duke of York Community Initiative

12th May

An information session/workshop aimed to support more groups to have the confidence to apply for the Duke of York Community Initiative Award.

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Local groups receive a Royal thank you from the Duke of York himself:

11th May

On Tuesday fifteen charities from across South Yorkshire including nine groups based in Rotherham attended a Reception at St James’s Palace hosted by the Duke of York himself.

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1-2-1 Surgery with Janet Wheatley, CEO of Voluntary Action Rotherham

3rd May

These surgeries are completely free and give you the chance to talk over informally any ideas, challenges or concerns you may have.

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VAR Awarded Duke of York Community Initiative

3rd May

Voluntary Action Rotherham is celebrating royal recognition after being awarded the The Duke of York’s Community Initiative.

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Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Andrew Coombe, presenting the award to Janet Wheatley Chief Executive at Voluntary Action Rotherham.


Helping you to celebrate your achievements

26th April

Have you won an award or gained some recognition for your group or organisation, your volunteers or staff or the work and services you provide in the last year? If so we want to hear from you!

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Charities Collect Duke’s Royal Awards

18th April

Nine charities from Rotherham received royal recognition at a prestigious awards ceremony held at Huddersfield University last week.

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All the representatives from the nine Rotherham Groups with awards and the South Yorkshire Lord Lieutenant.


The Big Walk 2017

3rd April

In Rotherham there are nearly 50,000 volunteers and in recognition of their valued contribution, the team at Voluntary Action Rotherham and their partners, are busy gearing up for “Count Me In” when the whole month of June is given over to activities and events to celebrate our volunteers and raise the profile of volunteering in Rotherham.

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Hard Hitting Film Raises Money for Those Hit Hardest

28th March

A screening of ‘I, Daniel Blake’, a Ken Loach film which depicts the harsh realities of austerity, has raised much needed funds for emergency food providers and homeless charities in Rotherham.

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Cllr Brian Steele, Cllr David Sheppard, Janet Wheatley CEO VAR, Cllr Wendy Cooksey, Cllr John Williams


Free E-Learning for VAR members

22nd March

Voluntary Action Rotherham are working in partnership with AJ Sytems to offer free E-Learning to VCS members.

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Rotherham Organisations Celebrating Royal Recognition

21st March

Nine organisations from Rotherham are to be presented with prestigious Duke of York’s Community Initiative awards.

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